The Tiny Heart: May 2013


High Five for Friday

Linking up with Lauren Elizabeth for:

 1. Last week the hubs gave Oliver (and Jinx too) a bath. He tried to hop out of the tub a couple of times and he definitely didn't enjoy it. But he looks so cute all soapy!

2. The other night we went out to eat and I had THE most delicious burger and fries.

3. I'm selling these Target Mossimo sandals, size 5/6. I barely wore them so they're almost like new. Email me at if you're interested!

4. I'm hoping to play a round of mini golf this weekend at our brand new mini golf course. There's two boats on the course, one named after Hurricane Sandy and another named after Hurricane Irene. Our previous mini golf got destroyed in Sandy (see photos here) so I'm really excited that it was rebuilt!

 5. I want you guys to meet Ainslee from A Beautiful Heart...she has the most beautiful jewelry in her Etsy shop and she's got amazing style!

Hi pretties! I'm Ainslee from A Beautiful Heart, a college student and full time fashion lover. A Beautiful Heart is where I share my style, beauty tips, and life tid bits. I also enjoy making jewelry, you can check out my shop here. Stop by and say hi, I love meeting new people and discovering new blogs! :) 

xo, Ainslee
PS There's still time to enter my bracelet giveaway!


Look What I Got: Influenster Spring Fever Vox Box

I was really excited to received the Influenster Spring Fever Vox Box, since it was the very first Vox Box I've gotten! Here's what was in the box:

imPress Broadway Press on Nails: I don't wear fake nails and I'm scared if I try these, it will damage my actual nails. Plus they don't look like they'd fit properly. So unfortunately I won't be testing these out. 

Secret Outlast Clear Gel Deodorant: This deodorant definitely worked in staying off my clothes. It has a fresh, clean scent. It claims it will last up to 48 hours but I don't think that's something I want to test!

Schwarzkopf Professional Osis+ Hair Gel: This stuff smells heavenly, like crisp apples. I'm totally sold on the smell alone!

Tastykake Kandy Bar Kakes in S'Mores: My hubby's eyes lit up when he saw me take this out of the box. He wasn't pleased when I told him he had to wait till I photographed it for the blog. The wait was worth it! I imagine the other flavors it comes in are yummy as well.

NYC Applelicious Glossy Lip Balm: It has a cute little apple shape imprinted inside the balm. It glides on smoothly and not sticky, but the red color is a bit too dark for me. And it doesn't smell like apples which is a bummer.

Please note: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. 



Nature Calls

Dress-Local boutique (similar), Scarf-c/o FRAAS, Bag-c/oTiff Boutique, Booties-Target (exact pair)

On Monday, I was sitting on the couch with the windows open and I hear:

Little kid: I really have to go to the bathroom!
Kid's Mom: There's no bathroom right here. You have to wait.
Little kid: I don't think I can hold it! I really have to go. I'm gonna go right now!

I look at the window, praying that the kid isn't going to the bathroom on our lawn. Nope, instead I see them running like the wind. I hope the kid made it. 

PS Enter my bracelet giveaway!
PPS I have a few June sponsor spots left. Info here!


{GIVEAWAY} Handcrafted for Luck Bracelet

Today I want to introduce you to Handcrafted for Luck, an Etsy shop filled with gorgeous bracelets. Jana, the shop owner, is giving away your choice of ANY bracelet in her shop! My favorites from her shop are pictured below. (How adorable are the ones with the elephants?!). The giveaway is open internationally, so anyone can enter.

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Memorial Day

Top-Express (similar), Necklace-Luxe Craving, Shorts-American Eagle, Bag-H&M (similar), Sandals-American Eagle

This weekend didn't really feel like Memorial Day Weekend. Friday and Saturday were freezing cold (48 degrees, I had my winter coat on!) and rainy so the beach was definitely out. Yesterday was sunny, but still not warm enough with some crazy wind. We did go down to the boardwalk which was having a street fair for the holiday weekend and had gyros. We contemplated playing mini golf, but there was just too many people. And today I am at work...apparently my office doesn't believe in holidays. 

PS Last day to enter the May Group Giveaway! Necklace giveaway here.

PPS I'm now taking June sponsors. I've got a few spots left.

Linking up with Still Being Molly & Sami's Shenanigans


Friday's Fancies: Memorial Day Weekend

It's Memorial Day weekend which means it's the unoffical start to the summer! Since I live a block from the beach at the Jersey shore, my summer plans include lots of beach time. I don't think I'll be be at the beach this weekend though...they're calling for temps in the 60s and rain. I'm secretly happy about that though, since I'm hoping it keeps the Bennys away! 

PS Enter my giveaways here and here!
PPS I'm now taking June sponsors 

Linking up with Long Distance Loving


Look What I Got: Wild Butterfly Boutique Necklace + Giveaway

Top-Forever 21 (similar), Necklace-c/o Wild Butterfly Boutique, Shorts-Rampage (similar), Bag-Botkier, Sunglasses-Ray Ban (similar), Sandals-American Eagle

Today I'm rocking my new Wild Butterfly Boutique tear drop necklace. And guess what? You get the chance to win one of your own! Choose from turquoise (the one I'm wearing), aqua, or mint!

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Saves and Splurges

Tank-Express (similar), Skirt-Target (exact one), Crossbody Bag-Target (similar), Sandals-Target (similar)

The other day I sent this Tweet about a DSLR:
I'm still undecided but it got me thinking about what I save on and what I splurge on...


-Groceries. I'm not gonna lie, I use coupons every time I set foot in the grocery store. And I'm ALL about buying the store brand.
-Manicures. When I lived in NYC, I got my nails done every week (for 7 bucks!) but now I just do them myself. I don't have to worry that the manicurist is talking about me in Korean.
-Trendy clothes. The Target and Old Navy clearance racks are my best friends. So is Forever 21. I'm not going to shell out a ton of money on a leopard print miniskirt or a neon bag.

-Sunglasses. My small face means that I usually have to buy designer. The ones at Target just don't fit!
-Hair straightener. The cheap ones you can get at the drug store are NO match for my wavy hair.
-Makeup. I do use some drugstore makeup (Great Lash mascara anyone?) but when it comes to eyeshadows, eye primer, and liner I prefer high end brands like MAC, Urban Decay, NARS, and Too Faced.
-Vacations. If I'm gonna go on vacation, I like to do it up! I want to eat all the foods I can, go on fun excursions, and go shopping of course. (which is probably why I haven't been on vacation in a year, ha).

 Now meet someone who knows how to wear a mix of saves/splurges in her own closet, Catherine from Small Town, Big Wardrobe!

My name is Catherine, and I live in southern Indiana with two dogs and two cats. When I'm not chasing after them, I love to document my daily outfits and style ideas on my blog, Small Town, Big Wardrobe. You can visit me there or catch me on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram - and I recently started a YouTube channel! I may or may not be addicted to social media.

Linking up with The Pleated PoppyRolled Up Pretty, Small Town Big Wardrobe, Fashion & Beauty Finds, & Because Shanna Said So 



Rainy Weekend

Cardigan-Old Navy, Top-Forever 21 (similar for $9.80), Scarf-Amazon (similar), Jeans-Target, Boots-Hunter Kids

It rained the entire weekend. That means I parked myself on the couch under a blanket and watched a whole bunch of tv. And made  mac & cheese out of the box. I've found it's best to hibernate when it rains. At the first rain drop, my hair starts to resemble Monica Geller's Barbados fro. And I can't be seen in public like that!

PS Last day to enter the $25 Target Gift Card Giveaway! 



Friday's Fancies: Stripes!

Linking up with Long Distance Loving for:

I was psyched for this Friday's Fancies since stripes are my favorite pattern of all time (see here, here, here etc). I couldn't resist mixing them with florals though. I own this skirt and thought it would be fun to put together something I could create with my own may just see this outfit come to life soon!

Have a great weekend!

PS Enter the $25 Target Gift Card Giveaway!