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Thoroughly Modern Minis Bean Bag Cover {Giveaway} Closed

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Etsy shop owners are really amazing people! The ones that make products to sell are really putting themselves and their talent out there for the world to see. Talented describes them in a word, I think. Melanie over at Thoroughly Modern Minis (TModernMinis) is no exception to this! She’s joining me to do a giveaway on a bean bag chair slipcover!

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The slipcover is made to cover Dana’s, over at the blog Made, Rollie Pollie pattern. If you’re not much of a sewer but would really love to have your own Rollie Pollie, look no further than Melanie’s shop! If you’ve never heard of or are not interested in a bean bag chair these also double as a great storage space for all things soft.

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In the picture I have 3 large winter blankets, 1 twin comforter, and an extra decor pillow. I stuffed everything in the bag thinking it would be busting at the seams. It really only took up about half of the space available. I ended up grabbing Munchkin’s XL twin comforter and there was still a ton of room to spare! If you don’t have a ton of blankets lying around this would also be an amazing way to keep a load of stuffed animals together, and look cute in the process. Sometimes we go through spurts where he’s totally into playing pretend with his stuffed animals but mostly they just get thrown around and alway seem to be underfoot. He wasn’t sure what the bag was at first, but as soon as I told him I needed him to sit on it he flopped down and snuggled up

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Munchkin is about 45″ tall. This thing really is so big. I want to fill it up just so I can flop down next to him too! The rest of the evening was spent jumping off of our couches onto it. The boys loved rolling all over it. As for the actual cover, it’s stitched wonderfully and I can tell it will be able to stand up to the rough housing of two little boys. She worked with me on figuring out which fabric would suit my home decor ideas. It’s been a pleasure to work with her!

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One lucky winner will win one Bean Bag Cover!

****Note, this is for the cover only. No pattern or filling of any kind is included****

One of the ways to enter the giveaway is to “favorite” Thoroughly Modern Minis, if you choose to enter this way you will be emailed a discount code for 10% off from Melanie!

Visit her shop today!

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*This giveaway is open to entries in the US only.
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of October 14th  and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 24 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway are sponsored by Thoroughly Modern Minis, but all opinions are my own.

Storage Wardrobe from Brylane Home {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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Dear friends, remember the last giveaway we did with Brylane Home, and how there were SO many comments left about how great a certain storage wardrobe would be?  I listened and…good news, today there is one being given away!!  This is going to be a two-part post featuring the some of the fabulous furniture, appliances, and storage options from Brylane Home!  (The Part II giveaway will be revealed next month!)

brylanehomeThis Fall has been all about clearing out, throwing out, and tidying up!  I’ve been tossing things right and left, taking bags off to donate, and I’ve made a FORTUNE off of things I’ve sold on eBay, haha!  It has felt great, and a big motivator to get our mud room in order was this snazzy 6-Drawer Storage Wardrobe from Brylane Home.  See how this all started:

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Yikes.  I know.  It has really become a dump-all, and this room often gets neglected and rarely put back together.  The solution:

71D9BTlbt6L._SL1100_Glorious.  I thought this would be perfect for the amount of space and stuff I wanted to keep in the mudroom.

IMG_6502I was surprised by how compact everything arrived, and I wondered how it turn out to be a full-size dresser, but it all turned out ok.  I probably spent 20-30 minutes assembling this guy.  Everything was labeled well, and the instructions were clear.  Below, the drawers may look flimsy, but a square solid piece fits in the bottom and helps keep its structure sound. IMG_6512

I was originally attracted to the lightweight frame and the pull-out drawers that won’t smash little fingers.  My toddlers can pull out the drawers, pick out their shoes, and put everything away without any loud drawer-smashing or finger-pinching.

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We went with black because of the scuffs and markings that inevitably adorn anything light-colored in this house, and so far, its done a great job holding up and looking nice.

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What a difference!  I LOVE this storage unit!  I love how it tidies up our dumping ground, and how easy it will be to later use it in other spaces, like as a clothing dresser in a bedroom, or as a craft stash.  Can you picture in your mind just such a use for this?

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This is originally $89.99, but on sale now for $59.99, and it also comes in white.  You can purchase it at www.Brylanehome.com, or on Amazon HERE.

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Good luck!  And if you don’t win this one, remember another awesome storage surprise is being given away next month!

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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 Oct 12th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own are not influenced by monetary compensation.  

Brylane Home Folding Camp Rocker {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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Summer is coming to a close, but it’s still HOT, HOT, HOT outside.  Stay cool and keep Summer Sweeping with this Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network!

Each blogger linking up has a Giveaway for you worth at least $25, so be sure to hop around to them all!

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Our giveaway here at Dandy Giveaway is being sponsored by:

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Brylane Home is a fabulous online store with a HUGE selection of window, bedding, bath, kitchen, storage, furniture, large chairs, and entertaining products!  Everything is stylish, functional, and quite affordable.  If you’re newly married, just moved in, or looking to update your home, Brylane Home is such a great place to find everything you need!  I would have LOVED to register here when we got married!

They also carry some great outdoor living products for entertaining guests and relaxing in your own backyard.  These are making me just ache for the day we actually have a backyard!  When I get a back porch, a big umbrella over a table will be one of the first things we get:

1588_21164_mm_0240Check this out: its a Grillzebo! 1588_39326_mm_0188 And wouldn’t this waterproof hexagon gazebo be perfect to set up for a few months out of the year?  Then just disassemble it and store it away after the summer months.  Or leave it up year-round for a shady spot. 1588_64680_mm_1169

It was my pleasure to review Brylane Home’s Folding Camp Rocker!  This chair is originally $139.99, but on sale right now for much cheaper!

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We just spent our vacation up in Idaho at my extended family’s cabin in beautiful Island Park.  They just finished a gorgeous addition with the most beautiful back porch, where we spent the majority of our evenings. The weather was perfect!!  Since it was recently completed, we were lounging in camping folding chairs, and oh how I wished I could have brought my new folding rocker!  (We flew, and were limited in luggage, but if we had driven, this would have been the first thing packed!)

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When we pulled it out of the bag (which has a helpful reinforced shoulder strap), I was so glad that there was no assembly required!  Just take it out of the bag and pop it open.  This guy is SO comfy.  It is a plus-size chair, so practically any body will feel cozy inside.  I like that my kids can join me on my lap or even beside me in the chair.  The polyester canvas chair material can be spot cleaned, and isn’t rough like some camping chairs can be.

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When folded and bagged, it is surprisingly heavy!  But that means only the highest quality materials were used, right?  The frame is metal instead of plastic, which makes for a VERY sturdy chair, one that can hold up to 250 POUNDS!!!  This guy will certainly not blow over at a windy campsite.  The dimensions are 39 ½”H x 37″W x 35″D.
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I’m dying to take this on a camping trip!  Wouldn’t it be great?!?

Would you like to win your own Folding Camp Rocker?!

Enter in the rafflecopter below, and then hop along to check out all the other exciting giveaways in this Summer Sweeping giveaway hop!
*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of Aug 16th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*The product in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own are not influenced by monetary compensation.  
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SodaStream {Review}

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 We try not to buy soda all that often — we always have water, milk, and lemonade, but rarely do we have soda in the house.  I might try to sell you on the idea that we’re really health-conscious and don’t want sugary drinks, but the honest truth is that my husband and I will completely DOWN soda in a heartbeat!  We can easily go through a 2-liter soda in a day, and it takes no time at all to drink everything in the 12-can form.  Whenever we have friends over for dinner and they ask what they can bring, I always tell them dessert and drinks (non-alcoholic!) because I figure that those go with anything I’ll be making and because I really don’t generally have special drinks (read: soda) on hand.

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I was SO excited to have the opportunity to review the SodaStream!!  A friend of mine showed me hers a couple of months ago, and I loved how quickly we could make lots of different flavors of soda for a large group of people.  While we’ve definitely been drinking lots of this homemade soda over the past couple of weeks so we can try out the different flavors, I’ve also been pleased by how much more water we’re drinking because we make it “sparkling”
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There are lots of reasons to purchase and use a SodaStream home soda maker this summer!  Read on to find my take on these reasons listed on the SodaStream main website.

VALUE 

You might think that the initial cost to purchase the machine, the carbonator, and the flavors (and then to continue purchasing the carbonator and flavors) is a little steep, but it works out to just 25 cents per can of soda and just 25 cents per liter of sparkling water!  I like my soda pretty fizzy, so there have been a number of times that I’ve thrown out half a 2-liter bottle of soda because it’s flat — that’s not the case with SodaStream since you make only one liter at a time!  And, for those who pay bottle deposits (like we used to in California), you no longer have that added cost for the container itself.

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TASTE / NUTRITION 

Everyone in the family will enjoy their favorite flavor with SodaStream’s great tasting sodamix — over 60 to choose from! Enjoy traditional favorites such as Cola, Lemon-Lime, Orange and Root Beer, or mixers, including Ginger Ale and Tonic in both regular and diet. Also, be sure to try one of our delicious fruit creations, including Orange Mango, Diet Pink Grapefruit or Cranberry-Raspberry.  There are also Crystal Light and Kool-Aid flavors that add some pop (literally!) to these fruity favorites.  You can also mix flavors to create new soda flavors Regular flavors contain no high-fructose corn syrup, and diet flavors are sweetened with Splenda® brand sweetener, not aspartame.

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ENVIRONMENT 

SodaStream is an “Active Green” product, meaning that consumers  are actively reducing their CO2 footprint every time they make soda  or sparkling water at home instead of buying it from the store. Because SodaStream uses water straight from the tap, the system makes traditional store-bought beverage bottles obsolete. That means less plastic manufactured, less plastic waste is created, and fewer bottled beverages must be transported from manufacturers to distributors to stores to homes.

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 And, our favorite reason to purchase the SodaStream:

CONVENIENCE

Save space with concentrated Sodamix and reusable carbonating bottles, no more lugging and storing heavy, bulky bottles and cans, and no more hassles with empties in the trash or recycling bin.  The SodaStream doesn’t require batteries, electricity, or plumbing, so it also makes an excellent food storage item!  😉

We have loved using our SodaStream, both for our family and for entertaining.  I could imagine using it for barbecues and large group gatherings, or I can see myself pulling it out for baby showers and birthdays.  It’s a fun item to have, but I also love that it’s practical.  I would recommend trying out the SodaStream, especially just in time for the summer!

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**This post and review were sponsored by SodaStream, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Winter Fun With Lay-n-Go Giveaway! – CLOSED

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The time has come for Banjo to advance to the tiny building blocks.  I cringe.  They are just so small and I’m sure they will be everywhere.  All over the house.  Overtaking and spreading throughout the various floors of our one tiny building blocks lacking home.  I cringe, but I know they are essential for his little fingers and fine motor skills!  I have until Christmas Day before the madness ensues.  Santa is bringing the tiny ones.  Up until the December moment Banjo has been building with the bulky ones.  They are big.  They are seen before stepping on.  They are safe for the baby.  Okay they do take up a lot of room.  Especially on our travels.  Who really wants to haul around the big, bulky container of building blocks???  There has to be an easier way.  And there is…

Much of the contents of that bin can be condensed right down to a tiny bag.

Lay-n-Go sent me their LITE 18 inch activity mat just to demonstrate how easy it is.

Even a Banjo can do it:

Perfect for traveling, organizing, and even keeping track of those tiny building blocks that Santa will be bringing to our house!

Lay-n-Go comes in 3 great sizes:  COSMO for cosmetics bag ($29.95), LITE activity mat ($24.95), and LARGE activity mat: ($64.95).

And some really great colors:

One lucky winner will receive a LITE 18 inch playmat from Lay-n-Go.  Winner’s choice on the color!

*Enter on the Rafflecopter below, by answering the question, “Which is your favorite color of Lay-n-Go?”  *Must leave the answer to this question in a comment on this blog posting to qualify.

And…  Lay-n-Go is also hosting their own BIG giveaway over on Facebook.  Be sure to go over to the Lay-n-Go Facebook Page to enter to win the Grand Prize:  One of all three Lay-n-Go products, a gift certificate to Sephora and LEGO Bricks! 

 

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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 Monday, December 3rd 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 Lay-n-Go, but all opinions are strictly my own.

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