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Now Hair This

Now Hair This

We don’t like ear buds, the ones that stick in our ear. We must have shallow ears or something because they just fall out. We love headphones but get headphone head (like hat head). Now we’ve found stylish headphones designed for the ladies that we never have to take off. They look like a fashionable headband – – a headpiece made of silk-satin and chiffon — that wraps around our head.

It sounds amazing, and looks even more amazing.

www.molami.com

Protect Your Valuables

Protect Your Valuables

A girl’s gotta protect herself and her beloved handbag at all costs.  That’s why we pack…kinda. Thankfully Vlieger & Vandam has our back, or, um, our bag. Their bags combine fine craftsmanship and luxury materials, and are embossed with three-dimensional shapes in their leather.  Our favorite is the Guardian Angel bag.

Yep, we feel stylish and just a little safer.

www.vliegervandam.com

Boot Tux

Boot Tux

We love boot season but we do have one complaint; the struggle to keep our skinny jeans carefully tucked into place (so annoying!)  Thankfully we’ve found a solution to this dreadful problem.

Boot Tux are comfortable, stylish clip-on stirrups that you attach to your pant cuffs. They work great with all pants and boot styles.  An extra bonus is that these clip-on stirrups are adorable so they even look cute when you have your shoes off.  

www.boottux.com

Peachy Keen

Peachy Keen

The Fruit Company, a family owned operation in Hood River, has the freshest, juiciest peaches we’ve ever tasted. And guess what? They were delivered to our door, voila!  You can also join their Harvest Club..a monthly delivery of the season’s freshest array of fruit of your choosing. They have a variety of other fresh gift ideas from fruit and cheese, cider, decadent desserts and more.

This is made in Oregon at it’s freshest. How thoughtful is that?

Thefruitcompany.com

Linked In

Linked In

Who knew that rubber and metal and ceramic could look so swellegant together? Jewelry designer (and new P-town resident) Kayla Mattes knew.  Kayla’s Fall line is aptly named Linked In.

With prices starting at $38, you may want to start your Christmas shopping right NOW! Available at Sword+Fern at 811 E. Burnside and on-line, natch!

www.kaylamattes.com

Bark Box

Bark Box

We love our dog. He can barf in our bed, bite the husband (he’s protecting us), but still he can do no wrong. So, yes, we spoil him. A treat or a toy every now and then is ever-so-thoughtful, but why not treat your pup with a little something extra?

BarkBox is a monthly delivery of dog toys, treats, and awesome pup goodies perfectly sized for your pup. And to top it off, BarkBox donates 10% of proceeds to local animal shelters and rescues!

www.thebarkpost.com

Protect Your Jeans

Protect Your Jeans

We loved our white jeans this summer but couldn’t wear them as often as we ‘d have liked, wink-wink. But now we don’t have to worry about embarrassing ourselves during “that time of month” with the BFF Undies. They look and feel like our cute cotton ones but include technology that holds “it” all in.

We can’t believe we’re actually talking about this but, hey, it’s something we can all relate to (and fear). Just think of it as back-up insurance. The accident stays in the panty and not on those cute jeans.

www.necessit-ease.com

Bombs Away

Bombs Away

Finally!  It’s summer in Bridgetown. Whether your thumb is green or black, we have news. We discovered bubblegum machines around town filled with what can only be described as flower bombs.  A garden genius came up with the idea of adding wildflower seeds to mud and forming a capsule roughly the size of a big ol’ gumball.

You crumble the capsule over a patch of soil, add water, sun and perhaps some sweet words of encouragement, and Voila!…(almost) instant garden. Bombs away, ladies!

www.greenaid.co
(p.s. this bomb machine is at Pistils 3811 N. Mississippi)

Elixir of Life

Elixir of Life

We exercise, eat right and sleep enough, but energy still eludes us. We even get in our eight daily glasses of H2O. We need an edge. What could that missing edge be? Enter: The Big Pitcher.

Fact: beauty, youthfulness and health depend on oxygen. With The Big Pitcher, you get more oxygen with every sip of agua. Super refreshing and healthy, it tastes waaay better than tap, and after only a few days of drinking oxygen-rich water, we felt more energized.

www.OxygenOrchard.com