Friday, March 26, 2010

"Green" Day

Not St. Patrick's Day
Not the band

Just my random day filled with green...

It just so happened that I went from feeling nervous to go places and do things because the baby might be feeling like I have the chance, and I have things I've wanted to do...I'm going to do them. So I did.

Today, I set out on what turned out to be a "green" day - truly coincidental.
First, I visited a brand new store in OKC - The Green Bambino. This is a store dedicated to (drumroll...) reusable diapers. Aaron and I haven't decided if we are going to go the reusable/cloth route, but we've really wanted to check into it. According to friends who have chosen this method, articles I've read, and common sense, the cost savings (especially if you use them for multiple children) is really amazing. On the other hand, it is a bit more work. So, we're giving it some thought and consideration. We won't start out with cloth for the first little bit as we have a fabulous supply of disposable diapers that have been given to us. We aren't in a super-big hurry to decide.

Then, I made my way to The Green Goodies, an organic cupcake bakery. Living in Phoenix spoiled me. We had a Sprinkles in Scottsdale, and I miss it. So, I've been on the hunt to find a place somewhat similar. This is my second cupcake shop to try here in OKC, and it is the best so far (although still not a Sprinkles).

Next, I need sheets to match the girly quilt ~ just in case. I have looked and looked and finally decided to try USA Baby. They had the perfect sheets - lime green.

Next, I went to TJ Maxx to see if they had gotten in their spring supply of my favorite flip flops - Havaianas. They did indeed have Havaianas, and the ONLY color in my size: green.

Finally, I got home and walked up to the door, and a package was awaiting me. My dear friend and wonderful photographer, Christy sent me a lovely photograph she had taken of an Arizona cactus. Of course, a cactus is green. Christy and I met in Arizona, and she knows how much I miss that city. She said if I didn't like the enlarged photograph I could throw it away. Hardly. I can't wait to frame it. It might be the only decoration (other than a photo or two of our new baby) in this rental!

P.S. I am walking and walking and walking and walking. I want this baby to come naturally!


  1. We've used cloth diapers with both of our girls and we love them! I might have to check out that store sometime when I'm going that direction.

  2. Well...if you want another alternative, I use biodegradable diapers that are wonderful!!!!!! They're Nature Babycare. They don't have any chemicals. Matty hasn't had diaper rash, the wipes are all natural as well and don't give him any problems (though regular store brands do). Highly recommended. Most of their line is compostable too. They're great! You can order from and you get them next day!!! Something to think about...p.s. I can't believe Baby Abbott hasn't come yet!