Saturday, December 8, 2012

Trash Pack Trashies Make Perfect Stocking Stuffers! {Holiday Gift Guide 2012}

My boys have always been into things they can collect. It started out with Silly Bands and Jibbetz and has since moved onto bigger and better things... Meet our newest collection obsession, Trash Pack Trashies!
The Trash Pack is a collection of icky characters named after all of the gross things you might find in your trash can. There are over 100 Trashies to collect, with each one having a different rarity. Kids can collect them, trade them, and play with them with the variety of Trash Pack play sets and accessories.

Moose Toys recently sent us a couple Trash Pack toys to review and they became an instant hit with my boys. We received the Atomic Drum Ooze Chamber, the Wheelie Bin Ooze Slide, and a couple Series 2 Collection Packs.

Christmas Gift Ideas from RedEnvelope

Remember back in October when I told you about Personal Creations? Well today we're going to talk about their sister brand... RedEnvelope.

RedEnvelope offers a sophisticated line of Christmas gifts, keepsakes and unique d├ęcor including personalized Christmas ornaments, jewelry, and even gourmet treats. I was recently provided with a gift code to do a little shopping and purchase a review item from RedEnvelope. So, after browsing RedEnvelope what did I decide on? Well, the yummy gourmet treats of course.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Winter Wonder Week - $1,250 in Prizes!

Winter Wonder Week

Welcome to the 2nd annual Winter Wonder Week! This year we're giving away $1,250 in prizes... CASH prizes! That's right, we have a Grand Prize of $500 PayPal Cash. 2 Runner Up Prizes of $250 PayPal, 1 $150 Visa Gift Card and a $100 Amazon Gift Card. You could win one, or ALL of them! There are no limits and this giveaway is open worldwide.

Winter Wonder Week is sponsored by the participating bloggers as well as Fasmart/Shore Stop. Be sure to connect with Fasmart on Facebook and Twitter!

Keeping with the tradition, be sure to hop around the linky to find the hidden elf images. There are between 3 and 5 elves on random blogs each day! Each time you find one you get an extra entry in the giveaway.

There are quite a few blogs participating, but you have an entire week to follow them all, so don't get overwhelmed! We're excited to make the holidays fantastic for you and thanks for stopping by! Without further ado - here we go!

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey And Donald Have A Farm Activity Sheets!

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey And Donald Have A Farm arrives on DVD on December 11th... In the meantime, here are some fun activities for the kiddos to enjoy!

Quality Baby Gifts from Elegant Baby {Holiday Gift Guide 2012}

Looking for personalized blankets, beautiful keepsakes, or stylish fashion apparel for baby? Well look no further than Elegant Baby! Elegant Baby is a family-owned business that has been creating the very best baby gifts since 1967! They offer everything from baby blankets and baby clothing sets to piggy banks, picture frames and rubber ducks.... All at an affordable price!


I was recently given the opportunity to browse the Elegant Baby website and pick out an item to review. There are so many gorgeous baby gifts to choose from but since my boys are a little too big for a majority of their products I decided on a super cute blanket with a monkey toy that I knew my boys would enjoy.

Due Date Bags - Functional Diaper Bags for the Fashionable Mama! {Holiday Gift Guide 2012}

Diaper bags are a necessity for new moms. They're the best way to have everything your baby needs in one place when you're on the go, visiting friends, or dropping baby off at daycare... But why on earth do diaper bags have to be so unattractive? Yes animals and polka dots are adorable but what about a diaper bag for stylish moms on the go? Hence we have Due Date Bags!

Due Date Bags are fully functional, stylish diaper bags that are absolutely perfect for fashionable moms and moms to be. I was recently sent the Metallic Mama Due Date Bag to review and this bag is absolutely gorgeous and oh-so-perfect!

Prep & Landing: Totally Tinsel Collection - Now Available on Blu-ray & DVD Combo Pack!


Prep & Landing: Totally Tinsel Collection

Prep & Landing Synopsis: On Christmas Eve, a high-tech team of elves from an elite unit known as ‘Prep & Landing’ ensures homes around the world are prepared for Santa’s visit. But when two hilarious little elves face unexpected challenges and are pushed to their limits, it’ll take a great big effort to save the season. Enjoy a heartwarming holiday classic sure to make everyone’s Christmas list!

Candy Galaxy Review {Holiday Gift Guide 2012}

If you're an avid Life With Two Boys reader you know that I have a horrible sweet tooth. When it comes to gifts for family and friends that have a sweet tooth like mine, candy is always the way to go. Luckily, Candy Galaxy has a 45,000 square feet candy warehouse that is stocked high with fun, affordable, and quality sweet treats making it super easy to find the perfect candy gift this holiday season!


Whether you're looking for candy by flavor, texture, or color, Candy Galaxy has got your covered! I was recently given the opportunity to browse their website and pick out two green products to review. I thought the request was a little odd but I was excited to check it out and see what they had to offer... Who knew there were so many different varieties of green candy to choose from?!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Udderly Smooth Skin Moisturizer Prize Pack Giveaway {Holiday Gift Guide 2012}

I was blessed (or should I say cursed) with extremely dry skin. During the winter months its the worst, I find myself putting lotion on my hands several times a day and within an hour they're dry again. Well, i was recently introduced to a brand of skin moisturizer products called Udderly Smooth.

Udderly Smooth was originally developed by a pharmacist for use on dairy cows to soften and smooth their udders during extreme weather conditions, but it was soon discovered that its rich moisturizing ingredients also helped to heal extremely dry, chapped and cracked human skin. Perfect for daily use during any season, Udderly Smooth keeps even the dryest skin moisturized.

HEXBUG Warriors Battle Arena Review {Holiday Gift Guide 2012}

HEXBUGS have been a favorite in our house for quite a while now. Last year the boys got to have a HEXBUG Halloween Party and it was a huge hit. Well, this year HEXBUG was kind enough to send us one of their newer products, the HEXBUG Warriors Battle Arena, to review.

HEXBUG Warriors are battling HEXBUG robots that come equipped with mechanical weapons and armor that can be used in their battle. Each HEXBUG warrier has two modes of play- Training Mode, with unlimited health, for scrimmages and testing purposes, and Match Mode for competition. When the warrior's are put in Match Mode, each robot’s shock sensor activates its damage indicator light which changes colors from green to yellow to red as its health decreases.

Michael Angelo's Meat Lasagna - Just Like Mom Would make!

To say that I love lasagna is an understatement... There's nothing better than a heaping pile of noodles, meats, and cheeses for dinner. Well, as a busy mom I don't always have time to make meals from scratch and often rely of frozen meals for my family. The problem with frozen foods, however, is that it's hard to find something that actually tastes like homemade.

I was recently contacted by Michael Angelo's Gourmet Foods and asked to conduct a lasagna taste test. That's right, they are so confident in their frozen Italian meals that they asked me to put it up against the big guys and girls of the frozen lasagna world including Stouffer’s and Marie Callender's. They provided me with a Walmart gift card to purchase a few Michael Angelo's products as well as competitor products and put them to the test.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Gunapod from Gunamuna {Holiday Gift Guide 2012}

My boys are older now and are out of the infant stages but boy do I remember those middle of the night diaper changes like it was yesterday. There's nothing worse than struggling with a gazillion buttons and a squirmy baby when you're half asleep... Well my friends, let me introduce you to The Gunapod.

Gunapod blanket

The Gunapod is a wearable blanket for babies that features the innovative WONDERZiP – 4 all-around zip pulls for simple changing, temperature control and maximized comfort. Talk about a sleeping solution designed for tired moms!

Fill those Stockings with GUM Toothbrushes for Healthy Teeth & Gums {Holiday Gift Guide 2012}

When it comes to stocking stuffers I try to find things that are fun but that are also practical. Well, GUM Toothbrushes from Sunstar Americas, Inc. are just that.


First you have the GUM Crayola Timer Light Toothbrush that teaches children to brush for the dentist recommended two minutes with its fun, flashing lights.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

FUMI Designer PurseHook & Bracelet in One *6-Hour FLASH Giveaway* 5 Winners!

fumi pursehook giveaway

Have you ever walked into a public restroom only to realize there was no hook on the bathroom door to hang your purse? If you're anything like me you wind up juggling your purse while trying to do your business because there's absolutely no way you will put your purse down on the floor! Well my friends, the FUMI is here to help!

The FUMI is the new designer way to keep your purse off the floor while in public! But what's great about the FUMI is the fact that is also functions as a fashionable bangle bracelet or a purse accessory when not in use. Simply wrap it around your handbag or wrist then when it's time to "go" it's right there and ready to use... Pretty cool, right?!

Give the Gift of Smiles this Holiday Season with Everything Happy! {Holiday Gift Guide 2012}

I've told you all about Everything Happy in the past and I am still as in love with this company as I was seven months ago. For those of you that aren't familiar with Everything Happy, here's a little background info:


The beautiful combination of smiles and happiness is the hallmark of Everything Happy. Trademarked by its "one to love, one to give" philosophy, Everything Happy is determined to bring smiles to every child - both locally and worldwide. For every Happy product purchased, another one is given to a child in need. This incredible mission all stems from the brilliant mind of David Holdridge.

At the age of 7 years, young David was inspired by his sisters' favorite treasures-blankies and stuffed animals. He thought to combine these keepsakes, and thus created the first Happy Blankie. Just two short years later, David's creation left the drawing board and became a reality-a reality that is inspiring others across the globe.

Sesame Street Live "Elmo's Super Heroes" is Coming to Hershey, PA!


Sesame Street Live
“Elmo’s Super Heroes”
Hershey, PA; Hershey Theatre
Friday, January 11 – Sunday, January 13

Calling all super heroes!  Super Grover has lost his super-ness!  Never fear, the fabulous five Super Heroes are here -- featuring Elmo as Captain Fuzzy!  Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Zoe and all their furry friends are on a quest to put the “super” back in Super Grover.  Singing and dancing their way through fun lessons on healthy habits, they discover how exercise, rest, nutritious food and good hygiene can save Super Grover -- and turn your children into Super Heroes, too!  You’ll be feeling good when Elmo’s Super Heroes! comes to town!

Big Little Fudge - Big Taste for the Holidays! {Holiday Gift Guide 2012}

Fudge has always been my favorite treat around the holidays. Every year my grandmother sends us some of her yummy chocolate and peanut butter fudge, and although we love it, it's nice to try a different variety of fudge every once in a while... That's where Big Little Fudge comes in!


Big Little Fudge is based in the little town of Montgomery, Texas, where they like to do things just a little bit bigger, hence the reasoning for Big Little Fudge. They offer twelve different flavors of fudge that is as full as full can get of nuts, fruits, and coconutty goodness. The fudge may be small, but the taste is HUGE!

We were recently sent a variety of fudge to review from Big Little Fudge and there's really not much to say besides YUM! Now I've had my share of fudge in the past but I have honestly never tasted anything with so much flavor.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Ice Age: Continental Drift Blu-ray Giveaway {Holiday Gift Guide 2012}


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.

Kids everywhere will be asking mom and dad for a copy of Ice Age: Continental Drift this holiday season, but what else is going to be a hot item? Here we will take a look at what kids will be looking for on Christmas morning.

Ozeri Fresko Duo Salt and Pepper Grinder Review {Holiday Gift Guide 2012}

My husband, Nate, is the type of person who salt and peppers everything. I often get offended by the fact that he doesn't even taste my cooking before he loads on the salt, but we've been together long enough for me to understand that that's just the type of person he is. Well, he has always wanted a really nice salt and pepper grinder so when I discovered the Fresko Duo Salt and Pepper Grinder by Ozeri I knew it would be perfect for him.


The Ozeri Fresko Duo Salt and Pepper Grinder is designed and made in Germany using the highest quality stainless steel. It features powerful ceramic gears for effortless grinding action of peppercorns, salt, and spices, plus it includes two adjustable knobs for grain adjustment from fine to coarse.

Bumpidoodle Animal Pillows - Fun for Naptime, Playtime, Anytime! {Holiday Gift Guide 2012}

I've mentioned before how much my boys loved stuffed animals and we are always on the lookout for new "friends". Well, we were recently sent a Bumpidoodle to review and this bad boy was quick to reach BFF status with Trevor!


What are Bumpidoodles? Bumpidoodles are pillows with personality that are destined to become your child’s favorite nap-time companion. Bumpidoodles are also perfect for play-time, since they’re lightweight and have fun, unique personalities that keep kids engaged. Bumpidoodles are available in two sizes, floor cushion (30” L x 10” H, 30” W) and bitty pillow (15” L x 7” H, 15” W) and come in a variety of different characters that your kiddos are sure to love.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Choose Your U Giveaway Event - Enter to Win a Nintendo Wii U!


Welcome to part 2 of the Choose Your U Giveaway 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.