These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

Can you believe the holiday season is already upon us? Christmas and Hanukah items are out in full force at any big box store, holiday commericals are being played on tv, and there are even radio stations busting out the Christmas music. It's crazy to think we are already making lists and checking them twice.

Besides the real reason behind the season, which is the most important, let's not forget that... I love finding just the right gift for my friends and family. It's easy to go to aforementioned big stores and pick out the latest and greatest. But, where's the fun in that? Some of the best, most perfect gifts to give are found from small businesses, and small business owners.

Today I'm sharing with you a few of my favorite things, along with some sweet savings to go along with those things. Your holiday list should decrease after today. :)

For the Wine Enthusiast
ThinkEco2 Wine Racks, Wine Boxes, and Wedding Decor
I can't say enough great things about this Southern California company, and their products. All ThinkEco2 are amazing, hand-made, green products. Their wine racks are so beautifully made, and compliment any space.
I love the shabby chîc look, and how little space it takes in my already not-so-large kitchen.
ThinkEco2 is offering a 20% discount on their wine racks. Simply enter the code MMHOLIDAYS1 at checkout. I promise you, or your gift recipient will adore these products.

For the Sports Fanatic
Society 43 Sunglasses
As an owner of plenty of sunglasses I cannot express how awesome these particular shades happen to be. Without fail I wear these every Saturday (regardless how poorly my Cyclones happen to be this season). And, without fail I always get compliments on my sunglasses.
The glasses come in a variety of collegiate teams, NBA teams, and everyday styles. I can't help but checkout their website and ogle over what new pair I would like to add to my collection.
These would make the perfect stocking stuffers!
For the next two weeks Society 43 is offering a 20% discount on all their products. Simply enter MMHOLIDAYS upon check out!

For the Fitness Fashionista
Ruffles With Love Workout Wear
There is something about feeling good about the clothes you workout in. Am I the only one who feels as if I have a better workout when my threads are motivational *and* cute?
I was introduced to these amazing work out tanks at the beginning of my half training this spring, and I wore them during my long running days. Something about them made me feel like I could run farther, faster.
Here is just a sample of the Ruffles With Love collection.
I own a few of these, but want them all! If you want to send something cute my way this holiday season I'll take the "I Run Like a Mother...", "Suck it up Buttercup", and "Rise Shine & Run".
For the next two weeks you can take 15% off your order when you enter the code MMHOLIDAYS at the checkout!

For the Accessory Obsessed
Brady Bands Hair Bands and Hair Ties
Who doesn't love a good accessory to compliment the cutest outfit, workout outfits included! And, what person with even the slightest bit of hair doesn't appreciate something that will keep said hair out of the face and eyes?
May I introduce Brady Bands. These adorable bands are stylish and can be worn for any occasion.
This is just a taste of the HUNDREDS of bands offered.
Brady Bands is named after a little boy, Braden, who lost his life to brain cancer in 2012. The absolute best part of this product is that a portion of each sale is donated toward childhood cancer research.
Until December 31 you can receive 10% off your order when you enter the code BBVIP10

For Anyone Who Needs an Extra Boost
Advocare Spark
I'd be lying if I told you I didn't really believe all the hype behind Spark... Until I tried it. Now I'm a believer! No afternoon is complete without grape Spark. It's the extra boost I need to get me through those never-ending afternoons with a toddler (love you Marcus!). This is actually on *MY* Christmas list. So, whoever drew my name, I would not be mad if grape Spark was all that was in my stocking.
My blogging buddy Mateya has a super sweet deal lined up for the entire month of November for Monologue readers. Just shoot Mateya an email (mkuhlman32@hotmail.com) and she will get you hooked up.  

And there you have it. Some of my absolute FAVORITE things!
Now get to shopping. :)


  1. And now the Sound of Music song is in my head, thanks :) haha :) Thanks for sharing, I still havent bought one of those tanks, I need to!!

  2. I'm pretty in love with those running tank tops! I might have to grab one or two... :)

  3. I'm with you, I love finding just the right thing for the special people in my life! And most times those things are at small businesses!

  4. Oooohhhh... I love those headbands! I'm definitely a headband kind of girl. I just might have to pick up one or two as a Christmas gift to myself!

  5. Thank you for these discounts. My mother in law recently ran a half marathon so I think I found the perfect gift :)

  6. I'm tempted to start running just so I can wear those tanks.

  7. I'm loving all of this!! and...now I'm online shopping instead of working! HA! Thanks for the discount codes.

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  9. I love these ideas!! Especially the workout wear. I'm starting to think about what to get for the kids and Mr. Big - its not as easy as you'd think! LOL

  10. I am offended that you forgot my favorite holiday of the year.... 10 points if you know what it is!

    I am so in love with Brady bands, that I would seriously marry them if I could. I have yet to try spark, but I think I need to check it out.

    And, can you tell that I needed a break from work for a hot second? Catching up on blogs for the week.