Stay Connected

 

As a mom, I am always “on call” when my son is at school.  If I’m out, I make sure to dig in my bag to check my phone for missed calls – always worried that the school will be calling and I will miss it!

Well, we can kiss those days goodbye with this awesome little gadget!

The Trellie connects to your phone via bluetooth and alerts you when you have a call coming in by lighting up.  Simply attach it to the outside of your purse, and never miss a call again!

It comes in silver and gold, and is $49.99.

Check it out here: Trellie LED Handbag Light

Mantry

Is your man a foodie? Or need a gift for someone that is?

Check out The Mantry: an online subscription service that brings hand selected artisan products right to your front door!

Send goodies once a month (starting at $75).

The Mantry Company: a modern man’s pantry

Heart Strings

“Sometimes it feels like our heartstrings connect us to loved ones who live too far away.”

Check out these adorable custom made map pillows connecting two hearts in different states.

They are $42, and can be found here: Heart Strings Map Pillow

 

Staches for your Glasses

Clip these staches onto your glasses, and bring some fun to your next party!

The set of 4 is $10 – check them out here: Staches for your Glasses

Crafty

Need a gift for the crafty friend in your life?

Check out this super cute tote I found Etsy!

It is $15.99

 

Baby Mocs

Everything tiny is (usually) adorable, but these little moccasins are ridiculous!

The Daisy Baby Mocs are $38, and can be found at Anthropologie 

Citrus Zing

Give your water a little Zing, with the Citrus Zinger!

Simply take a lemon or lime, place it at the bottom of the water bottle and flavor every sip (naturally)!

Zing Anything not only makes the Citrus Zinger ($16.99), they also have a Vodka Zinger ($25.99), Kid Zinger ($12.99), and a Salad Zinger ($24.99).

Check out the entire line here: Zing Anything

Petite Charm

We know Restoration Hardware has gorgeous furniture, but who knew they have jewelry?!

I stumbled upon these fun and sparkly wrap bracelets on their children’s site. The genuine leather wrap bracelet can be worn on the wrist as a triple wrap, or unwrapped as a necklace.

Each comes with a sterling silver charm and is $35: RH Petite Leather Charm Bracelet / Necklace 

Pumpkin Granola

 

You know I love giving the gift of FOOD, so it’s no wonder one of my favorite blogs is a FOOD blog!  Flavor Your Health is my friend’s blog that features unique and healthy recipes.  Recently she posted a variety of delicious granola recipes, and showcased a super cute way to store and gift it.

Granola is a healthy holiday treat to give to teachers, friends, and co-workers.

Here is the yummy recipe for Pumpkin Granola:

  • 4 cups old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup raw sunflower seeds*
  • ½ cup raw cashews*
  • ½ cup raw pumpkin seeds*
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 cup canned organic pure pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 1 cup good quality maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  • Line a large baking sheet or 2 medium baking sheets with foil and spray with a bit of olive oil cooking spray
  • Combine the oats, nuts, seeds, cinnamon, salt and cloves in a large bowl
  • Mix all of the wet ingredients together in a different bowl
  • Combine the wet ingredients with the dry and toss/fold thoroughly so that all of the oats are covered in the wet mixture
  • Spread the oat mixture onto the lined baking sheets so that the mixture is as even as possible
  • Put in the oven and set the timer for 25 minutes.  When the timer goes off, move the granola around with a large spoon so that everything will be cooked evenly.  It will still be fairly wet at this point.
  • Set the timer for another 35 minutes.  The granola should be nicely toasted by now.
  • Let cool and then store in an airtight container.

Check out the full post (featuring other granola recipes) here: Flavor Your Health Give the Gift of Granola

 

Quack Quack

 

In a world of plastic toys, it is certainly refreshing to see some handmade wooden toys – especially cute ones, like the duck pictured above!

Keepsake toys are made in America, come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and can be personalized.

The eco-friendly duck is $30, and can be found here: Keepsake Toys Wooden Pull Toy Duck