Friday, December 2, 2011

Hank Player T-Shirt Review and Giveaway *Closed*

When it comes to my boys clothes I look for fun, functional, and durable. Of course I tend to go for something with a cute or funky graphic on it too but the most important thing is quality. I was recently given the opportunity to review a T-Shirt from Hank Player and I couldn't be more pleased.

About Hank Player: Hank Player strives to create a quality, long lasting t-shirt that brings together a combination of hip, novelty graphics and vintage inspired colors. All about clean designs, Hank Player tees are garment dyed and vintage washed to give it a familiar lived-in and super soft, comfy feel.

Hank Player T-Shirts have everything I look for in clothing.. They're cute and durable and boy are they soft! If there's one thing my boys love it's something that feels lived-in when they put it on and that's just what Hank Player T-Shirts feel like.

Brayden showing off his Hank Player T-Rex T-Shirt (over a long sleeve shirt because it's super cold out!)

Hank Player carries shirts for babies, boys, girls, and even men. Their shirts really have a quality all their own and I'm sure they're going to be a favorite of ours for quite some time! You can purchase a Retro T-Rex Dinosaur Tee like the one Brayden's wearing above for $24.99 and right now you can save 25% on all tees using code: SAVE25 at checkout.

**Win It**
One lucky reader will win 2 tees from Hank Player in their choice of size (6M-10/12) but the graphics will be a surprise!

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

My Memories Freebie Friday

As you know I recently had the chance to review My Memories scrapbooking software which I highly encourage you to purchase.. Use code: STMMMS53188 for $10 off your purchase. Well now I've decided to start My Memories Freebie Friday where I will be posting one scrapbooking freebie a week.

This weeks freebie is:
(click image to download)

This kit includes: 
*2 Digital Papers
*5 Page Elements
*2 Quick Pages


My Memories Scrapbooking Software Review and Giveaway *Closed*

I have personally never been much of a scrapbooker but I've seen so many adorable scrapbook pages out there that I really wanted to give it a try. I was recently given the opportunity to try out My Memories Suite scrapbooking software and I'm really glad I did.

First I decided to go with a pre-made freebie that I found over at SuzyQ Scraps. I figured it's probably a lot easier to start out with something simple just to get the feel of the software. With this particular freebie the cluster was already made I just added some plain background papers and text, and the photos of course.

My first attempt at scrapbooking:

Since that one came out pretty cute I decided to purchase the Boys in Charge kit from My Memories and give it a try on my own. 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Etsy Review: Alphabet Letter Pillows from Nickle Pickle's Patchwork Quilts

Nickle Pickle's Patchwork Quilts offers all sorts of fun items including crayon totes, bean bags, iron-on appliques, aprons, lunch bags, quilts, and even custom alphabet letter pillows. Nicole, owner of Nickle Pickle's Patchwork Quilts, says "I can create just about anything for you!" and her shop reflects that.

Nicole recently sent me a couple of her custom alphabet letter pillows for my boys. Brayden and Trevor were so excited when they arrived, Braydens B had skulls on it which he loves and Trevors T had fun sharks on it. They were so excited to have their new pillows and have been sleeping with them every night since they came.

If you're having a baby and looking for something to decorate the nursery these would look so adorable hanging on the wall or sitting on the dresser. And if you already have your "babies" and want to give them something special to cuddle with, these pillows would be perfect for that too!

Each custom letter is approx 13" high and double stitched for durability. You can order some today for only $4.99 each and there's lots of cute fabrics to choose from.

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

BellyWashers, TummyTickler and TummyTickler Tots Review and Giveaway *Closed*

As a mom it can be so hard to find food and drinks for your children that are fun and nutritional. Well recently I was introduced to TummyTicklerTots, TummyTickler, and BellyWashers. I'm sure your kids have seen these in the grocery store and begged you for them, you take one look at them and assume they're not healthy and look the other way.. I was that mom! My boys would beg me for these really cool looking drinks and I would assume that because they look so cool there's no way they can be good for you.. Well I was wrong!

TummyTicklerTots, TummyTickler, and BellyWashers are fun and nutritional. Take a look at all the info below and see why I've recently fallen in love with these drinks. Each brand is designed to meet the distinct life-stage needs of children so as a parent you can feel good about letting your children have them and because the toppers make them so fun your kids think they're getting a little treat.

TummyTicklerTots (ages 1-3)
*40% reduced sugar, pre-mixed with purified water
*Topped with spill-proof sippy spout and licensed characters toddlers love
*Bottle size and shape specially designed for a toddler’s grip
*4oz serving size, as recommended by The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

TummyTickler (ages 3-5)
*100% apple juice, no sugar added
*Topped with spill-proof spout and licensed characters preschoolers love
*Perfect grip shape and size for preschool hands

BellyWashers (ages 5-10)
*100% real fruit juice – no added sugar, colors, flavors or preservatives
*Topped with no-mess, push-pull sports cap and licensed characters grade school kids love
*One whole serving of fruit!

Squishable Stuffed Animals Review

I know I've mentioned a million times about how much my boys love stuffed animals.. Well now I'm going to tell you about their newest love.. Squishables!

Squishables are giant, round, fuzzy stuffed animals. These are probably the softest things I've ever touched in my life and they are super adorable. Squishables can be slept with, lounged on, and even rolled around like a ball.. They're definitely a stuffed animal with multiple purposes.

There are so many different Squishables available including a Fox, Owl, T-Rex, Unicorn, and even a Platypus to name a few. We were recently sent a Squishable Raccoon to review. The first thing I thought when our Squishable arrived is "these things are huge"! They look big on the website, but you really don't realize how big they actually are until you're holding one.

My boys were so excited when they saw me pulling our Squishable Raccoon out of the package. As with most new things they fought over it for a few minutes then decided they could take turns sitting on it. Then sitting turned to rolling, which then turned into a friendly game of catch. Overall they have a great time with our new Squishable!


You can purchase a Big Raccoon Squishable for $42 or a Mini Squishable for $19.. How cute would these things look sitting under your tree Christmas morning?!

Don't forget to follow Squishable on Twitter and Facebook.

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

Blogging Buddies Thursday Blog Hop (week 17)


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.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tidy up your playroom with ZipBin Review and Giveaway *Closed*

My boys love their little Hot Wheels cars but the problem is that they get them out then leave them on the floor when they're done playing. Have you ever walked into the living room carrying an overflowing laundry basket and stepped on one of those little cars? Well let me just say, it's not a pretty picture.

I was searching for the perfect solution for our little Hot Wheels crisis and that's when I discovered ZipBins. ZipBins are storage bins that can be unzipped and turned into play mats, then when kids are done playing they can zip the bin back up cleaning all the little toys up with it!

We were recently sent the Hot Wheels Ramp It Up ZipBin to review and I couldn't be happier with it. While it doesn't hold all of our Hot Wheels cars it's just the right size to hold enough cars to play with while keeping the rest in their case, thus not having all of our little cars all over the floor. Brayden and Trevor love that they can zip and unzip it all by themselves and they can even take it with them when they're visiting their grandparents house.

ZipBins are so much fun they make kids want to clean up their toys! There are tons of other ZipBins available too including ones for LEGO's, dinosaurs, and trains for boys, and Barbie, castles, and dollhouses for girls. Prices vary from $9.99 to $24.99 depending on size. I would definitely recommend picking up a few to help organize your playroom, kids bedrooms, and even the living room.

**Win It**
One lucky reader will win a ZipBin of their choice!

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

Bearpaw Spread the Love, Share the Comfort Campaign

This holiday season, BEARPAW invites you to join them as they honor those who inspire us with the spirit of the holidays year round. During their Spread the Love, Share the Comfort Campaign, they want you to nominate those families who may have fallen on hard times, but continue to uplift those around them.

BEARPAW is sharing some comfort with 8 special families this holiday season. Included in the gift package are 2 pairs of BEARPAW footwear for each member of the family, a $250 Target gift card, BEARPAW t-shirts, and apparel provided by Aventura. There will be something for every member of the family to stay warm and live life comfortably throughout the holiday season.

Here’s how to participate:

*Download a nomination form HERE

*Complete the form letting them know some basic information including who you’re nominating and why.

*Email the form to with the subject as BEARPAW HOLIDAY NOMINATION.

Learn more about this campaign including terms & conditions here.

Howard B. Wigglebottom Book Review and Giveaway *Closed*

I am constantly searching for new books for my boys, something that is fun but educational at the same time. I was instantly drawn to Howard B. Wigglebottom books because they are just that. Howard B. Wigglebottom books are about a little bunny whose learning all sorts of important life lessons.

We were recently sent Howard B. Wigglebottom and the Monkey on His Back to review. This particular book is all about learning to tell the truth. Throughout the book Howard tells a series of lies, and although he knew they were wrong he kept doing it until finally he felt so bad about himself he decided to listen to his conscience and tell the truth. Along with the book there is a neat little poster you can print to help explain to your children the consequences of lying. My boys tend to tell little white lies so I thought this was perfect for them.

There are several other books besides Howard B. Wigglebottom and the Monkey on His Back including Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen, Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns about Bullies, and Howard B. Wigglebottom and the Power of Giving: A Christmas Story (which would be perfect for your child this time of year) to name a few. Usually these books sell for $15 each but right now you can purchase them for only $6 each so I would highly recommend ordering a few today!

**Win It**
One reader will win a Howard B. Wigglebottom book of their choice.

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

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Keeping the Holiday Traditions alive with Hickory Farms Gift Baskets

I have always lived far away from my Grandparents and I remember sending my Grandfather a Hickory Farms Gift Basket every year for Christmas when I was a little girl. I'm not really sure how that tradition began, all I remember is him telling me how much he enjoyed eating the Hickory Farms sausage and cheese that I sent him. Well this year I was sent a Hickory Farms Gift Basket to review and now I know exactly how my Grandfather used to feel ripping into those baskets and pulling out all the delicious surprises that would come out of them.

Hickory Farms offers such a wide variety of gift baskets, from their traditional Sausage and Cheese Gift Box to the delicious Orchard's Bounty Gift Basket and everything in between. We were sent the Orchard's Bounty Gift Basket to review and my family loved it. It's the perfect combination to send to any family, with fresh fruits, summer sausage and cheese, and even trail mix, it's sure to have something to please everyone in the room!
If you're looking for a great gift to send to family across the country or even to your neighbors down the street I would definitely recommend a Hickory Farms Gift Basket. The prices are great and with their $3/3 day shipping it's guaranteed to arrive fresh!

Take a look below at some of the awesome gift baskets that Hickory Farms has to offer then be sure to order a few for your family, friends, and even your co-workers today!

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Swiss Colony Snowman Truffles Review and Giveaway *Closed*

One of my favorite things about the holidays, besides spending time with family and friends, is the yummy treats. The Swiss Colony has all sorts of candies, chocolates, cakes, and other delicious deserts to make your family get together extra special.

We were sent a delicious box of Snowman Truffles from The Swiss Colony to review. Because I have such a sweet tooth, I knew I was going to love these little guys.. I mean what's not to love about a treat that's rolled up from two silky-rich chocolate ganache centers with creamy Swiss creme shells and dressed like a snowman? The Snowman Truffles will be the center of attention at your next holiday party that's for sure! You can purchase them today for $24.95 for a box of 12.

This year is a very special year for The Swiss Colony, not only are they celebrating their 85th year in business but it's also the 20th anniversary of their Gingerbread House donation program.. By the end of 2011, more than 200,000 houses will have been donated to kids staying the holidays in children's hospitals nationwide.

Want to help out in this great cause? Here's how it works:
Simply send a gift of Petits Fours to someone on your list, and The Swiss Colony will send a Gingerbread House to a child in a hospital in your region. They'll let your gift recipient know that a Gingerbread House has been sent to a child in need, in their name, at your request. Plus, a "Thank You" card will be sent to your gift recipient from the hospital to recognize their gifts to these special children at Christmas.

Shop The Swiss Colony today and purchase some yummy treats for the "Sweet Tooth" on your Christmas list!

**Win It**
Enter to win your very own box of Snowman Truffles from The Swiss Colony using the Rafflecopter form below.

Playfully Ever After Review

Kids of all ages love to play pretend and what's the best way to play pretend? Dressing up in costumes and pretending you're a pretty princess or a brave knight. Playfully Ever After is a wonderful one-stop-shop for all of your dress up needs!

Playfully Ever After offers the cutest dress up clothes for girls, boys, and even adults. Whether you're looking for a Belle Dress for your little princess or a Dragon Cape for your little warrior, Playfully Ever After has got you covered.

We were recently sent a Prince Costume for my boys to review and they absolutely love it! They love to play dress up and all we had before was super hero costumes so this prince shirt was a nice change for them. This royal blue velvet shirt is adorable and the quality is great! I especially love that there's no velcro or tying involved, you just slip the shirt on over their heads and they're good to go.

You can purchase this Prince Costume for only $29.99. Along with fun costumes, Playfully Ever After also sells pretend play toys including Wooden Toys, Puzzles, Dolls, and Zoobies. Be sure to follow Playfully Ever After on Twitter, Facebook, and their Blog.

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

Today is Giveaway Monday on Melissa & Doug's Facebook Fan Page!

“LIKE” Melissa & Doug on Facebook to be eligible to win! Answer the active giveaway’s question, to enter that giveaway. At least one random entrant will be chosen to win each giveaway.

The first giveaway begins at 8am EST… And it's A Train Table!

They’ll be giving away terrific educational toys from 8am EST, right up until midnight!

Check out Melissa & Doug's Terrific Twenty Holiday Toys to see some of the great prizes they’ll be giving away!

Giveaway event ends midnight EST 11/28/11.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Deck the Halls Giveaway Hop $50 Scentsy Prize Pack *Closed*


Welcome to the Deck the Halls giveaway hop hosted by Yes I Have a Coupon. This hop has 20 participating blogs all giving away Holiday decor. After you have entered here at Life With Two Boys be sure to hop on to the next blog listed on the linky below!

Here at Life With Two Boys you can enter to win an awesome Scentsy prize pack that contains $50 worth of Scentsy products (of your choice) from the Holiday Collection! To learn more about Scentsy check out my Sponsor Spotlight.