Compiling a list of Fabulous Finds is not always an easy thing for me to do. I don’t want to write about just any old products. The list needs to be about items that I really love and yes, use. It’s that much better when I know the products are made with stewardship for this planet in mind and forethought to my health. Here are some recent Fabulous Finds that meet these criteria.
Is it terrible to fawn over a phone case? I hope not, because I am really fawning all over my Moshi. My husband even liked mine so much I gave him my black one and got the tan. Writing this article led me to discover all their other extraordinary products for enhancing the mobile lifestyle…from backpacks to earphones to wireless charges to phone cases to travel bags to personal accessories. I will soon be buying a purse and a travel bag.
They are made of vegan leather, but for those who want leather, I’m telling you, seriously, you won’t be able to tell the difference…well, maybe it lacks that leather smell. What really stands out, however, is that these are the most innovative and user-friendly products I have come across. They put zippers and pockets just where you need them and make bags expandable. For instance, their Treya is three bags in one: a messenger for commuting to work, a backpack for hands-free convenience, and a briefcase for going to meetings in style. It also includes a removable clutch when you don’t want to carry a big bag.
Finally, Moshi is committed to environmental stewardship. They are aware there is only one earth and believe it is their responsibility to proactively adopt measures to mitigate environmental impacts. As such, the product design focuses not only on aesthetics, but also on durability and reusability. Love it!
My quest to up my game in being kind to the environment includes the products I bring in and use around my home. In doing so, I found this organic bedding company, Coyuchi, that I’m going to replace all of my old linens and towels with. Founded over 25 years ago, the company is the pioneer of organic cotton in home textiles. For them, sustainability is more than just a philosophy. They are committed to sustainability, Fair Trade, and minimally processed organic & natural fibers like GOTS Organic and a a zero waste water recycling method.
The natural palette, tactile softness and raw beauty of all coastal lands inspire our design process allowing us to bring home the restorative feeling one gets where water meets the land, no matter where they are in the world.The natural palette, tactile softness and raw beauty of all coastal lands inspire our design process allowing us to bring home the restorative feeling one gets where water meets the land, no matter where they are in the world.
The Secret Ingredient Girls
You will be sure to thank me because you have just found the perfect hostess gift. You will also thank me because it’s an amazing olive oil and vinegar for you, too. I found The Secret Ingredient Girls through an article in a local magazine and made my first of many purchases. They sell only the freshest, most healthful, and amazing tasting olive oils.
The company was created to share a passion for food, cooking, and wellness with others. They look for and sell only ingredients that adhere to their values and philosophy, believing that great food, and really everything good in life, begins with wholesome ingredients. I particularly love that they believe cooking with tasty and nourishing ingredients at home is the best way to stay healthy. Knowing exactly what goes into our bodies elevates the healing power of food.
I had to chuckle, but love that one of the founders, Alina Lawrence, has training and certification in olive oil sensory analysis! Who knew this or being an olive oil consultant even existed! And not to short the other co-founder, Silvia Baldini, who is a distinguished chef and a winner of Chopped.
The website also includes recipes and a few other products for sale including a wonderful truffle salt and yes, even one for…in between the sheets!
From the Ground Up
Pretzels made from cauliflower…no thank you. Okay, that was my first reaction when my husband brought home a bag of Cauliflower Pretzels made by From the Ground Up. After we finished off the bag in one setting, we decided we definitely liked them.
The company believes that food should offer equal parts of taste and nutrition. They offer products that bring you familiar shapes and flavors of comfort snacks, but a with a better-for-you twist. Plus, they’re gluten free and vegan. I have to worn you that they sneak in a veggie blend powder just to make sure you get in some of your daily requirement!
You can also get crackers in different flavors and can buy them pretty much everywhere that sells snacks, including Amazon.
I first came across this product line when I bought their hand sanitizers at Whole Foods. It smells great, is gentle and moisturizing, and is 99.9% effective against most common germs. I later discovered their hand soap, face exfoliator, and shampoo. But they make a slew of items, including a 3 in 1 with shampoo, body wash, and bubble bath. So far, the products I’ve used have all been effective, smell great, and are reasonably priced!
It’s a company that started creating essential oils in their garage in 1995 and has evolved into hundreds of products. They’re made with plant extracts and essential oils like mandarin orange and Meyer lemon. In 2004, they became a certified organic manufacturer, but because there are no certifications in the personal care or cosmetics industry for organic ingredients, they follow the guidelines for food. That says a lot about the integrity of this company.
You can buy the products in most stores and online, including Amazon.
What Fabulous Finds have you fell in love with lately?
Sherry is one of the TriWivesClub and LifeDoneWell co-founders and contributes to multiple blogs. She is a former co-owner of the California Apparel News and had a career in the healthcare industry. Her passions include traveling, real food, the environment, and animal rescue/welfare. She lives a healthy lifestyle and has been a vegetarian since 1987. She and her husband are parents to two rescue pups and reside in Connecticut.