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GIVEAWAY: BARREL + A HEAP {CLOSED}

Posted on: Thursday


This week we have a generous gift certificate giveaway from our lovely sponsor Barrel + A Heap.  Barrel + A Heap is the etsy shop owned by the ever-so-kind Carissa. She hand-sews diaper covers for cloth-diapered babes, as well as pretty home goodies like quilts and pillow covers.

We've been cloth diapering Biet for 14 months now, and have tried most of the brands of diaper covers out there.  So at this point, I feel like I know a thing or two about cloth diapering.  My three biggest  pet peeves with diaper covers are:  the "waterproof" brands out there that end up being super plastic-y, the "easy" velcro closures that unfortunately wake up sleeping babes (when you're trying to be a super Mama and change them in their sleep), and lastly, poor fit (when the cover leaks like crazy or falls off on its own and you wonder what its good for at all).  Carissa sent Biet a cover to try, asking me to write an honest review, and here it is..

This watermelon diaper cover is up there with the best of them.  Not only are the patterns super cute (I usually don't even put anything over and people think that Biet is wearing bloomers), but the fabric walks the fine line of "water-resistant," amazingly not letting wetness through, while staying soft against the skin.  The fit is perfect. Biet is about 23 lbs and wears a size large, snapped on the tightest fitting.  It hugs her little bum snugly, stays put, and happily will be able to grow with her until she is potty trained.  I love that the cover is fastened with sturdy snaps.  Biet hasn't been able to open them yet, so that's been nice, and they are much quieter than velcro.  I've been throwing the cover in the washer and the dryer (which has made some store-bought brands fall apart) and its holding strong both in color and structure.

So, simply put, I wish we had discovered Barrel + A Heap earlier on in our cloth diapering adventures, so that I could have avoided buying so many subpar brands.  I tell all of my cloth-diapering friends about Carissa's lovely wares, and now I am telling you too. 

And to top it off, purchasing these means supporting a small woman-owned business, which is awesome, and, in my opinion, a way better alternative to buying mass-produced.

AND FOR THE GIVEAWAY: Carissa is giving one lucky reader a $25 gift certificate to her shop!  You can use it to buy anything in her shop (I am loving this herringbone pillow cover right now). To enter, simply visit her shop and leave a comment below about your favorite item. 

A winner will be chosen on Monday. Good luck!!







28 COMMENTS:

  1. I love the whale diaper!
    thatmamagretchen@gmail.com

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  2. What a great giveaway.
    I love the pink tree diaper its soo cute.
    victoriashhh@hotmail.com

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  3. Wow! Love the white and yellow dandelion pillow cover! It would bring so much cheer to our couch!

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  4. The tangerine and white flower diaper cover is adorable.
    Crossing my fingers.
    emilydenic@gmail.com

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  5. Thanks for the info, we are having a baby in October and plan on cloth diapering! I just added a few to our registry :) I love this one
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/103646646/multi-color-striped-water-resistant
    Love your blog too :)

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  6. The two covers that really caught my eye were the neon triangles and the multi color striped one <3. So very cute!!

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  7. I don't cloth diaper my daughter but, these are ADORABLE! I'm glad you found something to work with your little one : ]

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  8. i love the blue and tan elephant pillow!

    bonnie.forbragd@gmail.com

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  9. The watermelon nappy (diaper) cover is my favourite by far!

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  10. love the watermelon one and the Pink Trees Water Resistant PUL Diaper Cover Available in Medium and Large one!

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  11. So cute! I love the diaper covers, but also really love the marching elephant birth clothes.

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  12. OMG so many cute fabrics to pick from... Pink White and Silver diaper cover!! Oh and Tangerine and White flower cover. So pretty!

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  13. I just adore the dinosaur diaper cover!! Would be SO cute on my little man!

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  14. Oh, biet's watermelon cover is the most adorable one!

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  15. I have adored her diaper covers since the first time you mentioned them in your blog. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  16. Ashley K.5:36:00 PM

    I am torn three ways between the 'Fun Pattern,' the 'Multi Colored Stripe,' and the 'Pink Trees' diaper covers. The fabrics are all so lovely!

    ashleykiley at hotmail dot com

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