Thursday, December 19, 2013

Encourage Tweens to Use Their Imaginations with Keepers of the Lost Art Comic Books!

Are your Tweens spending more time texting on their iPhones and watching TV than they are having fun and using their imaginations? Truth is, nowadays you rarely see kids physically playing and interacting with each other thanks to our over digitalized world. Well now, with the help of Keepers of the Lost Art we're going to encourage our kiddos to do what kids do best - use their imaginations!


Keepers of the Lost Art is an innovative new line of comic books and website for tweens that promote the lost art of being a kid! Not only can kids have a blast reading about fun and adventure in the Keepers of the Lost Art comic books, but they can also make their own interactive online experience from home experiments to classic games to crafts and other offline activities. This is especially great for those kiddos that just refuse to give up using their computers and iPads, but now they can use their imaginations online too.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Mega Bloks Skylanders SWAP Force Boss Tank Showdown Review and Giveaway

I know I've mentioned before how much my boys love Mega Bloks so, of course, they were super excited when we received the new Mega Bloks Skylanders SWAP Force™ Boss Tank Showdown to review.

About the Boss Tank Showdown:
Evil Glumshanks bars the way to Kaos in his massive Boss Tank! Wash Buckler must try to take him down without losing a leg in the Boss Tank Showdown by Mega Bloks Skylanders SWAP Force™. Wash Buckler must use all of his Water powers and secret swapping ability to defeat Glumshanks and his tank. Duck Glumshanks’ cannon attack and watch it blast through the breakthrough wall, then use Wash Buckler’s mix-and-match capability to combine with any other Skylanders SWAP Force™ character and smash Glumshanks’ Boss Tank. Defeat Glumshanks and send a message to Kaos – the Skylanders won’t rest until the Darkness is finally defeated once and for all! Ideal for kids 5 and up.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Advice for Moving with Children


I know a lot of moms and dads who have had to deal with a difficult situation when it comes to moving home: children aren’t keen on change, and many tears can be shed when little ones are informed they will have to make new friends in a strange neighborhood.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Husky Liners Cargo/Trunk Liner Giveaway

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Welcome to the Husky Liners Cargo/Trunk Liner Giveaway hosted by Life With Two Boys.

eCargoLiners by FamilyCarGear offers a wide range of floor protection items that families of today can use in their cars in order to make them look better and last longer. eCargoLiners provides custom, personalized service and helps the customer find and match what they need with the personal touch and attention in the form of excellent customer service. Check out their customer feedback on Amazon to see the rave reviews.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Monsters University - Own it on Blu-ray and DVD Today!


This Fall, DisneyPixar celebrates homecoming with the release of  “Monsters University” on Digital HD and Digital HD 3D on October 8, 2013, followed by the 4-Disc Ultimate Collector's Edition Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, 3-Disc Collector's Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack, 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On-Demand on October 29, 2013.

Planning a London Vacation

I can’t believe how fast time is going these days; it seems like just yesterday that Brayden was born! You may think I’m getting a little ahead of myself planning my 2014 vacation already, but it’ll be here before you know it.

I've always dreamed of visiting London. You may think I’m crazy trekking across countries to the UK’s busiest city, with a seven year old and a four year old in tow, but London is actually a perfect destination for families.

As much as I love my mischievous little monkeys, cooping up the whole family in one hotel room is a recipe for disaster, so I’m thinking about renting an apartment instead. While I'm not sure that London will actually happen for us this year, I'm proud to say that I’ve found some really affordable short stay apartments in London, from companies like Short Let London, which will have more than enough room for us all if/when my dreams come true!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Bloggers Wanted: Husky Liners Cargo/Trunk Liner Giveaway Event {FULL}


Prize: Cargo/Trunk Liner from www.huskyliners.com (ARV $127-$147)

Event Dates: Nov 8-27

Fee: 1 FREE Twitter Link

Blog Limit: 25

This event is FULL!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Christmas is Coming! What's on Your List?


It’s hard to believe that in just a few days we’ll be celebrating Halloween. I love Halloween, not just to see my boys dressed as ghouls and maybe steal a few chocolates from them, but it means that Christmas is just around the corner.

Most moms get stressed out when it comes to Christmas (and no doubt I will be nearer the time) but right now I’m just enjoying feeling festive. I’ve already started looking for gift ideas to try and beat the rush on the run up to the big day, although I know I’ll still end up in the mall come Christmas Eve.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Dealing with Colds and Flu This Winter

When the winter rolls around, it is almost guaranteed that your family will fall victim to the array of nasty germs and bugs circulating. As soon as I see one of my children start to cough, I accept the inevitable and start preparing for a very sick household. Here are three ways you can get through the cold and flu season.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Get Ready for Preschool with Schoolies! Review and Giveaway

It's hard to believe that it's already the middle of July, which means school will be starting before we know it. While I want my boys to have fun during the summer months, I also want to ensure that they're getting prepared for the school season too. With Trevor entering his last year of preschool in just a few weeks, I was really excited when we were offered a set of Schoolies board books to review.

Created by artist and designer Ellen Crimi-Trent, Schoolies are a fun collection of board books for preschoolers that are absolutely perfect for preparing for Back to School season! Included in the series is a variety of books and flash cards that teach your kiddos a variety of things including ABC's, 123's, colors, shapes, and more!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Enter Shredder - Own it on DVD Today!


Synopsis: Get lean, mean, and green with the Turtles team! Join Leo, Donnie, Raph and Mikey as they take to the streets of NYC, where every turn yields a new enemy. Get ready for non-stop battles against Kraang-droids, mechanical Mousers, a mutant alligator, and even the evil Shredder himself.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Our Day Out With Thomas 2013

You may remember when we visited Strasburg Rail Road last summer to spend a day with Thomas the Tank Engine and my boys loved it so much that they were begging to back. Well, we recently had the opportunity to visit Strasburg Rail Road again for the Day Out With Thomas: The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013 and they couldn't have been happier.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Kalorik Chocolate Melter Review

I am a sucker for chocolate and even more of a sucker for chocolate covered fruit! When Kalorik offered to send us their chocolate melter to review I couldn't have been more excited... And it couldn't have come at a better time with so many fresh fruits in season.

Kalorik's chocolate melter holds up to 34oz of melted chocolate and is ideal for dipping strawberries, bananas, pretzels, marshmallows, and so much more. What makes this chocolate melter even more fun is the fact that it can also be used with caramel for creating yummy candy apples in the fall.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

BuyDig.com Review and Rachael Ray 10-Piece Cookware Set Giveaway

I have always been one who favors shopping online, there's always great deals to find and it's so much convenient that dragging the kids out to the store. That being said, I recently discovered BuyDig.com and I am hooked!

BuyDig.com is a family-owned retailer of consumer products that is located in Edison, New Jersey. They offer a huge variety of products including External Hard Drives and Accessories, Camcorders, MP3 Players, Home Theater Components, LCD, LED, and Plasma Televisions, Blu-Ray DVD Players, GPS Navigators, Computers, Tablets, Appliances, Sporting Goods, and more.

Recently I was given the opportunity to browse BuyDig.com's vast selection of products and choose an item that I'd like to review. Being that we were in need of a new set of pots and pans, I decided on a Rachael Ray Hard Anodized II Nonstick Dishwasher Safe 10-Piece Cookware Set. This particular set includes a 1-quart covered saucepan, 2-quart covered saucepan, 6-quart covered stockpot, 3-quart covered saute, 8.5-inch skillet, and a 10-inch skillet... Essentially, it has all the pots and pans you need!

Friday, June 28, 2013

K'NEX Lincoln Logs Horseshoe Hill Station Review

I remember building with Lincoln Logs when I was a little girl and I used to think they were the best things ever. The real wood logs always made the best log cabins, and being a girl from Maine I could appreciate that. Well, you can imagine my excitement when K'NEX sent us a Lincoln Logs Horseshoe Hill Station to review as part of the K'NEX Brand Ambassador Program.

When our Lincoln Logs first arrived I think I was more excited to tear the box open than my boys. They weren't very familiar with Lincoln Logs so it was great to be able to share a favorite of mine with them. Of course, being the boys that they are, they jumped right on the Lincoln Logs bandwagon and have been building with them non-stop ever since.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Savory Summer Giveaway Hop - Kalorik Chocolate Melter Giveaway

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Welcome to the 2nd annual Savory Summer Giveaway Hop hosted by Measuring Flower! I have teamed up with a bunch of other awesome bloggers to bring you a variety of food and food-related giveaways each worth a minimum of $25! So, once you're done entering my giveaway below, be sure to "hop" on to the next participating blog. You can find a list with links to all the other blogs towards the end of this post. 

Also, don't forget to check out the grand prizes for this event. There's a $700 stainless steel cookware set sponsored by Calphalon and a $345 collapsible grill set and dutch oven sponsored by Volcano Grills! You can enter these great prizes HERE.

Here at Life With Two Boys you have the opportunity to win a Kalorik Chocolate Melter

Little Miss Pepper Designs Father's Day Giveaway Event

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Since Father's Day is right around the corner, Life With Two Boys has decided to team up with several other awesome bloggers for a fantastic Father's Day giveaway!

Thanks to Little Miss Pepper Designs, one lucky guy is going to win a Father's Day prize pack that includes a Sterling Silver Keychain, Hammered Love Sterling Silver Collar Stays, and Love Cuff Links (Total retail value: $150).

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Bubble Guppies: Sunny Days! - Own it on DVD Today!


It’s over two hours of summertime fun on Bubble Guppies’ third adventure-packed DVD, Bubble Guppies: Sunny Days! This all-new DVD includes six exciting underwater adventures ready to help kids beat the heat. Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Bubble Guppies: Sunny Days! will be released on DVD on May 28, 2013 for the suggested retail price of $16.99.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Bloggers Wanted: Little Miss Pepper Designs Father's Day Event {FULL}


Prize: Father's Day Prize Pack (includes: Sterling Silver Keychain, Hammered Love Sterling Silver Collar Stays, and Love Cuff Links)
ARV $150

Event Dates: June 3-17

Fee: 1 FREE Twitter link; $2 each additional link

Blog Limit: 30

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

BEARPAW - Comfortable Shoes Year Round!

I have a huge obsession with BEARPAW boots! I own several pairs and they're all I wear during colder months. Not only are they oh-so-comfortable, but they also go with practically everything, and for a fraction of the price of similar style boots.

Well, back in the beginning of Spring I was searching the web for flip flops when I came across BEARPAW's new Spring collection. I honestly had no idea they made flip flops and sandals but as soon as I saw them I immediately fell in love.

Of course you can imagine my excitement when BEARPAW offered to send me not one, but a variety of Spring/Summer styles to review. I told them my size (which I knew would fit because I've been wearing BEARPAW boots for years) and they picked out a few styles they knew I would love.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Britax Summer Travels Giveaway


Welcome to the Britax Summer Travels Giveaway organized by Mom to Bed by 8 and co-hosted by Plum Crazy About Coupons and Stay a Stay at Home Mom.

Summer is the time for traveling, visiting theme parks, and taking long walks around the neighborhood... What better prize than a Britax B-Ready Travel System for taking on-the-go?!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Hanna Andersson Children's Swimwear Review {Summer Splash Sponsor Spotlight}

If you're an avid Life With Two Boys reader then you already know how much my boys and I love Hanna Andersson. Their clothes are always adorable and the quality can't be beat! Well, we were recently sent a few items from their new swimwear line and again, we couldn't be happier!


Hanna Andersson's swimwear line offers a large variety of swim trunks, rash guards, and sun hats for the boys as well as swimsuits, sun hats, and dresses for the girls. We were sent a short sleeve sun-ready rash guard and a pair of swim trunks for both of my boys.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Summer Splash Giveaway Hop - $450+ in Prizes! *2 Winners*


Welcome to the 2nd Annual Summer Splash Event hosted by Life With Two Boys and With Our Best!

A bunch of great blogs have come together to bring you some amazing prizes to help you kick off your summer... with a SPLASH! Each blog is giving away at least $25 worth of prizes, plus we have an awesome grand prize for one very lucky winner. Be sure to hop along to each of the participating blogs because the more giveaways you enter, the more chances you have at winning the Grand Prize!

So what's this Grand Prize we're talking about? Thanks to Trex Outdoor Furniture, one very lucky winner is going to win a Yacht Club 3-Piece Rocker Set valued at $1,317! Made in the USA and constructed of durable HDPE recycled lumber, this Rocker Set is sure to help you slow down and relax this Summer and for many years to come!

Enter the Grand Prize!

Here at Life With Two Boys you have the opportunity to win one of two awesome summer prize packs!

Summer Splash Grand Prize - Trex Outdoor Furniture 3-Piece Rocker Set Giveaway

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Welcome to the 2nd Annual Summer Splash Event hosted by Life With Two Boys and With Our Best!

A bunch of great blogs have come together to bring you some amazing prizes to help you kick off your summer... with a SPLASH! Each blog is giving away at least $25 worth of prizes, plus we have an awesome grand prize for one very lucky winner. Be sure to hop along to each of the participating blogs because the more giveaways you enter, the more chances you have at winning the Grand Prize!

Now onto the Grand Prize...

Monday, May 13, 2013

Aerin Rose and Sunsets Swimwear Review from Sunsets, Inc. {Summer Splash Sponsor Spotlight}

Last year I had the opportunity to work with Sunsets, Inc. during the Summer Splash event and I was thrilled when they agreed to work with me again this year. For those of you who aren't familiar, Sunsets, Inc. offers swimwear for women of all sizes. They have four different brands including Sunsets, B. Swim, Swim Systems, and Aerin Rose. Sunsets, Inc. recently sent me two swimsuits to review, one from Sunsets and one from Aerin Rose.

Sunsets is a diverse separates collection that caters to a broad range of customers from junior to full figured but specializes in D, DD, and E cups. From Sunsets, I received the Sweetheart Underwire Halter Top with matching Banded Bottoms in the Temptress print. First of all, I have to say that I'm obsessed with the Temptress print. It's a fun mix of pinks, brown, and cream with a super fun, yet sexy animal print design.

Splash Away with Outdoor Pools from ToySplash! {Summer Splash Sponsor Spotlight}

Summer and swimming pretty much go hand-in-hand. With that being said, not all of us are graced with a yard big enough for an outdoor pool... That is where inflatable pools from ToySplash come in!

ToySplash has the largest selection of outdoor pools, inflatable floats, pool toys, beach toys and more. All of the items they carry are made with high-quality materials, and are designed by some of the best technicians in the business. Basically, ToySplash is the place to look when it comes to finding everything you need for water fun!

We don't have a huge yard so I'm lucky that my boys don't mind splashing around in inflatable pools. So, of course we were super excited when ToySplash offered to send us one to review. We received the Swim Center See-Through Round Pool to review and it's absolutely perfect!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Dispelling Myths about Foster Care {Guest Post}

Manchester to Southampton, London to Worcester, foster carers are in high demand. The need for social workers, care givers and foster parents so children's lives can be improved is a prominent focus. What's best for the children is what the courts decide, which have put these displaced children in temporary or permanent environments called foster homes.

Some of these unusual thoughts might be stopping people from being a part of a child's life that needs a healthy place to live and be loved; but these doubts and myths are not accurate or true. Capstone Foster Care sets us straight on the myths surrounding foster care.

Only Couples - Fostering is not limited to couples. Foster parents do not mean you must be two people to help a child be well cared for and be a member of a family too.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Hit the Beach in Style with the Thirty-One Easy Breezy Tote {Summer Splash Sponsor Spotlight}

It's no big secret that I Love Thirty-One Gifts... I mean, what woman doesn't?! Their products are simply amazing and I always love the super fun prints that they offer. Well, with summer right around the corner I was searching for a new beach bag and that's when I discovered Thirty-One's new Easy Breezy Tote and immediately fell in love.

 

Thirty-One Gifts is known for their high quality and super stylish storage products, totes, and purses and the new Easy Breezy Tote is no exception. The Easy Breezy Tote is an easy and stylish way to carry pool toys, beach towels, snacks, groceries, and more. It features two interior and two outer pockets, and it’s big enough to fit everything you need for a day at the beach.

Trash Pack Design Your Own Trashie Contest and Giveaway

The Trash Pack is one of the grossest toy crazes to hit the U.S. in recent years and kids just can't get enough of them. Well now through May 15th, fans of the gross gang from the garbage can get their hands even dirtier with the "Design Your Own Trashie Contest". Fans can submit drawings of their own Trash Pack characters for the chance to have their design turned into a real life Trashie! How cool is that?!

Three grand prize winners will have their Trashie designs brought to life and will also receive a $50 Trash Pack prize pack. Plus, three runners-up will also receive a $50 Trash Pack prize pack. To enter, visit: http://www.trashpack.com/us/trash-time/#TrashPack.

My boys (like most boys their ages) are HUGE fans of Trash Pack toys so you can imagine their excitement when we were sent the new Trash Pack Scum Drum play set and a Series 3 Ooze Pack to review.

Thomas The Tank Engine is Coming Strasburg Rail Road!

Guess what?! Thomas the Tank Engine is pulling Strasburg Rail Road for the Day Out With Thomas: The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013!
For nine days, little engineers and their families are invited to take a 22-minute ride on their favorite engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway and enjoy a day of Thomas & Friends themed activities including arts & crafts, storytelling and more. Strasburg Rail Road will also offer funs extras for kids including a hand-powered Pump Car, riding on the Pint-sized Pufferbelly, a miniature steam train, and "steer" the pint-sized Cranky Cars around a track.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Essential Swimwear Swim 2013 Review {Summer Splash Sponsor Spotlight}

You may remember last Spring when I had the opportunity to review an amazing swimsuit from Essential Swimwear. Well, this year I was lucky enough to check out their new 2013 swim line and pick another suit to review and I couldn't be happier!

For those of you who are not familiar with Essential Swimwear, they offer a variety of beautiful, elegant and affordable swimwear for women of all shapes and sizes. Their vintage-inspired shapes and modern prints and solids create one-of-a-kind looks that work for every body type. Their swimsuits are modest, yet stylish, and are absolutely perfect for laying out by the pool and chasing the kiddos around the water park.

Angry Birds Star Wars Toys Review

My boys have been obsessed with Angry Birds for quite some time now. Of course it started with the original Angry Birds app and evolves every time a new one comes out. Well, you can imagine their excitement when Angry Birds Star Wars came out... I mean, what boy doesn't love Star Wars?! Even if they've never seen the movies they know who Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader are.


We were recently given the opportunity to review a couple Angry Birds Star Wars toys from Hasbro and my boys were ecstatic. The first item we received is the Angry Birds Star Wars AT-AT Attack Battle Game. This game really brings the app to life! It comes with 21 blocks to create the signature AT-AT, a lightsaber launcher, and 12 Angry Birds Star Wars figures to create an awesome Star Wars battle.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Sunny Decals Robot Wall Decals Review

I don't know a single kid that doesn't like to decorate their room to fit their personality and interests. Well, I also don't know any kid that doesn't constantly change their mind about what their interests are. One day it's Transformers, the next day it's rock star memorabilia, and then it's back to Transformers again. That being said, we have gone through our share of wall decals and unfortunately even though vinyl decals are supposed to be reusable, most of the time they rip and we aren't able to use them again.

Give Mom the Gift of "The Guilt Trip" This Mother's Day!


The “hilarious and heartfelt” (Shawn Edwards, Fox-TV) story of one man’s cross-country road trip with his mother, THE GUILT TRIP hits the road on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand April 30, 2013 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Screen legend Barbra Streisand and comic master Seth Rogen “are the perfect comedy duo” (Shawn Edwards, Fox-TV) in director Anne Fletcher’s (The Proposal) delightful and heartwarming comedy that is “packed with laugh-out-loud moments” (Meriah Doty, Yahoo! Movies). As inventor Andy Brewster (Rogen) is about to embark on a road trip to sell his latest product, he feels compelled to invite his mother, Joyce (Streisand), along for the ride. Across 3,000 miles of adventure and antics both Andy and Joyce discover that while they have their differences, they also have more in common than they ever realized.

Available just in time for Mother's Day, the Blu-ray comes wrapped and ready as a gift for your mom. Available exclusively at Target stores nationwide.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Finding Deals on High Priced Items and Services {Guest Post}

Who would have thought that coupons would become trendy? But today you can find coupons and online deals for virtually anything. Many people use them for groceries, clothing, and day-to-day general needs. But what about big ticket items like cars, expensive jewelry, or even legal services? Yep, you can find discounts and hot online deals for even the high priced items and services you or your family might be searching for.

Good Deals for Great Cars

Stacey L. Bradford of SmartMoney.com cites, “These days, the best way to purchase a new car might be to skip the dealership and head online”. Gone are the days of having to deal with skulking car sales people who like to follow you around the auto lot and encourage markups and add-ons. And though there are some good car dealership and sales people out there, Bradford lists some of the ways you can save money, as well as time and frustration by going online.

- The professionals you deal with online make their commissions on volume rather than price so they’re eager to get cars sold.
- Dealerships know online competition is steep and are more willing to give better deals.
- You can arrange all the aftermarket products online and skip having to deal the finance-and-insurance managers who often squeeze more money out of you.
- By going online you can check reviews, Kelly Blue Book prices, and have a good arsenal of information to haggle with.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Mom's Night Off Event - Madison Thermoelectric Wine Cabinet/Cooler Giveaway


Welcome to the Mom's Night Off Giveaway Event hosted by Cheap Is The *New* Classy! Thanks to Twin Star, one lucky reader is going to win a Madison Thermoelectric Wine Cellar/Cooler.

Mother's Day Gift Idea's Giveaway Event - Rustic Metal Creations Handstamped Jewelry Giveaway US/CAN

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Everyone loves their mom and always wants to find the best gift to make her feel loved and appreciated. These are the gifts I have found and would love to share with you. After you enter my giveaway head over to Makobi Scribe to see her mothers day gift ideas worth over $3000. Then enter the grand prize drawing of a $1000 worth of Karina Dresses.

Here at Life With Two Boys you have the chance to win your choice of item from Rustic Metal Creations (up to $40 value). Rustic Metal Creations offers personalized, handstamped jewelry and gifts... Perfect for Mom and Grandma this Mother's Day!

Monday, April 29, 2013

American Girl Bitty Twins Giveaway


Welcome to the American Girl Bitty Twins Spring Giveaway organized by Mom to Bed by 8 & co-hosted by Iowa Mom.

The on-the-go Bitty Twins offer so many ways to mix and match! Choose skin tone, hair color, and gender to create your favorite pair. They come with full outfits, hair for styling, and a special book. Add to the fun with accessories and Dress Like Your Doll clothing. These 15-inch dolls are for ages 3 and up.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Tell Mom How Much You Love Her with Hallmark Cards and Gifts! {Hallmark Mother's Day Giveaway}

When it comes to Mother's Day I tend to gravitate towards the sentimental gifts, ones that show my mom how much she is appreciated and loved. Of course, that means that I tend to gravitate towards Hallmark because they always have the most sentimental Mother's Day cards.


I was recently sent an awesome Mother's Day gift pack with a selection of greeting cards as well as a Magic Prints frame, which is Hallmark's newest product that lets kids add a personal touch to their gift for Mom. The Magic Prints frame comes with a mess-free Crayola® Magic Mitt ink applicator and when a child places his or her hand on the paper, their handprint appears, revealing a colorful pattern or message within the handprint. And best of all, it's mess free!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Little Miss Pepper Designs Mother's Day Jewelry Giveaway


Mother's Day is right around the corner and that means it's time to start thinking about what to get the special mom in your life. I don't know about you, but I don't know a single woman that doesn't love a nice piece of jewelry, especially one that is personalized just for her. Well, thanks to Little Miss Pepper Designs and Life With Two Boys, one lucky mom is going to win not one piece of jewelry, but a custom jewelry prize pack just in time for Mother's Day!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Little Miss Pepper Designs Handmade Jewelry Review

It's no big secret that women love jewelry, and as a mom I especially love personalized jewelry. It's always nice to have a little something to remind me of my boys (not that I need reminded of how much they mean to me) all the time. So, when Little Miss Pepper Designs contacted me about reviewing a piece of their jewelry I jumped on the opportunity!

For those of you that aren't familiar with Little Miss Pepper Designs, they offer unique handmade jewelry and gifts made with the finest quality sterling silver, semi-precious stones, and freshwater pearls. Whether you're looking for a Mother's Day gift for the special mom in your life, birthday gift for grandma, or even something special for dad, Little Miss Pepper Designs has got you covered.

Stacey, owner of Little Miss Pepper Designs, recently designed a beautiful necklace for me, personalized with my boys names, my favorite color charms, and even a little heart sequin tag with a handstamped "n" for my husband, Nate. Everything that means the most to me is combined into the perfect necklace that I can wear daily. I couldn't be happier with it!

The Fairy Hobmother Visited Life With Two Boys!

The Fairy Hobmother, a kind little fella (yes, it's a him), has been flying around spreading light and joy across the blogosphere. Well, last week I woke up to a nice little email from him telling me that all the hard work that I put into my blog deserves a little reward (how sweet!) and he wanted to send me a gift in the form of an Amazon gift card... How could I say no to that?!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Momma's Jewels $339 Necklace Giveaway


Welcome to the Momma's Jewels $339 Necklace Giveaway hosted by Measuring Flower! Life With Two Boys has teamed up with a few other bloggers to present you with this awesome giveaway just in time for Mother's Day!

About Momma's Jewels:
Stacy Rosenthal, the mommy to a 3-year-old and 5-month-old, was frustrated with the unending task of picking up a teething ring off the floor and brushing it off for her wee one. So she set to work to invent a convenient option to end this chore and ultimately founded Momma's Jewels. The resulting products are beautiful, fashionable necklaces that make mom feel stylish and special while keeping her teething baby happy and away from floor germs.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Let’s Go Reese’s - The Ultimate Online Resource for NCAA Fans! {Prize Pack Giveaway}

Are you a college sports fan? Well, did you know that Reese's (the official candy partner of the NCAA) has recently launched the the ultimate online resource for college fandom... www.LetsGoReeses.com.

Let’s Go Reese’s offers everything you need to celebrate your love for college sports including a video series chronicling the traditions of the University of Kentucky, Florida and Duke, a game-day sign-generator, recipes for game day, and more!

I was browsing the Let's Go Reese's website and I came across so many recipes that would be absolutely perfect for game day including:

March Madness Party Mix

Monday, April 15, 2013

Comfy Sack Bean Bag Giveaway

What's big, comfy, and could be yours? A Comfy Sack of course! If you've ever seen or sat on a Comfy Sack in real life, you already know how awesome they are and you can just skip down to the bottom to enter to win one! If you haven't you've gotta read on to learn more about them, then enter to win one!

Comfy Sack bean bag chairs are available in multiple shapes and sizes. The sack and the lounger are two of the most popular. The main difference between the Lounger and Sack is the shape. The Sack is round and the Lounger is oval. Comfy Sack Facts, that Make Comfy Sacks the best bean bags ever:
  • All Comfy Sack covers are machine washable.
  • Shipping is always free to 48 states.
  • Each sack comes with a three year warranty on all seams and zippers on both the cover and liner.
  • 90% of orders are shipped 2-4 days so you get your sack fast!

HGTV HOME Bombe Chest Giveaway


Welcome to the HGTV HOME Bombe Chest Giveaway hosted by Cheap Is The *New* Classy!

Thanks to HGTV HOME, one lucky reader is going to win a super cool Accents Bombe Chest in Indigo Blue (ARV $999).

Friday, April 12, 2013

Free Country Fawn Fleece Jacket Review

It's that time of year when you just don't know what the weather's going to be like. One day it's a blustery 40 degrees and the next it's 70. Well, when it comes to early spring I like to have a versatile jacket that I can wear on most days... That's where the Free Country Fawn Fleece comes in!

Not familiar with Free Country? Free Country manufactures a variety of casual outerwear, activewear, and swimwear that is inspired by a modern, active lifestyle. Their clothes are fashionable, functional, and affordable, but best of all they offer clothing for the whole family.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Shaping Up for Spring Hop - Handful Sports Bra Giveaway


We are a few weeks into Spring and as the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, it's time to shape up! What better way to make the act of exercising more enjoyable than giveaways!? The Blogging Mamas Network is hosting the Shaping Up for Spring Hop from April 11th through the 25th to motivate you to get active and healthy!

Be sure to hop around to all of the participating bloggers, in the linky below my giveaway, as they have some great prizes to share with you! Don't forget the GRAND PRIZE which includes, a 3 meal box from Hello Fresh, Aurorae Yoga Apparel and Yoga Mat, an Accessory Pouch and Hair Bands from Active Accessories, and the best way to get your greens from NewGreens Organic!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Work Out in Style with the Handful Tank!

When it comes to workout wear it's very important to not only have clothes that are fully functional, but you want them to be flattering too. Over the years I've tried on my share of sports bras and they all give me the same horrible "uni-boob" look... That was until I discovered Handful!

Handful was started by fitness enthusiast, Jennifer Ferguson, in Portland, Oregon. After years spent searching in vain for a good sports bra, Jennifer decided to channel her frustration creatively. She designed and manufactured what she (and a lot of other female athletes) had been waiting for... that one sports bra that does it all! It has become much more than a sports bra for its admirers. The Handful is an everyday bra that takes you from workout to weekend, looking great by itself or fantastic as a layering piece underneath.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Bloggers Wanted: Little Miss Pepper Designs Mother's Day Event {ULL}


Prize: Mother's Day Prize Pack (includes: Love Cuff, Pure Love Necklace, and Photo Keychain) ARV $205

Event Dates: April 24 - May 11

Fee: 1 FREE Twitter link; $2 each additional link

Blog Limit: 50

This event is FULL!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Parental Guidance - Own it on Blu-ray and DVD Today!


Synopsis: Billy Crystal, Bette Midler and Marisa Tomei prove that laughter is relative in this hilarious comedy that’s fun for the whole family!

Old-school grandparents Artie (Crystal) and Diane (Midler) get more than they bargained for when they get stuck babysitting their type-A daughter’s (Tomei) overprotected kids. But things go from hectic to hysterical when Artie realizes the kids are running the house with their newfangled technology. By playing by his own rules, which include sugary snacks, old fashioned games and tough love, Artie manages to outsmart the kids and achieve the impossible- bring the family closer together!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Let MickeyTravels Plan Your Magical Disney Vacation! {Guest Post and $25 Disney Gift Card Giveaway}


Still trying to make your summer vacation plans? With Walt Disney World’s NEW room discount promotion (up to 30% off resort rate) for most travel dates from now through the middle of August, it’s the perfect time to book your Disney vacation!

Have you dreamed of a Disney vacation, but don’t know where to start? I can help you plan a trip to ANY Disney destination: whether it’s The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando; Disneyland Resort in California, Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii, Disney Cruise Line, Disney’s beach resorts in Vero Beach and Hilton Head, or Adventures by Disney guided tours on 6 continents! And, my travel planning services are always FREE!

SentrySafe Combination Water/Fire-Resistant Safe Giveaway


Welcome to the SentrySafe Combination Fire-Safe giveaway hosted by Life With Two Boys.

Thanks to SentrySafe, one lucky reader is going to win a Combination Water/Fire-Resistant Safe (ARV $147).

The SentrySafe Combination Safe is designed to protect documents, digital media and other valuables from fire, water and theft. 60% bigger bolts than traditional safes and a pry-resistant hinge bar provide additional security against unauthorized access.

Monday, April 1, 2013

iPad Giveaway


Spring has finally sprung, so lets kick it off with an iPad Giveaway! 

One lucky reader is going to win an iPad with Retina Display 64GB and a case of choice from Domeo Products.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Wonder Forge Games Make Perfect Last Minute Easter Gift Ideas!

Easter is only a couple days away and if you're anything like me you're still scrambling to find the perfect Easter basket fillers. Well my fellow last minute shoppers, I have the perfect gift ideas for you... Wonder Forge games!

I had the opportunity to work with Wonder Forge back around Christmas time and my boys still play their games constantly, so when Wonder Forge contacted me about their new Spring games I jumped on the opportunity to review them.

For those of you who aren't familiar with Wonder Forge, they offer a variety of preschool games that foster self-confidence by celebrating the "can do" in every kid. Their games feature a variety of your kids favorite characters so they can watch their favorites come to life while playing and learning.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Mega Bloks Skylanders Giants Zeppelin Air Ship Assault Review and Giveaway

If you're an avid Life With Two Boys reader you probably already know how much we love Mega Bloks. They are always a go-to toy in our house and my boys always get so excited when they get a new set to play with. Well we were recently sent the Mega Bloks® Skylanders Giants™ Zeppelin Air Ship Assault to review and to say they love it would be an understatement.