The Loom Boom {GIVEAWAY}

I feel like the perfect thing to keep a kid busy while using their imagination, is any type of craft. Drawing, painting, even letting them play by themselves with some legos. It let’s their imagination run wild and give them no limits. We all know kids test the limits ;-) I remember my mom would let me go to toys r’ us and pick out a toy and I would always pick out the make it yourself jewelry or hair ties or bedazzle your shirts (yes, I was a mega girly-girl) I really think that’s where I got my creativity from and love designing and doing different things now.


A few months ago my little cousins came up to me showing me these really awesome rubber band bracelets that they made. They each probably had 3 to 4 different types of rubber band bracelets. They then tried to sell me a few of them, haha, they told me they were going to start selling them to their friends in any design they wanted. Pretty awesome!

Remember when I told you about the Loomy Awards? Well they decided to give away a Loom Boom to a Dandy Giveaway fan!


The Loom Boom is a great place to store all those rubber band bracelets your kids are creating. I bet you are finding them every where and are just about ready to toss any of them in the trash that you step on or find randomly in a cabinet!


Here is what the creators have to say about The Loom Boom

“As moms (Katy & Lauren – co-founders), we loved the focus and creativity it provided our kids. Every new stitch our children learned produced more patterns, more colors and more creations. However, these bracelets were winding up everywhere, from our couch cushions to our dog’s mouth. It was a problem that needed solving! We stumbled upon a solution when a five-year-old housed his ever-growing collection of bracelets on a paper towel roll! What began with a simple concept has now developed into a first-of-its kind product intended to organize, display, transport and share. Sometimes children see things so clearly, and we jumped on his simple yet genius idea.”

The Loom Boom comes in fun different colors and each can hold up to 40 bracelets! The tube does come apart at the base so it is easy to grab different bracelets. The base also has an extra store part for bands, charms, clips and other items.


The Loom Boom features bright-colored tubes that can hold up to 40 bracelets. The tube is detachable from the base so loomers can transport and share, as well as have easy access to bracelets at the bottom. The base also contains extra storage for loom bands, charms, clips, and other spare parts.

They have thought of everything for The Loom Boom! So definitely check them out and enter below to win one for your kids and your sake! ;-)

Moxie & Threads {Giveaway} – CLOSED


Who’s ready to learn about a really fantastically dandy accessory?  I know.  I know.  Lots of heads being shook yeeessss.  You are also thinking, “Tara is the accessory gal.”  It’s true.  I love accessories.  Why?  Well, that’s easy.  It’s quite simple really.  Accessories just add to the outfit.  Add to the look.  Yep, I love me some accessories.  So here’s the accessory that I’m going to tell you about right now…

Headwraps.  They are all the rage.  Have been for some time actually.  I mean how can they not be when they look like these???



Aren’t they fun?

Moxie & Threads is the place to get ‘em!

The thing is…  Wraps are so very versatile.  You can get ‘em wide or skinny.



Knotted or not.  See what I did there?  ;)

Ready for the giveaway???

Moxie & Threads is giving away a set of THREE wraps to ONE winner!


 Now that is dandy!

(Enter on the Rafflecopter below.) 

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

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NueVue {Review}

As soon as my husband surprised me with my Ipad, I quickly ran out and bought a heavy duty, not so cute cover. I needed something that would protect it from all the dirty stuff that drops into my purse, and keep it covered if I ever dropped it. I was bummed the cover looked like I was carrying around a heavy duty brief case and wasn’t something cute. But I was willing to sacrifice cuteness for protection!



NueVue has now turned into my ‘go-to’ protection cases. I love how vibrant the cases look. They aren’t big and bulky and have a light weight feel to them. “NueVue cases clean the screen and offer antimicrobial protection, every time you remove the device. Not only is a cleaner screen easier on your eyes, your device stays looking like new – longer.”


I am so protective over my ipad and iphone. They always have a cover/case on it. But the screen always looks dirty from the last time I was using it, or worse, my make-up is all over my phone screen (I always get grossed out by that) So when NueVue contacted me to review their cases, I knew there was no harm, especially if they were supposed to clean my ipad/iphone everytime I put it away.


And it sure does! I use my ipad to read a lot so there are often finger prints everywhere on it from turning the page, zooming in, you get the point. So now when I put my ipad away, my NueVue case actually wipes all those prints away. The inside of a Nuevue case is a microfiber ‘blanket’ almost. It is very soft, cleans all of that bacteria off (spring = germs) and makes your screen looking new.

They currently carry Ipad cases, Iphone cases and Ipad mini cases. All in different colors for guys and girls. Tons of choices to choose from. Nuevue comes highly recommended in this house :-)

Check out Nuevue on their




Treasure Pack {Review}

When I first came home to show off my new engagement ring, my realist brothers couldn’t fathom the amount of money they were expected to spend on a single pieces of tiny jewelry for their future betrothed.  They kept muttering things about getting a fake ring, ‘what’s wrong with cubic zurchonia’, ‘who will ever tell the difference’, and ‘if she’s the right girl for me, she’ll value saving money’.  Ha ha ha!  Don’t worry, since then, both of these brothers have both gotten their fiances something real, but I do see their point!  When it comes to jewelry, sometimes you CAN get by  on something pretty and glam that only costs a few dollars.  If you agree with this statement, you’re going to love Treasure Pack.

pack1Treasure Pack is a monthly subscription box of $14.99 a month, where you receive around fifteen pieces of assorted jewelry.  Think about it–15 new pieces of jewelry every month makes for a new piece every other day!  You could wear something new to work or school basically every day.  Now THAT’s a way to change up your wardrobe.


I knew I’d be getting a hit-or-miss assortment, but I was still so excited about this!  I thought surely there would be one or two wonders that would be right up my jewelry alley.  And I was right!  Among a few oddities, I did find some things I just love!!  Favorite #1 are these leafy rings as seen above and in the top picture.  There were three included–each a different size!  Smart and thoughtful.

 pack3Favorite #2 are these art deco earrings.  They are exactly my style.  Not too big, a little glam, a little color, and easy to coordinate with all sorts of outfits.

Now what I really love is this vintage cameo on brass necklace!  Charming is the perfect word for it.  The chain is strong, the medallion is nice and heavy and the color is great.  Also included in this box was a pearl bracelet, hot air balloon pennant necklace, teal beaded cuff bracelet, dangling pearl earrings that look just like a cluster of grapes, and a leather-and-brass necklace with a key charm and stamped letters.

pack4In all, I think this is a fantastic box.  You get a great assortment of ‘treasures’, and enough of them that you’re bound to find enough favorites or personality-wins to make it worth the $15.  This small company based in California creates packs out of thousands of different products and they handpick items that will be shipped to their customers, so you know you’re not just getting a handful of overseas junk.

Try it out!  Subscriptions can be cancelled anytime, and they even have an affiliate program which pays you $1 per month for each client you recruit until he/she cancels the subscription.

Order your first Treasure Pack!

*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. 

The Loomy Awards!

I am so excited to introduce to you Dandy Giveaway Fans about the First Annual Loomy Awards!


You know all those fun rubber band bracelets that your kids and their friends are constantly wanting to make or wearing? It’s honestly the new trend with them now and they are loving it! Well, the Loom Boom was invented so your child can have somewhere to store all those rubber band bracelets instead of lying them around the house for your baby to chew on or the dog or vacuum to swallow up. Genius!

Well, Loom Boom has decided to start their  First Annual Loomy Awards!

The Loomy Awards are sponsored by The Original Loom Boom, a first-of-its kind product intended to organize, display, transport and share your loom bracelet creations. Winners will be chosen from four categories: Best Bracelet, Coolest Charm, Wackiest Wearable, and Best Loom Boom. Three winners will each receive a $250 gift card, and one grand prize winner will receive a $500 gift card! Plus, all winners will receive a special edition of The Original Loom Boom! Entries can be submitted on The Original Loom Boom’s Facebook page beginning on March 30, 2014, and winners will be announced on a live web award show April 30, 2014.

I personally think this is such a fun contest for kids. It really brings their creativity side to life and allows them to become self motivated to do something just for them.

So, hurry up and get your kids going on their rubber band bracelets and send the pictures over to The Original Loom Boom’s facebook page. Lots of amazing prices for the top three winners!!

And then head on back April 10th because we are giving away one Original Loom Boom to one Dandy Giveaway Fan!


Chevron tote bag from Snatch ‘n Dash. TWO winners! {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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Have I got a fantastic giveaway for you…  One that’s fantastically dandy even.  I mean TWO winners makes it that fantastically dandy.  There’s a new daily deals website coming very soon (launching June 1st) and it’s the business behind this great giveaway.  For starters, what’s Snatch ‘n Dash?  This particular deal site is going to offer a variety of daily deals.  Think load of women’s accessories:  Jewelry, scarves, and handbags.  Plus, Snatch ‘n Dash will bring you discounts on home decor, children’s items, and clothing.  Everyone loves discounts!

And now…

Are you ready for this giveaway???

Snatch ‘n Dash is giving away TWO personalized monogram chevron tote bags.

One for each winner!  (Enter on the Rafflecopter below.)   Check out all the colors the winners will get to select from:



Do you have your own online shop?  Well, then you might want to contact Snatch ‘n Dash!  Right now they are accepting new vendors and their commission fees are lower than other daily boutique deal sites.  So it’s a win-win!  To inquire about vendor opportunities email:

*This giveaway is open to US entries only.
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of April 7th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Snatch ‘n Dash, but all opinions are strictly my own.
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Infinity scarf to poncho!

Take a wide infinity scarf:


Add a decorative pin:


And you’ve got a cute poncho for Ruby!


Do you love to adorn your wardrobe with some really great finds?  I, for one, am all about the accessorizing.  Why?  Because accessories are so very versatile.  One item can be used in so many different ways and to compliment so many different looks.  But where to look???  Well, well, well… That infinity scarf up above was sent to me from a really terrific deal site that has soooo many accessories to choose from.  And you too can…

Shop Accessories at toADORN!

It’s where you will find affordable pieces like these:

Only 99 cents!2.3_10


Only $3.99!2.25

Only $2.99!2.4_5

Only $1.29!1.22

Go HERE to get these dandy deals before they are gone!

*This posting is part of my affiliation with toAdorn, but all opinions are strictly my own.


My favorite accessory shops are the ones where I can snag everything. Purses, necklaces, rings, you name it. I love a “one stop shop”.


Vicolo Mio has it all. Handbags, jewelry, scarves and ponchos and even puts together a jewelry set for those “accessory addicts” .  Vicolo Mio thinks of it all. And what’s even more amazing is they categorize everything by color also. Whenever I am in need of a new accessory, I usually have something in mind, starting with color and item. Like right now, I am just swooning over light spring colors. So, it was nice to just look up “pink” items and pick out a few favorites.



I had a little to much fun mixing and matching different colors together and making my own jewelry set. Vicolo Mio also offers a ‘Shop Guide’ to all their customers. Whether you are finding a gift for a bride, friends birthday, or even yourself, Vicolo Mio has it categorized for you.

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I received this darling chain/link leather bracelet from Vicolo Mio and I think it’s in my top favorite accessories. It’s so simple,without over powering all the other jewelry you have on. I love small, simple accessories for days I just want to throw something on without looking like I got dressed in the dark.




Vicolo Mio not only wanted one of our readers to have a chance to win one of these darling chain/link leather bracelets, but 14 of you! Yep, today we have a giveaway for 14 winners! They come in red, black, silver, brown and white bands. (Colors will be chosen at random) So share with your girlfriends, so they can have a chance to win one too!

*This giveaway is open to US residents only.
*The winner of this giveaway will be randomly drawn and 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.  

StephsCloset712 {Giveaway} CLOSED

What girl doesn’t love jewelry? Whether it’s something simple or a big chunky statement necklace. Jewelry can make an a simple white tee and jeans into a little more dressed up look.


StephsCloset712 is exactly just that. Her jewelry can make that simple outfit just pop. Everything in her store is absolutely gorgeous and very reasonably priced! Like this gorgeous statement necklace above, that you could normally find at Jcrew for around $80, is only $40!!


I have always loved myself a pair of statement earrings and a bare neck. That way you can focus more on one piece at a time. Her earrings are stunning! I love the tear drop look to them!


StephsCloset712 was sweet enough to send me her gorgeous flower necklace and matching tear drop earrings. My husband isn’t a fan of huge “bling bling” jewelry (which is 99% of my jewelry haha) but he loved this necklace and even complimented me on it before I asked what he thought. That’s a win in my book.


Something I loved about StephsCloset712 jewelry is that 1) it is not cheaply made. My package came in one piece and no item was broken and 2) the clasp on the necklace is amazing. I always have a hard time putting on necklaces and have to wake my husband up to help me put it on. This clasp is bigger and the loops are easy to get through. I didn’t need to take an extra 10 minutes out of my day trying to put on a necklace.

StephsCloset712 is giving away one item from her store to a lucky Dandy Giveaway reader! So share with all  your friends because like I said what girl doesn’t love jewelry?

The Great Christmas Giveaway – $100 to JollyChic! – CLOSED

As a college girl, Christmas break was magical for so many reasons, and one of the things I loved most about these carefree days without homework or exams to think about, was the time I got to finally do some much-needed shopping!!  For four years, I basically only bought clothes during Christmas break, so naturally, I think of Christmas and I think of getting cute clothes and how less dreary January will be because of my new wardrobe :)

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The holidays are the best time to go shopping!  You’ve got time, you’ve got some holiday cash (or hopes of receiving some), and a new year is about to start!  Plenty of reasons to hit up JollyChic!  There are about a thousand things to love about this shopping site.  You’ll find all the hot items like boots, lace dresses, vintage, skinny jeans, leggings, heels, handbags, and the list goes on and on.


After doing a little window shopping myself, I was really impressed with the prices!  For such a high-end, fashion-centered shop, I was expecting much higher prices, so I was just so pleased to find many, many things I wanted to get.  I was planning on picking out one thing, but couldn’t stop there.  These were some of my favorites:

 m201310231553jdbThese shoes ($39.99), m201308130928yeqthis bag ($28.99),


and this dress ($18.99).

I think I was most impressed with their shoe selection and the most glorious boots for very reasonable prices.  Definitely have my eye on a good pair of snowboots.  Ultimately, I ordered:

m201308140950zglThis bag ($24.19), m201311151405ferThese shoes ($19.99),

m201309061446wjzthis backpack ($24.99), and…201307180912lvfthis dress ($22.16)

So stickin’ excited.  I’ll be sure to do a fun photoshoot when everything arrives!  May this be a begining of a wonderful relationship with JollyChic!

  Visit and feast your eyes and on the beautiful clothes, handbags, and accessories.  Yum.

Well, Dandies, start freaking out because one winner will receive a $100 giftcard shopping spree to JOLLYCHIC!!

This also means FREE SHIPPING for you!

*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of Dec 25th 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.


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