Mom 4 Life BabyLegs Giveaway! ***ENDED***

Baby gear is something that we have a lot of around here these days.  And it’s so very fun having a baby in the house again!  Sure there have been a few nights where we have gotten less than 6 hours of sleep, but for the most part little Ruby is a very good baby.  And Banjo simply adores her.  As do her parents!  🙂  Recently Mom 4 Life sent me these adorable BabyLegs in White Burst print:

Imagine my surprise when the very next week my sister-in-law sent a package with 3 more pairs of BabyLegs!  She has 2 little girls, so she knows all about the necessities.  I’m now a total fan of BabyLegs and wish that I had gotten some when Banjo was a wee babe.

BabyLegs make diaper changing a breeze…

While keeping baby’s legs warm!

And don’t get me started on style…

BabyLegs come in a variety of colors and sizes.  Perfect for bigger kids, too!

Also, perfect for keeping arms warm!

Mom 4 Life has so many BabyLegs to choose from, but is also your go to store for all baby gear.  Like…

Diaper Bags:

Carriers:

 And so much more!

Want to win your very own pair of unisex White Burst BabyLegs?

Then start entering, because that’s what is being given away by Mom 4 Life!

*** This giveaway is open to entries in the US and Canada***

There are 7 chances to win. Be sure and leave separate comments for each entry on this posting to enter. **If you qualify for all 7 chances then leave 7 separate comments**

(1): Leave your name, email address, or whatever you feel most comfortable leaving in a comment. (ex: “Dandy Smith”)

(2): Get Dandy in your inbox by signing up for the brand NEW newsletter in the right hand sidebar.  (ex: “Dandy Smith = signed up!)

(3): Follow Mom 4 Life on Twitter (or if you already do) and then tweet about this giveaway.   (ex: “Dandy Smith= twitter and tweet”)

(4): Like Mom 4 Life on Facebook or if you already do.  (ex: “Dandy Smith= like Mom 4 Life”)

(5):  Tell people about this giveaway and then tell us how you told!  You get an entry for each one that you do!  (ex: “Dandy Smith= emailed, blogged, texted, called, etc.”)

(6): Go to Mom 4 Life, have a look around, and then leave a comment telling us your favorite item.  (ex: “Dandy Smith= I love the Baby Jakes On-The-Go Silky Satin Stroller Blanket in Stained Glass!”)

(7): Become a follower of Dandy Giveaway through Google Friend Connect (in the right hand sidebar) or if you already do.  (ex: “Dandy Smith= follow Dandy”)

***Remember*** Winners are not notified through email, so you have to check back to find out if you won! This giveaway will be open for entries until Sunday, January 22nd at 5:00 pm CST.  Be sure and check back on Monday, January 23rd to see if you won, so you can claim your prize! ***Remember*** Winners are not notified through email, so you have to check back to find out if you won!

This posting and giveaway was sponsored by Mom 4 Life, but all opinions are strictly my own.

 

{Giveaway} Carseat Canopy ***ENDED***

 

Whether it’s freezing outside or just a little bit windy it’s important to keep babies covered!  I’m especially vigilant with this since our little Ruby was a month early.  She’s just such a little thing and could get cold easily!   I’m sure you all know what a struggle it is to keep a blanket over an infant carseat carrier.  It’s a major pain.  The blanket slides off or blows up on a corner making it difficult to keep a baby covered and warm.  Solution?  Carseat Canopy.  Recently Carseat Canopy sent me their “Lovely”:

Isn’t it lovely?

With these secure loops (with matching buttons) the cover attaches to the handle of the infant carrier keeping it totally in place!

There are sooooo very many beautiful fabric options available to choose from.  Here are just few:

  

All having coordinating minky underneath!

Plus, at Carseat Canopy you can also find the Whole Caboodle!

 A 5 piece set that includes:

  1. Minky Slip Cover
  2. Minky Head Support Pillow
  3. Baby Lap Blanket with Minky Underside
  4. Replacement Umbrella with Minky Lining
  5. Car Seat Canopy with Minky Interior and 100% Cotton Outer

 

Ready to enter to win?  One of you lucky readers is going to win a canopy from Carseat Canopy and… it’s winner’s choice of which one!  That’s a $49.95 value, so get entering!  🙂

*** This giveaway is open to entries for mailing addresses in US, Canada, Australia, and APO***

There are 7 chances to win. Be sure and leave separate comments for each entry on this posting to enter. **If you qualify for all 7 chances then leave 7 separate comments**

(1): Leave your name, email address, or whatever you feel most comfortable leaving in a comment. (ex: “Dandy Smith”)

(2): Get Dandy in your inbox by signing up for the brand NEW newsletter in the right hand sidebar.  (ex: “Dandy Smith = signed up!)

(3): Follow Dandy Giveaway on Twitter (or if you already do) and then tweet about this giveaway.   (ex: “Dandy Smith= twitter and tweet”)

(4): Like Dandy Giveaway on Facebook or if you already do.  (ex: “Dandy Smith= like Dandy”)

(5):  Tell people about this giveaway and then tell us how you told!  You get an entry for each one that you do!  (ex: “Dandy Smith= emailed, blogged, texted, called, etc.”)

(6): Go to Carseat Canopy, have a look around, and then leave a comment telling us your favorite item.  (ex: “Dandy Smith= I love the Lovely!”)

(7): Become a follower of Dandy Giveaway through Google Friend Connect (in the right hand sidebar) or if you already do.  (ex: “Dandy Smith= follow Dandy”)

***Remember*** Winners are not notified through email, so you have to check back to find out if you won! This giveaway will be open for entries until Sunday, January 15th at 5:00 pm CST.  Be sure and check back on Monday, January 16th to see if you won, so you can claim your prize! ***Remember*** Winners are not notified through email, so you have to check back to find out if you won!

This posting and giveaway was sponsored by Carseat Canopy, but all opinions are strictly my own.

{Giveaway} C-RED ***ENDED***

Mother’s Day has come and gone which means that the countdown to Father’s Day is now on!  There’s less than 20 days of shopping for the day for daddies, so there’s no time like the present to start hunting for the bestest gift ever.  But you know I’m going to let you in on a little secret.  You all know that I’m not very good about keeping secrets or holding you all in suspense.  So here it is:  After reading this posting there will be no need to go shopping.  I know, I know.  You are all thinking, “wha?”  Alright that wasn’t exactly a full truth.  You will in fact have to shop, but it will be to purchase the items that you will be viewing after reading just a few more sentences.  That’s right you will have to look no further for that Father’s Day gift, because I’m going to help you find the perfect gift right this very minute!  Promise.

For starters…  C-RED sent me a way fabulous men’s wallet that’s actually available right now at LastCall:

It’s a way dandy deal, so you aren’t going to want to miss out on this one!

C-RED sent the one in Brown-Red and Banjo could not wait to give it to his daddy the very day it arrived!  Hmmm.  Wonder who he gets that from?  Don’t get all judgey on me.  🙂  There’s nothing wrong with an early Father’s Day present.  Absolutely nothing!  🙂   Needless to say that AuD hubby of mine is quite impressed with his brand new wallet.  The highlights?  There’s not like those 13 slots that were in his old wallet, because what guy needs that many slots?  These are guys people and they aren’t like us with our handbags.  Guys only want to carry the essentials, so they aren’t in need of all those extra slots.  Number of slots on the C-RED Tie Wallet equals 8 and that’s if you are counting where the bills go.  Less slots means less bulk which means a thinner wallet!  The hubs used to have to take his wallet out of his back pocket while driving, because it was uncomfortable.  Now he doesn’t have that problem, so trust me on this one ladies.  This wallet is awesome!  C-RED also has other types of wallets just in case you are looking for something different than the above.

What else does C-RED have for Father’s Day?  Lots more!   There are belts for all the different styles of dads out there:

Rocker Dad

 

 

Preppy Dad


 

 

Argyle Dad


 

C-RED also has some really cool Wrist Cuffs:

Definitely something for every dad at C-RED!

Now are you ready for another big surprise???

The winner of this giveaway isn’t going to have to do any shopping for Dad’s Day, because they are going to receive the Brown-Red Tie Wallet from C-RED!

*** This giveaway is open to entries in the US only***

There are 7 chances to win. Be sure and leave separate comments for each entry on this posting to enter. **If you qualify for all 7 chances then leave 7 separate comments**

(1): Leave your name, email address, or whatever you feel most comfortable leaving in a comment. (ex: “Dandy Smith”)

(2): Go to C-RED, have a look around, and then tell us your favorite item! (ex: “Dandy Smith = Definitely that Brown-Red Tie Wallet!)

(3): Follow the Dandy Giveaway blog. (ex: “Dandy Smith= blog follower”)

(4): Like C-RED on Facebook or if you already do.  (ex: “Dandy Smith= like”)

(5): Follow C-RED on Twitter and then tweet about this giveaway.  (ex: “Dandy Smith= twitter and tweet”)

(6): Tell everyone you know who needs some great Father’s Day gift ideas about this giveaway and then tell us how you told.  (ex: “Dandy Smith= I emailed, I called, I texted”)

(7.): I made reference to ‘AuD’ in this feature.  Tell us what ‘AuD’ stands for.  Gotta mix it up around here occasionally!  🙂

***Remember*** Winners are not notified through email, so you have to check back to find out if you won! This giveaway will be open for entries the entire week and end on Sunday, June 5th at 5 pm CST. Be sure and check back on Monday, June 6th to see if you won, so you can claim your prize! ***Remember*** Winners are not notified through email, so you have to check back to find out if you won!

Baby Star Super Sale!

(To my knowledge this kinda deal only comes around once a year.)

Right now you can get Baby Star totes for over 60% off!!!!  Gotta love that dandy of a deal.  Get them before they are gone!

{DIY} Burp Cloth Cupcakes

Back in the fall I helped my mom throw a baby shower for my sister-in-law.  Well, I guess I should start with something from a few years back.  When Banjo was a baby he spit up a lot.  It was seriously out of control.  Thank goodness for hardwood floors!  One thing that I learned fast was when it came to burp cloths the prefold cloth diapers made the best ones.  My mother-in-law sent me a tonof prefolds that she embellished with printed grosgrain ribbon.  Perfectly absorbed and perfectly cute!  So going back to the fall when I helped with the baby shower for my SIL…  I knew that  I wanted to make her some burp cloths using prefolds.  I also knew that I wanted to make them look cute for presentation and using my favorite among favorites… FABRIC!  So I created some burp cloths that incorporated all of the above! 

 

In addition to the prefold cloth diapers and fabric I used these supplies:

   

                                      

– corrugated scalloped bulletin board border

– thin ribbon

– decorative long pins

– felt

– rubber bands

I started by cutting a piece of fabric slightly larger than the center of the prefold diaper.  Then ironed the edges of the fabric in to make the seam creased for attaching to the prefold.

  

                            

Using pins to secure fabric down the center of the prefold:

Sewed around the fabric edge:

 

The finished burp cloths:

Ready for creating a cupcake…

First, fold the thin part of the diaper in on the fabric (or under if you would like the fabric to show in a swirl at the top of the cupcake):

  

Then fold in half (long ways) again:

 

Roll up like you would a sleeping bag:

Secure with a rubber band:

Cover around rubber band with the corrugated boarder:

              

                                                    

                                                        

                                                Add on a felt flower with the long pin in the center:

 

 

                        Tie around a ribbon:

Voila!  A Cupcake Burp Cloth!

If you choose to fold the burp cloth with the fabric showing then you will get the swirl effect for the “icing”.

These were fun to make and worked great for decorations on the cake table!

Oh and I linked up this crafty project at these crafty sites here: http://thediyshowoff.blogspot.com/

here: http://www.fingerprintsonthefridge.com/

here: http://iheartnaptime.blogspot.com/

and…

here: http://www.paisleypassions.blogspot.com/

and here:

 

handmade projects

{DIY} Not Just a Hat Rack. Nevermind – it is a Hat Rack.

I always always put my boys in hats when we are outside.  I’ve been doing it since they were teensy babies as I wanted them to get used to it.  We all have fair skin and living in the south, it’s sun city here — so I wanted to be able to protect their little eyes and faces from the burning, searing Texas sun.

 Now when we leave the house, my two year old always since, “Wait!  I need my hat!  The sun will poke my eyes!”   And if we forget Baby D’s hat, he always reminds me to run in and grab it.  The result of this is that we have a. lot. of. hats.  It’s a weakness of mine — everytime I see a cute one that will fit (or will fit in the future) I buy it.  Some people buy shoes, I buy toddler baseball hats.  Or beanies.  Or newsboy hats.  Whatever, I like ’em all.

 I had previously just screwed a few robe hooks into each of their walls to hang up all the hats.  But the hats were multiplying and the hooks couldn’t accomodate all the hats and I would stack them on soooo carefully and not breathe near them and hope that they wouldn’t all fall down the first time my kids slammed the door.  They did fall. 

So I came up with this guy:

This is what I started with (I always always save old frames, no matter how ugly or odd-sized — and sure enough, one day a project comes along that is just begging for a weird looking side by side 10 x 13 frame):

How the magic happened:

{1} Spray paint red — I start to wilt if it’s been awhile since I spray painted anything

{2} Took out the cardboard backing, wrapped it in burlap and hot glued down the edges so it would stay tight

{3} I predrilled small holes and then screwed in some hooks by hand along the bottom of the frame

{4} Then I contacted Shelley at Wonderfully Wordy {also House of Smiths — amazing!} and got me some cute vinyl.  A few days later, it was on my doorstep and all I did was peel and stick.  So easy.

 

Now I have a cute, functional and personalized hat rack that hangs in my son’s room.  He loves it; I love it.   Oh, and I did the entire project in the time it took me to watch one recorded {that means no commercials!} episode of Keeping up with the Kardashians {don’t judge me}.

I’m solving the world’s problems {otherwise known as my pet peeves} one at a time.  What simple storage or organization tricks have you used in your home?

I am linking to these fun sites: Tatertots and Jello, Funky Junk Interiors, Finding Fabulous, The Shabby Chic Cottage, Just a Girl, Paisley Passions, 30 Days and The Shabby Nest.  

p.s. If you have never seen Shelley’s stuff, go browse over at Wonderfully Wordy.  I have ordered from her in the past as well, and she never disappoints!