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gdiapers, the cutest thing for a baby’s toushie

Posted in baby products, being green, gdiapers, petunia with tags , on May 20, 2008 by erin

I mentioned before about gdiapers. When Petunia was little (like 4 weeks little) I tried them out but it seemed either poo or pee ended up on the outside so I decided to switch to disposable. During my disposable diaper phase I noticed how much artificial coloring was on each diaper and on several occasions that ink appeared on Petunia’s skin. Why does there need to be colorful cartoon characters made of artificial yucky-ness on every single diaper? I was done putting these on my kid. So I tried the gdiapers once again and am totally diggin’ them. They look so cute on her but that’s not the only reason I love these things. They are really easy to use and I love thinking there is no artificial colors and no plastic next to her skin.

For those of you not familiar with gdiapers, they are composed of a washable cotton little g outer pant (that come in adorable colors), a washable snap in liner (you get two per diaper because these can get soiled more frequently) and a plastic free flushable diaper re-fill. Like I said, this re-fill is flushable and it’s easy, so easy. If you don’t choose to flush you can compost or even toss in the trash. They will decompose in 90 days, so much better than the 500 years it takes disposable diapers to decompose. I’ve washed and re-washed the other little g pant and liners many times and they are still in perfect condition. And I just found you can purchase the refills on http://www.1800diapers.com/, you can also get a starter kit there which comes with everything you need to test these cute diapers out.

Even this pretty woman loves them: http://www.vanityfair.com/services/presscenter/pressrelease/julia_roberts200712

Here’s Julia (from the Vanity Fair Interview above):

Diapers:
“I use Seventh Generation [chlorine-free, nontoxic] diapers for Finn and Hazel, and then I was turned on to the [plastic-free, flushable] gDiapers. Henry’s got a gDiaper on.… I would recommend them overall. It is flushable, but you’ve got to stir that thing! If you don’t really break it all the way up, it doesn’t go all the way down.”

So if you are feeling guilty about filling our landfills or just want something more natural give these a try. Click here to read why gdiapers are good for our planet.

G fact: Last year alone, 18-23 billion diapers went into landfills across America. That works out to be approximately 38,000 every minute and adds up to about 3.5 million tons of waste! (from gdiapers website)

PS I sound like a commercial. I assure you I am not. I just love these things!

 

Man vs. Wild

Posted in Bear Grylls, my crush, tv shows with tags , on May 3, 2008 by erin

The wait is finally over! That hunky man of survival is back. Yes, I’m talking about my crush, Bear Grylls. I don’t have a celebrity crush but this man, he does it for me. Hot and hunky, tough and courageous. He makes eating bugs look good (I mean come on, just look at his photo, doesn’t this just say HOTTIE!) plus that British accent is to die for. Let’s just say I’m pumped to see his pretty face on TV again. And bonus my husband likes the show too (although not for the same reason).

UNICEF

Posted in doing some good, famous people, Oprah with tags , on April 29, 2008 by erin
Doing some good……
I happened to catch Selma Hayek on Oprah some time ago and she was talking about Pampers & UNICEF teaming up to provide tetanus vaccines to those at risk. Just by purchasing a specially marked pack of Pampers you are giving one vaccine to a mom in a developing world. Remember diapers make great shower gifts!

2008 Academy Awards

Posted in famous people with tags on February 24, 2008 by erin

Husband to me: “We should get some food and have a little Oscar party.”

Me to Husband: “Who are you and what have you done with my husband?”

Bump Watch 2008

Posted in famous people, friends with tags on February 22, 2008 by erin

Apparently, the “in” things these days is not to be just pregnant but pregnant with twins as in the case of J.Lo-AngelenaJolie-JessicaAlba-MarciaCross and if it’s not twins, well you ain’t “in”. Some of these twin cases might just be rumors, what rumors in Hollywood? Are you sure? But I’m pretty sure in J.Lo’s case it’s true since she just pushed? out two babies (not really sure how the babies were delivered since she didn’t call me right after).

Even though these gals are rumored to be pregnant with one child, we’ll allow them “in” since they are celebs and all: KateHudson-Brittaneyagain?-JamieLynn(so sweet, sisters pregnant at the same time-hope you catch my sarcasm)-NicoleKidman-MinnieDriver-Matthew’sgirlfriendwhat’shername-JenniferGarner-EvaLongoia-Fergie-DemiMoore-ToriSpelling-sheesh! I think I could go on FOREVER.

Not only am I not expecting twins but I’m not even pregnant, so therefore I am very “out”! But soon I hope I can add a few friends in this bump watch category!

And speaking of twins, I want to wish my friend ggsmama over at Thing One, Thing Two, A Thing or Two a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY today! Ggsmama and I met this summer at our exercise class and became fast friends. I’m a bit introverted so it’s hard for me to make new friends but I’m so thankful she picked me out of the mommy pack. I think we will be in it for the long haul and hope our kids will become chums too, that’s if P will stop pulling G1’s hair! Check out her blog, I think you just might like her.

*celeb. photos courtesy of http://www.babble.com/*

Ellen D. How I heart thee

Posted in Ellen D., getting old with tags on January 9, 2008 by erin

I love Ellen Degeneres. Love her. She is positive, compassionate and very funny (I find her humor dry just like mine). Her show is packed full of the latest pop culture buzz, showcases great musicians and gives away so much free crap, seriously I have to get to one of these tapeings and get some of this loot! I watch her show almost every day. It’s really the only show I make sure to watch and now thanks to my TIVO I usually don’t miss an episode. I happened to be checking out her website a few weeks ago and came across a blog posting that fit me perfectly. She was talking about her memory, or more accurately losing her memory. Before P, I had the rememberer of an elephant. Now I can’t remember crap. My good friend B’s husband is an ER Dr. and has always been a little spacey. He attributes his spacey-ness to having too much to remember. I can now resonate with that concept. With a kid in my life, I now have too much to remember and therefore find myself forgetting all the more. Where did I put my keys, wallet, shoes or kid. Those questions are asked on a frequent basis in my house.

Anyway, I just had to laugh when I read this. Ellen said it better than I ever could.

My Thought…And I Do Have One

MEMORY
My memory is just getting worse. People tell to me to take Ginkgo Biloba, but if you can remember to take Ginkgo Biloba every day, then you don’t need it. Sometimes I write myself a note to help me remember something. But I’ll read it later and it makes no sense. “Sahara Pipeline? Why did I write that?” Or I’ll think of something in the middle of the night and write it down in the dark. In the morning I can’t read my own writing. “Don’t forget to wring the shooman tater” What? I try to remember to write more clearly. …but then I forget.

My memory is getting worse. Did I already say that? I’ll be at a party and someone’s boyfriend or girlfriend is coming at me and I can’t remember their name. So I quickly start to go through the alphabet. A – Alice, Abby, Amy…no. B –Betty, Becky, Butter…no. C – …I’ve forgotten all the names that start with C. Sometimes I hear a song and can’t remember who sings it. It’ll drive me crazy the whole day. Then at 3 in the morning, I’ll bolt upright in bed and scream “Beyonce!” It really scares the cats. Then I write it down. …but in the morning I’ve forgotten again and I can’t read what I wrote. —-taken from http://www.ellentv.com/

"F" stands for:

Posted in baby products, bugaboo with tags , on December 17, 2007 by erin

Fun
Frolic
Fabulous
Funny
In my case it stands for Functional. I won’t buy anything if it isn’t functional. This is good and bad I suppose. I won’t buy shoes just because they are cute, they have to have a functional purpose. Cute and they go with a lot of stuff. Or cute and I can wear them for hiking. Or cute and…..
A good example: my car: oh, it looks super cool but it’s also(you guessed it) functional. I can get around in any kind of weather in my car. Actually, it’s pretty bad ass in the snow and I love driving it through drifts. But back to functionality. My usual propensity to purchase functional products fell by the way side when I saw this:

I knew I had to have this when I saw it for the first time. It was just after SJP had James Wilkie and I saw a photo of her pushing him in her red bugaboo. I normally don’t buy things because a celebrity has one or endorses something-don’t get me wrong I like SJP. In fact she has a line of clothes out now called Bitten and everything is under $20. I haven’t seen the line but I imagine with SJP’s fashion sense it’s pretty great.

Anyway, back to the stroller. I thought it was the best looking stroller out there and my sweet husband bought it for me a year and half before we were even pregnant. Nice guy. Now, we are not fancy people. We live in Colorado for goodness sake. I don’t think you can be fancy and live in CO-unless you live in Aspen maybe. It’s the west-not fancy. We are 20 minutes from Buffalo Bill Cody’s grave-not fancy. So I don’t know why we needed to drop a grand on a fancy stroller. But at the time functionality was out the window and the bugaboo stroller was sitting in my living room!

I shouldn’t be so hard on those bugaboo folks. They actually did quite a nice job on their strollers and it’s functional for three seasons of the year. It folds nicely in the car, can turn on a dime so it works great for shopping trips and with all the accessories has about anything you could possibly want in a stroller. The problem for us is again, we live in Colorado and it started snowing and it snowed and snowed and snowed and since then I have discovered why this stroller is NOT functional. After basically “over-ending”* my child on numerous occasions I realized we need another stroller. We should have bought one of those BOBs or Burleys now there is a functional stroller. You can blaze through anything in one of those.

So if you see me this winter stuck in a snowdrift with my cute bugaboo will you just give me a shove? Thanks 🙂

*over-ending is when a cyclist falls over the handelbars and lands on their head or shoulder area and usually breaks their colar bone* Okay, I may have made that last part up but it’s something like that.