Thursday, December 9, 2010

Free Shipping To Canada Only On My HC Store!

Posted by Andrea Stanley at 4:41 PM 0 comments
I just re opend my HC store and am offering FREE shipping to all of my fellow Canadians!

check out my new and improved shop HERE

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Win a Snugs One Size Cloth Pocket Diaper!

Posted by Andrea Stanley at 9:41 AM 82 comments

Snugs Boutique's most popular and versatile cloth diapers! A favorite for mom's and dad's alike. The one-size diaper fits babies between and weight ranges of 10-38lbs. This super trim and absorbent diaper is perfect for babies from swaddlers to toddlers.
Made with waterproof barrier fabric PUL as the shell, and super soft comfort fleece liner. Pluse one absorbent microfiber terry insert/soakerpad.
Available in many fun colors. To view our color chart please Click Here
HOW TO WIN!
To enter into this contest please complete at least one of the tasks below.
Note: Each task you complete will give you an entery into the competition. Please make a new post for each task as your post numbers will be entered into a random number generator.
1. Become a Fan on Facebook
2. Join us on Twitter
3. Post this giveaway on your Twitter
4. Post this giveaway on your own blog or a public forum
5. Make a purchase in our online etsy shop or website
6. Go to Snugs Boutique and tell us which item we sell is your favorite and why
7. Tell us which color OS diaper is your favorite
8. Grab my button
The Draw will be Held on January 30th, my Son's Birthday, and the inspiration for Snugs Boutique! Good Luck!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Winner of the MomAgenda Giveaway!!

Posted by Andrea Stanley at 5:30 PM 2 comments
Congrats to Janet and Maya our poster #9 on winning the MomAgenda Giveaway.




Thursday, August 19, 2010

Win a Momagenda 2010-2011 Desktop Planner

Posted by Andrea Stanley at 4:12 PM 10 comments


Hi Everyone! I'm so please to announce that we have the new 2010-2011 MomAgenda Desktop Planners Available in 5 fun colors!!




Spread the word via facebook, twitter, your own blog, or an online forum to receive a free entry!


Just add a comment on where and how you spread the word and enter to win one MomAgenda Desktop planner!
CONTEST END SEPTEMBER 1st 2010

Sunday, February 28, 2010

New Snugs Prefold/Flat Cloth Diapers

Posted by Andrea Stanley at 1:31 PM 1 comments
Hi Everyone! I've just started selling my handmade (in Canada) Cloth prefold diapers. This particular diaper below is made with 100% cotton diaper flannel (inside...super absorbent!) and light 100% cotton diaper gauze on the outside and is appliqued with a beautiful cotton print.


This prefold fits Size M (15-25lbs) and can be used as a burp cloth until baby is big enough to fit it. Once grown out of, use as an insert in a large pocket diaper. Prefolds are the most versatile and traditional cloth diapers around. Pair this diaper with a beautiful hand knitted wool soaker or longies and you are rocken for that night time diaper routine!

This diaper is available in my etsy store. I'll be stocking my website with natural twill diapers soon!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/andrea125

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

83 year old man killed in Cranbrook house fire

Posted by Andrea Stanley at 10:37 AM 1 comments
I would like to share with you all the reason I have been away the last couple weeks. There has been a tragic accident in my family and it has been a very painful time for me.

My Grandmother has dementia. My grandfather, an 83 year old amputee, did his best to conceal how bad her illness was. Claude (my grandfather) goes to bed around 9 o'clock every night. Kay (my grandmother) usually stays up until 11 or 12. Before she gets ready for bed she puts a new log in their wood stove.

Earlier in the week, they had been having problems with there 57 year old wood stove. The glass in the door had broken, which nearly started a fire but had happened during the day so it was caught in time. My father later replaced the glass with metal. The latch on the door was also causing problems, sometimes coming loose allowing the door to swing open on its own.

That night, before Kay went to bed, she stoked the stove and went to her room. She forgot to make sure the latch was secure and the door.....

As Kay regressed into her dementia her obsession with cats became more and more prominent, spending $800 to $1000 a month on cat food. She collected 27 cats which were kept in the house at all times, and at least 30 stray cats outside. She spent most of her day outside feeding the cats. As you can tell her illness was becoming a problem. But Claude was adamant on taking care of her as long as possible. Even though he had Hodgkin's lymphoma, one leg, and was on a six month bought of chemo, he dressed her, cleaned the house, and made all the meals.

Kay was in her room when the fire started. The wood stove door swung open and the fire grew until the pipe above leading to the chimney melted. Like a tiger torch the pipe shot large hot flames on to the ceiling quickly spreading about the kitchen. Kay heard this noise and suspecting her cats where up to no good shuffled into the front room where she was attacked by smoke and heat. Being 4 feet from the side door of the house she quickly escaped only to come to the sudden realization that her home of 58 years was quickly becoming engulfed in flames. Even though she wanted to keep the door open for her 27 cats to escape she knew that by keeping the door open it would only feed the already growing fire. Unable to return into the house she ran to Claude's bedroom window and began banging and screaming for him to escape. The house being as old as it was the window had be nailed shut and a heavy plastic placed on the outside for insulation, Kay was unable to open the window...

My Parents Lee and Judy live next door to my Grandparents. They all live on a 5 acre lot just outside of Cranbrook's city limits (Jim Smith Lake). Their homes are approximately 50-60 feet from each other. Judy had just lied down when she heard a loud crackling noise. Thinking that it might be her wood stove she went to check, and found Kay and Claude's house engulfed in flames that reached higher then the large pine trees that scatter the property. Waking Lee, whom got dressed immediately and rushed out the door, she called 911.

Lee found Kay walking aimlessly about the yard, about 5 cars had stopped and emergency crew where on their way. Claude was still inside...

Lee desperately ripped the plastic off the window, and broke the single pain glass window. A huge cloud of heat and black smoke billowed from the window. Claude's Bed was beside the window and he was lying with his head at the window, he had heard Kay's cries...

Unfortunately my father was too late. Clause had already passed. It only took three breaths for him to sacrum to smoke inhalation.

Emergency crews arrived quickly and the flames were put out within minuets.

So that is the story. I'm sorry it may have been too dramatic for you, but that is why I have been off work for so long. Claude was a very kind and caring man, and angel that came to walk with us for a while.





Links


Son’s desperate effort to save father from Cranbrook fire


Fire claims life of Jim Smith Lake man












Sunday, January 31, 2010

New Wool Items

Posted by Andrea Stanley at 11:10 AM 1 comments


I'm so proud to introduce my new line of Wool items. Each item is handknitted by me. I'll be selling handpainted wool too soon!



Also available now is my organic fitted diapers made with orgainc velour and adorable cotton knit jersey!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Snugs Bamboo Cloth Diaper Value Packs!

Posted by Andrea Stanley at 12:19 PM 0 comments

Our Snugs Bamboo Cloth Diapers are on sale in the form of Value Packs! Right now get 6 Bamboo diapers any size any colors for $48.00 and 12 for $72.00! These diapers are super soft and absorbent. Choose between size Small (10-18lbs) and Medium - Large (15-38lbs). We have Pink, Yellow and Blue in stock, see the photo below for a better look at our color selection! These diapers are hand made in China,



Benefits of Bamboo:
Bamboo has many advantages over cotton. Fabrics made from bamboo are softer and are similar to silk in texture. Bamboo is naturally antibacterial, hypoallergenic, and more absorbent, therefore keeping your baby dry and odor free. Bamboo fabrics dry twice as fast as cottons and can be worn all year, keeping you warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Not only is bamboo good for you it is also good for the environment. Bamboo is a quick growing plant. Fertilizers and/or pesticides are not required to yield a successful crop. Little water is needed and they can survive through drought and flooding.
Bamboo also makes excellent clothing, not only for babies but for adults and children too.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

How to Wash Your Cloth Diapers

Posted by Andrea Stanley at 7:42 PM 0 comments


First and foremost, you will need a large gallon bucket or pail with a lid. You can find these at some restaurants, garden centers, and/or department stores. Sprinkle backing soda on the bottom to help mask the smell.


Choose a detergent that is safe for your baby. Some babies have sensitive skin so using the same detergent as their clothing is key.


Wash:
Store diapers in a pail until ready to wash. be sure to shake any large solids into the toilet. You may choose to soak your diapers with a little detergent while storing (simply fill pail with hot water and add detergent). When ready to wash dump entire bucket into washing machine (if bucket has been filled with water for soaking place machine on spin then start machine at the beginning and add detergent). Place machine on the appropriate settings for the load size and fill with HOT water, add detergent.


When you ready to dry make sure all inserts/soaker pads have been removed from pockets. Hang dry pockets and place inserts in dryer (do not use bounce sheets or any product similar). Be sure to avoid placing your diapers in the dryer as much as possible, the high heat can break down the PUL faster then normal.


Care:

Store diapers in a safe dry place out of reach of children. Once dry, place inserts/soaker pads back into pockets. If you have aplix diapers always remove the lint and hair from the rough parts after every wash. If you have diapers with snaps, inspect the snaps and the fabric around them every once and a while to make sure there is no lose or broken snaps that may be a chocking hazard to your child.
For more info on washing CLICK HERE




Saturday, January 16, 2010

Our snaps now available at Diaper Builders

Posted by Andrea Stanley at 12:01 PM 0 comments

Hi everyone,


I've decided to remove all my snaps and presses from my website. they will only be available through our etsy Diaper Builders shop.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Winner of the MomAgenda Giveaway

Posted by Andrea Stanley at 10:54 AM 0 comments


Congratulations to Anna! Your post was chosen using a random number gernator from random.org














Your post #9


 

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