Friday, June 24, 2011

Cubbie Cup Review and Giveaway *Closed*

Anyone with a toddler knows that snack time is no easy task. Trevor is almost two and a half and absolutely refuses to sit still for anything, especially snack time. He insists on carrying his cup and his snack bowl around while he eats.. So he's constantly spilling his snacks all over the floor because he's trying to juggle two things while trying to eat at the same time. I think the worst part is that he then picks it up and eats it, along with the dog and cat hair that's all over it if I haven't had the chance to vacuum yet that day.
Well the Cubbie Cup is the perfect solution for the toddler on the move during snack time! It's a sippy cup and snack cup (with lid) in one.. Seriously it's one of the best inventions ever and it didn't surprise me when I learned that it was invented by a mom! Here's how Tiara Henderson decided the Cubbie Cup was a must have product for toddlers: "Cubbie Cup was "born" on a crisp fall afternoon as I was driving home with my toddler.  I watched her drink from a sippy cup, throw it on the floor, and start to eat her snacks.  A moment later, she wanted her sippy cup again, but it was on the floor...and I was driving.  Explaining to a toddler why mommy can't stop in the middle of traffic to retrieve a sippy cup doesn't go over so well!  As soon as I got home, I drew the first sketch of what is now known as the Cubbie Cup!"


I love that Trevor can now eat his snacks without my worrying that it's going to end up all over the floor! I also really like that the Cubbie Cup has measurements on both the sippy and snack cups so you can know exactly how much of each you're giving your child. The Cubbie Cup is also BPA Free & PVC Free, Spill Resistant, and Dishwasher Safe. 


**Buy It** 
You can purchase your own Cubbie Cup on their website or on Amazon.com.




**Win It**
Cubbie Cup has very generously offered one of my readers a Cubbie Cup for their toddler!

Mandatory Entry: Like Cubbie Cup on Facebook and tell them Life With Two Boys sent you! Leave your Facebook name in your comment.
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*Blog about this giveaway and leave the link in your comment (2 entries)
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This giveaway will end on Friday July 15th at 11:59 pm EST. I will email and announce the winner on Saturday July 16th. The winner will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. This giveaway is open to US and Canada.


Disclosure: I was provided with a Cubbie Cup for this review. All opinions are my own.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

KidsSocks.com Review


When you think of shopping for kids, socks aren't usually the first things on your mind.. But they should be! Kids like to look stylish from head to toe, so why make them settle for boring white socks when KidsSocks.com has over 3,000 styles to choose from!
Kids can be very rough on socks (at least my boys are) so quality is very important, thats why I love the fact that KidsSocks.com has a 365 day return policy. If you order a pair of socks and don't think they'll last long enough for your kids to out grow them, just return them within a year of purchasing! They carry very trendy brands including Trumpette, Tic Tac Toe, Sweet Feet, and Puma so I don't imagine you'll be returning them but at least the option is there.
We were sent a couple pairs of boys TicTacToe catchin' air socks to review and my boys love them! They're both pretty obsessed with socks and actually fight all the time over who's are cooler. So I was thrilled when I saw that KidsSocks.com has so many styles and colors that come in both of their sizes. No more fighting now (well not over socks anyway)!
KidsSocks.com is a new one-stop-shop for all socks, booties, tights, and legging needs! They have the cutest and funkiest styles for ages birth-tween so when you're thinking about back to school shopping be sure to check out KidsSocks.com. Also, make sure you join their VIP Mailing List to receive exclusive sales, special savings, and invite-only promotions.

Below are a few styles KidsSocks.com has to offer:
How cute are these?!




Disclosure: I was provided with socks from KidsSocks.com for this review. All opinions are my own.

DANO Ducki Review and Giveaway *Closed*


My boys are no longer teething babies but Trevor is still a toddler and continues to put things in his mouth! His two year molars have been working their way in so I was so glad when I was approached by DANO Toys and asked to review their Ducki.
DANO specializes in teething toys for babies including The Bugbite, Circus Teethers, and The Ducki. All their teethers are made in the USA with the same medical grade materials that are used by pediatricians and dentists. DANO toys are all free of phthalate, PVC, BPA, and lead. 
The DANO Ducki is a bath toy and teether in one! It has two teething surfaces at the tail and the beak. The great thing about the Ducki is that unlike most bath toys it has a hatch on the bottom that opens for cleaning and to allow it to air out at the end of each bath. No more slimy, mildew infested bath toys in this house!!
As I've mentioned before, my boys love bath toys! They had a great time with the Ducki, filling it with water and dumping it back out! I wish I had heard about DANO when the boys were younger, I would have definitely invested in some of their other teethers!


**Buy It**
You can purchase the Ducki in blue, pink, or yellow on their website for $9.

**Win It**
DANO has very generously provided me with an extra Ducki to give away to one of my readers.
Mandatory Entry: Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect and tell me who you'd give the Ducki to.
For extra entries do any or all of the following.. Be sure to leave a valid email address with each comment.
*Follow DANO on twitter and/or Facebook (one entry each)
*Follow me on twitter and leave your twitter name in your comment
*Blog about this giveaway and leave the link in your comment (2 entries)
*Put my button on your blog and leave the link in your comment (3 entries)
This giveaway will end on Wednesday July 20th at 11:59 pm EST. I will email and announce the winner on Thursday July 21st. The winner will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. This giveaway is open to US only.


Disclosure: I was provided with a DANO Ducki for this review. All opinions are my own.

Yoga By The Dozen Winner

Congratulations to comment #19.. Jenn from How to Make a Hair Bow!! I will be emailing you shortly.
Thank you to everyone who entered!! 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Pumponator Review


Summer and water balloons pretty much go hand in hand, but as a parent of two little boys who can't make their own water balloons yet I get so frustrated! Water balloons are a pain in the you-know-what!! You put them on the faucet only to find out you put a whole in it trying to stretch it on there, then you get sprayed with water trying to yank the balloon off the faucet. It's a never ending battle or at least it was until I discovered the Pumponator!
About Pumponator: The Pumponator Balloon Pumping Station was invented by Lexi Glenn, a fourth grader in SC. Lexi loves water balloons! However, she was often frustrated by the hose and faucet method of filling the balloons. She felt there had to be a better way. While searching through her grandmother's garage she came across a garden sprayer. She cleaned it up, filled it with water and began trying it on the balloons. She ran into the house to show off what she called her "new invention" to her grandmother. After many modifications in design and performance, the Pumponator was born. It is now being offered to you.
The Pumponator is great! Now it takes me about 5 minutes to fill an entire bucket full of balloons and I don't mind making them anymore. My boys are so happy since they love water balloons (like most kids do) and now they get to have water balloon fights whenever they want.. Well almost lol.



** Buy It**
The Pumponator can be purchased in an assortment of colors on their website for $19.95. The station comes with 500 biodegradable water balloons and string for tying.

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

Wupzey Floor Mat Review and Giveaway *Closed*

I don't know what it is about babies and toddlers but they seem to make a mess with everything they eat! Trevor is almost two and a half but he still manages to get food all over the floor when he eats. Just last night we had baked ziti for dinner and I think more of it ended up on the floor than in his mouth. Luckily, I had the Wupzey floor mat under the table so the carpet wasn't stained from the sauce!
Wupzey was created by California Mom Johanna Romaniuk who was tired of cleaning up the floor after her daughter ate in her high chair. I remember the high chair days of both of my boys and I sure do wish I knew about Wubzey back then! Today, Wupzey offers many products to reduce the messy clean-up including bibs, food catchers, high chair seat covers, and floor mats.
All Wupzey products are waterproof and stain resistant. They are lead-free, vinyl-free, phthalate-free, pvc-free, and bpa-free. The best thing about Wupzey products is that they look great and are affordable! They come in many cool prints and a perfect for any home with babies and toddlers.

**Buy It**
Wupzey products can be purchased at retailers nationwide and on their website.

**Win It**
Wupzey has very generously offered one of my readers a floor mat in their choice of blue or pink giraffe print.


Mandatory Entry: Check out Wupzeys website and tell me another one of their products you'd love to own.
For extra entries do any or all of the following.. Be sure to leave a valid email address with each comment.
*Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect
*Follow Wupzey on twitter and/or Facebook (one entry each)
*Subscribe to Wupzeys newsletter and/or YouTube page (one entry each)
*Follow me on twitter and leave your twitter name in your comment
*Blog about this giveaway and leave the link in your comment (2 entries)
*Put my button on your blog and leave the link in your comment (3 entries)
 
This giveaway will end on Monday July 18th at 11:59 pm EST. I will email and announce the winner on Tuesday July 19th. The winner will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. This giveaway is open to US only.


Disclosure: I was provided with a Wupzey floor mat for this review. All opinions are my own.

Monkey Brains Review


My boys are totally obsessed with looking "cool". They love clothes with skulls and guitars, temporary tattoos, and hair with spikes and mohawks. Please keep in mind my boys are only 5 and 2.. I'm so afraid to think of what they'll be obsessed with in the tween and teen years!
About Monkey Brains: Monkey Brains is a new collection of hair care that allows you to express yourself. To be fun, be cool and be yourself! Look around. How many styles do you spot everyday: spikes, fauxhawks, and controlled messiness... Everyone you see is sporting an individual look! With 2 Gels, 2 Glues, a Pomade, a Hair Refresher and a Shampoo and Conditioner you will be able to rock whatever hairstyle you're feelin' at that moment.One day you don't feel like getting in the shower and the next you're searching for the hair gel. But you're confident about how you want to look on any given day. Monkey Brains gives you the tools to look cool and have fun doing it.
We got to review the Gone Bananas Hair Refresher and the Twisted Sticky Hair Glue. The first thing I noticed about Monkey Brains is the smell.. It smells amazing! I used the Gone Bananas Hair Refresher on the boys in the morning and their hair still smelled yummy at bedtime. The next morning after getting dressed, the boys were begging me for spiky hair so we got out our Twisted Sticky Hair Glue and went to town. Trevor's hair is too short so it didn't do much for him but Brayden got the mohawk he had been begging for!


While my boys are a little younger than the 8-14 age range Monkey Brains was intended for we've had a great time trying it out. I know we will continue to use these products and I'm sure Brayden will have a mohawk on his first day of Kindergarten in the fall.

**Buy It**
Monkey Brains can be purchased nationwide at mass-market retailers including Walgreens, Walmart, Kroger, Food 4 Less, and Ralph's.
To learn more about Monkey Brains check out their website, follow them on twitter, and like them on Facebook.

Disclosure: I was provided with Monkey Brains hair care products for this review. All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Energizer $10 Gas Card Promotion and Giveaway *Closed*

Summer travel season is in full swing and the ever changing cost of gas prices is impacting everyone. To help with the big summer shuffle between activities for your kids and family road trips, Energizer has a deal to help make a positive impact on your gas budget. We’re rewarding Energizer® Lithium customers by helping their dollars last longer. 

Here's how it works: 
Consumers simply purchase two packs of specially-marked Energizer® Ultimate Lithium or Energizer® Advanced Lithium batteries and you will get a $10 Prepaid Discover® Gas Rewards card mailed to you.
1. Visit www.facebook.com/energizer
2. Click on tab for the Lithium Gas Reward and follow the instructions to input your battery pack codes.
3. A $10 Prepaid Discover® Gas Rewards card will then be mailed to you from the fulfillment company. (This does not have to be used on gas. It can be used anywhere that accepts Discover cards.)
4. The last day to redeem codes is 1/31/12 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

**Win It**
Energizer has very generously offered one of my readers two specially marked packages of Energizer batteries (Winner gets choice of AA or AAA). Once the batteries arrive, be sure to enter the codes on Facebook to get your $10 reward card.

Mandatory Entry: Tell me if you would choose AA or AAA and what you would use the batteries for.
For extra entries do any or all of the following.. Be sure to leave a valid email address with each comment.
*Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect
*Follow Energizer on twitter and/or Facebook (one entry each)
*Follow me on twitter and leave your twitter name in your comment
*Blog about this giveaway and leave the link in your comment (2 entries)
*Put my button on your blog and leave the link in your comment (3 entries)
This giveaway will end on Tuesday July 5th at 11:59 pm EST. I will email and announce the winner on Wednesday July 6th. The winner will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. This giveaway is open to US only.


Disclosure: I was provided with two packs of Energizer batteries for this review. All opinions are my own.

Crunchy N Yummy Review and Giveaway *Closed*


We were recently sent a few bags of Crunchy N Yummy freeze-dried fruits to try. Crunchy N Yummy are 100 % natural fruits that are freeze-dried at the peak of freshness. These freeze-dried snacks do not contain preservatives, salt, sweeteners or gluten. They are low in calories but rich in color, flavor, and nutritional value!
My boys love freeze-dried fruits! And I like the fact that they are all natural fruits without the sticky aftermath of fresh fruit so they're perfect snacks for busy days on the go. 
Crunchy N Yummy offers 5 different flavors of fruits.. Banana, Strawberry, Papaya, Pineapple, and Mango.



We usually only eat strawberry and banana freeze-dried fruits but were very excited to give the other flavors a try. Of course we tried the strawberry and banana first.. They were delicious! Then we tried papaya and pineapple.. Unfortunately they both got a thumbs down. To be honest, the pineapple tastes like dirt. I've never tried fresh papaya so I'm not really sure what that's supposed to taste like but it wasn't for us. The mango was the last flavor we tried and it was delicious.. Nice and sweet!
Though we didn't like all the flavors Crunch N Yummy has to offer, I'm very glad we got to review them! We will continue buying the strawberry, banana, and mango flavored ones!

**Buy It**
You can buy Crunchy N Yummy online at SnackAisle.com, Amazon.com, and a few select retailers in New York and Florida.

*Win It**
Crunchy N Yummy has very generously offered one bag of each flavor to one of my readers!
Mandatory Entry: To enter this giveaway you must "Like" Crunchy N Yummy on Facebook and tell them Life With Two Boys sent you!. Be sure to leave your Facebook name in your comment.
For extra entries do any or all of the following.. Be sure to leave a valid email address with each comment.
*Tell me which flavor you are most looking forward to trying

*Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect
*Follow Crunchy N Yummy on twitter and leave your twitter name in your comment
*Follow me on twitter and leave your twitter name in your comment
*Blog about this giveaway and leave the link in your comment (2 entries)
*Put my button on your blog and leave the link in your comment (3 entries)
This giveaway will end on Wednesday July 13th at 11:59 pm EST. I will email and announce the winner on Thursday July 14th. The winner will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. This giveaway is open to US only.


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

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Etsy Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to the winner of the $15 credit to My Sweet Sunshine.. #13 Darcy! I will be emailing you with details about how to use your credit.
Thank you to everyone who entered!