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Monthly Archive: July 2012

Jul 31

A Review of Cutey Jewelry

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As a mom with multiple kids, shopping for new clothes is kind of a distant fading memory of my younger, pre-children years. I buy a new outfit maybe once a year, for my husband’s work Christmas party, and even then, it’s on a budget. Two years ago, not only did he have a work Christmas …

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Jul 27

Today’s Frugal Finds – It’s Another .25 Cent Music Day on Amazon

- Under Pressure MP3 Available for Free Today – 25 Cent Music on Amazon Under Pressure MP3 Available for Free Today David Bowie’s Under Pressure featuring Queen is available for FREE to download today. Hurry over and download it and get your 80′s groove on! 25 Cent Music on Amazon Amazon has updated it’s list of 25 cent …

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Jul 27

Foto Friday – Turtle Beach

Aloha friends and Moana Readers. It’s Foto Friday! There’s a small strip of beach on the North Shore of Oahu that is nicknamed “Turtle Beach” because the turtles love to sunbathe on it. Here’s a photo I took last time I was there. Hope you have a great weekend! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook …

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Jul 27

Back to School with AstroBrights Papers

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Astrobrights Papers by Neenah Paper for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.   How are you preparing to go back to school? Are you a teacher with a classroom to organize, a parent with parent/teacher association meeting flyers to prepare, or a student with …

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Jul 26

Grilling with Farmer John

July is National Hot Dog Month… And I am enjoying every chance I get to eat Farmer John’s delicious sausages and hot dogs. Farmer John has an assortment of products including bacon, breakfast sausage, hot dogs, smoked sausage, fresh pork, ham, and lunch meat. I know when I go to the grocery store I prefer …

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Jul 26

Twinkle Toes the Movie with a Giveaway

Twinkle Toes: The Movie My daughters are dancers. I’m not sure if it’s the fact that Twinkle Toes: The Movie is full of dancing or flashy shoes, but my daughters love it! Twinkle Toes: The Movie  is a sparkly, fun-filled adventure that will make audiences want to get up and dance! Grace “Twinkle Toes” Hastings has …

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Jul 26

Leverage Season 4 DVD Review

Leverage is like the Robin Hood of modern times. I admit, I haven’t actually watched Leverage from the very beginning but I have always wanted to. I’ve wanted to watch it since the series premiered but I have this weird thing where I like to watch shows from the very beginning so I don’t miss …

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Jul 24

FoldFlops, the Comfortable Answer to Your Summer Footwear

In Hawai’i we wear sandals every day. It’s just too hot to wear shoes!  Plus, it’s courteous to remove your shoes when you enter a home so unless I want unfasten my shoes every time I go in and out of my home I love a good pair of slip-ons. FoldFlops are exactly what I was …

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Jul 23

Making Food Fun with FunBites!

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This FunBites cutter added a new twist to my kids’ lunch today! I did the usual routine of making sandwiches but instead of cutting triangles and squares I just took the heart-shaped cutter and placed it on the bread. With a press down and a couple rocks back and fourth, we had cute bite size triangles and …

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Jul 21

Dermagist: Miracle Cosmeceuticals for Beautiful Skin

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Acne… not the first topic I want to sit down and talk about, but whoever said Acne was just for the hormal teenager?  They obviously haven’t met a hormonal pregnant woman, or an adult still fighting acne in their twenties and thirties.  I just happen to have experience with both of these recently. After being pregnant, and getting …

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Jul 20

Foto Friday – Kualoa Ranch

Aloha friends and Moana Readers. It’s Foto Friday! My sister was visiting me on the island last week so I played tour guide for a few days. One of my favorite things to do on Oahu is an ATV ride through the Kualoa Valley. Kualoa Ranch has a beautiful valley where many movies have been filmed, including Jurassic …

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Jul 20

Bobble Bots Moshi Monster Review

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Jul 18

The Chocolate Cake Worth Breaking Your Diet For

Are you on Pinterest? I’m a recipe “hunter and gatherer” and Pinterest makes it easy to organize the many mouth-watering recipes I find online. Speaking of mouth-watering, I recently found the most delicious chocolate cake on Pinterest and I just had to make it. I made a few alterations by substituting the cake recipe for …

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Jul 18

Today’s Frugal Finds

Free 6-month Popular Science Magazine Subscription Free Kids’ Haircut at JC Penney Salons More $.25 Cent Songs on Amazon Messages, a free eBook on Amazon 25 Free 4×6 Prints at Walmart Free 6-Month Popular Science Magazine Subscription Visit Mercury Magazine’s site to request a free 6-month subscription to Popular Science. We’ve had a subscription in the …

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Jul 17

Shutterfly’s Long Live Summer Photo Contest

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Shutterfly is hosting a multi-week summer themed photo sweepstakes! Shutterfly’s sweepstakes has an instant win that you can enter weekly just by submitting a photo according to their weekly theme! As of yesterday, July 16th the theme is the “Great Outdoors” My family and I just got home from the Puget Sound which is everything …

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Jul 17

My Picaboo Photo Book of Kauai

Do you like taking pictures? I love playing photographer for my family. I take a lot of pictures of my cute kids and the beautiful moana (ocean) landscape we live in here in Hawai’i. My problem is that often my photos remain on my memory card or desktop computer and they’re never seen again. I recently …

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