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WeWood Watches {GIVEAWAY}–CLOSED

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Well, I don’t know about you ladies, but I had a fabulous Mother’s Day. My hubby let me sleep in, made breakfast for me and the kids, helped get the kids ready for church so I had time to curl my hair, and then he made dinner AND cleaned it up. He also got me beautiful flowers, a thoughtful card and a hand-made gift from the kids (which was hand-made at Lowe’s and stamped with their logo. Thanks, Lowe’s. I always wanted to remember you on Mother’s Day). But anyway, our big day is over, and now it’s time to start thinking about how to spoil our men for their big day in less than a month! Luckily, we here at Dandy Giveaway have got some cool giveaways coming down the pipes made especially for that special guy in your life. My first one is a super cool watch made out of wood. Yes, wood!

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WeWOOD Watches specializes in crafting watches out of wood. But don’t worry; they’re not deforesting the earth to make their watches, all of their watches are made from recycled wood, remnant pieces of wood flooring, or wood that is otherwise unusable and/or sustainable. Cool, right? On their website they list where the wood comes from for each style of watch they make. For example, this Jupiter watch in Black was made from Blackwood, which, according to the description on their site, is very easy to grow and therefore very sustainable.

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Even cooler is the fact that for every watch purchased, they plant a tree! They work with the American Forests non-profit as well as Trees for the Future to plant new trees all over the world. Their philosophy is “The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” They are definitely doing their part to preserve and rebuild our ecosystem, so you can feel good about buying one of their watches. And they have tons of cool ones to choose from! You can check out their collection here, but below are some of my favorites:

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This watch, the Moon in Brown, is dainty enough it could be worn by a female. Beautiful styling.

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And how stylish does the Metis in Chocolate look? This could easily make the transition from work to home to church no problem. A very versatile piece.

I was sent the Date watch in Beige (which comes from Maple wood, if you’re interested) and my hubby loves it! It’s super light (1.5 ounces!), which is nice for him because he’s used to wearing watches that weigh upwards of 3 lbs. Seriously. He loves that it’s unique and definitely a conversation-starter, but not so “unique” that it comes off as weird. If your man works in a field where he would be exposed to water constantly you might want to consider a different watch; it’s definitely not water-proof but “splash-proof” (wood expands when it gets wet, so over time, repeated water exposure would cause the links to become less flexible). You can clean the watch with a mixture of olive oil and lemon juice, and changing the battery and removing the links to make it smaller are all done just like a regular watch, so there’s no surprises there.

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Even on my hubby’s uber-hairy arms (love you babe!), this watch looks cool, and I definitely like it a whole lot more than his old plastic-y “sport” watch. WeWOOD’s watches are definitely one-of-a-kind and something you can feel good about buying for your Husband/Dad/Brother/whoever this Father’s Day. Enter the giveaway below to win the exact watch featured here, the Date in Beige:

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One winner will receive a Date Beige Watch from WeWOOD Watches!

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

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of June 3 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 WeWOOD Watches, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Lumnique Personalized Scented Candles {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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“Charlie” is taking the CFA level III in two weeks.  For anyone out there familiar with this test, you know the loneliness that the wife can experience in never EVER seeing her husband for several months while he studies!  The study material comes in stack of books that measure well over a foot thick, and the passing rate is usually around 40% even among test-takers who study for 500+ hours.
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Lately, the best way I can support him in his study efforts are to just clear up all nights and weekends and let him study his heart out.  However, when I came across Lumnique, a customizable candle gift company, I thought this might be a perfect way to lift spirits, show my thoughtfulness, and encourage enlightenment!
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The deluxe box was delivered quickly and the clean, crisp, and dark black box is very impressive.  Very sturdy, and one that I will definitely be using again to store other things.  What a lovely gift to behold!  These candles come in high-quality heavy glass jars, with resealable lids–I love being able to seal up the yummy scent when it is not in use.
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Typically, ordinary candles are made in a scent paired with a specific color.  You know, red Christmas candles and smell like peppermint, green candles that smell like pine, etc.  Lumnique allows you to create any combination of intent, color, and scent to really create a one-of-a-kind gift!
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With “Charlie” in mind, I started with the intent: GOOD LUCK
Next I chose his favorite color: SKY BLUE
And then I picked a scent I knew he loved: CEDAR
Completely unique, right?  The candle comes with a descriptive card explaining how the candle was custom made, and what each of the choices represent.  As in, the Good Luck intention is meant to remind you that impossible situations can become attainable miracles.  The sky color can symbolize patience, intuition, intelligence, practicality, etc.  The cedar scent can awaken the senses with its invigorating capabilities.  The detailed certificate is a really nice touch, and it makes the gift definitely more personal and intentional.
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I was beaming as I handed over Charlie’s gift!  I’ve made sure to light it for him every night when he sits down to study 🙂 Soak in all those “good luck” aromas.
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Now if you’re debating between the regular and the deluxe box, choose the deluxe because the matches alone make it worth it!  They are top-notch, high quality, very long and thick matches that strike effortlessly and burst into a strong flame.  Charlie, the Eagle Scout, was very impressed and mentioned that they might be his favorite part.
There must be someone in your life who you’d love to give a customized candle to!  From anniversaries, apologies, romance, friendship, celebration and “just because”, there is guaranteed to be a perfect candle for you to create!

One lucky winner will receive a Deluxe customized candle set from Lumnique!

*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of May 9th 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 Lumnique, but all opinions are strictly my own

Out of Print {Review}

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I feel as if I have taken an afternoon off, wandered the streets of some adorable city, and discovered in a quiet corner off the beaten path, a  bookstore most quaint and full of all my favorite classics.  But instead of books, I’ve really found a collection of shirts, stationary, and accessories, and instead of a bookstore, the gem of a shop called “Out of Print“.
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This has got to be the ideal place to shop for the budding novelist, the avid reader, the lover of all classic literature.  Hop from book to book and behold the oh so alluring visuals of familiar characters and titles!
They really do have everyone covered.  T-shirts for the thinkers…
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Bags and stationary for the romantics…
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And titles from our childhood favorites!  Oh how I loved Harold and the Purple Crayon!
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Now here’s something my little brother might not ever admit to.  When we were in junior high, we rented the 4-hr version of Pride & Prejudice and watched 15 minutes at at time every night for weeks!  We loved it, quoted it, and since then, Pride & Prejudice has been such a favorite of mine!  I saw this title in Out of Print’s shop, and knew I had found my book!
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Check this out: its an e-reader jacket that looks like a bound book!  Traditional bookbinding techniques around the water-resistant rubber cradling interior.  This product reeeeeally makes me want an e-reader!  But since I don’t actually have one, my next favorite was the matching Pride and Prejudice book cover fleece long sleeve shirt!  In fact, thinking about how much I love this classic inspired me to go check it out again from the library.  And yes, that yellow book stamp card is actually the clothing tag!  Love it!
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Oh, this baby is so soft!  The raw hem finish around the off-the-shoulder neckline makes this more stylish than just a standard sweatshirt.  The black heather/gray lets me accessorize with any color I like, and the kangaroo pocket is just the right size for women’s hands, and not gaping or stretched.  The beautiful softened white print has such a lovely amount of detail to be eye-catching and memorable, but not distracting.  I think I look like a refined bookworm with excellent taste in comfortable fashion 🙂
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Honestly, go look up the memorabilia in your favorite classics!  One of these items might just be the PERFECT birthday gift for a close friend.  Or for yourself.  Or for FATHER’s DAY!

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*This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Out of Print, but all opinions are strictly my own

More than just one day!

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Can you believe it’s already July???  We will be celebrating Independence Day very shortly.  So, since Father’s Day is in June then it has definitely come and gone.  But don’t you think that dads deserve more than just one day of recognition?  Of course I think that about Mother’s Day, too.  😉  Seriously though.  Parents do so much for their children.  They love and support their families.  They listen.  They teach us.  They are there to give guidance, but also know when to step back and let us (the children) learn.  They work hard to provide for the needs of the family.  Definitely deserving of more than just one day to celebrate!  Definitely.

I have a really fabulous father.  Here we are when I was just a small tike:

Doesn’t he look like a Beatle?  Must have something to do with the English genetics.  Or just the longer hairstyle that men were sporting in the 70’s.  🙂

My father has always been a great provider and friend.  He worked hard to make sure my brother and I had everything we ever wanted.  He’s talented in his line of work.  Even knows a great deal about everything else from fixing cars, building, electrical wiring.  so much and provide support.  What do you get for the guy who basically has everything (because he works hard for it), but also really likes to work in his garage at home?  And likes to build and fix things around the house?  My dad’s kinda place would be where he could get industrial steel and metal supplies.  That place can be conveniently found online at the Industrial Metal Supply Co.  At the Industrial Metal Supply Co. you can find tools and other supplies that are perfect for the handyman.  Anything from there would make a great belated Father’s Day gift (or anytime kinda gift) for my dad!  How about for your’s?

 

This posting was sponsored by my affiliation with LinkVehicle, but all opinions are strictly my own.

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