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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Made with Love says the winner of a Sweet Sienna Designs is... entry #4... Heather R said... It is very hard just to pick one, but I think my daughter would love the "Stella". Her fav colors are pink and purple!
I will send you an email shortly about claiming your prize. Thanks to everyone that entered. Free shipping ends TODAY so go now to order Sweet Sienna Designs!!

Now on to this week's Made with Love:
Wool Dryer Balls... specifically Buddha Bunz Dryer Balls made by Melinda, who, when not making dryer balls is also a firefighter in Tennessee.

There are several different brands of wool dryer balls but I found the Buddha Bunz ones while looking for Wool Wash for Ben's wool soaker that Katrina made for him.

You may be asking what is a Wool Dryer ball?

It is a ball of wool that is tightly wound and felted.
Some benefits from Buddha Bunz website:
Wool Dryer balls are the all natural alternative to plastic PVC dryer balls. Made with 100% wool they gently bounce in your dryer to keep your laundry soft while reducing the amount of time it takes to dry... saving you time and money and reducing your footprint on Mother Earth.
Some facts:
~Approx. 9" in circumfrence
~Approx. 3oz each
~100% wool to the core
~Handmade in the USA (Tennessee to be exact)!
~Using 4 dryer balls on a 90 minute cycle will cut a small load of laundry in 1/2 and a large load by 1/4!
~Saving you approx $.26 on a large load and $.51 on a small load of laundry!
~Dryer balls will reduce static, but it may not take it away completely.
~Dryer balls are completely safe to use with your cloth diapers.. we keep them in our dryer and use with all of our laundry.
~Scented dryer balls are also perfectly fine to use with your cloth diapers, they will not cause any repelling or problems.
~We tell everyone to try and start with around 4 dryer balls, the more you use the better they will help with dry time and softness.

A Gator Dryer Ball made by Melinda for another gator Melissa- I'm going to have to get one of these!

When we started cloth diapering Benjamin we bought detergent that was clean rinsing, we went with Rockin Green Detergent. Rockin Green seemed to being doing such a good job that we switched to using it for ALL our laundry. But something that comes from using a clean rinsing detergent is you no longer have the fresh smell of laundered clothes. I kinda missed that smell so I started looking into scented wool dryer balls. Since I already had 2 plastic dryers balls I just added one scented (my first I went with Clothesline Fresh and my newest is Gain) from Buddha Bunz to the 2 plastic ones from the store. It gives the laundry a nice clean scent without overpowering it and does all the great things dryer balls do. I use these instead of dryer sheets and since they are reuseable I'm also saving some trash from going to the landfill while still having fresh smelling clothes. When the smell wears off I can reorder a rescenting kit from Melinda (or send them back to her for rescenting) and have fresh smelling clothes out of the dryer.

You have the following choices all in either scented or unscented...

~undyed (all natural off white wool colored)
~colored (hand dyed in solid colors of your choice)
~designed (let your creative side lead the way... you tell me what you want and I will make it for you. I've done everything from sea animals, monsters, flowers, college teams, you name it I will create it!)

Each month she does a color of the month, August was green, September had two- purple and orange October is going to be pink. Fans on Facebook vote for the color they want to see.

There are a lot of scents to choose from so whether you like a fruit smell or a fresh linen or a spice there are some interesting ones to choose from.
Find her on Etsy: Buddha Bunz
Find her on Facebook: Buddha Bunz
She also has a website: Buddha Bunz

I don't have a giveaway for a Buddha Bunz but I will share a coupon code that is good for 15% off that ends today (9/30/10) just enter '1900friends' at checkout.

If you know of something Made with Love I should check out to write about, let me know by either commenting or emailing me at missibea at hotmail dot com. I can't wait to see and share all the wonderful and fun things out there!


  1. Thank you so much for writing about me!! That means so much!! Thank you thank you thank you!

  2. I bought mine 3 years ago from a nice mom at and they are still going around this very min! They are the best priced and longest lasting- we LOVE THEM!