Christmas Musical Snow Globe Giveaway! #ChristmasSnowGlobes

Faith n’ PIxie Dust , is honored to have partnered up with a great bunch of blogger’s,  to bring you this spectacular Holiday Giveaway, “6” Winners will each win (1) of 
Reed &.Barton’s Christmas Musical Snow Globes. 
Total Prize Value ( $265) 

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You can read the full review of Musical Snow Globes Here 

Reed and Barton is honored to once again partner with the MD Anderson Cancer Center to offer you a collection of gifts that truly make a difference. A portion of the proceeds from each sale returns to the MD Anderson Cancer Center to fund patient-focused programs that ease and enrich the lives of young patients.

 **  Enter to Win **
Ends 10/30/14 at 11:59 PM/ET

“Reed and Barton”, is sponsoring to (6) lucky winners to each win (1) random snow globe. Winners will be selected at random from all eligible entries received, and notified by email. Open to US / 18+ / 1 Entry per Household. By entering this giveaway you agree to all terms and conditions listed on entry form and below. Sponsor is responsible for shipping, no blogger listed here will be responsible for shipping in any way of prize(s). 

 Prize(s): ( Total Value $265)

  • (1) Santa Angel By Victor Christmas – Musical Snow Globe  (Value $45)
  • (1) Alpine Forest Musical Snow Globe (Value $35)
  • (1) Classic Santa- Musical Snow Globe (Value $35)
  • (1) Nordic Santa- Musical Snow Globe (Value $50)
  • (1) Winter Dreams- Musical Snow Globe  (Value $50)
  • (1) Building a Snowman-Musical Snow Globe (Value $50)

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The Hardest Peace Book Review

Disclaimer: “I received one or more of the products or services mentioned below for free from Fly By Promotions in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” the-hardest-peace-review

Book Author(s):Kara Tippetts
Book Genre: Religion\Christian Life\Women’s Issues
Number of Pages:183
Publisher: David C Cook
ASIN: 978-o-7814-1215-5
My Rating:   5/5 Stars

Book Summary

The Hard Peace: Expecting Grace in the Midst of Life’s Hard is a book about a women’s life story.  Kara tells her story of growing up, finding love, having children and her battle with cancer.

Kara Tippetts knows the ordinary days of mothering four kids, the joy of watching her children grow … and the devastating reality of stage-four cancer. In The Hardest Peace, Kara doesn’t offer answers for when living is hard, but she asks us to join her in moving away from fear and control and toward peace and grace. Most of all, she draws us back to the God who is with us, in the mundane and the suffering, and who shapes even our pain into beauty.

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Win a 42-inch LED TV from BuyDig!

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Every year, out of their amazing generosity offers an amazing giveaway sweepstakes. And this year is no different. This year the fabulous team over at BuyDig has decided to give one lucky Mom Blog Society reader a 42-Inch 1080p 60Hz Direct LED Smart HDTV with Wi-Fi! rules in my house. Whenever we need a new tech gadget or small kitchen appliance we shop at BuyDig. Why? Because they have top notch products and rock bottom prices.

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Be sure to check out their  television department! They carry all the name brands and top television models so you simply can not go wrong with

Thanks to BuyDig we have a television in our living room that actually works! We love our new 42-Inch 1080p 60Hz Direct LED Smart HDTV with Wi-Fi!



Product Details:

This LG 42LB5800 has amazing picture quality with and IPS Panel and full HD 1080p resolution, plus MCI 120, triple XD engine and a resolution upscaler. The LG Smart TV also offers premium VOD Service as well as Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, Facebook and more. You can connect with Wi-Fi, HDMI, and USB. The audio offers 2Ch speaker system, 20w output powr and sound sync.

The actual dimensions are: 

TV without Stand (WxHxD) 37.83″ x 22.32″ x 2.19″
TV with Stand (WxHxD) 37.83″ x 24.02″ x 8.58″
Shipping Dimensions (WxHxD) 41.50″ x 25.39″ x 5.75″
TV without Stand Weight 20.3 lbs
TV with Stand Weight 20.9 lbs
Shipping Weight 25.6 lbs
UPC 719192592247 is your one place shop this holiday season. Don’t make the mistake of thinking you will get there amazing quality and their fabulous prices anywhere else. Not even on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. BuyDig has proven to me over and over again that they stand behind their products. You just can’t find a better deal anywhere.
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Frugal Fall Beef Stew


Beef Stew

When the weather gets cooler our family enjoys soups and stews; one of our favorites is my Frugal Fall Stew! Start this stew in the morning and it will be perfect by dinner time.

 Entire cost of the entire meal for a family of 4 $6.54 ($1.63 per person)

Preparation Tips:

  • Here is a tip for stretching your beef; since the chunks are usually pretty large cut them in half this will give you twice the meat.
  • Use whatever veggies you have left in my refrigerator.

Frugal Fall Beef Stew


  • 1 lb of quality beef stew meat.
  • Here is where it gets tricky:) I use whatever veggies I have left in my refrigerator. This week I used the following:
  • 2 Celery sticks(dice)
  • 1/2 bag of organic mini carrots (chop)
  • 1 pint of mushrooms(dice)
  • 1/2 of a white onion(dice)
  • 1 Tablespoon of EVO


  1. First you will need to lightly coat your beef with all-purpose flour(we use GF flour).
  2. Put a tablespoon of EVO into a 4 quart pot and brown the beef. ( I use one pot for easy clean up)
  3. After your beef is browned add your veggies sauteing for a few minutes.
  4. Now add enough veggie stock, chicken stock or beef stock whichever you have on hand to cover your beef and veggies.
  5. Cover and simmer for about 2 hours. If you need to thicken your stew add a teaspoon of corn starch and simmer for another 30 minutes.
  6. Serve with crusty french bread or a small dinner salad.
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Training for the Clearwater Turkey Trot 2014

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Me at the 2010 Turkey Trot.

A few years ago my husband and I did the Turkey Trot. I enjoyed it a lot. My husband asked me last night if I wanted to do it again this year. I said yes! So, with only about 5 weeks to “train” my plan is to walk/jog the 5k. Starting tonight I am going to be walking 4-6 times a week. I plan to do this mainly in the evenings with my husband. The hard part for me is going to want to walk alone when he is at work. I am determined though. I remember the sense of accomplishment I felt after completing last one and want that feeling again!

My 3 things to concentrate on this week:

  1. My walking schedule:
    • Monday- after dinner (with husband)
    • Tuesday- after dinner (Walk Away the Pounds DVD)
    • Wednesday- after church (with husband)
    • Thursday- rest
    • Friday- morning
    • Saturday- morning  (with husband)
    • Sunday- evening (Walk Away the Pounds DVD)
  2. Vegetables. I have been so BAD about eating my vegetables. So I am going to start small. For this week, I am going to make sure I have at least one veggie for every evening meal.
  3. Water. I know I haven’t been drinking enough water. My goal is to drink the 8 glasses on non-walking days and 10 on walking days.

Be sure to follow me on Instagram as I document my progress for this week.

Do you participate in your local Turkey Trot?