Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Honestly when we started this project I never thought that it would go on this long, or this far.
On the diaper's third incarnation, it has made its way to Indonesia to spend time with Astie and her family. Enjoy!~Hally~
(while I giggle to myself...'holy cow...from California to Jakarta...huh...who woulda thunk? ')

So, we did this a little out of the ordinary I guess. I had the diaper at my other place in another city as well, but it wasn't anything special (chores, housewife). Same thing at our place in Jakarta, except my sister came up with a good concept idea. We wanted to do something special with the diaper, while it's in Indonesia. So the story of the diaper would be something like "the photoshoot with the Global Fluffy Bum" or something like that.
We also wanted to show some Indonesian traditional items. Oh, by the way, we don't dress in batiks and kebayas everyday. Only on special occasions, and this was one. :)And last, I included a most recent picture (several months old) of my lil bub and hub while we were island hopping off the coast of Sumatra.


Great Post, Astie & family. (and photographer sister!) If you're interested in following their blog, check them out at The World From a Dog's Eye View.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Where have you been, Missy?!

Well....my apologies to those strong and few that continue to follow our blog.
The diaper has been en route to its next destination. And it was NOT close.

I just received word that the diaper arrived safely and I'll post about its journey tomorrow.

Until then, let the guessing begin. The diaper is now across an ocean from where it was last....guess away my friends!

ps....perhaps I can find something to giveaway to the first person who guesses correctly. (the last mama who mailed it can't enter...sorry!)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

PA fun in the Fluff!

We had another chance to have the fluffy bum with us and it was great! We got some pictures outside... enjoying the last moments of "summer"! And the kids loved it!

Cecilia is five months and had a great time showing the fluffy bum outside!

Marco is a little over two now... it was a little bit harder to get a good picture of him... so much energy!!!! Wearing cloth diapers has truly been a great experience and when the fluffy bum comes comes around it makes it even more special! Thanks again!!!
Thanks Paula & family. We appreciate all the fun places you guys take the diaper. :)

We're going to try and send this diaper internationally. The last time we attempted this, the diaper 'got lost' somewhere in Canada.

All the best for you & your family this fall,


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Why My North Carolina Fluffy Bum is Pretty Super

Hi, I'm Anneliese! I'm ten months old and I live in Raleigh. I got to wear the worldwide fluffy bum diaper a few weeks ago. We didn't go anywhere or do anything out of the ordinary for the occasion, but I can still give you some reasons why my fluffy bum is rockin' awesome every day!

1.) My fluffy bum earns me lots of camera time. When I'm hanging out in my cutie cloth diapers, I get all the camera time and all those flashing lights are for me! Hardly any flashes for my silly big brother Nathan. Sometimes he pee-pees in the potty instead of his cloth diapers! Why would he do that? Doesn't he know Mommy will make the camera's light flash lots of times if he has a cute fluffy bum? Oh well, more flashing for me. I love the flashing light.

2.) My fluffy bum saves our family so much money! Sometimes Mommy says that's good because we get to have more money for things like groceries and electricity. But don't listen to her. Really that extra money is for baby clothes and fluffy mail.

3.) My fluffy bum feels so comfy and soft. It's enough to shriek with happiness at every diaper change. No, really, you should try it. What better thing is there to shriek about than clean soft fabric to pee pee on? I'm pretty sure nothing.

4.) My fluffy bum keeps all my poop contained. Shhhhh, don't tell, but I'm not a very ladylike pooper. My poop used to explode all over me and into my car seat and bed and the laps of anyone who was trying to snuggle with me. Then they didn't want to snuggle with me anymore! Now I can poop with a sense of freedom, since they have never ever leaked out of my cloth diapers... not even once! Now people always want to cuddle with me! And all that extra snuggling practice has made me the best hugger in the family. It's true. Everybody says it.

5.) My fluffy bum is helping save the planet. What did your bum do today?

Anneliese's mom Erin writes a family blog called Happy Noise about the wonderful chaos of Nathan, Anneliese, and the occasional stalking of their mailman for fluffy mail updates.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The special thing about these pics is that Anne is smelling some volunteer black-eyed susans that are in the middle of the yard. We have been mowing around them, just because it is fun to see how a bird or the wind carried the seeds from our wildflower garden into the middle of the yard.

Thank you for sharing, Ryall & Anne!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Moving on

The original diaper with its small blemish has been shipped to the next participant!
It is now on vacation with a family in Virgina. When she's done with it, it will ship on to a repeat mama before I attempt to send it to Indonesia.

We went for a year before either one of our diapers disappeared, then in 6 months they are both 'unattainable'.

Let's keep hoping that the good of the world will continue to participate and that those participants can continue to pass it on.

I'll keep you all updated.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Bummer on the Bum

I need your opinion. The diaper has stalled. It's somewhere in Ontario. And not likely to make it back. (bummer)

I still have the older Bum Genius version that first made the rounds. The catch? There's a small stain (smaller than a dime, more like a shadow really) on the outer shell of the PUL. I need to know if you are still interested in sending this diaper around? The inner of the diaper is pristine and still to be used as a cover.

Please let me know if you guys are will to send this one around the world. I'll send it to the next mama on the list. We've only got 3 more!!


Saturday, May 8, 2010

Take Some Time

for you and enjoy the mothers in your life.

Even if it's you!

This is how I spent my Mothers' Day.

(a week ago on the island of Kauai)
Happy Mothers' Day!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Canada's visit

Pamela & Hudson took some pics with the diaper while battling a Canada winter.

Check out her post at "Can't Wait".

Pamela mentioned that this diaper looks in great condition. (and I hope it is...haven't seen it in quite a while) This is the second re-incarnation of the diaper cover. The first was actually a blue Bum Genius that had the exact same embroidary. A mom decided to replace it (at her cost) because of a small blemish. The first one awaits its partner so they can both go on (after the adventure) to share fluffy love at the Cloth Diaper Foundation. They're an organization that provides cloth diapers to little ones who need them and wouldn't be able to afford them regularly. CHECK 'EM OUT!

ps...we just signed up another Canadian mom, another American mama, and our first trip to Jakarta, Indonesia. Keep spreading the fluffy love.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Cloth in Hospitals

While we are waiting for the diaper to make its re-appearance, I'd thought I'd put this idea out there.

After reading a link on Rockin Green's FB page, I immediately got excited. We cloth diapered our Oldest when he was 2ish and Little Brother from when he got home from the hospital. But hmmm....what is keeping people from cloth diapering IN the hospital? They used to! Prefolds were the way of the world. Why aren't they again? The nurses wear gloves when they change diapers these days, so why can't they put the diaper in a wet bag versus the trash.

Did you use cloth in the hospital? Are you a nurse - why wouldn't they use them if provided?

Chime in and let us know!


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day 2010

While our diaper is travelling to a local Living Green Show in Quebec, Canada this week:

Because we can all get a little greener....

Here's a drawing from artist Rick Green of Organized Doodles. He does great work and is available for commission work. I used him for my brother's birthday last summer. And while I'm pretty sure he doesn't do cloth diapers, he's a Green guy. :)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

How it all began....

Once upon a time I was on a Cloth Diaper site and I commented on how I had bought a diaper from a mama in MA. She laughed (via email) because I just knew she was (I've got the ESPN like that). She mentioned that she had bought it from a mama in New Mexico.

And we started thinking....what if we chronicled where a single diaper went? And the babies/kids who used it? So we got a diaper cover donated, we got some KICK BUTT embroidery, and it began.
It started with my 2 sons, one who was almost out of dipes, and one who had just arrived. At this point my oldest was just 2 1/2ish, and the baby was about 2 months.

I've included pics of them then and now~Enjoy!

Now the oldest is 4ish and the 'baby' just turned 2! Where did time go?!?!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Rockin' Out in San Antonio

We were so excited to have the GFB diaper here in San Antonio. We have been long time fans...so when the diaper arrived on our doorstep, we decided to give you a glimpse into what it's like here at our house. And in our house, we spend a lot of time thinking about cloth diapers. In fact, our family business is to make sure that everyone's cloth diapers get clean.

The Global fluffy bum got a behind the scenes look at what it's like to work for Rockin' Green during it's week long visit. First, we had Zachary (18 months old) help us with the packing peanuts. He might have spilled just a few in the process. Don't worry, they are bio-degradable!

Then it was time to get packing, and he helped us pack up customer orders by pushing the post office bins around the kitchen floor.
He really likes testing them out, to make sure that they can indeed hold up to 30 pounds like they say on the side of the box.

And when that got boring, he moved unto his brothers room where he proceeded to take all the toys out of the toy box and climb unto his play table. And that is pretty much how the day goes, help mommy pack up orders, play with his big brother, take a nap and repeat.

We had a lot of fun with the GFB diaper, and sent it on it's way to Canada freshly washed and with a little sample of Rockin' Green love just for fun!

Thanks, Kim & Company! We're glad you guys took part of the adventure and we're sure the mama in Canada is grateful for a little sample love!

Stay Tuned for another Canada kid taking part. ~Hally~

Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Bum was in Brazil!!

Another turn with the fluffy fun! And it was really great! Marco is now a year and a half and the cloth diapers are going strong over here! This time the diaper came with us to Brasil (where I am originally from) to visit family and friends over the Christmas break. We had a really fun time! And the weather was great!

The diaper came to the southeast of the country. The state is called Minas Gerais and the city is Belo Horizonte (translating: Beautiful Horizon! Because of the beautiful mountains that surround the city). It is the third largest metropolitan area of Brasil. If you would like to learn a bit more about this city please click here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belo_Horizonte
Check out Marco enjoying a nice afternoon by the Pampulha lake and also enjoying some refreshing coconut water!

Thank you Paula & Marco for the great adventure. And for keeping the fluff traveling so far.
next up: THE WWFB is being sent to San Antonio!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Winter Wondering

I know some of you are probably wondering where the diaper is and what's going on with it these days.

It's was/is in Brazil for a whole month with one of our previous posters, Paula. She's returning home shortly and promises pics and details of her adventures.

If you are interested in participating again, please let me know. If you have friends that are interested, please let them know about it.

As always best wishes this winter to you & your little ones,