Special Announcement: Celebrate Beauty & Win Fab Prizes

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is beauty? What does it mean to you? When do you feel beautiful?

Though I’m a big fan of getting gussied up on occasion, even my most “glam” days in the fashion industry can’t compare to the beauty I feel now. (No makeup required for this kind of beauty. See??? ;))

The Em-meister, as I like to call him, was right. Beauty isn’t something we can buy, apply, chase after, whittle ourselves down for or attract. It’s within each of us and grows when we seek, accept and embrace it.

If you’re so inclined, visit my blog this Friday, February 10th to participate in the Beauty of a Woman BlogFest. Tour the links to over thirty fantastic blog pieces, composed by some of the most talented writers in the blogosphere. Then post a comment on my page for a chance to win a Kindle Touch, gift cards, books and more.

For additional chances at prizes, promote the fest via Twitter, Facebook and/or your blog. For each promotional shout out (between now and Friday) and comment (on Friday), your name will be entered into the prize drawing, for a maximum of 4 chances. For 2 more chances, enter the fest as a blogger. (Today is the last day for signups.)

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”  —Maya Angelou

Hope you’ll spread your wings and party with us! Any questions, drop me a note. 🙂

Samantha Warren’s Birthday Scavenger Hunt: Win a Kindle!

My friend, Samanta Warren, is a talented writer and best-selling author of Blood of the Dragon (Book #1), a full-length epic fantasy novel, and the urban fantasy novella series, Jane. She’s also playing Santa this month, in honor of her 30th birthday! (The fact that she’s GIVING away gifts for her birthday tells you what a gem she is…)

Here’s how it works: Every day this week, Samantha will post a list of five questions that must be answered via email by 11:59EST that day. All answers can be found within these blogs. Each day, whoever answers the most questions will win a prize.

The contest runs from December 4th (TODAY!) to the 10th. And while it’s not quite as exciting as the Kindle Mini grand prize, the first runner up with win a custom package of my healthy, homemade baked goods! (Fear not; they’re tasty. ;))

Please visit SamanthaWarren.com for ongoing details. If you like what you read, as I suspect you will, subscribe to her blog and check her books out—both are “prizes” themselves.

Have fun and good luck! Stay tuned for my next post, an interview with Roni Loren…romance novelist and blogger extraordinaire.

Will you join the fun? What’s the most creative thing you’ve done to celebrate your birthday?