Pretty Boxes For the Upcoming Vow Renewal Ceremony

cakeminisWhen I saw these boxes I knew that I wanted to have pink boxes with petit fours at my wedding; little miniature versions of our wedding cake. Love, love, love and I love the fact that today I’ve mentally narrowed it down to Fall but more than likely Spring of next year 2015. Now I just need to settle on a pretty favor that my husband will approve of. Nothing too girly since I’m taking over everything with pink already.

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The Weekly Shoe Giveaway – Nine West Snakeskin Sandals

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I am so happy to reintroduce The Weekly Shoe Giveaway. It will probably we bi-weekly and gradually work its way up to weekly but nevertheless we are BACK! My business the Grow Your Dreams Network is hosting the first shoe giveaway. Here is a little more about what I do. Linda Dominique Grosvenor-Holland assists bloggers, ministries and authors with increasing visibility and understanding social media as well as how to effectively network and create buzz about their products and businesses. She helps position them to create multiple streams of income through her Grow Your Dreams Network. Her own blogging endeavors landed her an appearance on The Today Show to dish about one of her favorite things, “Why Women Love Shoes.” Check out the official website at http://www.GrowYourDreamsNetwork.com.

THIS ITEM IS AVAILABLE IN SIZE 6-11.
PLEASE NOTE WE RESERVE THE RIGHT
TO SUBSTITUTE IF ITEM SELLS OUT.

Here’s How to Enter:

  1. Like the Sponsor’s fan page at Facebook.com/BloggersandMogulswithLindaDominiqueGrosvenor
  2. Follow the Sponsor’s on Twitter at @GrowYourDreamPR
  3. Follow  us on Instagram @MissPrincessDom
  4. Join the mailing list here. Please Note: You must click the link in the verification email to be “on” the list.
  5. Follow us on Twitter at @MissPrincessDom and Tweet the Giveaway via the link on the post.
  6. Like our fan page at Facebook.com/PrincessDominiqueInc
  7. Leave a comment and let us know that you’ve done it ALL, how happy you’d be if you won these fab shoes. You know we keep it shoe FAB!

Please Note: All Winner WILL be verified prior to prizes being awarded.
A Winner Will Be Chosen Randomly on April 29, 2014
THIS CONTEST IS OPEN WORLDWIDE!

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Statement Necklaces For My Photo Shoot

JCrewCrystalI’m still on board with my fitness routine and I’m almost ready for my photo shoot so that I can finally update all of my websites, photos and social media sites. I got all of my outfits together, today however i wanted to share the cute necklaces I snagged. The first one is the J. Crew crystal necklace that I’ve been stalking online for awhile.

SoExcessive_LiquidMetalNecklaceThis one is the Liquid Metal Necklace that I purchased over a year ago from So Excessive. I love their accessories, from necklaces to cuffs, you will too. | http://www.SoExcessive.com

GreenNecklaceAnd this final one is a pretty green and I’m thrilled about it because it matches a green blouse I’m wearing perfectly. I snagged from a boutique in New Jersey call An Extra Touch. You can like their page on Facebook here.

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Gorgeous Wedding Cake Stand

cakestandAlthough I haven’t posted much about it, I am VERY MUCH still in wedding planning and renewing the vows mode. I don’t know where I discovered this cute yet simple cake stand (probably Pinterest) however, I’d love to have one sized to scale for my wedding cake. it’s so very adorable for a cake stand and it prevents me from having to go with something cardboard. I am totally smitten with this.

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My Chicken Pesto Flatbread Fiasco with Tropical Smoothie Cafe

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My husband and I frequent Tropical Smoothie Cafe weekly. To say weekly is really an understatement because sometimes he hits them up when he’s at work and he’s not in the mood for coffee. When I’m not in the mood for something heavy for dinner I’ll have a flatbread sandwich or a wrap and one of our Saturday morning rituals is to drive and grab a smoothie and the sandwich of our choice and continue out on our weekend adventure. If you don’t believe me just follow me on Instagram. You’ll see me every now and then posting a smoothie. So imagine how surprised I was when I went to my local spot on Fordham Drive in Virginia Beach and upon returning home I was ready to devour the Chicken Pesto Flatbread Sandwich I purchased.

Actually I had become so fond of the flatbreads that I started ordering two. My logic was that I would eat one now and save one for later, which almost never happened. They were so good I’d eat both and end up skipping dinner. But this time after eating the first one I became a little nauseated and I wasn’t sure why because I hadn’t eaten anything all day. All I’d had was lemon squeezed into my bottled water and I had been sipping on that throughout the day. As I started to take a bite into the second flatbread there was a charred, burnt taste in my mouth. I put the flatbread to my nose and even thought it didn’t “look” burnt, it smelled burnt, as if it was cooked a bit too long. My husband wanted to take me back to location, but I wanted to call first because we had just left and there was a wait because the store was very crowded. So I called the number on the receipt and the phone just rang and rang and rang and rang. So I hung up and put the flat bread in the  fridge until the next morning. When I woke up the next morning I immediate tried to locate their corporate office and their corporate Twitter account. I figured that many companies create social media accounts to reach out to customers and assist them. So I sent them the following tweet:

I was typing so fast. I meant to say “yesterday” since I purchased the flatbread on Saturday not Sunday. Beyond just a refund for the flatbreads, I’m currently waiting to hear back from corporate to see how they’ll assist a customer who on average between her and her husband must spend at least $50 or more with their company per month.

Edit: April 7, 2014

I received a Twitter message from corporate after they read my post and that was quickly followed up by an email which said:

Hi Linda,

We heard about your experience with the flatbread, and we want to try and help!

Please reach out here – http://tropicalsmoothie.com/contact-us/ – and complete the form so that your experience will be documented so that we can address it fully.

Thank you for bringing this to our attention, and thanks for being an awesome and loyal guest of Tropical Smoothie Café!

Edit: April 7, 2014

I just got a call on my cell from the owner of the location I went to this past Saturday. She was sincere and apologetic, explained what possibly happened and offered my husband and I FREE LUNCH at her location and I appreciate that. I look forward to visiting this particular location again because honestly I love their products and we all make mistakes. I love when businesses use social media to allow their customers to reach out to them, express themselves and clear up issues so that all parties are satisfied.

Sidenote: I talk about this in my forthcoming book The Savvy Mogul’s Manual–Social Media really assisted me in this respect because Tropical Smoothie had an active and “responsive” social media account. Many business have accounts, but when you message them you may not get a timely response until weeks or months later, if at all. Their timely social media response was KEY in resolving this issue.

Edit: April 12, 2024

This afternoon my husband and I went back to the same location to claim the 2 lunches the owner left for us. We were hoping to actually meet the owner face to face but she wasn’t there. The service was courteous and the lunch and smoothie was good–just as it was when we first started frequenting this location. Thank you.

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Facebook and Twitter Social Media Cookies, No, Not That Kind

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Facebook-cookiesI discovered these cute Facebook and Twitter cookies a few years ago. The kind of cookies you eat not the kind that tracks your visit to websites. I had archived them on my blog before I had the fiasco with the horrible hosting services that basically ate years of my posts but I wanted to share the cookies again for you. Aren’t they just cute? Imagine using them as a promotional tool or for a wedding favor. So very adorable, especially for those who are heavy into social media. In case you want the recipe for how to make these delicious sugary cookies, click here. The recipe for the icing can be found here.

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How To Host A Shoe Giveaway

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Linda Dominique Grosvenor-Holland is a Shoe Expert and was featured on The Today Show on NBC in a Shoe Segment titled “What Women Love”. They call her the one with the “Ill shoe game,” “Carrie Bradshaw fabulous,” “A savvy cocktail of fashion and relationship advice!” the one with “The fiercest shoe game working!” and “The shoe diva to end all shoe divas!” When it came time to take her love of shoes to the next level she launched The Weekly Shoe Giveaway™.

She singlehandedly gathered together popular brands like Chinese Laundry, Luichiny, Naughty Monkey, Sole Society, Butter Shoes and Nina Shoes along with newer brands like Naya Shoes, Fever Shoes and GlamRockChic and gave them a platform to meet hoards of voracious shoe lovers. The Weekly Shoe Giveaway™ concept is simple: Sponsors meet Eager Shoe Lovers and an introduction is made on PrincessDominique.com and the company gets exposure and shoe lovers learn about a brand and someone WINS! That’s it! She believes she can garner attention for any brand and has become a major influencer in beauty, fashion and technology.

HOW IT ALL WORKS:

FEE: The Fee for the 2 Week Shoe Sponsorship is $75
This fee gives you access to our combined network of 100,000 networking reach!

CRITERIA: The Shoe Sponsored Must have a retail value of at least $59.95
The shoe must be available in a range of sizes to cover the full range of possible winners. Let our team choose the perfect shoe to fit your budget.

BENEFITS: The Weekly Shoe Giveaway™ is designed to give your business exposure Our readers love shoes and particularly love interacting with shoe brands on social media and beyond.

REQUIREMENTS: Your Weekly Shoe Giveaway Sponsorship will include a paragraph write up on your company, your company logo, your website logo and up to 3 social media pages. You must supply us with this information as well as a clear photo of the shoe you are sponsoring and the shoe specifications.

PrincessDominique.com is personal, upbeat and very no holds barred website. When it comes to sharing her opinion, whether it’s a sold out shoe or a fashion mistake she sees walking by while she’s out and about—Linda Dominique Grosvenor-Holland is a fashion reality show (in blog form) waiting to happen. Partner with her. Send an email to PrincessChick at Gmail dot com to sponsor a shoe!

The Grow Your Dreams Virtual Conference

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Have you always wanted to start a blog and learn how to earn how to earn money from blogging about what you love? Perhaps you’ve always wanted to write a book and just don’t know where to start? Are you a coach or speaker and want to know how to create multiple streams of income? If so the Grow Your Dreams Virtual Conference is for you!

This conference is held virtually meaning you don’t have to leave home. Our sessions include:

Session 1: Finding and Defining Your Purpose with JurLonna Walker

Are you unsure about your purpose, what you’re called to do or exactly where you should be focusing your attention? This session will assist you with unlocking the doors and helping you define your purpose so that you can move forward and walk freely in your gifts.

Session 2: How to Write, Publish, and Market Your Book with Rachel Renee Smith

Writing and publishing can seem like an overwhelming task but you can do it! Every big dream requires education, training, and support. Learn how to get unstuck in your writing process, publish like a professional, and acquire different techniques to gain exposure for your book.

Session 3: Learn to Overcome Fear of Failure with Apostle Crystal P. Smith

Are you paralyzed by fear of failure? Does fear pop up in the middle of tasks or prevent you from taking on tasks and/or pursuing your goals and dreams? In this session you will tackle the fear of failure head-on and evict it at the root so that you can dream BIG and be who you were created to be GREAT!

Session 4: Creating Multiple Streams of Income for Speakers with Hasani Pettiford

Do you have a desire to speak for pay? Are you already a speaker and desire to create multiple streams of income to enhance your current platform? You’re in the right place to super-size your income.

Session 5: When It Comes to Business Are You Legal? with Stephanie L. Williams

Is your business ready when it comes to having all of the legal aspects of doing business covered? Learn the Do’s & Don’ts of starting a business the legal way. You’ll also learn how to tell if what you’re doing is a hobby or if it’s really a business.

Session 6: Gain Influence by Blogging What You Love with Linda Dominique Grosvenor-Holland

Learn why blogging isn’t an outdated notion and how people are actually using blogs to gain influence. If you’re in business you’ll also learn why you need a blog and if you’re a stay at home mom, understand how blogging about what you love can not only earn you money, but how it has landed many national exposure

Invest in your DREAM. Early Bird Tickets are still available. Register Now at: http://www.growyourdreamsconference.eventbrite.com

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My Cute Pink Body Con Dress Splurge

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Okay so I have to revamp my GrowYourDreamsNetwork.com website. I have 3 outfits that I’ve been trying to pull together and I’ll reveal them all shortly, but one of them definitely consists of an adorable pink dress. In case you haven’t guessed it yet pink is my signature color. I snagged this dress from my friend Portia’s website shoppjmaccarly.com. I can’t wait for it to come in the mail. I’ve got several statement necklaces that I can’t wait to pair with it to see which looks best. I’m so excited to get GLAMMED up!

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