Tuesday, December 30, 2008

An Old But Clean Diaper

Thanks to Daily Candy:

Here’s a West Side Story you haven’t heard before.
You just met a girl named Maria, a single mother of two who was recently laid off.
Maria turns to charities for child-rearing necessities — but they, too, are down on their luck.
WestSide Baby (and its hardworking staff of two) — which supplies almost 95 social agencies in the Seattle area with diapers, cribs, clothing, and toys — has been forced to turn away requests due to donation shortages. And from September to early November alone, the nonprofit saw demand more than double.
Diapers (especially sizes three to six), car seats, and boys’ clothes are always needed. But with many shelves entirely empty, the nonprofit will gladly accept any item listed on its site in new or gently used condition.
Not everything’s free (or easy) in America.
WestSide Baby, 10032 15th Avenue Southwest (206-767-1662 or westsidebaby.org). To volunteer, e-mail volunteercoordinator@westsidebaby.org.

So if you are from the Seattle area or just feel compelled to help out, please take a moment and help those who have a budget much tighter. So if your kid's have already grown up and their crib is gathering dust, this is the perfect opportunity for you to clean out and make some room. Live in Boston and can't get your stuff to Seattle, try and find a local charity near you.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Lend Me the Latest

Times are tough and money needs to go to more important things than your romance novel collection. Can’t give up that small pleasure? Well why don’t you get back to your childhood roots and head to your local library. Do you know how much the library costs you to read the latest books? NOTHING; its free. In these economic times this is the greatest time to use your library. Go pick up the latest best seller for free. Can’t finish it in the two weeks you are allotted? Re-new the book and it is still free.

Another news flash! Since the last time you went to the library you probably had braces and DVD stood for who knows what, there have been significant changes as well. You can borrow (aka rent) the summer blockbuster you never go to the theaters to see or finally watch the classics. Once again a night in at home with a great movie only costs you the popcorn you attempted to make in the microwave before it burned.

Wake up and use the resources your tax dollars are funding. The library is one of the greatest resources your town has to offer. There are constantly special events that will bring a community together, and entertain your family for hours. So renew your love for the library, but remember to return your books on the due date. It would be a shame to have to pay that ten cent over-due fee.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Don't miss this rare deal

Please refer to my post on 9/13/08 about the atelier.....she is offering 50% off her merch....hurry up an buy buy buy

Don't miss this rare deal
One of my favorite stores on Etsy.com, the Atelier (http://www.theatelier.etsy.com) is having a summer clearance sale. The designer has the most exquisite jewelry that are unique and intriguing. The prices range from the very affordable to the more desirable. The pieces are original, classic, and creative. Colors are vibrant and will spruce up any outfit. To make everything better the Atelier is having a promotion, 40% off everything in stock. That necklace that may have been a bit of a reach could now be super affordable.
I purchased Lapis earrings that I have had my eye on for over a year. I am so happy The Atelier ran this promotion or I may have not purchased. Another great plus to this shop, is that The Atelier accepts returns.
The Atelier uses various materials from gold to semi-precious gemstones. Since the materials are of the earth, they will be different and have character all on its own. I am sure if you purchased a piece your friends would think that your husband or boyfriend broke the bank for your anniversary. But you can keep the secret to yourself that you were able to afford this incredible glamour on a budget.
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