We've been using our current mailing list manager (Bravenet.com) for some time now. When we made the switch to Bravenet we had to find a new way to manage mailing our newsletter in a bit of a hurry. We found this free - read, ad supported - service and were a bit leery. Would our newsletter recipients resent having a third party ad at the top and bottom of each newsletter? It wasn't the ideal solution, but reluctantly we settled on it. The ads weren't overtly offensive and they quickly blended into the background (in our perception).
Recently, we've received some negative feedback regarding these ads. So we're explicitly notifying everyone that we have no control over which ads are placed on our mailings. We do not, and can not, vet the ads in any way. We do not screen or endorse the products or services offered in these ads.
We realize that this is not an ideal solution. However, we are quickly approaching the limitations of this free service. So our hand will be forced again shortly to make another transition in how we manage the mailing of our newsletters. Hopefully, Tommy will have enough time before we have to take any action to learn to set up and administer a list server himself and we can take complete control of this task. If anyone would like to offer help or advice in this regard we would be very appreciative.
Most of our new items from the ABC show last month have come in now. Here's a list of what's new on our shelves since our last newsletter (over two months ago!):
- Rumparooz came out with two new prints for their G2 One Size Pocket Diaper - Eco Owl and Robotronic. - images not on our website yet
- Knickernappies new Baltic Amber Teething Necklaces
- Nellie's Dryer Balls
- bumGenius Artist Series in both the 4.0 Pocket Diaper and the Elemental All-In-One Diaper
- Itzy Ritzy Snack Happened reusable snack bags
- New prints for Hooter Hiders nursing covers
- Sparkabilities DVD series
- CatBird Baby Mei Ties
- ERGObaby Carrier recently introduced Performance Carriers and Options - not on our website yet.
- We brought in the complete line of Rockin' Green laundry products - Soft Rock, Classic Rock, & Hard Rock 2.0 detergents, Funk Rock, Shake It Up! Pail Freshener, Laundry Scoops, and Wool Dryer Balls
- Several new Plan Toys - Swimming Seal, Push-Along Alligator, Push-Along Mouse, Push-Along Duck, Push-Along Frog, Rattle & Baby Car - not on our website yet
- Learning Tower by Little Partners - not on our website yet
- We got a new Wooden Heart Rattle by i-Play
- Biodegradable Milk Bags
- The Woombie
- organicKidz Stainless Steel bottles and accessories - not on our website yet.
- wee-be-gone odor control patches
- babysoy - baby janie clothing - not on our website yet.
- RiNGLEY Sun Teether
- New prints for Bummis Super Bright Covers
- Moby Single Knot Hats - not on our website yet
- New prints for Thirsties V2 Covers - images not on our website yet
- New print for Happy Hienys One Size - images not on our website yet
- Planet Wise wipes in a pouch have a redesigned pouch, also Planet Wise wipes are now available without the pouch - not on our website yet
- Lauri's knit wool hats- due to indivual variations, this item may not be listed on website
- Locally made, hand knit wool longies- due to indivual variations, this item may not be listed on website
- Fair Trade, hand made cards- due to indivual variations, this item may not be listed on website
Also, WAHMies wipes are finally back in stock!
We are making a concerted push to get all our new products (as well as the considerable backlog of products not on our website) listed in our catalog. Hopefully we'll get caught up by the New Year!
More to come ...
Be on the look out for another Newsletter from us before Thanksgiving! We will be giving you details on our Black Friday sales.
Cloth Diaper 101
Monday, Nov 29, 5:30pm
Sunday, Dec 12, 10:00am
Sunday, Jan 9, 10:00am
Monday, Jan 24, 5:30pm
Intro to Babywearing
Saturday, Dec 18, 9:15am
Sunday, Dec 5, 3:00pm
Sunday, Dec 12, 3:00pm
Note: This is a single 2-part class.
Email Diane Tinker or call 515-480-4818 for more information or to register.
Laugh of the Day
Spotted in the classified ads -
For sale by owner: Complete set of Encyclopedia Britannica. 45 volumes. Excellent condition. $1,000.00 or best offer. No longer needed. Got married last weekend. Wife knows everything.
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