Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Simply Yours by Schryll - BINGO!

To Play: You have 10 minutes to post your word below. It must be five letters with no repeating letters and no duplicate words. You must visit the sponsors page on FB and thank them for sponsoring bingo with The Trading Post AND become their fan.

The prize: adjustable ring made from buttons!

This will be the first time we play here and not on FB so please be patient with me! I am trying out new ways to avoid FB from getting upset because of the ridiculous rules.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

$100 gift card giveaway!

The $100 giftcard giveaway is now live! You have until Halloween to get your entry in. There is even a chance for extra entries daily! Good luck!

Monday, August 29, 2011


Congratulations to our winners of the 2k giveaway celebration! Please contact the sponsor to claim your prize!

Denim and Dirt - Konni Fink

3 Months of WMW blog as space - Niki Lavin

Dar'Lynn Boutique - Jenn Atchison

Hook, Skein and Blankey - Michelle Herman

Neo-Notions - Christina Cardwell

Lily Baby - Sarah Rambeaut

Red Barn Cloth Diapers - Hillary Wenrich

Hooty Cutie Boutique - Jessi Timmermans

Guavas and Bananas - Kristin Burr

Livin' Sew Green - Stephanie Jacobson

Meen Bean Made - Katy Handel

Iwancio Design - Saskia Stallings

Button Scraps - Jennifer Bleiler

HHH Mama Boutique flower clip - Christine Spence

Wasabi Mommi Works (Bee Buddy) - Aimee Fogler

Silver Lining Reflections - Valarie Smith

Laughing Hair Boutique (back to school bow) - Christine Spence

Baby Elle Boutique - Aimee Fogler

OC Wraps - Desiree Spence

Laughing Hair Boutique (girly bow) - Katey Handel

Comfybuns Customs (test drive) - Angie Coleman

Hot pink nail polish - Kimberly Guimond

Pooky Packs - Konni Fink

Whimsy Design - Hannah Anderson

Thursday, August 25, 2011

My Spoonflower swatch is here!!

Not too long ago it was Free Swatch Day at Spoonflower. I was able to get a custom swatch using whatever image I wanted. So, naturally, I chose my wasabi peas. It came out well! I will need to figure out something to do with this fabric so I can test its durability through use. I have heard sometimes the custom fabric from Spoonflower isn't the best..but, I guess that is why they have free swatch day? Any project suggestions?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Yesterday we experienced a historic event here in VA! There was a 5.9 magnitude earthquake and a few aftershocks. There is no damage to my house but some local structures were not so fortunate. A few buildings have been condemned, broken glass, cracked bricks and sidewalks. There were even a few apartment building walls which fell on parked cars, destroying them! Phone lines were jammed for hours.

Although, I have experienced a smaller quake in 1997 which was a 2.6 magnitude. It was nothing in comparison to this! It didn't occur to me until well after the quake when I heard the first train horn. I was very worried about track damage seeing as my entire house was shaking for over 30 seconds! But, luckily there was not any damage and they ran the trains slow for the rest of the day.

When it happened my first thought was 'WOW, I am dizzy!'..then 'train!'..then 'wind?' and then I finally realized we were having an earthquake! I had enough time to get up and walk around while freaking out! I couldn't believe just doesn't happen here. The earth made the most amazing and terrifying rumbling noise! I am so happy to have experienced this quake with no damage. It was a truly amazing and humbling experience.

The Makeup Company 4 U - Flash Giveaway!

Winner - Kimberly Guimond! Congratulations!

Monday, August 22, 2011

A good mail day...

Some days I get nothing, some days I get bills, some days I get junk...but some days I get awesome mail! Today I got: A free nail polish from Cosmopolitan ( I will be offering this wildly colorful nail polish in my 2,000 fan giveaway celebration), and my order from Zipit!

Let me just say, I am impressed how fast Zipit processed and shipped my order. I ordered on the 19th and even though there was a weekend in between, I got it only 3 days later!

She also included a zipper pull and an interesting little fortune telling fish baggie. Finally I have 4 inch zippers so I can get to making some wallets and change purses! Yay! I was having such a hard time finding reasonably priced zippers in the sizes I wanted. I will definitely be buying from Zipit again!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Diapeze Review!

A few months back I was lucky enough to win $15 credit from in a giveaway on Facebook. My family and I were in a financial pinch and I was fortunate enough to land a trade deal with Kristin. I traded one WMW starter stash to make up the difference in price for my first Diapeze stash. Kristin takes awesome care in her work. Her sewing is amazing and the quality of here diapeze are impressive.

We negotiated our trade and I had my order placed! I was so excited to get my diapeze in the coming weeks. I would like to take a moment to touch on this, since it seems a controversial subject right now. As a fellow wahm, I put my family first. I have gotten so swamped with orders before that I had to take a step back and reassess how I was going to manage my business. Sometimes, when customers hear that an order will take one, two, three or even four weeks to complete, they become aggravated and miffed. We are mothers first and Wahm's second. Like myself, kristin and many other wahms out there, we spend many sleepless nights cutting, sewing and packaging orders. I am grateful for the time she took out of her busy schedule to complete our trade, and I hope that you will consider this when ordering a custom item from a wahm in the future.

Continuing on...I have not been cloth diapering long. I obtained my first cloth diapers used and have slowly been able to collect some new diaps along the way. I have used fitteds, prefolds, pockets, AIOs and systems like Gdiapers. I finally settled on AIO/AI2s and pockets since they are so easy to use. I was thrilled to have these made to order because Diapeze has an amazing fabric selection. I chose retro cowboys and sock monkeys for my diapers. I opted for OS so that they could fit both of my munchkins. To my surprise, on the largest setting, these diapers fit my 37 lb daughter! They also perfectly fit my 17 lb son. I love the wide range of adjustments without too many overwhelming snaps!

The inserts slide under two lips on the inside of the diaper. I like this concept better than pockets because they are easier to assemble. My diapers came with one insert each but easily can accommodate more for even more absorbency. I have found myself doing this since my kids are heavy wetters. Diapeze also has a more absorbent insert called Nighteze though, I have not had the chance to test these out yet.

Over all I would say these diapers ROCK! If you are considering buying from Diapeze, I highly recommend it. The diapers I have are super cute, durable, well made and easy to use. Kristin takes great pride in her products and it shows! They are definitely worth the wait. I am looking forward to getting my Traineze so we can really start potty training my daughter in cloth!

Visit Diapeze on Facebook!

(My DS at 6 months in his cowboy Diapeze)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Huge giveaway comin' up FAST!

Both my pages, Wasabi Mommi Works and The Trading Post, have now passed 1500 fans! I will be holding a joined giveaway. This means double the exposure for my sponsors! I already have over 10 awesome pages on board with sponsoring the giveaway. Do you have a page? Are you interested in sponsoring? Send me an email!

Wasabi Mommi Works will be holding a Celebration Sale as well as offering an awesome prize! I am still uncertain where I will be hosting (here or facebook..probably here) because of the new giveaway rules. There will be a few requirements to enter to win prizes this time around but nothing unreasonable! There will also be opportunities for extra entries. I can't wait to get it started!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Thank you!

Thank you for following my blog! I am going to be using this blog to update my business, show off new products, host giveaways, post reviews, offer items and tutorials and more. I have never been very good at keeping up with a blog but, I will try my best!