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A Heart For Home: May 2011

Monday, May 30, 2011

Baby Belle Bottoms: OsoCozy Organic Birdseye Flat Diapers Review & Giveaway

Introduction:  Baby Belle Bottoms is a small family business owned by Monica. In their own words:

We are dedicated to helping families cloth diaper through education, product support and providing timely delivery of high quality cloth diapering products. We strive to make our customers happy and treat them with honesty and respect. We have been selling many of the same products for 7 years and know them well.

Selection: Baby Belle Bottoms offers a variety of cloth diapers, covers & wraps, insert & doublers, cloth diaper accessories and swim diapers & training pants. They also carry wooden toys & clothing and breastfeeding supplies.  For expecting parents they even offer a gift registry

Here are some of our favorite products available at Baby Belle Bottoms.

OsoCozy Organic Birdseye Flat DiapersReview:  We were blessed to receive a dozen OsoCozy Organic Flats to review during the Flats & Handwashing Challenge hosted by Dirty Diaper Laundry.

These flat diapers are made of 100% organic birdseye weave cotton and are 29x27 inches before they are prepped. After a few initial hot washes our flats measured approximately 26 inches square.

This size is a little smaller than the other flats in our stash although they work perfectly for Eliya (16 months, approx. 22 lbs). However, these flats might be outgrown before potty training with larger babies and toddlers.

Because the rise fits Eliya perfectly I choose to use diaper pins with these flats instead of a Snappi. I found that without the extra rise fold down the Snappi would occasionally rub against her skin causing some slight irritation.

Due to the slightly smaller size I imagine these flats would be even more trim than other flats on newborns and small babies. I can't wait to use these OsoCozy flats when we welcome Baby #4 towards the end of this summer!

I love that these flats are handmade from organic cotton by stay at home moms in the USA and I love how soft they feel. Not that it matters as far as function, but I also love the adorable OsoCozy tag sewn onto a corner of each flat.

Some general flats information:
We have been using these flats for a couple of weeks now. I love how trim they fit. Now that Eliya is trying to walk more these flats offer the perfect absorption without being bulky between her legs. 

I also love how easy they are to wash. There is definitely no guess as to whether they are clean or not. With only one layer to worry about they are a breeze to get clean, even when hand washing in the tub as I've been doing.

I also love that on a sunny day they dry outside in a matter of a few hours. These make them a great choice for traveling or for families who do not own a dryer.
Buy It: You can purchase your own OsoCozy Organic Flats for $3.80 each

Win It: Baby Belle Bottoms would like to offer our readers a chance to win a dozen OsoCozy Organic Flat Diapers of your own. Opened to those within the continental US only. 

To Enter This Giveaway:

1. Visit their website, then come back and tell us one item that Baby Belle Bottoms carries that you'd love to have.

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!

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5. Tweet about this giveaway ~ leave the URL to your tweet & include @heart4home & #Giveaway. (1 entry) Feel free to use this tweet: #Win 12 OsoCozy Organic Flat Diapers @heart4home #giveaways #clothdiapers #flatschallenge h
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The giveaway will end Monday, June 13th at 11:59pm EST. We will pick the winner through

Photo Credit: Baby Belle Bottoms and A Heart for Home

(While the product review was provided for A Heart for Home, no other compensation was given. All remarks are the personal and honest opinions of A Heart for Home. The prize for this giveaway will been supplied and shipped by the sponsor. A Heart for Home is not responsible for any unsent, lost or damaged prizes.)

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Endless Gifts


# 333. Helping Jonathan pull up his undies when he stretches up to kiss my face.

# 334. A rare photo of me with all three (four including the belly) kids.

# 335. Being Oh. So. Proud. of my graduating husband.

# 336. The kids' excitement at graduation and Emahry's "I Love You, Daddy" as he crossed the stage.

# 337. Celebrating four years of being blessed with our oldest daughter.

# 338. Enjoying a visit from far-away Grand-daddy and Maw.

# 339. Eliya's favorite new skill...climbing (onto and into everything).

# 340. These three little ones in our rear view mirror...and enough seats for two more.

# 341. A wonderful wedding for my little brother and new sister-in-law.

#  342. The beautiful flower girl and ring bearer that we're happy to call our own.

# 343. Our twirly girl.

# 344. My Dad and his brother together (and both smiling in the same photo).

# 345. My Mom with her girls.

# 346. A wonderful (even if busy) visit with family.

# 347. Being back home and easing back into our routines.

What are you thankful for today?

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Amazon Deal: Preschool and Grade School Workbooks for as low as $1.05 each Shipped

Preschool Basics

Amazon has several Preschool and Grade School level workbooks for as low as $1.40 each right now. These workbooks are part of a 4 for 3 promotion making them only $1.05 each when you order 4. 

Shipping is free with an Amazon Mom account. (For more information on how to join Amazon Mom read Crystal's post here at Money Saving Mom.)

Here's a list of the $1.40 workbooks that are part of the 4 for 3 Promotion. Simply click each image to be directed to the Amazon listing.

Once you have added 4 of these titles to your cart click Proceed to Checkout. On the right hand side under your Order Summary you will see where the 4 for 3 promotion has subtracted $1.40 from your total.

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