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What to buy Dad for Father’s Day at Brylane Home {Review}

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Doesn’t Father’s Day come at just the perfect time of the year?  Just when we’re itching to hit the beach and never leave, we have a perfect excuse to buy beach equipment and beach party paraphernalia and all in the name of how much we love our Dad!

Did you hit up the beach yesterday and realize that there are a few things that would make you (I mean, Dad) a little more comfortable?  Would any of these have made Dad a happier camper?

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Brylane Home is FULL of these sorts of gifts and household goods that would be perfect for all of your outdoor parties, events, get-togethers, and totally chill afternoons.  From coolers, to folding chairs, to outdoor furniture, you’re sure to find exactly what Dad would love.  Just imagine how his eyes will light up when you buy him some grilling equipment or a grilling gazebo!

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We followed the crowd hit the beach yesterday and enjoyed the gorgeous weather here in Boston.  Brylane Home so generously sent us the Tilt & Crank Beach Umbrella with Carry Bag to review, and even though it wasn’t an extremely sunny day, this was just the ticket.  This umbrella will get used literally dozens and dozens of times this summer and beyond!

Untitled-2I’ve been hesitant about purchasing a beach umbrella in the past based on how big and heavy they look, especially if I ever want to bring it to the beach when I’m alone with my running toddlers.  How on earth am I supposed to carry a giant umbrella AND all our beach bags?  This collapsible umbrella comes in a carry bag, which solves all my concerns.  The mesh bag and plastic components make it extremely lightweight, while the metal center post keeps it strong.  The opened dimensions of this umbrella 6½’ x 8′, which is a terrific spread.

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This umbrella is easy to stake into the sand (or soft ground if you wanted to try this at any other outdoor event) and features a push button tilt so that you can follow the sun and get a perfect amount of shade for your whole family.  It has a double vented top with breathable mesh panels that actually help to keep it more stable since air can flow through it without lifting it off the ground and blowing away.  Very smart design.

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Most importantly, this umbrella is UV protected, so I feel great about letting my “littles” chill underneath it for as long as they like.

This umbrella is sold for $34.99, which is extremely reasonable.  If your Dad is a beach-lounger, this could be just the ticket.

Pick out something beach-worthy for your Dad this Father’s Day!  Ditch the traditional tie or a mug this year!

Be sure to follow Brylane Home on Facebook and Twitter!

*The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own are not influenced by monetary compensation.  

Check out all the other useful (and very affordable) Mother’s Day gifts at Brylane Home and follow along to keep up on new items and coupons!

Be sure to follow Brylane Home on FACEBOOK and TWITTER!
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*The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own are not influenced by monetary compensation. 

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Root Bizzle {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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I really appreciate Mother’s Day being roughly a month before Father’s Day because it gives me the opportunity and the time needed to make my gifts and sentiments and desserts just a step above what my husband did for me 🙂 I don’t like to be outdone.

1510808_207801876083137_1628364874_nIf you’ve started thinking about what to give your man or your own father for that holiday in the not so distant future, do what I did and consider this monthly tie subscription called Root Bizzle!

7de90b70cbe341c48e9e2beb2a34f384Stylish silk ties are delivered monthly, and based on your preference of business ties, skinny ties, and whimsical ties.  Designs are curated monthly.  This is footage of the actual tie reveal:

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He is actually very pleased at this point, even though his face doesn’t show it!  Since Charlie has lots of occasions to wear ties, namely the business professional work place and church every Sunday, we chose a “business tie” subscription.  These are classic designs for the corporate world, that tend to pair well with classic dress shirts, sports coats and suits.  I love the design!!  I think this tie is certainly classy, a little different, not boring, professional, and it works great with dark suits.  I hope to see this worn around quite a bit!

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These are high quality ties, yo!  They are real silk, with fine stitching and beautiful linings (check out that blue polka dot above).  Ties come in standard 58″ length, but you have the option of selecting a 63″ extra long length.  A recent new feature is the addition of bow ties to their subscription options!  Self-tying or pre-tied.  How fun is that!?

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Subscriptions are $25/month, but naturally, you can save by ordering more than one month at a time.  A 6-month subscription puts your ties down to $20/each.  Jot this down for future Father’s Days for your husbands, boyfriends, fathers, and grandfathers.  You can’t go wrong with a classy tie!

Check em out, and enter below to win a One-Month Subscription for your man!

*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of May 20th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own are not influenced by monetary compensation.  

That’s My Dad

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 I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for MetLife.  I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

With Father’s Day approaching, have you been reflecting on some memorable moments with your Dad?  I’m so glad we have a holiday to think about all the things they’ve taught us!

This Father’s Day, MetLife wants to thank father figures, no matter how embarrassing they may have been at junior prom, for all their unforgettable qualities.  MetLife’s #ThatsMyDad initiative invites you to dig up classic throwback Thursday (#tbt) pictures of Dad and include any words of wisdom he has bestowed on you!  Here’s mine:

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Feel free to visit the Metlife facebook page and see all the endearing pictures and words of wisdom from hundreds of wonderful dads!

 

 

Tool Trapper {Review}

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Its crunch time, ladies!  Don’t forget the MEN in your lives!  You may have a Father’s Day gift for your sweetheart, but what about your Dad?  Your son who is father-to-be?  Or maybe even your grandpa?
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Jewelry?  Wait, keep reading.  There is a fabulous company called Gentle Jewelry Case, who is known for their designer jewelry cases made specifically for travel and storage (and a sweet giveaway is coming up soon showcasing these pretty cases!), and they also make Tool Trappers for the men!  I was having a hard time envisioning the usefulness of this sort of thing, but when I saw this advertised picture of the Tool Trapper, it all made perfect sense:
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HELLO FATHER’S DAY GIFT!  This is such a great system to throw into a backpack for camping or hiking, or any event where you want to keep lots of little things contained.  I keep forgetting that men don’t have purses or clutches, and more often then not, their wallets don’t have the storage or protection to hold important things.  Plus, these are so lightweight, your man won’t complain about it weighing his backpack down.
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Now my husband isn’t a huge hiker, and he may not be a meticulous packer when it comes to packing for trips and outings, but he still has tiny things to keep preserved and unbroken in a suitcase, and we can certainly see the usefulness of this.  He’s a cufflink-man, and these cases are perfect for keeping them together and unbroken when traveling.
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The padding is quite thick and dense, so your small objects are held nice and tight.  A high quality zipper encloses everything nicely, with foam right to the edges and leather details on the ends.  This would make a lovely gift for any man!
These tool trappers are made by Gentle Jewelry Case, and sold for $24.95 at www.gentlejewelrycase.com.
Stay tuned for a sweet giveaway in two weeks showcasing their designer jewelry cases!

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And now, procrastinators, we have a FLASH GIVEAWAY for one Tool Keeper!

This giveaway will run for only 3 days so that I can ship the winner their prize in time for Father’s Day!
Because I was sent the winner’s prize item along with my review item, the winner will be responsible for paying shipping from me to you, via paypal invoice.  This also means that this giveaway is open to WORLDWIDE entries!

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*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of June 12th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 12 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Gentle Jewelry Case, but all opinions are strictly my own

Ergo Chef {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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One of my favorite things about summer is firing up the barbeque and grilling just about anything we can find!  My favorite summer barbeque meals are pork chops, shish kabobs, grilled pineapple, lots of veggies — not to mention steaks, hamburgers, and hot dogs straight from the grill.  In fact, we love grilling so much that we got an indoor/outdoor grill that we can use year-round or when we get those summer thunderstorms (that I’ve come to love since moving to North Carolina) or Tropical Storm Andrea that keep us indoors.

My husband and I have almost perfected splitting the prepping/cooking responsibilities between the two of us so that we can get great food on the table quickly and efficiently without losing any sort of quality.  We’ve found that preparing to grill is just as important as the grilling itself, and we’ve tried a few different products along the way that have made this process so much smoother.

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Ergo Chef provides excellent cutlery, knives, and knife sets that are ergonomically comfortable, allowing for lots of prep work and cutting without the subsequent wrist and hand pain that can follow from these repetitive actions.  The “Behind the Scenes” story proves that the best of two worlds (culinary arts and engineering) came together to make a great company and product:

Scott Staib wasn’t supposed to make knives; he was supposed to be a chef.  After his training at Johnson & Wales University, Scott set out to rise through the culinary ranks.  His first stop was an ultra-swanky country club where he proved his mettle as the sauté and grill chef. Next was his gig as sous chef for Aramark Food Service Corporation.  He was on the fast track in foodservice when he was sidelined by tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome—a result of the repetitive motion injuries caused by frequent chopping and slicing.  Without a fully-functioning wrist, Staib could not cook his dinner, let alone advance his career.

He was not alone.

Scott found that he was not the only chef—professional or home—to suffer from tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome.  He enrolled his engineer brother, Mike, to help find the solution.  They worked closely with designers at the family’s design and machining company in New England to examine how a conventional knife fits in a chef’s hand, the movement of a chef’s wrist and hand during chopping and the angle at which a knife hits the cutting board.  Together, they crafted a knife that was a true extension of a chef’s hand.

After just three weeks of using the ergonomically-designed knives, Scott’s persistent tendonitis and carpal tunnel symptoms disappeared.  He created 50 prototypes of the knives and sent them to professional chefs, student chefs and culinary professors across the country.  The response was overwhelmingly positive, and Ergo Chef was born.

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I won’t pretend to be any sort of culinary chef, but I really do enjoy having high-quality knives to make cooking more efficient, and these Ergo Chef pieces are definitely high-quality!  We were thrilled to receive the 5pc. Grillin’ Kit Pro-Series to review from their site!  We opened up the package immediately and got to work for a fun Friday night cookout — the five pieces in the set provided everything that we needed to get a meal ready to grill.

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“Includes the Pro-Series fully forged 7″ Santoku Chef knife for cutting veggies, fruit & meat.  Our Pro-Series fully forged 6″ Utility knife for trimming chicken and meat before the grill and slicing it up after.  Our Pro-Series Heavy Duty Kitchen shears are good for cutting up a whole chicken or making wings and opening packages as well as peeling vegetables with the built in peeler.  Our 12″ Duo Tongs pick up pretty much anything and are perfect for low flame grillin’ veggies, hot dogs, chicken, and sausage, ribs & steak.  The thermometer will assure you’re grilling to proper temperature, and the roll bag keeps everything safely stored with edge guards for the knives.”

 Here are a few other items that stood out to me:

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12″ Oval Diamond Coated Sharpener

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Guy Fieri’s Midnight Series Knives

 Did you find something that might be perfect for a father in your life or for your own summer grilling in the next few months?  Ergo Chef is offering a $100 Gift Certificate to one lucky Dandy Giveaway reader!!

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** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be posted no later than the morning  of Saturday, June 15th, and emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does  not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Ergo Chef, but all  opinions are strictly my own.

Ornaments and More {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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Because I’m a thrifty shopper and I like to pick up great deals all year long, I have a large stash of gifts for all occasions on the top shelf in my closet.  I have gifts for baby showers, birthdays (for all ages and genders!), and for fun holidays throughout the year.  My biggest stash, though, is my Christmas gift stash.  We determined a couple of years ago that Santa was only going to give three gifts to each of our children, but then we each usually give gifts to each member of our little family, we have a swap for each of our extended families on top of the gifts we give our parents, and we also like to give small gifts to neighbors and friends.  By the time that’s all said and done, we end up with quite a large list — and I’m sure you can relate!!

I had the opportunity to work with Ornaments and More last year, and I’m excited to feature them again on Dandy Giveaway in anticipation for their Christmas in July sale that is right around the corner!  I absolutely LOVED the baby boy ornament that I received for my youngest son last Christmas; in fact, I liked it so much that I opted to receive another baby boy ornament to replace the one I had in storage for my oldest son!  I like these ones so much better, and I plan to use Ornaments and More again when Baby Boy #3 makes his appearance in time for the holiday season.

Ornaments and More has an incredible selection of high-quality ornaments for incredibly reasonable prices.   In both of my experiences with Ornament and More, the ornaments are shipped quickly, and the customer service was top-notch.  My favorite part is that the personalization is done by hand and is NOT computer-generated!  Because our last name is Johnson, we’ve tried to choose more uncommon first names for our little boys; we love all three names, but it can be tricky to find ready-made personalized items for them.

Ornaments and More has an ornament for lots of different occasions; here are a few of my favorites for some special events that are coming up or might have just happened in your home:

Father’s Day (right around the corner!):  Licensed to Grill Personalized Christmas Ornament

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Weddings:  Just Married Christmas Ornament Old-Fashioned Car

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Graduations: Personalized Graduation Ornament Tassle Cap and Stars

New baby:  First Christmas Ornament Baby Boy Snowflake Personalized

Ornaments and More is hosting a giveaway for Dandy readers — any ornament of your choice!  Be sure to enter below!

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** The winner of this giveaway will be posted no later than the morning of Saturday, June 15th, and emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Ornaments and More, but all opinions are strictly my own.

PROBAR and FITS socks Father’s Day Giveaway! – CLOSED

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We are excited to be a part of the SUPER DAD Father’s Day Giveaway Hop hosted by mamaNYC (http://mamanyc.net/) this week!  Almost 50 bloggers have put together some incredible giveaways, all focused on Father’s Day!

June 1 (12:01am EST) - June 9 (11:59pm EST)

Hop over to see the full list and enter some more goodies for your honored men!

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Now its high time to dedicate a post to our dear ol’ Dads!  My own father is a hero in my eyes.  A gentleman in every way.  Through continuous and unfailing example, he has shown me how to love unconditionally, lead without force, and to guide with compassion.  I will never ever forget the moment I left for college.  It was probably something like 4 or 5am, on my way the airport to catch a flight to Utah.  He gave me a hug at the door and completely choked up, and said “I’ve been thinking of all the things I wanted to tell you, but all I can say is ‘I love you'”.  Break my little 17-year-old heart.  I’ve often thought of that moment, and how when my own children leave me–for kindergarten, high school, someday college–above all the things I will have told them and taught them at that point, above all I want them to know that I love them.  Thank you, Dad, for all the love!

Ok, enough sap.  Now on to two companies your own Dads will love!  PROBAR and FITS Sock Co.

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 The first manly item we have to showcase today are the delicious PROBAR Meal™ bars!  These 3 oz. bars are jam packed full of natural goodness, condensed to be an entire meal in a bag.  They contain fruit, nuts, and seeds, mostly still completely intact so that you can SEE the entire fruit, nut, or seed.  These are BEEFY!  These are so nutrient dense and full of raw ingredients that they make a great meal replacement.

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My husband and I enjoyed tasting the PROBAR Meal™ Variety 12-Pack, which contains one of everything you love!  Seriously, what a great variety of flavors: Original Blend, Whole Berry Blast, Superfood Slam, Superfruit Slam, Superberry & Greens, Chocolate Mint, Oatmeal Raisin, Koka Moka, Superfruit Slam, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate, and Peanut Butter!

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Look, you can SEE what they consist of–packed full of fruit, nuts, and seeds, fully intact.  Umm, yes, these would definitely be considered full meals.  I could barely finish one by myself before I felt full and satisfied.   Look at this Superberry & Greens on the left.  Reminds me a green smoothie!  Yummy!  If your man is in to nutritious, nutrient-packed and conveniently packaged meals-on-the-go, he’ll be all over these!IMG_3877

One winner will also receive the PROBAR Mealâ„¢ Variety 12-Pack, sold for $35.48!

And next we have a Father’s Day gift that will please any man who wears socks.  Yes, that should include every guy I know.  Introducing, the fantastic socks of FITS Sock Co.!

IMG_3931 copyFITS socks are made from merino wool, and are specialized to create a perfect fit for your feet!  They have three points of interest–the dynamic toe cup that conforms to the shape of your toes, the heel lock that keeps the sock correctly on your heel, and a full contact cuff that comfortably stays up your leg.

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We were sent a Business Crew pair in Chestnut, and the hubby is really impressed!!  At first he was skeptical about how exceptional they could be for a pair of socks, but after he returned home after wearing them the full work day, he was a believer.  Very comfortable, very form-fitting, and very high-quality.  Don’t tell him I told you this, but he loved them so much, he wore them two days in a row without washing.  He said they kept his feet very comfortable and that he could really tell a difference between this FITS pair and other socks.  I told him its definitely because of the merino wool!

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FITS carries socks for hiking, ski/snow, hunting/sporting, running, business/casual, and biking!  THESE are the activities and situations where I’m sure sock you’re wearing makes a huge difference.  Underneath boots and specialty shoes, these are each customized to provide the right cushion and comfort for your activities.

One lucky man is ALSO going to win three pairs of merino wool socks!  1 running, 1 hiking, and 1 casual, making this entire prize over $80!

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*This giveaway is open to US entries only *The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of May 9th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn. *This posting and giveaway were sponsored by PROBAR and FITS Sock Co. but all opinions are strictly my own


Uncommon Goods {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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I remember my mom telling me when I was in high school that it was incredibly difficult to find gifts for me, which surprised me!  I’ve always looked forward to all holidays and special occasions and haven’t ever been disappointed in gifts that I had received.  Thinking more about it, though, I don’t think that it’s because I have incredibly high expectations for gifts or because there’s just one gift that I have to have — rather, I’m pretty practical when I purchase items and I’m not very sentimental.  I suppose that that combination had made it difficult to find something that I would appreciate or would even keep for very long.

I realize now that one of the reasons that I had never really thought about it before was because my mom has always been such a good gift-giver!   She does the most amazing job of putting together fun, small packages to send to my boys every holiday, and she’s the aunt/sister/cousin/visiting teacher who not only remembers your birthday but also has a card and thoughtful gift in your mailbox or on your doorstep just in time for your special day.  I, unfortunately, did not inherit that innate ability to show my love and appreciation through thoughtful gifts, so it has taken me a little longer to learn the ropes.

On Mother’s Day this year, I woke up to find the sweetest letters written to me by my husband and my two boys, and they did such a great job of showering me with their love that I knew I wanted to make Father’s Day just as special for my husband and father/father-in-law.  If you’re like me and need a little extra help in the gift-giving department, then I would highly recommend starting your search at Uncommon Goods!

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Uncommon Goods features a variety of items for gifting for all ages, all price ranges, and all reasons!  You can search through their large inventory by category, but my favorite search link is the “Occasions” tab that will open up a number of choices ranging from more common gift-giving ones (birthday, baby shower, anniversary) to ones that my mom thinks of ahead of time and I don’t think about until after the fact when it’s too late (graduation and housewarming).

And then, if you still need more help finding that perfect gift, each of the Occasions is split further into more specific categories!  Since Father’s Day is on my mind, I spent most of my time there — they split it further into Gifts for Dad, Gifts for Grandfather, and Gifts for New Dad.  Here are some of my favorites from their Father’s Day gift selection:

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World Scratch Map

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Guitar Pick Punch

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Working Man’s Hygiene Kit

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Dad Infinite Joy Personalized Art

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Travel Chef BBQ Set

Enter below to win a $50 Gift Certificate to use at Uncommon Goods for your next gift-giving occasion!

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** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the  morning of June 7th and will be emailed within  24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a  new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Uncommon Goods, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Days Like These {Book Review}

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I’m pretty sure that I’ve mentioned before that I love to read blogs — I follow probably 40 blogs through Google Reader, and I’m searching endlessly for a good substitute once Google Reader is gone this summer!  I love that I can read a “magazine” of sorts all about the things that are interesting to me, and I love that “normal” people can share their knowledge, skills, and/or everyday life through writing.

The book Days Like These became available for review, and I knew immediately that I wanted to read it.  The book description explains, “When Kristian wanted to show his wife Rachel how much he loved her after learning he was terminally ill, he ended up winning millions of hearts around the world, thanks to the now famous YouTube video he made for her 35th birthday.  Social media is often seen as trivial and self-absorbed, but this heartfelt and moving tribute by a young Australian father of two in the midst of a battle with cancer, drew attention to a much larger story we all wanted to know more about and an ordeal so many families face alone.”

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This book is basically a compilation of the entries Kristian made to his blog during his two-year fight with cancer, which makes it unique because it captures emotions and feelings that were present during the events while they happened, rather than those remembered after one looks back.  While the YouTube video was watched by millions who flocked to his blog to learn about his experiences, Kristian’s writing remains very down-to-earth and honest from the first entry to the very sad last entry.

I also loved that this book and the blog was written from a man’s point of view, and more specifically from a husband and father of two boys.  While I certainly recognize that men have feelings and emotions, it’s not always common to see those publicly displayed.  This medium for writing allows readers to feel Kristian’s pain and sadness while also rejoicing in reaching another milestone and spending another day alive with family.  He is also very religious and comments on the strength that he draws from knowing that God knows and is in control of all things.

If you’re looking for a good read for yourself or for a special father in your life, I would highly recommend taking a look at this book!

**I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review, and the opinions I have expressed are my own.

Hey Dude Shoes {GIVEAWAY}–CLOSED

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I don’t know about you, but the old saying “When you have children, the days are long but the weeks/months/years are short” is SO true for me. Some mornings I wake up to screaming and fighting and I think, “Is it bed time yet?” but then all of a sudden I have times like right now where I think, “Is it really almost June? When did that happen?!” (which is when my husband would say “About 29 days ago!”). So here we are, one week closer to Father’s Day. Have you figured out what you want to get your favorite man this year? Well, here’s another great company for you to consider for your hubby/dad/brother: Hey Dude Shoes.

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Hey Dude Shoes has perfected the art of comfortable, cool shoes for men. They designed their shoes to be the lightest on the market and to be the most comfortable shoe possible. According to their website, their shoes only weigh 150 grams, which for us American folk is about 1/3 of a pound! That’s almost as light as a 1/4 Pounder with Cheese from McDonald’s! But they’re not flimsy; their “Flex & Fold Technology” ensures that the insole and outsole of each shoe gives proper support and flexibility to prevent injury and improve posture.  But enough talk about how great they are, check out the designs:

vinci-blueThese Vinci Shoes in Blue are super stylin’. They give a whole new meaning to the Elvis song “Blue Suede Shoes.” Definitely don’t step on these bad boys!
riva-fluo-chocolate2I LOVE boat shoes. I actually have a pair myself, so it’s no surprise I’m attracted to these Fluo Chocolate Rivas. I’ll admit, they are a bit flashy, but look how well this guy pulls them off with a pair of jeans. And they’re just so cool.
giveawayThe pair that I was sent was the Wally in Chocolate. True to their claim, my husband says they are totally comfortable and light. They only come in whole sizes and he normally wears a 10 1/2, but he was just fine with the size 10. Each pair of shoes comes with a pair of elastic laces so the shoes can be slip-ons and an extra set of hard laces for those who are anti-slip-on. He normally wears shoes with socks, so going barefooted was weird for him, but still comfortable.
shoesHe looks almost as good as the models in his shoes, don’t you think? 🙂 The shoes look good with shorts, jeans or khakis, so they’re totally versatile.
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I love their collection of men’s shoes, and at $40-$100, they’re not a bad deal, either. For now they don’t have a Women’s collection, but it says one is coming soon, so I’m keeping my eyes peeled and will definitely be checking it out once it’s available. But for today, one lucky winner will receive the same shoe I received, the Wally in Chocolate, as part of our giveaway.

Enter to win a pair of Hey Dude Shoes!

 

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** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of June 10 and will be emailed within 24 hours. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Hey Dude Shoes, but all opinions are strictly my own.

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