Teething Bling {Made for Mom safe for Baby}

I can't believe my little girl is 5 months today. I would have to say that she is a happy little baby - she sleeps all through the night and entertains herself with her own laughter :)
However, she is teething - Yikes! When her teeth hurt she is anything but smiling and giggling.

One tool that is helping me and my little girl during this process is Teething Bling.

Here's why I heart!

Isla is grabbing A LOT lately. So instead of her grabbing my hair (I've finally learned to pull back btw) she can grab and chew on this trendy necklace. Teething Bling contains no phthalates, PVC or BPA, so it's safe for your little one. Teething Bling is durable (I did test myself) with a soft-feel and texture. It is also waterproof and heat resistant and can easily be cleaned with good ole soap and water. There are SO many beautiful jewelery designs that I just love. Here are four of my other favorite picks below!

What do you think? Have you tried Teething Bling jewelry? I would love to hear your feedback!

Teething Bling can be purchased at smartmomjewelry.com.
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Make 2015 your year to stay organized!

I'm so happy that erincondren.com sent me a credit to try some of there organizing products. I'm so in love!

I'm a pen and paper kind of gal so it's no surprise that I gravitated towards their notepads.

FUNctional family -schedule pad + magnetic list pad
I just love this 7 day column notepad. Just enough space for me to jot down my thoughts. Comes with matching list pad. Perfect to have handy for that weekly shopping list. Stylish and Functional this is the perfect way to keep things together in the new year!

Make sure to really stay on top of it by purchasing this pen holder. I just love that I don't have to search for a pen anymore :)

Here are 2 other items I would really love to try. Hopefully my hubby is taking note (wink wink).
2014-2015 life planner -initial it!

jumbo calendar

What do you think? Have you tried erincondren.com products? Would love to hear your thoughts!

Guest Post - Create a fabulous guest bedroom for your holiday guests!

Today's Guest Post comes from Jane, a reader of mine who writes for Modernize. Jane shares some decorating advice on how to create a fabulous guest bedroom for your holiday guests!

Photo Credit: Salmon & Chartreuse Bedroom

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Creating a Truly Comfy Guest Bedroom

The unexpected phone call that reveals the family is in town often proves to be the best form of motivation to get your guest bedroom up to five-star status. If you need to dust off the cobwebs and update the style, while ensuring the face-lift promises a good night's sleep, then you'll need to consider the different aspects that go into creating a truly comfy guest bedroom.

Provide Comfort Where it Matters

All hosts want to ensure their guests get a good night's sleep. There's nothing more embarrassing for the host than a spring popping out of an aging mattress, or threadbare blankets that promise a night of shivering. The bed in your guestroom should offer the ultimate in comfort, so go plush with the bedding. Providing an environment that promises snoring, warmth and luxury starts with making the bed. Don't skimp on high thread counts or on quantities: 100% cotton sheets, thick duvets and, of course, lots of fluffy pillows are the order of the day. Just be prepared for your guests not to wake until after lunch because they don’t to want to leave the comfort of the bed.

"Intimate" the Space

Yes, this adjective has been used as a verb! Make the space inviting and warm. Wall colors are important, because they help to set the tone of the room. Choosing soothing, earthy neutral tones will create a serene setting. Put wall space to use, and add decorative touches to help personalize the bedroom. Finally, lighting can make a room look dreary and drab, or warm, private and cozy. The right mix of natural and artificial light can make all the difference in comfort. A couple of bedside lamps, perhaps a standing lamp in a corner, and a night-light for those not familiar with your home, should be sufficient to create an intimate and warm bedroom.

The Barefoot Experience

There's nothing worse than feeling like you don't want to go barefoot in someone else's home. Ensuring that the guest bedroom floor is clean to begin with, lay down a rug in the room. This isn't only to serve as an aesthetically-pleasing accent piece, but also to encourage a relaxing atmosphere where your guests can feel comfortable treading barefoot. Feel free to go bold with color or a pattern, and experiment with different textures that promise luxury, softness and comfort.

Dress the Windows

When you have guests, they're most likely to be in vacation mode, which may mean early morning sunlight is unwelcome. Black-out curtains, drapes, roller-shades and blinds can be inexpensive ways of reducing the amount of light coming into the bedroom. Adding window treatments can also be used as an excuse to add style, luxury and color to the room.

You have to admit, everyone loves the excitement that staying in a five-star hotel invokes. But by incorporating these comfort-focused aspects, with a few more touches you could assimilate from other relaxing experiences, could provide your guests with an enjoyable stay that's unmatched by any five-star hotel. With these tips, wholesome company, and good food, your guests may never want to leave.

Jane Blanchard writes for Modernize.

TDS Giveaway - Organize your Fridge & Pantry with Madesmart

Tired of feeling like you have no food in your home even though you just went grocery shopping? Then maybe it's time for you to organize your fridge and pantry! Just check out my post below to see how Madesmart products helped me.

I'm so happy that this amazing company agreed to have me review some of their best selling fridge and pantry organizing products AND to give one lucky Domestic Sweetheart reader the opportunity to win items from their Fridge & Pantry line.

First of all I was SO impressed with how my Madesmart goodies arrived. I have to say that this is one of the best packaged product(s) I have received as a blogger. Just take a look at the photos below! Oh, and don't you just heart the adorable key ring!

What I've noticed since using Madesmart bins is that I'm now able to see what's in stock and that allows me to make sure that food does not go to waste which saves money. My favorite part about these bins is that you can write on them with a Dry Erase Marker! All Madesmart products are also BPA free :)

I just adore this Egg Holder which features a snap on clear lid and soft grip bottoms to hold each egg.

This Write On Me Organizer(can) is a fabulous way to store drinks. Here's how I'm using.
*Note: I mixed my bin up a little and I'm using both stand-up drinks and cans. If using cans only this bin will hold more than 12 cans.

The 8 inch deep bin is great for Dairy items.

I'm loving the 4 Inch Deep Bin to store our snacks.

New to Madesmart is the Fridge/pantry Portable tote. My hubby loves to use condiments on his food so it's great to be able to easily move them from fridge to table now!

Coming soon to Madesmart is this awesome tall turntable that can be used in the fridge or pantry. I'm using my turntable in my pantry for all of my can goodies.

Madesmart products can be purchased at TJ Maxx, Marshalls, or Homegoods. For Madesmart product updates, follow @Madesmart on

twitter @IAmMadesmart
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Instagram @iammadesmart
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What do you think? Have you tried Madesmart products? What are some of your favorites? Would love to hear from you! Also, please make sure to check out the giveaway for your chance to win the 8 Inch Deep Bin, Egg Holder and Soda Bin. Good Luck!

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TDS needs an office makeover from Urbangirl.com!

1. Ledu Linen Shade Slim Line Table Lamp
2. Capri Designs Jot & Erase Monthly Manager
3. Wireless All-in-One Inkjet Copy/Print/Scan
4. kate spade new york Pink Picture Frame
5. Design Ideas Pink Edison Letter Sorter
6. kate spade new york Blush Large Notepad
7. Cable Organizer Coiled Tube
8. Post-it Pebble Pop-up Note Dispenser
9. Verbatim Wireless Keyboard and Mouse

I love an organized home so you can imagine how frustrated I am by the disorganization of my home office. When
Urbangirl.com reached out to let me know about their Wish, Blog, Win Contest I was so excited to create this post!

My work space is very small so I need items that can fit well on my desk like the Slim Line Table Lamp. I also love this Post-It Pebble Pop Note dispenser which is bright, cute and little.

Another problem that I have are all the wires. That's why I think the wireless keyboard, mouse and All-In-One Inkjet would be a perfect solution. For any cords that are remaining I could organize them with the Cable Organizer tube which is a great and inexpensive solution to cord management.

Since my desk is tiny my idea is that I could hang the letter sorter on my bulletin board along with the Jot & Erase Monthly Manager.
Also, I'm a pen and paper kind of gal so it's no surprise that I would want this lovely Long List Notepad from Kate Spade. Finally - no desk is complete without a picture frame and this Pink Kate Spade frame is the perfect fit!

What do you think...have you made any purchase from Urbangirl.com? Is there anything in particular that you heart or think would be a good fit for my office. Would love to hear your thoughts!

Get Gorgeous Kissable Lips with Vitality Lip Blush Hydrating Gloss Stain

Perk up your lips with this super Vitality Lip Blush Hydrating Gloss Stain from IT Cosmetics!

Here's why I just heart this product and why it's no surprise it's a best seller!

*Copycat Angelina's lips. Developed by leading plastic surgeons, my lips felt instantly plump after my first use. Even the hubby noticed my fabulously hydrated and sparkly look!

*Color lasts 4-ever. The stain I'm using is JE NE SAIS QUOI which is a pretty shade of pink. I loved how it made my teeth look whiter and it just seemed to brighten up my face.

*Super Hydrating. This gloss is infused with 9 butters and oils, plus Collagen, Peptides and Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid. My lips not only felt soft but they felt perky as well!

*Anti-Aging Antioxidants including Vitamins A, C, E, Acai, Green Tea and White Tea to protect and ward off free-radicals all day long.

*Delightfully light scent that didn't feel sticky on my lips.

*Minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

*Free shipping on any orders over $25 in USA.

*Paraben-Free and made in the USA

The Vitality Lip Blush Hydrating Gloss Stain retails for $24.00 on IT Cosmetics. For IT Cosmetics product updates, please follow @IT Cosmetics on Facebook and Twitter.

Have you tried the Vitality Lip Blush or any other products from IT Cosmetics? What did you think? I would love to hear your thoughts!

Reveal new healthy skin with Apothederm Facial Enzyme Exfoliant

Do you need a new Exfoliant? Then you should check out Apothederm Facial Enzyme Exfoliant.

This fabulous scrub exfoliates dead and damaged skin cells while revealing the new and healthy cells.

Key Ingredient Functions:
Glycerin, a humectant that draws moisture to the skin.
Carthamus Tinctorious (Safflower) Seed Oil, hydrating.
Papain Powder, enzyme, gentle exfoliant.
Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Powder, anti-inflammatory, enzyme, exfoliant.
Saponaria Officinalis (Soapwort) Leaft Extract, soothing.
Carica Papaya Fruit Extract, gentle exfoliant, helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), antioxidant.
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, helps soften and smooth skin.

Here's why this super scrub is my new favorite exfoliant!

Great for sensitive skin - I have super sensitive skin and this scrub did not burn or leave my face red after using.

Your skin will glow - My skin hasn't looked this good in years and I found results to be immediate.

Lovely scent - I'm just smitten with the light and fresh scent of this exfoliant. The smell is just delicious.

Another reason to love Apothederm products is because this company has science behind them to back up their products!
Apothederm works with Helix BioMedix, a Seattle-based dermatology biotech company that develops the most advanced bioactive peptides. Helix BioMedix has created hundreds of products and thousands of peptides, and has licensed its peptide technology to leading skin care companies around the world for the past 20 years.

Their patented SmartPeptides™ allow them to specifically target areas of concern such as crow’s feet, laugh lines or stretch marks. These peptides give targeted results – they act as cellular messengers to help stimulate and restore critical functions.

Apothederm Facial Enzyme Exfoliant retails for $32.50 on Apothederm.com. For continued product updates, please follow @Apothederm on Facebook and Twitter.

Halle Berry launches French Lingeire Brand Scandale Paris!

Academy Award winning actress Halle Berry has partnered up with the iconic French lingerie brand, Scandale Paris, which is now available in select Target stores and on Target.com.

Ms. Berry was so taken by the brand and its possibilities that she decided to partner along with Erik Ryd, owner of Hop Lun (HK) Ltd., to introduce the timeless and chic lingerie brand to female consumers globally. While Ms. Berry has been associated with a number of luxury brands, Scandale Paris marks her debut as an owner.

Born of elegant, timeless European beauty, the Scandale brand has an 80-year heritage of French sophistication in lingerie, blending Parisian-inspired fashion with the construction of impeccable form and support that all women desire.

The first collection of Scandale Paris will feature 10 items including bras for $16 and $18, and panties for $7.
For continued product updates, please follow @ScandaleParis on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Grocery Outlet Review & Giveaway!

Grocery Outlet recently reached out to me and asked me to do a review for their Grand Opening for their new store in Chula Vista, CA and I'm sooo excited to share my thoughts with you and to offer (2) $25 gift cards to 2 lucky Domestic Sweetheart readers!

If you are not familiar Grocery Outlet offers extreme bargains on brand name merchandise, with prices often up to 60% less than conventional retailers. Grocery Outlet has more than 200 locations in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington. Grocery Outlet carries refrigerated and frozen foods, fresh produce, fresh meat, organics, dry groceries, beer and wine, health and beauty care, over-the-counter drugs, household products, toys and gifts.

So the hubby and I decided to go together as a family and take a mini road trip with Isla (Chula Vista is about 40 mins from us). The event was free to the public and participants had a chance to enter to win fun prizes, including a LG 39-inch HD TV, four tickets to the San Diego Chargers vs. St. Luis Rams football game on November 23, accompanied with four jerseys and baseball hats, and free groceries for a year ($600 value). In addition, Chula Vista Grocery Outlet donated $1,000 worth of food to the Turning the Hearts Center, as a testament to their commitment to helping the local community.

We arrived around 10:30 AM and were greeted outside by the friendliest Grocery Outlet employees with balloons, a mascot, a chance to win cool prizes at the Prize Wheel and fun country music. Once we entered the store we were greeted by two of the sweetest Store Managers and they had put together such a lovely organic and eco-friendly gift bag for us and then gave us a $50 gift card to spend at the store and (2) $25 gift cards to giveaway to Domestic Sweetheart readers! Just check out the pic below!

Not only was I impressed with selection of brand name products that were available but I was even more amazed at the low prices. The best part is that many of the products that were at this Grocery Outlet location were healthy! I really believe that healthy foods should be available to everyone. It makes me upset when I'm at a grocery store and the "healthy" brands are so expensive that some families have no other option but to buy brands that may not be so good for them.

Here is what I scored with my $50 gift card so you can see why I just love Grocery Outlet!

Just how low are Grocery Outlet prices? I was able to buy the Seventh Generation Body Wash and Lotion at $2.99 a piece. I have seen these products in other retail stores for as much as $7! The Fiber One Cereal that you see in the picture was only .99¢...now that's a bargain! The only complaint I have is that I didn't have more time to spend in the store but with a 3 month old mommy duty calls :)

To find the Grocery Outlet nearest you click here. What do you think, have you been to a Grocery Outlet? I would love to hear your thoughts! Also, don't forget to enter the giveaway below for your chance to win a $25 gift card. Good Luck!

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Buy.Sell.Adore on Chairish.com

Do you love vintage furniture or unique pieces for your home? If so, you will LOVE Chairish.com. Chairish.com is an online marketplace where you can buy or sell beautiful decor.

I'm obsessed with this beautiful website and can't seem to stop finding so many lovely gems. Just like these fabulous accent chairs found on Chairish! Here are just a couple of my favorite pieces below!

What do you think of Chairish.com? Have you made any purchases from here? What is your design style? I would love to hear your thoughts!