Friday, February 10, 2012

Celebrate Valentine's Day with Nickelodeon Favorites! DVD Bundle Giveaway *Closed*

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate than spending it with your favorite Nick Toons... One lucky Life With Two Boys reader is going to win a copy of Nickelodeon Favorites: We Love Our Friends and a copy of Nickelodeon Favorites: Celebrate Family! That's right, 2 movies for your little ones to enjoy!


Nickelodeon Favorites: We Love Our Friends
Celebrate the love of friends with Dora the Explorer; Go, Diego, Go!; The Wonder Pets!; Blue’s Clues; Yo Gabba Gabba! and Ni Hao, Kai-lan.


Nickelodeon Favorites: Celebrate Family!
Nothing beats the love of family so celebrate it with Dora the Explorer; Go, Diego, Go!; The Wonder Pets!; Blue’s Clues; Yo Gabba Gabba! and Ni Hao, Kai-lan.

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Disney's Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: I Heart Minnie Review



Synopsis: Disney's Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: I Heart Minnie has been packaged to include five, fun-filled episodes - each underlining the themes of friendship, teamwork, sharing and problem solving – and an all new bonus feature “You’re Invited to Minnie’s Birthday Party,” as well as two complimentary Best Friend necklaces to keep as mementos and/or to share with a very special someone this Valentine’s Day.

The five classic episodes include:

* Minnie & Daisy’s Flower Shower (All-New, Never-Before-Seen) - The botanical highlight of the year is in trouble, unless Minnie and Daisy can get their flowers to bloom! Together, they board the glove balloon to help coax the clouds to sprinkle much needed rain.

* Daisy’s Dance - Clap your hands and tap your feet! Join Daisy, as she gets ready for one of the most important events of her life–performing in the big talent show!

* Daisy’s Pet Project - The Pet Parade is almost here and Daisy needs to find the perfect animal for which she can love and care. But it’s not as easy as she thinks and soon she has three new friends: an elephant named Bubbles, a giraffe called Longfellow and a bunny called Captain Jumps-a-lot!

* Minnie’s Rainbow - After a brightly colored rainbow appears over the clubhouse, Minnie searches for the pot of gold that’s supposed to be at its end. Along the way, she meets a leprechaun and discovers that not all treasure turns out to be as she expected!

* Minnie’s Birthday - Today is Minnie’s birthday, but the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse friends need to set up her birthday party.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc. "Crystal Cove Curse" DVD Review

Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc. "Crystal Cove Curse"
Available on DVD today!

Synopsis: The adventures of a talking dog and his four human pals as they try to unravel the strange and haunted history of their hometown. The tone is comedic, but it will never lose the edge that our heroes are in some frightening situations. The stakes are real. Now you can see the second 14 episodes of Season 1 together in this set.

Decorate for Valentine's Day with Synthetic Designs!

I usually don't do much decorating for holidays other than Christmas and Halloween but this year I have decided I'm going to put at least one decoration out for each holiday. Since Valentine's Day is right around the corner I was browsing etsy looking for a cute wreath and that's when I came across Synthetic Designs.


Synthetic Designs offers a couple very cute Valentine's Day wreaths and wedding decorations. I was recently sent a heart shaped Valentine's Day wreath from Synthetic Designs to review. It's a 10" wreath made out of silk red roses and grapevine heart shape wreath.

This wreath is the perfect size to hang on your front door or window to add a little Valentine's Day flare to your house. It's not tacky, like some decorations can be which is why I love it! And since it's made out of silk roses it'll last for many years.

If you're looking for Valentine's Day wreaths or beautiful kissing balls for wedding decor you should check out Synthetic Designs. The prices are reasonable and the owner, Maria, is a pleasure to work with!

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

NOVICA Review and Giveaway *Closed*


I absolutely love anything that is unique... Whether it's jewelry, home decor, gifts for friends and family I always try to think out of the box. Luckily for me, I recently discovered NOVICA.

NOVICA is one of the leading fair trade artisan websites around. They work with National Geographic to give talented artisans around the world a place to express their artistic talents and provide access to the world market. Carrying all sorts of jewelry, unique gifts, and home decor from around the world, they definitely have something for everyone!

I was recently provided with a gift code so that I could browse the website and purchase something that really stood out to me. I found so many unique and beautiful items including silver pendant necklaces, African masks, wooden sculptures, amber earrings, and even gorgeous jewelry boxes. But the thing that really called out to me was this awesome "Love Blossoms" wood sculpture from Bali. I fell in love with it (and quite a few of the other sculptures too!) and had to have it.

When my wood sculpture arrived it was beautifully wrapped and even included an artisan story card telling me about the piece and a quote from the artist. It's so neat to learn more about the artist, it really gives the piece more meaning. I can't wait to add some more sculptures to my collection.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Etsy Review and Giveaway: Ohsweetlulu Handmade Fox Softie *Closed*


Are you looking for an adorable handmade animal softie or quilt to match your childs bedroom or your baby nursery? Ohsweetlulu offers some of the cutest plush animals on etsy!

I personally love Ohsweetlulu softies because they're hand cut and formed so that no two are alike. You have your choice of foxes and owls available in a variety of colors to match your decor or your child favorite color. But best of all they're handmade with 100% cotton and premium felt, making them perfect for little ones with sensitive skin!


Elly, owner of Ohsweetlulu, sent us an adorable gray fox softie to review. It's made with a polka dotted belly and it's just so cute. Trevor claimed it as his when it arrived and it now has a special place on his bed right beside all of his favorite stuffed animals.

You can purchase a fox softie from Ohsweetlulu for $22 or an owl softie for $18.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Share the Love Giveaway Hop- Untie Jewelry Personalized Necklace Giveaway *2 winners* Open WW *Closed*

Share the Love Giveaway Hop 

Welcome to the Share the Love Giveaway Hop hosted by ShePromotes. This event will take place from 9am EST on February 7th and end at approximately 11:59pm EST on February 14th. There are lots of great prizes offered to share the love with you. The prizes are not all love or Valentine's Day themed, we just are simply sharing our love for great products with you! After you're done entering my giveaway you'll want to check out everyone else's AND enter for a chance to win the GRAND PRIZE Kindle Fire sponsored by Tweetalicious! Each blog you stop and enter at will be another entry!

Enter the Grand Prize here!

Here at Life With Two Boys you can enter to win 1 of 2 amazing personalized necklaces from Untie Jewelry! Check out my sponsor spotlight to see what I think of Untie Jewelry then enter using the Rafflecopter form below.





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Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: I Heart Minnie Valentine's Day Recipes and Activities

In celebration of todays release of Disney's MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE: I HEART MINNIE on DVD and just in time for Valentine's Day, here is a fun Valentine's Day Fun Pack! Click the image below to download a Cookie Recipe, Mailbag Craft, and Sharing Cards!

Download Printable Activities!

The Secret World of Arrietty in theaters Feb. 17th!

The Secret World of Arrietty opens in theaters everywhere on February 17th! Check out these film clips below...




Monday, February 6, 2012

THE ADVENTURES OF CHUCK & FRIENDS: Friends to the Finish DVD Review and Giveaway *Closed*


THE ADVENTURES OF CHUCK & FRIENDS: Friends to the Finish
Available from Shout! Factory on February 14th

Drivers, prepare to buckle up! The Adventures of Chuck & Friends: Friends To The Finish will arrive on DVD on February 14, 2012, from Shout! Factory in collaboration with Hasbro, Inc. Featuring 10 exhilarating episodes, The Adventures of Chuck & Friends also touts a color-your-own-cover activity. 

Follow CHUCK THE DUMP TRUCK character and his incredible cast of friends in this delightfully fast-paced, song-filled, high-energy series for preschoolers. Every visitor to the truck stop where CHUCK lives fuels his exciting fantasies, and he enlists his pals DIGGER, BOOMER, ROWDY, SOKU, BIGGS and HANDY to turn those fantasies into reality.

The Adventures of Chuck & Friends series is currently airing on The Hub TV Network in the U.S. and on Treehouse in Canada.

Gift and Accessory Shop Personalized Address Stamp Review


It can be such a pain to write out your name and address every time you send out a letter or bill, and those address stickers can take such a long time to peel off the backing... That's why I was so excited when Gift and Accessory Shop offered to send me a personalized address stamp to review.

Not familiar with Gift and Accessory Shop? We offer a wide variety of unique gift items and decorative accessories for the home. All of our inventory is hand selected to create a fun blend of gifts and accessories for the home. We bring you the finest lines such as Posh Pickle, clairebella, Seda France and Southern Soy Scents just to name a few. We invite you to browse our inventory of candles, picture frames, pillows, rugs, holiday decorations and much more.

Gift and Accessory Shop offers some of the cutest cell phone cases, picture frames, tumblers, and personalized address stamps I've ever seen. For this review I was able to choose from over 40 different styles of address stamps. I ended up going with the Harrington stamp which has a simple initial in the center then your name and address around the outside.

In Time DVD Review


In Time
Available on Blu-ray and DVD today!

Synopsis: Let the countdown begin. Leave the existing world behind and enter into a futuristic world where the aging gene is switched off after 25 and time is money, literally, that many can’t afford in the cutting-edge thriller IN TIME, arriving on Blu-ray and DVD January 31 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Featuring an all-star cast including Justin Timberlake (The Social Network), Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia!) and Cillian Murphy (Inception), the film puts an innovative spin on class warfare and explores the corruptness that lies within.

In the future, time has become the ultimate currency and genetic alteration has allowed people to stop aging at 25 years old. Upon reaching 25, the countdown begins and in order to stay alive everyone must work to buy themselves more time or die within a year. The rich can buy their way out of the situation, while the rest are left to negotiate for immortality. When a struggling young man, Will Salas (Timberlake), comes in contact with a “millionaire,” he is gifted more time than he can imagine. Falseley accused of murder, Will is a fugitive on the run and becomes determined to bring down the entire system by any means possible.