Friday, January 31, 2014

@BlackNBianco - Quality, Affordable and Adorable Kids Formal Wear! Come See What We Think...

Formal occasions for our family are "few and far between", but having a nice SUIT in the closet for some "special" outings or a "dinner date" with mom, can be a clothing staple that's nice to have on hand!  Or maybe you dress your boys to the HILT for church on Sundays?  

(I was not paid to feature this post!  All products were sent free of charge for this review/feature in exchange for my honest opinion about the product!)

Regardless, anytime you see a little guy "all dressed up", you have to admit it makes your heart skip a beat, a little!
I was delighted that Black N Bianco contacted us to see if we would like to help them spread the word about their adorable online store!
They sent us the most adorable Boys Pinstripe Suit in Black with Dark Red Tie and my heart did skip a beat a little!  I knew our little guy was going to totally "ROCK" this suit and he did!
This suit is made extremely well, in fact I was impressed to find that the jacket is lined, the buttons are all sewn on really well, the tie is really nice (clip on) and the pants have a waistband to fit all sizes of waists (this is important when your kids are stick thin...like our little guy is).  
All in all, this is a great deal for the price ($32.99)!
This suit is a miniature replica to an adult sized suit and our little guy looked super adorable wearing it!  It's the perfect outfit for him to wear to a holiday gathering, to church, etc. and if he gets hot or feels overdressed, he can take the jacket off...
or even take the vest off...
And still look GOSH DARN ADORABLE!!  Our little mini-man!  
He makes the "executive look" for a five year old, super adorable & natural!
I was so inspired by his cuteness, I got dressed up to take a picture or two with him too...and I just might have to have him take me on a date...in our "fancy" clothes!  
Even if it's just to have a hamburger or some ice cream!  So cute!  
I'd go on a date with this little cutie pie any day!

CLICK HERE to see Black N Bianco's entire selection of suits and children's formal wear!

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by the product sent for this review/feature, which was sent free of charge!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Magic Tank - Emergency Fuel For Those UNEXPECTED Roadside "EMERGENCIES"

I've honestly never had it happen, but I know it happens more often that I realize.  You're driving along, minding your business...and all of a sudden...your car gives a couple lurches and then stalls out!  You look at your gas tank...only to realize that you have officially hit the bottom of your tank...and you're stuck several miles away from the nearest gas station.  OH GREAT!!  What is your solution to this problem?  Maybe this happens often to you, so you have a gas tank in you car...and you start walking the distance to fill it up?  Maybe you have "Roadside Assistance" and they will bring you a few gallons to get you to a fill up station safely?  Or maybe you're LITERALLY STUCK until help comes your way.

(I was not paid to feature this post!  I was sent a product for this review/feature as my only form of compensation for doing this post!)

For me, I'd be in trouble for sure!  Why?  A single mommy with four kids...who is truly unprepared for this type of situation...I'd be a sitting duck with kids!  No gas tank, no AAA membership...HELPLESS, so I'd be hoping and praying someone would be willing to stop and help!  And then...you never know who might stop...not a good position to be putting myself or the kids in!

I was so excited to learn about a company that will "protect me" in the case this scenario ever happens to me and the kids:

Magic Tank is "EMERGENCY FUEL"...so I will not ever be in that situation...LORD WILLING!  
This 1/2 gallon ($19.99) of nonvolatile, non-flammable emergency gas substitute is the perfect "secret weapon" to keep in the back of my car...for "just in case" incidents.  It gets the same "mileage" as typical gasoline...so for my car, this half gallon will get me about 5-7 miles.  It has a 10 year shelf life (so it will keep for awhile), is Bio, Eco and EPA Approved.  It works in all (non diesel) gasoline engines (yes...this also includes boats, jet skis, lawnmowers, etc.). It's safe to store and transport in your vehicle and will seriously give me peace of mind for our road trips and commutes to & from school.

I thought about running my gas tank down, so I could give a true "account" of how it works...but decided instead, to use this post as more of a way to spread the word for the company and product...mainly because I don't think it's smart of me to jeopardize my car (the kids and my only transportation) just for this review.  Though I do believe it will do all that they claim it will.
However, you can bet your britches that this baby will be riding in the back of my car (it's already there), "JUST IN CASE!"  You never know...I guess it can happen to anyone...right?  In fact, it's stored right near my other emergency roadside stuff (jumper cables, flares, etc.) so I can rest assured that I am prepared in the event I have any car issues or struggles.

Especially if you're someone who has this type of situation happen a lot!

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

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

An "UNCANNY" Resemblance - My Son Is A Mirror Image Of Me! YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS!

As the years have gone on...our oldest son has changed in looks some!  It happens when kids get older and grow into their "SELVES".  It's funny, to look at your kids and see yourself in them!  Bits and pieces of both parent, finely entwined into this new little being!  I have always thought our boy's had my eye shape and the girl's had their dad's!
However, today...after I took our oldest son to get his hair cut, we took a picture together that I posted on Facebook and everyone commented about how much he looked like me!  I had noticed that our noses were exactly the same shape...
But it wasn't until my sister spliced this picture of the two of us...that it was obvious he looks far more like me than I had ever realized before!  Pretty weird, right?  Our eyes are exactly the same shape, size and color.  Our noses match up almost perfectly.  Even our lips and teeth!  CRAZY!  Too funny!

So I guess now...there is NO DENYING he's my son!  And I am okay with that!  He's is such a handsome, sweet, kind and thoughtful young man...I am honored to share some of the same "looks" with him!  What a lucky mommy I am!  Just hope he's okay looking like his MOM!  HA!

Just A Note Of Thanks...And An Update Of Sorts

As you know, the past year and a half...our family has gone through a major transition and I had to put this site on "HOLD" for several months!  

And over the past several months, I've realized that this site and "what I do" here is important to not only me...but you as well!  
I think you guys missed it, right?  

I love that I can offer MOM's and others, my opinion on products!  I love that I can share with you things that I get excited about!  I love helping spread the word about ways you can save money and I can even encourage you (and you encourage me as well).  I also love that you LISTEN!  

Giving what I say "some value", makes me feel like I am making a difference and it builds me up (and right now that's not a bad thing)!

So after realizing that this "blogging" opportunity isn't such a bad thing (just learning to manage my time better with it), I was thrilled to see the OUTPOURING of entries in the #C9atTarget Giveaway (if you haven't entered yet...it's a $200 Gift Card being given away) so far!  It may seem silly, but it blessed me that not only Target (my favorite store) was willing to work with me (when I had been out of commission for a few months) and offer such a large prize to give away, but blessed me further by the fact that I obviously hadn't lost momentum or my fantastic "following" of friends, family and fabulous followers who have been waiting for my return!  
So beyond BLESSED!
SO THANK YOU!  

THANK YOU for letting me share with you!  Thank you for being patient with me!  Thank you for being a source of encouragement for me...I have missed it!

What does this mean?  I'm back, sorta!  It probably won't be a "DAILY" thing...but maybe it will??  I'd love the chance to work closer with some companies as a "MOM Ambassador" or "MOM EXPERT" and maybe even work this into a career somehow?  But regardless, I hope that it can be a place that you can come, learn, leave encouraged, and that you'll spread the word about too! 

PS.  If you aren't a "LIKER" on Facebook: CLICK HERE please and "LIKE" the page.  
I post daily here...offering inspiration, some silly things and encouragement to everyone!  
(It's free...how many things can you say that about in life?)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Clothing For Your Workout - #C9atTarget Makes YOGA Look Good

In the past couple months, I have been desperately seeking a way to de-stress!  To help me meditate on the positive, get better at breathing (it's amazing how often, we as mom's, forget to breathe) and overall relieve and release any negativity in my life!  Being typically positive anyway, yoga seems like a simple solution.  Deep stretches, deep breathing, and fun but challenging poses!  

(I was not paid to feature this post!  I was offered samples of the clothing line, so I could offer my opinion on the pieces!  I also received a gift card to purchase more products from this line at Target)

I was so excited that I received a selection of samples from the C9 by Champion®
 line at Target.  Their range of workout wear is vast...and extremely trendy and comfortable too!  
I received three pieces:

C9 by Champion® Women's Sleeveless Yoga Tank

C9 by Champion® Women's Premium Skinny Pant - Assorted Colors

C9 by Champion® Women's Yoga Layering Jacket


All three of these pieces fit perfectly, offer plenty of stretch (which is necessary for yoga workouts) and are things I would wear outside the gym as well.  Especially the layering jacket!  It will be super cute with a pair of jeans and a pearl necklace accent.

Keep in mind, the sale on C9 by Champion® products are still 25% off with the Cartwheel App, so make sure you down load it now and save this coupon, so you can save on your new workout wardrobe!

They have something for everyone!

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated by the products sent for this review/feature as well as a Target gift card to purchase more C9 by Champion products in the future!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Mommy Funnies - CAN YOU RELATE?


These make me giggle inside!  Okay, maybe I've had the occasional burst of "OUT LOUD" laughter too from reading some of these someecards!  I figured I might be able to brighten your day as well, by sharing some things that I think any mommy might feel they can relate to!  

ENJOY:

Well, can you relate?  
Did you giggle? 
NOW GO MAKE IT A GREAT DAY!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Get Fit in 2014 With #C9atTarget - Don't Miss This SALE And #Win This $200 #Giveaway

It's already mid January and chances are, many of you have probably already "fallen back" on (or never even started) your "New Years Resolutions" for this brand new year!  

Well, admit it...have you?

Target is making it very easy to "LOOK" the part of your resolution (if getting fit and working out was part of yours)...with their new Cartwheel app and a sale they are having starting January 19th, you can save 40% off on C9 by Champion Apparel, Shoes and Accessories.  

If you have never used the Cartwheel app before, you need to download it to your phone immediately!  I love this app and it's one that is on my phone and being used every single time I go into Target!  Not only is it super easy to use, and can save you lots of $$ on everyday products you buy (all with a simple scan at checkout), but you can save 40 percent on your new WORKOUT wardrobe for 2014 and feel great about how your dressed when you're working out this year!

(I was not paid to feature this post!  I will be receiving a $200 gift card to spend on items for review and items for review/feature in an upcoming post!  All opinions are my own!)

C9 by Champion Apparel has great gear for both men and women!  They have plenty of options to "mix up" your wardrobe, so you are always feeling confident and energized for your next workout!  Whether you're walking, running, biking, hiking or doing yoga or weight lifting...they have something for every type of workout!

Because I am so excited about this "SALE" and because Target knows you will be too, they are offering (1) Lucky One Bored Mommy reader their chance to win a $200 Gift Card to spend on their workout wardrobe for 2014.  
Entering is simple, easy and quick...and maybe you'll be filling up your workout drawers with C9 by Champion Apparel gear as you ramp up your workout and work towards your lifestyle goals in 2014.

ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY BELOW:
I am so excited to hear about your plans for 2014 and to see you reach those goals!  I also look forward to hearing what kind of deals with this exclusive 40% off deal for C9 by Champion Apparel, Shoes and Accessories.

And just wait...I will be trying these out for myself and you'll see how I look and feel about this C9 by Champion Apparel Line too!

This giveaway will end on January 31st, 2014.  Open to Us Residents only!

I was not paid to feature this post!  I will be compensated only by the products sent for review/feature and the $200 gift card used to purchase review items for a future blog post that will be featured!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy NEW YEAR! Welcome 2014!

It's a brand New Year!  
Fresh starts, a stepping off point, new direction, and 365 days full of amazing memories to be made!  
I am so thankful for ANOTHER YEAR!!  
I am so thankful for 2014 already and it hasn't even began yet!  
So much optimism, so much hope, so much wonder, so much excitement...
HAPPY NEW YEAR readers, family and friends!  
Here's to a brand new year!

What are you looking forward to most about 2014?