Holiday Gift Idea #1: Playmobil

Here I sit at my computer listening to Christmas music on Pandora Radio and thinking of the soon-to-be-here month of December.  I’m a little stressed…hence my reasoning to listen to the soothing voice of Bing Crosby.  Okay the anxiety of holiday gift giving is starting to get to me!  Am I ready for it?  Have I made my list and checked it twice?  The house is slowly getting decorated, so Banjo knows what’s up ahead and he’s too excited for Christmas this year!  I want everything to be perfect and magical for him.  We are yet again vigilant with talking about the Christmas Story.  I do think he’s getting it.  Although when I spot a robot man shooting laser beams at the Nativity Scene and baby Jesus I begin to wonder…  Banjo is 3 and a half, though so I’m guessing that’s perfectly normal.  Hopefully.  :)   Anyway, with all my stress about gift giving I figured that some of you out there might be feeling it, too.  So why not share some holiday gift ideas???  Wouldn’t that be dandy?  For starters, Playmobil makes an excellent gift for the kiddos aged 4 and up.  Apparently it’s a hot item that’s selling out, because I was just talking with my sister-in-law on the phone last night and she asked me if I knew where to find some Playmobil toys online for her girls.  (Imagine that.  She thinks that I just might know where to find good deals online.)  Well, it was perfect timing, because…

Growing Tree Toys had recently sent me this Playmobil Robbers Amphibious Vehicle Play Set for Banjo:

So I was able to tell her to look at Growing Tree Toys!

This is Banjo’s very first Playmobil set and he LOVES it!  So much so that I’m sure Santa will be bringing him some more.  :)

I went ahead and let him open this as soon as it came just to get his reaction.  Now he thinks whenever the mail man comes to the door it’s to deliver a present for him!

The set includes everything for allowing Banjo to do the imaginative play thing:

He’s growing up so fast and outgrowing his “baby” toys.  *sigh*

At least now I know what the next stage is…  Playmobil!

If you have a Banjo aged (or older) child on your holiday gift giving list then you can’t go wrong with something from Growing Tree Toys, because they carry EVERYTHING!  Stay tuned for more gift giving ideas…

This posting was sponsored by Blogtricity, but all opinions are strictly my own.

{Giveaway} Shabby Apple ***ENDED***

 

I love to get dressed up.  Who doesn’t?  But I struggle with finding dresses in the department stores.  For some reason dresses are never in a dress section.  I have to look in the different designer areas to find just a few dresses.  Why can nothing be all in one spot?  Who really has the time for that?  Or the patience?  I don’t!  So…  where do I go to find the most perfectly gorgeous dresses around?  That would be SHABBY APPLE!

I own this beauty in fact:

It’s a couple of years old, so it’s not available anymore.  Sorry gals!

I get compliments every time I wear it.

Granted in my current pregnant state I can’t wear it, but in a few months watch out!

 

I like to get all fancied up all year round, but especially around the holidays.  It’s just so fun!  All the parties and family gatherings to attend.  Are you looking for something fancy for a holiday party?  Lucky you, because Shabby Apple has some great vintage dresses from their Tinsel Town Collection that a perfect for that party!

 

 

 

There’s even maternity dresses for your’s truly!

So I don’t feel left out dressing up this holiday season!

Want a dandy deal on something that you spotted at Shabby Apple?  Use coupon code “dandygiveaway10off” and you will received 10% off!  (expires in 30 days)

Now that I have you hooked on Shabby Apple dresses (if you weren’t already) are you ready for some other glorious news?  Shabby Apple also has women’s jewelry!

Take a gander at this loveliness:

    

Shabby Apple is giving one Dandy winner a piece of jewelry, so you gotta enter to win this giveaway!  

Winner will be able to choose one of the following pieces:

  • Key to My Heart
  • Key To Wonderland
  • Light as a Feather
  • Lost in Wonderland
  • The Duchess
  • Mad Hatter’s Timekeeper
  • The Queen’s Rose
  • White Rabbit’s Time Keeper
  • Through the Looking Glass
  • Unlock the Queen’s Castle
  • Dark Secrets of Wonderland
  • Everyone’s Mad Here
  • Poker Face Alice
  • The Caterpillar
  • You’re All Mad
*** 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): Sign up for the Shabby Apple email list to get exclusive coupons and special offers.  (ex: “Dandy Smith = signed up!)

(3): Vote for Dandy Giveaway on Picket Fence Blogs.  You can vote once a day, so each extra day you vote is an  extra entry!  :)    (ex: “Dandy Smith= voted”)

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

(5):  Tell people about this giveaway and then tell us how you told!  You get an extra entry for each one that you do!  (ex: “Dandy Smith= emailed, texted, blogged, called, etc.”)

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

(7): Go to Shabby Apple, have a look around, and tell us your favorite piece of jewelry.   (ex: “Dandy Smith= I love the Honey Bee necklace!”)

***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 Sunday, December 4th at 5:00 pm CST.  Be sure and check back on Monday, December 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!

This posting and giveaway was sponsored by Shabby Apple, but all opinions are strictly my own.

{Giveaway} Scentsy with Erica Powers ***ENDED***

Have you thought of what to give your neighbors for the holidays this year?  Are you doing any baking to give them?  Frankly I just do not have the time to make candy and cookies this year.  I just have too much going on.  Plus, our neighbors are really nice grandparent type people, so they always give Banjo actual gifts that would be like what Santa would bring him!  You know… toys, books, etc.  They give us nice home decor type gifts, too!  So somehow I feel bad just giving them cookies anyway.  So we tend to add them to our holiday gift giving list and buy them something little that they can enjoy this time of year.  Do you want to know what we are giving to our next door and across the street neighbors this year for Christmas?  Well, I’m going to tell you, so I sure hope none of them read my blog!  I don’t even think they know that I’m a blogger, though.  So that’s a good thing!   :)    This year we are giving our neighbors this plug-in burner and some holiday scents for it:

From Scentsy of course!  I just love Scentsy, so I’m really  excited to give them their gifts!

In fact this week is all about featuring Scentsy products from independent consultant Erica Powers.  Have you heard of Scentsy before?  Well, for starters there are this fabulous looking burners, in various sizes, and they all plug-in!  So there’s no need to worry about a candle burning.  I actually have this exact burner in my home:

It’s my favorite!  I’m thinking that I need a new holiday one for myself…

                                     

Fortunately for me Erica has got ‘em!  There’s also a ton of other burners to fit just about every holiday!

 See…  Burners from Scentsy make excellent holiday gifts!

Next there are tons and tons of different scents to choose from.  Believe me when I say that the scents are divine!  All you need is one little square and it will just fill the room with yumminess!

                                                                                                                 

Those of you who have been following Dandy Giveaway for a while probably remember Erica being featured before.  You will also remember that she’s extra generous with her giveaways.  :)    So…  Get ready for a really dandy giveaway, because that’s what Erica is giving away!

For starters…

The winner is going to receive the beautiful “Jane” Full Size Premium Warmer:

Then…

The winner is also going to receive 3 Scentsy Bars:

And it’s winner’s choice of the scents!

 Told you it was a dandy giveaway!  :)

 

*** 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): Sign up for Erica Powers Scentsy Newsletter.  (ex: “Dandy Smith = signed up!)

(3): Vote for Dandy Giveaway on Picket Fence Blogs.  You can vote once a day, so each extra day you vote is anextra entry!  :)    (ex: “Dandy Smith= voted”)

(4): Like the Erica Powers Scentsy Facebook Page  or if you already do.  (ex: “Dandy Smith= like”)

(5):  Tell people about this giveaway and then tell us how you told!  You get an entry for each one that you do!  (ex: “Dandy Smith= emailed, blogged, texted, called, etc.”)

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

(7): Know some bloggers?  Email just 5 bloggers telling them about how they can monetize their blogs through Broadcast Bloggers!  (ex: “Dandy Smith= told bloggers.”)

***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 Sunday, November 27th at 5:00 pm CST.  Be sure and check back on Monday, November 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!

This posting and giveaway was sponsored by Scentsy consultant Erica Powers, but all opinions are strictly my own.

{Giveaway} Little Hatchlings ***ENDED***

I have so many things to be thankful for this time of the year!  Most of my gratefulness surrounds my loved ones.  1.)  My wonderful husband and little boy.  2.)  Living so close to family.  3.)  Having family that lives really far away coming into town over the weekend for a visit.  The list could go on and on.  But I also have something to be extremely grateful for come January.  We are FINALLY going to have our baby girl join us!  Everyone is so excited for her to join our family; especially Banjo.  He insists that we are naming her “Ruby”.  We are not.  However, I have decided that will be the perfect blog name for her:  Ruby.  So get ready to hear more about Ruby once she’s here.  :)  One thing that I’m excited about with having a baby girl is all the cuteness that’s out there for girls!  I missed out on all of that with Banjo.  I’m looking forward to all the cute outfits, cute shoes, and cute hair accessories…  Ahem.  Speaking of hair accessories I know where to get some ultra cute ones!  Plus, this place has cute hair accessories for baby girls, little girls, teenaged girls, and adult girls.  Yep that’s all in one stop!  The place is Little Hatchlings and here’s just a few of my favorites:

    

Can you tell that I’m a major fan of the color yellow?  How could I not be when I LOVE dandelions?  :)

 

But if you aren’t a fan of yellow like I am there are loads of other beautiful color combinations at Little Hatchlings.  Like blues and pinks…

 

Burgundy:

 

 

Even the most perfect holiday hair accessories!

    

 

What’s being given away by Little Hatchlings???  Well, that would be…

This GORGEOUS white/cream flower headband:

Told you it was gorgeous!  And it can be worn in so many different ways and by different age groups!  Thanks Little Hatchlings for this dandy giveaway!

*** 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 Little Hatchlings, have a look around, and then tell us your favorite accessory! (ex: “Dandy Smith = I love the yellow, gray, flower headband!)

(3): Vote for Dandy Giveaway on Picket Fence Blogs.  You can vote once a day, so each extra day you vote is an extra entry!  :)    (ex: “Dandy Smith= voted”)

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

(5):  Tell people about this giveaway and then tell us how you told!  You get an entry for each one that you do!  (ex: “Dandy Smith= emailed, blogged, texted, called, etc.”)

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

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

***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 Sunday, November 27th at 5:00 pm CST.  Be sure and check back on Monday, November 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!

This posting and giveaway was sponsored by Little Hatchlings, but all opinions are strictly my own.

{Giveaway} Made By Meegz ***ENDED***

I’m so very far from being a professional photographer, but I do have a nice camera and I do like to take pictures.  I’ve taken a few classes and really enjoyed working in the dark room.  So maybe very, very minimally semi-professional?  If that’s even a category!  When someone likes photography then that makes them kind of artsy, don’t you think?  Then why are do I see so many different levels of photography people out there carrying around cameras on a BORING camera strap?  Shouldn’t it be one that reflects their own style and outfit?  Yes you can accessorize your camera to match your look!  Ready to find out where?  Here you go:  Made By Meegz has camera straps in so many different colors, prints, and styles!

Everyone will be green with envy when they see you with one of these straps:

    

 

Looking for a floral camera strap?  Made By Meegz has them:

How about…

Something funky?  Still got ‘em:

                                                                                                                                            

 

 

There’s even reversible camera straps!

These unique camera straps also make great gifts!  This week one lucky winner is going to receive a camera strap from Made By Meegz and it’s winner’s choice of which one!

*** This giveaway is open to entries worldwide 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 Made By Meegz, have a look around, and then tell us your favorite camera strap! (ex: “Dandy Smith = I think the Damask Dots is my favorite!)

(3): Vote for Dandy Giveaway on Picket Fence Blogs.  You can vote once a day, so each extra day you vote is anextra entry!  :)    (ex: “Dandy Smith= voted”)

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

(5):  Tell people about this giveaway and then tell us how you told!  You get an entry for each one that you do!  (ex: “Dandy Smith= emailed, blogged, texted, called, etc.”)

(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 (in the right hand sidebar) 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 Sunday, November 20th at 5:00 pm CST.  Be sure and check back on Monday, November 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!

This posting and giveaway was sponsored by Made By Meegz, but all opinions are strictly my own.

{Giveaway} Lewa’s Designs ***ENDED***

October has flown on by, so the countdown for the holidays is on!  In fact you have less than 50 shopping days folks!  And about half that many days for the decorating part.  Feeling the pressure now aren’t you?  Wow.  I didn’t realize November was starting to tick away until I did the math!  :)   Well, this giveaway feature is going to solve two of the holiday stresses for you.  Lewa’s Designs has way dandy vinyl wall art that’s perfect for holiday gift giving and decorating!  Let’s start with the decorating shall we?  Sure I love to give gifts, but the decorating happens first and I’m just too excited for the audiologist man to haul all the boxes marked Christmas up from the basement!!!

Check out these Christmas Wall Decal Stickers:

See?  Perfect for holiday decorating!

Now for the gift giving…

Do you have a laptop owner on your list?

Lewa’s Designs has an entire slew of Laptop Decal Stickers!

Or you can give a Custom Monogram:

 Sooo many great decorating and gift giving possibilities at Lewa’s Designs!

What’s being given away this week from Lewa’s Designs?  Well, that would be the…

Small Size Birdies Custom Name & Monogram!

Give as a gift or keep for yourself!

(A $25 value)

 

*** 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 Lewa’s Designs, have a look around, and then tell us your favorite item! (ex: “Dandy Smith = LOVE that Christmas Tree! )

(3): Vote for Dandy Giveaway on Picket Fence Blogs.  You can vote once a day, so each extra day you vote is an extra entry!  :)    (ex: “Dandy Smith= voted”)

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

(5):  Sign-up for the Lewa’s Newsletter, so you can get coupons, free giveaways, and information on new products!  (ex: “Dandy Smith= newsletter”)

(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 (in the right hand sidebar) 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 Sunday, November 13th at 5:00 pm CST.  Be sure and check back on Monday, November 14th 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!

This posting and giveaway was sponsored by Lewa’s Designs, but all opinions are strictly my own.

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