Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

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From the One Bored Mommy Blogspot!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Fabulous Fashionable Friday ~ Save Big At Forever 21...

Forever 21 has been a staple of my wardrobe since I was in high school. 
I'll admit it, it still is!  I can't help myself. 
They have some the cutest (and most reasonably priced) trendy clothing options I've seen.  Plus, they have accessories galore. 
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So I saw they were having this huge sale and I couldn't help but pass along the news to you!
I was not paid to feature this post!  I was not compensated in any way!

No More Screaming Cause The Suns In Their Eyes! Check Out "Protect A Bub" Car Seat Sunshades...A Must Have For Every Family!

One of the most annoying things when you're driving is having the sun shine directly in your eyes.  Even more annoying is having your child scream bloody murder cause the sun is in their eyes and there is nothing you can do about it.  Trust me...having four kids, we've had our share of episodes with "Mr. Sun" and if there was a product that I could buy that would help eliminate this problem...I WOULD BUY IT!
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Good news for you (a little late for me, however), there is a product that is just what the doctor ordered!  It's called Protect A Bub Car Seat Sunshade and I'm going to tell you why you must buy one for your baby/toddler's car seat.
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We received a Protect A Bub Car Seat Sunshade (sent to us free of charge for this review), so I could try it out with my final toddler.  Man, how I wished we would have found this product sooner.  It would have saved me from hearing all the crying, screaming, "Mr. Sun GO AWAY" comments that were made, as we drove along with the sun shining directly in our kids faces.
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Have a look at my son's face...does he look happy?  It's because he can prevent the sun from making him squint and cry, thanks to this car seat sunshade. 













  • If you've got a child who doesn't like the sun shining in their eyes...you need to check into buying one of these car seat sunshades.  I promise...it will save you some headaches and you'll see more smiles than tears when your driving in your car with your little one.

    I was not paid to feature this review/feature!  I was compensated only by the product sent for review/feature!

    Come See What These "TWO" Winners Won...

    The winner of the "Date Night" Prize Pack Giveaway is:

    I just liked the Romano's Macaroni Grill on Facebook
    MANDATORY ENTRY: 'IF' I win, I will probably buy the "Dance Sports Pack Removable Wall Stickers." I am in LOVE with Olee Kids! My daughter loves Olee Kids, too! I love the 'sticky' you picked. I could stare at that picture for hours. I honestly thought I was looking at a vaction picture of yours. It looks amazing! I love it! I think I need that picture sticky.
    October 23, 2010 10:38 PM

    Thursday, October 28, 2010

    Nate's Crate: Did You Miss The Reveal? See What's INSIDE...

    As you know already, I am a huge fan of NATE BERKUS!  He's been holding us in suspense over what was in the "Nate's Crate" and today was the reveal...
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    I am thinking...should I send a video to see if one of those $50,000 Nate Crates can be delivered to CT, to our front door?  I could really use help in every room of our home...but I am sure I could narrow it down to a couple, right?

    I was not paid to feature this post!  I was not compensated in any way!

    A Special Discount Exclusively For One Bored Mommy Readers From eShakti.com

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    from now till the end of November.
    I was not paid to post this discount.  I was not compensated in any way!

    Someone's Going To Have A Party With This #WIN


    I have tried Dean's Dip before, ranch :D
    October 27, 2010 4:54 PM

    Wednesday, October 27, 2010

    My Kids Love Shopping And Now They Can Do It From The Comfort Of Home...Just Like Mom, With This New "Shopping Cart"! WIN ONE With This Fun Giveaway Too!

    Pushing a shopping cart is a huge deal to little kids!  Take my word for it, when your child is old enough to not only, not sit in the shopping cart at the grocery store, but help push it through...they feel SO BIG

    Our favorite grocery store here in CT has mini-shopping carts for our kids to push along as we shop and (NO LIE), we once had four kids, pushing four little carts and two adults, pushing two full sized carts shopping through Shop Rite.  I am sure that everyone that encountered us, during that shopping visit, thought that my husband and I were totally insane...but our kids LOVED it!
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    My friends at GUMMYLUMP offer a full line of Melissa & Doug products (which our kids absolutely adore) and one of the ones that caught their attention first was...the "shopping cart".  I mean, what child wouldn't want that (just like mom) mini version of the real thing?  I'll admit too, it's pretty darn cute, right?
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    So a box arrived last night that had my kids screaming, jumping and getting all excited!  The Melissa & Doug "Shopping Cart" was here (sent to us free of charge for this review/feature) and they couldn't wait for me to assemble it, so they could get busy shopping!
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    Now, it does require assembly, but thankfully, the tool you need is in the box and it doesn't take that long (or much effort) to put it together.  I love how sturdy it is and how GOSH DARN ADORABLE it is.  It's seriously, just like the real thing, only shrunk to their size. 
    ADORABLE!!
    Check out (see the video above) how my kids played with the cart when it was ready to roll...I got out some "supplies" for them to put in their cart to "buy" and they loved it!  It's amazing how some empty boxes can be a fun addition to this adorable shopping cart!  They had a blast playing "grocery store" and pushing the cart around, loading it up, unloading it and bagging up their groceries. 
    SO CUTE!!

    Do you know some children that would love this Melissa & Doug "Shopping Cart" too?  I get the pleasure of offering (1) Lucky One Bored Mommy Reader their chance to win one right here!  This might be a great Christmas present for your special someone!

    To Enter This Giveaway (you must do the first and then one or all of the following):
    1st - Tell me of another product you would love to have that GummyLump has in their online store (CLICK HERE)
    2nd - Tell me who will be receiving this adorable "shopping cart" if you win this giveaway
    3rd - Follow GummyLump on TWITTER: CLICK HERE & comment that you do
    4th - "LIKE" GummyLump's page on Facebook : 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 that you did (you may do this once per giveaway entered)

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    This giveaway will end on November 10, 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!
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    Thank you GummyLump!  I am certain that we will be back for more Melissa & Doug products soon!  I mean, we need some food for their shopping cart now, right?  Maybe I'll use your 20% off discount or your buy 3 get 1 free offer and stock up for Christmas too!
    I was not paid to do this review/feature!  I was compensated only by the product sent for the review/feature!

    Everyone's "A SCREAM" AT Old Navy This Weekend! You'll Scream Too When You See The Savings!

    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!
    For more details, check it out at:
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    A "Low Sodium" Winner...


    I entered Date Night Prize giveaway

    October 14, 2010 7:26 PM

    Congrats!  You now have 48 hours to claim your prize!  Thank you to Progresso for sponsoring this giveaway!  Thank you to everyone who entered to win!

    Tuesday, October 26, 2010

    Speaking of Christmas... Michael McDonald "This Christmas" Live From Chicago DVD Review And Giveaway!

    Watching a concert "LIVE" is an experience you want to have over and over again, right?  Especially if it's a concert that truly meant something to you!  I have fabulous memories from "concert's past" that I still recall on, in my memory, that are guaranteed to make me smile.
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    So, when I had the chance to review this DVD "Michael McDonald ~This Christmas~ Live in Chicago", how could I pass it up? 
    I mean, it's a concert (a live one) and it's Christmas music (which our entire family loves).

    This DVD, presented by a man with a very original & unique voice, offers a celebration of the upcoming holiday season.  It will immediately set your mind in a HOLIDAY MOOD!  Talk about musical inspiration!

    TRACK LISTING:

    1. It Keeps You Runnin'
    2. I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)
    3. Sweet Freedom
    4. Every Time Christmas Comes Around
    5. On This Night
    6. This Christmas
    7. Come, O Come Emanuel
    8. Wexford Carol
    9. Christmas On The Bayou
    10. I'll Be Home For Christmas
    11. That's What Christmas Means To Me
    12. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
    13. Peace
    14. White Christmas/ Winter Wonderland
    15. Minute By Minute
    16. What A Fool Believes
    17. Takin' It To The Streets
    Bonus Track: Hallelujah

    Have a look and listen for yourself:
    Are you interested in winning a copy of this DVD for your family to enjoy this holiday season?  I get to offer (1) Lucky One Bored Mommy Reader that very opportunity! 

    To Enter This Giveaway (you must do the first and then one or all of the following):
    1st - Tell me if you've been a fan of Michael McDonald for long or if you've ever heard of him
    2nd - Tell me if you've ever seen his concerts "LIVE"
    3rd - Tell me about a concert that you attended, that you'll never forget about
    4th - Follow this blogspot & comment that you do
    5th - Follow this blogspot on TWITTER: CLICK HERE & 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 ones you entered (you may do this once per giveaway entered)

    This giveaway will end on November 8, 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!


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    Do You Have The World's Messiest Purse? It Could Score You A $2500 Gucci Purse Makeover!

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    Christmas Shopping...What's Your Tactic? I'll Share With You My Jumping Off Point!

    I know...it's not even Halloween yet...but "That Time Of Year" coming sooner than later and you've gotta be prepared, right?  You know...the jolly guy in a red suit, presents wrapped & nestled under the tree, stockings hung by the chimney with care and ladadada...
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    So, how do you prepare for this upcoming HUGE holiday season? 
    All the shopping, the wrapping, the baking, & the spreading of holiday cheer?  How do you make sure you don't forget something "special" on someones "MUST HAVE" list? 
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    I will give you a hint on how I do it...
    The first step is coming up with a "Santa" list.  This year, I have limited our kids to "2" things each.  They were dying that I was only allowing them two, but SANTA isn't wanting to have lots of credit card debt from this holiday season either.
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    So, I open up a blank PowerPoint spread sheet and copy & paste pictures of their "WANTS" from sites like ToysRUs, Target.com, etc.  You get the idea.  Each list, of course, has their name on it and when it gets closer to the date, I "mail or e-mail" a copy to Santa, to make sure he has everything under wraps.

    Truthfully, I am thrilled that two of my kids already picked out things I have purchased already for them, for Christmas.  The rest, of course, we will be watching for sales on and hoping not to BREAK THE BANK.  With four kids, Christmas can get rather expensive. 

    WORD TO THE WISE...some people wonder why I have my kids do their "WANT" lists a couple months before Christmas...
    Typically, my kids ask for the HOTTEST toys on the market, which means they are also the ones that will probably sell out in stores before most parents get them bought for their own kids.  So, I can get the upper hand at trying to get them before I have to, so I don't have to revert to spending 3x's as much on EBAY or waiting in HORRENDOUS lines at the last minute to score the PRIZE! 

     Just a thought...if you like that kind of  heart pounding, elbow throwing, far from smiling faces crowds...desperate for their child's MOST DESIRED Christmas present from Santa, then just wait! 
    But don't say I didn't warn you!
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    See Who's A Winner Today...

    The winner of the SmarTouch Gloves Giveaway is:

    I am following with GFC
    October 11, 2010 11:27 AM

    Congrats!  You now have 48 hours to claim your prize!  Thank you to Isotoner for sponsoring this warm winter giveaway!  Thanks again to everyone who entered to win!

    Monday, October 25, 2010

    Come See What Could Be Driving Into Your House This Christmas...

    Boy's LOVE Cars! 
     It's a tried and true fact!  Haven't met one yet that, at some point in their adolescent showed some sort of interest in cars.  Now, older boys need more than just a car.  They need lights, interaction, muscles, music & a remote control (another thing every boy/man can't live without). 
    RIGHT?
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    That's why I was so excited to have my oldest son help me with this review for "Road Rippers" newest  product.  One that I truly can see every little boy in the USA asking for, for Christmas this year.
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    We received the "Road Rippers" R/C Corvette "Motor Muscle" Car (sent to us free of charge for this review by TEAM MOM & www.toystate.com) and my son was very excited about taking it on a test drive!
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    But first he had to read up on how to make this car "REALLY" go!
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    Now, in my opinion, classic cars will never go out of style, which is exactly why Road Rippers decided to bring them back in such a fun way.  They are introducing a 1967 Corvette Stingray (which we received), a 1969 Dodge Daytona, a 1971 Dodge Super Bee and a 1970 GTO Judge.  Each car includes it's own remote controller that incorporates design cues pulled from the actual vehicles.  Plus...ours plays a really fun song.  Just a warning though, after hearing it constantly (cause you know that once the song is over, they have to push the button again), you'll be ready to have a break for awhile.
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    After watching my son drive this car from the get go, I have to worry about how he'll drive "for real" someday! 
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    Not really...these cars were made to be played with. 
    Which also means they are made to handle some bumps along the way.

    These Road Rippers Remote Controlled Motor Muscle Collection Cars are available now at Walmart, ToysRUs, Kmart and stores nationwide.

    You can also visit their online world at www.mymotorisland.com, where "Ripp" has brand new webisodes, and a whole interactive world for your son to play with.

    I was not paid to write this review/featured post!  I was compensated only by the product sent for the review/feature!

    I Received A Sparkly Surprise In The MailBox Today...Anything That Shines Like This Is A "Must Have" On My List...

    I sent my daughter out to get the mail a few minutes ago and she came in with a small envelope.  On the label, it said, "ZIRCONMANIA" and, given the size of the envelope & the feel of what was inside...my heart skipped a beat a little.  What beautiful treasure lay hidden inside this package and would it glitter and sparkle like I thought it would?  Only the person that opened the package would know that for sure...
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    Inside this package was even more amazing than what I had imagined.  I received this gorgeous bracelet from Zirconmania that I cannot wait to wear to church or on a date night with my husband.
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    The six blue fireball crystals on this bracelet are brilliant and exquisite.  They glitter and shimmer and are simply fabulous!
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    It also has an adjustable cord makes it fit wrists of all sizes!


    Here's a little bit more about this company "Zironmania" and more about their superb jewelry line:

    Until a few years ago, I really didn't appreciate the idea of "accessorizing" outfits.  You would never find me wearing a bracelet out to dinner (cause they annoyed me, as they slid up and down on my wrist while I was eating) and finding a matching necklaces or earrings wasn't worth my time & effort.  I'm not sure exactly what clicked, but I have recently found an appreciation for not only accessorizing my outfits, but feeling really good about how it looks when my outfit is truly "completed" by a piece of "NEW" jewelry. 
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    I love this new bracelet (especially since it can be adjusted to fit my wrist perfectly and not annoyingly slip on my wrist) and cannot wait to let it accessorize one of my favorite "date night" outfits for our next big "night out".
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    Please, head over to Zirconmania's website (CLICK HERE) and check out their unique and brilliant cubic zirconia jewelry.  If you like sparkle and bling, this is your type of online jewelry store.
    I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by the product sent for review/feature!

    Our PillowPet Giveaway Winner Is...DrumRoll Please...

    The winner of the My PillowPet Giveaway is:

    Tweet http://twitter.com/natdey/status/27196749857
    October 12, 2010 6:45 PM

    Sunday, October 24, 2010

    Wilson Phillips Is Back With A Christmas CD Every Family Needs This Year..."Christmas In Harmony"

    Wilson Phillips...does that name ring a bell with any of you?  It did with me, when I was contacted by Sony to review their newly released "Christmas In Harmony" CD
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    This is the Wilson Phillips I remember (see picture above)...you too, right?  The ones that sang, "HOLD ON"  in the 90's.  You know you listened to them!  I know that I did! 
     I loved them actually!
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    So here's a CD that you should consider buying as Christmas time is approaching.
      "Christmas in Harmony" by Wilson Phillips was released on October 12th (my daughter's birthday) and I have a feeling will be playing at the background of many a Christmas party this year.

    We received a copy of this CD (sent to us free of charge for this review/feature) and I am inspired and feeling in the mood for the approaching holidays!  They have amazing voices that have gotten even better over the years (in my opinion).  Their harmony makes my heart happy and I hope it has the same effect on yours.

    Saturday, October 23, 2010

    HOLY SINFULLY DELICIOUS! This Recipe Is So Yummy...It's SCARY! This Carmel Apple Cake Is DIVINE!

    Part of the reason I love this time of the year, is because it means that HUGE DINNER'S with FABULOUS FEASTS will be coming very, very soon to a table near you! 
    But the best part (hands down) of every one of those meals (in my opinion)...
    the DESSERT!
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    My husband came home yesterday from work with a grocery bag full of things and this newspaper article.
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    The recipe was taken from the Food Network Magazine and he was dying for me to make it, so we could try it.  I mean, it said, "SO YUMMY, It's Scary" in the title.  And seriously, anything titled...CARMEL APPLE CAKE, sounds positively scrumptious, right?

    So, while my husband and son were at the football playoffs, I decided to undertake this baking process and try it on for size.  LITERALLY!  Per serving, this dessert offers: 658 calories, 21 grams of fat, 115 grams of carbs, etc.  You get the idea.  Not the best for us...but since we aren't going to be eating this every single night of our lives, it's not going to kill us to indulge a little, right?
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    The first thing I realized, was that I didn't own the right sized cake pan.  OH WELL...I just decided to make a longer and skinner cake instead...and you know what, it really didn't matter.  Though I didn't follow the rules to a "T" (cause I didn't want to put the apple in the middle with the stem hanging out), it turned out pretty amazing (and indulgent) and even, just giving the kids a sample taste of the carmel topping & crumbles of the cake that stuck to the side of the pan...they were CRYING (literally) for more.
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    Consider this to be the IDEAL dessert for Thanksgiving dinner...or even just a hearty family gathering!  Everyone will love the sweetness and tastes of this season in this Carmel Apple Cake. Just be warned...this is part of the reason that us Americans go on "NEW YEARS DIETS" come the first of the year!

    Who cares! Indulge! Enjoy the sweetness & richness of this delicious cake! Thanks Food Network Magazine & the Connecticut Post!
    I was not paid to feature this post!  I was not compensated in any way!

    "GoGo Girlfriend" Wants You To Try Out Products And Give Your Review...Don't Miss Out On This Great Opportunity & Giveaway!

    I've got an opportunity for you readers out there that like to "try out" &
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    Girlfriends! Free Gift Boxes loaded with trial to full size products! GoGo Girlfriend invites you to try new and exciting products before you buy! How many times have you bought new products and they end up under the bathroom sink, in the back of a kitchen cupboard, or in the bottom of your cosmetic drawer? If you add up all the dollars you spent on brands that just weren't right for you, well you know what that has cost you, we have all been there! Buying new products without having the experience of actually using it is always a dilemma and hoping it performs as the advertisement or the packaging promises is always a risk purchase.
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    Give a shout about how you like our website, the membership offer, gift box idea, suggestions, or anything that comes to mind about GoGo Girlfriend. Click "like" on this page and post a comment. The best comment will be chosen to receive a Spafinder.com gift card to take a day and relax at a spa in your hometown. We will choose a comment that is original, fun and informative about the GoGo Girlfriend membership.

    Have I sparked your interest?  I get to offer (1) Lucky One Bored Mommy reader the chance to win a (4) month membership to Go Go Girlfriend, just by entering this fun giveaway!

    To Enter This Giveaway (you must do the first and then one or all of the following):
    1st - Head over to Facebook & "fan" their page & comment that you did
    2nd - Enter their Go Go Girlfriend Giveaway on their facebook page (all you have to do is leave a comment)
    3rd - Tell me why you think this concept is a good or bad idea
    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 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 & tell me which ones you entered (you may do this once per giveaway entered)

    This Giveaway will end on November 7, 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 am excited to receive my first GoGo Girlfriend "box" in the mail!  Can't wait to see what products will be included and voice my opinion about what I think about them all!

    I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated by a free (1) year membership to GoGo Girlfriend for posting this feature.  I will also receive $1 commission for every "paying" sign up to the program presented in the form of gift cards.