Monday, June 11, 2012

Bottoms Up!

We took a big plunge in our baby acquisitions this weekend.... we ordered our full set of BumGenius diapers!  Now I get to dish about my cloth diaper research findings, fears, and fabulous color schemes.

Let's start with the fun stuff... color!  We ordered a monochromatic color scheme so that laundry wouldn't feel like a psychedelic trip down rainbow row. With so many absolutely beautiful colors to choose from, it was a hard pick.

Ultimately we settled on the fresh, "Kate Spade-esque" greens. (BumGenius calls them 1-Ribbit, 2-Grasshopper, & 3-White.)  I think, "Calming, gender neutral, fresh, crisp, classy, & cute," when I think about these hues stacked in a drawer, running down the hall, or spilling out of a laundry basket. Aces!

BumGenius diapers are an All-In-One system with tons of Mom&Dad approval.  Parents raved about one-size-fits-all from 10 lbs to 3 years, easy liner stuffing, rare leakage, customizable padding, replaceable elastic & snaps, baby-bum friendly fabrics, color fastness, and super cute hues.  My friend, Deborah, gave me a crash course in changing, washing, stuffing, and adjusting these diapers.... with a kindly assist from her 1yr old daughter Charlotte.  I was sold.

Let's talk cold, hard cash...

David and I calculated that we would spend approximately $1500 a year on disposable diapers (buying the economy brands alone.)  After months of stalking, I found a great deal from The Green Nursery. For a full set of 24 diapers (that will last through as many kids as we may have) we spent a grand total of $330.  $1500 a year for 2-3 kids... verses $300 up front... hmm... you do the math.

Can't wait for them to arrive in the mail!

PS - was AWESOME with their customer service.  They even changed my color selections for me mid-order. Super responsive! Free shipping! I'm going to order something else from them just because they made me so happy. Highly recommend.

Now my Little Bum just needs to get here already!

The KawaMama

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Inspiring Morning...

You've heard the old adage... "It's the little things..."

Today my husband and I woke up early.  True to my promise the night before, I started scrubbing a sink full of dishes (alternately scowling bitterly and gazing wistfully at our broken dish washer). 

He began clearing out the carport in preparation for our backyard barbeque this weekend.  A half hour later he stuck his head in the kitchen and shouted, "You making me coffee woman!?" with an impish grin. It was so cute I decided I'd make eggs and bacon too.

But we only had one egg. So it turned into "Bacon and Grapefruit." 

The morning was still dim and grey and cool... the birds were going nuts in the newly mown grass... it was quiet in that noisy way that city neighborhoods are quiet before 8:00am.  It was just a beautiful morning... so I snapped some shots and I thought I'd share.

I found the colors inspirational.

It's the little things...

The KawaMama

Friday, June 1, 2012

Goodies, Goodies!

Due entirely to the cleverness and generosity of some of the best friends in the whole world (who planned me a shower that was to die for, which I promise to share as soon as I format the photos)... this has been a week of wonderful acquisitions in Baby Land.  The influx of goodies made me think... I should make a little series about my cutey cute acquisitions.

Enter... the goodies from Sara Jane Boutique.


I'm nuts for these colors and the fuzzy dots.  Since we still don't know if we're having a boy or girl... I was very happy with the mixed hues. Coral, navy, peach, grey, and turquoise are universally fabulous, in my opinion.

And what's this?!... Bib has a friend....

Abso-friggin-lutely the cutest and softest and creepiest little snuggly EVER!  AHH!  I love the gal who found this and said, "Blair would totally love a hot pink one eyed monster for her child!"  Oooh Sarah, you know me well.

This ugly fella is destined to become a well loved friend in our home.

And those are the Goody-Goodies for today!  Thanks to all, and hip-hurray!