Contributors

Ilana is co-owner of AppleCheeks Reusable Diapers and mother to three girls - Azure, Phoenix and Ione. She's also the owner of A Jaded Mama, a blog about mothering, small business ownership and all things green. When she's not busy coming up with new product ideas, working on social media campaigns and co-managing the business, you'll find her babywearing, cloth diapering, co-sleeping, breastfeeding, raising school-aged children and reading.

Amy is the other co-owner of AppleCheeks Reusable Diapers and mom to three boys - Bailey, Davray, Sacha, and to baby DAUGHTER, River. She's a dedicated and very attached parent and just adores the company of her enormous, gorgeous boys. When she's not busy juggling the company finances, talking on the phone with suppliers and trying to talk Ilana down off a cliff, you'll find her very involved in her community activities and enjoying the great outdoors.

Beth is the Social Media Coordinator for AppleCheeks Reusable Diapers. You can find her on @AppleCheeksDipe on Twitter or Instagram or the Facebook page! Beth has a little boy, Mason, who is 4, two girls, Audrey, who is 3 and Hayden who is closing in on 1! When Beth isn't busy figuring out fun for the AppleCheeks Fans or blogging on Me as a Mommy, she is avoiding housework, breastfeeding, trying to find some space on the couch or in her own bed, or chasing after her older kids with Hayden strapped to her back!

Katie is the Events Coordinator {aka Party Girl} for AppleCheeks Reusable Diapers. Katie has a little boy, Austin, who is 4. You may recognize her from Pickled Pink, the beautiful swim diaper named in her honor! When she isn't busy party planning or working, Katie is playing with Austin, hanging out with Beth, or glued to her iPhone texting Ilana & Amy from the shower.

Social Stuff

 

8:52AM

Featured Retailer: Take a Walk on the Green Side

 We love taking some time to sit and chat with our retailers. This week, we've been chatting with Amy from Take a Walk on the Green Side. See what Amy has to say about her store!

First off, can you tell us a little about the family behind the store?  We are a family of 4 and live in the Port of Newcastle (30 mins East of Toronto), in Ontario Canada.  Lucas is 4 and Olivia is almost 3.  Both babies were cloth diapered but have been out of diapers for a year now (bittersweet!).  We are gearing up for Lucas to start school full time in September (weeping).      

What is the name of your store? Take a Walk on the Green Side

When did your store open? June 2012 
 

How long have you been carrying AppleCheeks?  Since the beginning!  My love of AC's was one of the things that inspired me to start my business.  There was lots of AC love here and only one store locally (30 mins from me) that was carrying Applecheeks at that time.


Do you ship to countries other than your own?  Yes. 

What are your customers saying about AppleCheeks? Will Applecheeks be making trainers in the near future? Yes we will!! They've been in the works for a long time, but we are almost there!!! Do you have any WC or PR in stock? When is the next release? Can I preorder?? Love our Applecheeks!

What are your other top sellers?  Delish Naturals Yum Bum Butter, Tree Hugger Cloth Pads and Tula Baby Carriers. 


What would you like us to know about your store or yourself? Most of the products I offer are products I use in my own home, with my own family.  The majority of products are made in Canada which, while limiting at times, is very important to me. I adore cloth diapers BUT I am more than a cloth diaper business.  I offer greener alternatives to everyday items for all members of your family (yes! even your pets!). 

I am a big cloth diaper advocate.  I am a board member with Cloth for a Cause (a Canadian Cloth Diaper Charity) and also the chapter President of the Southern ON chapter.   


Where can we find you?

takeawalkonthegreenside.com

FB: www.facebook.com/TakeAWalkOnTheGreenSide

Twitter: TAWOTGS

takeawalkonthegreenside@gmail.com

289-685-0055

 

Starting today, Take a Walk on the Green Side is offering 15% off AppleCheeks Swim Diapers! If you haven't gotten your hands on a swim diaper for this summer now's the time. To sweeten the deal, every order placed today (that includes at least one AppleCheeks item) will get an extra little present - and one lucky order will have an AppleCheeks Chico bag added to their shipment!!!

Thanks so much for taking the time to chat with us, Amy!

 

10:52AM

Sunshine, Yoga, and AppleCheeks

Summer is here and what better time to get active with your little ones than NOW! Today, we're partnering up with The Little Yoga Mat to bring you a giveaway with two winners!! We have a boy themed yoga mat for one winner, and a girl themed mat for another winner - and of course we'll pair them up with your choice of AppleCheeks!

These sweet mats are good for starting tummy time with your little one, and can then be transitioned to toddlerhood yoga exercises! They are award winning, having just recieved both The Parent's Choice Best Toy and Dr. Toy's Best Green Toy awards for 2014! Want to get your hands on one of these great mats? Check out The Little Yoga Mat, and enter below to win!

 

 


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9:54AM

Lunapads - 30k for Mother's Day

Getting your period isn't fun. But it's part of being a woman and is just one of the many things we have to do. There's really nothing and exciting about getting your period... unless of course you just got in a brand new stash of Lunapads. Which one of you will be doing soon!

 

Why are there no ingredients listed on pad and tampon boxes? Conventional menstrual products can expose the most delicate, sensitive parts of your body to absorbent polymer gels, chlorine-bleached viscose, and a host of other synthetic chemicals and irritants. You deserve better.

Since 1993, Lunapads has been inspiring our community to embrace a healthier, more empowered experience of their periods and bodies with our stylish collection of natural, eco-friendly washable pads & pantyliners, protective underwear, menstrual cups, and more.
Our One4Her program aims to improve girls' access to education while supporting local employment for women in Uganda. For every eligible product purchased on our website, a girl in East Africa will receive a Ugandan-made AFRIpad to support her school attendance; a vital key to a brighter and more empowered future.

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9:24AM

The Naked Tank - 30k for Mother's Day

Breastfeeding or not, you'll fall in love with these tanks. Ilana hasn't breastfed a baby in over a year and she wars them on a regular basis. Beth, who is breastfeeding also wears them. Both Beth and Ilana have nothing but fabulous things to say about both the women behind The Naked Tank and the tanks themselves. Today, it's your chance to win not one... but two!

 

The Naked Tank was conceptualized around a foundation of support for the breastfeeding community and to help them maneuver through the barriers that each individual faces.  We strive to bring you products that are both high quality and Made in Canada, so as to create ease and comfort while breastfeeding your baby on demand.  Two gals trying to make a difference, one boob at a time.

 

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5:08PM

Jamberry Nails - 30k for Mother's Day

Every so often one of us stumbles on something and just can't stop talking about it. Katie and Beth are known for apologizing to each other for sparking a new obsession. Their most recent obsession? Jamberry Nails. Ask either of the girls to see their nails and you'll find fun, cheerful designs that last.

Keri, Christy and Lyndsey are three best friends who also happen to be sisters. They launched Jamberry Nails in 2010 for women just like themselves who want perfectly manicured nails while running from the gym to school drop offs to work and back again. But their product had to be easy to use, long lasting, and most importantly, FUN. Today Jamberry Nails is a leader in both nail art and nail technology, with nail wraps that come in over 275 patterns and are applied at home with an innovative heat and pressure technique.  The brand also offers custom nail art through an online Nail Art Studio as well as salon-quality nail lacquer and a complete handcare line. Jamberry Nails are chemical-free, odor-free and fuss-free. Jamberry Nails are sold through a network of over 14,000 independent consultants nationwide who host and plan Jamberry Nails parties for women of all ages.

For more information please visit jamberrynails.com and find Jamberry Nails on all of your favorite social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

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