Wendy's Minted Wish List



1. Hugs and Kisses
2. Love Is An Adventure
3. Home Sweet Home
4. Constellations
5. Birthstones
6. California Love Location

When searching for some chic and customized artwork for our home I came across the fabulous website minted.com and I'm just in love! Here are a few of my fave pieces. The piece I would love to see in my house the most is Home Sweet Home. It's just darling! I also love how easy it is to customize each piece by choosing different colors and frame styles :)

About Minted
Minted is a design marketplace. They source creative content from a global community of independent artists, then sell the best content in the form of art, home d├ęcor, and stationery, directly to consumers. An early pioneer of crowdsourcing, Minted has held art and design challenges monthly since April 2008. Challenges are open for both submission and voting, the 'crowd' curates Minted's product selection by rating products, and Minted utilizes analytics to evaluate votes.

What do you think? Have you made any purchases from Minted? What are your favorite pieces? Would love to hear your thoughts!

Review: Pura Naturals Soap Infused Sponges



There is not a lot of alone time when you become a new mommy. So after I put my daughter down for the night I really look forward to unwinding with a nice long hot shower.

So I was super excited when Pura Naturals agreed to have me review their natural soap infused sponges!


Why Pura Naturals soap is so great!
Gluten-free
No latex
No artificial colors
No artificial fragrances
No petrochemicals
No parabens
No phthalates
No synthetic ingredients
Non-toxic
No animal products (vegan-friendly)
No animal testing (cruelty-free)!

Pura Naturals LLC was founded in 2013 as the consumer products arm of Advanced Innovative Recovery Technology, Inc. (AIRTech). Conceived in response to the ongoing degradation of the Earth’s oceans, lakes and rivers, AIRTech commercialized a unique, EPA-approved foam technology designed to rapidly and effectively remove toxic pollutants from waterways. Sensing that the material could be used for other applications, Pura
Naturals has created a line of personal care products to help people clean better, live better and be better.

My Review
I'm smitten! These sponges are super durable and last forever. I also love that they are easy to travel with and leave no yucky soap scum in your shower. I have very sensitive skin and these sponges worked great for me - leaving no red marks behind. I also love the intoxicating aroma of the infused sponges - absolutely delicious!

My fave sponge is the Face Slice Sponge. I felt lighter and fresher instantly. Because of how long these sponges last and how well they work they are very much worth the purchase!

To buy Pura Naturals Soap Sponges you can click here. Have you tried Pura Naturals Sponges? I would love to hear your thoughts!

STARMARK PET


Does your pup needs some new toys to keep busy day and night? Then you will love Starmark pet toys. Starmark pet toys help prevent destructive boredom behaviors.

Now that Isla is moving around a lot we needed toys to keep Riley happy as well so that he understands he is still our baby dog too :)

If you are looking for safe toys to keep your dog busy then I highly recommend that you check out these two fabulous Starmark pet products.

BOB-A-LOT

* Very easy to fill. Just pour kibble or treats in the top (we use Riley's dog food).
* Easy to clean.
* Customize difficulty level - adjust opening to control release of treats. Bobs and tilts on weighted anti-=slip base.
* Keeps your pup busy for quite some time. Puzzle releases treats as your dog paws, nudges and chases. We just pour some of Riley's food in here and it keeps him busy for at least an hour!

Treat Dispensing Pickle Pocket

* Throws, bounces and floats in water.
* Made with virtually indestructible material. Stronger than rubber and great for powerful chewers. Free of latex, vinyl & phthalates.
* Pickle Pocket system encourages play which helps reduce anxiety & boredom behaviors.

Easy to use - just add Flavor Waves or Starmark treats and your dog will love you and keep occupied for awhile! Super easy to clean and very durable.

Click here to find the closest location on where you can purchase Starmark Pet toys near your area.
Has your pup tried any Starmark products? I would love to hear your thoughts!


Knock Knock Stuff Miscellany Box



Happy New Year my lovely readers! How was your New Year? How did you celebrate? This year Mr. Sweetheart, Little Sweetheart and I celebrated at home. We lit our fireplace and made yummy appetizers and desserts and talked about all the things we wanted to accomplish in 2015. We had so much to be thankful this year (especially the birth of our daughter Isla) and we are so excited to see what the new year brings us!

One of my goals this year is to really get our house organized. An example of this would be my dreaded linen closet (which is basically a junk closet lol). I found these awesome storage boxes from Knock Knock Stuff and knew they would be a perfect fit for the project!


Miscellany Box (Large)

9.25 x 4.75 x 11.75 inches; color interior
Super easy to assemble! It took me less than 30 seconds to put together.
Stylish & sturdy

The only complaint I have is that I only have 1 box so far! Note: My linen closet organization project is not yet complete. I will be posting before and after photos in a separate future post.

Here are some other of my fav Knock Knock Stuff items that I just can't get enough of.

What do you think? Have you made any purchases from Knock Knock Stuff? What are some of your favorite items? Would love to hear your thoughts!

The Miscellany Box can be purchased at knockknockstuff.com
For product updates, follow @knockknock on

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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.
For product updates, follow @TeethingBling on

twitter @smartmomamy
fb @TeethingBling


NOTE: TEETHING BLING IS DESIGNED FOR ADULT USE ONLY AND IS NOT INTENDED AS A TOY FOR BABIES AND CHILDREN. ALWAYS CHECK JEWELRY FOR IRREGULARITIES BEFORE WEARING.

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

Photo Credit: PopSugar

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

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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!