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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Back To School With One Step Ahead #Giveaway

Just under two weeks for back to school. August should not be a school month. I don't like it. I will miss my babies. Oy!

Are you ready?

Come win something for the little ones.


Back To School With One Step Ahead Giveaway

Welcome to the Back To School With One Step Ahead Giveaway!

Check out everything in the Back To School Gift Guide!

Hosted by:

Michigan Saving and More

Co Hosted by:

IMHO Views, Reviews and Giveaways

Sponsor:  One Step Ahead

8 Winners
8/2 – 8/31

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One Step Ahead

1st Prize
Zevro-Indispensable-Dispenser Back To School With One Step Ahead Giveaway Ends 8/31

Zevro Original Indispensable Dispenser

$59.95 rv
See review HERE.

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2nd Prize
Daily Planner Back To School With One Step Ahead

Daily Planner

$39.95 rv
See review HERE.

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3rd Prize
Personalized My First School Backpack Back To School With One Step Ahead

Personalized My First School Backpack

$29.95 rv
See review HERE.

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4th Prize
Organizing For Back To School Made Easy Back To School With One Step Ahead

Days of the Week Closet Organizer

$29.95 rv
See review HERE.

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5th Prize
time tracker Back To School With One Step Ahead

Time Tracker ® Mini

$22.95 rv
See review HERE.

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6th Prize
Dress Themselves Back To School With One Step Ahead

Kids' Myself Belt

$19.95 rv
See review HERE.

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7th Prize
Learn Left From Right Back To School With One Step Ahead

Left Right Shoe Labels 8-Pack

$14.95 rv
See review HERE.

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8th Prize
One Step Ahead Personalized Soft Insulated Lunch Container Back To School With One Step Ahead

Personalized Soft Insulated Lunch Pail

$14.95 rv
See review HERE.

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GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States. Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 8/31/16. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contest are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com or contact the owner of the blog you are entering 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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Friday, July 29, 2016

Hometown Tourist With Sweet Beignets - #SocialInsiders

Are you a hometown tourist? Will you be one?

I've never really thought of doing this before. And there is this fun social challenge going on in Social Insiders that I am participating in.  I think this will be interesting.


Hometown Tourist

Be a tourist in your hometown! Go see something new, try a new restaurant, or shop in a new store. What makes your town unique?  What do you love about living in your town? Blog about your experience and share it with us.

Every so often I love donuts. A few times a year I indulge.

When I heard of a new donut shop coming just a few miles closer to our home, I've been excited. It would be a new building, but same owners from another branch farther away.

We do not travel that direction often anymore because our library is no longer in that direction and my friend whom I used to visit, has died. But it turns out we still have soccer and some church programs from another church in that direction.

I reckon we can perhaps have a treat, if I have any extra money to share.

Now I've lived in Lousiana for quite a long time and have not had the pleasure of trying the beignets as yet.

And I was excited for the new Rickey Meche's donut shop, so I could try their beignets :)
They are really good....but I expected some fruits or nuts or something else inside as filling. These seems to be just dough with powdered sugar. Lots of powder!  But good :)

I might want to try making them myself at some point. Or just look up the recipe.



Rickey Meche's Donuts serve a wide variety of donuts, king cakes , kolashes, coffees and more!  Their stores are always clean and inviting! And I think they do have really sweet :) deals often!

And I do want to try their beignets quite a few more times before moving on to another menu item :)

Have you had beignets before? 
Do you like donuts? 
Do you have any donut jokes to share? 


You can read their story here and maybe if you are in town, stop by for a little visit.


Social Corner
Rickey Meche's Donuts Website
Facebook page 



  


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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Thursday, July 28, 2016

How To Keep Your Vagina Happy And Healthy

It's important to take care of our bodies that keep us healthy and able to enjoy life. We women are always on call for everything, especially mothers. And if we get knocked down by any infection, we still have to work, so let's get some helpful tips on how to keep our precious healthy and happy as women.

We love summer as much as you do but all this heat and moisture isn’t so happy-making for your vagina! And if you’re vagina isn’t happy, nobody is!

Monistat knows that better than anyone so here are our top X tips for a happy vagina:

1)      Go Commando: 
You heard that right – take off those panties and let your vagina breathe! It needs fresh air just like the rest of us so go bare and let your vagina “air out.”

2)      Wear Cotton Panties: 
Okay, you may not want to go commando all summer long so if you’re gonna wear panties, make sure they’re cotton – cotton helps absorb moisture and keeps things dry down there.

3)      No Scented Soaps: 
We all love a good summer-scented soap but they’re full of chemicals and perfume that can be drying and harsh on skin. Your vagina is a sensitive flower so there’s no need to use anything to make it smell like one! Plus, our vaginas are self-cleaning so all you need is some warm water and unscented products, if you must.

4)      Use Condoms: 
Not only do condoms protect against STDs and unwanted pregnancy but they also help keep your vagina’s pH level in check so all of those good bacteria can live comfortably and do their jobs fighting off UTIs and yeast infections.

5)      Remove Wet Bathing Suits:
Wearing a wet suit leaves residue of pool chemicals and bacteria from oceans and lakes, not to mention the moisture and heat that’s a breeding ground for yeast infections. If you’re not drying off quickly from the sun, make sure you change into dry underwear or new bathing suit immediately.

6)      Pay Attention To Your Vagina:
Yes, your vagina needs lots of TLC. And if something doesn’t feel right, address it quickly – don’t wait. Summer’s a big season for yeast infections, which you can easily treat with Monistat (it’s OTC so you can find it at any drug store), or you may need to see your doctor to check out what else is going on “down south.”

Always check with your doctor before purchasing any OTC medication.
Be healthy!

Learn more on how to keep your health going strong or change to better health!






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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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

$175 Amazon Gift Card #Giveaway From Dropprice

I could definitely stretch this $175 Amazon Gift Card from  Dropprice. I still need to purchase kids school uniforms and materials. I am awaiting the go-ahead from my husband.

I need to prepare better next year hopefully.

And I hope to find some good sales still.

What would you do with a $175 Amazon Gift Card? 
Tell me and enter below to win!!

Dropprice $175 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway Dropprice is an innovative startup that rewards moms for being social. Essentially, they empower moms to drop prices of kids & baby products with a click. The price continues dropping as more moms click “Drop the price”. Every week new promotions are launched and moms drop prices by sharing them on social media. See the chart below to understand the power moms have and how important it is to share with other moms.
Dropprice $175 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway
In today’s promotion for the Beatrix Kid Backpack, it started out at $52.00 and for each mom that clicks, the price drops a bit. The price will continue to drop for each mom that participates. Dropprice $175 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway You can choose to share on social media to get more moms to click “Drop the price”, or you can “Buy Now” at the current price. Keep in mind that when the price gets low, they usually sell out and you will no longer have the chance to buy that item. As an added bonus every item on Dropprice ships for free! Do you want to give it a try? This is such a fun and exciting way for moms to save lots of money by collaborating with each other. If you would like to have a chance to win a $175 Amazon gift card, you can experience dropping the price by following the instructions below.  

Giveaway: Win a $175 Amazon Gift Card

All you have to do is help moms drop the price of this Backpack and you will be entered to win a $175 Amazon gift card. Just click “Drop the price” on the entry form below for a chance to win. For even more entries, share it on your social media networks via the entry form — every time one of your friends also clicks to drop the price, you’ll automatically receive additional giveaway entries! This giveaway ends on 8/6/2016; you must be a US Resident and be 18 years or older to enter. Winners are randomly selected and contacted via email; the winners will be listed at the top of the entry form when the giveaway ends.

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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Monday, July 25, 2016

I Know You See Me - I Know You Hear Me - #Music For The Soul

The struggles are rough over here with me, but I'm breathing. God has the future.


I was given an aloe plant from a friend at our church. I"m so excited to get to loving on it. I'm going to get my planter items today! What a gift! Thank you Charlena!

JamericanSpice

How was your weekend?
Mine was more praying and tears than anything, but it's Monday. And there is always music and blessings on Monday.

Come hang with us!


Thy Will

Hillary Scott

from the album Thy Will (Single)
Buy on Amazon | iTunes

I'm so confused
I know I heard you loud and clear
So, I followed through
Somehow I ended up here

I don't wanna think
I may never understand
That my broken heart is a part of your plan
When I try to pray
All I got is hurt and these four words

Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Thy will be done

I know you're good
But this don't feel good right now 
And I know you think
Of things I could never think about

It's hard to count it all joy
Distracted by the noise
Just trying to make sense
Of all your promises
Sometimes I gotta stop
Remember that you're God
And I am not
So

Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Thy will be done

Like a child on my knees all that comes to me is
Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Thy will

I know you see me
I know you hear me, Lord
Your plans are for me
Goodness you have in store

I know you hear me
I know you see me, Lord
Your plans are for me
Goodness you have in store
So

Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Thy will be done

Like a child on my knees
All that comes to me is 
Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Thy will be done

I know you see me 
I know you hear me, Lord





Welcome to today's music.  Five years and going strong!  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
Our “SPOTLIGHT DANCER” gets the PRIVILEGE of picking the THEME for the following week that we have a theme.  EVERY OTHER WEEK we have a FREEBIE!

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: 
Marie @XmasDolly
Cohost:
Colette @JamericanSpice
Naila Moon / Michelle - Just The Stuff Ya Know

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! 





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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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Healthy Breakfast Smoothie With Yogurt

I've been making smoothies again this Summer. I stopped for a long time, but so far, some taste better than some and the kids will let you know. 


A photo posted by Colette S (@jamericansspice) on
 

Healthy Breakfast Smoothie With Yogurt

You can have this smoothie for breakfast, and you'll feel satisfied until lunchtime. 


SERVINGS: 1


1 c plain nonfat yogurt

1 banana
½ c orange juice
6 frozen strawberries - I put more strawberries. I love my berries. 
Honey - a squirt or so. 
Ice. - you don't have to. I just love my ice.

COMBINE the honey,  yogurt, banana, juice, and strawberries for 20 seconds. Scrape down the sides and blend for an additional 15 seconds.


NUTRITION (per serving) 300 cal, 14 g pro, 63 g carb, 5 g fiber, 45 g sugars, 0.5 g fat, 0 g sat fat, 180 mg sodium

Jamericanspice


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 “August Edition” LootPets #Giveaway (5 Winners $125 TRV)

The kids and I are looking for another family kitty. We are getting excited again. We hope to find one soon.

I finally saved up the money to adopt.

I wouldn't mind winning this for my pet. There will be five winners, so go ahead and have a fun time entering to win!

The “August Edition” LootPets Giveaway (5 Winners $125 TRV) ~ Ends 8/16

lootpetsaugustgiveawaybuttonDeliciously Savvy is hosting another giveaway for LOOTPETS Monthly Subscription Crate! This is a fabulous Geek and Gamer Gear Subscription Box designed to gift your Furry BFF’s with cool gear each month! The box is always valued at $50 + In products that are collectible and unique! This giveaway is for the unknown “August Themed” box and there will be 5 winners! TRV $125! No obligation required….the winner simply receives a LOOTPETS Crate for their Furry BFF! Enter Today and Good Luck!

Read My Review HERE!

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Sponsored By:LOOTPETS (LOOTCRATE)

Hosted By: Deliciously Savvy

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PLUS a Big Thank You To All Of The Bloggers Helping To Promote This Super Awesome Giveaway!

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5 Lucky Winners Will Each Win a LOOTPET Subscription Box For July! Total $125 RV!

And Now The Giveaway!!!

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Entrants must be 18 years old to enter and giveaway is open to US residents only.
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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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Monday, July 18, 2016

Let's Dance Into Monday - #Music For The Days

Summer is busy.
The kids are loving it, even though we can't go on vacation anywhere.
God has provided.

Last week He showed up to bless me to bless others. I had nothing to give. The week was most wonderful!

Tomorrow it's off to help a friend pack. Sadly she is leaving for another state.  I need a friend. I need friends to hang out with.


God will provide. And I've started a new business.

So Dolly, life is topsy turvy. I'm so glad for a freebie.

Welcome y'all. and as always, Monday's are awesome!






And I"m so excited to continue with our bible study.

If you want to join us, that would be awesome.
No sign ups or money involved!




Welcome to today's music.  Five years and going strong!  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
Our “SPOTLIGHT DANCER” gets the PRIVILEGE of picking the THEME for the following week that we have a theme.  EVERY OTHER WEEK we have a FREEBIE!

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: 
Marie @XmasDolly
Cohost:
Colette @JamericanSpice
Naila Moon / Michelle - Just The Stuff Ya Know

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! 

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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Monday, July 11, 2016

$150 Target Gift Card #Giveaway From Dropprice

A $150 Target Gift Card would help out tremendously with purchasing school supplies right now.

I didn't get to shop throughout the year like I was planning to, but hopefully we'll get what the kids need for their classes.

What would you spend this gift card on if you win? 
Tell me and enter below for your chance to win!!!

DROPPRICE $150 TARGET GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY Ends 7/26 Dropprice is an innovative startup that rewards moms for being social. Essentially, they empower moms to drop prices of kids & baby products with a click. The price continues dropping as more moms click “Drop the price”. Every week new promotions are launched and moms drop prices by sharing them on social media. See the chart below to understand the power moms have and how important it is to share with other moms. DROPPRICE $150 TARGET GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY Ends 7/26 In today’s promotion for the GUND Philbin Bear, it started out at $30.00 and for each mom that clicks, the price drops a bit. The price will continue to drop for each mom that participates. DROPPRICE $150 TARGET GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY Ends 7/26 You can choose to share on social media to get more moms to click “Drop the price”, or you can “Buy Now” at the current price. Keep in mind that when the price gets low, they usually sell out and you will no longer have the chance to buy that item. As an added bonus every item on Dropprice ships for free! Do you want to give it a try? This is such a fun and exciting way for moms to save lots of money by collaborating with each other. If you would like to have a chance to win a $150 Target gift card, you can experience dropping the price by following the instructions below.

Giveaway: Win a $150 Target Gift Card

All you have to do is help moms drop the price of this GUND Bear and you will be entered to win a $150 Target gift card. Just click “Drop the price” on the entry form below for a chance to win. For even more entries, share it on your social media networks via the entry form — every time one of your friends also clicks to drop the price, you’ll automatically receive additional giveaway entries! This giveaway ends on 7/26/2016; you must be a US Resident and be 18 years or older to enter. Winners are randomly selected and contacted via email; the winners will be listed at the top of the entry form when the giveaway ends.


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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