Fancy Nancy and a Fancy Giveaway

I have to tell you, I was terrified of having a girl. All that pink. All that glitter. But I recently told the world (and pissed some people off!) when I admitted, I think parenting a girl is the best thing in the world (for me – no offense to you moms of boys!).

Among the 1,001 advantages – for a mom anyway – is the reliving of all of my childhood favorites that were girl-centric. Eloise, Nancy Drew (some day). And thanks to Jillian, I’ve added a few. Fancy Nancy cracks me up. Not just because my mother is Nancy (and she’ll tell you she’s definitely not fancy), and not just because I get the Reba McEntire song in my head.

With her pile of flyaway curls and her own sense of style, Fancy Nancy’s one of those girls who still has character and the kind of spark little girls need today. She’s wholesome and firey, the fancy millenium version of another red head of fiction (remember good old Anne with an “e”?).

These days Fancy Nancy has made a leap off of the pages and into the playroom thanks to Briarpatch and its newest set of games. I snatched up a puzzle for Jillian’s first – the 100 pieces are covered in glitter and a perfect activity for the winter months ahead. The same can be said for the card game and “posh” bedroom game that are fancy from end to end.

And to fancy up your fall, I’ve got a Fancy Nancy game of your choice for one lucky Inside Out reader! To register, check out the Briarpatch store, and come back to comment on your favorite find on the site. Grab my badge and/or blog about this contest for an extra entry, but make sure you come back and leave the link in comments. The contest will run until Monday, October 20, and is open to residents of the US and Canada only. Be sure to come back to see if you’ve won or subscribe to be the first to know when the winners are announced and a new giveaway goes up! Don’t forget to check out our Wednesday giveaway before it closes.


  1. First one! I think the Animal Soup There’s always one card game looks fun! Were big Fancy Nancy fans here and the felt set might be making it’s way into a stocking at Christmastime.lkziegler[at]gmail[dot]com

  2. “I Spy Private Eye” sounds like fun for our family. Your “Fancy Nancy” giveaway is perfect for my niece!I would love to give the game to her for Christmas. Please enter me in your fun drawing. Thanks, Cindijchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

  3. I Spy Bingo would be great for my girls because they are Bingo crazy at the moment:)

  4. We love the Fancy Nancy glitter puzzles!

  5. This would be perfect for my daughter. The davinci challenge sounds interesting.=) melaniehttp://melaniescrafts.blogspot.commelanieadey at hotmail dot com

  6. I have your button on my blog.=) melaniehttp://melaniescrafts.blogspot.commelanieadey at hotmail dot com

  7. I just had a girl after three boys and am enjoying all the pink and bows! I can’t wait to see if parenting a girl is really all that different!The Goodnight Moon game looks fun.

  8. I like the I Spy Preschool Game. Its a good tool for recognition!

  9. almost forgot to post email!

  10. I love the 24 piece Goodnight Moon puzzle, my son has just become obsessed with puzzles, he would like this.

  11. I think the I Spy Private Eye game sounds like tons of fun!doot65{at}comcast[dot]netElizabeth

  12. The Fancy Nancy card game sounds like fun for the little ones. It reminds me of the “Groovy Girl” card game put out by Briarpatch a few years ago.

  13. I like the Beddy Bye Baby Game!mommyhoodisthankless{AT}

  14. I blogged about your giveaway: Heremommyhoodisthankless{AT}

  15. I have your button on my blog:Heremommyhoodisthankless{AT}

  16. Would love to try out that I Spy game! ajcmeyer AT go Dot com

  17. The animal soup games both have such great looking characters that either would be the find of the year with our family and the cousins!

  18. I added your buttondoot65{at}comcast[dot]netElizabeth

  19. The Beddy-bye baby game would be perfect for my niece and then she could pass it down to my daughter :).livlifelov at yahoo dot com

  20. my girls adore Fancy Nancy, my daughter wants a doll from Santa. My girls would also like animal soup

  21. We have fun doing puzzles at our house, so this sounds funBouquet 500 Piece Puzzle

  22. I like The Golden Books Little Friends Game.

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