It's so fun when a new local store opens up and sells exactly what you need exactly when you need it! For me, Green Bambino is the perfect example of that truth. The eco-friendly cloth diaper/natural baby products store opened up just months before I was due with my first baby (now known as Beau the 19 Month Old!)
I took a Cloth Diaper 101 class, registered for baby gifts, took a baby-wearing class, and got to know the incredible owner, Morgan.
Morgan's #1 concern in her shop is providing an excellent customer experience. And, boy, does she! Not only does she have vast knowledge about diapers and natural baby products, she also has the heart of a teacher. Which keeps people coming back time and again.
Last year it became clear that Green Bambino was out-growing its location and Morgan made the decision to relocate...across the street!
Since I now consider Morgan a friend, I offered to make her a guest book for her new store.
In keeping with the store's philosophy, I used only repurposed fabric or recycled paper to create their book.
All great guest books have a place to keep a pen!
I had this green fabric leftover from my wedding nearly 3 years ago. Its bright color fits perfectly with Green Bambino's fresh and earthy decor. A brown ribbon gave the fabric a nice, finished edge.
I then used a scrap piece of acid-free davy board and carved out a baby footprint (no easy feat with davy board, let me tell you!)
For the inside pages, I used repurposed letterhead from my old job! They were just going to throw it away. Can you believe that?! So, I cut the top portion off to get rid of the logo, and printed a motif on the cover page of the book.
Then, the inside pages were filled with lines where store patrons could write their names and hometowns. Though Green Bambino is a local store, it's the only one like it in Oklahoma City. Even people from surrounding states travel here because they have no such stores at home!
Last time I was in the store, I saw several pages full of signatures, but I didn't get a chance to really look through it. I can't wait to see how far people have traveled to experience Green Bambino! It's a terrific place.
If you are expecting or know someone who is, I highly recommended swinging by the store (or their website) to see how their offerings might make your life better! :)