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Three Different Directions - Packing Boxes

Now that we know that we'll be living on the Big Island, the next step is deciding if we bring everything with us or start a fresh new life and buy new. This is something you really need to think about before you move to Hawaii. It isn't something to take lightly because it can mean leaving everything behind or spending a lot of money to ship all your belongings to your new home. Our decision, start fresh with all new. Well, for the most part. After getting a quote from Pods, for over $7,000 for their smallest pod and waiting as much as a month for our belongings to arrive in ... {Keep On Reading}

Island of Hawai’i ‘The Big Island’ is our choice

4-Mile Beach in Hilo

Over the last month or so we've been doing as much research as we can on each of the islands of Hawaii. Because you can't drive from one island to the next, like you can in the Florida Keys, we have to research which island we'd like to live on the most because it won't be cheap to move to one and then just up and move to another one. For our move, we've been looking into everything we can so we are prepared for the move. We have to decide which island we want to live on and which part of the island. We need to figure out if we want to move everything with us or leave it all behind and ... {Keep On Reading}

Getting ready for sunny days with sunglasses from GlassesShop

Getting ready for sunny days with sunglasses from GlassesShop

Spring is just around the corner, literally, and that means the sun will be shining more and more.  With sunny days in our future you need to be sure that your eyes stay protected from them UV rays and what better way to do this than with a pair of sunglasses from GlassesShop.com! I love my new Sarcelles Cat-Eye sunglasses that I received from GlassesShop.com in exchange for this post.  They don't just offer sunglasses, but they have cheap glasses as well.  Even though they are known for cheap glasses and sunglasses that doesn't mean they are cheap in the sense of the way they are made. ... {Keep On Reading}

Ultimate Party Giveaway from Birthday Express

Birthday Express

Do you have a kids birthday party coming up? If so, this is the giveaway for you! Birthday Express just launched the Ultimate Party Giveaway, where you could win $150 worth of party supplies! To enter the giveaway, all you need to do is fill out the entry form below - earn an extra entry for liking Birthday Express on Facebook! a Rafflecopter giveaway Birthday Express offers over 200 kids birthday party themes, including exclusive themes you can't find anywhere else! With hundreds of party planning tips and advice, Birthday Express makes planning the perfect kids birthday party a ... {Keep On Reading}

We all need a fresh start, so we’re moving to Hawaii!

Image courtesy of :rickh710 Polihua Beach, Lanai

From as far back as I can remember, which on some days isn't that far, I've always wanted to go to Hawaii. I hate the cold and I can't remember ever really liking it, even as a child.  Why oh why was I born in Michigan? Even more, why did I stay for so long?  After the rough 2014 our family had and the fresh start we all feel we need at this point of our lives, we've decided that we are going to move to Hawaii. We'll all get a fresh start from everything. I'll get to live in a climate in which I'll be super happy, where it is always warm but not too warm and I'll still be with my ... {Keep On Reading}

Honeymoon: 15 Years in the Making

Key West Florida

This June Brandon and I will have been together for 16 years (married in November) and we've never been on a real vacation, let alone a honeymoon. When we got married we were both working but barely making enough to live on. Because of all the paperwork and wait time to get married in Michigan, we decided to get married in Kentucky. We decided to do it during Thanksgiving weekend because we both had a long weekend off work and we just took one extra day off (the Wednesday before). We drove down to Kentucky after work on Tuesday, went to the courthouse on Wednesday to get our marriage ... {Keep On Reading}

Introducing That Techie Mom

That Techie Mom

I have decided to branch out Shawn Ann's World a little.  Over the years I have added more and more different topics to Shawn Ann's World getting away from what I wanted Shawn Ann's World to be about.  Even adding in a Mom Tech category that involved posts all about technology; whether that be tech products or how to  and blog related posts. After thinking about it for a while I decided that I would move the Mom Tech category over to a new site, That Techie Mom.  This would allow Shawn Ann's World to continue being my personal site about my family and products we love.  It would also allow ... {Keep On Reading}

Spring Clean Refresh with Meijer Beauty

Meijer Beauty - New products for 2015

Spring is just around the corner and you know what that means. It's just about time for the spring cleaning to begin. But don't stop at just cleaning up your home. How about you take a small challenge from Meijer and myself and clean out your beauty products!  That's right, get rid of the old, expired, and the out-of-date beauty products that you are using and replace them with some of the great new products available at Meijer stores in their beauty isles.   Here are just a few spring cleaning ideas from Meijer: Swap out expired products like foundation and sunscreen with ... {Keep On Reading}

Whitening Your Teeth with Smile Brilliant

Whitening Your Teeth with Smile Brilliant - Custom-Fitted Trays

I am coming up on my 40th birthday, yeah, I know. I'm getting old. Although I don't always feel that old, you can see my age in some parts of my body.  Either due to the wrinkles starting to show, my body not being in the shape it used to be, or because of the discoloration of my teeth from many years of smoking and drinking coffee.  Overall the health of my teeth is pretty good, I have no cavities; at least not since the last time I was at a dentist about 8 years ago.  It's the fact that my teeth are no longer as white as they used to be.  I've tried toothpaste with whitening powers in them, ... {Keep On Reading}

Beautiful Jewelry from The Luxury Jewellery Company

Luxury Jewelry

I used to love wearing jewelry, then I had children.  So I stopped wearing it because I was constantly finding myself getting my bracelets and necklaces fixed all the time from Thaddeus pulling on them.  I was just starting to wear jewelry again when I found out I was pregnant with Xavier and stopped wearing them again.  I'm starting to get back into wearing jewelry again, but it is a slow process.  Only a few items I wear all the time and I add other items depending on where I'm going. Did you know that jewelry can be expensive? Especially if you are looking to get luxury jewelry!  But it ... {Keep On Reading}