Tuesday, August 26, 2008

This Week's Featured Artist is...

TheHollywoodHouse!! She can be found at TheHollywoodHouse.etsy.com!! This artist is a mom and artist who lives in Colorado and makes some super funky, hard to find items! I know her of course through "Cafemom Etsy Moms", one of the Etsy Street Teams I'm on. She rocks and makes some adorable pet clothes, IPod/phone cases and handbags! PLEASE check out her stuff and give her a heart or even a buy! :) And as always, please check out the CEM group at
Check out the awesome threads!

All pics clickable so you can find her work easier!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

My Banner is the Header for another blog! :)

YOO HOOO! My banner is the header for the "Let's Scrap Design Team" (see link to their blog on the side bar!). I just based it off their color scheme (which is beautiful!) and viola! Look for an upcoming post about my work in their blog! :)
Don't forget to check back on my Etsy store for more an d=updated banners/backgrounds, etc on www.mamaslittlemonkeys.etsy.com

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


I now have a cafepress shop!! If you don't see what you want there (because obviously there are million ideas in my head for designs, but only so many hours in the day!) please msg me or comment here and I will do my best to make what you want. Costs you nothing to ask and nothing for me to upload, so ask away!

THanks! AMy

Monday, August 4, 2008

And as always....

Since I have Celiac Disease, and live the gluten free life, I gotta include these:

Ask me anything about Celiac Disease and GF Living!!

Breast feeding links and Info

La Leche League:



Breastmilk donation:

Feel free to email me if you want further info on breastfeeding.

Cloth Diapering for Dummies

Here's a great link about why, how and what to know about cloth diapering....you can do it, it's easier than you think!!

Websites to Buy Cloth Diapers

Follow this link to read about sites to buy cloth diapers:

Cloth Diapering Tips-Stripping Your Diaps

Stripping your cloth diapers: Step 1

First wash your cloth diapers as you normally would. It is important to start with clean diapers. If your diapers are soiled when you begin the stripping process, you may set stains in the fabric. Simply run your cloth diapers through a normal cold wash cycle with a small amount of detergent, and rinse as usual.

Step 2

Run your cloth diapers through a hot wash with no detergent. Turn up your water heater if necessary to make sure that the water is really hot (but be sure to turn it back down afterward for safety). Note: check washing instructions for your particular cloth diapers. If you are using all-in-ones or pocket diapers with waterproof covers, too-hot water may damage them.

You may want to use just a drop or two of original blue liquid Dawn dish detergent to this wash to help cut some of the oils, but it's not always necessary. You can also add a bit of baking soda to absorb odors.

Step 3

Be sure to do an extra rinse at the end of your wash cycle. Add some white vinegar to this final rinse to remove all detergent residues from your cloth diapers. Don't worry, your cloth diapers won't come out of the wash smelling like vinegar. When the diapers dry, all the vinegar smell will disappear.

Step 4
Rinse, rinse, rinse. Run your cloth diapers through as many rinse cycles as necessary until no suds appear. This may take up to three or four rinse cycles, or even more if there is a lot of detergent residue in your cloth diapers. Hint: to prevent detergent from building up too much, use one-fourth to one-half of the detergent you would use on a regular load of laundry when washing your diapers normally. Your diapers will still get clean, but there won't be as much residue left behind.

Step 5

Sunlight is a natural germ-killer and stain-remover. If you have access to an outside drying line, hang your cloth diapers in the sun to dry. If this isn't an option, it is not absolutely necessary - the previous steps in the wash are more important.

It may be necessary to strip your cloth diapers as frequently as once a week, or as little as once a month. Strip your diapers as often as necessary to keep them absorbent and fresh.

courtesy of http://www.cafemom.com/group/clothdiapers

Sunday, August 3, 2008


Hello and WELCOME to the new blog for my Etsy shops! I say 'shops' because right now I have one active one, and one empty one! You can find my active one at http://www.glutenfreegirl0330.etsy.com
The new one will have stuff slowly added to it as we get closer to November, because I am trying to streamline my shops name into everything I have! Thus, glutenfreegirl0330 doesn't really make much sense in my Monkey theme shop title! (although I am known on the web as glutenfreegirl.....there is also another fantastic blogger who was truly the original gluten freegirl, www.glutenfreegirl.blogspot.com and I do NOT want her to think I'm stealing her thunder!:) Plus I like my monkey title and want it all cohesive! :) Done babbling....NOW! :)

SOOOO, if you enjoy handmade items I strongly suggest you check out my shop, and the many others on Etsy. I personally lean towards shops from my Cafemom Etsy Mom Team
Please feel free to use the tag "cafemom team" or "cafemom etsy team" when shopping at Etsy!

Support the handmade movement!! Tell Walmart to go fly a kite and buy handmade!!!!


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