Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Tip Junkie is having "12 Days of Junkie", to help promote the lovely ladies in the Mom-preneur Shop-a-thon, there will be two winners every day starting today!!!!

Be sure to check back because ...

On November 18th she has a Christmas Card Challenge. To qualify to enter this contest, all you have to do is take a picture or scan your favorite Christmas cards you've made or received and blog about it, old and new.

Then on December 8th there is the Christmas Tree Decorating Challenge. She's looking for tips and advice on how you set up your Christmas tree!

I'm excited about this Holiday season, aren't you? Tip Junkie makes my holiday shopping for sure a lot easier this year by supporting other Moms!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Frustration-Free Packaging

It's about time, I know lots of you will feel the same joyous feeling I did when I found out about this. Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com announced an initiative to "alleviate wrap rage" with Fustration Free Packaging, so far 19 companies have agreed to help end wrap rage, including Fisther-Price, Mattel and Microsoft. They will be replacing the plastic clamshell packaging with smaller, easy to open (and recyclable!) cardboard boxes. According to Amazon.com, this eliminates the need for 1,576.5 square inches of corrugated inserts, 175.25 square inches of PVC blisters, 36.1 inches of plastic-coated steel-wire ties, 3.5 square inches of ABS molded styrene and two molded plastic fasteners. Now that's great news for the environment, as well as our safety - and just in time for the holidays!