Yesterday I delivered my first eco-friendly wedding album, to Christine, the wedding coordinator at the Portland Ecotrust building, an amazing wedding venue. The building has tall industrial style ceilings, lots of brick, and a rooftop terrace with a view of downtown Portland.
Ecotrust is across from Jamison Square, which made for an interesting morning. I did something I don’t normally do when I have a business meeting. I brought my toddler along. I don’t know how some moms do it, having a business discussion and having the little one there. I’ve seen moms make it look easy, and thought I could pull it off. My energetic darling sitting on my lap lasted about a whole three minutes!
So we left Ecotrust and I think let’s go see the fountain at Jamison. My little one, Mackenzie, runs in. I can barely get her leggings and shoes off quick enough. I roll up my jeans, take off my blazer, and look around. At least I’m not the only one whose toddler is swimming in a diaper.
Thirty minutes of fun later, I realize the parking meter has definitely expired, so I grab my protesting daughter out of the water, walk down the street barefoot, with my baby (she now seems like a baby again) on my hip in a soaking wet diaper. I get to the car to find that I don’t even have the diaper bag with me! Luckily, there is a spare dipe in the Ergo and a towel loose in the trunk. I manage to change Mackenzie into a dry diaper in the trunk, and get her buckled back in her carseat for the trip home.
Business and Mama time – lesson learned. Keep them separate, as I have usually done. Considering, the meeting went fine and we had a blast playing in the Pearl. I am usually very prepared and give whoever I am with 100% of me, which certainly was not the case yesterday morning.
Back to the wedding album…
This green wedding album is from Wild Magnolia Design, in Santa Monica, California. It is handmade by a small sustainable company. The cover I choose for Ecotrust is a peace silk, accompanied by a handmade end orange/brown end paper. These albums come with different endpaper options, and a variety of covers, including hemp. The pages are made of thick recycled paper, and are archival.