Be Back Soon!

March 30, 2009 by Kailani  
Filed under random thoughts

Morning sickness, fatigue, and hormones . . . oh my.

An Island Life will be temporarily on hold until I can get out of bed without tossing my cookies. However, I will continue to post Aloha Friday for those who wish to participate.

I hope to be back within the next few weeks.

Until then . . . have fun in bloggyland!

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Sister Schubert’s Family of Rolls (Giveaway)

March 28, 2009 by Kailani  
Filed under giveaways, product reviews

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for your participation.
The winner is comment #212: Karen L
Congratulations!

We’re definitely a “starch” kind of family. We love rice and all kinds of bread, especially Baby Bug. I swear she could live off of bread alone. So when Sister Schubert asked if we’d like to sample some of their breads, we jumped at the chance.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Through the years, we have stayed true to our roots. Our rolls have the same home-baked quality and taste as my grandmother’s. We use simple, wholesome ingredients like fresh milk, butter and whole eggs – never any preservatives! And every single roll is still placed in the pan by hand.

MY REVIEW

We were lucky to have the opportunity to review 3 of Sister Schubert’s products – Cinnamon Rolls, Pre-Baked Dinner Rolls, & Parkerhouse Rolls. These items arrived pre-baked and all we needed to do was pop them in the oven before serving. When they were done, they came out warm and smelling very good.

But better yet, they were delicious! The outside was flaky and the inside was soft and moist. You could put butter on them but we preferred to eat them plain. The flavor was so rich that it really didn’t need anything else. Baby Bug loved them so much that it was all she would eat for dinner. I had to put some of her dinner in the rolls before she would eat them.

We had the Cinnamon Rolls for dessert and they were a huge hit! There’s nothing better than just-from-the-oven Cinnamon Rolls. These were packed with gooey cinnamon and topped with lots of frosting! Just how we like it! And I really liked that the pan contained a good amount of rolls. This way I could eat as many as I wanted without having to worry about saving some for the rest of the family. Thank you to Sister Schubert for this delicious review opportunity! Our family loved it!

If you stop by the Sister Schubert website, you’ll also find all kinds of useful information from yummy recipies to a monthly story contest where the winner will receive a beautiful gift basket. They also have tips on how to incorporate quality family time into our busy schedules.

WIN IT!

Sister Schubert has generously donated a gift basket to one lucky winner. This hand-painted gift basket comes with two pans of Sister Schubert’s rolls, a choice of Sister Schubert’s specialty gift products, a package of Mook’s Cheese Straws, two packs of Red Diamond Estate coffee and a hand-decorated, seasonal cookie (value $49). To enter:

  • Just stop by Sister Schubert before midnight, April 5th and view their various products.
  • Then come back and mention in comments which one is your favorite (excluding those reviewed here). That’s it!
  • The random winners will be selected and notified via email on April 6th.
  • The winners will then have 3 days to claim their prize.

To earn extra entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra ticket but you must leave a separate comment for each one.

  • Subscribe to my feed.
  • Mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back here and to Sister Schubert.
  • Place my button in your sidebar.

This giveaway is open to US addresses. Good luck!

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Spring Cleaning with Playtex Gloves (Giveaway)

March 27, 2009 by Kailani  
Filed under giveaways, household

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for your participation.
The winner is comment #2: Susan
Congratulations!

With Spring finally here, it’s time for me to start thinking about the dreaded task of Spring cleaning.

There are a few bigger projects that I usually hold off until this time of year like cleaning all the outside windows and screens. It’s not something that I look forward to because these major clean-up sessions take so much effort. However, once it’s all done I love the results. There’s nothing like the feeling of having a clean home.

To help with these major projects, consider using Playtex GreatLengths Disposable Gloves because it provides you with that extra-long protection for hands and arms. I don’t know about you but I can get pretty dirty when doing those tough cleaning jobs. With its FDA approved nitrile material for extra strong durability, Playtex GreatLengths Gloves will make this year’s spring cleaning feel like a breeze.

However, if you’re like most people, you do your Spring cleaning pretty much year-round. Things like cleaning the bathroom and kitchen, washing the dishes, and scrubbing the floors can really take a toll on your hands. That’s why Playtex Living Gloves new Drip-Catch Cuff protects your hands, arms and clothes from water, soap and suds. There are two layers to provide excellent hot water protection for your hands and the special blend of neoprene and latex helps to resist harsh household chemicals.

So when gearing up for cleaning, don’t forget to grab your Playtex Gloves to make your job easier and to keep your hands looking soft.

WIN IT!

Thanks to Playtex Gloves, I have a 30-pack GreatLengths Disposable Gloves, 2 30-pack Clean Cuisine Gloves, & 2 Playtex Living Gloves with Drip-Catch Cuff all for one lucky winner! To enter:

  • Just mention in comments before midnight, April 4th what your biggest Spring Cleaning project is. That’s it!
  • The random winners will be selected and notified via email on April 5th.
  • The winners will then have 3 days to claim their prize.

To earn extra entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra ticket but you must leave a separate comment for each one.

  • Subscribe to my feed.
  • Mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back here and to Playtex Gloves.
  • Place my button in your sidebar.

This giveaway is open to US addresses. Good luck!

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Aloha Friday #75

March 26, 2009 by Kailani  
Filed under aloha friday

Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday.

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link below. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

My question is:

What is your greatest strength?

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