April 1, 2012

April Sponsors!

Boy are you girls in for a treat this month!  I have a great group of ladies sponsoring this month so, without further ado, here are the new April sponsors!  Please show them some L.A.I.D. love!
Thirty-One Gifts by Kodi.  It's no secret how much I love Thirty-One so instead of telling you {again} I want to show you.  Here are some of the ways I use Thirty-One products in my every day life, and I mean every day.

From under the sink storage, to a makeup bag, to coat closet organization, to a mini makeup bag in your purse, to a lunch tote for you or the little one, to beach/pool bags, to car toy organization, the possibilities are endless with Thirty-One.  This month for every $31 you spend you get 1/2 off ANY purse!  That's amazing!  Seriously don't miss out on this great opportunity to get your hands on their new spring patterns either!
Little Laws Prints.  Unless you live under a rock you know my BBFF, Kristen, and you know her business Little Laws Prints.  If you don't here's the scoop, she makes and sells adorable stationery, custom prints, birth announcements, notepads, and more!  I tell you she's always coming up with something new and awesome.  Did you know she can now make coloring book pages for you little ones?  It's true!  How cute!  Oh and don't forget the custom stickers!  Move over Erin Condren, there's a new girl in town!  And this month if you use code ILOVETHEDEW you get 15% off your entire order!  You are welcome!
Pictures & Pens.  Remember Julie, the one that hosted that FAB candle/soap/Starbucks giveaway?  She's super sweet and has a great blog that sponsored L.A.I.D. last month {we love her}.  Well she has this amazing little scrapbooking, party details, and envelope addressing business called Pictures & Pens.  I just love her scrapbooking pages, you can tell that this is truly something she loves to {and has a knack for} do.  To see some of her work click here or visit her Facebook page.  And if you want to order use mention Life After I "Dew" and get 15% off your order in April!
Scentsy by Kim Hawkins.  Have I told you lately that I love Scentsy?  It's true, I do. In fact, so does Jimmy!  He might yell at me if I buy another pair of sandals or a $5 latte but he will never yell at me for buying Scentsy, ever.  You know why?  The stuff is awesome!  It smells forever and, best of all, it's safe for little hands!  That's right!  The wax never gets above body temperature so even if little hands make their way into your warmer it would be no different than getting a paraffin treatment at the spa!  My favorite scents?  Glad you asked.  I'm OBSESSED with Blueberry Cheesecake for the kitchen, Newborn Nursery for Kendall's room and my new favorite {and currently burning in our bedroom} is Black Raspberry Vanilla.  I also got loads of new spring/summer scents and I think it's safe to say my house is going to be the best smelling one on the...errr...country this summer!
Yep, they are all mine.  Kim is hilarious and if you don't believe me hightail your butt over to her neck of the Internets and check it out for yourself.  She's got a gaggle of kids, ok just 3 but that's a lot to me!  She likes beer, IPA to be exact, and she's recently gotten into yoga and HOT DAMN if it doesn't show!  She makes me laugh on a regular basis, especially with her weekly link up, Grab a beer & look what I did last week {seriously if that doesn't have you headed her way something is wrong with you}.
House of Rose.  Pretty sure I've expressed my love for Mandy a time or two before, I love her. She's a {hot}mama to 3 super cute boys, has a gorgeous home and she's gorgeous with a cute wardrobe to boot!  She's recently a working mom turned SAHM {sound familiar?} and she rocks at both.  She hosts her weekly Wednesday link up, Stop & Smell the Roses Wednesday where she encourages all of us to STOP and be thankful for something or someone once a week, how great is that? 
The Brunette Bride.  Have you met my friend LC yet?  Well what are you waiting for?  She's a newly engaged, twenty-something, fashionista who is planning a Halloween themed wedding!  How fun, right?  She's got a passion for fashion and hosts a weekly link up called Fashion Friday where she showcases something fabulously fashionable each week.  Girlfriend loves beauty products and is always sharing an amazing deal or fab find when she finds one! Love that about her!
Elle+Ollie Handmades. Kari Beth has an eye for cuteness, let's just say that!  Named after her daughter, Elle, Elle+Ollie is thee place for adorable, handmade, tees, dresses, and even kitchen towels! And boy mamas, you aren't left out with this shop!  She's got adorable applique tees for your little stud too!  As soon as she posted her first piece on Instagram I knew that KP would NEED one of these adorable creations!  Don't have a little one to buy for?  These would make GREAT shower gifts!  Trust ;-)
Cupcake Kelly's.  I am a new stay at home mom to 8 month old B and wife of almost 4 years to Nick. I'm an amateur baker with a passion for fitness. I enjoy blogging about life's little moments.
  From Nanny to Family.  I am a newbie in the blogging community and loving every second of it. I am a stay at home step mama, a wife, an avid wine drinker, and a reality TV junkie (not the Amazing Race more like Real Housewives). We are currently working on expanding our family which I pondered on if I should share with the world or not, but that is who I am. I’m real and honest and I want to share my struggles and my triumphs (even though it feels like there are never many of those). Check out my blog to join me in my adventures  in this game called life.  {sidenote:  Lindsay went to school with Jimmy, what a small world!!!}
Between The Lines. I've mentioned my love for Laura a time or two and so I'm so glad to be partnering with her this month!  She's as sweet as apple pie, her {little} boy is so precious and her main squeeze seems as genuine as they come.  Laura inspires me every day, she's got that if she puts her mind to it she's going to do it attitude and nothing seems to be out of her reach.  She's a smart girl and a good friend, she's just got the best heart.  The girl does it all, she's a photographer, Scentsy consultant, Avon lady {like me!}, working mama, and she blogs about all those things plus a little fashion, recipes, books, God, fitness, crafts and so much more!
And a super cool giveaway alert!!! Brandy Bruce is the author of Looks Like Love, and while I haven't read it yet, I look forward to finishing my current book so I can jump right into this one.

"Following a break-up with her boyfriend, an unfulfilling career, and a general bad taste in clothes, Kasey Addison feels lost in her own life. So she embarks on a journey to rediscover life and love, starting with a whirlwind London jaunt. Surrounded by red telephone booths, double-decker buses, and men in fuzzy black hats, Kasey falls in love with mud baths, Jane Austen, and stone cathedrals. And in the middle of London she meets Lincoln Davis, a Texan with a really great tan, and her life gets even more unrecognizable. But when Kasey, a junior marketing consultant, is challenged to find out what love looks like and how to sell it, she discovers that love looks like what she least expected."
Sounds good, doesn't it? Like my taste in movies, I love chick lit!
Here's what people are saying:

“Brandy Bruce has penned a fun novel full of laughs, love, and real life. Her wit and voice shine on every page.” —Jenny B. Jones, author of A Katie Parker Production series, A Charmed Life series, and the award-winning novel Just Between You and Me
“With a warm, witty writing style and an adorably self-deprecating heroine, Brandy Bruce’s Looks Like Love is part travelogue, part survival guide for the lovelorn, and 100 percent fun reading!” —Christa Ann Banister, author of Around the World in 80 Dates and Blessed Are the Meddlers

And guess what?  Brandy wants to offer a L.A.I.D. reader a copy of her book!  How cool?  I'm totally honored that she wants to do this for my readers!
How to enter:
  1. Follow L.A.I.D. via GFC {mandatory}
  2. Follow Brandy over at her blog {mandatory}
  3. Tweet about this giveaway and mention me {@shannonrdew} AND Brandy {@BrandyBruce}
Leave one comment for each entry for a total of 3 possibilities to win!



  1. You made me all teary. You always say such nice things! I'm so happy we could swap this month, and I'm looking forward to your guest post - duh. :) <3 you, lady.

  2. Book looks fun and I like the cover.

  3. always looking for a good book, I follow her blog also now :)

  4. I follow her blog now, also! :)