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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 doing handstands, doing pull-ups, co-sleeping, 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 beautiful 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.

Natalie is the Social Media Coordinator for AppleCheeks Reusable Diapers. You can find her on @AppleCheeksDipe on Twitter or Instagram or the Facebook page! Natalie is the mother of three children - Elinor (6), Grant (3) and Roslyn, who will celebrate her first year of life - fully diapered in AppleCheeks - in December! If you follow her personal account on Instagram @justgnatty, you'll know that she's just a little obsessed with taking fun photos of these diapers and has an outright addiction to MiniZips. Got a blog topic, giveaway wish or product feature idea? Send a note to natalie@applecheeks.com!

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7:31PM

Love Builds Communities

Do you have a local retailer you absolutely love? We want to hear about it! We're starting a new blog series all about the positive impact shopping local has on the economy and community.

Want to see YOUR local retailer featured? Write up an article on what your local retailer means to you. We want to know about their involvement in the community, their investment in their customers, their desire to promote eco-friendly products and their hope to be a resource for parents in many different stages. Do they offer meet-ups, classes or a community room? How has your retailer made your town a better place? Tell us!

If we feature your story about your retailer, we'll send something fun to the retailer as a thanks. It will be a surprise, but have we ever let you down? ;) Feel free to send in a photo of the AppleCheeks display and/or a selfie with your retailer! Ready? Great! We can't wait to read all about it.

Send your submissions to: natalie@applecheeks.com. (Entries may be edited for length, content and clarity.)

12:41PM

The Future's So Bright

Get our your shades for our latest holiday editions! Floyd and Watt on Earth are available now at your favourite retailer.

See the electrifying reveal video here!

 

Don't delay in brightening your stash with these gorgeous neons - this is a one-time run, so once they start to fade from sight, they'll be gone forever.

10:23PM

Will We See YOU at MommyCon 2016?

You've seen the golden apple tattoos...the fabulous selfies with fans...Did you know that someone from AppleCheeks will be at EVERY MommyCon in 2016? Read below to find out which smiling face you'll get to pose with at an event near YOU!

Chicago - March 5 - Get glittery with Amy!

Seattle - April 2 - Swap makeup tips with Amy!

Austin - June 25 - Are you ready for this? Amy AND iLana will be there...and so will Natalie!

D.C. - July 23 - Try a handstand with iLana!

Orange County - August 20 - Tell Amy a fabulous landmark to visit!

Orlando - September 3 - Perfect hairflips with Amy!

San Jose - October 29 - Are you seeing a trend? Amy will be there!

To view the schedule for the year and to buy tickets, visit the MommyCon website!

 

P.S. Did we forget to mention those exclusive MommyCon MiniZips?! That's right, a different colour for each.city. You KNOW you want to collect them all! Stay tuned to the AppleCheeks Facebook page for a chance to win a ticket to each event, or a MiniZip!

10:06PM

Let Us Teal You a Tale

2016 is already shaping up to be a beautiful year in our world - just this week we revealed our latest Limited Edition, Kiss N' Teal! This gorgeous shade is one fans have been asking for since setting eyes on that darker blue-green in Winging It. It is proving to be the ultimate neutral, setting off both rich jewel tones and brighter hues equally well. Kiss N' Teal is available in all three sizes of both covers and storage sacs from your favourite retailer.

 

Also available: beautiful matching necklaces by Healing Hazel!

 

If you're wondering just how new AppleCheeks come about, the reveal video let viewers in on behind the scenes, top-secret meetings between owners Amy and iLana. Nothing but professionals, they take their job VERY seriously. Make sure you watch all the way to the end for cookies!

 

Stay tuned to all of our social media channels: @applecheeksdipe on Instagram and Periscope, and AppleCheeks Cloth Diapers on Facebook. We're just getting started bring you the most beautiful fluff around, and we don't want you to miss a second!

4:55PM

Meet the Ambassadors - Jordan! 

We've been meaning to post Jordan's interview for a few months, but the fall got really busy! If you follow Jordan on Instagram (@theclothway), you're familiar with her crisp, colourful shots of AppleCheeks. Meet the mama behind the camera!

 

1. Tell us about your journey with AppleCheeks!  How did you first learn about them?

 I first heard about AppleCheeks in early 2012 a few months after having my second child. At the time I was considering making the switch to cloth diapers and one of my friends (who happened to be my neighbour at the time) told me about Amy! My friend had known Amy when she lived in Montreal and had attended church with her. Once I heard about the company I started looking into it and was pretty impressed with the cuteness factor of their diapers in comparison with other diapers I was looking into. This was also right around the time that Purple Rain was released and I remember thinking that AppleCheeks had such awesome colours! Unfortunately I didn't end up switching to cloth diapers at this time (I kick myself now thinking about all the HTF colours I could have in my stash!) as I had a bit of a time adjusting to life with two kids. It wasn't until two years later (Spring 2014) when my third baby was 8 months old that I decided to take the plunge to try cloth. I started out using a few different brands of diapers but AppleCheeks very quickly became my favourite and I started slowly adding to my AppleCheeks stash.  

 

2. Let's meet your family! What bums are or have been diapered in your house? Is your husband supportive of cloth diapering? What's his favorite colour?

 My husband and I are both from Southern Ontario but since getting married in 2006 we have moved 8 times and lived in 4 provinces! We are finally back in Calgary which is the place we have called home the longest and we feel that this is the last step in the journey for our family at least for a while! 

Even though I started cloth diapering when my kids were aged 4, 2.5 and 8 months they have all worn AppleCheeks! Part of the reason I switched to cloth was to reduce the amount of waste that my family was producing when I had two kids in diapers. My back step was usually the dumping grounds for our dirty diapers and I was getting disgusted by the pile of poop sitting there at the end of every week. When I started using cloth my son Cohen was 2.5 at the time and still in diapers as well as my 8 month old daughter Novah. My oldest son Marshal has worn and continues to wear AppleCheeks to bed at night to help deal with bed wetting problems. It's been an awesome way to deal with less wet sheet laundry and is obviously a huge money saver. My son Cohen is now 4 and has since learned to use the potty while Novah who is now 2 continues to wear only AppleCheeks.
 

 

 

My husband Dan is totally supportive of cloth diapering. While he doesn't quite have the love and passion for it that I do, he completely agrees that cloth diapering is the better choice for us. When I was working close to full time last year he completely took over the diaper laundry including stuffing diapers! He might not have a favourite AppleCheeks colour but he once said to me- Disposables seem so disgusting now that we use cloth! 

  

 

 

3. Do you have a local retailer you love to support, or are you a fluff mail junkie?

When I started cloth diapering I lived in Calgary and ordered from Calgary Cloth Diaper Depot. I continue to order most of my diapers from CCDD as I really like Miranda and enjoy supporting her family. Of course I love ordering retailer exclusives and other unique AppleCheeks products from all the other amazing retailers out there. In my travels across Canada I have enjoyed looking for local cloth diaper shops and checking out their AppleCheeks collections. But lets be honest getting fluff mail is fun and much easier than going into a physical store with all my kids! 

 

4. If you could only have two colours in your stash, what would they be?   

If I could have only two AppleCheeks colours! How can you even ask me that question!? Ok this is seriously difficult but I'd have to chose Riptide and Sailors Blue (even though I've never actually seen one in real life!) or maybe Riptide and Serendipity. I think Riptide is my all time favourite colour. 

 

  

  

 5. What do you like to do as a family? 

My family loves to explore the outdoors which is a biog reason we moved back to the west. We love the mountains and enjoy casual hikes and walks. Hopefully once the kids get older we can start doing more adventurous hikes again.

 

We also love going for family bike rides and taking the kids to the park. We enjoy get together with friends and eating and socializing with family and loved ones. 

 6. Destash, Unicorn, Permastash: which color goes in each category? 

If I HAD to destash one colour I would probably choose Cherry Tomato! Don't hate me. I'm just not the biggest RED person. Don't get me wrong, red is a classic colour and its obviously key for holidays like Christmas and Canada Day, I just don't tend to wear it often or put my kids in it. Permastash would have to be Riptide as I already said it's my favourite. And my Unicorn of Unicorns would be Samoa! 

7. Other than being selected as an Ambassador, what is your favorite memory in your AppleCheeks history?

My favorite moment in my AppleCheeks history was being selected as a Superfan in January of last year. It was honestly a complete surprise to me and I was in complete shock when I opened my mailbox to find a Superfan package inside. I'm pretty sure most of you saw the video of my happy dance upon receiving the package! It was really exciting to get to participate in the fun of reveal day and help to build up the fan anticipation of a new AppleCheeks colour! 

 I am so glad that I found AppleCheeks and that they have been the right cloth diapering choice for our family. I love the company, the owners, the products and the community. Using AppleCheeks has really been an awesome choice for us! So excited that I get to share my love of this company further by being a brand ambassador. 

 

 

 


Thanks so much for your time, Jordan! You announced some big news after initially answering these questions - baby #4 is on the way! We are so excited for you during this special time in your life as your family grows. We can't wait to see that sweet little squish rocking some AppleCheeks!