Grand Opening

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to our grand opening! It was wonderful to put faces with the names that we are so familiar with. We had tons of people in the store – little kids happily played in the play area. Rose took photographs of more than 30 kids!

Visit our Facebook page to see photos of the grand opening. It was a really fun time. What a great bunch of customers Abby’s Lane has! We’re so honored by your business. Thank you so much for making our opening day such a success.

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January 15, 2011. cloth diapers, Fun. Leave a comment.

GRAND OPENING NEXT WEEK!!

Here’s a sneak peek at our new storefront!

January 8, 2011. Fun. 1 comment.

It’s the most wonderful time – for fluff!

The holiday season is upon us. If your little one is in the market for cloth diapers, or cloth diapering supplies, you could always create a gift registry to help friends and family donate to your fluffy cause. 🙂

If you aren’t on our newsletter yet – join us! Five percent discount always for our newsletter members.

If you aren’t following Abby’s Lane on Twitter, you are missing out big time! Follow us to get lots of instant updates to independent blogs sponsoring Abby’s Lane giveaways.

Lastly, we are less than a hundred Facebook likes away from giving away two $50 vouchers to the store! So like us on Facebook, and then check the blog for your chance to enter this giveaway.

As always, we greatly appreciate your business.

December 8, 2010. cloth diapers, Fun. Leave a comment.

Babykicks!

Over at Cloth Diaper Blog they had this fairly hilarious video by Babykicks. Of course we have Babykicks in the store and they are awfully adorable.

November 2, 2010. babykicks, cloth diapers, Fun. Leave a comment.

Impromptu Blog Chat Winners!

And the winners are:

$30 voucher: One Southern Girl
3 pack of Bumgenius Elemental One Size AIO: Sarah L
Diaper Sprayer: Adrian
BG 4.0 OS pocket: Michelle from Munchkin Farm
Medium planet wise wetbag: JessicaC

Everyone has been e-mailed, so check your box for instructions on how to collect your prize, and thanks for playing!

October 8, 2010. Fun, Giveaway. 2 comments.

Fun little Q & A about Abby’s Lane

It’s such a rainy day I think we need a little bit of fun….(though my three year old looks pretty comfy and cute sitting in her jammies with the paper and asking loudly where her cup of coffee is)…

Why don’t I receive an invoice with my order?
-Since our website automatically sends one to you via email, we do not include an extra one with orders. We encourage customers to leave it in their inbox to cross check if they wish, but we prefer not to waste the paper or your costs in wasting paper and ink. In order to continually offer free shipping in this world of ever rising postage and freight costs, we love the idea that saves us money to put into new products, and gives mother nature a boost by saving a few trees. If you ever need an extra copy, we can always email one to you, up to 5 years prior 🙂

With all of these one size diaper options becoming so popular, will the sized version fade away?
-The answer to this one is yes and no-LOL. Some product lines have greatly diminished their color offerings on sized diapers if their one size versions really take off. I don’t think sized diapers will ever go away completely, but keeping with supply/demand, some lines may eventually pare down or limit color selections on their sized diapers.

Why don’t you ever answer your phone line?
-We let all of our phone calls go to voice mail, then we call back anywhere from that instant to a few hours later if I am out with my kids. Sadly, the WAHM diaper diaper industry is especially attractive to prank callers who enjoy the adult diaper fetish. After talking to so many heavy breathing old men, we really had enough and had to screen the calls. We will call you right back, but this is the best solution we can offer to that problem.

When I email asking what you personally use for your children, why do you reply with asking me my child’s weight and age?
-We learned the lesson to this one the hard way, we would geniunely answer what our babies wore, people would purchase it assuming we only used the best, and then were disappointed with the fit on their children. We don’t carry diapers that we don’t feel are the best in the industry, but what we use is what fits best on our children, which could be completely different than what will work for your babies. Age and weight are the easiest ways for me to make a suggestion that will fit and work for you, so don’t think we are dodging the question, we want to make sure you are happy with your purchase 🙂

Why did you name your store “Abby’s Lane?”
-Our first daughter who brought us into cloth is named Abigail Elaine, so it is a play on her name 🙂 My younger three are a little jealous about that one~

I get frustrated with our diapers, with every single one I have used, there is something I would trade about it. Why can’t they make the perfect one?
-The diaper industry is a very fluid one, and it is exciting to see the changes that come out with each new style 🙂 Unfortunately, some combinations people want just can’t ever happen because they are completely in opposition of each other. For example, you can’t have a super trim but super aborbent fiited, absorbency means layers, layers mean more bulk. Another is those who want a natural fiber that doesn’t feel wet. The only true stay-dry fabrics are all polyester, we do have silk liners, which are natural, but they will feel more damp than anything polyester. We want to know what you are looking for, and I will do my best to find a solution for you. Sometimes that means a mix of super trim AIOs for short periods of time, or for specific outfits that need it, but thicker fitteds for the rest of the day, or going with natural fibers but having a few fleece liners on hand for naptime and nighttime when wetness can present an issue. Heck, I am still trying to find a perfect pair of jeans to fit into, and I am not trying to pee or poo in them, so I can imagine how hard it is for diaper manufacturers to tackle these issues!

October 4, 2010. cloth diapers, FAQ, Fun, Q & A. 3 comments.

Little off topic :) – Chocolate Cake recipe!

When I’m in a bad mood I bake. I don’t typically like making desserts. I find the perfect measuring, timing, and order of ingredients tiresome. It’s not like cooking, where you can improvise everything and anything. It’s not even like baking bread and biscuits, where you can follow your instincts. Baking cakes, cookies, brownies, requires concentration. And that’s why it’s perfect for a bad mood. You can’t replay events or emotions in your mind. You can’t stew over real or imagined hurts. You need to concentrate. One cup flour. Half a cup cocoa. Add eggs one at a time, beating at least two minutes between additions.

By the time you are done with your baking, you are washing the dishes and all you are thinking is, my goodness, this is why I never bake. Look how many dishes are in the sink. And soon enough the house smells soothing and homelike.

Best of all, you have a big ol’ slab of homemade chocolate cake to eat. And that makes a great late night treat while you’re shopping at Abby’s Lane! 😉

(I call this recipe Bad Mood Chocolate Cake. But I promise it puts a smile on your face!)

September 29, 2010. Fun. 2 comments.

Winners of our Epic Blog Chat Giveaway!

Thanks again to everyone who joined us, and here are the WINNERS of our blog chat giveaway:

Stephen who made hummus yesterday: Apple Cheeks

Noelle from Floria: Babylegs

Val: Blueberry Minky

Britiany T: BG 4.0

Heather A: 2 Babykicks

EmilyER: One BG Elemental

Jessica S: Bummis Easy Fit

Rachel K: One shopping cart cover

Jennie V: Gen Y cover

Patricia: Fuzzi Bunz

Tammy: GroVia

Sarah H: Happy Heiny one size

Tara: Katydid one size

Maria from Change Diapers: Kissaluvs fitted

Melissa B: Leslie’s Boutique wet bag

Kate F: diaper sprayer

Allison: Mother Ease one size fitted

Erin from Valley Girl goes Crunchy: 1 pedipeds original

Miranda: 1 planet wise liner

Kforrest11: 1 Tiny Tush one size

Cynthia H: Softbums bundle

Jessica: Rockn Green detergent bag

Kimberlie: Wee Huggers hobo bag

Jessica Rabbit: 6 prefolds

Kali from Mama Matters: $25 voucher

Referral winner: Dibs!

Winners have been notified via e-mail, so check your box for your instructions. Thanks for playing!

September 21, 2010. Fun, Giveaway. 31 comments.

Thank you for joining us tonight!!!

Everyone, thank you so much for joining us tonight. This was so much fun, as usual! We thank you for your business, for your support, for your enthusiasm. Thank you, thank you, thank you! We sparkly heart our loyal customers. POST ON THIS ENTRY FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A $25 VOUCHER TO THE STORE.

REMEMBER REMEMBER REMEMBER: You have until midnight tonight to get your entries in for ALL of tonight’s giveaways. We will be announcing the winners TOMORROW NIGHT. (this is a LOT of prizes to sort through and announce!!) All winners will be picked by random.org, not by first correct answer, so EVERYONE has a shot!

So thank you in advance for your patience, and good luck!!

xoxoxoxoxo,
Abby’s Lane

September 20, 2010. Fun, Giveaway. 294 comments.

6 prefolds

Name your favorite thing about Abby’s Lane for a chance to win 6 prefolds!

September 20, 2010. Fun, Giveaway. 302 comments.

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