Win 20 Pocket Diapers Plus More in the Spring Cloth Giveaway!

2nd Annual Great Spring Cloth Giveaway

Over $400 in Prizes!

From April 14 – May 5th you can enter to win an amazing cloth diaper prize pack with everything you need to start cloth diapering or just expand your stash. The winner’s package will include:

  • 20 Pocket-Style Cloth Diapers (that’s right – twenty of them!!)
  • Wipes Cubes and Goodmama Cloth Wipes
  • Amber teething necklace and anklet set
  • Bumble Multi-Use Zip-Up Bag
  • And….and a few other surprise cloth diapering goodies

Thanks to the amazing businesses and bloggers who are are helping out by sponsoring and promoting this event! They are: Thinking Outside The Sandbox: Family, Flip Size Canada and From The Stash, and on the blogging side:  A Mother’s Design, The Inquisitive Mom, Creative Kids, Surviving Chaos, Your Modern Family, Zephyr Hill, Cloth Diaper Contests, The Anti June Cleaver, More Than A Mom of Three, The Parenting Patch, Jen’s Butterfly Bowtique, Thinking About Cloth Diapers, Livin’ La Vida Eco and Housewife Mama.

How do you enter? 
Use the Gleam entry form below. If you have any questions about the entry form, or encounter any issues, please contact Thinking Outside The Sandbox: Family.

Good luck to you all!

The Great Spring Cloth giveaway is open to both USA and Canada. It ends May 5th at midnight.


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Nuby’s Twisty Bugz Teether Review & Giveaway

Nuby recently sent 14-month-old Erik a complimentary Twisty Bugz teether to play with. Like other Nuby teethers we own, there are multiple features built in to this small toy to help keep toddlers entertained for longer periods of time. Knotted cord feelers, nubby wings and soft petals all provide lots of tactile stimulation, plus twisting and turning the bugs makes a nice clicking sound. Shaking the toy makes it rattle!

The Twisty Bugz teether is about 6 inches across and a good size for small hands to grab onto and hold. It’s designed for ages 3 months and up and is BPA-free.

Erik’s favorite thing to do with this teether (besides chew on it and throw it!) is to pull the little antennae. Like many toddlers, he gets fascinated by tiny little details like that. Our Twisty Bugz teether has withstood over a month’s vigorous play and still looks and functions great, so I’m pleased (once again) with the durability of the toys we get from Nuby.

Would your child like to try a toy like this? You’re in luck! Nuby is giving away a Twisty Bugz teether to a Zephyr Hill reader. Enter to win below! Giveaway is open to the U.S. only.

And here’s how to connect with our friends at Nuby:


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Flip Diaper Cover Giveaway for Spring!


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It may not feel like spring yet where you live, but let’s welcome it anyway, because very soon the Earth will be filled with the vibrant colors of birds and buds and blossoms.

Today’s giveaway is for the ever-popular one size Flip diaper cover in your choice of color: Hummingbird (a bold aqua), Sassy (deep orange) or Dazzle (a delicious purple)!

A really great place to find diaper covers is Diaper Safari; they carry the most popular and highly rated brands, plus shipping is always free. You can get some extra entries in today’s giveaway by letting me know if you see YOUR favorite brand there.

Good luck!










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Cuckoo for Cloth Diapers! FREE Blogger Giveaway Hop

To save the event image, right click and choose “Save As” to add it to your computer.
Then post to your blog.

Looking for a fun cloth diaper giveaway hop to participate in? Would you like more fans and followers on social media, as well as increased site traffic from cloth diaper-minded mamas? Join the Cuckoo for Cloth event hosted by the Zephyr Hill blog and Irresistibly Green; it’s a brand new hop in its first year and super easy to be a part of!

Who can sign up? Anyone who has a blog, including cloth diaper retailers and WAHM’s

When is the event? The hop runs from June 7 to June 17. Sign-ups are open until May 30.

What do I need? You’ll need to offer a cloth diaper themed prize valued at $15 or more on your blog.

Does it cost anything? This a free event!

Do I have to post anything? Only your giveaway post on June 7th is required. We’ll email you the HTML code for that at the end of May.

How can I help? You can post this same announcement on your blog (click here to copy and paste the HTML), share on your social media, or add the event graphic (above) to your sidebar.

Quick summary: 

  • Nail down a prize worth $15 or more to be given away on your blog.
  • Add your blog information to the LINKY below.
  • Email if you have any questions.
  • Share this event on your social media, if you have a moment. The official event hashtag is #cuckoo4cloth. You can also use the generic #clothgiveaway hashtag in your promotion.

Click below to instantly and easily share this event on Twitter!
Tweet: FREE cloth diaper blogger op: sign-ups for the Cuckoo for Cloth giveaway hop now open! #cuckoo4cloth #clothdiapers

If you are a cloth diaper RETAILER or WAHM, and would like to sponsor a prize, please send a message. We can add your item(s) to the fantastic grand prize package (giveaway to be hosted at Zephyr Hill and the Irresistibly Green blog) OR connect you with an enthusiastic cloth diapering blogger that can help promote your store!

Thanks for being a part of the first annual Cuckoo for Cloth event!!




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Cloth Diaper Prize Package Giveaway from Up on the Hill

Up on the Hill has reached 5,000 Facebook fans and that’s something to celebrate, so they are offering a cloth diaper giveaway for their followers!

The prize package includes:

This giveaway will run from April 2nd to April 4th, so be sure to get your daily entries in quickly. During the promotion, Up on the Hill cloth diaper shop is also offering:

  • DOUBLE rewards points on every order!
  • TRIPLE rewards points on orders which end in the number 5
  • A 5% discount plus FREE shipping with code GIVE5000 (certain brand restrictions apply) – start shopping now to take advantage of the big sale!
This is the perfect time to place a cloth diaper order if you’ve been saving up for a purchase. The giveaway form is below. Good luck to you all!






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Easter Giveaway from Feltman Brothers Baby Clothing: Win $100!

In honor of Easter, which is just a few weeks away, Feltman Brothers is having another giveaway! You can enter for a chance to win $100.00 plus get a beautiful plush Feltman Brothers toy, and a Feltman Brothers accessory! Just use the entry form below to get started.

You can read more about Feltman Brothers heirloom-quality baby and toddler clothing, and see some photos of these beautiful outfits on my children, in my review post.








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Lalabu Infant Soothe Shirt Giveaway

The Lalabu Soothe Shirt could be described as a both a wearable wrap and built-in nursing top. Mama can use it as a tank or layering piece and then tuck her baby inside for comforting or even nursing newborns and small infants.

Unlike a baby carrier, you don’t have to fool with straps, buckles or yards of fabric to wrap or tie. Best of all, it doesn’t have to be packed because you can wear it all day long just like you would any other article of clothing.

You can choose from three different colors (Pure Black, Rich Purple and Chocolate Brown) and five sizes. The built-in nursing tanks makes feeding baby easier both at home and on the go. All Lalabu Soothe Shirts are made in the United States. 

This neat video shows you exactly how the Soothe Shirt works, and how seamlessly it can fit into your day.

You can order your own Soothe Shirt right on their website for the price of $60.00, with FREE shipping on every order. If the color you want is out of stock, you can pre-order and get 10% off. $1 of every sale goes to help women living in Africa. Be sure to follow Lalabu on FacebookTwitter, and instagram!

One of my readers is going to win a Lalabu Soothe Shirt in choice of size and color! Enter using the form below.






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Buttons Diapers: Wipes and Liners Review & Giveaway

I love Buttons Diapers! In fact, I use the fantastic wipeable covers with my flats and hemp prefolds and now have four of them in my stash. Amy recently told me some new prints are coming at the end of Spring, so it looks like I’m going to be buying a few more! :-)

 Amy sent me a few things from her shop to try out and share with you: a 100-count roll of Flushable Bamboo Liners (retail $7.00) and a 15-pack of Cotton Flannel Wipes (retail $7.00). Both of these are good products at a really great price, so read on for the full review and a chance to win some for yourself!

The wipes are one layer of unbleached cotton flannel with red stitching around the edges. They measure just under 8 inches square and after washing shrank about 0.25 inches, which is expected. Flannel is a soft and smooth fabric so it has worked well for the average diaper change. The only improvement to these wipes would be to have a second layer of fabric that’s a little bit “nubbier” for stubborn messes. But if you’re looking for a soft, basic wipe at a bargain price, you can’t beat these; you get 15 for just $7.00!

If you haven’t used flushable diaper liners before, I urge you to give them a try. They can considerably cut down on (and often eliminate altogether) “dunking and swishing” time if you’ve resisted the urge to buy a sprayer like I have. Now, I have tried several mainstream brands of flushable liners and Buttons is now my top choice. I will definitely be buying another package when the complimentary sample I received runs out. They are just about as good as a liner can get with features like a great price (100 sheets for $7.00), silky soft fabric and a size that’s just right.

Each liner is perforated and easy to tear off the roll, one sheet at a time:

See what I mean about the size? At 6.5 x 11.5 they aren’t too skinny or too wide, and they coordinate perfectly with all Buttons inserts. The length is almost exactly equivalent to a standard, infant-sized prefold diaper, which you can see in the photo below. For smaller babies you can fold up the back or front a little; it creates no extra bulk. For larger babies or toddlers, just shift it to the back of the diaper slightly (that’s where you want most of the coverage anyway).

If you’d like a chance to win these two products for yourself, enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!



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Which Farming Family Inspires You? (Win $25!)


Just last week, I featured the Blythe family from Kansas and talked about some of our own hobby farm projects (keep watching your inbox because posts on building a coop and raising chickens are coming soon).

Today, I’m highlighting the Woodrow family:

This family has been farming since the 70′s, when Kelly Woodrow was only eighteen and worked alongside his father. Now his sons are part of the operation. Farming is one of the few occupations left in America that is multi-generational, with land being passed onto family members and everyone (even down to the littlest grandchildren and great-grandchildren) contributing in some way to the business.

The Woodrows raise corn, wheat and soybeans in Illinois. This quote from Kelly really resonated  with me because it stresses just how important the farmer has been in history when it comes to innovation and ingenuity:  ”I think we’re the best in the world at what we do, so I think it’s up to the American farmer to keep improving the technology, to keep being a better steward to the land, to keep doing better with the quality of grain, to keep feeding the world. I think as long as we do that, we’ll all survive and we’ll all make a good living. That’s what it’s going to take, everybody working together.”

Which of the featured farming families inspires you the most? Tell me in a comment below and you’ll be entered to win a $25 VISA gift card from America’s Farmers!








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This post was created in partnership with America’s Farmers. All opinions are my own.

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Try a New Skirt for Spring (and Enter the Giveaway!)

Skirts are great for pregnancy (or any other time, for that matter). They are comfortable to wear and easily coordinate with other things in your wardrobe. When the weather warms up in spring and summer, you’ll especially appreciate the breezy style of a pretty skirt.

My long-time friends at newCreation Apparel sent me something very lovely to review this spring: the popular Diagonal Stretch Denim maternity skirt.

This is not an ordinary denim skirt. The poly/viscose/spandex fabric is very fine and lightweight, with a smooth feel and very nice drape. The color is a deep denim blue with hints of aubergine, and it’s accented with diagonal stitching for visual appeal. The soft and stretchy tummy panel helps to accommodate your expanding waistline during pregnancy.

Solomon – the cat – kept rubbing on my skirt while Catherine was trying to take a photo of me so I finally just picked him up! (Finally got the cameo he always wanted, I guess.)


I simply ordered my pre-pregnancy size and then picked my desire length (33, 36 or 39 inches). Many of newCreation’s skirts can be ordered in the length of your choice, and I think that’s one of the best features of their website, and something very unique in the online fashion industry. Size ranges offered are also pretty generous: from ladies small to 2X.

If you want to know my honest thoughts about my new maternity skirt, I’ll put it this way. I’ve worn it more than six times in the past two weeks! And one of those times was church because it’s versatile enough to be dressed up or down. Not only does the contrast stitching give it an extra nice touch, but the hem of the skirt has a bit of flutter at the edges:

Simply put, it’s a flattering and very comfortable skirt, and at just $28.00 I would highly recommend it to any expectant mother as a wardrobe staple.

Here are a few items from their site that are on my “wish list” for after pregnancy:


Since I’ve been a customer of newCreation for many years, here are a few more reasons I can wholeheartedly recommend them to you:

  • They sell hard to find items like maternity slips (in cotton!!) and longer silk slips.
  • Shipping is super fast – my packages usually arrive within 3 days.
  • Things I’ve purchased in past years still look and fit great; the quality and durability is stellar.
  • The people behind the scenes are like old friends – kind, generous and extremely helpful. And they are truly committed to providing beautiful, modest and affordable clothing for women.
  • There’s always something for sale in the Treasure Chest – you can find skirts up to 50% off.

newCreation has offered to give one lucky winner one of their skirts! You can choose whatever you want from the site – and the giveaway is open to both US and Canada. Good luck!

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