Friday, August 26, 2011

itti bitti D'lish Cloth Diaper Giveaway!

Did you read my review of the itti bitti Diaper the other day? Do you want to try one yourself? The kind people at itti bitti have offered one itti bitti D'lish diaper of winner's choice (gender & size) to one of my readers! : ) Isn't that exciting!?

They have 3 different sizes:
Small size to fit 8lb to 16lb
Medium size to fit 14lb to 26lb
Large size to fit 23lb to 37lb


Mandatory Entry (this has to be completed before any other extra entry or else your entries won't count.)
  • Go check out itti bitti's site and let me know which gender (so they can send an appropriate color) and size you'd like of the D'lish.
Extra Entries (you can do one, none or all of these for extra entries.)
  • Follow A Restful Place via GFC. (2 extra, 2 comments)
  • Like itti bitti on Facebook (1 entry, 1 comment)
  • Share this giveaway - Blog, Facebook, etc. (2 entries, 2 comments)
  • Put my blog button on your site. (3 entries, 3 comments)
  • Follow itti bitti on Twitter. (1 entry, 1 comment)
This giveaway will run for 2 weeks (8/26 - 9/9/2011). Winner will be chosen via and announced the following week. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.

Leave your email address with all of your comments so I can have a way to contact you if you win!

I hope you win! : )

Disclaimer: I received the above product free from the manufacture for review purposes only. All opinions expressed here are my own.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

A Cloth Diaper Review - itti bitti

Awhile ago I was sent a itti bitti diaper to review. The one I got was the Bitti D'lish AIO medium sized. I liked it but I should have requested a larger size for my *big* little guy. : )

This diaper took a bit longer to dry but was a quick and easy diaper to put on and use. It washed wonderfully and fit perfectly on my baby. I was surprised that such a tiny diaper worked so well without any leaks and it never was too tight (legs, tummy, etc.).

I liked how it has so many snaps on the front to be able to make the diaper fit specifically for your baby.

I'm all for organic diapers so I would have been a bit happier it all the interior fabrics were organic on this diapers as it was just the outer fabrics of the soaker pad only that were organic.

This was the first cloth diaper I have ever reviewed and actually tried that was already made. I've always made my own cloth diapers. In comparison to my own diapers I really liked the size of this diaper better, though my baby outgrew it much too fast. What I guess I really liked about it was the shape and of course the convenience of an all in one. At this time I make my own cloth diapers out of all organic fabrics (besides the PUL) and really think it is best for my baby that way.

Overall I think this was a great AIO diaper, easy to use, wash, dry and made mainly from natural materials. You can purchase your own itti bitti diapers at a bunch of online diaper companies from the list here.

*Disclaimer: I was sent the above product from the manufacture for review purposes only. All opinions expressed here are my own. Thank you itti bitti!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

If I Perish - Book Review

If I Perish
By Esther Ahn Kim

Ahn E. Sook stood alone among thousands of kneeling people. Her bold defiance of the tyrannical demand to bow to pagan Japanese shrines condemned her to a living death in the filth and degradation of a Japanese prison. This brave woman remained faithful to Christ in the face of brutality, oppression, and ruthlessness of her captors. The story of how she won many of her fellow prisoners to Christ in the most deplorable conditions is an inspiration to all.

ISBN: 978-0-8024-3079-3
Publish date: October, 2001
Page Count: 350
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5
Format: Paperback
Weight: .91 LBS

You can read the first chapter here.

*** This book outlines and is a great example of long suffering and faithfulness to the Lord. I enjoyed reading it though I wouldn't recommend it for young children as it does have some explanations of the torture the Christians endured that would be too much for young minds.

It's a wonderful story about hope and trust. Ahn was a Korean Christian school teacher who wouldn't bow to the pagan Japanese shrines. She was on the run for many months before being caught and imprisoned. Ahn E. Sook was imprisoned for her faith and taken to many different horrible prisons during her stay. They fed her spoiled scrapes of food they often called it 'chicken feed'.

She had a wonderful ministry through it all and a determination to never give up on her God and to spread God's sustaining power to as many as possible. Preaching the word of God to her fellow inmates and leading many to the Lord was her goal her entire imprisonment. After her imprisonment she traveled the United States and Europe to share the gospel there with her new husband.

The Lord gave her so many wonderful experiences while in prison. Children adored her and many of the jailers were kind to her (though there were still mean ones). She had the privilege to bring several of her jail mates to the Lord.

It's a hard book but one that will leave a good impression. I look forward to sharing pieces of this wonderful book with others. I pray that what I've learned through this book will build up my relationship with my Lord and the ones I know. A steadfast and faithful heart...

* Disclaimer - I received this book free from Moody Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Homemade Echinacea Tincture!

I'm started making some Homemade Echinacea Tincture. I'm using the recipe in the FREE eBook you get when you subscribe to Savvy Teas and Herbs (sorry for no link this time - their site is down for maintenance). It's pretty easy and I'm looking forward to the outcome and saving money making my own. After I make this one and if it turns out there are so many others I'd love to make.

I decided to go with an alcohol based tincture as it lasts indefinitely and it extracts the properties out of the herbs the best. Since you use so little and mix it in with juice/water or something I wasn't worried about it either. : )

• I filled a glass quart jar about 1/2 way with the dry herbs. Instructions say to not pack in the herbs.

• Then I filled the jar to within 2 inches of the top with alcohol (I used Vodka)and sealed it.

• Instruction say to store for 3 weeks in a dry, cool place and shake daily.

• After 3 weeks, strain and discard herbs, bottle in a glass container (I bought some amber bottles to put it in) and be sure and label. Keep out of reach of children.

I'll update you all again once it's done and will let you know how it worked! : )

Have you ever made your own tinctures? If so, what herbs did you use, did you like it and did it save you much money? : )

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Winner of the SKOY cloths giveaway!

Hi Everyone!

I'm so sorry for not posting this for so long. Our winner for the SKOY Cloths is comment #12

:: Jennifer ::


Winner has already been notified and confirmed that she received her SKOY cloth!

P.S. I hope to be back to more 'normal' posting soon. Lots have been happening and I've been keeping pretty busy. :)
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