Friday, March 23, 2012

YooHoo & Friends WannaBes Review and Giveaway *Closed*



Aurora World Inc. released the original YooHoo & Friends collection in 2006 and has sold more than 14 million pieces around the world. New for 2012, Aurora has added jungle and domestic/barnyard plush animals called WannaBes (funny YooHoos dressed as other animals), all of which make a fun animal sound when squeezed.

Guylian Belgian Chocolate Review and Giveaway *Closed*


Easter is right around the corner and do you know what I think of when I think of Easter? Chocolate! Well, let's be honest, I think of chocolate all year long, but maybe a little more around Easter. Generally what comes to mind for Easter is chocolate bunnies and Cadbury cream eggs, but this year I thought it might be fun to mix things up a bit and try out some Guylian Belgian Chocolate Truffles!

The Guylian Story: Guy Foubert was a passionate Belgian Chocolatier making handmade chocolate truffles in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. In 1958, Guy and Liliane joined their names, both in marriage and in their company name creating Chocolaterie Guylian; a small, artisanal chocolate maker. Today, Guylian crafts the finest authentic Belgian chocolate truffles, selling them to chocolate lovers in Belgium and in more than 100 countries across the world.


I was recently sent a wonderful package filled with delicious Guylian Belgian Chocolate Truffles and all I can really say is "YUM". Now, I've had my share of chocolates but these are unlike anything I've ever tasted. Smooth milk (or dark) chocolate marbled with white chocolate and filled with a rich and creamy chocolate praline truffle. But what's interesting and unique about these chocolates is the adorable seahorse and seashell shapes.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Rockin' 30th Birthday Bash Sponsor Spotlight: Candylights


So are you ready to hear about my last (but certainly not least) sponsor for the Rockin' 30th birthday Bash coming up on April 1st? I'm very excited to announce that Candylights, one of my favorite all-time etsy shops will be offering a $35 gift certificate to their shop!

Now I'm sure you're wondering what Candylights are, right? Candylights are ordinary light bulbs in a colorful candy shell that are perfect for decorating for holidays, weddings, parties, or simply to use as everyday home decor.


I was recently sent a Valentine light strand as well as an Easter/Spring light strand and I'm officially hooked! Candylights let off a nice soft glow when lit, but look just as pretty when they're not lit. Though the strands I received are not scented, Candylights does offer scented strands and I bet they smell amazing!

Easter FUN! via Pinterest

Since Easter is right around the corner I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite Easter recipes, crafts, and activities via Pinterest... Which ones are you going to try?


Recipes

Bunny Bait


White Chocolate Covered Peeps

Rockin' 30th Birthday Bash Sponsor Spotlight: Mixology Makeup


Although I hate to admit it, I hate my skin. I'm 27 years old and still have to deal with acne prone, oily skin... I always hoped I would grow out my my skin, but it seems it's here to stay. So when I look for makeup, I try to look for something that won't clog my pores and make my face break out even more... Well, I recently discovered Mixology Makeup and I'm so glad I did!

About Mixology: Mixology is the healthy makeup alternative that will help improve the quality of your skin giving you a radiant look without damaging ingredients! Pure Mineral Makeup FREE of bismuth, carmine, chemicals, synthetic dyes, parabens, & preservatives. Vegan friendly, virtually water resistant, perfect for sensitive skin with acne or rosacea. Won't clog pores so your skin can breathe!

  

Rachael Ward, owner and creator of Mixology, recently sent me a few samples to try out and review. I was sent Sunny Girl Foundation, Flushed for cheeks, Blue Eyes Pop #2 set and a new shade of eye shadow called London. My favorite of the products is definitely the foundation, it goes on super smooth, covers my oily skin really well, and leaves a nice polished look. I also love the Blue Eyes Pop eye shadow collection, it comes with three colors of eye shadow and an eyeliner and it really allows my blue eyes to stand out.

stripedshirt.com- Fashionable fan-wear for women, kids and babies- Review and Giveaway *Closed*


Have you ever scheduled an appointment to have family pictures done only to realize you don't have any coordinating outfits? Taken your kids to the park but noticed that ten other kids had on the exact same color shirts as yours making them very hard to spot in the large crowd? Or wanted to go root for your favorite sports team but dread wearing those awful over-sized jerseys? Well, thanks to stripedshirt.com those are no longer problems we have to face!

Laura Beck created stripedshirt.com to let women, kids, and babies support their teams and show their colors in fashionable, fun fan-wear built just for them (not for men).


I was recently given the opportunity to check out the website and pick out a shirt for both of my boys. I was very surprised at the variety of colors and sizes that are offered at stripedshirt.com. I ended up going with black and gray, not for a sports team, but because I think the colors would look great for family photos.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Celebrate Easter with Dora the Explorer, Blue’s Clues, Max & Ruby, and Little Bill! Nickelodeon DVDs Giveaway *Closed*

Easter is almost here and what better way to celebrate than with your favorite Nickelodeon characters! Thanks to Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution, one lucky reader is going to win an awesome Easter DVD prize pack!


Max & Ruby: Easter with Max & Ruby
Spring into the Easter season with two very funny Easter bunnies – Max and Ruby! From Ruby’s Easter bonnet to Max’s Easter bunny, and an Easter Parade too, you’ll be celebrating the season bunny-style! Join the seasonal play dates with Max and Ruby!


Max & Ruby: Springtime for Max & Ruby
Hop into Spring with Max and Ruby! Help them search for Easter eggs and a chocolate chicken, and play other outdoor games in the sunny, springy weather too! It’s always a great day to play the Max and Ruby way!

Battle of the Blogs Round 2- Please Vote!

Thanks to my lovely readers I've made it to Round 2 of GreenCupboards.com's Battle of the Blogs!

If you can spare a second please head over to their Facebook page to vote for me to be the best blog! (You can do this daily.)

Thanks in advance for your votes!!


Tom and Jerry: In the Dog House DVD Review


Tom and Jerry: In the Dog House
Own in on DVD today!

Synopsis: Tom and Jerry are at it again! But there's a new ingredient to their classic chase recipe -- just add Spike! It's hound heaven as everyone's favorite bulldog, Spike (and son, Tyke) get in on the fun in this pup-packed collection. These 22 doggie-delightful shorts are guaranteed to have fans howling! Join Spike and Tyke in their many dealings with the fast and furious duo. Whether he's on guard duty, or simply trying to catch a nap, you can bet that Tom & Jerry's fur-fueled antics are guaranteed to rattle Spike's cage. And an angry Spike usually spells hard times for Tom -- with a little coaxing from Jerry, of course! Leash-up for some K9-filled fun for the entire family!

Rockin' 30th Birthday Bash Sponsor Spotlight: Pink Zebra Home


I am super excited to announce one of my sponsors for the Rockin' 30th Birthday Bash that's coming up on April 1st... Pink Zebra Home.

Pink Zebra is a new direct selling company that offers innovative home fragrance technology shared through candles and flameless products including sprinkles, simmer pots, re-sealable reed diffusers and other home decor products.

If you're not familiar with Pink Zebra you're probably wondering what sprinkles are... Sprinkles are soft soy wax beads that come in a variety of fragrances that you can mix and match to create the exact scent you want.


Now your next question is probably how do you use said sprinkles? Simply pour whatever amount of sprinkles you desire into a warming pot (I recommend Pink Zebra simmer pots), then turn the pot on and let the delightful fragrances fill your home. Super easy right?

Spring Buzz Giveaway Hop- Silverado Jewelry Family Tree Necklace Giveaway *Closed*


Welcome to the Spring Buzz Hop, hosted by Sweep Tight and Just Married with Coupons. We also have an awesome Grand Prize being sponsored by BeeSavy. Save Time, Save Money, Make Money. See what the buzz is about at BeeSavy.

Spring Buzz GRAND PRIZE! Make sure to ENTER TO WIN a Kindle Fire! Please list Life With Two Boys as your referrer.

Here at Life With Two Boys you can enter to win a personalized family tree necklace from Silverado Jewelry. Enter using the Rafflecopter form below, then be sure to hop along to the rest of the blogs and enter to win some other amazing prizes!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

OC Daisy Easter Special- 50% off!


I'm sure after reading my reviews of OC Daisy's napbags and kinderbags you have to have one for your kids! Well, lucky for you OC Daisy is having an Easter Special of 50% off any napbag or kinderbag (including personalization) now though April 8th... Just use coupon code: Easter at checkout!

Shop OC Daisy now!

THE MUPPETS on Blu-ray & DVD Today!

To celebrate today's release of The Muppets on Blu-ray and DVD here's some fun coloring pages & activities, recipes, fashion tips from Miss Piggy, and jokes from Fozzie!

Download Activities!

Download Printable Recipes!

Download Miss Piggy's Fashion Tips!

Download Printable Recipes!

The Muppets is Now Available with the Wocka Wocka Value Pack, which contains the movie on Blu-ray high-definition, DVD and Digital Copy (3 discs) plus adownload card for the film's soundtrack from Walt Disney Records!

ContestChest.com $500 Cash Giveaway *Closed*

ContestChest.com is at it again and this time they're giving away
$500 CASH!

Enter using the Rafflecopter form below... Good Luck!

Monday, March 19, 2012

PottyCover- A Disposable Toilet Seat Cover For Kids Review and Giveaway *Closed*

Have you ever been out in public with your kids when they had the sudden urge to pee? Or been traveling and have no option other than to use a public restroom? So you take your kid to the restroom but the whole time you're worrying about what kind of germs and other nastiness is on that toilet seat that your kid is sitting on? Well, lucky for you I have discovered the solution... PottyCover!


PottyCover is a disposable toilet seat cover for children that covers the sides and the front of the toilet, to keep away germs at public rest-rooms. It's made of non-woven fabric coated with a layer of plastic, creating a waterproof barrier between your child and the toilet. For added convenience, each seat cover is individually packaged in a small, easy to open bag that makes it super easy to always keep one or two in a purse or a back pocket.

Unfortunately for me, Trevor is still not using the potty, but Brayden was very excited to try out the PottyCovers. It's so nice to be able to walk in to a public restroom and lay the PottyCover over the toilet and not have to worry about your kids touching the germs that are lingering on the toilet seat.

You can purchase a pack of PottyCovers for $5.99 online at Amazon, Ebay, all Buy Buy Baby stores around the country and at select Bed Bath & Beyond stores.

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One lucky reader is going to win a pack of PottyCovers just in time for Summer vacation!

Enter using the Rafflecopter form below.

Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Brick Road and Strawberry Shortcake: Bloomin’ Berry Garden DVD Review

      

SPRINGS GETS SWEETER WITH TWO NEW
WHIMSICAL ADVENTURES

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, blossoming on DVD March 6 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

First, Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Brick Road follows Strawberry and her friends as they retell the classic “Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” When a cyclone blows Strawberry to the strange land of Oz, she runs into trouble with the Wicked Witch and must journey to the Emerald City to ask the Wizard how to find her way back home.

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! But when magical sparkles make the Berrykins grow tall and the girls shrink down small, they discover that even when they’re tiny, they can make a big difference.