Hello Handmade giveaway

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could send one of these darling cards from Hello Handmade to someone you love? And wouldn’t it be even better if it were free? Well then this is the contest for you! Betsy and Shanna are being total dolls and giving away a personalized Lace and Fox Valentine to one lucky reader! Leave a comment below with what your favorite part of Valentine’s Day is, and you could win! This is a quickie contest so don’t wait…the winner will be announced on Thursday!

[image from hello handmade]

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New happenings in the blogosphere

Amanda of VintageGlam has now introduced free local wedding classifieds to her lovely blog…you can post items you’ve used for your own wedding and are looking to get rid of (a la Craigslist).  Excellent idea! Check it out here.

And the lovely ladies of Elizabeth Anne Designs have relaunched their site with a whole new look, easy interface, and message boards!  Congrats to everyone!  Looks like good things come in pairs!

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Blueprint Cleanse – the test

While at the Wedding Party event last week, I signed up for the Blueprint Cleanse.  For those of you who don’t know, its essentially a 3 day juice cleanse – you’ll get 6 juices each day at a total of 1200 calories (so you won’t feel hungry).  I was initially against it because I didn’t think it would be doable or even taste good, but I’ve done my research and got to taste a sample and it was pretty good!  I’ve been feeling pretty sluggish lately and overall I just need a kick start to a healthier year…I’m doing it with my boss so hopefully we can keep each other from cheating, but I’ll let you know how it goes.  We start today, so wish us luck!

Here are some of the benefits you may receive on the cleanse…
* Boosted immune system
* Alleviates allergies
* Improved thyroid dysfunction
* Rests the digestive organs
* Physical rejuvenation
* Normalized weight
* Normalized blood pressure
* Reverses signs of aging
* Elevates mood and sex drive – hello!!
* Alleviates symptoms of PMS
* Promotes clear skin
* Increases energy
* Increases fertility
* Combats viruses
* Aids Fibromyalgia issues
* Saves money you would have otherwise spent on “that new antibiotic.”

[image via The Gothamist]

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Colin Cowie Wedding Chic giveaway

You may already know about Colin Cowie from Oprah or from countless parties you’ve seen in the pages of InStyle Magazine, but here’s your chance to own his latest book, Wedding Chic!  It’s got tons of photos of parties he’s designed, and they’re all inspiring, no matter what your style.  Leave a comment below and on Friday the winner will be announced!  Good luck!

[images by Brooklyn Bride]

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Love notes

How cute are these Love Notes by Sarah Drake?  Nice Valentine or wedding gift if you ask me.

[images from Sarah Drake]

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