Support Small Businesses and Shop These Great Finds!

Looking for a birthday, baby or graduation gift?  I have found some perfect places for you to shop and they’re all on line! During these tough times it’s important that we support small businesses who may be struggling.  A lot of us are relying on popular e-commerce sites to do our shopping but because these sites are much more popular we have found that the ship dates are much longer than we are used to.  The list below are small businesses that offer unique gifts, are well stocked and ready to ship to you right away!

The Short Years – Baby Book and App that is a gift new moms will cherish for a lifetime! The app easily allows busy moms to create (and actually finish) a beautiful baby book in just five minutes per week.

Hudson Candles – luxury candles that are made with all-natural coconut blend, essential oils sourced from France, and metal-free wicks. The letterpress labeling and packaging give it a sleek, elegant, and clean look.

ACouplePuns – delivers sweet messages accompanied by disarmingly darling drawings on superb card stock that is scored, folded and packaged by hand.

DefineMe – vegan, cruelty-free and eco-friendly line of fragrances looking to empower. They launched its scented, moisturizing hand sanitizer spray DefineMe HANDS a few short weeks ago.

ella+mila – highly sought after brand of cruelty-free, vegan nail polish line that offers over 140 color shades to date! In addition to being chip-resistant, quick-dry and high-shine, ella+mila nail colors are classified as a seven chemical-free product.

Eat Like a Woman –  line of shakes, bars, and cookies that are organic, plant-based, and gluten-free. Clean nutrition specifically for women.  Did you know that women have different digestive needs than men and develop heart disease differently than men?  This is very timely information to have with the pounds some of us have put on during the Pandemic or need to know so that we can learn to eat and live more healthy as women.  I’ve tried the bars and they are really delicious!  I will be ordering more!

Eila Chérie – quality and luxury shouldn’t be compromised due to the price tag. This price inclusive line of handbags, sunglasses, and watches are designed with modern looks and are thoughtfully crafted, using only premium materials.  The companies catch phrase is “Live the champagne lifestyle on a lemonade budget”.  Love this because their products are really expensive looking but don’t have an expensive price tag.  The Olivia watch is comfortable to wear, has a sharp and clean design with a very cool marble watch face.  The small gold heart shaped earrings with etched logo comes in a black velvet box and really cute packaging.  This makes it a perfect graduation or birthday gift for that special lady in your life!

Sonoma Wool Company – on a mission to help you rediscover the wonders of wool. Collection of home goods, from luxurious bedding to long-lasting Dish Drying Mat.    Did you know that untreated wool is naturally water resistant?  The design of the Dish Drying Mat is attractive and allows you to store easily store it.  Your friend or mom will love this very unique and useful gift!

Takobia – with over 300 designs of earrings, necklaces, and bracelets, the wholesale brand adds simple elegance with a touch of modern flair to your attire.

 

So as you’re trying to find that perfect gift to order online (because that’s how we’re shopping these days) check out these small  businesses first!  Happy shopping and stay safe!

 

Arcopedico are The Coolest Shoes Ever!

 

 

 

 

 

What a great find these shoes are!  If you’re like me, I’m ALWAYS looking for a shoe that’s comfortable and cool but cute too!  Arcopedico Shoes have all three “must have’s” – they are cool, comfy, and cute!  Who would think they would be cool in the summer too but they are!  At last I have found a great option for myself and all of you comfort shoe seekers out there!

Real Posh Mom Review:

Arcopedico shoes are handmade in Portugal and have been around for quite a while (since 1969) but they have been consistently adding different styles and features to their product line.  I was recently asked to partner with the company and received a sample several weeks ago to try out.  I have to admit that I was skeptical at first because I am a sandal wearing girl in the summer.  As I get older if my feet get tired and achy I am not a happy camper, I become a bit of a grouch you might say.  But I’ve been wearing the sample of Arcopedico’s Sec V shoes this summer and I have to say they are VERY comfortable and your feet REALLY do stay cool during the summer!   I NEVER wear tennis shoes in the summer because my feet get so hot and sweaty but the shoes’ nylon knit fabric is so breathable and stretchy that it didn’t bother me at all and my feet do not get sweaty at all!  They are super easy to get on and off and will be great when I’m on vacation and going through airports and security.  Arcopedico‘s Sec V shoes are very lightweight (they only weigh 7 ounces) and almost feel like you are not wearing shoes at all.  I am very pleased with how well this shoe performs throughout a day of running errands, going to lunch dates, and doing chores around the house and pool/yard.   I don’t have much of an arch in my feet and the shoes gave me great support and the soles are not slippery at all.  These shoes are absolutely perfect for traveling and miles and miles of sightseeing!

 

About this Fabulous Shoe:

This particular style of Arcopedico ( Sec V) is the original style from the 60’s and is still their top selling style.   This shoe is in the “Knit” line and features a blend of techno elastic technology with the use of a special knitted nylon fibers that provides a controlled freedom of your foot shape.  The shoe is lined with a soft interior for barefoot wear and a built-in SanSmell technology to promote an antibacterial environment.  The shoe also has an updated removable foot bed and features a patented twin arch support system that distributes weight over the entire plantar surface which helps keep your feet nice and dry and not tired. The shoe has a sporty grip sole and was nicknamed “Shocks” for the shoe like durability but with a sock like feel.

I chose black for my pair of Arcopedico‘s (because I wear so much black) but they come in a variety of colors and really cute patterns! They are incredibly comfortable and come in a variety of great styles and designs – they even have some really cute sandals and boots!   I will definitely be purchasing another pair to take on my anniversary trip this fall!

Other Wonderful Features:

  • Variety of fun (and classic!) colors and patterns
  • Nylon knit upper provides controlled freedom and promotes healthy circulation
  • Water resistant
  • Washable
  • Certified biodegradable, which makes them highly sustainable and earth-friendly – including the packing!

Where to Find These Amazing Shoes:

Arcopedico Shoes are available at a variety of shoe retailers throughout the US and on line through Amazon, Zappos, etc.

Go to their website to find out more at:  https://arcopedicousa.com/  You can see all of their products and stay up to date on new styles and sales!

 

 

Last Minute Mother’s Day Idea! Sips by® Monthly Tea Subsciption

Okay it’s almost Mother’s Day and you still can’t think of anything to get your mother right?  I have the perfect last minute but fabulous gift idea for you!  Give her the new monthly subscription service Sips by™— that delivers a fully curated box of new and intriguing teas straight to her door!

About Sips by™     
Sips by is a new monthly, personalized and multi-brand tea subscription service that matches you with a tea expert who learns your tastes and sends you 4 unique teas to try each month.  It’s an Austin-based startup founded by a small group of tea lovers who want discovering tea to be fun, personalized, and affordable.  Each box is truly unique to your preferences!

Reasons to fall in love with Sips by™:
• Each month is completely customized, featuring 4 teas (15+ scintillating cups)  uniquely selected for you and your profile.
• Discover 100+ artisan brands from around the world.
• You can choose from both herbal or caffeinated options.
• Expand your palette with unique flavors and blends.
• Receive exclusive offers and coupons.
• Great for gifting the tea novice or afficionado for those special days like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Birthdays, Valentine’s, and Christmas!
• Vegan options available.
• Affordable monthly service at only $15 each month.

Every month your mother will think of you when her personalized Sips by™ box of teas arrives!  Your gift will continually be enjoyed by her as she relaxes and savors her teas and she will be reminded how much you love her!

Boxes are just $15 a month and can be gifted in 3, 6, or 12 month packages AND there is a 10% discount on your first box when you sign up!

Visit www.sipsby.com to learn more and to sign up for your own taste bud adventure.

Get Organized this Spring with Mindspace!

Every Spring I vow to get more organized and clean out my closets.  But I really mean it this year because I have found the perfect solution to making spring cleaning and organizing easy!  Real Posh Mom has partnered with Mindspace to help give our readers ideas on how to get organized and simplify our lives – yay!

Mindspace has an array of products that includes everything from utensil caddies and cutlery trays for the kitchen to a variety of organizers for your workspace, closet, and beauty products.  All the products are versatile and can be used for multiple uses.  The products are made of an attractive metal mesh that is lightweight but sturdy and is available in a beautiful silver and black color.  Mindspace basically has something to help you organize every room in your house!

Here’s an example of the variety of products Mindspace offers:

Office, etc.

Let’s start out with the Mindspace Utensil Caddy which I received from the company to review.  Even though it’s under the kitchen category I decided it would be usedful in my home office to help clean up the clutter and organize my desk!  It has three spaces for my pens, pencils, and scissors and a larger space for all the notepads I am constantly looking for.  You could also use the caddy for your kitchen for your various utensils, condiments, or silverware.  It has a movable carry handle and is a sturdy mesh steel construction that allows your to use it indoors or outdoors.  It would also be great in the bathroom for your beauty products.

Mindspace has lots of options for office to get you organized!  They offer desk organizers such as a 3 tier desk tray organizer, inclined file organizer, letter and file organizer, wall file organizer, and a desktop fill organizer sorter.  They also have a 2 tier stackable letter tray and a compact organizer caddy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bedroom, etc.

Now here is something every woman can use (because we all have too many shoes right?) the Over Door Shoe Organizer!  It has 24 large pockets that can store your shoes or pretty much anything in other rooms of your house like toys, laundry supplies, etc.

Kitchen

I also received the Mindspace 5 Compartment Cutlery Tray which is much nicer than plastic one I have now.  It has spacious compartments and will hold all my cutlery and serving pieces in one beautiful tray that should last a lifetime it’s so sturdy.  You can also use this organizer in the office for your pens, pencils etc or in the bathroom for your makeup.  Really, the uses are endless for this product.

 

Mindspace makes it easy for you and comes completely assembled which eliminates the stress of assembly! We all need less stress in our lives right?! They’ve also made it easy to order go to:  Amazon, Zulily, eBay and the Mindspace website.

For more information, visit www.mindspaceny.com

 

Remember an uncluttered space is an uncluttered mind!

 

 

Dr. Plotka’s Mouth Watchers Flossing and Antimicrobial Toothbrush Review

You may think that a toothbrush isn’t that exciting but I have to say I was pretty excited to receive my new Dr. Plotka’s Mouth Watchers brushes in the mail!  Before I give you my thoughts on the toothbrush, here is a little background on the creator and the technology that makes Mouth Watchers toothbrushes different than your everyday toothbrush:

  Mouth Watchers was created by Dr. Plotka’s who has had a 40 year dental career and actually pioneered dental advancements such as: Dental Bonding, Tooth Sealants, Same-day Crown Fabrication and Laser Dentistry Technology.  Dr. Plotka’s incredible resume and expertise created the unique and revolutionary Mouth Watchers Toothbrushes that have:

  1. Antimicrobial Technology* infused into the bristles eliminating bacteria growth, leaving your brush clean for every use.
  2. A unique dual flossing bristle system that reaches down into to hard to reach areas, where cavities form, and sweeps out cavity and gingivitis forming debris.
  3. Mouth Watchers was included as the only toothbrush in the “Best Products Evaluated During 2012” by the Clinicians Report (the Consumer Reports for dentists), founded by world famous dentist Dr. Gordon Christensen.

Pretty impressive stuff huh?  I’m no expert on toothbrushes but here are my personal thoughts:

  • The bristles are soft and a light crème color which gives it an “organic” look. That’s a good start!  FYI – dentists advise patients to use a softer toothbrush.  When brushing it feels like the bristles are gently messaging my teeth and gums but removes plaque as well.   Wow!
  • I really like the feel of the shape of the toothbrush itself (a soft curved plastic) and the uniquely designed long and short. I think the brush actually does reach areas that an average toothbrush doesn’t although I still feel the need to floss but maybe not as often as before.
  • I love the way my mouth feels after brushing. It feels sparkly clean and really does feel like you’ve just had your teeth cleaned – I’m not kidding!
  • Finally, I am totally sold because this toothbrush has Antimicrobial technology infused into the bristles which eliminates bacterial growth (ugh) makes me feel better overall about my dental hygiene. Did you know that bacteria on the average toothbrush doubles every 20 minutes?   Plotka’s toothbrushes eliminates 99.9% of bacterial buildup due to their proprietary silver bristle technology.  It also eliminates the need to replace the toothbrush as often as the average toothbrush.

Final Thought? I am still very excited about this toothbrush and will purchasing more in the future for myself and my family.  You should get excited about brushing YOUR teeth too!  Go to: https://www.mouthwatchers.com

The Mouthwatchers Manual toothbrush retails for only $4.99 which I think is a bargain considering how good it is for your teeth!  There are also other options such as the power toothbrush for $24.99 and the travel size for $5.99.

Be sure to follow Doctor Plotka’s Mouth Watchers  at:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mouth_watchers
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MouthWatchers