{Review} Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt

I wrote this post while participating in a blog tour conducted by Clever Girls on behalf of Dannon. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program but my opinions are my own.

For more information and recipe ideas, visit www.oikosyogurt.com or www.Facebook.com/oikos. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do.
Around our very dandy household we are fans of the yogurt.  Especially if it’s yogurt with fruit!  Mmmmm…  Yummy!  Yogurt makes a fabulously easy snack, so I love that Banjo is a fan of it.  Plus, it’s healthy for him!  I’m also a fan of the yogurt and I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m kind of a snob about the brand of yogurt I eat.  It’s true!  Growing up my Nana’s house was always stocked with the Dannon brand.  To this day I crave the snack of the plain vanilla Dannon with fresh whole blueberries mixed in.  It’s soooo good!  There’s just something about the Dannon brand that tastes so desirable.  The flavor is perfect.  The consistency is just right.  Yep.  Simply yumminess!

I first heard about the benefits of Greek Yogurt at Weight Watchers meetings last fall.  It’s higher in protein and lower in carbs than regular yogurt.  So it’s better for you my friends!  Plain Greek Yogurt also has a thicker consistency making it ideal for recipes, baking, and even as a substitute for sour cream.  My mom has even been converting my dad to using it on his baked potato because it’s heart healthier.  Well, imagine my delight when Dannon developed their very own Oikos Greek Yogurt!  Of course I was ecstatic!  I’ve read that Dannon® Oikos® is created through an authentic Greek straining process which gives it a rich and creamy-thick texture.  Also,  Dannon® Oikos® Plain and Fruit on the Bottom contains 0% fat, while the Dannon® Oikos® traditional blended varieties contains about 3% fat.  Both are an excellent source of protein, twice that of most regular lowfat yogurts.

As part of my participation in this program I was able to get some free Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt.  I got strawberry, blueberry, and peach.  The fruit is at the bottom in all of the cups and it’s delicious!  Definitely a must have in terms of Greek Yogurt.  I love how creamy it is.  It was really filling and perfect for breakfast as well as a healthy snack.  Can you tell that I’m now going to have regular Dannon yogurt as well as the Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt in my home from now on???  This is definitely the brand of Greek Yogurt that you will want to try out for yourself.  It’s just that dandy!  So run out and get some now why don’t you?  :)

Through Clever Girls Collective I was able to partner with Dannon to help promote the Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt Series.  In doing so I have been compensated for my time and participation in this program and for writing about their product.  However, the opinions that I’ve expressed are entirely my own.

{Giveaway} Lalaloopsy ***ENDED***

Back To School!!!  It’s that time of the year again.  Are your kiddos already back in the classroom?  Going soon?  I’ll bet you are all looking forward to some extra time during the day.  Banjo starts preschool next week.  This will be Banjo’s first year of preschool and it’s an exciting time around here!  My baby is growing up.  :(    I’m really looking forward to what back to school time means… fall weather!  Well, in honor of back to school I figured that it was the perfect time to showcase some of the great school type of gifts found at Lalaloopsy.  They might even be something to make your daughter’s transition into the new school year a whole lot easier!  For starters I’m sure you all know about the cuteness that is Lalaloopsy.  They’ve been featured here before and how could you ever forget the cute dolls?

 

And doll outfits: 

Of course you couldn’t forget!  Now onto those cute items for back to school…

How adorable are these pencil toppers???

   

 

Another item?  Recently Lalaloopsy sent me this totally cute school bus and our nieces are going to love playing with it whenever they come to our house:

 

 

Sooooo cute, right?  Well, it’s the Mini Lalaloopsy Bea’s School Bus and that is what’s being given away this week from Lalaloopsy!!!

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

There are 7 chances to win. Be sure and leave separate comments for each entry on this posting to enter. **If you qualify for all 7 chances then leave 7 separate comments**

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

(2): Go to Lalaloopsy, have a look around, and then tell us your favorite doll. (ex: “Dandy Smith = There are so many to pick from, but I think Marina Anchors is really cute!)

(3): Tell people how much you love Dandy Giveaway by blogging this exact statement:  “Are you looking for the best giveaway ever?  Then you really don’t want to miss out on all that is dandy at Dandy Giveaway!”    (ex: “Dandy Smith= blogged”)

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

(5): Follow Lalaloopsy on Twitter and then send out a tweet about this giveaway. (ex: “Dandy Smith= Twitter and tweet”)

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

(7): Become a follower of the Dandy Giveaway blog through Google Connect or if you already follow.  (ex: “Dandy Smith= follow Dandy”)

***Remember*** Winners are not notified through email, so you have to check back to find out if you won! This giveaway will be open for entries until September 4th at 5:00 pm CST.  Be sure and check back on Monday, September 5th 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} Create-A-Mural ***ENDED***

Banjo loves having a decorated room!  It makes it a place in our home that is all his own.  Anytime we add something new up there he is just so ecstatic and has to show EVERYONE!  He thinks that it’s so fun!  I’m sure that you all have kiddos in the same boat as my Banjo.  Want to know where to turn to find the COOLEST decorations for your children’s rooms???  Well, that would be Create-A-Mural!  They have the most fun and coolest wall stickers.  Even ones that you can write on with chalk and dry erase markers!   How fun, right?  Recently they sent me a set of Animal Doodle Decals and Banjor is already a major fan:

                     

And check out these really cute chalkboard decals:

    

Create-A-Mural also has other unique wall stickers like these Fun Gear Wall Stickers:

 I’ll bet that you saw so many wall stickers that are a must have for you child’s room!  Ready to win some?

The winner is going to receive the entire set of Animal Doodle Decals (the 2 foot size) from Create-A-Mural!

 That’s a $117 value!!!

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

There are 7 chances to win. Be sure and leave separate comments for each entry on this posting to enter. **If you qualify for all 7 chances then leave 7 separate comments**

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

(2): Go to Create-A-Mural, have a look around, and then tell us your favorite wall sticker. (ex: “Dandy Smith = I love all the Polka Dots!)

(3): Get Dandy in your inbox! Sign up for our newsletter in the right hand sidebar or if you already have. (ex: “Dandy Smith= newsletter”)

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

(5):  Blog about this great giveaway!  (ex: “Dandy Smith= blogged”)

(6): Follow Dandy Giveaway on Twitter and then tweet about this giveaway. (ex: “Dandy Smith= twitter & tweet”)

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

***Remember*** Winners are not notified through email, so you have to check back to find out if you won! This giveaway will be open for entries until September 4th at 5:00 pm CST.  Be sure and check back on Monday, September 5th 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!

Name That Stencil!

This wall stencil naming contest from Cutting Edge Stencils is sooooo very dandy!  It’s totally free to enter.  Just email tara@broadcastbloggers.com with the name you would give the new design above.  The contest ends tonight at midnight Pacific Time.  Oh and you can learn about all the details of the contest by going HERE.    Have a dandy weekend my dandy followers!  :)

Flirty Aprons Contest! Win a $100!

Way cute apron, right?  It’s from Flirty Aprons and right now they are having a way fun contest to get the word out about their “Flirty Aprons: Freedom from domestication with a little Sugar n’ Spice” campaign!

1.) First… Go to Flirty Aprons and pick out a brand new apron!  

Then…

2.) Use the discount code BB20 to take 20% off any apron
3.) Video yourself destroying your old, ugly, non Flirty Apron apron and post it on YouTube! (Be sure and include Flirty Aprons in the title.)
4.) Then email Matt at matt@flirtyaprons.com by September 10th at midnight Pacific Time with your video link.

What could you win???  Top 10 most creative videos are going to receive a full refund of the apron price.  And the top winner is going to receive a full refund and $100 Visa gift card!!!  Contest ends September 10th, so get ordering and start filming!

{Giveaway} Birdsong Bows ***ENDED***

I’m sure  you’ve all heard the news already, but just in case I’ll share again.  I’m expecting a baby and due on January 22nd!  It’s an exciting time around our house, because very soon we will find out boy or girl.  I go in for the anatomy ultrasound on August 24th, so we should find out then.  The idea of having another boy is fine with me, because I know how that goes already.  But a girl would be ultra fabulous too!  I mean then I can dress her in ruffles and frills.  Plus, something that I’ve never been able to make before…  hair bows!  Let’s face it.  I’m hair bow making challenged.  Seriously.  Here’s an example for you:  I’m one of the leaders of the Activity Days girls (aged 8-11) at my church and they are all about making cute hair bows.  Another leader curled ribbon for this process, because I’m that challenged!  So what’s a hair bow making challenged girl to do?  Turn to Birdsong Bows that’s what!  At Birdsong Bows there are loads of tutorials to create gorgeous bows like:

 

And:

And:

 

 

And:

And many, many more!  Plus, Birdsong Bows has tutorials for…

Tutus:

 

 

Barrettes…

You know you had that kind in the 80′s!  :)

And there’s even tutorials for pendants and ornaments!

 

 This is a way dandy giveaway, because Birdsong Bows is giving away the “Choose 3″ bundle pack of tutorials to the winner!

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

And…

***Open for entries for 2 whole weeks!***

There are 7 chances to win. Be sure and leave separate comments for each entry on this posting to enter. **If you qualify for all 7 chances then leave 7 separate comments**

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

(2): Go to Birdsong Bows, have a look around, and then tell us your favorite tutorial. (ex: “Dandy Smith = I really need one of those neat flat iron cases!)

(3): Tell people how much you love Dandy Giveaway by blogging this exact statement:  “Are you looking for the best giveaway ever?  Then you really don’t want to miss out on all that is dandy at Dandy Giveaway!”    (ex: “Dandy Smith= blogged”)

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

(5): Follow Dandy Giveaway on Twitter and then send out a tweet about this giveaway. (ex: “Dandy Smith= Twitter and tweet”)

(6): Sign up for the Birdsong Bows Newsletter in the right hand side of their website. (ex: “Dandy Smith= newsletter”)

(7): Become a follower of the Birdsong Bows Blog or if you already follow.  (ex: “Dandy Smith= follow Birdsong”)

***Remember*** Winners are not notified through email, so you have to check back to find out if you won! This giveaway will be open for entries for 2 whole weeks!  So from August 15th-28th at 5:00 pm CST.  Be sure and check back on Monday, August 29th 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} Whimsy Place ***ENDED***

August 23rd is my wedding anniversary.  Happy soon to be anniversary honey!  Can you believe that the audiologist man and I will be celebrating 9 years of wedded bliss?  I can’t believe that it’s been that long!  That would like mean I’m getting OLD or something and I don’t feel old.  :)   Seriously it seems like just yesterday that we had our magical wedding day.  Despite the torrential rain storm, flat tire, and my being late for my own wedding it’s my most favorite day.  The day I married my bestest friend.   

We were married here:

 

Our reception was held here:

 My dress, shoes, and flowers were absolute perfection!  And the invitations/announcements…  Okay so they were kind of boring.  Nothing like the look of this beautiful wedding invite:

 

Or this one:

 Aren’t they beautiful?  Both are wedding invitations from Whimsy Place.

Plus, if you are looking for affordable wedding invitations (my boring ones unfortunately weren’t affordable) then the place to get them are at Whimsy Place!  How I wish they existed 9 years ago!  At Whimsy Place you get an entire package all for an affordable price.  The package actually includes an engagement photo on the back of the invitation:

  

   How ingenious is that?  I absolutely love this idea!

                      The packages also include these necessities:

 

   

 Whimsy Place literally has it all covered for you! 

Ready to enter to win?  One extremely lucky winner is going to receive a $50 gift certificate to spend at Whimsy Place!

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

And…

***Open for entries for 2 whole weeks!***

There are 7 chances to win. Be sure and leave separate comments for each entry on this posting to enter. **If you qualify for all 7 chances then leave 7 separate comments**

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

(2): Go to Whimsy Place, have a look around, and then tell us your favorite wedding invitation. (ex: “Dandy Smith = I think the Tasteful Wedding is gorgeous!)

(3): Get Dandy in your inbox! Sign up for our newsletter in the right hand sidebar or if you already have. (ex: “Dandy Smith= newsletter”)

(4): Become a follower of the Whimsy Place Blog. (ex: “Dandy Smith= Whimsy Place blog follower”)

(5):  Blog about this great giveaway!  (ex: “Dandy Smith= blogged”)

(6): Follow Whimsy Place on Twitter and then tweet about this giveaway. (ex: “Dandy Smith= twitter & tweet”)

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

***Remember*** Winners are not notified through email, so you have to check back to find out if you won! This giveaway will be open for entries for 2 whole weeks!  So from August 15th-28th at 5:00 pm CST.  Be sure and check back on Monday, August 29th 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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{Giveaway} Thirty-One with Gretchen Manmiller ***ENDED***

In my opinion it’s never too early to start shopping for holiday gifts.  I have lots of people to shop for and there’s no shame in getting a head start.  And avoiding the headache of the crowds is a great motivator!  Remember I’m expecting a baby come January, so I’m not going to feel much like hanging around the stores during cold and flu season this year.  Who does?  So take my advice and connect with Thirty-One Director and Trainer Gretchen Manmiller.  She will get you all hooked up for your holiday shopping!  That means now (early shopping) and a few months from now (fall shopping).  Also heed my advice and don’t wait until November to shop.  Then you can focus on what’s truly important at the holidays.  Spending time with loved ones!  Through Gretchen you can get all your gifts in one stop, so that’s even better!  With Thirty-One there’s truly something for everyone on your list.  I’m certain that you are going to see something now that’s a must have for a person on your list, so let’s have a looksie shall we?  For starters…

How cute is this handbag?

Then there’s this…

Gorgeous apron!

And…

For that person who needs some office organization,

that’s also styling!

 

Or…

The gym goer:

Sunglass wearer:

And…

Tote carrier:

All is available from Gretchen Manmiller with Thirty-One!  Now that you have some things picked out for gift giving who wants to win a gift certificate to make that purchase???  Well, it’s your lucky giveaway, because there going to be 2 winners!  One winner is going to receive a $25 gift certificate and the other is going to receive a $50 gift certificate to use on a purchase at Thirty-One with Gretchen Manmiller!  Thanks Gretchen for this way dandy of a giveaway!

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

And…

***Open for entries for 2 whole weeks!***

There are 7 chances to win. Be sure and leave separate comments for each entry on this posting to enter. **If you qualify for all 7 chances then leave 7 separate comments**

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

(2): Go to Thirty-One, have a look around, and then tell us your favorite item. (ex: “Dandy Smith = I really need one of those neat flat iron cases!)

(3): Tell people how much you love Dandy Giveaway by blogging this exact statement:  “Are you looking for the best giveaway ever?  Then you really don’t want to miss out on all that is dandy at Dandy Giveaway!”    (ex: “Dandy Smith= blogged”)

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

(5): Follow Dandy Giveaway on Twitter and then send out a tweet about this giveaway. (ex: “Dandy Smith= Twitter and tweet”)

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

(7): Become a follower of Dandy Giveaway through Google Connect or if you already follow.  (ex: “Dandy Smith= follow Dandy”)

***Remember*** Winners are not notified through email, so you have to check back to find out if you won! This giveaway will be open for entries for 2 whole weeks!  So from August 1st-14th at 5:00 pm CST.  Be sure and check back on Monday, August 15th 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} Earring Exchange ***ENDED***

Who’s ready to see my favorite jewelry shop???  Earring Exchange isn’t new to Dandy Giveaway and for good reason.  The jewerly is just that dandy that I’ll share about it again and again!  At Earring Exchange you won’t just find earrings.  You will also find necklaces.  Oh and there are of course earrings…both interchangeable and not.  What’s that you say???  Interchangeable earrings???  Yep you definitely heard correctly!  Many of the earrings are interchangeable so the bauble part can be moved to different hooks and hoops.  Creating an entirely new look!  Now in the past I liked to give a general overview of all that is fabulous about Earring Exchange, but this time around I want to solely focus on all of that interchangeable goodness!  I mean it’s just so unique, am I right?

For starters have a look at these beauties:

There’s also something in my favorite color!

                                                                                   And how goregous are these?

                                                                 

And these?

  

 Now do you see why Earring Exchange is my favorite?  It’s going to be your favorite now, too!  :)  And…

What’s being given away?  This gorgeous Goin’ Crazy – Sterling Silver with Crazy Agate and FW Pearls Necklace!

 

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

And…

***Open for entries for 2 whole weeks!***

There are 7 chances to win. Be sure and leave separate comments for each entry on this posting to enter. **If you qualify for all 7 chances then leave 7 separate comments**

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

(2): Go to Earring Exchange, have a look around, and then tell us your favorite item. (ex: “Dandy Smith = Love the look of the Bright Smoke necklace!)

(3): Get Dandy in your inbox! Sign up for our newsletter in the right hand sidebar or if you already have. (ex: “Dandy Smith= newsletter”)

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

(5):  Blog about this great giveaway!  (ex: “Dandy Smith= blogged”)

(6): Follow Dandy Giveaway on Twitter and then tweet about this giveaway. (ex: “Dandy Smith= twitter & tweet”)

(7): Become a follower of Dandy Giveaway through Google Connect or if you already follow.  (ex: “Dandy Smith= follow Dandy”)

***Remember*** Winners are not notified through email, so you have to check back to find out if you won! This giveaway will be open for entries for 2 whole weeks!  So from August 1st-14th at 5:00 pm CST.  Be sure and check back on Monday, August 15th 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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