Minky Couture {Giveaway} ***ENDED***

My Banjo loves his baby sister.  So much so that he refers to her as his baby.  Whenever we are out in public he likes to tell random strangers that he has a baby.  Then he proudly points to her and says, “Her name is baby Ruby”.  It’s ever so cute.  So….  Want to see a picture of some really cute siblings (who really love each other) chilling out on a really cute blanket?

Here they are:

Okay.  So this blanket isn’t just cute.  It’s gorgeous.

It’s compliments of Minky Couture and by far the best blanket we own.  It hangs out with us in the family room and really adds to the decorum.  Plus, it’s sooooo soft and comfy.  Yep it was an instant favorite around here and we might have just fought over it a few times already…  😉

 One very lucky, lucky winner is going to receive this Jaclyn Infant Blanket:

 From Minky Couture, of course!

 

*This giveaway is open to US 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 no later than the evening of Monday, August 27th. 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 Minky Couture, 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.

{Giveaway} Bow Tie Co. ***ENDED***

Another great gift for dad is also something that is super popular!  Bow ties are all the rage these days and Bow Tie Co. is the place to find some really dandy bow ties to go along with the trend.  Just in time and perfect for Father’s Day!  Have  a look at a few of my favorites:

 

 

Want to win something from Bow Tie Co?  Well, then you will want to enter this giveaway, because there will be 2 winners!

 

One winner is going to receive the Floral For Men Bow Tie:

 

And the other winner will receive the Nautical Love Blue & White Striped Bow Tie:

*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, June 11th. Be sure and check back then to see if you won, so you can claim your prize!
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Crazy Dog T-Shirts {Giveaway} ***ENDED***

Everyone likes a good, comfortable t-shirt.  Especially one that’s comical or a great conversation piece.  Wouldn’t one of these t-shirt logos be perfect for the Gen-X dad on Dad’s Day?

 

 

All (and many more) can be found at Crazy Dog T-Shirts!  I’m amazed by all the different options that are available.  It’s a store that’s perfect for all ages of dads.  🙂

One lucky winner is going to receive this T-Rex shirt just for dad!

 

 

*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 Crazy Dog T-Shirts, but all opinions are strictly my own.

 

{Giveaway} Marigold Lane Design ***ENDED***

Marigold Lane
Happy Labor Day!  I hope that you are having a wonderful day with family and friends.  This is the kick off to a really dandy week for us.  Today we are headed to the ballgame.  Go Cards!  Then on Saturday we are off to hang out with Mickey and Minnie at Disney World!  We cannot wait and Banjo is going to love it!!!  In other news I think that yesterday was the first day that it didn’t hit 100 degrees around the STL all summer.  At least it sure felt like it!  It actually felt pretty cool outside.  Which means…  That fall is just right around the corner!  (I hope so anyway.)  Are you ready for fall?  Well, this giveaway is definitely going to get you ready for it, because when I think fall I think knit wear.  If you are looking for the most original knit wear and knit accessories then you will find them in this giveaway!  Marigold Lane has soooo many cute options to choose from.  I just can’t get over the number of adorable hats and headbands for the little kiddos:

      

 

There are even matching booties!

Then there’s this baby sweater:

It’s so trendy!

Marigold Lane even has hats in all sizes:

Even for adults!

And how fun is this handbag?

It’s gorgeous!

There’s just so many knit items at Marigold Lane.  No need to keep you in suspense any longer.  Marigold Lane is giving away this cute, cute, cute brown and white newsboy baby hat:

 

The winner can choose which color button for the hat or even a flower if that’s preferred!

 

*** This giveaway is open to entries worldwide***

And…

***Open for entries for 2 whole weeks!***

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 Marigold Lane, have a look around, and then tell us your favorite item. (ex: “Dandy Smith = I love that yellow baby hat with the black bow!)

(3): Place a Marigold Lane button on your blog. (ex: “Dandy Smith= blog button”)

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

(5):  Blog about this great giveaway!  (ex: “Dandy Smith= blogged”)

(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 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 for 2 whole weeks!  So from September 5th-18th at 5:00 pm CST.  Be sure and check back on Monday, September 19th 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!

Christmas Shopping in July???

There’s nothing wrong with a little early preparation.  Especially this particular year around our household, because there’s a dandy little bundle of joy headed our way mid January.  Yep that’s an announcement!!!!  :)    Banjo is going to be a big brother!  So I don’t want to be fighting the crowds right before the holidays this time around.  Or any time around really.  I despise those crowds and will avoid them at all cost.  That’s where online shopping comes in.  And online shopping that’s a steal of a deal is my FAVORITE!  I simply cannot pass up a good deal.  In fact Mrs. Claus just ordered this way dandy My 1st Scooter from Radio Flyer at Joss & Main for Banjo: 

Only $36.95!

LOVE this deal and this store!   Joss & Main has the deals going on right now, so don’t miss out on all the fabulous Radio Flyer items for your kiddo.  Go ahead.  Christmas shop in July.  It’s quite enjoyable let me tell you!  :)  

{Giveaway} BARBAR ***ENDED***

Now you wouldn’t know it by looking at my bio pic, but my hair is naturally NOT straight.  In fact it takes a good hour just to get my hair to look that smooth.  I wouldn’t say that I have tight curls, because I don’t.  But what I do have is a mess!  :)  Just lots of random pieces that will curl better than others and loads of frizz.  So it’s not surprising that I tend to tie my hair back quite often.  When I do wear it down then I start by blow drying, rounding brushing (sometimes), and flat ironing.  I’ve been doing this for a good 10+ years, so I’ve come to be a flat iron hair snob.  It has to be just the right temperature.  Provide just the right amount of coverage in terms of plate size.  My new best friend?

BARBAR  recently sent me this BARBAR 1400 “BT” Black Tourmaline Flat Iron 1″.  It’s fabulous and seriously cuts hair straightening time in half!

BARBAR  also has other great tools for hair styling.  Like:

Brushes

 

Curling Irons

Blow Dryers

Even tools for cutting hair!

 

Who wants to win their very own BARBAR 1400 “BT” Black Tourmaline Flat Iron 1″?  Well then get entering, because that’s what is being given away from BARBAR!

*** 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 BARBAR, have a look around, and then tell us your favorite hair tool! (ex: “Dandy Smith = Definitely my new flat iron!)

(3): Follow the Dandy Giveaway blog. (ex: “Dandy Smith= blog follower”)

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

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

(6): Tell everyone you know about this terrific giveaway and then tell us how you told.  (ex: “Dandy Smith= I emailed, I called, I texted”)

(7):  Join the BARBAR mailing list. (ex: “Dandy Smith= mailing list”)

***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 the entire week and end on Sunday, June 26th at 5 pm CST. Be sure and check back on Monday, June 27th 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!

{Giveaway} Tazzini ***ENDED***

I first heard about the potential dangers of BPA in plastics right before Banjo was born.  This came about while researching which baby bottles to register for.  After researching, of course I went with bottles that were BPA free.  I just wanted to make sure that I went with something was going to be totally safe for him.  No questions.  I didn’t need added worries in addition to being a brand new mom!  Keep in mind that since that day only BPA free baby bottles are allowed to be sold in the US.  Fast forward a couple of years…  Now that Banjo is a little bit older I still have to think about the sources that he consumes water and other drinks from.  I want him to be protected.  This is not to say that I’m not worried about my husband and myself.  Even as adults we need to make sure to avoid potentially hazardous plastics.  So I lean towards products that are BPA free, but I have to admit now that all types of plastic kind of gives me the heebie jeebies.  It’s true!  Hey at least I’m being honest about it.  :)    

Now say the word:  Stainless Steel.  Ahhh I can start to feel myself relaxing already!  Recently the company Tazzini sent me this Earth Map Stainless Steel Reusable Water Bottle:

It’s totally BPA and toxin free!

And it’s eco friendly!

HUGE sigh of relief!

Tazzini also has this great looking style:

And how cute are these Lil’ Taz bottles?

                                            

                                        

Available in some way dandy colors!

Now get ready, because one of you is going to win a stainless steel bottle from Tazzini and it’s winner’s choice of which one!  So get entering!

*** This giveaway is open to entries in the US only***

There are 6 chances to win. Be sure and leave separate comments for each entry on this posting to enter. **If you qualify for all 6 chances then leave 6 separate comments**

(1): Leave your name, email address, or whatever you feel most comfortable leaving in a comment. (ex: “Dandy Smith”)

(2): Go to Tazzini, have a look around, and then tell us your favorite reusable bottle! (ex: “Dandy Smith = I love that Sunshine Lil’ Taz!)

(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 Tazzini on Facebook or if you already do.  (ex: “Dandy Smith= like”)

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

(6):  Change your status on Facebook to mention this giveaway.  (ex: “Dandy Smith= Facebook status”)

***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 the entire week and end on Sunday, June 26th at 5 pm CST. Be sure and check back on Monday, June 27th 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!

{Giveaway} C-RED ***ENDED***

This is the last and final week to win something fabulous from C-RED!  If you haven’t been tuning in the last few weeks then you missed out on this:

And this:

But this week let’s talk about all the ways to accessorize at C-RED, shall we?  C-RED sent the cutest toddler rocker belt for Banjo.  In fact C-RED has lots of studded belts to choose from for men, women, and children.

Like this one:

And this one:

 

      C-RED also has great items for the new mother.  Diaper bags!

                            

 

This week the winner is going to receive this toddler rocker belt!

 

*** This giveaway is open to entries in the US only***

There are 6 chances to win. Be sure and leave separate comments for each entry on this posting to enter. **If you qualify for all 6 chances then leave 6 separate comments**

(1): Leave your name, email address, or whatever you feel most comfortable leaving in a comment. (ex: “Dandy Smith”)

(2): Go to C-RED, have a look around, and then tell us your favorite accessory item! (ex: “Dandy Smith = I love that cute Whale Hooded Towel!)

(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 C-RED on Facebook or if you already do.  (ex: “Dandy Smith= like”)

(5): Follow C-RED on Twitter and then tweet about this giveaway.  (ex: “Dandy Smith= twitter and tweet”)

(6):  Change your status on Facebook to mention this giveaway.  (ex: “Dandy Smith= Facebook status”)

***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 the entire week and end on Sunday, June 19th at 5 pm CST. Be sure and check back on Monday, June 20th 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!

Trains, trains, and more trains!

Banjo eats, breathes, and dreams trains!  What 3 year old boy doesn’t?  Here have a look:

 

 

Told you so!  :)   That last one was taken on our very own St. Louis “train” (MetroLink).  He loves to ride on it and I’m happy to oblige, because I’m not shy of public transportation.  It’s good for the environment and it saves me $$$ at the pump and parking garage.  Nothing wrong with that! 

Recently Costume Discounters sent Banjo the Thomas the Tank Costume :

He LOVES it!

Shortly after trying on Thomas he wanted to know where the James costume was.  Fortunately Costume Discounters also has those James guys in halloween costumes! 

In fact Costume Discounters has tons of fun boys costumes!  Be sure and check it out for yourself, because it’s just that dandy!