Fairfield County Mom Favorite Things 2021


Fairfield County Mom is a locally-focused parenting resource for moms and families. Passionate about parenting and our community, Fairfield County Mom strives to connect area moms to relevant resources, local businesses, can’t-miss happenings, and most of all — each other!

Over the past eight years, our readers have gotten to know each 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 in person for our seventh 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}

21Seeds Tequila :: This company is female-founded, female-distilled, all-natural, fresh, infused Blanco Tequila. Owner Kat created 21Seeds because it’s what she wanted to drink – something smooth, simple, and casual with fresh, natural flavor that made drinking tequila as approachable as a glass of wine. Before it was a brand, it was just a couple of bottles infused in her kitchen with things she had on hand. Cucumbers, jalapeños, oranges, and grapefruit all worked in tequila cocktails, so why not just add them straight to the tequila? Her hunch turned out to be right. Friends started asking for bottles of their own, and what began as one bottle turned into dozens…and eventually a new beginning. So she called her sister Nicole and their friend Sarika, and they started talking about the possibilities. They flew down to Mexico to find a partner distillery and found one owned and predominantly staffed by women – a perfect fit. They even built a refrigeration plant at the distillery so they can infuse it with the freshest ingredients. 

Seed + Soda Recipe :: 2 parts club soda, 1 part 21Seeds Tequila (pick your infusion), and a splash of your favorite juice. Rub the inside of a wine glass with a fresh slice of citrus. Serve over ice with a slice of orange.

Receive 15% off your online order with the code FCMOM15.

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Winfield Street Coffee :: Created to be a community gathering coffee place where guests can find a warm smile, excellent coffee, and creative food. Serving coffee, breakfast, lunch, and catering to Fairfield County and Westchester County residents, Winfield donates one meal for every check that is $20 or higher. In 2021, that amounts to almost 10,000 meals.

Receive 10% off all orders with the mention of Fairfield County Mom through December 31, 2021.

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Baked and Sauced :: Looking for something unique and special for your child’s birthday party, graduation, or even a family get-together? Baked and Sauced has you covered. They make some of the most delicious cupcakes you’ve ever tasted. Fun push-pops, cakes, and mouth-watering craft cocktails too! They deliver free in Fairfield County (even the drinks!) or can roll up to your party in one of their Vintage Airstreams to serve your guests in person.

Receive 10% off all orders with the mention of Fairfield County Mom through September 30, 2021.

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Dipped from A to Z :: At Dipped from A to Z, they create unique and exquisitely designed desserts customized your way. The company is named after the owners two children/taste testers. They specialize in custom-designed chocolate boxes tailored just for you, along with gourmet cookies, fudge, cookie pies, and more. They only use the highest quality ingredients to ensure the maximum dessert experience. They provide for individuals in need of a delicious treat and also cater events such as birthday parties, weddings, baby showers, graduation parties, and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs. All desserts are made to order and are packaged with extraordinary care. They have a Connecticut cottage food license, and all orders can easily be picked up at her front porch.

Receive a small treat box with any order placed over $75 in August.

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Frescobene Artisan Sauces :: As two busy moms, owners, Lisa Maute and Ann Riffice, wanted to make it easier to get a delicious homemade meal on the table without spending hours in the kitchen. They did just that when they created Frescobene Artisan Sauces. These super-premium sauces are made with the highest quality, non-GMO ingredients, the #1 imported Italian tomatoes, Parmigiano Reggiano, and custom-made sweet Italian sausage, to name a few. There are NO added sugars or preservatives, certified gluten-free, and frozen in BPA-free “heat & serve” pouches, which not only maintains peak freshness but also makes preparing a delicious meal easy…and clean-up is a breeze! They offer two specialty sauces, an Amatriciana (made with Pancetta), and award-winning Sausage Ragu, and two traditional sauces, a Marinara Sauce (Vegan) and a Vodka Sauce (Vegetarian). These sauces pair perfectly with all pasta, chicken, pork, seafood, and vegetables…they also make great soups, dips, appetizers, pizzas, and so much more!

Enjoy 25% off Frescobene ordered on their site through September 9, 2021 with the code FAIRFIELDCOUNTYMOMS.

In the Mood Intimates Commando Semi-Opaque Tights :: In the Mood Intimates is a prestigious intimate apparel and loungewear destination in Fairfield, CT. They 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.
Gathered Harvest Granola :: This business started as a way to share the owner Alison’s delicious granola with everyone she met. After making countless batches for family and friends, she knew her granola would be a hit with anyone who loves good food. At Gathered Harvest Granola, they believe in using quality ingredients like pure vanilla extract, premium dried fruits, local Connecticut maple syrup and honey, and Belgian chocolate to make the best granola you’ve ever tasted. Their mission is simple, make delicious granola. No shortcuts, no compromises! 

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GoSili Reusable Cups + Straws :: GoSili is the first brand that focuses on creating silicone products with a high-end design at affordable prices competing directly with plastic. The company is dedicated to building a social movement away from toxic and unsustainable plastic wares by providing the alternative to them. With the excessive amount of plastic tableware linked to adverse health and environmental issues, GoSili is creating a cultural shift away from the overuse of these “throw-away” plastics. As GoSili continues to grow its brands, the primary goal is to promote the silicone benefit, lead the industry, and change how we live. GoSili cups are incredibly durable, can grow with your child, and are meant to last a lifetime. It’s an easy, sustainable solution to kicking the single-use cup habit, whether at home or on-the-go. GoSili reusable silicone straws are soft and flexible but strong enough, so they do not collapse when you are drinking. This key design technique is what makes our reusable straws the best reusable straw! A GoSili reusable silicone straw won’t melt in your drink like a paper straw or hurt your pearly whites like a stainless-steel straw. 

Tom & Sheri’s Iron in a Bottle :: An all-natural wrinkle-releaser spray for clothing and home, with an eco-friendly, BPA-free, cruelty-free, made-in-America breakthrough formula. It’s been featured as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things and on Good Morning America. It makes the perfect tool to keep summer wardrobes and households wrinkle-free, without the drudgery of tedious ironing (talk about a great #lifehack)! The company is family-inspired, family-created, and family-owned. Years ago, Sheri Eudaly gave up ironing and created a homemade spray that turned out to be a game-changer – no more irons, no more hassle, and best of all…no more wrinkles! Her son Austin saw the global need for the product when friends kept stealing his, so in 2018 set out to perfect the formula and share the magic with the world. The result? A modern wrinkle-releaser that’s efficient, effective, and plant-based (bonus: it smells great, too)!

Receive 20% off with the code FAIRFIELD20.


Owl’s Brew Boozy Tea :: Owl’s Brew is a female-founded brand that crafts freshly brewed, bubbly and boozy, organic teas flavored with only real fruit and botanicals. Founded by friends and tea enthusiasts Jennie Ripps and Maria Littlefield, Owl’s Brew results from a lifelong passion and respect for ingredients that come from the earth and not from a lab. On a mission to make the most refreshing and refreshingly made drinks in the world, Owl’s Brew products have real benefits, from real ingredients—allowing you to have fun while making wise decisions. All Owl’s Brew products are made with 100% real ingredients, organic tea, no added flavors, and are comparable in calories and carbs to leading hard seltzers. Owl’s Brew is available in major retailers like Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Total Wine, GoPuff, and more. 


Cape Gold Honey Soaps + Beeswax Wraps :: Cape Gold is a family-run honey and soap business in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Cape Gold sprang from the owner’s beekeeping hobby. In addition to selling honey from her 20+ colonies, she uses the honey, wax, and bee propolis in soaps, salves, lip balms, candles, and beeswax wraps. Her products have gotten progressively more creative, including local botanicals and a variety of skin-loving ingredients.

Receive 20% off soaps through October 31, 2021 with the code Momrocks.

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Essentially Namaste Bug Spray :: Essentially Namaste was born when two moms, Rebecca and Pilar, began sharing holistic tips for non-toxic living after chemical sensitivities and hormone-positive breast cancer wreaked havoc on their health in their early thirties. They started by creating non-toxic products, harnessing the power of plants through essential oils, for themselves and their own families to use. Conventional everyday personal care and household cleaning products often contain very toxic hormone-disrupting fragrances, phthalates, and chemicals that are harmful to your health. They are grateful to share effective and healthy alternatives with you and your families. They are so proud that a percentage of our sales is donated to the Breast Cancer Alliance every day. Bugs Away Magic Spray is one of their top-selling products. Finally, a bug spray is DEET-Free, all-natural, and contains a unique pleasantly smelling blend of clinically tested essential oils that “magically” repels mosquitoes, biting flies, and ticks. 

Use the code Bugoff20 for 20% off bug spray.


The Bee Love Project Honey + Pollen :: The Bee Love Project is an initiative looking to raise awareness of the importance of bees in our environment. Their mission is to make people aware that If we don’t take care of the bees and they become extinct, there will be major food shortages on planet earth, affecting millions of people. Their products are available at the Farmers Markets in Fairfield at the Sherman Green Park, Westport, Fairfield Green Field, Rowayton, and Lachat Town Farm in Weston.

The Bee Love Project is offering 3 special discounts. Click here for the coupon and print or show on your phone. 

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Assorted Items from Candlewood Market :: Candlewood Market is a family-run business in Fairfield Sportsplex. They have been roasting their coffee blends for 13+ years; (Candlewood Coffee.) This includes Organics, Fairtrades, Single Origins, Specialty Blends, and they even do their own Kcups! In addition to coffee, they have delicious teas, local Kombucha, NYC pastries and bagels, breakfast and lunch sandwiches, Rich Farm & Dr. Mikes Icecream, infused olive oils, and balsamic vinegars! And a lot of local offers, including Shaggy Coos & Silvermans Farm!

Receive 1 free coffee with the purchase of $5 or more and 15% off any cut of beef with the mention of Fairfield County Mom. 

Black Rock CT CBD Hemp Oils :: At Your CBD Store®, they believe in bringing superior quality Hemp-derived products to the market. It’s their goal to provide innovative and wholesome Hemp-derived products that utilize natural plant synergies. We focus on promoting our products to the informed consumer, demand transparency, and the highest quality Hemp-derived products. They are continuously striving to push themselves and the industry to new heights in the 21st century. They are the only store strictly dedicated to CBD, CBG, and CBN and carry only top-quality products. All products are USDA Certified Organic and include CBD water solubles, CBD oils, CBD Tinctures, CBD edibles, CBD vape products, CBD pet treats and tinctures, CBD skincare lotions, CBD topical creams, CBG Flower (Raw Hemp), and Delta-8. 

Receive 20% off your order with the mention of Fairfield County Mom. 

Kebella Beauty Soaps :: They are a mother and daughter run business. They are an online retail shop based in Stamford, CT. The products are all-natural, eco-friendly, made in small batches, and handcrafted in the United States. Their purpose is to help people to reach maximum self-love through self-care. They believe all beauty is found within and is radiated throughout.

Receive $5 off $25 CODE: 5OFF and $10 off $50 CODE:10OFF.

Fancypants Baking Co. Upcycled Cookies :: Fancypants Baking Co. is a female-founded and led company manufacturing better-for-you cookies for grocery, bakery, and club stores nationwide. Fancypants’ newest cookie line include upcycled ingredients, are rapidly becoming best-sellers because of their unique ingredient profile and delicious taste. “Upcycled” means creatively using food that would otherwise be wasted. They use the nutrition pulp that is leftover from soymilk and oat milk production to make the cookies. That’s a delicious win for cookie lovers and our planet!
Merc Collective Lilfox Miami Samples :: Merc Collective is owned by fellow Fairfield County Mom Dianne Deaso. Merc Collective is an online boutique that focuses on necessary luxuries. Their mantra is that each day should have a component of luxury. It may be starting your day with an early morning at home facial, curling up with one of their book selections, stepping up your Zoom meetings with some amazing earrings, or closing out your evening with a chilled bottle of wine. The majority of the products that Merc Collective sources are fellow female small business owners, produced in small batches and made in the USA, where possible. They are continuously adding new products, so please follow them for the latest boutique updates.  

Use the code FCM15 for 15% off your purchase for the month of September 2021.


Garlic Expressions Vinaigrette:: They exclusively produce a zesty vinaigrette dressing fused with pickled garlic cloves. Dub it a dressing, marinade, condiment, sauce, or your secret weapon in the kitchen – the flavor’s versatility adds a flavorful punch to any dish. The blend of a small-batch production process and premium ingredients results in the taste and aromatic standard for this two-in-one dressing. They acquire the highest quality garlic from the prime growing region of California. Garlic Expressions’ bold flavor doesn’t mean you need to compromise on your dietary restrictions. This low-carb garlic oil and vegan dressing are perfect for those who follow Keto, Paleo, Mediterranean, Atkins, or Weight Watchers diets. Made in a dedicated facility that does not handle any of the top 8 allergens: wheat, fish, milk, peanuts, soy, tree nuts, shellfish, or eggs.

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The Bug Bite Thing :: The Bug Bite Thing is an easy-to-use suction tool that painlessly and effectively extracts insect saliva/venom from under the skin to eliminate the itching, stinging, and swelling that occurs with insect bites and stings. When you remove the irritant, the body stops producing the reaction that causes itching and swelling. Unlike topical creams and ointments, the problem is eliminated, not masked. 

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Rachel’s Salsa :: Rachel’s Salsa is new on the scene. They created a fresh homemade vibrant salsa, unlike any other salsa. For years family and friends have told Rachel this salsa is amazing, you should sell it. Well, the time has come, and it’s available for the public. She believes you will love it.  


Links Drinks :: The Transfusion is a golf club classic made with vodka, ginger ale, and grape juice. For years, golfers have looked forward to this delicious and refreshing cocktail at the turn or in the clubhouse. Now, Links Drinks has created a “Ready to Drink” Transfusion cocktail in a can! Gluten-free, no preservatives, and natural ingredients. You can enjoy this golf tradition anywhere…the course, beach, boat, or bbq at home with family and friends. Get out there and Enjoy Life!

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Evenflo Feeding Balance + Bottle :: Developed with Pediatric Feeding Specialists, the Evenflo Feeding Balance + Bottle has a unique, naturally sloped nipple designed to support healthy feeding without interfering with your breastfeeding journey. Evenflo Feeding is a parent-led organization on a mission to ensure better care for every baby by providing families with quality, innovative products at a price that does not break the bank. They are here to make feeding available and accessible to all, regardless of wealth, status, or community, because they are…Every Baby’s Advocate & Every Parent’s Ally™.

Save $2 using the promo code BALANCE2OFF on target.com.

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Maia Yogurt :: Maia Yogurt uses 100% grass-fed cows’ milk from happy, humanely treated cows! They’re a naturally less sweet yogurt due to the simple fact that they use less sugar, not because of chemicals! Their delicious, less-sweet, non-fat yogurt is packed with 40+ Billion CFU strands of live active probiotic bacteria, prebiotic fiber, and protein: all the goodies you need to empower your health and wellness. Maia is lightly sweetened with only 2-4 grams of cane sugar per cup. It takes longer to make, but they create a yogurt that needs far less sugar to be delicious by slowing down the process. Their yogurt is certified Kosher, certified non-GMO, and certified organic!

Receive 20% off your online order through August 31, 2021 with the code FAIRFIELD20MAIA.

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YOU have the chance to win a bundle of our favorite things from our sponsors! FIVE winners will be selected on Tuesday, August 31. To enter to win, please click HERE.

Contributor Favorite Things

Michelle :: Cutwater Tequila Soda

Maria F. :: Anxious People by Fredrik Backman, What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarity, and The Return by Nicholas Sparks 

Aarika :: Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens

Daria :: Stasher Bag, Native Deodorant, and NYX Butter Gloss 

Elisabeth :: Pura Vita Bracelets 

Leanne :: Liquid IV and Clif Bar Minis

Caitlin :: Mini Fan

Maria S. :: Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel Potato Chips and Wake-Up Blend Coffee

Jessica R. :: Epic Long-Lasting Liquid Eyeliner and Neutrogena Face Cleaning Makeup Remover Towelette

Melissa :: The 203 Koozies and Cups and White Claw

Emma :: 28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand and Chnaivy Mesh Beach Bag

Charity :: The Cult Classic Purifying Face Cleanser from Tula Skincare

Caroline :: The Body Shop Body Butter and Lilly’s Chocolate

Jamie :: Bracelet Key Chain

Jenna :: Athletic Brewing Company Non-Alcoholic Beer

Lauren :: Shah’s Halal White Sauce


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


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