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5/31/13

Dads, Grads & Weddings California Wine Club #Giveaway

There are many celebrations going on this season. Father's Day, Graduation ceremonies, marriages, new jobs, you name it. We already know how hard it is for some of us to shop for our boys, so if you are looking for a different kind of gift, then read more below and enter for your chance to win in the California Wine Club - Dads, Grads & Weddings Event.

Welcome to the Dads, Grads & Weddings California Wine Club Giveaway!

Do you need some gift ideas for Dad? How about gifts for the College Grad you know, a gift for a wedding or any other special occasion?

Sponsored by: California Wine Club Organized by: Mom Powered Media

Hosted by: Baby Costcutters, Mom to Bed By 8, Powered by Mom and My Dairy Free Gluten Life

It's that time of year where we start to look for gifts for dads, college graduations, weddings and so much more. Wouldn't you like to give them a gift they can enjoy for as long as they want, that has variety, brings them something new each month and better yet is a high quality gift without the high prices?

A California Wine Club membership is perfect for wine lovers and those who want to experience and learn more about wines. A membership to California Wine Club would be a unique and special gift that someone could enjoy for years to come. California Wine Club memberships would also add touch of class to corporate parties as gifts and prizes, it's never too early to plan that company Christmas party!

Or better yet treat yourself and start enjoying some fine wines that don't have the high price tag attached to them and if you want to share your wine at family gatherings you can! With new wines to try every month and the ability to order favorite ones up to 50% off you can't go wrong with a California Wine Club membership!

Reserve Father's Day Gifts and Save - Reserve gifts now and get a 3 month gift for the prize of 2 months! GO HERE to find out more!

About the California Wine Club

Since 1990 The California Wine Club has introduced wine enthusiasts to California’s best artisan wineries. These small family-owned wineries handcraft wines in such limited amounts, they wines are rarely found outside the winery’s growing area.

California Wine Club Guarantee: There is never any bulk, closeout or private label wine. Each wine club feature is hand-selected by the owners, Bruce & Pam and one that they proudly serve in their own home to family and friends. There are no wine of the month club membership fees, you can cancel anytime and every wine is 100% guaranteed.
 

The Prize

TWENTY-FIVE Winners will each receive a THREE month membership to California Wine Club's Premier Club a $150 for each prize!

BONUS: The first month's shipment will include a Two Bottle wine tote, plus a $25 credit for future re-orders!

Open to residents of the continental United States only 21 years of age and older, event will end on June 17, 2013 @ 11:59pm EST.

Enter on the rafflecopter below for your chance to win and GOOD LUCK!

Disclaimer: By entering this giveaway you agree to receive email communications from California Wine Club. a Rafflecopter giveaway No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received. Confirmed Winner(s) (by Random.org) will be contacted by email. Winner(s) have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. My blog is NOT responsible for product shipment/delivery. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Disclosure:I did not receive compensation for this post. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. This blog is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. This event was organized byMomPoweredMedia please contact poweredbymomblog@gmail.com with questions or to see your business or blog featured on the next big event! Remember to drink responsibly and do not drink and drive always have a designated driver when consuming alcohol.

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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Literary Addicts Virtual #Book Fest

Weeeee Book Fest! Aren't you just in a tizzy to get started? GO!


Welcome to the Literary Addicts Fest!

Come RSVP to the Author Panels Saturday June 1st
12 PM -

New Adult Panel

1:30 PM -

Contemporary Romance Panel

3:00 PM -

Romantic Edge Books Round Table Panel

Sunday 2 June
12 PM -

Urban Fantasy/ Paranormal Romance Panel

1:30 PM -

Young Adult Panel

3 PM -

The Indie Biz

4:30 PM

Workshop - The writing process (3 Parts)

Contests Starting June 1
Kindle Fire Giveaway
Contest for Bloggers
Swag Pack Giveaways
Contests for Readers
Contests for Authors
Enter to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card a Rafflecopter giveaway

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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Unfinished Business #Book Blast + 5 Sets Of Earrings

I must agree:
"So many books, so little time" - Frank Zappa
My nook is loaded. At least I'll NEVER be bored right and there is always Unfinished Business to get going.
Unfinished BusinessGenre: Chic Lit, Paranormal 
When Angela's mother Fran dies and comes back as a ghost, Angela's ordinary life turns into a carnival show, starring both Angela and her nosy, dead mother. It seems Fran's got some unfinished business on earth and she's determined to get it done, no matter what. 

When Fran returned, she reignited her daughter's long suppressed psychic gift, one she neglected to mention to Angela, and now Angela sees ghosts everywhere. And they won't leave her alone. Fran can't help but stick her transparent nose where it doesn't belong, making Angela's life even crazier. 

Now Angela has to find a way to keep her old life in tact and help the dead with their unfinished business, all while trying to keep her dead mother out of trouble. And it's a lot for one woman to handle.
Purchase Unfinished Business: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

About the AuthorCarolyn Ridder Aspenson

Carolyn Ridder Aspenson is a freelance writer based in Cumming, GA. She lives with her husband and three children, two dogs and one cat. Carolyn doesn't see ghosts, but swears she'd be okay with it, as long as it was only during daylight hours.   Follow the author: Website | Facebook | Twitter        
 
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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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5/30/13

Finding Kind - How Do You Handle Girl on Girl #Bullying?

I don't quite have a system as yet, but I know that if my children come upon bullying directed towards them, I'll be on it like white on rice until the situation is resolved. I'm not raising children who will bully other children and so I will defend them at all cost because bullying is very detrimental to a child...even adults.

If my child should bully another child, Lord help them! Because they have to come home to mama. Let's face it, kids are kids and they behave quite differently when they are away from home and under pressure.

Of course I'll be rational and have meetings and the likes, but I'm not liable to sit and listen to all sort of politics that doesn't help the situation.

Have you had to handle girl bullying while in school?

With that, I want to introduce you to Finding Kind.
In February 2009, two young women, Lauren Parsekian and Molly Thompson joined forces having both been affected by female bullying throughout their youth and decided to create change by giving females a platform to speak out about this universal experience. What began as an idea for a documentary about girl-against-girl bullying, ultimately became Kind Campaign, an internationally recognized movement, documentary, and school assembly program based on the powerful belief in KINDness that brings awareness and healing to the negative and lasting effects of girl-against-girl “crime.”

In this endearing documentary, a pair of best friends (who happen to be queen-bee pretty girls, but no matter) travel the country speaking with middle and high school girls about their pain and the pain they’ve caused others. It’s a sweet, earnest addition to the current anti-bullying movement. A few confessional scenes—little girls in braces pouring their broken hearts into the camera—will stick with you. LINDY WEST (the Stranger)

About Filmmakers:
Lauren Parsekian (Director/Writer/Producer)

Lauren grew up in Laguna Niguel, Orange County, and currently resides in Los Angeles. The way girls treat each other has had a lot of significance in Lauren's life. Finding a way to stop girl bullying in schools across America has been an important Issue for as long as she can remember.

All of the careers she has considered have been with one common goal in mind: to foster awareness of the emotional, verbal, and physical abuse within female relationships. Lauren was one of the "popular girls" in middle school. But after the clique turned against her, school became a source of stress, depression, and even frequent thoughts of suicide.

Through high school and college, Lauren witnessed the same kind of "mean girl" behavior around her. As a film student at Pepperdine, Lauren realized the enormous good documentaries can do and decided to apply her passion for film to this issue and make a documentary about the way girls treat each other and the way it affects us.
Lauren is scheduled to marry actor Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”) in May, 2013.

For me, the hardest time was middle school. It’s a funny thing to think about, because ten years later, I can still vividly recall every terrible memory from that time of my life. I truly hope that the message of Kind Campaign speaks to you, and that you know how special you are. I know it's extremely hard to be a girl. It's hard for ALL of us. However, I have confidence that through Kind Campaign we will all come together to create a community and an awareness that will change this problem.


Don't stop until you get to the band of brothers bikers. They tell the truth about what it means to have friends, brothers who are not of blood.

That older man spoke the truth. Women rarely have friends. Girls rarely do. As we grow up, we are defending our innocence and often failing. We have many pals/acquaintances, but not a deep and sustaining relationship that builds and holds. Why? Why are we so vicious against each other?

Molly Thompson (Producer)
Molly grew up In Dallas, Texas before moving to California to attend Pepperdine University to study acting and film/television production.

Molly's negative experience with girl bullying occurred in high school. Ostracized by a group of girls, she feared answering the phone, going to school, and felt a terrible loneliness. A small core of loyal friends stuck by her, and the year ended on a note of healing and forgiveness.

Molly has always had a passion for helping others and for the way film affects people and can inspire them to action, so when Lauren approached her to collaborate on a documentary about middle school bullying between girls, Molly agreed.

While working together on Finding Kind, Lauren and Molly saw how open women and girls were about sharing their experiences. They realized that this is an issue that affects females of all ages, and they were inspired to launch a movement to spread the word of kindness.

Kind Campaign is the result of that moment of inspiration. Molly is thrilled to shed light on this serious issue and unite women and girls together under an umbrella of kindness. She considers herself very lucky to be working with such a close friend on a project she loves, evidence of the power of female friendship.

I have been extremely touched and inspired by the reaction to Kind Campaign and “Finding Kind.” It is a testament to the serious effects of this Issue and the need for change in the way we as females treat each other. Being ostracized, criticized, or ridiculed should not be considered a rite of passage, and it doesn't have to be this way.
About IndieFlix
IndieFlix is a community of independent filmmakers and fans. Through its membership-based streaming service, IndieFlix helps filmmakers translate artistic vision into commercial success, and gives film lovers access to high quality independent films not otherwise available. IndieFlix’s mission is to champion filmmakers, rethink traditional approaches to distribution, and celebrate the artistry and impact of independent film.

Co-founded by filmmaker Scilla Andreen, CEO of IndieFlix

All information and photos from IndieFlix

I received a 3-months subscription code to visit and learn more and share about IndieFlix.

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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5/28/13

Summer Rush HydroRush Waterpark #Giveaway

Having any sort of waterslide or jumperoo in my yard would be a grand attraction and I think the kids would probably want to sleep out there! Haha. 

Anyway Come have fun and enter for a chance to win in the Summer Rush HydroRush Waterpark Giveaway!
Doesn't that just screams summer!

Summer Rush Giveaway

Welcome to the Summer Rush Giveaway!

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BlastZone , need I say more. The name says it all! They have all the good stuff your kids will love. HUGE Bounce Houses, Waterparks, and more.

If you’re looking for some fun this summer at an affordable price you cannot go wrong with BlastZone products. Inflatables are an awesome way for the kids to burn some energy and have loads of fun.

Your kid will be the coolest kid on the block with one of the awesome Inflatables from BlastZone.com. Take a moment and check out all the awesome products that BlastZone has to offer. The summer fun starts as low as $100 at BlastZone

This giveaway will run from May 28, 2013 until June 30, 2013 at 11:59pm EST. Open to US, and you must be at least 18 to enter.
If you have any questions regarding the giveaway or would like to see your brand featured in a giveaway you can contact Jenn at Sweeps@JennsBlahBlahBlog.com or at Jenn@PinkNinjaMedia.com

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Disclosure: This blog is not responsible for shipping prize to winner, nor were we compensated for our part in the giveaway.

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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No Brainer by AJ Lape #Book Blast + $30 Amazon GC

I find that these days I'm so caught up in a series that I'd rather read than blog. It's like blogging is getting in the way :)

But like Albert says: "The only thing you absolutely have to know is the location of the library." - Albert EinStein

Come have fun in the No Brainer by AJ Lape #Book Blast + $30 Amazon GC!

No Brainer No Brainer

Genre: Young Adult, Mystery Two weeks before junior year, Darcy hops a plane to Orlando for a little R&R with her best friend Dylan and his family. Fresh off the heels of solving three murders in Valley, you'd think she'd sit back and enjoy the vacation capital of the world…maybe if you're a noun. Darcy Walker, however, is nothing but verb.

Before her feet hit the Orlando soil, she's meddling in the disappearance of a five-year-old boy who vanished six months earlier. With authorities still no closer to solving the case, Darcy is shanghaied by her impulsivity and runs headlong into that proverbial burning building, convinced she can bring him home. She travels down a road that not only follows this missing child but branches off into the corrupt and sinister world of mob activity when she tampers in a case on which Dylan's detective grandfather is working.

After a near disastrous midnight meeting in a warehouse and a date with a mechanical bull, Darcy realizes she might've bitten off more than she can chew. Add the boiling flirtationship with her best friend and the appearance of his romantic rival, and she is in over her head. Will she survive a life of flirting with death too easily? Or will her flirtationship with Dylan become the actual death of her instead? For a girl with a habit of finding dead bodies, No Brainer gives Darcy Walker more of the same…surprising twists and turns…and running for her life. Purchase

Book #1 Grade A Stupid

Book #2 No Brainer

About Author AJ LapeAJ Lape

A. J. lives in Cincinnati with her husband, two feministic daughters, an ADD dog, a spoiled hamster, and an unapologetic and unrepentant addiction to Coca-Cola. She studied English, Journalism, and Political Science at Morehead State University and left the business world when her daughters were born. Her love for suspense and a good story was spawned from watching Mystery Science Theater with her sister during childhood. That and any B movie with comedic undertones they could get their hands on. When she’s not riding that razor-thin line between creativity and insanity, she likes to read, watch too much cable TV, or cheer like a banshee at her daughters' sporting events. She’s a huge hometown sports fan and loves to watch the Cincinnati Bengals and Cincinnati Reds whenever she can. A. J. loves to connect with fans! If you would like to receive emails of upcoming releases, please sign up for her distribution list by visiting her homepage at http://www.ajlape.com and clicking the “contact” tab

Follow AJ Lape: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon

Join the No Brainer Release Event May 28 at 7:00pm

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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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5/27/13

Hello, My Name Is - 4Ms #Music Hop

Exhausted. Just got home. Here is a song that touches my soul.

See y'all soon!


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 

Honorary Co-host: 

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! 

You can also join 
Inspire Me Monday


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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Good Grilling Brinkmann Grill + $100 Home Depot GC

In LA, Mardi Gras is a holiday; schools closed and all that jazz.  However Memorial Day is just something mentioned it seems. Memorial Day should be the holiday. Our children should know why we celebrate so they can carry on in memory.  Get the family together and begin cooking and quizzing and talking so we can pass on the stories of our heroes. 

Come enter the Good Grilling Brinkmann Grill + $100 Home Depot GC for your chance to make more memories. 

Welcome to the Good Grillin' Giveaway

Organized by Mom to Bed by 8
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Grill or smoke your barbeque favorites with this Brinkmann Dual Function II Propane Gas and Charcoal Grill. This grill features a generous 595 sq. in. of cooking surface and two separate gas or charcoal cooking areas to accommodate a variety of food and cooking preferences. The grill's gas chamber is powered by three burners totaling 24,000 BTUs for quick cooking. 

The grill's charcoal chamber features an adjustable charcoal tray and adjustable smokestack. Durable, versatile, and convenient, the Brinkmann Dual Function II Propane Gas and Charcoal is a must have for any grilling experience.

595 sq. in. of cooking area Porcelain-coated steel cooking grates Three stainless steel burners totaling 24,000 BTUs Front and side tables for food preparation Separate chambers for charcoal and gas grilling Convenient bottle opener Adjustable charcoal tray Tool hooks for keeping grilling accessories within reach

I think this is a very cool gift for any family.

Stop by and say hi to our amazing co-hosts for without them great things like this would not be possible: Ultimate Coupon Club, My Dairy Free Gluten Free Life, The Savings Wife, Oh! My Heartsie Reviews, A Medic's World, Monica's Rants Raves Reviews, Beauty Brite and Baby Costcutters.

One lucky reader will receive a Brinkmann Dual Function II & one winner will receive a $100 Home Depot Gift Card!

Giveaway ends June 17th at 11:59pm, open to US residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck.
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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. Please contact teri@mompoweredmedia.com with questions or to see your business or blog featured on the next big event!

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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5/21/13

Decked Out Dad's Day For #FathersDay Celebration

If fathers only knew how much they are needed in their children lives. They'd do everything to be involved and make a lasting impact for their child's future. 

We celebrate the fathers that are dads. We celebrate the ones who took the time to play peek a boo. We celebrate the one who wiped tears, throw a kid up in the air, told bedtime stories, held a child's hand and prayed for their child. We celebrate fathers who really get it. 

How are you celebrating your father today?
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Co-Hosted by Tyrneathem and Funny Postpartum Lady  
Celebrate Father's of all kinds this Father's Day!  Decked Out Dad's Day is all about Dad whether he's a traveler, a techie, the chef, or even the stay at home man!!  Make Our Own Network is thrilled to bring you over $1000 in gifts for Dad.  There are 6 packages worth over $145 each!

Package #1 - ARV $215
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Robo Form/Good Sync - Computer Program

Package #2 - ARV $206
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Daddy Scrubs - Gift Set
Robo Form/Good Sync - Computer Program

Package #3 - ARV $151
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DUB Garage - 007 RC Die Cast Car

Package #4 - ARV $150
(For more details, Click on each link to read the actual review)
Zim's Natural Pain Relief - Choice of Max Freeze or Heat Roll on
TheraPearl - Back Wrap Therapy
NoNetz - Men's Swimsuit
Robo Form/Good Sync - Computer Program

Package #5 - ARV $148
(For more details, Click on each link to read the actual review)
Ultimate Green Store - $25 Gift Certificate
LOLShirts - Choice of T-shirt
Opena Case - iPhone Holda Case
Robo Form/Good Sync - Computer Program

Package #6 - ARV $145
(For more details, Click on each link to read the actual review)
Man Cave Worldwide - Major Flavor Injector + Rib Rack
Yum Earth - Snack Assortment
Robo Form/Good Sync - Computer Program

"Make Our Own Network" solely organized this event and I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are 100% my own and may differ from your own or even those stated in this post. JamericanSpice is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.
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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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5/20/13

True To Myself - Summertime #Music - 4Ms

I'm a little late today, but I'm here. We've had a hard weekend of me trying to get my son to have a wonderful day on his birthday.

I will come visit you all.
Let's bring on the summer music.

Our theme is SUMMERTIME SONGS!  Don't forget to throw a theme at me that you would like to do when you get a chance.

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 

Honorary Co-host: 

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! 

You can also join 
Inspire Me Monday


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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