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This Just In: Mushroom Kit

October 12, 2011

It can be hard to get kids (and some adults) to try new foods, especially if those foods are kinda funny looking. Mushrooms, for example, are quite delicious, but some folks just aren’t in to fungus.

Those caps can seem a bit strange, plucked from the dirt, packaged in foam, and wrapped up in plastic at the grocery store. But, you don’t have to go to the supermarket to find edible mushrooms. You can actually grow them easily at home, so picky eaters can see from just where their food is coming.

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This Just In: Desktop Nesting Trio

August 31, 2011

Jamie said: “Good looking, eco-friendly, great idea to help people with disabilities.”

Tamara said: “Clever use for recycled rubber.”

Rachel said: “This are very interesting and on your desk would be something to start conversations with. Then they are made in AMERICA and by people who probably enjoy their work! I would love to tell people where they could get one just like it!”

We love that this set of three desk organizers is handmade from recycled rubber by folks in a job creation program in Wisconsin. Our voting app users agreed that these sturdy baskets are a cute (and practical!) way to store pens, pencils, paperclips, and more.

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This Just In: Astrology Jewelry

August 31, 2011

We love Julie Nolan’s astrology necklaces and bracelets, but we just weren’t quite sure which our customers would like more. Luckily, we have our handy community voting app for predicaments such as these.

We asked our voters to share their thoughts on these stellar cuffs and pendants.

Jennifer said: “Both are great! Love the idea & would make a great gift if it came with something explaining it. Will have to have the necklace for sure!”

Heather said: “Love them both, but especially the bracelet.”


Susie said: “The cuff style would be nice for a guy. I would prefer it in a necklace form.”

The verdict? You loved them both! Based on your fabulous feedback, the necklace and the cuff are now available for purchase. What else is in the stars for UncommonGoods? You decide!

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This Just In: Screwball

August 25, 2011



Renee said: “Love it! I already have the “f” bomb! So clever.

Breen said: “it’s quirky – which keeps it is line with uncommon goods point of view…”

Handmade by long-time UncommonGoods artist Fred Conlon, the Screwball is one part pun and one part paperweight. Thanks to votes from our community, this wacky weight is now in our lineup. If you want to weigh in on more potential products, visit our community voting app!

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This Just In: Hold-Me-Tight Pillows

August 17, 2011


Molly said: “Love it…its a nice way to send my niece a long-distance hug.”

An anonymous voter said: “That’s adorable, though I think the crying one’s a little depressed. It appears to have the same comforting factors as a blankie, but it can’t rip and gather dirt by being dragged. Plus you can hug and sleep on it–very cute.”

MaryKay said: “These are so cute. Grandkids will love them.”

Our voters loved that these hand-loomed pillows are made with super-soft 100% pima cotton yarn, hand-loomed, and colorful. These squeezable companions have special arm-shaped handles, so little ones can hold them tight when a big hug’s in order.

If you enjoy reading comments from voting app users like MaryKay, Molly, and our mystery voter, visit our community voting app and check out more of our community approved goods.