Thursday, August 30, 2012

Tote Buddy!

Sometimes the simplest things make life more enjoyable.

I love this idea from Tote Buddy! I'm always dragging 3 or 4 tote bags to the grocery store in a tangled mess in my hands. However, with the tote buddy that's a thing of the past. Tote Buddy helps organize all of your shopping totes so they are more stylish and easier to carry with you when you go to the store. Watch the video then purchase your tote buddy here!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Skeletons in the Dandy's Closet

As an avid organizer, I LOVE this idea from Good Housekeeping magazine. Besides being a great hint, it also offered me yet another reason to shop at my favorite store, The Container Store.
Before being enlightened by this time tested magazine, the pants in my closet were a disaster.
No matter how many times I tried to straighten out my pants, they would slide to one end of the hanger looking messy and becoming wrinkled in the process.
So, heeding the advise of GH, I went out and bought some child sized hangers to hang my pants. The results were fantastic. For just $6 and some change, my closet is now streamlined, organized and I'll say it, just more Dandy!

Try this trick at home and see for yourself how it works for you!

Sidenote: After redoing my side of the closet, my husband begged me to redo his side as well. A Dandy's work is never done!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

You can go home...and do it in style!

One can go home...and do it with style!

Recently, I went back home to reminisce and celebrate the Central Pennsylvania Arts Festival. If you’ve ever been to Arts Fest, you know that it is a wonderful and magical time of the year. It’s the summer time in happy valley, so the population is smaller, slower paced and ready for fun during the warm months. Read the article.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Twinkle and Shine

Recenlty, I posted about some beautiful but neglected silver urns I discovered at Miss Pixie's Antiques and Whatnots.

They were beautiful, but needed some TLC. To bring back their luster, I simply used my favorite polish, Twinkle Silver Polish Kit. Just a few rubs with the polishing pad and they were as good as new!

Buy your kit today and start polishing your way to bright and shiny!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Dandy Travel Necessities

As we all head off to various parts of the country and the world for our last summer hoorah, here are my top travel necessities.
1. A Good Travel Bag or Carry-On
The number one item, I always carry with me is a traveling or carry-on bag. This contains all of the essentials I need at my fingertips to make my travels, if not easier, then at least a little more enjoyable!

My favorite bag for traveling is my Eagle Creek guide bag. It has seen me through many adventures and has never let me down. It's compact size and various pockets are ideal for carrying anything you might need.

2. An E-Reader
My second essential is my kindle fire. I love my kindle! Filled with books to read and word games to play, it keeps me occupied on my way to my destination. 

3. A Good Facial Cloth
My third necessity is a small package of Biore Cleansing Cloths. This is a wonderful item to take with you on a long flight or road trip. Just before arrival, simply pull out a sheet and freshen up. Not only does it feel wonderful, but because of your fresh faced glow your hosts will never know you've just spent 5 hours in the car!

4. Oral B’s Brush-Ups
My fourth top travel necessity is a packet of Oral B’s Brush-Ups. These perfectly sized teeth wipes are great for quickly brushing your teeth before saying “Hello” to your hosts. Just tear open the package, place on your pointer finger and brush your teeth clean. Wallah….no more Doritos and coffee breath…come on you know you’re guilty of it too…

5. A Travel Journal
Next on my list is my travel journal. Used mostly on longer trips, I love not only writing about my new travels, but also reading my past vacation entries on my way to my destination. 

6. A Warm and Cozy Scarf
The final essential, I take with me on my chillier travels, is a scarf. This is an essential in a car or on a plane where space is at a premium. Feeling a bit chilly? Don’t lug your bulky jacket around with you. Simply pull out your scarf and drape around your neck. Getting to warm? Simply pack it away, until needed once more.

Well, that does it. My top travel necessities. Make sure to take them on your trip, and see how they enhance your life.

Safe Travels Everyone!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Someone's Trash is a Dandy's Find

Whenever I'm headed to Immortal Beloved for a haircut by the remarkable Michael Thomas, I always stop off at Miss Pixie's Furnishings & Whatnot around the corner to discover little trinkets and treasures.

This past week, I visited the store and discovered this adorable silver plated "cigerette urn." Now the dandy hasn't touched a cigerette since his single days on the dance floor, but he knows something good when he sees it. I quickly envisioned it as a wonderful little flower vase, so I quickly picked up the little urn, and brought it home.

I love how it looks on my bedside table.

When you're out and about, don't forget to stop off at your local boutiques. You may not have any purchases in mind, but you just might discover a little treasure that can be reinvisioned for your home!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A Dandy Magazine

The August issue is here! Take a break from the heat and curl up with the Domestic Dandy (page 19) and Front Row Monthly!

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