Thursday, February 25, 2010

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Giveaway & Review: Fandangling Ceiling Fan Decor [CLOSED]

I've always thought ceiling fans were an unsightly necessity, especially if you do not have central air. I think the designers on Trading Spaces had drilled that fact into my brain. I actually have yet to see an attractive ceiling fan. The best you can hope for is one that blends into the ceiling and does not draw too much attention to itself.

Well a mom-created product called Fandangling has set out to prove me wrong. Fandangling offers a kit, which contains 5 plush themed ornaments that hang from your ceiling fan blades.

I chose a set of butterflies because I thought they would look pretty twirling around in the air. Since my daughter is 3yrs old, these would be used for decor purposes rather than entertainment. If I had an infant, I would have selected a kit that had a variety of different animals or objects.


The Fandangling kit comes with 5 plush ornaments, each of which are attached to a Velcro square with a ribbon. There are also ten self-adhesive Velcro squares to attach to the top of your fan blades. Five are to use right away and the other five can be saved to use on another fan.


The installment was extremely easy, especially if you have a tall husband with long arms who can reach the top of the fan blades without a stepstool. The butterflies were extremely lightweight and did not affect the performance of the fan at all. If you are using the Fandangling for a mobile effect, I would recommend putting the fan on the slowest setting. When turned up one notch, the butterflies are moving too fast to enjoy. For this reason, I would remove the butterflies when the hot and humid weather arrives, so that we can use the fan on the highest setting.

Our ceiling fan only has four blades, so we put the fifth butterfly in the center. It doesn't float like the other ones, but it does rotate. I have to admit that these ornaments do add some fun to the ceiling fan. I would recommend Fandangling for bedrooms of infants all the way up to tweens. They would also be great for playrooms.


Even though my children are too old to be entertained by Fandangling, there is someone in our house who is not . . .


Fandangling is available to be purchased online only at Fandangling.com for $19.95 plus $3 shipping to anywhere in the United States. Currently there are 13 different themed kits to choose from. Fandangling donates 10% of all proceeds to charity. The current charities they are partnering with are Build, Animal Friends, and ACEP.

For a limited time, you can save 20% off your Fandangling order by using CODE: FANDANGLING10 at checkout. To stay up-to-date with new products and promotions, visit Fandangling on Twitter and Fandangling on Facebook.


Thank you to Fandangling for sending us a sample kit free of charge to base this review upon and also for providing another kit for our contest winner.


What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive one Fandangling kit of their choice.


Limitations:
This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.


How to Gain Entries:
Scroll through the Fandangling Kits at the bottom of the Fandangling website. Then leave a comment telling me which set you would choose if you won this contest. You MUST do this to be eligible to win this contest.

Extra Entries:

1) For 5 extra entries, leave a relevant comment on one of my non-giveaway posts. Then leave FIVE separate comments with the name of the post on which you commented. You will earn 5 extra entries for each different non-contest post you comment on.

2) For 5 extra entries, enter one of my other contests. Leave FIVE separate comments here telling me which contest you entered. You will earn 5 extra entries for each contest you enter.

3) For 10 extra entries, blog about this contest linking back to this post AND Fandangling.com . Then come back here and leave TEN separate comments with the link to your blog post.


4) Friend me on Facebook. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your Facebook profile.


5) For 2 extra entries, share the link to this contest post on Facebook. Then leave TWO separate comments with the link to your Facebook profile.


6) Follow me on Twitter. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your Twitter profile.

7) Tweet about this giveaway linking back to this post. Then come back here and leave the link to your tweet in a separate comment. You may do this once per day until the end of the contest.

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10) Add my button or blog link to your blog's sidebar. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your blog.


(All entries will be verified prior to awarding this prize.)


Random Drawing:

This contest ends on Thursday, March 11th, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. A random number drawing will be held shortly after. The winner will be announced here and will be contact via email or through their blog. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new number will be drawn.

Good luck in the drawing!