SoftBums Giveaway!

Cloth diapers are a great way to keep baby dry, chemical-free and save the planet from disposable waste. SOFTBUMS cloth diapers are well known for their excellent fit, Made in the USA quality and adjustable leg elastics. One lucky winner will win this Love Blossom shell + floral leggings perfect for Spring and Summer! You can shop at SOFTBUMs at my affiliate below to see their selection. Enter to win below and good luck! Giveaway is open to USA & Canada and ends 5/25.

SOFTBUMS features:

  • Made in the USA
  • 2 Styles, ECHO (AI2) or OMNI (Pocket)
  • One-Size that fits newborn and up!
  • Patented slide-size adjustable elastic
    • Helps prevent leaks
    • No need for rise snaps
  • High-quality strength hook & loop
  • Lined with super soft unbleached, hypo-allergenic fleece
  • Snap-in pod system for easy washing and fast changes
  • Save 10% with coupon GCDC2017 until 6/1/2017

 

Giveaway is open to US & Canadian residents 18+, void where prohibited. All entries will be verified, winner will have 48 hours to respond to e-mail or new winner will be drawn.

Disclosure: This giveaway is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. Event organized by Mama Banana’s Adventures. Open to legal residents 18+ of USA and Canada. Confirmed Winner will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be drawn. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Mama Banana’s Adventures is not responsible for lost or stolen prizes. For questions about this event contact MamaBananasAdventures@gmail.com

 

MSM April Giveaway Bash!

It’s finally here! I started blogging in April of 2008, J and I were embarking on a new journey just a few months after we married. I never imagined that my blogging hobby would turn into what it is today. Mustard Seed Mommy has changed and evolved to be an outlet for me to share my life, try out some pretty amazing products, share some of those same products, and make a little money to contribute to our family finances. Thank you, thank you for being here, thank you for reading and commenting and sharing my posts. You, my readers, are the only way I can keep this blog going.

So, because I love you all so much for being my readers, I am throwing a huge April Giveaway Bash! Get excited y’all! These are some phenomenal products and ONE lucky lady will be winning EVERYTHING! Please check out all the products included and don’t forget to fill out the giveaway widget for your chance to win!

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There are over $400 worth of products being given away, I’ve tried to pull together some of our favorite products as well as some new ones that were recommended to me and have fallen in love with. So, let’s not waste anymore time! Here are the amazing products/sponsors being offered up this month!

Beau and Belle LittlesSwim Diaper Review

 Beau and Belle Littles – See my full review HERE

Winner will receive a set of swim diapers and washcloths.

Love U Sew MuchNewborn Cloth Diaper Review

Love U Sew Much Etsy Shop – See my full review HERE

Winner will receive two newborn diapers with inserts.

Freshly Picked MoccasinsReview

Freshly Picked Moccasins – See my full review HERE

Winner will receive one pair of moccasins in their choice of size and color.

Mandelin Naturals Review

Mandelin Naturals – See my full review HERE

Winner will receive the same products in the above photo.

The Vintage HoneyTeething Necklace Review (1)

The Vintage Honey Shop – See my full review HERE

Winner will receive a teething necklace.

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Jammies – See my full review HERE

Winner will receive a Jammies sleep sack.

I See Me! Personalized Book Review

I See Me! – See my full review HERE

Winner will receive a personalized 15th anniversary addition of My Very Own Name.

Baby Banana Brush Review

Baby Banana Brush – See my full review HERE

Winner will receive an age appropriate tooth brush.

Glow Bug Cloth DiaperReview

Glow Bug Cloth Diapers – See my full review HERE

Winner will receive a cloth diaper with inserts.

Tiny Atlas DesignsReview

Tiny Atlas Designs – See my full review HERE

Winner will receive one stuffed animal of their choice.

PinkBlush Clothing Review

PinkBlush – See my full review HERE

Winner will receive a $50 gift certificate.

Baby Steps Scratch Off Pregnancy Calendar Review

Splash Brands – See my full review HERE

Winner will receive a Baby Steps Scratch Off Pregnancy Calendar.

Mint 2 SewReview

Mint 2 Sew (Clothees) – See my full review HERE

Winner will receive a $20 gift certificate.

The Coral CottageReview

The Coral Cottage – See my full review HERE

Winner will receive a set of burp cloths.

Lularoe Review & Giveaway (1)

LuLaRoe Okleshens VIP – See my full review HERE

Winner will receive a set of mommy and me leggings.

Lucky Stars Review

Lucky Stars – Full review coming SOON!

Winner will receive $25 gift certificate.

Other prizes: Nursing Shawl ($49.95) and Bamboo Angelicware Cloth Diaper w/Insert ($15).

What do you think? Pretty amazing right?! It’s super easy to enter, just complete as many or as few tasks as you want in the widget below. The more you complete the better chance you have to win! The contact information task is mandatory – your information will NOT be shared unless you are the winner of the giveaway, and then it will only be shared with the sponsors and used to contact you and send you your gifts! Good luck and thank you for being a MSM reader!

Glowbug Cloth Diaper Review

Glow Bug Cloth DiaperReview

Glow Bug is one of those cloth diaper companies that I always come back too. They’re diapers provide a great fit on my itty bitty babies and their tiny chunky ladies! They have these awesome double gussets that are very unique and different from any other double gusset diaper out there. The inserts snap in and you get a large one called the “Mighty Mr. Clock” insert that covers the ENTIRE inside of the diaper, as well as a doubler that snaps onto that one for extra absorbency!

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Glow Bug sells their diapers a little differently than most retailers, they only sell their diapers in lots, but they allow you to customize your order to fit your needs. You can choose from many different sets of prints, whether you want 12 or 24 diapers, and the type of inserts you would prefer (primary price includes 1 microfiber insert per diaper and 1/2 the number of the larger “Mighty Mr. Clock” inserts). You can also add wipes, disposable liners and a diaper sprayer. A really neat aspect of this is that you can even preorder your diapers and contact Glow Bug once you know the gender of your baby, so that you already have them ordered but don’t have to preorder your prints until you know for sure what prints you want!

Glow Bugs fit from 7-35lbs, you receive free shipping and if you don’t receive your order within 5 days you will receive a free diaper for the inconvenience. See all the different packages HERE.

Once again, keep an eye on the upcoming giveaway, Glow Bug is offering a free diaper (winner will choose boy, girl or gender neutral print) with inserts. Can’t wait!

Mint 2 Sew Review

When I started contacting companies to find sponsors for my giveaway I wanted to include small work at home mom businesses. A friend of mine recommended a few different WAHMs and I’m so excited to share Mint 2 Sew with you!

Lindsey, the owner of Mint 2 Sew, specializes in customized cloth diapers, baby/kid clothing (including maxaloones, romperloones, bandana bibs, booties, undies, dresses, leggings, and more!), and momma clothing. The possibilities are endless and you will find an array of fun fabrics to choose from in her Facebook Group.

I wasn’t sure what I would receive to review but I was excited to receive anything as I had already been browsing and loving every item I saw posted on Mint 2 Sew’s facebook page and group. When I opened my package… y’all, I squealed with delight. Two words. LISA. FRANK.

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I don’t know about you, but like millions of other little girls in the 90’s, I was obsessed with Lisa Frank. I had to have Lisa Frank EVERYTHING. Talk about nostalgia! Bird could care less what prints we put on her tush, but Boogie was so excited to see the bright colors and critters on this cloth diaper. She hasn’t really discovered the awesome neon colors and creativity of Lisa Frank, but after seeing her reaction to this diaper, I may have to introduce her to more!

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Lindsey’s craftmanship is stellar, the stitching is impeccable, the design of this pocket diaper is pretty cool as well. I like the way she has placed the opening a little more inside the diaper than what a typical pocket is. This helps cover the inserts a little better, we seem to have issues with inserts wanting to pop out the back of Bird’s diapers sometimes. Drives me crazy!

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The fit is fantastic, I was able to get a snug fit without feeling like the elastics were too snug on her chunky legs. The inner fabric is nice and soft, no worries of irritation or rubbing on her delicate skin. And obviously I’m in love with the print, you just can’t go wrong with Lisa Frank!

We’ve had no leaks from this diaper as of yet, I’ve been using a basic microfiber insert inside of it, I’m looking forward to using it more often in rotation with the rest of our diapers! Unfortunately I was so excited to put this dipe on Bird that she soiled it before I could take inner pictures, so keep an eye on this post for photos of the inside of this diaper sometime in the next week! Be sure to like Mint 2 Sew’s facebook page and join the Group to see all the wonderful products Lindsey makes! And, don’t forget to keep an eye out for the BIG giveaway going live in just a few short weeks! There will be a little something from Mint 2 Sew included!

Love U Sew Much – Newborn Cloth Diaper Review

Love U Sew MuchNewborn Cloth Diaper Review

I’m so excited to share this sweet young lady’s Etsy shop called Love U Sew Much, Alyssa graciously accepted my request to participate in my big giveaway in April. I was perusing Etsy for some small businesses to include in the giveaway and when I came across her products I knew I had to send her a message. Alyssa offers cloth diapers (both newborn and one size), cloth wipes, wet bags, wooden teethers, AIO cloth diapers, yoke diapers, diaper soakers, pillow covers and more! Her workmanship is outstanding, I was so impressed when I received these sweet little newborn diapers in the mail. The quality is very high, you couldn’t ask for a better diaper for your newborn.

These are newborn diaper covers, you’ll find that they include two snaps on each tab for added support and an umbilical snap down for those first weeks of the stump still being attached to your little one’s belly button. There is a double gusset which is perfect for those newborn poos, especially if you are exclusively nursing! Sometimes those don’t stay contained, so that double gusset will definitely help! The lining is incredibly soft and gentle to the touch, you’ll love knowing that the fabric will be gentle against your baby’s skin!

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You can see the double gussets in the above picture, as well as the front and back flaps that hold the insert in. You can purchase these soakers from Alyssa, or a newborn prefold would fit perfectly as well. The soakers that Alyssa makes are super soft though, and judging from what I know about inserts, these seem to be super absorbent and they will definitely be nice against your baby’s skin.

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Alyssa has a second store on Etsy called the Vineyard Craft Shop, here you will find purses, kitchen towels, casserole carriers, clothespin and laundry bags. She is very talented! Here is a little more about Alyssa, from Alyssa herself!

I have been sewing ever since I was tall enough to reach the foot pedal on the sewing machine. My early sewing consisted of straight seams and very basic projects. As I became more experienced, I began branching out into more complicated and adventurous projects. I began to make clothespin bags and handtowels. As a young teenager, I started to sell some of my things in local consignment stores which gave me experience in sewing and working with people. Some time later, I discovered Etsy. Etsy has been an excellent way to display my handcrafted items to a worldwide market. Next, I started to look around for new ideas, particularly baby items.  I was looking for a way to expand my product line to include more than kitchen and laundry items. One day my mom suggested that I try cloth diapers. My initial reaction was “No way! People don’t even use cloth diapers like that any more.” When we were little, mom used the prefold diapers with vinyl pants on top. I knew that I didn’t want to do that. Together, we began to discover all the new products being used for cloth diapers and it began to look exciting.  I found that cloth diapering is not out of date, in fact, it is making a comeback.  It has been a great learning experience –

I’m still learning. It has been a challenge to pick the right materials with the vast expanse of options, but I feel that I have found affordable, yet high quality fabrics.

Along with cloth diapers, I make wet bags, cloth wipes, wipe able changing pads, carseat strap covers and bunny ear teethers.

Alyssa you are a very inspiring young woman, I only wish I had half the talent that you do! Be sure to check our her shops and please take advantage of Free Shipping over $20. Use code FREESHIP20.