Tuesday, November 30, 2010


So, J Dude recently turned 18 months a couple of days ago...

We went to his 18 month well baby check-up today. He is 25.5lbs, stands 32 1/8" tall and has a really big head measuring at 51cm.

He loves to play with his sister, some of his favorite toys are Lego's and Chuck the Talking Truck. He also likes to play at the park, loves to climb.

J Dude loves to eat, some of his favorite foods are Spaghetti, Macaroni and Cheese and he loves Green Beans. This is what happens after he eats a good dinner followed by 8oz of milk...

When he hears the phone ring he will say "har-row". The other morning I found him wrapped up in Garland and he looked up at me and said "uh-oh, pagetti-o". J Dude also loves to flirt with the girls...

Have to admit that he is one handsome dude...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Winner of Rockin' Green Giveaway

This winner of the Rockin' Green giveaway is...

Congradulations to Brittany. Please contact me so that you can claim your bag of Rockin' Green!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Rockin' Green

So you are probably wondering, Rockin' Green? Well, I started cloth diapering after my daughter, Bug was born in 2006 and has VERY sensitive skin. Nothing worked, but cloth diapers! I started by trying fitteds and pockets, and then quickly moved to AIOs. We now have her in cloth trainers and her little brother is Cloth Diapered about 50% - 70% of the time. Needless to say we were on the hunt for a detergent that would work with my daughter's super sensitive skin! She has Eczema and many detergents leave a residue behind, so I was in search of something that is clean rising...

I started my search on the internet and came across Rockin' Green...

Rockin' Green Diaper Detergent makes diaper washing easy and cuts the worry along with the "stink" in your cloth diaper laundry! Born out of necessity, this cloth diaper and laundry detergent is absolutely GREEN - easy on the planet and safe for kids and adults alike!
This special formula only requires a small amount be used with each load of diapers; it rinses clean, saving you both time and money!
Dye Free, Enzyme Free, Phosphate Free…
This cloth diaper detergent ROCKS, hence the name. What can you expect from Rockin' Green Diaper Detergent? The better question might be what you should NOT expect - for instance, it won't wash your car; sad, but true.
But seriously, here is a list of what you get with a bag of Rockin' Green Diaper Detergent:
  • A detergent FREE OF dyes, enzymes, fillers, optical brighteners and phosphates!
  • Several scents to choose from, but also an unscented version for those with sensitive skin. The scented versions contain natural fragrances.
  • An easy rinsing, HE compatible formula; also approved for military use.
  • Vegan - no need to compromise convictions in your cloth diaper washing detergent!
  • Reusable packaging - you are reusing diapers, you certainly don't need throwaway packaging!
  • Economical! Rockin’ Green Diaper Detergent washes 45/90 loads and costs you $0.13 a load!
Soft Rock, Classic Rock or Hard Rock?
There are three types of Rockin' Green Detergent available; review the manufacturer's recommendations below when selecting a type.
Soft Rock: "This unscented version is gentler than the original and is great for little ones that have sensitive skin."
Classic Rock: "This is the sound that started it all. Our original formula is great for diapers and regular clothes. So use it on everything!"
Hard Rock: "This hard water formula is perfect for those that struggle with diaper laundry! Our newest formula in the lineup will knock the stink out of anything you throw at it!"

I wasn't sure if it was really going to work out for us. Well no worries, you can order samples for just .75 - .80, we ordered some Classic Rock as that is what it suggested for Virginia water. So, it arrived in the mail fairly quickly and we gave it a whirl. It was amazing to see what kind of stuff came out of my daughter's cloth diapers (you wouldn't think the water would be gray in color...), so it passed the cleaning test. We then had to test it out for about a week or so on her skin, I am happy to say that it passed that test too...

We moved in Central PA and were having some issues with the Classic Rock at the time. NO FEAR! Kim took the time to troubleshoot with me and even sent me some samples to try out, well it turns out we have Hard Water, so we switched to Hard Rock 2.0 and the Eczema rash went away again!

Another reason why we switched to Rockin' Green for all our laundry needs, is because it is VERY ECONOMICAL. It is actually cheaper than buying All Baby or Dreft.

Then, you can't beat the AMAZING customer service. I had gotten an order of Rockin' Green and one of the bags had leaked, I contacted customer service and they sent me out a replacement bag right away at no extra charge!

So, since it is the month of November and with Thanksgiving coming up I think it is time to "pay it forward" and pass on something that I enjoy using in my household to yours...

The Giveaway:

Enter to win a 45/90 load bag in scent of your choice:

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You are going to have to leave separate comments for each entry in order for them to count.

The winner will be pick on Wednesday, November 10th at Noon, EST. I will notify the winner via Blog or E-mail, so please make sure I have a way to contact you!

Good Luck!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

King of Prussia

We have lived here for about 4 months now, but hadn't really found a nice mall around the area. Yes, we have the outlets which we have Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids Outlet (which can be dangerous)...

Today the kids and I were kidnapped. My husband decided he wanted to drive 1 hour and 30 minutes to King of Prussia...

We found a mall and went to check it out. This mall has stores that everyday people like you and me would shop at like Gymboree, Gap, Old Navy, Sears and maybe even JC Penny's. BUT, I can't name many malls that have stores like Tiffany, Bloomingdales or Gucci.

Jerrick seemed to really like the toy store, he really didn't want to leave...

Both of them had fun inside The Disney Store....

Bug went fishing:

J Dude decided he wanted to go mountain climbing:

In the end we all got hungry and started looking for the food court. We never did find the food court, but we did find "The Cafe Court". $30.00 later none of us were hungry anymore! Seriously, I can't remember the last time I spent $30.00 eating out at a mall, BUT it was no McDonald's either.