Review and Giveaway~Vintage Rose Wraps


I love hair accessories and I especially love when I find a hair accessory that my girls will keep in their hair. One that doesn't hurt or scratch their heads.

I have found both in these adorable Vintage Rose Wraps.

OOHHHHH I love them. I was sent 3 super cute Wraps in bright fun summer colors to try out.

These shabby and chic wraps come in any color combination you would ever need, and they add just the right flair to any outfit.

What's great is that I wear them too because they will fit my head and my girls. The best part about them is you hardly know it's there when wearing one.

The cotton fabrics they come in are so fun. They are soft, easy to tie and YES, they actually stay in! My girls wore them to church and not once did I have to adjust them or put them back in place. (Huge points in my book)

Today Vintage Rose Wraps is gonna make someones day and giveaway

a $35 Gift Certificate to their shop!!

Here's how to enter:

First, (mandatory) head on over to Vintage Rose Wraps
look around, then come back and leave me a comment letting me which one is your favorite!
For extra entries:
(Follow The Dress-up Drawer, blog about this giveaway, tweet, or put my button on your blog)
Make sure you do all of the extra entries in a separate comment.That's up to 5 different extra comments/5 extra ways to enter.
Good luck, winner will be chosen 5 days from now. And announced on Thursday the 2nd.

Review~ Neera Designs

I don't know about you but my hubby is a teacher. And because of some sad and ridiculous reason teachers are crazy underpaid. So when I shop, I have to stay within a major budget.

I have such a great shop to introduce you all to today.

Neera Designs is packed full of beautiful and unique handmade jewelry. And the best part....everything is so AFFORDABLE!!

I was sent this lil' beauty to review and I just might not ever take it off:

I love the detail. I love the clasp and the sturdy chain. I love the bird!

I also love this pea pod:

And these would be divine paired with a new summer dress:

If your into bargains on great quality jewelry you have to go take a peek over at Neera Designs. Aaaand if your patient, we have a Neera Designs giveaway coming up next month. Sit tight.


Lucky lady Liz has won our TrendyGirlz Couture giveaway!!

Halla at me Liz to claim your prize. You have 48 hours, after that I'll have to pick a new winner.

Another awesome giveaway coming up. And I have requests for others so if you would like to submit your shop or site for a review or giveaway get on it!! My schedule is filling fast for next month.


my summer project


***Don't forget, there is still time to enter the TrendyGirlz Couture giveaway!***

Has anyone seen this video:


Well I was totally inspired and I put it up on my family blog. Since then, I have had a few women who have contacted me and said that they have old prom/formal dresses of their girls that are all grown and don't use them anymore.

It got me thinking that I myself have several prom/formal dresses have been hanging in my old bedroom closet at my parents house for 10 years.

Now that I am in Young Womens program for our church, I was really touched by the idea this young girl had and I know how hard it is for our Young Women to find and or afford a nice dress, let alone a modest one.

So I have decided to go for it!! I'm echoing this fabulous girl and I am going to see if I can provide the youth in my tiny town a place to go to browse through cute, non skanky formal dresses.

If any of you out there have any dresses (be they modest or not, any and all sizes) and you would like to help these girls out by donating, PLEASE contact me and spread the word for me. I would love to have an entire closet full by the end of summer and even to be able to gather a dress for each and every girl who this would be able to benefit. Now and for years to follow. :)

Giveaway~TrendyGirlz Couture


OH Mama! I found a fantastic new shop called TrendyGirlz Couture and I have so many things marked as a favorite already.

I NEED this for my girls to go with some bright summer skirts:

And this for my youngest daughter who is starting ballet:

The detail on this twirl dress is amazing, especially at the bottom. Love it!

And for 2 of the 3 birthdays I have in June, this is for sure on my wish list...

And because TrendyGirlz Couture is so great, they are offering one of my readers their choice of either a custom shirt or a leotard.


Here's how to enter:

First, (mandatory) head on over to TrendyGirlz Couture and look around, then come back and leave me a comment letting me what you would want if you won.


For extra entries:

(Follow The Dress-up Drawer, blog about this giveaway, tweet, or put my button on your blog)


Make sure you do all of the extra entries in a separate comment.That's up to 5 different extra comments/5 extra ways to enter.


Good luck, winner will be chosen 5 days from now. And announced on Wednesday the 1st

I have a beautiful sister in law who just so happens to have a fun blog about being a natural mama, tips on living healthy, great recipes and she does an awesome segment where she interviews the Real Housewives of the fantastic women in her county. Plus her hubby is an award winning photographer so her blog is just as beautiful to look at as it is to read.

And today she is having a her first giveaway!! Please head on over to Peas and Happiness and enter to win, or at least say hello. She is so awesome!!

Silhouette deals!

Raise your hand if you have a Silhouette!

If your hand is not raised right now you have NO idea what your missing!!
This month's promo over at Silhouette is on their Heat Transfer, which is freaking amazing!
A whole world of possibilities. I was sent a bunch to try out and it was perfect timing because I needed to make a flag for a girls camp.

Could not have been any easier. I just set my Silhouette to cut it out and from there I just ironed everything on.
Done and done!

Silhouette's promotion starts today, May 17th, and runs through May 25th.
Here's what it all includes:
Silhouette SD machine
* One roll teal heat transfer
* One roll dark pink heat transfer
**One roll flocked white heat transfer
Plus you can get all of this for only $219 - that's over $125 in savings! Just use the code LEELOU!
You can order right over
And even if you already have a Silhouette you can still get 25% off all heat transfer material with the same LEELOU code.

What are you waiting for....go, go.

Summer Want List

I have some fantastic Reviews and Giveaway's set up for you all, but for the last 2 weeks I have been more busy than I have been all spring. Lot's of capes, lot's of church stuff and a whole lot of mommy stuff!

But before I get back on the regular schedule I just had to post some of my favorites right now. My list of summer wants, if you will.

First, for me: A girl can never have to many swim suits for summer. I am loving the anthropologie swim line this season.

For the Kiddo's: Can't even stand how awesome the Spring/Summer line for kids is over at Crewcuts

For my Mr. : My hubby is the greatest, but to be honest he isn't the best at being careful with nice things. So, he is needing one of these leather Beyzacases for his iTouch.

For my taste buds: Yum! These just make me drool.

And for the family: We are gearing up to take a trip to this lovely land

And yea... I am that mom that wants to dress up her kids to wander through the park like we are one of the characters and I fell in love with these CUTE hair clips

Can you even believe those! My fav is the Rupenzel.

You can get them HERE.

There you have it. A small glimpse into my wish list. I guess at the top of this list is

more sunshine!!

Review~ Boon

I am a lucky lady and get sent all kinds of fun things to test out and review. Today's review is a little different. I wasn't sent anything from Boon, I just have loved it so much in my own home I wanted to make sure my readers knew all about this great company.
So I am just going to give you a quick run down of my Boon favorites:


The Squirt- this is a baby food dispensing spoon! GENIUS!! I wish so bad I had would have had one of these sooner for all of my older kids. My son uses this daily and it is so mess free that my big kids get to feed him all by them selves. Fabulous for car trips also!
The Fluid- The coolest sippy cup I have ever owned. So easy to hold and to clean. Also, spill resistant.

The Bug Pod- I think every kids tub should have one of these. We love our bug pod because it holds all the bath toys and lets them drain and dry. It also has a great built in shelf for my kids shampoo.

The Flair- This last one I do not own, but I want to. My current highchair is broken and this is on my list of have to have. It has no cracks or crevasses for food to hid in and best part..the tray is dishwasher safe and fits right in.

There you go, all you mama's out there. I give Boon 2 thumbs up!!

Dress-up Drawer Deals!!

Shame on me for keeping my favorite "dress-up" shop a secret from all of you.

I tell you... you have to stop everything for 10 minutes and go take a look at DreamSpun kids.

Aside from the most beautiful photography EVER, this shop has it ALL!

Every little girls dream for anything fancy or fashionable is in here.

Bloomers and Rompers,

Sweetheart Pettiskirts,

Boutique clothing,

Hair Pretties and Tights!

Enough said! I am a huge fan.

And right now, all Dress-up Drawer readers will get 10% off by using the code DressUp