Since I started blogging eight months ago, some pretty cool sponsored opportunities have floated the blog’s way. I’m always thankful for them and I make a point to only accept opportunities to post about something in exchange for compensation or services if I believe in the product and would use the product myself or for my family.
Yesterday, I received a request to run a sponsored post that, although it might have been an excellent product, I just couldn’t bring myself to review.
I won’t name the product, but it’s a for a high-end sanitary napkin company.
They wanted me as a mom-blogger to review their product in exchange for free samples. There were terms in the description like: ”absorbent, odor-reducing, yeast, virus, bacteria…” and they all led up to a raving review by a woman whose “flow” was described as “dynamic”.
I might have to put this on my “Sponsored Posts” Page. Save for this post and the following disclaimer, I will never, ever on this blue and rocky planet for the rest of my natural life, describe the quantity or the quality of my flow- dynamic, static, or post-menopausally non-existent. Please, no more solicitations to review expensive maxi-pads.
But, this did give me a thought.
I like to use things around the home for crafting. So, I thought- What the Heck?
I’d offer to do the review for the company who contacted me within the scope of this blog’s humor and crafting themes. But, somehow, I don’t think that’s the review they were hoping for. So, I just used what I had and….check it out!
That pad in your purse is more than you think. Every craft box should have a few this Christmas.
Start With These…..
Christmas Barbie has a comfy bed…….
A little glitter and some markers transform a basic maxi-pad into some puffy holiday bling…..
Your kid’s picture has instant snow under the Christmas tree…..
Or you can make a modular train track set!
But, perhaps, best of all- your absorbent friend makes a freaking awesome Santa Clause. And, guess what that little pom pom is made out of ?
As if that weren’t enough, my husband had a great idea that shows just how versatile our trusty maxi-pads are. He made a……..Beer Koozie.
To the company that contacted me, I do hope you have a sense of humor. I just can’t review your product the way you want me to. But, if this is up your alley, I’ll be happy to take some of those free samples.