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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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8:00PM

Sparkles & Rainbows

A huge part of AppleCheeks is our online community. Sometimes it seems like the group as a whole develops its own personality, and even moods. There are days that leave us brimming with joy and wonder at beautiful events, and there are days that leave us sapped of all positive energy. It is not an uncommon occurrence in online groups, though - but how do we get our sparkle back?

It starts with you. It starts with me. It starts with every single individual deciding to be a positive part of someone's day. It doesn't require PIFs or fluff mail - although aren't those fun? It doesn't require having the biggest, fanciest stash shot - although aren't those fun? It can be as simple as deciding to "smile" at everyone you come across in the crazy world of virtual connections. You never know who might be having a rough day, and your uplifting statement or compliment might be the best thing that happened to them in a long time. Hint: EVERYONE loves to hear how beautiful/cute/adorable/sweet their baby or child is. The members of our online community are there because they love the friendship and interaction with fellow devoted AppleCheeks fans. There's a place for everyone, and no one is alone. You CAN find someone who is like you and form a wonderful relationship - even though you may never meet in person. Take the time to welcome a new member. Take the time to get to know a longer-term member. Is everyone picturing sparkly rainbows now?

Be the light. Be kind. Show love. You may find that when you do those things, they will be reflected back to you, multiplied. Are you ready to shine?

5:07PM

The Year of the Prints So Far!

 

What's new with us? PRINTS! Just like that, we're into April and have released 3 of our planned 9 prints for 2017. AppleCheeks celebrated its 9th birthday and we are looking forward to all the wonderful things in store for our TENTH year! (Please note the above schedule might not be exact based on production times.)

 

Our first print - You Rock! - has marched right into the hearts of fans and little ones alike with its adorable dinosaurs. What's your favourite detail? We're pretty partial to that sweet Mom tattoo on the t-rex.

 

This past week we finally welcomed the "March" prints - better late than never! The Shark Side and Flamingle are available (but moving VERY QUICKLY) in Envelope Covers (OS, size 1, size 2), MiniZips & Size 1 Storage Sacs and for the first time in wide release - printed swim diapers! Size 3 covers and Learning Pants are on the way soon! We have been blown away by the overwhelmingly delighted response and love seeing these new releases show up OTB and in the hands of fans! All of are prints are custom designed by artist Jessica Spring and feature many creative elements as well as our signature apple. You won't find our prints in another brand of diapers - have fun hunting down all the intricate details in the art! 

Past the diaper phase in your house but can't give up AppleCheeks? Get your print fix with storage sacs (great for so many uses) and custom items from RedBubble or Society6!

One last thing - we are happy to say all of this year's prints were inspired by fan requests...so reach out if you have an idea or something your stash desires!

1:13PM

March is SWIM MONTH!

March is SWIM MONTH! You may be buried under snow still - or maybe you're somewhere a little warmer - but you're probably dreaming of splashy fun this spring and summer, at the beach, lake, pool or cruise. Guess what? There's an AppleCheeks for that! Swim diapers are a wonderful option for ANY family, regardless of their other diapering choices. 

In addition, swim diapers are super trim, fitting under your baby's suit without added bulk. They also provide an outfit-ready option when paired with a rashguard. Even if your little one is out of diapers, they can be used as a swim bottom that stays in place without riding up and with more coverage than the typical bikini bottom. Did we mention size 3 swim diapers are in the works? Oh! And PRINT swim diapers are coming very soon...stay tuned to our Facebook Page for all the details!

9:42PM

SuperFanAmbassadoricexpialidocious

SuperFan...Ambassador...what do these words mean and who are these people? What are those packages? How can I get a new release before it's revealed?

Hi and welcome to another fabulous year of AppleCheeks reveal events! You may have some questions about what goes on around here, and over there, and over there, too. You've probably seen some posts with some cute little packages talking about an upcoming release. We love to let some of our hardcore fans help build excitement leading up to new reveals, and we hope you love playing along!

We have a fabulous team of AppleCheeks Ambassadors. These individuals were selected because they were spreading their love of AppleCheeks all over social media channels - Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter - as well as in their local, real-life communities. They are wonderful resources for helping someone figure out how to get started in cloth diapering, how to get an accurate fit and how to be a successful full-time cloth diaper user. They are all using exclusively AppleCheeks diapering products because they fully believe in the brand and that it's simply the best option out there! Some of them have very impressive stashes but it's not about the size of the stash, or how much fluff mail they send out to other people. It's about their loyalty and love for other parents in our warm and fluffy communities, and their desire to help #makeclothmainstream. You can follow them all on Instagram - just look for the badge profile pic!

Amanda C. - @adcast

Erin S. - @ekesmom

Heidi P. - @threecompletesme

Julia D. - @juliadarby

Megan D. - @megancwhite13

Melissa F. - @sweetcheeks6980

Nicole C. - @nicoledcramer

They are always available for assistance and support in our fan chat group Peace. Love. AppleCheeks as well! Follow them to see beautiful colour comparison photos and glorious OTB shots after reveal events.

So what's a SuperFan? A SuperFan is one (sometimes two) lucky fan(s) selected to be like an Ambassador for one reveal. We love the continuity of an Ambassador team over the course of several months, but we like to recognize members of our fan community in this special way. Fans can nominate other fans they think would be a great fit, or apply to be a SuperFan themselves! We get a kick out of all the submissions and it's a good thing we have several reveals planned for this year, because we've already got our eyes on several fabulous fans who just might get a surprise in the mail one day! We've been blown away so far by the outstanding energy and creativity from our SuperFans.

Some SuperFans go on to become Ambassadors, but not all, and not all Ambassadors were ever a SuperFan! There's not really a magic formula, other than unicorn glitter, to becoming an Ambassador or SuperFan. But there is LOVE. If you truly love other people, want to serve the community, spread the ruffle gospel, have a knack for inspiring engagement, avoid drama and take pretty photos, it could be you! We're always watching. Always.

If you have suggestions for topics you'd like our Ambassadors to tackle in our group or in their Instagram posts, feel free to speak up! Leave a comment, post in PLAC or send an email to natalie@applecheeks.com

Oh! Don't forget to RSVP for our very first print reveal of the year at our Facebook event here!

3:50PM

Meet You at MommyCon!

Happy 2017! A fresh year means a new outlook and a new set of dates where we want to see YOU at MommyCon!

Here are the cities and dates where you can come by for a hug, a (temporary) tattoo, some fluff perusing and taking a selfie with Amy & iLana! (yes, both! At all of these events listed below.)

Chicago - March 4, 2017

New York City - March 25, 2017

Memphis - April 29, 2017

Vancouver, BC - July 22, 2017

Orlando - September 2, 2017

Be sure to snag a seat in one of our sessions. We love the input from YOU, our audience, and look forward to an informative, fulfilling year! 

Are you part of our online Facebook community? We get tickled from fans posting photos from MommyCon events afterwards and it's a joy to relive the moments, and put those names to faces. Join us in Peace. Love. AppleCheeks.