Saturday, December 22, 2012

Organize Your Spices with the Original SpiceStack from YouCopia {Holiday Gift Guide 2012}

Our kitchen is definitely the most unorganized room in the house. There are not enough cabinets, not enough drawers, and not enough counter space. It is honestly beyond cluttered and it drives me crazy. Well, I recently discovered YouCopia and their amazing kitchen organizational products and I was so excited when they agreed to send a product for us to review.

Though I was originally drawn to the CoffeeStack which is a K-Cup organizer, we were sent the Original SpiceStack to review and I am so thrilled with it.

CAT Preschool Shape Sorter Review {Holiday Gift Guide 2012}

Shape sorters are, in my opinion, a necessity when it comes to learning toys for little ones. Sure kids can learn their shapes by looking in books and watching educational cartoons but isn't hands on experience a lot more rewarding and fun? Well, Toy State brings fun to a whole new level with the CAT Preschool Shape Sorters.

The CAT Preschool Shape Sorters feature traditional shape-sorting play with iconic CAT machine styles including a dump truck and cement mixer. We were recently sent the dump truck to review and although Trevor already knows his shapes he still finds this toy very rewarding.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Jbuddies Volume Safe Kids Headphones Review

As I've mentioned before my boys are really into their video games and learning gadgets... Well, having two boys playing two different video games in the same room can tend to get a little loud, not to mention confusing for them since they're hearing two different games at the same time. We were recently introduced to JBuddies kids headphones and I'm so glad we were!

Let the Archery Begin with the Zing Toys Air Storm Z-Tek Cross Bow {Holiday Gift Guide 2012}

You may remember a few months ago when I reviewed the Z-Curve Bow from Zing Toys. Now let me introduce you to the newest addition to the Air Storm line, the Z-Tek Cross Bow.

Designed for ages 8 and up, the Air Storm Z-Tek Cross Bow is the ultimate foam dart cross bow. It features an innovative extension application that offers two distinct firing modes, short range and Power-Shot. While in short mode watch as the arrow shoots up to 35 feet, perfect for tight spaces. Then switch to Power-Shot mode and see the arrows soar 45 feet. Pick your target, then quickly, load, aim and fire. For the Z-Tek Power-Shot, push and hold the button and extend and lock the body of the cross bow. The amazing Zartz will stick to almost any surface for 15 to 30 seconds then auto-releases.

Capture Stunts, Tricks, and Flops with the Action Shot Camera!

Having two boys I'm almost positive that skateboards, BMX bikes, and broken bones are going to be a huge part of our lives in the not too distant future. In fact, my boys are already trying out tricks and stunts on their scooters and their Razor FlashRider 360, which Brayden calls his trick bike.

But of course, to be like the pros, you need to capture all of your stunts and flops on film. That is where the Action Shot Camera comes in!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Domeo Recliner Folio iPad Case Review and Giveaway

So I've mentioned once or twice that we recently purchased an iPad. Well, having two little iPad obsessed boys I was on the hunt for a case that would offer the utmost protection if the iPad happened to get dropped by said boys. That's when I discovered the Recliner Folio from Domeo.

Domeo offers four different iPad cases that each have different purposes. There's the Loft Folio which elevates your iPad to eye level for more of a desktop and/or theater mode, then we have the Tri-Lounge Lap Desk which is perfect for sitting back and relaxing with your iPad, the Grip Folio that features a hand strap that provides convenient one-handed use while reading or viewing, and lastly we have the Recliner Folio which features a super soft, yet durable tri-fold design offering superior protection for your iPad.

Early Excellence Depends on Education: iOS App Art ABC

Art ABC is an excellent educational app choice for parents searching iTunes for learning tools to enhance children’s early education. The app combines gorgeous artworks with learning the alphabet in an elegantly simple interface designed to be easy for little fingers to navigate with or without their parents’ help.  Art ABC walks kids through the alphabet, but does so in a way that makes learning a process of exploration.

Softlips Holiday Collection Review {Holiday Gift Guide 2012}

If you are still looking for a few last minute stocking stuffers this holiday season you have got to check out Softlips' new holiday collection. Featuring fun winter flavors like Peppermint Stick, Jack Frosting, and Sugar Plum Berry, they are the Softlips products that we know and love with a fun twist.

I was recently sent a variety of flavors to review and they couldn't have come at a better time. This time of year my nose gets so stuffy from being sick over and over gain and my lips tend to dry out from having to breathe out of my mouth all the time. Well this year, with the help of Softlips lip protectant, my lips are soft, smooth, and smell yummy!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Let your Scooby Fans Customize their Holiday Gift List with the Scooby-Doo Mystery Workshop

Do you need some last minute help for your child's wish list this year? If your kids are anything like mine and love Scooby-Doo, consider having them visit the new Warner Bros. "Scooby Mystery Workshop" site where they can customize their own holiday gift list!

The site offers Scooby-Doo games, toys, costumes, and fun bedding kids can check off into their wish list to help their parents solve the holiday shopping mystery. Once their favorite Scooby-Doo items are selected, kids can print or email the list to Mom or Dad.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Bloggers Wanted: From Our Hearts to Yours Valentine's Giveaway Hop Sign-Ups {CLOSED}

Valentine blog hop

Life With Two Boys and With Our Best will be hosting the 2nd annual From Our Hearts to Yours Valentine's Day giveaway hop!

The giveaway hop will begin on February 1, 2013 at 12:01am EST and will end on February 14, 2013 at 11:59pm EST.

* All participants must have a giveaway specifically for this event that runs the duration of the event
* All participants must find their own sponsor(s) and host the giveaway on their own blog. You may sponsor your own giveaway if you wish
* The prize/prize package should have a minimum value of $25.. It can be Valentine's gifts for women or men but your post must be eye-friendly meaning no naughty images
Examples of safe items:
- Candies, chocolates, gift baskets, flowers
- Lingerie, boxers, clothing
- Books, cards, paper products
- Valentines/Love decor
- Lotions, oils, massage items, candles
- Make up, hair products, beauty items
- Bedding, sheets, pillows
- Gift Cards
- etc, etc, etc...

TeenyMates - Stocking Stuffers for Sports Fans of All Ages!

Have you heard of TeenyMates? No? Well, TeenyMates are collectible NFL figures that are perfect for collecting, trading, and playing with.

Designed for sports fans ages 4 and up, one pack of TeenyMates includes 2 collectible NFL Quarterback figures and 2 puzzle pieces... Collect them all and you can build a double sided puzzle that can be a mini poster or football field playset.

PaintYourLife Pop Art Review and $100 Gift Card Giveaway

As a parent I love to proudly display photos of my boys around the house. But of course I do get tired of the average photo and love to step out of the norm. Well, when PaintYourLife contacted me about reviewing one of their canvas prints I jumped on the opportunity.

While browsing the website I knew exactly what I had in mind... A color splash print! I love the thought of having my boys stand out on a black and grey background. Having taken a few photos at the park a few weeks back I knew they would be perfect!

VTech InnoTab 2S Review

Both of my boys are really into video games and apps and have been obsessed with our iPad since we bought it a while back. I don't really mind them playing video games and such but as a parent I am always considering the educational value of things and when it comes to games like Angry Birds and Super Mario Bros. I feel that they're not exactly challenging their brains the way they should.

Well, I remember seeing the VTech InnoTab 2S on a commercial a few months ago and decided that it was exactly what I was looking for... Something that is video game-esque but that is more on the educational side. So when I was given the opportunity to review the new VTech InnoTab 2S of course I jumped on it!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Gift Card Weekend Gift Card Giveaway *4 Winners*

Welcome to the Gift Card Weekend Gift Card Giveaway hosted by Momma T and Baby E!

Gift Card Weekend is a fantastic event where participating retail partners will give featured offers on gift cards purchased during the holiday season and redeemed during Gift Card Weekend, January 4-6 2013! Current participating brands include:
  • Bass Pro Shops
  • Applebees
  • Chilis
  • Subway
  • AMC
  • Bath & Body Works
  • and many more!