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Friday, December 17, 2010


Welcome fans and new friends! In celebration of WABI TV 5's feature, we bring you this special Well to Do holiday gift guide. All products and services are Maine-made, purchased locally or handmade... and they are all under $25!


Pepino's Hot Sauces, $5.89 - Available at Pepino's, The Corner Store, Fairmount Market & Seamus' Market

Vervacious Fancy Foods, $6-$12 - Available at Maine Maven

Madder Root 100% Organic Linen Tea Towel, $18 - Available at Maine Maven

100 % Recycled Tissue Paper cocktail napkins, $4.50 - Available at Ingrid's German Shop

ClinQs Reusable Drink Stickers, $5.50 - Available online and at Bangor Wine & CheeseMaine MavenSweetest Things Weddings Studio


Beer of the Month Club, $20 - Bangor Wine & Cheese

Gift certificate for Homebrewing - Central Street Farmhouse

Savage & Sons Coffee, $11.99 - Available at Rebecca's and The Corner Store


Upcycled Hair Accessories from B two Boutique, $8-10 {based in Brewer} -  Available online

Miss Moonmaker Bath Bomb, $5.25 - Available at Maine Maven

FX Dressed Scarf, $22 - Available at Bella Luna and Maine Maven

Toxin-free Spa Rituals nail polish + Polish Change gift certificate from Balance Hair & Body


Hair Bows from B two Boutique, $4.50 - Available online and at Central Street Farmhouse

Cloth Diapers, $17-23 - Available at Central Street Farmhouse

"Santa Goes Green" Book, $15.95 - Available at Ingrid's German Shop

Toys from The Growing Place


Wishing you a merry, green holiday!
xx well-to-do

P.S. We can't get enough of our "Zip This" and Peacock headbands!!!

Monday, December 13, 2010


Thank you to everyone who participated in our giveaway finale! The lucky, random winners are:

Amy Soden Armstrong
Angela Pooler Libby
Christiana Woodward
Christine Lally Kendall
Eliza Currie
Erin Nuland
Joanna De Velasco
Michele Francis
Morgan Bicknell Mazzei
Prudence Prudente

CONGRATS! Please email your address to Curious about what you won? Guess you'll just have to wait for your snail mail surprise... FUN!

If you didn't win but would like a sample of Shaklee's Basic H then please email us your address. We'll gladly send some Shaklee love your way!

In other news, Suz and Sarah are taking a much needed well-to-do holiday vacation. We'll be back sometime in January... bigger, better and more fabulous than E-V-E-R!

P.S. Don't forget about our *logo* contest! Submissions are due December 23rd.

Happy Holidays, and thanks for all of your support!
xx S+S


Friday, December 10, 2010


Well to Do and Oprah have a lot in common. We both love the Baker's Edge Brownie Pan. We’re both sorry she touted Dr. Phil. And we both love to give things away.
In honor of this undeniable {kindred spirit} connection, Well to Do is offering you, dear readers, a big give of our own, because you’ve liked our status updates, suggested us to friends and weathered many a holiday giveaway.
We tried pooling our resources (shook out some couch cushions, considered cashing in Super Teddy's piggy bank) but we realized cash wouldn’t properly show our appreciation. Plus, how boring.
But ShakleeShaklee is another story. For over 50 years, generations of families {like ours} have counted on Shaklee to make products that are naturally safe AND proven effective. We love Shaklee, and we want to spread the love your way.

Today we're giving away *ten* of our most favorite Shaklee products to *ten* random, lucky winners. Note: each winner will receive *one* giveaway item. So, without further ado...

Stress Relief Complex, $27.50 Member/32.50 Retail

Who isn't stressed during the holidays? Between finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list to making sure the Elf doesn't fall off the Shelf, it's easy to get a little wound up. That's why we love Stress Relief Complex. "Relieves everyday stress in as little as 30 minutes!"

Nutriferon, $39 Member/$45.90 Retail

You must be hibernating in the Maine woods if you didn't experience the lovely stomach bug or cold sometime this fall or winter. Although not a cure for lifetime sickness, we heart Nutriferon for strengthening our immune systems and making us overall healthier. 

Enfuselle Hand and Body Lotion, $18.10 Member/$21.30 Retail

We hear it all the time: "you have such nice skin." All thanks to Enfuselle by Shaklee. A tried and true fave? Enfuselle Hand and Body Lotion: a six-hour moisture infusion! Nourishing and non-greasy, Enfuselle Hand and Body Lotion has a patented Vital Repair+ complex and is paraben free.

Gentle Action Cleansing Bar, $16.20 Member/$19.85 Retail

The soap-free Gentle Action Cleansing Bar is a creamy cleanser with mineral-rich, purified clay to help to absorb excess oil, and oat flour to gently exfoliate and soothe. Additional vitamins E and A boost skin's softness and moisture retention, and the rich lather leaves skin feeling clean and refreshed.

Meadow Blend Soap Free Cleansing Bar, $6.90 Member/$8.10 Retail

A biodegradable and pH balanced cleanser, Meadow Blend Soap-Free Cleansing Bar is specifically designed for the daily care of sensitive skin. Soothing oatmeal, vitamin E and wheat germ oil soften the skin and "make you feel and look clean, healthy and soft."

Enfuselle Lip Treatment SPF 15, $6.70 Member/$7.90 Retail

As we wrote in our "Kiss and Tell" post on 8/11/10: Simply put, Enfuselle Lip Treatment soothes and smoothes! "Drenched with vitamins C and E, calendula extract and moisturizing plant oil," this nourishing lip treatment helps smooth the appearance of fine lines while softening, firming and protecting against the elements. 

"'Go wash your hands.' This super mild, sudsy wash makes it so nice to do as you've always been told. It has wheat germ oil and algae extract to moisturize; soy protein to condition; aloe, marshmallowand linden flower extracts to soothe; and rosemary and arnica extracts to energize. So now it's more like, 'Go take your hands to the spa.'"

Scour Off Heavy Duty Paste, $7.25 Member/$8.50 Retail

Scour Off is a scouring cleanser with natural ingredients {cherry pits!} that can remove the toughest stuck-on messes without the harsh chemicals. 

Basic H, $10.35 Member/$12.15 Retail
Get Clean Spray Bottles, $6.90 Member/$8.10 Retail

An unbelievable amount of supersafe, really powerful, grease-busting clean comes out of a bottle of Shaklee's crown jewel, Basic H2 Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate. Read about its many uses here!

Cinch Energy Tea, $25.45 Member/$29.95 Retail

Forget coffee, soda and sugary snacks. Cinch Energy Tea Mix in Pomegranate is our skinnier solution to beat off the slumps when we need a quick pick-me-up. An exclusive, antioxidant blend of teas, including Matcha, white tea, green tea, red tea and taurine. A great natural boost - morning or afternoon, hot or cold.

You like what we like? 

For entry:

1) *Like* our status on Facebook or comment here about why you'd like to try Shaklee and

2) For an extra entry: tell us what you like about Well to Do.

Contest is open Friday, December 9th through Sunday, December 11th. Plenty of time to tell your friends about the Well to Do giveaway goodness. 

The *ten* winners will be announced on Monday, December 12th!

Here’s to you, readers. You deserve the best.
xx Suz + Sarah
Image courtesy of and Shaklee

Questions about any of these products or other healthy goodness that Shaklee has to offer? Email us at

Thursday, December 9, 2010


You’re handy enough to sew on a button. And perhaps even hang a picture. But when it comes to putting together holiday decor, you’ve yet to see the light. We suggest you leave the decorating to the professionals at Worcester Wreath Co

The gifted team of dad and sons {Morrill, Mike and Rob Worcester} has your holiday decor covered — from wreaths to centerpieces to trees to garland to swag. 

From mini and monograms wreaths...

To classic centerpieces...

And twinkling tabletop trees...

A gift from Worcester Wreath Co. makes perfect "scents!"
Worcester Wreath Co. balsam products are made in Maine which means quality. Best of all, when the season is over, they have year-round designs to replace your holiday ones. How about something patriotic?

Or go Black Bears?

In a gesture of holiday generosity, Worcester Wreath Co. has offered *two* centerpieces for the well-to-do holiday giveaway!

For entry:

1) Like our status on Facebook or comment below about why you'd like a Worcester Wreath centerpiece plus
2) Fan Worcester Wreath Company and Wreaths Across America on Facebook and
3) For an extra entry: tell us your favorite holiday tradition!

*Two* random, lucky winners will be selected Friday, December 9th. Good luck!
xx well-to-do
Images courtesy of Worcester Wreath Co.

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Some things cannot be separated. Milk and cookies. Oprah and her giveaways. Sarah, Suz and their turtlenecks. As for coffee without the caffeine, well, what's the point of that? British Columbia-based Mocha Mitts believes coffee should be enjoyed with caffeine and also in style. Their eco-friendly coffee sleeves are good for the earth and good for your fashion statement.

Mocha Mitts alone may not stand in for your morning cup of joe. But you’ll be just as addicted to fashioning your tasty a.m. treat after seeing some of the Etsy shop's designs.

Pinky Minky, $8
Let It Snow, $12
Eco-sweet, $8

Want one, need one, gotta have one? Mocha Mitts has generously offered *TWO* coffee sleeves for the well-to-do holiday giveaway: "The Sherpa" and an embroidered faux leather one!

For entry:

1) *Like* our status on Facebook or tell us in the comments section below why you'd like a Mocha Mitt and 
2) For an extra entry: tell us how you *fix* your coffee or tea.

Contest is open Wednesday, December 8th until midnight. Winner will be randomly selected on Thursday, December 9th.

Mocha Mitts: Saving the environment one cup of caffeine at a time.
xx well-to-do
Images courtesy of Mocha Mitts

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight… If you’ve ever wished upon a star for simple, bold and modern paper goods, look no further than REDSTAR ink. From infinity “one calendars” to elegant planners, notebooks, tiny notes, season's greetings and wine tags, you’ll be starry-eyed over REDSTAR ink's wares.  

The company’s creator and fellow blogger, Marcie Hicks is a graphic designer and artist who fashions her designs with personal organization and a modern flair in mind.  

Using carefully selected materials, REDSTAR ink is committed to creating eco-friendly paper goods. All products are handmade in San Diego, California, and recycled materials are used whenever possible to color this red star, green.

From classy to sassy, REDSTAR ink has the modern, bold design you’ve been searching for.

How about a modern calendar of your own to help keep you organized in the New Year? REDSTAR ink has you covered! Marcie has generously offered this chic twenty eleven calendar for one lucky well-to-doer.

For entry: 

1) *Like* well-to-do's status on Facebook or comment below on why you need a 2011 calendar plus
3) For an extra entry: Tell us your New Year's resolution {if you have one}!

Contest open now through midnight on Tuesday, December 7th. One lucky, random winner will be announced on Wednesday, December 8th.

REDSTAR ink: May your paper goods be merry, bold and bright!

xx well-to-do

Images courtesy of REDSTAR ink

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