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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Summer Skin - Aloha!

What is your comfort level?

Are you donning a bikini, shorts set, tankini or overalls this summer?
Are you going to a pool or the beach?

If I could go to the beach, I'd be all over it. I can' believe this island girl live in a place with no beach! I want out!!

I must learn to swim and these pool memberships here are in the 'hell no' range for our budget.

Anyway I bought a little pool for the kids for the backyard. We'll have as much fun as we can when we don't have summer programs going on.

I feel good with the decision considering it cost me only $35 to get the little beauty. It better work or I'll throw down :)

Welcome to the Louisiana heat and humidity. It takes cajones to live here in summer! And trust me, fall comes late for us too!

Now I want this so we can play in our back yard...

in this..

weeeeeee.

What fun do you have planned?

 THIS
 


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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Dyson DC23 TurbineHead Housewarming #Giveaway

I've always wanted to have a housewarming party. It never happened. I guess I just don't have enough family and friends around for that sort of thing. If I had received a housewarming party, I'd definitely have wanted the Dyson Turbinehead Vacuum and a huge dining table all decked out!
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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Welcome to the Dyson Housewarming Giveaway event. This took months in the making and Mom to Bed by 8, the Iowa Mom is proud to bring you this fantastic home essential and offer you the chance to win one too! Big thank you to our lovely co-hosts How to Have It All, Mark Your Savings and GiveAway Bandit.

Dyson DC23 TurbineHead Canister Vacuum
Delivering 220 airwatts of suction power, this canister vacuum cleaner features advanced Level 3 Root Cyclone technology to ensure thorough, efficient cleaning with no clogging or loss of suction. It also offers a TurbineHead brush bar that's ideal for cleaning medium and short pile carpets and can be turned off for hard floors.

Certified asthma and allergy friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, the unit expels air that contains up to 150 times less mold and bacteria than common breathing air thanks to the vacuum's money-saving, lifetime washable HEPA filter.
Plus, Dyson's Bactisafe screen traps and kills bacteria, mold and allergens on contact, preventing them from re-entering the air.

The Telescopic Wrap System allows the hose and wand to be compressed, and ensures that the Dyson DC23 can be stored away neatly and compactly, with no loose components or wires to get tangled. It comes with a stair tool for focusing on dust and dirt from stairs and stair carpets, a brush tool with long bristles to dislodge cobwebs and for delicate cleaning, and a high-velocity airflow crevice tool that's ideal for cleaning base boards, picture frames and in-between furniture. Other features include a clear bin with 0.44-gallon capacity, 21.6-foot cord length, and easy-to-maneuver fixed wheels.

The vacuum measures 13.9 x 19.3 x 11.9 inches (HxWxD) and weighs 19.5 pounds. The Dyson DC23 TurbineHead is backed by a 5-year warranty.
Open to worldwide, ages 18+. Giveaway ends on June 15th. Please use the rafflecopter form below to enter. Good luck to all!

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. JamericanSpice is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.  
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These Are The Moments

The little moments that lovers share.  I used to dream of my man reading to me and I to him. It's a wonderful part of being a couple I think.





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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Fabulous Finds For Father's Day #Giveaway

Our fathers deserve to be celebrated.
We have some strong fathers around who will push themselves to do whatever it takes to be a strong man and role model for their families.

We celebrate you.

I have a father, but I do not know him.

Maybe one day I will.

Anyway, it's time for you to enter to win for your dad, your friend's dad, or whoever represents daddy in your lives.

May 31-Jun 14

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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Do you dread Father's Day because you can never find the perfect gift? The Collective Media Magic team, Closer To Lucy, Have Sippy Will Travel, Just Like June, 3 Princes and a Princess 2, and That's What She Said, have found awesome gifts for any dad. Whether he's high tech, healthy, or laid back, we've got a gift that's sure to please. Join us and our friends as we make dads feel like a king! 


One Grand Prize Winner will receive a prize pack of the following items valued at approximately $500:


Linksy EA2700 wireless router Router  with unrivaled speed (value $109) -winner cannot have won a Linksy router in the last six months  


 
A copy of Microsoft 2010 (value $119)




  An Eat Smart Retro Food Scale (value $40)



A Cafe Press Gift Certificate (value $50)



A Pair of Shoes from Shoes For Crews - Winners Choice 
(no price limit on the pair of shoes! $100 value)





Plus Work Out Gear (winner's choice of item)  
and a 
Series of Books For Dads (value $30) 

 The Fabulous Finds For Father's Day  Event will begin at 12:01 AM May 31st and end at 11:59 June 14th. Contest Open to US only due to company shipping restrictions.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Accessory Giggle

Talk about trophy wife...er husband :)






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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Mega Gift Cards #Giveaway - $100 Amazon GC Among Others!

Here's a nice way to start off the Summer months!

There is quite a few gift cards to be won in this mega giveaway!
Are you excited!!

I could do with one of these:
$100 Amazon GC
$50 Victoria Secret GC
& $50 Target/Walmart GC

May 30 - June 7th
Open to: Worldwide


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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Beautifully BellaFaith and over 160 blogs have put together an awesome gift card giveaway for everyone to enter. Not only will one lucky person WIN a $100 Amazon gift card, but they will also win a $50 Victoria's Secret gift card AND a $50 Target OR Walmart gift card

This giveaway is open worldwide. You must be 18 or older to enter. It will begin May 30th and end June 7th. There will be NO substitutions for any of the gift cards. 

I realize that there are quite a few entries, so I included an end bonus! The more entries you have...the more of a chance you have to WIN! 

Enter below using the Rafflecopter widget. If you have any problems, please e-mail littleamberfaith@yahoo.com. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before another will be drawn. You do NOT have to be a blogger to enter OR win. Good luck!! 


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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Bella

A tearjerker, I think that's what you'd call it.

It's a beautiful movie.

No expletives or swear words.

No sexual situations.

Based on a true story.

Just heartbreaking and hopeful at the same time.

I always yearn for such a family with the food, the love, the music, the understanding that no matter what, you are loved and welcome always.

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An international soccer star is on his way to sign a multi-million dollar contract when a series of events unfold that bring his career to an abrupt end. A beautiful waitress, struggling to make it in New York City, discovers something about herself that she's unprepared for. In one irreversible moment, their lives are turned upside down... until a simple gesture of kindness brings them both together, turning an ordinary day to an unforgettable experience.


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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Fish for health

I am not getting enough fish in my diet.  There I said it.

I can buy the frozen and get it done but lordy them things are expensive!

However I will try to get fish in my diet a few times a month. A pill just does NOT cut it. I despise pills and so does my body because my throat can do the auto-lock every time I need to take a pill or any sort.

I used to eat more fish when I was in my country. Maybe because it was an island? hmm

What about you? Do you eat enough fish in your meal plan? 

Low intake of omega-3 fatty acids, found in salmon and vegetable oils, may be associated with a greater risk of depression. A 2004 Finnish study found an association between eating less fish and depression in women, but not in men. These fatty acids regulate neurotransmitters like serotonin, which could explain the link. Fish oil supplements may work too; at least one study found they helped depression in people with bipolar disorder.


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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Monday, May 28, 2012

This Is Where The Healing Begins - 4Ms

Life is messy.
Where do you get your hope?
And the awesome proposal :) All I can do is smile. Like really I just have this big dumb grin on my face! I LOVE it!
We are approaching the 100th week of Monday’s Music Moves Me.  In honor of that, we will be holding a giveaway starting on the 95th week, with the drawing taking place on the 100th week.  Come celebrate with us.  The only requirements for the giveaway are that you need to be a follower and participant of 4M’s – you don’t have to have participated the entire time, just 5 of the next 10 weeks as we count down to the 100th week celebration.

The Giveaway Prizes will be:  1. $25 Gift Certificate Edenfantasys; 2. $25 Gift Certificate to Plus Size Costume Center; 3. A Tee-Shirt from “It’s Funny T-Shirt Time”. A fourth prize was added, and that’s a CD of the Designated Riders (generously donated from Xmas Dolly’s hubby’s band).

*This give-away will ONLY be for followers/participants of Monday’s Music Moves Me. All others will be disqualified. Participation on the 100th week is mandatory, along with at least five weeks of the 10 remaining weeks. Come join in the fun!
Hosts: 
The Shewbridges of Celebration, Florida - Lori
Stacy Uncorked - Stacy

Cathy Kennedy
Run DMT - Denise
So, here's the steps to this party.
First step:  Run over to You Tube, (or wherever), and lock and load!  Get your pick for the theme of the week. 

Second Step:  Grab our "Monday's Music Moves Me" button (over to our right, right under mine)

Third step:  SIGN THE LINKY - Dance (follow) your host/hostesses, and grab their buttons.

Final step:  Start looking for a partner and boogie on down to her/his blog, and say hello, and tag (follow) her/him, and leave a nice comment.  If you've been tagged (followed) be hip, and get on over there, and tag (follow) her/him back and  leave a comment.

Spotlight Dancers
Congrats to our  "SPOTLIGHT DANCE" COUPLE FOR THIS WEEK are in the #1 and #2 spots!

Monday Music Moves Me LINK UP Below: 
   

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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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Oh my heart

I've noticed my heart. It's never just there silent. It tends to want to be the boss of me so many times. Oy!
Sometimes I don't catch it in time.

Other times it's with ten thousand might of men that I keep it in check.

It can be pure good and drift over to pure evil.
So far I'm keeping it in check by feeding it good. You have to feed the good wolf.



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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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Link Up Your #Giveaways - Island Hop

Come link up and enter

My name is Colette and I'm hosting this hop and hope you will participate and share the news with your friends and blog buddies.
               

Ultimate Baby Shower Giveaway 5.28


HP Omni 27t Series Giveaway $2000 5.31


 $3000 Disney Cruise for family of four 6.18


Kindle Fire Giveaway 6.21


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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Thursday, May 24, 2012

That Song - AF

It's said that we all have one particular song that we skip when listening to our ipods or MP3, but we wont delete it.

Is there a song you skip all the time but wont delete?
Do you have an ipod/MP3? Or do you prefer your radios?
google

 THIS



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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Kindle Fire #Giveaway

Here's a fun giveaway you will want to enter! It's the kindle fire, a really cool device from my end, even though I don't have one.

If you already have one, then you can give as a gift.
Get your friends and come enter in the easy form below!

This event will go live 12:01am EST on 5/24 and will run until 6/21 11:59pm EST.  This is open to US and Canada


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    DonnasDealsAndMore has teamed up with Giveaway Scoop and an awesome group of bloggers to bring you an amazing giveaway!

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This giveaway is open to US and Canada. Entrants must be 18 years are older.


Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. YOUR BLOG NAME HERE is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.

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