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A Heart For Home: January 2010

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Londonware Fleece Diaper Cover or Reusable Snack Bag Winner

Congratulations, SCMOMOF2BOYS, you've won the fleece diaper cover or reusable snack bag of your choice from Londonware. (Check your email for a note from us shortly.)

Thanks to everyone who entered our giveaway!

Be sure to check out all the wonderful items for babies and children at Londonware.

Little Alouette Natural Wooden Teether Winner

Congratulations to lil misses' mama, you've won a surprise teether from Little Alouette. (Please, check your email for a note from us.)

Thanks to everyone who entered this giveaway!

Be sure to check out all the wonderful natural wooden teethers and toys at Little Alouette.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Book Review & Giveaway: Celebrate with Joy {closed}

Today I'm going to share with you a wonderful book I recently received that will hopefully help to transform our family's Christmas celebrations. Make sure you stick around until the end, because one of our readers will also receive a copy of this book to read and mull over throughout the coming year.

When I contacted Sondra, author of Celebrate with Joy, I told her that I am "hoping to get an early start (in planning our family's activities for next Christmas) this year while the hectic rush of this past Christmas is still throbbing in my head and weighing on my heart."

It's true. This past Christmas whirled past us in a frenzy of gift making, final exams, and traveling to see family. It wasn't until Christmas morning that we sat down and tried to focus our thoughts on the reason for the season, Jesus himself. Needless to say, this was a nearly impossible feat.

Sondra actually believes January is perfect time to begin thinking about next year. Maybe this past Christmas left you disappointed by its lack of meaning. Perhaps this year was more special as you focused your celebrations more on Christ, and this freshness has inspired you to add even more meaning to your celebrations. Either way, now is the perfect time to begin thinking and preparing for next year, while the memories of Christmas are still fresh in your mind and heart.

When I first read about Sondra's book at Keeper of the Home, I knew it was just what I needed to help guide and prepare my mind for a more meaningful Christmas season this coming year.

As a mom, I have the huge responsibility of setting the tone for my children and quite often for my entire home, so it's important that I spend time pondering and preparing for this wonderful time of year.

As Sondra writes,
"What is Christmas? It is not a winter festival. It is not the inevitable annual energy drain. It is not a few holidays to give us a break. It is not a time to fill our children's heads with "visions of sugar plums."

Christmas is a season of holy days (the original meaning of "holidays"), filled with rich symbolism. It is a many sided object lesson using the Symbols of the Season to give us glimpses of heaven's glory. It is a time to fill our children's heads with "visions of God's incomparable Gift." Christmas is profound truth wrapped in plain packages.

What are some of these profound truths? Eternity in an infant. Heaven's bridge in a baby. The God-man in a manger. Every man's hope wrapped in homespun handiwork. Enough material for a lifetime of meditation."
Sondra's book is packed full of wonderful ways to focus on Christ throughout the Christmas season, from Advent activities, to finding Christ in the Symbols of the Season, examining Traditions for symbols of God, and celebrating the twelve days of Christmas that lead to the night of Epiphany on January 6th.

Already, I've gleaned many helpful suggestions and ideas from this wonderful resource.

Here are a few ideas that we'd like to incorporate into our celebration of Christ's birth this coming year.

:: Daily Advent devotions through the month of December (we'll be focusing on some of the many names of Jesus)

:: Make a names of Jesus garland to go along with the name we learn about each night

:: Send out Advent cards before December 1st with a message of how Jesus is the Light of the World (the first of his names we'll be studying), a birthday candle to symbolize light, and a short description of our advent activities (I ordered blank FREE Christmas photo cards to which we'll attach a printed card stock note)

:: Make a nativity version of an Advent calendar- one new fridge magnet each day during the week leading up to Christmas (a stable, Mary and Joseph, wise men, sheep, etc.) until Jesus arrives on Christmas day! (We'll make the magnets by attaching a set of nativity stickers to magnetic paper.) This is very portable since we'll be traveling at Christmas time.

:: Decorate a small box to collect Christmas cards we receive from family and friends. Choose a different card each morning at breakfast (or dinner, depending on Tim's school schedule) and say a special prayer for that person or family.

:: Gather for a time of prayer on Christmas morning thanking God for sending Jesus

:: Set aside time in January for a few "thank you parties" where our family will write and address thank you cards for the gifts and kindnesses shown to us during the holidays (We'll be keeping an eye out for free photo cards before Christmas)

Actually, there are many more activities that I'd love to incorporate. However, I know during this time of life, with many young children, I could very easily get overwhelmed with activities and completely miss the point of making Christmas CHRIST-centered. So for now, I'll focus on preparing for these activities well and trust that God will bless my efforts, no matter how small. Having a plan in place will definitely help keep us on track and in the right frame of mind.

Won't you join us by deciding to take back Christmas for Christ? Begin thinking now about how you can add more meaning to your Christmas celebrations.

Buy It:
You can purchase your own copy of Celebrate with Joy: Transform Your Christmas Season, by Sondra Burnett here for only $19.95 in the U.S. or $24.95 in Canada. These prices include postage.

Win It:
Sondra has also graciously offered a copy of her book to one of our readers (U.S. Entries only).

To Enter This Giveaway:

Mandatory
1. Head over to The Joy Book Company and read some more about Sondra's book. Then come back here and leave a comment telling us why you would like to read this book.



Make sure you leave an email address with each entry if it is not posted in your profile.
(If we don't have your email address we will have to choose a new winner.)

For additional entries you may do any (or all) of the following. Please leave a separate comment for each entry. If you complete one of the following that is worth more than one entry, please leave the corresponding number of comments so your extra entries will be counted!

For ONE Additional Entry EACH

2. Leave a comment telling us about a Christmas activity that helps keep you or your family focused on Christ. (1 entry)


3. Follow our blog publicly through Google Friend or subscribe using a reader (1 entry)



4. Follow us through Twitter ~ leave your twitter ID in your comment (1 entry)

5. Tweet about this giveaway ~ leave the URL to your tweet & include @heart4home & #Giveaway. (1 entry) Feel free to use this tweet: Win Celebrate with Joy and make next Christmas more meaningful @heart4home #Giveaway http://tinyurl.com/yeglwdx (Ends 2/19) Please RT

6. Spread the news about this giveaway on Facebook (1 entry)

For TWO Additional Entries EACH

7. Place our blog button on your blog (copy the code from the box in our left sidebar) ~ leave the URL & let us know where we can find it (2 entries)

For THREE Additional Entries

8. Post about and link to this giveaway on your blog ~ leave the Permalink to your post (3 entries)

Giveaway will end at 11:59 EST on February 19, 2010. Open to US residents only. Winner will be chosen using a random number generator. Winner will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to respond before we choose a new winner.

Make sure you leave a way for us to contact you.

Photo Credit: The Joy Book Company

(While Celebrate with Joy was provided to A Heart for Home for review, no other compensation was given. All remarks are the personal and honest opinions of A Heart for Home)

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Wonderful Posts

:: My friend, Kristin, from Bits & Pieces from My Life has a wonderful post today on being the aroma of Christ.

You can start reading here and see a beautiful photo of her little girl. Then finish reading at Internet Cafe Devotions where Kristin is the Guest Barista today.

“For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.” (2 Corinthians 2:15)

:: Also, be sure to check out Lindsay's post, Letting Go of Unrealistic Expectations. This is definitely something I'm working on as a wife.


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Review & Giveaway: The Pink Zebra {closed}


Our son, Jonathan has been walking for a few months now and loves to wear shoes. He even wants to wear them inside, so we thought a pair of comfy slippers would be the next best thing.

We were delighted when Linda, owner of The Pink Zebra, agreed to send us a pair of her adorable slippers to review.

Linda has been crafting for over 40 years and loves making quality items for little ones!

The slippers arrived sealed in a labeled bag and perfect for gift giving.

Jonathan loves his new slippers and likes wearing them around the house. I like that the slippers are so well made and keep him from slipping on our hardwood floors.

The Pink Zebra's slippers are available in a wide variety of fun fabrics and are lined with soft and comfy fleece. They also have an enclosed soft knit elastic to keep them on wiggly little feet. Slippers size 6 months and up have white gripper fabric soles to help keep little explorers from slipping.

Linda's slippers are all reasonably priced at $11 or $12 depending on the style. Toddler sized slippers are also available for only $1 more.

The Pink Zebra also carries a vast assortment of other quality handmade items for babies and children, such as aprons, bibs & burp cloths, crayon roll ups, girls' clothing, strap covers, and seat buddies.

Here are some more of our favorite things from The Pink Zebra. Simply click on each picture to view the listing or browse through the entire shop.



Buy It:
You can purchase your own slippers for your little one by visiting The Pink Zebra. If you make a purchase, please let Linda know that you found out about the shop at A Heart For Home.

Linda has graciously offered to make everyone a winner by offering FREE SHIPPING when you make a purchase. Simply let her know that you found out about her shop at A Heart for Home and she will refund your shipping! Thanks, Linda!

Win It:
The Pink Zebra is offering one of our readers a pair of slippers of their choice (subject to material availability).


To Enter This Giveaway:

Mandatory
1. Head over to The Pink Zebra and browse through the slipper selection. Then come back here and leave a comment telling us which pair of slippers you might choose if you win.



Make sure you leave an email address with each entry if it is not posted in your profile.
(If we don't have your email address we will have to choose a new winner.)

For additional entries you may do any (or all) of the following. Please leave a separate comment for each entry. If you complete one of the following that is worth more than one entry, please leave the corresponding number of comments so your extra entries will be counted!

For ONE Additional Entry EACH

2. "Heart" The Pink Zebra on Etsy (1 entry) ~ mark as a favorite shop


3. Leave a comment telling us which (non-slipper) item in Linda's shop is your favorite (1 entry)



4. Follow our blog publicly through Google Friend or subscribe using a reader (1 entry)

5. Follow us through Twitter ~ leave your twitter ID in your comment (1 entry)

6. Tweet about this giveaway ~ leave the URL to your tweet & include @heart4home & #Giveaway. (1 entry) Feel free to use this tweet: Win an adorable Pair of Slippers for your Baby from The Pink Zebra @heart4home #Giveaway http://tinyurl.com/y8cgbsl (Ends 2/11) Please RT



7. Spread the news about this giveaway on Facebook (1 entry)



For TWO Additional Entries EACH

8. Place our blog button on your blog (copy the code from the box in our left sidebar) ~ leave the URL & let us know where we can find it (2 entries)

9. Place The Pink Zebra's button on your blog ~ leave the URL & let us know where we can find it (2 entries)

The Pink Zebra


For THREE Additional Entries

10. Post about and link to this giveaway on your blog ~ leave the Permalink to your post (3 entries)

Giveaway will end at 11:59 EST on February 11, 2010. Open to US residents only. Winners will be chosen using a random number generator. Winners will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to respond before I choose a new winner.

Make sure you leave a way for us to contact you.

Photo Credit: The Pink Zebra & A Heart for Home

(While the Slippers were provided to A Heart for Home for review, no other compensation was given. All remarks are the personal and honest opinions of A Heart for Home)


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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Haiti Silent Auction Starts Today!

Please, consider visiting This Mama Rocks! and participating in the Haiti Silent Auction. There are 48 separate prizes to be won and 100% of the proceeds go directly to the American Red Cross to help families in Haiti. Click here or the button below for more information and to view the different auctions. All auctions will close at 12 midnight on Saturday, January 30th.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Funky Friends Factory Winner

Congratulations to coccinelle! You've won the pattern of your choice from Funky Friends Factory. (You should receive an email from us shortly.)

Everyone else, please check out the adorable patterns Pauline has in her shop.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Review & Giveaway: Eco-Friendly & Frugal {closed}

As most of you know, we will soon have another little blessing added to our family. Soon meaning, it could happen any day now, although my "official" estimated due date isn't until February 20th.

Even though Jonathan is still in cloth diapers, since he goes on the potty fairly regularly a lot of our diapering supplies have long been put away. Now with a newborn on the way, we've been digging out baby items and evaluating our diapering supplies once again.

One thing we noticed that we are desperately lacking in is the number of reusable wipes we have. We have a small stack of baby wash cloths that we regularly use as wipes, but not nearly enough to keep up with the cleaning demands of a newborn. For this reason, we were very excited when Jaye, owner of Eco-Friendly & Frugal agreed to send us a set of her reusable Dirty Dipes Butt Wipes to review.

"Cloth wipes help reduce wipe and toilet paper waste and can be washed in your regular washing machine and reused! Using cloth wipes on your baby also means avoiding potentially harmful solutions that are used to soak regular baby wipes."

"Cloth wipes are great to use with cloth diapering, as mouth wipes for babies and kids (though preferable NOT the same ones you use to wipe their butts), and soft tissues."
They also make fun and reusable kid sized cloth napkins.

Dirty Dipes Butts Wipes (isn't that fun to say?) are 8 by 8 inch squares that fold in half to fit perfectly into a baby wipes container. Jaye uses a turned and top-stitched design NOT a surged design for added strength and durability.

We chose to review this adorable set of Beautiful Trees Dirty Dipes Butt Wipes. They arrived quickly and tied with a colorful ribbon, making them perfectly ready for gift giving.

One side of the wipes is a bright and fun cotton fabric. The other side is a coordinating soft striped flannel. These wipes washed beautifully and are now even softer than when they first arrived. Emahry & Jonathan love these cloth wipes. Every time I need a wipe for Jonathan, Emahry digs through the pile to find one of these "tree wipes."

Jaye has also recently added minky backed Dirty Dipes Butt Wipes to her shop. I can't even begin to imagine how soft these wipes are!

Each set of Dirty Dipes Butts Wipes consists of 5 quality made reusable wipes. All of Eco-Friendly & Frugal's cloth wipes are reasonably priced at $6.50 for flannel sets and $12.00 for minky sets.

Eco-Friendly & Frugal also carries nursing covers, unPaper towels, and tote bags.

Here are some more of our favorite things from Eco-Friendly and Frugal. Simply click on each picture to view the listing or browse through the entire shop.






Buy It:
You can purchase your own set of Dirty Dipes Butt Wipes by visiting Eco-Friendly & Frugal.

Jaye has generously offered A Heart for Home readers a 10% Discount in the form of a PayPal refund if you make a purchase during this giveaway period. That's right, make a purchase from Eco-Friendly & Frugal before Monday, February 8th and let Jaye know that you found her shop through A Heart For Home and she will refund 10% of your purchase.

Win It:
Eco-Friendly & Frugal is offering one of our readers a set of their choice of flannel backed Dirty Dipes Butt Wipes (subject to material availability).

To Enter This Giveaway:

Mandatory
1. Head over to Eco-Friendly & Frugal's shop. Then come back here and leave a comment telling us which set of Dirty Dipes Butt Wipes you'd like to win.



Make sure you leave an email address with each entry if it is not posted in your profile.
(If we don't have your email address we will have to choose a new winner.)

For additional entries you may do any (or all) of the following. Please leave a separate comment for each entry. If you complete one of the following that is worth more than one entry, please leave the corresponding number of comments so your extra entries will be counted!

For ONE Additional Entry EACH

2. Heart Eco-Friendly & Frugal on Etsy (mark them as a favorite shop) (1 entry)


3. Publicly Follow Eco-Friendly & Frugal's blog through Google Friend Connect. (1 entry)



4. Follow Eco-Friendly & Frugal on Twitter (EFandFrugal)~ leave your twitter ID in your comment (1 entry)

5. Follow our blog publicly through Google Friend or subscribe using a reader (1 entry)

6. Follow us on Twitter ~ leave your twitter ID in your comment (1 entry)

7. Tweet about this giveaway ~ leave the URL to your tweet & include @heart4home & #Giveaway. (1 entry) Feel free to use this tweet: Win a set of Dirty Dipes Butt Wipes from Eco-Friendly & Frugal @heart4home #Giveaway http://tinyurl.com/yeqqamu (Ends 2/8) Please RT



8. Spread the news about this giveaway on Facebook (1 entry)



For TWO Additional Entries EACH

8. Place our blog button on your blog (copy the code from the box in our left sidebar)~ leave the URL & let us know where we can find it (2 entries)

9. Place Eco-Friendly & Frugal's button on your blog ~ leave the URL & let us know where we can find it (2 entries)

Eco-Friendly and Frugal

For THREE Additional Entries

10. Post about and link to this giveaway on your blog ~ leave the Permalink to your post (3 entries)

The giveaway will end Monday, February 8th at 11:59 Midnight EST. We will pick the winner through random.org.

Make sure you leave a way for us to contact you.

Photo Credit: Eco-Friendly & Frugal & A Heart for Home

(While the cloth wipes were provided to A Heart for Home for review, no other compensation was given. All remarks are the personal and honest opinions of A Heart for Home)

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Preparing for Spring: Recycled Newspaper Starter Pots

I can tell that the promise of spring is in the air, because Tim is once again talking about gardening.

Seed starter, plant variety, garden placement, and cold frames have all come up in recent conversations.

So, just in case anyone else is feeling the itch to get started, why not begin making your own recycled newspaper starter pots?

This is the perfect time to start, when you still have enough time to make them at your leisure before the rush of the planting season is in full swing.

Click here for our easy, step-by-step tutorial.

"There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:
... a time to plant and a time to uproot"

~Ecclesiates 3:1 & 2b NIV (emphasis added)


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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Roar of a Snore


Roar of a Snore
Written by Marsha Diane Arnold
Illustrated by Pierre Pratt

Here is a summary from the back of the book.

This engaging book is a fun read for the entire family. Even small children will be able to "read" along with the building repetition similar to the classic "There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly."

The clever rhyming gets funnier as Jack wakes up more members of the family to find the producer of the snore. The illustrations are also fun and childlike.

We all have enjoyed this book. In fact, I'm not sure who likes it more, Tim or Emahry :)

Definitely look for it on your next library trip.

Roar of a Snore is also available new from Amazon for only $6.99. It is also eligible for Free Super Saver Shipping if you spend $25.

Disclaimer: The links provided are Amazon Associate links.

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Bathed in Early Morning Light

"Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.

They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.

I say to myself, "The LORD is my portion;
therefore I will wait for him."


~Lamentations 3:22-24 NIV




See who else is participating in Wordless Wednesday by visiting 5 Minutes for Mom.

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Questions With Answers: God & Creation CD Winner

Congratulations to the monkey's mama. You've won a copy of the Questions With Answers: God & Creation CD from Songs for Saplings. (You should receive an email shortly.)

If you didn't win, you can still order your own copy of this great CD or any of the other wonderful CDs from Songs for Saplings here.

Thanks to all who entered. Be sure to keep an eye out for 2 more CD giveaways from Songs for Saplings!

Monday, January 18, 2010

My Morning Prayer

Lord, today help me to be cheerful, not cranky or irritable. Help me to see lack of sleep as a blessing. Help it to be a reminder that there are little ones who depend on me and that my belly is full of active new life.

Help me to be hard on myself, not excusing my imperfections, but holding myself accountable to your standard. On the other hand, guide me in gently correcting, instructing, and extending grace to those around me, keeping in mind the magnitude of grace that has been given to me.

Only through your grace and strength can I do anything of value today. Thank you Lord!

Amen

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Review & Giveaway: Treble Baby {closed}

Well, Jonathan is finally creeping up to 20 pounds ad some of his All-In-One diapers are starting to get a little snug. This is where Emma, owner of Treble Baby, comes into the picture.

Emma began sewing baby supplies when she was expecting her first born. As she ad her husband began to prepare for their son, they decided that they wanted to use cloth diapers. Here are their reasons for using cloth diapers, in Emma's own words.

"One reason, was to help prevent the landfill from filling up with non-biodegradable products like disposable diapers. We believe that we are responsible for caring for the earth and passing it down to our children, as a result, using disposable diapers instead of cloth diapers just didn't make any sense. In addition, to helping the environment, using cloth diapers will save us at least $2000 and that much more for every child we have in the future. All of this led to my research on cloth diapering supplies, which I then began to make."

Emma has made all of her son's diapers. She finally settled into using AIO (All-in-One) diapers now that her son is more of a wiggler. Before that, they used fitted diapers and a wrap, which was perfect for saving money and ensuring that the PUL would last for diapering more than one child.

Emma is thankful to be able to use her sewing talents to make it possible for her to be a stay-at-home mom while she and her husband raise their children.

We are thankful that Emma agreed to share her talents with us by making a AIO diaper for us to review.

Since our little ones were born, we've used prefolds while at home, but we love the convenience of AIO diapers for when we are out and about.

All-in-One cloth diapers are both waterproof, absorbent, and go on just as easily as a disposable.

Treble Baby's AIO diapers are available in four different sizes: extra small, small, medium, and large. These AIOs are very reasonably priced at $12 for sizes extra small and small and $13 for sizes medium and large. There is also an additional soaker pad that comes with each diaper purchased, free of charge. This soaker pad added absorbency for heavy wetters without increasing drying time.

We have been using our new AIO diaper from Treble Baby since it arrived last week and we are very pleased with the quality of Emma's work.

I love the cross over tab that allows this diaper to accommodate a wider range of waist sizes. I also like the natural colored lining that hides stains much better than bright white fabrics. Above all, I love the fold back laundry tabs that keep the diaper from snagging everything else in the wash.

Here are some more of our favorite things from Treble Baby. Simply click on each picture to view the listing.





Buy It:
You can purchase your own AIO diaper for your little one by visiting Treble Baby. Also be sure to check out Emma's other cloth diapering supplies, baby blankets, infant carriers, cloth coasters, and reuasable napkins/wipes. If you make a purchase, please let Emma know that you found out about the shop at A Heart For Home.

Win It:
Treble Baby is offering one of our readers their choice of:


~ an AIO diaper in the size of their choice (color based upon available material)
~ a cloth diaper cover in the size of their choice
~ a baby blanket
~ kid's napkins/cloth diaper wipes
~ a set of cloth coasters

To Enter This Giveaway:

Mandatory
1. Head over to Treble Baby and browse through the shop. Then come back here and leave a comment telling us which item is your favorite.



Make sure you leave an email address with each entry if it is not posted in your profile.
(If we don't have your email address we will have to choose a new winner.)

For additional entries you may do any (or all) of the following. Please leave a separate comment for each entry. If you complete one of the following that is worth more than one entry, please leave the corresponding number of comments so your extra entries will be counted!

For ONE Additional Entry EACH

2. Heart Treble Baby on Etsy. (1 entry)


3. Follow our blog publicly through Google Friend or subscribe using a reader (1 entry)



4. Follow us through Twitter ~ leave your twitter ID in your comment (1 entry)

5. Tweet about this giveaway ~ leave the URL to your tweet & include @heart4home & #Giveaway. (1 entry) Feel free to use this tweet: Win a Quality Handmade Item for Your Baby from Treble Baby @heart4home #Giveaway http://tinyurl.com/yaqr5y8 (Ends 2/1) Please RT



6. Spread the news about this giveaway on Facebook (1 entry)



For TWO Additional Entries EACH

7. Place our blog button on your blog (copy the code from the box in our left sidebar)~ leave the URL & let us know where we can find it (2 entries)

8. Place Treble Baby's button on your blog ~ leave the URL & let us know where we can find (2 entries)

Treble Baby

For THREE Additional Entries

9. Post about and link to this giveaway on your blog ~ leave the Permalink to your post (3 entries)

The giveaway will end Monday, February 1st at 11:59 Midnight EST. We will pick the winner through random.org.

Make sure you leave a way for us to contact you.

Photo Credit: Treble Baby & A Heart for Home

(While the AIO Diaper was provided to A Heart for Home for review, no other compensation was given. All remarks are the personal and honest opinions of A Heart for Home)

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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Review & Giveaway: Londonware {closed}

Londonware is the Etsy shop and creativity warehouse of Wendy. Wendy is a stay at home mom who understands the need to find quality items for babies and children at affordable prices.

Londonware is the perfect place to shop for fleece diaper covers, fleece longies, peasant dresses, boo boo bags, hot/cold therapy packs and reusable snack bags.

I was very excited when Wendy agreed to send us a fleece diaper cover to review. I was even more pleased when Tim brought the adorable cover home from the post office.

"Fleece makes great diaper covers because they are breathable, soft and durable. They are also machine washable and can be tossed in with the rest of your cloth diapers. Fleece also pulls moisture away from your baby keeping their skin nice and dry."

Londonware's fleece diaper covers are available in sizes small, medium, large for only $5 (plus s&h), and extra large for only $6 (plus s&h). They are also made from anti-pill fleece and have a doubler sewn into the wet zone.

We have never tried fleece diaper covers before so I was a little unsure of what to expect. We usually use waterproof covers when we are out of the house, but I decided to try our new fleece cover around the house and for a couple of shorter trips and it worked wonderfully.

We also used the cover last night at bedtime. Even when Jonathan woke up soaking wet at 2 A.M the outside of the fleece cover was only barely damp to the touch.

We would definitely recommend these covers to other cloth diapering families. We love how easy, comfortable, and affordable they are.

Here are some more of our favorite things from Londonware. Simply click on each picture to view the listing.





Buy It:
Go check out all of the wonderful items for babies and children at Londonware. If you make a purchase, please let Wendy know that you found out about the shop at A Heart For Home.

This month, be sure to take advantage of Wendy's Refer a Friend Special. Londonware is offering a free snack bag when you make a purchase and then refer a friend who makes a purchase. Just make sure your friend mentions your name in comments to seller upon checkout.


Win It:
Londonware is offering one of our readers their choice of a fleece diaper cover OR a reusable snack bag.

To Enter This Giveaway:

Mandatory
1. Head over to Londonware and browse through the shop. Then come back here and leave a comment telling us which item is your favorite.



Make sure you leave an email address with each entry if it is not posted in your profile.
(If we don't have your email address we will have to choose a new winner.)

For additional entries you may do any (or all) of the following. Please leave a separate comment for each entry. If you complete one of the following that is worth more than one entry, please leave the corresponding number of comments so your extra entries will be counted!

For ONE Additional Entry EACH

2. Heart Londonware on Etsy. (1 entry)


3. Follow our blog publicly through Google Friend or subscribe using a reader (1 entry)



4. Follow us through Twitter ~ leave your twitter ID in your comment (1 entry)

5. Tweet about this giveaway ~ leave the URL to your tweet & include @heart4home & #Giveaway. (1 entry) Feel free to use this tweet: Win a Fleece Diaper Cover OR Reusable Snack Bag from Londonware @heart4home #Giveaway http://tinyurl.com/ybab5mz (Ends 1/29) Please RT



6. Spread the news about this giveaway on Facebook (1 entry)



For TWO Additional Entries EACH

7. Place our blog button on your blog (copy the code from the box in our left sidebar)~ leave the URL & let us know where we can find it (2 entries)

8. Place Londonware's button on your blog ~ leave the URL & let us know where we can find (2 entries)

Londonware


For THREE Additional Entries

9. Post about and link to this giveaway on your blog ~ leave the Permalink to your post (3 entries)

The giveaway will end Friday, January 29th at 11:59 Midnight EST. We will pick the winner through random.org.

Make sure you leave a way for us to contact you.

Photo Credit: Londonware & A Heart for Home

(While the Fleece Diaper Cover was provided to A Heart for Home for review, no other compensation was given. All remarks are the personal and honest opinions of A Heart for Home)

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"Womanly Dominion" Giveaway at Passionate Homemaking

Lindsay at Passionate Homemaking is sponsoring a giveaway of 7 copies of Mark Chanski's book, Womanly Dominion: More Than A Gentle and Quiet Spirit.

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Soles4Souls Shoe Donation

This is copied from an e-mail I received from the children's shoe company See Kai Run.

Dear Friends of See Kai Run,

By now you have heard about the overwhelming devastation caused by a 7.0 earthquake, which struck Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Tuesday evening, and the desperate need for supplies and donations.

In response to the dire need, See Kai Run has put together an emergency shoe donation of nearly 3,000 pairs to help the children in this ravaged part of the world. The donated shoes will be distributed through Soles4Souls, the international charity dedicated to providing footwear to disadvantaged people around the world. According to Soles4Souls, a sturdy pair of shoes is absolutely necessary in times like these when the amount of broken glass, twisted metal and raw sewage is staggering.

What Can You Do to Help?
Soles4Souls accepts ongoing shoe donations from individuals and retailers. You can donate new or gently worn shoes that are just taking up space in your closet -- every little bit counts. Just bind each pair with rubber bands and drop them off at a participating location. Or, send them to a Soles4Souls warehouse facility.

Please visit Soles4Souls to find out other ways you can donate.

Sincerely,

The See Kai Run Team

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