Thursday, January 6, 2011

Natural Parenting/Cloth Diaper Raffle to Benefit the Leukemia Lymphoma Society

I'm hosting another raffle to benefit the Leukemia Lymphoma Society! (Previous raffle and why I'm fundraising). This time I have asked for prize donations from WAHM and smaller retailers that make and/or sell cloth diapers, natural parenting products and baby products.  Here's how to enter:

1. Donate any amount to my fundraiser for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society (if you would like to pay via paypal send to
2. Fill out this form (don't forget to check off the extra entries see below)

All entrants must do both 1. and 2. in order to qualify for prizes. This Raffle will end Feb 10th 11:59pm PST. Prizes will be drawn Feb. 11th. I will notify winners via email. One prize per person. Winners will have 72 hours to respond, after 72 hours a new winner will be drawn.  Prizes will be mailed from sponsors or myself.  Open to US and Canadian Residents Only.

***If you want a chance to win a second prize you can do so by donating an additional $10***
Prizes (these will be updated as I receive more responses so check back daily!):

GoGo Natural LLC  (Facebook, Twitter)
Dinkledooz diaper

Retail Value: $17.95

EC Babies (Facebook)
KaWaii Minky One Size Bamboo Diaper

Retail Value:$10.50

modmomME (Facebook, Twitter)
Wetbag made by modmomME

Retail Value: $15+(introductory price)

Green Baby Clothing Co. (Facebook, Twitter)
Prize to be determined

Mother-ease (Facebook)
Mother-ease One Size diaper and Air Flow Cover (medium, Savanna print)

Retail Value: $24.20

Softbums (Facebook, Twitter, Blog)
SoftBums Echo 3-Pack

Retail Value: $39.95

Bum Covered Diapers (Facebook)
Bumgenius 4.0 Diaper (winner chooses color of what's in stock)

Retail Value:$17.95

ERGObaby (Facebook, Twitter)
3 ERGObaby Front Pouches

Retail Value: $21+

Fuzzinbunz Perfect Size Diaper. (Winner choses size and color)

Retail Value: $19.95

All About Baby Boutique (Facebook, Blog)
Fuzzibunz One-Size of any color in stock

Retail Value: $17.95

GEN-Y Diapers (Facebook, Twitter)
GEN-Y Universal cover in Afternoon Outing Size Small

Retail Value: $21.99

Hip Hooters- My Organic Breast Pads (Facebook)
Mystery Pack (6 pairs)


Retail Value: $40

No More Messes (Facebook)
Decorative travel size wipes case with cloth wipes

Anonymous Donor
LolliDoo™ Overnight eco-pocket™ with Innies™

Retail Value: $40

Teething Bling by Smart Mom Jewelry (Facebook, Twitter)
Green Swirl Pendant

Retail Value: $19.10

Cute N Fluffy Cloth Diapers (Facebook, Twitter)
Rockin Green Funk Rock

Retail Value: $12.95

Happy Heinys OS Snaps in Puppy Print

Retail Value: $18.95

Pixiekids Toys (Facebook)
$20 gift card to Pixiekids Toys

Wee Little Changes (Facebook, Twitter)
Bumgenius Odor Remover

Retail Value: $5.99

Apple Cheeks (Facebook, Twitter, Blog)

$25 gift card to Apple Cheeks Boutique

Extra Entries (check all boxes on Entry Form that apply)
The following are worth 1 Extra Entry Each (accept where noted*):
-Join my Facebook Group
-If you entered my previous raffle
-Grab my button (see side bar for code) and post it on your blog
-Follow my blog via google friend connect
-Follow all sponsors Facebook Pages
-Follow all sponsors that are on Twitter
-Donate $5+ ***(worth 3 extra entries)***
-Follow me on twitter and tweet: "You could win some #clothdiapers, natural parenting items & raise money for Leukemia Lymphoma Society Ends Feb 10"
-Blog about this raffle ***(worth 2 extra entries)***

If you would like to be a sponsor please email me:

Disclaimer: I receive no money from the donations all proceeds go to The Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS). All prizes were donated for the purpose of this raffle and to help benefit LLS. Raffle ends 02/10 at 11:59pm PST and prizes will be shipped out by USPS Mail as soon as winner responds. Winner will be notified via email. If no response within 72 hours a new winner will be drawn. Only one prize per person unless an additional $10 was donated. Limited to US and Canadian residents

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Another Move

December was a very stressful month, I had finals, packing, moving, and clearing out the apartment and planning for Christmas. I had final exams Dec. 13-17. I gave notice to my apartment complex that we were moving out on Dec. 20th so that I would have time to pack, clean, and move but also finish my exams. I made plans for the Elder's Quorum to help me move everything into storage on Dec. 18th. David is currently deployed but when he returns he has 2 months of training in Texas. After that we are planning on moving and buying a house. We decided that I would get a head start on moving since David will pretty much be gone until we officially move and we would probably end up moving in the middle of my Spring Finals, which is not an option. Since David hasn't received his orders yet I couldn't have the Army move us which meant I had to pack everything and put it in storage. Basically I got maybe 4 hours of sleep a night from the 13-19th. I studied for my exams and in between I packed up our entire apartment. Thankfully I had 2 very sweet friends from church come and help me on 2 separate occasions. Then moving day came and I had to pick up the rental truck from the storage unit and try and coordinate with 10+ people on what to put on the truck first and where to place it in the storage unit. Let's just say it was organized chaos but we managed to fit everything in the storage unit and empty the apartment. (David I am never packing/moving our stuff by "myself" again :D, love you!) After that crazy day I took a nap, woke up, ate dinner, and got to work cleaning the apartment. It took forever but I did it! Sunday morning I woke up went to Sacrament meeting since I had promised I would come say goodbye. I then went back to the apartment and finished cleaning it. Another very sweet lady from church came to my rescue and brought her vacuum cleaner. Mine was not picking up anything. She even vacuumed all my rugs for me! The apartment office closes at 4pm on Sundays and I had to either tell them to come do a final walk through that day or I would have to wait until 9am Monday to do it. I wanted to be done with the apartment and out of there ASAP since I had a 12.5 hour drive to my parents house with my busting at the seams car. My mother called me at 3:20 and I was in a panic to get the apartment done! I had 30mins and no time to talk on the phone so I started freaking out, my mom reminded me that it didn't have to be perfect and she was right. Thankfully all I had left was to make sure the bathroom was clean and the kitchen sink was clean. I literally finished at 3:50 and ran to the office since my car was so full. I got there just in time and the manager drove me to the apartment in his golf cart. Everything checked out fine with him. I signed off on a piece of paper saying all was good and turned over all our keys to him. I then had to throw away all the trash that I had left outside the apartment...which meant I had to walk it all to the garbage compactor since my car was full. I finally just took the empty box and stuck it on my car and drove the rest of the trash to the compactor. I was so exhausted, sore all over, and straving. I drove over to Wendy's and sat in their parking lot enjoying my chili, baked potato, and chocolate frosty. I decided I was too tired to drive to my parents house and drove 2 hours to my in laws and spent the night. I had such a hard time focusing on the drive up to their house I'm glad I made it in one piece! I went to bed and for once that week didn't set any alarms. I got 11 hours of sleep! I then left for my parents house and arrived around 9pm that night! I was so glad for all that to be over with! Let's just say I never want to do it again! But I did get to enjoy Christmas with my family and now I am helping my mother organize and clean up her house. There's too much stuff here and it needs to be dejunked. I finally have Jeff's old room set up the way I want it while I'm here. I plan on focusing on school work, training for my half marathon in Feb, finishing my fundraising for LLS, and working on some sewing projects. After this semester is over I am excited for us to buy our first house and start getting things settled down again. Oh the joys of moving! I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!