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INLU for the Holidays - in lieu of excess, hassle and waste

INLU for the Holidays

Yes, we’ve already moogled INLU for parents. But did you know that there are so many other useful ways to use INLU?

Are you or anyone you know saving up/asking for that one bigger gift? Come on, we all have that special something on our list! Why not create an INLU? Let your friends and family know what you really want this holiday season and allow them to contribute to your dream gift. Hey, do you really need another set of wine charms? or does your child need another cheap plastic toy?

Make gift giving more meaningful and create an INLU. As they say,

“in lieu of excess, hassle and waste, pitch in for a happier planet” and YOU!

Create an INLU today – it’s not too late!

ursa major - super natural skin care for men

Ursa Major
Super natural skin care for men

Yes. Skin care for men. Their skin is different and should be treated differently than women’s skin. Exercising and eating right make the top of the list when caring for one’s body. But do men think about what they are putting on their body?

They should. The vast majority of products out there are made almost exclusively from water and synthetic chemicals, including some unhealthy ones. Learn more!

Ursa Major is a premium, natural and effective line of skin care products just for men. You won’t find any chemicals or fillers in these products, only:

  • premium natural ingredients (98.5-100%)
  • 50% organic ingredients (average across the line)
  • subtle aromas (whole blends of essential oils)
  • locally sourced ingredients from small sustainable farms (when possible)

Ursa Major products are better for your skin (and the environment). Look at all these testimonials from some pretty big magazines and retailers. And Ursa Major products are “made with passion, pride and purpose in the USofA”.

You can buy any of their products online or find a shop near you!

Get that guy in your life switched over to Ursa Major.

Stave Puzzles - hand-crafting the world's finest wooden puzzles since 1974

Stave Puzzles
Hand-crafting the world’s finest wooden puzzles since 1974

So you think you’re good at puzzles? Have you tried a Stave? You just might not be as good as you think you are!

In our fast-paced-high-tech-plugged-in world, these puzzles are a welcome distraction. Made in Norwich, Vermont, Stave Puzzles are works of art that will challenge you in ways you didn’t think was possible from a puzzle. As each piece is hand cut (yes, hand cut), by one cutter with one saw, it’s so rewarding as two pieces slide perfectly together. Not to mention that even getting two pieces that fit is such satisfaction!

Stave Puzzles are not your ordinary puzzles either. Not only are they made from wood (they’ll last), you’ll find:

  • adjacent edges*
  • empty spaces
  • phony corners
  • no photograph to help you

Take a look at their Teaser, Trick and Troublemaker puzzles! No wonder Stave’s boss calls himself the Chief Tormentor!

Every home needs at least one Stave Puzzle.

* “adjacent edges are whammy edge pieces which are two abutting edge pieces that look like corner pieces held together by a third piece.”

Prmot.it
Empowered Social Promotions

This new B2B Vermont startup is all about getting you sales! They’ll help your company run mobile and socially optimized promotions to connect you with a broader customer base.

Their end-to-end promotional system will help you design, distribute, and track Coupons, Contests, Sweepstakes, and other promotions, across your social network. Then, their SharePower feature will help your promotion to go viral, and reach a much broader customer base.

Once you have created your promotion, you’re able to track performance, customer demographics, distribution, and more from your Prmot.it dashboard. And, best of all, every coupon distributed is a high-quality lead for future marketing and incentivising.

So, if you want:

  • valuable leads
  • to grow your sales
  • to spend less money on advertising
  • to spend less time on social media
  • to reach more people

Prmot.it is the solution for your business. They’re free for the first 30 days, so you have nothing to lose, and only leads and sales to gain!

meal train
support friends, strengthen communities

exactly as the name suggests, this website organizes meal trains – a train of meals made and delivered to friends and family who currently need help. think of your community, perhaps there is someone right now who:

  • had a baby
  • had surgery
  • has an illness

their energies are no longer focused on food shopping and cooking. so delivering meals is a great way to take away that burden and allows you to help this person/family during this time. it’s a win-win all the way around.

meal train is the most efficient and effective way to organize meal deliveries. it’s all about scheduling and organizing in one convenient place.

you can either start a meal train for yourself or for someone else. when you make a meal train you are creating:

  • an interactive, online meal calendar
  • invitations to share via email and Facebook
  • customized calendar dates, times, and meal preferences
  • reminder emails prior to scheduled mail delivery

everything – dates, who’s delivering, what’s cooking – is all in one place. they even have useful information on mail train etiquette. magazines such as real simple have highlighted meal train as a daily find problem solver.

you probably know someone right now who needs to have their meals delivered. make them a meal train and allow their friends and family to support them.

take a look at what meal train has done so far:

  • over 750,000 meals organized
  • over 80,000 families helped in the u.s. and beyond
  • over 2,500 meals organized most nights.

oh and by the way – meal train is free and yes, they’re located in vermont!

shoutplans
real-time discovery of social intent for daily activities and events

have you ever wanted to grab sushi or go to a concert but none of your close circle of friends were available? well, shoutplans can help you! shoutplans is a free social planning tool that lets you discover what everyone around you wants to do and when.

all you have to do is sign up and shout out what you want to do to your friends and/or local community. as they call it – you are “expanding your planning pools“. once you find others that are interested, use their built in planning tools to easily coordinate a sushi date, catch a movie, find a carpool to the mountain, grab a beer, or whatever and then get offline and actually be social!

it’s as simple as 1, 2, 3:

  • shout it
  • plan it
  • do it!

and maximize your free time with shoutplans.

learn more.

notabli
the story of your kids, and the kids you love.

notabli is THE solution for every parent who has had grandiose intentions of documenting their child’s life. hey, isn’t that all parents? maybe you were going to keep a journal, a scrapbook or a blog but wait, what happened? life happened! months and months go by and you’ve done nothing or maybe only a little something. no scrapbook, no journal, no blog.

this is exactly why you need notabli! notabli is an iphone app and website that will allow you to document your child’s life experience, notable moments and memories all in one place. and as a bonus you’ll be able to privately share with others who you invite to keep up with your kids (such as grandparents, siblings, and close friends).

as they say on their website, these dads (all designers and developers themselves) are building notabli for:

  • busy parents
  • long distance relatives
  • moments & memories
  • their children
  • themselves

this new and intuitive way to “capture, share and remember” is now available!

download the app from itunes today!