Thanks to Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, I’m giving away the Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return Blu-ray on my dad blog. I have not seen it yet, but I expect a review copy soon. I think my family will like it. We’re fans of Oz. BTW, Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return will be released on Blu-ray and DVD next week on August 26th.
Princess Cupcake Jones has a new book coming out. It’s called Princess Cupcake Jones Won’t Go To School! Belle Publishing sent me a copy of the book for review on my dad blog. In my honest opinion, I think the story is wonderful, I love the illustrations in the book, and the main character makes me smile. Cupcake Jones actually reminds me of my two girls. I’m happy to add the book to our library. Princess Cupcake Jones Won’t Go To School! will be available on September 1st. The 32-page hardcover book is priced at $12.28.
On Saturday, I went to the grand opening of a new cabinet and countertop showroom. I love what I saw in the showroom, but a dream kitchen isn’t cheap. That’s why I’m happy to tell you about the Summer of Giveaways Sweepstakes. The contest isn’t hosted on my dad blog, but you can win some great prizes — like a dream kitchen ($25,000 kitchen makeover). Other prizes include a Troy-Bilt Riding Lawn Mower, $1,000 Target gift card, and Dyson D65 Vacuum. The deadline to enter is September 29, 2014.
Good morning, dads and moms. I have a busy weekend. Today, I’m off to a company BBQ, and tomorrow I have a family reunion. Before I eat myself to death, I have one giveaway winner announcement. But first, below is the current giveaway running on my dad blog.
- Hey Arnold! Giveaway (dad blog, ends 8/22)
I have a great giveaway for fans of the Hey Arnold! TV series. Thanks Shout! Factory and Nickelodeon, a reader of my dad blog will win the Hey Arnold! The Complete Series on DVD. The 16-disc box set includes all 99 big-city adventures from the classic Nickelodeon animated series. The Hey Arnold! The Complete Series DVD box set is available exclusively at Wal-Mart (current price: $26.94). The release date is August 19th, but you can pre-order it now if you can’t wait.
The Boxtrolls, the latest stop-motion film by Laika Animation Studios, will open in theaters on September 26th. My kids and I can’t wait to see the movie. We loved Coraline and ParaNorman, and Laika’s latest film looks fun too. The graphics above is the official movie poster for Boxtrolls. Continue reading to see the film trailer and synopsis.
Have you heard of Schwan’s Home Service? I know everything, but until recently, I have not heard of them either. According to the press material, Schwan’s have been providing superior frozen foods with convenient home delivery for over 60 years. Their foods are flash frozen at the peak of freshness and flavor. Choose from USDA Choice meats, wild-caught seafood, flavorful skillet meals, Grade A fruits and vegetables, plus their heritage ice cream, distinctive desserts and much more. Now’s your chance to try them out. Readers of my dad blog can get a discount off their first Schwan’s order.
Can you believe it’s almost time for the kids to head back to school? I can’t either. Summers are way too short. Speaking of back to school, I have a tip for parents — label all clothing, sports equipment and other personal belongings your kids bring to school, camp, sports leagues, day care, and other places. Labels, such as the ones from Label Daddy, keep your kids stuff from getting lost or mixed up with others. Right now you can even save 20% on Label Daddy labels for Back to School. Just use the promo code USFAMILY20 at checkout. According to the press material, Label Daddy is the number one solution for labeling your belongings.
I recently watched the new Peppa Pig DVD with my two youngest kids. The title is called Peppa Pig: The Balloon Ride. The DVD is only an hour long, but it includes twelve 5-minute episodes (my favorite is The Baby Piggy). My little ones love Peppa Pig. They think the show is funny. The episodes are short, which is good because then their minds don’t wander. The animation is simple, but my children don’t seem to care. Peppa Pig: The Balloon Ride will be available on DVD and in digital format on August 12th. And thanks to Entertainment One, a reader of my dad blog can win the DVD and a Peppa Pig book.