Sunday, May 31, 2009

I need....

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...some sewing lessons. Seriously, I can sew, the basics. But I like to get things done right and perfect.

I need some serious lessons. Knitting too!

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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Again...

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My 'puter is acting up. Why?

My pictures look all weird even after I fix them.

Maybe because it's late and I'm still up.

Who's reading this anyway?


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Foggy Field Trip

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There's nothing better than spending time with your child. Even if you have to share it with another 20 kids the same age in the school field trip.

I had to follow the school bus. Which was not good since they took off and I was not able to catch up. But since they were going to Liberty State Park, I didn't need to follow. I took my own route and found it.

The kids had a great time, since they spent all their time at the playground. I took a little walk and took some pics.

The New York skyline was like a blur. Too much fog.








This was about an hour later. Almost completely covered.



After the kids had lunch, we left home. But we had to make a quick stop to see the Statue of Liberty.

The fog was going away by this time but it started to get a bit chilly.

Ms Liberty...




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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Another giveaway!!!

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I wanted to do this Friday, but I just forgot. But you have until Friday.
The Cloth Diaper Blog is giving away 3 Imse Vimse Swim Diapers in their "Feed Your Stash Friday" giveaway.

FEED YOUR STASH FRIDAY Imse Vimse Swim Diaper Giveaway

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Fuzzi Bunz Giveaway!

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I love Fuzzi Bunz. One of the first one I ever used on Mia. Now, it's almost time to size up. And hopefully, maybe I'll win some.
Newly We, Newly Bred! is having a Fuzzi Bunz giveaway. Go there now for your chance at winning.


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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

She's Crafty!

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Look what I can do Ma'!

I embellished my first diaper!!



Not bad for someone who just started sewing. It's simple, so it's not a big deal. I made a skirt for Kyla, but needs to be fixed.
I'm waiting for more fabrics to come in. I'll be experimenting a lot, but with old rags. I don't want to mess up the nice fabric I'm getting.

My next project.
I made more clippies! I've been making more and doing some research so they can be perfect. I don't like to put anything out there that would fall apart or something I, myself, would not use.




Next project, hopefully, handbags!
I'm very picky when it comes to bag, so we shall see.

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Monday, May 18, 2009

Meeting strangers

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I went to Hoboken with Mia today. We went to meet another babywearing mama who also uses cloth diapers. She was there with her little baby who's same age as Mia. He was born on 2/20/09 and her other son who's 2yo. We had a nice time talking about carriers and cloth diapers.

It was nice to have someone else share the sames interests as you. It's hard to find anyone around here share that with you. Every time I go out wearing Mia I get weird looks all the time.

Next meeting, I'll probably be bringing Kyla so she can play with her little boy.

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

I love my cloth diapers!

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I really do. I used to get grossed out before I started, just thinking about poop. But now, it's nothing. I remember trying to do it with Kyla. But had no idea where to start. I had no idea I can wash them myself. I though the only options were wash them by hand, which I did not want to do or get a diaper service, which was pretty expensive.

We did use a few cloth training pants. Of course, it leaked right through. I guess because I wasn't using them correctly.

Before I had Mia, I notice a few of the pregnant mommies on the forum talk about their "new stash of cloth diapers & wipes". I though, wow...that's cool. Then, Mia was born. First week in the house and she got a diaper rash. A few of the mamas mentioned using cloth. That was it! Off to search I went.

There was a ton of information. I don't like to read much because I get bored (go figure). But the information was so overwhelming it kept me wanting to read more. And I did and was convinced.

On one of my many trips to Babies R Us, we walked by the diaper section. I saw they had gDiapers. Hubby was with me and told him we should give them a try. He said, "whatever, if you think you'll use them, go ahead". Bought the started kit, went online for more info and found out instead of the flushable inserts, I can buy "cloth" inserts. Well, that's a start. Someone recommended The Nappy Shoppe. They have the gFlapper which are inserts especially made for the gDiapers. I purchased a few of them and also decided to buy a Bumgeius 3.0. Let's try that out. So excited!!


I started looking at some more cloth diapers and thought they were a little expensive. But, you can get them used! Yes, used! I know, gross right? But I figured, what if I buy a bunch of new dipes and don't like it at all. I will waste all this money. If I buy them used, at least it's not that much.

So, I registed on diaperswappers and off to their FSOT. I found three Fuzzi Bunz, two Bumgenius & two GADs. I couldn't wait to get them.

After that, I started getting some little by little. And now I have about 40 altogether and still growing. I need to get rid of some.

Now with the wipes. Since I'm already using cloth dipes, I might as well use cloth wipes. I had old flannel receiving blanket I've had since Darius was born. I cut a bunch and sewed them up. And now I have my own cloth wipes. Got some honey chunks added some warm water and made my own wipes solution! I love it. I put it in a spray bottle, and when I'm ready to use them I just spray away.

It's funny how now we're the start of a "conversation". "Oh, did you see the new diapers? You can wash them instead of throwing them out! And they come in all colors and designs" Even at the doctors. I'm the "mommy who washes her diapers". Too funny.


I wish everyone would at least try cloth diapering. You never know, you may just love them like I do. :)

(pictures above taken from a mama on DS who made this custom for me.)

Friday, May 15, 2009

Another great Giveaway!

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Speaking of mama cloth pads (check my last post), Soft cloth Bunz has another great giveaway on their "FEED YOUR STASH: FRIDAY". Lunapads! If you ever wanted to try mama cloth, this is your chance.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Mama cloth pads - TMI

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Yes, I started using them. They're not as bad as they seem. When we started using cloth diapers I said there was no way I would use cloth pads. But I'm already washing poopie diapers, how different would my pads be.

It's a lot more comfortable than I though it would be. You don't feel that ickyness and dampness you do with disposable pads.

I had gotten a few of the wingless pads. Even with the fleece or flannel backing, they were moving all over the place. I needed the wings. I'm no expert, but I made a pattern from my other liners with wings, sewed them to the side of the pads and since I don't have snaps, I added velcro. TaDa!! I got pads with wings. They're different colors and not professional but they work.

Mission accomplished!

Next step, family cloth. I just need to cut and sew a few of them together.

After that, no-pooing. No, it's not poop.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Monkey Toes Giveaway!

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Another great giveaway from Monkey Toes Reviews & Giveaways. Here's your chance to win a Rocky Mountain Diaper from Banana Peels Diapers. Go check it!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day

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I had such a nice time yesterday. Kyla heard me get up in the morning and couldn't wait to give me her presents. She had three of them, but wanted to give them to me one by one. She gave me the cutest cup she made in school. It was full of unicorns, sun, rainbow and drew herself and I together.



After that, she gave me a card with her handprint.

And last, another card which read...

As you can see, she can't really spell right. But she's only in Kindergarten and at least she's trying.

Darius got me a "pink diamond". Not really a diamond. But he went on a school field trip to Liberty Science Center. He went to the gift shop and with his own money he got me that present. So thoughtful. But I did tell him he didn't have to do that. He was saving that money to buy a video game. I know he meant well and wanted to do something special for me.

And Mia, well her presents....spit-up, farts and poopie diapers :D

I love my kids!

Need money!!!......for cloth

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It's killing me to know there are a bunch of sales, discounts, free shipping and more cute cloth diapers and I don't have money. Booooo!!!

I mean, I have money. I just can't be spending too much. But regardless, it doesn't hurt to look. (Off to Kelly's Closet and maybe buy at least one thing).

I'm an addict! LOL!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

No sleep and still pink eye

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I went to the eye doctor today. Thanks to my cousin Lida. I got some eye drops and I have to constantly wash my hands so the rest of the family doesn't get it. It's some type of bacterial conjunctivitis. My eye's been red since yesterday. Almost bloodshot. I have to keep scrubbing my eyes because it feel like I have dirt in there. Hopefully, it's not that bad tomorrow. Don't want to spend Mother's Day like this.

Now with the sleep. Lately, I haven't gone to bed until around 2am. This is not good. I don't feel sleepy. I just go to sleep because I need to. Then of course, I wake up around 7am because that's the time Mia wake up and wants to eat. After that, I can't go back to sleep.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Wet Bag Giveaway!

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Soft Cloth Bunz'"FEED YOUR STASH"Friday is giving away Panet Wise Wet/Dry Hanging and Medium Wet Bags.

FEED YOUR STASH FRIDAY Planet Wise Wet/Dry Hanging Bag and Medium Planet Wise Wet Bag!

I've been trying to get my hands on one of these for a while now. But haven't been able to.

Go and enter, you may get lucky! You know you can use another wet bag ;)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Sick and the rain

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After having a bad soar throat for three days, I finally went to the doctor today. Mainly, because my ears were hurting and had a feeling it was an infection. I went to the urgent care place around my house. I hate going there because the doctor literally comes in for like 5 seconds and gives you meds and off you go. I would've had to wait to see my regular doc.

Anyway, I have an ear infection. I already got my meds and hopefully, I'll be feeling better soon. I hate being sick! :(

I don't mind the rain. But c'mon already! It's been raining since Monday. Well today the sun came out. But it's about 11:50pm right now and it's pouring outside. I want to be able to enjoy the day already and go for a walk or something.

I really hope we don't have a rainy Mother's Day.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cinco de Mayo!

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Yeah, I'm Spanish...but not Mexican. But we still go out and celebrate Cinco de Mayo. It's an excuse. Ralphy called out from work because I was sick, but we know the real reason ;)

Early afternoon we went to Kyla's school. The had a little Cinco de Mayo celebration. She had to bring in chips and salsa. Ralphy, Mia and myself went and as soon as we got there all the little kids were like "Hola! Aww, look at the baby, it's Kyla's baby". They all know about the baby because Kyla made sure she told everyone her little sister was coming into this world on February 12th. We had to sit on those little chairs, pretty uncomfortable with our big booties lol. They all had painted newspaper sombreros they made in class. They played some games, pin the watch on Dora's arm and of course a pinata.
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After that finished, we dropped off the baby at my mom's house so we could go get dinner. We decided not to bring Mia this time. She was a little cranky plus we wanted to enjoy a little time alone with Darius and Kyla without Mia crying during meals, like she always does. We went with the kids and Maria & Iso. Of couse, we went to Cheeseburger in Paradise. The main reason we go there is for their Teriyaki Chicken Wings appetizer.
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They were having a little celebration themselves (we knew that already lol) They even had a mariachi. And....$3.50 Margaritas!!!! WooHoo! So guess what we had....
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As you can see, my sister is having fun. We're not lushes. We just like to take advantage of a good deal on drinks. We didn't have that many since the kids were with us.
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We all had a good time. I came home and went right to sleep. I was tired. I don't get much sleep at night.

Good times, good times!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

This time last year...

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...we were getting ready to leave to Puerto Rico. We spent Mother's Day there which was pretty cool. We had so much fun. Especially since the kids went with us for the first time. They had so much fun. They ask all the time now, "when are we going back". We went to the beach almost every single day. Big help that our hotel was a block away from the beach. Whenever we were hungry we walked to the town. There was this little spot where we went to get breakfast. It was good and cheap compared to the restaurants in the tourist section. And that's where we found....mayokechu (mayonnaise & ketchup). They mix it up and just put it in a bottle or you can buy it mixed already. Yeah, it's a simple mix but it's so yummy especially with tostones. Now I want some.

We took a long drive to the west side of the island to visit Ralphy's parents and grandma..and aunt and uncle lol. A long ride but we had so much fun. The kids stayed with my in-laws and drove back to San Juan. This time we took the other way so we basically drove around half the island and cut through the middle. Does that make sense.

One of our stops was Boqueron. It was a weekday so it wasn't busy at all. We had lunch at one of the restaurants which leads out into the water. Everyone else had seafood except me. As tempting as everything was I was still not going to eat it. I think I had the chicken or pork mofongo, don't remember. All I remember is having a nice Margarita...yum!


I can go on and on about this trip, but it'll take forever. And I'm tired and have to wash diapers.

Our next trip is in December. We'll be spending New Year's in Puerto Rico. Can't wait!