Saturday, July 2, 2011

No Throw Review and Giveaway *Closed*


Any Mom will tell you, babies and toddlers love to throw things. It's simply part of their nature. And as a parent, it can be very irritating to have to pick up sippy cups, bottles, loveys, and pacifiers a million times a day.. The solution is simple.. No Throws!

No Throws were created by twin sisters, Karla and Karen, who had to travel with their babies back and forth from Chicago to Detroit to visit each other. Between Karla's son Danny throwing his bottle around the plane and Karen's son Alex throwing his sippy cup around the car, they came up with the No Throw.
Trevor is almost two and a half now and is obviously past the bottle throwing stage, but there is nothing worse than driving down the road listening to your kid scream because he dropped his sippy cup on the floor. Not to mention all the times we're out shopping and he's sitting in his stroller beside me in one department but his cup is back in a completely different part of the store because he didn't tell me he dropped it.. So we end up wasting a half hour going back to search for the lost cup.

I'm so glad I discovered the No Throw. No more dropped bottles in the car or lost sippy cups in the mall. The No Throw easily attaches to car seats, strollers, high chairs, etc. The one end is velcro so it easily attaches tightly over any size/style sippy cup or bottle. If you are a mom to a infant and/or toddler then the No Throw is the product for you!

 ** Buy It**
No Throws can be purchased at all Walgreens and Rite Aid locations and online at CVS.com.

**Win It**
Two of my readers will each win 2 No Throws of their own!

Mandatory Entry: Check out the No Throw website and tell me which of their products you like best.
For extra entries do any or all of the following.. Be sure to leave a valid email address with each comment.
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*Blog about this giveaway on your blog and leave the link in your comment (2 entries)
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This giveaway will end on Saturday July 30th at 11:59 pm EST. I will email and announce the winners on Sunday July 31st. The winners will have 48 hours to respond before new winners are chosen. This giveaway is open to US only.


Disclosure: I was provided with two No Throws for this review. All opinions are my own.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Super Blake and the Cavity Monster Winner!

Congrats to comment #10.. SAHMwife! You are the winner of "Super Blake and the Cavity Monster". I will be emailing you shortly.
Thanks to everyone who entered!!

Look 10 lbs. lighter in 10 seconds- Miraclebody Review


As I've mentioned before, I've been struggling with my weight for a while now.. And of course, when you're not happy with your body it's so hard to find clothes that you like. That's why I love Miraclebody!! Miraclebody by Miraclesuit specialize in tops and jeans that make you look 10 pounds lighter in 10 seconds. I know what you're thinking.. Yeah right. I was a skeptic too, but I'm so glad I gave them a try!

Miraclesuit has been making women look beautiful since 1937 and is currently the #1 brand designer of control swimwear. Miraclebody is doing the same thing for women with comfortable form-flattering fashion control apparel. Their secret is their handcrafted front control panels featuring Miratex, used to flatten and control the tummy.

I was recently sent a pair of Cargo Crops by Miraclebody to review. I can honestly say these are my new favorite pair of crops.. And believe me, I have a lot of pairs! I usually wear low rise jeans so at first the cargo crops felt a little awkward because they're made to sit about 1" below the belly button to maximum tummy control.. But after having them on for a little while I got used to the high rise.

It's so nice to have a pair of pants that hide my love handles. And these pants are so comfortable! Being a mom of two little ones, comfort is very important to me. Obviously I don't want to have pants on that don't allow me to move freely while racing cars around on the floor.

Thanks to Miraclebody jeans I will no longer struggle to find a pair of pants that I love. Even if you're completely happy with the way your body looks (not that I know any woman that is!) I recommend you try these pants simply because they're so figure flattering and comfortable!!

Me rockin' my Miraclebody cargo crops!

**Buy It**
Have your chance to look 10 lbs. lighter in 10 seconds by purchasing your own Miraclebody Jeans on their website. They're currently offering a FREE tote bag with every purchase and FREE standard shipping!!

Disclosure: I was provided with a pair of Cargo Crops by Miraclebody for this review. All opinions are my own.

Thirty-One Virtual Party!

Starting today, July 1st through July 12th I'm having a Thirty-One gifts virtual party and you're invited! If you're not familiar with Thirty-One gifts here's a little about their company:
Thirty-One has the cutest totes, thermals, bags, wallets, etc..! I personally own a couple of the large utility totes, a couple thermal totes, and a few other things as well. They're great to use when going on vacation, to the beach, or just your everyday adventures.

Some amazing Thirty-One products:

So if you're interested in buying some Thirty-One bags for yourself, click here. I've also got some great specials for anyone who shops through my event.. Everyone who orders will be put into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate to use on Jonna's Thirty-One website. Jonna is my consultant and is wonderful to work with. She is also sponsoring a giveaway on Life With Two Boys.. That'll be getting posted next week so stay tuned for that!
There's also a couple more great deals.. I know, I know, this just keeps getting better right?! If you order 1 backpack Jonna will throw in a coordinating pencil pouch, if you order 2 packpacks Jonna will throw in a coordinating lunch tote.. And for every $10 you spend, you get 31% off a select fall item.. Last but not least, for every $20 you spend shopping through my event you get 5 extra entries into my Thirty-One giveaway next week so be sure to come back and enter!!

What are you waiting for.. Go shop!! lol

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Fun With Fundex Games Review and Giveaway *Closed*

Summer is the perfect time of year for playing outside.. And of course, for playing in the pool. That's why I love Fundex Games pool products! Fundex Games has fun games for pool play such as Hot Potato Splash, Bubba the Bottom Feeder, Don't Tip the Waiter, Lil' Leapers, and more.

We were sent Hot Potato Splash, Bubba the Bottom Feeder, and Don't Tip the Waiter for review. My boys and I just got back inside from playing with Hot Potato and Bubba the Bottom Feeder. These games are so much fun! We weren't actually in the pool today, we decided to set up our little sprinkler instead but these toys still worked great. Although these games are recommended for ages 5 and up, Trevor was still able to enjoy them too. We ended up having to use our imaginations when it came to playing with Bubba the Bottom Feeder since we weren't in the pool and the game wasn't quite working. The boys found some bug nets in the garage and decided to go fishing instead. Next time we get in the pool we'll have to try to play it the right way, but they still enjoyed it and that's really all that matters! We haven't had a chance to play with Don't Tip the Waiter yet but I'm sure that'll be a lot of fun too!


Fundex Games not only offer pool toys but they have such a great variety of indoor games as well including children's board games, family card games,  adult social games, and even Hot Wheels and Iron Man themed games. 

Along with the pool games, we got to review Hot Wheels Body Worx. This game comes with a bunch of little cards with car pieces on them.. The first person to complete their car wins. Brayden and I played this the other day while Trevor was napping and we had a lot of fun. 

If you're looking for fun games to play with in the pool on hot summer days or great games to play with inside on rainy or cold days be sure to check out everything Fundex Games has to offer.. I guarantee you won't be disappointed!!

**Win It**
Fundex Games has very generously offered 3 of my readers the chance to win 1 game each.. The games are Hot Potato Splash, Don’t Tip the Waiter Splash and Hot Wheels Body Worx and will be chosen randomly.


Mandatory Entry: Check out the Fundex Games website and tell me which of the games featured is your favorite.
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 Fundex Games on twitter and/or Facebook (one entry each)
*Follow me on twitter and leave your twitter name in your comment
*Like my new Facebook page and leave your Facebook name in your comment (5 entries)
*Blog about this giveaway on your blog 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 Thursday July 14th at 11:59 pm EST. I will email and announce the winners on Friday July 15th. The winners will have 48 hours to respond before new winners are chosen. This giveaway is open to US only.

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

Shoulder Buddies Review and Giveaway *Closed*


When I was younger I was obsessed with troll dolls.. I'm sure anyone reading this knows what I'm talking about! So when I first saw Shoulder Buddies I got super excited and knew I had to get them for my boys. Shoulder Buddies have the cool hair like trolls but are way cooler for today's generation!

Shoulder Buddies are the new collectible figures that you can wear. Each Shoulder Buddy has a magnet that connects with a magic coin so that you can attach it to your shirt, pants, hat, pretty much whatever you want so that you can take your Buddies with you wherever you go. My boys love taking toys with them in the car so this is a big plus for us!!

Not only are Shoulder Buddies cute and fun but they're also educational. Here's the Shoulder Buddies story: 
The Shoulder Buddy Smarts come from a magical wishing star, and inside that star is the Land of Understand. Shoulder Buddies go to the "School of Smarts" so they can earn their Fluffles on top of their head to fly. Once they have learned their "Smarts" they fly down from the Land of Understand and look for a Buddy to journey with and share their "Smarts".
Just call us Shoulder Buddies from the Land of Understand,
Breezin' through the skies, looking to land.
Each one of us has a special "Smart,"
A wonderful message that comes from our heart.
We want to share our "Smarts" with you,
So you can reveal your "Smarts" too!
Take us along everywhere you go...
On your shoulders, hair and hats you know!
Collect us, trade us, and give us a home!
Let's journey together... wherever you roam!
Each Shoulder Buddy comes with it's own "smart card" that teaches kids life lessons. We received Bubbles who tells about clean smarts and reminds you to wash so you can stay clean and healthy. We also got to review Pep who tells about support smarts and reminds you to be a helpful friend. I love the educational aspect of these little guys and how each one teaches you something different.

Brayden and Trevor love their Shoulder Buddies and keep asking me when we can get more. Shoulder Buddies are the perfect size for stocking stuffers so I'm thinking Santa will be filling their stalkings with them this year!

**Buy It**
Shoulder Buddies are making their way to retailers.. You can currently buy them at Toys R Us and select Learning Express Stores, Hallmarks, Airport Shops, and Specialty stores around the country.

**Win It**
Shoulder Buddies has very generously offered a Shoulder Buddy to two of my readers.
I have Crush and Cents to give away.


Mandatory Entry: Check out the Shoulder Buddies website and tell me which one is your favorite.
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 Shoulder Buddies on twitter and/or Facebook (one entry each)
*Follow me on twitter
 and leave your twitter name in your comment
*Like my new Facebook page and leave your Facebook name in your comment (5 entries)
*Blog about this giveaway on your blog 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 Thursday July 28th at 11:59 pm EST. I will email and announce the winner on Friday July 29th. 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 samples of Shoulder Buddies for this review. All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Cupid Intimates- Naomi & Nicole Shapewear Review and Giveaway *Closed*

Like most Moms, I've struggled with my weight since Trevor (my youngest) was born. I was lucky enough that when I was pregnant with Brayden I was all belly, so after he was born I barely looked like I just had a baby. But my pregnancy with Trevor was a completely different story. I wasn't working at that point because I was a stay home mom to Brayden so I wasn't getting the exercise that I did with Brayden, and it showed! There wasn't a single part of my body that didn't gain weight.. And now almost two and a half years later, I'm still dealing with baby weight.
I've tried diets and honestly I've had a real hard time sticking to them. I've lost a few pounds here and there and always manage to gain them right back. That's why I love Cupid Intimates. They offer different style shapewear from Naomi & Nicole, Miraclesuit, and other brands as well.
I've never tried shapewear before but I figured it'd be perfect for me. It's the easiest way to look like you've lost weight when you're having problems actually losing it. I got to browse through the Naomi & Nicole shapewear and pick out a style I wanted for review. I was shocked to see that they didn't offer very many styles for big busted women, after all we struggle with weight issues as much as the next girl! I decided to go with the Naomi & Nicole Unbelievable Comfort Torsette. You wear this with your own bra so it's perfect for any size bust.

Details about the Naomi & Nicole® Unbelievable Comfort® Torsette:
This single-ply, lightweight garment is made of high-modulus Tactel® fabric designed to provide a smooth look for all-day wear. Wonderful Edge® at the bottom holds the torsette in place. Wear it with your own bra for a custom fit. Choose this for smoothing your tummy, waist, and back.

*Wonderful Edge® on bottom of torsette
*No hook-and-eyes 
*Padded tank straps
*Wear under most fashions

I was really excited to give this a try so I put it on as soon as it arrived. I was amazed at how much flatter it made my stomach appear. It even smoothed out my love handles and "back fat". I was worried about the fact that it's not a full bodysuit so I thought it would just push my fat down and make my love handles worse but that wasn't the case at all. It really did it's job, and believe me it had a big job to do!
I also got to review the Naomi & Nicole Lace Trim Hipster. I generally wear thong underwear so I wasn't sure how i'd feel about these but they're great. They don't ride up which means no wedgies and they're so lightweight you really can't even feel them once they're on.

Details about the Naomi & Nicole® Lace Trim Hipster:
This low-rise panty will stay in place all day long, even while exercising. It’s so lightweight you’ll forget you’re wearing it. It features a beautiful, scalloped floral lace trim. Our breathable Wonderful Edge® silicone finish, placed at the legs, prevents wedgies and eliminates VPLs. This revolutionary panty won’t ride up and will remain invisible under your clothes.

*No control 
*Wonderful Edge® on legs 
*No ride, no lines 
*Stays in place
*Low-rise fit

Now that I've given shapewear a chance, I'm hooked! I will continue to shop at Cupid Intimates for as long as I struggle with my weight, which will probably be the rest of my life. And I will recommend Naomi & Nicole shapewear to all my mom friends so they can feel good about themselves again too!

**Buy It**
Get your sexy back by shopping at CupidIntimates.com

**Win It**
Cupid Intimates was generous enough to offer one of my readers a Naomi and Nicole Wonderful Edge panty of their choice from their website.


Mandatory Entry: Visit Cupid Intimates and tell me another item you love.
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 Naomi & Nicole on twitter and/or Facebook (one entry each)
*Follow me on twitter
 and leave your twitter name in your comment
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*Blog about this giveaway on your blog 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 27th at 11:59 pm EST. I will email and announce the winner on Thursday July 28th. 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 Naomi & Nicole shapewear and panty from Cupid Intimates for this review. All opinions are my own.

Green Toys Flatbed Truck Review and Giveaway *Closed*

There's something special about things that are made from recycled materials, they all have a story behind them. That's what I love about Green Toys. All of their toys are made from 100% recycled milk jugs.. How cool is that?!

Learn more about Green Toys by watching the video below:


We were recently sent the Flatbed Truck and Race Car from Green Toys to review. My boys thought it was so cool that they were made from milk jugs.. Brayden was fascinated by the fact that milk jugs are clear but the toys are colored (lol). He also pointed out the fact that there's a little electric outlet on the race car because it's an eco-friendly electric car.. I personally thought that was pretty neat too!
My boys love to play hard with their toys.. Trucks always crash into things and fall off of cliffs so I was thrilled with the quality of Green Toys. They seem like they will last for many years, which is great because having two little boys I'm sure will have cars and trucks in this house for at least 10 years or more.
Green Toys offer so many different recycled toys including trucks, blocks, dishes and play food, and even stacking cups and teethers. The thing I love most about Green Toys is that they don't have all the bells and whistles that a lot of toys have these days. Kids really get a chance to use their imagination when it comes to playing with these toys which is great! Not to mention, all the money you'll save not having to constantly buy batteries for them.

**Buy It**
You can purchase Green Toys on their website or in select stores nationwide.

**Win It**
Green Toys has very generously offered one of my readers their own Flatbed Truck and Race Car.

Mandatory Entry: Visit Green Toys and tell me another toy your kids would love to have.
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 Green Toys on twitter and/or Facebook (one entry each)
*Follow me on twitter
 and leave your twitter name in your comment
*Like my new Facebook page and leave your Facebook name in your comment (5 entries)
*Blog about this giveaway on your blog 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 25th at 11:59 pm EST. I will email and announce the winner on Tuesday July 26th. 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 Green Toys Flatbed Truck and Race Car for this review. All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Giveaway Bonus Entries

I just created a new Facebook page for Life With Two Boys.. Like it for 5 extra entries into all my current giveaways!

TheraBreath Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to comment #6.. karenmed409! Please respond to my email within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen.
Thanks to everyone who entered!

Maukilo HABA Spilling Funnel Review


Summer is my favorite time of year.. The days are longer and there's so much playing to be done! My boys and I love to play outside in the pool, play with bubbles, or have play dates at the park.. And what's summer without building sand castles! We have a sand table that we play with every chance we get, it's not exactly the beach but it's the next best thing.
I was so excited when Maukilo contacted me and asked if I'd like to review the HABA Spilling Funnel. With the HABA spilling funnel you can bake a sand cake, build a sand castle, or even make drawings in the sand. It's super easy to use.. Just fill with water and sand, then get to work on your masterpiece!
We took the spilling funnel outside to our sand table and had a blast! We made a car garage (that's the big circle pictured below lol), drew a heart, and Trevor loved watching the sand fill up a seahorse. I will say one thing about the HABA spilling funnel, you sure do get messy using it.. But what's playing in the sand without getting dirty!



About Maukilo:  Maukilo is the leading supplier of quality, timeless toys and gifts. We provide innovative, safe and eco-friendly playthings for all ages. From infant toys to kids toys, they're fun, educational and last a lifetime. Inspired by European toys and owned and operated by the German based HABA, we're your best source for baby toys, building blocks (from our wooden toys collection), educational toddler toys and everything in between. With Maukilo you Buy Once, Play Forever.
This is our first experience with Maukilo toys but it certainly will not be our last! The quality of their toys is amazing and they offer so many different toys that I've never seen before. Whether you are shopping for a Birthday present or just some new toys for Summer fun, check out Maukilo!

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

Monday, June 27, 2011

Lenox Review and Giveaway *Closed*

My boys love to have things they can call their own.. Even when it comes to dinnerware! That's why I love this 3-piece dinnerware set available at Lenox.com.
The Gorham Little Boy Blue 3-piece Melamine Set is inspired by the Mother Goose rhyme "Little Boy Blue". It comes with a bowl, plate, and double-handled cup. This set is the perfect size for a toddler and the cup would be great for transitioning from a sippy to a regular cup. We haven't quite started that yet but maybe this will give us the motivation.



The quality of this dinnerware set is amazing, I can tell it will last through the million times Trevor will drop it on the floor. The great thing about it is that it's dishwasher safe and as a busy mom of two little boys, that's important to me!
Lenox is a company that has been around for years and the quality and craftsmanship reflects that. Not only do they offer gorgeous dinnerware sets for children and adults, they also carry home decor, figurines, ornaments, personalized baby gifts, and so much more. I recommend Lenox to all my family, friends, and readers!


**Buy It**
You can buy your children their very own dinnerware set for $19.95 at Lenox.com.


**Win It**
Lenox has very generously offered one of my readers their very own Gorham Little Boy Blue 3-piece Melamine Set.
Mandatory Entry: Check out Lenox.com and tell me another item you'd love to have.
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 Lenox 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 Friday July 22nd at 11:59 pm EST. I will email and announce the winner on Saturday July 23rd. 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 dinnerware set for this review. All opinions are my own.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Baby Rock Apparel Review & Discount Code


It is so hard to find cool clothes for kids.. It's always puppies or sports for boys and princesses for girls.. Not that I have anything wrong with that but since my boys are really into skulls, guitars, and motorcycles Baby Rock Apparel has become my new favorite clothing shop for them.
Baby Rock Apparel carries all kinds of hip and trendy clothes for boys and girls from 3-6 months up to 8T. They also carry baby gift sets, diaper bags, shoes, and hats for your little rock stars! They have the cutest tutus I've ever seen, especially this hot pink zebra printed one!!
I was sent their Rollin With My Peeps t-shirt for Trevor.. The website specifically states that the onesies and t-shirts run small so I ordered up and I'm glad I did. He generally wears a 2T, I got the 4T and it fits with some room left to grow. The quality is great and I really like the vintage worn-in look! Trevor loves the motorcycle!
Get your little ones out of those sports and princess shirts and get them some cool, edgy clothes from Baby Rock Apparel! For 15% off any order use code: danielle at checkout. You can also find Baby Rock Apparel in over 200 boutiques throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Disclosure: I was provided with a toddler t-shirt from Baby Rock Apparel for this review. All opinions are my own.