Friday, September 23, 2011

Etsy Giveaway Week Oct 3-7

When I was younger my grandmother would send me handmade (by her) Christmas ornaments for our tree every year.. Now that I'm older, my grandmother still keeps that tradition alive by sending handmade ornaments for Brayden and Trevor every year.. I think it's because of her that I have such a love for etsy shops and all the wonderful handmade gifts you can find on there.

Since Christmas is right around the corner, I wanted to take a week to showcase some amazing etsy shops and give all my readers some gift ideas for their loved ones. So if you're like me and you're a sucker for handmade, be sure to come back every day between October 3rd and 7th to hear all about these etsy shops and enter to win some awesome giveaways!!

Here's a sneak peak at a couple item's you'll be hearing about:


Hot Wheels Customs Review

Cars and trucks are a big thing in our house, especially Hot Wheels! We have hundreds, and I literally mean hundreds of them.. We even have some from my husband was little. I don't know what it is about these little cars but my boys love them! That's why I was so thrilled when I was selected to have a chance to review Hot Wheels Customs thanks to MomSelect and Hot Wheels.

Hot Wheels Customs allows you to personalize your very own Hot Wheels car with your own pictures and messages. There's 6 very easy to follow steps to creating your own car:

1. Go to Hot Wheels Customs and choose your car

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Blogging Buddies Thursday Blog Hop (week 8)


Welcome to blogging buddies thursday blog hop at Life With Two Boys!

I'd love for you to spread the word about this hop by adding the blog hop button to your blog, tweeting about it, and/or "liking" this post.

I would like to welcome my new co-host Kim from Get In Shape And Save.. Please stop by and show her some love!

Kidorable Review and Umbrella Giveaway *Closed*

It's been raining so much lately here in PA you would think it was Spring and not almost Fall. Thanks to Kidorable and their super cute line of kid's umbrella's my boys have been able to stay nice and dry, even when it's pouring down rain out.

Brayden has had his own umbrella for a few years now, and since Trevor's getting big enough to carry his own now we decided it was time to get him one. I have been in love with Kidorable products for quite a while and was thrilled when they agreed to send me some of their amazing products to review.

Not familiar with Kidorable? Here's a little bit of info about their company and products:  Kidorable, a leading designer and wholesaler of children's products, transforms everyday, functional kids' apparel and accessories into objects that excite children's imaginations and enrich their lives at play. Kidorable is distinguished by their high quality, unique collections - from frogs to fairies, dinosaurs to dolphins, and ladybugs to lotus flowers - sold at apparel, shoe and gift retailers across the globe. Kidorable product lines include umbrellas, raincoats, rain boots, knitwear, embroidered shirts, towels, sun hats, backpacks, hangers and bookends.

Rafflecopter Round-Up: RoomMates Peel & Stick Decor Giveaway *Closed*

Rafflecopter Round Up Giveaway

The Rafflecopter Round-Up Giveaway Event is here!

Life With Two Boys has joined Makobi Scribe and Simply Stacie as well as several other bloggers to participate in the Rafflecopter Round-Up giveaway event featuring only giveaways that are using the Rafflecopter entry form. When you're done entering this giveaway be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the page where you'll find a list of all the participating blogs.

Now onto the giveaway...

One lucky winner will receive their choice of any chalkboard wall decal from RoomMates Peel & Stick Decor.. That's a value of up to $40!!

Not familiar with RoomMates? Read my Sponsor Spotlight Post.

Disclosure: RoomMates Peel & Stick Decor provided me with an item for review purposes along with sponsoring this giveaway. All opinions are my own.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Spooky Buddies on Blu-ray & DVD Tomorrow!

The Buddies are Back in a Spooktacular Adventure!

Spooky Buddies premieres on Blu-ray, DVD & Movie Download from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment on September 20th (tomorrow)!

Synopsis: Disney's irresistible talking puppies are back in an all-new movie that takes them far across town to a mysterious mansion where something very spooky is going on. With the help of some unexpected new friends including a friendly ghost this exciting adventure is howling-good Buddy fun. In a race against a no good hound, the Buddies and their new friends, Pip, Zelda, Rodney, and Skip, must stop Warwick the Warlock and save the world from his dastardly deeds.
Overflowing with action, humor, and a bag full of bonus features, Spooky Buddies is a Spooktacular adventure that treats you to a celebration of friendship and teamwork your whole family will enjoy.

My boys are HUGE fans of the Buddies movies and can't wait to see Spooky Buddies. There's nothing better than a Halloween movie that the whole family can enjoy! Get your copy on Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow!!

The Vintage Pearl Review and $50 GC Giveaway *Closed*

I've been wanting a piece of "mom" jewelry for a while now.. Something cute with both my boys names on it that's not too tacky to wear on an everyday basis. While browsing the web one day I discovered The Vintage Pearl and immediately fell in love! Their jewelry was exactly what I had been searching for.. So I contacted them about reviewing one of their pieces and was soooo thrilled when they agreed.

Here's a little information about The Vintage Pearl in case you're not familiar: 

The Vintage Pearl creates unique and meaningful handstamped jewelry and keepsakes. Each piece is handcrafted from start to finish with care in our studio in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We use raw sterling silver, freshwater pearls and birthstone crystals in our creations.

Each letter is individually stamped by hand, we do not use a machine, making every piece a true one-of-a-kind! Our jewelry is customized with any names, dates or words of inspiration, and we have several fonts and charm shapes to choose from. We want your piece to be meaningful to you.

We have many unique designs and come out with new designs often. You can also "design your own" handstamped necklace by picking your favorite shapes and fonts with our eclectic necklace and our dainty eclectic necklace!

I was sent their sealed with love necklace with Brayden and Trevor's names handstamped on it for this review. Let me just say, the picture on the website does not do this necklace justice.. It's amazing! The quality is wonderful and it's just the perfect "mom" necklace that I had been searching for!

New and Improved Moon Dough Review

Last Christmas Brayden begged me to add Moon Dough to his list for Santa and after reading all the reviews I decided against it. When I was contacted by Team Mom and asked to review the Push N' Pop play sets from Moon Dough I was a little hesitant but decided to give it a try since Brayden wanted it sooo bad!

I was thrilled when our Push N' Pop Ocean Pals set arrived and I saw that Moon Dough has an all new formula making it less crumbly. My boys were so happy to try out this new dough formula for themselves. Since this was our first time experiencing Moon Dough we were all a little awed by the way it feels when you're squishing it.. Almost foamy!

As I already mentioned we never tried the original formula but I can say I am very pleased with the new and improved Moon Dough. It's very easy to clean up, is odor-free, and best of all it never dries out!!!

While Moon Dough is recommended for ages 3 and up, even Trevor (2) had a blast with it. Because it has such a soft consistency it's easy for his little fingers to mold it. The Push N' Pop Ocean Pals set includes 3 push & pop tools which are super easy to use, along with twisty animal molds, 2 colors of dough, and one themed mat to help make clean up even easier!