Try It Tuesday

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Here lately, Huff the Babe has been suffering from a very persistent (and very nasty) diaper rash. I mean, I have never seen diaper rash this bad. So after telling myself I was a terrible mother and then realizing he was cutting teeth which caused diarrhea, which produced very acidic poo’s, which means a red tushie.

With Huff the Babe, I used Desitin for all of her rashes. It healed it fairly quickly but it meant for about two days we had to put her in disposable diapers (Desitin is no bueno for cloth diapers) and we were trying to be strictly CDs for a hot minute. Now that I’m not working full-time (outside of the home) we’ve been trying to use cloth diapers as much as possible with Huff the Babe because it saves us moolah (and its good for the environment). So Huff the Babe’s diaper rash has been driving me a little batty. Mostly because I hate seeing that he’s in pain (he was wailing every time we’d change his diaper) and also because I wanted to get back to strictly cloth diapering.

I told my aunt about this over the weekend while at a family function and she told me about coconut oil. She said it heals diaper rash quickly and its safe for cloth diapers! I decided to give it a try!

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Luckily, Huff the Hubs had some coconut oil on hand, so I slathered it on Huff the Babe every time I changed his diaper. Y’all, I could see MAJOR results after just ONE diaper change! This stuff is UH-MAY-ZING! It has TONS of uses and not just for diaper rash!

Have you ever tried coconut oil? What did you use it for? Did you like it? Share in the comments below!

 

Fan Girl Friday

Happy Fourth of July, fangirls and boys! Sorry I was MIA yesterday. I spent the entire day painting a room for two little kids that I think will be SUPER surprised when they finally arrive in Oklahoma! I can’t give you specifics because its supposed to be a surprise, but when they get here, I’ll post some pics!

 

One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to find more ways to go green. We use cloth diapers, we use cloth napkins, and I’m trying to convince my sister to utilize the compost area in her backyard. But I think I found a super-easy way to conserve! Check out these pencils!

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When you’re done with the pencils, just pop them in the planter and watch your plants grow! You can choose from herbs, spices, or veggies!

 

 

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters in just a little bit less than a month. And, if you just can’t wait to get your hands on some GotG swag, ThinkGeek has you covered!

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These figurines are amazingly detailed and AWESOME! I really want the Groot one. He reminds me of Treebeard.

 

 

Even though I took a photography class in high school and college, I’m no photographer. If it goes beyond “point and click” I’m a novice. So photographer friends, rejoice! There’s a light meter attachment (does anyone even know what a light meter does?) for your iPhone!

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Just snap it on top, download the app, and BAM! You’re ready for a photo shoot!

 

Looking for a gift for someone that seems to have everything? ModCloth has you covered. It’s a Name a Star Gift Set!

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It comes with everything you need to document the name of your individual star! Now that’s a present that’s out of this world!

 

 

 

 

Happy Fourth of July, everyone! And be safe–remember, Roman Candles are not meant to be held.