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March 24, 2015

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch


Live in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area & still have no plans for Easter? Come join us at the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa

The Sanctuary experience is full of unexpected surprises, from catching sight of a hummingbird while dining on elements’ deck to finding a transformative moment in the meditation garden of the Sanctuary Spa. This Easter Sunday, April 5, hidden treasures will be plentiful at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, thanks to its annual Egg Hunt and delectable Easter feast by Executive Chef Beau MacMillan.

The resort’s Sunset Lawn Garden will become an early morning playground for resort guests, with a hunt for hidden eggs and treats commencing at 8:30 a.m. Thereafter guests and locals are invited to a four course prix-fixe Easter Brunch at elements restaurant or an Easter Brunch Buffet in The Views Ballroom, both affording sweeping views of Paradise Valley and the resort’s namesake Camelback Mountain.

The prix-fixe Easter Brunch at elements, offered from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., is $80 per person or $90 with sparkling wine ($25 for children ages 6-12), plus tax, gratuity and beverages. The menu (available in full here) includes an amuse of Maine Lobster Bisque with cognac and tarragon crème and a choice of beginnings like Foie Gras Sticky Bun with toasted pecans, tokaji jelly and black truffle, and Baked Oysters Dynamite with bloomside spinach, Dungeness crab, Chinese sausage and sesame sauce. Entrée choices include BBQ Shrimp n’ Grits with Anson

Mills cheddar grits, fried egg, chorizo broth and tomato jam, Korean Fried Chicken with bacon waffle, banh mi pickles, and red dragon sauce, and Lobster Benedict with poached eggs, shaved ham, toasted English muffin, and lobster hollandaise, among other options. Desserts choices are equally decadent, including Strawberry Shortcake and Liquid Center Chocolate Torte.

Easter Brunch Buffet in The Views, offered 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., is $65 per person ($20 for children ages 6-12) plus tax, gratuity and beverages. The buffet menu (available in full here) features glorious spreads including artisanal bread, cheese and dessert displays, an omelet station, a carving board with Roasted Easter Ham with pineapple sticky glaze and fresh biscuits as well as Mustard Herb Crusted Leg of Lamb with rosemary and garlic jus. These are complemented by scrumptious plates including Orecchiette Pasta with Lobster, Shrimp and Crab, Cognac Bananas Foster French Toast with chantilly crème and rum caramel, and Pan Seared Salmon with organic spinach, capers and lemon, among others.

Reservations are required for both Easter events. Please call 480-948-2100.

About Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain

One of the country’s most lauded luxury resorts, Sanctuary is a striking boutique property on Camelback Mountain in Paradise Valley, Arizona, just minutes from downtown Scottsdale.  Under the direction of Westroc Hospitality, Sanctuary enjoys international acclaim for its contemporary design, and award-winning elements restaurant and Sanctuary Spa.  A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, Sanctuary was named the number one resort in Arizona in Travel + Leisure’s “500 Best Hotels in the World” and the number one resort in the Southwest inCondé Nast Traveler’s “Readers’ Choice Awards”.  Sanctuary has been a Condé Nast Traveler “Gold List” and “Reader’s Choice” winner since opening in 2001. Connect with Sanctuary on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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March 11, 2015

“Suddenly Spring” Pin Party


Come join the “Suddenly Spring” Pin Party starting on Wednesday, March 11th and running through Friday, March 13th. The event is sponsored by Balboa Baby and features their new bedding line.

For all the details visit

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March 5, 2015

Mini Rodini SS ’15 Drop 2


Mini Rodini SS ’15 Drop 2 goes live Friday 1:00 PST at!!

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January 24, 2015

Mini Rodini Spring/Summer ’15


Sneak Peek of Mini Rodini Spring/Summer 2015. Drop 1 goes for sale on Jan. 29th at


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January 12, 2015

Progresso™ Light Soup


A new year means a fresh start! Don’t you love that? How do you plan on looking and feeling your best in the New Year? I’m hoping to ramp up my exercise routine, bikini weather comes quickly in Arizona! I’m also going to try to drink a LOT more water + eat more fruits & veggies. Sounds simple enough, right?

Last year I started eating banana smoothies for breakfast. I mix 2 bananas with a LOT of ice + protein powder, almond butter, & whatever other fresh fruit that I have. It is super easy, super fast + nutritious!

Putting a quick lunch together is a bit trickier. By lunchtime I am neck-deep into my work routine, and most days I don’t feel like cooking anything at all. Enter Progresso™ Light soup… they have delicious flavors and are light on calories. And let’s face it: there is nothing like a piping-hot bowl of soup on a cold winter day. Progresso™ Light soups are perfect as part of your well-balanced lunch. With my soup I like to have a piece of whole-grain toast and a fresh salad.

Progresso™ Light soups come in an 18.5-ounce can that is “ready to eat.” The can is easy to open with a pull tab, so you don’t even need a can opener. This is super handy for “on the go” activities. All Progresso™ Light soups are pre-cooked, not condensed. You can simple heat soup up in the microwave or on your stovetop.

Like variety in your diet? Progresso™ Light soup has 40 delicious flavors at 100 calories or less per serving. You can indulge in flavors like bacon, cheese, potatoes, alfredo, etc… with flavors like Progresso™ Light Creamy Potato with Bacon and Cheese and Light Creamy Chicken Alfredo. You can find a full list of Progresso™ Light soups here. I am a creature of habit, and my favorites include Light Chicken & Dumpling, Light Beef Pot Roast, and Light Savory Vegetable Barley.


Whether it’s zipping up your skinny jeans, feeling your best on your wedding day, or making over your wardrobe, Progresso™ Light soups can aid you in your goals of making healthy lifestyle changes to look and feel your best this new year! Happy 2015!

Disclosure: “This post was sponsored by Progresso™ through their partnership POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Progresso™, all opinions are my own.”

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December 18, 2014

Sesame Gifts


Looking for the perfect themed gift for that special someone? Or maybe just a treat for yourself? Check out Sesame. Sesame gift sets are curated by experts & the community. Each Sesame gift set is themed to an experience. From the Ultimate Unwind gift set which includes everything for a relaxing spa day at home to the Snow Day gift set which is the perfect complement to a crisp winter snowfall, Sesame makes gift giving so much more special! Sesame gifts begin with their beautiful blue box which makes for a luxurious unboxing experience. The recipient will also receive a personalized greeting card.

Which Sesame gift set suits your personality?…

This month I ordered a Sesame Gift Set for myself… Since I take sooo many IG photos, I decided on the Shutterbug by Photojojo set. I’m hoping to learn some new things about mobile photography!


Sesame now has a FREE app for iOS and Android users. It make gift giving on the go easy!


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December 3, 2014



Over the Thanksgiving Holiday we ordered some TOMS shoes for the kids from the #TOMSforTarget holiday partnership. Have you purchased anything from the collection yet? From classic TOMS shoes, to sweaters, tees, scarves, hats, bags, throws, clutches, candles… You will find something for everyone on your list this holiday season. Target will donate a pair of shoes, a meal, or a blanket for every item purchased from this holiday collection. Tis the season for giving back!

So, go get shopping!



TOMS For Target: One-for-One. For All. Starting November 16th, for every Target+TOMS limited edition gift you buy, we’re (Target) giving shoes, a blanket or meals to those in need. #TOMSForTarget

“Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.”

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November 25, 2014

Christmas Corner


The kids & I decorated a little corner of their room last night… Happy Holidays

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November 21, 2014

The Venue 8 3000 Series Tablet by Dell


The holidays are fast approaching, which means life is going to get a little hectic! Are you ready? It is always such a busy time of year so best be organized! This year, thanks to Dell, I’ll be getting organized & navigating through the holidays with the brand new Venue 8 3000 Series Tablet. Whether I’m bookmarking, pinning, online shopping or party-planning, I’m certain that my Dell Venue 8 Tablet will minimize chaos & help me keep my head on straight!

One of my favorite things about the Dell Venue 8 Pro is that it is super thin and light, only 9 mm thin, so it fits easily into some of my smallest handbags and adds very little weight.   I always have my Dell Tablet with me when I’m out and about. I love to use it for pinning holiday recipes while waiting for the kids to get out of school (I’m always way too early to the parking lot!)  The Dell Venue 8 Pro has an 8″ HD (1280×800) display which is the perfect size.  The screen is soooo clear and crisp, it has amazing resolution and brightness. Another thing I’ve noticed is that I can use it off and on all day long while barely draining the battery. The battery life can’t be beat!


If you like taking photos as much as I do, you will just love the Tablet’s camara. The Dell Venue 8 comes with a 1.2MP front camera and a 5MP back camera so you’ll get clear, crisp photos without the need to edit. If you do enjoy playing with photo filters, effects, collages, etc you will find so many fun & free photo apps in the Play Store. I’ve already uploaded several of my favorites. No need to worry about storage space, because Dell’s new tablet also has 32GB5 of on-board storage, more than ever before. So you’ll have plenty of room to store photos, videos, music, games, etc.

The Dell Venue 8 Pro comes with the latest Windows 8.1 operating system and a 1-year license for Microsoft Office 365 Personal. You’ll also get direct access to Xbox Music, videos, games and Skype to help you stay connected.


From bookmarking, Pinning, or using it while out and about shopping, the Venue 8 3000 Series Tablet will help you navigate the busy holidays. Get one for yourself and one for that special someone this holiday season.

With Dell technology, it’s easy to give the gifts that fuel their dreams no matter what they love to do: music lover, movie buff, fitness fanatic, avid gamer, fab foodie, and gadget lover. From the Dell Inspiron 5000 Series to the Dell Venue 8 tablet to the latest TVs and electronics, inspire their every passion. And with so many gift ideas in the Dell Holiday Lookbook, finding the perfect gift is a snap.

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“Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Dell via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Dell.”

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November 20, 2014

POPSUGAR Nov. Must Have Box


I’m checking out this month’s POPSUGAR Must Have Box and wanted to share the fun surprises I found inside!…

a. Tiny Prints Thoughtful Heart Stationary. Designed by Lisa Sugar and Tiny Prints, this watercolor design gives you another reason to write your loved one something special. In addition, enjoy this $25 gift card for more spectacular stationary perfect for any occasion.

b. G.H. Cretors Chicago Mix Popped Corn. With so much flavor & deliciousness in one bite, you’ll be amazed this caramel and cheddar chees corn mix is all natural, non-GMO, and gluten free!

c. Wine Glass Writer Custom 3-Pack For POPSUGAR Must Have. Made exclusively for POPSUGAR Must Have, these fast-drying nontoxic glass writers ensure you’ll never lose your wineglass again.

d. SORIAL Saffiano Wallet on a Chain. As chic as your favorite clutch but way more functional, this wallet on a chain fits all your essentials for a hands-free night on the town or an easy-to-find item in your large everyday bag.

e. Simon & Schuster The Secret Recipes by Dominique Ansel. Great for both novice & experienced bakers – or a pretty addition to your coffee table. The Secret Recipes explores never-before-seen recipes from Dominique Ansel, the pastry chef behind Cronut™.

f. Hall Simpatico Ambergris Shea Butter Cream. For smooth and delightfully fragrant skin, lather this shea butter cream freely and enjoy the sweet musky scent and intense moisturizing qualities.

Disclosure: POPSUGAR provided me with a complimentary POPSUGAR Must Have box. The opinions I have shared about the box are my own and POPSUGAR did not tell me what to say or how to say it.

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November 19, 2014



1. TOMS for Target- Women’s Ruana/Poncho Cream
2. TOMS for Target – Toddler Girl’s Shoes, Signature Triangle Print
3. TOMS for Target – Knit Scarf, Oatmeal
4. TOMS for Target – Metallic & Vegan Leather Shoe
5. TOMS for Target- Women’s Ruana/Poncho Gray
6. TOMS for Target- 3 Bracelet Set
7. TOMS for Target- Men’s Logo Full Zip Hoodie Gray
8. TOMS for Target – Acrylic fringe throw Cream 50″x60″
9. TOMS for Target- Knit Scarf Gray
10. TOMS for Target- Men’s Knit Beanie Black
11. TOMS for Target- Boy’s Knit Flip Top Gloves
12. TOMS for Target- Chambray Boy’s Shoes
13. TOMS for Target – Simple is Beautiful Zippered Clutch
14. TOMS for Target Glass Double Wall Hot and Cold Beverage Bottle – Arrow (13.5 ounce)
15. TOMS for Target- Logo Zippered Clutch
16. TOMS for Target – Stoneware Tall Coffee Mug, TOMS Flag
17. TOMS for Target Faux Leather Journal and pen with Magnetic Closure 5.5″x8″
18. TOMS for Target- Arrow Zippered Clutch

Have you heard about the Target/TOMS partnership? In the spirit of the Holiday Season they have teamed up to create the #TOMSforTarget gift collection. From classic TOMS shoes, to sweaters, tees, scarves, hats, bags, throws, clutches, candles… you name it! You will find something for everyone on your list this holiday season. TOMS is one of the top socially conscious brands and I am so excited to be able to buy their products in my local Target store. For those that prefer online shopping, find links to some of my favorites at

The #TOMSforTarget limited time gift collection will be available in stores on November 16th, 2014. Like TOMS “one-for-one” model, with each gift purchased by Target shoppers, a gift will be made to a person in need. Donations will include one of the following: a blanket via American Red Cross, one week of meals via Feeding America, or one pair of shoes via TOMS. Feel the love of giving back this season. One-for-One. For All.

Do you have favorites from the #TOMSforTarget collection? I LOVE the TOMS for Target- Women’s Ruana/Poncho in Gray, the TOMS for Target Oatmeal Knit Scarf, and my absolute “MUST HAVE,” the TOMS for Target women’s shoe in black. The black TOMS shoes have a metallic canvas upper with a vegan leather toe and heel plus their “go somewhere new” lining. All shoes from the collection also come in a TOMS signature flag canvas drawstring sling bag. Perfect for gift giving!

So, go get shopping!

TOMS For Target: One-for-One. For All. Starting November 16th, for every Target+TOMS limited edition gift you buy, we’re (Target) giving shoes, a blanket or meals to those in need. #TOMSForTarget

“Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.”

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November 14, 2014

A new puppy?


Yesterday around 11:00 am I saw a black dog wandering our yard. I went to go see her, but she immediately ran off. After trying to call her for about 20 minutes I gave up. I did notice that she had no collar on.

Fast forward to the evening… the kids were playing outside and Harper comes running inside screaming & crying. I had no idea what had happened so I ran outside to check on Rex. Then I see the black puppy is back! We spent 2 hours (with some of our neighbors) chasing her around the neighborhood.

The sweet pup eventually came into our house. She is so skinny and so sweet! She has no microchip, our neighbors have posted fliers but so far no one has claimed her.

Anyway, meet “Beyoncé!”

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October 30, 2014

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October 16, 2014

Puffs SoftPack™


The Fall and Winter seasons are also known as the sick seasons for us moms, right? Now that my children are back in school it seems that someone always has the sniffles! Rex has had a cold with a constant runny nose for the past 2 weeks. You know, that kind of cold where your child’s face just looks raw and sore?

To get through the sick season we use Puffs SoftPack™. Puffs tissues have the soft touch that is so necessary for those sore, red noses. The extra softness makes all the difference on their delicate skin.

In addition to that gentle touch of a Puffs tissue, the Puffs SoftPack™ has a new flexible design that holds up better than an ordinary tissue box. It is both easily stored and water-resistant and also travels well! Throw a SoftPack™ into your car glove box, back seat car organizer, children’s backpacks, and your own gym or make-up bag.

Puffs SoftPack™ can also fit into the tight spaces of your home. The flexible design and water-resistant pack allows it to be tucked into the couch cushions, thrown in a nightstand, tucked into your medicine cabinet, and even stored right near the sink!


So, get through the changing seasons with Puffs SoftPack™! The NEW full size flexible package contains Puffs Basic tissues, dermatologist tested to be gentle and designed to fit perfectly into your life so you can always put your best face forward.”

Visit and share how SoftPack fits into your life.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Puffs through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Puffs, all opinions are my own.

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October 14, 2014

Progresso Soup & Healthy Living


A healthy diet is key in maintaining a healthy body. We all know that, right? But that doesn’t make it easy. Sometimes healthy eating is just plain boring. It can also be time consuming and expensive. What do you do when you get into a rut and enter the world of diet boredom?

Enter Progresso™ Soup.

Progresso™ Soup has 40 delicious flavors at 100 calories or less per serving. With so many flavor choices it makes it much easier to beat diet boredom and satisfy taste cravings. Plus Progresso™ Soup is packed with hearty ingredients like pasta, beans, rice, meat and vegetables. This variety coupled with rich flavor profiles give you a strong base to succeed in your healthy living goals.

Progresso™ Soup also makes meal prep time extremely fast. All canned soups have an easy open lid which means no can opener necessary. Enjoy your bowl of soup after just a few minutes in the microwave. It really is the perfect choice for packed lunches and is also great for quick and easy dinners. Just add a fresh salad and fruit and you are set for dinner!


Now that the weather is starting to get chilly, I’ve been craving the comfort and warmth that only a bowl of soup can provide. One of my current favorites by Progresso™ is Savory Beef Barley Vegetable. Which is your favorite?

Progresso™ Soup is hosting the ProgressOh contest. Oh yes you can enter for a chance to win a wardrobe makeover for you and three of your friends, courtesy of Progresso™! Enter the ProgressOh! wardrobe makeover contest at Four deserving Progresso™ fans and three of their friends will each win a $1,000 cash card and a year-long subscription to the POPSUGAR “Must Have Box”


Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Progresso™ through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Progresso™, all opinions are my own.

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October 10, 2014 Newsletter


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October 7, 2014

Bratt Decor Pinterest Party


Join us on Wednesday, October 8th at 6pm PDT/9pm EDT as we pin design ideas sparked by all things glamorous! We’ll be pinning with Creative Juice, Stroller in the City, Rockabye Mommy and the fabulous host, Project Nursery.

Log on Wednesday, October 8th at 6pm PDT/9pm EDT to see the pinning in progress, or check back after to see our complete Glamorous Nursery Ideas pinboard.

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September 24, 2014


Hi again, Irene from designstiles today. While doing my nightly instagram catch up, I found this adorable kids portrait line, Little-Biscuits. Actually, they do pet portraits too. For all you crazy pet owners. Myself included.

Purchasing a portrait also includes 8 templates for gifts tags, cupcake toppers, party invitations and more.

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They’re just so darling. Great keepsake and I’m sure any kid would loving putting their little face everywhere with their own personal labels.

Happy Wednesday!

Irene Lovett

decor . styling . consulting

August 22, 2014

NatureSmart Gummy Vitamins


Disclosure: This post was sponsored by NBTY through their partnership with Circle of Moms by POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by Circle of Moms by POPSUGAR to write a post about NatureSmart Vitamins, all opinions are my own.

As a mom, one of the most important jobs I have is to encourage my children to develop good health habits, from eating their fruits & vegetables to getting plenty exercise, & keeping their brains stimulated.

This summer has been even busier than we imagined. On Monday-Friday, we wake up around 7:00 am. The kids dress themselves while I set out a quick breakfast. They usually eat a whole grain waffle or breakfast bar, a hard boiled egg, and a banana or a bowl of strawberries (which is always a hit!) Then, I quickly pack their lunches which include some of their favorite processed foods, fruit (which they never eat at camp!) & some yogurt.

After a 3:30 pickup from camp we often have activities & sports to attend. By the time we get home from swim lessons, karate, the library, etc the kids are exhausted. Some days they are so tired they can barely eat a full dinner. I often wonder if they’ve consumed enough nutrient-rich foods.

Healthy eating plays an important role in optimal health, but did you know that less than one half of children consume the USDA recommended number of servings in any given food pyramid group, and almost 80% do not eat the recommended number of nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables.

Enter NatureSmart Gummy Vitamins. NatureSmart Vitamins can help “fill in” some of these nutritional gaps. The best thing about NatureSmart Vitamins is that even your pickiest eater will love them, they taste delicious! Plus your children will love Gummy Vitamins in Marvel Shapes and Gummy Vitamins in Disney Shapes.

Supplementing their diets with NatureSmart Vitamins gives me the peace of mind that they are getting essential vitamins and minerals for healthy growth and development!*


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August 13, 2014

London-inspired Nursery for Little Princes


London-inspired nursery decor is super trendy at the moment. Do you have a favorite london inspired accessory? Here are a few items to get you started on your Little Prince’s nursery!

1.  Pottery Barn Winback Rocker ( is as plush rocker with mom’s needs in mind.

2.  Softline Home Fashions (,the leading importer and distributor of high-quality home textiles, offers adorable Union Jack accent pillows.

3.  Restoration Hardware ( London landmark & vintage-washed percale nursery bedding collection is perfect for little royalty.

4.  Maileg (www.maileg.comCastle Rattle keeps baby entertained in proper London style!

5.  Oopsy Daisy( personaizable “Cheerio!” print is perfect for your little Prince’s nursery.

6.  Silver Cross (www.silvercrossus.comChatsworth Poppy Doll Pram is handmade in Yorkshire, England with hand-painted detailing makes a perfect statement piece.

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August 4, 2014

Back To School with GAP


Summer is on it’s way out, gosh it seemed to fly by! Believe it or not we go back to school in Scottsdale on August 6th.

Back to School season is one of my favorites. This time of year makes me feel a bit nostalgic… anticipating the first day, finding your classroom, seeing friends after summer, and of course Back to School shopping!

With the help of GapKids Harper and I have put together some fresh & stylish looks for the fall season. What I love is that GapKids makes super versatile pieces that you can mix n’ match to create several outfits.


Do you like these looks as much as we do? Do you have a favorite? We’ve kept Harper’s fall looks carefree, casual, and definitely comfortable. Gap has done an amazing job with the fall collection that just let’s kids be kids.

Some of my favorites/must have pieces for girls include the 1969 boy fit jeans. They are so amazing that we purchased both the canvas color and the medium wash shade. Gap’s boy fit jeans have a slightly baggy fit and a rolled cuff that looks so fabulous on girls! I also LOVE the Convertible plaid hi-lo shirt and the Junior nylon backpack in Olive Moss.

Want to get the looks? Find the links below:


1. Knit mesh hi-lo tank
2. Cat Ears Headband
3. Plaid Scarf
4. Junior nylon backpack in olive moss
5. Ballet Flats
6. Convertible plaid hi-lo shirt
7. Junk Food™ Snoopy graphic tee
8. 1969 Denim Shorties
9. 1969 boy fit jeans, Canvas
10. 1969 patch boy fit jeans, medium wash

Need more ideas? Check out this fun video by GapKids:

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by GapKids through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about GapKids, all opinions are my own.

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July 24, 2014

Baby Boy Blue Shower

I’ll be revisiting a few posts the next few weeks as I soak in the last 2 weeks with the kids before school starts…

Over the weekend I had a little dinner for 3 of my girlfriends…ALL expecting BOYS! I decided to have the dinner baby shower style. We had such a fabulous evening…


July 8, 2014

Sex Tape Movie

Have you heard about Sony Pictures new movie, Sex Tape? It’s a Revealing Comedy from the Director of Bad Teacher. Sex Tape stars Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz and is coming to theaters on July 18th.

The movie looks hysterical! After 10 years together and two kids later, Jay (Jason Segel) and Annie (Cameron Diaz) have found that their sex life has become nonexistent. In an attempt to try and put some spice back in their relationship they decide to make a sex tape. The private video of them trying out every position in The Joy of Sex in one marathon three-hour session suddenly is no longer private. The recording leaks and the couple goes on a hilarious adventure to get the tape back out of the Cloud network.

Can you relate at all? Remember the butterflies in your stomach when you first met your hubby? All you could think about was when you were you going to see him again. That feeling tends to fade after you have been with someone for a while, you get comfortable, have children and everyday life gets the best of you.

What do you do to reignite the romance with your hubby/significant other? Have your attempts ever gone all wrong?

I remember one Valentine’s Day where I went all out with candles, bubble bath, flowers, and even music. My husband came home from work and sat down to watch television for a minute. It had been a long, exhausting week and when I went to invite him into the bedroom/bathroom I found him fast asleep! Total fail.

And then there was this Autocorrect:


I think we can all relate to this movie. At one time or another the romance has just died. So, go check out the trailer above (if you haven’t already) and make a date with your significant other to go see Sex Tape!

To see more content about Sex Tape the movie, get the custom magazine here

P.S. Go to Facebook: TheSexTapeMovie to tell us your stories of romance gone wrong.

“Disclosure: This post was sponsored by SONY through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about SONY, all opinions are my own.”

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June 19, 2014

Mini Rodini Sale


Spring/Summer ’14 Mini Rodini on sale now at No coupon code necessary.

P.S. Black Dot Wall Decals from

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May 19, 2014

Quinny Buzz Xtra WINNER!


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May 7, 2014



On Friday evening Ryan Cruz Saldana tragically lost his life. He was the beloved son of Jacqui & Dan: @babyboybakery & @danno12. Ryan was only 3.5 years old and was so dear to so many, including our Instagram community. Please send your thoughts, prayers, & memories to the family & friends of Ryan. Use hashtag: #REDBALLOONSFORRYAN

There are numerous ways you can help the family including a fundraising effort that is currently going on:

Also consider purchasing marked items from the following shops. Proceeds will go to the family:

If I have forgotten anyone, please leave in comments so I can add.


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March 27, 2014

I’ll be back next week…


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March 19, 2014

Pin Party Tonight


We are joining Project Nursery, Munire Furniture and Baby Cache this evening for a Pin Party. The theme is Made in the USA!

So grab a glass of wine (or a virgin cocktail) & join us tonight: Wednesday, March 19th at 6pm PDT/9pm EDT. YAY for red, white and blue!

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March 3, 2014

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December 3, 2013

Staying Healthy This Winter


We are back to school this week after almost a 1 week off! Luckily over the Thanksgiving break we were able to rest up and get rid of the colds and coughs! Even in Arizona we have a “sick season” and this year the kids have had the worst colds!

So, what do you do to prevent your kids from getting the dreaded winter cold? I make big bowls of fresh cut up fruits & veggies that they can nibble on while playing games and puzzles. My kids will never finish fruits & veggies during meals, but when I serve them up while at play Harper & Rex seem to gobble up carrot sticks, grapes, mango… all that good stuff!

Another recommendation…LOTS of fruit smoothies. If your children are not good fruit eaters, just stick it all in a blender. It is much easier and faster to consume a lot of fruit when you can drink it! I add a bit of greek yogurt, almond butter, and ice to my smoothies – so delicious!

Other tricks for keeping them healthy… we keep a consistent bedtime routine: 6:30 – 7:00 jammies, brushing teeth, and story time. They are tucked into their beds between 7:00 – 7:30. We also get LOTS of exercise. Arizona weather allows us to go to the park and play all winter long. We’ve also recently started Tuesday swimming lessons. And I hope to start basketball and baseball in the next few months.

On top of eating healthy, lots of sleep, and regular exercise, I supplement their diet with a L’il Critters™ gummy vitamin each morning.  (Harper and Rex call them L’il Critters™ candies!) Yum Yum! If you are looking to supplement your children’s diets I highly recommend L’il Critters™:


L’il Critters™ are the #1 child gummy vitamin. We are the better tasting gummy vitamin that is preferred by Kids and trusted by Moms. “We Make Nutrition Taste Good.”

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Church & Dwight via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Church & Dwight.

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November 27, 2013

The Postpartum Survival Kit

Until you have a baby, you really don’t realize just how much your body goes through. And as many stories as you may hear and as much as your friends may tell you, everyone is different and everyone’s experience varies. Thankfully, my experience was way less scary than I had imagined and although I can say I feel like I had a relatively easy experience, the maintenance you have to go through after labor was something I really had no clue about. From squirt bottles (given to me at the hospital) to belly wraps, there were quite a few items I’d never heard anyone mention. Below are some of the items that helped with the (vaginal) recovery process and helped ease the beginning stages of nursing, both of which occur simultaneously.

I think these would also make a thoughtful care package for any girlfriends.


1. soothies - stick these in the freezer first and they’ll provide a cooling relief for sore and cracked nipples.

2. maxi pads – feels like your period comes into full effect, so you’ll need these for at least a week after labor.

3. tucks – apply one pad onto your maxi and it helps relieve discomfort.

4. motrin – for cramps, especially when your first begin to nurse.

5. lanolin – ouch. Again, for sore and cracked nipples. I applied this after every breastfeed.

6. nursing cover – baby feeds every 2-3 hours and with the amount of guests you’ll have visiting, this covers you up if you’re modest. I sure am. I have this exact one but I also found this one that is super stylish.

7. nursing pads – I went through these like crazy in the beginning. I was leaking a lot and these help absorb leakage and keep your bras from getting dirty extra fast. These are washable but I used the disposable kind.

8. nursing bras and 9 – you’ll need a few. Comfort is key. I much prefer the kind with no underwire. You’ll also need a few. I thought I could get by on a couple. I had to send my husband out to purchase more.

10. nipple shields – I had cracked nipples and it hurt when it was time to pull back the bra for nursing so I tucked these into my bra to keep from that skin to bra contact.

11. belly bandit – I live in this! I still wear it. I want to feel that support and feel like my stomach and hips are shrinking back into place. If there is one thing you purchase off this list, this is my number one recommendation.

 It’s so much to deal with all at once, and now that I went through childbirth and feel like I’m 90% back to myself again, I truly feel like a champ. And to anyone who is on their way to motherhood, best of luck and hope this little round up helps you.
Irene Lovett

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November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving & Black Friday…


1. Talk Turkey Plate by Jane Jenni
2. Turkey Pinata
3. Thanksgiving Jingo
4. Pilgrim Glass Clings Decorations
5. Melissa & Doug The Box Girls Thanksgiving Box of Questions
6. Turkey Gobbler Hat
7. Toddler Turkey Thanksgiving Costume
8. Gobble Gobble Mad Libs
9. Thanksgiving Coloring Placemat
10. Thanksgiving Face Painting Kit
11. Turkey Napkins
12. Gobble Up Thanksgiving Youth T-Shirt
13. Turkey Placecard Holders

Happy Early Thanksgiving! I hope you all get some rest while filling your bellies with lots of TURKEY over the 4 day weekend. Thanksgiving is my favorite FOOD holiday. There is nothing better than Thanksgiving leftovers and I love myself a cold turkey sandwich with mayo the day after the big feast!

I know a lot of you are entertaining family/big parties for the holiday. I’ve seen some AMAZING tablescapes on Instagram this week. Our Thanksgiving will be super simple. Just the 4 of us with a large TURKEY front and center. If I were to entertain, I’d use the cute Turkey Place Card Holders pictured above. & I’d probably dress the kids as Pilgrims or Turkeys. Hopefully next year we’ll have family in town and our celebration will be LARGE!

On another note, have you started your Black Friday shopping yet? A lot of stores have already started their sales and I am almost done shopping already. I got a head start this week since I’ll be working Black Friday and Saturday at the Phoenix Flea Market. Hope to see you there!

If you do plan on shopping this Black Friday be sure to head over to for some FAB deals. I spotted a LOT of good deals on electronics including APPLE iPads with free shipping!

Enjoy the holiday, happy shopping and see ya’ll next week, Shari

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November 25, 2013

Black Friday Blanket Sale,


Now through Black Friday get 20% off ALL blanket styles by SpearmintLOVE™. Sale includes both full & baby sized cross blankets, our FOREST blanket, & our delicious APPLES! Free US shipping on all orders. International customers please contact for a shipping quote.

visit: & use code TAKE20 at checkout

**All US orders will ship the week before Christmas – your blanket will arrive in time to cuddle up with on Christmas morning. Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, & Merry Christmas! ENJOY!

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November 19, 2013

Instagram Clothing Sale


I’m selling a few things that Rex & Harper have outgrown this year. Hop over to Instagram: @spearmintbaby to take a look. Just leave your paypal address in the comment on the item you would like. If you are NOT on Instagram (you should be!)… you can still purchase items. Just send me an email: with the item/s you’d like and I will invoice via paypal. thanks!

* all items will be shipped USPS first class with tracking number

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November 5, 2013

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November 1, 2013

Anywhere Labels


Do your kids lose things? I feel like there is always something that we are looking for…

Harper & Rex use these stainless steel water bottles at recess time. They are amazing but pricey ($14.00 from Target) and we’ve lost 3 of them! So many of the kids at school have the same ones & it is impossible to keep track of which bottle belongs to which child. I tried writing Harper & Rex’s names on the bottom with permanent marker, but turns out it is not so permanent!

So, enter Anywhere Labels from BEST.DECISION.EVER! These labels are dishwasher, washing machine and microwave safe. You can get them in any color/pattern. We ordered a set with both Harper & Rex’s first and last names + our phone number on them (just in case.)

Another added bonus… you can also use these labels on toys, clothing and coat tags, school supplies, bags and totes, containers, water bottles, electronics, sports gear, and more! Not sure why I waited so long to try them.

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October 29, 2013

Bedroom DEMO!


I started working on Harper & Rex’s bedroom redo on Monday. (I am a month & a half late on this project but more motivated than ever to get it going!) So far we’ve torn out the carpet/pads and started painting. The carpet removal was supposed to be a quick job but I had no idea that it would take so long to get the carpet grippers out of the concrete. They were nailed into the concrete and I literally had to pry them out with a screw driver and hammer. IT WAS TOUGH to say the least. It seems that there are always surprises when you decide to DIY it!

Anyway, you can keep up with the bedroom redo updates on INSTAGRAM: spearmintbaby


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October 11, 2013

ABC Kids Expo


Hey guys, so sorry for the lack of blogging this week. I am busy getting ready for the ABC Kids Expo next week in Vegas! I’ll be there all week getting the scoop on all kinds of new & interesting baby products. If you want to follow along, I’ll be sure to post updates on both INSTAGRAM: @spearmintbaby & Facebook.

Have a great week! Shari

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October 8, 2013

Bathing Your Newborn

I was mesmerized by this video, the way this sweet newborn enjoys her bath time. I wish I had taken the time to bathe my children in a similar manner….

Sonia Rochel is a French nurse who’s been working with newborns for 35 years. The bathing style Sonia developed, which she calls the Thalasso baby bath or baby spa, mimics the warmth and security of the womb, making the baby feel relaxed and at home.

Sonia gives 5 tips for bathing your newborn:

1. Don’t bathe a hungry baby. They can’t relax if they’re hungry.
2. Let your hands and heart express themselves.
3. Take your time. Ten to 15 minutes is good.
4. Water getting in your baby’s ears and eyes? It’s OK!
5. Enjoy the experience as much as your baby does.

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October 3, 2013

New Role: & Essential Magazine


Hey guys, I just wanted to announce a new role I recently took on. I’ve joined’s (formerly new shoppable Magazine, Essential. I will be the Brand Ambassador/Section Leader for the Family/Home Organization section. At Essential you will find diverse content from across the spectrum…home & leisure, DIY, fashion, food, travel, tech and more! Be sure to visit me over there and check out all of the interesting things going on!


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September 26, 2013

Instagram Name Change


Just a quick FYI… you can now find me on Instagram @spearmintbaby… so sorry for any confusion this has caused! & thank you all for the continued online support!

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September 24, 2013

Pin Party

It’s time to party again fellow Pinterest lovers! The ladies behind BonBon Rose Girls and The Little Style File have partnered with some fabulous guest pinners: According to Nina, The Simple Moms, The Wise Baby & US (we are so excited to be pinning with these ladies!!!) We promise to bring you a pinning good time filled with awesome prizes from Stokke! Please join us for our #ColorfulFall pin party on Wednesday, September 25th, at 9 PM EST!

Prizes: We will be giving away over $1100.00 in prizes including a Stokke Scoot stroller with Infant Bag and 2 Stokke MyCarriers!

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Participating in a Pinterest Party is super easy and lots of fun!

To join: Create your own #ColorfulFall Board on Pinterest and pin during the party using the #ColorfulFall tag. Please repin at least 10 pins from our #ColorfulFall Board. To be eligible for prizes: You must FOLLOW our sponsor, Stokke, on Pinterest and come back and give us the link to your #ColorfullFall Pinterest Board using the Rafflecopter widget below ONCE THE PARTY STARTS!

Please get ready for the party by following the hosts Bon Bon Rose Girls and The Little Style File, sponsor Stokke and guest pinners According to Nina, Spearmint Baby, The Simple Moms and The Wise Baby…Also, we’ll be tweeting during the party too, so please feel free to tweet along with us using the hashtag #ColorfulFall!

If you need to sign up for Pinterest, CLICK HERE. Winners will be randomly selected after the of the party party is over, by 11 PM EST, and notified by email as well as announced on Facebook and Twitter by the following day. Prizes are non-transferable. If you have questions about participating in a Pinterest party, please don’t hesitate to contact us! We can’t wait to get pinning!

Excited yet? Me too! Here are just a few of the fun things I’ll be pinning for the #ColorfulFall Board:


Sorella Origins Red Moccasins
Unfold Pendant, Blue
Stokke Scoot
Fig Throw Pillow
Eco Cross Baby Blanket
Deer Mask
Red Norsu Elephant Money Box
Mid-Century Crib in Espresso
Baby Degen Indigo Grid Raglan Sweater
Baby Degen Monster Sweatpant
Lucky Boy Sunday: Balthazar
Red Star Sheet Set

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September 13, 2013

Funky Legs, 20% Off Through Sunday


Stop over at this weekend to shop the Funky Legs sale. ALL Funky Legs apparel is on sale through Sunday. Just enter the code funkylegs20 at checkout!

& if you haven’t already, be sure to sign up for our newsletter…

You’ll be the first to hear about new products, limited edition stuff, & SALES!



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September 12, 2013

Pin Party


Join me (+ some really fabulous ladies) this evening as we join Fisher Price and Project Nursery for a fab Pin Party! (6pm PST/9pm EST)

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September 12, 2013

The Animal Print Shop Nursery Project


The Baby Alpaca Print just made it’s debut at the The Animal Print Shop & he is oh so cute!

Photographer Sharon Montrose released two prints of the super-soft and cuddly Baby Alpaca this week along with this FABULOUS-LY beautiful nursery. If you are not familiar with the The Animal Print Shop Nursery Project, it is a collaboration between Sharon and a few of her interior designer pals, with the aim of creating inspiring nursery spaces. Enjoy!


Crib: Ouef
Eames Rocker: Vintage find. Similar from Modernica
Walnut Credenza/Changer: OneFortyThree
Animal Art: The Animal Print Shop
Rug: Vintage find. Similar from Red Thread Souk
Beaded Pendant Light: CAMP
Elephant Chair: DWR
Mobile: Vintage find. Similar on Etsy
Kilim Pillow: Sukan
Lion Stuffed Animal: Jellycat
Ottoman: Vintage Franco Albini
Toy Basket: Baskets of Africa
Production: The Animal Print Shop
Designer: Morgan Satterfield
Room photographed by: Laure Joliet

September 6, 2013

Spearmint ♥


Guess what?

We are opening the doors to our brand new store,, this Monday (September 9th!) We’d love for you to sign up for our newsletter…

You’ll be the first to hear about new products, limited edition stuff, & SALES!


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September 5, 2013

The Perfect Western Inspired Nursery // Frederic Remington

This is so out of the box for me. I typically steer so far from anything western feeling and especially cowboys, but I couldn’t help myself with Frederic Remington. His idealized American Western themes, so full of action and adventure, would be so fabulous in a little boys room!

artwork // garland // cowhide // armchair // mobile // bedding // throw pillow // map

My goal was to create a room perfect for a growing young boy that had a sense of the American West adventure with a little modern twist. By mixing geometric elements such as the bedding, pillows, and mobile with the action packed artwork and the organic cowhide rug, the western feel is able to be subtly accomplished. The world map helps to add to the sense of adventure while the bright colors and simple patterns add a sense of youthfulness.

What do you think? Something you could see in your favorite little boy’s bedroom?

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September 4, 2013

Tea’s School Days


Hey ladies! I wanted to share a great program starting this fall by Tea Collection. It is called Tea’s School Days & the mission is to expand charitable efforts and give back to schools in a bigger way.

This will be the fourth semester that Tea Collection is running this program and they are hoping to make it bigger and better than ever this fall! It truly is the easiest fundraiser ever.

HOW DOES IT WORK?: Schools apply – Parents & friends shop from October 21st – 27th – Orders are tallied and at the end of it all Tea donates 15% of your sales back to your school. Pretty easy, right?

And, even though it’s official title is School Days, it’s not limited to schools. Any non-profit organization registered as a 501(c)(3) program can apply!

You can learn more here. Deadline for applications is September 13th, 2013.

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