Friday, February 3, 2012

Clorox Green Works Review


Keeping a house clean with two boys and pets is hard enough but finding cleaners that are gentle, yet effective is even harder. Well I was recently sent a few Green Works cleaning products to review and I am impressed!

Green Works Cleaning Wipes - It is 100% compostable, so you can clean up after your family and guests, and feel good while you’re at it!

Green Works Laundry Detergent - The dermatologist-tested formula is gentle on skin and formulated for both standard and high-efficiency (HE) washers, so you can be sure that your laundry will be fresh and clean….load, after load, after load.

Green Works Bathroom Cleaner - The bathroom cleaner is a non-toxic way to power through soap scum, rust and hard water stains — without harsh chemical fumes and residue.

Green Works All Purpose Cleaner - It is safe to use on multiple surfaces throughout the kitchen and bathroom, including counters, appliances, stainless steel, sealed granite, chrome, cook top hoods, sinks and toilets.


Of all the products I was sent, the cleaning wipes are definitely my favorite. It's so nice to be able to just grab a wipe after cooking and clean up little spills and messes, but these wipes are even great at cleaning caked on food from the stove and table if I don't feel like cleaning it right away. When you pull the wipes out they don't feel like they're very strong, but one wipe goes a long way! The all purpose cleaner has the same effect as the wipes but it better for bigger messes and whole kitchen cleaning.

Share the Love Sponsor Spotlight: Untie Jewelry


You probably already know how much I love etsy and this shop I'm about to tell you about is no exception. Offering gorgeous bridal jewelry and special occasion jewelry, Untie Jewelry has easily become one of my favorite shops.

I was sent two beautiful necklaces from Untie Jewelry to review and all I can say is "Wow!" This jewelry looks great in pictures but I can't really describe just how beautiful it is in person. These necklaces are perfect for weddings, anniversaries, special date nights with the hubby, and pretty much any time I can think of an excuse to dress up and wear them.


The first necklace I received is a delicate orchid and pearl necklace. I love orchids and this necklace is amazing. The necklace is composed of three linked white gold plated orchid flowers in different sizes and two 6mm Swarovski pearls, all hanging from a silver plated chain. Personally I prefer white gold over yellow so this is perfect for me!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Help Save the Polar Bears with Coca-Cola! Review and Giveaway *Closed*

I love Polar Bears! They're so big and fluffy, they really look like gentle giants swimming around in the ocean. But sadly the polar bears need our help protecting their homes in the Arctic.

Since polar bears have been part of Coca-Cola tradition since 1922, they are taking action and partnering with World Wildlife Fund for a campaign called “Arctic Home.” Together Coca-Cola and WWF will raise awareness and funds to help create a safe haven for the polar bear.

Coca-Cola has made a commitment to helping the WWF and polar bear habitat preservation by donating an initial $2 million and matching donations through March—up to $1 million. To have Coca-Cola match your donation, simply text the code on specially-marked Arctic Home packages to 357357. You can also make donations online at ArcticHome.com. Each donation accompanied by a code from specially-marked packages will not only be matched, but a designated parcel of the virtual Arctic Home refuge will be donated in your name on the site.

As part of the Arctic Home Campaign, Coca-Cola is offering one of my lovely readers a Polar Pack. We were recently sent one and we love it. Including a super fuzzy blanket, two adorable stuffed polar bears, a cute polar beat hat with attached mittens, 3-D puzzle, ice cube tray, and even a cookie cutter, this Polar Pack has been a hit with my boys. They love sleeping with their new polar bears and I especially love the super soft, fuzzy blanket!

DIY Shape Sorting Game for toddlers/preschoolers


One of my (many) New Year's Resolutions is to make Life With Two Boys a little more fun and exciting... So along with my regular product reviews and giveaways I'm going to be sneaking in the occasional recipes, arts & crafts, family fun, educational, etc.. posts as well!

To start off this new adventure I wanted to post this super easy DIY toddler/preschooler sorting game. I found these little foam shapes in the dollar bins at Target a few months ago and thought they were perfect for helping Trevor with his shapes and colors, and I was right! Since he is doing so well with them I wanted to branch out and make something a little more challenging for him.

So what did I come up with? A shape sorting game using the $1 foam blocks (I bought 2 sets) and paper plates. I took a couple paper plates and traced each shape onto 1 of the plates... For some reason these sets only come with 4 shapes (circle, square, heart, and star) so we ended up with 4 paper plates in all. Then I lay the plates out with all the shapes in a pile so Trevor can sort them putting the stars onto the star plate, etc... He thought this was the best game ever!

Not only are these little shapes perfect for sorting, but they're also great for making patterns, stacking, and just about anything else you can think of!

Mr. Chewy Website Review


Having two kids it's so much easier to do most of my shopping online. Whether it's new clothes, toys for the boys birthdays, jewelry for myself, or even household products, if it's available online most likely that's where I'm buying it. These days we usually only go to the store for groceries or pet supplies.

Well when I was contacted by Mr. Chewy about doing a website review I was super excited. I never really thought about buying our pet supplies online but it certainly makes sense. No more lugging 30 lb. bags of dog food or 20 lbs. of cat litter to the car. Thanks to Mr. Chewy you can have those ridiculously heavy things shipped right to your door.

Not familiar with Mr. Chewy? They're basically your one stop shop for all your pet supply needs! Carrying everything from dog and cat food, cat litter, treats, puppy house training pads, and even flea & tick medicine, Mr. chewy has everything you need for your pets. And with over 70+ brands, they're (almost) sure to have the brands you use in your house! I say almost because I was a little disappointed that they don't carry our brand of cat food (Purina Cat Chow).

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Bloggers: Savory Summer Giveaway Event sign-ups are open!

Savory Summer 

Bloggers: Sign up to participate in Savory Summer hosted by Measuring Flower and Graphoniac happening May 16th-30th.

This event will feature all things food and food related... And best of all there's no fee to participate!

Stop by Measuring Flower and sign up today!

From Our Hearts To Yours Giveaway Hop $200+ in prizes *2 Winners* *Closed*


Welcome to From Our Hearts To Yours hosted by Life With Two Boys, With Our Best, and Mama-Nibbles. There are over 100 blogs participating in this hop, and each blogger has their own prize package of at least $25 worth of Valentine-related items! So after you have entered my giveaway, I encourage you to hop along and see what the other blogs are giving away too!

Here at Life With Two Boys you can enter to win 1 of 2 amazing prize packs... Click on each link to learn more about the specific prizes then enter using the Rafflecopter form below.

Prize Pack #1 (ARV $102)
*ElementsbyJulie Sterling Spiral Earrings
*Kari Machal Designs 11x14 Family Tree Print

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Prize Pack #2 (ARV $106)
*$50 EdenFantasys Gift Card
*RedAmbrosia I Love You Box
*Bee Vintage Redux Six Layer Cake Bracelet Photobucket

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Treasure Buddies $5 Coupon

Disney Treasure Buddies is on sale today! Before heading to the store make sure you print this coupon to save $5 on the purchase of a Treasure Buddies Blu-ray or DVD Combo Pack!


Kidtoons Barbie in A Mermaid Tale 2 Giveaway *Closed*


This month Kidtoons is proud to present: 
 Barbie in A Mermaid Tale 2

Barbie in A Mermaid Tale 2 Synopsis: Surf’s up for Barbie™ as she returns as Merliah™, the fun and fashionable surfing champion who’s also a magical mermaid princess! In this exciting sea-quel™, Merliah™ makes a splash when she heads to Australia for the ultimate surfing competition. When the evil mermaid Eris escapes from her whirlpool with plans to take over the throne of Oceana, Merliah™ and her sea friends dive in to stop her. It's a fresh new adventure where Merliah™ learns that anything is possible and she really can have the best of both worlds!

Barbie in A Mermaid Tale 2 Dolls:
In the movie Barbie™ in A Mermaid Tale 2, these magical Royal Mermaids help Merliah™ save the ocean! Each mermaid princess has a beautifully detailed bodice and exquisite mermaid tail inspired by the oceans from around the world. With bewitching color change features, girls will love playing with them in or out of the water. Ages 3 and older.

**Win It**
One lucky Life With Two Boys reader will win a Barbie in A Mermaid Tale 2 prize pack in honor of Kidtoons' February feature!

The prize pack includes:
*One "Barbie in a Mermaid Tale 2" Doll 
*One "Barbie in a Mermaid Tale 2" Theatrical Poster

Enter using the Rafflecopter form below.

Little z Kids "Downtown threads for your Uptown Kid" Review and Giveaway *Closed*

There's nothing worse than walking into the mall and seeing ten other kids wearing the same exact outfit as your kids... Don't get me wrong, I love some of those super popular stores that all the moms shop at but sometimes it's nice to allow your kids to be unique. That's what I love about Little z Kids.

Sandy, owner of Little z Kids and a mom of two little boys, created Little z Kids with the hope and dream that every child can be unique, fun and different. Mostly inspired by Japanese fashion, she looks for limited items that can make your little one feel like their outfit was specially made for them. They never have anything boring and most items are one of a kind. A true little z kid welcomes a mix-match of fun patterns and comfy style, all without breaking their piggybank.

Lady and the Tramp fun activities, recipes, and more!

In celebration of LADY AND THE TRAMP DIAMOND EDITION on Blu-ray and DVD, check out this fun new widget with activities that I think you will enjoy including:

*LADY AND THE TRAMP Story Book
*Video Clips
*Coloring Sheets
*Spot the Difference Activity Sheet
*Special Recipes
*Valentine's Day Cards

The Big Year Movie Review

The Big Year
Available on Blu-ray and DVD Today (Jan. 31st)!

Synopsis: Let the fowl play begin! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents the story of a competitive trio who quickly turn a simple quest into the ultimate competition when THE BIG YEAR spreads its wings on Blu-ray and DVD January 31.

Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson portray three men from very different walks of life, facing a mid-life crisis, a work-life crisis and a no-life crisis. In the biggest competition of their lives, they undertake an unforgettable trek through North America, engaging in hilarious and bizarre adventures and forming friendships that will last a lifetime!

My Thoughts: Because of the awesome line up of comedic actors I was really expecting this movie to be hilarious, but to be completely honest it wasn't very funny at all which was actually kind of disappointing. I started off watching the movie not really knowing what to expect since I'm not much of a bird person but I was overall pleased with it. The movie managed to keep my attention because of the suspense of who was going to beat the big year record. While I was really hoping this movie was going to be funnier, I did enjoy it and would probably watch it again.

**Enter to win a copy of The Big Year on DVD! 
Giveaway ends February 3rd.**

Disclosure: I was provided with a promotional copy of the DVD mentioned for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Kidorable Valentine’s Day 25,000 Fan Facebook Giveaway


Kidorable is on its way to reach their 25,000th Facebook Fan by Valentine’s Day.

Details below:
Each time Kidorable gets another 1000 fans (18k, 19k, etc.) we will post a special question. All we ask for in return is a special place in their hearts, a response to the question we post, and the winner will be chosen at random to receive a $25 gift certificate to www.kidorable.com.

On the day Fan 25,000 likes us on Facebook, we will give away 25 more $25 gift certificates to fans that posted comments throughout the contest. If we reach the goal of 25,000 fans by Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2012, we will double the giveaway and 50 fans will win a $50 Gift Certificate. There will also be a special treat for all our fans that helped us along the way.


Become a Kidorable fan today to get in on the fun!

From Our Hearts To Yours Sponsor Spotlight: RedAmbrosia

If there is one thing I love it's a nice back rub or body massage from my husband. Not only is it nice to relieve some tension but it's also a wonderful intimate experience that I enjoy sharing with my husband.

At RedAmbrosia on etsy they offer organic body oils and pleasure balms to help you enjoy sensual pleasures. Available in a variety of scents including Rose, Citrus, Mint, and Sandalwood to name a few, these all natural luxury botanicals are unlike anything I've ever tried.


We were sent a Lavender Rose Blossom Bedside Box from RedAmbrosia to review. This box includes lavender rose blossom body oil and sweet mint pleasure balm. The body oil is just perfect for full body massages because of the light scent and richness of the oil. The pleasure balm is really neat because it melts with the warmth of your touch.

You can purchase the Lavender Rose Blossom Bedside Box for $28 and the box is even reusable! Meant to encourage you to celebrate love and passion, RedAmbrosia products make a perfect gift for your husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, or even yourself!

Be sure to come back between Feb 1st and 14th to enter to win an I Love You Box from RedAmbrosia during the From Our Hearts To Yours giveaway hop!

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

Perfect for Preschoolers Gift Guide: Little House Frau Custom Birthday Shirt Review


You already know how much I love etsy so now I'm going to tell you about one of my favorite shops... Little House Frau. Little House Frau specializes in pillows, blankets, burp rags, crayon rolls, checkbook covers, and applique tees.

We were sent a custom birthday shirt to help Trevor celebrate his big day. He just turned 3 last Friday (Jan 27th) and loves dinosaurs so it only made sense to get a dinosaur applique with a number 3 in the center. These tees are reverse appliqued, stitched, then fused on the inside with a soft backing to help protect sensitive skin and help the shirt maintain it's shape.


Trevor absolutely loves his dinosaur shirt. It's perfect for him to wear on his birthday, at his party, and all throughout the year. I couldn't be happier with the quality and will continue doing business with Little House Frau.

You can purchase a custom birthday shirt from Little House Frau for $21.

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

Mixed Up Monday Link Up!

I'm super excited to be this weeks Featured Follow for Mixed Up Monday hosted by MamaNYC... Read the rules then add your links below!

 Mixed Up Monday Link Up Blog Linky Promote

Welcome to Mixed Up Monday Link Up! The rules are SIMPLE and the promotion and readership you will gain is HUGE! Make new friends, find some new followers, and have fun while doing it all!