Friday, March 2, 2012

Strawberry Shortcake Inspired Desserts for Mommy 'n Me


Everyone’s Berry Best Friend Returns in Two Fun-Filled Adventures Arriving on DVD March 6th!

Strawberry Shortcake is back just in time for Spring and is so sweet you will need two helpings!  Touching the hearts of children for decades, this wildly successful franchise is back with two more magical tales, Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Brick Road and Strawberry Shortcake: Bloomin’ Berry Garden! First, Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Brick Road follows Strawberry and her friends as they retell the classic “Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” Next, Strawberry Shortcake: Bloomin’ Berry Garden shows that it’s time for garden growing fun with Strawberry and her friends as they prepare for the Spring Flower Festival!

The traditional strawberry shortcake recipe is a traditional family favorite, but there are plenty of other new, delicious berry-inspired desserts to try too! This feature will give families some tips and tricks for making fun, yummy Strawberry Shortcake-inspired desserts, including blueberry muffins and a tasty raspberry tart!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Perfectly Posh {Sinful Skin} Pampering Body Lotion Review and Giveaway *Closed*


If you've never heard of Perfectly Posh you are in for a treat! Perfectly Posh started in October 2011 and is definitely working it's way up the business ladder.

So what is Perfectly Posh? Perfectly Posh offers over 80 pampering products including hand creams, soaps, lotions, and perfumes... All of which are Paraben-free, SLS-free, Gluten-free, Soy-free, Animal by-product free, and are made from pure, natural ingredients right here in the USA.


I recently had the chance to try the Sinful Skin pampering body lotion, thanks to Bonnie an Independent Perfectly Posh Consultant. With seven different scent varieties available I ended up choosing the Lei Away scent and I'm so glad I did. Lei Away is a divine plumerian breeze scent that makes me want to go on an island vacation! A perfect combination of aloe, glycerin, organic olivates, coconut, safflower oils, grape seed, jojoba, avocado, and vitamin E, Sinful Skin leaves your skin feeling soft and silky.

Hello Baby Online Nursery Shop Website Review


Hello Baby is an online baby and nursery shop based in the UK. They offer quality, fun and practical baby and nursery products from well-known brands including Brio, KidKraft, Tommee Tippee, Little Tikes, Nuk, Safety 1st, and Prince Lionheart to name a few.

Hello Baby recently sent us a Brio Little Forest Train Starter Set and Trevor loves it. He's always been a huge fan of trains and this set is great. It's a nice wooden starter set with 18 pieces including an oval track, a train with an attachable wagon and logs, and even two little trees. The track is easy to Trevor to put together and take apart himself and it's splinter-proof so I don't have to worry about him hurting his little fingers!


Along with the Brio train set, Hello Baby also carries all sorts of other fun toys including pull along animals, doll houses, activity mats, sorting and stacking toys, and even soft toys and rattles. Hello Baby hasn't forgot about mom either- offering pregnancy and maternity products including pregnancy pillows and prenatal monitors. 

Whether you're looking for fun toys, potty training products, or car seats and accessories, Hello Baby has got you covered. Hello Baby also has a baby blog and a resource center for tips and buying advice for new moms and moms-to-be.

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

Wooden Toddler Toys- Helping kids fight boredom one toy at a time!

I am constantly searching for new and exciting toys to keep Trevor from getting bored while Brayden's at school. One of my go-to online stores is Wooden Toddler Toys.

At Wooden Toddler Toys you'll find all sorts of unique kids toys including building blocks, learning toys, play sets and accessories, pretend play toys, baby and toddler toys, and even toys for preschoolers. They also carry decor and furniture for your in-home daycare such as ABC rugs and toy boxes.


You may remember my Firefighter Bench Seat review from a couple months ago, it's still holding up great and we couldn't be happier with it! What's great about Wooden Toddler Toys is that they not only carry awesome wooden toy boxes but they also offer matching furniture to complete your kids room or play room including tables and chairs, bookcases, step stools, and other furniture too!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

EdenFantasys- Making Anniversaries Memorable!

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Plan your St. Valentine\'s Day and save the date with EdenFantasys - the sex toys shop you can trust!

My husband and I were married on Leap Day 2008 so although we've technically been married for four years now this is our first official anniversary! Since our anniversary only comes around every four years we have to make them extra special and how are we going to do that? With EdenFantasys of course!

If you're a regular Life With Two Boys reader you probably already know how much I love EdenFantasys and the variety of products that they carry. Along with sex toys to make the night a little more exciting, EdenFantasys also carries sexy lingerie and bath and body products including body lotion, bronzer, and makeup to make me feel extra pretty for our special night. 

I've had the opportunity to try products from EdenFantasys in the past and I've never been disappointed so it only makes sense for that to be the first place I'd look for products to make this an anniversary to remember. Here's a few products that caught my eye:

  

Lorax Approved Seventh Generation Prize Pack Giveaway *Closed*


In partnership with Universal Studios´ motion picture debut of Dr. Seuss´s The Lorax also known as the "Speaker for the Trees" who brings environmental truth and ecological hope to all, Seventh Generation will feature limited edition Lorax prints on their diapers and training pants. These prints are intended to remind parents and caregivers of the lessons of The Lorax, and encourage family reading and environmental awareness while creating a few smiles. 

If you're not familiar with the Dr. Seuss book "The Lorax" I'm sure you've at least seen previews for the upcoming movie. Well, I know my boys are super excited about the movie and were even more excited when we received this super awesome prize pack from Seventh Generation and MyBlogSpark which included a pack of Free & Clear training pants for Trevor and a copy of Dr. Seuss´s The Lorax storybook.


I personally wasn't familiar with Seventh Generation diaper products prior to this review but was anxious to try out their Free & Clear training pants. Free & Clear training pants have an absorbent core made with more renewable, plant-based materials. They also feature stretchy, tear away side panels for a better fit and added convenience, as well as inner leak barriers for superior leakage protection which is a must for us! Along with their diapers and training pants, Seventh Generation will be adding a new addition in March- NEW Overnight Diapers to keep your baby dry though the night.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Descendants Book to Film Study Guide

Have you read Kaui Hart Hemmings’ book on which the Academy Award-winning screenplay "The Descendants" is based? If so, here is a great printable study guide for you to check out.


**Giveaway coming soon!**

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic: The Friendship Express on DVD today!

In celebration of today's release of My Little Pony Friendship is Magic: The Friendship Express on DVD here are a couple downloadable coloring sheets for your little ones to enjoy!



Don't forget to pick up your copy of the DVD today!

SmartBones Dog Chews Review and Giveaway *Closed*

Our black lab, Lady, loves rawhide bones and other treats but she always has such a hard time digesting them. Usually she eats them so fast that within an hour she throws most of it back up. Well when I was contacted by SmartBones about reviewing their rawhide-free dog chews I jumped on the opportunity.


What are SmartBones? SmartBones are rawhide-free dog chews that are fortified with vitamins and minerals and are 99.2% digestible and are much easier on a dog’s digestive system than rawhide treats and even the highest quality dog foods, which are only 85% digestible.

SmartBones Facts:
* SmartBones are 99.2% digestible, which is higher than the digestibility of premium dog foods (85% digestibility).
* Chicken, vegetables and other healthy ingredients dogs will love are used in making SmartBones.
* SmartBones are the first treats of their kind to be enhanced with vitamins and minerals.
* SmartBones are safer for dogs than regular rawhide treats, which may cause intestinal blockages.
* SmartBones are environmentally friendly, whereas a toxic chemical process is needed to
create consumable rawhide for treats.
* Nine out of 10 dogs prefer SmartBones over rawhide treats.
* SmartBones are available in Peanut Butter and Chicken Flavors. There is also a Dental variety with additional teeth health benefits.
* Four different sizes of SmartBones are available, based on a dog’s weight:
Small Dog (5-10 lbs): Mini SmartBones
Small – Medium Dogs (11-25 lbs): Small SmartBones
Medium Dogs (26-50 lbs): Medium SmartBones
Large Dogs (over 50 lbs): Large SmartBones
* SmartBones are available nationwide and at www.SmartBones.com.

Tom's of Maine Silly Strawberry Kids Toothpaste Review


My boys love to brush their teeth... I don't know if it's because they feel like they're playing in the water at the sink but whatever the reason, I can't complain. One thing they are very picky about though is the flavor of their toothpaste. Usually we go with a fun character and something fruity to make them happy. Well recently we were introduced to Tom's of Maine Silly Strawberry Toothpaste and we're all very pleased.

Trevor isn't quite using fluoride toothpaste yet so he hasn't had the chance to try the Silly Strawberry Toothpaste but Brayden loves it. He asks for it every time we brush his teeth, and I'm okay with that!

Why make the switch from your kids traditional toothpaste to Tom's of Maine? With no artificial dyes or sweeteners, Tom’s of Maine Children's Anticavity Silly Strawberry Toothpaste has real strawberry flavor derived from strawberry extracts and other natural flavors and is the first and only natural kids toothpaste to earn the American Dental Association's Seal of Acceptance for cavity prevention.

To be completely honest, when we made the switch I didn't think Brayden would go for it. Tom's of Maine doesn't put fun characters on their toothpaste like some companies, which is usually a big part of which toothpastes we buy, and because of the all natural flavor I honestly didn't think it would taste very good. But luckily, I was wrong. Brayden doesn't care that is doesn't have fun characters, probably because the name itself is fun, and he loves the taste!

Overall we give Tom's of Maine Silly Strawberry Toothpaste a big thumbs up and we definitely recommend other families to make the switch from their traditional toothpaste to the only natural kids' fluoride toothpaste the ADA accepted to help prevent cavities.

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

Monday, February 27, 2012

The Muppets Hit the Red Carpet- Oscars 2012

Yesterday, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy attended the 84th Annual Academy Awards Ceremony to celebrate Hollywood's most talented performers (and the Oscar-winning hit song 'Man or Muppet')! Heating up the red carpet in Brooks Brothers (him), Zac Posen, Christian Louboutin and Fred Leighton (her), this "It" couple made quite the scene.

Check out the slideshow below... Doesn't Miss Piggy look fantastic?!?!



Don't forget to bring The Muppets home on March 20th with the Wocka Wocka Value Pack, which contains the movie on Blu-ray high-definition, DVD and Digital Copy (3 discs) plus a download card which allows fans to own all the songs from the film's hugely popular soundtrack from Walt Disney Records!

Penguins of Madagascar: Operation Get Ducky DVD Review


Penguins of Madagascar: Operation Get Ducky
Available on DVD today!

Synopsis: Those wacky Penguins are back for eight exciting egg-ventures featuring their newest pal, Ducky and a few bunny friends. After Marlene discovers a lost egg, the Penguins volunteer to egg-sit until they can find its mother. When the egg hatches the Penguins put Ducky into Penguin training, but King Julien is jealous and wants to raise the duckling to be his second in command.

Our Thoughts: As you probably already know my boys are huge fans of Penguins of Madagascar and are always super excited when a new DVD gets released. To be completely honest, out of all the cartoons my boys watch this is definitely one of my favorites. Watching those mischievous penguins getting into fun and exciting adventures... It really is an entertaining cartoon to watch!

With Easter right around the corner, it is the perfect time of year to see the penguins in their newest adventure - Operation Get Ducky. Own it on DVD today!

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

Looney Tunes: Pepe Le Pew Collection DVD Review

Own it on DVD today!

Synopsis: A new compilation featuring 17 iconic shorts of the loveable French skunk, Pepe Le Pew! Pepe is always strolling around Paris in the springtime, where everyone’s thoughts are of love. While he is constantly seeking l ‘amour of his own, his huge turnoff to any prospective mate is his malodorous scent. Together for the first time are some of Pepe’s most beloved and comical shorts.



Our Thoughts: Pepe Le Pew is a lot of fun to watch, I remember watching it when I was little and now I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to share it with my boys. Brayden and Trevor (who are definitely BOYS) love the stink Pepe Le Pew lets off knocking over other animals and flowers. 

Purchase your copy today and share a favorite from your childhood with your little ones!

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

Boycott the blah with FRESCHETTA


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The makers of FRESCHETTA® products are asking fans to take a stand for FRESCH® pizza! Fans are able to submit a photo to a Rally Mosaic on their Facebook Fan Page for a chance to win FRESCHETTA® pizza. Each week, they will select 100 winners to receive 5 FRESCHETTA® pizzas. On March 30, they will select 10 winners who will receive a year supply of FRESCHETTA® pizza.

Details:
Date - February 27, 2012 - March 30, 2012
What - Rally for Real Pizza
Where - From the comfort of your own home
Details - Starting February 27, 2012 on www.Facebook.com/Freschettapizza

Disclosure: I am entered to win prizes from FRESCHETTA in exchange for writing this post. All opinions are my own.