Friday, August 17, 2012

More College Dorm Bedding Made in USA!

Just this morning I learned that one of my favorite sources for American-made sheets now carries dorm bedding, so I am adding another to my my list of sources!

Celia Rachel makes wonderful sheets at their North Carolina mill, and now offers jersey knit and flannel sheets, plus flannel comforters and blankets, in the Twin XL size perfect for dorm beds.

Over the last few years, I have purchased 3 sets of the Celia Rachel jersey knit sheets and they are soft and cozy, and generously sized so there is no wrestling match to get them over the mattress pad!

Great news for those of us packing up teenagers for college this fall.

Stephanie, Webmaster and Chief Shopper

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Outsourcing Care Packages

I know first-hand that working parents feel busy, and have a hard time juggling the many demands of work and family. Like many others, I am sending a kid off to college this month and that has added to my list of "to do's" so I am happy to find shortcuts, like one-stop shopping for American-made dorm bedding etc.

However, I am aghast at the mailings I am receiving from companies urging me to "Reserve your loved one's Back to School care package today"! Have we really gotten so lazy that we do not have time to put together a small "care package" for our kids away from home to make them feel remembered and cared for??

Maybe this trend is only new to me, but I think it is ridiculous! How special would someone feel to get a box of junk food, warmly packed and shipped by a company and paid for with mom's credit card?!

Yikes. Please tell me I am not the only one that feels this way.

Stephanie, Webmaster