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Monthly Archive: June 2012

Jun 29

People Like Us – Opens TODAY June 29th

FIND YOUR FAMILY! About the film: From DreamWorks Pictures comes “People Like Us,” a drama/comedy about family, inspired by true events, starring Chris Pine (“Star Trek”) as Sam, a twenty-something, fast-talking salesman, whose latest deal collapses on the day he learns that his father has suddenly died. Against his wishes, Sam is called home, where …

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Jun 29

Foto Friday – USS Arizona Memorial

Aloha friends and Moana Readers. It’s Foto Friday! Have you visited the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor? There is a reverential feeling as you stand over the sunken battleship. You can still see drips of oil rising to the surface over 70 years after it sunk. I hope we all remember to thank those who have …

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Jun 27

The Beach Boys Latest Album – That’s Why God Made the Radio

THE BEACH BOYS’ 50th Anniversary Studio Album, That’s Why God Made the Radio, debuts at Number 3 on Billboard Albums Chart The Beach Boys recently released a new album. While The Beach Boys have achieved Top 10 chart success with several albums, they have never had an album debut in Billboard’s Top 10 until now. In recent reviews, …

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Jun 26

Mirror Mirror on DVD Today

 Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? I love fairy tale stories, especially new and creative versions of traditional favorites. Have you seen the latest fairy tale movie, MIRROR MIRROR? MIRROR MIRROR tells the story of Snow White (Lily Collins), a princess in exile and the evil Queen (Julia Roberts) who ruthlessly rules her …

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Jun 26

Sun Turtle Naturals Handmade Soap Review and Giveaway

I love when soap smells really good. It’s even better when you realize it’s handmade and all natural. Sun Turtle Naturals is a company that is dedicated to natural ingredients in their products. Here’s a little blurb from their “About” page that explains why they do what they do. Our company has a dual mission …

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Jun 26

Review of K5 Learning Online Curriculum for Kids

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Nothing pains me more than to see my 7 year-old struggling to add numbers and still counting on her fingers. Don’t get me wrong, she loves math, but when those timed tests come around, she struggles. I know she needs to catch up before she’s introduced to new concepts, and she’ll need a strong base …

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Jun 25

Smoobee, the Magic No Cry Brush with a Giveaway

Do you have daughters with long flowing locks who hate brushing their hair? I do. My own mother, in an effort to avoid the morning battle cries, gave my sisters and I “bowl” cuts. Of course, that hairstyle was acceptable in the ’70s. Every morning it’s a battle to get my kids to comb their …

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Jun 24

Frigidaire Does the Job Right the First Time, No “Do-Overs”

Do you remember calling a “Do-Over” in grade school? We all have moments that we wish we could do over. Whether it’s as simple as waiting for the timer to go off instead of opening the oven door early and seeing your cake ‘fall’ (been there!) or waiting until morning to take your child to …

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Jun 22

Brave the Movie Hits Theaters TODAY!

“Some say our destiny is tied to the land, as much a part of us as we are of it. Others say fate is woven together like a cloth, so that one’s destiny intertwines with many others. It’s the one thing we search for, or fight to change. Some never find it. But there are …

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Jun 22

Foto Friday – National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl)

Aloha friends and Moana Readers. It’s Foto Friday! I love living on Oahu with it’s rich national history. In preparation for July 4th I want to share a few of my favorite photos of military landmarks on the island, including the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. In ancient times, the extinct volcanic Punchbowl Crater was known …

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Jun 20

Shave Well Fog Free Shower Mirror Review and Giveaway

Shave Well Fog Free Shower Mirror

My husband is not one to use shaving cream. He just splashes water on his face and shaves. So I thought the Shave Well Fog Free Shower Mirror would be perfect for him since he does often shave in the shower. Here’s some information about the Shave Well Fog Free Shower Mirror before I let …

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Jun 20

Cook’n Recipe Organizer with a Giveaway

Do your recipe files look as bad as mine? I have recipes bookmarked on my web browser, saved in Word documents, printed and stuffed in folders, and stored on 3×5 cards in an old-fashioned recipe box. That’s where this Recipe Software comes in handy. Cook’n is a recipe software for PCs or Macs that for me is …

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Jun 18

Vacation this Summer in Florida, the Sunshine State

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of VISIT FLORIDA for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Do you have vacation plans this summer? If you don't you might want to consider a trip to Florida. Summertime is the perfect time to break away from your routine and visit the "Sunshine State." What …

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Jun 18

Inspiring Workshop with Ex-Eagle Chad Lewis

This weekend I went to a workshop where former Eagles tight-end Chad Lewis spoke. The three-time Pro Bowler started the hour telling us stories of his early beginnings in college football where as a walk-on and 6th string player he had dreams to jump over a player. According to his wife that dream kept him …

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Jun 18

Gifting with Western Union Gift Cards

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Western Union for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Spring and Summer are seasons of celebration. We begin with Mother's and Father's Day and then there's graduation. All of these are great opportunities to show someone you're thinking of them. A Western Union gift card is …

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Jun 16

Aloha Friday: June 15th

The Aloha Friday meme is back at MoanaSaves.  Ok, maybe you aren’t excited as we are but if you come via Aloha Friday, sit and visit with us awhile. Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday. In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. …

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