Colorful Handcrafted Planters: Made in USA

Sure, you can go to a big-box store and buy a mass-produced planter for a song. We think there’s a lot more satisfaction in buying an artisan-made, all-American item.

Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post: Please do!This limited edition collection of colorful modern planters was created by the husband and wife team of Kat Hutter and Roger Lee. He’s a ceramic artist who creates the shapes; she’s a painter who creates the colorful designs.

The colors, in this case, were inspired by the landscape of the West Coast. Each planter is slip-cast in durable stoneware.

Regards, Paul

The Red Wing Heritage Chelsea Boot: New and Made in USA

I’m always on the lookout for great American-made shoes and boots – and I’ve got my eye on something new.

Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post: Please do!I’ve been looking for something a bit more dressy, but not formal, and I really like Red Wing’s new Slip-on Chelsea Boot, which is Made in the USA. It’s available in three different finishes: Black, Copper and Olive Mohave Desert, to complement any wardrobe.I am a huge fan of the brand. I own three pairs of Red Wing Iron Rangers, which work great with my typical casual style, but I think the new look would fill a gap in my wardrobe. Like many of the Red Wing products, Chelsea boots are designed to be resoled so you can get quite a bit of life out of them.

I also like is how Huckberry paired the boots with a care kit so you can keep the finish looking sharp with just a little elbow grease.



Check Out Todd Shelton’s Women’s Wear: It’s Made in USA

Over the past few years I have made no secret of my love for Todd Shelton clothing. I really appreciate the attention to detail and careful fit. So, now that Todd has introduced a line of women’s wear I encourage our female readers to check it out.While the offerings are limited, the pieces are carefully selected:  jeans, dresses, button down shirts and more.  There is always a great amount of care taken in the selection of materials and design.

If you like what you see, definitely  sign up for the “25 for 24” promotion. As new items come out every few weeks, you can take advantage of a 25% discount on items for the first 24 hours they are offered.




1968’s Hot Sneakers Back on the Shelves: Made in USA

If you were a kid back in the late 1960s, chances were high that you owned at least one pair of these sneakers. Now you can buy them again – and they’re made in the USA!

Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post: Please do!PF Flyers Windjammers in canvas and suede for men and women are the latest designs to be called back from the company vault.  First released back in 1968, they are  now part of the new Made in USA collection.  Proudly made  in Boston, MA.


A Campfire in a Can? It’s Made in America

After three  Nor’Easters in less than 10 days here in New Jersey, anything to do with warmth sounds pretty good to me. A campfire in a can? Sold!

Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post: Please do!When I saw this portable campfire by Radiate it made me think back to the days when we used to fill a wheel barrow with dirt and build a fire in it (sort of a poor man’s fire pit). This has the advantage of being easier and WAY more portable.The Radiate  contains non-toxic, recycled soy wax mixed with recycled paper pulp. It doesn’t create soot or a have smokey smell. There are no embers to worry about and it is waterproof.  A typical can will have a  3-5 hours burn time.The Radiate also comes in a version with an all natural Eucalyptus bug repellent. The only downside: you can’t roast marshmallows over that version.



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