Sunday, June 30, 2013

Home-Made: Orange Oil Vinegar Household Cleaner

Want to go a little greener?  Or just save some money?  One way is to make your own household cleaner using nothing but orange (or lemon) peels and white (aka distilled) vinegar.

I eat a lot of oranges and squeeze my own orange juice throughout the year. Now I just save the peels to make our own cleaner.  Here's how:

     - stuff orange peels in glass jar
     - fill with white vinegar
     - seal jar with lid
     - let sit for 2 weeks
     - strain vinegar
     - pour in spray bottle
     - dilute 1:1 with water if desired (we do)
     - add a couple of drops of Dawn dishwashing liquid soap if desired (we don't) & shake well
     - use on counters, walls, bathtubs, stove tops, sinks, and anywhere that you would use 409
     - if you have a sink disposal, run the used orange peels down there for a quick freshening

The orange vinegar works surprisingly well on grease. It's easy, it's cheap, it's green, and it's effective.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

50% Off Engraved Ooga Booga KAM Snaps

We are clearing out our inventory of engraved Ooga Booga KAM snaps in size 20 to make room for new stock.  We don't have any plans to restock engraved Ooga Boogas any time in the near future (if ever), so this may be your last chance to get some.  Engraved caps are half price at just $1.75 for 100 pcs.  While supplies last:

Free Clear KAM Snaps

Our Freebie Friday event normally happens the first Friday of every month. On that day, we give you 100 free snaps with qualifying orders.  For the upcoming month of July, the first Friday falls on July 5, the day after Independence Day.  We realize that many people will be celebrating away from home during the long weekend, and as a result may not be able to take advantage of Freebie Friday.

The solution? We've decided to hold Freebie Friday every day in July!  That means you can take advantage of our free snaps offer at your convenience any day of the month!  So . . . .

Get 100 complete sets of clear plastic KAM snaps, in your choice of size 20 or size 16, when you buy at least $15 of snaps.  Here's how:
  1. Add at least $15 of snaps to your shopping cart. Please make sure your order qualifies, otherwise we'll notify you that there is a problem with your order.
  2. Add 100 complete sets of either size 16 clear snaps or size 20 clear snaps to your shopping cart. This will increase your total by $6.75.
  3. Be sure to read the disclaimers posted regarding the clear snaps.
  4. On the checkout page, use coupon CLEAR to have your total reduced by $6.75.
  5. Double check your email confirmation to make sure your coupon was properly applied.  If not, just send an email to sales(at)
Limit 100 free clear snaps per person.  Offer cannot be combined with other coupons. Offer valid through July 31, 2013, unless supply runs out sooner.  Enjoy!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Make a Reusable & Washable Swiffer Cover

Is this a great idea or what? You can use microfiber, terry, fleece, or even your old prefolds to make a reusable and washable cover for your Swiffer mop or steam cleaner.  Snap closures would make it a cinch!

20% Off Select KAM Snap Bundles

Pre-order a KAM snap bundle today and get 20% off!  Bundles consist of 100 complete sets x 5 different colors and are available in both size 20 and size 16 plastic snaps.  Limited time only, while supplies last. Available at

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Food-Safe PUL

We wanted to share this bit of information one of our thoughtful customers shared with us regarding food-safe PUL.  Thank you, Stephanie.

I remember seeing someone post the food/sandwich bag they made a few weeks back and there was some concern that pul was not safe to be used with food. I was just ordering some new pul fabric and found this info about it and thought I would share.....

EcoPUL™ is food safe. PUL fabric by Eco-PUL™ has been tested and found free from lead, phthalates, and BPA. Eco-PUL™ complies with FDA regulations 21 CFR 177.1680 and 177.2600 and therefore can be used in direct and indirect food contact applications, as well as potable water under NSF61.

Over $1000 Raised for Oklahoma Tornado Relief

We recently had a fundraiser through the sale of KAMsnaps pliers to raise money to donate to The Salvation Army to help with Oklahoma tornado relief.  Our goal was to raise at least $500.  Because of your support, we raised more than double that!  Thank you for helping us make a small difference.

Friday, June 7, 2013

New Plastic Pacifier / Suspender Clips

We've added a couple of new colors to our line of wide-base KAM pacifier / suspender clips here.  Take an additional 10% off when you purchase $100+ of clips.

20% Off New KAM Snap Colors

We're introducing our 3 newest Limited Edition KAMsnaps custom colors with a 20% off deal when you buy all 3 colors here. Magenta is a deep, vibrant fuschia pink.  Smoky navy is a navy with a hint of gray.  Tangerine was Pantone's color of the year in 2012 and is very similar to but slightly darker than B52 dark orange.  Get them while you can because they're available only for a limited time.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Short Prong KAM Snaps

Standard size 20 plastic KAM snaps are commonly used on most products, including diapers.  We have long-prong versions for materials which are very thick, such as Indian prefolds.  For those materials which are fairly thin, like 2-3 layers of t-shirt material, we now have short-prong caps in white.  Our short-prong size 20 snaps have the same length as our regular size 16 snaps. The only difference is that being size 20, the caps have a wider diameter than the size 16.

How do you know when you need shorter prongs?  After you've installed your snaps, if the 2 sides are not clicking closed properly, then most likely the fabric is too thin for your length of snap.   That's because there is too much "leftover" prong after it has been smushed down so it gets in the way when the socket and stud try to attach.  The solution is to either thicken up your fabric or to use shorter prongs so that the amount of "leftover" prong after it has been smushed is reduced.

We have a video which illustrates this:

Adapter Rings for MAM & NUK Pacifiers

These FDA-approved, food-grade silicone adapter rings make it a cinch to attach a ribbon holder to any button-style baby pacifier by MAM, NUK, or other brands.  Available here. We also carry a full line of metal and plastic pacifier clip holders that can be used together with the rings.


Saturday, June 1, 2013

Share Your Wares and You Could Win $50 from

Show us what you've made with your clips and/or cover buttons and you could win a $50 gift certificate to  We'll also post a link to your business page for every entry.  Click here for full details.