Colorado Springs Moms Blog :: Favorite Things 2016

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Colo Spgs Favorite Things

We have been working on this project behind the scenes, and we are so excited to share with you all our Favorite Things in Southern Colorado.  A few weeks ago, we gathered our team of writers and surprised them with a fun night of shopping, yummy food and our Favorite Things!  Reviews of these products have been coming in since the night of our get together – this is an awesome list of local favorites.

_6020587_stompedThe Best of Colorado Springs 2016 is at your fingertips…and stay tuned for a fun giveaway at the end of this post!


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_6020759_stompedThe ultimate hostess for our evening of fun!  We had all our writers meet at fab’rik – a cute, trendy boutique in University Village Colorado.  The vision behind fab’rik is to help everyone feel beautiful without the sticker shock. Everything in the store is under $100, with most items being much less than what you would expect.  The styles are beautiful, the jewelry selection is unique, and the staff is charming.  We got to shop and enjoy being out for a girls night in this fabulous new boutique.

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Mile High Bistro

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_6020485_stomped-1We were so thankful to Deanna, owner of Mile High Bistro, for providing us delicious appetizers and desserts for our evening of fun!  Everything was unique and fabulous.  We love Mile High Bistro because Deanna makes catering or providing meals for your family a breeze.  She is very well known for her $5 Meal Deals – you choose how many meals you want for the week and pay $5 per person per meal.  All meals are made fresh and ready to heat and eat throughout your busy week as a mom.  This is definitely a great solution if you don’t have time to shop, prep and cook in your week!

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Red Rock Relish

WEB-6020744Pickle relish is for wussies!  Meet Jalapeño Relish!  This stuff will change the way you do condiments.  Locally made in Monument, CO by a close knit family of fabulous people, this relish is amazing.  We love it because you can open a jar and start dipping chips in it, add it on hot dogs, chicken, fish, burgers, mix it in tuna salad, make a mayo with it, or try out some of the awesome recipes on the website.  Medium or Hot – take your pick.  A little bit sweet with an unexpected kick.  You can find this relish at local stores around Colorado Springs (listed on the website) or order directly from their website and enjoy free shipping.  We also love giving this relish as a gift!  Our writers have been raving about Red Rock Relish since our party!

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Bolder Band

_6020731_stompedHow many of you mamas would love a stylish, functional way to keep your hair out of your face all day long?  Bolder Bands are the perfect solution.  The Bolder Bands stay put so you don’t have to.  This company is based right down the road in Canon City, CO, and we love that every message they put forth is motivational and encourages you to be BOLD!  Our team got spoiled with an original Bolder Band and also the Colder Band, which is perfect for colder CO weather.  We are also completely in love with their tank tops and t-shirts, especially the Blessed Mama shirt.  You can find the Bolder Bands at a few local stores (locations listed on their website) or order online!

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Rocky Mountain Soap Market

_6020734_stompedFrom the scents to the amazing products, we have fallen in love with Rocky Mountain Soap Market…It’s like a CANDY STORE for bath and body shop lovers!  Their motto is “GOURMET bath & body treats made FRESH, just for you!”  Everything that we gave to the writers smelled fabulous, and it is obvious how fresh the products are.  This shop is darling inside, and you can find them on Tejon St. in Downtown Colorado Springs.  Mamas…you deserve to pamper yourself and relax, even if it is in your bathtub at home!

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Izzy’s Gifts

_6020728_stompedFrom adorable Colorado cards, journals and coasters, to custom made jewelry, this gift shop has it all!  We loved giving our writing team a sampling of items from Izzy’s Gifts in Downtown Colorado Springs.  We love Izzy’s Gifts because you can find items in the store in every price range and for any person!  They carry items that range from $2.95 all the way up to $500, and you can find the perfect gift for a Colorado Native or a friend out of state!  We also love that Izzy’s Gifts has a small town feel and is helpful for moms.  Simply call Izzy’s to shop over the phone, have gift items wrapped and even call when you go to pick up – if you have kids in the car, they will run your items out to you!  Now that is awesome service for unique items!

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Veterans Wine & Liquor

_6020521_stompedWhere are all the moms who love wine?  We know you are out there!  Well, Veterans Wine & Liquor loves MOMS!  This store has it all and ranks our top Liquor store in Colorado Springs.  They provided the team with bottles of “Mommy’s Time Out” wine (how perfect — I think we need to order these by the case!) and also a few bottles of Rekorderlig Ciders, which are amazing if you have not tried them.  We love Veterans Wine & Liquor because the staff is truly second to none – friendly and helpful – they will even carry purchases to your car if needed.  (There have been several times I’ve been in there with my boys too – no worries – they have suckers for the kids.)  The selection is truly what sets Veterans apart.  They carry wine, liquor and especially craft beer that you cannot find anywhere else in Colorado Springs.  5 Stars for being dynamic!  Visit them at Academy & Austin Bluffs – in the same shopping center as King Soopers.

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Camino Massage Therapy

WEB-6020750We can’t think of a better way to relax as a mom then with a massage.  Your tired muscles from carrying babies and toddlers, being on our feet all day, and performing as an everyday athlete deserve some rejuvenation!  Camino Massage is the perfect place to unwind and relax.  Located off Garden of the Gods Rd, it is centrally located and convenient.  When you first step foot in the door of their business, you are greeted with a trendy, calming atmosphere that makes you want to stay for a long while.  The staff at Camino Massage is amazing, and they understand moms. They specialize in Prenatal Massage. Our team got treated to 30 minute massages, and everyone has been so excited to get these scheduled.  To say this is a Favorite Thing on our list would be an understatement!

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The One Butt Bakery

WEB-6020749If you are looking to indulge for a celebration or maybe just satisfy some cravings…The One Butt Bakery is our Favorite way to do so!  This local bakery is a mom run business, and her slogan is “A kitchen so small, only one butt fits.”  We love supporting local moms who are hustling on top of being a rock star mom.  Her truffles are delicious and there are endless flavors to choose from!  So, the next time you have a celebration or just want some homemade treats, call The One Butt Bakery.  We gave each of our team 2 of the truffles, and we are guessing most of them were gone before they arrived home.  YUM!

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Lotion Bar Cafe

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We don’t think moms can ever get enough pampering and relaxation!  Lotion Bar Cafe provided Bath Bombs, which are a great addition to any bath to help take the experience up a few notches.  The specialties at Lotion Bar Cafe include the bath fizzles and goats milk lotions.  You can find a list of local shops that carry the products in Colorado Springs here.

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_6020609_stompedA huge thank you to Whitney Elliott Photography for joining us and for capturing our evening in such beautiful photos.  Whitney made all of us moms feel beautiful, and she is a joy to work with!  Please visit this great photography company online.  Find her here:

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We loved sharing all of these goodies with our team, but we just can’t stop there – we’ve got a giveaway for YOU!  One lucky lady will win the FULL set of our Colorado Springs Moms Blog Favorite Things items – worth over $175!

Enter below – you have until Monday at Midnight and we’ll announce the winner on Tuesday.  Share this post with your friends and give them a chance to win as well!

Favorite Things 2016

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Tonya grew up in Iowa and attended the University of Northern Iowa, where she majored in Health Promotion (the degree you choose when you know are meant to make an impact but you don’t know exactly how) After graduating in 2003, her adventurous spirit lead her to pack up her little car and move to Colorado Springs. Her heart was easily won by the beautiful landscape, the amazing weather, colorful Aspen trees, and the fabulous people in this city. In 2008, she married her love and best friend, Ryan. They added two amazing boys to the family…Landon (2009) and Kellan (2011). After a rewarding career as a Director for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and a sales representative for Pfizer, her heart desired more time with her boys. In 2011, she became a work from home mom, focusing on her very busy boys full time and her health and wellness coaching business part time! Her passion as a mom includes building legos, trips to the zoo, family hikes, fishing, and camping. Her passion as a health coach is helping people see their potential, reach goals, and lead a healthy lifestyle. In her spare time (what is that again??), she loves working out, running, and reading. Her favorite things to do with her handsome hubby include riding bikes downtown Colorado Springs for date nights, hiking the incline, trying new (exotic) foods, spending time with great (adult) friends, and trying craft beers (inspired of course by her husband!).

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  1. CONGRATULATIONS to Joyce Trujillo!! You were randomly selected as the WINNER of our FULL set of Colorado Springs Moms Blog Favorite Things items! ENJOY & we hope you love them all as much as we do! THANK YOU to you who participated in our giveaway- We appreciate your support and for following along!

    Joyce- Please email [email protected] to claim your gifts! Thank you— Colorado Springs Moms Blog Team:)

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