Over 300 Women’s Tops on-Sale at Nordstrom: Made in USA

There is a big  sale on women’s tops going on now at Nordstrom. With brands like: Rag and Bone, Bobeau, Eileen Fisher, Alice + Olivia, AG, Frame and more. There is a really good selection of colors and sizes (maternity included) so you really can’t go wrong.

Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post: Please do!From dress….To semi-casual…To casual…There are a lot of options to fit your mood and style.

Regards,

Kathy

Rare Sale at The Grommet: 20% Off Sitewide September 15 Only!

We’ve been writing about The Grommet for a long time because of the large number of fun, unusual American-Made products they carry. One thing they don’t have: a lot of promotional discounts, so you’ll want to jump on their one-day Thank-You Sale on Friday, September 15. You’ll get 20% sitewide and you won’t need a coupon code. Here are some of our favorite products:

Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post: Please do!repast3 The hand-crafted Repast Ravioli Rolling Pin produces perfect little pillows of pasta that won’t break open during cooking.Whether towing it behind a canoe or floating it in the pool, you will love grabbing cold drinks and food from the CreekKooler.Do you have a special place in your heart for a certain waterside location? The lake house you played in as a child, the site of the bayside cafe where you got engaged, the harbor where your family arrived in the USA? Now you can get a customized topographical artwork that beautifully maps these special bodies of water. We saw one of these in person and it is even more beautiful than it appears in pictures.If you appreciate your beer, The Cap Trap line of products will let you show it off. These laser-cut wooden maps of the USA, individual states and a variety of other fun shapes, are designed to be filled with the bottle caps of local brews. They are made in Tampa from Baltic birch plywood.imageThe Swurfer and is a crazy-fun-looking swing developed by a surfer to prepare his kids for riding the waves.imageThey’re colorful, they’re rugged and they let your kids assemble giant-sized dinosaur skeletons! What could be better? Check out these Boneyard Pets.These fish-inspired knives and corkscrews are perfect for the outdoorsy person.Motorcycle riders love these little Guardian Bells, since they are considered good luck charms.The New York Times Commemorative Book is always a fun gift, since it compiles the items that were in the news on Dad’s day if birth.This Maine-made Brahm’s Mount herringbone blanket is great for snuggling and is rugged enough to pass to the next generation.And finally, Cutting boards from Brooklyn Butcher Block will make your cooking and grilling even more enjoyable.
Regards, Kathy

Canvas Jackets For Him and Her: Made in USA

I stepped outside this morning to walk the dog and realized something: it’s getting cool out there!  The day has come when I’m going to need something a little more substantial than a long sleeve shirt. Then, with perfect timing, we received an American Giant Catalog in this afternoon’s mail and I was immediately drawn to the canvas jackets for him and her.The Mechanics Jacket and Utility Shell are both made from a heavy duty water resistant canvas. The men’s jacket is partially lined while the women’s isn’t.Both the men’s and women’s jackets comes in two colors; Cargo Green and Raven Black. The women’s jacket features an A-Line silhouette while the men’s jacket features elasticized shoulder gussets which allows for greater freedom of movement.Finally, the men’s jacket also features a waist adjustment if you like a slimmer fit. Both garments are made in Oakland, California.

I have a barn jacket that is coming to the end of  its useful life and now I have a good idea of what I will be replacing it with.

Regards,

Paul

Slip-on a Silicone Ring and Save Your Fingers: Made in USA

I’ve always enjoyed wearing my wedding ring and, when I was young, a silver puzzle ring. The down side? There have been a couple of occasions where bicycle crashes and other accidents have left me with a swollen finger and I had to have the rings cut off.  So, the thought of a silicone ring with a bit of built-in flexibility is really appealing to me.Enso Rings manufactures a range of rings made from a hypo-allergenic silicone compound. The rings are also engineered with what they’re calling “Anti-Ring Avulsion Technology,” meaning that the ring breaks away and protects your finger. These rings also feature air flow channels that helps keep you finger dry.Enzo makes a complete line of rings for both men and women.

Here’s one of my favorites.

Regards,

Paul

Denim Trucker Jacket: Made in USA

Whenever I see an American-made denim jacket I just have to check it out. This latest addition is a trucker style from Flint and Tinder offered by Huckberry.

Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post: Please do!The origin of the nickname “Trucker” is an unusual story. Supposedly it came from the Japanese, who pictured it being worn and broken in best by American long-haul drivers. Originally made from only raw selvage denim, the jackets would, after miles of wear, take on that great personalized fading that means so much to denim fans.What’s different about this jacket is that it’s made from a 2% stretch fabric that allows for freer movement. It’s cut a little longer than typical denim jackets and has a more modern slim cut. The jacket features two inner pockets and two hand warmer pockets along with a Type 1 chest pocket. The jacket is pre-washed for added softness and features button closures.While some people question the denim-on-denim look, I have always thought it worked really well, especially with the darker denim washes.

Regards,

Paul

One couple's search for a Made-in-USA lifestyle