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You spend the day cooking and preparing for the guests you’ve invited to dinner.

About an hour before they are to arrive, it’s time to wrap up the final details and get yourself ready!

(Btw, the cake recipe above is in my book. Mm-m-m, good.)


The doorbell rings and your guests are at the front door.

Do you feel ready for company or are you frazzled and in the same clothes you’ve had on all day?

Ever want that designer look, but you don’t have a fortune to spend on expensive, designer silver jewelry?

My friend Melody Davis started her business, Designz Divine, so that women would have affordable options for dressing up their wardrobes, designer style! One piece of classic jewelry can really enhance your wardrobe. She offers a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee and a One Year No Worry Warranty on all products and a portion of all sales is donated to charity to help others in need. I love her heart. (This month, a portion of all proceeds goes to support the Salvation Army, which provides all types of humanitarian relief here in the United States.)

Melody’s biz, Designz Divine, offers high end, high quality, designer inspired sterling silver, gold and rhodium jewelry for a fraction of the cost of the real thing so you can dress like a million bucks without breaking the bank.

After receiving a beautiful bracelet which I love from Melody, and seeing the quality of her product, today I am thrilled to host a beautiful giveaway from Melody to you.

Her jewelry is affordable and would make a perfect birthday gift for a friend, or keep in mind that Christmas is right around the corner!

Remember, always feel your best when entertaining and wear what you love, so you feel not only good about your party, but about yourself, too. And the trick to accessorizing well is in finding a piece that you can wear with the majority of your wardrobe- whether dressed up or down.

Here’s what we’re giving away today:

A Tiffany-inspired pendant necklace and a pair of sparkle stud earrings (cubic zirconia). Value $129 for the pair. From Designz Divine.

HOW TO WIN the above beautiful jewelry!

1. Answer this question – 1 ENTRY

Does it matter to you whether you freshen up before your company arrives for dinner? And what does freshening up mean to you?

2. Like “Designz Divine” Facebook page and tell us (over on FB) how you like to accessorize when entertaining? Come back and let us know here that you commented. – 1 EXTRA Entry

3. Tweet this giveaway – 1 EXTRA Entry

Win beautiful jewelry by Designz Divine over at @SandyCoughlinRE ‘s today. #giveaway

Melody will be pulling an additional winner from her Facebook page, so there are several ways of winning today when you leave a comment here and there. Very exciting!

Contest ends Wednesday, Sept. 28, at midnight.