Saturday, July 16, 2011

Cubbie Cup Winner

Congratulations to comment #2.. Samantha Eccles! You should have already received an email from me.
Thanks to everyone who entered!

Prefense hand sanitizer Review and Giveaway *Closed*

During the fall and winter months my boys are sick almost every other week with some kind of bug Brayden brings home from preschool.. I'm sure with him starting kindergarten in the fall it won't be any better. During those months, we use a lot of "magic soap" as we call it (hand sanitizer to most), but I absolutely hate that the active ingredient in most hand sanitizers is alcohol.. Who really wants to put alcohol on their kids hands?!

I recently discovered a new hand sanitizer that is alcohol free. As soon as I heard about Prefense, which is a silica based alcohol free hand sanitizer, I was in love. Magic soap that's actually safe for my kids to use and because it's silica based it smooths and softens your hands while protecting them.. It's win win!!


I think my favorite thing about Prefense, besides the citrus smell, is the fact that one application lasts up to 24 hours.. That's right, one application protects through 10 hand washings. That means  you put some Prefense on your kids hands before you leave the house, and they're protected all day.. Even after using a public restroom, though I think I still might re-apply depending on how clean the restroom was!

**Buy It**
You can purchase Prefense products directly on their website at a great price compared to other retailers, or at select retailers nationwide.

**Win It**
Prefense has very generously offered one of my readers their big 8oz bottle of hand sanitizer which offers 640 applications.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Fundex Games Winners

Congratulations to comments #82 Wise Owl Designs, #10 AstarrA, and #89 Deb K.. You are the 3 winners of the Fundex Games giveaway. I'll be emailing you shortly.
Thanks to everyone who entered!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

ChildUp Review and Giveaway *Closed*

 
Trevor was in early intervention for speech from the time he was 18 months old until he was 27 months old. He doesn't have any other developmental delays, but since he was such a late talker, I feel that he's behind on his learning. The past couple months we've been working on simple things with him.. First shapes, animals, and counting to 10.

Brayden was an early talker and could count to 10 before his 2nd Birthday.. It's crazy how different two kids can be! Brayden is now 5 and can count to 100. He's been such a great help with Trevor but I still wanted a little extra help so Trevor isn't far behind when he starts preschool. That's why i'm so glad I discovered ChildUp Early Learning Game Cards.

 

ChildUp offers two different sets of learning cards as well as an app for iPhone's and iPads. The first set of cards is Teach Your Child to Count to 10 - Math & Logic #1. It includes 48 Child’s Cards to learn to count from 1 to 10 while discovering four different series of 10 popular animals and 16 Parent’s Cards presenting the 1st part of the ChildUp Early Learning Method, with practical early learning and parenting advice. The second set of cards is Teach Your Child to Count to 20 - Math & Logic #2. It includes 48 Child’s Cards to learn to count from 10 to 20 while discovering four different series of 10 new animals and 16 Parent’s Cards presenting the 2nd part of the ChildUp Early Learning Method, with practical early learning and parenting advice.

Since we're only working on counting to 10 right now we've only used the first set of cards and put the other set away to use in a couple months. Trevor really enjoys the cards, he loves counting the animals! And I love that not only is he learning to count, he's also learning different animals as well.

ChildUp Early Learning Game Cards are recommended for boys and girls from 1 to 5 years old. I would definitely recommend these to anyone who's teaching their kids to count!

**Buy It**
You can buy ChildUp Early Learning Game Cards for $9.99 for each set. You can purchase the iPhone and iPad app for $1.99.

**Win It**
ChildUp has very generously offered  3 sets of cards (Game Card #1 and #2) for 3 winners and 3 app codes for another 3 winners... That's 6 winners total!

Crunchy N Yummy Winner

Congratulations to comment #17.. Kerry! I will be emailing you shortly!
Thanks to everyone who entered!

Travel in style with Little Honey Review and Giveaway *Closed*

While we don't travel too often, my boys still fall asleep in the car all the time, even on short rides. The poor guys always look so uncomfortable with their heads leaning forward and bobbing back and forth.. Thanks to Little Honey and their adorable travel pillows we no longer have that problem!

About Little HoneyLittle Honey is a Los Angeles-based company dedicated to creating stylish and quality travel accessories for today’s woman on-the-go. Travel, like fashion, is a regular part of our lives, and the gear and accessories that go with it should be an extension of our personal style. 


Little Honey offers travel pillows for adults and kids as well as sleep masks. All of their travel pillows are filled with thousands of microbeads to provide extreme comfort. The front printed side of the kids pillow is a soft poly/spandex blend so its easy to clean and the back side is a super plush velour for ultimate cuddling. The kids pillows also have a fabric loop so they can easily attach to backpacks or travel bags. 


Little Honey offers many different fabric choices to suit your style.. Even with the kids travel pillows. They have different colors and different animals, depending on what your kids like. We got to review the blue monkey kids travel pillow. The pillow is super soft and is just the right size for my boys. They even use it when laying around the house on lazy days, not just when we're in the car.


Whether you're going on vacation or just taking a trip to Grandma's house, Little Honey travel pillows will be your kids favorite accessory!


**Buy It**
You can purchase Little Honey products at select retailers nationwide or on Amazon.com.


**Win It**
Little Honey has very generously offered one of my readers a kids travel pillow in their choice of pattern.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Guest Host and Giveaway Linky

I'm very excited to be chosen as this weeks Guest Host for Thursday's Friends Cafe.. Be sure to stop by the hop and link up!
If you're stopping by from the hop please leave a comment so I can follow you back!


Link up your giveaways that are valued at $25 or higher on Thursday's Giveaway Cafe. Then enter to win :)

eBeanstalk.com Review


I love to stalk up on toys for Christmas throughout the year so I'm not rushing to get it all done in December.. And my favorite way to shop for toys in online! Having two little kids who aren't in school full time, it's not very easy to get out to the stores without them. It's great to be able to order toys, have them delivered to my house, and put the box away until Christmas. eBeanstalk.com is the perfect one stop shop for fun and educational toys.

This year i'm in the market for toys for three year olds since Trevor will be three in January. While browsing their website I came across this Handy Manny talking toolbox that Trevor would love! I also discovered tons of other toys that would be perfect for him, as well as toys for Brayden. They have Melissa & Doug tents that Brayden would love!
eBeanstalk offers many books children can read including Dr. Seuss, Eric Carle, and Baby Einstein. My boys love books, especially Dr. Seuss! And books make great stalking stuffers if you like to stalk up on Christmas gifts like I do.

Another thing my boys love is building blocks! eBeanstalk offers some great building toys including stacking cups, nesting blocks, and even eco friendly blocks. I really like these Sprig eco blocks!
I can't believe the amazing selection of toys eBeanstalk.com offers, from Melissa & Doug, Fisher Price, Lego, and even John Deere. They really have got it all! The site is super easy to navigate and I'm sure no matter what kind of toys you're shopping for you can find it at eBeanstalk.com!


Disclosure: I am being provided with a gift card in exchange for this eBeanstalk.com website review. All opinions are my own.

New PetCakes Winner!

The original winner of the PetCakes giveaway didn't respond so the new winner is comment #105.. Beau! Congratulations.. I'll be emailing you shortly.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

ALEX Toys Winner!

Congratulations to comment #49.. mommydoll13! I will be emailing you shortly.
Thank you to everyone who entered!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Stand out in the crowd with Buckhead Betties Review


I recently discovered Buckhead Betties when they were a featured event on Zulily. I immediately fell in love and knew I had to have their bags!

About Buckhead BettiesBuckhead Betties in your life means never having to sacrifice style for function! Buckhead Betties injects fun into everyday life with its playful, yet practical accessories for everyone in the family, and for the home. From fashionable totes and chic getaway bags to dizzy dotted storage bins and on-the-go nap pads, the Buckhead Betties collection features bold, sassy designs.

Buckhead Betties offers many different bags from hobos and pocket totes, lunch totes, diaper caddies and changing pads, and even coordinating terry bikini bags and lounge covers. They also have stuff for home organization including closet organizers, ironing boards, and even stylish aprons! You can get all your Buckhead Betties bags in different styles for the seasons and even have them monogrammed for yourself or gifts for others.

I was sent a market tote in Pretty Paisley for this review and I love it! The colors are so vibrant and pretty. It's a great size to take to the farmers market to get some fresh produce or even to fill with snacks when going on vacation. It's stylish and durable enough to use as an everyday bag! I will definitely be buying more to change with the seasons!

If you're looking for bold, head turning accessories, Buckhead Betties has got you covered! Whether you need a new tote for yourself, dorm accessories for your teen that's going off to college in the fall, or a picnic tote or backpack cooler for your beach vacation, be sure to check them out!

**Buy It**
You can purchase your own Buckhead Betties market tote for $21.99 on getabettie.com or at select retailers nationwide.


Disclosure: I was provided with a Buckhead Betties market tote for this review. All opinions are my own.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Etsy Review and Giveaway: Penmanship Card by Noel's Paperie *Closed*

As I've mentioned many times before, I love etsy! I browse etsy daily and always find new things that I just have to have. I recently discovered Noel's Paperie by NoelsCreations who specialized in invitations, cupcake toppers, and penmanship practice cards.

Brayden was sent one of her penmanship practice cards for review and he loves it. He already knows his alphabet and his name, he just has trouble with spacing and making it small enough to fit on one line. That's why I knew the penmanship card would be perfect for him.


The quality of the penmanship card is amazing. They are made of heavyweight cardstock and laminated with extra thick laminate for protection and durability. You can choose between two different sizes, portrait size for names approximately 8 characters long or landscape size for names about 11-12 characters long. The cards are also double sided so you can choose to have one side with the name written in dotted lines and one side black, or both sides dotted, or even both sides blank.. Whichever suits your childs needs best!

I love that the cards can be completely customized for you. You can choose the fonts and colors, and you can even ask if you have a specific design in mind. Stephanie, owner of Noel's Paperie, is super nice and great to work with so if you don't see what you're looking for in her shop, just ask!

**Buy It**
You can buy your own customized penmanship cards from Noel's Paperie for $5.50

**Win It**
Stephanie has very generously offered one of my readers their own penmanship practice card for their child.

Mandatory Entry: Like Noel's Paperie Facebook page and leave your Facebook name in a comment.. I'd love for you to tell her Life With Two Boys sent you :)
For extra entries do any or all of the following.. Be sure to leave a valid email address with each comment.
*Check out Noel's Paperie on etsy and tell me what your favorite item is
*Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect
*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
*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 Sunday July 24th at 11:59 pm EST. I will email and announce the winner on Monday July 25th. The winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. This giveaway is open to US only.

Disclosure: I was provided with a penmanship practice card by Noel's Paperie for this review. All opinions are my own.