{Giveaway} J.C. Jewelry Design ***ENDED***

Valentine’s Day is over.  :(   But do not despair.  There are always birthdays and upcoming Mother’s Day to buy and receive jewelry!  My husband knows that I’ve been a fan of hand stamped jewelry for a while now.  It was right after the birth of our son to be in fact.  Hand stamped jewelry is the perfect way to show your love for your family and carry them with you.  Both sentiments are in the jewelry form, so you also look fabulous wearing it!  Who’s in need of the perfect gift for Mother’s Day?  Well… You are in luck, because I have some great news to share with you!  J.C. Jewelry Design has so many designs that I have never seen before.  Each piece looks so intricate with hand stamped precision.  I’m all about uniqueness, so are you ready to see some of the unique designs at J.C. Jewelry Design?  I’m pretty excited to be your tour guide on this one!  :)

I simply adore this My Family is a Key to my Heart necklace:

And the Peas in a Pod Collection is too adorable!

                                                                        

How about some simple initial charms that you can pair with birthstones?

There’s even gorgeous Wax Seal Jewelry

The great thing about J.C. Jewelry Design is there’s items for more than just birthdays and Mother’s Day.  J.C. Jewelry Design also has Father’s Day covered with personalized money clips!  Also, for any guitar player in your life there’s personalized guitar picks:

Yep J.C. Jewelry Design is perfect for so many gift giving occassions!  Who wants to win a unique personalized gift to give to someone?  Or keep for yourself?  ;)    Well, then… be sure to enter to win this Circle of Love necklace, because that is what’s being given away!  

*** This giveaway is open to US entries only ***

There are 6 chances to win. Be sure and leave separate comments for each entry on this posting to enter. **If you qualify for all 6 chances then leave 6 separate comments**

(1): Leave your name, email address, or whatever you feel most comfortable leaving in a comment. (ex: “Dandy Smith”)

(2):  Go to J.C. Jewelry Design, have a look around, and then tell us your favorite piece of jewelry! (ex: “Dandy Smith = I really love !)

(3): Follow Dandy Giveaway on Google Friend Connect (in the right sidebar).  (ex: “Dandy Smith= follow dandy”)

(4): Like J.C. Jewelry Design on Facebook or if you already are.  (ex: “Dandy Smith= like”)       

(5):  Sign up for the newsletter at J.C. Jewelry Design or if you already have.  It’s in the right hand sidebar of the J.C. Jewelry Design site.  (ex: “Dandy Smith= newsletter”)

(6):  Tell people about this great giveaway and then tell us how you told.  (ex: “Dandy Smith= I emailed.  I called.  I texted.”)

This giveaway will be open for entries the entire week and end on Sunday, March 6th at 5 pm CST. Be sure and check back on Monday, March 7th to see if you won, so you can claim your prize!  ***Remember*** Winners are not notified through email, so you have to check back to find out if you won!

{Giveaway} My True Nature ***ENDED***

Do you have a baby or toddler around your house?  How about an elementary age kiddo or pre-teen?  Well then, prepare yourself, because I’m going to say a bad word:  Bathtub.  The word typically inflicts fear into the eyes of anyone under the age of 12.  They run, they hide, they beg, they try to avoid it at all cost.  It can even seem like you are inflicting the worst punishment just by suggesting it.  I’ll be the first to admit that bath time can sometimes be a struggle around here.  Don’t get me wrong… Banjo (for those of  you who don’t already know that’s my almost 3 year-old’s nickname) is a boy, so he is all about getting in the water to splash around and play with his bath toys.   That’s why I prefaced with sometimes a struggle.  However, when it comes to the use of soap and shampoo that’s where the fun stops.  He doesn’t like it and will protest it loudly!  I’m sure many of you have experienced this and wondered how to make the washing part of bath time better.  Enter My True Nature.  This is a great online shop that carries natural/organic bodywash, shampoo, bubble bath and more!  In fact, the founder of My True Nature started the line of products for her own children.  She wanted to expose them to only safe products.  At the same time she wanted to make the products fun for them to use, so the Tubby Town characters were born!  Each product has the cute characters right there on the label.  And seriously…

What child isn’t going to be drawn to these cute characters?    

 

All of the products are so cute and will make bath time so much more fun!

 

                                                 

 With My True Nature your kids will also get clean while having fun!

Who’s ready for the giveaway? 

What’s being given away???  This fabulous 4oz 2-in-1 Shampoo/body wash & bubble bath combo
from My True Nature!

 *** This giveaway is open to US entries only***

There are 6 chances to win. Be sure and leave separate comments for each entry on this posting to enter. **If you qualify for all 6 chances then leave 6 separate comments**

(1): Leave your name, email address, or whatever you feel most comfortable leaving in a comment. (ex: “Dandy Smith”)

(2): Go to My True Nature, have a look around, and then tell us which item you need at your house. (ex: “Dandy Smith = ALL of the body wash!  :) ”)

(3): Follow Dandy Giveaway on Google Friend Connect (in the right sidebar). (ex: “Dandy Smith= follow dandy”)

(4): Like My True Nature on Facebook or if you already do. (ex: “Dandy Smith =like”)

(5): Follow Dandy Giveaway on Twitter or if you already do. (ex: “Dandy Smith= twitter”)

(6): Have a look at the different Tubby Town Characters and then tell us your favorite!  (ex. “Dandy Smith= Ollie is too cute!”)

This giveaway will be open for entries the entire week and end on Sunday, March 6th at 5 pm CST. Be sure and check back on Monday, March 7th to see if you won, so you can claim your prize! ***Remember*** Winners are not notified through email, so you have to check back to find out if you won!

{Guest Posting} Party Decorations!

Hello all, My name is Edith and you can usually find me blogging over at Edeenut Creates. My good friend Tara asked me to join her today on Dandy Giveaway and share a fun and simple decoration idea for any party.

While deciding how to decorate for a recent Valentine’s Day party, I saw these cool looking paper plate balls and thought they might be cool to make. The instructions are found here at Family Fun, so you can make your own if you desire.

My basic idea was to slip a string of white Christmas lights inside each ball and poke some light tips out through the holes illuminating in the dim party room.


The light idea was put aside after more consideration and so were the paper plate balls in fact. But I still really like the balls and this image makes them look so fun for a party. Even though I didn’t actually use the paper plate balls for decorations I thought I would still share how easy and inexpensive they are to make if you want to make your own.

While I was contemplating the whole pink paper plate ball idea, I tried to find some pink paper plates to use. The only ones I found were in packs of 10 and would have been pretty pricey because for each ball you need 20 plates. The pack of 10 plates were almost $2.00 each.

I bought a pack of 100 white paper plates and a can of pink spray paint. The paint was $3 and the plates were $1.50.

In my back yard, I made sure the wall was protected with paper and cardboard, then working with 20 plates at a time, I sprayed a thin coat of paint on each one. They were in direct sunlight and so they dried fast.


By the time I sprayed the last one I could go back and move the first one off the paper to dry completely on the wall. But by this point though they were pretty much dry. I just didn’t want them to stick together if stacked up.


When I was completely done with 60 plates I was out of paint. I think I could have done 40 more plates though if I would have not done two coats of paint on some plates. Because I was out in the bright direct sunlight my eyes didn’t quite see the color of pink on the plates as it really was so I added another coat thinking it needed it. But after going inside with the plates I could see the color would have been fine with one coat.


Here is one ball hanging up above my table. I used clear nylon thread to hand it so it looks as if it’s floating in mid air. Even though here you can see the ceiling fan chains hanging down.
Also, you can see the pink color indoors is really rich with two coats. But if you want a deep rich color you could always do as many coats of paint as you wanted.


This painting method also makes these polyhedrons easy for any party idea. You could paint them in any color you want to go with your theme. Blue, red and white for the 4th of July would be very fun. Green for Your St. Patties Day get together. Make them for a baby shower, or Birthday. The possibilities are endless.

Just for laughs!

I just couldn’t resist sharing this with you all!  My cousin’s daughter recently had her wisdom teeth taken out and said cousin decided to film the event. I must preface this by saying that I also act rather strange coming out of anesthesia, so it must be a familial trait.  Only (fortunately for me) no one has ever brought a video camera into the recovery room!  Enjoy!  :)

{Giveaway} Wholesale Princess ***ENDED***

 

My brother and his wife had a baby girl in December. I’m a new auntie and she is seriously the most adorable thing ever!  Seriously sooooo very precious and petite!  I LOVES her!  She’s the first granddaughter in the family so you know that she’s not going to be spoiled at all with frilly cuteness!  Not at all.  :)   My mom has been collecting cute hair bows.  It’s way fun for her, because she hasn’t been able to buy that kind of stuff since I was a wee one.  And baby girl is already known to wear tutus!  Good thing that I know the perfect shop to direct my mom and the rest of the family to for all the cute stuff for the little miss:  Wholesale Princess!  There’s nothing wrong with saving a few dollars and at Wholesale Princess you will save more than just a few $$$!  Everything and I mean EVERYTHING is at wholesale pricing!  At Wholesale Princess you can shop for:

Headbands:

 

 

Tutus & Pettiskirts:

 

 

 

Gift Sets:

Even EVERYTHING to get your craft on and make your own cute hair clips!

                                                         

                                                       

All at amazingly low prices!  Aren’t you glad that I told you about Wholesale Princess:)

Ready to find out what is being given away?  This week Wholesale Princess is going to give one lucky Dandy reader the Pretty in Pink Gift Box:

Get entering, because this is a dandy giveaway!

*** This giveaway is open to entries worldwide***

There are 6 chances to win. Be sure and leave separate comments for each entry on this posting to enter. **If you qualify for all 6 chances then leave 6 separate comments**

(1): Leave your name, email address, or whatever you feel most comfortable leaving in a comment. (ex: “Dandy Smith”)

(2):  Go to Wholesale Princess, have a look around, and then tell us your favorite item. (ex: “Dandy Smith = I think the Korker Classic Gift Box is perfect for my little niece!”)

(3): Follow Dandy Giveaway on Google Friend Connect (in the right sidebar).  (ex: “Dandy Smith= follow dandy”)

(4): Like Dandy Giveaway on Facebook or if  you already do.  (ex: “Dandy Smith =like”)

(5):  Follow Wholesale Princess on Twitter or if you already do.  (ex: “Dandy Smith= twitter”)

(6):  Sign up for the Wholesale Princess coupons and notifications.  (ex. “Dandy Smith= signed up”)

This giveaway will be open for entries the entire week and end on Sunday, February 20th at 5 pm CST. Be sure and check back on Monday, February 21st to see if you won, so you can claim your prize!  ***Remember*** Winners are not notified through email, so you have to check back to find out if you won!

{Giveaway} SwimSpot ***ENDED***

 

Things are looking up here in the Midwest!  The sun is shining!  The birds are singing!  We’ve even had some days with the temperatures in the 60′s and 70′s which is virtually unheard of for this part of the country in February.  This is my time of the year!  So what if a cold front is supposed to be heading this way?  I’m just not going to discuss that.  If it’s not acknowledge then it won’t happen, right?  ;)   A lot of my friends have been discussing when the community pool will be opening for the season and all the fun to be had this summer.  I’m really excited to head to the pool this year, because I have a brand new swimsuit!  Recently SwimSpot sent me this gorgeous ensemble that I got to pick out: 

                    

I mean look at the detail on this swim top:

It’s accented with some black stones just to add the right amount of sophistication.

Told you it was gorgeous!

SwimSpot carries women’s swimwear from so many great designers like Luxe:

 

Splendid:

 

and…

 Tommy Hilfiger  just to name a few.

The best part about SwimSpot is the tops and bottoms are sold separately so you can create your own very perfect suit!  For instance, I knew right away that I had to have The Met Tankini from Luxe by Lisa Vogel.  But I also wanted bottoms with some extra coverage.  So…  I paired the top with a pair of Athena Maldives Banded Swim Bottoms in black and viola!  The perfect swimming suit for me!  You too can design your perfect swimming suit with their Bikini Builder application, so be sure and check it out!

Who wants to win some new swimwear from SwimSpot?  Then enter to win, because that is what’s being given away.  :)  A $50 gift certificate to use at SwimSpot to be exact! 

*** This giveaway is open to US entries only ***

There are 6 chances to win. Be sure and leave separate comments for each entry on this posting to enter. **If you qualify for all 6 chances then leave 6 separate comments**

***On this giveaway the first 3 chances are mandatory to enter to win***

(1): Leave your name, email address, or whatever you feel most comfortable leaving in a comment. (ex: “Dandy Smith”)

(2):  Like SwimSpot on Facebook or if you already do. (ex: “Dandy Smith = like)

(3): Sign up to be a SwimSpot VIP.  It’s free to sign up and then you will automatically get a $25 off coupon! (ex: “Dandy Smith= signed up”)

(4): Follow Dandy Giveaway on Google Friend Connect (in the right sidebar).  (ex: “Dandy Smith= follow dandy”)

(5): Go to SwimSpot, have a look around, and then tell us your favorite swim suit.  (ex: “Dandy Smith= I love the Met top!”)       

(6):  Tell people about this great giveaway and then tell us how you told.  (ex: “Dandy Smith= I emailed.  I called.  I texted.”)

This giveaway will be open for entries the entire week and end on Sunday, February 27th at 5 pm CST. Be sure and check back on Monday, February 28th to see if you won, so you can claim your prize!  ***Remember*** Winners are not notified through email, so you have to check back to find out if you won!

Way to save!

I’m all about decorating my home and saving money at the same time. Who isn’t? Saving some $$$ is my favorite! So when I heard about this great NEW savings website I just knew that I needed to share it with my dandy readers. It’s called Joss & Main and I can already tell that it’s going to be one of my favorites!  Joss & Main has really great interior design items at a fraction of the original price.  Plus, new sales are posted daily, so if you don’t see something today then you get to check back tomorrow to see if it’s an item you need.  I’m all signed up and you can be too by going HERE.  Sign up is totally free and you get direct access to all the exclusive sales.  Be sure and check it out, because it’s super dandy!  :)

{Review} CSN Swing Sets and More.com

The snow has finally melted here in St. Louis! I sincerely hope the weather stays in the 50′s until spring. :)    Now it’s time to get the backyard ready for hanging out in.  Is your backyard ready for fun times to be spent in the warmer weather?  I for one will be with a gift certificate that I recently received from CSN.  Guess I need to get shopping for the backyard!  :)  Our Banjo loves playing in our backyard, so it’s a good thing the weather is getting nicer.  Kids are all about backyard fun and swing sets.  The CSN store Swing Sets and More has loads of items for backyard fun!  Besides a huge selection of swing sets like this one:

Swing Sets and More also has EVERYTHING for hosting a backyard bash! 

Kids love to get social with sand boxes:

The backyard is the perfect place to host a birthday day party for the kiddos.   You can also find items like these…

at Swing Sets and More! 

Even items for a pool party:

So be sure and check out all the other great items for backyard fun at Swing Sets and More!

Cuteness!

Isn’t this the cutest teether you ever did see?

Told you… major cuteness!

{Giveaway} Enjoy Lighting ***ENDED***

Alright so I’m kind of a candle fanatic.  I love the scents they give off.  I love the decorating potential.  I love the warmth and ambiance that a candle adds to my bedroom.  It is Valentine’s Day people!  :)  But what I don’t love is the flame that could become a fire.  It makes me really fearful to have candles around the house with a toddler running around.  Even before we had Banjo I didn’t want to have candles lit.  Our first child was our cat.  He couldn’t handle the candles!  So I had to give up on my dream of having a candle lit home UNTIL I learned all about the wonderfulness of flameless candles! 

Enjoy Lighting recently sent me a couple of their candles and they are seriously spectacular.  These aren’t your typical battery lit candles.  The LED lights actually create a realness with the way the light flickers.  Plus, the candle outside is made from wax that only adds to its realness.  I’m so very impressed by the nice glow that is given off and that there is a timer setting!  Now I don’t even have to worry about switching it off.  I can just set the time (4, 6, or 8 hours) and not have to worry about it. 

Talk about a real time saver!  :)

Flameless candles are available from Enjoy Lighting in a variety of sizes, colors, and fragrances.

 

                              

There truly is so much decorating potential with the flamess candles from Enjoy Lighting!

Isn’t this look gorgeous for a patio?

Enjoy Lighting is available at several dandy retailers that include Dillards, Target, and Brookstone.

Now who wants to enter to win 2 Enjoy Flameless Candles?  That’s right.  One winner, two candles!  Well, then enter to win already!  :)  

*** This giveaway is open to entries in the US and Canada.  Enjoy Lighting will not give or send candles to winners of past Enjoy Lighting blog reviews and giveaways. ***

There are 5 chances to win. Be sure and leave separate comments for each entry on this posting to enter. **If you qualify for all 5 chances then leave 5 separate comments**

(1): Leave your name, email address, or whatever you feel most comfortable leaving in a comment. (ex: “Dandy Smith”)

(2):  Go to Enjoy Lighting, have a look around, and then tell us your favorite product. (ex: “Dandy Smith = I think the Silver Iced Metallic Pillars would be perfect for the holiday season!”)

(3): Follow Dandy Giveaway on Google Friend Connect (in the right sidebar).  (ex: “Dandy Smith= follow dandy”)

(4): Like Enjoy Lighting on Facebook or if  you already do.  (ex: “Dandy Smith =like”)

(5):  Follow Enjoy Lighting on Twitter or if you already do.  (ex: “Dandy Smith= twitter”)

This giveaway will be open for entries the entire week and end on Sunday, February 20th at 5 pm CST. Be sure and check back on Monday, February 21st to see if you won, so you can claim your prize!  ***Remember*** Winners are not notified through email, so you have to check back to find out if you won!

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