Thursday, December 30, 2010

All White, Pre-Christmas Sweatshop

I will absolutely question ANYTHING I buy from overseas at this point. Granted I have probably only put one little toe in their shoes, but still... a lot of work. Two weeks before Christmas and my mom and I were on a mission to "go green" and "go stalking stuffers". We followed this blog to help us along our way (if only the blog could have cut and sewed) and relied heavily on caffeine during our 7-hour escapade. YES, that's right, 7-hours for 23 stalking stuffers! But, my mom and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and every recipient seemed to love their homemade gift.

Our stash of fabrics

The infamous sweatshop
(Look closely and you might see my blood and tears on the carpet)

The finished product,
I know all my fellow Starbucks customer's were jealous ;)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Black and Blue makes me RED all over

I know this is really dumb, but these are the types of things that keep me up at night. For the last 4 weeks I have been using both a Day cream and Night cream by Olay, and if I were answering a consumer report it would be fairly positive. Quality of product: very satisfied, Improvement in skin quality: very satisfied, Cost: very satisfied, Design and aesthetic appeal: dissatisfied! Twice a day, for the past 4 weeks, I found myself bewildered as to why someone would place a BLACK lid on the DAYTIME cream and a BLUE lid on the NIGHTTIME cream!!! Everyone knows that BLUE= DAYTIME and BLACK= NIGHTTIME, I mean c'mon! And one shouldn't have to experience shortness of breath and heart palpitations in order to know what cream to put on when.

Yes, I lost sleep over this and daily questioned the staff at Olay who finalized a product with such an absurd design flaw, but then I realized I could just switch the lids... So all is right in the world again.