Wedding Pinterest Sweepstakes: Win Fabulous Vince Camuto shoes and more from The Knot!

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To help brides-to-be get ready for this wedding season Vince Camuto has partnered with The Knot for a “Pair Made in Heaven” Pin to Win sweepstakes (running Thursday, April 10th through Monday, April 21st). One grand prize winner will receive Vince Camuto shoes for themselves and their bridesmaids or groomsmen, a bottle of the Vince Camuto Femme fragrance for all the bridesmaids and issues of The Knot!

To qualify, simply follow Vince Camuto on Pinterest and re-pin any images from the Vince Camuto and The Knot page to your own Pinterest board via the entry page here –  https://www.facebook.com/vincecamutofans/app_199909830142802. The lucky winner will be selected at random.

WIN IT! Signed copy of the fabulous Sophie Uliano’s Book “The Gorgeously Green Diet”

The Gorgeously Green Diet: “How to Live Lean and Green”

Publisher: Penguin / Dutton

The Gorgeously Green Diet was launched on the QVC network March 22 thru April 22, 2009. Sophie anchored QVC’s Earth Day, as well as performed on the main Goho Stage at the International Home & Housewares Show, Chicago. The book includes 100 of Sophie’s “Cooking For Beauty” recipes. “

“To be with Sophie is to be so caught up in the thrill of potential good!” – Julia Roberts

That’s right…THE  Julia Roberts who appeared with Sophie on Oprah’s show and contributed the foreword to Sophie’s breakout bestselling book. All the top celebs are living green and clean, so you’ll definitely want to look radiant and feel fresh and renewed with Sophie’s fabulous approach to getting healthy and fit, with smart organic nutrition and a rewarding plan for wellness.

I’m so thrilled and lucky to call Sophie a friend, and beyond thrilled to be a member of her Circle of Experts as her wedding guru on www.gorgeouslygreen.com, and Sophie didn’t hesitate a minute when I asked her for a signed book for YOU!

Here’s a bit more about it…

From the New York Times bestselling author, a 30-day plan to a leaner body

In the follow-up book to her bestselling Gorgeously Green, Sophie Uliano reveals the secrets to getting slim while being good to the planet . It turns out that eating local, organic, foods doesn’t have to be expensive, and a healthy meal can be made in 30 minutes or less, all while shedding pounds.

In her relatable, girlfriend-to-girlfriend tone, Uliano pledges that anyone can go green and lean, no matter where they live or what resources they have. Uliano recognizes that dieting and going green are big lifestyle changes and makes it easy for readers to commit to both by allowing them to personalize their plans according to their needs. The book has three diet plans-light green, bright green and deep green- that depend on how much time, travel, and money readers want to commit to going green. The three plans promise the same amount of weight loss, but the darker green the plan is, the greater the commitment the reader makes to reducing waste, going organic and staying carbon neutral.

Each diet plan emphasizes natural, seasonal, whole foods that are not only better for the planet, but better for the body. Uliano explains how over-processed, over-produced foods contain fewer nutrients, are harder to digest and are more likely to be stored as fat. With 4-week eating plans for each shade of green, she shows readers how to wean themselves off of processed, manufactured foods and onto fresh vegetables and meat. The book recommends products, brands and websites and has over 100 recipes-every tool readers need to get lean while going green.

All you have to do is social-share this post in some way, any way you’d like, and post a comment here saying you did so! Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, anywhere you’d like! That’s it! No story to type up, no hoops to jump through. Just a share, and you could win! I’ll pick the winner on 2/28/13 and will post here and email you if you get Sophie’s signed book as your prize!

Catch my interview tonight on Army Wife Network Talk Radio! And win a copy of my book “Renewing Your Wedding Vows”

I’m so thrilled to chat with the vast community of proud Army wives tonight on Army Wives Talk Radio, on the topic of Renewing Your Wedding Vows. Just us at 8pm EST, find out how to plan your vow renewal celebration, and perhaps win a signed copy of my book!

Get your copy of Renewing Your Wedding Vows!

Yes, you can wear this! Image from http://www.twigsandhoney.com

GIVEAWAY! “Our Best Bites Cookbook” signed by author Sara Wells

It’s time for my newest GIVEAWAY! This time, it’s a signed cookbook by Sara Wells, one of the two founders of Our Best Bites, named one of the top food blogs by The Daily Meal!

I met Sara at Book Expo 2012 in New York City, and she very graciously signed a copy of her spectacular new cookbook ‘To the Happy Bride!’ so that it would be a fantastic gift for you, or for a bride that you know!

Here’s a little bit about the Our Best Bites book:

“Meet Sara and Kate, two Mormon girls who love to cook. They’re also wives and mothers balancing home management, part-time work, church and community involvement, and countless other things — just like you! As busy moms, their philosophy is that cooking really good food for your family doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, cooking at home can be a delicious, fun, and easy way to care for your family and friends.

Our Best Bites bring together more than 150 recipes for delicious, easy meals and snacks that are fun to make, include healthy, fresh ingredients, and are more popular with families. The authors share their tips and tricks (mixed with an abundant sense of humor), and step-by-step, full-color photographs for each recipe.”

Just leave a comment here about why you’d like to win this signed coobook, and I’ll pick the winner on 7/31!

Hot New Nail Polish Collections for the Bride & Bridesmaids, from Essie

Nail polish is the bride’s best indulgence! When the planning gets crazy and you need a little treat, but the budget’s stretched so that you can feed your guests and wear a great gown, get a great nail polish!

Here are some fabulous colors to enjoy now, and also wear during the wedding! Bridesmaids can wear vivid colors, and so can you! And the rehearsal dinner’s a don’t-miss chance to show off your mani/pedi with a pretty shade that pops!

The first grouping here is Essie’s new Wedding Collection — finally, someone’s come out with the perfect shade of blue! I always thought other companies’ blues had a bit of a Smurf quality to them, but this is clear-sky, clear-ocean perfection!

From the www.essie.com site: “The new colors of this mini-collection, four in all, will be launched this month. They include a precious yet chic light blue (Borrowed & Blue), a flattering nude tone with a hint of pink (Made To Honor), sheer sweetheart pink (Better Together) and a bold, captivating red (First Dance), which all are perfect, full and classic. The collection comes at a price US$8.00 each with a size 0.5oz (15ml).”

And then, of course, there’s nail polish for you Wild Thing brides and bridesmaids, in vibrant shades that are you. Take a look at their Braziliant collection, and shop at www.essie.com!

Brides and bridesmaids, tell me which shade is perfect for you, and you could win it! I’m sending one Essie bottle and a copy of my book Bridesmaid on a Budget to a winner chosen from the Comments below. Vote as often as you’d like by 8/1/11…I know you love more than one color! :]

~ Sharon