Sunday, December 28, 2008

Ease the Flu with a Sick Bear Bowl

Unfortunately, the flu has hit our house this holiday season and it has spread like wild fire to all four of us. Luckily, my boys didn't have to spend any time hugging the toilet. Instead, they could stay in the comfort of their rooms knowing that their Sick Bear Bowl would do the job. Simple and sturdy, the melamine bowl comes in three colors, pink, yellow & blue. It is the perfect size for little ones, not too big, not too small with child sized handles. It doesn't tip and is dishwasher safe.

Visit today and pick up a Sick Bear Bowl for your little ones. Shop now and receive a free TY Stuffed Animal of your choice (while supplies last) with your purchase of any Sick Bear Bowl. This is a great deal for only $10!

Purchase today and tuck the bowl and buddy away for the next time your little one is feeling under the weather, it will make a perfect little pick me up!

Dry Weather? Lips Rejoice with Supergoop!

Looking for a way to protect your lips during the cold dry winter? Check out the 4 Lips Pocket Stick Set by Supergoop and give all the lips in your household some love! Made by the same company who makes my favorite sun protection products, Supergoop goes above and beyond any other lip protection. This minty twist up easy to use lip balm is a must have for any pocket, purse or backpack. The aloe based SPF 30 protection is combined with Vitamins A, C & E to make your pucker feel smooth, soothed & protected from the sun. Whether you're hitting the slopes, sand, or shops, don't leave home without your Supergoop!

On a side note, my family went up to the local mountains today and both of my boys have very sensitive skin that chaps after one lick in the cold. We brought our Supergoop Pocket Sticks and guess what??? No chapped lips!

Visit and protect the lips you love!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Santa Speaking

My kids just got their call from Santa this evening and the looks on their faces were priceless! This is our second time receiving this service and it is an absolute 'must' for our family every year! My sons even asked, 'I wonder if Santa is going to phone again this year?". I absolutely love to watch them as Santa asks about what they have been up to and what is on their Christmas list. He tells the kids that they are on his good list and also, he mentions things they could improve on. My oldest sons' mouth dropped to the floor a few times, it was funny. Each call is totally personalized with tons of personal details that only "Santa" would know about their life. You can also request a copy of your recording so you can listen back to the whole conversation. A great keepsake item!


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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Joobles: Love At First Squeeze

Looking for a new lovie for your little one this holiday season? Meet the Joobles from Fair Indigo! The most adorable little characters I've seen in a long time, these soft and squishy creatures are hand made in Peru under fair trade conditions (READ MORE NOW). They are made of organic cotton and dyed with eco-friendly dyes, so you can be sure your little one can love away with no worries about safety issues. There are 9 Joobles to choose from and trust me, the choice will be hard. I promise you though, no matter who you choose, you'll instantly fall in love. My favorites are Fair Bear and Jiffy the Giraffe.

Visit the Fair Indigo site today and purchase with pride. I mean how often can you buy something and KNOW for SURE that the people creating it are being treated the way you'd want to be treated? Great concept, great company and super cute products! Shop Fair Indigo this holiday season and give gifts of goodness.

Which is your favorite Jooble? Send your answer to me at If you're the lucky 10th person, you will win your very own Jooble to cuddle with.

Magnet Street's Swanky Christmas Cards

I am so excited to send out my Christmas cards this year because they are SO cool!! Not only are they wonderful photos taken by my favorite photographer and friend, Tere Quintanilla, but they are a fabulous design by Magnet Street and the best part.....the card is a magnet!! Your friends and family will be super impressed with your holiday cards this year!

Magnet Street is fantastic! They have all sorts of fabulous layouts and designs and you can upload them yourself and change fonts, colors, etc. It is like your own custom printing shop! Magnet Street has designs for the holidays, weddings, birth announcements, business cards, and much more!

For a limited time only, enter SAVE50, good for 50% off!


PS Merry Christmas from my family to yours this holiday season!
xxxooo Amber Hewitt, Owner of

Photography By Tere Couture

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Smarty Santa Chooses Smart-e-Bear!

The hottest new gift for all good little boys and girls this year should definitely be Smart-e-Bear or another member of his crew, Smart-e-Cat &
Smart-e-Dog. No matter which furry friend Santa chooses, your little one will not be disappointed! When you think of electronic toys, soft and cuddly doesn't normally come to mind. However, the Smart-e-Bear and friends are so soft and squishy, that you will forget all about the little box inside that makes them come to life.

When our Smart-e-Bear arrived, I couldn't get him out of the box quick enough. My 4 year old was immediately drawn to him and was playing Simon Says before I could even free him from his twist ties. All of a sudden, there was my 7 year old (usually way to cool for a "stuffed" animal) fighting for it. Is it really that cool? YES!

Smart-e-Bear and friends have an internal box that acts as their "brain." The software includes preloaded songs, games, and stories that are appropriate for little ones. With a squeeze of a hand or foot, your cutie can navigate their way around, choosing exactly what they want to listen to or play. The fun doesn't stop there though! Smart-e-Bear and friends each come with a USB cord and can be connected to your computer. The Smart e Bear site is sort of an "iTunes" for kids. You can purchase additional songs, stories, and games as well as add your child's name so that their new friend greets them personally!

The Smart-e-Bear makes the perfect gift for any little one on your holiday shopping list. Designed for kiddos 2 and up, you can choose what you put on your little one's new best buddy. Add some lullabies for nap time or have a dance party after breakfast! Smart e Bear and friends are sold at retailers nationwide. Costco seems to have the best deal. However if you don't have a membership, there are other options. Visit the Smart e Bear site to find a store near you.

ONE lucky Swanky Mom will get their very own Smart e Bear this holiday season! Visit the Smart-e-Bear site and take a look around. Be the 2nd person to e-mail me at and tell me 2 awards that this great product has won and you will be our lucky winner!

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Dark Night, Bright Feet, Brilliant Idea!

Ok, so I have to say I have found this year's gift worthy of giving to everyone on your holiday shopping list! When I first discovered Bright Feet, I chuckled, I mean light up slippers, silly right? Ummmm, no! Genius. These things are perhaps one of the most fabulous inventions I have ever come across. I've been wearing them the last few nights and I have to say they are the most useful item I have ever slid my feet into. Not only are they comfy, but they are built to last. The soles are sturdy and perfect for walking indoors or outdoors. Their surface is easy to clean, and the battery compartment is hidden well, but easy to get to.

How do they work? Super simple, these "smart" slippers have a sensor on the side that tells them if it's dark out. A little pressure from your little piggies, along with some darkness, and voila! A bright path awaits you. My favorite use, going upstairs in the dark. I also used them last night to take out some trash and to switch the laundry in the garage. I'm telling you, Bright Feet are something you never knew you needed, until you have them!

There are so many uses for Bright Feet. If you're a camper, these are perfect for walking around the campground at night. Need a night time potty break and don't want to wake anyone up with the lights? Slip them on and head to the bathroom. Nursing mommies or bottle feeding daddies can wear them and make it safely to baby without disturbing anyone. Also great for power outages, or emergencies.

Bright Feet come in 5 different colors. Their sizing is clear and true to size and they are unisex, so they're easy to buy for all of the feet on your shopping list! This year I plan to buy them for several people on my list including dad, grandpa, grandma, uncle and auntie too!

My only complaint? I'd love to see Bright Feet in kids sizes. I can just imagine the fun with a family "Light's Out Dance Party!" Visit Bright Feet today and brighten up your holiday season.

*Free shipping with 2 or more pairs!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Great Girlfriend Gift Alert: FUMI

It's very seldom that I post a review THE DAY I get the item. But I'm telling you this little puppy is a must have for anyone that carries a handbag. The perfect girlfriend gift this holiday season? The FUMI. I know you're probably thinking, "The What?" FUMI, it stands for Fashionable Unique Multi-purpose Innovation. Simple and elegant looking, this thing is a beast! Strong as an ox, I tell ya. The FUMI is a purse holder (but also doubles, I mean triples, as a bracelet or purse accessory). I tested the FUMI out today on a Tory Burch tote FILLED with all of my mommy goodies: wipes case, wallet, make up bag, check book, camera, the works. My bag is heavy and the FUMI kept it all in check, balancing perfectly on the edge of the table keeping my bag up off the floor with ease. The FUMI now has a permanent spot in my bag. I can't wait to take it out to dinner (yes, it deserves its own date).

Whether you carry a tiny handbag or a mega mommy bag, the FUMI is a must have. Visit their site today and stock up on girlfriend gifts! There are seven different styles and lots of other fun goodies at the FUMI site. I also think this would be a great teacher gift and if you've got teens, tell Santa it makes a perfect stocking stuffer.

A Great New Year's Resolution for Kids: READ More!

Looking for a great gift that will double as a great New Year's Resolution for kids? Give the gift of reading! Excite Books is a new program that allows children to get their hands on new books every month. Easy and affordable, all you do is go to the Excite site and choose a grade level, from preschool to teen. There's also an option to receive cook books or puzzle/activity books. You then choose your plan, between one and 3 books a month. The price ranges from $4.99 to $14.99, depending on the amount of books you choose. Once you've chosen and paid, your surprise package (teacher approved books) arrives in a super fun red metallic envelope. Who doesn't love flashy mail!?!?!

We tried out the 3 book pack which also comes with some surprise goodies (wooden glider, bubbles, etc). Another item in the package is a postage paid envelope addressed to a school in need! Why you ask? Let me tell you:

What I love most about Excite Books is the charity aspect. When your little ones are over their new titles, they can choose to ship them off to a school library in need. However, if they love the book, they keep it! The choice is theirs. My boys each got a package (one pre k and one first grade). They chose to keep a few and send a few. So cool and so affordable!

What kid doesn't love mail? A cool looking package filled with educational items that helps kids learn about charity, you can't beat that! As a former teacher, I think this is a fantastic program, definitely worth a try. AND, speaking of try, Excite Books is happy to give you a free trial of their program (just pay shipping). Another great feature of this company? No pressure. If you're done, your done. There's no contract and you can cancel at any time.

Visit Excite Books today and sign up the little reader in your life!