Sunday, July 29, 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:
**Physicians Formula Gift Pack - $175 (8/1, US/CAN)    

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

DIY How to Make a Shell Wreath

Yes, I made this! It really turned out better then I hoped!  I googled shell and driftwood door wreaths to buy one the other day.  I found a lot of pretty choices but they were all between $50 and $100 and some wouldn't ship to Hawaii.   So, then I decided to google how to make your own shell wreath.  Basically all of the blog tutorials were the same.:
1. get shells
2. buy wreath
3. hot glue them on


Well, I had lots of shells, an old wreath, and a hot glue gun so I went to work.  That part was easy until I lifted it up and realized how heavy it was.  I was worried that the shells would be fragile and fall off from the constant opening and closing of the door.  That's when I remembered the shell lei that I had and used it to wrap around the wreath to secure the large breakable shells.  Genius! (if I do say so myself)
Basically this project took about 15 minutes and cost be nothing but, WOW-
I am loving my door right now!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Kefir Strawberry Ice Pop

We have been having so much fun this summer making healthy ice pops.  I will be posting some of our winning combinations throughout August.  The picture above is super yummy and healthy.
Ingredients:
Strawberry Kefir
Frozen Strawberries
-a few sprigs of parsley
*use a really good blender (or just omit the parsley)
*pour into your Popsicle molds and freeze 

Sunday, July 22, 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:
**Win $51 PayPal Cash, 7/30 WW    

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Safe Healthy Home News Review and Giveaway



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Aloha Hawaii KHON 2 Morning News viewers! Mahalo for watching this morning and stopping by for more information about these Safe and Healthy Home products that were featured. Click above to watch.
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Chuggington Wooden Railway Giveaway


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Let me introduce you to some new friends to the Chuggington Wooden Railway line from TOMY! Meet Decka, Piper and Skylar! These three engines, along with 2 new engine 2-packs Koko’s New Look and Brewster’s Booster, bring all kinds of fun new adventures to Chuggington!

This year the Chuggington Wooden Railway system adds more characters to its collectible line-up of engines as well as feature-packed starter train sets, buildings, and tunnels at key price points. All are made with classic, high-quality wood construction, which is compatible with other major wooden railway toys. adds more characters to its collectible line-up of engines as well as feature-packed starter train sets, buildings, and tunnels at key price points. All are made with classic, high-quality wood construction, which is compatible with other major wooden railway toys.
We love Chuggington Wooden Railway system toys.  They are easy for little hands to handle without any sharp pieces that could scratch them.  They also have sweet faces that kids love to play with on the tracks!  The trains are have magnets which connects them easily.
One Chuggington fan win all 5 new Chuggington Wooden Railway Engines

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Sunday, July 15, 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:
**Juno Lucina Diamond Necklace ($299) 7/18  

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Picnic in Hawaii

Pretty much every spot in Hawaii is perfect for a picnic.  
These are pictures from our picnic today.  My daughter found some little red and black speckled ladybugs which made her day.
The ocean is my favorite place but sometimes it's nice to find a little bamboo forest, a secret path, away, to just listen, love, and praise God.  

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Dino Dan DVD Giveaway



Dino Dan: Where the Dinosaurs Are

  • Dino Dan: Where the Dinosaurs Are


Kids seem to be fascinated with dinosaurs.   If your child likes dinosaur adventures then check out the new Dino Dan DVD, Where the Dinosaurs Are from NCircle Entertainment.   My daughter likes to follow Dan (a mini paleontologist that has a big  imagination) and learns a lot of scientific terms by watching the show. 



About this DVD 
"Follow the adventures of paleontologist-in-training Dan Henderson as he imagines dinosaurs into the real world! Join Dan as he teaches a baby Triceratops defensive moves to help it get around a meat-eating Spinosaurus! Then find out why the T-rex has such small arms when Dan and his friends embark on a sleepover adventure at the famous Royal Ontario Museum. Tour the museum and learn about real fossil skeletons, from the Stegosaurus to the Tyrannosaurus Rex. But then the visit quickly turns into mayhem when some sneaky dinosaurs steal a T-rex claw from the museum! Will Dan be able to get the T-rex claw back before sunrise? Join the adventure in Where the Dinosaurs Are!"


WIN IT:

One Mom's Best Bets reader will win a DVD copy of Dino Dan: Where the Dinosaurs Are by entering below:


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Disclosure: product provided for review purposes

Sunday, July 8, 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:
**iPad 3 and Leather Cover (ARV $568) - 7/15  

Avocado Coconut Water Ice Pops


Have you seen that new book, "Ice Pop Joy?"  It's really inspiring to read about how many concoctions you can create with healthy and nutritious ingredients.  I'm going to make different fruit and veggie (yes, vegetable) ice pops this summer.  They are a treat that kids love and a great way to get more vitamins and minerals into their diet!


This is an avocado pop! I didn't find this recipe in the book.  I experimented with a recipe I found online and substituted coconut water for regular water and used agave instead of sugar.


Ingredients

1/2 cup coconut water 
agave to taste
small ripe avocados
1 tablespoons  lime juice 
pinch of salt
**this was not my daughter's favorite but definitely different and I love the color!

Where to find shells on Hawaii Beaches?

This is the question that I get asked pretty often and this is also the question that I ask friends.  You will be hard pressed to find a beach that has a bounty of perfect shells waiting to be picked up.  It's more of a hunt (which I think is more fun!)  Basically, I have found shells all over Oahu.  The best spots are tide pools in the North Shore and even Waikiki, believe it or not. 


I have also found some pretty pearly shells on vacation to Kauai and Maui.  My favorite beach treasures to find is beach glass.  The reason is because not only is this weathered glass lovely but I feel like I'm doing something good by cleaning up the beach instead of just taking from.


We love to make beach glass jewelry and collages with our finds.  The picture above shows some shells spotted on a little beach on the West side of Oahu.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July from Hawaii!




Photo from http://jessicacrawford.wordpress.com

Sunday, July 1, 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:
**$100 Visa Gift Card (7/4, US/CAN)   
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