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Monthly Archive: August 2012

Aug 31

Foto Friday – Snorkeling at Shark’s Cove

Aloha friends and Moana Readers. It’s Foto Friday! If you’ve ever snorkeled on Oahu you’ve probably visited Shark’s Cove. In the summer the waves are low and it’s a great spot to see lots of fish. This photo was taken this morning as my husband and I spent the day snorkeling from Three Tables further …

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Aug 27

Glee Season Three on Blu-Ray

I am a total GLEEK! I have loved the show Glee since I saw the pilot episode and haven’t missed one yet. I was involved in the theater program when I was in high school and I actually have an Associate’s degree in Theater. So needless to say, I love musicals. I like to pretend that I …

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Aug 24

Foto Friday – Makapu’u View

Aloha friends and Moana Readers. It’s Foto Friday! This is the view from the top of Makapu’u Point, an easy hike located on the southeast side of Oahu. It’s a short drive north from Hanauma Bay and has the picturesque Makapu’u Lighthouse as a landmark. The hike is steep yet short and paved so you can walk it …

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Aug 24

Disney Junior’s: Doc McStuffins – Friendship is the Best Medicine

One of our family’s favorite newer characters on Disney Junior is the cute-toy-fixing little girl known as, Doc McStuffins. She brings her toys to life and fixes their ailments whether it be their squeeker isn’t working or the fire truck who can’t seem to squirt water anymore. Both of my toddlers were singing along throughout …

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Aug 22

Carmex ‘Fun In The Sun’ Giveaway

For all you summer luvin’ beach people, I have a giveaway for you. I recently reviewed Carmex’s lip balms, including their new Pomegranate variety. The wonderful people at Carmex are offering one lucky Moana Saves reader the gift pack pictured above. The bag is perfect for beach days! It has a magnetic snap and the rope …

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Aug 22

Kids in the Kitchen – Nutella Crescents

Do you like to include your kids in the kitchen? I have daughters who love to help me cook but they’re still too young to prepare anything on their own. They were so excited when I told them I found a recipe they could prepare all on their own! This recipe is easy, it has …

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Aug 21

SpaceBalls Blu-Ray Review

I love to laugh and I love Mel Brooks. When I first watched it, I had just finished watching Star Wars for the first or maybe the second time just before so I had an idea of all the space jokes happening in the movie. Mel Brooks is a genius storyteller and is absolutely hilarious! …

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Aug 20

A Review of The Wiggles’ Big Birthday!

The Wiggles Big Birthday

Are you ready to feel incredibly old? (You may want to sit down for this…) The Wiggles just celebrated their 25th Birthday. No, they’re not 25 years old … They’ve been performing for 25 years! And I can honestly say that I am sad to see the original Wiggles take their final bow. (Did you …

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Aug 19

Beach Days with Carmex

Fun in the sun isn’t complete without protection. Living in Hawaii my family and I go through sunblock like water. I’m always careful to make sure my kids and I sunblock our faces but I’ve never really thought about using SPF protection on my lips. It’s a common misconception that the lips don’t need protection from …

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Aug 15

Today’s Frugal Finds – Free Museum Day

Free Museum Day on September 29th SIn celebration of Museum Day Smithsonian Magazine is offering FREE admission at participating venues (with ticket) on September 29, 2012. You’ll receive 1 free ticket per household good for 2 people for admission to participating venues. Fill out the Ticket Information form and your ticket will be emailed to you after you submit your information. Bookmark on …

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Aug 15

Midweek Meal Ideas: Chocolate Banana Bread

How are you liking the addition of recipes to Moana Saves? Yay? Nay? … Bueller? I love food and I love recipe recommendations so I thought I would share them with all of you. Hopefully you’re onboard. Okay, on to today’s recipe. I had a pile of overripe bananas and my family was tired of my …

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Aug 15

The Odd Life of Timothy Green – A MUST SEE family film

As a mother of 6, I’m constantly looking for good entertainment for me & my family. Entertainment that besides having clean humor, catches their attention and inspires or motivates in some way. Disney never ceases to amaze me and their latest “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” was everything I had hoped for! View the …

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Aug 14

Haircare with HBL

I was recently introduced to HBL haircare. Before I get into the nitty-gritty of what it’s done for my hair, let me tell you the story of HBL. Patrick Dockry, developer of HBL Haircare and hairstylist, lost a brother to cancer in the 90′s and almost lost his mom and dad to cancer as well. That’s …

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Aug 13

Back to School Shopping with Dollar General

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.   Did you know that Dollar General Corp. is the nation’s largest small-box discount retailer? Dollar General is an excellent option to save big on both back to school and back to campus shopping. They …

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Aug 12

YoCrunch Vanilla with Motts®

Are you looking for Back to School lunch ideas? I recently had the opportunity to taste YoCrunch’s® NEWEST yogurt multipacks, YoCrunch® with Mott’s® Applesauce.  Have you tried this delicious blend? Yogurt + applesauce…who knew?! The vanilla yogurt is sweet and creamy and mixing it with the fruity applesauce makes a great combination. The two varieties …

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Aug 10

Foto Friday – Haiku Stairs

Aloha friends and Moana Readers. It’s Foto Friday! There’s an amazing hike here on Oahu that has been nicknamed “Stairway to Heaven.” This is Wiki’s blurb about the trail: The trail began as a wooden ladder spiked to the cliff on the south side of the Haʻikū Valley. It was installed in 1942 to enable antenna cables to …

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