Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Someone Missed A Science Class

Her stupidity is priceless. How can someone get through TWELVE years of FREE education and still be this ignorant???? Hmmm....I'm 30 years old and I can say FOR CERTAIN that this DID occur twenty years ago, two hundred years and even two thousand and beyond. What a moron.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Babies die to line Big Pharm pockets

So It's been a while since I've blogged (but not as long as Miss N) and it seems as if you are going to at least get a double whammy today.

News story

So parents in Argentina are mourning the loss of their babies to Big Pharm's "right" to Capitalism. Down there $8,000 is a lot, but I'm sorry, I wouldn't take a TRILLION dollars for my baby. Twelve innocent babies had to die so GSK could develop a vaccine against Pneumonia. Wonderful. That's just what we need. Granted, this might do well in nursing homes. But I see this as ending up as just another "requirement" for school. Similar to the Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine that was created so that parents didn't have to be "inconvenience" by taking time off of work to care for their child.

I have a dear friend whose father works for a Big Pharm and she said "what about our X friend? Look at how bad that case was..."

Yes and No. Cases of Varicella as our dear friend got, are rare. And I now know (from talking to my mother) that her case was hugely aggravated by the incompetence of her pediatrician not the virus itself. It will be interesting to see all of these children who have been vaxed in several years. Why, You ask?

Because, the Varicella vax (and the "latest and greatest" ProQuad - yep, let's combine Measles, Mumps, Rubella AND Chicken Pox into one vax - that's smart) is only 10 years old. So let's say that the first ones vaxed were 5, that would make them 15 now. They will prob have to have a booster to enter college, or proof that they got the chicken pox naturally.

So after college, then what? You think adults are going to go and get shots? Heck no. And guess what happens when you get chicken pox as an adult - yep, you have a greater chance of dying. (There's a reason these are CHILDHOOD diseases, people! (smack forehead).

Ok, I need to stop or I'm going to have, as Glenn Beck would say, "blood SHOOTING out of my eyes!"

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

You think your day was bad???

You could be this couple.

They have seriously "won" the lawsuit jackpot. Now, I am not a "sue happy' kind of person. But this case seriously warrants that. Not only is JP Chase Morgan in a serious bind, they need to start doing some serious PR damage.

If I were president of JPCM, I would be personally on a plane to TX with an open check book. This is after I would have a VP investigate and
1. Fire the company that removed the property
2. Fire the employee who processed the foreclosure
3. Fire the employee who accepted the PAYOFF of the original loan and did nothing to stop the foreclosure
4. Make sure that all 3 credit agencies remove any derogatory information off the previous owners credit report (they are now showing a foreclosure more than likely)

They would be put up in the nicest hotel in town and allowed to eat wherever they wanted until their house was ready for them to return. This family would be purchased whatever they wanted, I would probably hire an assistant to help them get all of their passports, immigration, whatever legal documents needed restored to them. I would pay for a lifetime membership to Lifelock to this entire family as their personal information is gone. I would pay off their brand new mortgage and I would offer a big settlement to them for mental anguish and all that.

I mean, look around you and look at your belongings. Sure some might be nice, some not so nice but isn't just about everything sentimental to you?

If this had happened to us, oh my Lord. I would probably end up on some serious meds. I would be absolutely heartbroken. I think about loosing our memories - our wedding photos, our computers, our scrapbooks, jewelry, clothing, furniture, gifts, sentimental knicknacks, china, everything. I think about loosing all of my sons stuff - his umbilical cord and hospital bracelets, his blankie that was crocheted by his Auntie Jessica and uses every night, his favorite toys, our tax returns, passports, marriage licenses, everything gone.

I feel so badly for this family. And reading from the comments page - this looks like it isn't the first case. There was one family who was sleeping in and woke to someone drilling out their locks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So Happy Day and keep a watch our for your own property!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

2008 Beat the Heat Summer Contest

Nature's Child is holding a Beat the Heat contest!! You can win a BG Starter Kit which includes 18 BG diapers, a dozen cloth wipes, a diaper sprayer, and a bottle of odor remover.

Enter and win!!


I know a lot of my readers don't cloth diaper, but enter anyways and let me have your prize!! :D

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Six Months ALREADY!?!?!?!?

So my sweet baby is growing up too fast (cry). On Friday we had our 6 month well baby visit with the Pediatrician. Joshua is 16lbs 4oz, and 26 inches in height. Dr. A still thinks he is advanced for his age which is good.

Joshua has had 2 teeth since the beginning of March, on Easter Sunday he began to trun from his back to front and is now pulling himself up to a standing position and is scooting backwards. A couple of our friends think that he will be a walker before a crawler. We will just have to see!

Keep checking out http://palmettosweetheart.aboutmybaby.com for more updates, photos and videos.

Joshua is eating more solids now. So far we have had: rice cereal, oatmeal, zwiebach toast, bananas, peaches, avocado, pears, sweet potatoes, and green beans. Apricots, butternut squash and pumpkin are next on my list. I make most of his baby food. I give him the bottled food first to see if there is any reaction and if not, then I buy organic and make it and freeze it for him. Oh! And he LOVES the Puffs finger foods.

Joshua's favorite video is Bob the Builder Live and tv shows are Word World, Little Einsteins. His favorite toy is his purple octopus.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Happy Easter

Wow, so it's been over a month since Easter and I thought I had posted this, but I guess I didn't. Oops!!!!

I also have a GREAT new Sequel to the Amazing posts regarding my brother and the EWHB (Evil Wicked Hose Beast). BUT, I'm not going to post until my dear friend ScGirlyGrl posts something on her blog. So if you want to read something sad yet hilarious, then step on over HERE and leave her a message to post SOMETHING on her much neglected blog. :)

Until then, hope you enjoy these:

Monday, March 17, 2008

St. Patrick's Day Parade

St. Patrick's Day officially was held on Friday and our Charleston parade held on Saturday. The holiday was moved as to not interfere with Holy Week. Here are some pics from our parade.






Our new Mutt

So here is Joshua in his new Mutt (Muttaqin Baby diaper). Soo cute!!!



Thursday, March 13, 2008


I've been wanting a Muttaqin Baby diaper for a while. I just scored one!!! It's the Whale print one!

Check it out!!


My first cute diaper!!!!!

Yay! It's a Just Ducky AIO with a sock monkey print!

Take a look!!!


Tuesday, March 04, 2008

YAY!! I Finally got our letters done....

For the nursery!!! :)

Here they are:

I bought them at Michaels. They were originally white, and I put another coat of paint on them. I painted the D to stand out better (free mixed that), then I freehanded the drawings and writing then went over them with Applebarrell paint.

I am so excited and think they came out really great!!!

Here is the bedding that they match - Honey Bee by Wendy Bellissimo


Monday, February 25, 2008


Ok, so the camera and the Chinese food I ate last night added 50lbs to this picture - LOL. So just focus on my cutie. he is sitting on the insert portion of his potty while we are doing ECing (Elimination Communication). He was having a bowel movement when this was shot.

Our Diaper Stash

So here is our stash. Starting from the top we have a container that contains most of our prefolds - infant and premium. I also have large sized Kushies and Thirsties covers as well as two large Thirsties fitted diapers

On the next shelf in the left hand basket are my fitteds. I have my medium Kushies fitteds then the three Under the Nile fitteds then the green Little Beetle fitted and the purplish blue Baby Beehinds fitted on top of the basket.

On the right side of the shelf are my covers in their basket. We have Bummis Super whisper wrap in white and Froggy pond, followed by my Thirsties covers in white, blue and green, then I have our wool - a Stacinator, Aristocats, Little Beetle, Baby Beehinds and a WAHM shorties.

The Bottom shelf is a couple of premium and infant prefolds stacked then my basket of All in ones. I have Kushies One Size and Bumgenius 2.0 One size in Buttercup, Twilight, and Grasshopper.

Hanging are my two wet bags. A blue WAHM and a green Swaddlebees.

Missing are my chocolate brown with blue snaps Mommy's Touch One Size All in One (my favorite diaper), and 3 more grasshopper Bumgenius 2.0 and a couple more Kushies. They are all in the diaper pail except the Mommy's Touch as it is waiting for DS to wake up so I can put it in him for bed.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


So, DH and I got away for a day. My parents took DS for the night on Friday and kept him Saturday as well. DH flew in from Seattle late Friday night. On Saturday morning, we drove to Savannah for the Irish Festival. we tried to get reservations in at The Lady & Sons for dinner. At 1:00 in the afternoon, they were completely booked for lunch AND dinner.

So we headed off to the festival. While we were at the festival listening to some great Irish music, watching Irish dancers and shopping, we were debating about where to go eat.

We thought of the Pirate House, a restaurant that we had eaten at on our previous trip to Savannah two years ago.

But, when I was looking at the Savannah map, I saw an add that caught my eye, it was for Casbah, a Moroccan restaurant. So I called for reservations.

At 6:00, we got to the restaurant and were seated. They have no seating on the floor, but all of the tables and chairs were lower than what we are accustomed to. The ceiling and walls were draped with silk and velvet to look like the inside of an exotic tent. In the center of the room, a belly dancer was performing and was teaching some Girl Scouts some of the movements.

Joe and I ordered. After ordering, the server brought out warm water and a cisetern to wash our hands as it is customary in Morocco to eat with your right hand. He also brought us Moroccan bread and hot sauce which tasted like enchilada sauce with a kick and the bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon we had ordered.

Our appetizers came next. Mine was shrimp with honey and caramelized apricots, and Joe got the Shrimp Casablanca which was shrimp in a garlic sauce. YUMMY!!!!

Then for dinner I had the spicy roasted lamb and Joe had the lamb with honey and caramelized apricots. They both were served with rice, green beans, carrots and potatoes. It was fabulous. Eating with your hands was a great experience.

Every twenty minutes or so, one of the two belly dancers would come down and perform for a few minutes. it was great entertainment.

The server came back out with hot water to wash our hands and then sprinkled them with rose water. Mmm... they smelled so good afterwards.

For desert (which we ate with forks) I got the coconut, pineapple and chocolate wrapped in phyllo dough. Joe got Baklava.

After dinner another one of the dancers was performing and got several of us there with her. I went with them and got to bellydance with them. The dancer showed us the moves and we performed with her. It was great!!

Joe had an awesome time watching me and said that i did very well!!

All in all, it was a great experience and we can't wait to make a trip back to Savannah and DEFINITELY back to Casbah.

Comments to Beneaththecarolinamoon

in one of my last posts, Dread made some interesting comments that I thought I would answer.

1. Designer diapers - yep, they aren't the kind your mamma used! And I love them. Now I do have the plain ole boring prefold diapers. They are the kind you have to pin (even though pins aren't used anymore) and need a cover (you dont' use plastic pants either).

2. White versus color - When DS has a poopy diaper I do one of two things first. I either shake out any solid formed poppies into the toilet or if there isn't anything really solid - I throw it in the wash. I always do a cold rinse/prewash, followed by a hot wash then cold rinse. The diapers come out clean. Actually, even with all of my diapers being pre-owned, most of the stains on my Kushies and Bumgenious are Butt Paste stains. now there are stains on my prefolds. Yes you can use bleach, but you don't want to use it often. 1. because it can cause some pretty bad rashes with sensitive skin babies, and 2. it breaks down the fibers. What I am going to do is wash then lay them outside to dry. This is called Sunning and all the stains magically disappear.

3. Fad diapers - Yes there are fad diapers in the diapering world. One is called Mutts (www.muttaqinbaby.com) I have personally seen this happen with these diapers. I had a little bit of money in Jan and found out she was having a stocking (where you upload your stock to your hyenacart for sale). So I registered at hyenacart (www.hyenacart.com - an online mall for work at home moms) and waited until the stocking time. So I logged on and within 14 minutes ALL of the diapers were sold. there were 220 shoppers on her one page. It dwindled down to 168 for the diapers I wanted. They were AIO diapers that had embroidery. They were beautiful! one was a peapod and had Sweetpea, 5 little monkeys jumping on the bed, some celestial themes, etc. The stocking was at say 5:30. I literally refreshed the page and at 5:30:02 they WERE ALL SOLD!!! I screamed and DH was like, What? And I was like "they're gone!!!!!"

THere are more fad diapers like GADS (Green Acre Designs) which I need to check on b/c that mama said she might make some St Patrick's Day diapers. There are Goodmammas which a mother is offering to sell me a brand new one for $33.

There are also things like Crankypants which can go for $90 and up. i was hoping to trade my hypnobabies set for a set of crankies for my wee beastie, but I didn't I am getting two pairs of custom knit longies. They are being made now. YAY!! Keep checking back for an update on that!!

We might be coming to the Upstate for a function with my great-aunt. She is celebrating 20 years playing the piano at her church. We want to go but with all the Flu and Pertussis going around up there we are uncertain. I also need to get to the Jockey Lot as there is something there we have to get to match our longies.

Hmmm...Did that peak your interest???? Keep checking back!!! LOL

Friday, February 01, 2008

Palmetto Diaperworks

Here is Ryan with PalmettoDiaperworks based here in Charleston.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

We're going green!!

So since, January 1st, DS (Joshua) has only worn a handful of Pampers or Huggies. What? You say? That's right. We are tossing out disposable (sposies) diapers and have gone to cloth. Some people might think we are crazy. And at first I was. ON New Year's Eve I got my first "stash" of diapers. I had a couple dozen prefolds (the kind you fold), some Snappis (instead of pins), covers (not the granny panties you think of), and some fitteds (like disposables without a water proof liner).

I love them. My SIL bought a set for me that I found on Craigslist. It was 14 AIO (all-in-ones) and 13 covers. What a stash!! The AIOs are just like disposables, can come with velcro or snaps and all you do is take them out, out them on and throw them in the wash! I don't use a "wet pail" (most people dont' anymore), just use a cloth bag and throw it in the wash.
I am completely addicted to a site called Diaperswappers.com. B/c you can pick up diapers pretty inexpensively since they are used. There is a HUGE resale market for diapers and you can normally recoup 50-75% or more of what you paid. There are a ton of mothers on there and they are great to talk to.

I highly encourage you to do a Google search. Some brand names are Bummis (have covers), BumGenius, Happy Heineys, Muttaqin Baby (Mutts), Kushies (what I have), Under the Nile (what I have), Little Beetles (what I have), Thirsties (have some),the list can keep on going.

I am wanting a pair of Crankypants. You can see them at http://www.crankypantshome.com/ They are so popular that the owner does a drawing for 5 slots each month for a custom pair. Her regular stock doesn't stay in stock. I am also wanting some Mutts (http://www.muttaquinbaby.com/). Her site stays sold out. She stocks once a month and there are mothers "stalking" the website by refreshing it on the day she stocks. It is sold out within minutes.

Mine aren't the cutest or most expensive but they work great! I have some items that I have listed in FSOT (For Sale or Trade) to get some items that I wanted. I have a set of Hypnobabies cds that retail for 139.99. I was hoping to get a pair of Crankies with them, but no one has offered. I do have one lady that has offered to knit some custom wool pants for DS in exchange for the set.

I am SO addicted! LOL.
Anyways, here is an article from the NY Times. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1702357,00.html

Here is a great video to watch discussing different types of Cloth Diapers.

so, I keep getting requests for more pics of DS. Unfortunately, our computer CRASHED last week during the cold spell (we had power outages every 3-5 minutes for 3 hours). But I got a SWEET new computer. Its an HP tablet, laptop, pc. Is awesome. has swivel and lay down monitor, touchpad capibilities, Nvidia graphics, DVD burner/player. The works.

So I only have a few photos on here. So here are some new ones:

After 2+ years, we FINALLY got around to eating the top of our wedding cake. It tasted jsut as good as it did on our wedding. DS was asleep the night we did it, but the next night I fed him a little bit. YUM!

In his crib in the nursery

On the day of his baptism w/ me and his godmother

Smiling at Fr. Runnion after his Baptism

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year!!!!!
May 2008 bring you much joy, happiness,
and everything else you might desire!!
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