Sunday, February 28, 2010

First Giveaway: What is it?

**We have a winner!  congrats to:sugardipes
So are you ready for the "Spring Fling Event"
I am!  I am sooooo excited about this!  :)

The first item I am offering to pull you all in is...

...........well, you are all CD'ing mama's right, so here is a ...

Nifty Nappy fitted in a fun springy -"NEW" print!  --Gotta LOVE the Ooga Booga prints!

IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!!    <------
  • I can't contact you unless you leave contact info.  So you either need to leave your mail address in each entry , or you have to have contact info on your profile!   If I can't contact you I will pick another winner! 
  • Also you must leave a comment for every entry separately.  ex. If you If you comment on my blog you need to leave 3 separate comments saying where you commented!  
  • for the tweeting entries leave your URL... don't know how to do that?  After you tweet click on your profile then under you tweet there is a time thingy saying how long ago you tweeted, click on it.  There is your tweet, copy the URL and come back here and leave it in your comment. 
  • I will check the winning entry!  If it isn't legit I will pick another winner!  

Follow my blog and then tell me either:
  • Your favorite cloth diapering experience, or
  • If you are a newbie, why you are considering cloth
EXTRA entries: if it says 3 entires you need to leave 3 separate comments!  

3-entries: because I love comments... new comment somewhere on my blog (let me know where)
2-entries: let's spread the word...grab My WEBSITE button and put it on your blog  *I have a NEW one!  
2-entries: even more word spreading...grab My BLOG button and put it on your blog
2-entriesFollow Nifty Nappy on Facebook
1-entry: follow me on twitter @myniftynappy
2-entries: Original Tweet about this giveaway... tweet this   
Win a NEW print NiftyNappy fitted #clothdiapers during the #SPRINGFLINGEVENT ends 3/6 @myniftynappy RT PLS!
1-entry: you can get 1 entry twice a day! -leave the URL
3-entries: blog about this giveaway and come back and leave a link
10-entries: make a purchase from my Nifty Nappy Cloth Diaper shop!

This giveaway has ended
Thanks for entering!

**We have a winner!  congrats to:sugardipes

Happy Diapering

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Spring is almost here...

I am super excited!  Word has been spreading I'm sure, but I will introduce it now!

I sure an done with winter!  We still have feet (yes really FEET) of snow!  I know that underneath it all spring is just waiting to come out.  And I am so ready for spring too.  I have a hard time with winter, shorter days, and I am always freezing!  Hubby says I have SAD:

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), also known as winter depression or winter blues, is a mood disorder in which people who have normal mental health throughout most of the year experience depressive symptoms in the winter or, less frequently, in the summer, spring or autumn, repeatedly, year after year

Really I am not that bad, but I don't like winter, everything is dead or "sleeping", it is cold and grey.  What is fun about that?  I am a spring fan!  Bright sunny, new life, green, buds, baby animals... need I say more?  So I decided I want to celebrate spring, I need some spring in my life right now!
I am going to have a ...
SPRING FLING: Review/Giveaway EVENT!
I have a line up of at least 22 items, and more being added.... that I am going to review and offer giveaways for.  I am rather excited about it.  I went looking for some great name brand products that I know you will love, but I also went looking for cute little etsy shops that don't have the publicity that they should have.  I really did find some great ones!   Some will be kid related and some are just for mom.

I have a rolling marque with a few of the shops buttons in it already.  I am working on getting more added!

Get ready it starts the beginning of March!  Each giveaway will be posted at the top of my blog for 3 days, and will last a whole week.  You will be able to find them in the drop down menu at the top of my blog under Reviews/Giveaways.  Since I have 22 already, we are easily headed into April, so get ready!
Here comes SPRING, Nifty Nappy style!

Happy Diapering

Friday, February 26, 2010

A Birthday Post for our little Miracle

Today is my #5's birthday.  She is turning 5!  She is so excited about it, she keeps saying "I can't believe I am 5 today!", "Why can't I go to school today?", "Do I have to take a nap today?", "My favorite part of the day is the presents after dinner!"  
She is so excited to be growing up!  I have to stop and remind myself what a blessing it is that we have her.  Some of you have read this on my personal blog, but I have updated some pics and added some stuff here and there.  
I couldn't help but think about my little one that I am so blessed to have here today. So I thought I would share my story of my little Miracle.
*warning this is going to have lots of photos!

This is my little Miracle's first picture. She was born emergency c-section because she was friendly and had to wave to the world. Literally, her hand was the first thing in the birthcanal! When the nurse was trying to figure it all out my water broke and the cord prolapsed. So then it was an emergency c-section!  When she came out she couldn't breath on her own. We had her in a little hospital in ND. They didn't have a NICU or even a respirator machine, so a nurse bagged her for 4 hours before the helpicopter came to get her. When I came to they took me to see her through the nursery window. The Dr. talked to me and explained what was going on. They wanted to send her to Minot (2 hrs. away) to the NICU where they could take better care of her. The only thing I could think was that I wanted my baby to have a Priesthood blessing. I told my nurse to tell Hubby to make sure she had one before she left. My nurses name was Walta, she is so wonderful. She told Hubby even though I'm sure she didn't know quite what I was talking about. We had only lived there for a month and a 1/2 so Hubby called the only person he felt comfortable calling.  An amazing man, Pres. Guy Schiessl, a member of our stake presidency. -his wife had taken our other kids for the night! This wonderful man got out of bed at 3 a.m. and put on his suit and came to the hospital. He helped Hubby give my little baby a blessing and then they came and gave me a blessing of comfot to help me got through the ordeal. Our cute nurse thought it was so touching she even took a picture of them giving our little Miracle her blessing. She told me the next day that in her opinion that blessing is what saved her little life. She said she was so lathargic and white before the blessing and shortly after the blessing she started to pinken up and even coughed and tried to start breathing on her own. When the helpicopter got there they redid her breathing tube and then took her away.

When they got to Minot she was already breathing on her own. I had to wait until the next day before they would let me go. They told me they would release me if I would only go to the other hospital and then stay as close to it as possible. We had called Hubby's parents and they dropped everthing and came running out to aid us. We couldn't have done it without them! They stayed with our kids for the whole week. We had to get our baby to eat. That was a little hard. Since she didn't start nursing right away my milk hadn't come in.  My milk finally came in and then she started to nurse. After she was eating good enough and everything had checked out they said we could take her home. A week after I had her we got to bring her home!

She was a good baby. The first while was kinda unnerving though. She didn't cry out like my other babies had. She would wake up at night and just lay there and make little sounds. I didn't know if I should get up and feed her or just leave her be. It was odd having a baby that didn't cry. She was also a big baby she was 9 lbs. 2 oz. In the NICU she was a monster compared to the little 4 and 5 lb. babies! She was a beautiful baby. She was very smiliey.

Just a little photo shoot we had with her.

Her first b-day!

This is another little photo shoot we had -we were living in NV here.

She wasn't always so stinkin' cute! Sometimes she was just a stinker!  LOL
This was a camping reunion.

But then there are the time when like this...

...she was going to bless her cake and ice cream! Adorable huh? *2nd b-day

She doesn't like fireworks either, as you can see neither does our Bookworm.

Look at how grown up she is looking.  :(  It goes by so fast!

Here is a recent picture (7 yrs old in this picture).  She is the one front on the right, the little blondie in the blue striped shirt.  Our family wouldn't be the same if we had lost her.   I can't imagine what life would be like without her!  We love our little Miracle!

Happy Diapering

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

a good cause!

I don't usually jump in line for a "cause".  This one grabbed at my heart though.
I will not publicize too much, but I want to direct you to it, then you take it from there.
this is a friends blog!
Visit: BigCity! Baby!

I will be contributing to this cause.  If you would like to help through me, just let me know.  
Thanks for being great!  

Happy Diapering

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Beautiful baby girl!

I am just so excited, so I am gonna share!

Say hello to Illyana Marie
She was 6 lbs.  5 oz  19"

She will also have a fluffy bum!  :)
I can't wait to go and see her in April!  Such a long time away...

Happy Diapering

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Calling all diaper hoarders!

So hey I thought it would be fun for all of you who have a
" Nifty Nappy Stash "
to show it off!  email me a pic of your Nifty Nappy stash and I will dedicate a whole post to the pics!  :)  Doesn't that sound fun?  email:  or you can tweet it, and I can copy and paste.

here is a preview one:

Pretty impressive huh?
Can't wait to see them!
*put Stash Pics in the subject line so I can sort through them easier k?

Happy Diapering

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

another UPS delivery!

More "mail" from the UPS man!  :)  WHoo Hoo!
This time it isn't personally for me, nope, it is for your adorable little babes!
Something to pad their bums!

I got Fabric!  I got a whole roll like 70 yrds of this print that folks just love!

Then I got another boy staple.  (I have been sent hunting for this one before-you know who you are!)
Moose in Shoes 

Then I have adopted 2 new girl prints!  Aren't you super excited?  I am they are FUN!!!
Fruity Fun

Pretty Paisleys 

So, which is your favorite?

Happy Diapering

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Guess what came in MY mail today?

Nope, not fluff!

But I am so super excited about it!  I have been having serious problems with my laptop lately, so...

Ohh, aren't you jealous?  I am super excited-  Get ready to be hearing from me from Mac-heaven!

Happy Diapering

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

First though... Another Giveaway:  Newly Wed! Newly Bred!  a $35 gift certificate! -thanks for an awesome review!  :)

So it is Valentine's day!
My baby who is adorable, and almost a 3 yr old, said to me today,
"I don't know why Daddy likes you so much!"
Well honestly little D-doo neither do I!

My hubby is an amazing man!  you will all be jealous, but here goes!
My hubby cooks, clean, plays with the kids, helps with homework, changes diapers (yep cloth ones!). He even supports my obsessions... ie-diaper sewing, scrap-booking, sewing, crocheting, needle felting, reading, quilting, music, cross-stitching....I could go on and on!
He does the dishes and the laundry, he makes breakfast every morning and lets me sleep in 20 min's more.  He makes pizza for everyone the kids invite over to our pizza and movie night!  He puts up with my silly celebrating, like Chinese New Year!  ( we are NOT Chinese!)
So here is my list of ten things I love about my Husband:

  1. I love the way he sticks his tongue out when he is concentrating on doing something.
  2. I love that he is such a good father to our children. They have a wonderful daddy.
  3. I love his cooking, he is a really good cook. he enjoys making up concoctions for dinner and then naming then "concoction 267", or something like that.
  4. I appreciate that he puts up with my crafting obsessions. He lets me get up to my elbows in material and doesn't get to frustrated with me.
  5. I love him for trying to be excited for me when I make something new and fun, or when I come home with my amazing DI finds. He sits and looks through my swap pages and tells me that they are nice. (And he manages to not sound to fake about it.)
  6. I am so thankful that he has a desire to work and to provide for our family. I am so happy that I get to stay at home with my babies and be there when they need me.
  7. I love that he is a worthy priesthood holder and the head of our eternal family.
  8. I love that he likes to crosstitch and not leave me to go hunting or fishing.
  9. I love his silly grin that he flashes my way once in a while.
  10. I love that he loves me!
He isn't perfect, but I am glad he isn't yet. He will be someday though I know he will be! I love him with all my heart! 

So for Valentine's Day this year he did something fun!  
On Tuesday I got this:

Then on Wednesday I got this:

Then on Thursday :

On Friday he said he going to bring home a real rose, but instead he got this!

How fun huh?  I love real plants!  This is so much better than just a rose!  I also got a surprise gift from my dear friend.  She is an amazing gal and has a great blog!  You can visit her here.  She gave me this handmade gift--

Cute huh?  My initials and my hubs initials are both VT!
So, here they are all together!

I wish you all a Happy day of LOVE!
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Happy Diapering

Saturday, February 13, 2010


We have another Giveaway to add to the list:
Big City! Baby :  prize Nifty Nappy and Woolie Wrap

just an update on the others:
Luvn Life only have 124 comments!  WOW- get over there and enter!
Loves Junr3 ends Monday!  Hurry!!!
Take Time to Smell the Roses ends Monday also!

Happy Diapering

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Today I am Excited!

I have so much to be excited about!  (Now that all the funerals are over and life can move on!)
I get to sew wool covers today!  I love wool!!!!  I am going to sew up all the wool for all the outstanding orders today!  Then they can all ship out hopefully Friday!  Exciting huh?

I am also super excited about my upcoming Review/Giveaways!  Have I mentioned I am having a BIG "Spring Fling" Review/giveaway?  No????  Well I am!  and it is going to be awesome!  I have found some big name things to throw in, but I have also found some awesome little Etsy shops to join HURRAY for WAHMS!!!
Some hints:
crayon rolls, slippers, bags, a custom CD'ing changing pad!, paint, natural toys...  and the list goes on and on!  Really it is going to be fab!    Watch for it the beginning of March!  Exciting huh?

But the most exciting!  I am now a wholesaler!  YIPPEE!  I am super excited!  I will change all the prices in my shop tonight and it will be official!  Isn't that the most Exciting of all?

So, what are you Excited about?

Happy Diapering

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Discount on Waldorf Dolls...... Retailing????

HEY THERE!  Did you love Saskia's little doll?  Wanna get one?  She is still offering the code for you lovely ladies!  BUT only for through MONDAY (Feb. 8th)
15% a purchase from her etsy shop!   Plus FREE SHIPPING for VALENTINES!!!! 
What you need to do is leave this code: 
nifty snuggly
In the comments to seller at check out and she will refund you, through paypal, your discount!

I am STILL going to offer a 20% discount on a matching diaper.   If you buy a doll from Saskia's etsy shop then want a matching diaper for 20% off you email me that you bought a doll and which one!  I WILL check with Saskia and then I will email you a SECRET code to be used for your 20% off! 

Tempting huh?  well hurry!  she doesn't have that many dolls listed  
*but she has posted new ones!!  :)  

I do have something else to add to tonight!
I have it in the works to start selling my diapers to retailers!  How exciting huh?  I am very excited!
However I have been selling my diapers to my wonderful customers at wholesale prices!  This means I will be raising my prices.  I wanted to give a heads up though!  So I will officially be a wholesaler starting on Wed. Feb. 10th!
I am excited for the changes this will bring about!  It is so neat for me to think that someday soon my diapers will be sold in stores with some “big name” diapers!
You can see the retailers and their shops on the menu bar.

Thanks for your awesome support!

Happy Diapering

Saturday, February 6, 2010

**We have a new Nifty Nappy giveaway out there!  Check in the "Our Diaper Giveaways" menu tab at the top!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Winner of Waldorf doll

Congrats to our winner for the Waldorf inspired doll and matching diaper!
from we get:

True Random Number Generator

*sorry I haven't leaned how to make the cute little box show up yet!  Still working on that!
so who is the winner? 
Mandy said...1st tweet, 1st entry
January 29, 2010 9:22 AM

CONGRATS Mandy!  You get the adorable doll and matching diaper!  I expect pics young lady!  :) 
Happy Diapering

Oh my Goodness----

Hey ladies, I have a few things I need to get checked off my list today!
this is the last day for this!  Don't miss it!
Don't for get the Sweetening the Deal either, save some $$  on doll and diaper!  :)
current giveaways:
Daddy Diaper Event!
It was pointed out by AJ that It is hard to find my shop!  I have a button for my shop here on my blog.  It had gotten pushed down a bit while I was trying to add my blog roll and my current giveaway roll.  
So I moved it back up to the top!  it is right there AJ  ------------> 
That is the button for my Nifty Nappy shop.  There is also a place you can grab my button and put it on your blog of you so wish.  :)  
Thanks for pointing that AJ, cause that is why we are here!  :) 
k, last but not least- especially in the time aspect.  
I have been nominated by Mindy over at The Inquisitive Mom for a 

This is good for me I guess because it makes me sit down and visit a few blogs of some friends.  I love to blog, but I just don't have the time -I would like to!  I have been swamped this week and this comes at a very inopportune time, but it will be good to sit and think on how blessed I am to have great friends, colleagues, and examples!

This is what I must do after receiving this award:

1) Put the logo within my blog or on my post

2) Pass the award onto 12 fellow bloggers

3) Link the nominees within my post

4) Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog

5) Share the love and link to the person whom you received this award from

I am sharing this award with the following blogs (in no particular order):

(Love her Thursdays fluff talk) 
Brook Van Gory
(Ahh, Brooke, what more can I say?  LOVE Brooke!) 
Paisley and Pretties
(This blog always leaves me thinking )
Big City! Baby
(It is fun to watch her little B grow up)
The Bear Bunch
(It is fun to see a team blog!  They are blogging real life)
Newly Wed, Newly Bred!
(she has great reviews)
Life Happens During Naptime
(Love this blog, it is a great read!)
Sugar Magnolia
(I am excited to watch her blog grow and see her beautiful dolls)
(great blog -besides she is having a HUGE cloth diapering event)
Take Time to Smell the Roses
(interesting project 365!)
Mama in FlipFlops2!
(very informative and pertinent reviews)

The Stone House
(this is a blog that belongs to a very dear friend on mine!  She is amazing, and has posts that make you feel all warm and cozy inside!  please take the time to visit her blog, you will not be sorry you stopped by!) 

There are all 12!  I hope you enjoy visiting them, they are all worth blogs in their own way!  
So now I suppose I should get on with my day!  lots of sewing to do!  :) 

Happy Diapering

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Look how adorable huh?  This is a pic by Tricia over at LOVES JURNS
She took this picture for the giveaway on her blog!  check it out!  :)

Happy Diapering

Monday, February 1, 2010

Review and Giveaways today!

Don't miss entering my amazing Waldorf inspired doll and matching Nifty Nappy  
comin' at ya again!
here are the latest review/giveaway!
This one is super fun.  They did a video review.  How cool huh, and dad was even in on it since it is the

Daddy Diaper Event!

It was lots of fun to work with Annie!  you should check it out and follow her blog!  :)   
the giveaway is for $35 and goes through Feb 9th!  

There is also a Wool giveaway on 


This giveaway will end Feb. 15th  the giveaway is for one Woolie Wrap and 1/4 lb. lanolin! 

Happy Diapering