Monday, December 31, 2012

Ringing in 2013...The Right Way!

May your celebration of the New Year be fun, safe and full of laughs!! 

I know mine will be...with this little crew!! 
Happy New Year's Eve!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Please Bear With Me...

Hi Readers...
Sorry about the lack of postings, but we are going through some changes our home right now and currently have no internet access. I am hoping to be back online very, very soon...and I promise we will have an amazing 2013! So, Happy Holidays! ~One Bored Mommy (Courtney)

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Coming January 15th – SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: Extreme Kah-Rah-Tay

Our little SPONGEBOB fan was doubly delighted when a new SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS DVD arrived for our viewing pleasure!

In this all new DVD (being released on January 15th), the Bikini Bottom gang will take sports to an all new level of deep-sea hilarity!

Squid Defense
The Way of the Sponge
House Sittin’ for Sandy
The Krabby Patty That Ate Bikini Bottom
Extreme Spots
Squirrel Record
Face Freeze
Demolition Doofus

This fun filled & action packed DVD, full of silly SPONGEBOB episodes is going to keep your child busy for 88 minutes of laughs and giggles!

CLICK HERE to pre-order your copy today!

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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

We Wish You...

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Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Canvas Maximo Tablet - Kid Tested And MOTHER APPROVED!

I bet, if your kids are anything like mine...they had some very expensive, electronic devices on the top of their Christmas List this year...right?  How can Santa afford to bring such PRICEY gifts?  My oldest son would say, "Santa makes them mom!"  But in reality, we know who truly foots the bill!

I was excited to learn about a very nice, very technologically advanced, extremely REASONABLY priced "TABLET" that can bring a smile to your kids faces and a sigh to your wallets!!
The Canvas Maximo (7 inch, Wi-Fi, 4GB) Tablet arrived and I couldn't have been happier to see if this would not only provide my children with the "entertainment" they were hoping for...and yet, at a price that mommy could afford to provide for them.

Some specs on this Android device:
Model Number  - B70B, B70W, B70RVideo formats supported  - All formats up to 1080p
Color Available  - Black / White / RedDual camera, Photos, and Video Recording  - Front 0.3 Megapixel Camera
  - Rear  2.0 Megapixel VGA up to 30 fps with audio; 1.3MP-quality still camera
Processor    - Allwinner A10 Cortex A8 1.2GHzPower and Battery  - Built-in 3000mAh rechargeable lithium battery
Operating System  - Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)Internal Storage  - 4GB
Capacitive Screen  - 7-inch 800*480-pixel resolution
  - 16:9 Display
Sensors  - G-sensor (Accelerometer)Wireless and Cellular  - Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n)
  - Support for 3G dongles and Ethernet with adapter
Support for software  - Google Play, Google Play Video, Google Play Music, Google Maps, Email, etcIn the box  - User manual
  - Charger
  - USB Cable
Input/Output  - USB port
  - Mini USB port
  - HDMI Output
  - 3.5mm headphone jack
  - Built-in speaker
  - Microphone
  - Micro SD card slot

I opened the box, and was pleasantly surprised to see it came with everything it needed to get charged quickly and in the palms of their excited little hands!!  FYI - there was no instruction manual at all in the box, which did surprise me a little.  Thankfully, I am pretty tech friendly, so I figured it just needed to charge fully and then it would be pretty easy to get started...and it was!
I downloaded a few of their "favorite apps" from the Playstore, after I hooked it to our Wi-Fi (which only took a second) and the Canvas Maximo Tablet was ready for PLAY TIME!!

The true test!!
For the first test, I let my two oldest, after the two youngest had gone to bed, give it a go!  They loved say the least and it was probably the best I've seen them get along together in a long time.  Ha...funny how a device like this can bring two kids together!!  They got cozy on the couch and let their finger do the tapping!
Needless to say, they needed little or NO guidance either in getting this Canvas Maximo Tablet to function.

If you are looking for a "TABLET", that will provide your children with all the things they are hoping to receive in some of the more COSTLY devices of this nature...then please consider this alternative!

Canvas Tablets are available exclusively online at The Pardo Group is offering a special introductory 10% discount on all tablets purchased during the holidays. Use the coupon code “mycanvas” when ordering.

CLICK HERE to learn more about this specific tablet and to order one or a few for your family!!  At $125, this is a great device for your family!

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Meet The "SPACE HAMSTERS" - Traveling With Your Kids On Adventures Near And Far!

When you travel, do your kids take along "traveling companions"?  
Maybe it's their favorite teddy bear?  A favorite toy or stuffed animal?
I just got to meet a new line of "travel companions" that might have your kids "BLASTING OFF" into outer space adventures!


We received Ruby and Sinjin!

As you can kids loved these adorable Space Hamsters!!  I've got a sneaky suspicion, that they'll be making our next long road trip or flight to visit family & friends!

They have a clothing line, as well as an App you can download, so you kids can interact and play with an electronic version of their plush buddies!  

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Space Hamsters LINE!

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

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Last Minute Stocking Stuffer Idea - Think "Pocket Desktop"!

Have you ever been in fear of having your computer crash?
Perhaps you've needed to access something from your home computer, when you are away and you simply can't!
Maybe you're afraid of your personal bank account information or other personal things being leaked into the wrong hands?
What if I told you that there was a device, that's not only "pocket sized" but portable...and perfect for gift giving and even stocking stuffing...this Christmas!!
Pocket Desktop is exactly that...a pocket desktop that contains everything you need for Secure Browsing, Crashed Computer Recovery and Virus Protection.
It provides you with security and portability in computing!  It is a USB device that contains your OWN private operating system!  How cool is that?  Plus, you can use your own Pocket Desktop for online banking, knowing that you are connecting using a secure and trusted platform, one that is read-only and immune to most viruses and malware, so that your passwords and accounts are kept safe.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Pocket Desktop and why you should be gifting these out...if not this year, throughout next year!  Your family, friends and even yourself will thank you later!!

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Tis The Season...For "Shelf Safe" Milk Drinking...Falalalaaa @milkunleashed does a body good...even during the holidays, right?
Pretty sure my kids would agree!!
That's why they were super excited when this package, stocked full of "Grade A Shelf Safe" milk arrived for the kids to enjoy!
We even got to share with the neighbors...

But the best part about this can be kept in the pantry, thrown in a lunch bag, taken on a road trip and doesn't require refrigeration!!  But trust me...the kids love the taste!  In fact, we got to try the new "fruity" COW WOW Cereal milk!  They loved it!
CLICK HERE to get some great ideas for even using these "shelf safe" milks for HOT CHOCOLATEY Drinks during the cold winter months!!  Your kids will love it and you'll love that they are drinking MILK!

For a fun kids craft idea, create a custom cover for the milk carton. Click here for a template to print out and color, paint or bedazzle! Upload a photo of your kids’ creations to the Milk Unleashed Facebook page or Twitter to get free samples of shelf safe milk.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Think "Payless" For Your Last Minute Holiday Gift Giving Purchases!

Payless Shoesource offers more than just an awesome (and reasonably priced) selection of shoes, sandals and boots for the entire family!
IN FACT...Payless Shoesource could be the perfect place to purchase your last minute gifts for a friend, teacher, babysitter and more...
I received a sample of their Christian Siriano "Women's Logan Shopper" handbag...that I absolutely love!  I guarantee that know one you meet will ever guess this handbag was purchased at anything less than a LARGE NAME department store.
This handbag has a classic look, giving you all the space you need (as a busy mommy, babysitter, etc.) to carry your essentials, inside pockets and has a durable feel to it too...and the best part...THE PRICE!  This handbag is totally reasonable at only $26.99!  
What a great idea for Christmas gift giving, right?  
Who wouldn't love this handbag?

Plus...they have an entire line of Bath and Beauty products...I received a sample of their S*X*Y line lipgloss (in Berry Chic) that would be a wonderful "stocking stuffer" for any teenager or even mommy!

CLICK HERE to see all that Payless Shoesource has to offer for your LAST MINUTE Christmas shopping essentials...or head to your nearest Payless to pick up those final gifts!!

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@Kidorable + Spongebob = TOTAL SCORE!!

Do you have a SPONGEBOB Squarepants fan in your home?  
A little person that can't seem to get enough of that goofy yellow sponge and his friends "under the sea"?

I do!!  He is four...and is addicted to this silly guy!
So can I just tell you...he was beyond thrilled and beyond excited when the new Spongebob Squarepants "KIDORABLE" line arrived at our house for a review/feature!!
Photobucket cute are these??
Not only are they downright adorable...but they are super durable!  We love KIDORABLE products, because they last...and trust me, my kids are not easy on their stuff!
He had a blast STOMPING out in the we could take some pictures of his new rain gear!
And guess what?  They have a new DORA the Explorer line too!!

CLICK HERE to head over to Kidorable and get to shopping for all your "rainy weather" gear for your kids!  They will definitely find a style that's the perfect match for their personality!  I PROMISE!

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Hershey's For The Holidays?? YES PLEASE!! #Giveaway


Just the mention of that name brings an instant smile to my face!  
Why?  That's my favorite brand of chocolate!!  When all is wrong with the world...a HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate BAR, can simply make everything right.  
Okay...maybe not really, but it really improves my mood...nonetheless...
I was so excited and thrilled that Hershey's wanted to send me a sample of their HOLIDAY candies for our family to enjoy during these fun festive months.  Seriously...who wouldn't be excited to receive a package full of chocolates and sweets (because Hershey's makes more than just chocolate candies too)?
I mean, just the simple act of handing someone a silver wrapped "HERSHEY'S" kiss (especially an extra large one wrapped like a present)...can instantly bring a smile to just about anyone's face, young or old, right?
I can already see cookies (see above) being made in our oven and our home smelling heavenly from the scents of melting chocolate and cookie dough baking!  YUM!!  Is your tummy grumbling just thinking about it?  MINE IS!!

More than that...I am excited to extend a giveaway of a similar box full of HERSHEY'S TREATS to (1) Lucky One Bored Mommy Reader too!  Could that reader be you?  
Get your mouth ready for some sweetness...and enter BELOW:


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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A Christmas Tree Of Their Own - Thanks @Tree_Classics !

In years past, our Christmas tree has always been decorated fairly formally, with white lights and matching decorations, and until this year, has always been freshly cut!  
But this year, we opted to do things a little differently and mix it up a little.

Our big "FAMILY" decorated in pretty traditional decor...

Because we saved the kid's "special" decorations for a SPECIAL tree that was arriving from Tree Classics...just for them!

with Real-Feel ™ Technology 

arrived just for the kids!
It was so easy to put together...because it's pre-lit and hinged.  Just had to do a little bending of the branches, to fill in the spaces and in a matter of minutes, this perfect little tree was set up and ready for decoration.  But honestly, even before the decor was added...the tree was bright and beautiful, with the multicolored lights!  It filled the room with Christmas spirit!
The kids couldn't get over how "REAL" it felt!  Plus, they were delighted to have a tree to "call their own".  They got it all decorated up with their sentimental ornaments (some handmade from years past, some new for each one) and were so proud of their finished product.
I am so thrilled that we will have this tree to use for years and years to come.  Because of the quality (came with extra lights and fuses...just in case)...and how it's built to last, I know this will be a tree that the kids will be decorating, probably until the Christmas they leave get their own Christmas tree.  WOW!!

CLICK HERE to see the entire line of Tree Classic trees!  
TRUST will be equally impressed with the quality of their trees.  Perhaps next year, you'll be setting up a Tree Classic Tree in your home...and starting new family traditions too.

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A Taste Of The Holidays From "Frieda's" The Specialty Produce Company

What are some of the "flavors" you think of during the holidays?
What spices and scents can you smell when you think of Christmas time?  
What KEY ingredients do you use, that help you create holiday dishes for your closest friends and family?

Well, whatever you're cooking or baking during the holidays...I am sure that using KEY Quality Ingredients is very important to you, right?

Did you know that there is actually an online "produce" store that would love to be your "GO TO" for pantry essentials not only during the holidays...but year round?

Frieda's sent me a sample of some of their awesome products...
Fresh Meyer zest or use in your citrus based holiday dishes...YUM!
Mulling Spices...perfect for making festive drinks or helping your house smell positively FESTIVE!  I have some on the stove, right now, simmering...and our house smells SO CHRISTMAS-LIKE!
and even "French Style" Crepes...which are ready to be filled with strawberries & cream, topped with chocolate.
Or even these delicious breakfast quiches!  How yummy do these look?

CLICK HERE to check out everything they have to offer in their online store!  Your taste buds will be begging you to fill up your shopping cart full of your favorite pantry essentials!

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