Saturday, November 14, 2009

out of office notice

Next weekend I will be out of town for a friend's baby shower. All orders placed between Friday November 20th and Sunday November 21st will ship out on Monday the 22nd. It's not a long delay, but I just wanted to give a heads up.

Thank you!

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

[come see us at the Momma's Organic Market THIS Saturday!]

Green Chic Mama will have a booth at the Momma's Organic Market this Saturday from 8am to 2pm! It's located at the 101 & Northern, in the Park West shopping plaza in Peoria, Arizona.

Come to see (not only us...) different organic & natural baby products, fresh produce, petting zoo, green 'work at home' companies and their products, bounce house for the kids, homemade crafts, homemade clothing for all ages, natural pet care, and other organic products for the whole family!

Get ahead on your Christmas shopping NOW... we only have 10 weeks until Christmas!

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Back in Operation! {diapering how to THIS SUNDAY}

Hi eveyone!

Thanks for the long wait!

The store is BACK in full operation, and ready to go.

Orders that were placed over the "break" were shipped out THIS morning, and as always were sent priority mail, so you should see them soon.

If you would like to schedule a appointment to visit our store for either shopping, diapering how to's, or just simple questions and answers... we're up and ready to go!


I'll be offering a diapering how to THIS Sunday from 8am-11am. (very informal, come in as you want... see demonstrations and see some simple cloth diapering products). If you are interested, please e mail me: ali{at}greenchicmama{dot}com. Spaces are limited to ONLY 8 guests... so please RSVP now! This is a great opportunity for non-cloth diaper users to ask questions, feel the products, and learn some basic facts. If you are a novice cloth diaper user or even an expert, it's still going to be a great time! If you purchase any cloth diapers at the event... you'll receive 5% off your order!

Hope to see YOU there!

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2nd, thru MONDAY, OCTOBER 12th for Green Chic Mama's final move.

During this time, ALL inventory will be packed away and inaccessible.

This is the final move of the store, and business will no longer be affected by moving! Yeah!

Yes, our new Bum Genius order is arriving Monday, October 5th.

If you would like to place an order at ANY TIME that is GREAT. Please be aware that ANY orders placed between Friday Oct. 2nd and Sunday Oct. 12th WILL NOT ship out, or be available for pick up until Monday Oct. 13th.

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Monday, September 7, 2009

Featured in a BLOG

Check out THIS blog right here to see a little review of our store, and a review of ever so favorite Bum Genius 3.0 pocket diaper.

This mom was nice enough to contact me, do a review on BG 3.0 diapers, and our store.

We are giving away ONE Bum Genius 3.0 diaper to one person, and ONE ten dollar gift certificate to another person!

Good luck! Enter here

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Introducing a new DIAPER to our store

From BumGenius!

It's the ORGANIC all in one, one size diaper in a SNAP closure!

They are available here

We have also restocked all of our BumGenius 3.0 pocket diapers!

remember, we're the ONLY cloth diapering company to offer a first time 10% discount code, Facebook group fan discount codes, free shipping on orders over $75, and same day priority shipping. You just WON'T find this ANYWHERE else!

Go ahead, grab our button from the sidebar, and add it to your sidebar of your blog. We appreciate it :) 

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

bumGenius! Diaper Detergent

BumGenius! has teamed together with the #1 selling, prefered diapering detergent: Country Save.

They have concocted an eco friendly, budget friendly (only $11.95 USD per box), and PUL diaper friendly diaper detergent designed specifically for cloth diapers!
This product will hit our shelves in September! I can't wait to both sell it, and use it for myself. It looks great.

Mmmm. Yummy, clean diapers!

(from our website)
Coming in September!

bumGenius Diaper Detergent was developed in partnership with Country Save, a well recognized, respected face in the cloth diapering industry. Cotton Babies is excited to be able to release a detergent product specifically designed for use with cloth diapers.

There are 66 loads per box and the scoop has been specially designed for cloth diapers. They've kept the instructions on the side of the box very simple. The product is packaged in an award-winning, environmentally certified box. It is certified for use in HE washers. It is free of dyes, optical brighteners, fragrances, enzymes and phosphates.

Approved for use with bumGenius! diapers by the makers of bumGenius! diapers.

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Monday, August 17, 2009

More Bum Genius NEWS

yes, we are still extremely low on Bum Genius 3.0 diapers! A new shipment will be coming soon!

BG is discontinuing their velcro closure All IN One Organics! Therefore, they are not 20% off at our store. We're selling fast, and they too area almost gone! They will be replaced with snap closure AIO's

BG is having a pocket diaper blow out! Buy 6 3.0 pocket diapers, and get the 7th for FREE! Ends August 31, 2009!

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Please take a moment and say a prayer for 8 month old baby Stellan and his family. He is not well, and suffering very badly through this battle he is facing (click on image for more info). Thank you.
Prayers for Stellan

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Friday, July 17, 2009


Hi all!

It's that time of year, when myself and the GCM staff enjoy a luxurious week off! This year (as all other years in the past) we're headed to San Deigo, California from Saturday July 18th through Saturday July 25th. 

Please note that ANY orders placed during that time frame will NOT ship out until Monday the 27th. Sorry, yet again for the frustration!

Thank you for your patience with all the orders that were delayed this week due to our move. We're happy in our new place... but it's soooo strange having the items in different locations. It's a little harder to keep track of items, but we'll have it down in no time. Yes, we are still available for local pick up and demonstrations. Our store will be moving to it's permanent location come October of this year. 

Enjoy your summer... we're sure we'll enjoy ours!

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Low Bum Genius Numbers... again!

Hello all!

The website makes it very clear... but just to reiterate: we are currently OUT of dark pink (zinnia) and light green (grasshopper) Bum Genius 3.0 Diapers. Hopefully our next order will be here soon.

Thanks for supporting me as a work at home mom! Even though it's a pain to be out of diapers, I'd rather be selling than not!

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Store Update

Hi everyone!

Our store is MOVING this weekend. We won't be in our permanent location until November... but until then, we're packing up, and will be located with the in-laws for a while!  

Due to the move, all orders that are placed Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (July 9-12th) will NOT ship out until Monday July 13th. As usual, all orders will ship USPS Priority and should arrive in no time. Pick up orders placed from the 9th-12th will also be available for pick up anytime after Monday July 13th. Sorry for the inconvenience. 

Local pick up's will still be available while we are at the in-laws. The house is only about 1/2 mile from where we were before, so it should make no difference. I will still have a room "boutique" that the store will be ran out of. 

Thanks for your understanding!!!

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

...Bum Genius Update...

Update on the BGs
The next shipment of Bum Genius will be here on FRIDAY! This means that they will be up on the website, and available for purchase sometime Friday afternoon, or Saturday morning. I have TONS coming... so get ready! 

The last order basically SOLD OUT within just a few days... so PRE ORDER your Bum Genius NOW! You can do that by contacting me on the site, sending me an e mail, leaving me a comment... you name it- I can get it!

I'm just now getting better at using Twitter, so make sure to follow me there. I give UNBELIEVABLE  discount codes out... so don't miss it! I currently have 185 followers! When I get to 300 followers... I'll be doing my next DIAPER GIVEAWAY! Don't miss it- aka- follow me on TWITTER! Also- you can also join an awesome #clothdiapers chat on Monday nights! All your questions, concerns, and just diaper chat in general! Twitter is easy to sign up for, and after some practice... it's easy to use!

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Low Bum Genius Stock

Hi everyone...

I just wanted to confirm my low stock... I've had some orders I can't fulfill, so please check accordingly on both here and the website before ordering packages of Bum Genius. Unfortunately, on the packages... my website can't track the stock amounts.

clementine (darker yellow) 3.0 pocket diapers
white 3.0 pocket diapers
twilight (light blue) 3.0 pocket diapers

grasshopper (light green) 3.0 pocket diapers (2 left)
moonbeam (dark blue) 3.0 pocket diapers (2 left)
ribbit (dark green) 3.0 pocket diapers (4 left)
zinnia (dark pink) 3.0 pocket diapers (4 left)
butternut (light yellow) 3.0 pocket diapers (4 left)
blossom (light pink) 3.0 pocket diapers (2 left)

Next order should be here in 3 WEEKS. please, hang tight!

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Winner of the Bum Genius:
UnrealBaby said...

Ooh!!!!! I love the Zinnia color!

Congrats! Sorry I'm running late... dealing with a VERY cranky, feverish, needy, clingy, teethy baby! Aaack!

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Monday, May 25, 2009

Almost out... of Bum Genius!

AHHHH... and we have another 4 weeks before the next shipment is in.

As of now... I AM OUT of the following colors:

As of now... I AM LOW ON
Twilight (1 left)
Blossom (2 left)
Grasshopper (2 left)
White (2 left)

I'm still good on the other colors.

It's been so odd to see what 'goes' and what 'doesn't'... surely not what Cotton Babies recommended, or what I bought!

Before you place your order... (yes, for the rest of today... use code 'finally' for 12% off) please check the homepage to see how many of each diaper are left! I am having problems tracking the numbers on my website!!!! So sorry about that!

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Friday, May 22, 2009


Gas prices are going UP
Bills continue to RISE
Credit Card interest rates are at the WORST
73% of homes are in FORECLOSURE

so- I'll give you a break!

This 4 day weekend ONLY (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday)
take 12% off your entire order

(including the new BumGenius!)

use code: 'finally' at checkout.

It pays to get news about discounts and giveaways! Subscribe to this blog, Follow this blog, Follow us on Twitter and you'll never miss a beat!

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009


that's right folks...

to celebrate our NEW blog design made by this lovely lady, in combination with the arrival of Bum Genius to my store ...(on Friday the 22nd) we're celebrating with a completely free Bum Genius diaper!
(valued at $17.95)

The winner will receive:
-ONE Bum Genius 3.0 One Size Pocket diaper in their choice of color
-Free shipping

How it works:
-Enter... and I'll e mail the winner!
-Winner will be announced on: Tuesday, May 26th at 11:00am MST. 
-Winner will be chosen by a random number generator.

How to enter / How to get extra entries:
(each way is worth ONE entry) (yes... there is a possibility to enter 10 times!!!!)

This entry is required:
-Go to my store. Leave a comment here telling me your favorite Bum Genius 3.0 One Size Pocket Diaper color, along with your name, and e mail address.

The following entries are extra:
-Leave a comment here telling me one thing you love about cloth diapering.

-Leave a comment here telling me one thing you learned about cloth diapering from my website.

-Follow the Blog on Blogger, leave me a comment telling me you did.

-Grab my button and add it to your blog, leave me a comment here with your blog. (2 entries!)

-Follow me on Twitter, leave me a comment here telling me your @ name.

-RT (retweet) my message on twitter, telling everyone about this giveaway.

-Join our group on Facebook, leave me a comment here telling me you've joined the group.

-E mail 5 friends, and cc me (ali [at] greenchicmama [dot] com) about this giveaway.

Happy entering :)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

If You Have Bought....

Form Green Chic Mama...

will you please review our store on Diaper Pin.


Friday, May 15, 2009

The Future of the Blog

Stay Tuned Guys!

My blog is currently being re-designed... when it's done, just to celebrate... I'm going to have a Bum Genius giveaway! That's right... ONE free Bum Genius diaper to a lucky person!

Stay tuned for details! 

About Bum Genius: our order is shipping on MONDAY! They'll be here next week guys!

Reviewing... Huggies Pure and Natural PAPER diapers

today, I went to the store and bought the new Huggies Pure & Natural Diapers.

Needless to say, I bought a 46 pack for $18.49, plus tax.
This is a grand total of: $0.43 per diaper. That is right, 43 cents per diaper!

They are made with organic cotton, are fragrance free, include aloe & vitamin E, are made with less ink (I'm assuming on the outside of the diaper), and the inner liner is made with renewable materials.
Like all other Huggies diapers, these still contain a warning on the side of the package, stating: HUGGIES diapers contain absorbent particles that gel when whet. If you notice a small amount of gel like material on your baby's skin, it back be removed with baby wipe.
SO, make your own conclusions... but mine is that this "pure and natural product" still contains sodium polyacrylate... so even though it's much better for baby than the original Huggies, it's still not better than cloth for babies skin at all! Those dangerous chemicals are still there. Who can blame them? They HAVE to be there, there is NO other ingredient that can absorb liquid, no matter how pure and natural they would like them to be.

The diapers hold fine, and so far no leaks. I would never use it overnight, because it feels way too thin. (my baby can't wear any paper diaper overnight without a leak though)

Will I use them: yes, for the 5% of time that Cameron is not in cloth.

Do I recommend them: NO (hehe). I never recommend paper diapers. But... if you HAVE to use them, I think these should be the ones you use.

What are my personal opinions: I think it's great that paper diapers are TRYING to become more environmentally friendly, and better for baby. But I still know that they will take up our landfill space for 500 years, still contain "gel" as they call it, cost an ARM AND A LEG, and are not cute what-so-ever. They are packaged in eco-friendly 20% recyclable material, which I think is great. There are a lot of bad things about paper diapers that just can't be changed. BUT due to their attempt (and ok, I guess they really are better than regular) at being pure and natural, I like them... for paper. As a 'green' mama, I feel just a little better using these than regular Huggies.

What is the diaper like?: They feel just like a Pampers Swaddlers diaper. They are much softer than traditional Huggies. The inside feels just like a Huggies Gentile Care diaper, I've noticed no difference. They hold the same as a Huggies Gentile Care diaper, which is 3 hours max for my son.

This blog post contains personal opinions, and statements that were copied strictly from the packaging of Huggies Pure & Natural diapers. This is the current price at Super Target, in Arizona.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

How To Save Money in Today's Economy...

Lets face it. No one enjoys tacking $20.00 onto their grocery bill every week. No one likes using something once and throwing it away. No one likes how bad your garage smells the day before trash pick up... etc. Here are the facts I've compiled on how much money you can save. 
With ever so rising diaper costs, and ever so diminishing budgets... I have a solution for you!


Disposable (or paper) diapers run between $0.18 to $0.21 per diaper.
A baby uses on average 10 diapers per day.
A baby is in diapers on average for 2.5 years.
A family will spend on average $50.00 per 2.5 years on accessories. (wipes, creams, trash bags)

Doing the Math:

Per Day:
$0.18 x 10 = $1.80 (per day in cheap diapers)
$0.21 x 10 = $2.10 (per day in "pampers" or "huggies" diapers)

Per Year:
$1.80 x 365 = $657.00 (one year in cheap diapers)
$2.10 x 365 = $766.50 (one year in "pampers" or "huggies" diapers)

For 2.5 Years:
$657.00 x 2.5 = $1,642.50 (2.5 years in cheap diapers)
$766.50 x 2.5 = $1,916.25 (2.5 years in "pampers" or "huggies" diapers)

Grand totals: (with accessories)
$1,642.50 + $50.00 = $1,692.50
$1,916.25 + $50.00 = $1,966.25

Average cost of disposable diapers, for 2.5 years (one child) is : $1,829.38
these are items that you use once, and throw away. 


A baby needs about 18-24 cloth diapers, on average. 
Most cloth diapers fit babies from 7-35 pounds. This means that you buy diapers ONCE.

Cloth diapers are designed to work for over 5 years. This means that they can be used on multiple children.

A family will spend about $50.00 on accessories over 2.5 years. (wet bag, pail liner, creams, diaper sprayer)

Yes, you use water to wash out the diapers. Water, unlike landfills is a recyclable source. Water is used to wash diapers, and then recycled back into the earth. Once a disposable is thrown into a landfill, it sits there for 500 years. 
A family will spend on average a total of $50.00 over 2.5 years on washing diapers.

Doing the Math:

Buying Diapers Once:
18 Bum Genius Diapers (most popular): $308.10
24 Bum Genius Diapers (most popular): $406.80

Cost of water usage, over 2.5 years: approximately $50.00

Average amount of accessories, over 2.5 years: $50.00

$408.10 (18 diapers)
$506.80 (24 diapers)

average cost of using cloth diapers, over 2.5 years (possibly multiple children) is $457.45

ladies and gentleman... if you choose to switch, you'll save money.
Bottom line... in this economy, who couldn't use extra money?

average savings: $1,371.93

Monday, May 4, 2009

May 4th to May 8th ONLY

All Moby Wraps and Rump-a-rooz One Size Snap diapers are 15% off!

no rain checks
get them before they are gone!

Why Cloth Diaper

30 BILLION diapers per year are sent to landfills.

You can save hundreds, to even thousands of dollars.

There is a chemical in ALL paper diapers called sodium polyacrylate. It has to be there, it's what absorbs liquid. Have you ever had those hard to wipe off crystals on the babe's skin? That's what these are! This chemical was removed from tampons in 1985 because it's considered TOXIC to humans. Yet... this is still safe in our babies diapers???

Not only are cloth diapers just better... they are so much CUTER, safer, and so easy. No more folding or pins necessary (unless you love that.... I personally don't!). Most cloth diapers these days go on just like a paper diaper. This makes them daddy, grandparent, babysitter, and daycare friendly. They are easy to clean, and in no time become second nature!

join us... become one of our addicted to cloth parents!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day 2009

even though we're not open yet....


take 10% off any purchase over $10.00!

use code: EarthDay09

on our website

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Welcome to the blog...

Hi! Welcome to our blog!

A little about Green Chic Mama

Hi! I'm Ali. I'm a stay at home, working mama... and am about to embark in opening my own cloth diapering business! I'm just getting it all set up, getting orders in and stored nicely in my home, and getting the website ready :)

I have a grand opening planned for May 1st, but we're suffering through a delay in the state of Arizona in regards to business licenses... I may have to postpone it a few weeks (which would NOT be cool!) I'll keep this site updated, and will know more in the next few days.

I have a one year old son, which whom I cloth diaper and parent naturally. I fell in love with doing this, therefore decided to spread my love to other parents and open my store.

Not only do I have top selling cloth diapers (which are functional, cute, and modern), I sell baby carriers, natural skin care, and natural laundry care. I answer any questions that you can throw at me... and I stick around when you need some help. I have plans in holding classes and how to seminars.

I love supporting USA made, and WAHM made products. If you have a product you'd like me to sell... contact me!

As for now, you can visit our website... but it's not fully up and running yet. It's changing every day... and I can't wait until it's ready!

As for now- you can check our blog for updates, giveaways and reviews. Follow us on Twitter (and might I mention Twitter followers get a special discount code), or check out our discussions on Facebook.

Thanks for looking! (yes... this will change quite often as I design a new template and play around with a few things. Thanks for being patient!)