Saturday, November 17, 2012

Perfectly Posh Lil' Gifters Review and Giveaway {Holiday Gift Guide 2012}

I love Perfectly Posh products so when I heard about their new holiday collection I couldn't wait to check them out. The holiday collection Lil' Gifters are stocking stuffer sized and come sets of three... Perfect for giving away, stuffing stockings, filling baskets, and of course keeping one for yourself to try out as well!

Lil' Gifters consist of the Perfectly Posh products that we already know and love in fun new holiday fragrances to get you in the spirit of the season. The gifters that are available this holiday season are as follows:

Candy Bath Sparkly Pampering Holiday Treats
Three sparkly mini-bombs, each with its own holiday-themed fragrance, let you slip away for a moment and still enjoy the season. Three fun fragrances in each box: Cinnamon Spice, Vanilla Peppermint, & Sugar Plum. Three per box. 1.75 oz each... $9

Cooking Made Simple with the Fagor America 3-in-1 Electric Multi-Cooker! {Holiday Gift Guide 2012}

Ever since I became a mom I have relied on slow cookers for simple week night meals. Sometimes there are just not enough hours in the day so it's so nice to be able to fix it and forget it! Throw a meal in the slow cooker in the morning and by dinner time it's all ready to go! Well, Fagor America has taken the slow cooker a step further with the 3-in-1 Electric Multi-Cooker.

The 3-in-1 Electric Multi-Cooker is a slow cooker, pressure cooker, and rice cooker in one. You can use the slow cooker setting to prepare slow cooker classics such as pot roasts, soups and stews with flexible programming up to 9.5 hours making it perfect for those that work all day and don't feel like coming home to slave over the stove.

Nokia Lumia 822 Windows Phone & $100 Verizon Gift Card Giveaway *Closed*

As you may or may not already know I am a member of the Verizon Wireless Midwest Savvy Moms program. That means that I get info on the newest and coolest Verizon devices and even get to try some of them out. I've been using the Samsung Galaxy S III for a few months now and I absolutely love it! And just a few days ago I received the Intuition by LG and I'm very excited to start sharing my experiences with that with my lovely readers.

But, today is not about me and my experience with Verizon... Today is about you! Why, you ask? Because the lovely folks at Verizon are offering one lucky Life With Two Boys reader the brand spanking new Nokia Lumia 822! But that's not all... That same winner will also receive a $100 Verizon gift card to either pay off a Verizon bill or purchase a Lumia accessory!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Have A Keurig Holiday Event {Week 3} *Closed*

And we're at it again... Welcome to week 3 of the Have A Keurig Holiday Event!

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

Bloggers Wanted: Xbox Holiday Bundle Giveaway Event {FREE}


Xbox Holiday Bundle Giveaway Event

Prize Package includes: Xbox 360 S Console, 250GB Hard Drive, Kinect Sensor, Wireless Controller, 3 month Xbox Live Gold Membership, Kinect Adventures and Carnival Games: Monkey See Monkey Do

Event dates: 11/28 - 12/19

Free Blog Event! Sign-up here, BLOGGERS WANTED
(Please say Danielle Meek referred you. Thanks!)

Grill in the Winter with the Aroma Super Pot 3-in-1 Indoor Grill! {Holiday Gift Guide 2012}

Summers and barbecues pretty much go hand in hand. I mean, I don't know a single person that doesn't love a good barbecue chicken breast or grilled steak (besides vegetarians of course), and I know my family personally gets a little sad when summer is over and grilling comes to an end... Well, with the help of the Super Pot 3-in-1 Indoor Grill from Aroma Housewares you can now bring your favorite grilled dishes inside!

About the Super Pot 3-in-1 Indoor Grill:
It's a grill. It's a slow cooker. It's a food steamer. It's all these and more! it's the Super Pot™! The Aroma Super Pot™ 3-in-1 Indoor Grill is a hero of home cooking. Its ridged grill surface allows for great grilled flavor to be achieved in the comfort of your kitchen. The deep cooking pot with tempered glass lid is perfect for simmering or slow cooking soups, stews, chili, sukiyaki and more. For an even healthier cooking option, steam meat and vegetables on the raised grill surface. The removable temperature control probe sets up to 450* F, heating quickly and evenly thanks to the cast aluminum cooking pot. And when the cooking is done, the nonstick cooking pot, cool-touch housing and tempered glass lid all clean easily in the dishwasher.

Zoobies Blanket Pets Review and Giveaway {Holiday Gift Guide 2012} *Closed*

Zoobies Blanket Pets have been a favorite in our house for quite some time now. We had the joy of working with Zoobies once in the past and I'm very happy to be working with them again this holiday season.

For those of you that aren't familiar with Zoobies, here's a little info: Zoobies are 3-in-1 plush animals that are a plush toy, a pillow, and a blanket all in one. Perfect for at home or on the go, Zoobies are sure to become your child's best friend, snuggle buddy, and favorite cuddly toy! And moms guess what? Zoobies were designed with you in mind! The 3-in-1 functionality means less clutter, making them moms favorite new toy too!
To be completely honest we already have four (Yes, four!) Zoobies so of course my boys were very excited to add a fifth to their collection. For this review we received Jafaru the Giraffe. This guy is definitely one of the cutest I've seen! From his super soft spotted fur, to his hairy mane and tail, and even his adorable giraffe horns (which are actually called ossicones, I looked it up!).

Strolling Through the Holidays - KiddyUSA City 'n Move Stroller Giveaway (ARV $219.99) *Closed*

Would you like to go strolling with your loved one this Holiday Season?

The Blogging Mamas Network and KiddyUSA have come together to bring you a great giveaway for the brand new KiddyUSA City 'n Move Stroller

This stroller is the perfect companion - it's Lightweight {at only 21 lbs}, Comfortable for Mom/Dad and Child, and Maneuvers Easily.

Jingle Jubilee Giveaway Hop - NYNE Bluetooth Speaker & Scented GC Giveaway *Closed*

Here at Life With Two Boys one lucky reader is going to win a NYNE NB-200 Portable Bluetooth Speaker and a $50 Scented Gift Certificate!
(Total Value $179.95)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Tips for Choosing Funeral Flowers

While funerals are never a truly happy occasion, they don’t have to be gloomy if you purchase bright and beautiful flowers that will cheer up the funeral hall. Your loved one would probably prefer to have the good memories remembered rather than dwelling on the bad, and a funeral that is accented by beautiful blooms can help invoke tender feelings of joy even amidst the sadness of losing someone you love. If you are unsure which blooms to choose for an upcoming funeral, here are some helpful tips for choosing the perfect plants for the occasion.

Consider Grouping Blooms
Few things are as spectacular as a giant bouquet of blooms put together in a striking and memorable arrangement. If you want to have a large centerpiece that is certain to take your breath away, consider pooling money to purchase one large bouquet of blooms instead of several smaller bouquets. If you are purchasing a bouquet to donate to a funeral for a friend’s family, you can follow the same advice and have all of your family members pitch in to purchase them a large bouquet that will clearly show how much you all care. Grouping blooms can be a great way to contribute to someone else’s funeral.

Hotel Transylvania for Nintendo DS and 3DS {Holiday Gift Guide 2012}

Hotel Transylvania
Now available for Nintendo DS & 3DS!

Game Description:
Count Dracula’s five-stake resort welcomes you! Hotel Transylvania, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters that they are with no humans around to bother them. Dracula’s beloved daughter Mavis is turning 118 and Dracula has invited a few of his closest friends: Frankenstein and his wife, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, and the Werewolf family to Hotel Transylvania to celebrate her special day. Catering to these monsters is a delight for Dracula, but everything could change for the overprotective father when one ordinary guy stumbles through the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis.

Child's Dream Christmas Giveaway - Enter to Win a Kindle Fire, Nintendo DSi, and a LeapFrog LeapPad2 Explorer Tablet!

Welcome to the Child's Dream Christmas Giveaway!

Hosted by: Mom Blog Society Co-Hosted by: A Medic's World | Carrie's Rambles | My Vegan Gluten Free Life | Stay a Stay at Home Mom | S.O.S MOM | Inside My Head With Kelli | Freebies Deals and Steals | Geeky Gamer Mom | Route 249 | Jackie's Reviews | Night Helper | Tinkle Monkey

1 winner gets all of the prizes below!

Kindle Fire: High Definition Touchscreen Display, Rich, HD video. Beautiful, vivid photos. Crisp, detailed text. Kindle Fire HD features a new 1280x800 high definition LCD display that brings your content to life. Kindle Fire HD uses the power of Dolby Digital Plus to create a world class audio experience, with or without headphones. Dolby Digital Plus includes technology used to adjust volume, create virtual surround sound, and deliver easier-to-understand dialogue in movies and TV shows. Kindle Fire HD is designed to automatically optimize the audio profile based on what you're doing, such as watching a movie, listening to music, or talking on Skype. It even optimizes the audio differently when you have headphones plugged in, so you can just sit back and enjoy.

Happy Holidays Giveaway Hop $150+ in Prizes *Closed*

Happy Holidays Button

Welcome to the Happy Holidays Giveaway Hop hosted by Mom to Bed by 8 and Life With Two Boys!

The holidays will be before you know it so to make things a little easier on you and your wallet we decided to give you an opportunity to WIN your gifts this year! Several awesome blogs have to come together to bring you some amazing prizes that will look great sitting under your tree Christmas morning. After you enter our giveaway make sure you hop around to the rest of the participating blogs for more chances to win!

Along with all of the individual prizes we also have TONS of awesome Grand Prizes for everyone on your list including Baby, Kids (boys and girls), Teens, and Adults. The Grand Prizes include a Babyhome Emotion Stroller, Little Tikes Classic Castle, Pillow Pets Dream Lites, Pillow Racers, Furby, $50 The Children's Place Gift Card, Nokia Lumia 900, and a Keurig Elite Brewing System!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Bloggers Wanted: Tablet Time Nexus 10/$399 Cash Edition Giveaway

Tablet Time New iPad or $540 Cash

Life With Two Boys is teaming up with Measuring Flower and Grandma's Secrets to Savings to gather bloggers for the upcoming Tablet Time Nexus 10 Giveaway!

Event Dates: January 14, 2013 to January 28, 2013

Cost: $6 for 1 link; $10 for 2 links; $14 for 3 links

Interested? Sign up here!

ALEX Toys 3D Cityscape Review {Holiday Gift Guide 2012}

ALEX Toys are definitely a favorite in our house. We have worked with them a few times on product reviews and I've actually purchased their products multiple times because we enjoy them so much. Well, ALEX recently sent us one of their newer products to review... The 3D Cityscape.

The 3D Cityscape is a puzzle and play set in one! Kids can build an entire city with super tall skyscrapers then drive their little cars around on them or have their favorite super heroes rescue a city in distress. The 3D Cityscape features 41 giant puzzle pieces making it perfect for even the littlest builders.

NYNE NB-200 Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review {Holiday Gift Guide 2012}

Are you looking for the perfect gift for the on-the-go person in your life? Well look no further than the NB-200 Portable Bluetooth Speaker from NYNE. The NB-200 is a stylish Bluetooth Speaker that provides in-home quality audio in a portable form for music enjoyment on-the-go. It's small enough to carry in a bag and can be attached to a baby stroller or bike handlebars with the custom clips for music enjoyment while biking, walking or running.

The NB-200 is compatible with iPhones, iPads, iPods, and other Bluetooth-enabled devices using the A2DP Bluetooth. The rechargeable lithium ion battery supports up to 5 hours of playtime making this the perfect Bluetooth Speaker for outdoor and indoor fun.

Razor FlashRider 360 - Loads of Fun for Big Kids! {Holiday Gift Guide 2012}

Outside toys have always been a hit with my boys and as Brayden is getting older he's starting to want "cooler" outside toys, you know, something different than your average basketball net and bicycle. Well, that's where the Razor FlashRider 360 comes in.

About the FlashRider 360:
Watch your world spin by as the sparks fly with the FlashRider 360™. Dual inclined caster wheels offer the ultimate spinning action – throw fast 360° spins, then pull the spark lever to let them fly. Recommended for ages 6+

Brayden was in love as soon as he saw the Razor FlashRider 360! A friend of his has the RipRider 360, which is similar to the new FlashRider 360, and he loves riding that, so when we received the FlashRider 360 to review Brayden was ecstatic!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

From You Flowers Thanksgiving Centerpieces Review

Thanksgiving is just over a week away so that means it's time to start thinking about what you'll be using as your centerpiece this year. Are you a regular flower in a vase kinda hostess or do you like to mix it up? Well, From You Flowers offers a variety of Thanksgiving Centerpieces that are much better than your average flower vase!

I was recently provided with a beautiful Fall Centerpiece from From You Flowers and I couldn't be happier with it! This centerpiece features yellow, orange, red and purple flowers all arranged around two decorative candle sticks and hand delivered by a local florist. I mentioned before how much I love fall colors and this arrangement definitely hit the nail on the head.

Wonder Forge Preschool Games- Perfect Gifts for the Kids on Your List! {Holiday Gift Guide 2012}

My boys love to play board games, but sometimes games can be far too complicated for them to play even if they're within the recommended age group. Well, I recently discovered Wonder Forge preschool games and boy am I glad I did!

Wonder Forge's preschool sub-brand I Can Do That! Games fosters self-confidence by celebrating the "can do" in every kid. Favorite characters come to life—challenging kids to run, slide, hide, seek, sort, explore—and more! By engaging kids physically, creatively, and socially, I Can Do That! Games provide endless hours of fun for the whole family.

These preschool games are based on your kids favorite characters including Dr. Seuss, Disney Princess, Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Chuggington, Curious George, and more, making it fun for your kids to engage with their favorite characters while playing the game! We were recently sent a few games to review and my boys could not be happier.

Wonder Forge

PlanToys Musical Band Review {Holiday Gift Guide 2012}

Both of my boys think they're little rock stars... They have guitars, microphones, harmonicas, you name it... But one thing they both really wanted was a drum. Now, I'm not going to go out and buy them a big drum set, my ears aren't ready for that yet, but I think the Musical Band from PlanToys is a nice compromise.

Not familiar with PlanToys? PlanToys offers a variety of fun and educational wooden toys made from preservative-free rubberwood. Their toys enable children to play, learn, and become closer to nature. Recently PlanToys introduced their newest product line, PlanWood, which are toys made from the rubberwood sawdust created by the manufacturing of other items by Plan Toys.

SpongeBob SquarePants: It's a SpongeBob Christmas! Just in Time for the Holiday Season!

SpongeBob SquarePants: It's a SpongeBob Christmas!
Own it on DVD today!

In SpongeBob SquarePants: It’s A SpongeBob Christmas!, Plankton vows to get his Christmas wish – the Krabby Patty formula – by turning everyone in Bikini Bottom bad by feeding them his special jerktonium-laced fruitcake. John Goodman guest stars as Santa Claus.  Don’t miss the popular SpongeBob SquarePants song, “Don’t Be a Jerk, It’s Christmas,” written by Tom Kenny (voice of SpongeBob) and Andy Paley.  Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment, and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, SpongeBob SquarePants: It’s a SpongeBob Christmas! is available on DVD on Nov. 6, 2012, for the suggested retail price of $14.99.

COACH Handbag Giveaway (ARV $298)


Dates: November 12th - December 14th

Adventures of My Family of 8 is in the Holiday spirit so she teamed up with a has teamed up with Hott Mamma in the City & Giveaway Bandit, as well as some amazing Bloggers to give ONE fan this amazing COACH handbag.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Ice Age: Continental Drift Holiday E-Card & Pattern Puzzle Activity Sheet

Ice Age: Continental Drift
Coming to Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, and DVD on December 11th!

Ahoy, matey! Blue Sky Studios unveils a brand new chapter in one of the most successful film franchises of all time. Bringing together the visually epic and the emotionally powerful, ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT sets sail on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, and DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment on December 11, just in time for the holidays.

Pinhooks Hangable Push Pins Review and Giveaway *Closed* {Holiday Gift Guide 2012}

We all know that push pins and wall hooks are a life saver when it comes to organizing and hanging things around the house but sometimes push pins don't quite get the job done and wall hooks are too big for small jobs... Well my friends, that's where Pinhooks come in!

Pinhooks are push pins with hooks on the end. They're perfect for small hanging jobs around the house and best of all they require no tools or nails and, of course, they're mess free! Whether you need to hang keys, jewelry, umbrellas, party decorations, Christmas stockings, or Christmas lights, Pinhooks are the perfect wall hooks to get the job done.

Pinhooks - Hangable Push Pins!

Snuza Go! Mobile Baby Movement Monitor Giveaway *Closed*

Whether you're a first-time parent or welcoming your third one, the safety and well-being of your little ones is always a priority on your parenthood list. Truth be told, we rely on any kind of product or item to help us through the journey and make our job a little easier. And perhaps a giveaway could give you a hand with your baby needs. S.O.S. Mom along with the very generous sponsor Snuza are spoiling two families with a mobile baby movement monitor... to make those nights a little easier on you!

Power Wheels Ford F-150 Giveaway *Closed*

Power Wheels Ford F-150 Ride On

Welcome to the Power Wheels Ford F-150 Giveaway hosted by Giveaway Promote!

To celebrate the holidays, genuine Ford parts retailer has partnered with to give away a brand new Ford F-150!

Of course, there's a catch...
We're not giving away a full-sized Ford truck. That would be cool, but the people in charge won't let us. So, we're going to give away a Power Wheels F-150 instead. Hopefully, that's still cool. 

Christmas Gifts for Kids Giveaway Hop - Little Tikes iTikes Canvas Giveaway! *Closed*



With the holiday shopping season upon us, zuuzs introduces their holiday shopping page. We all have price points in mind while shopping for our friends and family, so zuuzs has made it easier for you to find the best deals according to your budget. Make sure to check it out! And as always, you get cash back on everything you buy through

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Inspire Creativity with the Little Tikes iTikes Canvas {Holiday Gift Guide 2012}

This day and age every household is filled with the latest gadgets and technology so it's no wonder that kids are obsessed with the latest gadgets as well. A lot of companies are taking technology to the next level and are even creating toys for kids to use with iPads, iPhones, etc... Well, Little Tikes has developed what I believe to be one of the best app toys there is... The iTikes Canvas!

What makes the iTikes Canvas so great? Well, I personally love it because it's a modern version of a classic... The beloved magnetic doodler! But what sets the iTikes Canvas apart from the rest is the fact that it's two fun toys in one. First, you have the magnetic doodler which is so great on it's own but you can also attach an iPad and expand the play with magic coloring pages and interactive games for hours of creative fun.