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Uncommon Personalities: Meet Laura Cabrera

January 12, 2016

Laura Cabrera | UncommonGoodsLaura Cabrera, Recruiter

My hometown is…
Brooklyn, NY; however, I reside in Queens, NY.

I’m inspired by…
A mother’s strength, when they have a child battling cancer.

If I could learn to do one thing perfectly, it would be…
Making lasagna.

My guilty pleasure is…
Cheese of any kind, and coffee.

Within the next 10 years, I hope to be…
Able to volunteer a chunk of my time at any children’s hospital and help parents, children, and siblings get through their tough days.

If my 6th grade teacher could see me now, he or she would say…
“Your English has improved, and do you remember the preposition song?”

My favorite food of all time is…
That’s a hard question…because I like food.

An uncommon fact about me…
I’m an identical twin.

The Uncommon Life

Buzz-Worthy: Attention-Getting Goods

January 7, 2016

It already seems like years ago that everyone was debating the colors of the infamous dress that broke the Internet back in the first weeks of 2015. (We were a #blueandblack office!) There’s no doubt that we witnessed some crazy trends this past year.

Through all the noise, it turns out that you didn’t need a pizza-loving rat to go viral in 2015. We took a look back at our biggest trending moments, from getting published in print, to appearing live in front of a studio audience, to becoming “Instagram famous.” We’re excited to share our top talked-about products of 2015!

Pistachio Pedestal 

Featured in the December issue of Food Network Magazine.

Pistachio Pedestal | Food Network Magazine | UncommonGoods

2016 Bubble Calendar

See it pop on the TODAY Show.

2016 Bubble Calendar | UncommonGoods

Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit 

Featured in Parade Magazine’s online holiday gift guide.

Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit | UncommonGoods

People Feeder

Featured in the December issues of Every Day with Rachael Ray Magazine and Real Simple Magazine.

See it in Real Simple’s online gift guide for men!

People Feeder | UncommonGoods

DIY Smartphone Projector

See it on LIVE With Kelly and Michael’s online gift guide for teens.

DIY Smartphone Projector | UncommonGoods

Mary Jane’s Earrings

Featured in the August issue of Bust Magazine.

Mary Jane's Earrings | UncommonGoods

Wine Sack 

See it in action on the Wendy Williams Show and the TODAY Show.

Wine Sack | UncommonGoods

 

Foodie Booties

Featured in the December issue of Food Network Magazine and modeled by the adorable @FoodBabyNY on Instagram. 

 

Foodie Booties | UncommonGoods

Hot Dog Booties | UncommonGoods

 

The Mug with a Hoop

See it in action on New York’s PIX 11 and WGN Chicago

The Mug with a Hoop | UncommonGoods

 

Planet Lollipops

Recommended in Fashion Consultant Clinton Kelly’s online shopping guide and featured in US Weekly’s holiday gift guide.

See it in US Magazine’s online gift guide for foodies!

 

 

Planet Lollipops | UncommonGoods

The Uncommon Life

Uncommon Personalities: Meet Arnold Pittman

January 2, 2016

Arnold Pittman | UncommonGoodsArnold Pittman – UncommonGoods Operations Team Lead

My hometown…
New York City.

I’m passionate about…
Sharing my wisdom with others that may benefit from my experiences and being open so I can continue being a student to life.

The best gift I’ve ever received is…
Madison, Harmoni, Sidney, Cheyenne, Imani, and Jayden. My children!!!

My favorite food of all time is…
STRAWBERRIES any time of the day (preferably in season and not too big like they’ve been pumped with Hulk water).

If I could learn anything, it would be…
How to count cards at Vegas…”Yeah baby!

My style is…
Versatile.

The most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen is…
My grandmother living to be 102 (almost 103!) years to see her great grandchildren and still be kickin’ it –and I mean parties, she works, and does her own shopping.

An uncommon fact about me…
Facts, plural:
1) I can drift like Vin Diesel in Fast 7, and
2) I can wiggle my ears…both at the same time and…individually (wink).

The Uncommon Life

Instagram Challenge: THIS YEAR…

December 31, 2015

Instagram Challenge | This Year....

The next Instagram Challenge theme is THIS YEAR. Many of us treat a new calendar year as a clean slate, and for good reason. So far in 2016, we haven’t made too many mistakes yet, there hasn’t been time for much disappointment yet, and we probably haven’t broken our New Year’s resolutions quite yet. These first few days are the perfect opportunity to reflect on our goals for the next 12 months. Whether it’s long distance travel, preparing for an addition to your family, or starting a new hobby, we want to see what you’re scheming up for 2016! While sharing your photos, be sure to use the hashtag #UGInstaFun to be in the running for a $50 gift card. Visit here to see the creative entries we’ve received so far and scroll down to view our inspiration from Pinterest (including some of our very own goods to inspire you in 2016).

Cheers to a happy and healthy new year!

Cork Globe | Instagram Challenge | This Year....
Anywhere Travel Guide | UncommonGoods | Instagram Challenge
West Coast IPA Beer Brewing Kit | Instagram Challenge | This Year | #UGInstaFun

 

Congratulations to @kellysgreen for winning our “It’s A Wrap” Challenge with this creative gift wrap idea! 

Instagram Challenge Winner | It's A Wrap | UncommonGoods

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7 Ways to Journey Through Your New Year’s Resolutions

December 31, 2015

Frog Prince | UncommonGoods

New Year’s Resolutions.

We know. You make them. You keep them – for a week, maybe two. Then, you…think about them. Finally, you give up and break them.

Every year.

This year will be different.

Oh, you’ll still break them. But at least you won’t be alone. This year, we’re here to help.

We hereby present the UncommonGoods 2016 New Year’s Resolution Journey Companion Objects Collection: three items per resolution, corresponding to the three inevitable stages of every Resolution Journey.

Resolution: Get fit by running

 

Runbell | UncommonGoodsDo it ! | RunBell  $25.00

 

New York Marathon Map | UncommonGoodsThink about it… | New York Marathon Map  $28.00

 

Speed Chair | UncommonGoodsBreak it. | Speed Chair  $1,100.00

 

Resolution: Get fit by biking

Magnetic Bike Lights | UncommonGoods

Do it! | Magnetic Bike Lights  $32.00

 

Bamboo Bike Wall Clock | UncommonGoodsThink about it… | Bamboo Bike Wall Clock $64.00

 

Bike Chain Bottle Opener | UncommonGoodsBreak it. | Bike Chain Bottle Opener  $10.00

 

Resolution: Read more books

Library Card Tote Bag | UncommonGoodsDo it! | Library Card Tote Bag $20.00

 

Literary Scarves - Jane Eyre | UncommonGoods

 

Think about it… | Literary Scarves – Jane Eyre $48.00

 

 

Flask Book Box | UncommonGoods

Break it. | Flask Book Box $56.00

 

Resolution: Grow a garden

Gardeners Tool Seat | UncommonGoods

Do it! | Gardener’s Tool Seat $30.00

 

Cozy Beneath the Garden |UncommonGoodsThink about it… Cozy Beneath the Garden $75.00 – $145.00

 

Do Good Hammock | UncommonGoodsBreak it. | Do Good Hammock $195.00

 

Resolution: Become a host/ess with the most/ess

Cheese & Crackers Serving Board | UncommonGoods

Do it! | Cheese & Crackers Serving Board  $48.00

 

Wine Cork Personalized Art | UncommonGoods

Think about it… Wine Cork Personalized Art  $250.00 – $400.00

 

Stoneware TV Dinner Tray | UncommonGoodsBreak it. | Stoneware TV Dinner Tray  $24.00

 

Resolution: Learn to play an instrument

Guitar Chord Blocks | UncommonGoodsDo it! | Guitar Chord Blocks $35.00

 

Personalized Gold LP Record | UncommonGoods

Think about it… | Personalized Gold LP Record $175.00

 

DJ Cat Scratching Pad | UncommonGoodsBreak it. | DJ Cat Scratching Pad $35.00

 

Resolution: Travel the globe

Adventure Water Filter | UncommonGoods

Do it! | Adventure Filter Water Bottle $74.99

 

 

Puzzle Ball - The Earth | UncommonGoodsThink about it… | Puzzle Ball – The Earth $40.00

 

Birth Announcement Pillows | UncommonGoods

Break it.| Birth Announcement Pillows $100.00