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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Friday, April 12, 2013

The Party Has Began - Let's Mingle And #Win! #UBP13

There is a party going on and we are all invited. I'm kinda late. I'm usually early to this party.
But my internet has been behaving badly as of late. AT&T needs to step up to the plate of service they promised!

My name is Colette. Call me Callie if you desire. I have many names :) Even "Mommy." And because I haven't gotten used to talking about myself as yet, I'll just share 7 things about me. See? quick and easy.

1. I love to dance. I dance alone. With my kids. And if my husband would allow it, I'd fall in love with him even more :)

2. I love music. I get MUSICK drunk when I begin to listen to the tunes. You can see me sharing on our music meme every Monday. Come on join us if you wish.

3. I love my children. They are indeed blessings and have shown me a glimpse of love and forgiveness. I would also love to  have 5 children.

4. I stay up too late at nights. Sometimes until 3am or 4am and then have to rise again at 6am to get kids fed and off to school on time. But hey, why not enjoy youth that is so fleeting.

5. I wish my mother could see me being a mother.

6. I love to read. I think I read fast, but I know I read slow. I take my time to enjoy a book. The book I'm reading right now is from a favorite author of mine: Betrayed: Days of the Rogue by Nicky Charles. She is a great writer and her books are free. All she ask is that if you wish to donate, then give to a charity. Isn't that awesome?! You can learn more and find the rest of her books here.
Betrayed: Days of the Rogue
7. I am a journeying Christian and I'm trying my best to live out loud.
You can learn more about me and my blog here.

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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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67 comments:

  1. Coming over from the UBP! HOpe you have a good time.

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  2. Stopping by from UBP 13 and I enjoyed my visit.

    What a sweet stage of life ... raising your kids.

    Fondly,
    Glenda
    (Link # 59)

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    1. Thank you Glenda!
      I'm coming to visit!

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  3. Swinging through with the Ultimate Blog Party 2013! Taking a minute to link up and wish you a wonderful day:)
    Nicky George-Hudelson
    www.feelingtheemptynest.com

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    1. Hi Nicky
      Thank you for visiting!
      I'm coming over!

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  4. I'm coming over from UBP to dance with you a jig or two!!!

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  5. Good to meet you Colette! Stopping by for UBP2013.

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    1. Thank you for visiting Stacie.
      Coming over!

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  6. Hi, I'm here through UBP2013 :)

    Great meeting you.

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    1. Thank you Sandra!
      I'm coming over!

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  7. This is my 6th year with UBP. It’s great to visit new bloggers, as well as my old blog friends.
    I really enjoy reading the reason(s) that one starts blogging. Sounds like you have a busy and terrific life.
    What wonderful photos!
    I hope you’re having fun at the party!

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    1. Thank you for visiting and sharing. I appreciate it and I'm coming over to visit! :)

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  8. Hi,

    I come for the party ^___*. I like to "meet" new blogger friends. Lovely photo of your children.

    Pls return to see my UBP blog post too in here: http://bit.ly/14IvDly See you at my blog ;)

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    1. Thank you Juliana!
      I'm coming over!

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  9. Hi Colette - I wonder if you are a late tweeter...I'm always up late as well. Your children are beautiful - enjoy the party!

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    1. Thank you.
      I do stay up late and sometimes I tweet just a bit. :)
      Nice to meet you.

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  10. Perhaps you could give me some dancing tips?? LOL ;)

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  11. Living out loud is such a good mantra. :)

    I love that you love to dance. Happy Sunday to you.

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  12. Hi, visiting from UBP. What a great blog.

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  13. Very cute blog Colette. Be sure to stop by. http://www.simplesavingsforatlmoms.com/ ~ Quida

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  14. Returning the visit! Love your blog! So glad I found you; I'm looking forward to reading more!

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    1. Thank you for visiting Carrie! I appreciate it.

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  15. Your children are very cute. I know all about staying up til 3 and 4 am I do it often and then get up get my son ready and head off to work and on some days school right after work. It can be tiring but like you said your only young once right!? Stopping by from http://motivatingmommy.com

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    1. Exactly :)
      Thank you for coming over Danielle!

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  16. Thanks for stopping by and following me! I'm following back. What a lovely family you have! I'm sort of getting hit with the baby-bug, too...crazy since both of mine are so little. What a lovely blog. I hope you're enjoying the party. Blessings from Croatia!! www.littlerandr.org

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    1. Thank you Rosilind.
      I have the bug right now and pray that I'll be blessed again.

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  17. Aw my husband feels the same way, he lost his mom at sixteen. I wish I could have met her too.

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    1. Thank you for sharing. It is hard indeed.

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  18. Hey Callie love your party spot! I used to stay up way too late till finally the zombie feeling started kicking in. I guess I'm just old now lol Chelle @ Oh, Just Stop Already

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  19. Hi Collette, Deb here from Counting My Blessings. I'm so glad you visited me there and directed me to your site. Your children are beautiful! I'm looking forward to learning more about you as we get to know each other through our faith walks on line.

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  20. Hi! :) We have some things in common chickie! I love dancing too and reading and music...anyways great to meet you from the UBP13! :)

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    1. Thank you Heather.
      Nice to meet you too!

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  21. Hi Collette! So happy to have met your through UBP13! You have a lovely family. I too am a SAHM and I also love to dance even though my kids would probably rather I not. I follow you on Twitter so I look forward to seeing you soon.

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    1. What a year . I'm blessed by your blog sharing.

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  22. Hi Callie! I'm stopping by from #UBP13! So great to meet you! And I'd like to invite you to stop by my blog at http://bit.ly/YH2kN2 - we're doing a great Party giveaway!

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  23. *waves* I'm Margaret and I'm coming over from #UBP13 Enjoy the rest of your day

    Margaret
    http://www.margsworld.com

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  24. Nice intro post. Haven't had time to join UBP this year..maybe I'll try again next year :)

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    1. Soon it' on again girl. Hope you link up!

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  25. I've been too busy to comment, but today is somewhat a free day for me. So here it is (my first comment that is), I loved your blog the first day I read it and I'm loving this post. I'm with you on that staying up late, way into the wee hours of the morning, then having to get up at 5:30, to get my two boys ready for school, whew, what a task.. Looking forward to reading more of your blog, keep up the great work. #UPB13

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    1. What a party eh! I meet such wonderful people! Thank you!

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  26. Stopping in from the UBP13. I will be following you and looking forward to meeting you through blogging. Be sure to come visit me at http://hangingwithangie.com

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    1. Ahh Angela What a year huh.
      Looking forward to seeing you again this year!

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  27. How nice to read more about you. Your children are beautiful, but three more?! LOL... I have four and you must have the patience of a saint to add to your crew. {giggling}

    I used to have a problem with writing about myself, it's a learned practice. Once I stopped thinking about it and just began writing everything flowed. I actually forgot I didn't like writing about myself. LOL

    I'm so glad we've had a chance to chat again. I know I've been by here once or twice in the past and hope we can be regular friends. :-)

    Happy UBP13.

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    1. It is learned indeed.
      I thank you for sharing.
      Can you believe it's been a year!
      I wonder how I've changed.

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  28. Hi! Visitng from the UBP13. Nice to meet you and congratulations on your blog. I love to read as well :)

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    1. Thank you Ashleigh!
      That is a very interesting spelling of your name!

      Party coming again soon!

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  29. That sounds like a great book!

    Nice to 'meet' you!

    Stopping by to say hi from the Ultimate Blog Party!

    http://momandmore.com/2013/04/party-with-me-at-the-ultimate-blog-party-2013-ubp13.html

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    1. I hope got to read or peruse those books. They are really good!

      *Waves at you*

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  30. Coming over from the blog party and happy to be here! Following you on FB (which is where I'm most active, anyway!) Hope you'll stop by my page and see if you like it! http://www.parentwin.com/2013/04/ultimate-blog-party-2013.html

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    1. Thank you.
      Cant wait for another party hopping with you!

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  31. So lovely Colette and your children are so precious. It is definitely to your credit.

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  32. Hi nice to meet you Colette. From #UBP13 http://contentemeant.blogspot.com/2013/04/ultimate-blog-party-2013.html

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  33. Just stopping by from the UBP13. We hope you stop by our party for a slice of warm banana bread and cold milk.
    Hugs,
    Cathi
    http://SimpleSojourns.com

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    1. Ahh Cathy it was such fun yes!
      Hope to see you this year too.

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  34. Hi Colette – I’m stopping by from #UBP14. I am a newbie & its a lot of fun…. nice blog. Great info! I am a mom and I have my own business. Stop by my blog (http://spaglo.blogspot.com/201... & Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/spagl... if you get a chance. Have a great day!

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I appreciate your thoughts - Colette

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