Mini of the Month

Send someone a monthly reminder of just how sweet they are with these adorable mini cupcakes from Baked by Melissa.

These bite-sized treats come in all sorts of fun flavors, such as:  salted carmel, tie-die, peanut butter pretzel, root beer float, doughnut, and so many more!

The subscription ranges from 25-100 cupcakes and starts around $60 for 3 months.

Check it out here: Baked by Melissa Mini of the Month Club

Gifts Guys Want

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and when I need a little extra help in the guy gift department, I turn to my friend Dan from Gear + Haiku

Here are his top picks for your man this Valentine’s Day:

Mahabis Slippers: stylin’ wool slippers with a attachable sole for indoor/outdoor use.

SAXX Boxers:  fun, flirty, and functional. styles for everyday wear or for workout performance.

Military Field Grooming Set:  some great grooming products packaged in a manly ammo box!

Camelbak Forge: super durable, double-walled bottle. Pairs nice with a Starbucks gift card.

Arnette “Smokey” Sunglasses:  classic navigator style shades because spring is coming soon…right?

Thanks Dan!  Be sure to check out Gear + Haiku for more great ideas for your man!

Fatty Sundays

Can’t get enough of that salty & sweet combination?  Then check out Fatty Sundays – a gourmet pretzel company unlike any other!

Fatty Sundays are hand-dipped in Brooklyn, and come in unique flavor combinations such as: PB&J, Spicy Almond, and Birthday Cake.

They also have gluten free options and DIY kits (that allow you to make your own delicious treats)!

They start around $6.95: Fatty Sundays Chocolate Covered Pretzels 

Baby Spoons

I love a customized baby gift, and these adorable baby spoons are one of the cutest I’ve seen!

Handmade in the US, the stainless steel spoons are hand-stamped with the baby’s name, AND they turn white if the food is too hot!

They are $18.99 for a set of four, and you can check them out here: Personalized Baby Spoons

Snow Day Activities

Winter is here, and many of us in the Northeast are getting set to experience a huge blizzard.  If you have kids, then you know that keeping them busy during a snow day can be challenging.  Here are 9 activities to help keep them occupied (and you happy) during a snow day:

1.  Melted Heart Crayons:  recycle crayon pieces and turn them into pretty heart shaped crayons

2.  Snow Ice Cream:  turn snow into a yummy treat

3.  Masking Tape Maze:  make a maze for all of those cars that are laying around

4.  Snowman in a Baggie:  create a cute and squishy snowman in a bag

5.  Snowman Treats:  super easy three-ingredient recipe

6.  Indoor Snow Paint:  bring the snow inside and get creative

7.  Outdoor Snow Paint:  spray the snow and create a rainbow of colors!

8.  Peanut Butter Bars:  no-bake 5 ingredient bars

9.  Snowflake Ballerinas: a pretty take on paper snowflakes

Stay safe and warm everyone and enjoy the snow!

Worry Woos

Tackling emotions with children can be challenging, which is why Andi Green created the adorable creatures pictured above:  The Worry Woos!

Each Woo has a different feeling attached to it – there’s Nola the monster of loneliness, Rue the monster of insecurity, and Wince the monster of worry..just to name a few.

These plush cuties come with a beautifully illustrated book that describes each feeling and ends with an up-beat message encouraging the child to “embrace their emotions.”

Worry woo sets start around $36, and you can check them out here: Worry Woos: embrace your emotions

PeekaBoo Pony

HOW smart is this?! Now you can rock a warm hat AND a ponytail with Peekaboos Ponytail Hats!

Each fleece-lined knit hat has a special high and low opening to put your pony through (they are not visible when not in use).

They come in a bunch of fun colors and are $36.95 – check them out here: Peekaboos Ponytail Hats

Starbucks Lover

For those of you that need a constant Starbucks fix, check out these yummy frappuccino candles from Double Brush (on etsy)!

They use soy wax and a recycled Starbucks bottle, to create the perfect gift for any coffee lover!

They start at $14 (the double set pictured above is $30), and you can check them out here: Starbucks Frappuccino Candles

Drool Scarf

This may look like your average cozy Winter scarf, but would you believe it is actually a drool bib?!

Butter Cup Road (on Etsy) has come up with an adorable solution to the horrible (and ugly) drool bib – introducing the infinity drool scarf!  Each scarf is handmade in the US, super absorbent, and lightweight.

Here is a pic of the scarf in action (works for ages 6months – 2.5 years old):

Infinity scarves start around $10, and they even come in matching mommy and me sets!

Check them out here: Butter Cup Road Infinity Drool Scarves

World’s Best Hoodie

The other day, I stumbled across an article claiming to have found “the WORLD’s best hooded sweatshirt,” and I just had to do some digging to learn more about it and share it with you!

According to the article in Slate Magazine, the folks over at American Giant have conquered the feat of creating the greatest hoodie ever made.  Not only is it made from 100% cotton, it is made in the US, and sold directly to the consumer (which keeps the price down and cuts out the middle man).

Although, I have yet to buy one  - I am definitely putting this on my MUST TRY list!

Here is a great graphic (and article) from Entrepreneur Magazine that illustrates all of the hoodie’s features:

The sweatshirts (for both men and women) start at $69 and go up to $89, and you can check them out here: World’s Greatest Hoodie