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4/30/15

Mother's Day #Giveaway Choice From The Swiss Colony

I'm realizing that Mother's Day is just around the corner. I'm trying not to panic about what to do, because for the first time, I'm actually living with my mother and would love to do something special for her.

What kind of things would you do with your mother?

Come join the Mother's Day #Giveaway Choice From The Swiss Colony!  Let's do something fun for Mother's Day!


Choice of Mother's Day or Bakery Item from The Swiss Colony  
Prize: Winner's choice of Mother’s Day item from here or bakery item from here
Ends 5/9
Open to: US Residents 18+
Enter to win using the widget below. Good luck!



Disclosure: JamericanSpice did not receive compensation for this post and is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

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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4/27/15

Reaching For A Higher Love From Day One - #Music For Life

It seems I'm falling behind on all things blogging. I want to get everything done and be on time, but my computer is ill and goes from slow to nothing it seems. Ever since it crashed and died, and a new hard drive  or old hard drive was loaded onto it, it's just being pathetic.

I could cry, but that's how computers are right?

I worked hard to get the one I have and since I'm not working anymore and with bills and all that, it's hard to even want to mention to my hubs about getting a new one.

Maybe some other time, but it's discouraging having to use this thing.

Maybe I should just restart more often eh.

Oh well.

Today's Theme: Music that picks you up when you're feeling down
This song always makes me dance and sing loud....of course many others too, but just sharing these.


And I like this one below because many times I want to start over and in some ways I do start over.




Well, I wish I had a short term memory
Wish the only thing my eyes could see
Was the future burning bright right in front of me
But I can't stop looking back

Yeah, I wish I was a perfect picture of
Somebody who's never not good enough
I try to measure up but I mess it up
And I wish I wasn't like that

I wish I wasn't wishing anymore
Wish I could remember that nobody's keeping score
I'm tired of throwing pennies in a well
I gotta do something
Here goes nothin'

It's day one of the rest of my life
It's day one of the best of my life
I'm marching on to the beat of a brand new drum
Yeah, here I come 
The future has begun
Day one

Well, every single day Your grace reminds me
That my best days are not behind me
Wherever my yesterday may find me
Well, I don't have to stay there

See my hourglass is upside down
My someday soon is here and now
The clock is tickin'
And I'm so sick and tired of missing out

It's day one
And here comes the sun

Every morning, every morning
Every morning, mercy's new
Every morning, every morning
Every morning, I will fix my eyes on You
Every morning, every morning
Every morning, mercy's new
Every morning, every morning
Sun's coming up, the beginning has begun

Starting over, I'm starting over
Starting over, I'm starting over, starting now
I'm starting over
Starting over, I'm starting over
Starting over
Starting over, starting now
I'm starting over



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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4/25/15

Nest Learning Thermostat #Giveaway - RV $249

One of these days, I would love to have a cool thermostat that actually works for this day and age in techie world.

I've been seeing the ones that really helps you save on energy, like this NEST and I really want one of the kind.

I love that it can save energy by turning itself down, while we are not at home! Not sure how I feel about the Wi-Fi access. Too many things can be hacked these days.


Come enter to win one of these things in the Nest Learning Thermostat #Giveaway - RV $249

Nest Learning Thermostat Giveaway
  • Auto-Schedule - Remembers the temperatures you like and programs itself
  • Auto-Away - Saves energy by automatically turning itself down when you're away
  • Remote control - Connect the Nest thermostat to Wi-Fi to control it from your smartphone, laptop or tablet
  • Easy install - Most people install the Nest thermostat in 30 minutes or less
Dates: 4/25-5/9
Open to: US Residents 18+
Enter to win using the widget below. Good luck!


Disclosure: JamericanSpice did not receive compensation for this post and is not responsible for prize fulfillment.


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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4/23/15

T-Fal Ultraglide Easy Cord Iron #Giveaway - RV $44.99

Every now and then something needs a good ironing and I feel like a complete housewife :) Other times, we just throw that baby in the dryer and spin :)

But it wasn't like that before when I was in my country. I used to have to set aside a day for ironing everything that needed ironing for the work week!

I didn't always like those days, but the clothing were so cute and neat. It takes skills baby!

Now come join the T-Fal Ultraglide Easy Cord Iron #Giveaway - RV $44.99 and win!


T-Fal Ultraglide Iron Giveaway
Sponsor: T-Fal
  • Ultraglide CERAMIC soleplate with lifetime warranty; Scratch resistant and nonstick for better glide, easier ironing and optimal ironing durability
  • 1725 Watts of power for a powerful burst of steam (100-gram/min)
  • Easy cord exit system keeps the cord out of the way when ironing and prevents from re-wrinkling already-ironed fabrics
  • 3-way auto-off feature? will shut off after 30sec of inactivity if left on its soleplate or tipped over on its side and 8min on the heel
  • Dual self-cleaning technology with the calc-recollecting valve and integrated anti-scale system and Anti-drip system; Extra Long Cord of 12 ft.
Dates: 4/25-5/9
Open to: US Residents 18+
Enter to win using the widget below. Good luck!

JamericanSpice did not receive compensation for this post and is not responsible for prize fulfillment.



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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4/21/15

Baby Shower #Giveaway Event - ARV $3332

I can't wait to have another baby. I want to extend my family and just see the joy on my kids face as they become older siblings.

Did you have a baby shower for your first child? How about the second?

I was so blessed to receive one from a group of friends. I can't ever forget it because it's hard not having family close by in those precious times.



  Welcome to our 3rd Annual Baby Shower Event! This event is hosted by Dixieland Reviews and co-hosted by Golden State Mom, Joyful Gifts by Julie, Southern Mom Loves, A Little Bit of Everything, A Man's Take on Things, Michigan Savings & More, Mom 'N Daughter Savings, Mommy on the Money, What U Talking Bout Willis, Goody Bag Mall, Diaper Wrecker, Mama Smith's Review Blog, Imperfect Women, Susie's Reviews & Giveaways, Swanky Point of View and Heartbeats ~Soulstains.

Sponsors as noted. This event will have 12 (TWELVE!) Prizes with one winner per prize, open to the US and Canada only. You must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Void where prohibited by law. Prizes will be shipped directly from the sponsor(s). All entries from all tools will be combined then ran through Random.org to ensure a fair drawing.

There is only one (1) mandatory entry, all others on all tools are optional, however, for each one you complete, you will get extra entries. Not associated with Facebook or any other social media pages. Winner will be notified by email and has 24 hours to respond. If no response is received within 24 hours, winner forfeits the prize and a new winner will be chosen. Not responsible for late or misdirected emails. All winning entries WILL be VERIFIED.   Here are the prizes up for grabs: criblarkin899Larkin Four in One Convertible Crib arv: $899 from We Love Travel Deals chgtbl799A gorgeous, solid wood, Changing Table from We Love Travel Deals Arv: $799 dresser399Beautiful solid wood dresser from We Love Travel Deals ARV: $399 britax179 Infant Car Seat from Britax arv: $179 baby-shower-decorations Large Baby Shower Diaper Cake in your choice of style/color! Arv $100 Visa-gift-cardA $500 Visa Gift Card to help furnish your nursery- We Love Travel Deals. Arv: $500 sassafrass25Pink Lace Bow Dress from Sass N Frass by Tina Gowans Sz 6-9 month- arv: $25 (Isn't this adorable??) feeding baby Feeding Baby- Simple Approaches to Raising a Healthy Baby & Creating a Lifetime of Nutritious Eating- by Clancy Cash Harrison- arv: $15.69 (Click on the link to purchase this book if you don't want to wait! :) ) bedding182You'll fall in love with this complete Bedding Set in your choice of colors! arv: $182 We Love Travel Deals diaperbag165Petunia Pickle Bottom Diaper Bag- from Petunia Pickle Bottom. arv: $165 wishdecor39 You are a wish come true- Wall decor for babies room arv: $69 We Love Travel Deals   bobaair Boba Air Baby Carrier from Over the Moon Diapers arv: $65 **Please direct any questions to marie@dixielandsdeals.com All winners will be announced on our winners page as they respond to the notification email. By entering this contest, you agree to the terms and conditions. **  



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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4/20/15

I Will Be A Soul On Fire! - #Music For The soul

Yesterday was a big day for our church. Most to all the members would gather, worship and then go out into the community for mission possible.

It's an amazingly wonderful day to give love and service to our community! And to walk under the banner of Jesus Christ.

I always sign the kids and myself up for this mission possible each year. We work hard, eat and sleep.

This time around we stayed inside with the other parents of younger children. We packed birthday in a bag for kids who can't afford birthday parties and the likes.  It wasn't what I would have chosen to do, but it's a blessing o serve wherever I'm called.

Welcome to Music today. Our THEME: Freebie. Play whatever music you want.



God, I'm running for Your heart
I'm running for Your heart
Till I am a soul on fire
Lord, I'm longing for Your ways
I'm waiting for the day
When I am a soul on fire
Till I am a soul on fire

Lord, restore the joy I had
And I have one to bring me back
In this darkness, lead me through
Until all I see is You

Lord, let me burn for You again
Let me return to You again
And Lord, let me burn for You again
Let me return to You again

God, I'm running for Your heart
I'm running for Your heart
Till I am a soul on fire
I want to be
Till I am a soul on fire
Till I am a soul on fire



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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Happy Mother’s Day #Giveaway

What would your "perfect" Mother's Day look like? 

I have no idea as yet, because I haven't had a chance throughout my mothering days to figure it out. I just think it's a nice day to just not cook. hahaha. 

Anyways come join us in the Happy Mother's Day #Giveaway event! Tell your friends! 


Happy Mother's Day Giveaway
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Presents The
Happy Mother's Day Giveaway
Ergo Chef Cutlery Simply The New Edge In Cutlerly
 8" Chef Knife Crimson Straight Handle
 The New Crimson SH (Straight Handle) 8" Chef knife is designed with a comfort handle and tapered bolster. Ergo Chef designed this for the tradition knife lover while sticking to our precision blades and heat treat process for longer edge life. The blade steel is made in Germany for unmatched quality and precision ground and finely honed to perfection. The handle is crafted with G10 (Fiberglass Resin) which is deemed the worlds strongest handle material by many. The beautiful look is created to mimic wood grain without the maintenance of wood. Lifetime Warranty. Order yours today & discover the Ergo Chef difference!  6" Crimson Santoku Straight Handle
The 6" Santoku SH features Tapered bolster for more comfort and a polished German Carbon Stainless Steel blades (X50CrMoV15) crafted to our high quality standards. The oval Hollow grounds in blade helps food glide off blade. The Santoku's precision 18 degree edge heat treated for long edge life will keep you cutting more than sharpening. The 6" CRIMSON Santoku boasts the World's strongest handle material G10 for a lifetime of use and beauty. See why so many rely on the quality of Ergo Chef knives in there kitchen. Buy yours today!
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Smart Touch  Can Opener is the easiest way to open a can, bottle and jar without any mess. Just place on the can, touch the button and away it goes! Manual can openers require twisting and turning, and are almost impossible for people with arthritis and joint pain. With the Smart Touch, twist off even the toughest bottle caps effortlessly, plus the unique handle design gives you all the leverage you’ll need.
Smart Touch opens cans of all sizes and shapes without leaving sharp edges like ordinary can openers. The uniquely designed blade clamps down on the lid from the side, leaving behind a smooth, dull surface. And with its strong magnetic contact point, the lid never falls into the can. Smart Touch fits easily in any drawer, saving counter space. Plus, it’s easy to clean with its detachable, dishwasher safe blade. 1 - Smart Touch Wine Opener
The Smart Touch Wine Opener removes corks effortlessly using just two fingers. Its easy-to-use foil cutter clips onto the bottle opener for storage. • Pulls out the wine cork as you twist • Elegantly designed epicyclic gearing for simple, effortless operation • Opens wine bottles with 75% less force than needed for typical wine openers and only requires two fingers to turn • Twist-and-pull action never breaks the cork • Comes with clip-in foil cutter • Handle folds down for storage • Small and lightweight • Enclosed corkscrew
Keep Food Fresh & Safe! Smart Topper turns almost any plate into an airtight storage container! Simply place the Smart Topper on a plate, bowl, or pan and press down to keep food fresh. Use it to cover food in the microwave, and then pop it in the dishwasher to clean. It expands to fit large items and collapses to fit small ones. Get rid of that jumbled heap of plastic storage containers and get organized with Smart Topper. The lucky winner will recieve two
of these amazing food savers.
Grow your own flowers & herbs in style with a new redwood planter from QMT.  Our embossed redwood deck planters are built from sturdy redwood boards and embossed with an attractive floral border. Naturally rot resistant, redwood planters will maintain their beauty through several seasons. The winner will receive two of the beautiful boxes.
The Redwood Flower Boxes will add a touch of elegance any place you choose to place it.
From your deck, patio, porch or even your window deck. Each comes with craftsmanship
that will last for years to come.
Silver Tone and Purple Bead Necklace with Matching Earrings arv $20
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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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