7/22/16

Giveaway! Cutest Compression Socks Ever!

Welcome to the
Good Ole Summertime Giveaway Hop!
July 23 - August 12

I'm giving away Two Pair of
Marvy Compression Socks
Summer time is a great time to travel. When I was a kid, all six of us in my family would pile in the station wagon to travel. Now that I'm grown up, most of my travel is by plane. It's faster to fly, but it always makes my feet and ankles swell, especially if it's a long flight. I always thought compression socks were ugly, so I was delighted to find these adorable compression socks from BrightLife Go!
The Marvy Hearts and Marvy Leopard Compression Socks are among some of the cutest (and most comfortable) compression socks ever. I absolutely love mine! BrightLife Go is giving one lucky reader a pair of each style! Check out my review and enter below to be the lucky winner.
Enter to win!
One winner will receive one pair of Marvy Hearts and one pair of Marvy Leopard Compression Socks. To enter, just fill in the giveaway form below. Open to US residents, ages 18 and up. Giveaway ends on 8/12/2016. Good luck!

7/21/16

Pic's Peanut Butter - Organic Goodness from New Zealand

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Peanut butter is a staple in my house. I love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and peanut butter cookies. My favorite way to eat it, though, is straight out of the jar with a spoon. I just tried Pic's Peanut Butter and it's amazing. It is New Zealand’s #1 delicious, all-natural, organic peanut butter brand and, lucky for us, it has just launched in the U.S.
It's not like any other peanut butter I've tasted. Pic's Peanut Butter is made with hioleic nuts that are harvested young, making them sweeter (with a less intense flavor) than peanuts grown in America. In general, I try to buy American-made products, but I will certainly make an exception for this incredible peanut butter!
Visit picspeanutbutter.com to learn more and order some for yourself. You're going to love it!

7/18/16

Fight Summer Germs with Touch Sanitizing Germblock

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Here in Hawaii, there has been an outbreak of Hepatitus A, with over 50 cases reported. It can take up to six weeks for symptoms to show, which is making it difficult for officials to find patient zero. Hepatitus A is like a bad flu that can put you in the hospital. While I'm out exploring the beauty and the wonder of the Hawaiian islands, I am protecting myself with Touch Sanitizing Germblock. It's a revolutionary new hand spray that is clinically proven to provide up to six hours of protection against disease-causing germs. It contains certified organic essential oils and softens hands. It comes in three great scents - ocean mist, tropical breeze, mint green tea aloe - and it's available unscented.
Think of all the things your kids can touch in six hours of summer play. How clean is the counter of the ice cream truck? How clean are the playground swings? Do they share toys or bikes with other kids? It only takes a few nasty germs to make you or your child very sick! Protect your family with Touch Sanitizing Germblock. Find out more at touchgermblock.com.

7/12/16

Weekly Giveaway Linky - Wednesday Wealth (July 13-19)



Bloggers Wanted! Merry Christmas Giveaway Hop (December 1-14)

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Merry Christmas Giveaway Hop

December 1-14, 2016


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Bloggers Wanted! Harvest Blessings Giveaway Hop (November 1-14)

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November 1-14, 2016


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Bloggers Wanted! Tricks And Treats Giveaway Hop (October 1-14)

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October 1-14, 2016


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Bloggers Wanted! Time For School Giveaway Hop (September 1-15)

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Time For School Giveaway Hop

September 1-15, 2016


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Bloggers Wanted! Sweet Summer Giveaway Hop (August 1-14)

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August 1-14, 2016


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What To Do In Hawaii - Waimea Valley #travel #hawaii

Waimea Valley is on the north shore of the Hawaiian island of Oahu. It has been home to kings, chiefs, and high priests. It features historical sites, botanical gardens, and a waterfall pool where swimming is allowed.
We rode The Bus from Waikiki to Waimea Valley, taking the scenic route that took us along the eastern and northern shores. Although it was a two and a half hour ride, we enjoyed seeing how the beautiful shoreline changed from beach to beach.
Waimea Valley is a large valley and great care has been taken to make sure it stays beautiful, peaceful, and culturally significant. The mountains tower over the valley and the trees provide a cool canopy over the water and the plants.
Waimea Valley provides a genuine glimpse into Hawaii's past. There are pathways through the valley, with specific zones for plants brought here from around the world, as well as native species. Wear comfortable shoes when you come!
There are several structures in Waimea Valley that were built during the Hawaiian monarchy, including sleeping quarters for both men and women, a cooking structure, and a storage structure. Historical plaques describe the use of each place. It's fascinating!




Waimea Valley is filled with some of the most unique flowers and plants I've ever seen. I took over 100 photos and here are some of my favorites:





My husband has always wanted to swim in a waterfall pool, so we walked all the way to the back of Waimea Valley, up and down many hills, to reach it. It was absolutely stunning! There are changing rooms nearby, and it's a good idea to wear swim shoes since it's a rocky area.
Everyone is required to wear a life-jacket to swim in the falls, and they have them available right there at the pool. My husband got to check off one of his bucket list items and that's him below the waterfall with hands up in the pictures below.


The water was refreshing and cool. I think it's one of the most beautiful places on the entire island. Waimea Valley is a wonderful place to visit! I think we could have spent the entire day there. With the long bus ride, we only gave ourselves about half the day to explore. It's also an affordable option for budget travelers.
We had delicious burgers and fries at the restaurant in Waimea Valley, then walked across the street to Waimea Bay Beach Park to watch the sunset. It's a great beach and even features a huge rock where brave swimmers can jump off into the ocean.
Waimea Bay Beach Park provides a perfect spot to watch the sun set directly into the waters of the Pacific Ocean. I took all three of these sunset photos from the same spot and I was amazed at how the clouds and the height of the sun completely changed the look of the sunset.
Check out the website for Waimea Valley at www.waimeavalley.net. They are open from 9am to 5pm every day of the year, except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. I highly recommend adding this spot to your travel plans. It's an especially great site to visit with kids.
Discover more great Hawaii activities HERE!