Sunday, January 29, 2012

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:
**TEA COLLECTION $100.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE 2/9  

Friday, January 27, 2012

Personalized Photo Valentine's Day Cards

confetti hearts Classroom Valentine's Day Cards

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and my daughter has already inquired about wanting to give out Valentine's to all of her friends.  Minted.com makes it affordable and special to give personalized cards to your friends and loved ones.  

New! Classroom Valentine's Day cards, starting at $16 for 15.




These fun 2.5" x 3.5" cards are perfect to hand out in the classroom.
There are unique designs, your kids can choose from to delight their classmates this Valentine's Day. Family and friends will appreciate receiving Valentine's Day Photo Cards customized with your favorite family photo and a personalized greeting. 



All Valentine's Day cards are available on your choice of thick Signature paper, 100% recycled Premium paper, or Pearlescent paper.
Shop our new Valentine's gifts. Enjoy free ground shipping on Valentine's orders $35+ with code: BEMINE35 through 2/7.
I chose the flat card Classroom Valentine Cards, printed on their signature paper that is thick and has a quality feel. 
I have the sweetest picture of my daughter that was too perfect for one of their photo cards but it was a tough choice.  My second favorite was their art work card. I really like that the child's piece of art work would be printed with a little picture of the artist in the corner.
They measure 2.5″ x 3.5″ and come with little envelopes.
You are going to have so much designing your Classroom Valentine’s Day card at Minted.com.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

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:
**$1700 Fashion Prize (Clothes, Jewelry, more) 2/16  

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Vog Relief!



Vog and Smog are forms of air pollution. In Hawaii we sometimes have Vog caused by volcanoes that can produce gases that contain Hydrogen Sulfides and acid forming Sulfur compounds.
Vog and smog can be serious threats, especially for individuals with asthma.

Healing Dragons introduced a new herbal tea – "VOG BUSTER TEA" – into the Hawaiian market in order to provide comfort to the many people adversely affected by volcanic haze caused by fumes and smoke emanating from the ongoing eruption of Kilauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Outside Hawaii, their tea is available with the "SMOG BUSTER" label.

The tea is a unique blend of four herbs. It is so mild and delicious that my daughter even liked the taste. It is loaded with anti-oxidants, immune strengtheners, and Omega 3 fatty acids.

The tea has been found to be quite effective for scratchy throat, headache, and red and irritated eyes, inflammation and bronchial congestion.

When I spoke with one of the Doctors behind this tea I was surprised to discover that it is safe enough for anyone, including pregnant women. The herbs are laboratory tested by their California herbal suppliers to be free of caffeine, pesticides, heavy metals, and micro-bacteria. Their tea is blended and bagged in California at a FDA compliant facility in gold foil pouches each containing 16 tea bags.
SMOG/VOG BUSTER TEA Ingredients: Prunella, Uncaria, Perilla seed, Pyrola and Schizonepetae

I first did a little research on each herb to make sure I knew what these herbs were. For the most part my reading confirmed that these herbs were all safe and nutritious. I have to say that this tea is very easy to drink and has a slight naturally sweet taste. Yes, it did make me feel soothed immediately after I drank it. On Oahu, we don't get too much Vog, but I still can feel the difference when there is that heavy, still, thick feeling in the air. I usually try to stay indoors more, drink a lot of water and my Vog buster tea. My head seems to clear pretty quickly after sipping some. The best part is that this tea is very inexpensive. For around $5.00 you can purchase a whole bag of it! Healing dragons tea will now be in my cupboard! This tea is sold in Hawaii and California stores.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

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:
**BGHI - Britax Baby Carrier ($130 Value) 1/23 


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Guidecraft and iPhone Winners!


mkjmc  won the Guidecraft Bookshelf



Sharon won the custom iphone case!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Natural Powdered Dish Detergent Review and Giveaway

Powdered Dishwasher Detergent - 5 lb.
Household Traditions Powdered Dishwasher Detergent With Enzymes is free of:
  • Chlorine
  • Phosphates
  • Fillers
  • Fragrances

I have been using Tropical Traditions powdered dish detergent now for a few weeks and I highly recommend it.  It really does an awesome job of getting my dishes squeaky clean and with no chemical smell.  I have hard water too, which is a bit tougher to get spots out. I haven't had any streaking or residue either.  All I can say is it's another quality product from Tropical Traditions.  

Household Traditions Powdered Dishwasher Detergent is non-toxic and environmentally safe with no harmful by-products upon decomposition. Household Traditions Powdered Dishwasher Detergent does NOT contain chlorine, phosphates, fillers or fragrances. Household Traditions Powdered Dishwasher Detergent rinses away completely leaving no residue on your dishes so you get a clean, safe sparkle.
Contains absolutely no phosphates!
Based on the same ingredients as our highly successful Powdered Laundry DetergentHousehold Traditions Powdered Dishwasher Detergent uses powerful, non-toxic ingredients to clean and sanitize your dishes, pots, and pans without the use of chlorine, phosphates, fillers or other harmful ingredients. It is guaranteed to work as well as the leading commercial products and it is economical to use.


You can experience how nice this dish detergent is too.  You can visit Tropical Traditions and order your today and also enter below to win 1 bottle. 

GIVEAWAY
Tropical Traditions is giving away 1 Bottle of Dish Detergent
to one Mom's Best Bets reader!

TO ENTER Visit Tropical Traditions and tell me what other product that you like and why.

EXTRA ENTRY:

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3 Extra Entries if you put my button up on your blog.
3 Extra Entries if you blog about this giveaway linking back to me

*This contest ends 1/20
Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm Pacific Time. Winner will be notified via email.Open to US  and Canada only.
*Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me a sample of this product to review.  I was under no obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway

Sunday, January 8, 2012

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:

** Maternity style clothes at the Art of Making a Baby. 
**Bags of Tags at Tattered Treasures


Saturday, January 7, 2012

Just Jen Custom Rhinestone Shirts Giveaway

rhinestone custom t-shirt

If you have been hunting around for a custom shirt for that special event or gift, then check out Just Jen.   


Find your perfect Rhinestone T-shirt or make your own Custom T-shirt design online. Just Jen has a complete line of clothing for women, girls and toddlers. 
You will find  Birthday T-shirt, Bride Shirts, Cheerleading T-shirts, Christmas T-shirts, Bridal Clothing and Personalized Tees for Siblings. Shirts are shipped within 1 business day.
girls name t-shirtbride t shirt with edwardian script
Being a Big Sister is a big deal and why not celebrate with this sweet shirt.   Their unique Big Sister and Little Sister T-shirts dazzle with your girl's personality. These shirts are really well made and are 100% cotton.  I was impressed with the quality, considering their awesome prices.  These big sister little shirts (shown below) are on sale for $18.90!
big sister t shirtlittle sister t-shirt
They even have personalized  Hoodies
personalized big sister hoody
Customize what you want by choosing their product and choosing the color, saying, and rhinestone options.


Now Just Jen is giving away one custom Just Jen shirt (excluding hoodies and custom logos) to a lucky Mom's Best Bet Reader.
Want to win?


Great! This giveaway is pretty easy.  


TO ENTER: Just Follow Mom's Best Bets on Facebook to win.


Extra Entry:
1 Extra Entry - Follow  MBB on Twitter (tweet daily for more)
1 Extra Entry - Follow  Just Jen on Twitter 
1 Extra Entry - Follow Just Jen on FB
Giveaway ends 1/30.  Open to US 18 and over.
Disclaimer: Product provided for review purposes.  All opinion expressed are mine.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

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:
**Kate n' Kaboodle- Shabby Apple Dress 1/4  

How to make Ozoni Soup

Seaweed knots, Carrots, Mushrooms, Lotus rootFresh Mizuna from the Farmer's Market
Yummy! Fresh Mochi melting in the organic broth

Akemashite omedeto gozaimasu!
あけましておめでとうございます
(Happy New Year)

Turkey is to Thanksgiving (in America) as Ozoni Soup is to New Year’s Day (in Japan). We have a family tradition of cleaning the house for the new year and making Ozoni soup on New Year's morning. This is the first meal of the day. In Japan, eating this soup is an important tradition as a family. It symbolizes longevity, sticking together as a family, prosperity, and good health. There are different recipes and the ingredients vary slightly. But mochi is the star ingredient found in all. It is absolutely delicious-my husband is the most amazing chef!
My second favorite part of New Year's day is my Japanese tea ceremony. My little tea helper always joins and wows the guests!



What's in ours?

Mochi
Mizuna
Shiitake Mushrooms
Carrots
Lotus Root
Oysters (only in my husband's bowl)
Seaweed knots (yes we tie each knot)
Chicken (a whole organic chicken)
HAPPY 2012!
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