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 ūüėČ

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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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Cutting Edge Stencils {Giveaway} – Closed

The way for a house to feel like a home, for me, is to decorate it a way that represents you! My husband and I have moved every summer then come back to Utah and find a new house to live in for 8 months. So the joys of renting come with a lot of rules. Most of our houses we were allowed to paint, but I knew we would be leaving in a few short months, so why bother putting all the time and effort into it. Well, this time we are actually keeping the house we are living in and enjoying it longer then 8 months!! I was stoked! That meant being able to put time into our little house to make it ours!


Cutting Edge Stencils is AMAZING! Seriously guys! I was always scared of stenciling since my good friend had a bad experience with it. So I started to look into decals and just couldn’t find any I liked. Cutting Edge Stencils has a so many stencils to choose from that I sat in front of my computer for a couple days trying to pick one out I wanted to use in my house.

Greg Swisher and Jana Makaeva created Cutting Edge Stencils to be simple and easy to use for any “DIY-er” They love the concept of doing/redoing furniture and other items yourself. Adding a Cutting Edge Stencil is an easy way to spice up anything!

Instead of just sharing a bunch of facts, I am going to let you into my home and tell you how using a Cutting Edge Stencil went for me ūüôā


This is the wall you see right when you walk into my living room. Welcome! We have two big windows that let in gorgeous light but this dark red wall was just sucking it all up. So, I knew it was the perfect space to use my Cutting Edge Stencil.


I picked out the Tamara Trellis Moroccan stencil and it came with everything I would need to make it look fab! The kit came with my stencil, that seriously was massive! And a top part stencil for the ceiling and hard to get spots. A small paint roller, detailed stenciling instructions, a leveler, and a small paint brush to get those hard spots.

I then watched the instruction video. I was determined for this to turn out perfect! I ended up watching a few of their videos 1. because they are so short and 2. they explain everything so well that I knew it wouldn’t hurt to get some more practice.

Here are the videos that I watched:



Watch them! They will save you so many mistakes and time!


I primed my wall first (3 coats to get red of that dark maroon color) and then called a friend over, turned on some music (actually Disney channel for the baby haha) and then went to town!


My friend that helped me was the one who had a horrible experience with stenciling. She was amazed at how easy Cutting Edge Stencil was. There was no bleeding (which was the part we were nervous for) and we finished this in 2 nights, spending about 4-5 hours each night on it.


I used a gorgeous Turquoise color (yep, the color was called Turquoise haha how original!) And I kept the background the white primer color. I am so amazed and excited with the finishing product! I am trying to figure out what else I want to stencil in my house. I am thinking my bedroom is next hehe. I was really nervous to do this because I am a very impatient person when it comes to crafting. I tear the tape off to soon or put the picture up before it’s even dry. With Cutting Edge Stencils, it dries so quickly that there is no waiting around for that first layer to dry. We just kept going and were sad when we couldn’t finish it in one night (babies get really tired after 10:00. hehe oops ūüôā )

I am thinking for my next room I want to use one of these stencils. I actually have about 5 others I am having a hard time choosing from, but I’ll save you my obsession ūüėČ

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So here’s the amazing part! Cutting Edge Stencils is giving away one stencil up to $50 value! Guys, that’s way more then half of their collection. You’re going to know exactly how I feel when I say I have about 4839 favorites!! So start entering below!

Holiday Entertaining with Brylane Home {Review}

Raise your hands if you’re hosting a party, expecting company, or entertaining family or friends this month!¬† Isn’t hosting fun!?¬† I’ve always loved throwing parties and trying to impress my guests with the attention to detail and decor.¬† Holidays are no exception and I can’t wait to invite people over to use our new 66-Pc. Gold-Plated Flatware Set from Brylane Home!brylanehomeOh how these gleam!¬† They actually arrived on our anniversary, which was absolutely perfect, because according to the anniversary gift guide, “silverware” is the gift to exchange on your 5th Anniversary!¬† It couldn’t have been more perfect!¬† We ooh-ed and ahh-ed over every piece together as we took them out of the packaging and placed them in the box.¬† It was a good morning ūüôā

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This set is adequate for as many as 12 guests, as there are twelve dinner knives, twelve dinner forks,¬† twelve salad/dessert forks, twelve teaspoons, and a 5-pc. hostess set.¬† We’ve already had the chance to use the whole set for our Thanksgiving meal last weekend!


Having a full 12-guest set was just perfect for our Thanksgiving crowd.  I love how uniform everything looked and how the gold looked next to the Fall colors and flowers.  My family loved the fine silverware!  We agreed that this is a stunning set for $99.  Clearly, they are not pure gold, but who can tell the difference?


I once taught a lesson to my junior high students about hospitality and offered cake slices on different kinds of plates and with different silverware, and then asked which one they would prefer.¬† With similar pieces of cake, of course, you’d like to eat it on fine china with a gleaming silver fork instead of with a plastic spork on a paper towel!¬† People notice and care about what they eat with!


Imagine eating with a piece of gold in your fingers.¬† These look like works of art, and the color is just brilliant.¬† Someone could have told me that these were solid gold, and I’d believe them.


These arrive in a wooden storage box that is just as high class as the flatware.  It feels like solid wood and it is lined in plush material with slots that keep the flatware separated and stationary during storage.


This flatware set is only one of many beautiful dinnerware and entertaining products and decor that are perfect for the holidays.  Look at these gorgeous placemats, Christmas trees, and even a Christmas comforter set!

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Our family has been able to review several items from Brylane Home, and we are more and more impressed with each one.  Everything has arrived quickly, well-packaged, and built-to-last.  Brylane Home will be the first site I recommend to anyone furnishing a new home.

Visit Brylane Home and stock up on holiday decor in time for Christmas!

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*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. 

Bed for Banjo

Well, it’s high time Banjo moves out of his toddler bed. ¬†He will after all be 5 in April. ¬†So he’s not a toddler anymore. ¬†*sniff* ¬†For the last few months Banjo has been begging us for a bunk bed. ¬†What is with little boys and bunk beds, anyway? ¬†All of his friends have one and he has been insisting that he needs it. ¬†I think the appeal is that top bunk, but who wants a child to fly right off and break an arm??? ¬†This would be the 5 years working in the children’s emergency department speaking… ¬†Audi does agree with this concern. ¬†So I found this bed on Zulily:

It’s only $299!! ¬†That’s a¬†huge¬†savings. ¬†Plus, it’s only 46 inches off the ground, so our fears of falls are taken care of. ¬†Audi approves and so Santa will be delivering this to our house especially for Banjo. ¬†We figure he’ll use it for a couple of years and then we can sand and paint it for Ruby. ¬†At that point I’m guessing I will be constructing a really cute girl’s playhouse out of felt to drape from the bed. ¬†ūüėČ

You’ve been hearing all week about how I’m this total¬†Zulily¬†shopper. ¬†I seriously love the savings I find there. ¬†Remember if you are new to¬†Zulily¬†then you get¬†$10 free to spend at Zulily!

Have a dandy weekend my friends!


This posting was part of my affiliation with Zulily, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Rock Candy Life {Giveaway} – CLOSED

The smell of clean laundry is one of my favorites.¬† Doing the laundry is not such a chore when it smells so lovely!¬† One of my least favorite smells is that toxic plastic scent of PVC.¬† I recently bought a toddler backpack for ‚ÄúRocket‚ÄĚ off eBay from a retailer in China, and it has been reeking of plastic all week.¬† Poor choice, mom.¬† Pretty gross to think of all the chemicals it is releasing into the air.¬† Have you ever noticed that same smell in a new shower curtain?¬† Have you ever looked for¬† ‚Äúgreen‚ÄĚ products like shower curtains, but were disappointed with the selection available?

Rock Candy Life has beautiful shower curtains in the savviest prints, so you don’t have to compromise on design or your eco-friendly lifestyle!  Design and eco-friendly can co-exist!

Completely odor free, and all eco-friendly materials, these shower curtains are 100% recyclable, cholorine and PVC-free.

I LOVE the design of the Royal shower curtain we received!  Exactly my style and something I love looking at every time I’m in the bathroom.  These are limited edition prints, so once they’re out, they’re out for good.

I’ve never owned such a sturdy, substantial, and beautiful shower curtain.  The best part is that this arrived the day before I had company over, and I loved the pick-me-up it gave my bathroom!  Look at these before and after pictures.  Sure, tidying up a little helps, but oh what a difference my new curtain from Rock Candy Life makes!  Instant make-over!

The Into the Woods curtain rod hooks are also adorable, and designed in the colors of all three shower curtains so they‚Äôll coordinate with any pattern you choose.¬† A hook occasionally comes loose off of our rod, but I think its because our tub is a mini‚ÄĒmaybe half the length of a regular tub, so the curtain is a little more gathered than it would be in a normal bathroom.¬† Besides that, they‚Äôre sleek and pretty dang cute.¬† I love my bathroom 300% more than before Rock Candy Life helped spruce it up!

Designed in the USA!  Also, free flat rate shipping on orders to the US.

One lucky winner with receive a Rock Candy Life shower curtain and a set of Into the Woods hooks ($39.98 value)!

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Packages from my online Christmas shopping began arriving on my doorstop last week:

Notice a familiar emblem on one of those packages?

One that resembles that square at the top of this posting and looks something like this:

Did you see it amongst my packages???

Of course a package from Zulily was delivered at my house, because I’ve been doing A LOT of shopping on Zulily!

I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to shop online. ¬†It’s the best way to find a bargain. ¬†Everything at Zulily is a bargain, so it’s my go to place for holiday shopping. ¬†I literally check in every day to see what the latest deals are. ¬†So far we have acquired some building blocks for Banjo on Zulily at around 80% off retail. ¬†This week I’ll There are just so many things at major percentages off that it’s sooooo very difficult to decide just what to get her! ¬†Maybe this adorable shopping cart:

Can you say, “Little Tikes”???

Or a pink truck for her to scoot around on:

Or some holiday books:

There are so many options right now. ¬†I’ll have to check in tomorrow see what the new¬†items are for children at Zulily! ¬†Not shopping for kiddos? ¬†Well, Zulily has way more than just stuff for kids. ¬†I actually bought myself a wool peacoat from there a couple of weeks ago. ¬†It’s gorgeous! ¬†And the price? ¬†Amazing. ¬†$29. ¬†That’s right… only¬†$29!!!

Who wants $10 to start shopping?  Yep $10 for free!!!  Just GO HERE and you will get $10 to start spending at Zulily!


This posting was part of my affiliation with Zulily, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Chickadee Vinyl {Giveaway} ***ENDED***


Decorating Ruby’s room has been a dream. ¬†There’s just something about all thing decor for baby girls. ¬†Don’t get me wrong. ¬†It was fun decorating the nursery for Banjo, but decorating for a baby girl is just so sweet and cutesy! ¬†Maybe it’s because I’m a girl and deep down I like girly things. ¬†Even though I’m not that much of a pink gal. ¬†Too much exposure to the color in childhood gave it a bad wrap in my mind. ¬†I’ll admit that I’m slowly warming to the idea of dressing Ruby in pinks. ¬†Although for her room I didn’t want anything pink. ¬†So maybe I’m not quite to that point of being fully accepting of the color pink. ¬†ūüėČ ¬†I knew right away that the color combination of gray and yellow would be perfect for her room, because I love the color yellow. ¬†In terms of decor we also wanted a room that didn’t scream baby, so it could in fact grow with her. ¬†Who wants to decorate over and over throughout childhood??? ¬†So I chose a bird theme that I thought would be perfect for a nursery, but also in a little girl’s room. ¬†The challenge was the one wall that we selected to leave white behind her crib. ¬†How ever was I going to tie the room color in on that wall without being overbearing? ¬†Enter the cutest wall vinyl that I ever did spy:

That cuteness is from Chickadee Vinyl and I was able to order it in the colors of my choosing.

It looks so adorable in my little bird’s room:

Thank you Chickadee Vinyl!

At Chickadee Vinyl you will find so many different kinds of wall vinyl from elegant:

To fun:

Chickadee Vinyl also has wall decor perfect for any living space in your home.

Family Rooms:



And I couldn’t resist showing you this super cute subway art:

I know you saw something that you absolutely need for your home. ¬†Didn’t you?

Guess what’s being given away from Chickadee Vinyl?

One very lucky winner is going to receive a $30 coupon code to use at Chickadee Vinyl!

*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 no later than the evening of Monday, August 6th. Be sure and check back then to see if you won, so you can claim your prize.


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Thirty-One with Kelley Nix {Giveaway} ***ENDED***

Close your eyes and think: ¬†Fabulously functional, gorgeous fabric options, and unique personalization. ¬†Making Consultant Kelley Nix with Thirty-One the go to girl for some really dandy Mother’s Day gift ideas! ¬†Anything from the new spring line at Thirty-One would make the perfect Mother’s Day gift. ¬†Fun colors and styles for the spring will definitely be a hit!


Contact Kelley Nix today to place your Mother’s Day orders. ¬†There’s even a really dandy sale going on this month only:

Now that’s not only just dandy for Mother’s Day, but economical for you too! ¬†ūüôā


What’s being given away? ¬†A Thirty-One Jewelry Roll and the winner gets to pick the print of the fabric!

***Winner will be posted on Monday, April 23rd and will need to pick the fabric choice before April 25th***

*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, April 23rd. Be sure and check back then to see if you won, so you can claim your prize!
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Stellar Baby {Giveaway} ***ENDED***


Shortly after bringing Ruby home from the hospital we discovered something. ¬†She has ultra sensitive skin! ¬†I won’t go into all the gory details of the aftermath, but it involved an allergic reaction to the disposable diapers. ¬†It was less than stellar let me tell you. ¬†Poor little baby! ¬†We were planning on switching over to cloth diapers anyway, but wanted to wait until her umbilical cord fell off. ¬†I’ve gotta give props to the throw away diapers for having those notched belly button areas! ¬†Due to the allergy we went to the cloth diapers earlier than we had anticipated and she hasn’t had a problem since. ¬†Only the best for my little one’s tushy. ¬†ūüôā ¬†Don’t all babies have delicate skin? ¬†In my mind they do. ¬†They are after all brand spanking new! ¬†What do we do to keep their skin and style (can’t leave out that important bit) more than stellar? ¬†Definitely gotta turn to Stellar Baby!

At Stellar Baby you can find 100% organic cotton (perfect for baby’s skin) and fabulous designs (perfect for baby’s style). ¬†In fact Stellar Baby was launched because it’s so difficult to find hey go way beyond the typical styles. ¬†Have your little one be original in these adorable infant bodysuits:




See what I mean? ¬†Sensitive skin + style = Stellar Baby. ¬†I’m loving all those fun colors!


What’s more is Stellar Baby has Nursery Wall Art that is way dandy:



You seriously can’t go wrong with nursery decor from Stellar Baby. ¬†Grab some for yourself or give as a gift. ¬†You will be the hit of any baby shower!

Who’s ready to enter to win? ¬†One very lucky winner is going to receive quite the package from Stellar Baby. ¬†Winner’s choice of a bodysuit and unframed poster! ¬†Yep 2 items for 1 winner from Stellar Baby!

*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, April 2nd. Be sure and check back then to see if you won, so you can claim your prize!


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Vinyl Wall Art {Giveaway} ***ENDED***

“Ruby” is 2 months old and I’m FINALLY getting around to decorating the nursery. ¬†Let’s just say that I take awhile to make decisions and get things done. ¬†Okay… ¬†I’m a major procrastinator! ¬†It doesn’t help matters when “Ruby” came a month earlier than my due date. ¬†Just think if I’m already a major procrastinator then an early birth really, really, really threw a wrench in my plans. ¬†The nursery has a bird theme, because I think it’s just a darling theme! ¬†Last week I spent hours and hours sewing curtains and bedding for her room. ¬†And I still have a ways to go before finishing! ¬†How about the wall decorations? ¬†Well, obviously I’m the type of personality that needs help in that department or it will never be finished. ¬†It also needs to be something that’s easy to do. ¬†I mean this is me we are talking about. ¬†ūüôā ¬†Good thing for me there’s a place online that is all about Vinyl Wall Art. ¬†That’s even the name of the shop, so it’s very easy for me to remember! ¬†Recently Vinyl Wall Art sent me this vinyl growth cart that goes perfectly with the nursery theme:

Too cute, huh?

Since I have nursery decor on the brain let’s have a look at some of the other cute nursery decor ideas from Vinyl Wall Art, shall we?

There’s great animal vinyl wall art to match any theme:

                                                       Even animals in chalkboard!


How cute are these nesting dolls?

And this fire truck?

Totally cute!


Told you there was a lot of cuteness! ¬†Ready to find out what’s being given away? ¬†One very¬†lucky winner is going to receive a fabulously dandy prize! ¬†A¬†$50 gift certificate to Vinyl Wall Art!

*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, March 12th. Be sure and check back then to see if you won, so you can claim your prize!

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