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NOV 2017

ISSUE 02

Holiday Guide

GIFTS FOR HER

THE GIFT EVERYONE WANTS

HOLIDAY RECIPES

Makeup, jewelry, watches and more! We've got gift ideas for every woman out there!

We're sharing the gift of fashionable organization, and it's a great gift for the whole family!

You won't want to miss this Gingerbread Trifle recipe! Check out the Peppermint Brownies too!


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ishing you the happiest of holidays,

And that you are able to remain calm in spite of the winter craze! We couldn’t be more excited to ring in the New Year, And your support makes us smile from ear to ear! Make time to cherish your loved ones and know you are blessed, And lend a helping hand to those who are stressed. Keep your chin up and your stomach full this holiday season, And leave enough room for the little memories to squeeze in. Let’s welcome 2018 together, And hope we all stay savvy and sassy forever!

Warm Wishes Jenna & Lisa The Savvy Sassy Moms


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Gifts for the Modern Mom

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20 Gifts for baby's first Christmas

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Gifts for kids? We've got you covered!

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The gift everyone will love this holiday season

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Gifts for "her" followed by a gift list for the men in your life

Contributors & Thanks Jamie Yetter Magnolia Mamas Corinne Petras Angela Amman Lisa Kobrin Jenna Greenspoon Hailey, Mia and Ethan Kobrin & our lovely guide sponsors Photographs taken by Benny Choi @disarm


Elegant ways to count down the days


Modern

MOTHERHOOD


An Interview with

JAMIE YETTER Founder/President of Covered Goods

What makes the holidays special for you and your family? I live out of state from the rest of my family, and while I LOVE being in Southern California, it can be tough to be so far away from loved ones! I know there are a lot of mamas reading who can relate to what I’m talking about. That being said, there’s something really special about the coming together of extended family during the holidays—and the renewed focus on tradition. It’s something I don’t get to enjoy regularly—and I think that’s what makes this time of year even more meaningful (for me and the kids!). What are you coveting this season that you hope to receive during the holidays? I’m a single mom of four kids: Lyza (10), Cyndal (8), Alice (4) and Troy (2). Life with four can certainly be busy—and it’s sometimes hard to really slow down and appreciate the small things. During this season—and throughout the upcoming year—I’m really hoping to take the time to be present. Present for my kids, present for my loved ones, and present for myself. I also want to look for more opportunities to teach my children valuable lessons—lessons about strength, love and giving. I think the spirit of charity so many of us feel during the holiday season is incredibly special. I hope to keep this spirit of charity active throughout 2018 (and beyond!).


What are some of the special traditions that you and your family share? Ohhh…we have so many special traditions I’m getting excited just thinking about them! In the spirit of giving, we do a family service project every year. We’ve done everything from making blankets, to preparing food, and serving in kitchens. I try to get my older kids involved in deciding what our focus will be—they’re mature enough for it! We also love decorating our tree, and dressing up to replay the nativity live. And how can we talk about the holidays without mentioning the food! We always spend an afternoon making pizzelle cookies (and eating them, of course). What is a childhood memory that has stuck with you all of these years? When I was a kid we would open pajamas on Christmas Eve. It’s something I now do with my own kids—who would ALWAYS beg to open a present ahead of time. As an added bonus, the kiddos look pretty cute for pictures in new pajamas ;). I also remember making divinity candy and fruit cookies with my grandparents—those treats are still some of my favorites and the thought of them makes my heart swell! What are some of the ways that you give back during the holiday season? I feel so fortunate to be making a living doing something I love—but getting here hasn’t been easy. As I said earlier, I’m aiming to keep the spirit of charity alive all year (and not just for a few months). That being said, we do ramp up our giving during the month of December, with the family service projects I mentioned, and some initiatives as a company. Every November and December we donate our Covered Goods® four-in-one nursing covers to hospitals around the United States for NICU care.


Baby's First Christmas

20 Gifts for babies & toddlers


Adventure Dragon Cape

Shopkins World Vacation - Oh

& Sword Set ($20)

La La Macaron Cafe ($12)

Parker ($140) Police Car Stroller Costumer ($50)

MONOPOLY: Pokemon Kanto Edition ($45)

Tickle Me Elmo ($40)

Mindscope Twister

Ice Queen Coronation

Tracks Trax ($50)

Dress ($30)

Cuddle Case ($25)

Kids Favorites

Doll Dress Ice Princess Coronation ($16)


Play-Doh Touch Bring Play-Doh creations to life in a virtual world. Scan your creation and unlock unique personalities and worlds!

Glow N' Style Rapunzel With the push of a button, Rapunzel's hair will begin to glow as she says 17 phrases and sings!

2016

XPVÂŽ Xtreme Performance RC Skateboard An innovative, new RC vehicle designed for high levels of speed and real skateboard stunts.

Beauty and the Beast Live Action Reenact your favorite scenes from Beauty and the Beast!

top toys of 2017 Pull My Finger This silly game will have your kids laughing for hours! Spin the dial and watch the monkey's bum inflate with each pull. Make him pop and you win! Globber Evo 3 Wheel 4-in-1 Convertible Scooter w/ LED Light Up Wheels The award-winning Globber Evo 3 Wheel 4-in-1 Convertible Scooter is a single toy with 4 unique settings to engage children from 1 to 6 years old and ensure years of riding fun!

Unicone Swirl Maker Create a treat through the magic unicorn! Create a delicious vanilla flavored mousse style treat in a rainbow swirl or creative treats with ingredients from home!

Real Working Buddies Mr. Dusty makes cleaning fun! He can eat it up, sweep it up & dump it out! He has 50 phrases, lights & sounds! You will love his personality! Squish-Dee-Lish These adorable, slow-rising squishables are the latest trend in blind bag collectible toys! 24 to collect.


have fun with games or enjoy a movie at home


our favorite books for kids 2017


Stocking Stuffers for moms

Makeup Brush Cleansing Mat ($10)

Eyelash Curler ($20)

Customizable Cookie Stamp ($15)

Smartphone Mount Miel Sisters Nana Bra 3

($20)

pack ($107)

Lush Bath Bomb ($20)

Stylus Pen ($56) Miel Sisters Luna

INVISIBOBBLE

3 pac thong ($50)

($8) L'Occitane Hand Cream ($12)

PopSocket ($6)

Wine Glass Charms ($6)

Kayo Beauty Creme  ($56)

Micellar Water Travel Size  ($4)


The gift everyone will love

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very year, as we think about what to put on our holiday gift list, we come up with things that we need and things that we want. Sometimes they are items that we will use for a season and other times, they are items that will last for years to come. As life would have it, our needs change as the days go on for one reason or another. This year, instead of the gift of a cozy sweater or a new pair of boots, what we really want is the gift of ease.

A machine that multi-tasks The HUAWEI MediaPad M3 Lite has a multitask view. Mom brain is no joke so we need a tablet that can do many things at a time or else we will forget what we are doing! Manage your time by keeping two apps open at the same time on one screen. Step one to remaining organized and on top of things is having the multitask view so that it can mimic your brain!


night working that suits the eyes Late The screen has an eyecare-optimized display that is perfect for the darkness of the bedroom. For those nights when you just can't sleep because you have too much going on in your brain, the display protects your eyes from harsh bright lights in the dark. Although your brain is wide awake, after being in the dark for a few hours, your eyes are ready for bed! A tablet for the whole family With just the touch of a button, the MediaPad that is perfect for you, quickly becomes perfect for the kids. The Kid's Nook comes preset with a few apps that entertain them and gives moms a few minutes to herself (rare, we know)! Set the parental controls to ensure that they are only doing what you want them to be doing on there! Style and function The MediaPad M3 Lite is versatile in its function and meets all the demands of a busy mom on the go, including the demands of your children! Sizing in at less than 5 inches wide and 8.4 inches tall, it fits in almost any purse. The sleek design comes in 3 colors, white, space grey and gold, allowing you to select the color that best suits your style this holiday season.


GIFTS

from a group


GET COZY

Snuggle with your loved ones!

Wrap yourself in Everyone needs sweat a cozy blanket resistant pj's!

To keep your feet toasty

To look cute in pictures


Aukey Bluetooth Headphones ($30)

TEEN GIFT GUIDE

Lumee Case ($50)

2017

Champion Abba Hot Air

Fujifilm Mini 8 Instax

Sweatshirt ($59)

Brush ($100)

Camera ($73)

from our team of teens

Essie Gel Polish Set

Stance Socks ($20)

($19)

Mr. Moustache ($8) Amped & Co. Eye LED Neon Wall Light ($120)

Enamel Pin ($15)

Fenty Beauty Lipgloss ($18) Beats Pill Speaker ($180)

Virtually Reality Goggles ($50)


Peppermint Brownies

WHAT YOU'LL NEED 6 oz. dark chocolate, chopped 1/4 cup unsalted butter 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup light brown sugar 2 eggs, room temperature 1 teaspoon peppermint extract 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 1 can fudge frosting 1 cup peppermint candies or crushed candy canes

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Directions


Home Style


Gifts for Her

Blanket Scarf

Nudestix Clarisonic

Daniel Wellington Watch Decadent Eyelashes Brush Set Personalized Jewelry

Glamor Case

Rubber Face Mask Abba Ceramic Hair Straightening Brush


GIFTS FOR HIM

CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO FIND OUT MORE! For the hero in your life


PLEDGE to give (self) love this year There’s no sense in internalizing the stress of the holidays. Take 5 every day to reset with a quick meditation sesh. Calm offers guided meditation and mindfulness exercises that reduce anxiety for clearer thinking – helping you de-stress and enjoy your family time.

Take step tracking to the next level with the fitbit Coach app giving you access to quick sets, customized video workouts that evolve based on your progress and run/walk coaching you can do inside or out. Bonus! Use the app with a fitbit or Apple Watch!

You don’t have to be a gym regular to appreciate these awesome fitness apps. Pledge to give yourself the time and space you need for maximum holiday mom-formance.

Barre3 is the modern women’s ballet barre workout fused with familiar yoga and Pilates movements. Barre3 gives you a killer workout with holds that increase with intensity using your own body weight, and exercises to raise your heart rate and lengthen your muscles

Bring the exact workouts you do at the gym, home. Les Mills On Demand gives you access to top classes like Body Pump, Body Combat and Body Flow yoga. These classes will get your heart pumping and sweat dripping – and at the end you’ll feel ahhhhmazing. We love that you can try app for free for 10 days – perfect for holiday travel and snowed in days.

We love Sworkit because it’s totally home based and equipment-free. Just lace up your Nikes and pull on your Lululemon then dive into a workout customized for your fitness level, age and time commitment.


BALANCE THE LOOKÂ When entertaining at home, a simple graphic tee is easy to wear and comfortable to move around in while hosting!

ADD THE SPARKLE When the festivities begin, a sequinned skirt is a fun way to dress up your outfit!

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SHOES

Shoes that have a kitten heel with a pattern are perfect for home entertainments!


LAYER UP We love the look of layers BEANIE and they are functional too! Once the party starts and the room heats up, remove a layer and still feel comfortable.

ALL BLACK When entertaining at home, we are guilty of wearing all  black!  We know that while we are serving dinner and cleaning up, we will ultimately get a stain on our clothes!

DENIM Black denim is a great look for a holiday get together. Roll them up with a pair of booties or wear them full length with stilettos to make the look more formal.

ARM WARMERS Leg warmers were all the rage in the 80's and now it's all about arm warmers. They look fabulous under a sweater or jacket and look great with tank top too!

Entertaining at home


Gingerbread Trifle

Gingerbread is one of the holiday's yummiest flavors. It's a classic favorite that will never get old. This Gingerbread Trifle gives way to the decadent flavors you crave in a holiday treat, but with a fun twist. It's quick. It's easy. It will be the hottest holiday hit you play this season.


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Make it yourself

2 boxes of instant gingerbread mix 3 boxes of instant chocolate pudding mix 6 cups of heavy whipping cream 1 container of Reddi-Whip 1 small gingerbread man cookie cutter. 1 trifle dish Optional: sprinkles for garnish


" Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love."

Lao Tzu

Savvy Sassy Moms Holiday Guide 2017  

We are sharing all of our favorite gifts for everyone on your list this holiday! We hope we have made your gifting easier! Happy Holidays!

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