Dinner was delicious/I am so awesome

So I found this polenta recipe online, and I adapted it using the ingredients I had leftover from yesterday’s chicken parmesan meatloaf. The polenta turned out sooooooooo delicious! I should’ve taken a picture. ๐Ÿ™ You’ll just have to imagine a bowl of cheesy, tomato saucey, meaty, polenta goodness.

I washed my 5 new pocket diapers from Just Simply, and the colors did not run. Not even the black or red one! That was a good thing, definitely. Then I left baby with hubby and a bottle of pumped breastmilk and had some me time. I got my hair cut! Hubby likes it long, but I was tired of it. It was super boring, and just hung there. So I got it cut where it’s just touching my shoulder with lots of layers. Now the big question is whether or not I can recreate what the hairdresser did when I style it. Doesn’t it suck that your hair never looks as great as it does when you leave the stylist?

I have some more fluff giveaways to enter in the next two hours before they end. Until next time! Bye

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Fluff mail!!! Who’s excited? I am!

I got fluff mail tonight! Granted, it was only one diaper ๐Ÿ™ But I’m still excited! I’m hoping to have enough diapers to start full-time cloth diapering Baby J by the end of next month. I’m waiting on a few more diapers that should be here in the next 2 weeks. I didn’t want to go all out until I’ve tried a few brands first. So tonight’s CD was a Thirstie’s Duo Fab Fitted diaper. I already have a Thirstie’s Duo Wrap cover that I’ve used prefolds with. I didn’t realize the fitted diaper came with a pocket to add an insert, and I’m very excited about that. My LO isn’t a heavy wetter, but a little more protection is always good. I have a newborn size insert that came with my Blueberry’s pocket diaper, and I think that’ll fit nicely into the fitted. The only thing I’m not excited about regarding the fitted diaper is that it’s plain old white. I think one of the fun parts of cloth diapering is the awesome colors and prints! But the white fitted was on sale on Amazon, so yeah…

I also got my bottle of BacOut, which I’ve heard great things about, and a pack of 100 liners from Bumkins. I plan to use the liners in case he has a rash, so I can use some of the diaper cream we already have. Down the road, I may buy diaper rash cream appropriate for CDs, but I was taken aback by the price. They’re kind of expensive for a small tube or jar, I thought!

Anyway, baby’s dozing in the swing. Hubby’s picking up some goodies for a deployment care package to a friend. I’m going to see if I can knock out a few more paragraphs on this article I’m working on.

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Starbucks iced coffee and my experience with ordering from China

First, let me say that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these individual iced coffee packets from Starbucks! If you buy them from Walmart, they come out to about $1.25 per glass + plus whatever you pay for any cream or sugar you add. It still adds up when you drink at least one every day, I know. My friend sent me a post recently about how to cold brew iced coffee, so one of these days when I get the time (yeah right!), I’m going to check it out and see how to do it. Next… normally I’d be concerned about ordering anything from China, but I’d read a lot of reviews about the Alva Baby cloth diapers company, and they were mostly positive. Their diapers are by far the cheapest I’ve come across ($5.99 for an AI2 and free shipping!), so I ordered one today to see if I like them. The site was a bit of a nightmare to order from. It was, possibly, user error. I’ll admit that. Oh, I want to add that I’m all for buying American, but let’s be honest…Americans are never going to sell a cloth diaper for $5.99, because we won’t work for 10 cents an hour! Military families do NOT have a lot of money, unless the service member is high-ranking. So I’ll order from China with no qualms, thank you very much.

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