I’m 100% a 90s child. I can’t relate to your Duran Duran references, but I can sing you every song off NSYNC’s first album. The 90s saw me from elementary school all the way through high school. I wanted to crimp my hair (not allowed, per Lola’s rules, because of potential heat damage), I wore sleeveless denim shirts, puka shell necklaces were my jam, and I certainly sewed a patch or two on my L.L. Bean backpack. Nothing was better than playing Oregon Trail in computer lab, trying to forge rivers without dying of dysentery, and if the memory of my junior year in high school had a smell, that smell would be Bath & Body Works Cucumber Melon body spray and Herbal Essences shampoo. Can I get a witness?
When I’m feeling particularly nostalgic, I surf eBay for some old faves. I will – without guilt – drop dolla dolla bills down for the entire Babysitters’ Club series (not with the new cover art, please). Part of me wishes I kept more things from my youth, but most of me realizes that my retirement fund consists of a couple of crates of Beanie Babies, so….
How do I not own a Kelly Kapowski t-shirt right now? Hmm.
So, eBay is hosting a new #ImBornTo campaign called the Curate a Collection for a Cause series. For every collection created (here’s my 90s 4 lyfe nostalgia collection), eBay will donate $1 (up to $25k) to the March of Dimes. The March of Dimes is such a necessary organization, and I’m hoping to help them reach that 25k so lots of babies can be born to love the 90s. Well, the 2010s.
I’m going to let that sink in for a minute. In a couple of decades, Remmy’s going to be like “No, but listen to this. You know how we can download food from the internet and eat it? Back in the 10s, my mom had to order pizza online like some sort of animal. Crazy, right?”
If you create a collection, I’d love to see it. Throw a link into the comment below, and then tell me if you own a Bronty the Brontosaurus Beanie Baby. Oh, you don’t?? I do. It’s going to fund my Bingo nights out in 2055.
Disclosure: This post is part of a campaign with eBay as one of their influencers. All opinions and worthless Beanie Babies are my own.