Thursday, August 25, 2011

Opt-Out of Freebies Option

Excited about the new website design I have been playing around with the flower image. I ended up crafting some Domino Pads glass magnets and clearly I want to bestow these little glass pieces upon my Domino Pads customers!
I used really good magnets because I hate getting some promotional magnetic thing and it not holding even a postage stamp. Who wants to pick up stuff in front of the fridge all the time? So rest assured our Domino Pads glass magnets are unsurpassed as far as usability goes!
BUT: I know how it is with trying to avoid the accumulation of unnecessary stuff. I am giving you the option to opt out of freebies.
On our shopping site we have the 'Free with Purchase' section where you can select a free sample with your order (wipes, tea, soap or one of our new glass magnets). Now you can also choose the option 'Do not include any freebies' to specify that you not only don't want to pick a sample but also really do not wish to be surprised with any freebies in your package.
I hope that this solution will work out well for everybody: those that want a specific sample, those that don't mind me sending them one of my crafty little magnets and those that really want to avoid getting any unnecessary trinket of any kind.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

A Second Chance to Enter The Giveaway!

Okay I had a couple of people tell me that it is WAAAY too hard to get the answer to #5 on the Giveaway so here's a second chance entry. And it also counts for those that already submitted the correct answer as well so you will have TWO entries if you get both:

Go to our Facebook Page. Go to the Discussions section and PARTICIPATE!

Then submit the following via email to me at

1) your name

2) your email address

3) what cup size and color you'd like if you win

4) why you *need* a cup


5) what discussion you contributed to

Easy enough? ;)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Another Lunette Giveaway

With the release of the new Lunette cup in coral we should really do one last Lunette Giveaway this year, don't you think?

Since coral is related to the ocean, let's stick with a marine theme:

To enter please submit via email to

1) your name
2) your email address
3) what cup size and color you'd like if you win
4) why you *need* a cup
5) what purpose were the seahorse Domino Pads made for?

You will find the answer to #5 on our brand new website

IMPORTANT: Don't post your answer in the comment section!

I will draw the winner September 6th.

Good Luck!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Special Edition Pads Available Now

For a limited time we are offering pads and pantyliners made with Robert Kaufman's Minky in Asian Paisley Topaz. While supplies last only.

You can find them in our Domino Pads Minkee Section here:

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

How did you become interested in cloth pads?

I think when people think about others using cloth pads the first thing that comes to mind is a dedication to the environment.
Of course that is a valid reason.

According to the last data I saw on this subject U.S. women landfill or incinerate 11.3 billion disposable menstrual products per year.

What many people are not aware of is that reusable menstrual products are not just better for the planet but also are more comfortable to wear. Many women report shorter, milder periods once they discontinue the use of disposable menstrual products that have been bleached and contain synthetic gelling crystals.

In fact that's how I came to use cloth pads. Six years ago shortly before my son, Duncan, was born I had collected a nice stash of cloth diapers for him. Duncan was our first child and much research went into how we wanted to welcome him into this world (he was born at home with midwives), how we wanted to raise him (practice attachment parenting) and what products we would want to use (environmentally friendly and safe for his body).

Duncan was born at home and while the birth was the wonderful experience we had been hoping for, the recovery was anything but. I had a small tear. Nothing major.

Duncan was a big baby at 23 inches and nearly 10 pounds. He was nursing for 45 minutes at a time with little breaks in between. We were still practicing our latch on so nursing laying down wasn't yet an option.

Sitting up was extremely painful though. I felt like the wimpiest new mother in the world. How could others give birth and immediately go back to normal activities when I was barely able to sit to nurse my child?

Then one day I decided to use the inserts I had made for Duncan (to protect his cloth diapers from meconium stains in the early days) as menstrual pads.

The difference was immediately noticeable. I felt so much better. The soreness was gone. It was fantastic.

For the next birth - my daughter, Annika - I used cloth pads exclusively and was finally able to really enjoy my babymoon, be back to normal activities within hours of her birth and not be miserable for weeks like I was after my first birth. It was so much more enjoyable!

I wish I had known that much of my postpartum discomfort after my first child was due to a sensitivity to the drying/gelling crystals in disposable menstrual products. I could have spared myself weeks of misery.

A lot of times when I tell people what I do for a living they view me as ueber-crunchy. How crazy do you have to be to want to wash and reuse menstrual pads? Sure they like to recycle and compost but having to deal with menstrual products is just a little more than what they want to to for the environment. In my opinion it's very possible that cloth pads are one of those 'green' things that makes your life easier and more comfortable though - just the opposite of the sacrifice people expect it to be.

How did you become interested in cloth pads?