Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Shopping For Your Fall Wardrobe Couldn't Get Any Easier Than With This $50 Giveaway From "Ruche"...

Time to dig those sweaters out of the closet?  Find those scarves and hats and gloves.  Why?  Fall and Winter are upon us and that means, we have to dress & look the part, right?  But where do you shop to find the decent prices and trendiest fashions for this time of the year?

I have a suggestion:
Now, this online store not only has everything you need for looking AMAZING this fall/winter, but they also have great prices too.
 I could pretty much see myself wearing (and accessorizing) with almost everything the sell. 
I especially love that they have a RUFFLES section with clothing styles that add that ruffly touch that makes any girl look even girlier.
I am so excited that I get the pleasure of offering (1) Lucky One Bored Mommy Reader a $50 Gift Certificate to spend in their online store.  Excited yet?

To Enter This Giveaway (you must do the first and then one or all of the following):
1st - Tell what is your favorite item from Ruche (CLICK HERE to head to their store to look around)
2nd - Tell who & what you will be using the Ruche gift certificate for
3rd - Become a fan of Ruche on Facebook / Twitter & comment that you did
4th - Join Ruche's email subscription list & comment that you did (this will be confirmed upon winning)
5th - Follow Ruche's blog & comment that you do
6th - Tweet about this giveaway & comment that you did (you may do this twice daily)
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 one you entered (you may do this once per giveaway entered)
9th - Follow this blogspot & comment that you do
10th - Follow this blogspot on Twitter (CLICK HERE) and comment that you do

This giveaway will end on October 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.

I look forward to finding out who wins this fabulous prize and hearing about how much they love their new Ruche clothes & accessories.
I was not paid to feature this post!  I was not compensated in any way!

Effective Parenting in a Defective World - We Have To Be Prepared! Are You Armed And Ready?

Our Sunday School Class is going through this series and I think that EVERY PARENT, Christian or not, should consider listening to the points Chip Ingram makes about parenting in the culture we live in....

Seriously, guys! I think our kids are worth it! This serious series of parenting classes (so far) has been hard to listen to, sometimes emotional and even touchy...but it hits home when it comes to matters of parenting our kids. There are so many scary things out there, available to them that we aren't even aware about, and are you PREPARED?

Consider this...are your kids worth it?
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On My Mind Today... A KILLER Canker Sore!

Canker's a sore, sore subject with me today!

Isn't it amazing that these little mouth ulcers can bring so much pain to one's body?  It doesn't just effect your mouth, but your entire being!! 
OUCH! I have a huge one on the inside of my cheek (see the picture of it above) and I seriously can't eat, drink or think without it causing me some major pain!  It's right where my teeth rub and I can't do any mouth movement without it being irritated, which results in tremendous PAIN.

Did you know that Canker Sores are more common in women? They are also a hereditary trait. I know this to be true, because all of my poor children have inherited this problem from me. It's awful and it hurts!  It's funny to me, because when I was little, my mom used to tell me that if I showed her my canker sore, she would get one.  Sure enough...she did.  Little did I know that I probably inherited this trait from her too.  She'll probably get one just from reading this blogspot feature!

So what do you do, when you have a KILLER Canker Sore?  Any suggestions on easing the pain?  I have used ambesol (but then I tend to bite it in that spot, because I am numb and can't feel, which results in an even bigger sore spot).  I have used Ibuprofen to cut the pain (because it really does HURT bad).  We have tried Abreva and it works okay, but you have to continue applying it...

Let me know if you suffer from Canker Sores and what you do to ease the pain or even to get rid of them!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I Want To Know WHY???

This shouldn't take long to answer, so if you wouldn't mind:

I am curious why you visit the One Bored Mommy Blogspot! Please let me know why you stop by! This will not only help me, but also businesses who are considering being featured or have been featured in the past. Give them your reasons why you come to my specific blogspot!

Thanks guys!

It's Here...And We Are Totally Set For Next Weeks "EXCITEDLY ANTICIPATED" Arrival!

Our package arrived today from:
Remember, I told you about how awesome their company is?  Talk about making traveling with little ones super easy on parents.  This is the way to go.  You click, pay and have your NECESSARY items delivered where you are you don't have to worry about packing, hauling and paying for the extra baggage expenses.

So, my nephew's new travel swing arrived today (one thing that my nephew uses on a daily basis, but she was not "allowed" to bring along because of size restrictions)...along with the adorable toy I bought for him to chew on/play with while they are visiting next week. 

I put the swing together already, realized that it takes (4) C Batteries (which I will pick up and have installed before their arrival) and then the only thing we are missing is his adorable little body in it, swinging away contently.
I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by the product sent for feature!

A Confession...Our House Smells Like Stinky Shoes! I Need Your Help!

I have noticed aroma that is not only disgusting and revolting, but it's starting to take over my home.  That smell?  STINKY SHOES!  Pee Ewww!
It all begins with a little girl who was raised in California, where flip flops are year round footwear and her occasional pair of sneakers were worn without socks.  Flash Forward to now...where this grown up woman still does not enjoy wearing socks and this has reflected on her four kids, which makes for a lot of SMELLY, STINKY, ROTTEN smelling shoes laying around our house.
So what should I do?

Throw all the shoes away and start over (cause they are pretty helpless right now)?

Begin enforcing (HARDCORE) a "MUST WEAR SOCKS" strategy?

Is there something I can do for the smell around the house...something that will over power the stinky shoes smell?

But more room deodorizers and candles so the house doesn't smell bad?

Buy new inserts for all of our shoes and then have the kids & I start wearing socks with them all?

This is a serious problem people!  I went out and bought a couple candles yesterday to mask the odor and I was finding, though the candles smelled fantastic, that...that stinky shoes smell still managed to push through.

I NEED YOUR HELP!  Suggestions?  Ideas?  Tips?  Tell me to get a life?  LEAVE A COMMENT!  Maybe I'm not the only one that has this horribly smelling problem!
I was not paid to write this post!  I was not compensated in any way!

Win $75 To Shop At Any Of The CSN Stores Online...Think Of The Christmas Presents You Can Buy With This #WIN

Christmas is coming quickly! 

SERIOUSLY...have you thought about Christmas shopping yet?  I know...I just asked you a few weeks ago, but since we are almost in October's SERIOUS time to think about who you're buying for, what you're getting them, how you're getting it to them and where you're going to buy it from...right?

Well, I am excited to tell you that I have the wonderful opportunity to offer a
$75 Gift Certificate
to (1) Lucky One Bored Mommy Winner, to put towards their Christmas shopping, from any of the over 200 CSN Stores online.  This should give you the upper hand in getting those last minute purchases completed and sent out long before the date arrives!

To Enter This Giveaway (you must do the first and then one or all of the following):
1st - Tell me which CSN store you would start shopping on first?  CLICK HERE for a list!
2nd - Tell me who & what you will be using this CSN stores gift certificate for
3rd - Tell me if you've shopped at a CSN store online before & if so, which one you purchased from
4th - Follow CSN Stores on TWITTER: CLICK HERE & comment that you do
5th - Follow this blogspot & comment that you do
6th - Follow this blogspot on TWITTER: CLICK HERE & comment that you do
7th - Tweet about this giveaway & comment that you did (you may do this twice daily)
8th - Blog about this giveaway & comment that you did, with a link, so we can read about it.
9th - Enter one of the other giveaways & comment which one you entered (you may do this once per giveaway entered)

This Giveaway will end on October 12, 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 CSN Stores for making this holiday season extra special for me & especially that one lucky reader that wins this giveaway!
I was not paid to feature this post!  I was not compensated in any way to post this giveaway!

YAY! We Have A Winner...

Tylerpants said... 150
I never made pottery before but it looks fun!

September 26, 2010 6:13 PM
Congrats!  You now have 48 hours to claim your prize!  Thank you to Creativity for Kids for sponsoring this giveaway!  Thank you to everyone who entered to win!

Monday, September 27, 2010

You Know How Much I Love CSN Stores, Right? Any Guess What Might Be Coming Soon To A Blogspot Near You? A Giveaway Perhaps?

As you know, the One Bored Mommy Blogspot loves shopping at the over 200 CSN stores online.  In fact, I consider them a resource & point of reference (jumping off point) when I start searching for specific products that we need for our home or family.

For instance, we were just recently in contract on a house and the kitchen needed some bar stools for the island counter area.  Where did I look? 
Where I found these amazing bar stools (see picture above).  Unfortunately, we didn't get the house...but I do know where to buy the ones I want when we find the perfect home!

Now...I was teasing you with the title, right?  Be on the lookout for a GIVEAWAY (a rather large one) coming from the One Bored Mommy Blogspot and the CSN stores in the next few days!  This is going to be one you're not going to want to miss out keep your eyes peeled and be ready for some SHOPPING FUN!
I was not paid to feature this post!  I was not compensated in any way!  I will be offering a giveaway in an upcoming post from

A Teaser Of A Review/Giveaway That's Coming To The One Bored Mommy Blogspot Soon...

Yes, we will be doing a review and giveaway of the Dean's Pretzel dip...which I am very excited about trying out (cause we love pretzels in this house). 

I've Got The "Skinny Scoop" On All The Hottest Topics...Do you?

At Blogher this year, I met a company that works perfect for my blog & I love it!  It's actually a site I visit on a daily basis! Why?  Part of the reason people love reading blogs is to learn about what's going on in other's lives.  We are wired to "want to know", even if it's none of our business or has nothing to do with us...right?  SERIOUSLY...especially as women, we like to have our questions answered, share ideas and even learn statistics about things.  Especially controversially things, right?
So, The Skinny Scoop is a website (founded by the two ladies below: Eden Godsoe & Erin Crocker) dedicated to people who want all the info on just about any topic you can think of.  It's also a place you can ask others your "BURNING QUESTIONS".
For instance...I submitted a few of my own questions to the Skinny Scoop to see what kind of response I would get from the people who visit their site.

I have to tell you, I cracked up that so's been 100% NO WAY to this question:

By the way, feel free to leave your answer too!  Maybe you'll change it from 100% no to a different percentage?  Maybe some of you are "brave enough" to share...

Here's another one I did that I loved the answers (see the comments at the bottom):

The final question I submitted because it's a cause I think is "worthy of liking" and I wanted to see how other's felt about it:
I was thrilled with the response I've received so far from that one too!

It was fun to put those questions out there and see what kind of responses I would get from the general public!  I even bet you have some that you're dying to ask...maybe you're to shy to ask in person, but online you would feel totally comfortable to see what other's thought.  The Skinny Scoop is totally a site for you!

If you have a blog, this is definitely one that I would suggest you place their widget on your sidebar.  CLICK HERE to learn more about doing that! Your readers are going to love visiting your site everyday and seeing what new question is on the Skinny Scoop for that day.  Maybe it is something that really hits home for them. 

So, I would suggest you head over to the Skinny Scoop today and check out everything they have to offer.  Be's addictive and you will probably find yourself bookmarking the page, so you can find it easily day after day!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Looking For The Perfect Bedding For Your New Baby Or Kid's Rooms? Look No Further Than "Starry Nights Bedding"!

I have to tell you, one of the things I've searched and searched for online (probably spent hours total looking) is a place to buy adorable bedding for my kids.  Since I sew, I have always considered making their bedding, but would (truthfully) prefer to just buy the sets instead.  But only if I can find exactly what I am looking for. 

When I happened upon this online store...I was blown away by their ADORABLE selection and their prices weren't half bad either!
I love the fact that they carry bedding sets for cribs,
for little girls, (I wished I had found this store years ago...because I wanted to do ladybugs in my girl's room and I was having the hardest time finding bedding like this...that didn't have pinks and all kinds of other crazy colors.  I wanted the bold red and blacks)
for little boys,

and even for the teenagers in your life!

My suggestion to you?  If you're looking to re-decorate a bedroom...or perhaps you're getting your very first nursery set up...check out the selection at Starry Nights Bedding before you look anywhere else.  It might be the only place you have to shop!
I was not paid to feature this post!  I was not compensated in any way!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Who Would Pass Up A Free $15 To Shop With? This Deal Is To Good To Pass Up...

I was not paid to feature this post!  I will receive $15 credit to my account after my referred friends make their first purchase. 

Friday, September 24, 2010

Looking For A Little Inspiration? Look No Further Than "Project Nursery's" Amazing Blog!

If you're looking for some decorating ideas for your babies nursery, re-decorating your kid's room or even ideas for birthday parties & gatherings...then you must check out this amazing new BLOG.

I love the look of this nursery!  Isn't it darling?
My girls would go GAGA for this room!
Any mommy to be (expecting a boy) would love a baby shower with these kinds of decorations and inspiration, right?

A Few Reasons I Should Get A Cameo On "GLEE"...

So, one of my favorite shows right now is GLEE!  Mainly because I love the music, the story line is cute enough and my husband is actually from the town they portray the show in (in real life). 
So, I have come up with a short list of reasons why "One Bored Mommy" should make a cameo appearance on GLEE...
1st - I love to sing (I may not be the best, but I used to be pretty decent...I think)
2nd - I believe someone based Finn Hudson's character off my husband, who was a football player in high school, lived in the outskirts of the town it's based in and his last name is HUTSON.  They just changed one character in the last name and his first name for "security purposes".
3rd - I can still look like a high schooler (in my mind at least), if I braid my hair... or maybe I could be a part of the teacher's crew in the break room if I look to old to be a student?
4th - I think my personality would fit right in on the show...
5th - It'd be good for their ratings (LOL)...cause you know, they really need my minuscule help getting viewership, right?

So what do you think?  Should FOX & the GLEE producers consider me for a part on the show?  Do you have any idea how excited I would be?

Seriously, don't ask me why I am writing this...I know there is no chance in "heck" I would ever be considered, but it's always fun to dream and that's a show I would love to have part in...and since I was thinking about it today...I thought I would share it with you guys!

Come Wish Me A Happy Birthday...

32 years ago today, my parents became "PARENTS" for the first time! 
Yep, I turn 32 years old today!  YIKES!  My mid thirties are clearly in focus now and I still feel 18 most days!  Is that normal?  Considering I have four kids to chase around constantly and a busy life to live, I'd say I am pretty lucky to still feel so young at heart! 
So here's to another year...
and hopefully (if I'm lucky) many, many more to come!

We Have A Winner...

OutnumberedMama said... 60
I like these: Sheer Hair Net Headband

September 22, 2010 11:07 AM
Congrats!  You now have 48 hours to claim your prize!  Thank you to Cover Your Hair for offering such a sweet giveaway!  Thanks to everyone who entered to win!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

In Case You Missed It...Helpful Tips For Cleaning Up "Kid-Tastrophies" Thanks To The Nate Show...

I saw this segment today and had to share this, in case you missed today's show.

Today on the "Nate Show" they had Sabrina Soto (HGTV expert) on giving MOM's everywhere a little hope with easy, simple solutions for messes that kids make on our walls, table tops and more.  Watch the video below:
I am loving this new show! 
How about you guys? 
I am always inspired by home decorating, helpful tips, etc. and his show is chocked full of it!  Maybe one day you'll see One Bored Mommy on a segment of the show.  Wouldn't that be something?  You never could happen!

Amazing Support For Those Who Suffer (Or Have Suffered) From Postpartum Depression...

Postpartum depression occurs in women just after giving birth. Symptoms include sadness and hopelessness over and above the normal baby blues.  Have you ever experienced Postpartum Depression?

There is this amazing website that I have to share with you, my readers, for any of you who are currently dealing with (or have dealt with the in past) Postpartum Depression. 
This is a mental & emotional strain on you & your family and it's something that you should not only take seriously, but be able to feel comfortable talking about with other women who have deal with and are suffering the same emotional hurdles as you may be facing.  This is not something you should ever feel embarrassed about going through and is actually more common than you realize.
I have personally met the lady behind this site and she's amazing.  Having experienced PPD herself and lived through these rough patches to share about it, her story that will encourage and touch other's lives...Katherine Stone's website can be a comfort to you if you are going through this time of your life.

Breathe Right Wants to Find Healthy, Happy Families! Win A Month Supply By Entering This Giveaway!

Let’s face it – being a mom is a challenge!  Pretty sure you would all agree! There are a million things to worry about from figuring out what to pack for lunch, crying babies, paying the bills, etc. Something we all dread is a stuffy nose.  I HATE IT!  Not being able to breath at night when I am trying to sleep is TOTAL torture!
The folks at Breathe Right have just released a new Advanced strip that is even better at opening the nasal passages, which can help you, breathe better and sleep better. And a better night’s sleep is precious to all us moms!
Want to win a one month supply of Breathe Right Advanced?
All you have to do is share your favorite tip/trick for building a healthy, happy family (leave a comment below). Then follow @Breathe_Right on twitter (CLICK HERE) and leave a comment with #BreathingMommies.  It's that simple!

This giveaway will end on October 14, 2010 and is opened to US Residents only!  Be sure to leave your e-mail address with your comments and be sure to leave separate comments for each entry.

I was contact to do this feature/giveaway by M80 on behalf of GSK!  I will be compensated with a month supply of Breathe Right Advanced Strips for our family for posting this post/giveaway!

Looking forward to seeing all of your great tips!

The "Meet The SqueeGee's" CD Made My Kids Dance And Laugh...Get Your CD Now Exclusively At Target

One thing I know about my kids...they love to have a good time!  They love to dance & laugh and sing!  Because of that, I love music groups that offer music that not only excites my kids, but also encourages positive messages about healthy living. 
"Meet the SqueeGees"!  We were just introduced to the SqueeGees (we received a CD free of charge for this review/feature) and my kids are already in LOVE with all of the songs on this CD! 
This fantastic CD was just released on September 21st, available exclusively at TARGET Stores & online at
Here's a video of my kids dancing to their music.  You tell me, does it look like they are enjoying this music?

Because my kids loved this CD so much and I love the fact that most of their songs talk about embracing a "Healthy Lifestyle", I would highly recommend this, "Meet The SqueeGees" CD for your family's music collection.  So head over to your favorite Target store (cause you know you have one) or online at and scoop up your copy of this CD today!
I was not paid to feature this review/post!  I was compensated only by the product sent for review/feature!