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Tuesday

GiftCardRescue.com Winter $50 Walmart GC #Giveaway

If it was my choice, I'd choose the Walmart or Macy's gift card. From Macy's I'd want a very nice and colorful top. And from walmart, I'd probably just top up my kids school supplies. 

We are very low on funds fo the rest of this month and February, so I'm hoping I can find little jobs here and there to do to help out. 

Now come enter for your chance to win! 


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 $50 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway




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GiftCardRescue.com $50 Walmart Gift Card
Giveaway

1 - Winner will receive a $50 Walmart Gift Card

Holiday Contest and Sweeps is honored to have the opportunity to
bring you another great giveaway from GiftCardRescue.com. If you
have gift cards laying around or in your wallet that you never use
and still has monetary value on them, then turn them into cash or
trade them in for a gift card that you will actually use at over 
350 merchants to choose from.

                                

GiftCardRescue.com pays consumers up to 90% cash back for your gift 
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you simply place your card in a sturdy envelope via first class mail 
through the United States Postal Service. Be sure to include your
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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

LushDecor.com $200 Gift Code #Giveaway

I would love to redecorate my home in Caribbean style. It's been a long held dream of mine. I, however do not have such a budget.

But I love the bright and beautiful colors of the Caribbean. Maybe my curtains, which I made, will keep it going for awhile. :)

Have you redecorated your home? or just a room?
What is your favorite style?

If I could get anything from LushDecor, I"d definitely pick this quilt! It's sooo pretty!


Share with me and enter in the LushDecor.com $200 Gift Code #Giveaway Event for your chance to win! Sounds exciting doesn't it!

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Lush Decor is giving one lucky reader a $200 Gift Code! 

This giveaway is  US only, 18 or older.  Only one entrant per household. Giveaway ends on January 24 at 12:00 AM EST . Winner will be notified by email and has 24 hours to respond.  If there is no response during that time a new winner will be chosen.  Good Luck Everyone!!
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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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Tuesday

Crayon Rocks Valentine Gift Bag #Giveaway

Valentines is around the corner. I saw things in the store, just after Christmas day!!! 

If I had a wish, I'd love for a marriage seminar or retreat for me and the husband. What would your Valentine wish be? 

Share with me and enter to win in the Crayon Rocks Valentine Gift Bag #Giveaway. 


Crayon Rocks Valentine Gift Bag Giveaway
Sponsor: Crayon Rocks

Prize: Crayon Rocks Valentine Gift Bag

19 colors: Their 16 summer color and an extra red, pink and white in a red organza bag with the Hearts tag. Packed in a kraft box in red heart tissue paper. Lasts longer than candy and isn't fattening.

Dates: 1/14-1/28
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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Monday

I Am Not Alone - #Music

I've been having a whale of a time pushing off and out of the holidays. It's like I'm fighting depression. It's getting much better now, but my Christmas tree is still up!

I miss my mother being here. I wish I had more love and support. I know my children loves me, but sometimes you just want adult mingle.

I'm sure with continued positive hope, exercise, music and routine, I'll get back into the thick of things.

I just want to live purposefully.

Have you bounced back as yet?





When I walk through deep waters
I know that You will be with me
When I'm standing in the fire
I will not be overcome
Through the valley of the shadow
I will not fear

I am not alone
I am not alone
You will go before me
You will never leave me

In the midst of deep sorrow
I see Your light is breaking through
The dark of night will not overtake me
I am pressing into You
Lord, You fight my every battle
And I will not fear

You amaze me
Redeem me
You call me as Your own

You're my strength
You're my defender
You're my refuge in the storm
Through these trials
You've always been faithful
You bring healing to my soul

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. 
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! 


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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Saturday

Using Poop To Cook

Whoever would use such a title eh. Oh well it just fell into my lap mind.

I was just reading a science article about how a Kenyan teenager helped  his school but putting their waste to use in the kitchen.



I think it's fascinating and love that they are doing things like this to make their lives better. I've read so much on their lives there and it's behind the ages.

Have you ever seen or used a pit toilet?

Of course I let my 9 year old read it. He couldn't help his snickers and outright busting out of laughing. I don't mind. I want him to know what's going on in the world. I want him to not take life for granted.

It was also a chance to talk about my life as a little girl. My primary (one of) school used to have wooden toilets. I hated them. I've had history in them.

Ours looked like this:


There was a little housing of them for the students to use.

Maybe this will explain why I'm so scornful and tend to be a neat freak.

Even at my foster parents homes, we had them. At one foster parent house, we had none at all and simple went on a rock in the bush. Miraculous dog would clean up very well after we were finished.

Anyway, back to the story, I love that this youth, used his mind for good. I love hearing good news.

But can you think of all the jokes from this one?

Did you use pit toilets? Have you ever used one?

Read the story here:




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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Ozeri 5-Piece Wine Bottle Corkscrew & Accessory Set From SM Blooding

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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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Thursday

Let's Join The Exodus

It's January and we are beginning our study of Exodus.
So far it's wonderful to dive into God's word.

If you are looking for a way to study and learn more. you can always join my groups and share with us!

I love doing great discussions about the different topics and research questions and just have a great time in Christ.

Visit and let me know.

Aloha!



Find us here: Girlfriends in Christ Facebook Group
Girlfriends in Christ facebook Page
Girlfriends in Christ Google Plus Group



"Have you ever thought about reading the entire Bible but were too intimidated to get started? If so, now is your chance. Let’s be women who read God’s Book. I promise it will be a life-changer.” - Wendy Pope



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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Sunday

I Wish I Was My Mother's Cinderella - #Music

I went cold turkey on social media during the visit of my mother. It was our very first Christmas together. It was also her first Christmas with my children.

I had to ensure I dedicated all my time to her and our family.

She is on her way home right now.

I'm so very blessed to have her in my life and to have this time with her.
My husband has been so very gracious with his aid and kindness.

We had a wonderful time. So much to see, do, talk about. I wish I had the money to pamper her rightly. But I hope she felt very loved and had a wonderful Christmas.
It is hard to know what others feel inside.

I know this was the best Christmas ever for me!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!
Happy New Year!

Theme: new songs you can't get enough of :)

I don't know any songs as yet, so I'll share this beautiful gem that keeps me on my toes as my babies grow up away from me. I love this beautiful song!





She spins and she sways
To whatever song plays
Without a care in the world
And I'm sitting here wearing
The weight of the world on my shoulders

It's been a long day
And there's still work to do
She's pulling at me saying, “Dad I need you
There's a ball at the castle and I've been invited
And I need to practice my dancing
Oh please, Daddy please”

So I will dance with Cinderella
While she is here in my arms
‘Cause I know something the prince never knew
Oh, I will dance with Cinderella
I don't want to miss even one song
‘Cause all too soon the clock will strike midnight
And she'll be gone …

She says he's a nice guy
And I'd be impressed
She wants to know if I approve of the dress
She says, “Dad the prom is just one week away
And I need to practice my dancing
Oh please, Daddy please”
Well, she came home today
With a ring on her hand
Just glowing and telling us
All they had planned
She says, “Dad the wedding's still six months away
But I need to practice my dancing
Oh please, Daddy please”


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. 
Spotlight Dancers
Thank you for visiting and I'll visit you soon! 

Hosts: 
Colette @JamericanSpice
Marie @XmasDolly
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! 


FOR TUNES: FOR LINKS: 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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Saturday

Is Love Really A Battlefield?

I think every married couple should have a marriage mentor in another strong ...older couple with experience.

They must also invest in each other as they would do with anything they really love and care for.

Going to a yearly retreat together is also a very good thing, I think.

Marriage is such a journey that can wreak havoc on your life, or help you to flourish to the heights of your abilities.

What do you do when you are so in love that you feel as if you walk on clouds?

What do you do when even during the most difficult of times, you don't have to question your love, life, because you know there is strong foundation your relationship?

What do you do when have no idea what it feels like to be in love, to be loved?

What do you do when your marriage is just hanging on by a thread?

The answers are only suitable to the person going through the life.

I have no idea what my future holds, but I hope to continue trusting in God and getting better in our relationship, so that as the relationships on earth rock to and fro, fail or flourish, Christ Jesus will be my constant and my strong foundation.

I understand that whatever life brings, I'll be open to learn...









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

$100 Paypal Cash Happy New Year #Giveaway!

I love Carole's books and the giveaways are some awesome bonuses don't you think!?

Come spend some time to enter and also check out all her books. They are perfect for any family!

You can enter the $100 Paypal Cash Happy New Year #Giveaway and also share with friends and family.


HAPPY NEW YEAR from Carole P. Roman! Carole P. Roman appreciated all of her readers this past year and is looking forward to 2015. What better way for her to start celebrating than with a giveaway!  Carole P. Roman is starting the new year off right by giving away not one but two awesome prizes.
  • Grand prize is $100 Paypal (paid in U.S. dollars) and her entire award winning series, "If You Were Me and Lived In..." All will be signed for the winner.


  • Second prize is her complete series of "Captain No Beard." These will be signed too.


Enter today for your chance and start your new year with Carole P. Roman. Happy New Year!

Where to find Carole P. Roman:




Amazon
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Disclosure:
JamericanSpice was asked to promote this giveaway on behalf of Carole P. Roman and Away We Go Media. I received no compensation for this post and I am not responsible for this giveaway.
This giveaway is open to 18+ years old and open worldwide. Only one winner per household is eligible. All cash payments will be made in U.S. dollars only. If the winner is outside of the U.S. only Kindle versions of the books will be given. NOTE:It may take up to 4 weeks to receive prize.
The giveaway will begin at Midnight MST on Jan. 1, 2015 and end at Midnight MST on Jan. 16, 2015. All winners will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter.org


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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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Happy New Year #Giveaway - $100 Amazon GC + Great Prizes

Giveaways are still great in the new year! So let's get on to sharing and winning!

Happy New Year y'all!

Welcome to the Happy New Year #Giveaway $100 Amazon GC + Great Prizes!



This year I have no resolutions so far. It's great freedom! How are you doing on your resolutions making? 

Anyway, whatever you are doing, stop by and enter this wicked cool giveaway from Michael Cash! 

HAPPY NEW YEAR from Michael Phillip Cash! Michael Phillip Cash had a great year and is looking forward to this brand new year, 2015! What better way to start the new year than with a giveaway to celebrate.  Michael Phillip Cash is giving away to one of his readers a fantastic prize, in fact, he is giving away two.


  • Grand prize is $100 Amazon Gift Card (paid in U.S. dollars) and his entire paranormal books which include: "The Hanging Tree", "The Flip", "The After House", and "Stillwell: A Haunting On Long Island." All will be signed for the winner.
  • Second prize is his complete sci-fi trilogy of "The Battle for Darracia." These will be signed too.

Enter today for your chance and start your new year off right with Michael Phillip Cash!

Where to find Michael Phillip Cash:


Amazon
Goodreads


Disclosure:
JamericanSpice was asked to promote this giveaway on behalf of Michael Phillip Cash and Away We Go Media. I received no compensation for this post and am not responsible for this giveaway.
This giveaway is open to 18+ years old and open worldwide. Only one winner per household is eligible. All cash payments will be made in U.S. dollars only. If the winner is outside of the U.S. only Kindle versions of the books will be given. NOTE:It may take up to 4 weeks to receive prize.
The giveaway will begin at Midnight MST on Jan. 1, 2015 and end at Midnight MST on Jan. 16, 2015. All winners will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter.org


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