Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Have an environmentally friendly period

After reading the last post on the Farley Family blog, I felt like it was my duty as an environmentally friendly American to share this.

A few days ago while perusing ETSY (my favorite online shopping site) I came across a product I was unaware existed. Well, I figured they existed at some point, Caroline Ingalls had to have used something, but I did not know that people had taken the whole reduce, reuse, recycle thing to the point of using CLOTH WASHABLE MAXI PADS??!!! That's right. They make 'em and people buy them. I can only assume that means they are using them and rewashing them. Cloth diapers I can see, but wow, whoever is getting these things really does love the planet earth.

The selection is vast. Here are a few of my favs.
Basic white. Period.




I love to hunt. Can you see me? Period.


It really is the happiest place on earth. Period.





I support breast cancer research any way I can. Period.




I'm on fire. Period.




Still scared of frogs. Period.

Have a coke and a smile. Period.
Peace and love. Period.
These items are also pretty pricey. They run around $5.00 for just one! The good part about them is the large variety of fabrics available. For the Nascar fan, music lover, pirate, or soccer Mom, they have got it covered.
God Bless Mother Earth and the freak shows who buy these things.

18 comments:

Kathryn said...

I don't really know if I'd want the Coca Cola logo in my no-no area. Period.

Amanda M said...

Wow is right. I am not sure I could go this far to help mother earth. That is definately pushing the limits for me!

Tracie said...

Thanks for making me laugh!!!

I SOOOOOOOOOO needed that!

Did you get your package yet?

hncfarley said...

I am seriously peeing my pants!!!
Come on, that is ridiculous. Do you know how many of those you would need at $5 a pad(if we can really call them that).
Now I ponder you this, for the most part tampons are totally biodegradable and I am sure these things sit in a land fill for decades. And how absorbant can they really be. Plus when you are out and have to change your pad, what do you do with the "soiled" pad.Do they sell a special little waterproof zippered bag in matching print?? And do you really think those pads stay so cute? I find it fairly hard to get blood stains out of anything! So many unanswered questions......Thanks for sharing.
I think you should take a poll to see if anyone would actually try these.

Aubrey said...

GROSS OUT!

Ashley and Evan said...

I am speechless. No way, no how! Adding on to Holly’s comment, can you imagine how bad it would smell if you had to carry around the used one all day? I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.

Kelley L. said...

You know the Duggars totally make these for themselves. Probably Jinger's jurisdiction which is just going to f*ck her up even more.

Amber M said...

LOL, LOL
Too funny and disgusting at the same time. I also agree with Holly, what exactly do you do with it when you are done? Maybe, just carry it to the washing machine. EWWWWW. I don't even know what else to say.

Sugar Sweet Thoughts said...

You just solved a mystery for me. I too have wondered what the women back then used. Hmmm... interesting...
I think I'll keep w/ what I use. But, thanks for the insight!

Luke's Folks said...

I am laughing out loud wholeheardtedly! The kicker is your musical theme from Little House on the Prairie. Nobody does it better than you Sarah. Period.

Jamee said...

After reading your post at work, I went home and asked my Meme about this. She said in fact they used cloth "rags" back in the day. They were made out of old clothes. She said they would use them and throw them away or wash them if they were at home. But, this was for economic reasons, not enviormental.

Browningblog said...

I was getting ready to say the same thing as Jamee, my mom used old rags as a girl, but they were thrown away when they were used. I am all for going green, but this is unreal; and as mentioned earlier, they will STILL end up in a landfill and probably stay their longer than a tampon or a pad. Geesh!!

kellyhemrich said...

Sounds like Farley needs them for a bladder control problem- I hope it was Holly posting! :)
Do we really need to advertise in our pants? I don't think that would make you want to get a drink or check your boobs!

kellyhemrich said...

Sounds like Farley needs some for a bladder control problem- I hope that was Holly posting! :)

Adelaine said...

This post is great! Who would want to launder those!!!

About your post on my blog - I live in Southern Illinois - about 30 minutes from Carbondale. I was born and raised here. It's a great town to raise our kids in!

Kathryn said...

OMG, Kelley, I can totally see the Duggars using this product. Surely Coke doesn't get a kickback on this, however - can't imagine that they OK'd this product placement. Have a Coke, a period, and a smile.

Jamee said...

Adeline, what town are you from? My husband was born in Cape and all his family are from Grand Tower/Ana area.

Shauna said...

Amazing.