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2/28/13

My Poker Face Doctor and Good News - Aloha TQT Sillies

Today was good news. My lungs are fine but my upper respiratory system is in a funk. Still can't breathe through my nose, which means I can't taste my food or have any peace.

I have medicine prescribed.
I hope they work.
I do not like pills!

My doctor has a poker face. He doesn't seem to think anything else is wrong. I hope so too.

Bah I'm getting old.

My kids however would vehemently deny this :) I love them.

So easy questions for you:

1. Give me an easy tip on how to take pills. (I seem to choke every time!)
2. Do you suffer from allergies, Seasonal or other? 
  
And we are doing the Sillies of course :)
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The farts:
One day I met a sweet woman and fell in love. When it became apparent that we would marry, I made the supreme sacrifice and gave up beans. 
Some months later, on my birthday, my car broke down on the way home from work. Since I lived in the countryside I called my wife and told her that I would be late because I had to walk home. On my way, I passed by a small diner and the odour of baked beans was more than I could stand. With miles to walk, I figured that I would walk off any ill effects by the time I reached home, so I stopped at the diner and before I knew it, I had consumed three large orders of baked beans. All the way home, I made sure that I released all the gas.
Upon my arrival, my wife seemed excited to see! me and exclaimed delightedly: "Darling I have a surprise for dinner tonight."
She then blindfolded me and led me to my chair at the dinner table. I took a seat and just as she was about to remove my blindfold, the telephone rang. She made me promise not to touch the blindfold until she returned and went to answer the call. The baked beans I had consumed were still affecting me and the pressure was becoming most unbearable, so while my wife was out of the room I seized the opportunity, shifted my weight to one leg and let one go. It was not only loud, but it smelled like a fertilizer truck running over a skunk in front of a pulpwood mill. I took my napkin from my lap and fanned the air around me vigorously. Then, shifting to the other cheek, I ripped off three more. The stink was worse than cooked cabbage. Keeping my ears carefully tuned to the conversation in the other room, I went on like this for another few minutes. The pleasure was indescribable. When eventually the telephone farewells signalled the end of my freedom, I quickly fanned the air a few more times with my napkin, placed it on my lap and folded my hands back on it feeling very relieved and pleased with myself. My face must have been the picture of innocence when my wife returned, apologizing for taking so long. She asked me if I had peeked through the blindfold, and I assured her I had not. At this point, she removed the blindfold, and twelve dinner guests seated around the table chorused: "Happy Birthday!" I fainted!!!!!!!!!!!!


Emergency Vehicle funny: Clear!
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Laughter
The Benefits of Laughter
Physical Health Benefits:
  • Boosts immunity
  • Lowers stress hormones
  • Decreases pain
  • Relaxes your muscles
  • Prevents heart disease
Mental Health Benefits:
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  • Eases anxiety and fear
  • Relieves stress
  • Improves mood
  • Enhances resilience
Social Benefits:
  • Strengthens relationships
  • Attracts others to us
  • Enhances teamwork
  • Helps defuse conflict
  • Promotes group bonding

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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The King Series + Endless Book Swag Pack

I want to read all The King Series!


“So many books, so little time.”
― Frank Zappa

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After the tumult of her high school senior year, all is right in Tasmyn Vaughan’s world. She’s attending college with her boyfriend, and she’s learning to control her powers. Everything is finally perfect, until it isn’t. When her new part-time job leads to more than she bargained for, Tasmyn is thrown into a deadly fight against forces of evil that she didn’t even know existed. Mastering her extraordinary gifts—along with the strength of an endless love—may be the only weapon that can guarantee her a happily ever after.

Check out the entire King Series: Book 1: Fearless Book 2: Breathless Book 3: Restless Book 4: Endless

About Author Tawdra KandleTawdra Kandle

Tawdra Kandle is the author of THE KING SERIES, a young adult urban fantasy quartet. Born in South Jersey, Tawdra published her first short story at the age of 13 in Child's Life magazine.

During the early years of her marriage and motherhood, she wrote articles and columns on parenting and homeschooling, as well as some homeschooling curriculum. THE KING SERIES is her first published full-length fiction. Tawdra currently lives in central Florida with her husband, and children, both skin and fur types. And yes, she has purple hair.

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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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2/27/13

Read It! Barnes and Noble Nook HD+ Slate 16GB

Life rules never change eh. For instance: I've never wanted an e-reader. I preferred the smell of my books and holding the pages in my hand. Then a circumstance happened and I received a Nook Tablet. I surprised myself as I began reading more often again!
Then life rules come in: If only I had waited a little while longer, I would have gotten the Nook HD. Of course I'm not going to upgrade! That is not in my budget. But most of all, I realize I'll use my NT until it's dust. One has to learn to satisfy.

Would you be satisfied with winning the Read It! Nook HD+ Slate 16GB? Then what are you waiting for! Come ENTER!

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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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The Marriage Caper Book Blast + $50 Amazon Gift Card

Books! Books! And more books! I love them! Buy me a library and I'll love you forever!

What book are you reading right now?

Do you want some new ones? Come enter the The Marriage Caper Book Blast + $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

The Marriage CaperThe Marriage Caper

Andre de Laurent is the second son of an extremely wealthy family, which basically means he’ll always be number two. That is, until his mother’s uncle dies and leaves him a multi-billion-dollar fortune. So what’s the trouble? Andre has sixty days to take a wife, and he’ll have to remain married for one year or forfeit the inheritance to distant relatives—who are hell-bent on claiming the inheritance as their own.

Aspiring actress Tasha Gordon has never wanted anything quite so much as that big break—until she met Andre de Laurent. Could his offer turn out to be the role of lifetime?

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Sandra is an award-winning author of romance. She has eclectic tastes, penning tales in a variety of genres such as paranormal (mostly time travel and reincarnation), contemporary and suspense. She lives in the U.S. (west coast) with her husband, two kids, four dogs and one very temperamental feline. Sandra's books often push the envelope and step outside the boundaries of conventional romance.

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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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Kickin The Winter Blues $1000 Gift Card For Five Of You!

I use coupons sometimes. I wish I could do it better, but I feel embarrassed if I have to hold up the line with a bunch of coupons! Someone please tell me there's an electronic way for us to scan and use coupons easily? Well I guess there is the smartphones, but I do not have one and can't see on in our future budget, so that will not help me at all.  But I love having at least three or so coupons with me.

I have a friend who is seriously awesome with couponing. I need a one-on-one with her!

What is your best coupon tip?

Mine: Don't throw those magazines out! They always have coupons and sometimes a coupon pullout!
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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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2/26/13

7 Wedding Venue Ideas for Budget-Minded Couples

I can imagine how the price of wedding venues have skyrocketed. Good for wedding planners, not so good for clients. 

Here are 7 Wedding Venue Ideas for Budget-Minded Couples! 


When couples get engaged, often the first element they look to secure for their wedding is the venue. And rightfully so -- in-demand venues can be booked out 18 months or more. And the cost isn't cheap.

In 2011, couples spent an average of $1,179 on the ceremony venue, $3,228 on the reception location and $1,708 on reception rentals, according to research group TheWeddingReport.com. That doesn't even factor the cost of decorations, food, service, bar or the wedding cake!

Brides and grooms are wising up about how and where they're spending their money by looking for single location venues where they can host the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. Not only that, they're looking for venues that are romantic and simple (bonus points if it's a natural setting), so little decoration if any is needed to make the venue beautiful.

With that in mind, here are seven surprising money-saving venues worth investigating when planning a 2013 wedding.
1. The Great Outdoors
City parks are cheap and sometimes free for wedding receptions, but rentals to make it work might get costly. Try your local agricultural center instead, which boasts bountiful gardens, and more than likely facilities, kitchen, tables and chairs and an alternative indoor area in case of inclement weather.

2. Express Yourself
You've seen one hotel ballroom, you've seen them all. Couples today want to express their individuality in venues that are unexpected -- like a historic library, museums and art galleries. Tia Smith of Colorado Springs chose to get married in an historical museum downtown that used to be the city courthouse. The ceremony was in an old courtroom (complete with judge's bench and jury box). 
"We just loved the character of the room and the building," she said. "Also, the venue ended up costing less than most of the churches we were looking at. We couldn't have been happier with our venue and the unique experience it provided."

3. Have a Ball
Sporting venues like stadiums, ice rinks and even bowling alleys can give your day a fun feel. Don't count out the traditional golf courses -- these country clubs often have multiple wedding packages with all-inclusive rates that can save you money overall. Register at CardAvenue.com for gift cards at your favorite sporting goods store to round out the theme.

4. Get Down on the Farm
The majority of couples travel within 25 miles of home to get married, according to TheWeddingReport.com. Those who are willing to travel outside a metropolitan area may score a better deal. Farms, plantations and even conference and retreat centers usually have flexible spaces and affordable rental packages.

5. You Condo It!
Grand historic inns and intimate Bed & Breakfasts provide gorgeous settings for weddings, but renting it out for a weekend can take a toll on your budget. Investigate renting a group of condos or a beach house for a weekend and invite your closest friends and family for an intimate fun-filled destination wedding in a scenic setting.

6. Give a Little Bit
Private nonprofit centers in your city depend on rental income to keep the doors open. Give back to your community by renting a community or senior center for your big day. Our local YMCA has a beautiful indoor facility for receptions and parties and an outdoor lawn perfect for a late summer soiree.

7. Plaza to Meet You
Can't afford a special venue downtown? Inquire if the plaza (or even the lobby or the roof) is up for grabs. The War Memorial Auditorium is a pricey rental, but its plaza rents for under $100. But buyer beware: 
"The rental is cheap but keep in mind that you will pay extra for the troopers for security as well as tables, chairs, and possibly a tent," says Mary Hance, who writes the Ms. Cheap column for the Tennessean. "But of course you don't need much decoration because it is so beautiful," she says.

Weddings expert Cara Davis is the author of Cheap Ways to Tie the Knot and blogs from her home in Nashville, Tenn., about cheap ways to spend and save at CheapWaysTo.com. She planned her wedding in under six months for $5,000 and has been offering tips and tricks to budget-savvy brides every since. Cara's tips have been featured in USAToday, The New York Times, Colorado Brides, Chicago Bride Magazine, Destination I Do Magazine, St. Louis Bride & Groom Magazineand many more.
For more information, to book a segment or to arrange an interview, email Cara Davis at cara@cheapwaysto.com




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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My Lucky Elephant - Life is Better When You Share it With A Friend

It's nice to find a movie that you can watch with the family and also have discussions on life issues and what our responsibilities are as human beings living on this planet.

No sex scenes or expletives and pretty much no violence at all.

My Lucky Elephant - Life is Better When You Share it With A Friend is released on DVD today. I hope you will get a chance to watch it with your family.

If you have already seen it, what did you like best about it? 
Do you have another family movie you'd recommend?

ARC Entertainment will be releasing the heartwarming family film, MY LUCKY ELEPHANT on DVD on February 26, 2013.
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MY LUCKY ELEPHANT 
Synopsis:
In a far away land of jungles and wild animals, there lived a little orphan boy who was all alone in the world. But he knew that no matter how hard life can be, it's always better if you can share it with a friend. This is the story of how he found one, an elephant named Lucky. Together they face a changing world, but always manage to triumph.

After a series of humorous challenges, they discover the Academy of Art, where elephants learn to paint. And Lucky becomes the star painter, a famous artist and celebrity. Finally, life is good for them, with money and food aplenty. But when Lucky falls in love with another elephant, Candy, and starts his own family, what will the boy do?

My Lucky Elephant is an exotic adventure in a magical and beautiful place, and yet it's about what everyone is looking for in life - a true friend, a home, family.


Available on DVD on February 26, 2013

Director:  Eric Schwab
Cast:  First Khunchan, Somboon (the elephant)

Distributor:  ARC Entertainment

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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Kindle Fire HD #Giveaway

My son would love one of these to play on. I do not think that's going to happen for a long time as yet. These things are way too expensive and well, he can always use the PC. And on the rare times he gets to play on my Nook.

You've seen all the fun book giveaways happening on my blog, you might want to win this Kindle Fire HD #Giveaway to load them on!
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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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2/25/13

Can You Do The C-Drift? - 4Ms

Today was the day to wash and do my daughter's hair. I've tried to do the wash on Saturdays, but that just isn't working out at all! I'm not giving up on it though.

Sometimes I can get her hair done quickly and at other times it takes hours!! I feel so bad for her when it's a bit knotted, but she is still such a good sport about being patient through it. As much as a five year old can be patient. I try always to be patient and gentle because I know exactly how handling the hair feel as a child.

I bought her the book "I love my hair" and she has been so much better at sitting for me. I thank the author!

I"ll share photos soon. Right now I"m rushing to get this up.

So here's a fun video from the movie we watched together while doing her hair.

THEME: Our Spotlight Dancer Kayla from The Eclectic Element AND she wants go with songs that  bring back  a good memory whether it be songs, commercial jingles, etc.


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! 

Don't forget to visit the spotlight dancer in the #1 spot. Soon it might be your turn. 
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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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Swept Into The Darkness Book Tour - Interview

I love reading, finding new books and interesting authors to add to my growing community library. I especially love getting to know the authors of books I love and I hope you do too! I have a fun interview with author of the book Swept Into Darkness.

Enjoy getting to know her better and don't be afraid to interact with her through social media if you have more questions!

LaTaeya Lane author of Swept into the Darkness (Chronicles of the Celestial Book One)

1. Who is your favorite author? 
My favorite author is Charline Harris. I love the characters she creates and the worlds they live in. Her writing style is relatable and all her female characters are lovable.

2. Who is your favorite character in your books and why?
My favorite character is Sydney London. She is beautiful, real, loving, strong, resilient and complex at times.
Despite the fact that she is a powerful member of the magical community, she is compassionate,relatable and humorous. She embraces her feelings and speaks her mind.

3. Fiction writing is a creative endeavor and assuming you have experienced "writers block" do you have ways of getting your creative juices flowing again?
Every character I create, I transform into, living, breathing and experiencing everything they go through.

If writers block does occur which is rare, I step back (taking on the form as the character)and figure out where I want this journey to take me. I ask the question: what challenges must I face in order to overcome my obstacles and reach my goals? Once I do that the the ideas flow again.

4. Are any of your characters or stories based on actual events or real people? If not how do you come up with the story lines? 
Sydney London's character is inspired by my personality as well as the issue of her loosing her father. My father passed away almost three years a go. It was a difficult time in my life, a dark period for me but as time went on the light within me pierced through healing me.

As far as the story-line  the story was inspired by a childhood passion. Ever since I was a little girl I have been fascinated by angels, extraterrestrials and concepts of the supernatural. This book series is inspired by a childhood fantasy adventure that has grown to be a heartfelt passion of mine. Every little girl dreams of having special abilities, finding real love, and becoming a princess. And that is exactly what Sydney is in so many ways.

5. What technology do you use for writing?
I use traditional pen and paper, then the laptop to transfer the story into a digital document.
6. What is a typical working day like for you? When and where do you write? Do you set a daily writing goal? 
I do not have the opportunity to sit and write at a desk for a certain amount of hours. My writing day is pretty random because there are other obligations I must meet. I work in a local school district between the hours of 8:30 and 3:00. I also have a seven month old baby. Basically my writing day never ends.

Every chance I get I write, that may be during a break, my lunch time,when the baby takes a nap, or even after he goes to bed at night. I set mental goals for my writing such as the time frame for completing chapters and so on.

7. What do you want to be when you grow up? Was being an author your first love? 
Being an author has always been my first love but as a child I also wanted to teach. I started to feel that something was missing in my life, like I had an empty hole within. I needed to write.  I had to embrace my creativity.  It was something that I had to do. And once I started back again the feeling of emptiness subsided and my purpose and passion for writing was clear.

It was so nice to learn a little more about Ms LaTaeya Lane.  She makes me wish this was a radio interview so we could just chat.

I hope you enjoyed the short and sweet interview and you'll check out her book!

About Author LaTaeya Lane

Years of exposure within the writing and publishing world have made a lasting impact on Author LaTaeya Lane. Writing since she was seven years old, Lane began jotting down phrases and themes later turning them into poems and short stories. 

Writing became such a passion throughout her youth that she became the Junior and Senior editor of her High school newspaper. She wrote her first novel at age sixteen but was not seeking publication at that time in her life. Lane entered several creative writing contests during her early years of writing and won a few of them. 

Always captivated by the supernatural and elements of fantasy, Lane was inspired to write a series of books that focused on going beyond the boundaries of life and imagination. The angel vampire fantasy “Swept into the Darkness” is Lane’s first published book in a series called “Chronicles of the Celestial.” Lane completed a degree in social Sciences and currently works to support the education of special needs middle school students. 

Lane resides in the state of New Jersey with her husband Leo and is working on writing a publishing the second book in the series.
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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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