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Mardi Gras and Trade Shows

NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 8: Large crowds reach up for beads as the Jester float in the traditional Rex parade rolls down Canal Street on Mardi Gras March 8, 2011 in News Orleans, Louisiana. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. (Photo by Cheryl Gerber/Getty Images)

In south Louisiana, it’s Carnival time.  That doesn’t mean a midway and rides, or cotton candy… well, I guess it could mean cotton candy, but that’s not what we think of!  Carnival season, to us, means what the rest of the world calls “Mardi Gras.”  Technically, Mardi Gras is one day – the day before Ash Wednesday – and the whole season is called Carnival.  During this season, we have parades (yes, the ones you’ve heard about) (but no, they aren’t like what you’ve heard… they are very family-oriented, and really a lot of fun!), we have balls with gorgeous tableaux, we have a blast.

Mardi Gras is a whole lot like being at a trade show.  I’m sure you’ve been to a trade show or expo at some point.  You walk around aisle after aisle, seeing a whole lot of stuff that can be overwhelming, even while you are interested in what is available to you.  It’s a lot to take in.  So is Mardi Gras.

I had the fortune of attending the PLMA trade show in Chicago in November of last year, and I have to say a few things.  One, I sure was grateful that it was in the 50s that week; while the natives were comfortable in shorts and t-shirts, I didn’t freeze to death.  Two, the people of Chicago in general could not have been nicer.  Three – what an absolute pleasure it is to be able to meet our customers, old and new, at trade shows.

The spring will bring a significant amount of exposure to our products through a variety of shows; distributors’ shows, in particular, seem to be happening nearly daily throughout the spring.  We will be back in Chicago in March, for the International Housewares Show.  And in the meantime, we will be at Carnival parades, eating king cake (rather than cotton candy), and taking in all the sights we can see.

I hope I see you at our upcoming trade shows.  Shout “throw me something, mister” and I guarantee you won’t go home empty handed.  Happy new year, everybody – and happy Mardi Gras.


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A Story About Best Friends

The following is a true story about best friends:

“We’ve been together forever. Nobody really talks about it, but everybody knows. That’s how it works with your BFF. You just are. Best friends forever. We go everywhere together. Weget each other. I know what Poop is up to – sometimes even before he knows it. I can evenmake him do stuff without him realizing it. Because he loves me, I am his bestie.” – Coffee

“I do love coffee. Coffee and I get together all the time. Coffee calls, and I am like, ‘excellent, today is going to be a day where I get stuff done.’ Coffee is great like that – always keeps the ball rolling, if you get my drift. But lately, she’s been acting weird. Like, she’s mad, or something, because I’ve got someone new in my life. It’s crazy, because we will always be close…” – Poop

“Poop is friend-cheating on me. He has a new bestie, and I know it – everyone is figuring it out. It is making me CRAZY. I will call him, be all like, hey, Poop, want to go out, and he will be like, sure, yeah, let me just check with Boude and make sure she is available. BOUDE. Intruder.” – Coffee

“I’m so happy I get to hang out with Poop. I want to be there for him all the time, I just love him. I willalwaysmake myself available if he is around, because nothing makes me happier. Boude + Poop 4 EVA!” – Boude

“I love both Coffee AND Boude. I don’t think anyone should have to choose.” – Poop

“I just noticed Coffee was kind of outof sorts, a total mess, honestly. I gathered her up in my embrace and helped her get sorted out. Now she’s all put together again, neat and perky as ever. No mess to be found, anymore!” – Boude

“Ok, I was wrong. I admit it. Boude is kind of amazing. She is ready to take care of everything that needs to be taken care of. Everybody needs a friend like that. Boude is one of those kinds of friends that give and give. I kind of love her too.” – Coffee

“Just called Boude – Coffee and I got together and I wanted to see if Boude would join us. Now all three of us can hang out together. I love it when everybody I like being around gets along.” – Poop

And they lived happily ever after.

(this story was inspired by this post from the Huffington Post, which you might have read already.)

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Remember, Remember, the 11th of September

We spend a lot of time remembering in late summer in Louisiana.

This year, we faced the ten-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. We don’t forget, anyway… every day, as we drive through town, we remember things that “ain’t dere no mo’.” The old movie theater. That one restaurant down on the water. My friend’s uncle’s camp. Looking ten years in the face, though, it’s amazing at what has grown in our area since the storm. The new movie theater. These four new restaurants in Olde Towne. That fantastic new bridge that is so much better than the old one.

We move forward. Not just in Louisiana – in America. We stop briefly and acknowledge what once was, and we look with pride at what now is, thinking of what will be. We move forward.

On September 11, 2015, we all stop and acknowledge what once was. We are told “Never Forget.” As if we could possibly forget the scariest, saddest day of our communal lives.

We stop, we remember. We pray, we cry. We hug our loved ones a little tighter. We wave our flag.

And then we move forward. We will never forget the sacrifices made for our freedoms, including the ultimate sacrifice made by rescuers on September 11, 2001. Yet we know they never stopped and looked back, so we must not, either. We move forward.

We move forward, better for the collective memories and the knowledge that our country is and will always be united by the things that “ain’t dere no mo'” – and the things which have been created since disasters struck. We will not stop moving forward, that’s not in our nature.

Sterling Global Products remembers and honors the sacrifices made and acts of heroism shown fourteen years ago today. We remember and honor the people that were there to help strangers find safety, both during the September 11 attacks as well as during Hurricane Katrina. We do not have big enough words of gratitude.

And we move forward.


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We have gotten several new blog reviews! Check out their feedback here. If you haven’t looked at these, do so right away – you will find that many of these reviews feature giveaways – a great way to try our products if you have not done so yet.

If you would like to write a review – on a blog, on your social media, or right here – please do so. You can also email your feedback to If we use your comments, we will send you a refill pack or two to make it worth your while.

We are excited that so many people want to share their experiences with our flushable wipes. Keep ’em coming!


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Today is the day parents all over South Louisiana have been waiting for. Other than the start of the football season, today’s event – the first day of school – is the best day of the fall for folks down here. For one thing, our kids love school. They really, genuinely do. After being off for two straight months, they are ready to get back to the fun of seeing their friends every day.

For another thing, we have things to do, things like having coffee in a leisurely manner, while our kids wait for the bus. Things like enjoying enforcing bedtimes at a reasonable hour.

The luckiest kids have the best teachers. The luckiest teachers have all the supplies they need. Even the cool ones – the occasional extra-special technology. The giant bookshelf teeming with great novels. These are the teachers that are beloved by kids… and thus get the hugs.

Any idea how many germs are on a little kid’s hands? DO NOT GOOGLE THAT.

Do your kids’ teachers a favor. Make sure they are the luckiest teachers, the ones that get all the hugs. And then give them protection against some of those germs. Every teacher loves resources. Make sure your teachers have what they need. Including flushable wipes. They will count themselves lucky, and they might even hug you, too.

Have a great school year, everybody.


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Why a wipe? Find out below and enter to win!

A funny thing happens when you have one of our wipes products in your life. You get to a point where you can’t remember what you did without them. The following things are all true stories that happened THIS WEEK to some of our employees:

Kimberly, our workout fanatic, goes to the gym every day after work. On Wednesday, she had an ah-hahmoment: “Every day I sweat off my makeup. It stings as it runs into my eyes, and I feel like my pores are getting more clogged by the moment. Suddenly, it occurred to me – I have BouDe Wipes! Let me throw some in my gym bag. Before I worked out, I removed my makeup in a quick two-second swipe and my eyes were so glad I did so. It was also fantastic to wipe off my face after my workout was complete.”

Sarah, mother of a theater-kid: “The kid had to have full-stage-makeup pictures done on Monday. After the pictures, we went to get supper, but I realized it would be great if he didn’t look like a clown. Grabbed a Lil’ Booty’s Adventure Wipe. Stage makeup, gone! Happy mama with a clean kid, happy kid with a hamburger – who didn’t look like the restaurant’s mascot! Also, this particular kid has VERY sensitive skin, so it is comforting to me to know that the ingredients in our wipes didn’t irritate his skin at all.”

Orlando: “My girlfriend is not a fan of the fact that I splatter toothpaste all over the place when I brush each morning. I surprised her this week, by grabbing a Bob’s Butt Wipes wipe and cleaning the countertop. I think Bob’s may have just saved our relationship.” Adds Jonathan, “and they rock when I am cleaning up after shaving, too. I can knock off the excess shaving cream from both my face and my counter.”

My favorite story is from Angie, a mother of four (!) who is always on-the-go: “You know how I always have a pack of wipes in my purse?” – she does, and she is not brand-specific, although her daughter is a huge fan of Lil’ Booty’s stickers and tattoos, as you can see here. “Well, here’s another reason these are my life-saver. I had two packets of honey mustard in my purse and I reached in to grab a pen and they had BOTH broken open. DISGUSTING. Thankfully, I had wipes handy – as one always should – and was able to clean everything up in a snap. Thank God for wipes!”

All of this got me to thinking, how can I help everybody see that a flushable wipe is a must-have on all occasions. The answer is this – let’s run a contest!

Here’s what you need to do to enter to win one of TEN starter packs! No purchase required, and you pick the product (Bob’s Butt Wipes, BouDe, or Lil’ Booty’s Adventure Wipes.) To enter to win, just click on the widget below and follow the instructions given. Your chances are good, and you too can soon be in the lucky position of being prepared whenever and wherever you need a flushable wipe!

Enjoy! -Bob


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The future is bright and clean!

Let’s take a trip down memory lane.In the days of the caveman, leaves were used as toilet paper – I mean, yeah, they didn’t have any other choices, but… better watch out for poison ivy!Lets not forget about the times when the cob of the corn was used that sounds potentially painful. By the 1930s, people were tearing out pages of the ol’Sears catalogue to get the job done.I guess that’s serving a dual purpose… commode literature plus utilitarianism. But that’s a whole lot of work for not a whole lot of cleaning.

Today, we have the luxury of using things that are more comfortable such as toilet paper. Ahh, toilet paper. Whether you go basic or quilted, regular or mega-roll, you spend some money on toilet paper. Have you been in the situation where you are suddenly – and without warning – out of toilet paper? NOT A GOOD SITUATION. So… you gotta buy it, you gotta use it. And it is not cheap.

Maybe in the future we could have another solution. Picture this: an all-natural, eco-friendly, biodegradable, flushable moist wipe with that features a unique refillable, hanging canister that installs with no hardware. Imagine the comfort of the future when everybody knows they are clean. A future that smells rosy by comparison to where we are now.

Listen, pals, the future is now. Sterling Global Products’ FlushableWipes are the future weve come a long way since those leaves. Our wipeswork in conjunction with toilet paper to make you truly clean.Quite frankly, if you are still just using toilet paper, you are in danger of getting left behind. And not just for having a stinky rear end!

Here’s to the future!

– Bob


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Even the smallest inspiration counts!

Now that my kids are grown, I’m the happiest man in the world – I say that with love. Raising my kids wasn’t always the easiest thing to do, but I managed to get it done, with some assistance of course.

There were many challenges my wife and I faced when raising our 3 kids. Can you guess the biggest one of them all? If you said potty training, you were right. My kids gave me the hardest time when it came to using the potty.

As I look back, I believe that they inspired me to make Lil’ Booty’s Adventure Wipes. I always had to reward them with something in order to get them to cooperate. That is why I included stickers and tattoos with Lil’ Booty’s Adventure Wipes. Those little ones can’t resist stickers and tattoos right? You have my permission to take full advantage of these bonus items, in hopes of getting the little one to use the potty. Let the adventure begin. – Bob

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Laugh All the Way to the Bank

Butt wipes are a funny subject – wouldn’t you agree? However funny they may be,everybody needs ’em. I like to say “would you take a shower without water?” Of course you wouldn’t – so why do you think toilet paper gets you clean?

We want you to know that our products are available to you. One way we are doing this is by launching a Kickstarter campaign. Our campaign is currently at $430, which is only 4% of our funding goal of $10,000. This campaign will help spread the word that butt wipes – BouDe wipes for the more sensitive ears – are waiting to make your world a cleaner, fresher, more hygienic place.

Would you please consider supporting our Kickstarter campaign? You will receive great rewards – products forprices you will never find in stores. We hope that you support us in our efforts to spread the word that our products will clean the world, one wipe at a time – and we leave nothing behind.

Have a great weekend. – Bob

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My Hope for the 4th

Some of my favorite memories happen in the summertime.

As you know, I’m from Southern Louisiana, where the festivals are as plenty as the crawfish, and there is always live music just around the corner. Most of the time, those corners are in a bayou (that’s our word for a big creek.)

This weekend, I hope to cast my line from a boat. I hope to hear some terrific live music. I hope to slide into a festival for some fireworks. I hope to eat watermelon while sitting on the dock with my best girl.

Most of all, I hope that we, as a nation, can join together for one day – forget our differences – and celebrate the beautiful thing which is our independence.

I hope that your celebration of our freedom is just as memorable.

Happy Independence Day.


PS – Sterling Global Products’ wipes are really good at wiping up watermelon juice. Just sayin’.