Friday, November 18, 2011

From Our Hearts To Yours Valentine's Giveaway Hop Sign-Up!!

From Our Hearts To Yours will be hosted by Life With Two Boys, With Our Best, and Mama-Nibbles.

The giveaway hop will begin on February 1, 2012 at 12:01 am est and will end on February 14, 2012 at 11:59 pm est (all posts not up by 9 am est will be marked as *No giveaway yet* on the linky, if posts are not up by 12 pm est your blog will be removed from the linky)

* All participants must have a giveaway specifically for this event that runs the duration of the event
* All participants must find their own sponsor(s) and host the giveaway on their own blog. You may sponsor your own giveaway if you wish
* The prize/prize package should have a minimum value of $25.. It can be Valentine's gifts for women or men but your post must be eye-friendly meaning no naughty images
Examples of safe items:
- Candies, chocolates, gift baskets, flowers
- Lingerie, boxers, clothing
- Books, cards, paper products
- Valentines/Love decor
- Lotions, oils, massage items, candles
- Make up, hair products, beauty items
- Bedding, sheets, pillows
- Gift Cards
- etc, etc, etc...
* Display the event button in your post so hoppers can easily identify it
* Display the linky in your post to encourage hopping
* All participants must abide by FTC and Facebook rules and regulations
* Please limit the mandatory entries to only 1 or 2.. No limit on extra entries
* Most importantly.. Have fun and try to win a few Valentine's gifts for yourself as well!!

Sign Up:
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Deck the Halls Sponsor Spotlight: Scentsy


Life With Two Boys is participating in yet another upcoming giveaway event "Deck the Halls". This event is happening November 27th through December 3rd and will feature items that can be used as Holiday decor. My amazing sponsor for this event is Jolene Cox, an Independent Scentsy Consultant.

Not familiar with Scentsy? Scentsy offers a safe, wickless alternative to scented candles making it a perfect product for homes with children and pets. We happen to have both, children and pets, in our home so I love that I can have a warmer going and not worry about my kids or pets getting burned.

Jolene was nice enough to send me a few Scentsy items to try out before the upcoming giveaway event and I am so pleased with the products. I received a Gingerbread plug-in warmer, a Pumpkin Marshmallow Scentsy bar, a Sweet Pea & Vanilla scent circle, and an Eskimo Kiss room spray. The gingerbread plug-in is perfect for the upcoming holidays and everything smells amazing, especially the pumpkin marshmallow bar!

There are so many fun Scentsy warmers to choose from for any time of the year including a nursery collection, campus collection, sports collection, patriot collection, individual collection, and of course the classic collection. And with more than 8- scents to choose from you're sure to find the perfect Scentsy bars to go with your warmers!

Jolene has a great promotion going on on her site right now.. When individuals purchase Sasha the Scentsy buddy 100% of the proceeds go to the Ronald McDonald House and all of her commission on the purchase of Sasha goes to her local Ronald McDonald House. Sasha sure would make a great Christmas gift for the little ones in your life and you'd also be helping out a great cause!

Along with sponsoring this upcoming giveaway event, Jolene also runs giveaways on her Facebook page so be sure to "like" her page and stay on the look out for upcoming giveaways. Don't forget to come back between November 27th and December 3rd to enter to win $50 worth of Scentsy products (of your choice) from the Holiday Collection!

Disclosure: I was provided with the product(s) mentioned for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Volumes 3 & 4 available on DVD!

THE AVENGERS: EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HEROES is a television series on Disney DXD inspired by the Marvel Comics Super Hero team of the same name. In each episode, the Avengers defend Earth from unimaginable threats: dangerous Super Villains, time-travelling conquerors, alien invaders and mythical beasts bent on the total destruction of humanity. When the forces of evil are so overwhelming that no single hero has the power to save the world, when no hope is left...the Avengers Assemble!

The pulse-pounding action continues on October 25th with six unforgettable episodes in the Volume 3 release of The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes! Enjoy all the thrills as Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk and the rest of the Avengers face off against Baron Zemo's Masters of Evil and defend earth from a full-scale alien invasion led by the time-traveling Kang the Conqueror!

On October 25th, get ready for the ultimate adrenaline rush with Volume 4 of The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes! In these final seven episodes of Season One, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Hulk and the rest of The Avengers attempt to stop Ultron and his army of robots from ending all of humanity and prevent Loki from unleashing armies from Asgard on Earth!

Etsy Review and Giveaway: Snowman Votive Candle Holder *Closed*

If you are a regular Life With Two Boys reader then you know how much I love etsy. There's just something special about an item that was made because someone has a passion for making them, not just because they have a passion for making money.

The etsy shop I'm going to tell you about today is Cape 2830. Owner, Virginia loves to paint, and she especially loves painting snowmen. I happen to have a bit of an obsession with snowmen so when I discovered her shop I fell in love with so many items. I was super excited when she agreed to send me one of her snowmen votive candle holders to review.

This snowman votive holder is so cute and looks amazing sitting in the big window in my living room. It is made with a glass jar that is hand painted and a votive holder that sits on top. The votive holder is glittery and looks like glistening snow on the snowmans head. What really pulls the whole thing together is the adorable snowman face that is hand painted on the jar.

Along with the snowmen votive holders you'll find tons of other really cute snowman items in Virginia's shop including hand painted gourds, wall hangings, decorative plates, gift boxes, and even hand knit snowmen. Not as obsessed with snowmen as I am? No worries, Virginia also has a passion for knitting so you'll find hand knit women's scarves and even doll clothes.

I would definitely recommend checking out Virginia's etsy shop, Cape 2830, to see all of the amazing handmade items she has to offer!

**Win It**
One lucky reader will win a Snowman Votive Holder similar to the one I received to review (actual giveaway item shown below).

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Energizer Movie Promotion and Giveaway *Closed*

One thing I forget every year when I'm shopping for gifts for my boys is the batteries.. And every year my poor boys have to wait until I go buy batteries the day after Christmas to play with their new toys. Well this year Energizer has a fun new promotion for those that remember to purchase batteries for the big day.

Energizer has just the solution to help you get a jump start on the holidays -- batteries for the gifts and a free online movie on demand rental to help with the relaxation. Simply purchase a package of specially-marked Energizer® Ultimate Lithium, Energizer® Advanced Lithium or Energizer® Recharge AA batteries and you will receive a free online movie on demand rental reward that can be redeemed at,,, or the YouTube store.

Here's how to redeem your codes:
1. Visit

2. Follow the instructions to input your battery pack codes. *Please note: this promotion is limited to one (1) REWARD CERTIFICATE PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD/E-MAIL ADDRESS.

3. The last day to redeem codes is 4/30/12 at 11:59 p.m. ET

4. Your Reward Certificate does expire and must be redeemed for your online movie rental within 2 months from the date of issuance. Redemption of the Reward Certificate is subject to all terms and conditions and policies imposed by Hollywood Movie Money On-Demand Rewards.

**Win It**
One lucky reader will win two packs of either Energizer® Lithium or Energizer® Recharge batteries (or a combination of both if he/she prefers) marked with special codes.

Enter using the Rafflecopter form below.

Hatley Boys Play Sets Review and Giveaway *Closed*

Hatley is a family-run company that has been in business for over 20 years. They offer apparel for infants, girls, boys, and even men and women as well as items for every room in your home. From cotton sleepwear to fun apparel, Hatley is sure to have something for everyone!

I have been admiring Hatley clothes for a while now and was so thrilled when they agreed to send me one of their boys play sets to review. We were sent the Bear Country Kids' Sherpa Set for Trevor and it couldn't have come at a more perfect time of year. This sherpa set is just what we needed for the chilly fall mornings walking Brayden to the bus stop.

The set itself is a really nice chocolate brown color with pretty blue accents and adorable brown bear appliques. In case you're not familiar with Hatley, all of their designs are inspired by wildlife so it's very common to find a bear, moose, or other animals on their clothing. Since this was our first experience with Hatley I wasn't really sure what to expect but we love it. The sherpa set is true to size with a little bit of growing room and the quality is just amazing!

You can purchase the Bear Country Kids' Sherpa Set for $79.99. While you're browsing the website I would definitely recommend checking out the adorable plush animals.. They would look great sitting under your tree Christmas morning! Don't forget to "like" Hatley on Facebook to stay up to date on sales and promotions.

**Win It**
Hatley has very generously offered on Life With Two Boys reader a boys play set of choice.

Enter using the Rafflecopter form below.. Be sure to do the mandatory entry or any extra entries will not count!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Blogging Buddies Thursday Blog Hop (week 16)


Welcome to blogging buddies thursday blog hop hosted by Life With Two Boys and Get In Shape And Save!

We'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.

Attention Bloggers: Sign up to participate in the next Tablet Time Giveaway!

Tablet Time, NOOK, NOOK Tablet

TJ over at Measuring Flower is at it again and this time I was chosen as one of the co-hosts. I'm super excited about this giveaway and you should be too! Why? Because for only $10 you can participate in what is sure to be a HUGE success!

The Tablet Time {NOOK Tablet/$275 Cash Edition} Giveaway will take place January 6-20, 2012 and the sponsorship fee is only $10 for 2 follow links. Interested? Sign Up Here!

Readers: Be sure to come back between Jan 6th and 20th to enter to win the all-new NOOK Tablet or $275 Cash!

12 Days of Gifts Galore Sponsor Spotlight: Wild Dill

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Another one of my wonderful sponsors for the 12 Days of Gifts Galore is Wild Dill. Wild Dill features organic, fair trade and natural toys, clothes and bedding for little ones. They carry a large selection of natural products including organic stuffed animals and dolls, wooden blocks and puzzles, made in USA toys, eco-friendly trucks, cars, and boats, organic baby clothing, children’s vegan shoes, and organic bedding, blankets and crib sheets to name a few.
Wild Dill sent us one of their fun toys to review, the ImagiPLAY Zoom To The Moon play set. This play set includes 2 Astronauts, 3 Aliens, 2-headed Alien Dog, and Spacepod to store everything in. My boys love playing with this set and since it contains a few different pieces I don't have to worry about them fighting over it which is always an added bonus! You can purchase the ImagiPLAY Zoom To The Moon play set from Wild Dill for $27.


Whether you're searching for Natural baby gifts for a baby shower, fun organic toys for your little one for Christmas, or some cute new clothes for your growing child, Wild Dill has got you covered! Be sure to come back between November 25th and December 6th to enter to win a $35 Wild Dill gift certificate!

Disclosure: I was provided with the product(s) mentioned for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

12 Days of Gifts Galore Sponsor Spotlight: Lovable Labels

gifts galore hop

Are you ready for another giveaway event? Starting on November 25th, I will be participating in the 12 Days of Gifts Galore hosted by Tales From the Nursery, Formula Mom, and Mama on a Green Mission. There will be several blogs participating and you will have many chances to win some awesome prizes. Be sure to come back then to enter.

One of my amazing sponsors for this event is Lovable Labels. I have had the opportunity to work with them a few times in the past and have always been very pleased with the quality and durability of their labels.

Lovable Labels have come out with some fun new labels for the holidays including a Holly Jolly Gift Pack available in Christmas Jewels for the girls and Santa's Pick for the boys as well as a Santa Sampler Gift Pack and even cute Winter themed gift seals and matching address labels available in several designs.


We were sent the Holly Jolly Gift Pack- Santa's Pick to review. This gift pack comes with 15 Multi-Purpose Stickers, 40 Slimline Labels, 12 Shoe Labels, 24 Press N' Stick Clothing DOTS (6 Large, 6 Medium and 12 Small) and 2 Mini-Metal Tags. Everything you need to cover the basics and more! And of course you can personalize these with an icon and name of choice.

We're very happy with our Holly Jolly Gift Pack from Lovable Labels. I'm able to label everything Brayden needs to take to school from his backpack, shoes, coats, lunchbox, and even his sandwich container and juice cup. These labels are waterproof, washer and dryer safe, and even dishwasher and microwave safe. They don't fade or peel off so you don't have to worry about constantly replacing them!

You can purchase a Holly Jolly Gift Pack for $24.99 and for a limited time when you purchase any Holiday Pack you'll receive 12 Personalized Gift Seals for FREE! Be sure to come back between November 25th and December 6th to enter to win a Holly Jolly Gift Pack to label your childs belongings!

Disclosure: I was provided with the product(s) mentioned for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Mrs. Cubbison's Kitchen Thanksgiving Tips

There's only 1 week left until Thanksgiving which means it's time to start thinking how to make this holiday special for your loved ones. is a wonderful new online resource where you can find an interactive turkey roasting guide, cooking videos, top Thanksgiving FAQ's and an easy to use recipe library to help you prepare this upcoming holiday.

If you're looking to spruce things up a bit this year and try out some fun new recipes I'd definitely recommend checking out You can choose from complete dinner menus or if you're trying to keep things simple you can find new sides and desserts. Not sure what to do with all the leftovers after the big day? can help you out with that as well!

While you're shopping for all the food and ingredients you need for Turkey Day I would also suggest you pick up some Mrs. Cubbison's multigrain stuffing with cranberries as well as her crispy onions. Multigrain Stuffing with Cranberries is a sophisticated spin on a classic American holiday dressing and Crispy Onions are delightful toppers that make a great addition to your favorite Thanksgiving side dishes including the popular Green Bean Casserole.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

SPY KIDS: All the Time in the World Recipes & Activities

SPY KIDS: All the Time in the World on Blu-ray & DVD November 22nd

To fuel your evil fiend finding missions and sharpen your spy senses, we present you with Recipes & Activities!

Under the Tree Giveaway Event Winners!

First I'd like to start off by thanking my amazing sponsors Alphabeasts, Green Toys, Maukilo, Alex Toys, Sprig Toys, and Mindware as well as all of the awesome bloggers who made this event such a great success!!

Now the moment you've all been waiting for.... Out of 4,441 entries the winners of the Under the Tree giveaway here at Life With Two Boys are... Heather Schwartz and Rita O'Neal... Congratulations!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Holiday Movie Bundle: Smurfs, Frosty, Twas the Night Before Christmas Review and Giveaway *Closed*

The Smurfs Holiday Celebration Synopsis: Deck the halls with Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Brainy, Jokey and all the other true blue friends in these absosmurfly charming animated specials from The Smurfs TV series. In Tis the Season to be Smurfy, young Sassette Smurf discovers the true meaning of the season when the Smurfs befriend an elderly human couple who have no money to celebrate Christmas. Then, in The Smurfs Christmas Special, the wicked Gargamel plots to ruin Christmas for the Smurfs and with the help of an evil stranger, he destroys the Smurf's village. But even with no Christmas decorations or holiday feast, the Smurfs still have a smurfy song in their hearts. Will Gargamel feel the Christmas spirit this year? Dash through the snow to give your family the smurfiest gift of the season!

Frosty’s Winter Wonderland Deluxe Edition Synopsis: From beloved song to animated holiday classic: Frosty meets his match in a glistening Remastered Deluxe Edition! Andy Griffith, Shelley Winters and Jackie Vernon lend their voices to this captivating cartoon about the Snowman's winter return to the children of a small town for a winter season of fun and games. But he's lonely at night when left by himself. So the grateful kids build him a beautiful snowlady companion. Jealous of the attention given Frosty, Jack Frost blows up a blizzard and swipes Frosty's magical, life-giving hat. Only true love can bring Frosty back to his old fun-loving self. Two songs that have proven to be enduring seasonal favorites highlight the soundtrack: Frosty the Snowman and Winter Wonderland.

Twas the Night Before Christmas Synopsis: A holiday sourpuss brings Santa to the rescue of a small town's Christmas. For some unexplained reason, letters to Santa Claus are being returned to the children of Junctionville. It seems some resident has angered St. Nick, calling Christmas a fraudulent myth! Skeptical Albert Mouse has to be brought to his senses and let up a little on the wonder why. How Albert is persuaded to change his tune paves the way for Santa's jolly return to town and the joyous finale of the animated fable inspired by Clement Moore's poem and produced by the merrymaking conjurers of Rankin/Bass Studios. The voice talents of Joel Grey, Tammy Grimes, John McGiver and George Gobel make this festive fable even more fun.

The Slice Safety Cutter Review

Product Description: The Slice™ Safety Cutter is the most versatile tool you'll ever own. Features a finger-friendly microscopic ceramic blade that's quick, easy and a safe substitute for scissors or traditional safety knives. Slice Safety Cutters are perfect for scrap-booking, clipping recipes, coupons and news articles, removing shrink-wrap, opening CDs, DVDs, plastic packaging, and more. Includes a built-in magnet and key-ring hole. Slice™ Safety Cutter - Great for couponers!

- Ceramic blade lasts longer than steel
- Stays sharp and never rusts
- Built-in magnet and key-ring hole
- Rubberized non-slip finish
- Finger-Friendly™ Design
- For left- and right-handers

I recently had the chance to review The Slice Safety Cutter and overall I'm pretty please with this little device. I am no where near an extreme couponer but I do cut coupons on a weekly basis and it used to be such a pain.. Half way through cutting coupons my hand would ache, not to mention the mess it would make. But with The Slice Safety Cutter you can easily cut right around the coupons you want without having to cut up half of the page.

The Slice Safety Cutter is a very handy little device that is convenient and safe to use. It's small enough to throw in your purse in case you need to clip coupons on the go! Not only is it great for coupons but also for opening packages and even cutting wrapping paper, which most of us will be doing lots of in the next couple of months!

Purchase The Slice Safety Cutter today for only $5.99.. It'd make a great stocking stuffer too!

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Home for the Holidays Giveaway Event *Closed*

Artsy Chaos

Welcome to the Home for the Holidays Event where you can enter to win some great prizes for your home and the Holidays! Hosted by Artsy Chaos, Kelly's Lucky You, My Chaotic Ramblings, and Shopping for Savings, this event will have you visiting each blog for prizes from some amazing sponsors each valued of at least $25. Use the linky at the end of this post to hop to the next blog.

Here at Life With Two Boys you can enter to win a wonderful Christmas Prize Pack valued at $100.

The prize pack includes: 
*Set of 6 Sequined Ornaments from TheGroovyZoo


Disclaimer: Please note that the hosts of "Home for the Holidays Giveaway Blog Hop" and the "Home for the Holidays Giveaway Blog Hop" bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not complete fulfillment of prizes. In most cases, sponsors are responsible for shipping directly to any winners. Sponsors are represented and expected to fulfill prize obligations. If an issue does arise, we will make every effort to assist you in obtaining your prize to the best of our ability but cannot be held responsible. "Home for the Holidays Giveaway Blog Hop" is in no way associated with Facebook and by entering, you agree that Facebook is released from any liability in this event.