Daddy’s Day


Weren’t the special Mother’s Day gift idea giveaways here at the Dandy so fun???  Well, of course I couldn’t resist having something special for Father’s Day.  Be on the look out for this to happen on Monday, June 4th.  You won’t want to miss it!

And speaking of Father’s Day…  What’s he perfect gift?  A neck tie!  Tiecoon.com has such a large selection of ties and many of them are only $5.  Making it not just the perfect gift, but very affordable, too!  For that price you can buy Daddy more than one!  :)  Recently Tiecoon sent me this paisley tie for the audiologist man (that would be my hubs):

He wears ties everyday at the office, so it was the best pre-Father’s Day gift!  Thanks Tiecoon!

I’m also a major fan of paisley patterns and Tiecoon has a whole slew of paisley!

  

Even this really fabulous retro look with a touch of paisley:

 So if the guy on your list for Father’s Day wears neck ties you will want to be sure to check out Tiecoon!  See you next week for more Father’s Day gift ideas starting on June 4th!  :)

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Can you say organic five times fast?

I never thought too much about healthy eating before having children.  Let’s just say that when I was in college I wasn’t the most healthy of food consumers.  :)  Thank goodness for that fabulous metabolism of a 20 year old to combat the problem!  Then when I got married the audiologist man and I didn’t worry about healthy eating.  In fact we ate out all the time!  We were living in San Antonio and both busy working, so it was just easier to catch a quick dinner out instead of spending hours preparing a meal.  I was also finishing my degree in the city that has the bestest flour tortillas on the planet!  San Antonio is also ranked among the most over weight cities in the country, so I really should have avoided the flour tortillas…  While in San Antonio I did work in a Children’s Emergency Room and finished my degree in Psychology with my support work being in Community Health.  So one would think that I was all about healthy eating habits.  I guess that it’s harder to practice what you preach.  ;)

When “Banjo” came along I knew that changes needed to be made.  I began to worry about foods (even healthy ones) and if they were good for him.  Now with “Ruby” I recently decided to make her baby foods using fresh fruits and vegetables.  I want her to consume fresh foods and that has gotten me to thinking about organic.  For instance do I really want to make her baby food out of vegetables that aren’t organic?  Ones that could have had harmful pesticides on them?  What are your thoughts on this?  Do you eat organic?  I really need some suggestions on this friends!  :)

There are so many different kinds of organic foods and drinks out there.  Even organic coffee!  I’m not a coffee drinker personally, but I’m sure that there are more than a few of my readers who are.  So if you like to stay organic then you might want to have a look at organo gold.  This site is where you can find a large selection of organic coffees in different types/flavors.  You won’t want to miss it if you enjoy your cup of brew in the morning!

Alright have you commented yet on this posting about the organic baby food business?  Do you make your own baby food?  Do you eat organically?  Ready. Set.  Answer!

 

This posting was sponsored by Organic Healthy Coffee, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Happy Memorial Day!

 

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In observance of Memorial Day I’m at the Lake of the Ozarks with my family. My Boompa loved this lake. Now that he’s gone I find it fitting that we always try to spend this weekend at his and my Nana’s lake home. I feel close to him here.
Thank you to all those in the military who have given so much to serve and protect us. I will forever be indebted to you! Also to my grandfather for his service and help in shaping me into who I am today. I love you Boompa and miss you so very, very much!

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My Baby Clothes {Giveaway} ***ENDED***

With a new baby girl in the house came the need for girly things.  We have plenty of boy items, but were seriously lacking in the girl clothing and accessory department.  I knew absolutely nothing about baby girl items!  So I had to do a little research on the topic.  I had to take the time to seek out where to find the perfect things.  After all I needed to find the best items for my baby girl.  The cutest items.  The most dandy items.  In my quest I came across the brand Mud Pie.

Sooooo adorable, right?  Can I just tell you that I’m a huge fan now of all things Mud Pie?  Where can you find the most Mud Pie items all in one place???  You betcha I’m going to tell you!  :)   My Baby Clothes!

This shop has so many cute items from Mud Pie!  What did My Baby Clothes give to my “Ruby”?  Well, in addition to sending the cutest mary jane socks that I’ve ever seen, they also sent this adorable hat:

I just love my baby girl!

Both items are Mud Pie brand of course!  :)

What else did I spy at My Baby Clothes that’s from the Mud Pie line?

 Cute outfits:

 

Dresses:

 

Swimwear:

 

Even matching for boys!

Who wants to win a $25 gift certificate to spend at My Baby Clothes?  Well then… Get entering, because that is what will be given away!

*This giveaway is open to entries in the US only

*Winners are not notified through email, so you have to check back to find out if you won! The winner of this giveaway will be posted on Monday, June 4th. Be sure and check back then to see if you won, so you can claim your prize!

 

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This posting and giveaway was sponsored by My Baby Clothes, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Bummas {Giveaway} ***ENDED***

Babies have sensitive skin.  I mean they are brand new!  It’s hard not to get paranoid about diaper rash.  I worry about little “Ruby” and making sure that she’s kept clean and dry.  With Bummas I don’t have to worry!  Recently I was sent a set of Bummas and they work like a charm!  They were originally designed to dry the baby’s bum off after cleaning with a wet wipe.  To make sure the baby is dry before putting a diaper back on.  But what else can Bummas be used for?  Some of you may already know that “Ruby” wears cloth diapers.  So, I love using Bummas as cloth wipes!   Bummas are a wonderful invention and the Bummas website is a great resource for getting doctor’s advice on preventing diaper rash.

Bummas also come in so many great, fun colors!

 

 

Of course one lucky winner is going to receive some Bummas!  And it’s winner’s choice of which set!

*This giveaway is open to entries in the US & Canada

*Winners are not notified through email, so you have to check back to find out if you won! The winner of this giveaway will be posted on Monday, June 4th. Be sure and check back then to see if you won, so you can claim your prize!
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Baby Blanket Music {Giveaway} ***ENDED***

    

There’s just something about music that babies love.  It really makes them smile.  They laugh.  They squeal.  Music is something that we share with our kids.  We are a musical family.  Be it singing along to our favorite tunes in the car or dancing around the kitchen while we clean.  Our kids know that we love music!  Recently I learned about this great company, Baby Blanket Music.  The name of the company was of course a major interest to me.  In fact Baby Blanket Music recently sent me a really fun CD!  It plays like a lullaby, but with the modern tunes of the songs we parents love!  So the adults can enjoy the tunes along with the baby!  Here are just a few of the titles that I need to get for our library of music:

 

 

 

What’s your favorite?  One lucky winner is going to get to choose one Baby Blanket Music lullaby album!

 

*This giveaway is open to entries in the US & Canada

*Winners are not notified through email, so you have to check back to find out if you won! The winner of this giveaway will be posted on Monday, June 4th. Be sure and check back then to see if you won, so you can claim your prize!

 

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This posting and giveaway was sponsored by Baby Blanket Music, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Seamingly Smitten {Giveaway} ***ENDED***

I have long been smitten with fabric. The colors. The prints. The textures. *sigh* I’m also smitten with sewing. Most recently though I’m majorly smitten with Seamingly Smitten. How could I not be? Seamingly Smitten combines my love of fabric and sewing together into their darling patterns!

Patterns like this:

 

 

And this:

 

 

 

Oh and this:

 

Told you. Darling! Now hands up for who the newest smitten by Seamingly Smitten. Yep. That’s all of you!

Seamingly Smitten also has patterns for women’s clothing:

 

What did I make from one of the patterns I was sent from Seamingly Smitten?

This adorable A-line dress for my sweet baby “Ruby”:

She loves it! Can’t you tell? ;)

The patterns are so easy to follow and perfect for a beginner!

Ready to get sewing??? Well, lucky for you the winner of this giveaway is going to receive a 3 sewing pattern pack (emailed via PDF file) from Seamingly Smitten!

*This giveaway is open to entries worldwide!

*Winners are not notified through email, so you have to check back to find out if you won! The winner of this giveaway will be posted on Monday, May 28th. Be sure and check back then to see if you won, so you can claim your prize!

 

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Lalaloopsy Mermaid Doll {Giveaway} ***ENDED***

Little girls everywhere have fallen in love with the world of Lalaloopsy! After all, the dolls are “sew magical and sew cute”! What little girl wouldn’t be draw to all the cuteness? With Lalaloopsy girls can collect ‘em, dress ‘em, play with ‘em… The fun is never ending! What little girl wouldn’t want one for her very own? One of the newest to the Lalaloopsy line for the summer is the Coral Sea Shells Mermaid Doll:

 

Like all the Lalaloopsy dolls she comes in really cute packaging:

 

Her hair even changes color in water, so she’s perfect for taking to the pool!

 

What did I do with the mermaid doll that I was sent??? Well, the youth at our church do a dessert auction every year to raise funds for girl’s camp and boy scouts. So this year I decided to incorporate Lalaloopsy into my donation/creation! :) Ready to see it? Drum roll please… Here it is:

Isn’t she darling??? My dessert sold for $70 and made a little girl’s dream come true! Thanks Lalaloopsy for being a part of it!

One very lucky winner is going to receive their very own Coral Sea Shells Mermaid Doll from Lalaloopsy! So get entering and tell all your friends about it, because this is one very dandy giveaway!

 

*This giveaway is open to US entries only!

*Winners are not notified through email, so you have to check back to find out if you won! The winner of this giveaway will be posted on Monday, May 28th. Be sure and check back then to see if you won, so you can claim your prize!

 

 

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My heart is in London!

Of all the places I have ever been the land across the pond is by far my favorite!  One day we will have a media room in our house.  That audiologist man of mine wants the big screen with the projector.  I on the other hand just want to decorate the space!  :)    I picture framed Playbills of the various shows we have seen,

 

 

custom canvas art of my London photography,

 

and these wall decals:

                 

 

It’s going to be quite the room… one day!

 

This posting was sponsored by Vinyl Wall Decals (Design with a Z Vinyl), but all opinions are strictly my own.

BOGO!

 

Mutsy  has some really dandy strollers.  In really dandy colors.  I think that I’m team purple.  :)  Between now and May 31 when you buy a Mutsy 4Rider:

 

 

Then you get an Easyrider:

For FREE!

 

Be sure to watch this cute animation  :)

(Click on the image.)

* offer valid May 15 through May 31

* U.S. residents only

Details: You may choose the color of your Easyrider from what is in stock.  Must have both a 4Rider (or 4Rider Light) and an Easyrider in your cart and enter code freerider12 (case-sensitive) on the last page of checkout to receive FREE Easyrider.  Both strollers must be purchased at the same time and be shipped to the same address.  Does not apply to previous orders. Promotion is valid throughstore.mutsy.com ONLY.

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