Earth To Echo and Devil’s Hand Giveaways Winners

Good morning dads and moms! Yesterday was my birthday, but we’re celebrating today with a Halloween party. Before the party begins, I have three winner announcements. But first, below are the current giveaways running on my dad and movie blogs.

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Beethoven’s Treasure Tail Giveaway and Activity Sheets – win the Blu-ray

Beethoven's Treasure Tail

I have a fun giveaway on my dad blog today. Thanks to Universal Studios Home Entertainment, I’m giving the new Beethoven’s Treasure Tail Blu-ray. The movie is about a dog named Beethoven. It stars Jonathan Silverman as Beethoven’s trainer. Co-stars include Morgan Fairchild, Kristy Swanson and Jeffrey Combs. Beethoven’s Treasure Tail will be available on DVD, Blu-ray, and digital HD on October 28th. Continue reading to find out how to win the Blu-ray.

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Pee-wee’s Playhouse Seasons 1 and 2 is Sophomoric, Yet Funny

My youngest daughter and I recently watched some episodes of Pee-wee’s Playhouse Seasons 1 & 2 DVD set. We’re both fans of the Pee-wee movies. In Pee-wee’s Playhouse, Paul Reubens’s wacky persona is the same as the character in the movies. The humor is essentially the same (very sophomoric). But unlike the films, the TV shows jump from one gag to the next without any real purpose. The shows are still funny like the Pee-wee movies, but there isn’t really a story for you to follow along because Pee-wee’s Playhouse is a show, not a movie. Overall, I think the series is worth watching if you’re a kid or a big fan of the Pee-wee movies. Just keep in mind the target audience is kids. Pee-wee’s Playhouse: Seasons 1 & 2 (Shout! Factory) is available now on DVD.

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7 Things About the Mr. Peabody and Sherman Blu-ray

Mr. Peabody and Sherman Blu-ray

The kids and I watched Mr. Peabody and Sherman over the weekend. We actually saw this film at the theater when it came out earlier in the year. It was funny then and seems to be even funnier now. I kid you not. My children laughed louder and more often the second time around. Mr. Peabody and Sherman (DreamWorks Animation and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment) is available now on DVD and Blu-ray. Continue reading to learn seven things about the movie.

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Giveaway: The Devil’s Hand – win an iTunes giftcard

The Devil's Hand movie

Has anyone seen The Devil’s Hand yet? The movie was released on iTunes, VOD and in select theaters recently. The film is about six girls born on the same day. One of the girls will eventually become the Devil’s Hand. The film stars Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter), Rufus Sewell (Dark City), and Adelaide Kane (The CW’s Reign). If you have not see the Devil’s Hand yet, now’s your chance. Thanks to Roadside Attractions, I’m giving away a $15 iTunes giftcard to a reader of my dad blog.

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Mr. Peabody and Sherman Italian Renaissance Party

Mr. Peabody and Sherman Italian Renaissance Party

We had a Mr. Peabody and Sherman Italian Renaissance Party at our house last night. The kids had a great time making crafts based on the movie, which was released on DVD and Blu-ray earlier in the week. We tried out several of the arts and crafts ideas listed in a previous blog post. The one my kids loved the most was the model airplane made with clothes pins and popsicle sticks. You can download the Mr. Peabody and Sherman activity sheets here. After the party, the children and I watched Mr. Peabody and Sherman. The kids thought it was hilarious.

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Schwan’s Home Service is Easy and Convenient for Busy Parents

Schwan's Home Service - special recipe pizzas

I recently placed an order with Schwan’s Home Service. The company is essentially an online grocery store. In my case, I ordered a bunch of their special recipe pizzas. They were delicious and my evil kids ate most of them when I was busy working outside. Schwan’s isn’t limited to just frozen pizzas. Dads and moms can also order fruits, vegetables, meats, seafood, pasta, side dishes, snacks, appetizers, desserts, breakfast items and even ice cream. That’s right. You can have ice cream delivered right to your door. I’m sure kids everywhere love that feature.

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Rio and Fury Giveaways Winners

Before I get to the giveaway winner announcements, I want to let you dads and moms know I’m running a sweepstakes on social media. The prize is an Earth To Echo Plushie toy. Retweet the tweet below to enter the giveaway. You can retweet daily. The contest ends October 22nd.

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Below are the current giveaways running on my dad and movie blogs.

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Label Daddy Labels are Super Cool – get 20% off your next order

Label Daddy return address labels

I recently ordered some return address labels from Label Daddy. As you can guess by the name of the business, the company sells labels. Label Daddy have labels for backpacks, luggage, and all sorts of things that need labeling — like school supplies and clothes for camp. I know what you’re thinking, what’s so specials about their labels? On the surface, they are just labels. But what I love about them is the ability to customize the labels with graphics and color.

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Mr. Peabody and Sherman Italian Renaissance Activity Sheets

Mr. Peabody and Sherman Blu-ray

Mr. Peabody & Sherman will be out on DVD and Blu-ray this week. I already hosted a giveaway, and soon I will host a Mr. Peabody and Sherman time period party at our house. The theme of my party is the Italian Renaissance. We’re going to try out some of the activities below. Feel free to try them with your kids.

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