It’s an all newborn stocking tonight! These teeny tiny diapers are sewn & ready to ship, so if you’re expecting any time soon & haven’t rounded out your stash of newborn cloth diapers here’s your chance!
I get so many emails from moms with brand new bubs, begging for more newborn fitteds because they love the fit on their itty bitty baby so much and need more. These diapers fit tiny newborn babies perfectly, not too big, not too bulky, not too overwhelming. And they fit long enough for you to get good use of them before tucking them away for your next baby, trading them, or selling them (often for nearly what you paid!).
Lots of sweet newborn fluff stocking tonight at 9pm eastern time! www.orangediaperco.com ♥
It’s been one of those weeks, a few of ‘em actually. With too much to do & not enough time to even come close to being done, I’ve been finding myself standing in the kitchen at 6pm with nothing cooked, nothing planned, nothing but a couple of hungry kids. The following has saved me from complete dinner time meltdown on more than one occasion recently. It’s not fancy but it is tasty & if you’re kids are big enough they can help make it. We usually have these roll ups with chips, salsa & guacamole, and a fruit salad. They travel well, so are great in lunch boxes.
BEAN & CHEESE ROLL UPS
- 1 can vegetarian refried beans
- shredded cheddar cheese
- soft taco size whole wheat or flour tortillas
Lay one tortilla flat on a microwave safe plate & spread with a layer of beans & then a layer of salsa. Top with shredded cheese. Microwave for 30 seconds – 1 minute, until cheese is melted. It’s hot! Let cool slightly, then roll it up & cut in half.
Eat & enjoy!
Other optional fillings: sliced olives; scallions; whole beans such as black beans, pinto beans, kidney beans; rice; corn; cilantro; and/or sour cream (put it on after microwaving).
What’s your need-a-tasty-veggie-dinner-right-now secret weapon? Leave a link & help a mama out!
Here’s the tentative stocking schedule for the month of May…
May 7 – Newborn Stocking — all instock & ready to ship!
May 14 – All Minky Stocking! Pre-orders for one-size (& maybe newborn?) minky fitteds, shipping May 28
May 21 – Bliss Stocking
May 28 - Squish Stocking, shipping June 11
I hope to get some terry squares made & stocked as ready to ship somewhere near the end of the month, stay tuned to Facebook for more info on that.
As we continue to smooth out the kinks of being back in our home studio, & with the end of the school year rapidly approaching, stocking times may shift a bit.
Need an instant fluff fix? Check out our group page, we have an active & friendly buy/sell/trade community.
Tonight was scheduled to be a newborn stocking, but I have a machine that’s not working & that dramatically slowed the sewing process. I’m guessing no one wants a partially sewn diaper, so the newborn stocking will be rescheduled for next Tuesday, the 7th.
BUT I have all these one-size leftovers hanging around here, taking up space. To get rid of them I’m packing them up as grab bags! Join us on our buy/sell/trade Facebook page tonight at 9pm eastern time, I’ll do these lotto style & use random.org to pick the winning buyers. This helps eliminate the risk of oversells & makes it a little fairer for those with a slower internet connection.
Here’s how it’ll work:
–I’ll post on the buy/sell/trade page something like this:
One-Size Boyish Grab Bag – $69 shipped within the US / $79 to Canada / $82 to Europe – 4 available
–If you’re interested, you leave a comment. Any comment will do. One comment per person please!
–I’ll leave the post open for 15 minutes, then close it & use random.org to pick 4 numbers
–Your comment is your number — if you leave the 7th comment, you’re number 7 — if number 7 is one of the numbers picked by random.org, you are a winning buyer! Yippee! You’ll email me your PayPal email address, I’ll email you an invoice, you pay, I ship, you get Oranges in your mailbox!
A couple of notes:
Please don’t comment if you’re not really interested in buying. You might win & then you’ll have to tell me you don’t really want it, & that’s sort of embarrassing.
A Grab Bag = 2 one-size diapers, normally priced $35-$38 each + shipping. Grab Bag prices include shipping.
These diapers are made & already packed up. I’ll just be grabbing a package & sticking a mailing label on it. That means I won’t know what you’re getting & you might get a duplicate of a print you already have (usually during grab bag fulfillment, I try my best to avoid doing that).
Join our b/s/t page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/242102585837789/
See you tonight at 9pm eastern time!
It’s stocking day! Gorgeous prints that these pictures really don’t do justice. It’s been dreary & drizzly which doesn’t lend itself to good picture taking. You’ll have to take my word for it, these prints are fantastic!
Mahalo – stocking with butter cotton velour or natural organic bamboo velour
Big Top - stocking with turquoise cotton velour or natural organic bamboo velour
Orange Crush - stocking with royal blue cotton velour or natural organic bamboo velour
Kiddie Pool - stocking with natural cotton velour or natural organic bamboo velour
‘Lectric Leopard - stocking with lime cotton velour or natural organic bamboo velour
Kimono - stocking with pink cotton velour or natural organic bamboo velour
Each available as singles & duos as pictured, and each will have the option of inner color & snapped or snapless.
They open for pre-orders at 9pm eastern time on our website, shipping on May 7th. They’ll sell out fast! Be logged in & ready to go or enlist stalking help on our buy/sell/trade page. See you tonight!
After a few weeks of summer like temperatures, a cold front moved through Friday night bringing rain, wind, and much cooler temps. The perfect opportunity to squeeze in one more hearty soup before it gets too hot. We ate it with sliced pears & crusty whole wheat rolls.
SPLIT PEA SOUP w/ a touch of curry
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 4 large carrots, diced
- 4 stalks celery, chopped
- 3 new potatoes, chopped into 1/2 pieces
- 1 box (32oz) vegetable broth
- 36 oz water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 teaspoons curry powder
- 1 pound dried split peas, throughly rinsed
- plain yogurt for serving (optional)
In a large stockpot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onions & garlic and sauté for several minutes while you chop the carrots & celery. Add the carrots & celery and sauté the mixture while you chop and then add the potatoes.
Add the veggie broth, water, salt, pepper, curry, and split peas and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat & simmer, partially covered, for 45ish minutes until the peas are very soft.
Using an immersion blender, blend the soup. Blend well for a more pureed texture, or just briefly for a chunkier texture.
Serve it hot, stirring in a spoonful of yogurt if desired.
I like to use a few handfuls of crinkle cut or shredded carrots to save time.
recipe very slightly adapted from one in The Six O’Clock Scramble by Aviva Goldfarb
New Sun Drenched Loops open for pre-orders tonight at 9pm eastern time! Bright, gorgeous colors set off spectacularly by the creamy softness of organic double sided bamboo terry. This months colors…
- Sun Spark – Golden yellow main & accent thread w/ neon orange snaps
- Isla – Turquoise main & lime accent thread, lime snaps
- Hibiscus – Orange main & hot pink accent thread, hot pink snaps
All colors will be available in one-size & newborn, snapped & snapless. Oh so soft, stretchy to fit for a long time, and with a high resale value it’s easy to see why Newborn Loops are quickly becoming a newborn cloth diapering stash staple!
Bamboo Terry Squares in singles & rainbow bundles will also open for pre-ordering with a ship date of May 10th. They’ll be rolling out of here in time to arrive in your mailbox for the Flats & Handwashing Challenge! If for no other reason, you need some terry squares for nights!
Wipes & Sweet-Sleep In Doublers are also opening for pre-0rdering.
Everything opens at 9pm eastern time tonight & will be closing on April 30th, or when sold out. Loops & all accessories will begin shipping on May 15th, Terry Squares on May 10th.
Oh, and we have two amazing giveaways going on! Go, right now, & enter!
These tacos are easy & delicious. We set everything out on the table & let each make his or her own taco creation.
BEAN TACOS w/ guacamole
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 red onion, diced
- 2 cans pinto beans, drained & rinsed
- 1 16oz bag frozen corn
- 1/4 cup chunky fresh salsa (+extra for serving)
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 12 taco shells (hard, soft , or both)
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 cups chopped lettuce
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Heat the oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the onion & cook, stirring occasionally, until it starts to brown, about 5 minutes. Add the beans, corn, salsa, and cilantro and stir the mixture. Lower the heat & allow to cook for 10-15 minutes.
Heat the taco shells on a baking sheet in the oven for about 5 minutes.
Assemble at the table.
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1/4 red onion, diced
- handful of fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
- salt & pepper
Cut each avocado in half length-wise, pop out the pit, scoop out the avocado into a medium sized bowl. Smash the avocado until the desired consistency is reached. If you have a mortal & pestle, this is the perfect time to use it! I like my guac chunky, keep smashing until it looks good to you. Add the onion & cilantro and stir. Squeeze half a lime into the mixture. Don’t squeeze the lime dry, too much lime will make the guac taste bitter. Squeeze & taste, squeeze & taste. Add salt & pepper to taste. Stir.
A few notes:
- Black beans can be used instead of pinto. Or use one of each. Really just about any bean will taste delicious. Pinto is my fave in this recipe.
- I don’t usually use the whole bag of corn, more like 3/4 of a bag. Use as much or as little as you like. 1 can of corn can be used instead of frozen.
- The cilantro is key. Don’t skip it in the bean mixture or the guacamole.
- Sometimes we have a few packets of Taco Bell sauce hanging around & I’ll add those to the bean mixture.
- This is a very forgiving recipe, it can take lots of modifications & still taste fantastic. Use up what’s in your pantry & enjoy!
follow the link below to win a GEN-Y Sugar Rush cover + Sweet Tooth, a one-of-a-kind one-size fitted from the Bliss Collection! Giveaway ends at 11:59pm on April 26th. Open to US & Canadian residents only. Good luck! ♥
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Hands down, the Squish line is one of our top sellers. And for good reason: they’re crazy soft with marshmallow-y squishiness, super absorbent, wash easily & wear well, and hold their resale value.
This month’s Squish Collection — Rainbow Reaction — is unique & gorgeous & pretty awesome. And they’re even prettier in person. Don’t have any Squish in your stash yet? This is the month to get Squishy.
This month’s colors:
- Red Hot
- Sunny Side Up
- Green Apple
- Out of the Blue
They’ll be available as singles & as a 5pack super bundle for the ultimate rainbow reaction!
Pre-orders open tonight at 9pm eastern time on our website. They’ll be gone in a flash, so be sure to be signed into your account & ready to go at stocking time! See you there ♥