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1/21/19

Good News New Year - Praise - You Say

Happy New Year to you bloggy friends.

I know things get so busy sometimes, but I'll be visiting with you.

Thank you all for your support and prayers throughout the year!

Good news:
I was supposed to go to court on December 17th.
On December 14th, I wrote to the lawyer representing me, asking for address and times, so that I'd be punctual and know what to bring and know what to do.

She called back immediately asking me to clarify. Then she informed me of an email sent to me earlier that there would not be a court meeting and that the lawyers will continue to mediate.

I cannot tell you what heavy fell from my shoulders. I cried. I cried. It is not an easy thing being sued. And like I said before, it's not the driver who was suing me, it was the passenger. The driver had settled earlier.
But God is good. Oh he is good.

I remember praying and even not wanting to add the date to my calendar because I wanted to trust that it would work out, but it was down to the wire and I didn't want to forget that Monday, and so on the Friday I began to make preparations.

So while it's not over, I can tell you that prayers have been answered.

Now to work on the debt in our house. And our 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! 

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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1/16/19

Lugz Women's DOT.COM 2.0 Oxford Sneaker Giveaway

I've heard good things about these boots. I needs one!

Lugz Women's DOT.COM 2.0 Oxford Sneaker Giveaway Ends 2/11

Welcome to the Lugz Women's DOT.COM 2.0 Oxford Sneaker Giveaway!

1 Winner - choice color and size

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Host is Michigan Saving and More

My co-hosts for this giveaway are Deliciously Savvy, SaraLee’s Deals Steals & Giveaways
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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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1/12/19

Win a Xcentz Surge Protector Power Strip w/ USB Ports - 10 Winners

These are always good and I need a few. How about you?

Sponsored By: Xcentz

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

** 10 WINNERS **

Win a Xcentz Surge Protector Power Strip w/ USB Ports

A $300 TRV Giveaway!
Product Details:
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Open To US entries and must be 18+ to enter
Giveaway Dates ~ 1/12 9:00 AM EST through 2/9 11:59PM EST
Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winners will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. Winners have 48 hours to reply before a replacement winner will be drawn. If you would like to participate in an event like this please contact LoveMrsMommy (at) gmail (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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12/16/18

No One Dances To Bullying - Midnight Clear

This news is just horrible.
I remember when my daughter was 6yrs old and she was being bullied by a fourth grader and her sister on the bus and at school.

This girl went so far as to tell my son who was in 3rd grade (8 years old)  at the time,  that he should kill his sister!!!
I went to the school hot foot. They weren't being serious! But I knew how serious these things are.
And I intended to go to the police and even higher if they didn't do something about it.

My kids were raised to let me know what was going on. We talk about it all. And my daughter told me immediately what was happening and I saw the progression and realized it wasn't just kids being dumb.

The asst. principal even went so far as telling my daughter, that she didn't have to tell her mother everything!!!! OMG y'all.

But mine ended differently. It still hurts. My little baby girl shouldn't have had to go through that. No child should! I can only imagine the pain for this mother! Children can be cruel!

Image may contain: text that says 'If you see someone... being interrupted in a conversation, acknowledge them, don't let them be pushed to the side. If you see someone lagging behind, walk beside them. If someone is being ignored, take the step to include them. always remind people of their worth. It hurts when it feels like you're being forgotten That small gesture can mean a lot. -UNKNOWN'


Merry Christmas y'all!



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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12/14/18

Gift The Fossil - Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch 40mm Stainless Steel - #Fossilstyle #Ad

There are those people who always have their phone as an appendage. I am not one of them and sometimes it gets me in anxious trouble.

Everyone wants a response and there is so much to do and all I want sometimes is to not have to type in my password.

It's a phone, you have to carry it.

However, when you wear a watch, it's normal and free. Especially when you are wearing the Fossil - Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch 40mm Stainless Steel - Rose Gold!

Fossil Smartwatch

This watch is stylish, elegant, beautiful and can be worn well equally with any office wardrobe or exercise outfit! Now that's sporty blending well with fashion!

Fossil - Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch

When I take my kids to their after school activities, I usually get to run around the complex for my exercise and I'm usually monitored by my phone in a backpack. Now I use the Fossil smartwatch and it's so easy to keep track and data syncs easily with my android phone.
When I get a call, I can quickly see who it is and send a quick response without having to rummage through my backpack for my phone. Too bad I can't answer a call on my watch also!! Now that would be something else eh!

The only problem with this watch is that I will need to resize the bands to fit my wrist. :(


This wearable can do almost anything you want it to do: heart rate sensor for monitoring, work out tracking by GPS which works with third-party fitness apps, phone notifications, Google pay wallet, swim-proof and even customizable and personalized watch faces to select from!
Fossil - Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch

If you are looking at a budget you can get deals between $250 to $275 more or less, depending on which stores would have certain sales and specials.

Setup:
Too easy! I really did not have any hiccups setting it up at all. Just follow the plug, charge and use the information!

Fossil - Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch

Fossil - Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch

Favorite features:
I remember purchasing an armband so that I could record my steps with my phone, so I didn't have to constantly hold it in my hand. The band didn't fit. So imagine the delight in simply wearing a watch that monitors your exercises and also your heart rate a the same time while syncing the data to your phone! LOVE! 💓💓
Fossil - Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch

  • This Fossil women's smartwatch communicates with both iPhone and Android smartphones for easy data collection.

Notifications
Bluetooth® technology to connect to your phone. When a notification or alert arrives, a gentle buzz lets you know right away.

Microphone
Use the built-in microphone to do a variety of tasks on your smartwatch using just your voice.

Weather

Activity tracking
You move and it tracks steps, distance and calories burned.

Multiple Time Zones
Keep track of the local time and the time in another part of the world.

Untethered GPS
Leave your phone behind. Use untethered GPS to track your run's distance (and play your stored music) on your watch.

Calendar alerts
Never miss a meeting, party or event again with reminder alerts sent right to your wrist.

Stopwatch
Track your laps and time races with stopwatch mode.

Swim-proof
Wash your hands, jump into the shower or hit the pool without fear. Your smartwatch will be safe and sound.

Make every minute matter with smart help and health coaching, from the convenience of your wrist.
Proactive Help From the Google Assistant: Keeps you ahead of your day with proactive, personalized help from Google Assistant, even before you ask.

Maximizes Your Time: Get more done and maximize your time with more glanceable, easy to manage notifications, with smart replies to respond quickly on the go.

Makes it easier to be healthy with the Google Fit app’s two new activity trackers—Heart Points and Move Minutes—which were designed in collaboration with the American Heart Association and the World Health Organization. These evidence-based metrics measure activity intensity, and smarter health coaching makes your fitness goals more achievable by motivating you to stay active throughout your day, every day.
Fossil - Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch

Other features:
Automatic time zones

Customizable Dials
Match your watch to your mood or personal style and swap your dial whenever you want. The choices are endless.

Social watch faces
Make your own dial by personalizing select watch faces with your favorite Facebook or Instagram photos.

Customizable buttons
Control your music, check the date and more. Assign the functions you use most to your buttons.

Rapid Charge
You won't have to take your smartwatch off for long to charge it up—get up to 80% in one hour with rapid charging.

Control your music

LED Flashlight
Illuminate the interior of a carryall or small area with the LED flashlight.

Connectivity
Your wearable is compatible with Android and iOS smartphones, specifically with Android OS 4.4+ (excluding Go edition) or iOS 9.3+. All devices have Bluetooth® 4.1 Low Energy and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n.

Google Pay
Never get caught without your wallet again. Use your watch to make payments almost anyplace you can use a credit card.

Music storage
Store music and apps directly on the watch so you can leave your phone at home.

Heart-rate tracking
From running to yoga (and more), this smartwatch measures heart rate automatically during a workout.

Customizable watchstraps
Match your Fossil Smartwatch to your look in seconds with interchangeable straps.

Alarm
Set an alarm for wake-ups and workouts (and every reminder in between).

Wireless Syncing
Automatically syncs to your phone so you can keep tabs on your activity and notifications without ever pushing a button.

And all of this right there on your wrist! Now that's a gift! Get one! Give one!


Disclaimer:  All posts must include the following disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product.


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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12/10/18

Updating The Musical Eye

I've had two appointments with the retina specialist.
My eyes have healthy strength and the one good eye has good vision with glasses.

There are things in my eye and he mentions going in and doing another surgery to clean those out or just watching it and see if it gets worse or become bothersome to see.
As always I opt for the wait and see, after all, I just had a surgery on my eye earlier in the year.

So while there is quite a bit of floating things in my eye, much different from what was there before, I'll adjust. I can already feel my brain adjusting.
And I just have to remind myself not to bat at or try to catch the thing beside me. No. It's not a bug Colette, it's a floaty!
It's life.

Now to attend to this lawsuit coming up next week.

Thank you for praying for me. I really appreciate it. *HUGS*

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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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12/8/18

Thank Thee For Thy Love So Pure And Free

December is shaping up to look quite busy and might be a tad overwhelming. I'm trying to drag my feet slowly and try not to accept too much on my plate, but when you have kids, life plots.

And I have or might have a possible court appearance if the other party doesn't settle. It's a car accident. They hit us so hard that if we weren't in our truck, we would have died. They were also in a truck.
The driver has settled, however I was shocked to learn that it's the passenger who is suing us. God help us. We already have not even enough to buy groceries weekly. Life eh. Life. Ahh I tell you, life.

But there will always be much to be thankful for.

I believe if sometimes I have the human support that I need, I'd respond better to the oncoming things, I find that these days, I tend to not respond too well. I'm worn down emotionally from having to keep strong through so much for so long.

Anyway, this song has been on my mind for a while. I haven't heard it in years and just so wanted to hear it again. I hope it blesses you!




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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