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9/26/17

Your Beauty Routine Made Easier With Divatress

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.


I remember a time when I used to love my own hair (of course I still do), I took pride in getting it done for work and whatever social gathering I needed to attend. I'm not saying it didn't take some time to get dolled up, but it was my lovely locks.

When I got married I did enjoy my lovely locks during my marriage ceremony and even after.

I remember when I turned to wigs.
We were in debt and I realized that each time I'd go to the salon (perhaps every three or six months), the bill was more and more expensive! And of course, there was tipping that needed to be done.
So I decided we just didn't have the money for my salon visits. I stopped going and started to do my own hair. This was rewarding and challenging.

Then I found out about wigs and ordered my first one after months of research!


At first wearing the wigs made me so self-conscious that it would fall off, or get hooked and pulled off, or someone would pull it off or whatever wig mishaps my mind could conjure!

Then I learned about the various types of wigs. There are all type, size, style, and brands of wigs.

The lace front wig is one of my very favorites and I can find so many different styles that will work well with my features.

The wigs have saved me tons of time in getting ready to get out the house!

They have gotten more expensive on the lower side that I can purchase, but I find that with care, I can also wear one unit close to a year. Of course, it depends on the style and texture, whether synthetic, human or other.



Learn more:
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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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9/24/17

Soccer Days With School 4Ms #Music

It seems like it's been a very long week!
The kids had soccer on Saturday and Sunday.
We had to go to early worship on Sunday to make the morning soccer for my son. His team lost. Sad, but it was a valuable experience against a very good team.
My daughter's team won 9-0 and it's an exciting start, but soon I hope they do get a more challenging team.

Sunday afternoon was spent at the library, so not much time just sitting doing nothing.
However those days come and go, so we'll work with the flow and grab our precious moments wherever we can get them.

Hope y'all had a lovely weekend.

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Are you looking to improve your health? Maybe lose some weight, sleep better, have more energy?
Here are some basic Plexus questions and answers:
1. HOW MUCH IS IT?
The pricing ranges! We have tons of products! A majority of our individual products are between $20-$40. NONE are over $100. Most people take a combo of products that end up costing about $4 per day (Less than a fancy coffee and less than that soda and a candy bar). Message the ambassador that invited you for more details!

2. IS IT SAFE?
Yes. In fact, Plexus is the most natural health supplement line on the market today. All of our products are gluten free, NON-GMO, contain no artificial sweeteners (including Sucralose and Aspartame), no dyes or chemicals, and most are vegan. I know many pregnant & breastfeeding women who have had Plexus approved by their doctors! We are about HEALTH, getting to the root issues of the reasons people are unhealthy and have difficulty losing weight, we are NOT a dangerous diet aid, or a fad diet that produces quick weight loss with a band-aid fix. We are about long term solutions and lifestyle changes.

3. WILL IT WORK FOR ME?
Plexus has something for EVERYONE and CAN help EVERYONE! Plexus has one of the highest success rates in the Health Supplement industry and less than a 1% return rate!! However, I also believe it is important that you work with a knowledgeable ambassador who will help you find the best regimen to reach your health goals! This, paired with consistency in taking the products, working WITH the products, can equal incredible and undeniable results!

4. I'M TRYING TO DECIDE BETWEEN _______ & PLEXUS. WHAT MAKES PLEXUS DIFFERENT?
This one gets me excited because Plexus is not a diet! Yes, weight loss is an amazing side effect of getting healthy but Plexus has so many other MEASURABLE results. You can measure your blood sugars, cholesterol, blood pressure - it has ingredients to help with each of these. Getting healthy from the inside out and GUT HEALTH is key to overall health and wellness!
Any other questions? Just let us know!! We are here to help!

#60daymoneybackguarantee #pinkdrink #plexusworks  
#thenewslim

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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!
Thank you for visiting and I'll visit you soon! 

Hosts: 
Marie @XmasDolly
Cohost:
Colette @JamericanSpice

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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9/22/17

I Am Elizabeth #BookTour

Have you read this book as yet? Or which title are you reading at the moment?

I. Am. Elizabeth by Kathi Haacke Morehead

I. Am. Elizabeth is a story of medieval intrigue based on the life of Elizabeth Plantagenet. Set both contemporaneously and in the 16th century, the reader will be invited to weigh for themselves the truth of Elizabeth's life, including the disappearance of Elizabeth's brothers, the Lost Princes in the Tower, the ascension of her uncle, Richard III, to the throne of England, and her marriage to Henry Tudor.

Elizabeth Plantagenet was a daughter, niece, sister, wife, and mother to five Kings of England, and grandmother of the first and second Queens Regnant: Mary I and Elizabeth I. You may have met The White Princess, but prepare for your introduction to the real Elizabeth of York.

Description: Elizabeth of York died in 1503. Annie Campbell lives today. Can they reach through time to heal one another's soul, or will their secrets be impossible to overcome? .... Why can't I sleep? It is not as though tonight is any different from last night, or the night before, or even the night before that. It's hot, and not a breath of air moves through the window. I feel like I will go mad from this anxiety, this fear. But of what? It's so very dark tonight. No moon, no light from the windows. Just dark... Damn you, darkness. You've not been kind the past few nights. What horror do you hold for me tonight?

Purchase the book:


$1.00 of all sales proceeds of paperback and hardback editions of this book will go to the fundraising campaign of Mt. Blanc for MS on behalf of Neely Worldwide Publishing and Kathi Haacke Morehead. For more information please visit https://theroyalmarinescharity.org.uk/news/ascent-of-mt-blanc/

About the author: Kathi - White Night Author PicKathi Haacke Morehead made her fictional debut with WHITE NIGHT followed by the sequel Eternal Night. She is the author of HEART BLEED: Letting go and stanching the flow, and THE BEST FROM THE CHEAP SEATS. Her fiction has tackled questions of morality, spirituality, life after death, love, and integrity. She is not a conventional author, writes in a conversational style to better interact with her readers. If you're looking for high style, you won't find it in her work. Kathi believes in the value of tightly crafted story - everything else will fall into place. To quote Kathi: "I guess that makes me a bit of a bohemian. And I'm good with that." Kathi lives in Brunswick, Maryland with her husband, Dave, and four finicky felines. They have a blended family of 4 children and 3 grandchildren.

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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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9/21/17

Kidz Gear's Deluxe Stereo Headset Headphones with Boom Microphone Giveaway

Do your children have headphones? Share with me below for a chance to win! 

This post contains affiliate links. I only make a small amount when a item is bought through the link which in turn helps to support this site.

Welcome To The Kidz Gear's Deluxe Stereo Headset Headphones with Boom Microphone Giveaway


Hosted by: SaraLee's Deals Steals & Giveaways

Sponsored by: Kidz Gear

This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!
Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide.

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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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9/18/17

$25 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway - Falling Into Autumn

I am always in need of Walmart $. Right now I need some socks for the kids! This boy just go through socks like mash potatoes!

What would you get with $25 Walmart GC? Share with me below and enter to win!

 

WELCOME TO THE $25 Walmart Gift Card GIVEAWAY! 1 Lucky Winner will receive a $25 Walmart Gift Card This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network! Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the Falling into Autumn Gift Guide

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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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Self Defense Strategies: Attacked From Behind

What would you do if you are walking and the attacker comes up and grabs you from behind?

“Grabs you from behind” is sort of a general term….at least when talking about defending with a specific self-defense technique. Are they grabbing my arm? Are they grabbing my head? Are they grabbing me around the waist and body, like in a bear hug? I think we are talking about a bear hug scenario here, so let’s run with that. The first principal of using Krav Maga is to identify the danger or the most dangerous aspect of the attack…and we’ve already started to do that in discerning what type of “grabbing” attack this is – bear hug.


The big danger in a bear hug attack, especially from behind, is the potential for the attacker to control the body of and/or lift the other person. Once the attacker controls my body they can lift me and carry me away (into a van, to a place where other people can’t see what’s going on, to a place where friends are waiting to gang up), they can lift me and slam me to the ground (a HUGE risk of being knocked unconscious by the slam), or they can drag me around in similar fashion. Krav Maga Worldwide™ teaches students that the best defense against a bear hug attack is to start fighting back right away.

There are however two things you MUST do in order to effectively fight back because of the dangers inherent in the attack. The first step is to drop your “base” or make yourself heavy. The second is to “space” or create distance from the attacker. In this case, because the attack is coming on from behind, there is an extra step; I have to “turn in” in order to fight. Let’s breakdown each step.


BASE – Making your base heavier is relatively easy. When grabbed by the attacker in a bear hug the defender simply bends their legs and drops the level of their hips. Think of it as basically sitting down into a full squat (thighs parallel to the ground). If the attacker is behind me I will drop my hips and sit slightly back and into the attacker, with my head up, not folded forward. This immediately makes my center of gravity lower, which me more difficult to lift off of the ground. Dropping my base also puts pressure on the attacker as they now have to deal with my weight.  From here, I can start to fight without the danger of being controlled and lifted from the ground.



SPACE – I can’t let this person stay close to me in a bear hug. I especially cannot let them keep their hips close to me. Think about the last time you moved a piece of furniture, or a box of something heavy…you don’t keep your hips far away from the object and rely on outstretched arms to lift it, you scoot your hips and body close to the object and get underneath it. I know the attacker is trying to achieve this sort of posture in a bear hug attack.

With my “base” low, I will IMMEDIATELY begin sending strikes in a side-to-side motion at vulnerable areas on the attacker. Krav Maga Worldwide™ students will almost always look for a groin strike first. This strike can be thrown whether my arms are “trapped”/encircled by the attacker’s arms, or “free”/outside of such encirclement. The groin strike will often cause the attackers hips to reflexively move away thus creating space between my body and theirs. I will continue to strike in a side-to-side motion, targeting the groin, or if my arms are free throwing backward moving elbows toward the attacker’s face, stomping at the attackers feet, throwing uppercut kicks back at the attackers groin, etc.

The aggressive, and continuous, side-to-side motion also serves create space from the attacker by making me more difficult to hold onto. It’s more difficult to hold onto someone who is constantly wriggling, than it is to hold onto someone who is static.


TURN IN – When I feel that my solid base, and continuous side to side strikes at vulnerable areas have created just a little bit of space between the attacker and myself, I am going to “turn in” or turn toward the attacker to continue the fight. I can’t effectively finish the fight with this person on my back, and it’s certainly going to be more difficult to get away with them hanging on me. Krav Maga Worldwide™ students are taught to recognize when sufficient space has been created, and make their move to “turn into” the fight where I have full use of all my strikes.


I can turn either direction once the space is there, but whichever direction I turn, I am going to turn in behind my elbow. Which is to say, if I’m rotating to my left to turn toward the attacker, I am going to raise my left arm in front of my face so that the soft targets of my face (nose, mouth, eyes) have something slightly blocking them in case the attacker is looking to strike at me during the transition. I can also use this raised arm to deliver elbows and hammer fist attacks as I’m turning in.


Once I have turned “into the fight” I will continue to aggressively strike at all vulnerable areas until the attacker is broken and I can get away without being impeded. If I turn in behind my arm, and the attacker bolts, drops, backs away, or is in some other fashion “out of the fight”, I’ll get out of there. I am however turning into the attacker and into the fight with the intention of causing damage without relenting.


So, all things considered, the defense against a bear hug attack (from the front or the back) is to start to fight back right away…however in order to do start effectively fighting back right away, the defender must have “base and space”. In a Krav Maga Worldwide™ class that deals with defending the bear hug you will hear “base and space” over and over and over.


It has to become second nature. Each bear hug attack is going to be slightly different…like in this case we are dealing with an attacker behind us, so there is the extra step, we need to “turn in”. In our classes at Krav Maga Worldwide™ a student will work on bear hugs from a variety of positions (front, back, behind, arms in, arms out, etc) and with a variety of partners, so that the application of “base and space” is practiced under the pressure of numerous variables.



About Krav Maga Worldwide
Founded in 1997 to promote Krav Maga throughout the United States and around the world, Krav Maga Worldwide trains and certifies instructors and licenses over 150 authorized Krav Maga Worldwide training centers in the United States, Canada, Japan, Mexico, South America, and Europe, as well as over 800 law enforcement agencies and military units. Krav Maga offers the highest caliber of instruction to thousands of people, supporting the company’s core commitment to improving and saving lives. Krav Maga Worldwide continues to develop, promote and implement self-defense and fitness programs. For additional information, visit: www.kravmaga.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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Time With The Most Important People In Our Lives 4Ms #Music

I'm always up for hanging out with my children. I want to spend as much time with them as possible because soon as you blink, they are grown and gone.
I did just that yesterday. Our 'trying for annual breakfast for back to school' didn't work out so great, but we got it in there. We even held an over the breakfast family meeting.
We are trying.

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Husband is home.

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Welcome to the music party y'all. Hope you guys have been sleeping well. Me, not so much. And that usually never happens to me!!



We've prayed the prayer with no reply
Words float off into the night
Couldn't cut our doubt with the sharpest knife
O, O God forgive us

Silence isn't comfortable
We want drive through peace and instant hope
Shallow faith it has left us broke

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Are you looking to improve your health? Maybe lose some weight, sleep better, have more energy?
Here are some basic Plexus questions and answers:
1. HOW MUCH IS IT?
The pricing ranges! We have tons of products! A majority of our individual products are between $20-$40. NONE are over $100. Most people take a combo of products that end up costing about $4 per day (Less than a fancy coffee and less than that soda and a candy bar). Message the ambassador that invited you for more details!

2. IS IT SAFE?
Yes. In fact, Plexus is the most natural health supplement line on the market today. All of our products are gluten free, NON-GMO, contain no artificial sweeteners (including Sucralose and Aspartame), no dyes or chemicals, and most are vegan. I know many pregnant & breastfeeding women who have had Plexus approved by their doctors! We are about HEALTH, getting to the root issues of the reasons people are unhealthy and have difficulty losing weight, we are NOT a dangerous diet aid, or a fad diet that produces quick weight loss with a band-aid fix. We are about long term solutions and lifestyle changes.

3. WILL IT WORK FOR ME?
Plexus has something for EVERYONE and CAN help EVERYONE! Plexus has one of the highest success rates in the Health Supplement industry and less than a 1% return rate!! However, I also believe it is important that you work with a knowledgeable ambassador who will help you find the best regimen to reach your health goals! This, paired with consistency in taking the products, working WITH the products, can equal incredible and undeniable results!

4. I'M TRYING TO DECIDE BETWEEN _______ & PLEXUS. WHAT MAKES PLEXUS DIFFERENT?
This one gets me excited because Plexus is not a diet! Yes, weight loss is an amazing side effect of getting healthy but Plexus has so many other MEASURABLE results. You can measure your blood sugars, cholesterol, blood pressure - it has ingredients to help with each of these. Getting healthy from the inside out and GUT HEALTH is key to overall health and wellness!
Any other questions? Just let us know!! We are here to help!

#60daymoneybackguarantee #pinkdrink #plexusworks  
#thenewslim

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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!
Thank you for visiting and I'll visit you soon! 

Hosts: 
Marie @XmasDolly
Cohost:
Colette @JamericanSpice

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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