Check out the blue rope light I received from Winterland. The holiday light is powered by energy efficient LED’s — about one LED every inch. The rope light is 18 feet in length, so that comes to about 216 LEDs. It’s been raining every day around here, so I have not had a chance to install it outside yet. But that has not stopped by son from playing with it (see photo above).
Good morning, dads and moms. I can’t believe Thanksgiving is next week. Anyways, I have one winner announcement this morning. But first, below are the current giveaways running on my dad and Portland blogs.
- Annie Sweepstakes (Portland blog, Oregon and Washington only, ends 12/2)
- Jingle All The Way 2 Blu-ray Giveaway (dad blog, ends 11/28)
Thinking of getting rope light to add some dazzle to your outdoor lighting? If you are, then you should check out the selection of Christmas rope lights at All Things Christmas And More. They offer both incandescent and the more energy efficient LED rope lights. The company offers a variety of colors: red, green, blue, orange, pink, purple, white and multi-color ropes too. In my case, I purchased the blue LED rope lights for $19.36. I already have blue and cool white LED icicle lighting and I thought the blue rope light would fit in nicely.
Anyone remember Jingle All The Way? The movie was released about ten years ago and starred Arnold Schwarzenegger. Anyway, there is a sequel. I have not seen the film yet, but it doesn’t appear to be related to the first movie. The film stars Larry the Cable Guy and WWE Superstar Santino Marella. Jingle All the Way 2 will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on December 2nd. And thanks to Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, a reader of my dad blog can win the Blu-ray.
As many parents know, How to Train Your Dragon 2 (DreamWorks and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment) was released on Blu-ray and DVD last week. It’s a fun movie. We saw the animated film at the theater last summer and again last weekend during our family movie night. In addition to seeing the film again, we had dragon snacks (popcorn, cookies, fruit snacks, Goldfish, juice boxes) and did some fun activities. Actually, we ate snacks while we watched the movie and then did some activities after the film. The whole family had a good time. We loved the movie, enjoyed the snacks, and had fun with the dragon activities.
The kids and I watched the sequel to How to Train Your Dragon over the weekend. The animated film is entertaining and will appeal to both kids and parents. In our case, we had already seen the Dragon 2 movie at the theater last June. We loved it then and still love it now. I actually prefer to watch the movie at home because then I can pause for snacks and bathroom breaks. BTW, How to Train Your Dragon 2 is the second installment in the trilogy. The third movie will be released in 2016. How to Train Your Dragon 2 (DreamWorks and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment) is available now on Blu-ray and DVD. Continue reading to learn eight things about the animated movie.
Here’s something to watch this week — Nature: Invasion of the Killer Whales, which will air at 8pm on Wednesday (November 19th) on PBS. The film is a fascinating documentary about how the change in the Arctic is causing a shift in power at the top of the world. The polar bears have been the top predator in the North for a long time. But now Killer Whales have invaded their turf. I enjoyed watching Invasion of the Killer Whales and I think this is something most parents will like too. The documentary isn’t funny or full of action, but I think many kids will find the film interesting. And it’s definitely educational. Dads and moms will appreciate that. If you miss Nature: Invasion of the Killer Whales this week, you can purchase the DVD or watch the film online in the near future.
Good morning, parents! Today I have to get out our Thanksgiving and Christmas stuff. I can’t believe Thanksgiving is less than to weeks away. Anyways, I have two winner announcements this morning. But first, below is the current giveaway running on my dad blog.
- PUNK Wireless Speaker Giveaway (dad blog, ends 11/21)
Thanksgiving is two weeks away and soon the Christmas season will begin. Actually, many retailers have already been running Christmas specials. Speaking of Christmas, I have a great holiday gift idea — the PUNK wireless speaker. Sol Republic sent me a unit for review on my dad blog and I can tell you it is awesome. I think music lovers will love the PUNK portable speaker. It uses Bluetooth technology to stream music from your mobile device to the speaker. It sounds great. Continue reading to find out how you can win the PUNK wireless speaker.
20th Century Fox sent us the new Rio 2 Sing-along Blu-ray. It’s awesome. As you can guess, this new release displays the lyrics during the singing scenes. My two youngest kids love singing along with the characters. My nine-year old daughter sings along by reading the lyrics. My five-year old son, on the other hand, can’t read fast enough. So he sings along by listening to the movie and his sister. They are pretty cute when they sing along to the tunes. If you have not purchase a copy of Rio 2 yet, you should get the sing-along version. It includes the regular movie plus the sing-along version of the animated film. Rio 2 Sing-Along is available now on DVD and Blu-ray. Rio 2 features the voices of Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, and George Lopez.