When you have the cutest and most talented friends in the world, planning a squeal-worthy baby shower is pretty much the easiest thing you've ever done. And I say "pretty much" because let's be real, we are still talking about trying to plan a baby shower with a bunch of women, and is that EVER the easiest thing EVER? haha! My amazing bff-sister-in-law (yes, that's a term) is expecting TWIN GIRLS in just a couple of months, so if you're wondering why all of the Nashville baby stores are out of baby shoes and tutus, this is why. To celebrate the occasion, we planned a Sugar & Spice and Everything Twice shower with a peach and pumpkin theme, and it was so sweet.
This week, I have been doing my yearly purge to make room for more baby things and keep our tiny hobbit-home organized. This is our third year of sorting, donating, and selling items as a couple, and I can say we have gotten much better at it... but we still kind of stink at it. Having to feel like you are parting with memories is a difficult task, so that's why I wanted to share my new favorite discovery... Chatbooks!
When you say the words "cloth diapering" you most likely get only one of these two types of responses: the "why yes, of course! Help save God's green earth" or the "WHY?! Whyyyy on God's green earth?!" I am completely sold on the idea of cloth diapering, yet when real life gets in the way it can truly seem like the dumbest idea. Therefore, I have invented what I'm calling the lazy parent's guide to cloth diapering. Someone surely has already come up with something similar, but I'm just gonna pretend like I'm unique for one second!
The first part of this idea I credit to myself (haha!), because I have been known to be somewhat of an obsessive recycler/waste-hater. The second part I credit to my mom, because she is all about doing what you need to do to keep things clean and organized (even if it means using some paper plates so your party clean-up is more efficient -- or something like that.) Then the third part I credit to Zack, because he has helped me to become more of a "baby steps" type of person rather than the all-or-nothing perfectionist that I used to be. OKAY OKAY, I'll get to the point already...