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Holiday Gift Ideas – Music

6th December 2012

Confession: I’m that person that drives by you in the middle of the day with music blaring, base pumping….in a minivan.

Yes, I am very cool.

I can’t help it – the louder it is the more it drowns out the children. I mean, loud music makes me happy.

So with that, how about some gift ideas for the music lovers in your life.

For Holiday Music Lovers:

Eleanor McCain – Holiday

Eleanor McCain is a Canadian singer with a lovely, angelic voice. Her latest album celebrates the holidays with 19 traditional songs, some up-tempo and some more intimate. This is a perfect cd for the season!

For Your Tween:

One DirectionTake Me Home

These boys are adorable and their songs are so fun and poppy and the kids love them. Their new cd, Take Me Home, is on my kids’ list this year.

For Your Best Girlfriend:

Mumford & SonsBabel

I love Mumford & Sons – this cd is guaranteed to be a hit with anyone you gift it to, including your bestie.

For Classical Music Fans:

Jonathan & Charlotte – Together

If you have spent anytime online you will recognize Jonathan & Charlotte from their audition video from Britain’s Got Talent on YouTube (it received over 26 million hits). Although they came second, they got a recording contract with Simon Cowell and their new CD has been released. It is just fantastic!!

For Fifty Shades Fans:

Fifty Shades of Grey: The Classical Album

Did you read these books? I’m pretty sure everyone and their mother read these books. If you did, you may remember the many classical music references and if you thought, oh how I wish these were all compiled into a dvd for my listening pleasure, you have been heard!

For Those Who Like To Boogie

Kesha – Warrior, Rihanna – Unapologetic, Green Day – Tre!


To continue the holiday spirit of giving, I’m giving away FIVE copies of Eleanor McCain’s Holiday CDs!!

Eleanor McCain is “a classical crossover artist. My song choices draw from classical, celtic, folk, pop and jazz genres – My hope is that the experience is intimate, poignant and filled with an emotion that is genuine and wonderfully human.” Eleanor has four CDs available for purchase which you can find here, and right now, with every Eleanor McCain CD purchased online, Eleanor will donate 10% to Hospice Toronto.

To enter to win a copy of this beautiful cd, please:

  • Follow Eleanor on Twitter and leave me a comment below letting me know you did.
Additional Optional Entries:
  • Like Eleanor’s FB page and leave me a comment below letting me know you did.
  • Tweet the following once and leave a comment below letting me know that you did:

Enter to win @Eleanor_McCain ‘s holiday CD on @BOREDMommy ‘s blog just in time for the holidays! http://tinyurl.com/233al4r #giveaway #canwin

  • Open to Canadian Residents only.
  • Giveaway will run from Thursday, December 6th until Thursday, December 13, 2012.
  • Winner will be chosen using Random.org
  • Please make sure to leave a Twitter handle/email address so you can be contacted if you win.

 UPDATE: CONGRATS to the winners: #12 @agentninety9, #4 @LisaJLKHansen, #9 @ShawnaLeeG, #13 SassyModernMom, #5 @amotherworld 

Holiday Gift Ideas – Books

5th December 2012

I LOVE books.

Nothing makes me happier than opening up books during the holidays (or anytime for that matter).

I think books are just the perfect gift to give and receive.

So, with that in mind, here are some great books you might want to give/get this holiday season.

For The Cook

Boucheron Bakery, Barefoot Contessa Foolproof, The Smitten Kitchen

For The Little Ones

Don’t Let The Pigeon Finish This Activity Book, The New Jumper, Lemony Snicket

For The Music Lover

Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir, 1982, I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen

For The Design Fan

Young House Love, The Things That Matter, Home By Novogratz

For The Art & Photography Lover

More Than Human, Great Paintings, Arriving At A Landscape

For Fashion Lovers

Smithsonian Fashion, Louboutin, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

For Pop Culture Fans:

Star Wars Year By Year: A Visual Chronicle (Updated version), James Bond 50 Years of Movie Posters, Spider-man Chronicle

Check out my first holiday gift guide post on DVDs.

Holiday Gift Ideas – DVDs & A Giveaway!

4th December 2012

Happy Ho Ho.

Have you started your shopping yet? I’m starting this week and I have a big family so there is a lot of shopping to do before I can cheerfully say I’m done. So this week I’m going to share some gift ideas for this holiday season. Hopefully, the husband will be inspired.

I love to give and get DVDs during the holidays because I’m a big movie fan. Also, I think they make a great stocking stuffer. Double win. Here are some great new and recent releases to think about this holiday season.

For the Kids:

ParaNorman, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, Ice Age Continental Drift

For TV Fans:

Girls, Modern Family, Homeland

For The Action Fans:

The Amazing Spider-Man, The Dark Knight Rises, The Bourne Legacy

 For Those Who Appreciate Quirky And Fun:

Ruby Sparks, Moonrise Kingdom, Pitch Perfect

 For Those Who Appreciate Old School Classics:

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, The Princess Bride, Patton

Since it’s the holidays, I’m going to give away a couple of dvds from my gift guide!


I’m giving away a prize of ONE Blu-ray copy of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days and ONE Blu-ray copy of Modern Family Season 3 to ONE lucky winner!!

Mandatory Entry:

  • To enter, please leave a comment below and let me know if you’re giving or hoping to receive any of the titles mentioned above this holiday season.

Additional Optional Entries (Leave separate comments for each please):

  • Follow me on Twitter or let me know if you do.
  • Follow my Facebook page or let me know if you do.
  • Tweet the following ONCE and leave a comment below letting me know you did:

Enter to win a fab DVD giveaway on @BOREDMommy ‘s blog just in time for the holidays! http://bit.ly/cnzw6V #giveaway


  • Open to U.S. & Canadian Residents
  • Giveaway will run from Tuesday, December 4, 2012 until Tuesday, December 11, 2012.
  • Winner will be chosen using Random.org
  • Please make sure to leave a Twitter handle and/or email so that I can contact you if you win.
  • Winners will be contacted and will have 48hrs to reply before a new winner is chosen.

CONGRATS TO: #34 Suzana Selitsanos!! Thanks to everyone who entered!

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