Saturday, November 3, 2012

HOT, HOT, HOT! Skylanders Giants for Wii, Xbox360, PS3, and 3DS {Holiday Gift Guide 2012}

Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure was the best-selling kids video game title in 2011 and the best-selling game of 2012... Well, Activision Publishing, Inc. is at it again with the sequel, Skylanders Giants, which has already been added to the Toys R Us Holiday Hot Toy List, the Toy Insider “Hot 20 Toys for the Holidays” and Time To Play’s “Holiday 2012 Most Wanted List”. And guess what, it's in stores now just in time for the holiday season!

Product Description:
Skylanders Giants™ builds upon the breakthrough fundamentals of the Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure™—merging the physical and virtual realms with an innovative line of cross-platform toys with “brains,” which players everywhere can magically bring to life in the world of Skylands.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Keurig Platinum B70 Brewing System Giveaway *Closed*


Welcome to the Have A Keurig Holiday Event hosted by Mom Powered Media!

Special thank you to our lovely co-hosts: Spend With Pennies and My Vegan Gluten-Free Life

It is officially November and boy is it getting cold outside! What better way to warm up than with a nice cup of coffee, cappuccino, or hot cocoa from a Keurig Brewing System?! Already have a Keurig and LOVE it? Why not give one to a friend or family member this Christmas?

Nintendo Wii U Giveaway

Welcome to the Choose Your U Event hosted by Mom Powered Media!

~ Introducing the Wii U ~

Wii U is the next great gaming console from Nintendo and it redefines how you will play next. With its innovative new Wii U GamePad controller, it will not only introduce entirely new ways to play games, it will also transform how you connect with friends and enjoy entertainment.

Verizon Holiday Confections Contest

Verizon has teamed up with Sandra Lee to launch the "tastiest contest of the season" just in time for the holidays! Entrants will have the chance to win a variety of great prizes including a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, Sandra Lee 10pc Stainless Steel Cookware Set, or a signed copy of "Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade Fast-Fix Family Favorites" recipe book.

Entry is simple. Just submit your favorite original holiday recipe online. Different categories are open each week through December 19 and entries will be judged based on originality, cost, speed and ease. Winners will be announced weekly via Sandra's Facebook and Twitter, and the Final Grand Prize winner will be announced on 1/2/13.

Recipe contest categories include:
10/29-11/7 Holiday Confections (Desserts)
11/12-11/20 Festive First Bites (Appetizers)
11/26-12/5 Hearty Holiday Dinners (Entrées)
12/10-12/19 Leftover Lunches (Leftovers)

Are you ready to submit your holiday recipes for a chance to win some great prizes? Go -HERE- for more information and to enter!

Big Fun with Little Tikes Big Adventures Action Fliers {Holiday Gift Guide 2012}

Trevor is all boy! He loves trucks, airplanes, helicopters... Basically anything that moves. He especially loves racing them down ramps and driving them off of cliffs so when I saw the new Big Adventures Action Fliers play set from Little Tikes I just knew it would be perfect for him!

Product Description:
Kids can go anywhere they want to go with their very own airport playset. Kids will love to launch the airplanes off the tower and watch them fly or taxi the planes to the hanger down the spiral tower. Guide the helicopter in for a landing by turning on the tower lights and sounds! Kids will think big with this Big Adventures Little Tikes play set! 

The Little Tikes Big Adventures Action Fliers comes with a helicopter and a landing pad, a truck, and two foam airplanes that can fly off of the truck when zooming down the ramp. The landing pad has fun lights and sounds and there's even a little garage for the truck. This play set literally has all the bells and whistles for endless fun.

Engraved Jewelry from Silverado Jewelry Review and Giveaway {Holiday Gift Guide 2012} *Closed*

I had the opportunity to work with Silverado Jewelry earlier this year and I was very excited when they offered to work with me again for my Holiday Gift Guide. If you're not familiar with Silverado Jewelry, they offer a wide variety of personalized handmade jewelry including handstamped jewelry, birthstone collections, mother’s jewelry, and even awareness jewelry.

For this particular review Stephanie, owner of Silverado Jewelry, sent me a Silver Virtues Necklace. This necklace features a large silver disc that is engraved with words like Joy, Love, Trust, Honor, Family, Hope, Courage, Passion, and Truth and then is layered with a sliver disc, decorative charm and finally a pearl as the finishing touch. 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Kids Party Planning for Tech Savvy Moms {Infographic}

Kids Party Planning for Tech Savvy Moms (Infographic)
Presented By Party Pail

Bloggers Wanted: A Very Merry Snuza Christmas Giveaway {FREE}

The holiday season is almost upon us. Time to be jolly, time to be merry, and time to give generously! And here is the perfect giveaway event to do just that!

A Very Merry Snuza Christmas Giveaway will be hosted by S.O.S. Mom and co-hosted by Mom to Bed by 8, Life with Two Boys and Baby Costcutters.

Two winners will each win a Snuza Go! Portable Baby Movement Monitor, a retail value of $99.99 per monitor.

This is a FREE blogger event. Sign ups will be from November 2nd to November 9th inclusively. Everybody gets one free link, with a choice between either Facebook and Twitter, in exchange for posting and hosting the giveaway post along with the Rafflecopter form on their respective blog during the entire event duration. Any additional link is $1. You are allowed a maximum of 4 links, including the free one. All entries must be paid via Paypal to All moneys will be invested towards a Paypal Gift Card, which will be added to the giveaway as an additional prize.

This event is FULL!

Coppin’s Hallmark My Pillow Pets Review and Giveaway {Holiday Gift Guide 2012} *Closed*

Coppin’s Hallmark is one of the largest online Hallmark gift retailers in the United States. They carry a huge selection of top gift brands including Precious Moments, Willow Tree, DaVinci Beads, Webkinz, My Pillow Pets, Happy Nappers, and more.
I was recently given the opportunity to choose an item to review from their website and because My Pillow Pets are a favorite in our house I decided to go with one of those. Not familiar with My Pillow Pets? Well, Pillow Pets are made from super soft chenille and can transform from a favorite pillow to a stuffed animal in seconds. All you have to do is close the strap across their bellies and My Pillow Pets become not just pillows, but also cute, cuddly pets!

Winter's Coming Giveaway Hop - Safeseeker Giveaway! #WintersComing *Closed*

Welcome to the Winter's Coming Giveaway Hop hosted by Planet Weidknecht and Going Crazy!! Wanna Go??!!

Each giveaway on the linky below is worth at least $20.
Bundle up in your sweats, pull up a chair, 
and warm your fingers on the keyboard!

Here at Life With Two Boys you can enter to win a Safeseeker (as seen on the hit TV series Flip Men!). Read my review - HERE - to learn more about the prize then enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Good Luck!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Safeseeker Review {Holiday Gift Guide 2012}

My husband, Nate, has a bit of an obsession with the show Flip Men on Spike TV and even more of an obsession with the baseball bat flashlight that Doug carries around on the show. With that in mind I knew what the perfect Christmas gift for him would be... The Safeseeker!

What is the Safeseeker? Well, it is that very same baseball bat flashlight that has been seen on Flip Men! The Safeseeker is a high powered flashlight inside a solid hardwood baseball bat that has been designed to help you defend yourself in case of an emergency. The long lasting LED flashlight is so bright it produces nearly 150 lumens (that's 10x brighter than a regular flashlight) and with a tap of a finger, the flashlight goes into stun mode, disorienting anyone you point it at and helping you to safely defend yourself from an intruder.

Hard Candy Top Ten Eyeshadow Collection & Glossaholic Lip Gloss Review {Holiday Gift Guide 2012}

Though I'm pretty laid back most days I have always been a girl that loves a good sparkle... Especially when it comes to eyeshadow and lip gloss. I recently discovered a brand of makeup called Hard Candy, which is not only sparkly, but it's also fun, colorful, and affordable!

Hard Candy

Hard Candy recently sent me two of their new fall/winter products to review and I immediately fell in love. The first of the products is the Top Ten Eyeshadow Collection which is available in five color collections including blues, greens, pinks, purples, and neutrals. I was sent the Pinking of You palette which is a wonderful combination of light and dark pinks as well as white and grey too. Because each collection includes ten different colors it's really fun to mix and match and see what kind of looks you can come up with.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

CuddleUppets Review

"Cuddle Cuddle Uppets, Cuddle Cuddle Uppets, Blankets That Are Puppets..."

CuddleUppets are all the rage these days. You can't turn on the t.v without seeing their commercial and hearing that ridiculously annoying but super catchy song of theirs. And of course my boys (like many kids) have been begging for CuddleUppets ever since they saw that commercial for the first time.

So what exactly are CuddleUppets? Well, they're basically just as the song says! They are cuddly blankets and cute puppets all rolled into one adorable package. There are six cuddly friends to choose from including Pink Poodle, Purple Monkey, Yellow Puppy, Green Crocodile, Lady Bug, and Unicorn.

Mikarose Review & $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway *Closed*

I'm a jeans and t-shirt kinda girl... Always have been! But as I'm getting older (gulp) I find that I need to dress up more and more. Friends are getting married, my boys are having school functions, and I'm attending events that just are not jean appropriate. Although I need to dress more for my age, I don't want to give up my casual style... That's where Mikarose comes in.

Mikarose offers modest clothing that you are able to wear to a broad range of functions including everyday events to corporate parties and everything in between. Their dresses are modest, yet functional and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

I was recently sent the Claire dress to review and I absolutely love it! The Claire dress is unique with it's zippered down front and pleated sleeve design. The gathered empire bodice and fitted mid-section are perfect but the pockets are what really caught my eye... They allow me to be a little more dressy and stylish without compromising my comfort and casualness that I love so much.

Monday, October 29, 2012

An Affordable Mortgage Provides a Home of Your Own

Christmas decorations

A favorite pastime for many families is decorating the home.  A few important dates come to mind such as Christmas, Halloween, birthday parties; there’s always a festive reason to bring out the decorations.  But as the last few years have taken their toll on savings and finances, many families have been unable to acquire a home they can decorate. Borrowing costs have become so high in so many places that it keeps many of us from putting down roots in a place to decorate as our own.

The fact of the matter is unless you have a couple hundred thousand dollars stored away; most of us must obtain a mortgage in order to own a house.  Unfortunately the housing crash from four years ago has not only raised the cost of a mortgage but limited the number of houses available on the market.  The average family has traditionally had no choice but to turn to the banks that dictate how high mortgage rates will be set for home buying.

Bloggers Wanted: iPad Mini Holiday Event {FREE}


I've posted quite a few blogger opps over the past few days but this one might just be the HOTTEST of the season! 

Bloggers wanted for the iPad Mini Holiday Event hosted by 

Prizes: iPad Mini

Event dates: 11/21 - 12/5

Free Blog Event! Sign-up here, BLOGGERS WANTED

Country Inn & Suites Fall Vacation Giveaway *Closed*

Fall is the perfect time to get away- great weather, not too hot or buggy, the beautiful fall foliage, and fall foods are some of my personal favorites. I love long weekends this time of year, and highly recommend grabbing the spouse and kids, hitting the road, and finding an interesting destination.

One thing you never want to worry about when you travel, is the sort of hotel you will wind up staying in. It can be hard to book online- so many places "fluff" the reviews by having friends and family members post positive ones, and people generally only post ratings on hotels if they loved it or truly hated it. Sometimes I read them and am amazed at the crazy things people will write about.


Bloggers Wanted: Have A Keurig Holiday Event {FREE}


Bloggers Wanted for the Have A Keurig Holiday Event hosted by Mom Powered Media and Iowa Mom!

Prizes: Keurig Platinum Series Quiet Brewer + K-Cups {4 prize packages = 1 a week}

Event dates: 11/2-11/9 and 11/9-11/16 and 11/16-11/23 and 11/23-11/30

Free Blog Event! Sign-up here, BLOGGERS WANTED