Daily Cute Fluffy Bum – Ella Bella Bum

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum - Ella Bella BumCheck out this handsome little devil!  Our handsome little diaper model is ten months old, 20 pounds, and happily cruising along the couch in his Ella Bella Bum!  This particular diaper is a wonderful Mario Fire Flower!

Ella Bella Bum is a small Canadian diaper company that started out with one mom sewing in her home.  It’s since grown into a full-blown production floor with a commercial space in Ontario.  You can find Ella Bella Bum diapers exclusively at her website.

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum – Diapers by Chris

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum - Diapers by Chris

Check out my Princesa!  Eudora is wearing a custom creation from Diapers by Chris, a WAHM based in Louisiana.  The diaper is stuffed with an AMP two layer hemp insert.

What’s Your Dream Day? #ActsOfCaring

Disclosure: I am part of the TELUS Grand Gestures Campaign and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this campaign. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Sometimes it’s fun to look through Pinterest and think about your dream day.  Would it be a day of spas and pampering?  Shopping with the ladies?  Or something involving the great outdoors?

When I think of my dream day, it’s a day that I’ve already had before and would love to repeat.  For the Canada Day weekend of 2009, my husband and I finally took a “mini honeymoon” with just the two of us traveling.  We spent a couple of days in Banff, Alberta.  Banff is a small town located within Banff National Park.  It’s about eight hours away from where we live in Prince George.  The drive is scenic and beautiful.

My dream day was just the two of us together.  We started the day off with breakfast at our hotel, then went to ride the gondolas up to Sulphur Mountain.  While there, we toured the gift shop at the top and walked from the summit ridge across the boardwalk to Samson’s Peak.  From there, we had beautiful views of Bow Valley.

My Dream Day

This is the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, an absolutely gorgeous historical building and outrageously expensive hotel that is way outside my budget.

The View of the Bow River Valley from Sulphur Mountain

The View of the Bow River Valley from Sulphur Mountain

It was, quite simply, one of the most beautiful places that I’d ever been.  To be able to enjoy it with the love of my life made it even more spectacular.  After we came down from the mountain, we went to lunch and walked the gardens of Banff.  Even though it was July, the weather was still cool enough for me to wear a sweater and a jacket.  There were still bits of snow up on the mountain.

I’d love to go back for a second honeymoon there, just me and my love.  With that, though, my perfect day would begin and end in the Banff Springs Hotel.

Maybe we’ll do that some day.

But I’m not the only one out there with a perfect dream day.  In Guelph, Ontario, there was another lady with a dream day.  Her name is Ramona.  Like my family, she’s a loyal Telus customer… and has been for twenty years.  Ramona had mentioned her love of aviaton to Telus, and they thanked her for her loyalty with providing her with her dream day: a day centered around aviation and culminating in the chance to fly an aerial plane!

Wow.  That is one amazing dream day turned reality!

Telus is a company that cares and wants to say “Thank you” to their customers.  Sure, they could just put a little “thank you” on the bottom of everyone’s bills, but they’re taking it a little farther.  Telus is spending this week in Guelph, showering the city with acts of kindness.  They’re going door to door to thank their top 100 customers with a gift basket.  Their top 1000 customers in Guelph are invited to a barbeque at the local Telus store.  At that event, Donald Woodley, a Telus board member, will be presenting a $5,000 cheque to the Guelph Children’s Foundation in response to the #actsofcaring hash tag being used.

And here’s an incentive to make sure that we all use the #actsofcaring hash tag whenever possible: for each use, Telus will donate $5 to the Guelph Children’s Foundation.

As a mom, children’s causes are near and dear to my heart.  Let’s make the #actsofkindness hash tag the trend on Twitter!  And cheers to Telus for giving back to their customers and the community.  It looks like Ramona had the best day ever on her dream day.

What would your dream day look like for you?

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Image credits:
1.) Banff Springs Hotel – Copyright Suzi Satterfield

2.) View from Sulphur Mountain, RedWolf, used under Wikimedia commons

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum – Mother-Ease

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum - Mother-Ease (Cloth Diaper Addicts)Check out this handsome little guy enjoying the warmth of summer!  He’s investigating the greenery in a Mother-Ease Sandys fitted cloth diaper.

You can buy Mother-Ease diapers at Lagoon Baby (Canada) or Nicki’s Diapers (US)

Funky Fluff 10,000 Fan Celebration (Closed)

Funky Fluff Fan Love!

$449 in total prizes

Hosted by Natural Mother Magazine and Funky Fluff

February 7 – 20, 2014

Open to US and Canada

Funky Fluff is celebrating a milestone of 10,000 Facebook fans!  In partnership with Funky Fluff retailers and local Companies, we are offering all Funky Fluff fans a chance to win one of 3 fabulous prize packs!  This is all to thank you for your ongoing support and love of Funky Fluff cloth diapers.  Each prize pack has something for mama, baby and for their cloth diapers!

PRIZE PACK 1 – Value:  $157.96

Prize Pack 1

Funky Fluff is providing two of their award winning 3 in 1 Cloth Diapers.  Pick a fabric and color of your choice! www.funkyfluff.ca

Bummers Cloth Diapers & Eco Friendly Products provided Claudia’s Choice Ultra Phosphate Free Laundry PowderBummers is located in Medicine Hat, Alberta and can be found on https://www.facebook.com/Bummers.Baby.  Helene who runs the store offers only the best for your kids and the environment in her online boutique!

SleepBelt provided their award winning hands free skin-to-skin support system, which allows baby to sleep soundly on mom or dad’s chest while giving parents their hands back to read, use a tablet, or their smart phone; it literally belts your sleeping baby to you!  With a new baby, breaks are important… Make the most of them.  Find out more about this innovative system and its founders Hayley Mullins and Ashley Wade on http://www.sleepbelt.ca

The Joyful Giraffe provided Babytime! by Episencial Go Baby Basics Set including organic Playful Wash, Snuggly Lotion, Nurturing Balm, Soothing Cream and Sunny Sunscreen. The Joyful Giraffe is an online cloth diaper and accessory shop based out of the Chicago area, Illinois, US. Kate, the owner, offers many reusable and natural products for the whole family in her store. The Joyful Giraffe offers a great Newborn Rental Program which is perfect for someone who does not want to invest in newborn diapers as our little ones tend to grow out of them quickly. Learn more about The Joyful Giraffe at http://www.thejoyfulgiraffe.com/

Moms & Babes provided their best selling Delish Yum Bum Butter.  Moms & Babes offers only the best quality products to you and your family. Items such as baby and toddler meals, cereal, and snacks, unique feeding accessories, cloth diapers, as well as all natural body care products for the whole family are all available from their store. Sarah who owns the store wants to share her passion for healthy and environmentally friendly living with you!  Find them at http://www.momsandbabes.ca/

Lil’ Monkey Cheeks provided Wondermama Nipple Butter in this prize pack.  Lil’ Monkey Cheeks is based in Whitby, ON, Canada and offers natural, organic, and eco-friendly products to customers in Durham Region and across Canada and US. Renee, who owns the store, prides herself in carrying products that she and her son personally use and love. Learn more about Lil’ Monkey Cheeks by visiting http://www.lilmonkeycheeks.ca/

PRIZE PACK 2 – Value: $155.93

Prize Pack 2

Funky Fluff is providing two of their award winning 3 in 1 Cloth Diapers.  Pick a fabric and color of your choice! www.funkyfluff.ca

Happy Bumz provided The Laundry Tarts laundry detergent in Vanilla Latte.  Happy Bumz is based in beautiful Cobourg, ON, Canada. When Kim, the owner of this store, decided to cloth diaper her children, she had difficult time finding information she required, and couldn’t find any local businesses carrying cloth for her to check out.  She tries to cover all the bases by carrying higher end diapers, as well as more affordable ones. She also offers customized layaway to make cloth diapering more accessible to everyone! Find out more about Happy Bumz at http://www.happybumz.com

Lil’ Monkey Cheeks provided The Laundry Tarts Shaker Bon Bon Deodorizing Powder in this prize pack. Lil’ Monkey Cheeks is based in Whitby, ON, Canada and offers natural, organic, and eco-friendly products to customers in Durham Region and across Canada and US. Renee, who owns the store, prides herself in carrying products that she and her son personally use and love. Learn more about Lil’ Monkey Cheeks by visiting http://www.lilmonkeycheeks.ca/

Glow Maternity Studio provided Bamboo Naked Nursing Tank.  Based out of Peterborough, ON, Glow has been offering a unique prenatal and parenting experience to parents since 2009.  They aim to support and empower parents with quality information and essential products.  They offer a warm and caring environment where parents can take courses and workshop with birth professionals.  They are here for your “belly”, birth & baby needs!  Visit them at http://www.glowmaternitystudio.com/

Go as You Grow Kids Gear provided an Anointment Baby Balm and 12 pack of Hemp Fleece Wipes.  Go As You Grow Kid Gear is a full service baby store located in New Minas, Nova Scotia.  Rea, the store owner focuses on helping new parents figure out what their needs are and what is available on their budget.  There is a car seat technician on staff at the store, as car seat safety is of the highest importance.  Rea creates a fun, positive, relaxing atmosphere for customers to come and spend time at the store.  You can find out more at http://www.goasyougrow.ca/

Itsy Bitsy Necessities provided a wonderful Amber Necklace in this prize pack.  Itsy Bitsy Necessities is a one stop shop for all your little ones needs. Sara, the owner of the store runs her business in the Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada. She carries a variety of cloth diapers, diapering supplies as well as many other great products for babies and their parents. She understands how overwhelming cloth diapering can be and aims to help customers make decisions in a relaxed and informative way. Learn more about Itsy Bitsy Necessities at http://www.itsybitsynecessities.com/

PRIZE PACK 3 – Value: $135.18

Prize Pack 3

Funky Fluff is providing two of their award winning 3 in 1 Cloth Diapers.  Pick a fabric and color of your choice! www.funkyfluff.ca

Simply Green Baby provided Buncha Farmers Stain Stick, Pure Wool Dryer Balls (3 pack) and a pair of Baby Legs! Simply Green Baby, located in Oakville, Ontario is a premiere brick & mortar boutique as well as an online retailer. Their mission is to provide healthy and safe products to customers who want to live a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle. Their goal is to make your decision to go GREEN easier by providing a wide selection of organic, eco-friendly products at a competitive price.  They believe that going GREEN should not be a luxury, but rather a staple.  Visit them at http://www.simplygreenbaby.com

Green with Joy provided 3 pack of reusable nursing pads and 5 pack of Organic Cotton Sherpa Wipes. Green with Joy is based in Kensington, PEI, Canada. Sara who owns the store offers eco-friendly, organic and natural products for baby, mom and family. She carries a thoughtfully selected line of quality cloth diapers and accessories; bath and body products; and nursing and feeding supplies. She strives to provide her customers with the best online shopping experience from beginning to end! Learn more about Green with Joy at http://greenwithjoy.ca/

Jess’ Crunchy Shop provided a Toofeze Baby Teether.  Jess’ Crunchy Shop is a Canadian retailer based in Kitchener, ON and offers natural, non-toxic, and eco-friendly products.  They have a specific emphasis on unique and non-toxic baby and kids’ essentials, while still offering a variety of products to suit the rest of the family.  Their goal is to provide affordable, high quality products to suit everyone – regardless of where you fall on the green living spectrum.  Learn more at http://www.jesscrunchyshop.com/


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