How to look pretty in the delivery room!



Okay, so giving birth is hard work. Thankfully, women have so many more tips and items available to help them feel more comfortable during the delivery process. For me, comfort is feeling pretty even in the delivery room. That's why I just heart my Pretty Pushers Delivery Gown from Milk & Baby.

Available In One-Size (2-16 pre-pregnancy) & Plus-Size (18-26 pre-pregnancy)
• 100% Cotton, Disposable
• Tie-neck halter for immediate skin-to-skin access
• Frontal opening to allow for fetal monitors
• Low-cut back to allow for epidural access if necessary
• Adjustable tie closures
• Wear it. Dispose of it

Not only did I feel pretty with this gown on but I loved how comfortable it was. During the labor process it gets pretty hot. The lightweight & non-constricting gown felt great on my skin. I received so many compliments from the Nurses :) It was also easy to open allowing for access for fetal monitors and epidural, etc.

The Pretty Pushers Delivery Gown is sold at the stylish maternity and nursing wear store Milk & Baby. Here are some of my other favorite items from Milk & Baby.

Would love to hear your thoughts. Have you tried or know of anyone who has purchased the Pretty Pushers Delivery Gowns? What are your thoughts? Also, have you shopped at Milk & Baby? What are some of your favorite items?

Tommee Tippee Review 360 sealer diaper disposal system




As a new mom I wasn't quite sure what to look for when researching diaper disposal systems. That's why when Tommee Tippee reached out and asked if I would like to review their 360 sealer diaper disposal system I was really excited!

So here is how it works:

The Tommee Tippee 360 sealer diaper disposal system individually seals diapers to lock in odor. Just drop the diaper in the pail and then turn the dial. After you drop your diaper in the disposal the super seal technology seals each diaper all the way around. This way odor is locked in and won't seep out. There is absolutely NO smell! The pail holds 30 sealed diapers. It's also super easy to empty when full. Just tear film to rip apart & remove Easislid drawer. Films are easy to change and each one seals up to 100 diapers. I highly recommend this diaper disposal system. Easy to use, efficient and NO smell what's not to love!

Just check out this short video on how the Tommee Tippee 360 sealer diaper disposal system works here.

You can purchase the Tommee Tippee 360 sealer diaper disposal system and refills from Babies R Us here. What do you think? Have you tried any Tommee Tippee products? What do you think? Would love to hear your thoughts!

Miracle Blanket Review



She's finally here and I couldn't be more happy! One thing that has been saving me as a new mom is swaddling.

Here are some reasons why swaddling works so well:

*Helps baby to sleep better & longer

*Prevents facial scratching

*Stops twitching that wakes your baby

*Makes your baby feel warm & safe

My favorite swaddling blanket is the Miracle Blanket and here's why I heart so much!


For me, I found swaddling Isla with other swaddling blankets to be confusing but Miracle Blanket made it very easy. The nurses at the hospital LOVED the Miracle Blanket :) Here's a pic of Isla in her Miracle Blanket below.


Miracle Blanket is the world's most Pediatrician-Recommended Swaddler. The Miracle Blanket uses a unique, patented design that combines two of the most effective solutions to calm a fussy baby: classic swaddling and the lateral belly wrap.

I also just adore the styles avaialble and like that it's made of 100% cotton.

One Size Fits All Up to Fourteen Weeks and 100% Lifetime Guarantee.

To purchase a Miracle Blanket for your baby click here. Have you tried Miracle Blanket? Would love to hear your thoughts!

Protect your toothbrush with the Steripod Sanitizer! {Review & Giveaway}



Clip a Steripod on your toothbrush between brushing to help keep your toothbrush hygienic for up to 3 months! The Steripod Toothbrush protector from Bonfit is lab tested and fits almost any brush!


Why use a toothbrush sanitizer?
Did you know that within the first 8 hours after using a toothbrush for the first time it becomes contaminated with a wide range of disease-producing germs? Using a toothbrush sanitizer may not only protect you from germs but it may also help extend the life of your toothbrush!

How it works:
The Steripod contains a compound called thymol that is proven to reduce contaminants in laboratory testing.

Why I love:
This is by far my favorite toothbrush sanitizer that I've tried. I love that it's compact and super easy to use (Just clips on). It's also affordable and lasts for 3 months!

The Steripod can be purchased at major retail stores like Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Walmart or can be purchased online at Bonfit here. Have you tried the Steripod Sanitizer? I would love to hear your thoughts. Also, make sure to enter the giveaway below for your chance to win a 2 pack of Steripod Sanitizers!

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Lily Jade Baby Bag Organizer



Days away from becoming a new mommy I had to share with you my most recent "Mommy Must Have".

The Lily Jade Baby Bag Organizer packs plenty of room for all of the essentials. This bag is designed with a multitude of pockets which makes staying organized a breeze!



Not only are these baby bags amazing with totes as diaper bags, but they can also be used as camera bags, laptop bags, shopping totes, car organizers and more! The Baby Bag Organizers are machine washable and come with a zippered top which I love because I'm pretty clumsy and have been known to lose a few items from my bags :)

The Baby Bag Organizers can be used in any type of tote or you can purchase a Lily Jade Designer Diaper Bag which includes the Baby Baby Organizer for a great 2-in-1 value!

Here are some of my favorite Lily Jade Designer Diaper Bags below. Available in a variety of materials and price points. What are your faves?


To purchase a Lily Jade Diaper Bag or Baby Bag Organizer click here. Do you own a Lily Jade bag or heard of them before? Would love to hear your thoughts!

Don't forget to bring this to your 4th of July BBQ!



The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. I just love getting together with friends and family and having a good ole fashioned BBQ with lots of yummy desserts! One item to make sure to have on hand is VISINE® Original Redness Relief. It's a life saver!


After hours of driving, exposure to the great outdoors or spending long hours in the sun, eyes can become red and irritated due to minor eye irritation caused by conditions such as smoke and other airborne pollutants. Try a few drops of VISINE® Original Redness Relief's fast-acting formula to quickly soothe and refresh those red and irritated eyes. VISINE® Original Redness Relief comes in travel-size bottles, making it the perfect fit for your car, bag, or carry-on! I now have one in my car and another in my purse so I'm always prepared :) Click here to find VISINE® products at a store near you.

So tell me, what are your plans this year for the 4th of July? I would love to hear them :)

PS. Since we are still awaiting the arrival of our daughter we are sticking close to home. We are lucky enough that we are able to see fireworks from our home. Here's an EASY dessert recipe I made for us to enjoy!


Ingredients:
1 Banana
Package of Strawberries
Package of Raspberries
Package of Blueberries
Package of Vanilla Pudding
Graham Cracker Pie Crust

Directions:
Slice banana and layer on bottom of pie crust
Make pudding and pour on top of banana
Decorate with strawberries, raspberries and blueberries
Chill and enjoy!


Note: VISINE® sent me samples for this post. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

What's in my Hospital Bag?






1. Freemie Equality Breast Pump - I've decided to try and breastfeed. For those times I'm unable to breastfeed I will be using the Freemie Equality Breast Pump. I'm bringing my pump with me so that my Lactation Consultant can show me the ins and outs on how to be successful :)

2. Lily Jade Medium "Baby Bag" Organizer in Khaki - I just love this diaper bag organizer from Lily Jade. So many pockets and easy to transfer to different bags. Durable and efficient...it's genius!

3. Miracle Blanket - World's most Pediatrician-Recommended Swaddler. Instructions are easy and I just love the soft fabric and fun designs.

4. Shrinkx Belly Wrap- Helps shrink the uterus and offers support. Very excited to try!! Great reviews.

5. DRIA Nursing Cover - Versatile & Stylish. I'm head over heels in love with this chic and super soft nursing cover which can also be used as a car seat & stroller canopy.

6. Okabashi- Watermelon Maui Flip Flops These are my favorite flips! So comfy and I just love the color.

7. Pretty Pushers Labor Gown from Milk & Baby - Look pretty in the delivery room with this 100% Cotton, Disposable gown.










Not Pictured:
*Hubby Bag - Pajama's, tee shirt, and sweatshirt. I also packed his deodorant & toothbrush in our toiletry bag :)
*Birth plan & other paperwork
*Cash - For vending machine
*Nursing Pads & Nipple Cream(we are lucky that our hospital provides these items for us!)
*iPhone, iPad, Charger - For photos, music, texting and more :)

What about you? What did you pack in your hospital bag? Have you tried any of my faves? What are your thoughts? Would love to hear them!

P.S. If you haven't already make sure to enter in the STACK Pure Grace Candle giveaway. Good Luck!

STACK Candle Review & Giveaway!


I just love candles and always have one burning when I'm at home, so I was delighted when STACK agreed to send me a sample of their luxury candles to review and share on The Domestic Sweetheart.
Why I heart STACK!
*I am just smitten with these heavenly scented candles! Crisp, light, and refreshing they are a gift from God. Just look at the lovely fragrance list below.
*Long Lasting Aroma - Large Candles burn time 60 hours & Diffuser 6-9 months
*Packaging- candles are made in quality glass jars with the most beautiful label. You will be proud to display these gorgeous candles all over your home.
*Made with the finest ingredients - STACK candles are hand poured in Alabama, using the finest essential oils, cotton wicks and premium soy wax
*Recyclable- See below - I used my packaging to hold my hair ties and some makeup items which now smell delicious!
The name STACK is derived from the biblical practice of "stacking stones" of remembrance. After several years of infertility and three miscarriages, Stephanie the Founder of STACK, put her faith in God and was blessed with four children in four years. Stephanie is convinced that God uses our stories and our stacks of stones to remind us of his limitless, abundant, lavishing, pursuing love. To thank God for hearing her and her husband's heart cry and giving them far more than they expected she named her candle company STACK because she would never forget her journey and would always Give Thanks to the One who gave it all.

*Feel good about your purchase! Not only are you supporting a woman-owned small business but you can help Stephanie share her story of why she named her brand STACK and how she is giving thanks to God for laying down small stones of light and joy as he provided hope in her journey.

STACK luxury home fragrances can be found in these fine Southern boutiques here or purchased online here. What do you think? Have you tried STACK home fragrances? I would love to hear your thoughts! Also, don't forget to enter the giveaway for your chance to win a Large Pure Grace candle below. Good Luck!

*Sorry contest is only open to U.S. Residents. If winner does not respond within 3 business days a new winner will be selected.

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Note: STACK sent me samples of their luxury candles which retail for $24.00. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Okabashi Maui Flip Flop Review



Looking for fabulous flip flops for the summer? Well then you have to check out my new fave Watermelon Maui flips from Okabashi.



About Okabashi
Okabashi is a family-owned business that has focused on designing and manufacturing comfortable and eco-friendly shoes since 1984. For 30 years, the company has set itself apart from other major footwear manufacturers by producing a shoe that is “more than a shoe.” Designed with superior arch support and a massaging insole, Okabashi sandals, flip-flops and clogs are made in Buford, Ga. They are recyclable, vegan friendly, anti-odor, anti-slip, free of latex and BPA, machine washable, dishwasher safe, and backed by a two-year guarantee. Okabashi has sold more than 25 million pairs of shoes worldwide.

These are seriously THE best flips I've ever owned. I actually feel like I have better posture wearing these flip flops! Comfy, stylish, and super easy to clean it's a no brainer why I heart these quality flips so much. I just want a pair in every color!!

To buy the Maui flips from Okabashi click here (Available 13 cool colors: Black, Brown, Denim, Grape, Hawaii Blue, Hot Pink, Jade, Orange, Oxford Blue, Pomegranate, Sunshine, Turquoise & Watermelon). Have you purchased any footwear from Okabashi? Would love to hear your thoughts!

Kinivo Bluetooth Hands-Free Car Kit


Lately, I've been so busy getting ready for the arrival of our daughter and I've been having to multi-task a lot. It's been a bummer for me when I'm driving and I need to make a quick call and I can't because I don't have a Bluetooth. If I'm in a pinch I have to put my iPhone on speaker and it's a terrible way to talk because it's so difficult to hear. That's why I was thrilled when Kinivo reached out to me and asked if I would like to try their Kinivo Bluetooth Hands-Free Car Kit.


Why I think the Kinivo Bluetooth Hands-Free Car Kit is so great:

*So easy to setup. It took me less than 5 minutes to read and setup the handset.
*Sleek - only 2 wires and easily blends with my dashboard
*Connect and stream your smartphone, tablet or any other Bluetooth capable device to your car’s stereo system
*Provides the ability for users to receive calls and operate their device’s voice-command functionality through its built-in microphone
*Safely DJ your car’s tunes with control over audio tracks, including play, pause, previous song and next song
*Can be used as a phone charger too!


The Kinivo Bluetooth Hands-Free Car Kit can be purchased on Amazon.com. Have you tried the Kinivo Bluetooth Hands-Free Car Kit or any other Kinivo products? I would love to hear your thoughts!