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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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Spidey and the Peacock

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Hello dandy friends!  Consider yourself very, very lucky.  I’ve stepped away from the candy bowl long enough to give you an account of our Halloween festivities.  😉

This year Banjo was really into the idea of begging for candy around the neighborhood.  We humored his interest with the typical parental candy fee for taking him.  “One for you.  Two for me.”  🙂

Of course he went as the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.

And what Spidey is complete without his loyal sidekick…

None other than the Pretty Peacock.

They were quite the hit of the block.

                             

Notice the missing peacock headpiece?  It didn’t survive the attempt to be eaten by Ruby.  *sigh*  Oh, well.  I think she’s cute enough to pull off the costume without the hair feathers.  🙂

Goodbye October.  Hello November!

Costume Express {Review}

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We had our very first trick or treater on Thursday.  My little niece.  A little early, but she likes to be prompt.  You know to make sure she doesn’t miss a single house.  She arrived wearing the most adorable Little Red Riding Hood costume that I ever did see!

Isn’t she just the cutest???

Costume Express sent the costume over to my house and I knew that it was just perfect for this little reviewer.  She’s darling, so everyone is going to want to bail on their previous costume idea and go with this one.  Am I right?  It’s super cute, super great quality, and super unique design.  You can’t beat that!  Well, now…  What day is it already???  You better hurry, because the 31st is almost here!  Halloween is in T-3 days!  Have you got your Little Red Riding Hood costume yet???  There’s still time to get your costume if you order right now through Costume Express!  You have until October 29th at 2:59pm CDT to be exact.

At Costume Express all the members of your family can get in on the action with the other characters:

    

Or isn’t this a cute family theme?

 All can be found at Costume Express, so you better get ordering!  🙂

 

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Flat Out of Heels {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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Get excited about this week’s giveaway!  Introducing Flat Out of Heels!  They carry chic ballet flats that can roll up and fit in your purse for exactly when you need them!

Now I’m not necessarily a ‘party girl’, who needs these stashed away in her designer bag to swap out her completely impractical heels at a dance party.  I’m a mom.  However, I still found these extremely useful, wonderful, and completely necessary in quite a few situations!

I am most thrilled about bringing these in my church bag every Sunday.  When it gets snowy and nasty outside, I wear boots to church, and slip out of them as soon as I walk into our chapel, and into another pair of dressy shoes, which will now be these fabulous leopard print ballet flats!  The great thing about Flat Out of Heels shoes is that they’re rollable, so they take up so little space in my bag, and I’m not hauling in so many extra objects.  Pull these out, unroll, and I’m set. Flat out of Heels, you will make my every Sunday morning this winter a much more pleasurable experience!

I am so in love with my amazing leopard print Flat out of Heels shoes!  I decided to be a little daring and just love my choice!  I think they are really quality shoes.  The sole is sturdy and cushy, and is a pretty contrast red color!  They’re much more comfortable than I imagined rollable flats to ever be.  I’m definitely keeping these in my purse!

  

How fabulous would these shiny red ones be?!  They would be perfect for just about any Christmas party.  What a cute ensemble if you wore these to the party, or slipped into them later as your 2nd pair for the night.

One lucky winner will receive their own pair of Flat out of Heels in shiny RED!

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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 Friday, October 19th 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 Flat Out of Heels, 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).

 

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Dress up!

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Kids love to play dress up.  Am I wrong?  You all know that it’s true.  Banjo loves to run around the house as a superhero.  Lately it is Spiderman, because Audi recently introduced him to that old 80’s cartoon.  I cannot wait for Ruby to get in on the action.  Eventually I will be purchasing loads and loads of princess costumes for my little princess.

 

 

 

All of these cute girls costumes can be found at Wholesale Costume Club!

Recently I was sent this cute, cute, cute costume that’s a surprise for my little niece:

She loves “Tangled”, so she is going to love this costume!

It’s super cute.  Super great quality.  And will make one little girl’s dreams come true.

So if you have a kiddo who loves to play dress up then don’t miss out on Wholesale Costume Club!

It’s that dandy!  🙂

 

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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?

 

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Storkie Express {Giveaway} ***ENDED***

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Having a new addition to the family is a very special blessing.  It’s something that we wanted to shout from the rooftops!  Even “Banjo” was too excited to have his little “Ruby” come home from the hospital.  To this day he refers to her as his baby.  Not his baby sister, but simply his baby.  It’s really cute to here him say, “Where’s my baby?”  When we were sent birth announcements compliments of Storkie our “Banjo” was thrilled to see the finished product.  He said, “Awww.  That’s my baby!”

We chose this announcement:

And it was quite the hit with the people in our lives who received it!

Storkie has sooooo many cute baby announcements to choose from, so it wasn’t difficult to find something that worked with our style.  There’s even announcements that are perfect for either gender:

Making the decision making process that much easier!

Not in the market for baby announcements?  Not a problem, because Storkie Express  has unique Baby Shower Invitations:

Wedding Invitations:

Graduation Invitations:

Even Holiday Cards!

So keep Storkie in mind for your holiday cards come this fall!

Storkie Express has it all!  And…  The winner of this giveaway is going to receive a $25 gift certificate to spend at Storkie!

*This giveaway is open to US entries and Canada only.

*Winners are not notified through email, so you have to check back to find out if you won! The winner of this giveaway will be posted on Monday, March 12th. Be sure and check back then to see if you won, so you can claim your prize!

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{Giveaway} My Growing Season ***ENDED***

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It’s becoming more and more difficult to keep Banjo entertained during church.  After all… Banjo is 3 years old!  He doesn’t like to sit still or stay quiet, so of course the 1st hour on Sunday is difficult for us.  He goes to nursery (singing time, play time, lesson) for the 2nd and 3rd hours, so he’s someone else’s problem then.  :)   I’m only joking about him being a problem.  He really is a good kid.  Just a kid.  I often find myself looking around during that 1st hour of church and see that others are struggling with their children too.  So fortunately it’s not just Banjo making all the noise!  :)  One thing that I’ve found to be particularly effective is his “My Quiet Book.  We received this from My Growing Season quite awhile ago and it’s awesome!  He loves to take the items out of the pockets, etc. We’ve even found that children sitting in the pew in front of us like to turn around to see his cool book.  ;)   Recently My Growing Season sent us the “Let’s Count 123” quiet book and it’s another hit with Banjo!

  

 

                                  

                                           He really likes the above pages the best!

There are so many fun quiet books to choose from, but what else does My Growing Season carry you may ask?  Well, they also have the CUTEST charts:

and

holiday advent calendars:

    

I attempted to make a Christmas advent calendar last year and the materials are still in the closet upstairs in my craft room!  I’m thinking I need to order this one from My Growing Season!  🙂

There’s even a variety of soft toys like these adorable animal finger puppets:

Ready to find out what’s being given away this week from My Growing Season???  One very lucky winner is going to get to pick out their very own quiet book!  Yep it’s winner’s choice of which one!  

*** This giveaway is open to US entries 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 My Growing Season, have a look around, and then tell us your favorite item! (ex: “Dandy Smith = I definitely need that Nativity Advent Calendar! )

(3): Get Dandy in your inbox! Sign up for our newsletter in the right hand sidebar or if you already have. (ex: “Dandy Smith= newsletter”)

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

(5):  Tell people about this giveaway and then tell us how you did!  (ex: “Dandy Smith= emailed, called, texted, etc.”)

(6): Follow Dandy Giveaway on Twitter and then tweet about this giveaway. (ex: “Dandy Smith= twitter & tweet”)

(7): Become a follower of Dandy Giveaway through Google Connect (in the right hand sidebar) or if you already follow.  (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, October 23rd at 5:00 pm CST.  Be sure and check back on Monday, October 24th 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!

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