Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Pearl Earrings Giveaway




Chocolate Tahitian Pearl Pendant: All Sizes
Isn't this Chocolate Pearl Pendant beautiful?
Living in Hawaii has definitely made me appreciate and love pearl jewelry.  Shopping for pearls can be a daunting task when there are many factors to consider such as the grade, shape, color, and size.  Pearls of Joy sells stunning pearls online. They have a learning center, help center, and a blog dedicated to helping you selected the right pearl at the right price.  You can find Pearl NecklacesBracelets,  pearl earrings, and more.  
I have their Black Freshwater Pearl Earrings: 7.0-8.0mm which are the perfect size and very elegant. I already own black Tahitian pearls which I love and I was nervous that these fresh water pearls would look cheaper. I was wrong, especially when it comes to buying pearl earrings. They are gorgeous, full of luster and really can be dressed up or down. I just love how pearls are classy and timeless.
Product Description: Black Freshwater Pearl Earrings: 7.0-8.0mm Attract admiring attention in these 7-8 mm black freshwater earrings. With a surface virtually free of blemishes, the shine and color of these pearls is very striking. These pearls have been color-treated, but retain their lustrous sheen.

Available in AA+(button-shape with a flat bottom and rounded front) or AAA (round) grade quality, all our pearls are paired by hand to assure the highest quality of matching for our earrings. Our earrings are securely hand-mounted to solid 14K white or yellow gold posts

Pearls of Joy has a hassle free 90 day return policy, free shipping, and a free appraisal, and a lovely presentation of the pearl when you receive it in the mail.  
Pearls of Joy is giving away a pair of these fresh water pearl earrings (pictured above) to one blessed Mom's Best Bets reader.
To Win: Visit Pearls of Joy and tell me what you like.

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*This contest ends 4/25
Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm Pacific Time. Winner will be notified via email.Open to US  and Canada only.
*Disclaimer: I received a product to review.  I was under no obligation to write a positive review or to sponsor a product giveaway

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Mom's Best Bet Monday


There are so many great ideas, reviews, and giveaways going on around the blogosphere that it is hard to remember them all. There is something new going on here every Monday that you can be a part of.

Let's share our BEST BET on the Linky or in the comments section below. It could be something you read about, an outrageous recipe, or maybe a product that is outstanding, or an amazing giveaway that you want to share about.

Whatever your best bet is, please share below and we will choose a few to shine in the "Mom's Best Bets Spotlight!"
Here are some best bets from last week to enter:

* Tropical Traditons Dish Liquid 3/30      
*MadameDeals - $100 in Jewerly (4/3)  


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Pink Princess Flower Girl Dresses



I am so excited that my little princess gets to be a flower girl in a few months. We justrecently had a girl's day, where she got to try on dresses in wedding shops here in Hawaii.  It was a wonderful experience for her and she loved stepping up on the platform in the gown to model for all of us.  It also gave the bride and myself an idea of the kind of dress that would be the right pick for her Hawaiian wedding.  I wanted something puffy and beautiful but I also didn't want it to look like a mini bride's dress.  I found a few but then decided to look online as well.  That's when I came across  the Pink Princess Shop.  


Create Your Dress

If you are searching for flower girl dresses, first Communion dresses, pageant gowns, or any kind of part attire, you will find it here.   For over a decade, Pink Princess is an industry leader in girls dresses and boys formal wear, with pageant and flower girl dresses among their biggest sellers.
I found the same dresses that my daughter tried on at the weddings shops near me, but for much less. You can even create your own dress. Not only that but I also found one that I hadn't seen before and fell in love with it. It has flower petals on the bottom of the skirt and is just so Hawaii!
                                                               This was our pick!
This White Flower Girl Dress - Shantung Bodice w/ Tulle Skirt style comes with color selections too as shown below:

The petal dress.
An instant classic that continues to be a favorite among those searching for beauty and romance in a flower girl/special occasion dress. We made ours in a shantung bodice and tulle skirt, a combination that achieves high elegance while remaining understated enough to perfectly show off the sprinkle of petals all around the skirt

*Two Toned Shantung Bodice
*Faux Pearl Buttons Adorn Back of Bodice
*Tie Back on Waist for Perfect Fit
*Tea Length
*Dry clean / Hand wash cold
*Made in U.S.A.
We are going to add multi colored petals in our white dress and will be posting pictures soon.
Pink Princess also has great customer service and the dress got to Hawaii in just a few days. Pink Princess even has Kids Costumes. Whatever the special occasion is stop by Pink Princess to check out their fabulous selection and low prices!

Chuggington Over and Under Wooden Railway


Children just seem to love trains.  Chuggington is a popular show on the Disney channel where you can "Ride the Rails" with these sweet little engines. Learning Curve has made some new wooden railway Chuggington toys that are sure to be a crowd pleaser with your little Chuggington fan.  They have a few to choose from and we were sent their Over and Under Starter Set.

This 22-piece set features a 2-in-1 Clock Tower: stack for tower or unstack for two separate tunnels! Includes Wilson, Koko, and Vee and is made with real wood. 



  • 2-in-1 design creates more ways to play
  • Real wood construction
  • Exclusive Chuggington Track
  • Compatible with other wooden track systems
I like that it's compatible with other sets and that since the trains are made out of plastic they are more durable than the wooden trains you can find in stores.  I worry about toddlers putting wooden trains with peeling paint in their mouths.  It also is great for teaching youngsters about the difference between "over" "under" "through" "on top" and "beneath."

Buy It: The Wooden Chuggington Over and Under Starter Set sells for $49.99 at stores near you.  You can search for a store or purchase it at http://www.learningcurve.com/.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Mom's Best Bet Monday


There are so many great ideas, reviews, and giveaways going on around the blogosphere that it is hard to remember them all. There is something new going on here every Monday that you can be a part of.

Let's share our BEST BET on the Linky or in the comments section below. It could be something you read about, an outrageous recipe, or maybe a product that is outstanding, or an amazing giveaway that you want to share about.

Whatever your best bet is, please share below and we will choose a few to shine in the "Mom's Best Bets Spotlight!"
Here are some best bets from last week to enter:

* Haute Whimsy- $300 Ad Space Giveaway (Ends 3/30)    
*FUN INTERACTIVE MATH LEARNING SYSTEM FOR KIDS 4/17  



Sunday, March 20, 2011

Emerilware Hard-Anodized Cookware

Can you believe the two of these Emerilware Hard-Anodized 8" & 12" Nonstick Frying Pan Twin Pack is on sale for only $29.95?

I was browsing the Internet looking for safer cookware.  I didn't want Teflon and I already have a set of stainless steel.  I read that hard anodized doesn't leach out harmful chemicals as Teflon but still provides and even cooking and non stick surface.  CSN Stores has these pans at this great price.  They also carry over twenty of Emeril's other cookware products.

I have cooked eggs, taco meat, and sauteed vegetables in these pans and love them.  Great job Emeril! 

With scratch-resistant and easy-to-clean polished exterior surfaces, Hard-Anodized Cookware by Emerilware is perfect for every chef. The handles have been ergonomically designed for balance, control, and comfort. Made from durable hard-anodized aluminum and featuring the Quantanium™ 3-layer non-stick system, Hard-Anodized by Emerilware is functional, durable, and beautiful.



Features:


Includes 8" and 12" nonstick frying pans
Durable hard-anodized aluminum construction
Quantanium™ 3-layer non-stick system
Ergonomically designed handle permanently attached with stainless steel rivets for secure grip
Compatible with gas, electric, glass, and ceramic stovetops (NOT compatible with induction cooktops)


Specifications:


Diameter: 8" & 12"
Cookware is oven safe to 450° F
Hand-wash only (not dishwasher safe)
Lifetime warranty
Visit CSN Stores for all of your shopping needs for great prices and customer service.
*product provided for review purposes

Friday, March 18, 2011

Mega Bloks Domino Build


Children love playing with blocks.  It fosters creativity, imagination, and motor skills.  You can find them in all shapes and sizes in stores, but one game I particular like for toddlers and young children is the Mega Bloks Domino Build Game. It's a mix of Domino’s and building blocks for kids.  Children ages 3-6 years will have fun learning all about colors, numbers, matching and motor skills with the MEGA Bloks Domino Build Game. It’s a great product for both boys and girls. Instead of children matching the dots on the domino's they have fun animals and colors you have to pair up. The game is won by whoever build their blok animal first.
We had a blast playing this game with two three year olds.  They loved the bright colors and the excitement of building their animal first.

Mega Bloks is now celebrating the launch of the Mega Bloks Family Club. and Mom Search. you can visit The Mega Bloks Family Club to learn more. 
If you sign up HERE to be part of the club, you can enjoy


  • A Printable Coupon for $5 off of any $30 or more Mega Bloks purchase
  • Other Exclusive Offers, contests, Sweepstakes, and Promotions on Mega Bloks toys
  • Information on NEW Mega Bloks toys for kids ages 1 to 6
  • An Educational and informative Blog by a leading panel of mom bloggers with articles on the benefits of construction toys, product reviews, pictures and more.
  • A FREE email newsletter with great new building idea’s, toys for kids ages 1 and up and other helpful info.
* Product provided from Team Mom to facilitate this review.  

The Best Vitamin C and 24/7 Mom Contest

Ester C Vitamin C 1000mg, 120 Coated Tablets


We all know that vitamin C is good for you and helps to ward off a cold because of it's immune boosting properties.  What you might not know is that a vitamin C supplement is much more powerful and absorbed by your body when it contains Citrus Bioflavonoids such as Acerola, Rutin, Hesperidin Complex.  


Ester-C® immune support is a unique form of vitamin C that's absorbed into your system and is well retained and is non-acidic and stomach friendly.  Suitable for vegetarians. Free of: yeast, wheat, milk or milk derivatives, lactose, sugar, preservatives.


Stay healthy this spring naturally with vitamin C.  Visit their website to ask an expert any questions that you may have or find a store that carries Ester C near you.
They also have an exciting contest going on right now! 



Are you a 24/7 mom? 
Check out the Ester-C 24/7 Mom Contest that has been designed to pay a tribute to those moms who go above and beyond. If you now of a mom who goes deserves to be recognized, you can nominate them by uploading a video or essay on the Ester-C website explaining why they should be an official Ester-C 24/7 mom. The 24/7 Mom contest begins on February 1, 2011 and ends  on April 13, 2011 and has more than 200 prizes available. Visit HERE to ENTER
*Product provided for review purposes.  All opinions are Mom's Best Bets

Mommy's Medicine Cabinet Review





Having a medicine cabinet that is well stocked and kept up to date is essential for moms.  You never know when you will need a thermometer, bandages, or bee sting medicine.  It is so easy to forget much needed items for you children when you are a mom on the go.  Mommy's Medicine Cabinet makes it a little easier for you to stay organized and fashionable.

Mommy’s Medicine Cabinet™ is a doctor-recommended, organized bag of the most frequently used over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and first-aid needs…and it’s pretty too! No more making lists for vacations, weekends, or overnight getaways…our bag will be ready for use at all times…Just grab, run, and have fun!!
Included with each product contained within the Mommy’s Medicine Cabinet™ is a FREE notification service for any product recall or expiration date.
The three different Mommy's Medicine Cabinets are: Infants' Medicine Cabinet, Children's Medicine Cabinet and a Deluxe Medicine Cabinet.
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  • Included in the Mommy’s Medicine Cabinet™ 
    for children ages 2-6 years:

    The “Kate” bag
    Liquid Antihistamine4 oz.
    Hydrocortisone1 oz.
    Acetaminophen chews30 count
    Probe covers30 count
    Digital thermometer 
    Children’s Ibuprofen liquid4 oz.
    Alcohol wipes6 count
    Nasal Saline1.5 oz.
    Bandages30 count
    Triple Anti Bacterial Ointment1 oz.
    Petroleum Jelly3.75 oz.
    Bee Sting Swabs  


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I think that this bag is perfect for travel and would also make a wonderful baby shower gift! Their products are packaged so beautifully  and Mommy's Medicine Cabinet comes in the  most stylish black bag.  The brand of products that they mostly use is "Good Sense." The only drawback would be if you favor a particular brand other than what they carry.  Otherwise, it's a handy and eye catching medicine bag.
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