Thursday, December 31, 2009

Good Bye 2009! Hello 2010!

2009 was a very trying, yet amazing year for my family.

I met some wonderful people in the cloth diapering and frugal community who have become some of my best friends. I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Isabella, in April. Our family has struggled for sure, but I'm eager and hopeful for 2010, and hopefully a better year.

So what will 2010 bring for R&S? More product reviews, hopefully some video demos (still waiting on a certain Hubby of mine to help me), and eventually some of my own products! Thats right, I'm taking the plunge and trying my hand at cloth diapering accessories. Wet bags, cloth wipes, snack bags, and some regular every day items like mama cloth and cloth shopping bags!

I hope everyone has a fantastic and safe new years eve celebration and a wonderful and prosperous new year!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Bad things happening to good people.

Good Morning!

I wanted to jot a quick blog entry about a wonderful organization called Miracle Diapers. They are a non-profit group that helps struggling families get a start on cloth diapering. They operate mainly through donation and have helped many families out...

Recently they ran into a problem with Fed Ex that has completely zapped their funds. You can read about this horrible screw up here.

They need your help desperately. I know this is the holidays, and times are very rough for many of us, myself included. However, I can't stand the idea of such a wonderful organization losing everything because of some inept and rude people.

Please, click on the above link and read their story, and if you can, donate. Every dollar counts. Or if you prefer, visit their online store and purchase a product. All the money from these purchases are going straight to helping them get back on their feet again.

Thank you... I know my readers are amazing, kind, and generous people and that if you can help, you will. If you can't donate or buy, please spread the word.

Much Love,


Monday, December 7, 2009

update on Cow Patties Diapers

I just wanted to let you guys knows that I did in fact use the Famous Pocket Fitted overnight with amazing results.

Izzy slept for almost 7 hours without a single leak. I was blown away when I took her soaker off and found the fitted bone dry!!! The liner was very damp, but not the shell itself which is amazing. When I pulled the liner out it weighed a ton and was obviously well soaked during the night, but something about the way her insert is designed managed to wick away all wetness from my baby's skin. I am in love.

As soon as I have a chance, I am replacing my entire stash with these diapers. Honestly, I love my BSRB's, I really do... but I can't beat 14$ for a diaper that has not failed me once, and fits so well, absorbs like a dream, and still is cute and soft!

Don't worry, I'll still be reviewing lots of new products as they come in to me, I just will be using these as my personal stash forever and ever :P

Thank you guys so much for reading this blog and for supporting the WAHM's and products we feature here. Especially now in such hard time, it means a lot to me to hear that just featuring a WAHM's diaper on this blog got them a little extra business.

Also, I'm open to video suggestions. I keep meaning to post a prefold demo video, but my husband has been working pretty much nonstop and isn't available to help me record a demo video. I think I might have to enlist the help of my 9 year old, Caitlin, to get it done.

I hope everyone has a very lovely holiday season and a prosperous new year.
Much Love,