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Monday, November 24, 2014

Don't Forget The Party Music - Happy Thanksgiving - #Music

It's a few days before Thanksgiving.
I realize that on Saturday when I did our grocery shopping, I forgot to purchase anything for Thanksgiving.
It was a bit disconcerting when it hit.

It will have to wait for the next grocery run.
I feel bad.

I really don't want to cook, but for the family I'll lovingly do my chef duties.

Are you guys cooking or going to family to eat at their place?

Whichever way, have a wonderful time with your family.

Gratitude





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! 



Aloha :)

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, November 22, 2014

Jesus Boat - Witness To Prophecy

I can't wait to watch this DVD of Jesus Boat - Witness To Prophecy!

About:
The astounding rebirth of Israel is told through the discovery of an ancient and unlikely artifact found under the shores of the Sea of Galilee.

A first century ship, identical to the boat Jesus sailed upon with Peter, was destroyed in the years Israel was destroyed by the Romans, but found 2000 years later in a series of astonishing events that even scientists called a miracle.

Mirroring Israel's own story of devastation and survival, the boat discovered by fishermen, would rise against all odds, and float upon the Sea of Galilee once more as the oldest surviving fresh water boat in the world.

Featuring commentary from some of the great theologians of our day including Franklin Graham, Joel Rosenberg, Jay Sekulow, Skip Hietzig, Chuck Smith, and more...

Learn more at jesusboatmovie.com

Nashville, Tennessee- Prophecy and history intersect in the critically acclaimed documentary, The Jesus Boat- Witness to Prophecy.

In “a near perfect film for adults” (MovieReporter.com), The Jesus Boat- Witness to Prophecy chronicles the brutal destruction of Israel in 70 A.D and the miraculous prophecies that foretold Israel’s rebirth nearly 2000 years later.  

The history of these events come to life through the discovery of an ancient first century fishing boat identical to the ship mentioned in the gospels and conclusively dated to the time of Jesus.

Called a “holy grail of archeology”, the unlikely artifact mirrors the same journey of destruction and resurrection as the country in which it was found.  

Sunk and left to rot at the bottom of the Sea of Galilee, astonishingly, the wooden ship survived decomposition in fresh water for almost twenty centuries.

Many scientists of the time felt that the bacteria in the lake would render such a discovery impossible, until four long years of drought exposed the ship to two simple fishermen who helped excavate what is now considered to be the oldest fresh water boat in history.  

Less than four decades after Israel had again become a nation, the ship that had been destroyed in the same years Israel was destroyed, stunned the scientific community when it survived the excavation and actually rose to float once more on the Sea of Galilee towards its resting place at a museum built just a few hundred yards from where it had been found.

The Jesus Boat- Witness to Prophecy, produced by Edify Films and Jesus Boat Incorporated, features commentary from Franklin Graham, Joel Rosenberg, Jay Sekulow, Skip Heitzig, Chuck Smith, Ken Ortize and more.
The movie is being distributed by Word Entertainment and will be available in stores February 25th.

To see the trailer or for more information, go to www.JesusBoatMovie.com.

Synopsis: The astounding prophetic rebirth of Israel is told through the discovery of an ancient and unlikely artifact found under the shores of the Sea of Galilee.
A first century fishing boat, identical to the boat Jesus sailed upon with his disciples, was destroyed in the years Israel was destroyed by the Romans, but found 2000 years later in a series of astonishing events that even scientists called a miracle.
Mirroring Israel's own story of devastation and survival, the boat from the time of Jesus, would rise against all odds and float upon the Sea of Galilee once more as the oldest surviving freshwater boat in the world. Featuring commentary from some of the great theologians of our day including Franklin Graham, Joel Rosenberg, Jay Sekulow, Skip Heitzig, Chuck Smith and more.

About Word Entertainment
A leader in the music industry for over 60 years, Word Entertainment, a Warner/Curb company, is a unique, comprehensive entertainment company comprised of multi-faceted artist service departments including publishing, merchandising, booking, and online initiatives. Word Entertainment represents some of the top names and brands in music, including Meredith Andrews, Chris August, BarlowGirl, Francesca Battistelli, Big Daddy Weave, Jason Castro, Patrick Ryan Clark, Everfound, for KING & COUNTRY, Group 1 Crew, Dara Maclean, Point Of Grace and Sidewalk Prophets and is home to 25 Entertainment, Word Distribution (representing Curb Records and Big Idea/VeggieTales among others), Word Print, Word Music Publishing and Word Label Group’s Word Records and Fervent Records.



I've received the DVD to facilitate this shared post.


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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E-cloth Pet Grooming Set #Giveaway - RV $59.99

This is my first time hearing about the e-cloth pet grooming product. This would be perfect for my kitties!

Do you have a pet?

Come enter for your chance to win something for your pet in the E-cloth Pet Grooming Set #Giveaway - RV $59.99 event.



e-cloth Pet Grooming Set Giveaway
Sponsor: e-cloth
  • Dual sided Cleaning Mitt quickly removes dirt, bacteria and moisture while providing a gently massaging action, leaving fur clean and shiny
    • Remove dirt with the short pile side
    • Dry off with the fronded side
    • Fronded side will give a massaging feel to the pet, making cleaning a more pleasing experience
    • May be used wet or dry; use wet for all over use at bath time
    • Quickly and easily removes dirt and mud from all sizes of pets and all types of fur
    • Makes hard to clean areas such as legs, tail and underside easier to do
    • High capacity and rapid absorption makes it perfect for drying soggy moggy or a dripping doggy
    • Guarantee for 300 Machine washes
    • size: 11" x 5.9"

  • Dual sided Grooming Mitt removes dirt, bacteria and loose hair while providing a gently massaging action that leaves fur with a glossy natural sheen
    • Includes specially created grooming fibers to remove loose hair
    • Two-tone side (grayish cleaning and polishes - grooms away loose hair and debris from pet's coat
    • Cream side great for gently grooming around facial area
    • Guarantee for 300 Machine washes
    • size: 11" x 5.9"

  • Large Cleaning And Drying Towel does an excellent job of removing moisture, excess oils and pet dander from the coat
    • Quickly removes and locks away dirt, mud and bacteria
    • Absorbs twice as much moisture as a conventional towel and dries four times more quickly
    • Soft to touch and encourages pets to cuddle into
    • Guarantee for 300 Machine washes
    • size: 59" x 31.5"
Prize: e-cloth Pet Grooming Set in Winner's Choice of Small or Large RV $59.99
Dates: 11/22-12/6
Open to: US Residents 18+
Enter to win using the widget below. Good luck!

Disclosure: JamericanSpice did not receive compensation for this post and is not responsible for prize fulfillment.
 


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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Movie Time Family And Action DVD Movie Package #Giveaway

I wonder how many movies I've watched so far? Hmm 
Anyway if any of you have been keeping track, then maybe you can tell me. 

In the meantime, come enter for a chance to win in the Movie Time Family And Action DVD Movie Package #Giveaway event. 

Movie Time Family and Action
DVD Movie Package 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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Charmazing - Hideaway Pets - Spiral Designer Prize Pack #Giveaway - RV $55

When the Hideaway pets Ads come on television, the kids are rapt with attention. I think they would love to own one.
And even more so around this Christmas time, when gifting seems to be on top of the list.

They do seem rather fascinating.

Want to win?

Come enter the Charmazing - Hideaway Pets - Spiral Designer Prize Pack #Giveaway - RV $55 event!


Holiday Toy Prize Pack Giveaway

Prizes: Charmazing Bracelet Kit, Winner's Choice of Hideaway Pet from Available Stock and Ravensburger Spiral Designer RV $55

Dates: 11/22-12/6
Open to: US Residents 18+
Enter to win using the widget below. Good luck!

Disclosure: JamericanSpice did not receive compensation for this post and is not responsible for prize fulfillment.
 


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, November 21, 2014

#PowerTheHolidays With These Stocking Stuffer Ideas!

I was walking through the store the other day, shopping for weekly groceries and listening to my kids ooh and ahh over all the things they want to put on their Christmas wish list.

My immediate thought was just to buy them huge packs of batteries and give it as their gift. Not because I'm M.O.M (Mean ole Mom), but because they use up so many batteries in their toys! I cringe when I hear a request for new batteries. Those things are expensive!

I want solar batteries. I want rechargeables galore!

I'm not saying I wont do the battery thing, but I'll just be nice about it and put it as a stocking stuffer :)
Ahh look at you breathe a sigh or relief for my kids. Haha.

Anyway SheSpeaks and Duracell are already cheering my stocking stuffer idea! I received two packs of batteries to use in our electronics. I could use them now or later as stocking stuffers. Guess what I chose to do? haha. You know it!

Have you thought about what gifts you are going to purchase that will need batteries?
When you purchase electronic gifts this season, if you can afford it, definitely add some batteries in there.

Duracell Coppertop AA Batteries in a Doublewide pack deliver efficient and reliable power in popular battery powered devices such as toys, Wii remotes, portable gaming systems, smoke alarms, clocks and radios. Use them in all of your devices and enjoy the fact that they are long-lasting. The Duracell AA batteries come in 16 count pack to provide plenty of power.

My son has his play time on the game remote and other toys that need batteries. My daughter has her computer she received for her birthday, and every so often she needs batteries. And of course my camera requires a good set of batteries to operate for awhile without constantly shutting off.

As a household, many things here require batteries every so often!

Not only do you need batteries for electronic toys, you still need to keep your flashlights and other household items up-to-date in cases of emergencies! Speaking of emergency: Do not forget to change your smoke alarm batteries! You should have done that during the time change, but if you didn't, here's a kindly reminder.

Most of us will be traveling this holiday season. Pack your duracell batteries for emergencies while out on the roadways. My emergency radio, flashlights and back up batteries are always with me!
Never run out of power with the Duracell Coppertop AA Alkaline Batteries. These Duracell Coppertop Batteries are the ideal choice for toys, radios and other electronics that will see a lot of use. Just pop in the 4 count Duracell Coppertop Alkaline Batteries and you are ready to go for hours of entertainment and fun. 

Why Duracell?

Duracell CopperTop All-Purpose alkaline batteries are not only dependable, they’re also long-lasting. You can take comfort in a 10-year guarantee in storage with Duralock Power Preserve Technology. They’re great for many of the devices you use on a daily basis in your home.
And from storm season to medical needs to the holidays, Duracell is the #1 trusted battery brand of first responders, pharmacists and parents, so you know it’s a battery you can trust. CopperTop batteries are available in AA, AAA, C, D and 9V.


Top 20 Stocking Stuffer Ideas:
Hand warmers - Perfume samples - Engraved Pens - Jewelry - Nail polish essentials - Batteries - Gift Cards - Flashlight - Playing cards - USB drive - Scarf - Ear buds - Slipper socks - Mini tool set - mini sewing kit - Book light - Manicure set - Essential oils - Family Ornament - Love letter


Share with me what you love to receive in your stockings?
And have you given batteries along with gifts you have purchased that requires the use of batteries?

Connect and learn more:
Twitter: @Duracell@Walmart 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/duracell
Purchase Links at Walmart: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Duracell-4133392948-Duracell-Coppertop-AA-Batteries-Doublewide-16-Count-Pack/16663048,http://www.walmart.com/ip/Duracell-Coppertop-AA-Alkaline-Batteries-4-Batteries-Pack/870860 



This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Duracell.

Aloha!

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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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Football Fun With The Husband

My hubs invited me to play fantasy football with his team.
I always want to do things with him, so I went along.
It's not like I watch football. He tries to get me to watch it while I'm cooking and doing chores....talk about frustration.

Anyway, he knows all about football. I know basic stuff.

I win, and he loses and he doesn't like that very much.

He can't understand how I barely choose, do no research (I don't even know where to look) and I win.

It's been quite a bit of up and down, But with our showdown together, I swore he would have won. His team was strong and he was favored and projected ahead of me.

I was shocked to see him congratulate me a few days later.

I didn't even check it. I figured I had lost.

Then I got the giggles of excitement to beat him :) :)

*Giggle*

Love you hun.



Do you ever play fantasy football? or any other fantasy sports?


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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