Saturday, June 30, 2012

Bloggers: Sign-ups are open for the LoveSac CitySac Package Giveaway Event!


The LoveSac CitySac Package Giveaway Event hosted by Mom Powered Media: Iowa-Mom, Powered by Mom and Real Mom Reviews is now open to bloggers!

Cost is $5 or free with announcement post. See bloggers wanted post for more details.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Eclos Anti-Aging Skin Care Kit Giveaway

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Plant extracts, vitamins and anti-oxidants work in synergy with the Plant Stem Cell technology to help minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and tired skin. This method is the secret to success for the Eclos Beauty skincare product line. While I personally have only had a few days with the Eclos Anti-Aging Skin Care Kit the system thus far refreshes my skin after use. Leaving me with a wonderfully clean feeling that carries me through the day till my next evening wash. Unlike many products of this time, Eclos contains natural plant based ingredients that are easy on the skin. It is always amazing to find beauty products that are stemmed directly from mother earth.

The Eclos Anti-Aging Skin Care Kit has everything you need to get you started in a daily natural anti-aging routine. You can find this product and more available in stores and online at retailers such as Target and Walgreens. The Eclos Anti-Aging Skin Care Kit six piece set is a great value at just $19.99.

Review written by Mom to Bed by 8

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Marvel's THE AVENGERS Blu-ray Trailer

Marvel's THE AVENGERS is Available September 25th on Blu-ray Combo Pack!

Get a sneak peak by watching the trailer below...

Teethease Teething Jewelry Giveaway *Closed*


Teethease was designed to provide a product that is fun but useful for mothers, fathers and care-givers alike. Although there are many different choices when it comes time to teething products, we found it difficult to find any that offered convenience and style, while still focusing on safety. That became the start of our journey to provide a convenient alternative to what was being offered. Teetheaseis a fun, functional and fashionable piece of jewelry that is an accessible alternative to digging through a purse or diaper bag. Teethease is made of FDA approved medical grade silicone, free of BPA, PVC, latex, heavy metals, phthalates and meets the highest international safety standards (EN-71).

My boys are out of the teething stage but boy would I have liked some teething jewelry when they were younger! Check out the review below by Teri at Mom to Bed by 8.

I have become a big fan of teething jewelry over the last few years. After having numerous necklaces damaged and even broken from my son's obsessive pulling and biting as his teeth made their way in, I finally gave in and invested in some great looking pieces like those you will find at Teethease.


Keeping Kids Creative Sponsor Spotlight: The BabbaBox by BabbaCo


You may remember last month when I announced that BabbaCo would be one of our Grand Prize sponsors during Keeping Kids Creative... Well, I was lucky enough to receive a BabbaBox to review and it's been a hit with my boys!

Not familiar with the BabbaBox? The BabbaBox by BabbaCo is a monthly subscription box that is delivered to your home with all of the physical materials plus know-how content to really engage with your kids. When you sign up for a BabbaBox subscription you will receive a new themed-box each month that will help you and your kids create, explore, storytell, and digital learn through interactive projects and activities.

Babbabox

We received the Sun, Moon, & Stars themed box to review. This box includes a paper-mache moon activity and a constellation activity to help you create, binoculars to help you explore the stars and moon, "Twinkle, Star of the Week" for storytelling, and you can also learn how to play "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" by downloading the piano app on your iPhone or iPad.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Mott’s Medleys Fruit Flavored Snacks Review and Giveaway *4 winners* #MyBlogSpark *Closed*


Summer is upon us and we spend so much time on-the-go that it's almost impossible to ensure that my boys are eating right... Well that was true until I discovered Mott’s Medleys Fruit Flavored Snacks! I know that fruit snacks are not intended to replace fresh fruits and veggies but they're a much better alternative to some other snacks that I could be giving them, right?!

Perfect for throwing in a purse, diaper bag, beach bag, or even sticking in your back pocket, Mott’s Medleys Fruit Flavored Snacks are the perfect on-the-go snack for kids and even adults. Mott’s Medleys Fruit Flavored Snacks are made with real fruit and vegetable juice including pear, apple and carrot juice concentrate making them not only good for you but with all those flavors they're yummy too!


We received a few boxes of Mott’s Medleys Fruit Snacks to review and my boys absolutely love them. We take them to the park, friends houses for play dates, while we're out shopping, and I'll definitely be throwing some in the beach bag next month when we go on vacation. Basically they're the perfect anytime, anywhere snack.

Liane Fried Studio Handcrafted Wall Clock Review

I've been wanting a cute, whimsical wall clock for a while now and I was super excited when I came across Liane Fried Studio, a newer website that specializes in quirky, whimsical, and colorful items. Liane's original illustrations are hand-printed onto a glossy surface and all of her products are handmade in the USA.


Of course I was excited when I came across Liane Fried Studio but I was even more excited when Liane offered to send me an adorable Ladybug Wall Clock to review. This 8" clock is colorful, fun, and is sure to brighten up any room in the house. The clock comes with a wall mounting hook on the back for easy hanging and is also signed on the back by Liane.

Along with some awesome wall clocks, Liane Fried Studio also offers mugs, bookmarks, magnets, memo boards, coasters, and even adorable barrette holders. Looking for a fun pet or occupational-themed gift? Liane Fried Studio has them too!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Iron Man: Armored Adventures Season 2, Volume 1 DVD Review and Giveaway *Closed*

Get Ready For Non Stop Mighty Marvel Action!


Iron Man: Armored Adventures
Season 2, Volume 1

Six All-New Action-Packed Episodes Arrive On DVD June 26

Synopsis: Iron Man: Armored Adventures follows Tony Stark, 16-year-old genius and heir to the billion-dollar corporation Stark International, as he battles the enemies of world peace with his revolutionary armor technology. Growing up, Tony had always lived a life of luxury, but everything went horribly wrong when a tragic plane accident robbed him of his father and nearly cost him his own life. Eager to honor the memory of his dad, Tony now uses his suit of invincible armor and technical know-how to protect those who would also fall prey to tragedy, corruption and conspiracy. With help from his friends Rhodey and Pepper Potts, Tony’s activities as Iron Man result in nonstop high-octane action.

In Season Two, Tony and his friends must battle to keep control of his father’s company with things going from bad to worse when the designs for the Iron Man armor are stolen! Can Tony Stark stop the Iron Man technology from being used for evil? It’s life-threatening action as Iron Man finds himself teaming up with the Black Panther, helping the Living Laser and confronting the nefarious deeds of Obadiah Stane and Justin Hammer! Will he survive? Anything can happen in the Super Hero world of Iron Man: Armored Adventures!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Summer Must-Have: Toweligator Beach Clamp Review and Giveaway


Have you ever been relaxing on the beach when all of a sudden a strong breeze blows through and whips up your towel throwing sand all over you, the kids, and your belongings? Well, thanks to the Toweligator that's no longer a problem!

About the Toweligator:
The Toweligator was first conceptualized in the Caymen Islands by Martin Hellkamp and his wife and was then perfected further north. The warm, tropical sun was bronzing their skin while their minds relaxed and a refreshing ocean breeze…kept blowing the towels off their chairs. “There has to be a better way!” And so the adventure began; to end the frustration of beach and pool towels staying everywhere but the chair.

As they dove into the creative seas of invention to produce a masterpiece that is functional, fun, and affordable, the Toweligator came to life! The product was originally developed to hold your beach towel in place with it’s gator-like grip and it’s strong and flexible tail, but the Toweligator’s uses continue to expand. Now you may find Toweligtors holding snacks, toys, clothes, and small pets off the ground to dry or securely in one place.

Patriotic Recipes via Pinterest

The 4th of July is right around the corner and there's nothing better than having some fun patriotic recipes at your party! Here's a few of my favorites that I spotted on Pinterest:

4th of July Recipes

1. Star-Spangled Pie from snackpicks.com
2. Spangled Sandwich Pops from familyfun.go.com
3. Patriotic Push-Up Pops from craftaholicsanonymous.net
4. All-American Chocolate Covered Strawberries from grinandbakeit.com
5. 4th of July Trifle from fancyfrugallife.blogspot.com

What are some of your favorite patriotic recipes?

Bloggers: The Dyson DC24 Cleaner Home Giveaway Event sign-ups are open!


The Dyson DC24 Cleaner Home Giveaway Event hosted by Mom Powered Media is now open to bloggers!

Cost is $5 or free with announcement post. See bloggers wanted post for more details.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Little Kids Inc. No-Spill Bubble Machine Review and Giveaway *Closed*


If you're an avid Life With Two Boys reader you probably already know how much we love bubbles! We were lucky enough to work with Little Kids Inc. in the past and I was super excited when they contacted us about reviewing their No-Spill Bubble Machine.


The No-Spill Bubble Machine offers tons of bubbly fun without the mess... Simply attach the top and bottom of the machine, press the button, and watch the bubbles fly! What's great about the No-Spill Bubble Machine is the fact that kids can carry it around, knock it over, and turn it upside down and you don't have to worry about the bubble solution spilling all over the place.

We spent a Day Out with Thomas!

Thomas has been big in our house since Brayden was little and every year my husband and I talk about taking the boys to see him when he visits Strasburg Rail Road... Well this year we finally did it!

Last Saturday, June 16th, we spend the day at Strasburg Rail Road enjoying our Day Out with Thomas: Mystery on the Rails Tour! We got up super early because Brayden and Trevor were so excited, got dressed and headed to Lancaster. Unfortunately I had come down with the flu the day before so we didn't get to spend as much time there as we would have liked but we still had a blast!

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The boys were completely overwhelmed at the amount of Thomas toys there were in the shops and all the fun Thomas-themed activities, but the best part of all was getting to ride on Thomas!

Summer Sizzle Giveaway Hop Copy-Kids DVD and $25 Whole Foods GC Giveaway *Closed*


Welcome to the Summer Sizzle Giveaway Hop hosted by Mom With a Dot Com! Over 65 bloggers have come together to give you a chance to win some amazing prizes to keep you entertained throughout your summer!

Summer Sizzle will begin on June 24 and end on June 30. As you are hopping around, I hope you will find some prizes that you love - maybe you will even win one! Each giveaway will have a prize valued at $25 or more!

Here at Life With Two Boys you can enter to win a Copy-Kids DVD and $25 Whole Foods Gift Card!


What is Copy-KidsCopy-Kids is a media company producing video that encourages positive habits in young children, by watching and copying other kids. Copy-Kids unique content — DVD, online and TV — helps parents get their children hooked on healthy and positive habits.