• Holiday Treats at Yum Yos

    Holiday Treats at Yum Yos

    Now that the temperatures have finally thawed a little, it’s a good time to take the kids to the outdoor skating rink at the Pinnacle Hills Promenade Mall and finish off the outing with a fun trip to Yum Y’s. It’s a great way to have dessert without having it show up on your thighs Read More »
  • The Haley Boutique has handbags! Gift me, Santa Baby!

    The Haley Boutique has handbags! Gift me, Santa Baby!

    We love love a new handbag and The Haley Boutique has some beautiful ones. We wouldn’t mind finding this beauty under the tree Christmas morning! Or any of these! Click here to visit The Haley Boutique on Facebook. They update daily with new arrivals and offer lots of fun styling ideas! Read More »
  • Gift for the guy who’s a little rock ‘n roll

    Gift for the guy who’s a little rock ‘n roll

    If your husband (or brother, uncle, nephew, cool guy friend, boyfriend, coworker, etc.) likes to rock as much as he likes Arkansas (also known as God’s country,) we think this t-shirt from Rock City Outfitters would be a great gift idea. It’s got a little “edge” and attitude that most guys like in a casual Read More »
  • Love the lace leg warmers? PINK tomato Boutique has them.

    Love the lace leg warmers? PINK tomato Boutique has them.

    I have a pair of grey boot leg warmers with the cute white lace trim at the top and a pair of small buttons. LOVE ‘em!! They’re a fun way to add a little more interest to a pair of boots. And I am practically living in my comfy riding boots lately. If you have Read More »
  • Loving these new soft tribal leggings from The Haley Boutique!

    Loving these new soft tribal leggings from The Haley Boutique!

    OK, we love this new tribal leggings trend. And these great patterns at The Haley Boutique make us very happy. Aren’t they cute? Click here to visit The Haley Boutique on Facebook. They update daily with new arrivals and offer lots of fun styling ideas! Read More »
  • Holiday Gift Guide Quick Links

    Holiday Gift Guide Quick Links

    Use the quick links below to go directly to any of the following product previews and feature articles. And click HERE to see our free Christmas List printable and use it to keep your shopping list organized. For Kids: Migoga Marble Run Smarty Pants Find It travel game Tenzi dice game Light-up shoes Gifts and Read More »
  • Vintage Hog Hat for the SERIOUS fan

    Vintage Hog Hat for the SERIOUS fan

    Hey mamas! If you’re shopping for a man who is downright fanatical about his Razorbacks, we thought you’d want to see what we found on the Rock City Outfitters website. It’s a VINTAGE Hog Hat! We’re talking seriously old school, from way back in the late 70s. Check it out: Of course, the more rare Read More »
  • Snow Day Sale at PINK tomato Boutique!

    Snow Day Sale at PINK tomato Boutique!

    Oh, we like how this girl thinks! When the nasty weather hit today, the PINK tomato Boutique’s store owner Brittney Hall put out a quick message to her store’s Facebook fans that said this: “Stay in bed and shop online! 20% off site-wide through Saturday! Lots of new items uploaded at www.pinktomatoboutique.com. Use the code: Read More »
  • Love these items at Hallmark!

    Love these items at Hallmark!

    Hallmark never lets me down when I need a cute gift. Here are three of my favorites — for the kids, for the husband and for female friends. Check them out at the J’s Hallmark at the Pinnacle Hills Promenade mall in Rogers. For the kids: Boogie Board This is a paperless LCD tablet that Read More »
  • Posh picks from Pottery Barn!

    Posh picks from Pottery Barn!

    We LOVE browsing around Pottery Barn for three reasons: 1. Gorgeous items 2. Design inspiration 3. Gifts (for someone else’s home or your own) in the high, medium and low price ranges. Here are three gift ideas that will help you shop, regardless of whether or not you want to splurge or save. All three Read More »

Holiday Gift Guide Quick Links

Use the quick links below to go directly to any of the following product previews and feature articles. And click HERE to see our free Christmas List printable and use it to keep your shopping list organized.

For Kids:

Migoga Marble Run

Smarty Pants

Find It travel game

Tenzi dice game

Light-up shoes

Gifts and stocking stuffers for tween girls

Bath & Body Works antibacterial keychains

Tickets to upcoming kids show at Walton Arts Center

Custom-made hair bows

Razorback Daisy Air Gun

Savoy Tea cupcakes

For Women:

“You are a gift” ornament

Dolman tops and fleece leggings

Monogram necklace and Pretty Moon Jewels

Gifts for folks who think life’s better in the South

PINK tomato Boutique office apparel

Savoy Tea cupcakes

Rock City Outfitters Arkansas t-shirts

Haley Boutique clothes

Chalkboard bathtub gift set

Luxury candles

Gift ideas for runners and fitness fans

ChewBeads (for moms of babies)

Book: Reporting Live from the Laundry Pile, by Gwen Rockwood

Book: Who Peed on My Yoga Mat, by Lela Davidson

Book: TMI Mom Oversharing My Life, by Heather Davis

Book: A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet, by Sophie Hudson

Book: Be the Mom, by Tracey Eyster

For Men:

Flannel PJ pants

Rock City Outfitters Arkansas t-shirts

Government Shutdown novelty gift

Razorback Daisy Air Gun

Savoy Tea cupcakes

Gifts for runners and athletes

General:

Free printable for Christmas List organizer

Tips for gift-wrapping

Our “favorite things” list featured during Mamas on Magic 107.9

Holiday Treats at Yum Yos

Now that the temperatures have finally thawed a little, it’s a good time to take the kids to the outdoor skating rink at the Pinnacle Hills Promenade Mall and finish off the yogurtouting with a fun trip to Yum Y’s. It’s a great way to have dessert without having it show up on your thighs or overload the kids with sugar.

And we LOVE the idea of using Yum Yos gift cards as stocking stuffers, teacher’s gifts and gifts for your kids’ friends. Right now they’re offering a special on gift cards. If you buy 4 gift cards, you get a fifth one of equal value for FREE.

There are lots of new flavors at Yum Yos which means it’s virtually impossible not to find something you love. Here’s a run-down of the current flavors: (There are 21 of them!)

  • Egg Nog
  • Pecan Praline
  • Nutty Sweet Egg Nog
  • No Sugar Added Vanilla
  • candy caneApple Cobbler
  • Apple Cobbler A-La-Mode
  • Mango Sorbet
  • Cheesecake
  • Mango Cheesecake
  • Peppermint Candy Cane
  • No Sugar Added Chocolate
  • Chocolate Peppermint
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • White Chocolate Mousse
  • Pumpkin Mousse
  • Strawberry Banana
  • Orange Sorbet
  • Frozen Fruit Salad
  • Cookies & Cream
  • Birthday Cake
  • Cookies & Cream Cake

Yum-Yos-Certified-Yogurt-CulturesFor those of us trying not to gain the “Holiday 15″ pounds, remember that you control the portion size at Yum Yos as well as the toppings. The yogurt does NOT come from a powder and it contains TEN times the levels required by the National Yogurt Association for live and active cultures. Yogurt also contains probiotics, helps with digestion and is a great source of calcium.

Click HERE to see the Yum Yos website for more info about the yogurt and locations or click HERE to see the latest news from them on Facebook.

OH! AND DON’T FORGET: Tonight, Tuesday December 17th, is the last chance to take your kids to the Pajama Party with Santa at the Pinnacle Hills Promenade Mall. It starts at 6 p.m. in the Santa photo area. Click HERE for the details.

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Gift for the guy who’s a little rock ‘n roll

If your husband (or brother, uncle, nephew, cool guy friend, boyfriend, coworker, etc.) likes to rock as much as he likes Arkansas (also known as God’s country,) we think this t-shirt from Rock City Outfitters would be a great gift idea.

It’s got a little “edge” and attitude that most guys like in a casual t-shirt.

And we appreciate that it won’t break Santa’s bank either. This shirt retails for $18.99 on the Rock City website. And it comes in sizes M,L,XL and XXL.

Click HERE to see it online. There are LOTS more shirt designs aimed at guys on the site, so check those out, too.

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Love the lace leg warmers? PINK tomato Boutique has them.

I have a pair of grey boot leg warmers with the cute white lace trim at the top and a pair of small buttons. LOVE ‘em!! They’re a fun way to add a little more interest to a pair of boots. And I am practically living in my comfy riding boots lately.

If you have a friend, sister, Secret Santa recipient, etc. and you know she loves to wear boots in winter, this would be a GREAT gift that won’t break the bank.

The PINK tomato Boutique in Bentonville has these lace leg warmers for $20. (Great price for those of us trying to stay within a certain gift budget for each person.)

leg lace warmersI haven’t tried this yet, but I’ve also seen people wear these flipped upside down over shoe booties, and they’re really cute that way, too.

Click HERE to see the lace leg warmers on the PINK tomato Boutique website. (If you order them by December 7th online, you can take advantage of the “snow sale,” which gives you an extra 20% off! Woo-hoooo!)

pink tomato boutique

 

Vintage Hog Hat for the SERIOUS fan

Hey mamas! If you’re shopping for a man who is downright fanatical about his Razorbacks, we thought you’d want to see what we found on the Rock City Outfitters website.

It’s a VINTAGE Hog Hat! We’re talking seriously old school, from way back in the late 70s. Check it out:

vintage hog hatOf course, the more rare a gift it, the pricier it is. This one is on sale for $99. But it’s a one-of-a-kind gift that a true die-hard Hog fan will treasure for years.

Click HERE for more info on it at the Rock City Outfitters website.

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Snow Day Sale at PINK tomato Boutique!

snow day saleOh, we like how this girl thinks! When the nasty weather hit today, the PINK tomato Boutique’s store owner Brittney Hall put out a quick message to her store’s Facebook fans that said this:

“Stay in bed and shop online! 20% off site-wide through Saturday! Lots of new items uploaded at www.pinktomatoboutique.com. Use the code: snowday.”

It’s awesome to be able to shop online AND shop local at the same time. Even though the PINK tomato Boutique is a local shop in Bentonville, its website looks like a national store’s site. CUTE stuff and easy to navigate.

If you take advantage of the snow sale, we recommend this super cute fur vest. (It’s UNDER $40, ya’ll!) It’s perfect for the super cold December that just reared its snowy head.

Click HERE to see the cute fur vest and all the other fun clothes and gifts at the PINK tomato Boutique website. Happy online shopping! Stay warm!

fur vest

 

Love these items at Hallmark!

Hallmark never lets me down when I need a cute gift. Here are three of my favorites — for the kids, for the husband and for female friends. Check them out at the J’s Hallmark at the Pinnacle Hills Promenade mall in Rogers.

For the kids: Boogie Board

boogie board

This is a paperless LCD tablet that is kind of like an updated, fancier version of our old Etch-a-Sketch. (This one is much easier to use, though.) Write anything on it with a stylus or your finger and then a touch of a button can clear it all away.

I’m considering getting one of these so the kids can use it on long car trips to play Tic Tac Toe, draw funny pictures, etc.

Cost is around $40.

For the husband: Go Ask Your Mother Button

ask your mother

I love a gift that gets a laugh whenever my husband opens it. So I think this button that says the phrase “Go ask your mother” is perfect. (Let’s face it. We all know that’s what they’re going to say anyway. Now he can just hit the button.)

Cost is under $10.

For a friend: Chevron infinity scarf

gwen and shan polaroidI know this makes a good gift for a good friend because I just bought one recently for Shannon and she loved it. (Got one for myself, too.) We wore them at last month’s NWA Boutique Show because Friday night had a Chevron theme.

There are lots of cute colors and patterns, too.

Cost was under $20.

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Posh picks from Pottery Barn!

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We LOVE browsing around Pottery Barn for three reasons:

1. Gorgeous items

2. Design inspiration

3. Gifts (for someone else’s home or your own) in the high, medium and low price ranges.

Here are three gift ideas that will help you shop, regardless of whether or not you want to splurge or save. All three of these gift ideas will work for men as well as for women.

plush blanketThe splurge: Cozy Cable Knit Throw

Cost: On sale now for $99

Why it’s great: It feels amazing! The second you touch it, you want to cozy up on the sofa with it. If you give it to someone, they’ll think of you every time they snuggle under it.

paper whiteThe happy medium: Oil Reed Diffuser

Cost: Depending on size, cost range is $19.50 to $39.50

Why it’s great: All of the scents are great, but my absolute favorite is called Paper White. I fell in love with it when I noticed how amazing my neighbor’s house smelled. It’s sophisticated and subtle, and I keep a few bottles stationed in different spots around the house.

votive holder1The steal of a deal: Mercury Glass Alphabet Votive Cups

Cost: Regularly $9.50, on sale now for $6.50

Why it’s great: This mercury glass looks amazing under the light. The inside of the votive cup is a pale gold and when the light hits it, it seems to glow with candlelight even when it’s empty! I have one of these on my Christmas wish list. At this price, you could give these for teacher gifts, Secret Santa gifts, or you could get two or three using someone’s initials.

See all three of these gift ideas in person at the Pottery Barn at the Pinnacle Hills Promenade in Rogers. Or click HERE to see them on the Pottery Barn website. Happy shopping!

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