Posts Written On September 17, 2013

Fall In Love With Tammy Fender!

If you haven’t experienced the beautiful skincare range of Tammy Fender, you better go check it out—right now!

Simply put, the Tammy Fender range combines holistic skincare with custom blended formulations in a range of nourishing lotions, oils, cleansers and more that have physical benefits, as well as emotional and spiritual benefits (and goodness knows I need help with the latter!). It’s not like any other skincare line out there, nowhere near.

I was lucky enough to try out the Rose Geranium & Tangerine Body Lotion as well as the Bulgarian Rose Water.

The Bulgarian Rose Water: I didn’t know it at the time of using this delightful and fragrant water, but a single drop of this stuff requires more than 7,000 petals. That’s a lot of flowers, people. And no wonder they go to great lengths extracting this stuff—it’s rejuvenating and refreshes the skin. And it smells divine, too. It’s made to “strengthen the center of one’s emotional being” while also strengthening and toning up the skin tissue. Grab some of this and dab it over your face and neck in the morning and evening—you’ll notice a difference almost immediately. Add in 20 minutes of meditation and you’re all set for a renewal like no other.


The Rose Geranium & Tangerine Body Lotion: Here’s how the Tammy Fender website described this lotion—“The nourishing power of a crème with the delicacy of a lotion offering total ‘beauty & luxury in a bottle.’” And yep, that’s pretty much what this lotion is—nourishing power. The physical benefits of this sweet lotion include a boosting of the immune system, restoring moisture balance, and of course, leaving skin feeling soft, supple and nourished. Apply it to slightly damp skin in the morning of evening. Add it to your beauty routine after a soak in the tub and you’re laughing. Laughing with super soft and supple skin, that is.

Tammy Fender

Grab your own Tammy Fender goodies online and don’t forget to check out the blog for a touch of inspiration—it’s well worth a read.


Organic Cotton Sherpa Hat for Fall by @DotsonTots1

September is Baby Safety Month and keeping baby safe and secure is a top concern.  Simple safety measures like protecting children’s ears and head can go a long way – studies show that the younger the child, the less resistant they are to infection and the more likely they are to catch colds, viruses and sickness.

A healthy baby is a happy baby!

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I recently discovered the Dots on Tots, a handmade line of children’s hats created for children newborn through toddler stage with innovative designs to keep the skin, head and ears protected. There are a few different styles and all of the products truly get the parenting safety stamp of approval.

100% certified organic soft baby cotton.
Hat is double layered, seamless with soft Velcro (hook and loop) closure on the flaps.
Sherpa fabric is a soft, versatile pile knit. it has a napped face and a soft smooth back.

It’s derived from knit terry and shares the same properties as knit terry and velour. Sherpa is breathable and an excellent absorber.
Fabrics and hats are made in the USA. Each hat is carefully wrapped in tissue paper with little thank you note and packed in our signature eco-friendly, recyclable pillow box.

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It is also my little cousin’s 2nd birthday!  Michael is the happiest baby ever and I asked for his expertise to review this hat.

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Michael gives the 100% Organic Sherpa Hat two thumbs up!

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A huge thank you to the founder of Dots on Tots, Olivia Entin for creating this great hats! Excited for Fall?

A mother of two from New York, Olivia Entin stumbled upon what would become the inspiration behind her flourishing business when she was searching for the ideal clothing for her children. Perusing sites, shopping malls and clothing aisles, Olivia noticed that missing among the numerous racks of clothing was a line of baby accessories that provided safety and optimal comfort for children as well as a fashion-forward appearance. As newborns and toddlers have sensitive skin and are vulnerable to ENT ( ear, nose and throat) complications, Olivia knew that she, as well as other new parents, needed a line of accessories that keep babies safe by covering their ears and at the same time not harming their sensitive skin. With her Master’s Degree in Fashion Design and Technology and an experienced mother, Olivia set forth with the support of her family to provide the children’s market with a niche product that would provide safety and comfort to children and began her small business, Dots on Tots.

You can get the Sherpa Hat on $34.99 and it comes in S, M, L


Doggie Time by @mochijolie from @uncommongoods

If you are a fan of cutesy awesome products from SUCK UK or Fred Flare you have to check out my new discovery – Uncommon Goods. 

I found this website while looking for a present for all my Virgo and Libra friends and for my husband who is on the cusp.  This site is extra cool!  They have a huge range of items are really are ‘uncommon’ and full on indie design options for everyday items. Need some accessories for your phone?Check it out here

Already planning for Christmas? Get a head start on Stocking Stuffers here.

Going to a housewarming party? Birthday party? Just because?  Find an array of amazing items here !

Their most Pinterest friendly item must be the shower squid. (Which I also want badly!)

Uncommongoods have a great range of indie artist who create perfectly chic items that make great presents. The best part is that they have carefully curated content with really great prices. While I was going through the site, I discovered a LA based brand called Mochi and Jolie.  They create dog watches that have silhouettes of different breeds.

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“Time with your canine friend isn’t measured in dog years, but in walks, cuddles, ball catches, and treats. Now, with these playful watches, you can keep your puppy with you every minute of the day, even when you have to be apart. Each one features your choice of breed on its face, capturing those distinctive features in a profile silhouette on its face. The clear plastic wristband and housing make the watch easy to match with any outfit. It’s a perfectly fetching accessory for any dog lover. Japanese quartz movement. Watch battery included. Made in Hong Kong.”

I think the Labrador one looks most like Jacob so I got this one!  The clear straps make it so fashionable and easy to wear and the design is beautiful! I got several compliments the first time I wore it. It is extremely lightweight and great for walking the dog and keeping track of time. I don’t want to take my phone with me everywhere but I still want to know what time it is. The face is totally numberless and the second hand is extremely quiet. The straps are clear with a slight purple on the edges which I love.  I also like that it is quite flat so it is easy to wear under long sleeve, jackets and sweaters.

Best of all, it looks just like my dog Jacob!

The Dog Watch is $65 and available on

Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, UncommonGoods is an privately-owned retailer that endeavors to feature unique designs and handcrafted gifts created in harmony with the environment and without harm to animals or people. We run all our operations out of the historic Brooklyn Army Terminal, including our warehouse where the lowest-paid seasonal worker starts at 50% above the minimum wage. We make it our mission to support and provide a platform for artists and designers; in fact, half of what we sell is made by hand. Most of the products we carry are created right here in the USA, and about one-third of our entire collection incorporates recycled and/or upcycled materials. At the core of our company is a great respect for the integrity of the creative individual and the belief that it is our responsibility to use our business to impact the world in a positive way.

Some cool facts…

•  Design Challenges: Get your work out there and join our community by participating in our product design and art challenges.

•  City Harvest strives to end hunger in communities throughout New York City through food rescue, distribution, and education.


Small Business, Big Ideas

In 2012 UncommonGoods CEO Dave Bolotsky joined representatives from 14 other privately-owned businesses at the White House to discuss the impact of President Obama’s economic policies on small businesses. Read more about Mr. Bolotsky’s trip to Washington on