Friday, June 29, 2012

Jack Rogers Navajo Sandals

Flip flops are a staple of summer.  The classic flop is...

We love our Jack Rogers Navajo sandals and wear them all summer long. We both have them in multiple colors. They are classic, versatile, comfortable, well- made and not to mention tres chic! In fact, I once sat right next to Brooke Shields at a shoe store in the Hamptons, and we bought the same pair!

The Jack Rogers Navajo sandal has a deep history that is fascinating.  The sandal was first made by small, independent cobblers in and around Palm Beach.  Jack Rogers expanded production in 1961 and the Navajo sandal became an essential part of summer for fashionable women all over America. The Jack Rogers Navajo sandal is still hand made in Florida. To read their full history click here.

Jack Rogers even has the Navajo sandal in college colors and sorority colors. To shop their entire collection, click here.

Put a little summer in your step!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Ava Rose

We're back!!!

I want to share with you my new best kept secret-  Ava Rose Designs.  I absolutely love this "Made in the USA" line.  I found Ava Rose Design's just after I had my baby this past January.  Since then, I have filled my wardrobe with many of her classic summer looks!  The clothing fits many body shapes, is unique, and best of all affordable.  Ava Rose's creator, Melanie, found her passion for the fashion industry at 9 years old!  Read her inspirational story here. Melanie has a women's line and a children's line- both equally fabulous! Here are a few of my recent purchases and a few I plan to add to my closet:

Add a few new summer looks to your closet!  To shop Ava Rose Designs, click here.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

my best made in america gift!

As many of you noticed, we took a little break. We've been preoccupied with the holidays and family!  Here is a picture of my newest made in America gift.  What a happy new year it has been for us this year.  

He is so incredibly precious and I am enjoying every baby moment!  Don't forget about us- we will start posting again soon.  We are just busy with some family love!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

White Noise

Our families have a secret to our children's good sleep habits- The Original Sleep Sound Generator made for Hammacher Schlemmer.  Our older sister found this gem years ago and her 14 year old still uses his every night.  We both have younger children and these white noise machines are essential.  One of us even owns 5 of them! 

This sleep sound generator drowns out the dog barking, the door bell ringing, the phone and the other loud children in our homes!  The noise is created by moving air through the holes instead of based off a sound card.  That is the key to the very relaxing, soothing and simple white noise.  There are 2 volume settings, which is really helpful when you need to drown out extra noise.  

I just ordered a new one in preparation for my new baby and noticed that it is made in the USA.  Now I love these machines even more!  

We have had our machines for years and they still run as though they are new...worth every penny.  We both always travel with them and boy do they make sleeping in hotels super easy!  They are perfect for any child or adult who wants a peaceful sleep. To purchase The Original Sleep Sound Generator click here.

Sweet Dreams

Friday, December 30, 2011

LA Made

Heading to a New Year's Eve Party and looking for something chic, comfortable and made in the USA?  We found a clothing line for you: LAmade. We agree with the company's website that the line is unique, understated, follows the fashion of today and translates to the fashion of tomorrow.   To read more about their fabulous clothes click here.

Just take a look at some of these perfect New Year's pieces:

We think LAMade's clothes all look so effortlessly chic and super comfy.  Pair them with a striking pair of boots or dramatic heels, some fabulous jewelry and Voila, you are set to go!

LAmade has clothing for women, children and even a fabulous maternity line.  To shop their line, click here.   To find a store near you that carries LAmade clothing, click here.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

It's officially last minute...

We saw something posted that read: "Yes, it is officially last minute.
  Do you have something for everyone on your gift list?  We will admit we are not totally done with our gift picking yet either.  Yes, we are officially part of the last minute holiday rush!
 If you're like us and still looking for one or two perfect gifts, we have a great idea: buy a certificate/gift card for a local business and support the local workers and jobs in your community.

Some great ideas that readers have shared with us:
*A certificate for a haircut, color or style at a local salon
*A certificate for a locally owned restaurant or coffee shop
*A gift card for the local gas station/car mechanic
*A certificate for a local handyman
*A certificate for tickets to the community theater program in your town
*A certificate for local lessons...piano, voice, guitar, a foreign language, knitting

You get the idea.  Be creative and get a unique gift for one of your loved ones and at the same time support local workers.  These gifts are different from the manufactured products in America we usually feature, but all the same, by supporting our local workers we/you are helping to keep and create jobs in our American communities.
Good luck with that last minute gift list.  Happy Holidays to everyone and feel free to share your ideas for locally-based gifts on our blog and facebook page!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A touch of spring in the winter

It is dark and cold today and we could use a touch of spring (although it is a long  way off).  I am sure many of you feel the same way.  Something fresh, bright and alive.  We found the perfect cure for the winter doldrums: Potting Shed Creations.

They sell plants that you can grow right inside your kitchen- such as Paper Whites, Organic Basil, Mini Christmas Trees, and Mini Tomatoes.  Each package is complete with the container to grow within, dirt, seeds, etc.  All you need to add is some water and love!  

All of their products have been made in Idaho for 14 years!   They started as a garage sale business and have grown into a much bigger company.  Throughout their growth they have made a commitment to keeping high quality, affordable and stylish products. These plants are the perfect gift for your mother, sister, best friend and child.  What a perfect activity for children during the winter!  Keep these in mind as a perfect holiday gift this season!  Check out our favorites...

To shop Potting Shed Creations products online, click here.  To locate a local retailer who carries their products, click here.

Enjoy a little springtime during the winter!
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