Saturday, November 13, 2010

I did it!

One of my main goals this month was to make a dress myself from a pattern. I found the perfect pattern - a reprint of a vintage pattern from 1947 and the perfect fabric - a beautiful celery green polka dot cotton blend.
Once I opened the pattern envelop though I quickly realized this would be more complicated than I thought. I briefly considered mailing the fabric and pattern to Heather who makes the gorgeous batik wetbags for Domino Pads and also offers vintage style handmade dresses but with the encouragement of some friends I tackled this project anyway.
I am so glad I did! I think it turned out great and I am already planning another one for Spring.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

No Tricks -Just Treats

I've added some yummy candy colored Minkee cup pouches to the site.
Best of all: the prototypes used for the photo shoot are
FREE WITH PURCHASE while supplies last!
To claim a free Minkee pouch simply put the comment 'free pouch' in the comment box when you place your order

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Go meatless for a day!

One of my friends is vegan and for her birthday her wish was that everybody make it a meatfree day that day.
I've always thought about becoming vegetarian but it seemed too final and I couldn't stick with it for long. I LOVE animals but I still always liked to eat them.

I liked the idea of having meat free days though (since it was less strict and final than becoming vegetarian) and so for her birthday I started going meat-free. I planned so much that I actually ended up with lots of yummy meat free meal ideas so I just kept going. I tried some interesting things on the vegan side as well such as nut cheese!

After a couple of weeks I noticed that my arthritis was much less bothersome on the meat-free diet so I continued to avoid meat. I started losing weight and gaining energy. The accumulation of really tasty alternatives, health benefits and love for animals made it easy to stick with it.

I still don't want to call myself vegetarian because it sounds so final but I can't remember the last time I ate meat.

Then I found out meatless is also fantastic for the environment!

Check out this cool article:

Isn't that impressive? And it doesn't take a major commitment.
Just one meatless day a week could have a huge impact!

Friday, October 8, 2010

The Domino Pads Co-op Program

Did you know about the Domino Pads Co-op Program?
Our shopping cart is set to apply a 10% discount to any pad order of 10 or more individual pads. Orders of 10 pads or more are considered 'stash orders'.
Orders for 20 individual pads or more receive a 15% discount and are considered 'co-op orders'.
The order will be shipped all to one address. The discount does not apply to already discounted package deals.

Buy them all for yourself or share the order with your friends.

The co-op organizer also gets one free pad! If you have a coupon code you may use the code in addition to the stash or co-op discounts.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ditching the Diva

When I purchased my first reusable menstrual cup – a Diva- 4 years ago I thought it was fantastic. Unfortunately though after the second baby it really didn’t seem to be such a good fit anymore.
Extra insurance by wearing pads was definitely required. Not a big problem since as the maker of Domino Pads I have easy access to an awesome stash of pads.
For the past couple of years I heard good reviews about a new cup -the Lunette from Finland- and was curious to try it.
I was pretty excited when I got my new Lunette in its pretty little box and gorgeous sunshine yellow satin pouch.
In the size 2 one major difference I could see right away was the firmness of the silicone. The Lunette was much firmer. I thought right away 'Oh no! Softer is better. I won't like this...' but guess what!
Firmer can be better. What does it do in the case of a larger size cup? It opens up much easier.
Gone are the times of spinning the Diva around numerous times to finally get it to unfold and provide a secure fit.
The Lunette opens up for me in just a quarter turn. Voila!
I don't wear a size one but I also checked out the small Lunette and it's made with a softer silicone which is a really good match for the smaller cup.
The next noticable difference is the stem. While the Diva has a shorter round stem the Lunette has a longer soft, flat stem. Again since I sometimes found the Diva stem bothersome I thought a longer stem would be even worse but the design actually turned out to be more comfortable. The flat stem of the Lunette seems to bend and conform much more easily than the more rigid round stem of the Diva. Another point for the Lunette!

All in all in my Diva - Lunette comparison I didn't really find any draw backs to the Lunette and I did enjoy several advantages. Does it solve all of my concerns I had with the Diva?
Not completely. I still like to wear a back up pantyliner because at times I do get a little leakage. Nothing major and I might just have to reread my previous blog post ' Hold The Kegels' to get some ideas on strengthening my pelvic muscles. ;)

Monday, September 27, 2010

Hold The Kegels!

I know many of our customers use Domino Pads not just for their period but also for incontinence so I wanted to briefly touch on this subject.
You've probably seen the suggestions for Kegel exercises. Hardly any pregnancy book is without it.
You are urged to do them even more later on especially if you are experiencing any form of incontinence. Kegels seem to be the answer to everything!
Help I pee when I sneeze/run/laugh - do Kegels!
Help my reusable menstrual cup is suddenly more leak prone - do Kegels!
How super frustrating it is though when you do those Kegels and nothing improves.
Outsiders offering advice on discussion boards and forums are quick to say you are not doing them enough or you are not doing them right or else - of course- the Kegels would have shown results.

If Kegel exercise could be measured in miles I probably have already kegeled my way around the world!

A few months back I came across a blog post about this very subject and instantly felt excited about it.
Yes sure the woman is also selling an exercise DVD so that's always a little suspicious but I strongly felt she had some really good points about the cons (yes cons!) of Kegel exercise and ideas about alternatives.

Rather than reinvent the wheel I am posting the link to that blog article here for you to consider and make up your own mind:

Pelvic Floor Party: Kegels are NOT invited

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Domino Pads is Now Accepting Wholesale Inquiries!

Would you like to carry the Perfect Pad for Your Period, Pregnancy & Postpartum in your brick & mortar store?
We are now accepting a limited number of wholesale orders.
Please contact me at for our wholesale terms.

Domino Pads will soon be available at select retail stores in Colorado and Indonesia!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

New Reviews -WE NEED THEM!

Dear Friends, I need your help. Our awesome reviews on the Diaperpin EXPIRE after 1 year so we need NEW reviews! If you love your Domino Pads and have a minute, I'd greatly appreciate your new review :)
Just click the link and it will get you there:

Friday, January 22, 2010

New Batik Wetbags Are Here!

I just received a new shipment of small and dual pocket wetbags from Heather.
The batiks she used this time are just gorgeous.

I hope you will like them as much as I do.

With new smalls and dual pockets in stock we now can offer the starter kits again!

As always quantities are limited so if there is a batik bag you like get it before it's gone

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A New Design at Domino Pads

With the start of the new year we just introduced a new pad liner design!
The new design features a thin woven strip of fabric to reinforce the wings, making them less prone to stretching over time.

Of course the original fleece only design is still available as well.

I hope you enjoy the new version as much as I do. This should extend the life of your Domino Pads and keep them fitting like new even longer!