Friday, May 25, 2012

Funrise Toys Gazillion Bubble Cannon Review and Giveaway *Closed*


Trevor loves bubbles, seriously he can't get enough of them! That's why I was so excited to learn that Funrise Toys recently released a brand new Gazillion Bubbles product- The Gazillion Bubble Cannon.


The Gazillion Bubble Cannon allows you to create massive amounts of bubbles at the pull of the lever! And, with the award winning Gazillion Bubble solution, you’ll always experience the biggest, brightest most colorful bubbles ever... Just snap the desired wand size onto the machine, fill the bubble tray with the Gazillion Green Solution for hundreds of bubbles, or the Gazillion Blue Solution for super-sized bubbles, and pull the lever to get the bubbles flowing!

SafetyTat "The Tat That Brings Kids Back!" Review


Have you ever been to an amusement park in the middle of summer vacation when it was completely packed with people and had the fear that your kids might get lost among the crowd? Well, fear no more! Thanks to SafetyTat you're only a phone call away.

SafetyTat is a temporary safety tattoo that displays a parent or caregiver's mobile phone number, helping the parent and child to be quickly reunited if separated. You can choose to go with the Quick Stick Write-On that you apply by simply peeling and sticking on your child or the Original SafetyTats that you apply with water just like a temporary tattoo.


We were sent a pack of Original SafetyTats and I couldn't be happier with them. They're super easy to apply and best of all they're sweatproof and waterproof. Perfect for day trips to the zoo, aquarium, amusement parks, and anywhere else that might be crowded, SafetyTats give parents a little reassurance just in case the kiddos do happen to wander off.

Summer Backyard Blast Sponsor Spotlight: Kettler USA Fold n’ Go Nanas Tricycle


Summer is the time of year where we spend every single day outside and since every year my boys are into different things we need to re-stock the garage with new toys for them to play with like scooters, bikes, balls, toys, etc... Since Trevor is really into ride-on toys right now I was super excited when Kettler USA offered to send us one of their new products to review- the Kiddi-O Fold n’ Go Nanas.


Recommended for ages 18 months to 4 years, the Fold n’ Go Nanas is perfect for even the littlest riders. Featuring a 4 position adjustable ergonomic high back seat, the Fold n' Go Nanas can be easily adjusted as your child grows allowing it to last for a few years before they move on to a bicycle. The tricycle even has a patented click & go folding frame making it easy to store and transport. Simply fold it up and throw it in your car to take to the park or to grandma's house.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Warner Archive Released Inch High Private Eye Onto DVD- Own It Today!



Synopsis: Inch High, diminutive operative of the Finkerton Detective Agency, stands tall against the forces of perfidy, making Saturday mornings safe for all good citizens from the halcyon year of 1973 to today. Ably aided by niece Lori, her hulking boyfriend Gator and his loyal dog Braveheart, Inch High uses his pint-sized stature to foil the most complex and nefarious of schemes. Whether battling Spumoni the Great, Mr. Midas, or King Ra, or teaming up with the likes of Super Flea and Goldie, the world’s greatest goldfish, Inch High’s stalwart heart always shines through despite his picayune stature and sometimes less-than-stellar mental gymnastics. Junior crime-fighters will find a complete collection of Inch’s adventures spread across this 13-Episode, 2-Disc Collection. Featuring the voice work of Lennie Weinrib (H.R. Pufnstuf) as Inch High and Don Messick as Braveheart as well as a memorable theme contributed by the great Hoyt Curtin.

Purchase your copy today for $24.95 at www.wbshop.com.

$50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway Sponsored by Dealery.com *Closed*

Everyone's always looking for a deal but not everyone has the time to visit every daily deal site... That's where Dealery comes in! Dealery aggregates daily deals and coupons from numerous group buying and deal sites such as Groupon, LivingSocial, Coupons.com, etc... and brings them together in one place. Save yourself some time next time you're looking for a deal and check out Dealery!

Dealery has very generously offered to give one very lucky Life With Two Boys reader a $50 Amazon gift card! How cool is that?!


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Cool Gear International Review and Giveaway *Closed*


Summer is upon us and that means families are going to be spending more time on-the-go... Whether you're traveling to your favorite vacation spot or simply spending the day at a local amusement park, you need products that make being on-the-go simple! That's where Cool Gear comes in.

Cool Gear offers a variety of innovative, fun and trendy products including travel mugs, water bottles, food storage containers, and even a travel potty seat... Talk about being prepared! We were recently sent the 32oz. Serpentine and the 12.5oz. Cool Zooey Flip Top to review.



Perfect for warmer weather each of these products has gel-filled freezer sticks to keep drinks cold. The Serpentine has a sipper cap with a carry loop making it perfect for older kids and adults and the Cool Zooey has a flip top straw cap and is also made of squeezable material making it great for little ones on the go.

Oogaa Silicone Feeding Products for Babies and Kids Review


At some point in their life every parent has to do the "airplane spoon" to get their babies/toddlers to eat... Well, what if they actually had a spoon that had an airplane on it? Thanks to Oogaa, now they can!

About Oogaa: Created by a young mother, Sam Skolnik, who saw the advantage of making mealtimes all the more enjoyable, oogaa products are bright, bold and engaging designs that entertain little ones as they make life easier for adults. Spoons for example, have fun airplane wings that bring the broccoli safely into land – or take the shape of a train engine that chuffs the apple puree on its way. Feeding bowls reveal big smiles as they're emptied, and placemats are alive with colorful, friendly-faced creatures.


Oogaa feeding products are all made of high quality silicone making them odorless and tasteless, microwave safe, dishwasher safe, steriliser safe, heat-resistant and freezer safe, shatterproof, and slip-resistant, plus they're nice and soft on babies gums... Basically they're the perfect feeding products for little ones and convenient for mom too!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Keep The Kiddos Safe This Summer- Swimming Safety Suggestions


Summer is upon us and that means it's time for families to spend time swimming at the beach, in neighborhood pools, and even in their own backyard.

According to a new study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) drowning is the leading cause of injury deaths for children in the US between the ages of 1 and 4 and that children in that age group also have the highest rates of both fatal and non-fatal drowning, with half of all fatal incidents occurring in swimming pools. Being the mom of a three year old that's some scary news! Though we do try to take the necessary precautions when it comes to swimming there's always that thought in the back of my mind... What if something would happen? 

With the hopes of preventing unnecessary injuries or deaths, Philadelphia personal injury attorneys, Ross Feller Casey, LLP, have provided some information to keep kids and adults safe this summer. Please take a second to read through these safety tips (as suggested by authors of the CDC study) and remember to use caution when swimming with little ones!
  • Parents and children should learn survival swimming skills.
  • Environmental protections, such as isolation pool fences and lifeguards, should be in place.
  • Alcohol should be avoided while swimming, boating, water skiing, or supervising children.
  • Lifejackets should be used by all boaters and weaker swimmers.
  • Caregivers and supervisors should have CPR training.
Disclosure: Monetary compensation was received for this post, however all opinions are my own.

Nutrisystem Weigh-In Week #2 #NSNation

Two weeks down and I'm feeling great! I found myself wanting to snack less than last week, but it is that special time of month so I've been craving chocolate like crazy... Luckily, Nutrisystem offers some yummy lunch bars and chocolate desserts so it wasn't too bad!

Fudge Graham Bar YUM!

We spent Sunday afternoon at a birthday party and I had no desire to make dinner after so we did end up eating fast food Sunday night but I'm very proud of myself... I ordered a grilled chicken sandwich on a whole grain role with no french fries. That proved to me that I do have the will power to achieve my goal!

So how many pounds did I lose this week? Well, it wasn't quite as much as last week but I'm still happy with it... After all it's better to lose 1 than gain 1 right?!

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Blu-ray Combo Pack Giveaway *Closed*


Own it on Blu-ray Combo Pack or Digital Download 6/5!

Synopsis: The follow-up to the 2008 hit! The new journey begins when young adventurer Sean (Josh Hutcherson) receives a coded distress signal from a mysterious island where no island should exist—a place of strange life forms, mountains of gold, deadly volcanoes, and more than one astonishing secret. Unable to stop him from going, Sean’s new stepfather (Dwayne Johnson) joins the quest. Together with a helicopter pilot (Luis Guzman) and his beautiful, strong-willed daughter (Vanessa Hudgens), they set out to find the island, rescue its lone inhabitant and escape before seismic shockwaves force the island under the sea and bury its treasures forever.

Bloggers: Keeping Kids Creative sign-ups are open! {FREE Event}

Did you know that the last week of September has been designated as "Keep Kids Creative Week"? Well, we've decided to make a fun giveaway hop out of it, and give our readers the chance to win some fun products to keep their kids creative!

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Keeping Kids Creative will be hosted by Mama-Nibbles and Life With Two Boys.

When:
The giveaway hop will begin on September 17, 2012 at 12:01am EST and will end on September 30, 2012 at 11:59pm EST

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 and fit the "keeping kids creative" theme- art supplies, coloring books and crayons, craft supplies, kids cooking utensils and cookbooks, toys that inspire imagination, building blocks, books, musical instruments, costumes, and anything else you can think of to create fun!
* 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 August 31st. This is a FREE hop with a paid option to be on the Grand Prize Rafflecopter (info below).. It would be great if you could spread the word by writing a blog post, tweeting, sharing on Facebook, grabbing the button, etc...

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

FINDING NEMO is coming to theaters in 3D this Fall!

FINDING NEMO is coming to theaters in 3D this Fall! Check out the theatrical trailer below...

Britax B-Agile Stroller Giveaway (ARV $249.99) *Closed*

Here's another fun giveaway just in time for summer outings with the little ones! Read the description to learn more about the prize then enter using the Rafflecopter form below.


About Britax:
BRITAX has been a leader in mobile safety for more than 70 years, with a legacy of leadership in developing innovations that enhance the safety of child car seats and improve their ease of installation and use. Our uncompromising focus has made BRITAX the best-selling child car seat in Europe and one of the brands most trusted by American parents and caregivers since entering the U.S. market in 1996. Our commitment to improving child safety is unparalleled, as evidenced by the fact that our products undergo the most rigorous testing in our industry at five BRITAX testing facilities worldwide. We also work closely with vehicle manufacturers to encourage design improvements that enhance the performance of child car seats. In addition, we maintain an ongoing dialogue with consumers, child passenger safety technicians and other child safety advocates to ensure proper installation and use of child seats and develop new ideas to improve their safety and ease of use.

Shake, Rattle, & Roll! Giveaway Hop $300+ in prize *Closed*


The Shake, Rattle, & Roll Giveaway Hop brings you a variety of great products for kids of all ages! Once you have entered to win here, be sure to visit all of the participating blogs at the bottom of this post!

Don’t forget to enter to win the Shake, Rattle, & Roll Grand Prize sponsored by Tommee Tippee! You will have the chance to win a Closer to Nature Audio Baby Monitor valued at $149.99! Visit Formula Mom to Enter the Shake, Rattle, & Roll Grand Prize Giveaway!!
Here at Life With Two Boys you can enter to win 1 of 2 amazing prize packs. Click the links to learn more about each of the individual prizes, then enter using the Rafflecopter form below.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Summer Traveling Made Easy with Gummy Lump! Melissa and Doug Trunki Review and Giveaway *Closed*


Every summer we drive four hours to spend a few days at the beach... Four hours might not seem like a long drive to you but with two kids in tow four hours can seem like an eternity. Every five minutes we hear the nagging "are we there yet" and "how much further, i'm tired" and even though we repeatedly tell the boys to just go to sleep and it'll go a lot faster, they refuse to listen.

When planning our trip I make sure I pack a lot of toys, books, and video games to keep them occupied in the car but even their favorite toys can only keep them entertained for so long. Luckily, this year we have a better solution... Melissa and Doug travel games from Gummy Lump.


Available in three different varieties including Bingo, Memory, and Hangman, Melissa and Doug Flip to Win games bring new fun and convenience to old family favorites with innovative flipping pieces that wont get lost. We were recently sent each of the games to review and even though we have yet to go on our annual vacation I know they're going to make that four hour drive much more relaxing!

Honey Bunches of Oats Review and Giveaway *Closed*

We have been avid Honey Bunches of Oats lovers for years and I was super excited to learn that they added new flavors to the mix including Banana Blueberry and Peach Raspberry Fruit Blends... I have yet to try them but they sure look yummy!


But what I was even more excited about is the fact that Post added even more granola bunches to Honey Bunches of Oats. We were sent a box of Honey Roasted Honey Bunches of Oats (or favorite variety!) and they taste better than ever! Honey Bunches of Oats is a cereal that tastes good and is good for you... It doesn't really get any better than that!

And guess what?! Three lucky winners are each going to win a coupon for a FREE box of Honey Bunches of Oats (any variety).

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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Shake, Rattle, & Roll! Giveaway Hop Sponsor Spotlight: ALEX Toys


My boys are really into dinosaurs and are even more into slime so when I discovered the ALEX Kid Concoctions Mix 'n Blast Volcano play set I knew we had to have it. This play set includes everything you need to create a fun prehistoric adventure including volcanoes, dinosaurs, lava, a slime pit... The fun is endless!


We were sent the Mix 'n Blast Volcano play set to review and it's definitely a hit with my boys! It's super easy to create an erupting volcano using the two lava powders and water, and best of all you can refill your volcano over twenty times. Trevor particularly loves hiding the googly eyes in the slime pit as it there were dinosaurs getting sucked in.

Yes, this is a messy toy and should definitely played with on a table or tile floor that's easy to clean up... But you can't have a volcano eruption without a mess right?! We absolutely love ALEX Toys, and the Mix 'n Blast Volcano play set is no exception.