Finding Hawaii Real Estate for Sale

One of the shores we visited in our trip to Hawaii =D

When I was a teenager, I was fortunate enough to get to go to Hawaii with my family. Since my parents owned their own heating and air conditioning company, family vacations didn’t come often. Every time we kids got out of school for the summer, their business would start booming due to the heat! For that reason, my parents decided that we would go for a whole THREE weeks – they knew there probably wouldn’t be another family vacation for a year or two. I can’t even express how wonderful it was in Hawaii! There are waterfalls, greenery, and wild animals as far as the eye can see! Depending on the island you visit, you can find a plethora of tourist attractions and sights to see.

Hey, look! It's CRUSH from Finding Nemo! LOL

As with all of our family vacations, the first thing my step-father did was start looking through the local papers and online for Hawaii real estate for sale. You would really be surprised at the great deals you can find! Living in the beautiful state of Hawaii is a dream for many and now, that dream is more in reach than ever. Whether it is the home you will live in year-round, or simply a vacation home you visit once or twice a year, real estate in Hawaii allows for all the luxuries of an island vacation, right in your backyard!

Veggie Tales: Princess and the Pop Star {Review}

I’m one of those parents who closely monitors every single thing her child watches and listens to. With the help of Daddy, Little Man isn’t exposed to violence, cursing, drug use, or sexual acts of any kind. He’s only allowed to watch educational shows that build brain power and genuinely teach a good lesson. For that reason, Veggie Tales is a very welcomed library of DVD’s in this household. All of the Veggie Tales videos are filled with music, fun, and wonderful life lessons; the newest addition, Princess and the Pop Star, is no different.

Releasing on August 13, Veggie Tales: Princess and the Pop Star is the classic story of two people, from very different worlds, switching places because they believe the grass {or tile if you’re Larry the Cucumber} is greener on the other side of the fence. Princess Poppyseed is a poor farmer’s daughter with a large family that relies heavily on the crops and dairy from their farm for food and money. Vanna Banana, on the other hand, is a huge pop star that has been given everything money can buy, which, as we all know, doesn’t buy friends or happiness. After bumping into each other on a playground, Princess and Vanna decide to switch places. It doesn’t take either girl very long to realize their lives weren’t so bad after all {of course, Princess does need a little help remembering}.

The overall lesson of the movie is for your little ones to love themselves just the way they are. God made each child unique for a reason and Princess and the Pop Star does a beautiful job at portraying that message to children. Don’t let the name, or pink cover, fool you – this movie is great for both girls and boys. Princess’s little brother is Little Man’s favorite character. He makes so many accidents that you can’t help but feel love for the little guy who just wants to make his sister happy.

**Please note that I did not received any type of monetary compensation for this review.  I was provided a free sample to ensure an accurate and honest review.**

Finding Cute Scrubs for Women with Blue Sky Scrubs

When you’ve got a job that requires you to wear scrubs – like a nurse or childcare provider – finding cute scrubs, that appeal to the boss and people you’re working with, can be difficult sometimes. If you’re willing to dish out the extra money, of course you can find adorable women’s scrubs. But if you’re on a tight budget, and most of us are, then you need to find scrubs that fit both your style and wallet.

http://www.blueskyscrubs.com/categories/Scrubs/Scrubs-for-Women/ is a wonderful web site dedicated to all types of scrubs, mainly those for women. With a variety of styles and cloths at affordable prices, the real problem you’ll face is narrowing down all the choices to just the ones you want. Since all of their scrubs are high quality and designed for comfort, you really can’t go wrong with Blue Sky Scrubs.

If you’re looking for cheap scrubs, check out Blue Sky Scrubs. With scrubs for everyone from child to adult, you’re sure to find one that catches your eye and matches your personality. What better way to add a little pizzazz to your boring work uniform than with a fun print on your scrubs? You can get the entire scrubs set, or just the one piece you need – like top or bottom – for a great price and sent straight to your home. With free returns and exchanges on all items, what have you got to lose?

Hey Chicago, Got Junk?

Whether you’re snatching up an inexpensive foreclosure home or just renovating your home in hopes of raising the market value of it, you’re almost always left with a giant pile of debris to get rid of. This is where Got Junk comes in. Proudly serving Chicago and the surrounding areas, Got Junk is a company designed to help residents and companies rid themselves of extra clutter and, well, junk. They’ve got large trucks and dedicated professionals ready and waiting for you to call. Not only will they remove the junk, but they do it in an environmentally friendly way – recycling all items that can be recycled.

To date, and this number has probably changed since I gathered this information, Got Junk has rescued 1,962,804 POUNDS of waste from landfills! How amazing is that?! They will haul off literally ANYTHING and dispose of it the correct and environmentally friendly way. Got a refrigerator you need disposed of correctly {which is a law, by the way}, then don’t bother with tracking down the right recycling company, hauling the old refrigerator from the house to the truck, spending your own gas to take it to the recycling center, and then unloading the refrigerator yourself. The folks at Got Junk will recycle it for a minimal fee, saving you the time and headache of dealing with it yourself. So if you need appliance removal in Chicago, call the professionals at Got Junk!

Holding Strong and Catching Up

As it stands, guys, I’m still trying to get caught up. A lot has been going on and the CA Monkey Momma household has faced a few changes {including one of our beloved members going rooster on us!!}.

We’ve got a few giveaways going on {and a couple more still to come} so be sure to check them out:

Breyers, Klondike, & Popsicle Ice Cream Giveaway
{Winner will receive 5 full-value coupons}

Better Oats Blueberry Muffin Oatmeal Giveaway
{Winner will receive a one-month supply of Better Oats Blueberry Muffin instant oatmeal}

100 Days of Sizzle Gorton’s Seafood Giveaway
{3 winners will each receive 2 full-value coupons}

Keep following, guys! We’ve got a lot more coming! =D

What Are Some Of The Worst Plumbing Problems You’ve Had?

If there’s one stage that I think all children go through it’s the one where they start shoving things down toilets. Whether it’s their favorite toy, a pair of underwear, or the some other random object, little ones will find almost anything to shove down the swirling vortex of fun. In most cases, you only find out once the toilet has overflowed and there is puddle quickly turning into a lake on your bathroom floor. At times like this, having a plumber in the family comes in VERY handy. For those of us without a pipe-savvy relative right down the road, there’s Roto-Rooter. They’re licensed and trained to handle any of your plumbing problems.

So how do you handle plumbing problems like a sock stuffed down the toilet? The worst object I’ve had to deal with getting flushed down the toilet is a large roll of toilet paper, but have had friends and relatives who have reported everything from toys to jewelry. I can’t imagine if he flushed my favorite bracelet or necklace, but if it happened, I’d surely call in the professionals. With my luck, I’d end up making the situation a hundred times worse and irreversible.

What’s the biggest object you’ve ever had forced down your toilet pipes? How did you handle it?

Sponsored By Bucks2Blog

Sizzle Up Summer With Gorton’s Seafood {Giveaway}

As we all know, I’m a big fan of homemade foods and am very choosy on what boxed and frozen foods I feed my family. There is one frozen food that I buy by the cart-full – Gorton’s seafood! Oh my gosh, I love almost all of their foods; and the only reason there’s an “almost” in there is because I don’t eat minced fish. I don’t blame Gorton’s for appealing to the masses. Daddy doesn’t mind fish sticks made of minced fish, so it’s just something that’s a little “for each his own.”

Between now and September 7, the awesome folks at Gorton’s are choosing 10 daily winners to each win a full-value coupon for any Gorton’s product. All you have to do is sign up! To spice it up a little, they also added the bonus that 3 of those winners will get a Sizzle Beach Bag! As if that isn’t awesome enough, they will choose 1 winner each month to win:

A custom Gorton’s beach bag made from recycled sails by Gloucester’s own Second Wind Sails! Each bag comes filled with summer beach essentials – an Amazon Kindle 3G, an Amazon Gift Card, and a Fisherman’s Beach Towel ($400 value)!

Do yourself, and your pocket book, a favor and head over to the Gorton’s Seafood Giveaway. This is also a great place to find delicious recipes if you’re stumped on what to make for dinner! I go there often to find new dinner ideas and have NEVER been disappointed! =)

How would you like the chance to win TWO full-value coupons for any Gorton’s product?  The great folks at Gorton’s are offering 3, yes THREE, lucky readers 2 full-value coupons each. To enter, complete the mandatory entry below:

Enter the Gorton’s Seafood Giveaway. Leave a comment below saying that you did. This is an entry on good-faith, guys, so please be honest! {You can enter their giveaway daily, but it’s only worth one entry here LOL}

Extra Entries {You must complete the mandatory entry to be entered in this contest.  If this is not completed, NONE of your entries will count!}

+1  Like CA Monkey Momma on Facebook {1 entry} {leave your First Name, Last Initial}
+1  Like Gorton’s Seafood on Facebook {1 entry per brand you “like”} {leave your First Name, Last Initial}
+1  Follow CA Monkey Momma on Twitter {1 entry} {leave your sn}
+1  Follow Gorton’s Seafood on Twitter {1 entry} {leave your sn}
+1  Follow CA Monkey Momma via Networked Blogs (left sidebar) {1 entry} {leave your sn}
+2 Comment on a non-giveaway post {2 entries} {leave the name of the post or the URL}
+5  GRAB MY BUTTON (left sidebar) { 5 entries } {leave the URL where I can find it}
*DAILY* Tweet the following {include link to each tweet!!!!}:

Enter to #win #coupons from @gortonsseafood. #giveaway at @camonkeymomma ends 8/07  www.camonkeymomma.com

Please leave a separate comment for each entry!  If your email is not visible in your profile, please be sure to leave it in one of your entries.

This giveaway ends Sunday,August 07, 2011 @ 11:59pm (PST).  A winner will be chosen at random shortly after and notified via email.  They will have 48 hours to respond before they forfeit their win and another winner is chosen.  Please remember that I verify every entry.  I received full value coupons in order to accurately write this post – all opinions expressed are my own, though, and where in no way influenced by this. Giveaway valid in the US only!  ONE PERSON PER HOUSEHOLD, PLEASE! Thank you for participating and GOOD LUCK!!

Upgrading Your Business With A Dedicated Server

There’s nothing liking losing every single one of your customers’ information to make you realize how important a dedicated server is. Not only can they hold large amounts of information, but they protect you information from any viruses or malware that your everyday computer may get.

As small business owners, my parents have been constantly progressing and changing with the times. As their customer base got bigger, so did their need to neatly organize all the information. As time progressed, they also expanded out to having more technicians and a bigger need to upgrade the technology. In order to give everyone access to the same information, a tech friend suggested a dedicated server. That was the best decision of their business career! Not only could they access their information from anywhere {which came in helpful when my Mom needed to work from home because one of us was sick}, but their precious information was also protected from power-outages, lightning strikes, and viruses.

A few years ago, having a dedicated server meant you had to have a separate machine, software, and place to hook it up. Thanks to the development of modern technology, you don’t even have to rely on your own equipment and software anymore!  There are a number of companies online, now, that will host all of your software and information without the added costs of the special equipment. So protect your valuable information and get a dedicated server.

Sponsored By Bucks2Blog

Keep Track of the Kids This Summer With TracFone

This post brought to you by TracFone. All opinions are 100% mine.

With summer in full swing, many parents are sending their older kids and teenagers off to find their own forms of entertainment. Because you want to make sure that you are able to get ahold of them at all times, and they you, getting an inexpensive TracFone can be an excellent option to keep in touch with the kids. Check out what real TracFone customers have to say! Since you aren’t locked into any contracts, you can use the phone as little or as much as you need and then let it be for a few months until you need it again.

With plans as low as $9.99 per month, TracFone offers real TracFone customers the best phone service for their money with no contracts, credit cards, or cancelation fees! Since they get service pretty much everywhere, it’s also an excellent option for cross-country trips!

TracFone isn’t just for calls in the United States. They also have international plans that allow you to call all over the world for a low price – something many other companies can’t say.

Another awesome package option is the “Double minutes for the life of your phone” For just $19.99, you can buy a phone card for HALF the minutes you need and TracFone will double it! How awesome is that??

Visit Sponsor's Site

Start The Day Off Right With Better Oats: Blueberry Muffins Instant Oatmeal {Giveaway}

Like most families, oatmeal has become a staple food in our home. Not only does it taste great, but it really gets us going when we need some energy to get us through the day {and seriously, who couldn’t use more of that?}. Because it’s one of those meals that stick with you, Daddy can’t make it through a day without a big bowl of oatmeal to start it off.

To celebrate National Blueberry Month {which is July}, the great folks at Better Oats sent us some of their delicious Blueberry Muffin old fashioned instant oatmeal. They’re in a shelf-friendly package and also act as their own measuring cup!! I think that was our favorite feature of the process; being able to do everything with just a bowl and spoon – no extra utensils needed. All you need to do is pour the oatmeal into your bowl, fill the empty package to the fill like {which will be ½ cup of water}, then microwave for 2-minutes. There’s no easier way to get a nice, warm meal in the morning that will prepare you for anything the upcoming day has to bring.

As for the taste – delicious! It was creamier than normal instant oatmeal you buy in the stores. The smell of the blueberries is intoxicating and by the time the 2-minute microwaving time was up, the kitchen, dining room, AND living room had the pleasant aroma of blueberry muffins. Of course, Daddy was a little disappointed when I told him we weren’t having muffins, but when I told him that was the smell of his morning oatmeal, he perked right up.

 

 

How would you like the chance to start your morning off right for a whole month straight?!  The fabulous folks at Better Oats have graciously offered one of my lucky readers an entire month’s supply of Blueberry Muffin Better Oats oatmeal! To enter, please complete the mandatory entry below:

Visit the Better Oats web site and tell  me which of the other 28 flavors you would love to try or have already tried!

Extra Entries {You must complete the mandatory entry to be entered in this contest.  If this is not completed, NONE of your entries will count!}

+1  Like CA Monkey Momma on Facebook {1 entry} {leave your First Name, Last Initial}
+1  Like Better Oats on Facebook {1 entry per brand you “like”} {leave your First Name, Last Initial}
+1  Follow CA Monkey Momma on Twitter {1 entry} {leave your sn}
+1  Follow CA Monkey Momma via Networked Blogs (left sidebar) {1 entry} {leave your sn}
+2 Comment on a non-giveaway post {2 entries} {leave the name of the post or the URL}
+5  GRAB MY BUTTON (left sidebar) { 5 entries } {leave the URL where I can find it}
*DAILY* Tweet the following {include link to each tweet!!!!}:

Enter to #win a months supply of #BetterOats #oatmeal from @camonkeymomma! Ends 8/07/11 http://tinyurl.com/BetterOatsGiveaway

Please leave a separate comment for each entry!  If your email is not visible in your profile, please be sure to leave it in one of your entries.

This giveaway ends Sunday, August 07, 2011 @ 11:59pm (PST).  A winner will be chosen at random shortly after and notified via email.  They will have 48 hours to respond before they forfeit their win and another winner is chosen.  Please remember that I verify every entry.  I received a sample product in order to accurately write this post – all opinions expressed are my own, though, and where in no way influenced by this. Giveaway valid in the US only!  ONE PERSON PER HOUSEHOLD, PLEASE! Thank you for participating and GOOD LUCK!!

Blog Design by Sugar Dumplin' Designs