Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Look Whoooo's Here

Sorry, that was a little corny. :) But, we're so excited about these owl themed products!!

$15 at Country Drawers
Hootie Cutie has been one of our best selling products. This adorable owl is such a best seller, that we can barely keep it in stock! We were only able to get a limited amount from our supplier this time around, so get your orders in soon!

$10.99 at Country Drawers

These Owl Security Blankets are brand new to Country Drawers. Measuring 12x12 inches, it is a perfect blankie for your baby or toddler to carry around. The blankets are luxuriously soft and so stinkin' cute! They even feature little loops on the corners, including one velcro loop, that make it easy to attach the blanket to a stroller while you're out and about.

Also available in Pink!

Is anyone else a sucker for owls?


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Snow Ice Cream

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**Update 2/4/14**
1) Since this post, I've found that the dry, powdery snow makes the best snow ice cream!

2) Due to all the emails and messages I've received,  I've also found that a lot of people have very serious opinions about ingesting snow. Basically, it comes down to doing what you feel is best for your family. I won't judge you for vaccinating/not vaccinating, using cloth diapers/using disposables, breastfeeding/bottle feeding, eating processed foods/eating organic, if you promise not to judge me for eating Snow Ice Cream. We really do live in the middle of nowhere so I'm not concerned about air pollutants. In fact, I'm more concerned about pollutants in our ground water due to chemicals and fertilizers from the fields than I am about pollutants above us. If I lived in a city or on a busy street, I might think differently. So, before going any further, use your own judgement and do your own research.


Our big winter storm is here and we are officially snowed in. More than likely, we'll be here for a few days so I already have activities lined up to keep our 3 year old from going stir crazy. His favorite activity? Making Snow Ice Cream. When I told him it was going to snow, the first thing he asked me was, "Can we make ice cream?"

Granted, it's not Ben & Jerry's, but it's still pretty good. And, you can make it as healthy as you'd like!

Take a mixing bowl outside and scoop up about 4-5 cups of fresh (and CLEAN) snow. Back inside, mix 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/4 c sugar and 1 cup of milk or cream with the snow. You can add more or less sugar to suit your tastes.

TIP: Coconut milk makes GREAT Snow Ice Cream. If you want a creamer 'ice cream' use table or whipping cream.

You can even jazz up your Snow Ice Cream with your favorite toppings.

What are your favorite activities for snow days? 


Friday, February 8, 2013

Rumparooz Diaper Sale

This is a very rare sale for Rumparooz One Size Cloth Diapers! While supplies last, you can save $6 a diaper on available Rumparooz Aplix OS Diapers. Plus, you'll receive free shipping on US orders placed at Country Drawers. Hurry and take advantage of this great deal while it lasts! 


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Buncha Farmers Stain Remover ~ It's A Miracle!

Oh Scout, how we loved you when you first joined our family over 3 years ago. Unfortunately, that love didn't last very long. After the first time our son spit up on you, you became a bane to my existence. Why in the world would someone make an electronic stuffed toy that could not be washed??? And, why would THAT toy become my son's absolute favorite?
Scout is never too far away from C.
Over the past three years, I have tried to 'spot clean' Scout as much as I possibly could but I always felt like he wasn't really clean. We had a scare one time when the power button on a bottom paw stopped working after I used a little too much liquid soap and water. Thankfully, he dried fine and the button started working again. After that, I've just lightly wiped him down and sprayed him with some Clorox Anywhere spray every now and then. Yes, I know that wasn't the best option, but I was running out of ideas.

Before Pic - Look at those dingy paws and nose!
Before Pic

Before Pic
Then, along comes this little miracle called the Buncha Farmers Stain Remover Stick. When we first brought it in to the store, I used it on a recently returned newborn rental package and it removed every single stain! After seeing my son dragging a now quite dingy looking Scout around the house, I had an epiphany! Why not try the stain stick on Scout? Hubby and I had already decided that we would probably have to buy a new Scout soon so I figured I didn't have anything to lose.

I started out by wetting the stain stick with some warm water and lightly rubbing it all over Scout. I had to stop and re-wet it a couple times. Then, I gently scrubbed Scout with my hands. I let him sit for about a half hour and then I took a warm, barely wet washcloth and wiped the stain remover off. This was the most time consuming part of the cleaning because I had to do it multiple times and I had to make sure the washcloth wasn't too wet. My son even got in on the action and grabbed a dry towel to wrap Scout in after his 'bath'.
After Pic ~ So clean, so fresh!

After Pic

Afterward, I placed him in the living room in front of the fan to dry quickly. He looked (and smelled) so much better! After this, I doubt I'll ever use any stain remover but Buncha Farmers again. What an awesome product! Plus, it's only $4.50 at Country Drawers with free shipping in the US! 
After Pic - that spot on his nose is gone!

After Pic  - No more dingy paws!


Friday, February 1, 2013

Eco Nuts Giveaway

Whenever I talk about Eco Nuts Soap Nuts, the first question I get is always, "What the heck are they???"

First, they're not really a nut but a berry. They grow in the Himalayas and naturally produce a soap called saponin. What's awesome about this saponin is that it's a natural surfactant (basically, it helps get the water under dirt and grease and allows the water to carry the dirt away) but it's also really gentle. Eco Nuts are perfect for people with sensitive skin and allergies, making them ideal for baby clothes and cloth diapers.

Eco Nuts are harvested from wild trees that are grown without any kind of chemicals, fertilizers or pesticides and are certified USDA Organic. Because they are actually a berry, the Soap 'Nuts' are also nut allergy safe.

"Okay, so how do I use them?"

It's actually really easy! Just place 4-5 Eco Nuts in the reusable wash bag. Put the filled bag in with your laundry and wash as normal. Remove the bag at the end of the wash. The nuts can be re-used up to 10 times! Once they start disintegrating, you can compost the used nuts and add 4-5 new Eco Nuts to the bag.

A couple things you should know:

  • Eco Nuts work better when they are agitated more and have some room to work so don't overfill your washing machine. 
  • Eco Nuts can be used in standard and HE machines with any temperature water.
  • If your laundry is heavily soiled, pre soak a bag with 4-5 Eco Nuts in hot water for a few minutes. Then, add the 'tea' and the bag in the washing machine along with the laundry. Also, try putting fewer clothes in the machine to provide the most agitation.

Are you ready to try Eco Nuts??

You can buy them today at Country Drawers. A medium sized box of Eco Nuts (enough for 100 loads) costs only $12.50 with free shipping. 

We're also giving a FREE 100 load box of Eco Nuts to one lucky winner! Just follow the instructions on the form below. Good luck!! 

*Open to residents of US and Canada. Giveaway ends 2/7/13. Winner will be announced within 48 hours. 

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