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Majestical Jewelry {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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Whenever I get together with my mom and my sister, we love to claim an afternoon for a ‘girl’s date’.  We leave the kids with the men and run off to the mall to get pedicures and lunch.  On the way home, we usually stop by a jewelry store in the mall and pick out cheap jewelry.  Its fun to remember my mom and sister as I pull out this jewelry throughout the year.  That is, if the jewelry lasts throughout the year.  Easy come, easy go, right?

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Hopefully not with this fun pair of earrings from Majestical Jewelry.  I didn’t know what item I would be sent, so I was pretty nervous.  I am very particular with jewelry.  These are the Tortoise Shell Hoop Earrings, sold for $9.  The tortoise shell rings on gold posts are a mature combination that, in my opinion, really dresses up an outfit without looking too “Flinstone”.

hoopI like that these are not too heavy to drag my earlobes down, and that there isn’t a lot of swinging or clinking going on when I move.  I think they’re classy, and I’ll enjoy pairing them with outfits in the future.  I wore them out on date night last weekend, but they started to hurt my ears too much to wear them beyond dinner.

When I opened the box holding the second pair of earrings (and today’s giveaway prize), my first thoughts went to this tradition we have of picking out cheap jewelry with my mom.  While these Teardrop Dazzle Earrings are glitzy and pretty, $9 is about right.  They hang about 3″ and there is quite a bit of clicking plastic going on just while being held.

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You can see an imperfection (glue spot?) on the top plastic piece on the left.  It probably wouldn’t be noticeable from more than an arms-length away, but it makes me question their claim to “100% authentic” and “extremely high quality” jewelry.  The pair is very lightweight, which gives the impression of being fake and plastic, but that is also a great thing for those who don’t like feeling weighed down by their ears.

IMG_9836Regardless, the gift packaging is beautiful and they offer free returns and exchanges.

There are some really gorgeous pieces of jewelry from Majestical Jewelry.  I’m still swooning over some of these earrings and diva necklaces!

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One winner will receive this pair of Teardrop Dazzle Earrings!

I’ll probably throw in my tortoise shell hoop earrings too.  Shipping’s on me, ladies.

And howsabout a coupon code?!  Get $15 off orders of $55 or more by using the code 15DOLLARSOFF

Open to US entries only.  I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Gentle Jewelry Case {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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I saw this on Facebook on a particularly pertinent day when we were getting ready to leave town, and it describes us perfectly:
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So true.  I also had been making lists for days and days, pulled out the suitcases two weeks beforehand, and arranged outfits on the floor numerous times before deciding what to pack for a wedding.  One of the worst parts about packing is picking out all the right jewelry to bring.  I can’t take my whole box of bracelets and all my earrings, but what if the ones I bring just aren’t right with the outfits I brought?  I start picking out favorites, but soon I have way too many and even more than one watch seems superfluous.  And then how do I PACK it all right!!  I hate finding the right box or pouch and I really hate when things get tangled inside.  I have a fear of my pearl earrings getting scratching, so I wrap them in fabric scraps and then my jewelry bag gets stuffed and lumpy.  I need to change my system.
site-logoEnter Gentle Jewelry Case.  Problems solved.  This lovely little case is exactly what it sounds like.  A zippered pouch with two layers of soft padding that keep your jewels secure, stationary, and completely enfolded in foam.  Nothing moves or shifts when the case is rotated or dropped.
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The idea is so simple, and it works like a charm!  My delicate jewelry is slightly compressed and stays right where I leave it.  No shifting, scratching, de-tangling, or losing small pieces anymore!  Angry thoughts about one of my favorite necklace chains getting kinked during travel used to come to mind when I thought about traveling with jewelry, but now those thoughts are behind me :)  Gentle jewelry case so generously sent me three of their designer cases!  Zebra ($34.95), Pink ($34.95), and classic Black Nylon ($24.95).
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The foam is plush and thick, and I have full confidence in it protecting any jewels or trinkets.  I’m thinking of using one exclusively for travel, and another for storing all my brooches.  I don’t currently have a good storing system, and my vintage pins have been in an open shoebox.  I feel much better about this arrangement.
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This zebra print is so fun!  It has a great grainy texture to the outside, and it doesn’t even look like a jewelry case.  These cases are made from nylon and measure 10″ by 7″, which allows for quite a bit of storage.  I’m thinking of taking this all sorts of places when I’m afraid of losing lots of little things–the beach, the gym, etc.   IMG_4904
These are constructed with the finest workmanship.  Lots of attention to detail has been put into making these stylish and secure, while all the of functioning parts are top-quality, aka strong zippers, cute clasps, tight stitching, foam right up to the edge without gaps, etc.
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And don’t forget the MEN!  They may not be thorough or meticulous packers, but they still have tiny things to keep preserved.  Remember our Flash Giveaway from a couple weeks ago?  Tool Trappers.  Genius.
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These cases were also featured in Jetset magazine, and you can read the review HERE.

Connect with Gentle Jewelry Case:

Online Store / Facebook / Pinterest

THREE lucky winners are each going to receive a Gentle Jewelry Case!

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Because I was sent the prize items along with my review items, the winners will be responsible for paying shipping from me to you, via paypal invoice.  This also means that this giveaway is open to WORLDWIDE entries!  And I doubt the shipping costs will be substantial.  These are light as a feather.
*The winners will be responsible for paying shipping from me to you, via paypal invoice.  *This giveaway is open to WORLDWIDE entries.

*The winners of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of July 11th 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 Gentle Jewelry Case, but all opinions are strictly my own

Brighthouse Baubles {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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Have you noticed how I don’t do a lot of jewelry reviews?  Actually, I have NEVER done a jewelry review because I am very particular about what jewelry I wear, and I have no interest in reviewing jewelry I don’t like!brighthouse baubles square final cropped

I made my husband agree that he would never buy me jewelry I haven’t picked out, and I’m usually hardpressed to find a single thing that fits my style.  That’s why when I stumbled upon Brighthouse Baubles, and instantly found a dozen things I would buy on the spot, I knew I had found a good thing!  And good friends tell their friends about great places to shop 🙂

Here are some of my favorite show stoppers:

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Sarah Stone Peach Earrings: $18, Topaz Crystal Ball Earrings: $22

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Black Pave Droplet Earrings: $14, Power Blue Rose Teardrop Earrings: $10 (on sale right now!)

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Lime Square Jewel Ring: $16, Navy Bubble Bracelet: $11 (on sale now!)

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Turquoise Bubble Bracelet: $11 (on sale now!), Pink Diana Necklace: $26

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Cream Pave Droplet Earrings: $14

The moment I laid eyes on these pave earrings, I knew I would regret walking away from them!  They are exactly my style–a little vintage, just a little shiny, not too much color, versatile, not too big, not too small, classy, and most importantly: they don’t look homemade!   Brighthouse Baubles sent them along with this necklace, and they are both stunning in every way!

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Briolette Teardrop Bib Necklace: $21

This necklace is one of my new favorites!  I love that you can adjust the length by where you tie the fabric ribbon in the back.  After a few hours of the baby tugging and sucking on this throughout church, I can tell that high quality materials went into making this necklace.  I like how bright and colorful it is, but also not too overwhelming.  The smooth beads aren’t going to spear the baby on my hip, and its not heavy at all.  Very lightweight, unique, and a fabulous statement piece!

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Thank you Brighthouse Baubles for a pair of accessories I will wear again and again and again!IMG_1879

And now, Brighthouse Baubles is offering one lucky winner any bauble of your choice!

(Excluding the PAVE gold bracelet)

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*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of Thursday, February 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 Brighthouse Baubles, but all opinions are strictly my own

A letter to my husband on December 7th

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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.  😉

Love,

Me.

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

Blue Attic Door {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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Remember reading earlier this year about one of my favorite jewelry shops on Etsy???  Earring Exchange.  I absolute love that shop and the ability to interchange the earrings.  What’s new with the owner of Earring Exchange?  A new shop and it’s sure to be another treasured favorite!  For starters I love artwork.  I’m always impressed with its beauty and ability to tell a story with each stroke of the brush.  There’s just something peaceful about viewing a painting.  I think that’s the main reason for art museums being so quiet.  People are contemplating what they are seeing and not wasting energy on talking.  The owner of Earring Exchange has taken the 2 great loves (jewelry and art) and combined them into one great shop:  Blue Attic Door

There are beautiful watercolor print earrings:

And…

Paper print ones:

  

So very gorgeous.  Am I right?  So…  Who wants to win something extraordinary from Blue Attic Door?

One very lucky winner is going to receive one of the following art print/earring gift sets (5×7 watercolor print and matching earrings) :

 

Poppy                                                                                            Yellow Woodland Bird

   

 

Siamese Cat                                                                                Santa

   

Winner’s choice of which set!

 

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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 Tuesday, November 27th 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 Blue Attic Door, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Chunky Bling {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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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.

Earring Exchange {Giveaway} ***ENDED***

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One of my favorite places for earrings has long been Earring Exchange.  This shop on Etsy is unique in the sense that the earrings are widely interchangeable.  Just think.  Multiply looks in one for our mother’s on their special day and anytime really!  Many of the baubles can be switched out and put on a completely different hook or hoop.

Earring Exchange also has plenty of non-interchangeable earrings and necklaces, so you are sure to find something that’s perfect for mom!  Be sure to use coupon code ILOVEMYMOM to receive 20% off your entire order.  This sale ends May 13th.

The winner of this giveaway is going to receive…

Oxidized Sterling Silver Hoops – Twisted Circle – Small (35mm) Non-Interchangeable

AND

Oxidized Sterling Silver Necklace with Baby Pink Chalcedony

That’s right!  Two dandy prizes for one dandy winner!

*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 on Monday, April 16th. Be sure and check back then to see if you won, so you can claim your prize!

 

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