Make your life better with Nomad Wallet {Nomad Review}

Disclosure: Thank you Nomad Wallets for making my life so much easier! I just L O V E your wallets. This product has made a huge difference in my daily life.

Don't you just hate it when you are out and you need to charge your phone and realize that it's no where near you? I can't even begin to count how many times I have been out and about and realized my phone was on low battery and my charger was at home. That's why I have fallen in love with my Nomad iPhone Wallet charger.

Why Nomad is so brilliant:
I never go anywhere without my wallet on me. It's the first thing I grab even before my phone. That's why this dual purpose product is kick butt. Nomad iPhone wallet is not only a cool and sleek wallet it has a phone charger attachment which charges your phone in no time! The wallet is quality made and lightweight.

In this tech savvy world this product is an A+. I recommend all my readers check out the Nomad website here. Nomad sells other cool charging cables for other devices besides wallets too (iPads, Apple watches and Androids). Nomad products are also make great gifts for everyone on your list!

What do you think? Have you tried Nomad? What do you think? Would love to hear your thoughts :)

The best shoes for your little one! {pediped Review}

Disclosure: A BIG thanks to pediped for the oppurtunity for my daughter to try your quality footwear and helping keep my baby's feet healthy.

About pediped®
Exceptional quality, unsurpassed comfort, and distinctive styling have made the award-winning company the fastest growing children's footwear brand in the United States. pediped® footwear has been awarded the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance for the promotion of healthy foot development, and preeminent orthopedic medical professionals, Dr. Mininder S. Kocher and Dr. Thomas W. Vorderer, deem pediped® shoes an excellent choice for parents/caregivers who want their children’s feet to develop naturally and healthily. pediped® has received numerous industry awards and accolades including recognition from Earnshaw’s, the premier media resource serving the children’s market. In 2015 pediped® was recognized by the Footwear Industry Awards as the Children’s Footwear Brand of the Year and earned a 2015 Earnie Award from Earnshaw’s magazine as the Footwear Brand of the Year.

pediped® is sold in over 750 stores in the United States and 40 countries worldwide with an offering of more than 120 designs for boys and girls between its three lines, Originals®, Grip ‘n’ Go™ and Flex®. The award-winning footwear is available in EU sizes 17 to 38 (US newborn to 6 Youth).

My Review:
I just adore pediped shoes! Not only are they SUPER adorable but they are comfortable and easy to put on your little one. These shoes are soft, flexible and durable enough to protect their precious feet. It's also great knowing that they are recommended by the American Podiatric Medical Association for healthy foot development. Pediped is a brand that I feel confident in purchasing and highly recommend.

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When Will Solar Start to Save You Money?

Guest Post: Thank you to Erin Vaughan writer for Modernize who wrote this article and for sharing your knowledge about Solar energy and if going solar is the right decision for your family.

Purchasing a solar energy system for your home is a tricky matter. While panels can cut your monthly bills enormously, they aren’t exactly cheap, and that means it can take a while for your energy savings to catch up to your initial investment. Thankfully, however, there are many government tax credits and utility programs that offer massive discounts on your upfront costs—you just have to know where to get them.

We at Home Improvement Leads love a great deal, and we know that when it comes to solar, the mathematics can get a little murky. That’s why we compiled this article, to help you understand how to calculate your expenses and savings—so you can decide if solar is right for you!

Solar energy can make your monthly utility bill disappear
The biggest benefit to going solar is the savings on your monthly electricity bill. Depending on the size of your system, and the amount and intensity of the sunlight in your area, you could potentially eliminate your monthly bill, which is great, because who likes paying bills? But that’s only if you correctly calculate your annual energy usage. To get started, try tracking the amount of kilowatt hours you use each month—it should be listed on your energy bill. Make sure to look at how your energy consumption changes throughout the year. If you live in a dry, warm area, you’ll probably have the lowest consumption numbers, whereas if you live in the southeast or in the north, heating and cooling can drive up your costs. Just to give you some idea, the average home consumes around 1,000 kilowatt hours per month, and runs up around $115 in electricity per bill.

Solar energy systems can take a while to pay off
To completely cover your home’s energy use, you’ll need to purchase equipment that can generate quite a bit of energy—that means you may be looking at a seven to ten kilowatt system. And that can cost quite a bit; expect to pay between $20,000 to $40,000 for the equipment alone. Meanwhile, you’ll also have to put up money for labor costs and permitting fees, as well as sales and property taxes if you live in an area that does not have an exemption for solar equipment. That can bulk up the price a lot—expect these costs to add several thousand dollars to your system price, meaning it will take longer to start to save you money. In fact, it could take between 20 to 30 years for you to earn back the initial expenses of installation.

Some locations have generous incentives that can save you money
The only problem with that equation, however, is that it doesn’t take into account some of the hefty incentive programs available to homeowners that invest in solar for their rooftops. The federal Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit, for instance, is available to any household with a qualifying system, and it returns homeowners 30 percent of their initial installation and labor costs, shaving off thousands of dollars. Meanwhile, some states also have their own similar incentives—they’ll either pay you a flat rate or a percentage of your equipment costs, or they’ll give you a certain per-watt incentive based on your system’s expected output or rated capacity. If you live in an area that’s very pro-solar, like Hawaii, California, New York, or Massachusetts, you could be saving hundreds or thousands of dollars.

And your energy provider may credit you for energy you provide
Meanwhile, almost every state has a net metering program—that means your electricity provider is required to credit your household for extra energy you return to the grid. For instance, say it’s a very hot, sunny summer day. Your system may generate well over the 80 to 90 kilowatt hours per day it takes to keep your home powered. So the utility company collects that excess energy and distributes it to nearby homes and businesses—and they pay you for being an energy generator. In some places, your energy provider will allow you to cash out these credits, or roll them over to your next utility bills, which can save you hundreds annually.

While it’s difficult to predict exactly how long it will take you system to make you money (that depends on how much energy you’re able to generate, as well as what kinds of incentives are available to residents in your area), you’ll start saving when your total monthly energy savings are enough to make back what you paid on equipment and installation costs, minus any incentives you were offered. For most people, this will take several years, but after that, your system virtually runs for free!

Struggling with Bath Time? {Crazy Foam Review}

Disclosure: Thanks a million to Crazy Foam for making bath time fun for my little princess. This is product is a #MomWin!

Lately, I feel like bath time is a struggle every night with Isla and by the end of the day I'm too wiped out for tantrums. Our night time routine is typically the same every night. I usually give Isla her bath around 7pm every so she can wind down and then we read books and before we go to bed. So I was delighted when Crazy Foam reached out me to see if I was interested in reviewing their Crazy Foam 3-1 fun foam body wash shampoo and conditioner.

My Review:
I love Crazy Foam, it truly has become a staple in our household. It's interactive way to make bath time fun for Isla. She loves the Crazy Foam bottle and helping me spray the foam. She points to the bottle and says "Foam, Momma Peazz". The cans adorned with pop culture characters, like Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman, or fairies and princesses will get kids excited for bath time. They will also get to use their imagination to sculpt and shape the cotton candy-scented foam while getting clean. I love this product and highly recommend giving it a try. Oh, and it's wallet friendly as well which is always a plus!

Crazy Foam is available on and for a suggested retail price of $5.99.

What do you think? Have you tried Crazy Foam? I would love to hear your thoughts.

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Banana Wave Review

Disclosure: Thank you so much to Banana Wave for giving me the opportunity to try your amazing and healthy banana milk. It's truly an amazing healthy product my entire family loves!

Yah for Banana Wave! I had never heard of Banana milk and was pretty excited that they reached out and wanted me to try their product and share with my readers. :)

Banana Wave is a all-natural, gluten free & non-GMO milk made from bananas, grains and seeds. Packed with potassium, calcium, calcium, omega-3 fatty acids and essential vitamins Banana Wave is a super food of choice. It's also low glycemic, low in sodium, no cholesterol, 5 grams of healthy fat and is only 150 calories!

Sweet & Light I really enjoy the taste of this healthy milk as well! It seems I'm not the only fan... Banana Wave was rated #1 Bev Star Award. To buy click here.

Have you tried Banana Wave? Would love to hear your thoughts :)

Please Excuse The Mess!

Hi Y'all! I want to thank all of my loyal readers for following my blog over the past couple of years. Recently, I haven't been blogging as much. Over the past two years I have been through some major life changes. The biggest changes were becoming a Momma and moving our family across the country from San Diego to Charleston. With that being said, I feel like I have lost my focus a bit and I'm trying to find my way back to the blogging world. Over the past couple of months I have spent my free time reading other blogs and learning new tips to perfect my craft as best as I can. So...I have decided that it is time to update my blog to where I am currently in my life and I'm undergoing a rebranding. So please excuse the mess while I work on my new and improved blog. I hope you come back to see the new changes and enjoy!
XOXO Wendy

Pretty Personalized Jewelry

Disclosure: Thank you SO much to Name Factory for creating such a sophisticated and personalized necklace for me and giving Domestic Sweetheart readers a 10% discount! I just adore your bling & I'm so happy to share with my readers :)

My Review: I just love personalized jewelry. To all the SATC fans out there .... who could every forget the iconic Carrie necklace! Jewelry is a fun way to share a little bit of your personality to others and add oomph to your wardrobe. The perfect place to purchase your personalized jewlery is Name Factory. One of the most amazing things about Name Factory is that they offer personalized jewelry classics (such as the Carrie necklace), but also a huge collection of designs that are completely exclusive and designed in-house by their factory designers. Just take a peak below at some of my favorite designs and I'm sure you will be just as smitten as I am.

To purchase a Name Factory necklace as a holiday gift for someone special (that someone special can even be yourself - go ahead you deserve it!) click here Get a 10% discount using code: SWEET10 What do you think, have you purchased any bling from Name Factory? Would love to hear your thoughts. Happy Shopping!

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Gifting Made easy with Gold Toe!

Disclosure: A BIG Thank you to Gold Toe for sending me samples of their heavenly socks. My feet have never been so happy and stylish.

It's that time of the year when everyone is scrambling to find the perfect holiday gifts for everyone on their holiday list. I just love the idea of socks as stocking stuffer or present. Being on your feet all day, it's such a treat to slip on soft, warm and tasteful socks during the winter months. The best place to find these socks is Gold Toe.

They have some amazing deals going on in the month of December that you won't want to miss. These luxury socks will be loved by anyone who tries them on and you may just want to order yourself a couple of pairs too - trust me your feet will be SO happy! Best part is Gold Toe is wallet friendly!

My Review: These are truly the best socks I've ever worn. They are quality socks that last forever and are so natural feeling. It feels good to take care of yourself and that means wardrobe choices as well. Many people don't buy quality socks because they feel that they aren't seen but trust me it makes a big difference in your appearance and how you feel about yourself. So do yourself and others a big favor and toss those grungy socks aside and indulge in some quality socks that hard working feet deserve!

To purchase a pair or pairs of Gold Toe socks click here. What do you think? Have you tried Gold Toe? Would love to hear your thoughts!

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Neocell Review & Giveaway!

Does your skin care routine need a boost? Then you will be delighted to hear about Neocell.

I've been using the Neocell Collagen Moisturizing Treatment Masque for a couple of weeks now and I'm totally smitten. I'm pretty sure everyone knows about all the benefits of using collagen in your skin care routine but if you don't I will simplify for you. As we age our bodies produce less collagen. Rebuilding our collagen helps tighten skin, erase fine lines and wrinkles thus making us look younger.

My thoughts:
I love this masque. Not only is this product wallet friendly it's feels very light on my super sensitive skin. I do feel that it makes my skin feel a bit tighter which makes me very happy. I use this product day & night as it can be worn under makeup. Overall I highly recommend buying this product and using daily.

In conjunction with the Neocell Collagen Moisturizing Treatment, I have also been using Neocell Refreshing Herbal Mist. I never really thought to add a mist to my beauty bag and I'm so glad I did! Seriously refreshing and makes your skin look fresh and dewy. Totally worth the purchase.

What do you think? Have you tried Neocell products? What would you add to your skin care routine or beauty bag? Would love to hear your thoughts. Enter for your chance to win these two awesome products below. Good Luck!

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Canvas Pop Review & Giveaway

Disclosure: A BIG Thank you to Canvas Pop for sponsoring this post and helping make my home prettier and more personal. I'm so excited to be hosting this awesome giveaway! ENTER CONTEST HERE

If you've been following my blog you know that we have recently moved our entire family across country to the Holy City which we absolutely love and plan on spending the rest of our lives.

Currently we are in a rental for 6 months while we are house hunting. Since we are not staying long we kept most of our decorating items in storage. We love our rental but it's not home and it's a little sad without the little personal touches. One area of our rental that I'm not too crazy about is our dinning area. It's a small, dark corner and not very inviting. So I was elated when Canvas Pop wanted to work with me on a review & giveaway!

Basically I took a picture of Shem Creek (a beautiful area in Mount Pleasant, SC with lot's of cool restaurants along the water). Canvas Pop enlarged my photo and placed it in a white frame to give it that extra WOW Factor and it looks ah-mazing!

I couldn't be more thrilled. I just love the idea of filling our home with our own personal photos rather than prints and I'm so in love with the outcome of this beautiful photograph and frame.

Oh, and I just love how cute my Canvas Pop art was packaged and it comes with the hardware as well!

To create your own Canvas Pop piece click here. There are many options and sizes to choose from such as Canvas Print, Framed Print and Triptych. Canvas Pop Art is also wallet friendly! They are also generously giving lucky Domestic Sweethearts a 35% coupon code to use before October 30th, 2015. Use Code: DOMESTIC35

What do you think? Have you tried Canvas Pop Art? I would love to hear your thoughts. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below and Good Luck!