Friday, October 10

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SAVVY MOMMIES

A Savvy Mommies public sale will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Spring of Life Christian Church in Mesa (U.S. 60 and Crismon Road).

For more information on the sale or to find out how you can consign your merchandise, go to the Savvy Mommies . You can also contact Gretchen Laird at info@SavvyMommies.com or call (602) 570-3576.

FIRST-TIME HOMEOWNERS

For further information, call (602) 262-6794.

DRUG-FREE ARIZONA

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MUST-HAVE CHRISTMAS GIFTS

After October 13th, this list can be found by .

BABY/KIDS/NEW PARENTS:

* Eebee's adventures - $17.95

Eebee's Adventures is a line of DVDs, books and plush toys for infants and toddlers, featuring "eebee," the first-ever character created for the baby. Eebee's Adventures programming and toys were all created from a baby's point of view and are completely interactive. Eebee products not only relate to babies, but also encourage relationship play.

* Susan Brown Deluxe Sensitive Baby Basket (Holiday Gift Basket) - $50.00 .

Susan Brown's Baby delivers the essential gift basket for new mommies and newborn babies this holiday season, with the Deluxe

Sensitive Baby Basket. Filled with pure and natural products that include skin-benefiting and high-end botanical ingredients for the most sensitive skin, your baby will be smiling and squeaky clean in no time.

* TrendyTwinShop.com Matching Baby Clothes - $30.00 +

Everyone seems to be having twins these days! This site was launched by two Atlanta moms who were tired of running ragged trying to find cute, coordinated clothing and apparel for their twins. They have merchandised the site in "twos" to help moms and friends of multiple babies save time and effort while finding the cutest options.

* Primp Kids Casual Wear- $32 +

Mini A-listers including Harlow Madden and Zahara Jolie-Pitt are always clad in these comfy and adorable kid versions of the best-selling "It" Girl casual wear.

ECO-CONSCIOUS:

* Stirrings Organic Classic Cocktail Collection - $14

Stirrings Classic Cocktails brings back the four essential mixer flavors needed to revive the era of classic cocktails: Ginger, Apricot, Sour and Sour Cherry. In addition to being organic, this line represents a significant innovation in the cocktail mixer category by virtue of the line's versatility: each mixer can be paired with virtually any spirit to create a multitude of cocktails.

* Tsi~La's Eau De Parfum Collection - $95.00

Tsi~La's Eau De Parfum Collection is a quartet of mesmerizing 100% natural aromas that will satisfy any palette. This collection of 4 mini roll-on fragrances are a perfect gift for the holiday season. Made from the world's finest essential oils and plant botanicals, Tsi~La feels as lovely on the skin as it smells! Scents include: Kizes, ILang ILang, Kesu and Fleur Sauvage.

* Simply Green Organic Cotton Blanket by Studio® - $79.99

This blanket is made with 100% organic cotton and woven for extra durability. For the environmentally conscious, this plush blanket is made with organic cotton grown without harsh pesticides or synthetic fertilizers, so it promotes a cleaner environment. It's super soft against your skin, too!

* LittleMissMatched Cotton Pop-Top Gloves -$30.00 .

Hand-knit winter wear that is made from natural yarns. A percentage of each and every sale goes back to the Peruvian community where the items are knit. Love how you can still dial your cell phone while keeping your palms nice and warm!

* Fashionation Neo/Eco(cardboard) Speakers - $14.95

This company has just launched a new line of eco-friendly accessories. Items from the collection will include accessories such as 100% recycled cardboard speakers that run without batteries and fold flat for easy travel and recycled plastic pyramid speakers. Celebrity fans include Chace Crawford, Hayden Panetierre, Lauren Conrad, Avril Lavigne, Taryn Manning, and more.

BEAUTY JUNKIE:

* theBalm BalmBeach and BalmSprings - $21

Add a touch of glamour to your holiday vacation with these 'novel' products containing mini versions of the essentials. Designed to look like your favorite trashy beach read, this kit comes complete with everything you need to make your holiday beautiful.

* Surprise & Shine Record a Message Palette - $40

Personalize your gift in a unique way by sending a holiday greeting that literally speaks for itself. Utilizing Stila's patent pending Talking Palette technology, this palette of must-haves allows you to record a completely customized message. You may not be able to primp with some of your best friends, but they can still hear your words of reassurance anytime, anywhere.

* Philosophy the cookie exchange - $30

Nothing says 'holiday season' more than the mouth-watering smell of cookies baking in the oven. You don't have to feel bad about indulging in the fresh-baked goodness of Philosophy's cookie exchange set ($30). This calorie-free box of treats includes four decadent (4 oz.) shower gels in your favorite cookie flavors - chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, snicker doodle and sugar. Even if you try them all you'll still have room for dessert.

* Molton Brown enchant gift set - $60

Enchant the beauty junkie in your life with this gift set from Molton Brown, featuring 6 miniatures of their most popular body washes.

* Kooba for Beauty.com Exclusive Holiday "Glam" Kit - $85

For the beauty obsessed, Beauty.com and Kooba have created the ultimate accessory for a glamorous holiday season - a limited edition make-up bag filled with the season's must have beauty essentials. The lilac cosmetic bag is made of polyamide coated nylon and has multiple compartments for all of your storage needs. It comes with everything you need to get ready for a busy season of holiday celebrations, including a deluxe sample size of Blinc Mascara and Tarte Clean Slate Primer, a full size Stila Lip Glaze in Holly Berry, Cargo Blush in Fresno, Sue Devitt Eye intensifier Pencil in Bangalore, Lorac Powder, a Butter London nail file, as well as Boscia and Oscar Blandi Seta samples.

* SPLURGE: Anthony Logistics Deluxe Overnighter - $185

This can be found at select Nordstrom locations. Anthony Logistics For Men collaborated with premier leather goods company Morgan Grays to create a luxe leather men's grooming kit with all the necessities to cover him from head to toe, packaged for the man on the fly. Includes the Glycolic Facial Cleanser, Facial Scrub, Pre Shave Oil, Shave Cream, Sea Salt Body Scrub, Glycerin Hand and Body, Coconut Shampoo, Citrus Gel, After Shave Balm, and Lip Balm.

Frequent Flyer:

* The Nuddle - $110

The nuddle (nap + cuddle = nuddle) is the perfect way to get cozy on a long flight, or even make the most bare-bones hotel room feel like home. The nuddle is an ultra-plush cuddling blanket that has open slats for your arms, along with an outer hand pocket to keep hands warm while still being accessible so you can do things like read, write, and eat. There is also a foot pocket at the bottom to keep your feet tucked in. Roll it up and clip it on top of your carry-on for a relaxing in-flight experience.

* Lauren Merkin Luggage Tag - $25 at

Without a doubt, the most chic way to identify your luggage. Love how durable it is- won't fray or fall off no matter how rough the baggage handlers get. You can also purchase:

Laura Merkin Passport - $55

Laura Merkin Card Case - $35

Lauren Merkin Mirror - $35

Lauren Merkin Zip Key Pouch - $55

Lauren Merkin Jewelry Case - $85

* SPLURGE: White & Warren Travel Set - $350

Treat yourself or someone special with our most coveted accessories- together in one set. The knitted cashmere First Class Travel Wrap does double duty as a chic wrap for evening or chilly days, and as a luxurious travel blanket. The cashmere ballet flat combines a super soft knitted upper with a suede sole and satin lining for keeping toes toasty in style. Along with the cashmere eyemask, this trusty trio is a must-have for travel or lounging at home. Neatly fits into a silk pouch for effortless packing.

TECH SAVVY:

* Mini Photo Viewer Keychain- $19.99

The high tech version of the classic photo stuffed in the wallet, this easy to use keychain lets you take your favorite photos with you. Make it even more special by pre-loading it with pictures.

* Canon Selphy CP740 Compact Photo Printer - $80

This is SO easy to use- it can provide instant gratification as even the least tech savvy can get it to work within minutes, and the most tech savvy can enjoy its simplicity and amazing performance.

* RCA EZ205 Small Wonder Digital Camcorder with 2 Hour

Recording and 1GB Memory - $89.82

Small, durable and easy for uploading videos to the web, this is a perfect present to give the YouTube fanatic, college student, new parents, or anyone who always likes to capture the moment.

FASHION FANATIC:

* The Limited Antique Pearl Necklaces - $30.00

These look like unique antique pieces picked up at some fabulous estate sale. Buy one, two or three to stack and add some sparkle to any look- these really are timeless pieces that any girl would love to have.

* Sir Alistair Rai Men's T's -$60 +

Men live in t-shirts, but never think to spoil themselves with a "designer" tee. These are super soft, feature flattering fits, and fit in with the "message" trend that we are seeing in fashion this season.

* ALDO Ties- $15 at

These ties are on the skinnier side- very on trend with what we are seeing in menswear right now, and at $15 a pop, you can get him a whole stack. Perfect for the professional who doesn't always want to look like everyone else at the office

* Armitron Watch- $70

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Love this watch for many reasons- the price tag being just one of them. It looks super expensive, flatters both the most dainty and the most masculine of wrists, and the battery lasts forever.

* SPLURGE: Myla Camisole and shorts - $415 / $270

For the ultimate in luxurious and comfortable sleepwear this holiday season, choose Trudie camisole and shorts in pure Italian cashmere with silk satin trim and matching bed socks.