Monday, May 28, 2012

Hawaii House Cleaning Military Discount



We value the military's dedication and service that ensure our freedom!

If you are military moving to Hawaii or maybe you are moving off the island of Oahu, Maid with Aloha can help you with superior maid service.  They clean Schofield barracks, Hickam Air Force Base, Radford, Ko'Olina, and many areas on Oahu. You can also find them on Yelp.com

They offer a 10% discount on all move-in and move-out house cleanings.
Call them today (808) 375-2491
Mahalo!  

Mom's Best Bets 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:
**Home Energy Evaluation (ARV $299) - 5/31    

Friday, May 25, 2012

Hawaiian Orchids and Anthuriums

Just snapped this picture this morning.  Aren't Hawaiian flowers just gorgeous?
They are orchids and anthuriums.  Another reason to just love Hawaii!  Have a beautiful day!

Potassium Nitrate in Toothpaste


Being a natural product loving mommy, I tend to use natural toothpaste bought from my local health food store.  The other day I was given a new toothpaste to try from my dentist. He just said that is was excellent.  I examined the ingredients and saw potassium nitrate listed as an active ingredient.  
According to wikipedia  potassium nitrate is commonly used in toothpastes such as Sensodyne or Crest Sensitive as a remedy for Dentine Hypersensitivity and is approved as a monographed drug by the FDA.


What is potassium nitrate?
Major uses of potassium nitrate are in fertilizers, food additiverocket propellants and fireworks; it is one of the constituents of gunpowder.  It's also used for food preservation and food additive in the USA.


The problem is when sodium nitrate and potassium nitrate convert to nitrites in your body creating nitrosamines. Nitrosamines are well known carcinogens.

My take?


It has been shown to help people with sensitive teeth issues. It's also a very small amount and you aren't swallowing it (hopefully). However, if you don't have sensitive teeth, then I really wouldn't want to be brushing with nitrates. I think I will stick to my Tropical Traditions tooth cleaner.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Mom's Best Bets 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:
**Louis Vuitton Purse - $390 (6/12)  

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Oahu Hawaii Move Out House Cleaning


















Hawaii is such a beautiful place to live.  It's also such a transient island with people moving to and from the islands.  

If you are moving and need a thorough MOVE-OUT clean that you can trust, call us for a free estimate at Maid with Aloha (808) 375-2491. We have a 51 point checklist. 

You can also visit us on Yelp.com and read what others are saying about us.

Steaming Salmon Trick


 
Some healthy ideas for the weekend... 
We love to eat fresh Salmon. Here are some cooking tips as well as a nutritional breakdown of this incredible swimmer.
How to prepare it:
Grilled, sautéed, steamed, sashimi...the list goes on. I prefer salmon steamed. Here is a quick and easy tip when steaming fish to make clean up a snap! Place a lettuce leaf under the fish when steaming. The skin will stick to the lettuce instead of the pan. Don't worry, the fish still cooks perfectly. 

Why it's good for you: 
It is low in calories and saturated fat, yet high in protein. It is also full of omega-3 essential fatty acids. Wild-caught cold water fish, like salmon, are higher in omega-3 fatty acids than warm water fish. The omegas in salmon have been known to help to reduce the risk of inflammation and help circulation. In addition to being an excellent source of omega-3s, salmon also contains vitamins and minerals such as, niacin, vitamin B12, phosphorus, magnesium and vitamin B6.
We would love to hear from you and what healthy ideas, tips, or plans you have, so please share below :) 

Cup Holder Craft for Kids



A few weeks ago when we were staying at a hotel and sipping coffee on the veranda, my daughter spied our bright hot pink sleeves around our coffee cups. She loves everything pink and wanted to take them home instead of throwing them out. We agreed, while she collected them and packed them up.
After asking for some tape (one of her favorite things to play with :)) She held up the most beautiful flower that she carefully taped together using the cup holder
sleeves. We were impressed with her idea and proudly hung it in her playroom!
Children love to recycle..sometimes they just don't know they are doing it. I would love to hear your child's latest creation, please share below.
Have a sunny and creative day!
~Aloha!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mom's Best Bets 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:
**big giveaway, ends 6/1  

American Girl Read-a-Palooza Summer Giveaway

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This summer, American Girl is inviting girls and moms to discover the joy of reading while helping a great cause! Read-a-palooza provides girls with fun activities and incentives to inspire them to keep their reading skills sharp and encourage engagement in a variety of different literacy activities! In addition, Read-a-palooza will be contributing to Save the Children through a book purchase donation. Starting May 1 through September 3, $1 from every book purchased from American Girl will benefit Save's U.S. Literacy Program.
Read_Logo_Prim.jpgTo participate in Read-a-palooza, girls can visit americangirl.com/reading, where they can download colorful bookmarks and free book-related content, such as tips and materials for starting a book club. They’ll also be able to do reading challenges and take fun, interactive quizzes. Starting in June, girls can participate in Read-a-palooza by visiting an American Girl retail store, where free reading events will be offered all summer long.


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Giveaway: Summer Reading Giveaway
Win a sampling of American Girl books 


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*This contest ends 6/05/2012 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time. Open to US and Canada only





Thursday, May 10, 2012

Umagine Squishy Baff Bath Kit Review


Ever wonder how a diaper can hold so much liquid? Well, if you cut a diaper open, you will see a crystal bead like substance that is called super absorbent polymer.
The crystals will absorb the water and turn into a gel like substance. 



Now, SpinMaster makes this concept a fun science experiment for kids. This Umagine Squishy Baff turns ordinary water into glorious colorful goo and then back again. My daughter loved squishing the goo between her fingers! The kit comes with enough Squishy Baff powder to make two baths of goo! It’s safe, fun, and doesn’t leave stains or residue. When you are done playing, simply add the dissolving powder and watch it go down the drain! Transform water into fun with Squishy Baff! Non-toxic, biodegradable and easily goes down the drain.

We never used it for a bath but we had fun making a few batches to play in.
It was fun and easy to do. I can imagine putting into the bath would be exciting and probably very messy, so we stuck to just keeping it in a large bowl to play with. Also the dissolving packet did bring the goo back to a liquid state but not completely.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Mom's Best Bets 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:
**LIGHTAIR IONFLOW 50 SURFACE AIR PURIFIER $395 RV 5/14  
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