Crow Mountain Crafts

Posted by Marissa Brown on 10/16/2012 to Wool
I'm sitting here dreaming of falling leaves and pies baking on the stove, of crackling fires, turkey dinners with cranberry sauce, and apple picking. Mmmm.... Fall is in the air and all around us. In pretty much everywhere but Southern California anyways! In substitute, I would at least like my house and my baby to smell like fall. Personally I love fall scents and all the memories they bring. Pumpkin, cranberry, apple cider. Caramel, pecan, figs. One of the fun things about cloth diapers is that we get to use these awesome products that have delicious scents. 

The Ins & Outs (and everything inbetween)

Posted by Marissa Brown on 10/9/2012 to Wool
With Bumby pre-orders quickly coming to a close... are you still hesitating? If you're unsure what to get, what all those options mean, and what you should choose, step right up and be ready to be wow'd!

One of the awesome things about Bumby is the fact that not only are they open pre-orders, so you can order something that will exactly work for your little one. Let's walk step by step through the ordering process and figure out what it all means together.

So you took the plunge into wool, or you're about to

Posted by Marissa Brown on 10/2/2012 to Wool
So you took the plunge, or you're about to, but wait. You don't know how to treat your wool. I mean, its cute and all, but once I get it... what do I do with it?

Convince Me to Cloth

Posted by Traci Robinson on 10/30/2011
When I found out I was pregnant, I spent my entire pregnancy deciding what I would use and not use for baby and what we would spend on what, and made a complete first year budget including the cost of diapers. Meanwhile, I collected as many diapers I could while I was pregnant, because that was one of the biggest costs in our “baby budget”. So I managed to collect, receive as gifts, and get enough diaper freebies to last the first 3 months of his life. As soon as those 3 months came to an end, I dreaded buying diapers. I clipped coupons everyday just to get a good deal on a package of 30 ct Huggies diapers. Well for three months I spent about $400 on diapers . Talk about a waste!!! I had enough, but didn’t know any other options.

Easy Eco-Friendly Lunches

Posted by Tami Nelson on 9/21/2011 to Eco-Friendly
     Today at school, I helped a student with her homework.  When she found out my name, the first thing she told me was "Oh!  You're the one who cloth diapers your baby and cares about the environment."  Well yes, I guess that would be me, but I didn't know it was so obvious!  I asked her what she had been told and she responded that a coworker of mine mentioned that my lunches were zero-waste.  I don't know if I'd go that far, but I definitely try to minimize my consumption, as well as that of my children.  Packing a zero/low-waste lunch is easy- here's how!
 
Begin with a lunch box.  It really doesn't matter which, but I love Japanese Bento Boxes.  Bento boxes are great because it's basically a lunch box divided into little sections.  This is perfect for portion control and to make sure that your little one gets a balanced lunch.  You can fill the compartments with a main meal such as leftovers or a sandwich, as well as add fruit and cut up veggies.  http://laptoplunches.com has some colorful bento-style lunchboxes for a reasonable price. 
 
Reduce package waste.  Here you can use what you have lying around the house, such as tupperware, or you can invest in some snack bags.  http://www.lunchskins.com has some cute bags, but you could also make these yourself if you are crafty, or find a mama who can sew to do this for you.  I had someone make me several sandwich wraps, and these are held together with velcro.  They're cute and do the job.  I also find my

New products and fans!

Posted by Tami Nelson on 9/8/2011
I'm so excited to say that today we jumped almost 100 fans on facebook! I'm not sure if it was due to Thrifty Nifty Mommy, Buddha Bunz, or the fact that I was giving away free diapers once I got to 300 fans (we're currently at almost 350 by the way). In any case, it's great to see new faces and to have a community of people who love to cloth diaper and chat online. Those are probably two of my favorite hobbies.

Grand Opening!

Posted by Tami Nelson on 8/30/2011
We are now OPEN! After many months of hard work, we are finally opening our doors.