Alamo City Moms Blog Favorite Things


On Tuesday, we gathered for an evening of fun and festivities with the Alamo City Moms Blog Team. Our night was filled with laughter, a gift exchange, and a delicious dinner provided by Pollo Tropical, the island-inspired chicken restaurant that recently opened its doors in San Antonio. And y’all, Pollo Tropical is delish! If we have to recommend anything, it’s the chicken paired with the curry dip. The corn souffle was equally amazing!


What our team didn’t know is that we’d been doing a little stealth research over the last few months, and we wanted to surprise them with a few of their favorite things! We approached some of our favorite businesses and asked them to participate so that we could put together a package full of surprises for the ACMB Team, and after weeks of planning, we can finally share our list of Alamo City Moms Blog’s Favorite Things!

(Cue Maria von Trapp: “Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…”)

Elements Therapeutic Massage

ElementsAsk any mom on our team whether she could use a massage, and we’re willing to bet the answer would be “yes!” When we decided we wanted to spoil our team, we knew massages were a necessity. And who better to provide them than the team at Elements Therapeutic Massage? Ahhhh!! Their 55-minute treatments at two convenient San Antonio locations (Alon Shopping Center & Stone Oak) are exactly what our tired mamas’ muscles need to ease into the holidays.

Sarahjane Oilcloth Totes

sarahjaneOh, the mom bag! I think you could just about pull Mary Poppins out of most of our bags if you asked us to. But we are just in love with Sarahjane Oilcloth Totes. These bags are big, bright, and colorful and scream San Antonio…maybe because the owner is from right here in the Alamo City!



 Cinco Vodka


At Alamo City Moms Blog, we love locally owned businesses! Contributor Megan just loves locally owned and operated Cinco Vodka. This five-star vodka is made by hand in small batches right here in Texas. We celebrated the night with specialty cocktails by Cinco Vodka, and each of our team members walked away with a few of the last glass mini-bottles of Cinco Vodka.




From Scratch Farm Healing Salve


We partnered with From Scratch Farm for our First Birthday Bash and quickly learned that contributors Candice and Maggie love their products! Double points for From Scratch Farm for being both local and organic! Their Healing Balms are a combination of beeswax and oils, making them amazing for your skin. Plus, they smell great too!



Bakery Lorraine Macarons

bakerylorraineDo you ever wonder what heaven tastes like? Head to Bakery Lorraine, try one of their macarons, and you will have the answer. Contributor Amanda LOVES these items, and they are, most definitely, one of her favorite things! Hint: These make great hostess gifts!


The Home. T


Our contributor and copy editor, Taylor, is a huge fan of a comfy tee, so we knew we could combine a tee and a little Texas love together with one of our faves, The Home. T. These t-shirts are seriously the most comfortable things you will ever place on your body. And we especially love that The Home. T donates a portion of its profits to multiple sclerosis research!



Charm & Gumption Prints

charmgumptionDon’t we all need a little encouragement in our lives? We absolutely adore these gold foil prints by Charm & Gumption. They add the perfect amount of “momspiration” we need to keep us going when the going gets tough!




Cookie Cab

chocolatechipcookiecabYou could say contributors Inga, Elizabeth, and Denise have a bit of a thing for chocolate, so we just knew Cookie Cab had to be included in our Favorite Things! Fresh hot cookies delivered straight to your doorstep? Yes, please! And the business was founded by two local moms, which we at Alamo City Moms Blog think is fantastic!



Karma Candle Makers 

karmacandleIs there anything more pleasant than a fabulous smell wafting through your house? Oh, perhaps…but not much. We were thrilled to include Karma Candle Makers in our Favorite Things! These premium, hand-crafted soy wax candles are muy incredible, and their Home for the Holidays scent of the month is sure to get our team in the holiday spirits!

***Bonus for ACMB Readers: Head to the Karma Candle Makers website to place an order, and use the coupon code SAMOM. It’s good for $5 off any purchase of $20 or more!

Al’s Gourmet Nuts

alsgourmetnutsIf you are a Farmer’s Market junkie like contributor Sarah, there’s a good chance you’ve started a love affair with Al’s Gourmet Nuts, a Pearl Farmer’s Market staple. Holy cow—are these flavored nuts tasty! We know we have some snackers on our team, and these tasty little treats made by a San Antonio couple are just perfection.

Jamberry Nails by Annie’s Jams

Independent Consultant_Vertical LockupAnd last, couldn’t we all use a little low-maintenance beauty routine in our lives? We’ve been seeing the hype on social media about Jamberry Nails, so we just had to try them out ourselves! Our team’s nails will be decked out in patterns and prints with these fun nail wraps!



We are so excited that one lucky reader will be winning a bag of Alamo City Moms Blog’s Favorite Things (valued at over $200)!  

Enter this exciting giveaway here:

A huge thank you to all of our participating businesses for helping us spoil our team with some of their favorite things!

All businesses participating in our Favorite Things Post donated items for the Alamo City Moms Blog Team. They were all approached as businesses we wanted to highlight in this list.

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25 Responses to Alamo City Moms Blog Favorite Things

  1. KC November 16, 2014 at 8:23 pm #

    Awesome giveaway! Fingers crossed…

  2. Kari Banigo November 16, 2014 at 7:18 pm #

    woukd love to win these wonderful gifts

  3. Jenna November 16, 2014 at 2:50 pm #

    Great giveaway! Thanks!

  4. Christina Allen November 15, 2014 at 11:39 am #

    Looks like so much fun!

  5. Durquia November 15, 2014 at 5:56 am #

    Perfect time for holiday gifts and support our locally owned businesses. Love this list!!!

  6. Stephanie Hirsch November 14, 2014 at 1:12 pm #

    What an amazing giveaway!!! Wow, just loving it!!!

  7. Shanti day
    Shanti day November 14, 2014 at 9:52 am #

    Margaret at Al’s Nuts is the Bee’s Knees!! She’s always so friendly and helpful and it helps that those Becker Pecans are totally addictive!!

  8. Heather E November 14, 2014 at 9:22 am #

    love this blog and all the great info!!

  9. Brittany G November 14, 2014 at 8:18 am #

    Fingers crossed! I’d love to try some of your favorite things!!

  10. Heather Danner November 14, 2014 at 7:50 am #

    Love the list!

  11. Stacy November 14, 2014 at 7:02 am #

    Love this!!!

  12. Laura roque November 14, 2014 at 1:32 am #

    I’ve used jamberry on my 3 year old 2 wks and still look awesome. Painted last maybe 2 or 3 days on her.

  13. Coda November 13, 2014 at 9:07 pm #

    Wow! So many wonderful goodies!

  14. katie November 13, 2014 at 8:49 pm #

    Totally getting some of these for Christmas gifts for family! Thank you for a another great post and giveaway. Love you ACMB 🙂 xoxo

  15. Jessi Quinn November 13, 2014 at 8:30 pm #

    I came across this blog by chance through my Jamberry consultant, Annie, and I’m so glad I did! Love! Awesome giveaway too!

  16. Teeandra November 13, 2014 at 8:03 pm #

    Great list!!

  17. Stephanie Westmoreland November 13, 2014 at 4:46 pm #

    Love all of these!

  18. Kim C November 13, 2014 at 1:07 pm #

    Love all these ideas, alot would be perfect for my family members.

  19. Rebecca Hart November 13, 2014 at 10:59 am #

    Love that home tee! Looks like a fun gift bag with lots of good gift ideas!

  20. Annie Hoppe November 13, 2014 at 9:50 am #

    Can sponsors win too? 😉

  21. Erica R. November 13, 2014 at 9:26 am #

    Awesome! Now I’ve got great gift ideas!

  22. Amanda Bennett November 13, 2014 at 8:54 am #

    I am addicted to Bakery Lorraine’s macarons…so delicious!

  23. Nicole Rodriguez November 13, 2014 at 8:44 am #

    I am love with these things! Especially that Tee!

  24. Amy Dellinger November 13, 2014 at 8:39 am #

    Hi- Twitter wouldn’t let me follow Cinco Vodka from your link. But I did follow on Twitter.

  25. lizzi November 13, 2014 at 8:34 am #

    Love this!