Saturday, June 11, 2011

TheraBreath Review and Giveaway *Closed*

TheraBreath was created by Dr. Harold Katz in 1993 when he was unable to help his teenage daughter with her chronic bad breath. Dr. Katz started out by creating TheraBreath toothpaste and oral rinse products and has since expanded to offering teeth whitening products, tonsil stone solutions, specialty chewing gums, and even bad breath treatment systems for pets!
I was recently sent a tube of TheraBreath toothpaste, a bottle of oral rinse, and a pack of of mouth wetting lozenges. I was a little skeptical at first because I expected everything to be very minty and overpowering but I was wrong. The toothpaste and oral rinse have a mild minty flavor and are not over powerful at all! I'm not really a fan of the lozenges, however because they had a very strong flavor that burned my mouth after a couple minutes. I do think the lozenges would be good to pop in your mouth after eating something with a lot of onions, garlic, or some other foods that can cause bad breath because they do seem to work well, I just couldn't see using them constantly.

**Buy It**
You can purchase TheraBreath online on their website or at retailers such as Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid.

**Win It**
TheraBreath was kind enough to offer a tube of toothpaste and a bottle of oral rinse to one of my readers.


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This giveaway will end on Monday June 27th at 11:59 pm EST. I will email and announce the winner on Tuesday June 28th. The winner will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. US only please.

Disclosure: I was provided with free samples of TheraBreath for this review. All opinions are my own.


Friday, June 10, 2011

CostumeSupercenter.com Review

My boys love to dress up in superhero costumes, as I'm sure most boys their age do. We probably have at least 10 costumes hanging up in their closet.. Some from Halloween and some that we bought just because.
CostumeSupercenter.com is your one stop shop for all your costume needs. They have everything you could think of for children and adults such as patriotic costumes for the 4th of July, princesses, superheroes, renaissance, and even Michael Jackson!!
I was recently sent a Flash costume for Brayden and he was so excited when I pulled it out of the package. He had to put it on right away and wore it for about 2 hours before he finally decided to take it of.. Then Trevor woke up from his nap and tried to put it on, unfortunately it was way too big for him so it looks like we'll have to invest in another one in a smaller size. The quality of the costume seems to be pretty good and it looks like it'll hold up through all of our superhero battles.
If you're in the market for Halloween costumes or if your little guy would love one of the Flash child costumes, check out CostumeSupercenter.com. The prices are great and right now they're offering 10% off costumes that cost $25 or more just use code: JUNETEN at checkout.
Be sure to follow Costume Supercenter on twitter and Facebook to stay up to date with all their latest news and promotions.

Disclosure: I was provided with a Flash child costume for this review. All opinions are my own.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

SodaStream Review

My husband and I are avid soda drinkers.. I really should say we're soda addicts! We each drink 3-4 (sometimes more) cans of soda a day. I have to have my Mountain Dew in the morning or else my whole day seems off. I guess soda to me is like coffee to most people.
When we first heard about SodaStream we were both excited to try it, but were both skeptics as well. I thought there was no way I could really make my own soda.. But I was wrong! What is SodaStream? SodaStream is an at home soda maker that turns tap water into soda by adding carbonation and flavored syrup.
Though the SodaStream was a little tricky to figure out at first it ended up being very simple to use. All you do is chill a bottle of water, screw it onto the SodaStream maker, press the button to add carbonation, add the flavor, shake and drink.. Not too complicated right?
SodaStream offers over 30 varieties of flavored syrup including cola, root beer, lemon-lime, ginger ale, cranberry-raspberry, and several others. I've actually only tried two of them so far, the root beer and the cranberry-raspberry. The root beer actually tastes just like root beer you'd buy from the store. The cranberry-raspberry is too sweet for me but I think it has potential.
I've had SodaStream for a couple weeks now but I wanted to give it a very thorough review because at first I was not a big fan. I tried the cranberry-raspberry several times adding different amounts of carbonation to see if that made a difference but it was still too sweet. I didn't like the root beer at first because the recommended amount of carbonation was too much for me. Three buzzes is recommended but I think it's perfect with two buzzes. One things for sure, make sure the water is refrigerated and not fresh out of the sink. Now that I've figured out the right amount of carbonation for my liking I'm going to start trying the other flavors.
I really like that SodaStream is environmentally friendly. All you need is one bottle for water (which has to be specific for SodaStream) and one bottle of syrup and you can make over 33 cans of soda. Plus you'll have a lot more room in the fridge too!

**Buy It**
You can buy SodaStream online on their website or at many retailers including Kohl's, Macy's, Sears, and Bed Bath and Beyond.

Disclosure: I was provided with a SodaStream and everything needed to make soda for this review. All opinions are my own.

The Royal Wedding DVD Review

On April 29th, 2011 I sat glued to my television waiting for Prince William to kiss his bride Catherine Middleton for the first time as a married couple. I always loved fairy tales as a little girl (what little girl doesn't love them?!) so of course I had to see this real life fairy tale for myself.
In case you missed seeing The Royal Wedding air on t.v, BBC video made this commemorative DVD of the event (available May 24th, 2011). The DVD includes the complete ceremony plus highlights from the official BBC pre- and post-wedding coverage. Also included is the special bonus program, “William and Kate: A Royal Engagement,” presenting the story of William and Kate’s relationship via interviews with colleagues, friends and family.
The Royal Wedding was the event of a lifetime and I recommend anyone who didn't have the chance to see it, and even those who did, buy this wonderful keepsake DVD. It'll be great to show your kids and grandkids in the future! I know every little girl in the world would love to see a real life Prince and Princess!




**Buy It**
You can purchase The Royal Wedding DVD from BBC America.

Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of the DVD for this review. All opinions are my own.

Eversave Deals (6/9)

Check out today's Eversave Deals.. Use code KIDS to save $3 on this deal!!


Kitsel Kids

Today's Save:$15 snags you $30 worth of gear from Urban Bratz, Kidorable and more at KitselKids.com

Expires 11:59 PM - Jun 11, 2011

UPrinting Business Card Magnets Giveaway *Closed*

UPrinting.com offers many great items for businesses and moms such as business cards, business card magnets, calendar magnets printing, brochures, greeting cards, and even yard signs. They also provide 24 hour customer support and free proofs before you pay. UPrinting.com is eco-friendly using vegetable and soy based inks and up to 55% recycled paper.
**Buy It**
Go to UPrinting.com to buy all of your business needs.


**Win It**
UPrinting.com has generously offered a set of  business card magnets to one of my readers. Please keep in mind this is a very quick giveaway so get your entries in!!
The Prize:
25 Business Card Magnets for One (1) Winner
2" x 3.5"
13pt Magnet Gloss
Front Only printing
6 Business Days Print Turnaround Time
Restriction: Limited to US residents 18 years old and above only.

Mandatory Entry: What will you use the business magnets for?

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This giveaway will end on Monday June 13th at noon EST. I will email and announce the winner and they must respond within 24 hours. US only please.


Disclaimer:This giveaway is sponsored by UPrinting, no monetary compensation was given and I will receive business card magnets for hosting. They are also offering calendar magnets printing. Visit Uprinting.com for more details.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Yoga By The Dozen Review and Giveaway *Closed*

I hate to admit it but our family doesn't exercise nearly as often as we should. We try to get outside on a daily basis and run around the yard for a little while playing soccer, freeze tag, or t-ball but most of our time is spent in the living room sitting on the floor playing with cars, trucks, and action figures. Yes that's what life's all about when you have two boys lol.
I was recently sent a copy of Yoga By The Dozen to review and while Brayden was hesitant at first he decided to give it a try for a couple minutes. He tried his best (and so did I) but needs a lot more practice with it. I thought the moves were pretty simple since they are geared for 2-6 year olds. We had a lot of fun with it and JoAnna, the instructor, is great to watch. She's very friendly and you can tell she enjoys her job.
We're going to continue using Yoga By The Dozen because I think it's a great way for the boys and I to get exercise. I think that getting kids to like exercise when they're young will make them want to live a healthier life as they get older. I wish my parents had gotten me into being healthier when I was younger!
A little about Yoga By The Dozen: It's a fun and interactive children's yoga video designed for children between the ages of 2 and 6. JoAnna and her 12 friends demonstrate a dozen poses that will introduce your children to yoga. To learn more about Yoga By The Dozen check out their website.
Key Benefits of Yoga By The Dozen:
      Increased cognitive and motor skills
      Confidence, courage and self-esteem
      Balance and coordination
      Memory retention and concentration
      Nurture creativity and self-expression
      Respect for themselves and each other

**Buy It**
You can purchase the DVD for $17.99 on their website. You can also buy fun t-shirts and yoga mats and bags.

**Win It**
Yoga By The Dozen has generously offered a copy of their DVD to one of my readers.
Mandatory Entry: Check out Yoga By The Dozen and tell me who you would like to win this for.
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This giveaway will end on Wednesday June 22nd at 11:59 pm EST. I will email and announce the winner on Thursday June 23rd. The winner will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. US only please.


Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of Yoga By The Dozen for this review. All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Lovable Labels Winner!

Congratulations to comment #33 Valerie @ My-2-cents for winning the Lovable Labels toddler toes pack! I will be forwarding your email address to my sponsor so they can contact you directly.
Thanks to everyone who entered and be sure to check out my current giveaways located on the left sidebar!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Melissa & Doug Facebook Sweepstakes


How cute are these Melissa & Doug sand toys? We just got back from our beach vacation a few days ago and I would have loved to have these with us! Check out all of their new sand toys here.














Right now Melissa & Doug is having a “Play to 100,000 Fans” Sweepstakes on their Facebook page. For every 1,000 new fans they receive they'll give away a prize until they reach 100,000 fans. To enter the sweepstakes just like Melissa & Doug on Facebook and click on the sweepstakes tab. I'd love if you write on their wall and tell them Life With Two Boys sent you!! (If I send 200 people to their Facebook page they'll sponsor a giveaway on my blog. How great would that be?!)

Gripstic Review


We just got back from vacation and instead of taking along our usual chip clips to close our snack bags we took along the Gripstic. The Gripstic is a one piece device that you slide onto the end of any bag to seal it tight. We used it on our chip bags but you can use it on pretty much any bags such as cereal, snacks, frozen foods, veggies, and even coffee bags. They come in different sizes for different bags.
I was very pleased with the Gripstic! They are super easy to use.. Just fold the bag and slide the Gripstic on. And they kept our chips fresh the entire 5 days that we were on vacation. I usually use chip clips but most of the time they end up breaking and don't really keep our snacks as fresh as I would like them to. I will definitely continue using the Gripstic on our snack/chip bags.
You can purchase the Gripstic online at Amazon.Com and other retailers nationwide. Be sure to check out their website and follow the Gripstic on twitter and Facebook to learn more about their products.

How to use the Gripstic:

Disclosure: I was provided with a package of Gripstics for this review. All opinions are my own.

Lovable Labels Giveaway Ends Tonight!!

Be sure to enter my Lovable Labels giveaway.. It ends tonight and has very low entries!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Crayon Wallet Winner!

The winner of the crayon wallet is #37 Raven's Rascals. Congratulations! I will be emailing you shortly (please check your spam folder). You will then have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.
Thanks to everyone who entered and be sure to check out my current giveaways listed on the left sidebar.