Saturday, August 28, 2010

1500 fan winner!

The winner of the Bottombumpers AIO diaper is...

Comment #103:

Katherine said... 103

Congrats! :)

Katherine - you have 48 hours to contact me to claim your prize! Congratulations!

Friday, August 27, 2010

GossamerScapes Winners

Congratulations to the following winners of the GossamerScapes giveaway -

Rachel W. (comment #38)


Carly D. (order #2)

You both have 48 hours to respond to my email to claim your prize. Thank you all for participating! Have a great weekend!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

1500!!!!! 1500!!!!!! - CLOSED

Thank you to everyone for becoming a fan of Fluff Envy! It really means a lot to me!

Write a comment to this post to be entered to win a sized Bottombumpers side-snapping AIO diaper. Please only one comment per person. You can comment up until Friday, August 27th at midnight CST.

Winner will be chosen via on Saturday and will have 48 hours to claim their prize. Prize is from available inventory.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

GossamerScapes Review & Giveaway-CLOSED

I am very excited to team up with Maria from GossamerScapes to bring you this review and giveaway!
GossamerScapes takes breathtaking photographs of Maine and also makes beautiful custom pendants using personal photos or decorative paper. You can simply send her a a favorite photo and she will make it into a custom pendant for you! What a great way to keep a loved one close to your heart! While I absolutely love the photo pendants, there was no way I could just pick one of my girls - so I opted for the decorative paper pendant. She currently has papers from India, Japan and Italy...not to mention her own abstract designs. She has even more pendants in her sneak peek on Facebook - so if you see something there that you like, be sure to ask her about it!

I fell in love with one of her custom abstract designs. It's a 7/8 inch square pendant set on a diagonal which makes it even more unique. I was so excited to get it in the mail and it was beautifully packaged as well! Even my husband noticed it and made a comment...and he never notices anything new!!

Maria has very generously agreed to giveaway TWO custom glass pendants. One will be given away through this blog and the other will be a random winner from all orders placed at GossamerScapes this week. Want another special bonus? If you place an order with GossamerScapes this week, you will also earn a free shipping coupon to use at Fluff Envy! Just mention this blog post when you place your order with Maria and I will forward the free shipping code to you. AND if you place an order with GossamerScapes, mention this blog and receive a FREE ball chain with your pendant!

Now for the giveaway! Here's how to enter - please leave one comment for each entry and leave your email address with each entry.
1 - "Like" GossamerScapes on Facebook.
2 - "Like" Fluff Envy on Facebook.
3 - Visit GossamerScapes Etsy page and tell me your favorite item.
4 - Share this giveaway (tweet, post on Facebook, blog about it, etc) and receive one entry per mention. Please only one per day.

Giveaway is open to US and Canada only. You have until Thursday, August 26th 8:00 pm CST to enter. Winner will be announced via this blog and contacted on Friday, August 27th. They will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Mama Cloth Winner!!

And the winner is....Selina!! Congratulations!

Selina said... 3

I am a fan on facebook, and my email is

I have also been thinking about making the switch...winning one may be the start to get me really into it! :)

Congrats again - you have 48 hours to respond to my email. Thank you!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

My Journey Into Mama Cloth-CLOSED

I'm going to start off with a TMI warning...because we are talking about mama cloth here. So if you want the full story, there may be a little TMI. If that upsets you, please stop reading now. Thank you!

I had been curious about mama cloth for quite some time but I was always afraid to take the plunge into the unknown. It was very much like my start to cloth diapers 3 years ago. What will the laundry be like? Will it be gross? What will others think? What do I need? How much do I need? What do you store them in? What about stains?

After being pregnant or breastfeeding for 6 years, I finally felt AF getting ready to make her appearance. I figured it was now or never, so I shopped around online, asked a lot of questions and finally made my first purchases. I had decided on GEM Cloth and Luna Pads. I got a starter kit of GEM Cloth - 2 each of 3 different sizes. I also got a Luna Pad with some extra liners.

The GEM Cloth are on the left, showing each different size. The Luna Pad is on the right with one of the extra liners. I really like how you can keep the same pad with the Luna Pad and simply replace the liners. They stay in place very well.

Now to answer all of the initial questions that I had wondered about.

What will the laundry be like? I am cloth diapering, so I just throw them in with all of the cloth diapers. No big deal. When we no longer cloth diaper (sniff, sniff) then I will probably change how I store them prior to wash and throw them in with our regular laundry.

Will it be gross? Honestly, this was my BIGGEST FEAR before I started. I couldn't help it - the whole idea had a bit of an "ick" factor for me. The only thing that got me past it was to actually do it. Similar to cloth diapers, you're still dealing with the same mess - it's whether you throw it in the trash when you're done or throw it into a wet bag/pail.

What will others think? Who cares??!? I don't care that people turn their noses up when I say that I cloth diaper. I don't care what they think when I say that I use mama cloth. They just don't know what they are missing out on...

What do I need? / How much do I need? I started off with not enough. But I didn't want to invest in too much to begin with. I would rather buy one of several different kinds, figure out what I like most and go from there. I started with 6 GEM Cloth in varying sizes and a Luna Pad with 4 liners. I was easily able to keep the same pad and add a new liner. But my flow is rather light. I would think that if you wanted to do the same, that you could get a liner with more absorbency. They make minis all the way up to heavy/postpartum liners. I also got a small wetbag to keep in the bathroom. That's it. I will definitely be getting more pads and liners - I don't want to run out mid-cycle. How many you need depends on your cycle, your flow, etc. NOTE - your flow will generally be less and your cycle will be shorter when you switch to cloth. I don't fully understand the science behind it but it's something about the chemicals in disposable pads and how your body is fighting to rid it of the chemicals - so it makes you cramp more and have heavier/longer cycles.

What do you store them in? Right now, I store them in a wetbag in our bathroom. When I'm done with them, I throw them in there until I do laundry. It works for us well because I'm doing cloth diaper laundry every other day. When we're done in diapers, then I will probably keep a small bucket in the bathroom filled with water. Then I can soak them in there until laundry time.

What about stains? Buy darker colors that way you don't even have to worry about the possibility of staining. I used mine for two cycles now and they don't have any stains...but then again they are all pretty dark in color. Honestly if they stain, I don't care. It's not like anyone is going to see them anyway!

All in all, I've had a great experience...well as much of a pleasant experience as you can have with your period. I had always heard that people who try mama cloth would never go back - now I understand that! Like I said before, I didn't have enough to get me through the cycle and I had forgotten to throw them in with my diaper laundry. So I ended up having to use a disposable pad. Ewwww!! The smell was worse, it felt awful and the sticky stuff kept on sticking everywhere BUT where it was supposed to stick! The cloth mama pads are comfortable, virtually odor-free and you can hardly even tell that they are there. I'm sold.

Next step...The Diva Cup! Well, I'm not that brave yet...maybe in a few months...

Now for the fun stuff for all of you who have read this far! For those that want to try mama cloth (or the Diva Cup), feel free to take 10% off your mama cloth order with coupon code MAMA. The coupon is good through 8/31 and is only applicable to mama cloth and Diva Cups/Wash. Additionally, one lucky reader will receive a Luna Pads Mini Pad and Liner. To enter, please leave only ONE COMMENT with your contact info and make sure that you are a fan of Fluff Envy on Facebook. One random comment will be chosen on August 8th. Open to US and Canada only. Thank you!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

August Promotion

It's a new month...and time for a new promotion!!

Our Facebook goal this month is to hit 1,750 fans!! Think we can do it? Of course we can - because you all are the best fans ever!

What's up for grabs? This month we will have two winners - The first place winner (if we reach our 1,750 fan goal) will get an AppleCheeks Little Bundle in the color and size of their choice!!
The second place winner will get a Weehuggers cover in the size, closure and color/print of their choice!!

How to Enter - (leave one comment for each item completed)
1 - MANDATORY ENTRY - Must be a fan of Fluff Envy on Facebook - please leave your facebook name so that I can verify this (or be able to provide this upon winning). Visit my website and tell me what sizes and colors you would choose if you win.
2 - Follow my blog.
3 - Follow
Fluff Envy on Twitter.
4 - Tweet about this giveaway and leave the link in your comment. (two tweets per day - must be at least 2 hours apart) Please tweet the following:

Enter to win an @AppleCheeksDipe and a @Weehuggers #clothdiapers at @FluffEnvy - - #giveaway ends 8/31

5 - Blog about this giveaway and leave a link to your blog (counts as two entries).

Entries must be completed by midnight CST on Tuesday, August 31st. Winner will be chosen via on September 1st and posted via this blog. Winner will have 48 hours to contact me to claim their prize. Facebook fan goal of 1,750 must be met in order for winner to be drawn. Giveaway is open to US and Canada only. Thank you and good luck!!

July Promotion Winner!!

Congratulations to...

Sara King!!!

Chosen via - #276

Sara - please email me at to claim your prize.

Thank you to all who entered and to all that referred more fans to Fluff Envy!!