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Monthly Archive: January 2011

Jan 31

It’s a SnackTAXI Giveaway!

What do you get when you take a SnackTAXI review and add to it a MoanaSaves RAVE of SnackTAXI?  A SnackTAXI Food Movers for a Happy Planet giveaway! Jill at SnackTAXI sent me a colorful set consisting of one sandwich sack and one snack sack (pic below).  You can read my original review here and …

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Jan 29

Review of Valentine’s Day Smiley Cookies

I love eating sugar cookies.  But I hate to bake them because any recipe that requires the use of a rolling pin gets me nervous.   Add to that the added pressure of Valentine’s Day.  Yes, its a celebration of love but its also the day I gave birth to Second Born—nearly nine years ago.  So …

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Jan 29

Reviewing the Reader #1

As in what have I read in Google Reader recently?  When I’m stuck somewhere with time to kill, I open Google Reader on my Evo and devour blogs.  I subscribe to a wide variety–from frugal living/budgeting hacks to up-close-and-personal peeps I know.  Here are some great blog posts in no particular order: Pesto Minestrone Soup …

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Jan 27

Review of Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story on Lifetime

Remember the old days when prime time TV movies ordinary people doing extraordinary things?  Well, the new Lifetime Original Movie Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story premiering Monday, January   31, at 9 pm (ET/PT) powerfully highlights a mother’s power to overcome the time and space dividing her from her son.  The movie stars some …

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Jan 24

Review of Roots Only, a Hair Color Applicator

  I have to admit, I was completely excited when I knew a Roots Only applicator was on its way to me.  But the closer I got to actually having to use it, the more nervous I got.  I’d been getting my hair colored in a salon for the last four years and prior to …

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Jan 16

Review and Giveaway of Lovable Labels

Few things are more fun than giving a child her own personalized item as a gift. How about personalized item(s) that keep personalizing?  Lovable Labels makes an assortment of label stickers and tags that parents can personalize for their kids.  The kids love the labels and the moms love how stuff returns with kids when …

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Jan 12

Making Sure Everyone Knows Their Options

This post brought to you by Fannie Mae. All opinions are 100% mine. Whether you think the U.S. recession is winding down or not, we all know someone who has been affected by it.  Some have lost their jobs, some have fallen behind on their mortgage and have gone through foreclosure.  Its been a tough …

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Jan 12

TABASCO® your food to get the most out of every bite!

This post brought to you by TABASCO® Original Red. All opinions are 100% mine. Years ago, my college roommates used to accuse me of “marking” whatever I was eating with Tabasco sauce to keep them from helping themselves to my food.  I wasn’t marking anything!  I was simply enjoying the layers of flavor that TABASCO® Original [...] [...]

Jan 06

A Moana Saves RAVE: Udderly SMOOth

Once in a while we come across a product that deserves another shout out. Thus, a Moana Saves RAVE. As in, not just good, or great, but we really do want to rave about you! And, this time, it’s Udderly SMOOth.   I posted a review HERE about a month ago, and knew it was good …

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Jan 06

Sea Changes 2011: Diva Cup Giveaway

Diva International was one of my first giveaway sponsors.  The idea behind my review and giveaway was that I could write about a product I’d been using for quite a while and offer one lucky Moana Saves reader a Diva Cup of her own. HERE is the original review back in September of 2010.  I’m …

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Jan 06

Sea Changes 2011 Product Guide

  Welcome to the first Moana Saves product guide! I decided that the big Sea Change for the blog would be to feature a guide highlighting products that can change your life in 2011. January is the month for resolutions to go along with the fresh start of the new year. We’re going to feature …

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Jan 06

Parent’s Choice Infant Formula, A Review

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of PBM Products. All opinions are 100% mine. You’re having a baby?! Congratulations! And whether it’s your first child or your fifth (like me), you will be just as excited and happy anticipating their arrival, and wanting to give your new little bundle of joy …

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