One Small Child $50 Gift Certificate {Giveaway} – CLOSED


The little guy is 3-months today.  Wow.  That went by fast!  I still haven’t given you his birth story.  In time.  In time.  🙂   Definitely before he turns one.  Deal?  His birth was a very memorable one (remember only 5 minutes after we got to the hospital), so it will not be forgotten anytime soon.  😉  Tomorrow he will be given a name (for the records of our church) and a blessing.  We kept him home from church for a while, because of cold/flu season.  It’s safe to take him now.  So it’s time to get this boy blessed!  When I was searching around for a little blessing outfit for him I came across One Small Child.  This shop is known for their christening gowns.  It’s no wonder that they have so many different styles to choose from.


 Each one more gorgeous than the next.


Did you know that One Small Child has more than just blessing outfits?  It’s true.  So very true.  One Small Child actually sent us this adorably dandy gift set for our newest arrival:

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Isn’t it adorable???  The older two are certainly having a blasts playing with the new baby.  And Banjo…  Well, he claimed that little blue suitcase for his very own.  It’s the perfect size for him to keep all of his treasures in.

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The winner of this giveaway is going to receive a $50 gift

certificate to spend at One Small Child!

(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 May 12th and 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 One Small Child, but all opinions are strictly my own.

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Spring has FINALLY sprung!


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:

photo-90I will be purchasing a lot more off of that deal site!

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.

Infinity scarf to poncho!

Take a wide infinity scarf:


Add a decorative pin:


And you’ve got a cute poncho for Ruby!


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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Only $3.99!2.25

Only $2.99!2.4_5

Only $1.29!1.22

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

*This posting is part of my affiliation with toAdorn, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Anjolee {Giveaway} – CLOSED


A gal cannot own too many pairs of earrings.  Especially if they sparkle!  Like these beauties:



Those gorgeous gems are from Anjolee and will actually be given away right here on Dandy Giveaway!  But first…

Anjolee diamonds, diamonds, diamonds, and so many stunning pieces to choose from!

Hoop Earrings:



Bridal Sets:




And now for the giveaway!!!  One very lucky winner is going to receive:

A pair of 3 stone cubic zirconia/silver hoop earrings from Anjolee!

(Enter on Rafflecopter below)  


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

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of  May 6 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 Anjolee, but all opinions are strictly my own.

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A letter to my husband on December 7th

My dearest, dearest, Audi,

You don’t mind that I refer to you on the blog as Audi, do you?  It is somewhat like the word audiologist, right?  Since I’m always leaving off the whole gist at the end I do often wonder if people reading the Dandy think that I’ve named you after one of my favorite cars or if they think you install car stereos for a living.  Not that installing car stereos is a bad job.  It’s not.  It’s a great profession.  I just figure that it doesn’t take 8 years of education to learn how to install a car stereo.  Or maybe it does???  I’ve never installed a car stereo before, so I honestly have no idea.  Someone please feel free to enlighten me.

Anyway, I realize that in years past I may have been the slightest bit difficult to shop for. What with my shameless attempts to be subtle or even down right cryptic and all as to what to get me for Christmas.  You and I both know that you were able to figure out often what I was hinting at, so why did I even try to be all sly about it?  I realize that it could have presented like I didn’t trust you to shop for me.  Or that I was implying that you didn’t grasp the meaning behind my incessant hints and for that I am sorry.  Well, lucky you, because I’ve decided to try something different this year. Since we have been married for 10 years and all.  So it’s not like we are remotely new into our relationship.  It’s high time for a change, don’t you think?  No reason to continue on like I have been for the past 10+ years.  So here it goes…

To start I wanted to remind you know that today is December 7th. Now don’t get all nervous thinking you forgot that it’s a special sort of day or something. It’s not.  Well, actually it is Pearl Harbor Day which is very special and important to remember in the United States.  Lest we never forget.  A day that will live in infamy and all that.  Don’t get me wrong I’m so very proud to be an American and so thankful for the men and women who risk their lives every day to keep us safe.  But today is not one of those special kind of “us” days.  So don’t think that you forgot one of those “us” kind of days.  You didn’t.  It’s not our anniversary.  It’s not my birthday.  It’s not the day when we went on our first date 11 years ago.  It’s just December 7th…  18 more days away from Christmas!!!  Which means you have technically 17 more shopping days left.  Ready for the big reveal of what I’m doing different this year?  Well, I haven’t been hinting, because I’m just going to tell you what you can get me this year.  Aha!  Isn’t that so great of me to do for you?  So here’s my list of gift ideas…

I could really use this “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” beaded watch:

And you know…

This watch is super special and unique, because you can also get me another beaded watch band to interchange with the face.  Like this one:

Okay you can get me more than just one band…


There’s a band that will match every outfit in my closet!

Next up:  A ring to match the pearl necklace you got me for our anniversary this year.

Lastly a couple of bracelets would be perfect.  These ones to be exact:

All of the above can be found at Chunky Bling, so you can even get it all in one stop!  You will have to play around with the interactive program on their website for that mother’s bracelet.  It’s pretty cool.  See?  I’ve really made it easy on you this year.  Your welcome.  😉



*This posting was sponsored by Chunky Bling, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Chunky Bling {Giveaway} – CLOSED

Ladies love watches. We all know it’s true. Watches aren’t just for telling time. They are gorgeous pieces of jewelry! Owning multiple watches comes at a price and takes up space in the jewelry box. Are you on the hunt for the perfect holiday gift or something for your own jewelry box? Well, then this posting is for you! Think jewelry that’s popular, fashionable, fun, and perfect for gift giving. Watches and jewelry that can be mixed and matched. Saving space in your jewelry box and wallet. With looks like these you cannot go wrong:


Where can you find these beautiful baubles? Chunky Bling is the place and their prices will make you smile. Quite dandy even. There’s a look at Chunky Bling to match any look or mood. It’s so easy to build/create your very own unique watch…

Start with a watch face:

Pick out a band:

And you can build a look that’s all your own:

Get more bands to go with that first watch face and you can have multiple looks in one watch face. Build your own watch and other jewelry at Chunky Bling!

Now who wants to win something from Chunky Bling???

The winner of this giveaway is going to receive Chunky Bling’s most popular item:

A Breakfast at Tiffany’s watch band with watch face of

choice from Chunky Bling!

*This giveaway will be open for entries via Rafflecopter until November 13th at midnight.

*Giveaway open to US entries only.

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This giveaway was sponsored by Chunky Bling, but all opinions expressed are strictly my own.

Jellystone Designs {Giveaway} ***ENDED***

Ruby is teething.  As I type this she is in fact not sleeping very well.  Audi has been holding her as we have been doing at night for the last week.  Just until she falls asleep soundly and then wakes up screaming again.  Poor baby.  Those 2 bottom front teeth decided to appear on our vacation within days of each other.  Fun time for us, eh?  Fortunately for us we are well equipped with this bangle from Jellystone Designs:

I know, right?  You are thinking, “A bangle???”.  Well, it’s not just any old bangle.  It’s BPA free, lead free, and non toxic.  Ruby can hold onto the circular shape really well and when she’s done with it I can just slip it on my wrist.  Making it the best teether, because it doesn’t get lost in the bottom of my diaper bag!  It’s dandy and handy!  🙂

All of the jewelry from Jellystone Designs isn’t just safe for your little one, but it’s also extremely wearable, too!   It’s got that trendy look with all the right now styles.  Check out these fun owl pendants:


And how cool is this necklace?

And this one:


All of the pieces at Jellystone Designs come in multiple, fun colors!  Want to own something from Jellystone Designs?  One lucky winner is going to receive an Organic Bangle in color Blueberry from Jellystone Designs:

*This giveaway is for only one bangle.  Not the two that are shown above.


*This giveaway is open to entries in the US 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 no later than the evening of Monday, August 13th. Be sure and check back then to see if you won, so you can claim your prize.


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This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Jellystone Designs, but all opinions are strictly my own.

{Giveaway} IMOOI ***ENDED***


IMOOI was featured for Mother’s Day and back for the day for dads!  Cufflinks make a statement that’s very dandy!  It’s a classic gift that dad can accessorize with any suit coat or dress shirt.  There are so many different styles to choose from at IMOOI.  All are made from stainless steel and original works of art.


Want a deal at IMOOI?  Between now and June 11th use code ‘dandy20‘ and get 20% off at IMOOI!  (20% off promo is open to US & Canada only)

The winner of this giveaway is going to receive a pair of cufflinks from IMOOI.  And it’s winner’s choice of which pair!

*This giveaway is open to entries in the US 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, June 11th. Be sure and check back then to see if you won, so you can claim your prize!

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This posting and giveaway was sponsored by IMOOI, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Cutey {Giveaway} ***ENDED***

I hope that you all had a most fantastic Mother’s Day weekend.  All women are mothers (in some way, shape, or form) so I wanted to wish all of you a Happy Belated Mother’s Day!  Did you get any jewelry yesterday???  Maybe a charm bracelet?  Charm bracelets are the perfect addition to any jewelry collection.  They are a great way to display memories and can be added to over the years.  Well, if you didn’t get a charm bracelet yesterday then this giveaway is for you, because there will be 3 given away!!!  🙂  Ready to hear all about them?

Here.  We.  Go.

A few weeks back I received some charm bracelets from Cutey.  First, I love that this is a UK company, because I’m a huge fan of the land across the pond.  Second, the charm bracelets from Cutey are just that:  major cutey!  I gave one of the bracelets to “Banjo’s” little friend.  This one to be exact:



I’m about to disclose a well kept secret around here.  My “Banjo” just might have his very first crush!  One of my friends has a little girl who’s just 2 weeks younger than “Banjo”.  We’ll call her “Alice”.  She’s one of those girls that “Banjo” actually gets along with.  Probably because she has an older brother, so she’s not shy about playing with the boys.  Other girls have not been that fond of playing with “Banjo”, because he’s not interested in carrying a purse around, etc.  But “Alice” and “Banjo” have fun together and are great friends.  We supposed that “Banjo” thought of “Alice” as just that.  A friend.  Well, the tables have turned apparently in the mind of a 4 year old boy.  A few weeks ago the kids were learning in Primary at church about love and what it means to love someone else.  “Banjo” just had to share and yell out to everyone, “I love Alice”!  I think it all may have stemmed from a play date where “Alice” told “Banjo” they were going to pretend to get married…  I guess I’ll let him still hang out with her.  🙂

“Alice” was ecstatic about the charm bracelet from Cutey.  And why wouldn’t she be?  Have a look at a few of the other gorgeous charm bracelets available from Cutey:



For this giveaway Cutey is being extra, dandy generous!  There will be 3 winners!

Each winner will receive a cute charm bracelet from Cutey and it’s winner’s choice of which one!  🙂  

*This giveaway is open to entries worldwide!

*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, May 21st. Be sure and check back then to see if you won, so you can claim your prize!


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This posting and giveaway was sponsored by Cutey, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Silver Wings Designs {Giveaway} ***ENDED***


The chevron look is everywhere these days.  I’ve spied it on lots of decor and fashion:  curtains, pillows, clothing…  But never  before on jewelry!  Have a look at this stylish chevron braided bracelet:

 Too cute, right?  It’s currently available in colors red, pink, aqua, and white at Silver Wings Designs.

So you can get one to match each summer outfit!

What other favorites did I spy over at Silver Wings Designs?

Well, for starters I adore wax sealed envelopes, so of course I’m a huge fan of this wax seal initial pendant:


Then these stamped utensils…

Love them!  So perfect for decorating a wall in the kitchen!


Looking for a great way for a grandmother to display her grandkid’s birthstones?

This is really unique:

I wonder if 18 birthstones would fit on it?

That’s how many grandchildren my mother-in-law has!  🙂

Silver Wings Designs even has adorable hair accessories!

What’s not to love about Silver Wings Designs???  Well, you all are going to especially love this giveaway, because one very lucky winner is going to receive….

A $30 gift certificate to spend at Silver Wings Designs!

*This giveaway is open to US and Canada entries 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, May 14th. Be sure and check back then to see if you won, so you can claim your prize!
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