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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Where is your hope?

It has been said that as we get older the years get shorter and the days get longer! Life can often feel like a race that we are running and can't quite keep up.

Placing our hope in the Lord and the new life that He offers us in Christ is compared here to soaring on wings like eagles-like flying. Imagine it, no longer are we destined to place our hope in ourselves, our jobs, the economy, our friends or a spouse. We now have a hope that cannot be shaken.

When our hope is in the Lord our strength is renewed. Whatever you are facing today you have a choice. Where will you put your hope?


Today's commentary by:
Caesar Kalinowski, Pastor, SomaCommunities.org 


 but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40:31


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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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Looking At Life - WW

Felicia, sitting at my desk, I'm usually looking outside in the backyard at my kids playing or just traffic passing when there is no canefield. Other times I'm out there with them enjoying them.

P.s Check out Kailani's "Raising Girls of High Character"



 For more Wordless Wednesdays check out 5 minutes for moms , Wordless Wednesday and 7 Clown Circus and Go Graham Go!     


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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I've always wanted a Playtex bra - You can win one too!

Do slipping straps, riding up backs, or not enough support have you ready to write a Dear John letter to your old bras? Apply for a Bra Makeover from Playtex! Seven out of 10 women are wearing the wrong size bra, which can result in an ill fit for the rest of their outfit, back and shoulder pain, as well as bruising and digging. 
 
All my bras are showing their age. The elastic material that helps to make the bras are now out in all their glory. I try to wear my bras under clothes with no chance of peeking out. 

I've always wanted to purchase a playtex bra but because of price have ended up with cheaper brands. I need a total underwear makeover and why not start right here with playtex which I've heard so much about!
 
We know that busy moms don't always have time to update their bras or even check to make sure they are wearing the correct size. That's why we wanted to let you know about this contest from Playtex! Playtex recently launched www.PlaytexBraMakeover.com, a site where women can go to apply for a bra makeover or nominate a friend. If chosen, the winner will be flown to New York to receive a Bra Makeover with style expert Alison Deyette. Deyette is a fashion and trend lifestyle expert who has been featured on Bravo's Millionaire Matchmaker and TLC's Ten Years Younger, as well as in print publications including Good Housekeeping, The Washington Post, and O Magazine. Apply for your chance to win a Playtex Bra Makeover today. The last day to apply is Friday, May 21st, 2010.
 
The 10 winners selected for a Bra Makeover will also star in their very own webisode wherein a makeover candidate will receive a fitting with Deyette and walk away with the perfect Playtex products. A new webisode will premier on www.PlaytexBraMakeover.com every two weeks.

Real women have real bra problems, Playtex wants you to kiss those bra problems goodbye. Check out www.PlaytexBraMakeover.com for more information.  
 
A disclosure, such as: By posting this information, I am entered into a contest to win a free bra from Playtex. I did not receive any compensation for this post and thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.





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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Are you attending the Blogher Conference in New York? - Tips To Help You

Are you going to Blogher?

I would love to go sometime but right now is just not a good time with my little young children at home and not having any family close by to leave them with.

There is also the financial aspect where we just don't have the money for rooming and food and travel that would be included in visiting New York for this conference. Not to mention that everything is more expensive in New York.

Apart from Blogher, I'd love to visit New York and spend some time around the city.

There are other blog conferences that I'd love to attend too but the same applies as above.

However if you are going, I hope you'll relax and have a wonderful time meeting other bloggers and learn as much as you can on how to get around. One of the best plan is to go with a friend or plan to meet up with a friend. Exchange numbers etc.

Or just visit Amy here and check out her post about:
How to Prepare for & What to Expect at BlogHer. Tips & advice for your first #blogher10 experience. http://bit.ly/9iIVTn

Aloha!



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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

My Baby Is Growing Up! - WW

I celebrated baby girl all week and then she had cake and ate it too. My sweet is growing up way too fast! You really can't tell she is 3. It's like she is 7 in speech and etc. OY!

Will  update more in our trip soon. I have no internet connection and we are finally at a motel and I'm piggybacking. We just came back through another part of Canada and have 400 miles left to reach Anchorage! Just in time for lil' bro's graduation and my son's upcoming birthday. 

Miss you all!


 For more Wordless Wednesdays check out 5 minutes for moms , Wordless Wednesday and 7 Clown Circus and Go Graham Go!     




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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Me, The B.A.T. And The Road

May 4
All the last week of April was spent getting bible study and all other errands done, while packing five of everything plus extra for both kids and myself.
Of course there's the food bag , potty seat, and other gadgets that's needed.

I'm sitting here Tuesday night in a motel, writing. I was hoping that I'd be catching up on blogging, emails and updating friends, instead it seems my laptop can't get online here.

Must I tell you how much this sucks? However the stubborn in me will keep trying.

We've been driving since Monday night from Louisiana and now it's Tuesday night and we are in Colorado Springs. We are definitely trucking as my SIL/BF says. In Texas we came upon such thick fog that you couldn't see more than 3 feet in front of you and  had to keep peering over the hood to see the road. It was a ripe mixture for an accident. We were enveloped in this fog so we pulled over and all of us stretched out and had a nap until it was after 7am and clear.
Napping in a vehicle isn't fun but it beats doing it in a car!

The husband did drive all night so during the day when he needed a break I took the wheel and handled myself well I must say. I'm so glad I can help out with the driving this time around. He was going to pull over and park for resting, then he asked if I wanted to drive instead. Of course I hesitantly said
yes (I immediately saw deadly crash with all of us mangled).

I was holding my own, passing big rigs (Yes I'm terrified of passing them
or driving close to them) and at 80-90mph to boot! Woot for the girl. This
here is my machine baby. Did I mention how much I love trucks? :)

And ever notice how 50mph feel like 20mph when you've been going 80-85mph?

Tonight we did fast food, then I gave the kids a bath and grooming. I was struck with the thought, that I had to get them washed up for dinner, fed, bath, teeth brushed and in bed for rest.....every trip, I'm the only one on kids duty...Equal help from my hubs would definitely be appreciated. I'm sure that this is not going to change for the rest of the trip though. We've been on many other trips and I was always on kids duty. Is it the woman's role? And then again I feel selfish for asking more of him when he does all ...most of the driving.

We definitely made good time here to Colorado Springs and tomorrow on our
way onward we'll try to see a few interesting sightseeing along the way.

It really bums that I can't connect to the internet.

I'm exhausted to lata.

Aloha!


P.s updating. It's Wednesday night early Thursday I think and in another motel (So afraid of this motel..ICKY) 

I miss you all my friends and hope to visit with you again soon. 

Oh it's a trip! 

Ciao






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Sunday, May 2, 2010

All propped up and totally rocking the crib shoot!

I've been tagged by Lynn from Midday Escapades,  and my Dolly from XMas Dolly for a fun photo meme.  So behold my photo :)


This is my baby boy at 8 months old (That was in 2006). He wasn't even walking or standing as yet (probably just crawling and hauling himself up on stuff etc). But I thought he was just too cute so I propped him up in the crib and took this photo and well as you can see, it came out just find and dandy. Just look at my precious! 


And onto the photo tag rules:


1) Go to your photo files, select the 8th photo folder.
2) Select the 8th photo in that folder.
3) Post that photo along with the story behind it.
4) Then challenge 8 blogging friends to do the same!
I'm totally not reaching 8, but if you want to do this, grab the link and get a go and I'll come visit with you.  



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