Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Pin It to Win It

Contest is over! Thanks to everyone that entered, we had over 300 pins!
Keep watching for more Pinterest contests.

We are celebrating our love for Pinterest and giving away a $25 gift certificate to Country Drawers!

Here’s how it works:
Step 1: Create a Board on Pinterest under the name "Pin It to Win It"
Step 2: Visit our website at Pin your favorite products to your "Pin It to Win It" Board. We've made it easy for you, just click the Pin It button on the product page!
Step 3: Fill out the form below with your contact info and Pinterest Board link. For each product you pin, you will be automatically entered for a chance to win a $25 Country Drawers Gift Certificate.

Contest ends 4/7/2012 at 11:59PM CST. Winner will be randomly chosen. If you have any questions or would like an invite to Pinterest, please feel free to contact us at


Friday, March 16, 2012

3.7 Million Tons of Disposables in One Year!

According to the 2010 EPA Municipal Waste Facts and Figures Fact Sheet:
In 1970, 350 thousand tons of disposable diapers went to landfills
In 2010, 3,740,000 tons went to landfills

The 2010 number is actually down from 3.8 million tons in 2009 but that's still a staggering number. Here's hoping 2011's number will be even lower!


Cost Comparison of Disposable Diapers and Cloth Diapers


Cloth Diapers vs Disposable Diapers

Sometimes, it just helps to see the comparison.

Some disposable companies state that their diapers can last up to 12 hours. But, I can't imagine that would be very comfortable for a baby. Babies need to be changed more often than that.

Here are our minimum recommendations:
Up to 6 weeks - at least 12-14 diaper changes per day = 504-588 diapers
6 weeks - 6 months - at least 8-10 diaper changes per day = 1008-1260 diapers
6 months - 1 year - at least 6-8 diaper changes per day = 1176-1568 diapers.
After one year that equals 2688 - 3416 diaper changes.


Friday Fun, Save Some Green!!

Save some green this St. Patrick's Day when you buy something green! This coupon is valid today and tomorrow (3/16-3/17).

We also have a GroVia sale in full swing! Save 15% off the current prints in GroVia Newborn AIOs, Shells and AIOs until March 31st.


St. Patrick's Day Fun

St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow! We’re getting our green on with some of these fun crafts and recipes:

First up are these fun St. Patty’s Day Printables from Love the Day. These are for a party, but could still be a lot of fun for a family. Why not wear the mustaches during your St. Patty's Day meal?

For the younger kids, Woo Jr has some really cute St.Patrick’s Day coloring pages as well as printable pinwheels.

These Shamrock Lacing Cards from Catholic Icing are super cute and a fun way to help your kids with fine motor skills.

The projects found at Easy Preschool Crafts for Kids have to be my favorite.  Just look at this little Leprechaun made with a toilet paper roll!

To top the day off, try these rainbow cupcakes from Family Fun. I’ve made these before and they were definitely a hit.

*Please remember, if you are pinning this article please give credit to the original source. Thanks!


Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday Fun!!! RLR Laundry Treatment

Happy Friday!!! This week, we're featuring RLR Laundry Treatment.

I love this stuff! RLR Laundry Treament really helps pull out all that residue and mineral deposits that can get trapped in your diapers and clothing. Every few months, I would put our diapers in the tub with a packet of RLR Laundry Treatment and soak them anywhere from a few hours to overnight. Then, I'd run them through the wash without any detergent and rinse until the water was clear.

It helped so much with the dinginess that can happen with hard water. Even the inserts felt fluffier after an RLR soak.

To celebrate Fun Friday, use code TGIF to receive a FREE packet of RLR Laundry Treatment with any order over $15. (Make sure to add the RLR Laundry Treatment to your cart before using the code).

Because I'm late posting this, the code will be valid through tomorrow.