Ann Wood Handmade giveaway

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Ann Wood has long since been a favorite when it comes to the sweetest animal cake toppers. What she can create with some fabric & paper is just magical, and I’m lucky enough to say I own one of her birdies (and I’m absolutely going crazy for her flamingos!)  But today, we’re giving away one of her newest designs, a pair of forest folk bunnies!  The winner gets to pick what color glittery shoes & bouquet the lady bunny gets.  Because Ann usually names her little creatures, leave a comment below with what YOU’D name this adorable pair, and the winner will be announced on Friday.  Good luck!  CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED

Contest open to US residence only. 

[image from Ann Wood Handmade]

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Maptote giveaway

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Maptote has certainly come a long way since I wrote about them years ago…they’ve added a crazy number of cities all over the world, new designs, new products, and they’re all amazing! I’ve always thought they were great for out of town gift bags or for destination weddings, and with all the customizations you can now do with them, they really are the perfect gift for guests & bridal party alike.

Today we’re giving away a chance to win 50 customized grocery totes (including domestic shipping!) for one lucky winner!  You’ll be able to choose from any of their three customizable options, so leave a comment below on what city you’d love to see on YOUR tote and the winner will be announced on Friday.  Good luck!  CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED

Contest only open to US readers, sorry!

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custom maptotes

[images from Maptote]

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Deck Out Your Digs with NewlyWish & BRIDES Magazine

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NewlyWish & BRIDES have teamed up for the Ultimate Giveaway which includes a $1,000 shopping spree on wedding registry and gifting site NewlyWish. The winner will also have their photo featured in an upcoming issue of BRIDES Magazine, PLUS a design consultation with HGTV Design Star, Danielle Colding. And they didn’t stop there. Three runners up will also receive a $150 gift card to NewlyWish.  Excited yet!? We are!

First, for those of you who aren’t familiar, NewlyWish is an online registry and wedding-related gifting service, with the express purpose of helping couples create gift registries that truly reflect their personal styles. They’ve built a network of more than 50 shops in a single, easy-to-use website so that couples can create a registry that includes everything for their home, from kitchen equipment, to tabletop items, bed and bath linens and home décor, as well as a range of unique experiences and less-traditional items such as food and wine, and even tickets to the theater and sporting events.

So, in the spirit of discovering (or refining) your wedding-day and home style, NewlyWish has partnered with BRIDES Magazine and Danielle Colding, as well as joined forces with the finest judges (who have some serious style and are go to experts in the wedding and home space) to bring you a pretty cool giveaway!  I’m so excited to be amongst these ladies!
Here’s how to jump in…
 
The Rules:
  1. Follow NewlyWish and BRIDES Magazine on Pinterest.
  2. Create a Pinterest Board titled “Deck Out Your Digs With NewlyWish & BRIDES Magazine.”
  3. Pin images to your board that inspire your personal home and wedding-day style from NewlyWish, BRIDES and across the web. For each pin, include hashtag #dreamdigs and label it with the hashtag of your style (e.g. #modern, #classic, #vintage, etc)
  4. IMPORTANT: Once you’ve created your fabulous Pinterest board, visit NewlyWish’s blog post here and post a comment with a link to your board. Don’t forget this step! We won’t know you’ve entered unless you submit a link!

Need some inspiration to get started? Check out Danielle Colding’s board here – her style is Eclectic.  You can also check out the judges boards for more inspo: Harmony’s Pinterest Board, Vané’s Pinterest Board, and Xochitl’s Pinterest Board.  We’ve all got different styles, so don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

The most creative and comprehensive board, as determined by our three judges, wins!

Harmony

XOCHITL

Vane

The Goodies:

The grand prizewinner will receive a $1,000 NewlyWish gift card, a 4-hour interior design consultation with HGTV Design Star winner, Danielle Colding, and will have their photo showcased in an upcoming BRIDES Magazine issue. Three runners up will receive a $150 gift card to NewlyWish.

You will have until November 8, 2013 11:00 PM EST to enter. The winner will be announced November 15, 2013.

For more, see contest rules here.

This post was sponsored by Newlywish.  Thanks for supporting our advertisers!

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Minted holiday card giveaway

I know, I know, its only October, but when it comes to holiday cards, you really have to start early….especially if you want a chance to win some personalized ones from Minted!  This year they’ve introduced triple thick paper, which is absolutely amazing to hold in your hand, and now you can even customize your cards with different die-cut shapes.  With all the new designs, I know it will be hard to pick your favorites, but there are definitely plenty to choose from.

3 readers have a chance to win 50 holiday cards each on the new triple thick paper…just leave a quick comment below with your favorite Holiday card design and the winners will be announced on Friday!  THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED

[images from Minted]

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The 5-Year Engagement sweepstakes

When Chad and I got engaged, we ended up having a pretty lengthy engagement…2 1/2 years!  It wasn’t because we couldn’t get our stuff together, we essentially had our wedding planned within 6 months….it was because I didn’t want to get married in an odd-year.  You see, we got engaged towards the end of 2006, and could have gotten married in 2007 if we wanted to, but I have this thing with odd numbers, so we held off til Spring of 2008!  Maybe its a silly reason, but hey, we ended up having ALL even numbers for our anniversary date…04/26/08, so I’m pretty happy about that!

That leads me to the premise of a film coming out on April 27 called The 5-Year Engagement starring Emily Blunt and Jason Segel….if you haven’t seen the previews yet, you absolutely must!  The characters, Tom & Violet, get engaged a year after meeting, and through a series of crazy events, their wedding gets postponed multiple times over 5 years…its from the producers of Bridesmaids, so its pretty much guaranteed to be hilarious.

A bunch of blogs today are getting in on the fun…each participating blog below is featuring a different save the date that Tom & Violet sent out over their 5 year engagement….simply collect 4 of the dates (seen on the STD card) and enter them at the sweepstakes page for a chance to win $1000 Amazon giftcard!

Borrowed & Bleu
The Broke-Ass Bride
Offbeat Bride
Green Wedding Shoes
Wedding Chicks
The Brides Cafe
Rock n Roll Bride

[This post was sponsored by The 5-Year Engagement]

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