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Thursday, April 29, 2010

I'm off

Well I am off to New Orleans... So sad about the Oil spill. I will make sure to fill you all in when I get back. I didn't forget about Mother's day gifts... I will have them all up on Tuesday upon my return. I wish you all an amazing weekend... Always be Fabulous



NOLA, Here I come...

As I get ready to head to one of my favorite places, New Orleans... I have been putting together what I am going to share with you for Mother's Day gifts. I have been scrambling around getting my kids situated,shopping,packing,cleaning Pure Craziness in the Polke Household...

I am headed to NOLA, to write about the Jazz fest...This city is one to add to your bucket list. The architecture,food,music,people LOVE IT! So make sure to come back later today. I will have the Mother's day gifts up for you to view...Also, when they are up you forward to your loved one so he gets the hint...

Monday, April 26, 2010

Girly and Fabulous!

Jill e Bags are a Luxury must for all your camera needs. I love the soft Leather and the room this bag offers. Makes a great Mother's day gift. Check out all the amazing and fabulous styles they offer. Jille BAGS

Cinda B bags are another Girly and Fabulous Find. These are a must for any traveler. I love that they can hold a curling or flat iron and $23 is a steal. This company also offers some other amazing styles for travel or overnights, you must check out. Cindab
O.K. ladies this is a must. A product in this years Oscars swag bags and one of Oprah's Favs... I say this book should be on every women's night stand... When you get in that Bra funk. This book will lift your spirits and tell you how to lift the "Twins" that so desperately need a lift as well... I think this is fabulous and should be given as gifts especially on Mother's day! Check out and purchase The bra book

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Fabulous Eco products...

Love this Vintage fabric and recycled beaded necklace a one of a kind piece, the artist is a busy mom with a creative and eclectic flair Flora Bond is her name and she is not to be missed... Check out her wares at COSAVERDE
Biodegradable shoes by Simple... Simply comfy and Fabulous Twitter: @simpleshoes and Facebook Also make sure to check out the huge selection at Simple Shoes Men,Women and kids

Yubo...Love these customizable lunchboxes perfect for all eco-conscious kids

BPA-FREE containers and dishwasher safe. Say "Good Bye" to those plastic baggies GETYUBO

Made from 100% Junkmail no 2 cards are alike. These make a great gift and they offer so many
Grow-A Note Love these especially the seahorse. These cards are embedded with Wildflower seeds and each card includes planting instructions... Fabulous! GREENFIELDPAPER
Today is Earth Day Let's all do something good to help pitch in and be kind to Mother Earth...
Reuse Rebuy

Earth Day Giveaway!


Bring Your Own Bag Designs offers reusable tote bags that are both environmentally and fashion conscious. When you use a BYOB bag, you help support socially and ethically responsible practices. Each BYOB tote you use will prevent hundreds of plastic bags from ending up in our oceans, in our trees, or buried in our Earth. BYOB tote bags are of superior quality. Get the message across to those still coveting the plastic bag. Produced using low-impact dyes. Nimli has two tote bags to giveaway to two lucky winners. Readers can also use the code SPRING10 to get 10% off any order at
Two lucky winners will receive a tote bag from Nimli... This is all you have to do. Spread the word via Twitter,Facebook Blog,Text Leave a comment and be Fabulous to our planet not only today but everyday... GOOD LUCK!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Calling all nursing Moms...

Introducing the Most Mom and EARTH Friendly Breast Pump from Hygeia

The Hygeia EnJoye™ is a professional grade electric breast pump that has received FDA clearance to be used by multiple users. This means a mom can pass along her pump to a friend when she’s done, sell it, or return it to Hygeia for recycling and reuse. With approximately 2 million breast pumps purchased each year, there are a lot of pumps clogging our landfills! Note: each mom must have her own Personal Accessory Set (PAS).

Hygeia pumps are made from recyclable materials and can be recycled when returned to Hygeia. Our pumps won’t end up in the landfill because they have FDA clearance for multiple users and can be used time and time again. (which is a fairly new and leading feature of professional-grade breast pumps on the market today!) They also come with a reusable lithium ion battery that is rechargeable and lasts up to four hours!!

Hygeia C.A.R.E.s. Each Hygeia pump comes with a unique C.A.R.E. (Customized, Audio, Recording, Experience) button (no other pump has this feature) that lets mom record and playback her baby’s cry or other sound. This helps mom with milk let down when she’s pumping away from her baby.

Hygeia stands behind its products like no other! Moms can get a return credit/exchange if she feels that the pump is not compatible based on her nursing requirements during the first 21 days—we call it the “Hygeia Total Compatibility Guarantee.” Moms can feel confident in their breast pump purchase because Hygeia offers one of the longest warranties in the industry – 3 years!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Fabulous Little treasures! A must see...

Now that our Women's panel has come to a close, there is a product I would like to give a shout out to MarciMallow an eclectic form of trinkets for your ears,wrist and neck even doogie bling. Each style is one of a kind and each set has a different variation of colors. Her pieces make for a unique gift... We were blessed to have been given earrings created by Marci for our Goody Bags... Check out Marci and her wares on her etsy site:

Monday, April 12, 2010

Be creative with Dole Fruit and win a trip!

Do you have a special recipe made with DOLE Canned Fruit or Juice that keeps your family begging for more? Starting now, you can enter your signature dish into the California Cook-Off contest where five finalists will win an all expenses paid dream trip to Los Angeles!

By entering your own original recipe, with seven ingredients or less that spotlights DOLE Canned Fruit or Juice at, you’ll be in the running to meet celebrity chef Ben Ford for the ultimate cooking experience!

Thursday, April 8, 2010


Tax Day Bites! Cinnabon Sweetens Tax Day by Offering Free Bite-Sized Cupcakes and a Chance to Win a $100 Gift Card

What: Let’s admit it, Tax Day Bites! To help make the day a little less taxing, Cinnabon is giving guests two free cupcake bites. Cinnabon cupcakes are available in four delicious flavors:

· Cinnacake Classic: A tribute to Cinnabon’s world-famous Classic Roll – moist, vanilla cake infused with Cinnabon’s Makara Cinnamon, topped with cream cheese frosting and garnished with a caramel, Makara Cinnamon swirl

· Chocolate Passion: Moist, decadent chocolate cake topped with rich, chocolate buttercream frosting

· Vanilla Bliss: Moist, divinely vanilla cake topped with luscious, vanilla buttercream frosting

· 24-Carrot Cake: Moist, perfectly spiced carrot cake with a hint of pineapple and coconut, topped with cream cheese frosting and orange sugar sprinkles

Perhaps guests need a little bit more Cinnabon frosting to help them get through the stress of tax season. If that’s the case, guests can also enter the online essay contest now through April 15 for the chance to win a $100 gift card. In 500 words or less, participants should explain why their life needs more frosting.

Visit for information on the Tax Day Bites giveaway and essay contest.

When: Because Tax Day Bites, Cinnabon is giving away bite-sized cupcakes on Tax Day, Thursday, April 15 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (while supplies last).

Additionally, guests can submit a 500 word or less essay by April 15 for a chance to win a $100 gift card!

Where: The Tax Day Bites giveaway is available at participating mall-based locations. Visit to find the nearest location.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Thred UP! Fabulous...

The Problem

Did you know that kids grow out of a set of new clothes every 6 months? That by age 17, kids have outgrown over 1,300 items and parents have spent nearly $20,000 on their clothing? Kids are expensive and they grow fast! Yet one of the most valuable things any kid has – clothing – typically gets given away when it’s outgrown because no great option exists to swap out the old for the new.

We also know that coordinating clothing swaps is hard – especially among your closest friends who live all over the place. Getting parents together and getting all the sizes right is always a challenge. Hand-me-downs always leave someone empty handed!

What is thredUP kids?

thredUP is where America’s busiest parents exchange boxes of clothes that no longer fit their kids for stylish ones that will. We coordinate swaps among a group of your closest friends or connect you with thousands of families nationwide. There’s no bidding, no auction lots, no rifling through consignment racks, and absolutely no trips to the post office. All swaps are done online, with scheduled home pick-up and delivery. thredUP is the next generation of swapping - a kids clothing revolution!

So what can I do on thredUP? Pick. Pay. Prepare and Send.

· Pick a box of gently used clothes you’d love to receive for your child.

· Pay for shipping

· Prepare and list a box of clothes your child has outgrown

· When someone picks your box, send it free of charge (we even have the Postal Service pick-up the box at your house).

We manage the quality control and review process and take care of all the details to make sure you get a quality exchange.

thredUP is green

Americans discard two quadrillion pounds (that’s a two with fifteen zeros!) of used clothes and textiles into landfills each year. thredUP lets you GO GREEN by swapping with like-minded moms and dads. By sharing what we already have, parents can make a huge step towards sustainability. Create a “thredbank” – the place for kids to save outgrown clothes to exchange when the time is right. thredUP allows you to teach your kids the importance of green living and lighten your family's overall eco-footprint.
Check them out
Thred up has a waiting list, but not for you "Fabulous" readers click on this link:

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter from The Fabulous Finds

As we watch our kids scurry around the house in search of Baskets filled with chocolate bunnies and toys. I have told myself how blessed both my husband and I are for being able to watch the excitement on their faces when they finally reach the prize. My kids were so excited to get up and race around the house looking for their baskets. My son who's 6 was starting to give up and I could see the frustration and sadness approach. He knew the big furry guy came because colored eggs were scattered all over the lawn, But NO basket... Then I here a big "OH MY GOSH" he and my daughter couldn't believe it ,a picture of him was on the ground with an arrow pointing to the garage... The excitement grew"mine of course". They both said you go,no you go... They really thought the big furry guy was waiting in there for them... Scared and excited they slowly opened the door to see 3 baskets waiting for each of them.. Only my other daughter still fast asleep not ready to start the day. I guess it was official she no longer believed, is eleven the age?... First Santa now this,I was a little sad but O.K. because I have two that still believe... So as our morning winds down before the madness begins with all the cousins,grandparents later today. I have sat back and digested one of the best mornings. I wish you all a wonderful day and for you to take in every moment spent with family and friends..

Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Wett Giggles..Your kids will love to stay Clean...

So stinking cute. I think these would make adorable gifts for Birthdays,Baby showers. I have three kids 11,10 and 6 and they all loved the soap. The soap was non-abrasive and very smoothe. I think this makes for a fun way to get kids to wash their hands and play in the tub. It gives them a challenge to un- cover the nail brush hidden under the soap... This is a cute company Check them out at WETT GIGGLES

What an adorable product. My 10 year old daughter immediately grabbed it and then proceeded to ask if she could order some more from the postcard. The product is unique. Soap smells great and cleans nicely. It gets the kids to actually soap up. Branding is perfect. The packaging is attractive. The postcard is an excellent seller with the other selections on it. You have a winner with this one!

My 3 year old daughter LOVES this soap! We received "Beatrice" the cow and she immediately fell in love. The only place she would allow it go is in "her bathroom" and pretty much she is the only one allowed to use it. She has so much fun scrubbing her hands with the cow that I usually have to tell her, "Okay. Stop. That's enough scrubbing." She is equally enamored with the rest of the soaps (pictured on the information card that came with the product) and has asked me what all their names are. Of course, she is particularly fond of the yellow duck named "Juliette" as her name is "Juliet." I enjoy the smell and like the Shakespearean names--Ophelia, Hamlet, and Romeo, to name a few. And anything that makes hand-washing fun for my daughter is a good thing in my book.
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