My First Annual Ugly Sweater Party

Hi everyone,

It’s me Sophie!!! You know me, the almost-famous author of Diary of an Ugly Sweater.

I am so excited to let you know I am throwing MY FIRST EVER PARTY!!!!

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Of course you are invited! With the holidays coming up, I am throwing the first ever, in the history of mankind (I’m pretty sure) BEAUTIFUL SWEATER CONTEST & PARTY. I know, you have probably heard of an Ugly Sweater Contest before. And yes, I am told I was created as an ugly sweater myself. Yet I have come to believe I am beautiful, so I am throwing a Beautiful Sweater Party.

Just so you know that I can laugh at myself, there will be three winners in the Sweater Contest. One for most beautiful sweater (vote for me!!!), one for the ugliest sweater and one for the most original sweater.

I’m throwing this bash at McCoy’s on the beach in Pompano. It’s located in the Marriott and when you have your valet ticket stamped, you can save the valet fee and just tip the hard working people that are keeping your car safe while we have fun.

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There will be food out, door prizes, raffles and a 50/50 along with contests and games. Most of all, there will be wonderful people there, just like you. I have the most fantastic friends ever and they are going to love you as much as you will love them. Feel free to bring new friends, spouses and kids.

Your presence would be a present and oh so pleasant. Please say yes!

McCoy’s (Oceanfront restaurant in the Marriott)
1200 N Ocean Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL 33062

See you there!

Sophie’s Mission

Hi everyone. It’s me, Sophie!

I want to tell you why my mission is so important that I am opening up and being all vulnerable by letting you read my diary.



To spread great ideas on how to accept, appreciate and really love yourself, because I know that being confident is the key to being happier, more successful and having a fulfilling and meaningful life.


I went through some challenging times when I was searching for my forever home, my place in the world. I did not understand some of the things other people did, and why they would behave in a way that wasn’t nice, so I got confused, and that didn’t feel good at all.


When lots of things came at me at once, I retreated to a very dark place. Luckily, I had my “framily” to help me out and allow me to see that I am a wonderful and radiant being of light and I can and have done many awesome things already. Once I learned to love and appreciate myself, and how to stay in a positive frame of mind no matter what others may say or do, life got really good.

I am so much happier and it seems like everything always goes my way. I am able to manifest such incredible things because I have learned how to keep my energy vibrating at a very high frequency, which makes me a success magnet.

I have shared my journey and my heart with you in my diary, and with an open heart, I invite you to delight yourself with my story and learn how to deal with difficult people, conflict and inner doubts, just like I did. I want you to be as happy as I am. I promise you will love the story and learn so much.

Once you read the story, please pass it on and be part of my mission.

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For Parents:

It is so important for parents to really feel self-love and live a life of confidence. Why?
~ You deserve a fantastic life that is easy, fun and fulfilling!
~ Children learn from how their parents act, not what they say. How can you teach confidence or convince your children they have value when you don’t value yourself or your abilities?
~ The best way to protect our children is to teach them to protect themselves, emotionally. This book provides the tools for them to do so, hidden in an adorable story they will love.
~ Parents say my diary format allows them to read with their children and gives them an opening to discuss relevant issues that can be challenging to bring up.


For Non-Adults:

This book is so fun. You will love it. We will get to be good friends as I open my heart to you. In return for your time, I will make sure you learn about how to deal with some of the crazy stuff we have to deal with in life. There are ways to make life much more fun. I want to make sure you understand how awesome you are so you can love this life you have been blessed with and bless the world by sharing your unique talents.


For Entrepreneurs:

You may wonder what this book has to do with being a mega success. EVERYTHING! I want you to be so happy and vibrating at such a high frequency, that you become a manifesting magnet. That’s the secret behind the secret.

~Get clear on what you want

~ Create a plan

~ Take action

~ While keeping a highly positive state of mind so you can vibrate at the same frequency as the awesome life you deserve.

I want you to have a wildly abundant and prosperous life!


To get your copy of my diary (you know you want to), please visit Barnes & Noble online at:
Or Amazon online at:

Get your copy now. And please help me further my mission to help others really love themselves and confidently live the life they desire and deserve.

Forever Yours,

~Shine Bright~

Get Your Happy On

Hi everyone. It’s me, Sophie!


I know that sometimes we all can get a little down. We hear news that makes us sad, we don’t do as well on a project as we wanted to or sometimes those “blues” just come to visit.

Just notice those feelings and ask yourself two questions.

One – Why do I feel this way? Examine why you feel that way. If there is a lesson to be learned, find out what it is so you can put whatever is keeping you from being up behind you. Once you have learned something from it, it has value and you can thank it for teaching you and let it go. Keep in mind that sometimes the lessons is that we don’t always know why. Sometimes the answer will never be clear to us and let that be alright too!

Two – Do I want to keep feeling this way? I know that sounds funny, but you do have a choice. The way we feel depends on the thoughts you think. If you do want to change your mood, think of things to be grateful for. The better thoughts will make you feel better.


In my diary, my “framily” and I came up with 41 tips to make you feel better. I am sharing a few of my favorites with you, in no particular order. I invite you to read my diary for the rest. (It really is okay to read it. I have so much I want to share with you.)


1. Each day write down three things for which you are grateful. It will trigger the feeling of gratitude, which will make you happy.

2. Write a short story about an experience you had that made you happy. Maybe it was catching a fish, or being on a vacation with family.

3. Sing a song that makes you happy. Singing releases chemicals from your brain that make you feel good.

4. Reach out to a friend. You will both feel good from the connection.

5. Smile. Just looking at yourself in a mirror and smiling for 30 seconds will get you out of a bad mood.

11. Listen to music. Music is a universal language that engages our souls. We have decided that few are immune to its power.

18. Play with a puppy, kitten or bunny rabbit. Soft, furry things that lick your face apparently make humans happy. We aren’t sure on this one, but we have all heard it so we are adding it to our list.

20. Look through old pictures or videos. The memories triggered will release feel-good endorphins to your brain, which will make you happier.

28. Make a list of people in your life you are lucky to have. Also, make a list of people lucky to have you in their lives.
34. Learn to forgive. And that includes forgiving yourself.

40. Look for a child who is happy and laughing. Did you know laughing can be contagious, just like a smile? Santa Steve told us about a time when one person started laughing at a joke so hard that before long the whole room was laughing, even though most of the people in the room never even heard the joke.

Those are 10 of my favorite ways to feel better. To read my diary and get the rest of the list, please visit Barnes & Noble online at:
Or Amazon online at:

Get your copy now. And thank you for letting me share some of the things I have learned. I love helping others feel better and it actually makes me feel better too. So thanks for making me feel good by allowing me to help you feel good.



~Shine Bright~

It’s Me, Sophie!

Hi everyone!

It’s me, Sophie!!! You may have heard about my book, “Diary of an Ugly Sweater”. I told all my problems to my diary and also shared all the solutions I came up with as well.


I’ve been through some pretty low places, and times when I didn’t know how I would go on. Yet, I have learned and continue to learn, many wonderful lessons. I invite you to write to me and tell me about your problems. I’ll share some of the things that have worked for me.

And you ahead and read my diary. I invite you to buy my book and take this journey with me. It’s a fun and fanciful tale that will hit home and have a lasting impact on you and your life.

I’ll tell you more about my diary later, and share new secrets if you have already read Diary of an Ugly Sweater. Until then,

Shine Your Light & Shine It Bright