Sometimes I’m lucky enough to go to new places in Orange County. (FUN!!)
Everyday I deal with a lot of poop. Not the theoretical ‘this sure was a poopy day’ more like, ‘if I have to change one more poopy diaper I’m going to scream’. (POOP)
I was invited to Bel Bambini to see the launch of their designer clothing section. Super cute clothes by all sorts of designers. The store has really great mock baby room set-ups and is a great place to get some inspiration for a new little one’s nursery (fun). As we are unloading the car Tess had a huge blow out (poop). With almost all the wipes and a new outfit the crisis was averted.
We head on into the beautiful store and Cora is lounging in one of rockers, as she moves her feet I notice she left some mud on the foot rest. Upon closer inspection, I discover this isn’t mud.
Yep. Dog poop.
But remember the blow-out from minutes before? The one where we are down to the last wipes. Two to be exact.
My Hubby takes Cora Jane for clean-up with one wipe and a jazillion paper towels (and dry heaves).
I’m standing off to the side of the soiled chair, trying to make eye contact with any store employee while digging in my diaper bag for napkins, hand sanitizer and the LAST wipe. And a lady from around the display looks at Cora Jane leave and freaks out over audacity of ‘these people’ to leave the mess. I walk the two steps to her to say that I’m doing my best to get everything cleaned up. She tells me she is the designer of the chair. The designer!!! And I’m thinking my daughter just got dog poop (except I wasn’t thinking poop) all over this chair and of course the designer is here. Said designer calms down after discovering I didn’t abandon the mess. And tells me she designed the chair to be cleaned up with wipes. Sure enough it cleaned up great!
We got to explore the new section of the store and my kiddos got to play with their blog friends. I use the term ‘play’ loosely because this is what they were doing…
One of the booths in the store was a company called Box of Play. Loved them! You know how your kiddos play with an empty box for hours? Well Box of Play has large environmentally friendly stickers for the boxes to make them into something. i.e. an egg carton into a piano or macaroni and cheese box into a camera. I think this is a great idea!
Bel Bambini featured my gift giving guide for 1-year-old boys on their site. See..
The only thing missing? An Eli’s Lid of course!
This week I was invited to see the new Whole Foods Market in Laguna Niguel. Wow that store is beautiful!
(Below is a pic of the wall made of old carpet… felt like particle board and me in front of some tile placed vertically subway style. Super modern and clean looking!)
I was tempted to ask all those construction workers to bee-bop on over to our new place and get some work done. Cuz I’m just about to go crazy with all the projeccts. Crazy. CRAZY.
I’m pretty stoked about the new store though. Not because we are super healthy or super Green. Because they are going to have free cooking classes. FREE!! (FUN!) One they mentioned was cooking in bulk. I need that. I
hate strongly dislike cooking. I’m hoping to get a bunch of friends together for a few of the classes. Any locals interested? If we have enough peeps, maybe they can hold one just for us? (I haven’t asked or anything but ya never know.)
The kids were unexpectedly with me, but they did
great OK and had a lot of fun. Plus I caught this picture in front of the store and it makes me giggle. We had to leave a little early though because someone had a full diaper (poop).
If you are a local (or have a Whole Foods near you), be sure to fan them on FB to hear about all the events specific to your store! Click here for Laguna Niguel FB page.