Hi. My name is Meg. I’m mom to my curious little girl, Holden, and my handsome little man, Gatsby (I was an English major).

oh, bother. was created out of my struggle as a working mom in a Pinterest world. I’m a DIYer wannabe and creative design appreciator, but I usually find myself falling a bit short in the execution. You’ll see.

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the truth about diaper cakes

the truth about diaper cakes

Listen up baby-shower-going ladies: I'm sorry to have to be the one to tell you this, but diaper cakes suck. I know, I know, they are adorable. Yes, they serve as both a centerpiece and a gift. I will admit to having given them as gifts once or twice. Or three times. I may or may not have even written a tutorial on a crappy old blog of mine on how to make a diaper cake.

But after giving birth to my daughter, I learned the truth about diaper cakes: unrolling 100 rubber bands from 100 diapers is the worst. So I beg of you, on behalf of new moms everywhere: enough with the diaper cakes... or, for that matter, anything that requires extensive disassembly, unrolling or untying. I'm looking at you, big ol' basket made of rolled-up diapers or golf bag made of diapers.

Still insisting on the diaper cake? Here are some no-roll diaper cakes that won't make the new mom curse your name:

no-roll diaper cakes, folded diaper cakes

Or, you could always just go with one of these jobbies:

Best diaper cake ever - diaper box cake

Slap a bow on there and you're good to go! If you want to get fancy, you could wrap the boxes in inside-out wrapping paper to make a uniform white cake.

great gatsby babies

great gatsby babies

a wine tasting bridal shower

a wine tasting bridal shower