Friday, March 16, 2012

Choccreate Chocolate Greeting Bars Review and $20 GC Giveaway *Closed*

I have a horrible sweet tooth, some might say I'm a chocoholic, so when I was contacted by the lovely folks at choccreate.com about trying out their customized chocolate bars I jumped on the opportunity.

The mission behind choccreate.com is to make the World a "sweeter" place and they encourage that through their website. Choccreate.com is a completely user friendly website that lets you create unique chocolate bars customized to fit your tastes. Offering a variety of over 100+ ingredients, they're sure to have something you're going to love!

We were recently given the opportunity to try out three custom chocolate bars in our choice of chocolate and ingredient combinations. Let me just say, I was in heaven when I was browsing through their ingredients and had a ridiculously hard time deciding on the perfect ingredients for my candy bar. So what did we decide? Dark chocolate with bacon bits and Himalayan pink salt for my husband, Milk chocolate with mini m&m's, rice crispies, and marshmallows for my boys, and Milk chocolate with candied almonds and marshmallows for myself.

Don't they look yummy?!

Seriously, I cannot describe how wonderful our chocolate bars were. To be a chocolate fanatic and be able to create a completely custom chocolate bar is a dream come true!

Celebrate Spring with The Swiss Colony- Review and Giveaway *Closed*


If you read my review back in November you already know how much I love The Swiss Colony! Well, I'm very excited to announce the arrival of their new Spring and Easter items including Easter Cake Balls, Ladybug Truffles, and Bunny Tortes to name a few.

    

I was recently given the opportunity to review their new Banana Split Petits Fours and all I can say is YUM! Banana-flavored butter creme, strawberry jam and chocolate fudge, all layered together in a bite-size cakelet... They basically taste like banana splits without the mess.


Available in a gift box of twelve, Banana Split Petits Fours will make the perfect Easter gift for anyone with a sweet tooth! You can purchase a box today for $19.95 from The Swiss Colony.

**Win It**
One lucky reader is going to win a Banana Split Petits Fours gift assortment for themselves (or to give as a gift).

Enter using the Rafflecopter form below.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

GreenCupboards.com Battle of the Blogs- Please Vote!

GreenCupboards.com has nominated Life With Two Boys as one of the "Best Blogs" of 2012 but I need your help! 

How can you help? Head over to their Facebook page to vote for me to be the best blog! (You can do this daily.) 

Round 1 voting will end on March 20th. Thanks in advance for your votes!


Re-Play Recycled Tableware Review


Re-Play, from the makers of Dandelion-Earth Friendly Goods, recently released their new line of eco-friendly tableware and we were lucky enough to receive a set to review. This new line of children's tableware is made out of recycled milk jugs right here in the USA!


We were sent a 2-pack of spill proof cups, 8-pack of utensils, 3-pack of divided plates, and a 3-pack of bowls and were super excited to try them out. The first thing I noticed when we took out Re-Play tableware out of the package was the fun colors, that alone is enough to make my boys want to use them. Then I noticed how rugged and durable they are, which is definitely a plus for me and my rough boys! But, the thing that really won me over was the fact that they are all dishwasher safe... Having two busy boys I don't have time to wash a million dishes by hand so this is a big thing for me.

Stylish pet products at a great price- ModaPet Review


I have never been able to comprehend why pet products are so expensive... Don't get me wrong, I love my pets, but $100 for a dog bowl? These companies must think pet owners a crazy!

Well, luckily I was recently introduced to ModaPet and I couldn't be happier. ModaPet offers stylish, designer pet products at a great price. All of ModaPets products are a great combination of fashion, form and function. From their vibrant colors, skid resistant bottoms, and extreme durability, ModaPet products are a must have for pet owners.

   

We were recently sent their new Sunflower bowl and it is a great addition to our pet products. The bright colors are just perfect for Spring and Summer and it looks so much nicer sitting on my kitchen floor than a plain stainless steel bowl. Along with the Sunflower bowl, ModaPet also offers a variety of other fun colors that will go great with our home decor. I can honestly say this is the first of many ModaPet products that we will own.

Nickelodeon Spring Break DVD Prize Pack Giveaway *Closed*

Spring break is here and thanks to Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution one lucky reader is going to win a fun DVD prize pack. It's time to take a break and relax with your favorite Nick shows!


Victorious: Season One, Volume Two
Hit the stage with Tori Vega and the students at Hollywood Arts High School. This two-disc set includes the last nine episodes of the series’ first season, including the hour-long special “Freak the Freak Out” and the hit TV event “iParty with Victorious,” which is included as a special feature . Guest stars include Perez Hilton, Kenan Thompson and the cast of iCarly.

 

Big Time Rush: Season One, Volume Two
Kendall, James, Carlos and Logan are back with more of their antics as they navigate making it big time! This brand-new two-disc set includes the last seven episodes of the season with special features and guest appearances by Fabio, Jordin Sparks and Ed Begley, Jr.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Pink Zebra Sprinkles Review and Giveaway *Closed*


Have you ever heard of Pink Zebra? I was recently introduced when Independent Consultant, Roxcee, was hosting a fan giveaway on her Facebook page and I was hooked.

Roxcee sent me a jar of Summer Berry Medley scented Sprinkles as well as a couple samples to try out and they are all amazing. All of Pink Zebra's Sprinkles are made with eco-friendly soy wax and come in a variety of fragrances you're sure to love!

If you want to learn more about Pink Zebra or you're interested in hosting a party or becoming a consultant visit www.thinksprinkles.com for more details.

Want to try Pink Zebra Sprinkles for yourself? Roxcee has very generously offered a jar of Sprinkles (in your choice of scent) to one lucky reader!

Enter using the Rafflcopter form below.

OC Daisy Kinderbags Review and Giveaway *Closed*


If you read my review of OC Daisy's Napbags you already know how much I love their products and their Kinderbags are no exception!


Kinderbags are the perfect bags for kindergarteners and preschoolers because they're easy to carry and don't have any zippers. They're made of durable canvas and denim fabrics so you don't have to worry about purchasing a new backpack halfway through the school year. But best of all Kinderbags come in designs for boys and girls and can be personalized with your child's name.

Summer Splash Giveaway Hop sign-ups are open! {FREE Event}





Summer Splash will be hosted by Life With Two Boys, With Our Best, and Bella So Savvy!

Special thanks to Kid's Creations who will be sponsoring an awesome grand prize during Summer Splash!


When:
The giveaway hop will begin on May 14, 2012 at 12:01am EST and will end on May 27, 2012 at 11:59pm EST (Important: All posts not up by 9am EST on May 14th will be marked as *No giveaway yet* on the linky, if posts are not up by 12pm EST your blog will be removed from the linky)

Requirements:
* 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.. We would love for your prizes to be swim/beach-themed but it's not a requirement

Examples of prizes:
- bathing suits
- sundresses, shorts, tank tops
- flip flops, sunglasses
- totes, coolers
- sunscreen, swimming gear
- beach/pool toys, beach book reads
- beach towels, beach chairs
- 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 prizes for yourself as well!!

Sign Up:
Sign-ups will close on May 4th. There is NO FEE to participate but it would be great if you could spread the word by writing a blog post, tweeting, sharing on Facebook, grabbing the button, etc...

Good Luck Giveaway Hop- Lovable Labels Split Pack Giveaway US/CAN *Closed*


This is the Good Luck Giveaway Hop, hosted by MamaNYC! This event will run from March 14-19th. We have over 60+ bloggers each giving away some amazing prizes! Be sure to hop down the list when you are done with this giveaway!

Here at Life With Two Boys you can enter to win a Lovable Labels Split Pack. Check out my review then enter using the Rafflecopter form below!

If you are a regular Life With Two Boys reader you probably already know how much I love Lovable Labels but for those of you who aren't familiar with Lovable Labels let me tell you a little bit about them... Lovable Labels is a Canadian based company that specializes in personalized labels for all of your kids belongings.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

$100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway *Closed*

Who wants to win a $100 Amazon.com Gift Card? Life With Two Boys has teamed up with realmomsrealdeals.com and a bunch of other great sites to bring you this $100 amazon gift card giveaway. It's easy to enter. Simply use the Rafflecopter form below to submit your entries. Good-Luck!
About Real Moms Real Deals: We are, 100% committed to bringing fantastic REAL deals, to REAL mom’s, like you! What does this mean, exactly? It means squeal-inducing savings, up to 90% off…nope, not a typo!…on products you actually use and love! We also proudly support hand crafted items right along with brand name items, so for those of you who have an affinity for beautiful craftsmanship that comes only from hand crafted items, we’ve got you covered! Not only are we super diverse in the brands we offer our deals on, we also have a wide range of products available to you! Everything from baby clothes to home décor (and more!). Come see what fun daily deals you can snag today!!!

Guest Post: CookieCoo Dancing Star – Digital Learning Game for Kids

Is it possible that apps children can help boost their learning experience? The answer is yes especially when you are going to get your hands on CookieCoo Dancing Star, one of the best examples of fun kids apps available in iTunes stores today. Parents who have iPad, iPod Touch and iPhones can make use of these media devices in teaching their young ones the importance of coordination through dancing to some of the most familiar children's songs today. Ipad apps for kids like CookieCoo Dancing Star are designed to give you and your little ones something to look forward to everyday in terms of learning and gaming experience.

Kids apps for iPad are not bad for their way of learning but is the exact opposite. In this digital age, it is best that you make use of the best kids apps for iPad such as CookieCoo Dancing Star because they are packed with all the modern features of digital games but infused with traditional methods of learning such as colorful characters and catchy tunes. Even if you prefer to settle with free children apps to download, paying less than $1 is still worth every cent because the CookieCoo Dancing Star has what it takes to educate even the youngest learner in your home. There is simply no reason why you should pass up childrens apps such as this. 

With good apps for kids such as CookieCoo Dancing Star, there is no way you and your child will pass up the opportunity to play and learn at the same time. The rhythm game is just for starters. With top apps for children such as CookieCoo Dancing Star, you can already teach your child how to use their basic senses in the right way. There are dozens of top educational apps for kids being sold today but none can come close to ThinkCube's latest invention. Their educational apps like CookieCoo Dancing Star are designed to give parents the relief they need when it comes to teaching their children regardless of how young or old they are.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Help the Doodle Roll "Get on the Shelf"

The Doodle Roll is, manufactured by Imagination Brands Co., LLC, a small US based company and Made-in-the-USA. They are competing in WalMart’s “Get on the Shelf” contest and they need lots of votes. If they win, their products may be available both online and in WalMart stores across the country.


What is the Doodle Roll? An all-in-one portable arts & crafts activity kit, the Doodle Roll® contains a roll of paper and crayons in a compact package that doubles as a handy dispenser. A perfect “anywhere, anytime” family product, the Doodle Roll® is available in two sizes with a safe EZ tear edge.

How can you help Doodle Roll get the most votes? Go here to vote via Facebook & Text Message every day from now until April 3rd.

**Review coming soon!**

Disclosure: No compensation was received for this post. All opinions are my own.

Making your bed is easier with Zipit Bedding!


Brayden is almost six years old and that means it's time for him to start helping out a little more around the house. Now, I'm not talking about breaking any child labor laws but he can certainly do a few simple chores like making his own bed. And thanks to Zipit Bedding, making your own bed is easier than ever!

Created by entrepreneur moms, Jennifer MacDonald and Hayley Carr, Zipit Bedding is the World’s 1st All-In-One Zippered Bedding that allows anyone to make and change their bed in seconds simply by zipping it. Zipit Bedding connects the essential pieces of conventional bedding including a fitted sheet and a comforter using zippers to form one easy to use unit (just like a sleeping bag). Now the daily chore of making and changing a bed is so much easier, and fun for kids too!


We were sent a twin sized navy Zipit Bedding set for Braydens bed and it's a hit. The navy set comes with a super fun boy-friendly print inside that features everything boys love including video game controllers, dinosaurs, robots, cars, and bugs. Not only does the bedding look cool, but it even has a convenient side pocket so kids (and teens) can store their prized possessions while they're sleeping.

OC Daisy Napbags Review and Giveaway *Closed*


Every time my boys go for a sleep over at their grandparents they get to "camp out" in the living room which they absolutely love, but the problem is that they always fight over the blankets and neither of them like to use sleeping bags because they're so uncomfortable. Well, we were recently sent a Napbag from OC Daisy to review and it's been a life saver!

What are Napbags? The Napbag is an easy to carry, super cozy, all-inclusive sleeping system that includes the attached carrying bag, a pillow, and an inside pocket for your child's sleeping essentials. Unlike most sleeping bags the Napbag is made of super soft, double-sided Minky fabric to keep little one's extra comfy.


Napbags are available in 16 different themes for boys and girls and can even be personalized with your little one's names. We were sent the camouflage blue skateboard Napbag and it's been a hit with my boys. They love the skateboard graphics and the blue camo couldn't be cooler!