Friday, April 30, 2010

Here's A Product That Is Perfect For Mommies Who Like To Get The Most Out Of One Product...The Tend-A-Tot!

For those mommy's out there, who like to make sure that their little one is comfortable & sanitary, while out running errands...then I found a product that you're going to FALL IN LOVE WITH. In fact, you'll probably be buying one for each of your friends who have little ones too! This would also be the perfect gift for the "hard to buy for" mommies.
Bet you wonder what could be so great, right?It's the Tend-A-Tot! This unique product offers six amazing uses, in one innovative product! All of which will help keep your child comfortable, content and clean.

We received an amazing
Tend-A-Tot (sent to us for free for this product review) and I was overwhelmed with the different ways you can use it! At first, it was a little tricky for me to figure out how to get it to function in all the ways, but when I figured it out...I really enjoyed using it! It works as a Diaper Bag:As a Baby/Toddler Carrier:As an Insta-Seat:

It also has a cute matching bib, extras bag and changing pad included...along with lots of pockets for bottle storage, all your baby necessity needs and more.

The
Tend-A-Tot comes in an assortment of styles and colors and offers a lot of versatility! I'd love for you to visit their website to check out all of their styles and even more details about the features of this Tend-A-Tot! CLICK HERE to go straight to their website!

I was not paid to do this product review! I was compensated only by the free product sent for review!

Protect Your Kids SKIN From The Sun With SunSkinz! There's A Giveaway Too!

I think that we are all prone to cancer of some sort, in this day & age. Some of which we can avoid, some we can't avoid. The cancer we can avoid needs to be taken more seriously! Especially with our children and their skin. I lather my kids up good with sunscreen when they play outside in the HOT summer sun. Why? I am not only afraid of them getting sunburned, but I also do not want them subjecting their skin to the harmful UV rays that the sun can direct on their soft skin...and cause them problems when they are older.Thankfully, companies like Sun Protection Zone take the sun's rays seriously too. They offer products like SunSkinz for kids, which give them protection from the sun, as well as a trendy water play outfit.All of my kids got to help me review their SunSkinz line (sent to us free of charge for this review) and we were all very excited and impressed! Not only did the kids think that the shirts felt great on, I was happy to know that they were protecting my kid's sensitive skin from the sun's harmful rays.
The three older kids got to review the
SunSkinz Short Sleeved Shirts. I paired them with bottoms from other swimsuits and it worked perfectly! In fact, our youngest daughter wore her one piece swimsuit underneath it and it worked fine as well!
Our little guy reviewed their
SunSkinz Long Sleeve Suit. THIS IS ADORABLE! He looked like he was ready to "Hang Ten" and catch some waves body boarding or surfing in San Diego. SO CUTE! Plus, I love that his whole body is covered and that the suit has a snap crotch, so making swim diaper changes will be a cinch! I was very impressed with that!
I think that these
SunSkinz products are FABULOUS! We give them a One Bored Mommy 100% approval! We would definitely recommend them to our readers as a product that we feel would help protect their children's skin from the sun's UV and UFP rays.

Would you be interested in trying out a
SunSkinz Product from Sun Protection Zone? I get the pleasure of offering (1) One Bored Mommy Reader the chance to win their own SunSkinz short sleeved shirt for boy or girl!

To Enter This Giveaway (you must do the first & then one or all of the following):
1st - Tell me what is your typical sun protection plan for your kids during the summer months
2nd - Tell me why you want to win this giveaway
3rd - Follow them on Twitter: CLICK HERE & comment that you do
4th - Follow this blogspot & comment that you do
5th - Follow this blogspot on Twitter:
CLICK HERE and comment that you do
6th - Tweet about this giveaway & comment that you did (you can do this twice daily)
7th - Blog about this giveaway & comment that you did, with a link, so we can read about it
8th - Enter the other giveaways and tell me which ones you've entered (you may comment once per giveaway entered)

This giveaway will end on May 15, 2010 and is open to US Residents only! Be sure to leave your e-mail address with each entry and leave separate comments for each entry.
Thank you Sun Protection Zone for sending us these amazing SunSkinz products. We look forward to giving them the "FULL ON" test when we go to Myrtle Beach this summer!
I was not paid to feature this review or giveaway! I was compensated only by the products sent to us for review!

Thank You Disney Channel - The STARSTRUCK Movie Gets An A+ From Us!

I have four very impressionable kids in my house. Of course, a couple of them are to young to know that yet, but a couple of them are becoming of age where things they see on t.v. really has an impact on how they think. Because of that, I really like seeing movies that keep it clean and actually shine a little light on the REAL WORLD. So I have to applaud The Disney Channel for doing it right with the "STARSTRUCK" movie. We DVR'd it and I was watching it with my kids this morning! I love how they shine true light on the fact that YOUNG HOLLYWOOD stars are "real" people. They want privacy, they want to have a personal life that is not constantly exploited constantly and they want to be WHO THEY "REALLY" ARE. I think it's hard, because we admire their ability to portray a person on t.v. and idolize them to an extent where they become "UNREAL". Where we constantly think we need our noses in what is going on with them, in their personal life, because they are held to a higher level in our minds.

When in reality, they are people (some of them are young people), who have chosen a career path that puts them in the lime lite. They serve our need to be entertained and yet, at the same time, offer us the chance to dream about things that might not be possible in real life.

I love how the Disney Channel showed this young man's true desire to be who is really is and in the end...let him follow his HEART instead of the influence that his power or money could push him towards. He looked beyond the fact that the media might try to destroy a good thing and took a chance...and it turned out alright. He even stood up to his parents and put them in their place, when the fame and fortune of their son had gone to their heads.

So I have to say, "THANK YOU" to the Disney Channel for doing things right with this "STARSTRUCK" movie. The actors did a great job, but the writers of the story did an even better job in presenting a little bit of a reality in a sweet "teeny bopper" love story. I appreciate you offering my kids some wholesome entertainment and helping them see a glimpse of reality through a really cute story!

I was not paid to feature this review! I was encouraged by the movie and thought I'd share!

Do You Have Wavy or Curly Hair? Pantene's New Curly Hair Line Might Be Perfect For You!

It's your Pantenologist Courtney, here with more great information about Pantene's New Product Line.The last product we will highlight is their Curly Hair Products. But how do you know if you have the right type of "CURLY" hair?
Thanks to my Panteneology Kit, I was able to do a quick test to see if my hair fell into this category. This test was simple! I took a strand of my hair, wet it and let it dry, then layed it on the page below. If it curled onto any of the lines, I would be the perfect candidate for their Curly Hair line. Since my hair did exactly that, my Pantenology kit recommended I purchase this line for my hair care needs.

I match the CURLY HAIR Pantene Pr0-V product the best! I was truly surprised by these results! I would have thought I would have been a better fitting candidate for the Color Hair products or the Fine Hair Products even...but thanks to my fun experiment kit, I feel confident I have found the perfect match for my hair care needs. This is the product I will be buying for me & my girl's hair (as we have similiar hair types).

CLICK HERE to sign up for a FREE SAMPLE of this line!

Don't forget, today is the last day to enter the giveaway of the $25 Walmart Gift Card so you can buy your perfect NEW Pantene product line. CLICK HERE to enter now!
The Pantene Scientific Hair Test kit and the $25 Walmart gift card to give away were provided by Pantene through MyBlogSpark. I was not paid to feature these reviews!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

I ABSOLUTELY Love This Toddler Tee From "Faith Baby" And You Can Win One Too...

"God's Has Big Plans For Me"! This shirt speaks a truth that we can all agree with! Isn't it funny, how a friendly reminder, like seeing it on a tee shirt of a toddler can make you smile and realize how true it really is? I LOVE IT! Such a simple, but effective way to witness to people without saying a word!Faith Baby let us do a review of a onesie when our little guy was about 6 months old. Do you remember? His darling onesie said, "Mommy's Answered Prayers". Since he's a toddler now, he's moved up in their product line size and now wears their "Toddler Tees". I'm so glad that he does! They have so many adorable ones to choose from, picking a shirt to do this review with was hard...but I fell in love with this tee (that was sent to us free of charge from Faith Baby for this review)! I think we can all use simple reminders like this, even as adults. But it's even more important to let our little ones know that we know GOD has a lot in store for them with their sweet lives!

Faith Baby has adorable onesies, toddler tees, pants, hats, the most adorable ruffle bloomers and even sweet flower headbands (to add accent to their adorable clothing line). Trust me, when you see their stuff, you're going to fall in love too!

Faith Baby is so sure that you will, they are offering (1) Lucky reader the chance to win their favorite toddler tee. Can you picture one of your favorite "little people" wearing one of these adorable "friendly reminders"?

To Enter This Giveaway (You must do the first and then one or all of the following):
1st - Tell me your absolute favorite toddler tee
2nd - Tell me what other product on their website you LOVE
3rd - Follow Faith Baby on Twitter: CLICK HERE & comment that you do
4th - Sign up for their newsletter: CLICK HERE & comment you do (this will be confirmed upon winning)
5th - Follow this blogspot directly and comment that you do
6th - Follow this blogspot on Twitter: CLICK HERE & comment that you do
7th - Blog about this giveaway & comment that you did, with a link, so we can read about it
8th - Enter one of the other giveaways & comment which ones you entered (you can do this once per giveaway entered)

This Giveaway will end on May 14, 2010 and is opened to US Residents only! Be sure to leave your e-mail address with each entry and leave separate comments for each entry!Thank you Faith Baby for this new "toddler tee". He loves it and I love him wearing it! What a great way to witness without saying a word! Your products are 100% One Bored Mommy Blogspot approved!
I was not paid to feature this review or giveaway! I was compensated only by the toddler tee we received for the review!

My Sister Is A Finalist In The Little Miss Matched Project Sock Contest...And She Needs Your VOTE!

My pregnant little sister Tiffany is so creative! She really should have majored in Art in college! She has amazing sewing, painting and all around "creative" abilities, that I ENVY to an extreme! LOL! But I love her too & fully support her endeavors! Remember how she had her tutu outfit on Tori & Dean's Oxygen show? She entered this contest with Little Miss Matched to win $1,000 for their "Project Sock Design Contest" and she is one of the 24 finalists! She could really use your vote! Please do me a favor and head over to their site and just give it a quick CLICK! She will thank you and so will I!

This is her design (see below):
If you do vote for her, I'd love for you to comment that you did...so I can keep track of her votes! You never know...One Bored Mommy might offer a giveaway to the person who offers the most daily votes. *HINT *HINT*
Please go vote now!!

Do You Have Color Treated Hair? Pantene's New Color Hair Line Might Be Perfect For You!

It's your Pantenologist Courtney, here with more great information about Pantene's New Product Line.The next product we will highlight, is their Color Hair Products. But how do you know if you have the right type of Color Treated hair for this product?
Thanks to my Panteneology Kit, I was able to do a quick test to see if my hair fell into this category. They included a clear cup. Inside, I filled it up with water and took one of my hairs, rolled it into a ball and dropped it in the water. If it sank right away, I am perfect for this product line. But if it floated and stayed on top of the water than 60 seconds, I am not the right candidate for the Color Hair line. Because my hair stayed afloat, my Pantenology kit recommended I continue searching out a better fitting product for my hair needs.

Since I have color treated hair, I thought for sure this would be the perfect match for me. I was wrong! I guess my hair is not in that bad of shape considering the coloring I've had done. So I guess I will have to continue my search for the perfect Pantene Pr0-V product.

My search will go on...but not to worry! By the end of the week, I will find my perfect
NEW Pantene product line for my hair needs.

CLICK HERE to sign up for a FREE SAMPLE of this line!

Don't forget to enter the giveaway of the $25 Walmart Gift Card so you can buy your perfect NEW Pantene product line. CLICK HERE to enter now!
The Pantene Scientific Hair Test kit and the $25 Walmart gift card to give away were provided by Pantene through MyBlogSpark. I was not paid to feature these reviews!

The FINAL Tales Of A "Potty Training" Mommy! Let The Fun Begin!

The very last of our four kids has started the invigorating phase of events called "POTTY TRAINING". This is the final time I have to go through this challenging time and I am so glad! Potty training is not my forte, but it has to be done...right? I mean, they have to learn at some point to go to the bathroom somewhere other than their pants, right? The answer is YES!So yesterday I bought pull-ups and put the little guy in nothing but the pull-up to run around in. Every five minutes or so, we would rush to the toilet (as he lead the way) to stand there and wait to see if anything would come out.

As of yet, we've been doing it again today! We have had 1 successful #2 and a lot of wet floors and pull-ups. I know this is just the beginning and he has to figure out how this all works.
With my oldest son (when he was two), I bribed him with a puppy to potty train! He literally potty trained in 1 week flat. NO ACCIDENTS, nothing but pure joy! And yes, we got a puppy to boot!

My second child (the brainiac) potty trained herself (basically) in a few days and was potty trained around 18 months completely.

My third child (the free spirit) was basically potty trained by my (at the time) four year old daughter. She was on top of checking throughout the day, telling me when she thought she had to go and even was known to rush into the bathroom with her and set her up on the toilet by herself. It was nice, a little scary, but it worked out alright and she was successfully potty trained before she was two.
Now...with this little guy...we'll see! He's 20 months old and has been showing signs of readiness for a couple weeks. He pulls on his pants when he's going #1 and hides in another room (if he can get away long enough) for #2's. He likes to flush the toilet, hand people toilet paper when they are finished and even scrub out the toilet. However, the idea of going in the potty (you know the actual act of doing it on the toilet) isn't as much fun to him. LOL!
So today, we've had a tiny bit of success, and some training progress! I can see THE END in sight! I know the road to POTTY TRAINING freedom is a long one, but worth all the work. So please, wish me luck as I end an era of potty training children (in this family at least) and see our family being diaper & pull-up free soon!

P.S. If anyone has any helpful advice about how they potty trained their kids...I'd love to hear it! If it doesn't help me, it might help another mommy out! PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SHARE!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

"Funky Fresh And Sugar Free" Makes My Kids Rock Out In The Car!!

We love to listen to fun music in the car! Since we go on a lot of road trips, music is a huge part of our entertainment as we drive. Because we have four kids, getting music that is fun for adults & kids is important too. You know how annoying some "kids" music can be when it's played over and over again! We received a copy of "Funky Fresh And Sugar Free" from Sugar Free Allstars (sent to us free of charge for this review from Sugar Mountain PR)! It's their newest CD that was made available yesterday (APRIL 27th) from Wiser Music.

So I popped the CD in the car on our way to the bus stop today, to drop off our daughter for kindergarten. We listened through some of the songs and my kids seemed to like their music! My little guy especially did! Watch him get down in his car seat!
video

video
Adorable, right?
I have to admit, I caught myself dancing around in my seat and singing too (no, there is no footage of that). Especially since one of their songs is a re-make (Beattles Original "Ob-ladi, Obl-la-da") to a song that used to be the beginning of a show I loved when I was younger called "Life Goes On".

The One Bored Mommy Crew give the "Funky Fresh and Sugar Free" by Sugar Free Allstars (8) thumbs up! That's two thumbs per the four people in the car listening! Yes, we all give our approval!
Thanks Sugar Mountain PR for introducing us to this fun group! If you'd like to purchase their CD, from AMAZON.com by CLICKING HERE! It's also available for download on iTunes by CLICKING HERE!
I was not paid to feature this CD review. My only compensation was the free CD we received!

"The Summer We Read Gatsby" By Danielle Ganek Review & Giveaway

Summer reading allures me! Especially since we are taking a trip this year that might entitle me to some "MOMMY" reading alone! That doesn't happen a lot around here. I am mostly reading Dr. Suess and kid books to the kids, so when the opportunity arises for me to read one for myself, I jump at it. Especially one that I think I will dive in and not be able to pull myself out of! I love those kinds of books!

I got the honor of being one of the first people to receive a copy of a book (sent to me free of charge for this feature/giveaway by Engelman & Co) being set to land on bookshelves everywhere May 31st, 2010.

Written by Danielle Ganek, the author of critically praised "Lulu Meets God and Doubts Him" is excited to announce her newest novel!

The Summer We Read Gatsby by Danielle Ganek is something that I can't wait to dive into on our trip to Puerto Rico in June. I know I am going to be engulfed in this book and I am so excited that I will have the time to read it and thoroughly enjoy it as well! I can related to the storyline from the very beginning...I have a sister that is NOTHING LIKE ME! We have walked different lives from the get go, but I still love her to pieces! I can imagine putting myself into one of these characters and her in the other and watching the story unfold!

Here's the storyline:
{Half sisters Cassie and Peck could not be more different. Cassie is a newly divorced journalist with her feet firmly planted on the ground; Peck is a vintage-obsessed actress with her head in the clouds. In fact, the only thing they seem to have in common is their inheritance of Fool's House, a run-down cottage left to them by their beloved Aunt Lydia. But Cassie and Peck can't afford the house, and the can't agree on anything, much less what to do with the place. Plus, they've inherited an artist in residence and self-proclaimed genius named Biggsy, who seems to bring suspiciously bad luck wherever he goes. As these two likable sisters try to understand their aunt's puzzling instructions to "seek a thing of utmost value" from within the house, they're both distracted by romantic entanglements with men from their pasts. }

I can't wait to start reading this book! Are you intrigued as well? Well, good new for you...I get to offer (1) Lucky Reader the chance to SCORE their own copy of this book too!

To Enter This Giveaway (you must do the first, then one or all of the following):
1st - Tell me if you've read "Lulu Meets God and Doubts Him" or heard of Danielle Ganek before
2nd - Tell me what your favorite reading material for summertime reading is
3rd - Follow this blogspot & comment that you do
4th - Follow this blogspot on Twitter: CLICK HERE & comment that you do
5th - Tweet about this giveaway & comment that you did (you can do this twice daily)
6th - Blog about this giveaway & comment that you did, with a link, so we can read about it
7th - Enter the other giveaways & comment which ones (you may do this once per giveaway entered)

This Giveaway will end on May 13, 2010 and is opened to US Residents only! Be sure to leave your e-mail address with each entry and leave separate comments for each entry!
**
You can pre-order your own copy of The Summer We Read Gatsby at AMAZON.com by CLICKING HERE! It's on sale too!
I was not paid to post this feature or giveaway! I was given a copy of the book as compensation!