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Sunday

Once I Was The EOC Of Time With Shaved Headed Teachers And Kids

The time does go by fast. We should definitely document or we so easily forget.

This week was the big EOC test for my son. He studied and was already with a certain dread because of what the teachers tell them about failing. It was hard to soften the blow with the truth that he studying, doing his best with confidence and not fear is all that matters because he can always learn what he doesn't know. I tried. He seems to understand, but I could tell that he was still nervous.
We prayed and I almost told him that most of what we cram and study for is never on the test anyway, but I held my tongue. I didn't want him more worried.

He came home after testing to tell me that most of what he studied wasn't even on the test! And he felt that he has done well. We laughed. I told him that I didn't want to tell him about the studying thing and cause him to worry :)
He then said his teacher Mrs. Lachotia had promised that if anyone got a perfect score, she'd shave her head bald (um, she is a beautiful redhead in her 50s!). Apparently, they had much fun with her because one student told her that if it does happen, in Summer, she should say one day "oh it's so hot!" and then pull the wig off in class! :D You can imagine the howling! Some teachers are great. And then there are the others. It seems laughter makes them unhappy.

Then my sweet boy says to me, but mom, it's not over, I can't rest as yet because the scores haven't yet come out. I said 'oh no, honey boy, it's all done with. You did your best and that is all that matters.

I love that he shares his days with me. He is ...will be 14 in just a few days!!!! I'm so blessed to have a son with such a good character up to this point and I pray that it will continue.


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! 

This time conductors are dong the selections for a month! 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
Alana! @ Ramblin with AM
Honorary Co-host - Michele from Angelsbark

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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Tuesday

Vivitar Simply Beautiful Curl & Straighten Styling Iron Giveaway

I'd love to try this product and see how well it straightens.

Vivitar Simply Beautiful Curl & Straighten Styling Iron Giveaway

Welcome to the Vivitar Simply Beautiful Curl & Straighten Styling Iron Giveaway!

1 Winner

This giveaway is part of our Mother's Day/Father's Day/Graduation Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

Host is Michigan Saving and More

My co-hosts for this giveaway are Deliciously Savvy, SaraLee’s Deals Steals & Giveaways
Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide giveaways.
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This giveaway's Sponsor is:

Vivitar

vivitar curling iron

Simply Beautiful Curl & Straighten Styling Iron

See the review HERE.

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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 5/22/19. The winner 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 giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. 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! Don't forget to stop by for your daily bonus entries. Share your referral links for even more chances to WIN!

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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Monday

Monarch LARC Beauty With Music

Saturday, the kids and I went on a little adventure. I heard about the opening of the Monarch Butterfly Habitat at our LARC's Acadian Village and just had to see it.

I LOVE BUTTERFLIES!
A lady that I work with shared the information a few weeks back and I added it to my calendar.
I almost didn't go, but it was good to give myself a push and it was such a gorgeous day to boot!

Y'all I wish I could have stayed longer, but the crowd was out and the line was long with people waiting to see the butterflies.

I also was expecting to see many more butterflies, but seeing the ones I saw was enough delight for me, just the same.


I love hanging out with my kids y'all. We laugh so much and get into every mix of being a family.






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! 

This time conductors are dong the selections for a month! 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
Alana! @ Ramblin with AM
Michelle - @Naila Moon

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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Friday

PeachSkinSheets Best Nights Sleep Ever Giveaway

I want some sexy sheets. I have to say sexy because I mean I want soft and silky and all that. Do you have nice sheets?

PeachSkinSheets Best Nights Sleep Ever Giveaway! Ends 6/07 @PeachSkinSheets @SMGurusNetwork

Welcome to the PeachSkinSheets Best Nights Sleep Ever Giveaway!

1 Winner ~ Any Size/Color

This giveaway is part of our Mother's Day/Father's Day/Graduation Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

Host is Deliciously Savvy

Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide giveaways.
This giveaway's Sponsor is:peachskinsheets222FACEBOOK ~ TWITTER ~ PINTEREST ~ INSTAGRAM
1 Lucky Winner Will Win Any Size Set & Color Of PeachSkinSheets (RV Up To $160)!
See the review HERE.

THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 6/07/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail 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 giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. 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 mcushing7 (at)hotmail (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! Don't forget to stop by for your daily bonus entries.

Enter below and Good Luck!
Disclaimer: Deliciously Savvy and any blog promoting this giveaway is not responsible for the awarding of the prize. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipping to winner. Any questions about this giveaway? Email Melissa At mcushing7 (at) hotmail (dot) 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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Smart Learning Station Giveaway

The girl I babysit would love this!

Smart Learning Station Giveaway

Welcome to the Smart Learning Station Giveaway!

1 Winner

This giveaway is part of our Mother's Day/Father's Day/Graduation Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

Host is Michigan Saving and More

My co-hosts for this giveaway are Deliciously Savvy, SaraLee’s Deals Steals & Giveaways
Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide giveaways.
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This giveaway's Sponsor is:

The Learning Journey

The Smart Learning Station

See the review HERE.

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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 5/16/19. The winner 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 giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. 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! Don't forget to stop by for your daily bonus entries. Share your referral links for even more chances to WIN!

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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Teleflora Gift Certificate Giveaway - 2 Winners

Come on man, bring me flowers sometimes. Even though I prefer plants. Love. Me.

Teleflora Gift Certificate Giveaway

Welcome to the Teleflora Gift Certificate Giveaway!

2 Winners

Teleflora gift code details:
Valued at $75 USD, plus free delivery service fee included* Expires on May 9, 2019 Good on Teleflora.com; no cash value. Not valid on sale items. Coupon cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion codes. One time use only.
NOTE: There may be a service fee associated with the order that extends beyond the allotted gift code amount
This giveaway is part of our Mother's Day/Father's Day/Graduation Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

Host is Deliciously Savvy & Michigan Saving and More

Our co-host for this giveaway are SaraLee’s Deals Steals & Giveaways
Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide giveaways.
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This giveaway's Sponsor is:

$75 Gift Certificate

Teleflora gift code details:
Valued at $75 USD, plus free delivery service fee included* Expires on May 9, 2019 Good on Teleflora.com; no cash value. Not valid on sale items. Coupon cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion codes. One time use only.
NOTE: There may be a service fee associated with the order that extends beyond the allotted gift code amount

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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 5/4/19. The winner will have 24 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 giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. 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! Don't forget to stop by for your daily bonus entries. Share your referral links for even more chances to WIN!

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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Salonpas No More Pain Giveaway

Some pain takes your breath! What is your catcher? Do you have pains? Salonpas is helpful! Come enter!

Salonpas No More Pain Package Giveaway

Welcome to the Salonpas No More Pain Giveaway!

1 Winner

This giveaway is part of our Mother's Day/Father's Day/Graduation Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

Host is Michigan Saving and More

My co-hosts for this giveaway are Deliciously Savvy, SaraLee’s Deals Steals & Giveaways
Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide giveaways.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This giveaway's Sponsor is:

Salonpas

Variety of Salonpas products

See the review HERE.

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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 5/14/19. The winner 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 giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. 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! Don't forget to stop by for your daily bonus entries. Share your referral links for even more chances to WIN!

Enter below and Good Luck!
 
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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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