Thursday, October 4, 2012

Saving money one cloth diaper at a time

Have you heard about the possible disposable diaper shortage due to a plant explosion in coastal city of Himeji?

Like this post if you are glad once again that you use cloth.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/10/diaper-shortage-possible-after-plant-explosion/

Host a House Party

Are you familiar with House Party (http://www.houseparty.com/)

It is a company that allows consumers to sign up for the chance to host house party's for different companys. If you are chosen to host you receive a party pack full of goodie...See More

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Yarn Doll Giveaway Winner Chosen!

Congratulations Jessica O. she is the winner of the Yarn Doll Giveaway! Jessica I contacted you via email and you have 48 hours to claim your prize!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Jealous of your childs Taggie Blanket?


Thanks to my daughters loving grandmother and other family members sewing away she had close to 10 Taggie blankets before she was even born.  My daughter loves her blankets and her grandmother even made her one that could cuddle up and stay warm with (yellow and gray blanket in picture) The blankets are super soft and comfy. I found myself jealous of my daughters blanket and wanted one for myself. At first I was going to just use the Minky fabric typically used for the blankets and leave off the tags. But, then I thought maybe I could cuddle up with my little one and give her something to entertain her, so I decided to add them. I made the green blanket in the picture above and we both love to cuddle with it.

Now that the temperature is starting to cool off outside I thought I would share in case anyone else wants to get inspired to make their own.

Supplies:

Scissors
Thread
2 yards of Minky Fabric (or fabric of your choice)
2 yards of Anti Pill Fleece (or fabric of your choice)
Several different (size, texture, color) ribbon scraps (about 4 inches long each)
Sewing pins


Directions:

1. Place the two pieces of fabric with the insides facing each other and try to line up the edges as close as you can.

2.  Now you should place and pin your ribbons where you want them to be on the blankets. The two edges of the ribbon tag should be at the edge of the blanket and the loop should should face the center of the blanket. Spacing can be measured or you can eyeball where you want them.

3. Next, you will sew around the entire blanket. Leave about a foot in length so that you can turn the blanket right side out.

4. Once the blanket is right side out and all the ribbons are showing. You can go around the edge of the blanket one more time to close off the foot of fabric you have yet to sew, and to ensure the ribbons are secure.

5. Done!


Tips: Minky fabric can be pricey ($14.99 a yard at Joann Fabrics) use coupons. Joann Fabrics will take competitor coupons and you can use as many coupons as you have items for.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Slumber Party Yarn Hair Doll From Oriental Trading Review and Giveaway


I really wanted to find a doll that would be age appropriate for my little one. I researched online and found several options.I stuck to searching for dolls with safe hair for her to run her fingers through and play with.

Some of my observations/thoughts from my research:

Cabbage Patch Babies Doll - (Avg cost $25) 
  • Recommended for ages 3-5 years old
  • I was concerned size and weight might make it hard for my daughter to play/carry the doll
  • Dolls do not seem to have enough hair for her to play with
My First Doll by Carter's - (Avg cost $12)
  •  No age recommendation
  • My daughter had one of these from birth and she has lost interest in it (she loved it from 0-6 months old)
  •  Dolls hair is part of the fabric
Haba Doll - (Avg cost $35.99)
  • Recommended for ages 18m+ 
  • Doll is cute but cost more than I was hoping to spend
  • Lots of hair to play with
I finally found the Slumber Party Yarn Hair Dolls from Oriental trading. The dolls have a nylon stuffed body, which I love because I don't have to worry about my daughter hurting herself while playing with it. The dolls have sturdy yarn hair for my daughter to play with and are very reasonably prices at $15 for a set of 4. The dolls are recommended for ages 3 and up. Since my daughter is under 1 years old I just make sure to watch her when she plays with the doll and she has had no issues so far. I also see no potential choking hazards.

Do you think your little one would like one of these dolls? Here is your chance to win one: Giveaway ends 9/15/12 open to US residents only.
 
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Select Gerber Graduates Finger Foods on Sale at Target 4/$7







4/$7 deal is on Gerber Graduates Puffs and Lil Crunchies  (until 9/8)

(Note: all other Gerber Graduates items are 15% off until 9/8)

Coupons that Sweeten the Deal

  • Free 6 oz Gerber Graduates 2+ Lil’ Dippers or Kids Selects baby food with purchase of 5 Gerber Graduates Items X 10/13 Click Here for Coupon
  • $2 off 2 Gerber Graduates Puffs or Lil’ Crunchies, Melts or Grabbers (Savings Club Offer) Click Here for Coupon

Add a Rebate For Additional Savings

  • Try me free – Up to $2.99 Refund on Gerber Graduates New Flavors of Puffs/Waffle Wheels (Found stuck on product)

o   Flavors included: Vanilla, Blueberry, Banana Cream,  
     Maple
o   Receipt must be dated between 3/1/12 and 9/30/12
o   Rebate must be mailed by 10/1/12
o   1 refund per household

 


 


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Nap Nanny Chill Review



Our daughter is 9 1/2 months and we are starting to transition her from the Nap Nanny Chill Recliner into her crib. Our daughter has been sleeping in the Nap Nanny since she was about 3 months old. This has been one of our favorite purchases for her and I don't know how we lived without it those first few months.

What is the Nap Nanny Chill Recliner

The Nap Nanny Chill is a recliner that allows the child to sit/sleep at a 30 degree angle. This is recommended for babies experiencing acid reflux (which our daughter has) and/or other sleep issues. The recliner is proven to increase sleep time on average by 3 to 4 hours.

At 3 months old our daughter would sleep for a maximum of 2 to 3 hours at a time, which made for many sleep interupted nights. I researched different options: medication, crib wedge.... I finally found an article in a parent magazine about the Nap Nanny Chill. At first I was hesitant because of the price. BabysRus Sells them for $109.00 to $129.00 depending on the cover style. But, we decided to give it a try and we are extremely happy that we did. Our daughter started sleeping an average of 6-8 hours straight in the recliner. I highly recommend this product to any parent that is battling acid reflux issues with their infant. I believe we have already gotten our moneys worth out of the Nap Nanny Chill and still plan to use it with our daughter through her toddler years (my nephew is 2 years old and likes to sit in the chair while watching cartoons). Our Nap Nanny Chill is still in great condition and I plan to use it in the future if we have another baby.

Complaints

Only complaint I have is that they don't sell them for adults! They look so comfortable.

Details
  • Recommended for children 8 pounds +
  • Allows child to sleep at 30 degree angle
  • Increases sleep time on average 3 to 4 hours
  • Has a 3 point safety harness to keep small children safe and secure
  • Harness can detach so toddlers can continue to utilize recliner
  • High density foam core
  • Fabric has an waterproof liner and is machine washable
  • Relciner weights 4 pounds
Styles

The Nap Nanny Chill is available in 3 colors of minky fabric (Sage, Blue, Pink), and  in Giraffe, Camel, and Lavender.

Disclaimer

I provided this review to share my experience with the Nap Nanny Chill Recliner. I did not receive any compensation (monetary/or free product) from the maker of the Nap Nanny Chill.




Thursday, August 30, 2012

Thredup Order Experience


Recently, I posted that I found a new website called Thredup. I just received my order today and am thrilled with what I received.



Quality
When I first looked at the items on the website I thought that the clothing appeared to be in good used condition; and that Thredup offers a variety of name brand clothing at reasonable prices. One small concern I had was that some of the clothing looked to be wrinkled. I made the assumption that Thredup may sell items as they are received in order to reduce some of their costs.  The wrinkles did not bother me too much since I knew I would wash any items I received before having my daughter wear them. However, to my surprise when I received my order all items appeared to have been ironed and in better condition than online photos led me to believe. 

Website
The website is user friendly. You can view all items or you can refine your search through filters (ex: boy/girl, and size). A cute feature that the site has is a stylish looks tab. Thredup has designers that create stylish looks from the items they receive for sale. A couple of the stylish look categories include: Smart Girls Rule, Brooklyn Preppy, and Active Apprentice. I really enjoyed this feature because you can find an entire outfit and dress your child from head to toe without having to have fashion knowledge.

Other comments
Processing time averaged about a week and I do plan to order from Thredup again in the future. The clothing items I received I believe are very reasonably priced (see list below for prices). But, what makes me even happier is that my order was of no cost to me since I used referral credits to purchase them.

What I got:
18 mo - Wishes & Kisses Dress w/ Short Sleeve Onesie   ($6.49)
18 mo - Hello Kitty Skirt  ($4.99)
18 mo - Gymboree Dress  ($8.99)
18 mo - Sesame Street Dress With Bloomers  ($6.49)
18 mo - Cherokee Pants   ($3.99)
12 mo - Starting Out Jeans  ($3.99)
12 mo - Nova Dress 12-18 Months  ($4.49)
12 mo - Youngland Dress   ($4.49)
12 mo - H&M Pants   ($3.99)

Thredup offers customers the opportunity to earn $10 referral credits for spreading the word about their site.  Your first opportunity to earn a $10 credit is to sign up for Thredup through someone’s referral link (click here to earn your first $10 credit). Once you have an account you can share your link and continue to earn $10 credits (You will receive your $10 referral credit after your friend/family member place their first order) 


Friday, August 24, 2012

ThredUP

It's been awhile.....

I have spent the summer focusing on family time. I am getting back into the groove of things. Trying to decide if I should re-stock Sunbaby's any thoughts on the most recent print release?

Sunbaby Diaper Prints

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Zephyr Hill Blog - J&N Baby Wet Bag Giveaway - Ends 7/24

Have you been wanting to try J&N Baby Wet Bags? Here is your chance to score 2 for free! The giveaway is for both a large and travel size wet bag. Check out the review/giveaway and then enter for your chance to win.


Zephyr Hill is one of my favorite family blogs. I highly recommend subscribing to the Zephyr Hill Blog and checking out some of her other current and upcoming reviews/giveaways.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

No Bubble Guppies Dolls/Toys/Stuffed Animals!

Any Bubble Guppies lovers out there? My daughter loves the show and I have been searching for a doll/stuffed animal for her.

I had no luck so I decided to make her
Molly and Bubble Puppy Plush Dolls from the Nick Jr. no sew pattern .

Bubble Puppy is finished and almost done with Molly. I will post pics once I have finished!

Free Tall Starbucks Refreshers July 13th Noon to 3PM!

I love free stuff and love Starbucks! This Friday participating Starbucks locations will be giving away free tall Refreshers. I have been wanting to try the Very Berry Hibiscus, they also have Cool Lime. For more details 
Free Tall Starbucks Refreshers July 13th Noon to 3pm

Friday, July 6, 2012

Friday, June 29, 2012

J&N Baby Wet Bag and Sunbaby Diaper Review

Please check out a recent review of J&N Baby Wet Bags and Sunbaby Diapers. Alysha (blog author) was last months Giveaway Winner! http://dirtdinosaursanddaffodils.wordpress.com/mommy-product-reviews/

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Celebrate our Freedom Cloth Diapering Kit Giveaway - ENDS 7/4 - US

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Blog Hop

I am working on my giveaway for the hop... I will post later today.

Celebrate our Freedom Blog Hop

I decided to attempt to host my first blog hop!

In honor of 4th of July, "Celebrate our Freedom" Blog Hop will run June 19th to July 4th. (Anyone with children or family related giveaway items can enter.)
        
                                


J&N Baby


The Blog Hop Rules
  1. Use the linky below to add your giveaway or any giveaway you would like to share - Please add the end date and if you will mail to US, CANADA, etc) (Ex: ENDS 07/05 - US).                                                                                
  2. Note: Anyone can link up that has a giveaway that ends between June 21st and July 4th)
  3.  Add the "Celebrate our Freedom" Blog Hop Button to your page or sidebar.
  4. I love to share great giveaways. If you would like me to feature your blog for the hop please complete Submit a Giveaway (Provide any extra info you would like me to share pictures etc in the notes section.)
  5. If you follow my blog please leave a comment below that you did so, and I promise to follow you back.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

J&N BABY PUL Wet Bags ON SALE - ENDS June 30th!

To celebrate products for sale on www.jnbaby.blogspot.com J&N Baby PUL Wet Bags will be on sale Large size ($10) and Travel size ($7) Ends June 30th.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Be a Bridesmaid X 2 after having a baby!

I am flattered to have been asked to be a Bridesmaid in two of my friends wedding occurring in August and September of this year. However, what is torture? Having to do this after having my first child. My daughter is now 6 months old. I have been trying to loose weight in order to avoid being the "Chubby Bridesmaid." I'm sure I am not alone when I say it is hard to find the time and energy to workout with a new baby. I have attempted to workout and do Alli in order to loose some weight. I am close to my pre-pregnancy weight but, I needed to loose about 20lbs prior to getting pregnant. So I made what I feel is a crazy move today and purchased the Insanity Workout DVD collection. I am going to attempt the 60 day challenge! I should receive the dvd's next week and will update if I survive the first workout! Has any other moms out there attempted this post baby? I would love to hear about your experiences. Wish me luck!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Now Accepting Paypal!

Products have been added to jnbaby.blogspot.com and can be purchased via Paypal. Items are at a reduced price compared to ebay because I am able to save on ebay fees so I am passing the savings on to my customers! Stock is limited because ebay is still my main sales source but when traffic increased through the blog I will update quantities.

Just click on the shop now tab for the product you are interested and you can find product information and purchase items.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Build Your Childrens Bookshelf, For Free!

I recently became a member of the Dorrance Book Review Team. As a member I receive free books to review from the Dorrance Publishing Book Store. I love that they allow their review team members to choose the books that they wish to review. Their book categories include: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Juvenile, and Poetry. The books are available in ebook format and paperback/hardcover. 


Want to Join?
To join the review team all you have to do is visit http://www.dorrancebookstore.com/doborete.html and click on the link that says Join The Review Team. Once your email is reviewed you should receive a welcome email from Katie giving you your first code to obtain your free review book. I have tried to join several book review teams and this one I believe is the simplest and have better book choices. 



So if you join the Book Review Team what do you have to do? 
Once you receive your book you need to read it and post your review within 30 days. (Very important) If you fail to provide your review within the 30 day time frame or do not use your review code to order your book then you will be kicked off the review team. You can post your review to your blog, Amazon.com, BN.com, Borders.com, Goodreads.com, or several other choices. Once you post your review you just need to send an email to Dorrance Publishing stating that you gave your review and provide a link to it. For further more detailed information visit http://www.dorrancebookstore.com/doborete.html.


Suggestions on book choices:
Being a new mother I found that it is difficult to read a novel within the 30 day time frame which is how I discovered the Juvenille/Children's books. I am excited that I have an opportunity to build my daughters bookshelf for free! Tip: I believe the hardback children's books are a better quality so I look at the description to make sure I can get the book in hardback before I order.


My reviews
I have reviewed 3 books so far: "Don't Kill the Dead" by Vusi Gumbi, "Bengal and Sengal" by Ellie, and "The Lonely Penguin" by David C. Lee. My newest review book is, "The Little Guitar" by Eric Manos.


This book was my favorite so far. It has several great messages, the most prominent is to teach children about caring for their belongings and not damaging or discarding them. It is a very cute story about a boy that decides he wants to learn to play the guitar. His parents buy him the Little Guitar and for awhile he practices and tries to learn to play. He becomes frustrated and gives up. The guitar is stuck in a closet and then the attic until it is sold at a garage sale. An older man decides to purchase the Little Guitar and repair it so he can play it. The book ends with the old man and the guitar being happy together and making beautiful music.




Disclaimer: I provided this review because I am excited about the opportunity I have found through Dorrance Publishing. I was not asked to provide this review nor was I compensated.

May Giveaway Winner!

And the Winner is...........

Alysha Z. with entry #88. Alysha please email me your contact information within 48 hours to claim your prize. JNFT04e@yahoo.com.


http://jnbaby.blogspot.com/2012/05/j-baby-wet-bag-giveaway.html

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Toddler Potty Training Pant Giveaway - Zephyr Hill Blog

Zephyr Hill is one of my favorite family related blogs. Anne has graciously tested and reviewed the Toddler Potty Training Pants that I sell in my store. If you are not familiar with her blog or would like to enter the giveaway for the 2PCS Training Pant set please check out http://www.zephyrhillblog.com/

Friday, May 25, 2012

Added Giveaway/Review Page

I added a new page to the blog. It will have my current giveaways and other blog's note worthy giveaways listed. I will update weekly. Also I will be starting reviews in the near future. Also added a blog roll/hop page that features my favorite blogs.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Vacation - All sales on hold

I'm taking a much needed vacation for the next week. All products will be back up for sale on Tues May 22nd.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

May Giveaway Update!

I decided to add to the May Giveaway. Now the giveaway includes: Large Green Frog Wet Bag, Travel Size Orange Colorful Swirl Wet Bag, and Green Bear Size 2 Sunbaby Diaper.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Giveaway!

The wet bag giveaway is finally posted! I am almost done with posting 5 of each print to ebay for sale. I will be working through the rest of the stash and adding more quantity as I go. Please share the giveaway with your friends.

J&N Baby Wet Bag Giveaway!

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Monday, April 30, 2012

J&N Baby Wet Bags Are In!

I have finally received my order of wet bags. I am currently swamped with organizing and getting pictures ready so I can post them for sale. Hope to have them up on ebay and facebook shopping mall by the end of the week. I feel a giveaway in the works......

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Toddler Potty Training Pants Are In!

I have posted the training pants to ebay and slowly started on the facebook shopping mall posts. I should have Facebook shop loaded with the training pants by Sunday. They are sold as a set of two available in three sizes: 90CM, 95Cm, 100CM.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Toddler Training Pants on order!

My nephew Drake was nice enough to test out a new product: Toddler Training Pants! He is sporting the Green Truck Print in 90CM. Training pants should be available next week. 10 Prints 2PC Sets are available for boys and girls sizes 90CM, 95CM, 100CM
Truck Print Size 90CM (Drake weighs 27lbs.)
Sunbaby 4.0 OS Pocket Cloth Diaper - Print: Yellow Strips - Size 2 Giveaway!
Giveaway rules: Giveaway will end on Friday 4/14 at 10PM (CST). I will draw the winner out of all entries. You can enter up to three times. Enter by: (1) "Like" J&N Forgotten Treasures J&N Forgotten Treasures Facebook Page (if you already "like" it you have 1 entry so far!) (2) Post a comment about giveaway, cloth diapering, etc. (3) Sign up to follow my blog. Good luck!
Print: Yellow Strips