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Monday, September 21

WeeEssentials Review and Giveaway!

Being the kind of mama who uses cloth diapers and cloth menstrual pads I naturally planned on using cloth nursing pads. But my leakage levels + cloth nursing pads = FAIL, epic fail even. I’m talking I could enter a wet t-shirt contest kind of fail.

But then I found WeeEssentials on Etsy.

Her nursing pads are more than just freakin’ cute {and trust me, they ARE that}…they’re made with a feature that makes you go “that’s genius!” They’re made with a layer of PUL {the same waterproof stuff diapers like Bum Genius are made with}. So I placed an order. And folks, I couldn’t be happier.

reusable nursing pad PUL Etsy reusable nursing pad PUL Etsy

As you can see, they’re super pretty. The cores are made with bamboo and organic cotton. And the PUL lining is really fantastic. At night I’ve leaked past, but only because {being reusable} these pads don’t have stick-um on the back to keep them in place and I leaked around, not through, the pad. But, to tell the truth, I’ve had the same problem at night, even with disposables.

And Lucy sure likes ‘em.

baby Lucy plays with nursing pad

Along with my order were some soap bits samples and one of the yummiest smelling lip balms I’ve ever encountered.

The lip balm is the “Citrus Blast” flavor, made with orange, lemon, lime and grapefruity goodness. It goes on really, really smooth. And I like that I can recognize and pronounce all of the nine ingredients. There’s no chemical crap in this lip balm.

natural lip balm Etsy

The soap bits are surprisingly cute, considering they’re just little blocks of soap. I guess it’s the size factor that makes them seem so sweet. They can be used {melted and mixed with water} for cloth diaper wipes, or just as regular soap. I tried washing my hands with 1 bit. At first I didn’t like the way my hands felt after washing, kind of sticky. It’s the same feeling I get whenever I use any non-liquid soap. But it passed quickly and my hands didn’t feel dry or anything. And the soap had a nice, light scent {strawberries and champagne}.

soap bits Etsy

Here’s another great thing. The service was great and the products well made. I heart shopping on Etsy because I love supporting small businesses. And when the businesses make such nice things and treat me so nicely it keeps me coming back. In fact, I’ve already planned my next purchase from WeeEssentials. I’m sooooo ordering some of the “Soothing Sinus Relief Balm” because my nose always gets so sore and red when I’m sick.

cold sinus relief balm Etsy

And though I haven’t had an opportunity to try WeeEssentials’s cloth menstrual pads {yet} I couldn’t resist telling you about them because they have two features mine don’t {but I wish they did}. Just like the nursing pads, they’re lined with PUL! Aaaand each pad is embroidered with stars on the wing so you can tell which pads are the most absorbent. Genius!

reusable menstural pad PUL Etsy

Basically I’m in love with WeeEssentials now. And you should be too. Know why? Well, besides the reasons I’ve already listed, WeeEssentials is sponsoring a giveaway!

What can you win?

a $20 gift certificate to spend on anything in the WeeEssentials shop {which ships everywhere}

How can you win?

1st entry (mandatory for any others to count}: Visit WeeEssentials and leave a comment on this post about what your favorite item is . You must leave a way to contact you on all entries {either leave your e-mail or make sure you can be e-mailed through your blog}. If you leave no way to notify you, or if you do not respond to notification within 72 hours a new winner will be chosen.

2nd entry: Blog about the giveaway and leave a link to the post in a comment on this post.


3rd entry: Follow @WeeEssentials on Twitter and leave a comment on this post saying that you did.


4th entry: Follow @DomesticDork on Twitter and leave a comment on this post saying that you did.


5th entry: Become a fan of WeeEssentials on Facebook and leave a comment on this post saying that you did.


6th entry: Follow me here on Domestic Dork and leave a comment saying that you did.


7th entry: Tweet about the giveaway and link to the tweet in a comment {you must leave a link to the specific tweet not your Twitter account!}. You may tweet once daily.

How will the winner be chosen?

Winner will be chosen via Random.org then notified and announced here on the blog.

When will the winner be chosen?

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Good luck!

{This review contains my honest opinion. I was not compensated in any way for providing it.}

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124 Stubborn Stains:

Serene said...

I love the looks of the nursing pads -- not just the fun and whimsical prints but the simple polka dot print and yellow stripes. And with your glowing review, I'd love to give them a try. (The store bought pads are just... yucky.)

-- Serene (who is having issues with including her e-mail address >.>; )
serenekitten@gmail.com

Serene said...

I follow Domestic Dork!

-- Serene
serenekitten@gmail.com

Sarah said...

I love the Japanese Lantern and Pink Dotty nursing pads.

sarah at northernlightsaquatics.com

Slee said...

i am in heart with the hoot owl mama cloth. we're a non-disposable household and that's just too cute for words, and frankly, if you're going to go cloth, it might as wel be dang cute!

fentonslee at gmail dot com

Slee said...

@fentonslee follows @weeessentials

fentonslee at gmail dot com

Slee said...

@fentonslee follows @domesticdork

fentonslee at gmail dot com

Slee said...

i follow this blog

fentonslee at gmail dot com

Slee said...

am a fb fan of weeessentials

fentonslee at gmail dot com

Slee said...

http://twitter.com/fentonslee/statuses/4153785728
tweeted, lol.

fentonslee at gmail dot com

Chanda said...

The nursing pads and mama cloth are great! The print options are so cute! And the lip balm. I LOVE lip balm!

Chanda said...

I follow your blog!

Chanda said...

I'm a fan of WeeEssentials on Facebook.

Sabrina @ Twiggles and Trunks said...

oh my goodness! she's got really cute fabric. i just got my first pp period (baby turned 1 year this month!) i'll be going back there to shop for sure!

Sabrina
twigglesandtrunks@yahoo.com

Sabrina @ Twiggles and Trunks said...

following weeesentials

Sabrina @twigglesNtrunks
twigglesandtrunks@yahoo.com

Sabrina @ Twiggles and Trunks said...

following you on twitter

Sabrina @twigglesNtrunks
twigglesandtrunks@yahoo.com

Sabrina @ Twiggles and Trunks said...

following your blog

Sabrina
twigglesandtrunks@yahoo.com

Sabrina @ Twiggles and Trunks said...

blogged, http://twigglesandtrunks.blogspot.com/2009/09/great-giveaway.html


Sabrina
twigglesandtrunks@yahoo.com

Lisa said...

I really like the nursing pads with the Japanese lantern print. And that sinus relief cream would come in handy right now.

lisa at purestfeeling dot net

Lisa said...

Already following you on Twitter. @devaskyla

Sabrina @ Twiggles and Trunks said...

tweeted, https://twitter.com/twigglesNtrunks/status/4154958161

Sabrina, twigglesNtrunks
twigglesandtrunks@yahoo.com

Serene said...

I'm now following @WeeEssentials on Twitter!

-- Serene
serenekitten@gmail.com

Serene said...

I'm now following @DomesticDork on Twitter, too! (As bethanybob, fyi.)

-- Serene (who has way too many aliases)
serenekitten@gmail.com

Serene said...

And I just became a fan of WeeEssentials on Facebook.

-- Serene
serenekitten@gmail.com

Jackie at 3littleones said...

i would love to try their nursing pads - in pink dotty!

Jackie at 3littleones said...

i follow weeessentials on twitter @3littleonesblog

Jackie at 3littleones said...

i follow u on twitter @3littleonesblog

Jackie at 3littleones said...

I follow your blog

Kelli said...

I would love to try the nursing pads! i used disposable ones with my son and now want to try some cloth!

msbeaters at yahoo.com

Kelli said...

I follow weeEssentials on twitter!

beanersmama

msbeaters at yahoo.com

Kelli said...

I follow you on twitter

beanersmama

msbeaters at yahoo.com

Jackie at 3littleones said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/3littleonesblog/status/4160278292

Kelli said...

I'm a facebook fan!

Kelli Betters

msbeaters at yahoo.com

Kelli said...

I follow your blog!

msbeaters at yahoo.com

Rosanna =) said...

I like the soap bits!! What a great product!

rosey11 at gmail dot com

Rosanna =) said...

following weeessentials on twitter!

@bananaramafoFin

Rosanna =) said...

following domestic dork on Twitter!

@bananaramafoFin

Rosanna =) said...

following this blog! =)

Gigi said...

I would blow the whole thing on nursing pads. I have one re-usable pair. I can't see spending money on disposable pads again this time around. thanks! ruth dot gray at gmail dot com

Gigi said...

I follow Weeessentials on Twitter. ruth dot gray at gmail dot com

Gigi said...

I follow Domestic dork on twitter as graygirly ruth dot gray at gmail dot com

Gigi said...

I follow your blog. ruth dot gray at gmail dot com

Gigi said...

tweet! http://twitter.com/graygirly/status/4161558701
ruth dot gray at gmail dot com

elaine r said...

The Lemongrass High Glycerin and Shea Butter Soap sounds lovely to try!

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

Stephanie said...

I just discovered her shop too and LOVE it! I can't wait to try her cloth pads and nursing pads too...and, of course, would love a chance to win a gift certificate too ;)

Stephanie said...

I follow WeeEssentials on Twitter (Mom2Valerie)

Stephanie said...

I follow Domestic Dork on Twitter too - Mom2Valerie

Stephanie said...

I'm a fan of WeeEssentials on Facebook, which is how I discovered your blog ;) (Stephanie Hanes)

Sabrina @ Twiggles and Trunks said...

tuesday twitter tweet

https://twitter.com/twigglesNtrunks/status/4171077949

Sabrina, twigglesNtrunks
twigglesandtrunks@yahoo.com

TopHat said...

This is going to sound dumb, but I want the yarn! I've given up on the idea of having a dry shirt while breastfeeding. It's too much of a hassle! Yes I leak, what of it? :)

hrfarley at gmail dot com

Upstatemomof3 said...

My favorite item is - SHOP SECOND - Red Race Cars SUPER SOFT BURP CLOTH RAGS/UNPAPER TOWELS - Set of 4 in cotton flannel

Upstatemomof3 said...

I follow weeessentials - Upstatemomof3

Upstatemomof3 said...

I already follow you on twitter :) Upstatemomof3

Upstatemomof3 said...

tweet - http://twitter.com/Upstatemomof3/statuses/4173600270

Serene said...

I blogged about the giveaway today. :)

http://imaginary0422.wordpress.com/2009/09/22/weeessentials-giveaway-at-domesticdork-com/

-- Serene
serenekitten@gmail.com

Serene said...

I also Tweeted about the giveaway today.

http://twitter.com/bethanybob/status/4177420388

-- Serene
serenekitten@gmail.com

Annie said...

I would love the soap bits sampler! I love variety in life :)

Annie said...

I follow wee essentials on twitter!

Annie said...

I follow you on twitter

Annie said...

I follow your blog!

Denise said...

I love all the scents she has for soap bits. I really want the Green Apple, but I also want the Honey Almond...can't make up my mind & might have to buy both!

Denise said...

I blogged
http://ourfullnest.blogspot.com/2009/09/cloth-diapers-im-trying-to-win-this.html

Denise said...

I'm following Wee Essentials on twitter (fullnest)

Denise said...

I follow you on twitter
(fullnest)

Denise said...

I'm a facebook fan of Wee Essentials
Denise Crockett

Denise said...

I follow your blog

Denise said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/Fullnest/statuses/4300984956

Carolsue said...

The Tootsie Roll Soap! I'd get me some soap if I won!
digicat{AT}sbcglobal{DOT}net

Carolsue said...

I posted this on my blog
http://carolsbloggys.blogspot.com/2008/10/contests-from-our-bloggy-friends.html
digicat{AT}sbcglobal{DOT}net

Carolsue said...

I follow WeeEssentials on twitter @cezovski
digicat{AT}sbcglobal{DOT}net

Carolsue said...

I follow Domestic Dork
digicat{AT}sbcglobal{DOT}net

Emi said...

I LOVE the Chopsticks please mamapad. If I win I will get a couple mamapads and some soap bits to try. Want to review more wipes solutions :-)

Emi said...

Follow WeeEssentials on Twitter.
@TheCDReport

Emi said...

Follow Domestic Dork on Twitter
@TheCDReport

Emi said...

Follow WeeEssentials on Facebook.

Emi said...

I follow your blog.

Emi said...

Daily tweet! http://twitter.com/TheCDReport/status/4306150884

bekki1820cb said...

I really like the Starburst Overnight Menstrual Pads and the Natural Lip Balm with healing oils. I love all her stuff. Thanks for the chance!

bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

bekki1820cb said...

I am a Facebook fan of WeeEssentials now. My Facebook name is Bekki Orr.

bekki1280cb at gmail dot com

bekki1820cb said...

I am following the Domestic Dork. bekki1820cb at yahoo dot com

Kamity said...

You know I totally need those nursing pads. NEED, Holly. NEED.

Kamity said...

I also now officially "follow" your blog. You know I've been stalking you forever, but now you get the satisfaction of knowing I "follow" you ... and no one else! All of this effort just for you! It is a labor of love!

Kamity said...

I created a Twitter account and made my first tweet about you:

http://twitter.com/kamitychan/status/4306646184

Kamity said...

I follow you on Twitter, too.

Kamity said...

Annnnnd I follow WeeEssentials on Twitter.
(kamitychan)

Gigi said...

tweet! http://twitter.com/graygirly/status/4307738182
ruth dot gray at gmail dot com

Gigi said...

https://twitter.com/graygirly/status/4312213449
ruth dot gray at gmail dot com

Rambling Rachel said...

Those mama pads look fabulous!
@schreiberwriter

Rambling Rachel said...

You know I follow you. Everywhere..... :)
@schreiberwriter

Rambling Rachel said...

Tweet, tweet!
http://twitter.com/schreiberwriter/status/4305246030

@schreiberwriter

Serene said...

Tweeted again, today: http://twitter.com/bethanybob/status/4317684666

-- Serene
serenekitten@gmail.com

Denise said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/Fullnest/statuses/4327061072

Gigi said...

http://twitter.com/graygirly/status/4340880807
ruth dot gray at gmail dot com

Serene said...

Another day, another Tweet.

http://twitter.com/bethanybob/status/4343647294

-- Serene
serenekitten@gmail.com

Emi said...

Daily tweet: http://twitter.com/TheCDReport/status/4351272803

Denise said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/Fullnest/statuses/4355159273

Sabrina @ Twiggles and Trunks said...

thursday tweet, https://twitter.com/twigglesNtrunks/status/4171077949

Sabrina, twigglesNtrunks
twigglesandtrunks@yahoo.com

Jessie Kaitlin said...

I like their nursing pads

jessiekaitlin at hotmail dot com

Jessie Kaitlin said...

I follow them on twitter

jessiekaitlin at hotmail dot com

Jessie Kaitlin said...

I follow you on twitter

jessiekaitlin at hotmail dot com

Jessie Kaitlin said...

I'm a fan on FB

jessiekaitlin at hotmail dot com

Jessie Kaitlin said...

I follow your blog

jessiekaitlin at hotmail dot com

Jessie Kaitlin said...

Todays tweet

http://twitter.com/JessieKaitlin/status/4362567985

jessiekaitlin at hotmail dot com

Jessica said...

I would definitely like to try the nursing pads.

daizy.grl33 at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

I follow you on twitter (jdruit)

daizy.grl33 at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/jdruit/status/4363243136
daizy.grl33 at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

I follow your blog.

daizy.grl33 at gmail dot com

Gigi said...

https://twitter.com/graygirly/status/4364841020
ruth dot gray at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

Daily tweet http://twitter.com/jdruit/status/4375955564

daizy.grl33 at gmail dot com

Lisa said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/devaskyla/status/4378002149


lisa at purestfeeling dot net

Denise said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/Fullnest/statuses/4385832621

Gigi said...

http://twitter.com/graygirly/status/4393443973
ruth dot gray at gmail dot com

Serene said...

I retweeted your tweet.

http://twitter.com/bethanybob/status/4395474462

-- Serene
serenekitten@gmail.com

Denise said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/Fullnest/statuses/4400793563

Gigi said...

https://twitter.com/graygirly/status/4413681458
ruth dot gray at gmail dot com

Kamity said...

I became a fan of WeeEssentials on Facebook! (somehow, spreading out my entries increases my chances of winning. I KNOW IT.)

Kamity said...

I also finally got around to writing about your giveaway in my LJ. Lazy me!
http://chibi-brooke.livejournal.com/336179.html

Kelli said...

http://twitter.com/beanersmama/status/4422061050

Kelli said...
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Hannah said...

Hope I'm not too late to get in here! I love the nursing pads, but seeing as I don't leak anymore (yay for nursing an older babe!), I'd love to try the pantyliners out.
hcurto at gmail dot com

Hannah said...

Following weessentials on Twitter :)
hcurto at gmail dot com

Hannah said...

Aaaand following domesticdork on Twitter :)
hcurto at gmail dot com

Hannah said...

WeeEssentials Facebook fan!
hcurto at gmail dot com

Hannah said...

I am now following your blog here.
hcurto at gmail dot com

Hannah said...

It has been Tweeted (hope I'm linking this right..)!
http://twitter.com/hcurto/status/4426369332

hcurto at gmail dot com

Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

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