Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. Cyril Connolly (1903 - 1974)
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Monday, September 1, 2014

Look Into The Mirror At Yourself - Do You Like You? - #Music

Oh the fight to be me...you....us.

I fell in love with this song. At the same time, I wish I knew how to do make up well.  Sometimes I want to surprise myself with the other face.

Put your make-up on
Get your nails done
Curl your hair
Run the extra mile
Keep it slim so they like you, do they like you?

Get your sexy on
Don't be shy, girl
Take it off
This is what you want, to belong, so they like you
Do you like you?

You don't have to try so hard
You don't have to, give it all away
You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up
You don't have to change a single thing

You don't have to try, try, try, try
You don't have to try, try, try, try
You don't have to try, try, try, try
You don't have to try
Yooou don't have to try

Oooh
Oooh

Get your shopping on, at the mall, max your credit cards
You don't have to choose, buy it all, so they like you
Do they like you?

Wait a second,
Why, should you care, what they think of you
When you're all alone, by yourself, do you like you?
Do you like you?

You don't have to try so hard
You don't have to, give it all away
You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up
You don't have to change a single thing

You don't have to try so hard
You don't have to bend until you break
You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up
You don't have to change a single thing

You don't have to try, try, try, try
You don't have to try, try, try, try
You don't have to try, try, try, try
You don't have to try

Take your make-up off
Let your hair down
Take a breath
Look into the mirror, at yourself
Don't you like you?
Cause I like you

Welcome to today's music.  I hope Monday find you with a smile and music to begin your week with light steps. 
I'm always coming to visit everyone on the linky so don't worry if I'm a bit late! 

CONGRATULATIONS to this week's spotlight dancer!
Don't forget to visit the spotlight dancer in the #1 spot. Soon it might be your turn. 
Spotlight Dancers
Thank you for visiting and I'll visit you soon! 

Hosts: 
Colette @JamericanSpice
Marie @XmasDolly
And welcoming our New Co-host Becca! Yay!

Honorary Co-host: Thank you Becca and Welcome Danielle - Royalegacy

Steps:
1. Visit YouTube (or other) and get your music for the theme of the week
2. Grab our "Monday's Music Moves Me" button (above) 
3. Add your post to the linky - follow the hosts and grab our buttons. Leave a note so we can follow you back
4. Visit each other and leave a comment or whatever you want to do to let them know you were there. See if they have the same music style as you. Enjoy the music! 


Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Last One

I'm going to embark on reading a book my hubs is reading. I hope it will be interesting. Like they say, you can't just a book unless you read it. Or something like that :)

Here is a new one to add to your reading list :)

TheLastOneBannerTLOEbook   Meghan Hawthorne is restless. The last year has been a roller coaster: her widowed mother just married a long-time family friend. Her younger brother unexpectedly became a father and a husband. Everyone's life is changing. . .except for hers. As she begins her final summer of college, Meghan's looking for excitement and maybe a little romance. Nothing serious; this girl just wants to have fun.

But the only man for Meghan turns out to be the last one she expects.

Sam Reynolds doesn't need excitement, and he doesn't want romance. Fun is out of the question. He's been the steady, responsible one since his parents were killed, and serious is his way of life.

When Sam rescues Meghan alongside a dark Georgia backroad, she falls hard for his deep brown eyes and slow drawl. But making him see her as more than just a party girl won't be easy. Sam's tempted by the fiery young artist, even as he realizes that giving into his feelings will mean radical change. . .maybe more than he can handle.

Nobody ever said love was simple.  

Pre-Order NOW at Amazon and Smashwords for only 99 cents!

Release Date: September 28th

  Tawdra Kandle has been a writer since the invention of the pen. Her first published work appeared in Child's Life magazine when she was 13. After a brief, thirty-year hiatus, she published a young adult quartet, The King Series. More recently, she's released contemporary and paranormal romances in both the adult and New Adult genres. Tawdra lives in central Florida with her husband and children, of both skin and fur types. And yes, she has purple hair. Follow Tawdra on Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Instagram/Website/Newsletter




Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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Tips On How To Prevent Hot Car Deaths

Oh I can't even read the stories or listen to the news of a child dying in such a way anymore. It's like my heart stops for a few minutes!

So I want to share this information from a source with you.

One Friday afternoon in high school, I drove to the local shopping center to visit my friend at work. I’d just taken my dog for a walk, so I left her in the backseat while I dropped in. I only planned to be gone a couple minutes.

As I walked back to my car, I saw a crowd of shoppers gathered in front of it. I was uneasy about their the disapproving stares, but I was most concerned about the sheriffs standing by. Clearly I’d done something wrong. But what had I done?

“Is this your car, ma’am?”
“Yes, sir,” I stammered, trying to hide my panic (and embarrassment).
“You left your dog in the car without opening the window. Didn’t you know that’s dangerous?”

Honestly, I hadn’t thought about it. It was early evening, it wasn’t hot out, and I was gone for five minutes. Plus, my dog seemed content in the back seat. But that didn’t matter to the sheriffs. I had endangered my dog’s safety, and I should have realized it.

That was in 2005, a year before leaving a pet unattended in a vehicle became illegal in California.
I walked away with just a verbal warning, but it got me thinking: What if that had been a child? Would I have left him or her in car, even for “just a couple minutes?”

Leaving kids in cars is illegal in only 19 states, and its consequences can be fatal. I’m not a mother, but I’ve been a babysitter and a nanny. I can’t imagine putting any child —my own or someone else’s—in so much danger. But leaving your child alone in a hot car does happen, because parents make mistakes, too. They’ve got a lot on their minds, and all too often, they simply forget about their child in the backseat. Or they don’t want to drag a young child along for a quick errand, so they leave their baby behind, thinking that it’s safe to do so.

As a result, a staggering 23 children have died just this year from being left in a hot car. While leaving your pet unattended in the car is irresponsible, neglecting your own child in the backseat is simply inexcusable.

If the subject of hot car deaths makes your stomach churn, then please take a moment to share this new infographic created by Instant Checkmate. It reveals how quickly a car can turn into a death trap for small children—and reminds us that this terrible trend is also completely preventable.


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Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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A Scrabbled Foodie Books Week

It's been a fun , interesting week.

My daughter received Student of the week at her school. Yay V! Rock on!
She is super excited! It's the first week of school.


My laptop has died. I should cry, but maybe I'm numb. Just hope I can retrieve somethings off it. Especially family photos. Sigh.

Otherwise just trying to give my best to my little loves.

I love my bookworms. He asked if he could continue reading Huck. Said he likes the book. I was doing two chapters a night



After school snacks for the kids. One of their favorites. Chicken with spinach, baby kale and tomatoes


Still no 'S' on the board - #familyGameNight


My Lunch. Captains bread with chicken, spinach, baby kale, and tomatoes



Mouthwatering. I want to make another , but that would be greed and I probably wouldn't be able to eat it


Having fun hammering and building a toy at Lowes.
Photo: Time to build and grow

So even if my mode of entertainment has died, blessings abound just the same.

Enjoy your end of August!


Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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Friday, August 29, 2014

JamericanSpice Update

I am not sure what is happening with my website, but I cannot load the site. Just will not come up for me.

I hope I can keep my schedule posts happening.

I am not sure what else to do.

First my laptop died and now problems with my website. Whooop-te-doo eh :)


For a few minutes today it came up and wouldn't load again.

I've done all the cookies and what not. Oy. Just one more thing I'll try not to get upset about. Just let it flow.

Bear with me y'all.





Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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Thursday, August 28, 2014

PetBrosia Pet Food Review + 3lbs Box Pet Food #Giveaway

My kitties are grown up now. Who would believe they are still alive, thriving, loving and so comfy in our home! I wish I was that way with plants :) But I"ll settle for taking good care of humans and pets :).

Do you have pets at home? Then do enter the PetBrosia Pet Food Review + 3lbs Box Pet Food #Giveaway.

I remember when we first started talking about getting a pet for our family. I was all for the dog, but my husband was more interested in cats and only cats. He does not like dogs. I love dogs, but I figured a cat would be okay too.

We decided to wait and see how the kids would feel as they got older. They seem to like the cat idea and when our neighbor's cat became pregnant and two of the kittens survived, it seemed to be perfect timing and setting to get pets for our family.

I researched and asked tons of questions about having kittens. We got to visit with the kittens when they were born, up until we were able to take them home after about about six weeks.

Getting kittens is almost like bringing home a newborn baby. They seem to require much and little. I wanted them to have their first shots for good health for the future.

Food, litter, toys and food bowls were meticulously selected.

However the time has come for switching cat food, since they are no longer kittens.
I've wondered what kind of foods I would switch to, and so it was just wonderful to have this opportunity from PetBrosia!  I can introduce them to specifically  made healthy cat food!

I might not be able to take my sweeties to the vet every month, but I can ensure they are healthy and have good food and exercise just for them!

What is Petbrosia? 
Petbrosia Customized Nutrition for your unique pet. Petbrosia determines the right Petbrosia diet for your dog or cat based on their breed, age, weight, food allergies, activity level, and other needs you feel should be brought to our attention. At Petbrosia, we believe that feeding your pet the very best dog food and the very best cat food begins with all-natural meats, fruits, and vegetables.

Petbrosia’s cat food delivery program is really easy and I like that I get to be involved in the process. I give my cats information and they provide the right blend for my cats nutrition. They also update your cats food according to the changing nutritional needs of your pets. I have both a male and female cat, and you are ask to give the gender of your pets while putting up their profile.

Using your pet's breed, age, and weight, Petbrosia will create a pet food diet specifically for your pet's unique health needs. Your pet's custom nutritional plan will never contain corn, soy, cassava, or wheat, and always uses real chicken or salmon as the first ingredient.

After completing my pet profile, we were sent the Chicken and Rice Formula Premium Cat Food. At first the my cats were all snotty about the new food, but they eventually dug in and seem to like it.

Over the past few weeks, they've really enjoyed it and I'm very glad that they do, and wish I could do a recurring delivery each month from PetBrosia!

PetBrosia also have a pet food comparison chart which is very helpful in my quest.

My cats and I recommend the cat food from Petbrosia :) They are also charity friendly!
Petbrosia supports the welfare of less fortunate pets by donating a percentage of each sale to support the Rescue Bank, the national pet food distribution program for animal rescue groups and organizations.

Giveaway: One of you lucky readers will get a chance to win a Free 3 Pound Box of dog or cat food! How awesome is that!!

Discount:  $10 off your First Purchase of Petbrosia Pet Foods by entering the promotional code: BRV610

Or 50% of a box of Petbrosia - Code: AUGPH3 Ends Sept 1st

Do you have pets at home? 


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Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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Tom and Jerry - The Lost Dragon - DVD #Giveaway

My kids LOVE Tome and Jerry. I'm glad, because that is the cartoon I used to watch as a kid :) But somtimes I don't get how they love it so much. Hahahaha.  

If you have kids, you will too. Or just will because it's a fun cartoon. Well....

Anyway come enter for a chance to win in the Tom and Jerry "The Lost Dragon" DVD #Giveaway! 


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Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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