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East Valley Moms Blog 2016 Favorite Things Guide

East Valley Moms Blog is passionate about supporting all things local.  There are so many incredible artisans, designers and business owners all over the Valley. 

That’s why we are proud to bring you this hand-selected list of our Favorite Things from the Valley!  Many of these businesses are mom-owned and all of these products are available right in town!

We hope that you will support these local businesses for Shop Small Saturday and all year long!




Vinum 55

Vinum55 is a local company with three valley locations in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Chandler.  We are a full service social wine group that offers the Arizona wine community a variety of personalized wine services.  Each location offers exclusive members-only events, from private wine tastings with distinguished wine makers to private dining events with some of the best local chefs.  Our members are presented weekly with unique wine buying opportunities rarely offered to the public.  Each facility features a private tasting room that offers our guests a comfortable and stylish place to sip their wine and socialize with friends and fellow enthusiasts.  Vinum55 also offers wine collectors full storage and collection management services, including home cellar management.  Each facility is equipped with a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar built to accommodate collections of any size. 

Arizona Stronghold Vineyards

The primary lineup of Arizona Stronghold includes Dayden (Rosé blend), Tazi (White blend), Dala (Cabernet Sauvignon), Dala (Chardonnay), Mangus (Tuscan blend) and Nachise (Rhone blend).

Our Flagship wines include the Lozen (Bordeaux Blend), Bayshan (Rhone Blend), and the Diya (White Blend), which showcase the best wines Arizona’s terroir have to offer.

Also available is a series of unique and limited Site Archive wines, available exclusively at our Tasting Room and our wine club members.

Be You Jewelry

Custom hand-stamped jewelry

Phoenix-based jewelry designer, Lisa Pauling, creates personalized, custom, hand stamped pieces just for you. Each piece is different, simple, classic, and imperfectly perfect. Jewelry pieces are available in copper, sterling silver, gold fill, and rose-gold fill, and are always made with love in Arizona. Lisa puts her heart and soul into every piece, truly making her collection one-of-a-kind, unique, and heartfelt.


WHY WE LOVE IT:  It doesn’t get much better than hand-made jewelry!  Whether you are ordering something for yourself or looking for the perfect gift, Be You Jewelry is the first place to look!  Simple and unique designs allow you to express yourself Be”YOU”tifully!

FAVORITE THINGS DISCOUNT!! FRIENDSGIVING. It is good for 20% off at our Etsy site:

Valid through 11/29

Bubby Goober's Baked Good

Bubby Goober’s specializes in rustic, small hand pies and french-style galettes made using a combination of local, organic and non-GMO ingredients. Everything we do is by hand, from grating fresh nutmeg to constructing each individual pie. Although our pies are rooted in tradition, they are anything but that. Our pie crust is flaky, buttery and similar to a croissant rather than a traditional pie, and our flavors have a unique twist. Some examples include Black & Blueberry with local honey, Cherry Amaretto, Peach Bourbon with a brown butter cinnamon glaze and Strawberry Ginger. When people taste Bubby Goober’s pastries, they are tasting a piece of The Valley through our commitment to producing quality products and the partnerships we have with other local farmers and artisans who bring their heart and soul to what they do as well.

WHY WE LOVE IT:  We can’t say enough good things about Bubby Goober’s Baked Goods!  From the flaky, buttery crust to the unique, delectable flavors these are an absolute favorite of the EVMB team!  PLUS they also support local by using several local products in each pie they make!

Cookie Girl Cookie Shop

Cookie Girl Cookie Shop specializes in all natural gourmet cookies. We have traditional, wheat-free, and vegan options. We use quality ingredients and love using locally-sourced extra virgin olive oil from Queen Creek Olive Mill in some of our varieties. Cookie Girl Cookie Shop has a variety of unique cookie flavors, however we are best-known for our Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and our Sweet Potato Cookie.

WHY WE LOVE IT: Cookie Girl Cookie Shop uses quality ingredients and some locally sourced products as well and it shows!  You won’t feel bad giving these cookies to your kids!  In addition to fully baked goods you can also buy make your own cookies which are the PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT!

FAVORITE THINGS DISCOUNT!!  20% off cookie purchases of $50 or more online by using the code EVMBCOOKIE, offer good from Friday Nov 25th to Tuesday November 29th

Fairytale Brownies

Fairytale Brownies was founded in 1992 by two childhood friends, Eileen Spitalny and David Kravetz. Armed with little more than a treasured family brownie recipe, they created a business that has grown to become the nation’s largest mail-order gourmet brownie company, with shipments of more than 6 million brownies, cookies and bars.. Every batch is made by hand and baked using the finest ingredients, such as Belgian dark chocolate, farm-fresh eggs, pure creamery butter and dark brown sugar. Each treat is individually wrapped and certified kosher for dairy. Fairytale Brownies are a taste of pure enchantment.

WHY WE LOVE IT:   Fairytale Brownies are so delicious and make the perfect gift for any occasion!  Only using the highest quality ingredients everyone in the family will enjoy these! 

FAVORITE THINGS DISCOUNT!! At checkout enter code CARD20 for 20% your merchandise order-no minimum 

Iconic Cocktail Co.

Iconic Cocktail Co. creates handcrafted, small batch cocktail mixers for the home bar. It starts with a simple method; 2oz of spirit, 1oz of Iconic Mixer, and 1/2oz of tart (lemon or lime juice). You can shake that up and serve it up in a chilled glass or serve it over ice with a little soda water. Our product is great for any level of mixologist or even for people who enjoy tea and coffee. Our batches are small to keep them fresh and our ingredients are as local as possible. Our mixers are great for hosting parties or mixing up a nightcap after a long day. After you open it, keep it refrigerated. We say they keep for three months or flavor integrity but the true “expiration date” is a year from the date that we made them. Every bottle is stamped with the date they were created on to ensure you have the freshest cocktail. We’ll be featuring our three core flavors in the 4oz size. Kaffir Lime Tonic, a classic tonic recipe paired with herbaceous lime; Ginga Syrup, made with ginger root that packs a punch; and Spiced Honey, five spices and local Crockett’s honey making it both warm and sweet. A craft cocktail isn’t far away with one of our mixer. It starts with a simple method and a little inspiration, all you have to do is “just add spirit.”


WHY WE LOVE IT:  Iconic Cocktail Co. uses only the freshest ingredients from around Arizona.  You can enjoy your cocktails without all the extra sugar and additives.  Plus you can use them in more than just cocktails!  You must try the honey in your morning coffee!

FAVORITE THINGS DISCOUNT!!  online only discount for 10% by using promo code EVMFAV on their website. This offer will be good up through Cyber Monday at midnight

Page Spring Cellars

Here at Page Springs Cellars, we primarily work with Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Additionally, we dabble with other red grapes such as Cabernet Pfeffer, Counoise, and Cinsault. Our white grape loves include Viognier, Rousanne and Marsanne. While you may occasionally see us blending with Cabernet Franc, Barbera or Sangiovese—the flavorful grapes of the Rhone will always be our focus.

We like to keep an open mind about winemaking. While a good deal of what we do could be considered traditional (selective picking and sorting, small open-top fermentations, hand punch downs), there are times when the judicious use of technology can markedly improve a wine. We generally do not fine or filter, but there are occasions when a rough filtration brightens fruit or removes rough, gritty characters. In short, we always make the best wine we can. We have a wine centered philosophy. The market is not driving our winemaking, quality is.

Queen B Home

Whether  you’re looking for a unique, custom home accent piece for yourself, or a gift for that special someone, Queen B Home has just what you are looking for!  Specializing in hand made wood signs right from Mesa!

WHY WE LOVE IT:  We love to add our own personalities to our homes and Queen B Home makes it easy! From fun and funky to simple and classic, Queen B Home will step up your decor game!

The Sheet Lady

I know that it is really hard to buy sheets you can’t feel. That’s the most important thing about sheets right? Well these are soft, like super soft. Not like – slip off the other side of the bed when you jump in- silky but soft like butter and you don’t want to get out of bed soft. If you like stuff crunchy sheets that you have to iron, these are not the sheets for you. I am proud of these fantastic sheets and I know once you try them you will be back for more! If there is a manufacturer defect please contact me and I will resolve the issue. I can’t wait to hear how much you LOVE them! 

WHY WE LOVE THEM:  The Sheet Lady sheets are like butter!  Get ready for the softest  sheets you’ve ever slept in!  Plus, they are SO AFFORDABLE you’ll be able to buy them for everyone in the family!  The Sheet Lady doesn’t just make sheets!  Check out her new duvet sets and adorable holiday pillows!

East Valley Moms Blog received products to review for our team and to use as giveaway items for this guide. All opinions are our own however we hand selected these businesses ourselves as they truly are our favorites!

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