Giveaways

Growing with Grammar Giveaway

Are you looking for a complete set of Growing with Grammar, Winning with Writing or Soaring with Spelling?  Well then you are in to the right place!  This is a great curriculum choice and I am sure you will not be disappointed. It will really help your child learn and take some stress off of you in terms of prep work.

Growing with Grammar level colors

 

This curriculum comes as a complete set and requires no prep work on the part of the student or teacher. You just pull the workbooks out and go! They can be used one-on-one or independently. Each level is color coded, making it super easy for me as a parent to know who left their books lying around! If you would like to read more about the spelling and writing programs, then you should definitely check out my Growing with Grammar review.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

SeaWorld Giveaway for the San Antonio!

SeaWorld Giveaway for the San Antonio!

You are here to enter to win the SeaWorld giveaway for 4 tickets to SeaWorld and Aquatica in San Antonio?  Well then you came to the right place!  I’m so excited to offer my readers a chance to win this really dandy prize.  Why?  Because it’s one of our most favorite places in San Antonio.  We were definitely frequent fliers at this amazing theme park when we lived there.  So much fun and so much sea life to educate and entertain every age.  Plus our visit there in March helped us to not feel guilty about taking Banjo out of school for the trip.  I mean he learned about dolphins, killer whales, and more.  Things that he could definitely not learn in a classroom.  So it’s okay to occasionally miss school for such things.  Just occasionally.  If you would like to read more about our time at this great park then you won’t want to miss my SeaWorld review.  Here’s just a peek at what you will miss out on if you don’t check it out:

seaworld10

That’s our Banjo when he was just a wee little one.  We didn’t realize that we were sitting in the splash zone.  Shamu got Banjo and us.  He didn’t seem to mind.  It was hot out.  It was San Antonio.  It’s always hot in San Antonio.  *wink*

seaworld9

 Now for the SeaWorld GIVEAWAY…

Enter to win the SeaWorld giveaway for those tickets to the San Antonio park via the Rafflecopter below. Don’t live in San Antonio?  Enter to win because you can just plan a trip!  Have friends or family in San Antonio or in the great state of Texas?  Be sure to tell them all about this very dandy giveaway!

*This giveaway is open to US entries only.
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of Monday, May 11th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*Good luck to all!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

*I received free tickets for my family and I to experience SeaWorld San Antonio for the purpose of writing this review.  All opinions are strictly my own.

Jackpot Candles GIVEAWAY!

Jackpot Candles GIVEAWAY!

Who’s ready to hit the jackpot with a Jackpot Candles giveaway?

Screen Shot 2015-03-17 at 4.24.18 PM

These candles burn so evenly AND you also get a really dandy piece of jewelry out of it.  I’m sure you’ve seen other jewelry candles out there, but most of them only give you the option of a ordering one with a ring hidden inside.  With Jackpot Candles you actually get the option to pick from a candle with a ring, necklace, or earrings in it!  Now isn’t that really dandy?!  Which would you pick?  Ring?  Necklace? Earrings?  Maybe 3 candles with one of each?  The candles run just $24.95 and that’s with the jewelry item built right in.  So honestly?  It’s like you get a free candle!  There’s nothing not dandy about that.  Let me tell you… It’s a win-win.

After you harvest your prize from the candle then you still have a great scented candle to enjoy.  I’m thinking that I’m a Jackpot Candle kinda gal from now on.  Why spend $$$ on just a regular old scented candle when you can get a jackpot out of every one?  Get yourself a Jackpot Candle and you’ll not be disappointed by the surprise.

There are tons of yummy scents to choose from.  I got the Sweet Pea and Pina Colada.  Not a candle burning kind of gal?  There are even melting tarts available from Jackpot Candles!  What’s more?  All of the prize jewelry is valued between $15 and $5,000!!!

jackpot2

Read my entire jewelry candle review to find out all the details on these fabulously dandy candles.

What to win your own???  Now is your chance!  Just enter to win via the Rafflecopter below and you will be on your way to possibly receiving a Jackpot Candle of your choice!

*This giveaway is open to US entries only.
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of Monday, March 23rd 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 Jackpot Candles.  I received 2 candles for doing this posting and giveaway, but all opinions are strictly my own.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

Disclaimer: I received the above products for the purpose of a review and giveaway.  As always the thoughts and opinions here are entirely my own.

Mom Shirt Giveaway!

Enter to win a “Keep calm… I’m a mom” shirt from MTME Shop!!!

Mom_V_Kneck_Blue

Available in the following colors: 

Aqua blue 
Black 
Pink 
Red

GUIDELINES/DISCLAIMER/RULES

One lucky winner will receive a pink “Keep Calm…I’m A Mom” V-Neck Tee in size Small, Medium or Large. All candidates are required to sign up to the newsletter for consideration. This giveaway ends Dec. 26, 2014.

The winner will receive an email asking for their shipping address and shirt size. The winner must respond within 48 hours. If the person fails to respond with the correct information, the item will be sent to someone else. Good luck!

 

Holiday Review and Giveaway from eShakti! – CLOSED

Holiday Review and Giveaway from eShakti! – CLOSED

Regardless of your size or situation, I believe every girl deserves a killer holiday dress!  I’m sitting at 32 weeks pregnant, and I am as big as a barn, but I desperately wanted/needed a smashing dress for my husband’s holiday party!  They are always big events held downtown, and I just knew that if I didn’t find something fast, I’d be wearing leggings and a muumuu.  Its no secret that I’m a huuuge eShakti fan, and I knew that despite my extremely irregular measurements right now, they’d be able to create something tailored, customized, and fabulous.

AffiliateTermsConditions20032

eShakti is like your personal tailor.  You select a dress design and from there, make all sorts of alterations, starting with adding in all of your body measurements.  From there, you can add sleeves, change the sleeve length, remove pockets, change up the neckline, extend or shorten the hem, etc.  Its really incredible and incredibly addicting to create and recreate all sorts of fashion possibilities!  Here are my favorites from the Dandy archives:

three

eShakti always has a treasure trove of styles and I LOVE these NEW ARRIVALS!  The eShakti holiday collection is full of shimmery fabrics, beautiful prints, and classic designs.  The bohemian styles are so fun and I love how many new types of fabric they’ve been adding, beyond a basic cotton woven.

This time around I chose a Gold Jacquard Lace Draped Dress because of its holiday glam, neutral color, and maternity-friendly style!  There is nothing like zipping up a dress that was custom made for you and having it fit like a glove in every measurement.d3

Just like every eShakti order I’ve done in the past, there’s a little thrill that accompanies every chance I get to customize my dress.  With this, I was able to put in my exact (and unique) measurements, as well as change the length to mid-calf.  I wanted to make sure this big belly would be covered!  Because I knew that a lot of the eShakti styles have higher waistlines that fall at the “true waist”, I knew that as long as I ordered something with a full skirt, I’d be in good shape.

d4

Oh, the gold!  This jacquard fabric is gorgeous!!  It has just the right amount of sparkle and glimmer to be perfect for a holiday dress.  The amount of flare on the skirt is perfect because it is full, and the weight of the fabric keeps it from getting fluffy or too ’50s big.

d2

This style and color is so easy to accessorize!  Someone yesterday said I looked like a Christmas present!

d5

The pleated top is romantic and I like how the folds add dimension and interest.  It also allows for a lot of give if you have a growing bust line like me.  I love the keyhole button in the back!

d1 copy

I just love absolutely everything about this dress!  I’m excited to be able to wear it post-baby and I think it could be a darling Spring dress as well.  Thank you, eShakti!  I LOVE your dresses!

Styles come and go like hotcakes, so if you see and style and print you love, ORDER IT!  This dress just arrived last week and I already don’t even see it listed on the website anymore.

Be sure to follow eShakti on their social media accounts!

Website / Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest

One winner will receive any dress of their choice!!

This giveaway is open only to USA and Canada residents!

*This giveaway is open to US and Canadian entries only

*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of Dec. 15th 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.  

Apostolic Clothing {Giveaway} – CLOSED

Apostolic Clothing {Giveaway} – CLOSED

Hey all you winter fashionistas, need something to keep you warm that also has a touch of pizzaz? I sure did! And since I’m of the church going faction I really wanted a coat that would be long enough to cover my legs and add another layer of warmth when I’m wearing a dress.Apostolic Clothing happens to have dozens of floor length dresses, jackets and long coats perfect for sprucing up your winter wardrobe and they are adding new styles all the time!  I love coming back to their site and seeing the fresh inventory just waiting to dazzle my closet (ha).

If you haven’t heard of Apostolic Clothing before you’re really missing out.  They are an awesome store that specializes in modest modern & vintage style clothing (thinks trendy patterns, flattering cuts, and long stylish dresses and skirts).

Anyway, I was over the moon when Apostolic Clothing asked if I would like to review a winter item, following my review of their ballerina skirt a few months ago (you can read about that here).  I choose the Adora, one of their long dress coats time.

This coat drops to just below my knees, and has a quilted/ruched type design that is elastic and pulled the coat around my curves, making the coat also resemble a dress.  Actually if your look at the picture on Apostolic Clothing website they’ve accented the coat with a black belt making it look even more dress like (though the belt does not come with the coat).

It has a high popped up collar that rests just under your jaw and is great for wind protection along the sides and back of your neck though it doesn’t close in the front so if you’re going for warmth with your fashion you’ll want to pair it with a scarf.

It’s also a really light weight coat, (made from 100% polyester) I would say it could easily fall in the jacket category and is ideal for warmer winters days when you don’t want to haul around a heavy bulky coat, but you still want protection from wind. I’m quite tall (5’10”) and I found the sleeves were just a touch short for me, ending just above my wrist. I ordered a medium and if I were to do it again I would probably go up a size just for the sleeve length, but I suspect not many of you are going to experience the same height issues.

Finally this coat comes in tons of colors (blue, black, white, red, purple) and sizes S – 1XL.  So if you’re looking for something to add some color to the bleakness of winter one of these colorful numbers might be just the thing.

Check out Apostolic Clothing for more great modest winter styles, perfect for Christmas and ideal for winter weather.

Website / Facebook / Twitter / YouTube / Pinterest

And just in time for Christmas:

Apostolic Clothing has offered one lucky reader a $50 Gift Certificate!!!

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE AND TELL YOUR FRIENDS!

This giveaway will run from Dec 5 – Dec 12, and will end at midnight EDT. It is open to US residents, ages 18+. Entries will be verified, winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be chosen. For questions or concerns email DandyBritt@gmail.com – also consider adding that email address to your safe list, as winning email notification will be sent from it.

Disclosure: Brittney from Dandy Giveaway received products from this sponsor to facilitate her review, no other compensation was received. Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. This giveaway is in no way associated with social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Bluetique Cheap Chic {Giveaway} – CLOSED

Bluetique Cheap Chic {Giveaway} – CLOSED

Fall weather is marvelous, and honestly there is something a little bit better about east coast falls.  In Boston fall seems to last a little bit longer and there are so many maple trees around that the world is just bursting into color.  It’s amazing.Our apartment has nice big windows facing a playground and surrounding the playground are tons of trees.  One of my favorite thing to do is curl up on our couch with a sweater, a blanket, and cup of warm apple cider to just enjoy the view.

I was fortunate to get in contact with Bluetique and be dazzled by their amazing line up of fall clothing.

They have so many long tunic type shirts, knee length cardigans, and fall sweaters that they are just begging you to strut around in boots and leggings and to kick up some leaves.

I couldn’t wait to review the Turtle Time Sweater.

The Turtle Time Sweater is long sleeved and hangs kind of dolman like.  The turtle neck is super long and stretchy.  I was laughing about how it would be perfect for a giraffe, as I could pull the neck clear over the top of my head.  No worries though, it looks great when it’s rolled down a little and bunched around your neck.  It actually seems more like a built in infinity scarf than a turtle neck.

The sweater part is super wide, it reaches from elbow to elbow and looks great draped around you.  The sweater is warm and fairly light weight, I was comfortable wearing it while chasing Dmitri around the house and nice and cozy when I slowed down.

My sweater arrived on a day that was pouring rain and it was fantastic for curling up and staying inside while watching the rain pour, but I loved it even more when I dressed it up!  I would suggest pulling your hair up and sliding in a pair a earring and BOOM!  Fancy looking, but still so so comfortable!

 

If you’re looking for some great fall fashion you’ve got to check out Bluetique!  I know those boots and leggings are calling to you… :)

Website / Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest / Instagram

Bluetique has offered one lucky reader a $25 Gift Certificate!

This giveaway will run from Oct 27 – Nov 4, and will end at midnight EDT. It is open to US residents, ages 18+. Entries will be verified, winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be chosen. For questions or concerns email DandyBritt@gmail.com – also consider adding that email address to your safe list, as winning email notification will be sent from it.

Disclosure: Brittney from Dandy Giveaway received products from this sponsor to facilitate her review, no other compensation was received. Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. This giveaway is in no way associated with social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Henry Mack {Giveaway} – CLOSED

Henry Mack {Giveaway} – CLOSED

So I’m guessing a few of you saw my post recent post for Apostolic Clothing and maybe entered the giveaway, (if not, it’s not to late to enter).  Apostolic Clothing is a great place to find stylish modest clothing, but what about all those other amazing clothes out there that aren’t quite as conservative as you might like?  I know there are so many cute dresses and tops that are just a smidgen too short for my taste or a touch to bare at the top. Henry Mack knows all about the woes of finding cute clothing and being overwhelmed by disappointment when you realize it’s just a bit too revealing for you.  Thankfully they’ve taken steps to make sure that you can still wear anything that catches your eye without having to show more than you want to show.

They’ve got an amazing line up of SlipTee’s, Half Slips, Crop Tops, and Liners all made to wear under your amazingly stylish clothing and cover up anything that’s a little too tiny, sheer, or clingy.

About SlipTees

Made of rayon and spandex this light-weight tee on top ends just below the bust where it continues as a silky smooth slip.

About Half Slips

The barely there waistband is super comfortable and doesn’t cut in. It can be worn higher or lower on your waist depending on how long you want your slip to hang.The crochet hem looks good peeking out of a skirt, but still lays smooth underneath. It’s made out of Nylon and is 22 inches long.

About Crops

This dainty crop has flattering lines and details. While layering is a look we love, sometimes less is more. Light-weight and versatile for just layering where you need it. No shifting hemlines. No extra bulk made of rayon and spandex.

About Liners

Breathe easy with our new shell. It is cut to flatter and doesn’t bind. Pairs perfectly with any cardigan, blazer, or flowing blouse. Work wear just got easier. Made of Polyester.

If you are looking for something to make any fashion more wearable check out Henry Mack!

Website / Facebook / Instagram / Blog

Henry Mack has offered one lucky reader a SlipTee of their choice!!!

This giveaway will run from Oct 24 – Nov 4, and will end at midnight EDT. It is open to US residents, ages 18+. Entries will be verified, winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be chosen. For questions or concerns email DandyBritt@gmail.com – also consider adding that email address to your safe list, as winning email notification will be sent from it.

Disclosure: Brittney from Dandy Giveaway received product from this sponsor, no other compensation was received. Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. This giveaway is in no way associated with social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Apostolic Clothing {Giveaway} – CLOSED

Apostolic Clothing {Giveaway} – CLOSED

Do you ever feel like all the cute dresses are super short and/or show a lot of skin?  Unfortunately, I do – and while I adore dressing up, I’m just not comfortable showing that much skin.  (I’m no spring chicken over here). To make matters worse so much of the clothing marketed as “modest” looks like someone shot the couch. *cringe* *shutter*   But really, if you want a skirt that covers your knees and a dress that has sleeves and no major (reveling) cutout, your options are pretty limited and generally pretty bland. (Thank goodness for maxi dresses right?).

Anyway I came across an ad for Apostolic Clothing and I was sucked in like sand and a shop vacuum.  There is such a thing as stylish modern clothing that also doesn’t make me look like an 80 year old grandma???

Apostolic Clothing is amazing!  All of their clothes will keep you covered but for once you don’t have to sacrifice your sense of style to wear a dress. (They even have a bunch of stylish plus size clothing!) and cute vintage looks to boot. Here is a little preview of what I’m talking about:

I couldn’t wait to work with Apostolic Clothing, and I was so excited about the review I literately had their site up for two days while I was narrowing down my options for a review item.  Toward the end when I had my list narrowed down to four options I finally had to have my husband wight in. Ha!

I’ve seen these tulle skirts around and I think they are dreamy. I was thrilled at the chance to review one, and the opportunity to channel my inner ballerina.

The skirt has six layers, one very wide tulle layers, four more narrow tulle layers and one satin like layer that reaches just below your knees on the very inside of the skirt so the whole thing isn’t see through. The top of the skirt has the tulle folded over an elastic band.

One thing to note is the skirt is a one side fits all, which always makes me a little concerned.  I thought it seemed a bit tight when I first pulled it on, but I didn’t notice it being uncomfortable or pressing while I was wearing it.  The skirt is also really full (which I love) but the fluff also created kind of a faux muffin top because it puffed out so dramatically at your waist.  Some of the girls in the pictures had a shirt tucked into the top of the skirt and it looked really cute on them but I found having a dressy shirt that would cover the very top of the skirt worked a lot better for me.

The sweeping folds of fabric were a lot of fun and the whole skirt kind of blows softly around you while you walk. The skirt comes in a handful of colors (black, maroon, cream, pink) and is a perfect transition piece for fall because it’s so light weight but it reaches a little lower on your legs and still has some substance to it.

In short it’s a fantastic skirt.  My inner ballerina is thrilled to be wearing it and it makes me feel really dressed up while still being comfortable.

If you’re looking for some fashionable but conservative clothing or if you just love vintage fashion you’ve got to check out Apostolic Clothing!

Website / Facebook / Twitter / YouTube / Pinterest

Apostolic Clothing has offered one lucky reader a $50 Gift Certificate!!!

This giveaway will run from Oct 22 – Nov 3, and will end at midnight EDT. It is open to US residents, ages 18+. Entries will be verified, winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be chosen. For questions or concerns email DandyBritt@gmail.com – also consider adding that email address to your safe list, as winning email notification will be sent from it.

Disclosure: Brittney from Dandy Giveaway received products from this sponsor to facilitate her review, no other compensation was received. Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. This giveaway is in no way associated with social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Contigo Cortland Spill Proof Water Bottles {Giveaway} – CLOSED

Contigo Cortland Spill Proof Water Bottles {Giveaway} – CLOSED

I know, I’ve talked about this many times, but we live in Boston, we don’t have a car, and we walk or take the subway whenever we need to go anywhere.  Lots of walking means that carrying water with me is a good idea, but finding a good water bottle is surprisingly difficult.  We’ve been through so many iterations at our house and have way too many water bottles that leak, are a pain to clean or are flat unsanitary to drink out of after riding the subway because you have to use your fingers to pry up the drinking spout.  *Shutter*I often end up packing water for our ventures, taking a few sips when we start out and then not touching the water bottle again for sanitary reasons.  My husband walks to class and he’s always got his water bottle strapped to his backpack along with a nice soggy stain from where it leaks. So yeah, our current water bottles have a few problems…

Contigo reached out to me an asked if I would be willing to review their Cortland Spill Proof water bottles.  (I don’t think I’ve had a more timely email in all my life!)

I was sent two Cortland Spill Proof water bottles to review.  I pulled them out of the package and was happy to see that this was a water bottle I could take on the subway with me and still drink out of after I got off (hooray!)  The top has a small spout with a flip top cover (one that can be moved without touching where you’re going to be drinking from).  The auto seal is a little rubber piece that sits inside of the water bottle and presses against the spout when you’re not drinking so the drinking spout is not only protected from outside germs, but the water is trapped in your water bottle by both the autoseal and the gray topper.

 

 

The way you release the auto seal is by pressing on a button on the back of the water bottle.  I thought it was a little odd at first to have this new step added to drinking, but the button ends up being right under your fingers when you’re gripping the water bottle and pressing it with your index finger while your drinking is pretty natural. If you really don’t want water slipping out there is also a little switch on the back of the water bottle that locks the stopper/autoseal in place so if you have the bottle in your bag the auto seal release wont accidentally be pressed.

 

I was amazed at how well these things seal up,  I filled my bottle with water and flipped it upside down and spent a few minutes shaking it.  I didn’t loose a drop.  I didn’t even have the gray cover over the top or the seal lock in place.

A few other things that make this a great water bottle (things that most of my other water bottles lack).

  • This is so easy to clean!  First it’s dishwasher safe, second you unscrew the top and press a little lever and the whole top folds back letting you clean all the little pieces inside it without having the autoseal, autoseal in a bunch of germs.
  • The water bottle is marked, so you can easily see how much you’ve been drinking
  • There is a bag clip attached to the top of the water bottle so you can bring it along all kinds of ways.
  • It has a life time guarantee

The only thing I really think could be improved would be if the bottle was insulated.  The plastic on it is thick and my drink stayed fairly cold but when I’m out and about in hot weather having an ice cold beverage can be a life saver. If that’s also important to you Cortland has the Sheffield®, which looks like it has all lot of the greatness of the Contigo, (the spout looks a little different) but it’s also insulated.

I had a great experience with the Cortland.  My husbands backpack stays dry on his walk to school, I’ve got a great water bottle for being out and about and even when the baby is playing with it it doesn’t leak. All wins in my book.

If you spend a lot time on the go or even if you’re just looking for a great reliable water bottle that’s both sanitary and spill proof the Cortland Contigo is definitely worth checking out!  Use coupon code Cortland20 for 20% off any product order at GoContigo.com.  The coupon code will be good through Nov. 15th.

Follow Contigo:

Website / Facebook / Twitter / YouTube

Two lucky readers will each receive two Cortland Spill Proof Water Bottles! #ContigoBestinOne



 
This giveaway will run from Oct 17 – Oct 31, and will end at midnight EDT. It is open to US residents, ages 18+. Entries will be verified, winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be chosen. For questions or concerns email DandyBritt@gmail.com – also consider adding that email address to your safe list, as winning email notification will be sent from it.

Disclosure: Brittney from Dandy Giveaway received products from this sponsor to facilitate her review, no other compensation was received. Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. This giveaway is in no way associated with social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

1 of 104
12345
Follow

Get every new post on this blog delivered to your Inbox.

Join other followers: