Reflo – The Alternative to the Sippy Cup {Giveaway} – Closed

My sweet baby Dmitri, is growing up way too fast and he’s getting restless with his sippy cups.  He’ll drink his milk from them just before bed and naps but other than that he want’s nothing to do with them, at least not when he can see mom drinking from something much more interesting, like a cup.

It’s adorable that he wants to just like me, but teaching my young toddler to drink from a cup without drowning himself is stressful.  A cup just has so much liquid suddenly rushing at him that it often ends in a confused, soggy, splutter.

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I know eventually he’ll learn to drink from a cup and he’ll be a pro at it, the problem is that he wants that eventually to be right now.  So I did some searching online and came across Reflo – The Alternative to the Sippy Cup.

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It’s perfect!  It looks like the cup mom is drinking from, but it has a little insert in the cup that keeps the water from rushing out when the cup is tipped.  Instead, regardless of what angle the cups is at, only a little trickle comes out. It’s perfect for my little guy who’s still trying to figure out how to transition to the big kid drinking utensils.

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It’s also super easy to put together and super easy to take apart to clean, but firm enough that it’s not going to come loose while your tot is playing with the cup.  Dmitri even tried to pull the insert out a few times, but gave up when it didn’t budge.

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Since my cups at home are similar shape I wondered if the insert would work in them, so I tried it out a few times.  If I was using a narrow enough cup the insert worked alright, but it definitely did not stick in my other cups as securely as it did in the original one, and Dmitri was able to pull it out easily, which ended up in a soggy mess.  You could play with it and maybe get it to work with others, but for now I’m just going to stick the the original one.

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Dmitri loved playing with the cup, and he was thrilled that I would finally let him hold it and manage it by himself.  He eagerly drank the water and didn’t sputter a single time. I think this is a perfect intermediate step in the transition to big kid cups.

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Total success!  And look how proud he is of himself.  If you’ve got a toddler working on the transition to a big kid cup then you’ve got to check these out!

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One lucky winner will get the green Reflo cup pictured above!

 

 

*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of June 26th and will be emailed. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own are not influenced by monetary compensation.

Leanlix {Giveaway} Closed

This is our furry family member Reese. He’s a Catahoula and LOVES to lick! Seriously this dog is a licking machine. It’s just his way of saying “hi!” and “what are you doing?” and “oh, hey I see you moved to the couch!” and and and! Ha! When I found Leanlix I knew it was going to be a surefire hit with him!

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Have you ever heard of Leanlix? Leanlix is “a low calorie dog reward system that will leave them drooling for more… The actual treat has been inspired by true life events but has been formulated by a leading professional in the pet industry.  leanlix, a treat for yourself AND your dog!”

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The whole idea behind this is that basically you can carry a treat around with you, your hands don’t smell like dog biscuits, and your dog gets to have a reward that won’t go straight to his/ her hips!  Reese’s particular flavor was Grass Fed Beef. He couldn’t get enough.

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Did I mention that he is afraid of the camera? Oh gosh, that was a trick getting pictures of him. We’re not forcing him to lick the stick, he was just super afraid of the flash! His particular stick is from their new natural’s line. It’s made with brown rice syrup and all natural flavors.

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They also sent us the Littlelix Spring Training 6 pack which has the flavors: Grace-D-Luxe with Cheese, ½ Eaten PB&J, Day at the Beach, Run-a-Way Frank, Barq-BQ, and my personal favorite (because it rings so true) is Cupcake on the Counter. Aren’t the names so clever!

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All in all Leanlix have been a great addition to Reese’s training. If he could he would just eat the entire stick whole. Maybe that will be their next flavor, “Stolen Leanlix from the Cupboard!” I’m so excited to work with the fun people over at Leanlix on a giveaway for you!

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The winner of this giveaway will win one Leanlix for the special pooch in their life!

 

*This giveaway is open to entries in the US only.
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of July 21st and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway are sponsored by Leanlix, but all opinions are my own.

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Joosh’s Juice Bar Children’s Book {Giveaway} – Closed

Synopsis:

When Joosh’s Juice Bar runs out of strawberries, the youngsters are asked to go on a “strawberry run”. Mo and Coco, along with rainforest friends Randy (a mischievous monkey) and Kwamee (a wise green lizard), travel through the Tropland Rainforest and stumble upon a unique glowing berry in Don Ribbit’s forbidden Swampland. Mo and Randy pick the berries, eat them and bring them back to Joosh’s Juice Bar. What seemed like a great idea at first turns sour as Joosh and his wife Holly return home to the juice bar and find the boys making a new juice with the berries! To their surprise, Randy and Mo, along with the animals that also drank their new blue juice, are glowing blue from head to toe! The Joosh Man takes Coco and the boys to seek aid from Doctor Boo Boo (a toucan bird).Will they find a way to wash the blue glow away? Will they get back home safely before the impending rain storm? Entertaining characters with wonderful adventures. Each page filled with colorful art and a story that highlights important eating habits for children of all ages. The Blue Banana Berry Adventure is the first book in the series and written entirely in rhyme, for you and your kids to enjoy a hundred times!

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I thought the idea behind Joosh’s Juice Bar was a great; a story about a family living in the jungle, hanging out their animal friends, supporting each other, and eating healthy. It’s even got a recipe for an easy fruit smoothie built right into the story. (How’s that for a nice way to motivate your little ones to crave something good for them?)

The illustrations are fun, colorful and vibrant. The bright colors made me think Dora the Explorer meets Lisa Frank, and there are more than 65 illustrations in this book. Each page has less than 50 words making the book fairly long, but easy to read. The book is also written with a series of rhymes that roll off your tongue and make the story is fun and silly to read, however a few of the rhymes felt forced to me.

A downside for us is that Dmitri, at about 18 months, is just a little bit too young to play nicely with this paperback book, though he loved looking at the bright colors as I read it too him, I think he’ll like it more after he’s grown up just a smidgen.

I would suggest this book for kids age three and up, especially for those who have a difficult time eating their fruits and veggies. This book teaches the importance of eating the good stuff in a fun and engaging way. Not to mention the other good parts about listening to your parents, and doing what’s right.

It was colorful, silly, engaging, a good message with an entertaining story, and the cadence of the rhymes made it extra fun to read.

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One Lucky Winner will receive their own copy of Joosh’s Juice Bar, Enter using the Giveaway Tool’s Widget below.

*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of July 12th and will be emailed. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own are not influenced by monetary compensation.

Shoetopia {Giveaway} – Closed

I love shoes. I love them so much. Boots, flats, pumps, sneakers; I’d happily have a set in every color and every style. But even more than just shoes, I love affordable shoes. Why would I want to pay $50 for a pair of flats when I could get equally fashionable ones for $10?

Okay, so back when I lived in Utah, there was this great little store that had shelves and shelves of fashionable shoes, and when the season for that footwear ended they would load them in the back and sell each pair for cheap. This was my dream spot. I’d go to the mall and skip happily to that back section with the super cheap shoes, and often walk out with multiple pairs.

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I have not had the same luck with footwear around Boston, but since I do a lot of shopping online I found a gem that brings my back to my glory days of buying boxes of affordable shoes. Shoetopia!

This store is amazing! They have tons of great shoes, and just browsing through their site and looking at the fashion paired with their price tag makes my heart beat a little faster. Flats are about $10, pumps $20, and boots around $30. $30 for boots! Did I mention I love boots?

I contacted Shoetopia and they have been amazing to work with! Clearly they love their customers nearly as much as I love their shoes.

Okay, now to the pretty part. I asked to review the Fold Over Combat Boots (I realize it’s not exactly boot season, but I couldn’t resist).

I love how you can change up the style of this boot. Lace it up or fold it over; it looks great either way. It looks great paired with skinny jeans and the low profile of the boot makes it an acceptable choice for summer (if you’re like me you have a hard time locking your boots away) and the lining and ability to lace it up makes is great for colder weather too.
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I think Shoetopia is all around pretty fantastic. Check out their website for more of their amazing deals, and just to whet your appetite here are a few of their other styles in case the combat boot didn’t speak to you like they spoke to me:

 

Check out Shoetopia, they are fantastic!

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Now for some more fantastic news,

Shoetopia has offered one lucky winner a pair of shoes of their choice!

*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of June 26th and will be emailed. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own are not influenced by monetary compensation.

Raw Revolution {Giveaway} Closed

Let’s talk about health stuff. I’m not a super fan of exercising. Have you seen that work out shirt that says “I hate running” on it. I want it so bad! That way when people see me running while pushing my kiddos in a double stroller around the track they think “Man, look at her go, she hates running but is doing it anyway. Good for her!” Instead of seeing me huffing and sweating and pushing the same double stroller and thinking “Wow, she’s totally out of shape. Why is she sweating so much?!” Haha okay, maybe people wouldn’t think any of those things. When I say I’m not a fan of exercising that doesn’t mean I don’t try to bring healthy goodies into our home for us to eat. When I heard about Raw Revolution I wanted to try them out so bad! I was immediately drawn to the packaging. Then when I started reading the names of all of the bars I was even more excited. I was so thrilled when they decided to team up with me to do a giveaway for you!

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I really loved their story so I wanted to share just a bit with you. “Raw Revolution was launched in Alice Benedetto’s home kitchen in 2004. A registered nurse and natural food chef, Alice was looking for something that she could give to her kids – a healthy snack that also tasted good… A lot has changed in the last decade, but some things are the same as they have always been. The ingredients are fresh. The taste is revolutionary. And the story is just beginning.” Doesn’t that just draw you in? This company is totally upfront about their bars and their ingredients. I read through the FAQ page and learned so much about them and wanted to share these instantly with everyone I know that has a food allergy, is vegan, or only eats kosher foods!

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They sent me each of their flavors to try. From what I saw on the bars there are three different general descriptions for the bars. At first I divided them up into chocolate ones and non-chocolate ones. I might like chocolate a little bit! Then I realized that above their logo on each of the bars there was one of three different general descriptions for the bars. The first is Fruit, Nut, & Seed Super Food bars.

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Organic Greens Super Food Bar was next. Each of these bars has either spinach powder or spirulina powder in them. Munchkin loved the Apple Cinnamon the best!

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The last is Organic Live Food Bar. I had to look up what “live food” meant. My mind took me off to a place where I opened the little package and things were still growing. Of course that’s not what I found inside. The term “live food” for those of you who might not know, simply means that the ingredients haven’t been processed.

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Besides just tasting a vast majority of the bars I wanted to put one of them to a test. I wanted to see if it gave me energy and made me feel happy. Like I said, I’m not a fan of running, I always feel FANTASTIC after I’m done (okay right after I’m done I just want to lay on the ground and cry a little) but later I feel like I really did something good for my body. On my latest run I decided to give the Dark Chocolate Trail Mix a try. I’m a big fan of the fruit and nut chocolate bars, trail mix, and dark chocolate. It seemed like the best fit. TheFruit, Nut, & Seed Super Food bars all contain chia and sprouted flax seeds. I’m a huge believer in only eating when I’m hungry and that morning I hadn’t eaten yet but the timing was right for going running (meaning of course, the boys were happy, it wasn’t raining, and it wasn’t time for naps). However on the way to the track I got crazy hungry so I decided to have a bit of the bar. It was delicious and not too heavy.  Once I finished running I had some water and decided to finish off the super bar. Later, I realized that it totally satisfied my hunger, I didn’t feel sick after eating and running, and it kept me feeling full for longer than other energy bars I had tried.

I love these bars! I feel happy letting my kiddos have them too. The ingredients aren’t a mystery. When you bite into the bar you can see the nuts and chocolate bits. I highly recommend them! That’s why I am so excited that you have the chance to try some out for yourself!

Raw collegeThe winner of this giveaway will receive one variety pack which consists of 14 different bars!

*This giveaway is open to entries in the US only.
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of July 15th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway are sponsored by Raw Revolution, but all opinions are my own.

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Butterfly Backdrops {Giveaway} – Closed

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Red, White, and Blue Giveaway Hop – a Hop where we celebrate Independence Day, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network. We’re celebrating the 4th of July with giveaway for a whole 2 weeks, so be sure and hop around to all the great blog giveaways that are linked up in this hop. And be sure to let Step2 help your child go Red White and Blue with this patriotic Choo Choo Train! Don’t miss out on that fantastic Grand Prize!

Alright all you moms, bloggers, Etsy shop owners, photographers and casual picture snappers.

Do you want to make your photos look more professional? Have you ever thought about of using a backdrop? Sure taking a pictures of your adorable kids on the sofa is cute, and taking a picture of your shop products on the table is fine, but what if you had a professional backdrop to work with? Wouldn’t that be an easy way to make your pictures look nicer? More polished?

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Those are the things I was was thinking about when I came across Butterfly Backdrops.

 

I loved everything about their company. They are small family owned business, they print all their backdrops in their own printing shop in Bay St. Louis, MS, and they use eco-friendly ink with no hazardous air pollutants, so you pull the backdrops out of the tube and smell… nothing! No harsh chemical smell!!!

Oh and arguably the best part, they have amazing designs and a huge variety! I can pretty much guarantee you’ll find something to your taste at their shop. They have classic patterns like wood grain, hay bales, and door frames, they have solid color patterns, but where I think they really shine is their playful patterns, they have polka dots, ballerina bars, chevron prints, sailboats, balloons and so much more.

 

 

I’ve been lusting after cute backdrops for a while and I was thrilled when Butterfly Backdrops offered to send me two of their vinyl backdrops; ‘Leafy Larry’ and ‘Fenced In’. It gave me a chance to try out a backdrop and floor drop (through the floor drop worked equally well a backdrop).

They day after the backdrops arrived, I had Dmitri dressed and ready for a photoshoot. I couldn’t wait to try them out. They were perfect! I have to admit this was my first time photographing against vinyl, and I loved it. I usually photograph against cloth backdrops, but the ones I have are thin so I have to layer them and they take forever to iron which often makes them more work than they are worth to use. With the vinyl, I pull it out of the tube, unrolled it, clipped it up and it was ready to go.

Okay, now some of you are probably thinking “I’m not a professional photographer, I don’t know the first thing about using a backdrop and I don’t even have the equipment to hang it.” Let me start by saying these backdrops are so easy to use, you can turn any space into photo space in less that 5 minutes, and you don’t need any fancy equipment.

I happen to have a bunch of photography equipment, but I wanted to make sure these backdrops could be used without it before I pitched it to all of you readers, so I found a semi empty wall and grabbed some masking tape. I pulled my backdrop out of the tube, unrolled it and had it taped to the wall and ready to go in minutes. (I would suggest using the thicker masking tape, because this tape worked but it came loose after about 15 minutes.)

Or here is a look at a more formal set up:

Having something simple like this allows you to take your photos from this to this in less than five minutes.

Or to create something like this:

I common complaint I’ve heard about photographing against vinyl is that you get a glare, but that was not my experience at all. The backdrops are textured, and feel a little rough to rub your fingers against and I think that’s what dissipates any glare problems. If you get up really close you can see a little bit of the texture, though it didn’t show up on any of my photos where I wasn’t focusing the camera directly at it.

The backdrops also had no chemical smells and I had no qualms about letting Dmitri play on them, in fact I think they would be perfect for cake smashes or newborn photos.

In short, I love how professional and adorable my pictures turned out with these backdrops. They were fantastic and super easy to use. If you’ve been curious about trying one I would highly recommend Butterfly Backdrops.

And because I can’t resist showing off my adorable son, you get a photo dump…

 

Check out Butterfly Backdrops!

Butterfly Backdrops has offered one lucky Dandy reader a 5×6 vinyl backdrop of their choice!  {$75 value}

 

*This giveaway is open to US entries only *The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of July 17th and will be emailed. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn. *The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own are not influenced by monetary compensation.

Now Hop Along! :)


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Green Toys {Giveaway} – Closed

Made in the USA Giveaway

Welcome to the Made in the USA Giveaway Hop, hosted byHappy Mothering,Easy Green Mom and Brittleby’s Corner through the Green Moms Network! We’ve teamed up with a group of bloggers to bring you the chance to win prizes that are Made in the USA. After entering my giveaway, be sure to hop around and enter all of the other #USAMade giveaways listed on the linky at the bottom of this post!

Since a big blue garbage can marked with a circle of arrows showed up at my parents house sometime in Elementary school I’ve been big on recycling. As a little kid I learned that it was important to take care of the earth and do your part. While I’ve been a recycler for as long as I can remember (sometimes to a chagrin of my husband who doesn’t want to waste time cleaning out a peanut butter jar if we are essentially just going to throw away) I started caring about it so much more since Dmitri came along.

I suspect many of us get that way. We’ll do what’s right because we’re supposed to, but we don’t really think or care about the broader picture until we’ve got someone who is really going to benefit or suffer from our actions. Anyway, there is my pitch for recycling. It’s a good thing, and you should do it.

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So, after the hundreds of cans and bottles I’ve cleaned out and sent off I was very pleased to be able to see this recycled stuff come full circle (in a more interesting way that a paper box).

I’m talking about Green Toys.

Made in California, USA

Our toys are truly local creations. Every step in the process, from milk container recycling to toy production to final assembly, occurs in California. Are toys and our package are all made from 100% recycled material.

What a fantastic idea for a company. They take recycled material and refashion it into toys! How fun is that and how great is that for encouraging kids to recycle?

To future slightly older Dmitri: “If you put this milk carton in the recycle instead of the garbage it can become this cool tool set!” Persuasive and awesome, right?

Green Toys has a some fun toys on their website that include play food, trucks, tools sets, play flowers, outside games and more. All of them are made out of 100% recycled material, and even the cartons holding the products are 100% recycled and recyclable. I love it! Plus all the products are from stuff that has been recycled and refashioned in the USA, saving on extra fuel emissions and what not. Bottom line, this is a fun way to save the earth.

Okay, so I was really excited to find a brand of toys that I could feel so great about promoting but I was curious about what the actual toys were like.

First they were sent in a cardboard box (recycled of course) and there were no twisty ties or plastic bits to claw my way through, also as soon as I had my toys removed I could drop all the packaging right back into the recycle.

 

The tool set itself was fun. All the pieces have a rough texture like a milk carton, but it’s clear that that is by design. The toys were solid and well made, the only one that I think could be a little more firm was the pliers, but I don’t foresee them breaking any time soon. Dmitri had a blast trying to screw the pieces into the side of the tool chest and hauling the whole thing around the house. It was the perfect size for his little hands and while the tools were solid they weren’t so heavy that I was afraid of him causing real damage by hammering things other than the provided nails. He probably spent 15 putting both the screws, nails and screw drivers in the little holes around the tool chest, and he had a great time playing with it.

So many toys are made out of plastic these days, if you’re going to have plastic toys wouldn’t you rather have plastic toys that you can feel good about? If so, then you’ve got to check out Green Toys.

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And one lucky winner will receive a Green Toys® Ferry Boat! Perfect for the tub or the pool!

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  *This giveaway is open to US entries only *The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of July 17th and will be emailed. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn. *The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own are not influenced by monetary compensation.

Now Hop Along! :)

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Aquasana {GIVEAWAY} – Closed

I am a nut case about filtered water. Whether I am drinking it or showering in it. When I lived down in southern Texas we were warned not to drink the unfiltered water. One day I was so terribly thirsty that I decided to take a small glass from the faucet and thought that I was the one in a million who wouldn’t get sick. Not even 24 hours later I was so sick to my stomach and felt horrible!! Lesson learned, only filtered water from here on out.

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Aquasana is an amazing powered water filtration system. They are the first pitcher filter system to use power in order to provide clean, fresh water quickly. They offer water filters for pitchers, showers, sinks and water bottles. I seriously could go on and on about their products it’s insane.

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I mostly want to tell you about the Aquasana Shower Filters. I was able to receive on and quickly had my landlord install it (hubs was out of town and I was to impatient to wait haha oops) I seriously could see the results after the first day. I am not exaggerating! As a hairstylist, the most common question I get asked is “How can I get my color not to fade so quickly?” Of course there are so many answers to this question and one of them is by using filtered water.

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Some of the benefits I saw right away from using my Aquasana Shower Filter was 1) My skin was so much softer (which is a big deal here in Utah) 2) My hair seemed so much more hydrated (again dryness here in Utah) 3) My color seemed to stay bright and vibrant (usually it dulls out pretty fast) 4) My face wasn’t so oily throughout the day.

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(I apologize for how dark these pictures are. My shower is in this dark corner and lighting is horrible. But you get the point of how amazing this shower head is ;-) )

I also just loved how they had different settings for the shower head pressure. My husband was wanting to switch out our shower head a while ago for one with different pressure settings and I was stoked that not only does Aquasana have filtered shower heads but different pressures as well!

Here are a few reasons why filtered water is very important to have in your home:

~Preserves beneficial minerals for optimum hydration

~Reduces harmful chemicals and chlorine

~Protects your appliances and plumbing

~Eco-friendly

If that doesn’t convince you then go ahead and look at their pricing. I was nervous to start looking for shower filters because of how expensive I thought they would be. They are so reasonably priced and well worth every penny!

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I am one of those people who brush their teeth in the shower and never swallowed the water when I was rinsing. I was just to grossed out. But ever since I put on our shower filter, I am drinking away ;-) Seriously! I HIGHLY recommend purchasing the shower filter, and if that doesn’t interest you then their drinking water filters. My husband and I have been using a drinking water filter for quite a bit of time now and I cringe at thinking of drinking tap again. I love the taste of it and how clean it is!

Aquasana is being absolutely amazing and giving away one Shower Filter to a Dandy reader. I am so excited to be spreading the word more about their filters and letting one of you test them out! Good luck!

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42nd Street Prints {Giveaway} – Closed

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I am a sucker for throw pillows! Especially when they have a cute uplifting message on them. They are such great conversation starters and really can add a lot to a plain room. The more throw pillows the better…I think ;-)

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42nd Street Prints offers the cutest throw pillows! I love how fun and different they all are. Like the XO pillows! I am swooning over those!! I am thinking I may need to snag a few of those for our guest bedroom.

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How stinking cute is this ‘Lets make out’ throw pillow. This definitely needs to be added to someone’s master bedroom! Not only are 42nd Street prints super fun but they are affordable and she is constantly adding new items to her shop.

Each pillow is made with 100% polyester filler and 100% cotton shell. They come with a zipper on the side for easy removal for any type of cleaning. That is so important for me with a dog and sometimes make up just happens to get on it. I can simply just remove the cover and throw it in the wash. But remember, cotton shrinks, so I recommend hanging it dry.

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I  am currently redoing my guest room and want it to be more inviting and welcoming. This ‘STAY AWHILE’ throw pillow is just the right touch. I love how original this throw is and the crisp white look it has. If I ever change up the colors in the room (again hehe) this pillow will be able to stick around.

42nd Street Prints is giving away one of these ‘STAY AWHILE’ throw pillows to one lucky reader. And for those who just can’t wait to get there hands on one of these darling throws, then she is being kind enough to give 10% off using the code ‘dandygiveaway’  So hurry and snag yourself some darling throws!

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Walls By Mur {Giveaway} – Closed

Remember the good old days of wall paper and the hassle of tearing it down? Yah, good thing those days are long gone. But, the patterns of those wall papers made such a fun accent walls. It’s just not fun to put it up or tear it down. Anyone else agree?

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Walls By Mur has fixed this problem! I am loving the accent walls and simply by adding a removable decal from Walls By Mur fixes all your wall paper worries.

“We provide innovative, removable wall designs to enhance the look of a home, business or set. Mur’s Removable Adhesive Wall Patterns are an affordable, less permanent alternative to paint and wallpaper. By combining any of our color and sizing options you can create your own pattern or replicate one of our many designs. Our designs are not limited to walls; they also bring the perfect punch of excitement to dressers, bookshelves, cabinets, or smaller spaces.”

I love this concept of removable wall decals, as I am currently a renter. Our landlord is kind enough to let us paint our walls, but sometimes painting a whole room one color can get a little boring. These decals are perfect! I can simply put them on any wall/item of furniture and then when we are ready to move out I can easily just remove them and the house is back to how we got it.

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It is so easy to apply their decals. Make sure the surface is clean and dry, then peel off the backing. Apply the decal to the spot you are wanting it to be on, with the squeegee (provided) , smooth out the decal of any bumps or bubbles. If it isn’t how or where you want it, simply remove the decal and try again.  How stinkin easy is that?!!

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Walls By Mur offers large and mini decals. Which is fabulous for bigger areas or smaller furniture. They are extremely affordable, especially compared to other decal stores. I love that not only are they great quality but they are reasonably priced.

Walls By Mur is giving away one of their ‘mini decals’ to a Dandy Giveaway winner!! Be sure to enter so you can add that little pop to your home!

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