Friday, April 6, 2012

Earth Day Giveaway Event Sponsor Spotlight: Oransi Robby Wash Laundry Ball

It doesn't matter if you're single, married, or a family of ten... Laundry is a never ending chore for everyone. And with the cost of laundry detergent, who isn't out there looking for a better solution? Well, lucky for us The Robby Wash Ball was invented!

The Robby Wash Ball is convenient, effective, and saves you money in the long run. Simply toss the ball into the washer and let it do it's thing! Your clothes will come out clean and smelling fresh thanks to the activated macromolecules are gradually released through the wash.

Not only is the Robby Wash Ball simple and easy to use, it's also great for the environment... It doesn't pollute the environment like standard laundry detergent, and it's easy to refill so you don't have to throw the ball away. But what's really great about the Robby Wash Ball is that one pack will clean (on average) for 12 months... Just think of how many bottles of detergent you'd be using and throwing away in that amount of time.

TOMY Dinosaur Train Arctic Adventure Motorized Train Set Review and Giveaway *Closed*

My boys love Dinosaur Train! It's a must watch show in our house and Trevor even got one of their push-along trains for his Birthday in January. So when I was asked to review TOMY's new Arctic Adventure Motorized Train Set I jumped on the opportunity!

Product Description:
Based on the hit Emmy®-nominated PBS KIDS series Dinosaur Train, TOMY has developed an extensive line of original Dinosaur Train toys under the Company’s licensing agreement with The Jim Henson Company. All aboard for Arctic adventures! This motorized train set teaches kids that dinosaurs had just as much fun playing out in the snow as they do frolicking in the forest. This set comes with three collectible figures, two Arctic cardboard destination tunnels, an all-new snow covered Pteranodon Station, and over eight feet of track! Ages: 3 and up. MSRP: $24.99–$29.99

When our Dinosaur Train set arrived my boys were so excited I had to take it out of the box right away, luckily I had batteries on hand or they would have been devastated. What's great about the Arctic Adventure Motorized Train Set is the fact that it's so kid friendly- The track easily snaps together and stays together, allowing Brayden to easily set it up for him and Trevor to play with, and the train is super easy to turn on and off so even the littlest train lovers can enjoy it too!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Guest Post: Beach Cover-Ups & Accessories to Transform Your Look!

Let’s face it—we’re not all lucky enough to look like swimsuit models. Even if you have a killer bikini bod, your beach look could still be missing that something special that really sets you apart.  Whether or not you plan on buying a new swimsuit this season, choosing certain cover-ups and beach accessories can be key for transforming an ordinary swimsuit ensemble into something new and fresh.  Read on for some style tips…

Aside from your swimsuit, your cover-up of choice can really make or break your outfit.  It’s the first thing that everyone sees when you’re walking to the beach or pool, so it’s important to choose wisely.  If you’re looking for something sophisticated and glam, go for long, sleek maxi dresses in lightweight fabrics.  Whether you prefer solids or prints, a maxi dress is perfect for doubling as a swimsuit cover-up and will definitely create a more elegant beach look.  But if you’re looking to dress down your look, go for a simple tunic, sundress or even a t-shirt and shorts.  Finally, if your swimsuit is black or another solid color, look for a cover-up that features a fun print or stylish embellishment to add some spice to your look.  Think animal prints, fringe trim detail or even a bright colorful tie-dye pattern.

Melissa Maxi Dress by Melissa Odabash

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Kid's Creations is sponsoring Summer Splash!

Summer Splash, happening May 14-27, is being hosted by Life With Two Boys, With Our Best, and Bella So Savvy!

Now for the super special announcement... Kid's Creations is sponsoring an awesome grand prize during Summer Splash! 

Not familiar with Kid's Creations? Kid's Creations offers a variety of high quality wooden swing sets and accessories that are hand-crafted, built to last, and easy to assemble. But what sets them apart is the safety their swing sets offer... Made from the highest quality Redwood, these swing sets are free of chemical treatments, put together with recessed bolts, and have rounded corners to keep your kids safer while they play!

Don't see the swing set of your dreams? Don't worry because Kid's Creations allows customers to design their own swing set using their swing set designer. How cool is that?!

Now that you've learned a little more about Kid's Creations are you super excited to see what they're offering during Summer Splash? One lucky Grand Prize winner is going to receive a Two Ring Adventure Playset valued at $3,598! (Please note this giveaway will only be open to residents of the Continental United States and does not include assembly/installation.)

The Super Hero Squad Show: The Infinity Gauntlet! Season 2, Volume 3- Available on DVD April 17th!



The fate of the universe rests in the hands — or should we say on the hand — of whoever wears the Infinity Gauntlet, a mystical glove that gives its owner all the power of the cosmos! And if Thanos has his way, he’ll be wearing the Infinity Gauntlet very soon! But first he has to acquire each of the gems required to power the gauntlet, and the only thing standing in his way is the teamwork of the exciting and lovable Super Hero Squad — Captain America , Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, Wolverine, Falcon and Scarlet Witch! The second uproariously funny and adventure-filled season of The Super Hero Squad Show nears its conclusion!

On April 17, 2012, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Marvel Animation, will release The Super Hero Squad Show: The Infinity Gauntlet! Season 2, Volume 3 DVD, which features seven subsequent episodes from the second season of this highly rated animated series. Packed inside each DVD is a unique code that offers a free one week trial subscription to play Super Hero Squad: Online at, plus coins to play with and a Silver Card Booster Pack. A must-have for loyal fans and collectors, this DVD is priced to own at US$14.93 SRP.

Stylish and Affordable Sunglasses from Sunglass Warehouse! Review and Giveaway *Closed*

You may remember a few months ago when I reviewed an awesome pair of oversized celebrity inspired sunglasses from Sunglass Warehouse... Well did you know that they not only offer sunglasses for women, but also sports sunglasses for men, adorable sunglasses for kids, and even fit over glasses for those that are looking for sunglasses that fit over their prescription glasses.

My husband has been searching for a new pair of sunglasses for a while now, so he was thrilled when we were given the opportunity to review a pair of men's sports sunglasses. He went with a really nice pair of modern black sunglasses and he loves them! The glasses have a simple, wrap-around style giving them the cool factor that my husband was searching for.

This is the second pair of sunglasses we own from Sunglass Warehouse and we couldn't be happier. Whether you're looking for something simple like a nice pair of aviator sunglasses or something different such as rhinestone sunglasses, Sunglass Warehouse is sure to have exactly what you're looking for at a great price!

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Pirate Crafts and Easter Activities

In celebration of today's April 3rd release of JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES: PETER PAN RETURNS on DVD and just in time for Easter, here are some fun Pirate and Easter activities for your enjoyment! These printable activities include a Treasure Hunt, Pirate Crafts, Coloring Sheets, Easter Egg Crafts, and more!

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Earth Day Giveaway Event Sponsor Spotlight: Mixed Bag Designs

It's no big secret that I love bags... Tote bags, purses, thermal totes... You name it, I probably have it. Well, I was recently introduced to Mixed Bag Designs, a company that offers reusable bags and accessories in a variety of stylish colors and designs and I was hooked!

At Mixed Bag Designs, they believe style, fashion and fun doesn't have to be compromised for sustainability and functionality. They want everyone to be green and gorgeous with reusable bags and accessories made from recycled materials. And to make that possible they offer reusable bags, totes, lunch boxes, travel bags, stationery, phone cases and more.

I was recently provided with several different products from Mixed Bag Designs to try out and I'm just overwhelmed at the amount of items they offer. From their Weekender Zip Totes that are perfect for taking to the beach or on vacation, to their Department Store Bag which is great for shopping sprees and running errands, and even their fully insulated Lunch Bags and matching foodies that are great for picnics, camping trips, and sending the little ones off to school.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Future Oxygen- Bracelets that grow into trees- Review

I love when I discover fun and unique products, especially products like Future Oxygen bracelets that the whole family can enjoy!

Future Oxygen offers eco-friendly hemp bracelets with an adorable bead that can be planted and turned into trees, plants, and wildflowers... How cool is that?! Their beads come in a variety of designs that can symbolize an important event in your life such as the birth of a child or the memory of a loved one.

So how does it work? Simply soak the pendant and string in water for an entire day (24 hours) and then plant it outside or start in a pot depending on the season. Be sure to keep the dirt moist until the tree sprouts.

We were recently sent two bracelets to review, a smiley face bracelet that will turn into a white pine tree and a life bracelet that grows into wildflowers. We haven't planted our bracelets yet, but since Spring is here I think it's the perfect time of year to plant our life bracelet and watch it grow into wildflowers!

Future Oxygen also has a new program called the Smile Exchange. For every piece of jewelry sold on their website, Future Oxygen will donate a bracelet to a child in need through Ele's Place or Operation Military Kids. The idea of the program is to help bring a smile to a child's face as they are grieving over the loss of a loved one, fighting an illness, or missing a parent deployed overseas.

Purchase a bracelet today for only $10 from

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

Earth Day Giveaway Event Sponsor Spotlight: Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler

Though we're great about recycling in our house, we're not so great about actually taking the bottles and cans outside to the recycling bin. We pile them up on the counter beside the kitchen sink and they sit there until there's no room left, then we finally decide to take them outside. Well, thanks to Rubbermaid and their new product- the Hidden Recycler- recycling is no longer an issue for us.

The Hidden Recycler is a great new product that helps to keep recyclables off the counter and out of sight. While it's meant to be attached to a cabinet door, we actually have ours hanging on the wall in the closet beside the trash can, making it very convenient to throw out your trash and recycle at the same time.

The Hidden Recycler is made out of durable, recycled material, with a leak-proof liner and it's also machine washable making it super easy to clean. It's a nice sized 5-gallon bag that can hold up to 36 12oz. cans and it can even fit a milk jug too!

WILD KRATTS: Predator Power DVD Review

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Synopsis: Join real-life zoologists, writer/producers Chris and Martin Kratt as they transform into animated versions of themselves and embark on incredible edu-taining journeys in WILD KRATTS: Predator Power arriving on DVD March 20, 2012 from The Kratt Brothers Company, 9 Story Entertainment, PBS KIDS and Paramount Home Entertainment. Combining humor, adventure and fun, WILD KRATTS: Predator Power brings kids face to face with some of the most wild and exciting predators in the animal kingdom through astonishing live-action footage and presents age-appropriate science concepts along the way. As they explore the world and science through animals, the Kratt brothers and their trusty team actively apply their new knowledge to extricate themselves from hilarious and suspenseful predicaments while empowering kids to do their part in protecting wildlife and saving the planet. Viewed by 8 million households each month, WILD KRATTS features a unique blend of live action and animation creating unlimited potential for education and storytelling. The WILD KRATTS: Predator Power DVD includes four adventures that take kids on fantastic journeys to explore the deep sea with sharks, fly through the sky with eagles, howl with a wolf pack, find out why cheetah cubs mimic their mothers and more!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Rockin' 30th Birthday Bash- Beauty & Home Decor Giveaway (RV $134) *Closed*

Welcome to the Rockin' 30th Birthday Bash hosted by 365 Changes of Me, Going Crazy Wanna Go??, Life with Captain Fussybuckets, and Mom with a Dot Com.

Here at Life With Two Boys you can enter to win a Beauty and Home Decor prize pack that includes:

*Perfectly Posh Handle in Lei Away scent
*Mixology Green Eyes POP!
*Candylights $35 Gift Card
*Pink Zebra Home Simmer Pot and 4 jars of Sprinkles



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