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Holiday Gift Guide (3rd Edition)

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Who’s finished with their holiday shopping already???  Ummm.  I’d be willing to bet no one!  🙂  Or at least you still have a few odds and ends to pick up even if you are almost finished.  Maybe one of those tricky gifts that has been hiding will allude you no more.  Here’s some more great gift giving ideas from Dandy Giveaway…

Gift Idea #1:

What?  A trendy belt from Mission Belt.BLK-BLK-1.25


Why?  There’s a belt for literally everyone on your list:  men, women, and children.  The belts have no holes and $1 from every belt sold goes to fight global hunger and poverty.

Gift Idea #2:

What?  A potty training kit from Potty Tots.

ptlogo_christmasBoth Potty Tots Kits

Why?  If you have a toddler needing to be potty trained on your list then this is the gift.  Kids can interact with the Potty Tots characters online and this will help to take the stress out of the training process!


Gift Idea #3:

What?  A camera strap from Made By Meegz.


Why?  Every photographer (profession or novice) needs at unique camera strap to call their own.  Many of the straps even have a pocket for the lens cover built right in!


Gift Idea #4:

What?  A Believe Necklace from pinkEpromise.



Why?  It’s simple, but elegant and will match any style.  Plus, it’s a dandy steal of a deal at just $8.99!


Gift Idea #5:

What?  Personalized magnetic photo calendars from Crinkled Nose.


Why?  It’s a gift that friends and family will love all year long!  Choose from a variety of calendar styles, add on your own photos, and get 25% off all orders placed in 2013 with discount code DANDY2013.

Be sure to check back on Monday for more ideas in the next installment of the Dandy Giveaway Holiday Gift Guide!

Paper Culture is more than just baby announcements. {Review}

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Remember those super cute baby announcements I shared with you clear back when Ruby was just a wee one?  We selected to have her birth announced on this card design:

We opted to use  this image of our darling on it:

By far they are the bestest baby announcements I have ever sent out!  (Thanks again Paper Culture, by the way.)  But…  Did you know that Paper Culture doesn’t just do announcements for baby?  It’s true.  Oh so very true.  Think holiday cards.  Gorgeous holiday cards.

Holiday cards like these:


This year Paper Culture gave us these holiday cards to send out to our friends and family:

The colors of the photo come out amazing.  The quality of the paper is amazing.  The back of the card is even amazing looking!  Paper Culture thinks of everything.  Thanks again Paper Culture for adding the special touches that make our cards wonderful!


*This review and posting was sponsored by Paper Culture, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Purple Trail {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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Christmas is ridiculous at my house!  We have DOZENS of fun traditions that make Christmas magical, from “Santa-look-a-like” contests with shaving cream, to having a sleepover in the basement on Christmas Eve.  One of the very first Christmas traditions of the year begins months ahead of time, and involves my mom trying to think of this year’s Christmas card.  She does such a great job, and they always turn out so creatively adorable!  In fact, I once ran into a stranger at college who told me she recognized me from our family Christmas cards up on their fridge every year—I guess our mother’s were friends, but we had never met.

Now that I have my own tiny family, I want to keep up the tradition of sending out memorable Christmas cards every year!  Purple Trail has a number of lovely Christmas cards to choose from!

I had a chance to look over some Christmas card samples from Purple Trail, and I was so impressed; the color printing was quite vibrant, the paper was a sturdy cardstock weight, the graphics were clean and creative, and time and attention has been put into tiny details that make these cards stand out above others.  It seems like creating your own custom cards would be a simple and speedy process if you were pressed for time, but you could also customize a number of things to make them look just how you imagined.  I would be happy designing our Christmas cards from practically any of Purple Trail’s 2012 designs.  So many of them are just my style.

  Whether you’re a Christmas card junkie, or this is the first year you’ll be spreading Christmas cheer with family Christmas cards, you’ll love today’s giveaway!

One winner will receive $40 towards any product at Purple Trail!

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*This giveaway is open to US entries only *The winner of this giveaway will be posted no later than the evening of Saturday, November 17th and emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within a week, a new winner will be drawn. *This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Purple Trail, but all opinions are strictly my own

Minted Holiday Cards… very dandy!

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Start thinking November 23rd.  That just happens to be the day after Thanksgiving this year.  The event is only 56 days away, so it’s definitely coming up fast!  And what is significant about that particular day???  Etiquette experts agree that it’s the first day you can start sending out your holiday cards.  So…  That means you only have 56 days to get ’em picked out and ordered.  Oh and that’s not even counting the time you’ll need to get your family pictures taken for those photo holiday cards either.  So you better get moving!  You can actually start on the process today by finding the best card choices at Minted.  Here are just a few that I think are really dandy:



Minted seriously has options for everyone.

Are you a business kind of person?  Well, well, well…  Minted also has you covered with business holiday cards!

Check out those cool stripes on the back of the card!

Did you see a must have for your holiday cards?  My favorite…

I love the retro feel.  Yep I’ll be telling Audi about this beauty.

There’s plenty more of perfect picks available at Minted, so get ordering your holiday cards today!  Remember you only have 56 more days.  🙂  Use code:  ‘PREVIEW2012’ to get 20% off (offer expires 10/8).


This posting was sponsored by Minted, but all opinions are strictly my own.


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