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10/17/17

The Eat Smart Precision Thermometer Giveaway

We'll always need a thermometer, either for ourselves or family members as gifts.  How often do you use one? 

Share with me below for your chance win. 

The Eat Smart Precision Thermometer Giveaway @SMGurusNetwork


Welcome to the

Eat Smart Precision Thermometer Giveaway!

1 Winner
This giveaway is part of our Falling Into Autumn Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.
This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!
Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide.

Bargnhtress Deliciously Savvy Easter Babe’s Theory Everyday Gizmos Sweeps & Views Giveaways 4 Mom Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains Here We Go Again Ready Jerri1962sBlog Lisa-Queen of Random Living Simply Michigan Saving and More

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1 Lucky Winner Will Receive A Precision Kitchen Thermometer

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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 10/31/17. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to julie.talesfromasouthernmom 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 sponsor is responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Julie Beveridge at julie.talesfromasouthernmom (at)gmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them!

Enter below and Good Luck!


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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Three Things Most Romance Books Get Wrong - The Simple Soul of Susan

There are a lot of ways a romance book can go wrong. Let’s take a look at some of the top offenders!
  • Perfect Protagonist. So often many protagonists are perfect and spend their time waiting for the object of their desire to finally realize their perfection. In additions, the protagonist wants the object of their desire to change for them and become the person that completes them. It takes two people changing to make a relationship great. 
  • Unattainable HEA. In the end the characters become world leaders and win the noble peace prize and they live happily ever after. Life doesn't have to be perfect to have a happily ever after. It's ok if they are messy because that is how life is! 
  • Unrelatable Characters. ‘Young ridiculously successful woman who is passionate about the Lower American Moth Embassy (LAME) falls in love with her Uber driver... who kills moths with his car unintentionally.’ So many times romance novels have characters with ultra-specific life goals and interests making the characters themselves unrealistic and therefore unrelatable. Sure we want to live vicariously through the successful women and eclectic characters, but too often their passion is either cliché or too specific. I also don't like defining a character solely based on their likes and passions. People can't be defined by the rings they like, preferences change. People change. We are dynamic and characters in books are no different. 
If you are looking for a romance book that gets these right, check out the Simple Soul of Susan. Video trailer: http://bit.ly/SimpleBookTrailer

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“Simple is as simple loves.” Susan Combs had long ago found the love of her life. The only problem was the other party still didn’t know he had been found. Every day Susan saw Calder Hurtz, her next door neighbor and childhood best friend. They always enjoyed the short drive to school down the dusty streets of their small Texas town. She was happy in those perfect moments, for her life at home was most imperfect. The challenging homestead she inhabited was also the favorite subject of local gossip. But one autumn day she overhears two boys having a conversation.

This occasion of accidental audience sets Susan’s life on an unforeseen path. In the seasons to come, her future will be changed by two hospitalizations, two confessions of love, and one betrayal. Compulsively readable, The Simple Soul of Susan is an engaging, soul-endearing romance and a mesmerizing debut.

Buy on Amazon Born and raised in a small Texas town, Noel Branham started her career in digital communications after graduating with a degree in English. An award winning communicator, she now writes from her home in Florida about things closest to the heart: home, family, and love. Her debut novel will be published Fall 2017.

Social Links:
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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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10/16/17

All Night Party Sadness Looms With Laws #4Ms

We finally have  a Saturday to relax.  NO Soccer :) :)
However we are here cleaning the house we've neglected to clean over the past busy busy weeks! I say weeks because months sounds so much like a long time :D

My daughter was selected for first place in the Local Fire Prevention Week Essay Contest! She is excited. It was much fun, the ceremony, At least for her. I was just the chaperone adult as usual.
The kids and some adults got to ride the firetrucks afterward and of course there was food!

My son and husband was there for a bit, but had to hurry away to his soccer game before the ceremoney ended. We hurried to his game all the way across town, and was able to watch a half of it. Their team lost again, but it was good to support him.

Please pray for me. I was in an accident about two years ago and the other person is suing me. It's shocking. They were speeding so much that we could have been killed. And while I pray that they are well and understand they need financial coverage from our insurance, it still hurts they would go into this prolonged hunt. But alas, everyone is different.

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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
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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10/12/17

I'm Not A Scaredy-Cat

I love reading. 
I love reading to my children and have done so even as they were womb sheltered. 
They love reading now and enjoy it at all times possible and are even top million word readers in their schools! 

It's so important to spend the time with our children and pass on the love of reading. 

And when I find a new book, I'm always excited to share with them, you or my little biddies at church. 

The book "I'm Not A Scaredy-Cat; A Prayer for When You Wish You Were Brave is a perfect story for the little ones. 



We've all been called over and over to check the closet or leave the lights on or even stay with me until I fall asleep mommy requests. This book helps kids to have power over any fear they might develop. Encouraging them with words and actions will help them realize how to navigate their world with all the unknowns. 

I love this new book that gives kids the tools to help them when they are feeling nervous, or afraid.

I'm a big cat. 
I'm a strong cat. 
I'm not a scaredy-cat....
Except when...


From New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado comes I'm Not a Scaredy-Cat, a hilarious new picture book to help kids manage their fears and worries and learn to trust God. 

Follow a silly series of misadventures as scaredy-cat faces his worst fears; an appalling abundance of (gulp!) yellow, blue, and pink sprinkles on his donut, an elephant on the verge of a ginormous sneeze, and the terrifyingly loud chime of a clock. 

For each of the fears, Max provides this reassuring child's version of Philippians 4:6-9. 

"God, you are good. 
God, you are near.
God, you are here!
And, God, you love me." 

A fun read for children and parents, I'm Not a Scaredy-Cat will open doors for important conversations about fear in a non-threatening way and help you instill godly bravery in your kids. 


This is a fun and easy read for any family. 
I love that it's not complicated for the little ones to understand. 
And I am in love with the beautiful illustration in this book. Ms Shirley is quite gifted! 

I hope you'll grab this book for your bookshelf. 

You can Buy one Now 

or 




Author - Max Lucado 
With more than 125 million products in print, Max Lucado is America's bestselling inspirational author. He serves the Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he lives with his wife, Denalyn, and their mischievous muff, Andy. 


Illustrator - Shirley Ng-Benitez
An award-winning children's book illustrator, graphic designer, lettering artist, and aspiring author. 
She creates with watercolor, gouache, pencil, and digital techniques and is living her dream, illustrating and writing picture books in the Bay Area, California. 


Did your parents read to you when you were a child? Do you remember one of your favorite books? 



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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10/8/17

There's An Old Choir In My Soul Being Busy 4Ms

Good morning Y'all.
Hope you had a good weekend with yourself or your family.
Ours were busy. Soccer on Saturday and Sunday.
Both my kids' team lost today, however, my son has another game tomorrow Sunday.

My daughter also has an award for being a finalist in the Lafayette Fire Prevention Week Essay. I'm excited and proud of her. They'll have snacks and rides and all that and I hope we can fit that between worship and my son's soccer game!

See? No rest time. I don't like that.

Not to mention our church is having a fun day after worship! Ahhhhhhh

Let's just play the music.

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Old Church Choir
There's revival and it's spreading
Like a wildfire in my heart
A Sunday morning hallelujah
And it's lasting all week long

Can you hear it? Can you feel it?
It's the rhythm of a gospel song
Once you choose it, you can't lose it

There ain't nothing
There ain't nothing gonna steal my joy

(chorus)
I've got an old church choir singing in my soul
I've got a sweet salvation and it's beautiful
I've got a heart overflowing cause I've been restored
No there ain't nothing gonna steal my joy
No there ain't nothing gonna steal my joy

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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
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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10/6/17

Mam Baby Package Giveaway

I'm still hoping for more babies. I love them! 

What's the best baby gift item that you ever received? Share with me below for a chance to win! 


This post contains affiliate links if clicked on I may receive a small commission to support this blog. Mam Baby Package Giveaway

Welcome to the Mam Baby Package Giveaway!

1 winner will receive a package of bottles, teethers, drinking cups, pacifiers and oral care items.
This giveaway is part of our Falling Into Autumn Gift Guide - Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.
This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!
Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide.

Bargnhtress Deliciously Savvy Easter Babe's Theory Everyday Gizmos Sweeps & Views Giveaways 4 Mom Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains Here We Go Again Ready Jerri1962sBlog Lisa-Queen of Random Living Simply Michigan Saving and More

Missy's Views and Savings Clues

mom are we there yet My Silly Little Gang MyStyleSpot Peyton's Momma RedHeaded Patti SaraLee's Deals Steals & Giveaways Tales From A Southern Mom

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Gift Package

1 winner will receive a package of bottles, teethers, drinking cups, pacifiers and oral care items.
Available on Amazon HERE.
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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 Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 10/25/17. 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 each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests 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. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them!

Enter below and Good Luck!



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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10/2/17

I'll Bend But I Wont Break 4Ms #Music

When it rains it pours.
  • My life is 'smh' 
  • My nephew is in the hospital
  • My sister is hurt while staying with him at the hospital and now needs x-ray herself
  • My mother has to take the second child to school and now go to the hospital to help both daughter and grandson. 
  • The school just called that my lost privileges to his computer so he'll have to do pencil and paper work for the next week.
  • My dear sister in law needs prayers and much help. 
It's just going on and on and on and on and on.

And at this time, music seems not to make me smile at all. But we'll keep praying right? I meant to say playing, but praying sounds just about right too :)
Yes.

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I'm not about to give up
Because I heard you say
There's gonna be brighter days
There's gonna be brighter days
I wont stop, I'll keep my head up
No, I'm not here to stay
There's gonna be brighter days
There's gonna be brighter days

I just might bend but wont break
As long as I can see your face

When life wont play along
And right keeps going wrong
And I cant seem to find my way
I know where I am found
So I wont let it drag me down
Oh, I'll keep dancing anyway

I'm gonna move (move)
I'm gonna move (move)
I'm gonna move [gonna move]

Ive got to hold it steady
Keep my head in the game
Everything is about to change
Everything is about to change

This burdens getting heavy
But I'm not about to cave
Everything's about to change
There's gonna be brighter days

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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

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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