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Become Gurus {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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I have a plan.  A plan to become a guru.  Not just any guru.  A weight guru.  Weight can be a very weighty issue.  See what I did there?  I’m glad that I can joke about this, because this is an issue that can get serious fast.  Especially after having a baby.  Don’t get me wrong.  I am taking this business of dropping some pounds seriously.  It’s just a good idea to be open to laughing at myself along the way.  In my opinion this makes the weight loss process easier.  It keeps me upbeat throughout the journey.  Join me, will you?

I’m 4 months postpartum and still working on losing those added pounds.  As in at least 30 lbs.  I have a ways to go.  But I know that I can accomplish the mission.  Who’s in?  To help me accomplish my goal I was sooooo happy to receive an email from the Weight Gurus.  It’s a sign.  They were totally sent my way for a reason.  They asked if I would review and giveaway one of their scales.  So  here’s the giveaway, some info about this great company, and then I’ll show you my results in a few weeks!

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This company came up with an amazing concept.  They’ve created a way to help people track their weight in a whole new way.  You can track and record your measurements easily to an app on your smart phone.  Neat, right?  The Weight Gurus sent me this scale:

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 It’s a sleek design and super easy to use.

Check out there other scale that you can get on Amazon:

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Now for the App I was talking about…

The setup is simple:

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Then weigh yourself and scan the code to your phone:

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Then you can keep track!

There’s even an option to see your weightless (minus weight amount instead of actual weight), so it motivates you even more.

weightgurus2Stay tuned for my *UPDATE* posting.

The winner of this giveaway will receive the Weightless Scale in Black from BecomeGurus.com!

(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 Monday, June 9thand 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 BecomingGurus.com, but all opinions are strictly my own.

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Party with Dandy Giveaway!

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Ladies and Gents, I’m throwing a party!!!

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Tuesday, June 3rd at 8pm CT there will be a *LIVE* party on Facebook.  It’s going to be way dandy with fun and prizes!  Be sure to join in on the pre party.  Each day (leading up to the big party) I’ll be posting information and games on the party page.  By participating in the pre party you will earn extra raffle tickets for the prizes!

Request to join the party page here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/239076436283080/

Can’t wait to party with you and I hope to see you there!

FFF! First Friend Friday!

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That’s right.  You  heard it right here.  First Friend Friday!  Now feel free to correct me if I’m wrong, but I’d venture to say that this term has yet to be coined in the blogosphere.  At least not a term that coincides with those pictures people parade around on social media for things like TBT (Throw Back Thursday), WW (Wacky Wednesday), etc.  How do I know?  Well, well, well, my friends.  Google is a very magical place where you can find answers to just about everything.  (Just FYI.  Be very careful with the medical answers and advice you find on Google.  They aren’t always reliable.)  When searching “Friend Friday” I got all sorts of things:  Furry Friend Friday, Foodie Friend Friday, Feathered Friend Friday, Free Friend Friday Possibly, Facebook Friend Friday, Featured Friend Friday, Favorite Friend Friday.  The list could go on and on.  There was even New Friend Friday and Best Friend Friday.  The only thing remotely close was the term ‘My First Friend Friday’, but that was in reference to the very first posting bloggers were doing for Friend Friday.  You know that weekly blog party where bloggers answer random questions???  Yeah that one.  So I’m seriously thinking that FFF just hasn’t been coined yet.  Who knows?  Maybe it does exist out there on some very remote page that’s showing up somewhere in the more than 147,000 search results, but for now I’m just fine with saying it wasn’t coined before.  🙂   Alrighty then.  Let’s get this FFF thing started.

That very first friend ever.  We’ve all got ’em.  Who was YOUR very first friend?  Are you still friends?  For this blog posting I’m actually using a photo that I broke out yesterday for TBT.  It was broken out for personal use, so you all didn’t get to see it.  😉   It’s a throw waaayyy back and it’s a picture of me and my very first friend:

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Becky and I were adorbs.  Ahem.  I mean… we are still adorbs.  😉

Yes, we are still friends.

Technically this girl and I were friends before birth.  It’s true.  Our parents were good friends before us wee ones were even thought of.  🙂   They spent their weekends camping and boating.  All carefree like.  Way back in the 70’s when life was easier.  😉   Apparently our dads used to love to compare whose ski boat was better.  I’ll bet it involved their fancy sports cars, too.  Okay.  It’s very possible that to this day, whenever they are in the same room, they still do compare such things.  And neither one of them still has a ski boat or sports car!  Ahhh.  The life before kids…

So there you have it, folks.  First Friend Friday.  Stay tuned for future pictures of me and my first friend.  Next Friday.  Same place.  Same first friend.

***GO HERE (the Dandy Facebook page) to share a picture of you and your very first friend***

5,000th Fan Amazon Gift Card GIVEAWAY – CLOSED

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For starters thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you to all the fans who have made this happen!

I started this blog back in the fall of 2009 and I never dreamed that it would hit this point.  This has been a fun adventure for me and I hope that you are enjoying the ride seeing everything that is just dandy!  Thank you.   -Tara

And now…

For that $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

(Enter on the Rafflecopter below.) 

*This giveaway is open to US entries only and entrants 18 years of age or older.
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of April 28th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

 
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Shabby Apple {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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Anyone who has ever looked in my closet knows that I have A LOT of one particular brand of clothing.  It’s soooo very true.  Basically if you’ve seen me dressed up at either church or another dress worthy event then you needn’t ask where my dresses came from.  Shabby Apple would be my answer.  I love everything Shabby Apple.  They have so many pieces of modest clothing to choose from.  My little “Ruby” even gets in on the wearing of her own Shabby Apple dresses.  So when my favorite dress company asked me to do a giveaway for them the answer I gave was, “Yes!  Of course!”

Each season brings a new line of favorites at Shabby Apple.  I’ve been eyeing all of these styles:

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Aren’t they just simply divine for summer?

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2025Seriously.  Cannot get enough of this gorgeously fun line!

Now you know the drill…

This is a giveaway which means that Shabby Apple is giving one very lucky reader a gift.

A $35 gift card to spend at Shabby Apple to

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If you win what will you buy???  Tell me below.  🙂

 

Oh and be sure to enter on the nice Rafflecopter below so you have a few extra chances to win this fabulous prize!  I’m super jealous of this giveaway.  Seriously.  I am.

 

 

 

 

 
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*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of April 1st 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 Shabby Apple, but all opinions are strictly my own.

13 in 2013 Giveaway! – CLOSED

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The first month of the new year is not over yet and we are still celebrating in a big way!  Did you catch that I said we???  You cannot have a fun party all by yourself, so this is going to be a giveaway mixer of 5 blogs in 1.  Hosted by:  Melissa at Sippy Cup Mom, Kira at Tip Hero, the ladies at rn-mommy, Blakely at Eloise & Me, and Tara at Dandy Giveaway.  Who’s ready for a fun party?  Well… For starters, we decided to kick the new year off right with 13 fantastically dandy giveaways!  Just so you know this is going to be the best party of 2013 and you are all invited.  Because we like YOU.  We know that our readers are the bestest of the blogging world.  We’re talking cream of the crop.  We couldn’t do what we do without you.  Frankly you deserve to have a spectacular kick off to 2013.  So… Let’s get this party started, shall we?  😉

What party is complete without some great door prizes?  Here are the 13 businesses participating AND the prizes they are giving away:

Prize #1:  Samsung Montage cell phone from Virgin Mobile payLo.

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Prize #2:  Stained glass star of choice from Piggy & Dirt.

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One word:  Gorgeous.  And there are quite a few just in time for Valentine’s Day!

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Prize #3:  Bracelet of choice from Cutey.

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Stylish bracelets, amazing prices, and from the UK.  What more can one say?!

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Prize #4:  Undershirt of choice from Blush Accessories.

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The perfect way to layer without the extra bulk of a traditional undershirt.  Perfect addition to any wardrobe!

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Prize #5:  $25 gift certificate to Blue Attic Door.

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Jewelry and art are both beautiful.  Put ’em together and you get uniquely gorgeous earrings!

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 Prize #6:  Any adult tee of choice $16.99 or less from Crazy Dog T-Shirts.

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This store has every shirt imaginable.  So many that will have people in stitches… ba-dum-bum!

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 Prize #7:  Custom hand knitted horse from Orabelle Baby.

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This shop has been around for years and its owner has so much talent.  She can sew beautiful clothing and knit!

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 Prize #8:  Organizing Utility Tote in Lotsa Dots print (no monogramming)

from Kelley Nix with Thirty-One.

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Thirty-One just launched a brand new spring catalog.  There are new prints, products and a home organization line that is amazing!

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Prize #9:  Headband of choice from Little Hatchlings.

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 So many cute, cute, cute headbands at Little Hatchlings.  Love the Valentine’s style!

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Prize #10:  $25 coupon to spend at Vinyl Wall Art.

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Decorating your walls doesn’t have to be difficult.  Vinyl makes it easy! 

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Prize #11:  Any one item from Baby Wisp.

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With the mini latch clip the Baby Wisp hair bows stay in place!  Definitely a must for baby girls and big girls who like to pull the pretties out of her hair.

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 Prize #12:  Choice of squeaky shoes from Sophie’s Chic Boutique.

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This boutique has everything.  Shoes, hair pretties, tutus, leggings, and more!

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 Prize #13:  $20 Amazon gift card from Promo Simple.

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*All of the above giveaway prizes have been sponsored by Virgin Mobile, Piggy & Dirt, Cutey, Blush Accessories, Blue Attic Door, Crazy Dog T-Shirts, Orabelle Baby, Kelley Nix with Thirty-One, Little Hatchlings, Vinyl Wall Art, Baby Wisp, Sophie’s Chic Boutique, and Promo Simple.

*One winner will be selected per item using random.org via Promo Simple.  

*Entries are for the US only.

*Winner of the Crazy Dog T-Shirts giveaway cannot have received a promotional item from Crazy Dog T-Shirts within the past 90 days.

*Giveaway will end on Sunday, February 3rd.

*All winners will be notified no later than the evening of Monday, February 4th and will have one week to respond.

*Enter to win on the forms below.  Due to the number of giveaway items there are 2 entry forms.  Both forms specify which giveaway items are part of that particular form.  Good luck!

 



You have a giveaway blog, too?

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I’m sure loads of you blog.  It’s fun, right?  Well, do you ever conduct your own giveaways?  If you do then I’ve got a free giveaway item just for you!  How about if I donate one month of sidebar ad for your giveaway???  It’s the holidays and I’m all about being generous.  😉   I’m sure lots of your own readers have blogs that they want some advertising for and would enter to win such a prize.  So…  I’m giving away a prize for you to giveaway to someone else!  To the first 5 responders.  Ready.  Set.  Go!

(Leave a comment with your contact email and I’ll be contacting you.)

 

Going Nowhere

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As Audi drives us along (somewhere in Tennessee) I figured now is as good a time as any to let you know the news. Dandy Giveaway is no longer for sale, because I’m not selling it! I’ve decided to keep it going by having contributors help with the blog postings and giveaways. Now doesn’t that sound dandy??? Want to be a contributor at Dandy Giveaway? Spots are limited, so you gotta email me soon to find out how! 🙂
Simply email dandygiveaway at gmail dot com to find out all the details.

Contract bloggers…

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So in regards to this selling Dandy business, I’m really sad to do that. I mean how would I ever be able to come back and post on here again. Keep in touch with all of you? See what I mean? Sad. Sure I’ll have loads of fun in the St. Louis wedding rental and St. Louis party rental business, but I’ll miss you all so much! So what if didn’t sell??? What if I contracted bloggers to work on the Dandy? That could totally work and then I could occasionally come back to do a posting to stay connected with all of you! Thoughts? Interest? Would you want to work at Dandy Giveaway? Let me know and I’m thinking that I could make that happen. 🙂 Email me at dandygiveaway at gmail dot com. Have a dandy weekend my dandy friends!

Have you ever?

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to own and operate Dandy Giveaway?  Interested in working for home and earning money by advertising for fun companies?  Well, now is your chance!  🙂   I’m both happy and sad to announce that this site is now up for sale.  I’m happy, because that means I’m moving into the next chapter of my life which is St. Louis ice cream machine rental…  Coming soon and more on that later!  😉   Also, happy because I’ll still be running Dandy Giveaway until it sells.  Sad that I will be leaving when it sells.  I’ll miss you all too, too much.  But I know that the buyer will be a great one.  I have faith in that.  It has been so fun to start this site, see it grow into something big, and love all the dandiness!  But the fact of the matter is with 2 kiddos I can’t run both businesses.  I’ve contemplated hiring someone to run Dandy Giveaway for me, but I know that would be hard for me to do, because then I would still want to work on Dandy Giveaway.  If that makes sense.  I’ve grown it and now it’s time to let someone else take it into their hands.  Don’t stress. I’ll still be around for awhile with great giveaways and more for you to enjoy.  Not going anywhere yet.  🙂

Interested in owning Dandy Giveaway?  Find out more here:

dandygiveaway.com is For Sale on Flippa!

 

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