Saturday, December 1, 2012

Cute & Festive Christmas Treats

The holiday season is upon us which means it's time to start baking all sorts of yummy treats for Christmas parties and festivities. Here are 14 deliciously cute recipes for you to try out this holiday season. Enjoy!

Winner Wonderland Giveaway Hop - Lugz Drifter Style Boots Giveaway


Welcome to the Winner Wonderland Giveaway Event. This event is hosted by Blog It Forward, Taking Time For Mommy, And The Little Ones Too, Put A Little Umbrella In Your Drink, and My Mommy's World. This event features giveaways with a value of $25 or more at each of the participating blogs! Be sure to visit each blog from the linky below and enter for your chance to win! This event will close on December 15th at 11:59 pm EST.

Here at Life With Two Boys one lucky reader is going to win a pair of Lugz boots (Drifter style of their choice)! Read my review -HERE- to learn more about the prize then enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Good Luck!

Jingle Jam Giveaway Hop - EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale Giveaway

Welcome to the Jingle Jam Giveaway Hop hosted by MamaNYC and Cheap Is The *New* Classy! This event was organized to kickoff the holiday season with a bang. Let’s get ready to jingle and jam with some amazing prizes geared towards music and everything else. This event will run from December 1st to 15th, so you will have plenty of time to enter all of our giveaways! Good Luck and Happy Holidays!

Here at Life With Two Boys you can enter to win an EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale. Read my review -HERE- to learn more about the prize then enter using the Rafflecopter form below.

Friday, November 30, 2012

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic - Adventures in the Crystal Empire - Coming to DVD on December 4th!

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic – Adventures in the Crystal Empire is coming to DVD December 4th from Shout! Factory Kids in collaboration with Hasbro Studios! Adventures in the Crystal Empire includes 5 episodes from the beloved Friendship Is Magic series. Bonus features include a sing-along and coloring sheet.

In Adventures in the Crystal Empire, a magical empire has suddenly appeared in the arctic north of Equestria, and PRINCESS CELESTIA needs TWILIGHT SPARKLE and her friends to find a way to protect it. While her friends try to keep the Crystal Ponies occupied at the Crystal Faire, TWILIGHT SPARKLE searches for the hidden Crystal Heart that is the key to keeping their empire safe from harm!

Steel Toe and Comfort Meet with Lugz Drifter Lo Scuff Proof Steel Toe Work Boots! {Holiday Gift Guide 2012}

Where my husband, Nate, works they are required to wear steel toe shoes. The problem with that is that he is on his feet all day long and he also needs his work boots to be comfortable. Well, if you're at all familiar with steel toe you know that they're not really all that comfortable... Until now!

We recently discovered that Lugz carries steel toe work boots and they very generously offered to send us a pair to review. We were sent the Drifter Lo Scuff Proof Steel Toe boots to review and they became an instant favorite with Nate.

Product Description:
The Drifter Lo Scuff Proof Steel Toe work boot is a durable scuff proof boot with slip resistant technology. This versatile boot can be worn for winter, work or casual street wear.

Product Details:
  • Leather upper
  • Scuff Proof leather upper has a rubber based coating, making the upper highly resistant to scratches
  • Oil and Slip resistant rubber Lug sole
  • ASTM F2413-05, M1/75 C/75 compliant
  • Metallic Lugz logo on quarter
  • Padded tongue and collar
  • Cushioned insole

Get a Head Start on Your New Year's Resolution with the EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale {Holiday Gift Guide 2012}

New Year's Eve is only a month away and I know many people will be making a resolution to lose weight in 2012 (myself included), but why wait until January to get started? Why not begin eating healthier and losing weight now with the help of the EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale!

About the EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale:
The EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale is an economically priced multifunction home scale, perfect for everyday tasks from weighing food or ingredients to calculating postage. Along with our Precision Pro, you will also receive a FREE Calorie Factors Book making it easy to achieve goals such as portion control and calorie counting.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Enter to Win an iRobot Roomba from Freedom Mortgage!

Roomba giveaway

Do you have pets that shed all over your freshly vacuumed carpet? I know mine do and it drives me nuts!

How about kids that spill food and crumbs everywhere while they're eating or track dirt all over the carpet as soon as they get home from school? Happens in this house daily!

Well, if you're anything like me and you hate to vacuum, the iRobot Roomba is sure to become your new best friend! With the touch of a button, the Roomba collects dirt, pet hair and other debris from all floor types including carpets, tile, hardwood, and linoleum floors, making less work for you!

Tegu Pocket Pouch Prism Review and Giveaway {Holiday Gift Guide 2012}

A few months ago I was browsing the web when I discovered Tegu. Tegu is a for-profit business that is dedicated to making a lasting difference in Honduras and to its economy. By running their factory in Tegucigalpa, the capital city of Honduras, Tegu creates jobs, plants trees and sends Honduran kids to school.

Tegu has electrified the toy market with the introduction of its magnetic wooden blocks which combine magnets and beautiful Honduran hardwood putting a fun twist on a classic toy. Tegu magnetic blocks inspire creativity and imagination among kids in a way that is fun, colorful, and safe enough for even the youngest builders.

Climbing Frames – The Benefits of Climbing Play Equipment {Guest Post}

Climbing Frames have been around for years, from the simple metal structures we used to see in parks back n the day to the beautifully crafted wooden, metal and crazy masterpieces we see today.

A few years ago climbing frames were generally seen to be something only the rich could afford.  Just like a lot of home goods demand is met and therefore the prices for items come down. This is fortunate as parents become more and more worried about letting their children out of sight. It gives a lot of homes the opportunity to provide an exciting and stimulating play environment in their own home. Big Game Hunters is a British company that has embraced this – bringing wooden climbing frames into the reach of customers who could never have dreamed of buying one before, their range can be seen at

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Xbox 360 Kinect Holiday Bundle Giveaway

Welcome to the Xbox Holiday Bundle Giveaway Event hosted by Mom to Bed by 8 and A Medic's World!

Christmas Inspired European Style Genuine Leather Bracelet Giveaway

A friend of mine from high school recently contacted me about hosting a Christmas giveaway of an item from her Etsy shop, Sweet Like Sugar. After checking out her shop and the awesome items she had to offer I jumped on the opportunity!

Sweet Like Sugar offers a variety of jewelry making supplies, packaging, and tools, and Shana (owner of Sweet Like Sugar) recently started selling handmade jewelry and accessories as well.

POOF-Slinky Toys for the Holidays! {Holiday Gift Guide 2012}

Slinky truly is an American icon and I don't know a single kid that doesn't enjoy playing with one! I mean, who doesn't love setting a slinky on the stairs and watching it climb down? I know I loved it as a kid and now my boys love it as much as I do!

Well, POOF-Slinky recently sent us a few products to review and my boys were in heaven! Of course we were sent the original metal slinky that we all know and love but we also received a few other items too including an original Toy Story Slinky Dog and a POOF Pro Gold Mini Sport Pack.

Fin-tastic Nemo Puzzlers

Next Tuesday (12/4), get ready to dive into the fabulous underwater world of Marlin, Dori and Nemo as Disney/Pixar's FINDING NEMO 3D is released for the very first time on Blu-ray hi-def, Blu-ray 3D, DVD and Digital platforms!

In anticipation of this fin-tastic release, we're sharing some fun Nemo puzzlers to keep your little ones busy!

Download Puzzler Games!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Chaheati Heated Camping Chair Review and Giveaway {Holiday Gift Guide 2012}

Yesterday officially marked the first day of deer season here in PA, which means a lot of men were sitting outside freezing their butts off. Well my friends, the Chaheati is here to to help keep those men warm this hunting season and beyond!

What exactly is the Chaheati? The Chaheati is an all-season heated camping chair that is perfect for hunting, camping, or fishing when the weather turns chilly. The Chaheati is the only heated camping chair on the market that uses a woven heating technology rather than coils and a tidy lithium-ion rechargeable battery that lasts for hours. It features four temperature settings to provide just the right amount of heat to keep your hiny warm.

Mega Bloks First Builders and Skylanders Giants - Perfect for Holiday Gift Giving! {Holiday Gift Guide 2012}

Building blocks are a staple in kids lives. From little ones learning to build a tower for the first time to older kids building with their favorite characters, Mega Bloks offers the perfect play sets for kids of any age. I've said it before and I'll say it again... We love Mega Bloks!

We were recently sent a variety of products to review and of course we love them as much as the sets that we already own, if not more! For Trevor we were sent the new Build ’n Learn 1-2-3 Count! and Build ’n Learn ABC Spell! First Builders to review. The First Builders sets feature big colorful blocks which are perfect for smaller builders, ages one to five.

The 1-2-3 Count! First Builders feature over 50 numbers to help your little ones learn to count, add, and subtract. These educational blocks make learning fun while preparing them for school at the same time. Plus they come in a sturdy eco-friendly reusable tote bag that makes clean up a breeze.

Bring the Holidays to Life with Hallmark - Holiday Gift Pack Review and Giveaway {Holiday Gift Guide 2012}

The hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving and Black Friday are over and it's officially the start of the Christmas season. December 1st will be here in just a few days which means it's time to start decking the halls, sending out Christmas cards, and starting the Christmas countdown. Well, with the help of Hallmark my family is officially in the holiday spirit!

The lovely folks at Hallmark have sent us a fun-filled holiday gift pack to review that included the new “A Visit to the North Pole” Be a Part of the Story Storybook, a North Pole Countdown Keepsake Ornament, and a selection of the newest Signature and Interactive Greetings from Hallmark.

Our absolute favorite product is the “A Visit to the North Pole” Be a Part of the Story Storybook!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Razor Kick Scooters - Fun for Kids of All Ages! {Holiday Gift Guide 2012}

As I mentioned in my Razor FlashRider 360 review, my boys love to play outside and scooters have always been a favorite for them. Brayden actually received a Razor Scooter for his birthday last year and Trevor has been begging for one ever since. I honestly through Razor Scooters were just for big kids, that was until I learned about the Lil' Kick.

The Lil' Kick is designed for first time riders who want a scooter of their own. It features a three-wheel design for more stability and an extra wide slip-resistant deck to help keep the little ones from falling off. The Lil' Kick even features a handlebar pad just in case there's an accident, as there almost always is with little kids.

Touchstone Crystal “Holiday Hurricane Rebound” Campaign

Touchstone Crystal Division of Swarovski has launched a Holiday Hurricane Rebound campaign to support its independent entrepreneurs on the East Coast impacted by Hurricane Sandy. According to the group, approximately 250 of the entrepreneurs who depend on income generated from in-home party sales of its branded product on the East Coast have been devastated by the storm. Circumstances for these entrepreneurs range from long-term loss of heat and power to complete home loss.

Krave Jerky Review {Holiday Gift Guide 2012}

Jerky is a go-to snack in our house. That being said, we all tend to be very picky about the jerky we prefer. To cater to my sweet tooth I tend to go for the sweeter jerky, while Nate likes the spicier jerky, and the boys prefer mild flavors... Needless to say it's difficult for us to find a brand that we can agree on. That was until we discovered Krave Jerky.

Krave offers a line of all-natural gourmet jerky in a variety of flavors and meats. Now, if you like the fatty processed jerky that you'll find in convenience stores and truck stops, Krave Jerky is not for you. They use sliced whole meat, natural seasonings and they make it fresh and vacuum pack it so it stays that way. Basically, it's higher quality and healthier than your average jerky.

Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, and Jonah Hill Star in The Watch! Own it on Blu-ray & DVD Today!

The Watch
Own it on Blu-ray and DVD today!

Synopsis: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade take male bonding to hilarious new heights in this outrageous, no-holds-barred comedy that gets funnier every time you watch! There's trouble brewing in peaceful Glenview, Ohio. That's why four civic-minded citizens, armed with flashlights, walkie-talkies and spiffy new jackets, have teamed up to safeguard their community. But the guys find more than they bargained for when they uncover an alien plot to destroy Earth, and now these bumbling heroes are Glenview's only chance to save the neighborhood - and the world - from annihilation.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Have A Keurig Holiday Giveaway Event {Week 4}

Welcome to the fourth and final week of 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

12 Days of Gifts Galore Giveaway Hop - Enter to Win a Hot Chocolate Maker, Scented Gift Set, and More!

Welcome to the 12 Days of Gifts Galore giveaway hop hosted by Tales From the Nursery and Mama's Baby Cupcakes! Here at Life With Two Boys you have the chance to win an awesome prize pack that includes:

*Nostalgia Electrics Hot Chocolate Maker
* Chocolate Peppermint Stirrers Gift Set
*Scented Gift Set (full sized Body Polish in Raspberry Lemonade, 6 travel sized Scented products, including Body Crème, Bath Salts and Body Polish, and Kiss My Lips set of three including Peppermint, Lemon Lime and Coconut)
Total Prize Value: $119

Have Yourself a Cozy Little Christmas Giveaway Event #CozyChristmas


Welcome to the Have Yourself a Cozy Little Christmas Event, brought to you by Cheap Is The *New* Classy!

This event begins on November 25th and ends on December 18th. One very lucky individual will win an awesome Classic Flame Phoenix Fireplace in Burnished Walnut to keep you cozy this Christmas... But you can't win if you don't enter! Also, be sure to come back daily for extra entries!