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4/14/19

Oh Didn't I Try My Precious Child

I can't possibly convey the busy of my weeks. But I do not regret them. I am glad that I have work because it keeps me from being depressed and idle. I just need to balance well.

This Sunday was a delight. My daughter and I went to the parade of homes. She loves looking at houses on the market and I rarely have the time to go to open houses because of work, so today was just right for us to hang out together and enjoy all the new digs around town.

Oh, we walked! And it was good exercise and she was the first to complain that 'HER LEGS HURT!!!"
And I enjoyed this because I'm the oldie and should have been the one complaining and she is just twelve :D

The homes are quite lovely indeed and I wonder why many houses do not have the same storage and space as the newer ones. The gadgets I understand, not being part of the older homes, but not space and design.

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I could do this again. And the best part for my introvert: It was a self-guided tour! But still, people tried to talk to me and give me directions and asked questions. No! Let's just say hello and let me tour. I was impressed to come even more because it said: 'self-guided tour.'

Of course, she wanted to purchase many of the homes. Me too dahlin. Me too. But some were just too enormous for our little family.

Have you ever done a parade of homes in your city?

I heard this song a bit ago on the radio and who can forget Rod's voice! So I had to look it up and sure is Rod.

Have you heard this one before?



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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4/5/19

Fit-Nation Flex Core 8 Tighten & Tone Giveaway

Oh if only I could get fit, fit. And I do mean fit. I'm working on it though. But I am wishing for a gym for at least two years.  Do you go to a gym? or do home workouts?

Fit-Nation Flex Core 8 Tighten & Tone Giveaway (1 Winner) Ends 4/21! @SMGurusNetwork @Viatek

Welcome to The Fit-Nation Flex Core 8 Tighten & Tone Giveaway!

1 Winner

This giveaway is part of our Spring/Easter 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:

WEBSITE ~ FACEBOOK ~ TWITTER ~ PINTEREST ~ YOU TUBE

1 Lucky Winner Will Win A Flex Core 8 from Viatek Of Their Very Own! RV $100
Read My Review HERE.

Available On Amazon

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) 4/21/19. 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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3/25/19

Renewing Music In A Family Way

Aloha friends,

Where can I find good blog themes so I can change my blog? I want it redone. Renewed.

I was watching this show on tv and my heart broke too many times of the horror this family suffered. But at the end, there is good. She gets to help others suffering or who have suffered from the same fate, and thus find understanding and healing.

Michael Golch, I didn't know you were in the hospital. My prayers and best wishes dear.

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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! 

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! 

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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3/19/19

GameDay Basketball Scoreboard Giveaway

Are you watching March madness? If so, this might be for you.  Which teams are you rooting for?

GameDay Basketball Scoreboard Giveaway

Welcome to the GameDay Basketball Scoreboard Giveaway!

1 Winner

This giveaway is part of our Spring/Easter 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:

GameDay Scoreboards

GameDay Basketball Scoreboards is the new “must have” toy when it comes to kids basketball games. GameDay Scoreboards are the only digital scoreboards made for kids playing all those driveway and backyard basketball games. GameDay Scoreboards bring a “Big Time” feel to the court. But GameDay is more than just a scoreboard…

GameDay Basketball Scoreboard

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 United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 4/9/19. 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.

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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3/17/19

Ultimate Goliath Easter Basket Giveaway

I might get an Easter basket this year if I can afford it. I usually can't.
What do you love as a surprise in your baskets?

Ultimate Goliath Easter Basket Giveaway

Welcome to the Ultimate Goliath Easter Basket Giveaway!

1 Winner - 1 of each game listed below

This giveaway is part of our Spring/Easter 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:

GOLIATH GAMES

Pressman Toy

Lucky Ducks Game

See the review HERE.

Giggle Wiggle

See the review HERE.

Jumping Jack

See the review HERE.

Catch The Fox

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 United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 4/08/19. 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.

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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3/16/19

Reckless Love And Hanging on With Grace

Hey fellow music fans.

I've been slow but here. I visit weird times and sometimes days later, but I'm here.

I am feeling the effects of not enough support and care and still having to dole the same out each day. It's hard. But I keep going with God's grace.

  • Cap and Gown photos coming up for my 8th grader.
  • Talented theatre coming up for my daughter
  • My daughter turned 12 a few days ago. What a love!
  • And still, I'm trying to hold down two jobs. And I'm hoping to find something else to keep balance also.


Before I spoke a word, You were singing over me
You have been so, so good to me
Before I took a breath, You breathed Your life in me
You have been so, so kind to me

Chorus

Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God
Oh, it chases me down, fights ‘til I’m found, leaves the ninety-nine
I couldn’t earn it, I don’t deserve it, still You give Yourself away
Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God

Verse 2

When I was Your foe, still Your love fought for me
You have been so, so good to me
When I felt no worth, You paid it all for me
You have been so, so kind to me

Bridge

There’s no shadow You won’t light up
Mountain You won’t climb up
Coming after me
There’s no wall You won’t kick down
Lie You won’t tear down
Coming after me

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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! 

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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The cariPRO Ultrasonic Electric Toothbrush Giveaway

Yes! I was so happy to be able to afford an electric toothbrush. I'm sure I've helped my dental hygiene quite a bit! Do you own one?

The cariPRO Ultrasonic Electric Toothbrush Giveaway! Ends 4/21 @SMGurusNetwork

Welcome To The cariPRO Ultrasonic Electric Toothbrush Giveaway!

1 Winner

This giveaway is part of our Spring/Easter 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.
The Prize:
1 Lucky Winner Will Win A cariPRO Ultrasonic Electronic Toothbrush!
See the review HERE.

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) 4/21/19. The winners 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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