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I’m so very glad that it decided to turn chilly around here again.  Not.  Will this winter ever end???  Okay so I just might be exaggerating slightly.  It’s not like it’s snowing outside or anything.  It’s not exactly freezing.  Okay it’s only in the 40’s right now here in St. Louis today.  But that’s cold, right?  It should NEVER be in the 40’s in April.  At least not in the Lou!  Good thing toADORN sent this monkey hat for Banjo.  He has been able to wear it.  In APRIL.

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Here’s to hoping he won’t be wearing it in May.  😉

 

The deals at toADORN are major.  See for yourself.  Shop toADORN’s Featured Deal of the Day!

 

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Nohi Kids {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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When it comes to my kid’s clothing I’m kind of a fabric snob.  It has to be soft.  Scratchy?  Not happening.  It has to be functional and easy to take care of in terms of laundry.  Who really wants to take the kid’s clothes to the dry cleaners?  It has to be cute.  This means cute fabric that aren’t found everywhere.  That’s why I’m soooo very glad that I found Nohi Kids.  For starters… Their clothing is organic.  Translation:  Super soft.  Next… Their clothing is machine washable.  Excellent!  Lastly… The prints on the fabric???  Absolutely.  Adorable.

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See.  Told you.  Absolutely.  Adorable.

I think the above images are my favorite part about the clothing from Nohi.

1.) That fabric is too precious.

And…

2.) There are so many different styles all in that same fabric!

So you will definitely find the perfect outfit at Nohi Kids.

What did Nohi Kids send me recently???  These two outfits for my two littlest littles:

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Darling, right?  Definitely my newest favorites in my children’s wardrobes.

Who wants a deal at Nohi Kids?  Just enter coupon code ‘thankyou25’ at checkout on the Nohi Kids website and receive 25% off!

 Who wants to win something really dandy from Nohi Kids???

(Enter on the Rafflecopter below.)

One very lucky winner is going to receive either a dress or bodysuit from Nohi Kids!

It’s winner’s choice on which style and which print!

*This giveaway is open to US entries only.
*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.
*This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Nohi Kids, but all opinions are strictly my own.
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Spring has FINALLY sprung!

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I don’t know about where you are, but here in St. Louis the sun is shining.  The flowers are blooming.  The grass is turning a brilliant shade of green.  Yep.  It simply glorious outside.  The spring has finally sprung around here!  I knew this day was coming eventually, but I also knew that the weather wouldn’t just suddenly change over night.  Especially not after what we dealt with for what seemed like eternity.  We had the LONGEST winter ever here!  I’m sure this sentiment resonates with the rest of the country; except of course for places like Florida and California.  Most of the country is highly envious of those types of places.  I’m talking the raging, green-eyed monster.  For St. Louis at least there have been signs of the coming days of honeysuckle and lilacs for quite some time now.  Albeit very slowly, but it has been warming up and the forecast hasn’t been predicting any of those crazy snow storms.  In fact the recent thunderstorms and even tornadoes (scary as those are) in the St. Louis area led me to believe that spring really was on its way.  Yes, I believe it’s FINALLY here!

With the spring weather also comes the need for some spring fashion.  That very need actually sent me to the mall last week, but I returned home with much disappointment.  I only made one measly little purchase.  A somewhat (long sleeved; mind you) spring blouse that definitely won’t carry me into summer.  All of the stores must not have been catching on to the hints of spring, because they only had winter clothing in stock.  Heavy sweaters galore, but nothing for spring.  It’s possibly that they are now stocked for spring this week, but I was at the mall LAST week.  I don’t have time THIS week to go back.

In my desperation to have something that I could fit in (remember I just had a baby 9 weeks ago) for this warmer weather I turned to my old standby.  Online shopping.  I will admit that typically I’m a little hesitant with clothes shopping online.  It’s difficult to often know the sizing or how the item will fit.  Generally I’ll only shop online at stores that I’m familiar with already.  Or ones that my friends have recommended.  So it took A LOT of bravery on my part to place an order on a deal site.  But after this purchase:

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I’m absolutely in love with this top.  I found it on the Jane deal site for only $19.99!  Isn’t that a steal of a deal?  I’m talking waaaaayyyy dandy.  It has these faux buttons up the back.  Seriously going to be my favorite all spring and summer long!

Jane features boutique clothing items for up to 80% off.  Each deal only lasts a matter of days or until they sell out.  So some of the more popular deals are only be around for a few hours!  Like these two deals:

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GONE.  Totally gone.  I shouldn’t have waited so long to make my decision.

Good thing they still have plenty of these cute maxi skirts!

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Click here…

Don’t miss your chance to get a deal at Jane!

Now… What did you see at Jane that you’ve gotta have?

*I am part of the Jane affiliate program, but I really did purchase the above blue top with my own funds.  All opinions are strictly my own.

The Loomy Awards!

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I am so excited to introduce to you Dandy Giveaway Fans about the First Annual Loomy Awards!

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You know all those fun rubber band bracelets that your kids and their friends are constantly wanting to make or wearing? It’s honestly the new trend with them now and they are loving it! Well, the Loom Boom was invented so your child can have somewhere to store all those rubber band bracelets instead of lying them around the house for your baby to chew on or the dog or vacuum to swallow up. Genius!

Well, Loom Boom has decided to start their  First Annual Loomy Awards!

The Loomy Awards are sponsored by The Original Loom Boom, a first-of-its kind product intended to organize, display, transport and share your loom bracelet creations. Winners will be chosen from four categories: Best Bracelet, Coolest Charm, Wackiest Wearable, and Best Loom Boom. Three winners will each receive a $250 gift card, and one grand prize winner will receive a $500 gift card! Plus, all winners will receive a special edition of The Original Loom Boom! Entries can be submitted on The Original Loom Boom’s Facebook page beginning on March 30, 2014, and winners will be announced on a live web award show April 30, 2014.

I personally think this is such a fun contest for kids. It really brings their creativity side to life and allows them to become self motivated to do something just for them.

So, hurry up and get your kids going on their rubber band bracelets and send the pictures over to The Original Loom Boom’s facebook page. Lots of amazing prices for the top three winners!!

And then head on back April 10th because we are giving away one Original Loom Boom to one Dandy Giveaway Fan!

 

Chevron tote bag from Snatch ‘n Dash. TWO winners! {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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Have I got a fantastic giveaway for you…  One that’s fantastically dandy even.  I mean TWO winners makes it that fantastically dandy.  There’s a new daily deals website coming very soon (launching June 1st) and it’s the business behind this great giveaway.  For starters, what’s Snatch ‘n Dash?  This particular deal site is going to offer a variety of daily deals.  Think load of women’s accessories:  Jewelry, scarves, and handbags.  Plus, Snatch ‘n Dash will bring you discounts on home decor, children’s items, and clothing.  Everyone loves discounts!

And now…

Are you ready for this giveaway???

Snatch ‘n Dash is giving away TWO personalized monogram chevron tote bags.

One for each winner!  (Enter on the Rafflecopter below.)   Check out all the colors the winners will get to select from:

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Do you have your own online shop?  Well, then you might want to contact Snatch ‘n Dash!  Right now they are accepting new vendors and their commission fees are lower than other daily boutique deal sites.  So it’s a win-win!  To inquire about vendor opportunities email:  snatchvendors@gmail.com

*This giveaway is open to US entries only.
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of April 7th 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 Snatch ‘n Dash, but all opinions are strictly my own.
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Infinity scarf to poncho!

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Take a wide infinity scarf:

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Add a decorative pin:

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And you’ve got a cute poncho for Ruby!

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Do you love to adorn your wardrobe with some really great finds?  I, for one, am all about the accessorizing.  Why?  Because accessories are so very versatile.  One item can be used in so many different ways and to compliment so many different looks.  But where to look???  Well, well, well… That infinity scarf up above was sent to me from a really terrific deal site that has soooo many accessories to choose from.  And you too can…

Shop Accessories at toADORN!

It’s where you will find affordable pieces like these:

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Go HERE to get these dandy deals before they are gone!

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Hairbow Supplies, Etc. {Giveaway} CLOSED

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I like to think that I’m a crafty kind of gal.  My friends and I even get together for crafts night.  One of my most favorite craft nights involved making hair clips for our little girls.  That particular one was 2 YEARS ago!  I’m thinking that it’s high time the ladies and I gather to make some new hairbows for our girly littles.  Good thing I know just the place to find all of our supplies and at a great price… Hairbow Supplies, Etc.  Who really has the time to shop around at multiple locations?  I do not.  Hairbow Supplies, Etc. has all the supplies to create the current looks.  I’m talking the good stuff.  There’s even Grab Bags that have multiples of items… ribbons, silk flowers, trim…

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You know all the goods to create the best looking hairbows!

Here are just a couple more items that are perfect for the spring season:

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Hairbow Supplies, Etc. is going to hook the winner up with 5 yards of shabby rose trim (winner’s choice of up to 10 colors in 1/2 yard quantities) and 5 yards of bunny chevron ribbon.  

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Pretty dandy!

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 March 27th 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 Hairbow Supplies, Etc., but all opinions are strictly my own.
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Rylee’s Collection {Giveaway} CLOSED

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The last time this darling shop was featured on Dandy Giveaway was almost two years ago!  Can you believe that???  Wow.  Time sure does fly by!  I remember back then that Rylee’s Collection had the cutest hair accessories.  Fashionable looks very similar to these…

Fabulous fabric flower hair clips:

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With that popular chevron pattern!

And…

Gorgeous headbands:

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Literally something for all ages of ladies can be found Rylee’s Collection!

 The additional cuteness that I’m seeing now?  Barefoot sandals!

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So little and cutesy!  Makes my heart melt.

There’s even adorably functional hair bow holders:

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My little girl needs these for her room!

 

One lucky winner is going to receive a $20 gift certificate to spend at Rylee’s Collection.

Enter on the Rafflecopter below.

*This giveaway is open to entries worldwide.
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of March 24th 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 Rylee’s Collection, but all opinions are strictly my own.

 
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DIY Burp Cloth Cupcakes REPOST

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Shop BabyBunch.com Today! Remember the posting I did way back when on burp cloth cupcakes?  I’ve decided to repost it, because I came across the cutest shop that actually sells them!  Not mine, but ones that aren’t DIY and are super adorable.  Because not everyone can be all about the DIY.  And… to be honest the cupcakes took me quite a while to make, so I would probably just purchase them from here on out.  😉   Baby Bunch is the place to get the baby gift cupcakes: blue_pj_cupcakes

But also lollipops made out of rompers:

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LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

Want a Dandy Deal?  Use Coupon Code: ‘bbafpj2011‘ and get 10% Off and Free Shipping On All Orders Over $100 At Baby Bunch! Now if you are up for the DIYer challenge then here you go… Back in the fall (of 2010) 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!

Mary Kay Satin Hands {Review}

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As a little girl, I loved tagging along with my mom and going to Mary Kay parties. Putting on too dark makeup and giggling with her and her friends really taught me what it meant to be a lady. Thinking back on it, I’m sure that deep down those parties were the beginning of my love for makeup and skin care and I’m really thankful for those fun memories. My favorite part of the parties however, was the part where we would all line up at a sink and do the multiple step process called “Satin Hands”. This process seemed like pure magic. It would take your dry, rough hands and make them like new again. For someone like me, who has always had chronic dry skin ,I felt like this process was truly the only way to get soft hands.

 

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  Flash forward to now. Although my first priority is being a mom and a wife, I still try to be a lady.  In some ways, I’ve really grown up when it comes to skin care, but my hands still take a beating. Winter dryness and constant washing to prevent spreading germs has really taken a toll on my hands. They look (and feel) like sandpaper. Which is not at all ladylike. In fact, it’s just gross. So when I was approached to test a sample of the newer formulated, old favorite, I jumped at the chance.  My hands couldn’t stop clapping at  the thought of finally being soft again.

 

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Satin hands is a three step process. Step one is the hand softener, which feels like a greasy gel. I used this step to pretend like I was on a beach somewhere, while I closed my eyes and gave myself a hand massage, really working in the product.  Step two is the real magic. This is the exfoliating step. I worked extra hard to focus on my problem areas, wrists, knuckles, and inner finger joints are no match for this stuff. After rinsing and drying completely, the final step is the hand cream. Luxurious and soft, my hands felt like they were receiving a one of a kind spa treatment.

But the proof is in the pudding. My hands that once looked like a road map of dry, cracked lines, are now smooth and lovely. And the transformation only took a few minutes. It sure beats sitting in the dermatologist office, I’ll tell you that.

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Satin Hands retails for $34.oo and is only available for purchase from a Mary Kay representative.  Click HERE to purchase. 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services that I personally adore and think that you (the reader) will enjoy as well. Also a special “Thank you” to Jamie Schwarz for allowing me to review your product!

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