Thursday, November 21, 2013

The JOY of 300 likes

So I think it is more than clear that one of the greatest JOYs of my life is AppleCheeks. I love the company, the owners, the employees, my fellow ambassadors and all the incredible friends. Another great JOY is my blog and my followers/likers, and since there are 300 of you, it is time to give back!

YaYaBaby has awesomely sponsored a giveaway for you fabulous people of AppleCheeks special holiday release JOY. It is super cute, and a big change from any of the special diapers the have done before, but rest assured it is still an amazing quality AppleCheeks diaper. Reliable, Daddy friendly, and amazing as always. I must admit I am in love with the custom wintery-tag, I just love looking at it!
Check out the ridiculously wonderful antics of Amy Clause and Ilana Elf (with a little cameo by moi) in the silly-tastic release video

and of course Evie volunteered to break in her new diaper for a festive photoshoot!

Can't wait for the giveaway to end? You can buy one from Yayababy here. Yaya Baby is a retail and online store based out of North Vancouver (67 Lonsdale) and ships all over Canada. Owned by a mom of two, Janelle is the Super Picky Mom and carries only her very favourite Picky Mom Approved Essentials. AppleCheeks are definitely Picky Mom Approved! Stop by to see what else gets their Official Yaya Baby Stamp of Approval!


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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Guest blog on

Hello all,

I'm a cloth diaper addict. we all know this. But are you? Head over to   to check out which stage you have reached in your addction! This is hopefully my first of many guest blogs for the great site. While you are over there you can check out some reviews for your favorite stores and check out come other great blogs by some great authors. Cheers!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

A Day in the life of a SAHM

So I know we all know "that" person, they are constantly wondering what a SAHM does in a day. We just sit around and eat bon-bons all day. Although I know all of my lovely readers know far better than that, this was a fun project anyway. So, here it is my day hour by hour:

P.S. today at lunch you may have noticed something seemingly out of place. Our attempted clean (ish) eating seems at odds with the Mac'n'cheese. Not so, this is our first time trying Annie's Mac'n'cheese, it is comparable with the mystery ingredients version in taste and texture, but is made with organic and pronounceable ingredients. Evie already goes through Annie's organic bunnies like the are going out of style, so it was an easy choice to try, and I think we will definitely be buying it again.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

What the Heck am I up to now?

So in my never ending quest to stay a WAHM I decided to take the leap into direct sales! I had to stop and think about what people might buy, and what I would like and could honestly sell. This unfortunately rules out a lot of "smelly" stuff as we don't really do candles etc around here and cosmetic companies which I wouldn't use myself.
A Mama, who I met through our mutual AppleCheeks love, (surprise, surprise) was a Steeped Tea consultant. I admired her products but the new holiday menu really sold me! I used to drink a lot of te, but somehow got away from it. Well that changed immediately when I got my first taste of the Steeped Tea products, yummy! seriously amazing! I know I know you are thinking, I am literally being paid to say that, but I really wouldn't if I didn't believe it!
Why now? Simple, Christmas! I am hoping that people will see what lovely gifts these will make. Look to the tea-lover in your life, you know they will drink it and enjoy it, rather than put it away and forget about it. It is healthier than the traditional meat and cheese or jam kind of basket and more sharable! Plus how can a name like  White chocolate soufflĂ©  Rooibos or Roasted Apricot Chai not make your mouth water?  Plus there are several easy order Holiday baskets all tied up and arranged for you. Of course there are simpler teas for the traditionalist and other baking mixes for a little variety.

So what's next? You can check me out at my website where you can view the catalogues or make direct orders, Like my Facebook group to hear about any new specials or if you are local to book a party! I would love to hear from all of you!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Organized addiction!

So I think I referenced on here before the demise of my pretty pink laptop. Sadly her screen is dead and of no further use to me. However DH has made accommodations and I have been using his. I transfered a lot of stuff over, but sadly one of the things left behind was my AppleCheeks spreadsheet (created by another awesome ambassador mama) and I have missed it dearly!

You wouldn't think such a silly thing would bug me but it is honestly helpful and I swear kind of therapeutic. We all know very well the pleasure of adding a diaper to your stash, but somehow there is the additional pleasure of adding that number into the spreadsheet and seeing all your pretties listed together on one page. There is such a satisfaction in seeing the numbers auto add and the slow replacement of "0"'s with the long sought "1". Of course it will never compare to that moment you first open your fluff mail, but honestly how often do you manage to wrangle your whole stash into view at the same time? This way you can see it all at once!1

I have taken large liberties with the original template in extending the categories to better detail all the little accessories that I am now trying to collect (my extenders collection needs more than 1 line, I need details baby!) and the awesome formatting on the covers section was perfect for an expanded wetbag listing.

So in case I have made you interested, or you are just curious and you forgive the fact that I might be a little more than a smidge proud of my collection here it is:

If you want a more legible view you can view the file here:
My Current AppleCheeks stash