Sunday, October 31, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

Friday Fortunes - Giveaway Linky 10/29

Happy Friday!  Feel free to link up your giveaways and check out other awesome giveaways!  Please leave the link to your giveaway post rather than your homepage.  Remember to check back every Friday for a fresh new linky.


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

GIVEAWAY - $25 GC AngelBeez Sassy Stitching Crochet and Knit Hats! (CLOSED)



AngelBeez Sassy Stitching specializes in handmade custom boutique style hats.  They offer crochet or knit hats in a variety of styles and colors.  Each of AngelBeez's creation carries a unique touch with embellishments such as buttons, bows, crocheted flowers, handspun yarns, feathers, and ribbons.  The awesome thing about shops that offer handmade items is that you may customize your order according to your liking.

 

AngelBeez Sassy Stitching is another one of the incredible shops that offer quality and adorable crochet and knit hats and photo props.  They make one of THE most stunning and most affordable elf or pixie hat with pom pom - The Birthday Hat.  The bright blue and black hat is detailed with an 11" braided tail and a pom pom at the end.  I just love how the over-sized and fluffy pom pom accentuates the hat.  The sky is the limit with any color combination you like for this hat.     


AngelBeez Sassy Stitching is the place to shop at for charming handmade gifts, such as The Birthday Hat, for baby showers, birthdays, Christmas, or any occasion.  Not only do they make great gifts, but are also fantastic for photo props (HSUper Parents-Approved)!     

BUY IT!  The Birthday Hat may be purchased for $20.00 at AngelBeez's Etsy shop.

WIN IT!  AngelBeez has generously offered a $25 gift certificate to their store to a lucky HSUper Parents reader!

Mandatory Entry (please leave a comment for each entry done and remember to leave your email if it's not already in your profile):

1)  Follow me publicly via Google Friend Connect (right sidebar - comment with name if different from your profile name) and visit AngelBeez Sassy Stitching commenting on your favorite item.  MUST complete mandatory entry or will be disqualified (i.e., GFC follower (HSUper Parents) and my favorite is The Birthday Hat).

Additional Entries (1 entry each):

2)  Heart AngelBeez's Etsy shop (add them as favorites)
3)  Like www.angelbeez.etsy.com on Facebook
4)  Like HSUper Parents on Facebook
5)  Follow @hsuperparents on Twitter
6)  Follow me on Networked Blogs (right sidebar)
7)  Subscribe to my blog via email (right sidebar)
8)  Subscribe to my blog via RSS feed (right sidebar)
9)  Grab my blog button (right sidebar)
10) Post this giveaway on your blog to link back (comment with link to your post)
11) Post on your Facebook wall the following:  I just entered $25 GC AngelBeez Crochet Hats and Photo Props Giveaway on HSUper Parents' blog! (11/18) http://bit.ly/brjXra
12) Tweet this giveaway (one entry only).  Use the following:  RT @hsuperparents #Giveaway #Win $25 GC AngelBeez Crochet Hats and Photo Props! (11/18) http://bit.ly/brjXra Pls RT!

(MAXIMUM 12 ENTRIES TOTAL)

Giveaway open to residents of US and Canada and ends on 11/18/2010 at 11:59pm PST.  A winner will be chosen with random.org.  The winner will be notified by email and posted on this blog.  Winners will have 48 hours to reply to my email or a new winner will be chosen.  Good luck! 

Disclaimer:  This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of myself.  Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.  However, for review purposes, I do accept and will keep the products reviewed.

GIVEAWAY - $10 GC Whole Foods Market! (CLOSED)



On October 29, Whole Foods Market is celebrating fall with a special one day sale on organic Honeycrisp apples for $1.49/lb.  Honeycrisp is a hybrid of Macoun and Honey Gold apples that have been on the market less than a decade, but have gained serious accolades for their outstanding, sweet taste and explosively crisp and juicy texture.  Typically available from September through January, Honeycrisps are grown commercially across the country.  Perfect for snacking out-of-hand, Honeycrisps are also great for slow roasting, dumpling baking, cider brewing, caramel dipping and more.  Here are a few fun and easy recipes to try.
These treats would be great to try for the holidays coming up!

WIN IT!  Whole Foods Market has generously offered a $10 gift card to a lucky HSUper Parents reader!

Mandatory Entry (please leave a comment for each entry done and remember to leave your email if it's not already in your profile):

1)  Follow me publicly via Google Friend Connect (right sidebar - comment with name if different from your profile name) and visit Whole Foods Market commenting on your favorite recipe from their site.  MUST complete mandatory entry or will be disqualified (i.e., GFC follower (HSUper Parents) and my favorite recipe is the Coconut Mate Chocolate Truffles).

Additional Entries (1 entry each):
2)  Like Whole Foods Market on Facebook
3)  Follow @WholeFoods on Twitter
4)  Like HSUper Parents on Facebook
5)  Follow @hsuperparents on Twitter
6)  Follow me on Networked Blogs (right sidebar)
7)  Subscribe to my blog via email (right sidebar)
8)  Subscribe to my blog via RSS feed (right sidebar)
9)  Grab my blog button (right sidebar)
10) Post this giveaway on your blog to link back (comment with link to your post)
11) Post on your Facebook wall the following:  I just entered $10 GC Whole Foods Market Giveaway on HSUper Parents' blog! (11/11) http://bit.ly/d6qEEU
12) Tweet this giveaway (one entry only).  Use the following:  RT @hsuperparents #Giveaway #Win $10 GC Whole Foods Market! (11/11) http://bit.ly/d6qEEU @WholeFoods #organic Pls RT!

(MAXIMUM 12 ENTRIES TOTAL)

Giveaway open to residents of US and Canada and ends on 11/11/2010 at 11:59pm PST.  A winner will be chosen with random.org.  The winner will be notified by email and posted on this blog.  Winners will have 48 hours to reply to my email or a new winner will be chosen.  Good luck! 

Disclaimer:  This post is sponsored by Whole Foods Market.

Old Navy's Scream for Savings Sale 10/29-10/30 (+ 20% off one item coupon)

You scream! I scream! We all scream for cute jeans! It’s Old Navy’s Scream for Savings Sale. Thousands of fall faves, freaky cheap. Plus, scream and get a coupon for an extra 20% off one item. 10/29-10/30. In-store only. Get ready to shriek for chic and get it cheap!

Even Jaime Pressly’s screaming for these scary good deals! ScreamForSavings.com!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Shutterfly Holiday Card Collection Review #clevercards

Ever since my husband and I married in 2008, I've always wanted to order holiday cards to send to family and friends but never got around to it.  This year, being Baby Hsu's first Christmas, I will definitely make sure to design our Christmas photo cards on Shutterfly.  What makes a wonderful holiday card is to personalize it with a family photo.  Everytime I receive a Christmas card, it just puts a smile to my face and gets me more into the mood for the holidays.  I would line up the Christmas cards over the fireplace.  It's such a merry sight to see all the beautiful cards.
 
 
            Blessed Elegance Religious                 Royal Elegance                   Retro Snowflake Bursts 

My three favorite holiday card designs from Shutterfly are the Blessed Elegance Religious Christmas CardRoyal Elegance Christmas Card, and Retro Snowflake Burst Christmas 5x7 Photo Card.  The Blessed Elegance Religious Christmas Card is a 5x7 flat stationary card on 110 lb premium cardstock with a matte finish.  The damask design in red and green colors that frame the card is very elegant with the Christmas spirit.  The Royal Elegance Christmas Card is a 5x5 flat stationary card on 110 lb premium cardstock with a matte finish.  This is my favorite of all three and I just might go with this design for our family Christmas card this year.  I like the chic and vintage looking black and white snowflakes that runs across the bottom of the card with a bold red ribbon for a hint of added color.  This card looks very well with a black and white photo.  The Retro Snowflake Bursts Christmas Card is a 5x7 photo card on high-quality photo paper with a matte or glossy finish.  This is more of a fun card with red, green, and gold snowflakes, stars, and circles that border the photo.  What's nice is that envelopes are included with all the holiday cards.     

I am super excited to send out our first family Christmas card to our family and friends soon! 

Do you want 50 free holiday cards from Shutterfly? Click here to go to Shutterfly for information on how you can get 50 free cards this holiday season, and make sure to select Clever 1000 as the referral source.

This post is part of a series sponsored by Shutterfly. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

GIVEAWAY - $25 GC Happy Hooks Crochet Hats and Photo Props! (CLOSED)


Happy Hooks Crochet, owner with over 11 years of crocheting experience, specialize in quality and adorable handmade items for babies to adults - hats, legwarmers, booties, sweaters, cocoons and wraps, and anything you can think of for a custom order.  All items are made with love and absolute attention to details.  Happy Hooks Crochet currently has a Customer Referral Promo where you may receive $3 store credit (no expiration) for every person you refer to the shop who makes a purchase.



Happy Hooks Crochet is another one of the amazing shops that offer unique crochet hats, photo props, and other handmade items with excellence.  They make one of THE best and most stunning Sleepy Owl Ear Flap Hats.  The hat is made with a soft, oatmeal colored yarn and brown, black, and yellow yarn for the facial parts.  All the colors come together very nicely.  The braids on both sides are about 9" long, which is a good length for a newborn.  Besides the colors being different from the shop's listing, there are no fringes on top of the owl's ears (per my request).  If you have something particular in mind, custom orders are welcomed.            


At Happy Hooks Crochet, you may shop for creative and cute handmade gifts (baby shower, birthday, Christmas, etc.) such as the Sleepy Owl Ear Flap Hat and other quality crochet products.  Lovely hat = excellent photo shoot and charming accessory for a chilly day out (HSUper Parents-Approved)!

BUY IT!  The Sleepy Owl Ear Flap Hat may be purchased for $28.95 at Happyhooks88's Etsy shop.

WIN IT!  Happy Hooks Crochet has generously offered a $25 gift certificate to their store to a lucky HSUper Parents reader!

Mandatory Entry (please leave a comment for each entry done and remember to leave your email if it's not already in your profile):

1)  Follow me publicly via Google Friend Connect (right sidebar - comment with name if different from your profile name) and visit Happy Hooks Crochet commenting on your favorite item.  MUST complete mandatory entry or will be disqualified (i.e., gfc follower (HSUper Parents) and my favorite is the Sleepy Owl Ear Flap Hat).

Additional Entries (1 entry each):

2)  Heart Happy Hooks Crochet's Etsy shop (add them as favorites)
3)  Like Happy Hooks Crochet on Facebook
4)  Like HSUper Parents on Facebook
5)  Follow @hsuperparents on Twitter
6)  Follow me on Networked Blogs (right sidebar)
7)  Subscribe to my blog via email (right sidebar)
8)  Subscribe to my blog via RSS feed (right sidebar)
9)  Grab my blog button (right sidebar)
10) Post this giveaway on your blog to link back (comment with link to your post)
11) Post on your Facebook wall the following:  I just entered $25 GC Happy Hooks Crochet Hats and Photo Props Giveaway on HSUper Parents' blog! (11/15) http://bit.ly/aEixP6
12) Tweet this giveaway (one entry only).  Use the following:  RT @hsuperparents #Giveaway #Win $25 GC Happy Hooks Crochet Hats and Photo Props! (11/15) http://bit.ly/aEixP6 #handmade Pls RT!

(MAXIMUM 12 ENTRIES TOTAL)

Giveaway open to residents of US and Canada and ends on 11/15/2010 at 11:59pm PST.  A winner will be chosen with random.org.  The winner will be notified by email and posted on this blog.  Winners will have 48 hours to reply to my email or a new winner will be chosen.  Good luck! 

Disclaimer:  This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of myself.  Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.  However, for review purposes, I do accept and will keep the products reviewed.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Friday Fortunes - Giveaway Linky 10/22

Happy Friday!  Feel free to link up your giveaways and check out other awesome giveaways!  Please leave the link to your giveaway post rather than your homepage.  Remember to check back every Friday for a fresh new linky.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

GIVEAWAY - Picture Perfect Props Adorable Crochet Hat and Props! (CLOSED)


Picture Perfect Props, owner crocheting since 12 years of age, offers a variety of creative and hip crochet items for newborns to adults - hats, cocoon sets, ponchos, costumes, and much more .  All items come from a clean, smoke free environment.  In addition to their listings, you may customize your order with a particular color and size or you may ask to have an item made according to your idea.

 "If you can dream it, I can make it!"

So far, I have found three awesome shops that offer quality crochet hats and photo props.  And, Picture Perfect Props is one of them.  They make one of THE best and one-of-a-kind Sock Monkey Earflap Hats.  Made of 100% wool, the newborn hat measures at about 12"-14" circumference with braids of about 9" long on both sides.  You may check for other available sizes here.  The colors used in this hat are red, brown/cream, cream, and black - red pom pom, cream head, two-toned brown/cream face, all colors for the braids, and black buttons for the eyes.  Remember, you may customize your order the way you like it - specific yarn, color, size, etc.  Everything about this hat is picture perfect - proportions, color, and techniques!


The Sock Monkey Earflap Hat along with other crochet items by Picture Perfect Props make adorable and unique gifts (baby shower, birthday, Christmas, etc.).  Baby Hsu not only has a creative photo prop for his shoot, but will also be kept warm with his cute hat (HSUper Parents-Approved)!  

BUY IT!  The Newborn Sock Monkey Earflap Hat may be purchased for $24.95 (or $39.95 if you would like a matching diaper cover) at Picture Perfect Props' Etsy shop.

WIN IT!  Picture Perfect Props has generously offered a crochet item of your choice to a lucky HSUper Parents reader!

Mandatory Entry (please leave a comment for each entry done and remember to leave your email if it's not already in your profile):

1)  Follow me publicly via Google Friend Connect (right sidebar - comment with name if different from your profile name) and visit Picture Perfect Props commenting on your favorite item.  Must complete mandatory entry or will be disqualified (i.e., GFC follower (HSUper Parents) and my favorite is the Newborn Sock Monkey Earflap Hat).

Additional Entries (1 entry each):

2)  Like Picture Perfect Props on Facebook
3)  Add Picture Perfect Props' Etsy shop as favorite (heart them on Etsy)
4)  Like HSUper Parents on Facebook
5)  Follow @hsuperparents on Twitter
6)  Follow me on Networked Blogs (right sidebar)
7)  Subscribe to my blog via email (right sidebar)
8)  Subscribe to my blog via RSS feed (right sidebar)
9)  Grab my blog button (right sidebar)
10) Post this giveaway on your blog to link back (comment with link to your post)
11) Post on your Facebook wall using the following:  I just entered Picture Perfect Props Crochet Hat or Item of Choice Giveaway on HSUper Parents' blog! (11/11) http://bit.ly/aLdTAq
12) Tweet this giveaway (one entry only).  Use the following:  RT @hsuperparents #Giveaway #Win Picture Perfect Props Crochet Hat or Item of Choice! (11/11) http://bit.ly/aLdTAq #photography Pls RT!

(MAXIMUM 12 ENTRIES TOTAL)

Giveaway open worldwide and ends on 11/11/2010 at 11:59pm PST.  A winner will be chosen with random.org.  The winner will be notified by email and posted on this blog.  Winners will have 48 hours to reply to my email or a new winner will be chosen.  Good luck! 

Disclaimer:  This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of myself.  Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.  However, for review purposes, I do accept and will keep the products reviewed.

Wordless Wednesday 10/20

Baby Hsu bathing with his Fish Bath Luve!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Swagbucks TV - New Video Portal to Earn Swagbucks

Search & Win

I have already earned $40 in gift cards to Amazon.com merely browsing online!

Today Swagbucks.com is introducing Swagbucks TV, the new home for rewarding video content on the web.  Find fun, fresh, and original video entertainment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on topics ranging from Health & Beauty, to Technology, Sports, Nature, and more!  In addition to all the great content, you'll be eligible to earn Swag Bucks periodically as you watch videos, with multiple earning opportunities and values every single day!  And, for the first two weeks, they'll be extending our referral matching program to Swagbucks TV.  That means that you'll earn matching Swag Bucks every time your referrals earn on Swagbucks TV!  (Note: you will receive a bonus at the end of the two week period which contains the full total of all your matching TV bucks) There will even be special Swag Codes every day which reward people for answering trivia questions about the videos featured on the site.

Swagbucks is offering 30 bonus Swag Bucks when you sign up here (use promotional code SBTVisOnTheAir, valid until 10/22/10 11:59pm PDT).  The code is valid for new users who are signing up for the first time.      

Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday Fortunes - Giveaway Link 10/15

Happy Friday!  Feel free to link up your giveaways and check out other awesome giveaways!  Please leave the link to your giveaway post rather than your homepage.  Remember to check back every Friday for a fresh new linky.


Thursday, October 14, 2010

GIVEAWAY - aden + anais Classic Sleeping Bag! (CLOSED)


 
The brilliant mom-preneur Raegan Moya-Jones created aden + anais, an Australian inspired company that specializes in muslin swaddles.  Cotton muslin is the world's oldest, most cherished loosely-woven cotton fabric with weaves to allow air to circulate around the baby's body.  Today, aden + anais has brought the legacy of 100% breathable cotton muslin and transpired into a line of breathable and fashion forward products, which has been spotted being used by many celebrities and moms.  In addition to their award-winning swaddles, aden + anais carries sleeping bags, burpy bibs, towel and washcloth sets, dream blankets, issie - security blankets, and their very own swaddle love book! 

October is SIDS Awareness Month and aden + anais celebrates a two year partnership with CJ Foundation for SIDS, an organization dedicated to SIDS research projects, public education, awareness campaigns, and support programs for families who have suffered a loss.  aden + anais donates a percentage of their profits to support the CJ Foundation for SIDS Sleep in Safety, Grow in Style (SSGS) campaign to promote safer sleep environments.  SIDS, which stands for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, remains unexplained and is the leading causes of deaths among infants under one year of age.   

Sleep Safety Tips from CJ Foundation for SIDS
  1. Always lay your baby to sleep face up
  2. Remove all loose bedding, stuffed animals, bumpers and pillows from crib
  3. Don't let your baby get too hot
  4. Control room temperature where baby is sleeping
  5. Consider using a fan to increase air circulation in baby's room
  6. Lay your baby to sleep in an approved crib, on a firm-fitting mattress
  7. Don't share sleep surfaces
  8. Don't smoke while pregnant and never smoke near your infant
  9. Create a healthy lifestyle for you and your baby
  10. If possible, breastfeed your baby
  11. Offer your baby a pacifier at all sleep times
  12. Put your baby on his or her tummy to play when your baby is awake and supervised 
“We are extremely proud to be sponsoring the CJ Foundation for SIDS and their Sleep in Safety, Grow in Style campaign,” says Raegan Moya-Jones, co-founder and CEO of aden + anais®. “We are looking forward to creating more stylish, breathable products that reflect our deep commitment to the health and welfare of infants”. 

Durable and gentle.  Soft and strong.  Breathable and comfortable.  Time-tested and pure.

I love aden + anais' products and am always thrilled to review another one of their products (you may read my previous review on their classic muslin swaddles here)!  The Classic Sleeping Bag consists of a single layer of 100% cotton muslin designed to be worn over a baby's pajamas.  The sleeping bag zips from the bottom so that diaper changing may be easily accessible.  Muslin's light, open weave allows a baby's body temperature to regulate itself naturally helping to prevent overheating, which is one of the top causes of SIDS.  Baby Hsu is starting to wiggle and squirm his way out of his swaddles because he prefers to sleep with his arms up and tucked under his cheeks.  With aden + anais Classic Sleeping Bag, he can do just that with plenty of room to kick and I don't have to worry about him overheating.  And, I just love how it gets softer with each wash.


Baby Hsu will definitely be cozily and safely sleeping in his aden + anais star bright sleeping bag (HSUper Parents-Approved)! 

BUY IT!  The Classic Sleeping Bag may be purchased for $29.95 at aden + anais.

WIN IT!  aden + anais has generously offered a Classic Sleeping Bag of your choice and size to a lucky HSUper Parents reader!

Mandatory Entry (please leave a comment for each entry done and remember to leave your email if it's not already in your profile):

1)  Follow me publicly via Google Friend Connect (right sidebar - comment with name if different from your profile name) and visit aden + anais commenting on your favorite item.  MUST complete mandatory entry or will be disqualified (i.e., gfc follower (HSUper Parents) and my favorite is the star bright sleeping bag).

Additional Entries (1 entry each):

2)  Like aden + anais on Facebook
3)  Follow @adenandanais on Twitter
4)  Join aden + anais' mailing list
5)  Like HSUper Parents on Facebook
6)  Follow @hsuperparents on Twitter
7)  Follow me on Networked Blogs (right sidebar)
8)  Subscribe to my blog via email (right sidebar)
9)  Subscribe to my blog via RSS feed (right sidebar)
10) Grab my blog button (right sidebar)
11) Post this giveaway on your blog to link back (comment with link to your post)
12) Post on your Facebook wall the following:  I just entered aden + anais Classic Sleeping Bag Giveaway on HSUper Parents' blog! (11/5) http://bit.ly/8Zv7OI
13) Tweet this giveaway (one entry only).  Use the following:  RT @hsuperparents #Giveaway #Win aden + anais Classic Sleeping Bag! (11/5) http://bit.ly/8Zv7OI @adenandanais #baby #muslin #swaddle Pls RT!

(MAXIMUM 13 ENTRIES TOTAL)

Giveaway open to residents of US only and ends on 11/05/2010 at 11:59pm PST.  A winner will be chosen with random.org.  The winner will be notified by email and posted on this blog.  Winners will have 48 hours to reply to my email or a new winner will be chosen.  Good luck! 

Disclaimer:  This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of myself.  Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.  However, for review purposes, I do accept and will keep the products reviewed.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Kidorable - Free Hearts Gloves with $20 Minimum Purchase

 
Kidorable is partnering with the Children's Heart Foundation, donating 10% of your purchase to the foundation, bringing health, hope and happiness to children impacted by congenital heart defects.  You may get a free pair of Hearts gloves or any of their Knit Gloves (use code CHFfreegloves10) with a $20 minimum purchase.  This offer ends 10/31/10.

Old Navy's $10 Sweater Event 10/16


Old Navy is having their $10 Sweater Event on select sweaters this Saturday from 7am - 10am in stores only!  Visit Old Navy's Facebook for more details.

Remember to dig up this week's coupon from Barker's Bones, which may be played once a week to score super savings.  Happy Sweater Season!

Wordless Wednesday 10/13

Baby Hsu in another cool Prefresh onesie!

 

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

CSN Stores - Ogio Atiba Mini Camera Backpack in Stealth Review




What does CSN Stores have in store for you this time?  I am once again delighted to review a product from the millions of brand name products that CSN Stores offer from their 200+ online stores!  At CSN Stores, you may find products for the entire household from entertainment centers from their RackandStands.com store to Corelle dinnerware sets from their Cookware.com store to end tables from their AllCoffeeTables.com store and much more.       


We recently purchased a digital SLR camera and what better way to carry the camera with its accessories than in the Ogio Atiba Mini Camera Backpack in Stealth.  The backpack is great because the Velcro partitions are adjustable so that the different sized equipment may fit in each compartment.  I also appreciate the elastic bands on both sides, which I would attach our tripod in.  Made of 1680 ballistic nylon and 600D poly with a 'shower cap' weather protection cover, the backpack measures at 16" H x 13" W x 10"D with a capacity of 1900 cu. in.  With all the other storage spaces in the front pockets, I can fit other accessories and personal items.  In addition, there's an audio pocket on the side that is fleece lined with headphone exit port.

It will be much more convenient when we travel with our camera equipment and other items in the Ogio Atiba Mini Camera Backpack in Stealth!        

BUY IT!  The Ogio Atiba Mini Camera Backpack in Stealth may be purchased for $78.99 at CSN Stores.  And, this item ships for free!  

Disclaimer:  This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of myself.  Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.  However, for review purposes, I do accept and will keep the products reviewed.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Friday Fortunes - Giveaway Linky 10/8

Happy Friday!  Feel free to link up your giveaways and check out other awesome giveaways!  Please leave the link to your giveaway post rather than your homepage.  Remember to check back every Friday for a fresh new linky.

 
 

Thursday, October 7, 2010

My Ultimate Family Vacation - Maui (+ SWEEPSTAKES) #clevervacay

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Blue skies with the rays of the sun glowing down the crystal clear water as the adults enjoy the warm weather lounging on beach chairs, watching the children joyfully play in the silky white sand.  This would be my ultimate family vacation – in Maui, Hawaii with my husband, son, father-in-law, mother-in-law, and sister-in-law with her husband and two kids.  In the past, I always planned our travel itinerary (military style) to try to hit all the attractions and well-known restaurants of the destination, which can be really exhausting.  Now with a baby, we have to adjust our travel style to be more leisure.  Here is a list of the few attractions and restaurants in Maui that I would be excited to visit.

Restaurants in Maui I would love to dine with my family:
  • Aloha Mixed Plate
  • DUO at Four Seasons Resort
  • Gazebo Restaurant
  • Hali’imaile General Stores
  • Mama’s Fish House
  • Old Lahana Lu’au
  • Pineapple Grill
  • Plantation House
  • Sansei  Seafood Restaurant and Sushi Bar
Activities in Maui I would love to enjoy with my family:
  • Driving the road to Hana
  • Humpback whale watching
  • Kapalua Bay
  • Maui Ocean Center
  • Maui Tropical Plantation
  • Red Sand Beach aka Kaihalulu Beach
  • Snorkeling at Molokini
  • Tedeschi Vineyards and Winery
  • Wailea Beach
  • Wainapanapa Black Sand Beach
After being bloated for nine months and enduring a painful labor and recovery, it would definitely feel really good to get away for a family vacation and relax!      
    Don't forget to enter the “Do What You Love” Sweepstakes, for a chance to win your own ultimate family vacation. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do.