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Monday, August 04, 2008

Much Over Due- Product Placement

Okay, it's been a long while since I last put my illustrious stamp of approval on a consumer good here at Wee Wee Wee- and it's not for a lack of looking for something good. Actually, I have run across some great products in last few months the playplace (a piece of baby gear that has actually entertained Miller for going on 7 months now- it's so versatile), the boon spoon (great way to do baby food on the go), the 6 crayon in one (perfect to pull out of your purse at any time and not have your preschooler roll 6 different crayons under the seats of everyone around you!). But none of those has struck me as quite genius enough to warrant a blog post- well actually they have, I've just been too busy or tired to post anything completely non essential. If you're interested, I'll be glad to elaborate on any of the above, just let me know. Truthfully, I'm still not here to do a true "product" placement- this is more of a feature placement. You see one of the things that grabs my attention most and really gets me bragging is when a company seems to have read my mind, at just the right moment, and given me a tool that is "practically perfect". Today I was browsing Amazon looking at books and toys and learned of something new that I'm SO EXCITED ABOUT! This is something I've wished they had for years now. I would like to introduce the Amazon "Add to Wish List" link button. With this button added to your internet browser toolbar (very easy to do, just follow the instructions on the page linked above), you can put ANYTHING from ANY website on your Amazon list with one mouse click. Now, I know that there are websites out there that let you compile a list from many websites into one, but I love that Amazon has opened their doors (and is now using me as a free marketing tool to see what they need to add to their ever-growing site) and is letting me add directly to my existing list there. Anyone who knows me knows I'm a huge fan of the Amazon wish list because they have everything from diapers to diamonds, you can make a great list in one spot, and people can buy the stuff from wherever they choose, brick and mortar or cyber mall. However, there have been times when I was making Christmas or birthday lists for Wilson and I'd remember a really cute shirt from Gymboree that he liked, but Amazon wouldn't have the exact one-and you hate to bombard generous "list seekers" (aka grandparents and out of town relatives) with 18 different places that you've seen great stuff. Now- it can all be added to the same list that we've always used and had a link to on our blog. (I checked- you can even add tickets to Disney World to the list- just in case anyone's feeling like a super generous list seeker- he he he :)!) As always, you can add notes about the item like size and color. You can also use it to add to any list you have made like a personal shopping list or list of gifts you'd like to give. That way, you want forget about the great idea you ran across for your uncle 10 months before his birthday.

Well, that's what excited me today. I'm gushing over a browser button. I'm a nerd. A nerd with a very easy to follow, comprehensive Christmas list. I'm a nerd.

Thanks for reading. I promise I won't post again without pictures and funny stories about my kids.


Pat Pat said...

Being a nerd wouldn't have anything to do with who you're married to would it??! Has any of that rubbed off on you?

Beth said...

I just read somewhere recently that it's cool to be a nerd these days!!