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Mom Shirt Giveaway!

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

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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!

 

Kate’s Camisoles {Giveaway}–CLOSED

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Now that fall/winter is really starting to settle in, we’re all looking to layers, right? Even though I live in southern California where it still warms up to about 70 degrees during the day, I am still busting out my boots, sweaters and pretty undershirts. And I found some beautiful undershirts at Kate’s Camisoles!

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Kate started Kate’s Camisoles in 2004 as a way to help women stay modest while still wearing today’s fashions. She has dubbed this philosophy “fashion flexibility.” Kate has created more than 10 different styles of tops in dozens of colors that can be worn underneath sweaters, tank-tops, low-cut tops, or even on their own.

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Kate maintains that her fabrics are nicer than any other camisole on the market, and I can attest to that. I was sent a Lace Inset Camisole to review and the fabric is dreamy. It’s a polyester-spandex blend, but it’s like nothing I’ve ever worn. It’s soft and smooth and stretchy without being tight and restricting. I hardly feel like I’m wearing anything when I put it on! And yet, I feel warm, modest and smoothed out, all at the same time! Kate says she wanted to make a product that women can feel great in, and I think she’s done it!

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The Lace Inset comes in Ivory, White and Black as well, but I thought Nude would be the most versatile. According to the sizing chart, the camisoles have an “ample cut,” so you should order a size smaller than you normally would if you like a snug fit. I would normally order a Medium, so I ordered a Small. The fit was great, but maybe a little short. I think I could have gotten away with the Medium and been just fine. But maybe on a shirt that wasn’t so stretchy you would consider ordering a size down.

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She carries several other styles of shirts including lace-covered camis, bright-colored everyday camis, shiny Glam camis and lace-edged camis (note that she uses the word “camisole” to mean shirt, not tank top–these all have sleeves unless they specifically say “tank”).  Her tops are a little pricier than other similar-type undershirts, but I believe that the quality of the fabric is worth the extra money. She also sells some really cute Fashion Scarves for only $16.99, and has some really good Closeout sales! Kate’s Camisoles can all  be purchased on her online shop, but don’t worry–she has a great return/exchange policy if you’re not 100% satisfied with your purchase. And lucky for you, Kate is offering one reader a choice of one of her Camisoles for FREE!

Enter to Win a Camisole of Your Choice!

** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of December 7th, 2013, and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Kate’s Camisoles, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Dazzled Tees {Review}

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I have a couple of holiday shirts that I’ve bought over the years to wear for just that one holiday (yes, I get that organizing junkies are rolling their eyes at me right now), but I COULD NOT FIND my 4th of July shirt yesterday morning.  I searched everywhere for the black tee shirt with the rhinestones spelling out “Red White Blue” across the front, but it was nowhere to be found.  I had to wrap my head around the fact that I *might* have tossed it in the thrift store pile accidentally, or I would have completely ripped the house apart looking for it.

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Dazzled Tees has lots of great options for shirts with rhinestones proclaiming your love and affiliation for sports, awareness, or holidays!  If you’re looking for some sparkle and pizzazz, look no further than Dazzled Tees.

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“Dazzled Tees provides a large selection of stock rhinestone designs and are always up for custom designs! For custom orders fill out a contact form filling out what you are wanting and we will get back with you with a proof as soon as
possible.  When ordering a design you get to pick the color of the shirt along with the size. 

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We are now expanding from just t-shirts to koozies and totes as of now.  Keep on the look out for new items!”

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**This post was sponsored by Dazzled Tees, but all opinions are strictly my own.

BeHereSoon.com Baby & Maternity Boutique {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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I’m one of those incredibly annoying types who loves being pregnant (until about Week 37 when I just start to get anxious), and I’ve been blessed to have fairly easy pregnancies without many complications or problems along the way.  Although there are times when I wish that pregnancy would fly by so I can hold my new bundle of joy, I really like the anticipation that comes with having so much time to prepare and get ready for the excitement of a new addition.

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 BeHereSoon.com is a great Baby & Maternity Boutique that celebrates babyhood through all stages, from pregnancy to labor/delivery to infants and even for siblings.  They have lots of fun products as well as some practical ones, and I especially love the personalization that gives a special touch for sweet gifts.

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It was just coincidental that this Personalized Little Brother Sibling Shirt would be a top pick for other customers, too — it immediately caught my eye since I’m currently expecting my third little boy!  I love the idea of announcing that the newest addition has older siblings to love, and there are also “Big Brother/Sister” and “Middle Brother/Sister” shirts to make for the best family picture.

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 BeHereSoon.com also features clever shirts with sayings like this “Womb with a View” Maternity Shirt that announce to others that you have a bun in the oven.

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I was especially taken by this Maternity Labor Bag / Pregnancy Announcement Bag because I thought that it was the best idea!  You would want to have something fun to take to the hospital for this special day, but I have a hard time justifying purchases that aren’t multifunctional.  This bag is the perfect labor bag to take to the hospital and is also a fun pregnancy announcement that can be used in the months beforehand.

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This Starter Pregnancy Gift Set, though, is going to be absolutely necessary in the next few months — I’ve already started to itch on my stomach and back, and I know that the combination of heat, humidity, sand, salt water, chlorine, and pregnancy itself are just going to do me in.  This Starter Pregnancy Gift Set includes a starter pregnancy oil bottle that can be used during all phases of pregnancy to keep the skin moisturized and another bottle of body polishing best used during the second and third trimesters to cut down on the itchiness.

One Dandy reader can win this Starter Pregnancy Gift Set from BeHereSoon.com!  Enter below to win!

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** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be posted no later than the morning  of Saturday, June 22nd, and emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does  not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by BeHereSoon.com, but all  opinions are strictly my own.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jacks and Roxanne {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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I really love living in a small town and especially love the sense of community, and I admit that I can get a little over-excited when I think about community workers — there’s just something about the idea of each person having a specific job or role that contributes to helping other people.  I think that the mail service is ingenious, and I’m almost more excited about seeing the garbage/recycle truck each week than my two year old is.  Teachers and police officers are saints, and I love feeling like I’m doing some good by pulling over to the side of the road while the fire engine and ambulance go roaring by.  I’m so grateful for doctors during our well-baby visits and during our sick-baby visits, and I can’t imagine what I would do without our trusty Shell Oil station nearby to change the oil on our vehicles every few months.

I feel this same way about skills and talents, and I know that mine are to teach piano lessons and comma splices.  I love that there are people who like to cook delicious meals, create amazing cakes, clean and organize homes, and sew beautiful creations.  Mostly, though, I love these people because then I can focus on teaching piano lessons and comma splices in exchange for their services.  🙂

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 The creators of Jacks and Roxanne are two of those women who have amazing talents and skills related to sewing and crafting, and their creations are perfect for moms-to-be and young children.

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 My favorite item in their shop is the customizable, hand-painted Maternity Shirt that announces when your baby is due!  Gone are the days of being told that the baby should be coming any day now (when you’re only in your second trimester) or having questioning stares as to if you’re really pregnant or if you just ate a little too much.  These are perfect for maternity pictures, and I love the simplicity of the font that keeps these shirts looking classy.

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After baby comes, this Monthly Onesie Set is the perfect way to see the baby grow each month and to document the changes that take place.  You can choose different colors for the onesies, along with the fabric for the numbers and whether or not you’d like the name included.  These are a great baby shower gift for a friend or family member!

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 Jacks and Roxanne also offers other adorable onesies with appliqued designs, like this Baby Chick Easter Onesie that is perfect for springtime in general!

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They also offer larger sizes with appliqued designs, like this Striped Airplane Toddler T-Shirt with, hands down, the cutest model.  🙂

I know that it’s baby season on my Facebook News Feed right now, and I can imagine it would be about the same for you!  If you’re looking for a fun, personalized gift for someone you know is expecting or are looking for something special for yourself, head over to Jacks and Roxanne!

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** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of April 26th and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

*This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Jacks and Roxanne, but all opinions are strictly my own.

 

Mission-Wear T-Shirts and More {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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Hi, I’m Val! I’m new to the Dandy crew and couldn’t be happier to be here! You can check out my bio on our About page, but for now, on to the Giveaway!

One thing you should know about me is I’m a planner. I start making lists and compiling Excel Spreadsheets for Christmas gifts in September. So, since it’s April, I figure it’s time to start thinking about what to get my husband for Father’s Day, right? Just kidding, I’m not that crazy. But if you want to get your man something personalized and meaningful this Father’s Day (more meaningful than, say, a tie), you do need a bit of lead time. And what’s more personalized than a t-shirt or hoodie with the place your hubby served a mission proudly emblazoned on it? Enter Mission-Wear.com.

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Mission-Wear has tons of gifts for missionaries and the ability to customize to any mission served in the world! Germany Leipzig? They’ve got it. Armenia Yerevan? They’ve got it. Idaho Boise? They’ve definitely got it! And if you find that your mission is not listed among their list of hundreds of missions, you can simply contact them and they’ll make one for you.

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And they don’t just have men’s shirts and hoodies, everything comes in women’s sizes and styles, as well! Happy Mother’s Day, anyone?!?

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If you don’t want to show off where you served, you can buy a “Return with Honor” or “Called to Serve” shirt that lists the years you served. They also sell the “On a Mission” shirt, and the humorous “I’m With Mormon” shirt. But my personal favorite is the “Knock Knock Teach” shirt:

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I received a shirt for my cousin who is currently serving in the Hungary Budapest Mission. Since he couldn’t try the shirt on, I had my hubby, “Kirk,” model it for me. The fit is true to its size and the fabric is thick and soft. I like the bold, classic font that the mission name is written in, and the ad for the site on the back of the shirt is smart yet subtle.

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Mission-Wear shirts start at just $19.99 and would be a great gift for any recently (or not-so recently) returned missionary, or a newly-called missionary who is excited to show the world where he/she will be serving.

Mission-Wear is giving one lucky winner a customized Mission T-shirt and Hoodie, a $65 value! Enter to win something for that special man (or lady!) in your life!

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** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of May 1st and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Mission-Wear, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Cloud9World {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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My son turned four years old a couple of months ago, and he started going to preschool three times a week at about the same time.  I was nervous about sending him into a class with 19 other children who might have 19 different ideas about morals and values, but I wanted him to have good social experiences before he headed off into the world of kindergarten (with 30+ kids in a class…yikes!).

Cloud9World™ was created by mothers who developed a common language that helped them aid their own children during challenging times. The messages were simple, but results were incredible.

Thus, the Cloud9Kids™ collection was born. By instilling good thoughts, engendering good behavior and boosting the wearer’s self-esteem, Cloud9Kids™ products empower both children and parents to become better human beings.”

I was happy to find the Cloud9World website that helped me teach my little man through books with titles such as Responsibility, Determination, Loyalty, and Respect.  The pictures of these books are engaging and the animals are fun; I especially loved that reading these books opened the conversation about some character traits that might not come up in our small (and, admittedly, sheltered) household.

Cloud9World offers a variety of items in their shop to help parents, leaders, and teachers develop character traits in children.

Book sets

Backpack pals

Caps

Journals

and T-Shirts

Cloud9World is offering the “I Love Giving” book set to one Dandy reader!  Take a look around the Cloud9World website and then come back and enter to win!

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**This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

**The winner of this giveaway will be posted no later than the morning of Saturday, December 22nd, and emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

**This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Cloud9World, but all opinions are strictly my own.

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