Teeny Tiny Hiney (homemade/ebay) Diaper review

 Attn: Please Make sure to read my latest Ebay cloth diaper review that includes these diapers below.

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Today I'm doing a review on the cutest diaper I've purchased yet. While looking on ebay for diapers I ran across what I believe is a WAHM diaper from Teeny Tiny Hiney Cloth Diapers. They were a little more than what I was wanting to pay at the time but they were sooo cute I had to buy one. Boy am I glad I did. The diaper I purchased is a one size pocket diaper with matching bow. It has velcro closure with laundry tabs and an insert is included, all for $12.99 with free shipping. The seller was quick to respond to my questions and super quick shipping. I would have bought two but she already sold the first one I wanted. Hopefully she'll make another one soon.



So like the other diapers I went ahead and started it out with the toughest test, over night. I stuffed it with the included extra long insert and a bumgenius insert, with 12+ hours there were no leaks at all again. This diaper is much higher quality than the "china ebay" diapers that I've been getting and I was able to keep the fit on medium even with it double stuffed. It has velcro on the outer tab to cross over for smaller babies. It has fleece on the inside and adorable durable waterproof fabric on the outside. It has 3 rows of snaps to adjust the rise from Newborn to large. This diaper fit Hannah the best out of what I've purchased so far. It also has a set of extra snaps on the back/bottom to decrease the width size for smaller babies, I've never seen this before, great extra. It pretty much has all of the features that you would want in a diaper minus a double gusset.

I do however have two small concerns: 
1. I'm worried about the velcro holding up over time, it isn't the strongest velcro. But we'll just have to see, I never plan on drying it in the dryer so that should help.
2. As the bow is adorable, it was made with some curling ribbon and that easily crinkles so it doesn't look as good as it could with just regular ribbon only. But I did like the clip used even though Hannah already pulled it off the bow. But I just slid it back through the ribbon.

But besides those small things, I will buy more diapers from Teeny Tiny Hiney and I'm super excited that I found these diapers.


Tye Die Cake

This past weekend was a big weekend for our family. Saturday was my 30th birthday and Sunday was Brenden's 11th and Father's Day. Saturday we kept it low key and got dinner from a local mexican restaurant that I love, I opted for German Chocolate Cake from Cold Stone instead of a cake and watched True Grit at home, good re-make. It rained all day anyways. Pretty much since it was my birthday I didn't want to cook or bake.=]

But on Brenden's birthday/Father's Day we had the family over for a bbq, cake and ice cream. I wanted to do something different for the cake. I've been seeing alot of the rainbow cakes lately so I thought I'd try that. I did mine a little differently by putting it in a bundt pan, it turned out more tye die, but great and was sooo easy. The top did stick in the pan but I just took a serrated knife and cut the top flat, it actually helped you see the cool colors better. Brenden loved the colors and everyone loved the cake.

2 white cake box mixes
gel food coloring

tub cool whip
1 box vanilla pudding

Mix cake mixes as usual. Separate evenly into 6 different bowls, each was around a cup.
Add food coloring to desired color, it took quite alot to get the vivid colors. It was brighter in person than on camera.

Layer colors with desired amount into desired pan/pans.
Bake at 350 for 40-50 min, depending on pan size.

For frosting, thaw cool whip, add dry pudding mix, mix well.

The cake itself was super soft and moist so I just dobbed some frosting on top and called it good. Joe said this was the best cake I've ever made, the colors make it taste better. But again, it's all Betty.

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Watch the garden grow

Another way we're going to try and save some money is by planting a garden. We weren't able to do this at our old house because the ground was full of rocks and stones. Literally everywhere you dug, up came a rock. But luckily there was already a garden in place at the new house. So after waiting for the weather to finally be decent we got it planted last weekend. Well, Joe did most of the work, I only helped with the corn and watering.

We planted corn, green beans, yellow squash, zuchinni, tomoatoes, red bell peppers, green bell peppers, cantaloupe, lettuce and carrots. Hopefully we'll be successful on our first try.

While Joe was planting Hannah and I were hanging out in the lawn. She practiced walking with her princess-mobile. Her new favorite past time.


Ebay cloth diaper reviews

So like I said in a post recently I've started cloth diapering and decided to purchase some of the "ebay" pocket diapers to try.Well so far I've received 3 of the 5 that I've ordered and I wanted to do a review on them today. Right off the bat, I want to say that for what you pay for these diapers they are great! I'm not sure how long they will last but I feel very satisfied with what I paid, how quick they arrived and the quality.

If any of you have ever looked into ebay diapers you will see that there are many many sellers and different brands. Most are the same style from different sellers but if you look closely you'll find different brands and different styles within those brands. I've spent hours scouring ebay to see all the different styles. I have a few more on order now to try out. All of these diapers fit weights from newborn-35 lbs. All of these were washed once with Charlies soap before use. I only hang dry the shell and dry the inserts on high for 60 min.

 I will start with the first diaper that I purchased, the pink one, no brand name. I bid on this diaper before I realized that it didn't have an insert included but that was no big deal because I recently found 6 like new bumgenius inserts at a baby resale shop for .25 cents each, so no worries there. The inner material on this diaper is a polyester, so it's not fuzzy but it wicked the moisture away perfectly. The diaper pictured is set on the medium rise ready for little Hannah. I went ahead and tested the diaper with it's hardest job right off the bat, overnight. I stuffed two bumgenius inserts in and realized that with it being that thick I had to have the rise open to the largest setting and even then it fit was a little off. This diaper is very flimsy and the inside wants to roll to the outside if that makes sense. So I had to do some readjusting and once I did that it worked great. All night, 10+ hours and no leaks! So that right there sold me on the diaper. For .99 cents and $2.99 shipping I will deal with having to adjust it a little every time.

Then after it's next wash I tried it out during the day with one insert on the medium rise setting and with a little more adjusting it worked great again.

I'm so happy with this diaper I ordered another in a minky shell, this time with an insert.

The second diaper pictured above is the Coolababy brand diaper. This was the one I was most excited about. These just looked like they had a little bit of higher quality and they are a little different than the diaper listed above. This diaper came with it's own insert that even had "coolababy" embroidered on it, nice touch. The inner material is a micro-fleece which is fuzzier than the diaper above. The opening for the insert in this one is a bit bigger and leaves some extra material which could be changed in my opinion but it works and I assume that for a baby at this diapers max weight would stretch the material so it would be needed. I just tuck the micro-fleece around the top of the insert. I also started this on an overnight. I stuffed it with the insert included and a bumgenius insert. Also, double stuffed I had to put on the largest fit. Again, 10+ hours with no leaks. Very happy with this diaper, I think I paid $4.25 total including shipping. I've got a bid in for another one but a bamboo/charcoal version so we'll see if I win.

The third diaper that arrived was the Babyland diaper. This is the one I've heard the worst reviews on and it's all about the fit. Now I can't judge it on a smaller baby, just on my 20lb 13 month old but this diaper fit her just fine. This diaper is trimmer than the other two but I actually liked that. This diaper also came with it's own insert but it was smaller than the coolababy. The inner material on this one is a fleece as well but it looks lower quality. The nice feature on this diaper is that it has crossover snaps so you can make the waist even smaller if needed. This diaper also has a little flap to cover the insert once stuffed. I tried this one out over night as well and with the babyland insert and bumgenius insert I had no leaks again. I also had to put this one on the largest fit when it was double stuffed. I'm not sure if I'll order more of these but I'm satisfied with this purchase, $2.25 total.

So over all I'm very satisfied with the ebay diapers. I wanted to do this post because I'm sure lots of people look at these diapers but are skeptical. I was too but with such a good price and good youtube reviews I had to try them. I also want to say that after payment, each of these only took no more than a week to arrive. That's awesome from China and I didn't owe any duties or customs.

I have purchased more cloth diaper accessories and will share those on another post.

Let me know if you have any other questions on these diapers or anything else.
Have a great day!


Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie - Edited

Today is my Mother-in-laws birthday so I decided to make her a strawberry-rhubarb pie. The rhubarb is from her yard and she's been super helpful lately so I wanted to do something special. I'll be making another one for us this weekend. Hopefully the first one tastes good.

Apparently today is National Rhubarb Day, my husband just told me over the phone. **It's actually National Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie day not rhubarb day. What a weird coincidence.**

Before baking

After baking

I used the two ends of my frosting tip to create the polka dot affect.

Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie

2 disks chilled homemade pie crust

1/2 lb. strawberries, hulled and quartered
1 1/3 lb. fresh rhubarb, ends cut off and cut into bite size pieces
1/3 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar

Preheat over to 375 degrees.

Roll 1 disk of crust to fit a 9 inch pie dish, roll to 1/8 inch thick.
Lay in bottom of pie dish, chill.

Mix strawberries, rhubarb, flour and sugar in a big bowl.
Pour into pie dish.

Roll 2nd pie crust to fit over 9 inch pie, roll 1/8 inch thick. Make decorative holes. If you don't want decorative holes, just cut slits with knife for ventilation.

Cut crust around edges leaving 1/2, fold over and pinch bottom and top crusts together.
Pinch edges for more decoration.

Bake 45-55 minutes.

I had some extra pie crust and one apple so I decided to make a hand pie and it didn't use all of the apple so I just baked the extra. Hannah will enjoy those later this evening.

Besides this, I just recently went on my first couponing adventure. The haul is very small, but I'm very proud of my savings. They say to aim for 50-70% and I saved exactly 70%. Hopefully the more I do it the more I'll save.

This was from Safeway. The original retail cost was I think $8.57 and I ended up spending $3.77. Like I said not much but it made me happy and the lady in line behind me was impressed.

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