Fairfield County Mom Favorite Things 2020


Fairfield County Mom is a community (online and off) of women raising kids in Fairfield County. Over the past seven years, our readers have gotten to know each one of us through our posts. Each contributor willingly shares their lives through personal mommy experiences, perspectives, and local knowledge. We occasionally get together to talk business and share ideas. We recently gathered {virtually} for our sixth annual Favorite Things Party!

Each contributor shared their number one favorite thing (three of the same item – but possibly different colors, styles, etc.) with a $10 limit. We randomly selected names, so each of us would receive three new favorite things. Sharing our favorite things helps us get to know one another better and discover new products that make our days as mommies and women a little bit easier and a lot more enjoyable. 

Fairfield County Mom Favorite Things

{provided by our favorite sponsors and photographed by Three Anchors Photography}
Tuck Gin + Tea :: The perfect summer drink! Tuck & Tea is made out of Tuck Gin’s award-winning citrus and floral notes blended perfectly with real brewed, organic black tea and pure cane sugar, creating a simple, refreshing cocktail with incredible flavor. Tuck was founded by four partners out of Weston, CT, and distilled in Greenpoint, NY. Tuck Gin was created to embody the notion of Modern – American – Craft. Their gin is made out of grapefruit, jasmine, and juniper combined with ten individually distilled botanicals, creating a smooth, signature taste, unlike any gin you’ve had before. It’s 100% gluten gree and 76 calories/oz.

Arogya Tea :: Regarded by many as Connecticut’s finest source for organic teas, Arogya proudly offers over a hundred pure and blended teas, tisanes, and various signature concoctions made with only the best ingredients from around the world, each brimming with esteemed quality and sumptuosity in taste.

Frescobene Artisan Sauces :: These super-premium sauces are frozen in BPA free, FDA approved “heat and serve” pouches for the utmost convenience. Freezing them ensures freshness and helps to retain important vitamins and minerals, which you will not get in jars. Frescobene sauces are made with the highest quality ingredients…the tomatoes have NO added citric acid (no reflux!), they never add sugars, and all sauces are certified gluten-free. Frescobene allows you to create delicious meals in a matter of minutes with minimal cleanup, which gives you more time for yourself! These sauces pair perfectly with all pasta, chicken, pork, seafood, and vegetables, and also make great soups, dips, salad dressing, pizzas, appetizers and more!
Three Peaks Ultra-Premium Honey :: This honey is created in the heart of New Zealand, in the remote hills of the volcanic central plateau adjacent to the UNESCO World Heritage Site-Tongariro National Park. Certified 100% pure and authentic, Three Peaks is independently tested and certified for stringent New Zealand UMF Honey Association purity and quality standards. Available in a UMF scale ranging from 5+ to 20+, Three Peaks Honey is life-enriching and ideal for daily use for overall health and wellness.
Ivy’s Gourmet Granola :: They use heaping amounts of nuts, seeds, and dried fruits, combined with spices and extracts, to create recipes that are bursting with flavor. Small batches, and baked weekly, their freshness is guaranteed. And with ten unique flavors, there’s something for everyone! Receive 15% off your order with the code FCMOMSBLOG now through August 31.
The Naked Bee :: They strive to create products that make a positive impact on both people and the planet. They use only the safest and most responsible ingredients. The Naked Bee never uses questionable preservatives like parabens, and they make everything in the USA to ensure this quality. All Naked Bee products are cruelty-free.
In the Mood Intimates Gift Card :: In the Mood Intimates is a prestigious intimate apparel and loungewear destination in Fairfield, CT. We have been voted Best Lingerie Store in both Fairfield Living and Fairfield Magazine. They are certified Bra Fitters and carry a wide range of bra styles. They also carry undies, hosiery, shapewear, loungewear, and pajamas.
Wonderland Jam :: This jam is traditionally handmade by a sixth-generation jam maker and without the use of preservatives, artificial colors, flavors, or high-fructose corn syrup. It’s hand-stirred, hand-poured, and jam-packed with fruit. Mention that you saw Wonderland on Fairfield County MOMA and get $1 off each jar in your first purchase.
Mugger’s Marrow :: “Stick ’Em Up!” Grilling Glaze & Marinade is a unique concoction of agave, garlic, fresh fruit, and an international blend of dried ingredients that combine into a flexible sauce that is sweet and savory, with a little bit of a spicy kick. The versatility of this worldly blend allows “Stick ’Em Up!” to be a tasty accouterment to practically any grilled, smoked, baked, or sautéed entrée. Your beef, chicken, pork, seafood, and veggies will be thoroughly enhanced with the distinct deliciousness that is Mugger’s Marrow.
Gathered Harvest Granola :: Started from one woman’s desire to share her delicious granola with everyone she met! Before starting this business, she would often bake granola for friends and family as gifts. Everyone would tell her how much they loved the granola and that she should start selling it. Following a move to Connecticut, she decided to follow their advice and became a certified Cottage Food Baker in February of 2019. She sources local ingredients including Connecticut produced maple syrup and honey and Connecticut-grown dried apples in several flavors, and she is committed to using high-quality ingredients like pure vanilla extract and whole nuts that she chops herself. This granola is a delicious and healthy cereal from her kitchen to your table! Sign up for the email newsletter on their website and receive a free 6oz bag of granola (stock flavors only please) with your first order.
Mrs. Wordsmith Printables :: These curriculum-aligned worksheets were developed with academic experts to reverse distance learning loss. They cover the full English Language Arts curriculum for Kindergarten through Grade 5. Designed to cover core grade-level skills, these research-based worksheets are illustrated by a team of Hollywood artists and curated in bite-size packs to use over the summer and during the school year. Simply print out 4-5 pages a day and spend 20 minutes brushing up spelling, creative writing, phonics vocabulary, and more! Stay tuned for new worksheets covering handwriting, and SAT vocabulary worksheets. Use the code FairfieldMoms to checkout and get a discount worth three printables.
Don’t Go Nuts :: This story centers on making sure nuts have never touched their products. They believe that food is meant to nourish, not harm, and that good food is a balance of what is in it and what is not. They said “NO” to Gluten and Non-GMO’s too and “YES” to yummy and organic. These Peanut & Tree Nut Free Snacks are School-Safe and free from eggs, sesame, and some are free from dairy. Snack Safe. Live Safe. They are introducing their new look of packaging and new flavors of Chewy Granola Bars in a Variety Pack of Minis! The Strawberry Mini Chewy Granola Bar and Chocolate Chip Mini Chewy Granola Bar are from two different Variety Packs, available exclusively at Walmart.
The Soulfull Project :: A Certified B Corporation is a mission-focused start-up dedicated to making high-quality, nutritious food more accessible to those in need. For every serving of their multi-grain hot cereal purchased, they donate a serving of their hot cereal to a food bank in that region. Every hot cereal is made with wholesome, nutrient-dense ingredients such as steel-cut oats, rye, quinoa, nuts, flax, chia, dried fruits, and seeds. The products are Non-GMO Project Verified, Whole Grain Stamp-approved, and contain no artificial flavors or colors.
MAM Learn to Brush Set :: MAM, the leading designer brand of award-winning, medically sound, and innovative baby products debut a new oral care range. The new MAM oral care line includes five products: MAM Oral Care Rabbit, MAM Massaging Brush, MAM Training Brush, MAM Baby’s Brush, and MAM Learn to Brush Set.
GoSili Reusable Straws :: Traverse City-based GoSili was founded in 2006 by Stacey Feeley and Giuliana Schwab with the mission of Waste Less! GoSili designs and manufactures silicone tableware products for the whole family. The excessive use and waste of disposable paper and plastic inspired the GoSili founders to create a modern line incorporating all the practical benefits that silicone has to offer. GoSili products make the basics better by bringing an alternative to plastic, bridging the gap between great design and affordability while improving the way we live! A win-win for all!
Tom & Sheri’s “Iron in a Bottle”:: What busy mama has time for wrinkled clothes? You need Tom & Sheri’s “Iron in a Bottle” – a natural wrinkle releasing spray for clothing. This plant-based wrinkle releasing magic leaves out chemicals, so everyone can look and feel their best without worry. It can smooth clothes in only a few seconds! And even better, at T&S, they give a portion of all proceeds to local nonprofits helping folks in need get back on their feet.

Hop on to our Facebook page for your chance to win a bundle of our favorite things from our sponsors! Four winners will be selected on Tuesday, September 1.

Contributor Favorite Things

Michelle :: Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc

Maria F. :: Antiracist Baby Picture Book

Aarika :: Mesh Zipper Pouch Storage Bags

Nikki :: MegaBabe Thigh Rescue Anti-Friction Stick 

Daria :: Fancypants Baking Co. Nut Free Cookies

Elisabeth :: Reusable Silicone Brush Scrubber Gloves

Sonique :: Cloth Net Bags

Jasmine :: Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmers

Caitlin :: The Bug Bite Thing

Maria S. :: Emerald + Peridot Personalized Bracelets

Clara :: Essie Expressie Quick-Dry Nail Polish

Jessica R. ::  Resizable Bags from Coco and Company

Melissa :: Starbucks Water Bottle and Gift Card

Emma :: Trader Joe’s Seasonings

Charity :: Young Living Lip Balm and The Mason Jar Bracelet

Christy :: Poreless Putty Primer by elf Cosmetics

Caroline :: Drinking Animals Coloring Book 

Jamie :: Trader Joe’s Love Lobster Candy, Hand Sanitizer Spray, & Hand Cream

What favorite things would you pass along to a fellow mama?


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