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“You Are Beautiful” Bracelet

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As the Women’s Ministry Director of our church, I recently had the honor and privilege of hostessing a Ladies Tea (which I plan to tell you more about).  I chose the theme Beautiful for the tea.  When I received an opportunity to receive the  “You Are Beautiful” Friendship Bracelet from Good Works for review, I knew it would be the perfect door prize for one of the ladies attending the tea.  Every woman wants to be beautiful, and this bracelet is meant to serve as a reminder of your beauty and value, and to remind you what incredible things that you can do and accomplish.

you are beautiful bracelet

The bracelet is a leather wrap around and is stamped with  “You Are” and then lists the attributes that every woman wants to be known for… talented, courageous, strong, honorable… and more.  You can choose from a multitude of colors for these bracelets including: Blue, Mint, Neon Green, Neon Yellow, Pink, Purple, and Red.  Whether you wear it as a reminder to yourself, or gift one to a friend, it is sure to lift your spirits whenever you look at it!  It really is beautiful, and I know the lady who received it at our tea was genuinely pleased.

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It really is beautiful, and I know the ladies who received the bracelets at our tea were genuinely pleased.

Whether you wear get a bracelet as a reminder to yourself, or gift one to a friend, it is sure to lift the spirits whenever you look at it!

Good Works was established in 2011 and have been determined ever since to deliver a powerful message along with a fashion that would be meaningful and inspirational.  They contribute 25% of their earnings to charitable organizations so that they are sure to be making a meaningful impact on communities and lives everywhere.

Get Social with GoodWorks on Facebook and @goodworksmove on Twitter.


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JuicyDealz Giveaway (12/2)

JuicyDealz Holiday Giveaway

Welcome to theJuicyDealz Holiday Giveaway, hosted by Thrifty Nifty Mommy and Viva Veltoro JuicyDealz is a brand new, up-and-coming daily boutique and handmade deals site. Founded by husband and wife team Cat and Andy, JuicyDealz stemmed from a simple idea: create a dynamic, online marketplace featuring an eclectic mix of American-based artisans and small businesses offering fabulous items at great prices. Every day, a new crop of deals pops up. You can follow JuicyDealz on Facebook to get sneak peeks of upcoming deals and subscribe to their daily email so you won’t miss a thing! Be it designer-inspired jewelry, personalized note cards, infinity scarves, trendy women’s clothing, accessories, home goods, or stuff for the kiddos, each and every day brings a new treasure trove of unique finds. You’ll need to purchase quickly as most of the deals only last 3-4 days and can sell out fast!

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You’ll feel good every time you make a purchase because you are getting not only a super unique, fun, and often one-of-a-kind product (at an incredible price!), but you are also helping to support a small business owner who is striving to support their family, while doing what they love. It is the passion, creativity, and hospitality of these amazing entrepreneurs that make up the heart of JuicyDealz, bringing you fresh, fun, and affordable deals every day.

One LUCKY person will WIN a gorgeous jewelry collection from JuicyDealz worth over $300!

Just in time for the holidays, this amazing prize package includes an incredible assortment of stunning and unique jewelry (infinity bracelets, statement necklaces, designer-inspired jewelry, sports mom bracelets, owl earrings, watches and more!). Perfect for stocking stuffers, gifts, or to keep for yourself. Please note, actual prize package may vary slightly from what you see pictured above but will include items that are equally lovely!

This giveaway is open to the US only, ages 18 and up, and ends on 12/2/13 at 11:59 PM EST.

Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below. Good Luck!

Disclosure: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. Prize fulfillment is solely the responsibility of JuicyDealz and not the participating bloggers. Giveaway is open to residents of the US states, age 18+. Giveaway will close at 11:59 PM EST on 12/2/13. 1 winner will be selected and will be contacted by email. If you have any additional questions, feel free to send an email to thriftyniftymommy (at) If you’re interested in having your company or products featured with a giveaway like this, please contact thriftyniftymommy{at}

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My Little Black Dress

I’m at that in between size stage where none if the nicer clothes in my closet look, or feel, right.  So, I went dress shopping at Burlington Coat Factory today.




I enlisted the help of friends and family via Facebook and Instagram, and finally purchased the last one, the black dress with leather inset. I really liked the first dress, the animal print, also. Since we only had it in the budget to buy one, I put the animal print back.
I tried on several scarves, but they took away from the slimming effect of the dress, so I found some chunky jewelry instead.


I spent $38.50 on the dress, necklace, and earrings.

Paired the black boots that I already own (bought last year, at Lane Bryant— I think), I now have a beautiful ensemble to wear to church tomorrow.


I wanted something pretty because I will be receiving my pastoral license during our morning service tomorrow.

Not bad for $under $40, right?

(ha!  I finally figured out how to publish a post from my phone!!)

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Blue Nile Earrings Giveaway

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I can’t believe Mother’s Day is just a few days away.  I haven’t even asked for anything!  I’ve no doubt that Hubs and the kidlets will pull off something spectacular, because they always do.  We typically go to my Mom’s church for Mother’s Day, and this year will be no different.  It’s such a nice way to share the morning with her!

As for Mother’s Day gifts, my Mom is pretty simple and never asks for a thing.  I guess I get it from her.  I never really ask for anything, either.  Of course I don’t mind getting chocolates, cards, flowers, or jewelry.  LOL.  Blue Nile recently sent be a beautiful pair of sterling silver earrings for consideration.  These just may be perfect for my dress for my Sister’s wedding later this month!  I’ve browsed their site and can honestly say that if you’re in need of a last minute gift for Mom or that special lady in your life, you should check out, where you can save 10%!  There’s still time to get Free FedEx shipping on your order!Blue Nile Earrings

Blue Nile was nice enough to send me a second pair of earrings to giveaway to one lucky reader.  Just enter below.

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The Blushing Violet

I was recently searching for unique mother’s jewelry when I discovered The Blushing Violet JewelryThe Blushing Violet, an Etsy shop owned and operated by Suzie.  Suzie creates the most beautiful beads in a pod pendant jewelry, tree pendants, and mother’s love pendants.  I was immediately in love with the beads in a pod pendants!  I wanted something to show off my *soon to be three* peas in the pod, and this pendant was just perfect.

The kidlets birthdays are in December and February, and the new baby is due in April. I knew I wanted the colors to match their birthstones, and that I wanted to keep them in birth order with Mister’s on top, Sister’s in the middle, and the new baby on the bottom.  I wasn’t sure, however, if I wanted faceted or smooth beads in my pendant. Suzie sent me a picture of what the beads looked like together.

The Blushing Vioet Smooth and Faceted Beads

I liked both, but I really liked how the smooth beads looked together.  I couldn’t have been more pleased with the way the pendant turned out, either.

My Beads in a Pod by The Blushing Violet

I absolutely adore it!  I was extremely impressed with the level of professionalism that Suzie displayed in her communications, as well as with how quickly she replied to my questions.  She is a true gem, and I would highly recommend The Blushing Violet to anyone and everyone looking for a special gift for a mother, grandmother, or someone special in their life!

See more jewelry designs by The Blushing Violet on Facebook.

Many thanks to Suzie and The Blushing Violet for providing the beads in a pod pendant for inclusion in the Baby Shower Gift Guide and for offering a Beads in a Pod Pendant for giveaway (US & Canada) in the upcoming Baby Shower Bonanza Giveaway!

Baby Shower Bonanza

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