I just spent and aggravating fifteen minutes on the Huggies Diaper site. (Dear Huggies IT Dept, your coding sucks.) Why was I on the site you ask? Because when we had gotten brand name diapers as gifts, we logged on to their sites and entered special codes so we could try and win prizes. The catch is you have to buy a lot of boxes of diapers to get points so mine have been languishing at Huggies. I did better with Pampers and got a nice gift certificate to Shutterfly to buy a poster.
Anyway, Huggies was holding my paltry 235 points. So I did what any decent person who does not have enough to get a freebie for themselves would do. I donated the points, via Huggies, who then give diapers to the Naitonal Diaper Bank Network. I am saddened and horrified that there are families out there unable to buy diapers. First off, name brands are ridiculously pricey and may I say that the Target brand rocks, as does their formula, and both are usually almost half the price less than Enfamil, Pampers or Huggies. Second, I realize there are people who are not fortunate enough to have access to multiple shopping options so I needed to get off my high horse and help. And this is really why I gave the points away. Sure I could get really nuts and insist they do the cloth diaper route. We did that, but that is also not necessarily cheap to start with AND not every daycare will take cloth diapers. Dilemmas come in all shapes and sized and in places you would least expect.
Staying on the donation tip, 'tis the season, we had a clothing drive at my son's preschool with Big Brother Big Sister. The school will get twenty cents for each pound of clothing. While this is a great help to all of us needing to get rid of clothes and shoes and whatnot, and great for the charity to have things to give away and sell, it is interesting to me that fund raising can be done, while using a charity who also fund raisers. The times, they are complex.
I was in the library today doing some knitting and picked up Town and Country Magazine to read. Now, if you are unfamiliar with this little gem of colorful prints and prose, check it out. It is and always has been a magazine for the 1% and I do not lie. Ads for jewelry lines like Van Cleef & Aprels, Verdura and more obscure brands dot the pages. There is coverage of all the High Society folks and where they are eating or vacationing. Hell, you can even learn "How to Dress Like An Italian Aristocrat". This pleasurable leisure reading. Indulge my dears.
I am seriously considering purchasing some Day of the Dead artwork in Mink's Paperie's Etsy shop.
I can see my husband purchasing this Manipulative Math Set for our son, but him enjoying it more. LOL
Fat Free Vegan Kitchen's Walnut and Kidney Bean Spread looks tasty and versatile.
Have a great day!