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Ultimate Blog Party 2010 - Apr 9-16 @5M4M - Win lots of prizes!

 Ultimate Blog Party 2010

It's my party I'll dance if I want too! You will dance too if you're having so much fun!

Hi all. Welcome to my little corner of the blog community. My name is Colette and I am a SAHM of two. I love blogging and meeting new people from all over the world and I also love to do reviews and giveaways.

I'm shy but will rise to any ocassion to lead. You will find me dancing always :) I've won a few competition in my day too. I wish I could dance professionally. i. e. Dancing with the stars? :)

I hope to adopt children into our family and become a student again to get my degree in psychology or pediatrics.

Here you'll find more about me  :) CLICK HERE

I'm so glad you came, just leave me a comment and I promise I will be visiting to share the love! What do you want to win?

I have giveaways if you wish to enter! 
$50 Gift Certificate
3 month membership to JumpStart,  
Jar of Virgin coconut oil,  
Your choice of sunglasses 
SproutBaby/Ecomom Green Toys Tool Set Review and Giveaway!
Shrimp or Seafood Giveaway - SeaPak
Roadmaster 34" Steel red wagon

You can find me here:



BUTTON CODE (On sidebar or below)

There are so many prizes to be won at this year's UBP but some of my faves are:

**GRAND PRIZE at the Ultimate Blog Party 2010 is a Toshiba Satellite L505D-ES5025**

1. $150 shopping spree at Pedal Cars and Retro Collectibles.

2. $150 shopping spree at A Rocking Horse To Love.

3. A Guy and Eva Jewelry Necklace for one winner.
Provided by: Jessica Fuqua – Ind. Guy and Eva Advisor

4. One winner will receive a 3 day 2 night stay from Holiday Inn Main Gate East in Kissimmee, FL (less than 2 miles from Disney World) a value of $250.

5. Win a $25 e-gift certificate to Toys-R-Us
Provided by: Faith@FrugallyFabulousMom

6. A $50.00 Target Gift Card.
Provided by: Peggy Gorman

7. $55 E-Gift Card for Gift code will be emailed to the winner and can be used for purchases from
Provided by: Kelly’s Lucky You

8. $100 gift certificate to Kay Jewelers
Provided by: an unpink life
9. – A $100 Gift Card to The Recessionista Shop where you’ll find designer shoes, handbags, jeans, tees and accessories for a fraction of retail.

And if my top picks are already chosen, I'd love any of the following:  or anything pertaining to the age group of 2 - 5 years old, since this is the age range of both my children.

31 – A $20 Amazon gift certificate.
Provided by: Jennifer Sikora (For Such a Time as This)

32 – $25 Target Gift Card!
Provided by: The Frugal Novice

$25 gift card to Starbucks
Provided by: Janice Yurek
$25 GC to
Provided by: The Product Review Place

A $20 GC to
Provided by: Mom of 2 Boys, Wife of 1

A $50 online gift certificate redeemable at Costumes Inc.

Goodies from Maui (mac nut covered chocolate, a shirt, fragrant soap, etc.
Provided by: A Maui Blog, LLC

15 – $50 Target gift card to one winner.
Provided by: Haley Quarles of Love, Life, Family…and then some

25 -$25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card-online or in store, never expires!
Provided by: Baba’s Farm Life

Come join the party! Celebrate you!


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About the author:
Owner of JamericanSpice. Sharing my journey in the present, from the past or thoughts for my future. Mom of two who loves to travel and read and decipher people.

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  1. That sounds like so much fun.

    It is late, but I have to come back in the morning and read it all again,lol.

    Just wanted to let you know I have an award for you on my blog

  2. Well, aren't you Miss Popular!!! Because you're going to have to come by my blog also because there's something waiting for you there too! I got an e-mail on this also. I have to read into it more, but it does sound exciting. I'm transcribing right now, but as soon as I'm done I'll figure it out. CONGRATS MY FRIEND!


    what fun activity here,
    Happy Thursday!

  4. Okay, I just got an e-mail about this, which reminded my poor old tired brain about this fabulous party, but I'm confused or tired or both. There's so many wonderful things here to do, and prizes??? So, I have to come back on the 9th to do anything? Aughhhhh... Well I can say you look absolutely FAB in your picture. I love it you look almost as good as these prizes ~snicker~ Awe Man, look at that laptop and that gorgeous jewelery! I gotta figure this out.

  5. Wow, I definitely need to nap the day the blog party starts! Phew, I am working on 4 1/2 hours of sleep here. You have a great blog!
    I have bookmarked it so I can come back when my brain is awake, not just my body :-)

    -Liza The Outspoken Mom

  6. Happy Ultimate Blog Party 2010! :)

    supercoupongirl AT

  7. Good Luck, Hunny!!!

    brownatural at gmail dot com

  8. Happy UBP! Thanks for stopping by Little Llamas! Love your bed post. I do like to make my bed every day,. but it doesn't look like that. Is that your bed?

    My Party Post!

  9. Happy UBP! Good luck with the dancing and with going back to school - just enjoy whatever you choose!

  10. Dropping by from UBP#10 and enjoyed learning a little bit about you and your blog! I understand totally about being shy! I wish I could dance, I like to dance but behind closed doors, no competitions for me!!!

  11. Your banner on your blog is gorgeous! I love nowhere near water :( I can't wait to look around more. Feel free to come by FTSN for a slice of peanut butter pie when you have time!

    ~ Michelle

  12. Stopping by via UBP10. it's very nice to meet you.

  13. You have a very cool looking blog, and I love the unique name. Have fun with the UBP!

  14. this blog makes me feel like I'm on vacation :-) Hope you're enjoying the party!

  15. Dropping by from the UBP! Love the picture at the top..very tropical.

  16. I just wanted to say Hi! I've never been to your blog before but I like your RED. I am visiting all the people from the Ultimate BLog party that are on the "Not Family Friendly list!" Come and visit Still blonde after all these Years at . We are giving away Some awesome frames from Ceiva valued at $248 in celebration of the Ultimate Blog Party! Also, at the Blog Party Prize Page, I am giving away a prize. A $450 Foot and Calf massager! Read about it here on my blog:
    Come and post your giveaways on my linky on Simply Sweet Homes to my "Link your giveaway page" at Please come visit and talk about your blog, either at my blog or my facebook page:

  17. Colette! It's nice to visit your neck of the woods again. ;) And I love that pic of you in front of your tree, it's so pretty! I didn't know you loved to dance - hope you're getting your groove on during the party! ;)
    See you monday!

  18. Just stopping by from ubp10 to say hi! :-)

  19. Hi Colette! You site is beautiful. I enjoy your photos. I linked over from the UBP'10. Look forward to reading more of your site.

  20. Your blog is glad that I stopped by

    I have a Fun $100 Gift Basket to give away and all it takes a comment.
    I am number....294 and 295......


  21. Hi, Colette. What a pretty name. I like the tagline to your blog; I have noticed that because I'm quiet there are people who will think I'm weak and try to take advantage of me. Boy are they in for a shock! Hope you're having a great time at the UBP! Have a wonderful weekend.

  22. Just cruizing through some of the blogs at the party :)

    Good luck!
    Karrine My Ultimate Party Post

  23. Toot Tootin' the #UBP10 Party Horn!!!

    I'm already a fan but wanted to stop in and TOOT TOOT my party horn!!!!

    Have a great party!

    @Susieqtpies at Scraps of Life

  24. love your blog. hope your having fun with thr ubp.

  25. Love stopping by your blog! Happy party week hun!

  26. Lucky party post #13!!

    Love the picture on your blog, what a spectacular view.

  27. Nice to meet you!! I LOVE the sun picture - such great colors!!!

  28. Hi! Visiting from the UBP. My husband is shy too, and I think shyness can be a great quality - it usually means someone's a good listener, for one thing! :) Happy UBP!!

  29. I think I commented on the wrong post before this one... but hey it's all love!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and entering my giveaway. We are now also twitter friends.

    Enjoy the rest of the parties.

  30. I love that photo of you! You're so lovely.

    Have fun at the party!

  31. Hi there! Just stopping by from UBP. Nice to meet you! I think I'll go enter some of those giveaways!

  32. Thanks for partying over at my blog! Happy Party Week! I am following you too!

  33. Love the tagline on your blog! Have a fun time at the UBP!

  34. So glad that you are joining in on UBP. Love the photo of you - absolutely gorgeous. Have a great week and see you around the party.

  35. Colette! I'm glad I found you here, from UBP of course!

    Where have you been all my bloggy life!? I'm definitely following you!

    This woman is awesome people! It would benefit you to get to know her!

  36. Hi Colette !

    Glad to see you have joined the party too !

    Here is my blog if you would like to visit !

    I am planning to post about the food processor too , but that thing is so awesome I didn't even stop to take pictures. Never using my metal cheese grater or potatoe masher again ! Yay !

  37. Hi Colette, Thanks for stopping by at SandwichINK for the Ultimate Blog Party 2010. I enjoyed popping over here to read about your sweet family! Sounds like some wonderful goals. I kept plugging away at college as I was raising my children. It's well worth it! :) Have a blessed day!

  38. Hello from UBP! Thanks for visiting my party, its great to have you!

    Have a super week=)

  39. Howdy, I am stopping by to party with you for the blog party. I too want to go to school for Psychology.

    Oh and you are gorgeous! I just have to say.

    If you feel like partying with me as well, you can do so here.

    Thanks for having me over, it was a lovely party and I LOVE your blog header!

  40. Oh how fun would that be to have a real person on Dancing With The Stars. I get so sick of the stars and the professional dancers seeing a real person would be nice.

  41. Hi Colette,
    Thanks for stopping at our Speakable Gifts blog! We're now following you on Twitter. Love your blog and look forward to getting to know you better!

  42. Hi Lady! Glad to finally visit your blog beyond Twitter! I hope you're having fun with the UBP10 Party. Come by and visit me sometime! :)

  43. It's always a pleasure to visit your blog. I wish you luck on winning the prize of your dreams.

  44. Hi there! Stopping by to dance and party for the UBP 2010!! LOVE your blog name! And I love the quote and the P.U.S.H. that you have on your About Me page.

    I'm following you with both of my blogs now....would love for you to "follow back!" :)

    Take care and keep dancing!

    Tree (aka Mother of Pearl)
    Mother of Pearl It Is
    Mommies Faves Top Sites and Blogs

    P.S. I would love to invite you to join our new community network for moms...Mommies Faves Mom Bloggers Network. Hope to see you there soon!

  45. Hi there, thanks for stopping by my blog! You have a gorgeous little corner of the blog world here :) And I have to admire anyone who'd be willing to go on Dancing with the Stars!!!

  46. Hi Colette,

    Thanks for stopping by my UPB party post! SO nice to meet you. :)

  47. Hi, stopping by with the UBP 2010 & having a blast! Great blog.. I'm going to enter some giveaways! :)

  48. Youb blog is so fun! ANd I agree with you totally....I am quite shy and quiet. But cross me and the lioness within is released

  49. Hey there, love your blog. My husband is from Jamaica, so I was intrigued to stop over here. I am from #UBP10

    I now follow you via google friend connect. I will be sure to visit again and often ;)

    Thanks for the great info. ;)

    Beth AKA The Plus Size Mommy

  50. Hi Colette,
    That's a very pretty picture of you. So glad you stopped by again. I'm really enjoying the party. Enjoy the rest of your day.

  51. Stopping in from UPB 2010!

    You have a lovely blog and sound like my kind of blogger!

    Have a great party!~

  52. happy UBP 2010. please come and check me out too. www,

    party on

  53. wow love your new header, yes I have been here before and love to visit whenever I can this time as part of my party route of UBP. If you find time come over and say hi as well

  54. Happy UBP! I love the title of your blog and you are absolutely lovely.

    Good luck with your future family building plans and educational endeavors.

    Come belly up to the bar at my party here and check out my giveaway here.

  55. Hi there!
    Cute blog you have here and you look so pretty in that pic of yours:)
    Will be visiting it again for sure
    Hope you can stop by my blog too

    Happy UBP10!!

  56. Hey girlie! I LOVE your header graphic! I'd love to be at the beach right now. :0) Stopping by from UBP 2010! So nice to meet you!

  57. Hi Colette!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog for the UBP. It is nice to meet you!

  58. Hi,
    Thank-you for stopping by my blog.
    From UBP.
    You have a great site going here.
    I am following your blog and your twitter now.
    Take Care,

  59. I'm stopping by from the UBP10 Fun!

    I'm now Following via GFC :)

    Thanks for visiting Frugal Plus :)

  60. Hi! You stopped by my blog (UBP of course) and I thought I would return the favor! :) I'm following you now!

  61. Popping in to say "hi" for the UBP. I'm already a follower.

  62. Thanks for stopping by my blog for the UBP! I absolutely love the picture in your header. I adore the ocean, but only get to visit it about once a year since I live in South Dakota nowhere near it! I am also a SAHM so glad I stopped by!

  63. Hopping over from the UBP! Thanks so much for visiting me today. And thanks for the encouragement. I hope you stop back by for the next few chapters of the story!

  64. Hi there! So nice to meet you via the UBP! Thanks for coming over to my blog as well.

  65. Hi, Colette! Just returning the favor and dropping by from Hiccups In Time. Thank you so much for coming by! :-)

    Hope you're enjoying the UBP and blog hopping. I know I am! It's so good to have met you. :-)

  66. Stopping in from UBP. Hope you can stop by my party at some point. I have a giveaway going on as well! Have a great day :)

  67. YEAH! You partied too!!!
    I almost missed your PAR-TAY post.

    Hope you will check out my party post too!

    you rock girl!! My fellow monday mingler gal!

  68. Stopping in from the UBP. You have a nice blog. Love the name of your blog.

  69. Glad to see you joined the party! I've been following your blog for a while. Have a wonderful weekend!

  70. Loving the blog, Happy UBP 2010!

  71. Hey Winner!
    You need these numbers to complete the prize form on the prize page -

    731 JamericanSpice

  72. Thanks for stopping by Cook Clean Craft and helping me find your blog. Looks like a bit of fun here. I know what you mean about being shy - I like to stay in the background until I've worked out people around mean. Hope you head a great UBP! (I'm still working my way through comments and more blogs!)

  73. Hey! Visiting from the UBP! Hope you are having a great time @ the party!
    Come by and visit my blog and enter the great giveaways when you get a chance!
    Following you on twitter now!
    God bless!

  74. Hi there. Sorry I'm late to your party. Still recovering from the whole virtual party. I have a huge heart for adoption (and DANCING!) too! We were in the middle of adopting a little boy from the Philippines when a surprise showed up in my womb. Our sweet Jordis. If we get to the point where we can safely and sanely handly another - we will definitely be adopting. Thanks for stopping by "Tales from the Motherhood and Confessions of a Childhood Actress." I recently posted a video of my kids dancing that you should see. We are working on it - let's just say that.


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