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2/27/15

Are You A Pet Blogger On Social Media?

I didn't think I'd have a pet many years ago.

Now I have two kitties. The kids love them so much! They've been with us since they were falling over sideways!

I was able to get help from friends to take them to the vet to ensure they received their shots.

Now they are over a year old and come and go as they please.

I was hoping for indoor kitties, but alas, life goes it's own stream.

But after having my kitties, I went researching for information on how to give them the best care.

And just like that, pet care has become very important to me and our family.


However, did you know there are quite a few pet bloggers on social media?

Are you a pet owner? pet blogger?

Take a look at this infographic and share your thoughts below:


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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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2/25/15

Frozen Forever - I'm On Pins And Needles!

It's cold right now. I don't want to think about anything frozen. However if I"m all cuddled up with my little loves watching Frozen or Frozen Forever, I know that would be fun and not at all chilly!

I know the kids will want to see this one too. They loved Frozen!








1 NEW Official Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Logo

FROZEN FEVER
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Genre:                                      Animated/Comedy/Short
Rating:                                      TBA
U.S. Release Date:                    March 13, 2015, in front of “Cinderella”

Voice Talent:                             Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad
Directors:                                  Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Producers:                                Peter Del Vecho, Aimee Scribner

In “Frozen Fever,” it's Anna's birthday and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever, but when Elsa catches a cold, her powers may put more than just the party at risk.



Notes:
·       Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 2013 feature film “Frozen” won two Academy Awards® (best animated film and best original song with “Let It Go”) and a Golden Globe® (best animated feature film). It is the fifth highest grossing film of all time and the highest grossing animated film earning more than $1.27 billion globally. Released wide domestically on Nov. 27, 2013, “Frozen” posted the No. 1 industry all-time Thanksgiving debut and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ biggest opening ever. The digital and Blu-ray/DVD release was one of the biggest home-entertainment successes of the last decade.
·       Director Chris Buck (“Frozen”) helmed the 1999 Disney classic “Tarzan” (with Kevin Lima) as well as the 2007 Oscar®-nominated “Surf’s Up” (with Ash Brannon). His animation credits also include 1989’s “The Little Mermaid,” “The Rescuers Down Under” (1990) and “Pocahontas” (1995).
·       Director Jennifer Lee (“Frozen”) is one of the screenplay writers of 2012’s arcade-hopping comedy adventure “Wreck-It Ralph.” Her screen adaptation of John Steinbeck’s “The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights” is being produced by Troika Pictures. She has an original screenplay in development with Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way, and her original script “Lucid Dreams” was optioned by Wolfgang Peterson's Radiant Productions.
·       Producer Peter Del Vecho’s (“Frozen”) credits as producer include 2011’s “Winnie the Pooh” and 2009’s “The Princess and the Frog.” He served as associate producer for “Chicken Little” and “Treasure Planet.”
·       Producer Aimee Scribner served as associate producer for Disney’s Oscar®-winning “Frozen” and 2011’s “Tangled.” She produced the 2012 short “Tangled Ever After.”
·       Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez wrote the original songs for “Frozen,” including the Oscar®-winning song “Let It Go.” The “Frozen” soundtrack is Billboard’s top-selling album of 2014 and spent 33 weeks in the top 5 on the Billboard 200 chart, including 13 weeks at No. 1. It is certified triple Platinum, selling more than 3.9 million units. The “Let It Go” film clip from “Frozen” has been viewed more than 370 million times on YouTube. Anderson-Lopez made her off-Broadway debut at Primary Stages with “In Transit,” a musical performed entirely without accompaniment, inspired by the rhythms and sounds of life on the subway. Lopez is the Tony®-, Grammy®-, and Emmy®- winning co-creator of the worldwide smash hit Broadway musicals “Avenue Q” and “The Book of Mormon.” Together with his wife and collaborator, he co-wrote songs for the feature film “Winnie the Pooh” and “Finding Nemo: The Musical,” a beloved fixture at in Disney’s Animal Kingdom since 2006. Their next project for stage is an original musical called “Up Here,” which will be featured in the La Jolla Playhouse’s 2015-16 season.



See the featurette at Youtube - http://youtu.be/HOxSaP9orhE


What are your thoughts on Frozen? Did you like it? Will you be going to see Frozen Forever? 



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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2/23/15

Water Washed - Kids Love - Healing Coming - #Music

My son is back from his sleepover at his good friend's house. I didn't have to worry about him. I trust the parents. He had a great time.

His sister was not too happy about him being gone. She wanted him home in a few hours! Not two days! But she didn't throw a fit, just wailed on how she missed him.

So far they seem to just love each other (and they do), but soon they'll be whining about each other left, right, and center! And if I dare to put someone in a corner or in their room to cool down for a bit, then it seems I become the enemy.

They are really good kids though and do love each other and enjoy each other's company, but they do have their kid moments of annoying.

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These antibiotics are kicking me up and down. It's been a few days. I can breathe, but this is a really tough sinus infection. Maybe I just had it going too long without knowing what it was.
Pray for me y'all.

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Even when the rain falls
Even when the flood starts rising
Even when the storm comes
I am washed by the water

Daddy was a preacher
She was his wife
Just tryin to make the world a better place
You know, shine a light
People started talking
Trying to hear their own voice
Those people tried to accuse my father
Said he made the wrong choice
Though it might be painful
You know that time will always tell
Those people have long since gone
My father never failed

Chorus:

Even if the earth crumbles under my feet
Even if the ones I love turn and around and crucify me
I won't ever let you down
I won't fall
I won't fall
I won't fall as long as You're around me


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.  And also Sign Our 4M's Social Network Help Linky!
Spotlight Dancers
Thank you for visiting and I'll visit you soon! 

Hosts: 
Colette @JamericanSpice
Marie @XmasDolly
Naila Moon / Michelle - Just The Stuff Ya Know
Cathy Kennedy Is taking a hiatus as co-host, but will still be dancing with us.
And welcoming our New Co-host Becca! Yay!

Honorary Co-host: Thank you Becca and Welcome Danielle - Royalegacy

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! 


Aloha!


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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2/22/15

MHL Cable Micro USB to HDMI out Cable Converter for Samsung Galaxy S4 - S3 Note 2 #Giveaway

My sister owns one of these phones. Seems really cool, but apparently already giving problems. And that is one expensive piece of gadget. 

Her phone cost was my budget for over a month! There is no way I could afford one of those. 

Perhaps these could be utilized with her phone.

Come enter the MHL Cable Micro USB to HDMI out Cable Converter for Samsung Galaxy S4 - S3 Note 2 #Giveaway

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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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2/21/15

Grace Is Not Fair

Are you willing to come to the party?
Everything is already paid for.

Having spent considerable time with good people, I can understnad why Jesus liked to be with tax collectors and sinners." - Mark Twain



Three Stories used to talk to us about the Kingdom of God.

The Parable of the lost sheep - Luke 15:3-7

The Parable of the lost coin - Luke 15:8-10

The Parable of the lost son - Luke 15:11-32


Luke 15:11 "There was a man with two sons..."

The YOUNGER son - Luke 15:12 "Give me my share...."

Luke 15:13-16 "He set off for a distant country...."

Sin will take you FARTHER than you ever wanted to go, it will keep you LONGER that you ever wanted to stay, and it will cost you MORE than you ever wanted to pay.


Luke 15:17-19 "When he came to his senses...."

First Rule of Holes:
When you find yourself in a hole, STOP DIGGING. 



This is how God sees sinners:

THE FATHER: Luke 15:20-24   "His father saw him and was filled with compassion..."

No matter how far you've gone, how long you've stayed, or how much you've lost, God wants you back.

The fattened calf is ready for feasting.


The Older Son:
Luke 15:25-27  "Meanwhile, the older son was in the field...."

NOTE: the older son is the Pharisees


Luke 15:28-30  "The older brother became angry..."
The expectation that God owes you for your good living can leave you:

* Bitter and resentful towards God
* Self-righteous and judgmental towards others
* Unsure of your place in God's family


Pride is keeping him out of the party, and away from the Father's love.

Luke 15:33   How will the story end?

There is now Luke 15:33

Jesus left it unanswered, so they and we could answer it.


The True Older Brother
"For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost." Luke 19:10


Remember: Grace is never fair, it's freely given - a gift. 
If it was fair, it would be justice - and everyone would get what they deserve.


What is your understanding of The Lost Sons? 
Which son do you or did you identify with? 




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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2/20/15

Defcon Darcy + $10 Amazon Gift Card #BookBlast

I think I'm on a sort of book vacation. That doesn't even make sense since I love reading and books so much, but at the rate things are going right now...I just want to feel better and springing again.

Are you reading anything special?
Have you ever been on a book vacation?

Come join in the Defcon Darcy + $10 Amazon Gift Card #BookBlast.

defcon darcy tour banner DefconDarcy-COLORRGB72Fisher Stanton, Valley High School’s Nantucket wannabe, has a cheating girlfriend. When he hires Darcy Walker to chase her to a local club, in true Darcy fashion she stumbles upon a dead body. Thing is, this body has secrets...and Darcy’s mysterious friend, Jaws, and the reporter, Tito Westbrook, have a vested interest.

Both enlist Darcy to find the person responsible who has eluded them for years, but Darcy doesn’t solve crimes for free anymore, especially where Jaws is concerned. Knowing Darcy’s Achilles heel, Jaws blackmails Darcy into working for him. In a true test of wills, Darcy and Jaws battle head-to-head to see who can outsmart the other—Jaws needs Darcy to help him end a bitter grudge war; Darcy needs Jaws to divulge the mystery surrounding her mother’s death. Haunted by a past that shaped her present, Darcy will stop at nothing to get answers.

Even if it means breaking the law and being disloyal to her new boyfriend, Dylan Taylor, in the process. DEFCON DARCY gives Darcy’s demons a name and ties up loose ends that made Darcy into the verb that she is. What she thinks she knows as truth, isn’t. What she wishes wasn’t true…is. The problem is, when your life goes DEFCON 1, not everyone lives to tell about it.

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AJ LapeAbout the author:

A. J. Lape is the Amazon bestselling author of the Darcy Walker Series. She lives in Cincinnati with her husband, two daughters, an ADD dog, a spoiled hamster, and an unapologetic and unrepentant addiction to Coca-Cola--and a lifelong love affair with bacon. If the FBI ever checks her computer, she'll be wearing prison orange due to the various "wiki" articles she looks up…all in the name of career research, of course. Find out more about A. J. at http://www.ajlape.com

 

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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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2/17/15

#MichaelPhillipCash & #Instacandi #Giveaway - 5 Winners!

It is not wise for me to eat sweets right now. I just ate just a little smuggen of a praline though. I feel that maybe I shouldn't have. But come on, it's late and a girl just need something other than the taste of bananas!

Do you think you consume too much sweets? Or do you just have a little treat every now and then.




However, reading and candy go well together. Just ensure you have a divided amount, because when you are reading, you can forget you are eating and consume too much of everything! 


Do you like candy and books? Most people do. What might even be better is if you can eat candy while reading a book or two or three.


Here is something great! Award winning author, Michael Phillip Cash is teaming up with Instacandi to give you what you've been craving. He is giving away to five, YES 5, readers his Darracia Trilogy on paperback along with a box of candy from Instacandi. How cool is that!

About Instacandi:

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1. Shipping package.  They use colorful padded envelopes to ensure your INSTACANDI does not get crushed during delivery.

2. The INSTACANDI ranges from old-time favorites like Mary Janes and Tootsie Rolls to Snickers, Milky Ways or Jolly Ranchers.  They stock 100's of different INSTACANDIS!

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5. Best yet, each yet is the same price no matter how many boxes you order.





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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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2/16/15

Healing - Playtime And Television Theme Songs - #Music

Sooo I finally went to the doctor! I felt like I was going to just go to sleep and not wake up. But the body have a way of defending itself.
The times when my mouth would close and I'd stop breathing, my body would just wake up.

I couldn't breathe out of my nose.

I've been suffering since January!!!!

At first I thought it was a cold. Those meds didn't work.

Then I thought it had to be allergies, because I had no symptoms of the flu. The allergies medicine did nothing for me.

I figured, I'd give it a few days...weeks or so to get over whatever it is.

NOPE.

So doctor says I have a really bad sinus infection. And I have something to open my airway and antibiotics!

I should begin to heal soon. So far, I can breathe just a little and that is a wonderful relief. It's like rising out of depression!

The first day I was feeling a tad better, I was outside playing football with my kids! I think I overdid it though. Felt like I was going to throw up!

Anyway, I'm so glad I finally went in and can now look forward to healing.




Welcome to our dancing and hopping around. Please invite friends and other bloggers to the party!


Our theme for Monday's Music Moves Me is a "TELEVISION THEME SONGS THAT WERE TOP 40 SONGS"!




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.  And also Sign Our 4M's Social Network Help Linky!
Spotlight Dancers
Thank you for visiting and I'll visit you soon! 

Hosts: 
Colette @JamericanSpice
Marie @XmasDolly
Naila Moon / Michelle - Just The Stuff Ya Know
Cathy Kennedy Is taking a hiatus as co-host, but will still be dancing with us.
And welcoming our New Co-host Becca! Yay!

Honorary Co-host: Thank you Becca and Welcome Danielle - Royalegacy

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! 


Aloha!


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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2/13/15

Love Stories - Anniversary And Relationship Journal

It is a great idea to document most of your life together as a couple with notes and photos. It gives your legacy something to reminisce about, and also something your children can have to learn more about your lives and things they might have missed in the day to day of living together.

I received the Love Stories - Anniversary And Relationship Journal for this review and I do think it's a really good idea!

This book would make for a great gift to any couple!

My husband and I are already in our 10th year of marriage, so I'd have to skip all the way to the middle to add notes :)


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The Journal stops at the 25th year of marriage. Definitely enough time for quite a book of sharing love stories and photos.


Love Stories - Anniversary & Relationship Journal: 

Love Stories is an anniversary and relationship guided memory journal designed to appeal to couples getting married, engaged, entering into a civil union or simply deciding to commit to each other.

This delightful keepsake journal provides thought-provoking prompts to help couples appreciate their journey together.
They simply choose a special anniversary and allow some time each year to show their feelings for one another -- memories of the last twelve months, hopes and dreams for the year ahead plus space to include a special photograph.

A color illustrated high quality journal, Love Stories offers the inspiration that every couple needs to capture significant moments over twenty five years and create a wonderful lasting keepsake to be shared and treasured forever.



Do you have a journal of your relationship with your significant Other? 

Would you purchase one and begin a story collection now? 

What is the special thing your do for your relationship year round? 


Creating relationship keepsakes and recording precious memories http://www.fromyoutome.com/giftjournals/Resources/LoveStoriesFlowersLand%20copy.jpg

Connect and learn more
Twitter: @fromyoutome




I received the Love Stories - Anniversary & Relationship Journal to facilitate this review. No other compensation has been exchanged.
All other opinions are my own.


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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2/12/15

#Giveaway - 32oz Wide Mouth Pink Glitter Bottles - RV $55

We try to stay hydrated. My children are now allowed to bring water bottles to school. I'm glad. But they have to be discipline enough to remember them. I can't keep reminding them every single morning! 

Do you travel with a water bottle? 

Share with me in the #Giveaway - 32oz Wide Mouth Pinnk Glitter Bottles - RV $55! 

Our most popular bottle. The large opening on our wide-mouth bottles easily accommodates ice cubes, fits most water purifiers and filters, and makes hand-washing a breeze. The attached loop-top never gets lost and screws on and off easily. Printed graduations let you keep track of your hydration.

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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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California Pizza Kitchen $50 GC #Giveaway

I"m sick. It's a face cold. Just hanging on my nose. I can't breathe properly or non at all. Therefore, my favorite dishes doe not taste good anymore or have any taste at all. 

I don't like it!!! 

So I wouldn't mind someone just feeding me  soup and pizza the whole time until I get better. 

Like say this: 


Come join in the California Pizza Kitchen $50 GC #Giveaway event! Enter for your chance to win! Share with your friends.  And come back daily for more entries.

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