Tuesday, June 22, 2010

June 2010 Holiday Lookbook

A New Day!

Summer is officially here. Kids are out and now the question follows "what do we do?" We as parents try so hard to load up the schedule with camps,swimming lessons,day trips and maybe a week vacation... This year we are taking our kids to learn how to surf... This should be an interesting adventure. Living in CT the waves barley ripple over our feet and the sound isn't a place we can go on the weekends to ride the BIG Kahuna but Rhode Island is where we are headed and I can't wait!

Please tell me what lies ahead for you and your family this summer? Leave a comment! Let me know if you are new to the site. I will come over and follow you...

Monday, June 21, 2010

Looking to Host Connecticut Style... I want This JOB!

I want to give a shout out... I am looking to host Connecticut Style. I have put the feelers out. I would love some input...I think the show is Fabulous and I would love to be a part of it. I am off to tweet. Please e-mail me hpolke@comcast.net Spread the love... This is what I was meant to do... Fingers crossed. I would love some support from my Peeps. Twitter me... Fabulous Things to come... Summer Reads,Girl Travels,Mens' Review forum and more....

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Who Loves Conair??? GIVEAWAY!

Who doesn't love Conair products? I want to introduce you to the "You Curl". I love this because it doesn't have an arm to open. Just wrap and you will have the most fabulous soft curls. Love it!My friends at Conair would like you to see for yourself.

Features & Benefits

Instant style with no clip – simply wrap
Fast & easy with no kinks
Tourmaline Ceramic™ technology
More protection
Reduces frizz
Helps eliminate static
No damaging hot spots
Powerful ceramic heater
30-second instant heat*
Ultra-high heat
Auto shutoff
LED indicator lights
Professional-length line cord
Limited five-year warranty
One lucky winner will receive the "you curl" This is open to US and Canada residents must be 18 years or older. You must twitter about the giveaway also if you are on Facebook spread the word and become a fan of them...Please leave a comment so you can be contacted on The Fabulous Finds site... Good Luck!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Fabulous Father's Day Gifts Seen on BetterCT

These are all amazing Father's Day gifts. The Dad journals by Sand Dune Books are a must they ask a question and dad has to fill in the answer. The "all is one" Coleman grill perfect for the tailgater in your life. Vineyard Vines CT based Company perfect,classic and timeless.
ipad a must for dad this year he can create his own playground. Sports scores to grilling the perfect steak to reading a good novel. Netflix and Roku perfect combination. This will cut your cable bill and give you the freedom to watch any movie at anytime.
Vivabox you pick the theme and viavbox does the rest receive your desired box filled with samples,use the enclosed gift card to pick out any item in the theme. BBQ,Wine,NYC Museums,Coffee are all great choices for dad.
GCIOutdoor another CT based company has amazing outdoor camping and recreation equipment from chairs to tables. Check out the "unifold recliner" the only chair that has a three step recline at the same time can hold your favorite martini,wine or margarita glass and if your loved one is a fisherman this holds his fishing pole as well...
Diaper Dude created by a dad to give a hip look to any Father. Also check out their dad and me T's and onesie sets "Rad Dad" is Fabulous!
Ceiva an amazing digital frame No need to be tech savvy. You can stream photos to frames no matter where you are. I love this makes a great gift. For the baseball nut. Louisville slugger bats makes for a memorable gift. Can be personalized with their name or favorite team a must own.Centellino forget about pouring your bottle of wine in a decanter let this amazing aerator do the work in less time. Hand blown in Italy this makes a great gift for any wine connoisseur. Belkin amazing ipad cases from leather folios to silicone wave cases for the retro dad.

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Lesson Learned


As I was shopping last night with friends. I found this adorable piece of what I would call art. I placed it in my cart and walked around the store asking myself if I really needed to have it? I spent an hour in the store my friends went off in their own direction and I kept looking at the piece I had displayed in front of me. Well, the time came to cash out at the register. Of course my friends were already done,cashed out and waiting for me at the exit. I swear not always the case. I looked over at them and showed them my "find" to ask what they thought. The response was great and one of my friends said this exact thing to me, "Does it make you smile?" My answer was obvious I had smile from ear to ear so out of the cart in to my bag and off I went. I love my purchase. So when you have that moment while shopping stop and ask yourself,"Does this make me smile?" If the answer is "yes" then buy it...

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Everyone loves a deal!

New Local Deal Discovery Service Aggregates the Largest Number

of Local Deals on the Web

The Dealmap™ also gives consumers easy access to popular daily deals with listings

from nearly 100 local daily deal sites

May 11, 2010 – MENLO PARK, CA – The Dealmap (http://www.thedealmap.com), the most comprehensive source for consumers to find and share local deals, today announced the public launch of its service. Available now throughout the U.S. and U.K., The Dealmap aggregates more than 300,000 local deals on its website, and allows consumers to sign up for daily deal emails and deal alerts via Twitter in more than 20 cities. As part of today’s product launch, The Dealmap has also published publicly available APIs for its unique local deal data which developers can access from its website. Six launch partners have already signed up to use these APIs to integrate The Dealmap's content to enhance their services.

The Dealmap cuts through the maze of paper coupons, e-mail newsletters and stacks of newspaper ads to help consumers easily find local deals, coupons and discounts that appeal to their personal interests, all in one place. People will find deals for businesses in their neighborhood ranging from offers from national sources like Restaurant.com, Citysearch and Merchant Circle, to deals from social media sources like Foursquare and Twitter, to the largest collection of popular daily deals, and even unadvertised, previously hard-to-find deals from individual merchants. By aggregating the largest number of deals from local businesses, providing powerful browsing and filtering functionality, and including game-like incentives and rewards, The Dealmap makes finding and sharing deals fun, useful and rewarding. Owned and operated by Center’d Corp., The Dealmap also integrates content and technology from the popular Center’d® site, including aggregated and summarized data from consumer reviews about local businesses to help consumers find deals based on their interests.

“The confluence of consumer demand for local deals, location-based services and social media presents a very large market opportunity, and we are well positioned to capitalize on these trends,” said Jennifer Dulski, co-founder and chief executive officer of Center’d. “Our local expertise, combined with our ability to integrate hundreds of partners, has enabled us to create an exciting and intuitive way for people to find and share great local deals.”

In the coming weeks, the Dealmap will also launch an iPhone application, enhancing the benefits of the service by allowing consumers access to the largest number of local deals where ever they are.

Bringing Hard-to-Find Deals Online

In addition to aggregating local deals from the largest number of existing sources, The Dealmap aims to make previously hard-to-find deals easily discoverable. Many such deals are not actively advertised and are only promoted at local businesses themselves. The Dealmap makes it easy for both businesses and consumers to add deals for free, and will make this functionality available on its soon-to-be-released mobile applications as well. To make submitting deals and using the site fun and competitive for consumers, The Dealmap has created game-like features and rewards. People can attain status levels, collect badges, and even receive free gift certificates by becoming “Deal Heroes” and submitting deals that help others save money. Businesses who submit deals can instantly gain distribution throughout The Dealmap network, including its website, social media applications, emails, partner sites, and future mobile applications.

Largest Local Deal Source Available to Developers

In conjunction with the launch of its service, The Dealmap has created publicly available APIs that enable developers to add unique local deal content to their sites or applications for free. The APIs allow developers to search for deals, businesses and locations, and to submit deals. A number of partners, including WHERE, AmericanTowns, BigTent, Drinksin, eviesays.com and Wantsa, have already signed up to use The Dealmap APIs to integrate local deal content into their respective services. Each company will highlight different use cases for the content, through a variety of mediums with different audiences, demonstrating the broad appeal of the content. More information on the APIs, including documentation and discussion boards, can be found at http://www.thedealmap.com/api.

“Having a number of companies already using our content is a great validation, and I’m excited to see what types of innovative applications other entrepreneurial developers create using our unique content and APIs,” said Chandu Thota, co-founder and chief technology officer of Center’d. “The scalable technology platform we’ve created for processing, matching and managing enormous amounts of local data has enabled us to bring a category-leading product and API to market very quickly,”

About The Dealmap

The Dealmap (www.thedealmap.com) is the most comprehensive source for savvy consumers to find and share the hottest local deals, all in one place. The Dealmap aggregates the largest number of local deals on the Web from the largest number of sources, and makes previously hard-to-find deals available to consumers when and where they want them through its website and social applications, and its daily email. The site showcases discounts of up to 90% off multiple business categories, including restaurants, attractions, hotels, spas, salons, entertainment, shops and more. Using Center’d SentimentAnalysis™, The Dealmap also integrates detailed insights about local businesses, giving people the information they need to make better local purchasing decisions. Consumers and businesses can submit offers directly to the The Dealmap website.

The Dealmap is owned and operated by Center’d Corporation, a local search and discovery company that organizes and distributes unique content based on its SentimentAnalysis technology. Headquartered in Menlo Park, California, Center’d is led by former Microsoft and Yahoo! executives, and is funded by Norwest Venture Partners and KeyNote Ventures.


Hello Fabulous Girlie's. The owners over at Cityslips are offering one lucky winner a free pair of Cityslips. Please follow below on how to be entered to win.. Also leave us a Comment... Good Luck!

Enter to win a free pair of cityslips by following cityslips at twitter @cityslips and emailing contact@cityslips.com to be added to their mailing list! Winner will be announced on Friday!"
Make sure to say "you found out on The Fabulous Finds"...

City Slips A "Fabulous" Must for your Feet!

CitySlips are a must own when on the go. These ballet shoes are so comfy and Fabulous you are going to want them in every color. Whether you are a city girl or a shopaholic these shoes will help you go the extra mile. When you need to take off the stilettos, place them in your city slips tote and slide your tooties in these amazing ballet flats. When you need to switch it up again,slip off your flats fold them up and zip them in there own carrying case "FABULOUS". Check out CITYSLIPS and see for yourself...

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Mothers Day Gifts that are Fabulous!

Love this... Special addition "Heartfelt Mothers Day" watch by Swatch this will make a special addition to her wrist.

O.K. this is a must for Mom. The products are amazing and a True Fab Find. Wen by Chaz Dean he has created a hair care line that is like NO other. The ingredient are organic and earth friendly and leave you with the most manageable and free flowing hair. You really have to try for yourself. Give that special women in your life Wen's hair care system she will look Fabulous!

I am all for skin care products. This one is a must share. Meaningful Beauty,Cindy Crawford's amazing and Fabulous skincare line. The anti-Aging system is amazing as much as her Age defying Products. You may have seen these products on TV and thought should I order... Well I have to say Yes, you should. This will please your loved one and the fact she will have younger looking skin. You will definitely put a smile on her face...

Forget the tanning bed Gift Certificate. That is so "Not Fabulous". Plus it's not good for her skin... Give her something that will give her a Healthy youthful glow. The Bronze Goddess Box by Nyx Cosmetics. This makes a great gift and one she will use everyday. So end the tanning bed nightmare and give her something she will Love...

OH! To be able to relax...Give her a gift that she can enjoy on her own. Deep Steep bath tea. Sounds soothing doesn't it. We all need to be pampered this is a great way to show your love...This formula of sea salts,Herbs and essential oils will sure please her mood and aching body. This is truly FABULOUS! Check them out Charlestonnaturally

Love this. Talk about Beautiful Packaging. This is such a great gift for Mom's who love the outdoors. BloemBox is a hidden treasure. The beautifully decorated box carries a garden inside. Amazing isn't it. little strips of paper embedded with seeds to be planted to attract humming birds,Butterflies and bumblebees. This makes a great gift,one she will always remember purchase at CharlestonNaturally

The Samsung G2 accomplishes both goals while also being eco-friendly, which means it's halogen-free, meets ROHS standards and provides low noise output and low power consumption. The G2 portable comes in four Fabulous Colors and capacities of 250GB to 640GB. This makes a Fabulous Mother's Day gift for the Tech mom...

Large Cosmetic Travel bag from The Elegant Setting This is a Fabulous Mothers Day gift. Add her initials to really make her traveling experiences special.

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

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: www.marcimallow.etsy.com

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 www.thredup.com
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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.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Well this is a Fabulous company I must share. With a Candy holiday around the corner, I hope you take my word for it, and buy some of what I am about to write about. Derry Church Artisan Chocolates. To start off I looked at the variety that was displayed in front of me. My mouth was watering at the look of them; I knew I was in for a treat. The first one I chose was called "Paris" French strawberry jam with white chocolate buttercream ganache piped inside a bittersweet mold of perfection. This combination was amazing I felt like I was sitting outside a French cafe. 5stars

My second choice... Imagine sitting in Jamaica sipping on a homemade Pina Colada..."Montego Bay" was just that. Coconut, dark rum and raisin paste in a milk chocolate ganache, piped into a small rosette and caressed by bittersweet chocolate DELISH! 5 stars

3rd much better then Starbucks... "Rome" The vision of Italy pranced in my head as I slowing divulged this strong Cappuccino and milk chocolate ganache piped into milk chocolate cup mold, and topped with a light creamy white chocolate mousse, dusted with cocoa. This my friend is a must... I am craving more... I would give up "you know what"? If I could sit in bed and eat a box of these.. It would be temporary of course LOL... I know my husband will read this later "wink"... 5 plus stars

O.K, I am all about adding a little spice to my life, Alright a lot of spice. This last masterpiece I will write about was one of my fav's, "Tangier" Organic African honey and tangerine juice reduction with toasted ground cumin seed & cayenne pepper in a bittersweet chocolate ganache, piped into bittersweet chocolate mold.5 stars

So I hope your mouths are watering and you want to go and check out Derry Church Artisan Chocolates.. Home of World class French style bon bons and Truffles. They use the freshest ingredients from organic fruit purees, top-shelf liqueurs, fresh roasted nuts and the best part for me everything is 100% NATURAL.

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