On cloth diapering:
I love it. Totally love it. Every time I change Lauren's diaper, I'm reminded that I'm saving our family money. Our system right now consists of 14 fitteds, 2 wool soakers and 2 Mother-ease PUL covers. All 14 of my fitteds are used and made from various work-at-home-moms. They are super easy to wash and dry. The wool soakers are a bit bulky but I can see them being cute and suitable for summer days at home with a tee shirt. I bought the two Mother-ease covers in preparation for a delivery I was expecting. (Its in Minnesota. Why? I do not know. It was supposed to be here yesterday.) I love them. They keep everything in very securely and the woman who sold them to me assured me that they will even hold together the flat diapers without a snappi. We'll see if my flats ever get here from Minnesota. The really cool part about all this is the lot of diapers I bought on Diaper Swappers. The woman I bought it from is also sending me two pocket diapers and a minkee diaper cover because I was confused about what was included. Besides the fact that she sent me two extra fitteds in the first shipment, she wanted to be sure that I had everything I needed to try cloth diapering and succeed at it. When everything gets here, I'll have 12 flats, 14 fitteds, 2 wool soakers and 3 covers (oh! and two pockets that I'll stuff with the flats when needed). It should easily be enough for 2-3 days. I'm one blessed mama. I also bought a yard of plain fleece and cut it into 8x8 squares. I put them into an empty wipes box with a squirt bottle of wipes solution next to it. Its so much easier to just toss the wipes right into the diaper pail-turned-laundry pail. We'll see how much they fray after a few washings.
On good food:
This is the best salmon recipe. Ever. I subbed honey for the maple syrup and we ate every bit of it. And the salmon I used was the cheap, frozen fillets from Aldi's. It was still delicious.
I've perfected iced tea sweetened with honey rather than sugar. 8 tea bags in 4 cups of boiling water. 1/2 cup of honey melted into the hot water. 4 cups cold water. Fridge. Perfect.
I've been making our own bread for a couple of weeks now. Its going well. With my Kitchenaid, its very easy to make two loaves at once. I use the rising time of the bread to make granola bars too. Same basic recipe I've used for a couple of years now with some changes - less brown sugar, whole wheat flour rather than AP and always flax seeds. Even Josh likes them, as long as I make him a separate full-of-peanut-butter batch.
On stain removal:
I came across a spray stain remover that is ultra cheap. It scared me a little at first because it contains ammonia. Why this scares me, I'm not sure. Ammonia just sounds like something you shouldn't have in an house with small kids. But since I got enough supplies (including a new spray bottle) to make enough stain remover for at least 6 month (probably more like a year) for a little over $3 - I'll just be careful. Here it is:
1/8th of the bottle - lemon-scented ammonia
1/8th of the bottle - laundry detergent (without bleach)
Fill the rest with water. Spray directly on stains. The longer it can set into the clothes the better. I've had great success with grass stains.