Saturday, September 22, 2012

Bloggers Wanted: Giveaway Event {FREE}

Free DentalPlans Year Event is hosted by Life with Two Boys and Mom to Bed by 8

Prize: choice of an individual or family dental plan ($79.95- $129.95 a year)

The event dates: 10/1 – 10/15


Crocs Eyewear Collection Review and Giveaway *Closed*

Trevor is completely obsessed with sunglasses... He has at least 5 pairs and is constantly begging for more. As obsessed as he is with sunglasses he is equally as obsessed with Crocs so when he learned that Crocs made sunglasses he was super excited! And when they sent us a pair of kids sunglasses to review he was even more excited!

Crocs sunglasses

Did you know that Crocs made sunglasses? I honestly didn't up until a few weeks ago but boy am I glad they do. Crocs' new line of eyewear includes both adult and kids styles, with lots of fun colors and classic shapes incorporated into the line.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Lilikin&Friends Plush Toys Review

I know I've mentioned it a few times before but my boys are obsessed with plush toys. They beg for new ones all the time, some become new best friends and some just sit in the overflowing bin in their room because they weren't quite special enough. Well, we were recently introduced to Lilikin&Friends and let me tell you, these guys are special!

Unlike most plush toys, Lilikin&Friends share the same emotions as kids and give them that sense that someone understands what they're going through! There are three friends available... Lilikin the melancholy grey kitten,  Mollycoddle the ultra-dainty albino bunny, and Eleven the small-for-his-age monkey.

Nutrisystem Weigh-In Week #19

UGH! Dieting can be so stressful... It's been 3 weeks and I'm still stuck in a rut! I did manage to make it to that 20 pound mark but .2 pounds in 3 weeks is definitely not worth bragging about.

I know weight loss is a journey and not a race but sometimes you try so hard and see such a little reward. It's definitely enough to make you want to give up, but I do know that you need to push on no matter what! And that's what I intend to do!

I'm aiming high for this week... I'm going to exercise more, drink more water, and see if I can at least lose 1 pound this week. Wish me luck!

Starting weight: 184
Week #18 weigh-in: 164.2
Week #19 weigh-in: 164
Total lost this week: .2
Total lost overall: 20 pounds

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Protect Your Laptop with the Master Lock SafeSpace Computer Lock

Before I became a mom I wasn't one to really worry about safety. You could stop by my house (in the middle of the city I might add) day or night and the door would most likely be unlocked... Same went for my car.

But now that I've grown up a bit I've come to realize that safety is extremely important. I make sure all the doors are locked before bed and when we're not home. But in reality safety needs to go even further than that! Have you ever thought about what could happen if someone got ahold of your laptop or computer monitor? Well, Master Lock did which is why they invented the SafeSpace Computer Lock.

SafeSpace Features:
  • Security on the Go™ Ideal for campus, office, travel or home use
  • Secure any laptop, netbook, monitor or projector with a built-in lock slot
  • Durable metal construction for security
  • Strong ultra portable self coiling cable extends from 3 inches (76.2mm) to 6 feet (1.83m)
  • Ergonomic dial spacing with trusted locking mechanism allows for quick, easy dial movement and easy to use configuration
  • High contrast numbers are easy to read with red viewing window for easy viewing & resetting
  • Easy to Use Set Your Own Combination - 10,000 combination possibilities for ultimate personalization

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Delicious Fall Recipes Featuring Apples & Pumpkins!

The leaves are starting to change, the air is turning crisp, and pumpkins & apples are in season... Do you know what that means? Fall is right around the corner! And since there is nothing better than smelling fresh apples and pumpkins baking in the oven on a cool fall afternoon I decided it was time to put this fun recipe post together. Below you will find a variety of apple & pumpkin themed recipes that are absolutely perfect for this time of year... Enjoy!

Delicious Fall Recipes

Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3, Viva La Fiesta!- Own it on DVD Today!

Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3, Viva La Fiesta!
Available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download Today!

Synopsis: Everyone’s favorite talking Chihuahuas Papi (voice of George Lopez) and Chloe (voice of Odette Annable) are back, joined by their five playful pups in an all-new family comedy. It’s canine chaos as Papi’s family (dog and human) move into the posh Langham Hotel, complete with a luxurious doggy spa. But there’s trouble in puppy paradise when Rosa, the littlest member of the pack, feels smaller and less special than ever. Now it’s up to Papi to help Rosa find – and celebrate – her inner strength, which turns out to be bigger than she ever dreamed and reminds humans and canines alike of the importance of family, friends and teamwork.

Gifts For My Girlfriends Giveaway Hop- Miche Bag Giveaway (ARV $125) *Closed*

Welcome to the Gifts For My Girlfriends Giveaway Hop hosted by BloggerPR! September is Women’s Friendship Month, so we decided to celebrate our girlfriends! In honor of these friendships, we have put together an event to highlight some of the best gift giving ideas for our girlfriends! An awesome group of bloggers have come together to bring you some amazing giveaways to help you celebrate your friendships and win some great prizes, too! This event will end on September 27th, which gives you plenty of time to hop down the linky list below!

Here at Life With Two Boys we have an awesome gift for your girlfriends... A Miche Bag Demi Base and two Demi Shells! Check out my review below then enter using the Rafflecopter form. Good luck!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Educational Insights Puppet-on-a-Stick Review and Giveaway *Closed*

A few weeks ago I was approached by Educational Insights and asked if I would like to work with them on a review and giveaway. After browsing their website and checking out their vast variety of toys I knew we had to have their Puppet-on-a-Stick set.

Perfect for inspiring dramatic and imaginative play, Puppet-on-a-Stick features three oversized puppets (Kai, Fez, and Lex) on sticks with silly faces and movable mouths. My boys were super excited when our stick puppets arrived and they have had a blast with them ever since.

The Puppet-on-a-Stick set is super easy to maneuver by either using the lever on the stick or by pulling down on the ball at the end of the stick. These puppets are perfect for putting on puppet shows and story telling. You can make them talk, sing, read a story... The possibilities are endless!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Radz Collectible Toy Candy Dispensers Review

A few weeks before school started I was introduced to these super fun collectible candy dispensers called Radz. Radz are collectible toy candy dispensers that come with a package of great-tasting, gluten-free Radz candy, a backpack buddy clip, and free access to where fans can play fun games, watch videos starring their favorite Radz characters, and even submit their own fan art.

When Radz Brands offered to send us two of their candy dispensers to review I knew they would be a hit with my boys... And I was right! We were sent two of the six cute and collectable characters- Scorch and Antic. Both have super cool designs and add a great touch to kids backpacks, keychains, and belt loops, and anywhere else kids think to stick these little guys.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Build a Dream Playhouses Review and Giveaway *Closed*

While searching for products that encourage my boys to use their imagination I came across Build a Dream Playhouses and knew they would be perfect! Not familiar with Build a Dream Playhouses? They offer a variety of affordable, eco-friendly cardboard playhouses that stimulate and encourage the endless imagination of children.

Offering everything from a castle, to a kitchen, and even a rocket ship, Build a Dream Playhouses are sure to have the perfect playhouse for your little adventure seekers. We were sent the Snack Shack playhouse to review and it has been a huge hit with my boys.


The Snack Shack is a perfect way to encourage kids to use their imagination. It can be hot dog stand one day, a lemonade stand the next day, a restaurant, a bake sale... The possibilities are endless! And the fact that kids can paint, color, and decorate it any way they want makes it that much more fun!

Keeping Kids Creative Giveaway- $570+ in Prizes *Closed*

The last week of September has been Nationally designated as "Keep Kids Creative Week". While this week is often celebrated in schools with many fun activities to help stimulate kid's creativeness, parents can also take advantage of this week to do some really fun things at home. Many parents struggle with finding time to fit creativity in but there are lots of products out there to help us with getting those creative juices flowing. Mama-Nibbles and Life With Two Boys created this event to help you find some fun products to keep your family creative not only during "Keep Kids Creative Week" but any time of the year!

Keeping Kids Creative begins on September 17th at 12:01am EST and ends on September 30th at 11:59pm EST.  Along with the awesome prizes that each of the participating blogs are offering we also have 3 Grand Prizes thanks to our sponsors BabbaCo, Green Kid Crafts, Kelly Kits, PowerCapes, Bannor Toys, We Can Too, and Kat and Company.

Enter to win the Grand Prizes here!

Here at Life With Two Boys you can enter to win 1 of 4 super fun prize packs! Click the links to learn more about the individual prizes then enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

PowerCapes Superhero Mask and Blaster Cuffs Review

Superheroes are a big thing in our house! At least once a day my boys are running around pretending to save the universe. We were lucky enough to work with PowerCapes in the past and since we still use our cape on a daily basis I was thrilled when PowerCapes offered to send us a Superhero mask and cuff set to review.

Not familiar with PowerCapes? PowerCapes specializes in custom superhero capes for kids and adults. All of their capes are made of 100% satin and are made by hand right here in the USA. Their capes are fun, durable, and really make your kiddos look like the superheroes they love and admire!

My boys are totally obsessed with Green Lantern right now so for this review we were sent the green superhero mask and cuffs set. The first thing I noticed when our set arrived, besides how adorable these things are, is how soft they are. The blaster cuffs are made of a soft fleece material so they won't irritate your kiddos skin while they're running around saving the world and the mask is shiny satin material.

Family Entertainment Extravaganza- The Magic School Bus 3-DVD Set Giveaway *Closed*

Welcome to the Family Entertainment Extravaganza hosted by Tales From the Nursery and Callista's Ramblings! Make sure you stop by Tale's From the Nursery and enter to win the Grand Prize which consists of Nickelodeon DVDs!

Here at Life With Two Boys two lucky readers are going to win a 3-DVD set of The Magic School Bus (ARV $24.95).

Prize Details:
Hop on board the magical, transformable bus with 12 Friz-tastic episodes!