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Canary Home Security System Review and Giveaway – geeky gift idea

Canary all-in-one home security system

Looking for a holiday gift idea? How about a Canary all-in-one home security system. The company sent me a unit for review on my dad blog (I’m also giving away a Canary to a lucky reader). I love the Canary home security system. It’s easy to use and is better than my other video system. I think the Canary is a cool gift for the geek dad or mom in your life. Canary offers the ultimate security solution with its built-in microphone, HD camera, motion detection sensors, siren and authority alert options, night vision, and air safety technology. The Canary comes in three colors: black, white or silver. It has a list price of $199, but it will be on sale for $179 in North America (US and Canada) from December 13th to December 26th.

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13 Blu-ray and DVD Gift Ideas for Movie Lovers

Jurassic World (Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard)

Looking for a gift idea for a movie lover? If you are, then you are in luck. I’ve compiled a list of Blu-rays and DVDs that stood out this past year. Thirteen films you should check out include Jurassic World, Pitch Perfect 2, Minions, Big Hero 6, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Teen Beach Movie 2, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Insurgent, Home, Paper Towns, Vikings Season 3 and Home Alone Ultimate Collector’s Edition.

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Best Family Movie Night Party Ever for Home

Best Family Movie Night Ever for HOME

We had our best movie night ever party while watching Home on Sunday night. We loved the movie and actually watched it twice now (three times if you include the theatrical release). Family movie night was a lot of fun. A big reason is because of the slushie makers Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and DreamWorks Animation sent us. They were a big hit with the kids because we had been in a heat wave — three straight days of 100+ degrees weather in the Portland area! The soundtrack was also part of our Home goodies. The CD is awesome and we played it multiple times during our beach trip over the weekend. Home is available now on Blu-ray and DVD. Continue reading to see photos from our best movie night ever party. As I already mentioned, we had a blast!

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Best Family Movie Night Party Ever

Home flying car - Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and DreamWorks Animation

This weekend our family is going to have the best family movie night party ever. We’re going to watch Home and make slushies! Fun, right? The kids can’t wait until the party. In the meantime, I guess the kids will just have to check out the graphics and activity sheets in this blog post. Home is available now on DVD and Blu-ray.

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Home Blu-ray Giveaway and Activity Sheets

Home Blu-ray - DreamWorks Animation and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

My kids are excited about the upcoming release of Home. We saw it at the theater and enjoyed Home (review). In fact, my kids like to repeat a phrase from the movie, “My hands are in the air like I just do not care.” They think the main character (Oh) is pretty funny. Now thanks to Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and DreamWorks Animation, a reader of my dad blog can win the Home Blu-ray Party Edition. The party edition includes a Boov-tastic party of never-before-seen bonus features that will persuade the entire family to get their groove on, including “Oh’s Boovy Jukebox” of top tracks, “Oh’s Shake Your Boov Thing,” a toe-tapping, music video mash-up, hilarious deleted scenes, character-drawing tutorials and more. Home is available now on digital HD and will be available on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD on July 28th. Continue reading for activity sheets and info on how to win the Blu-ray.

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4 Things About the Home Movie – a Lilo and Stitch wannabe

Home (DreamWorks Animation)

My two youngest children and I saw an early screening of Home recently. The animated film from DreamWorks Animation is about an alien named Oh. He and his people invaded Earth and then relocated all the humans to a rural area of the planet. The story isn’t great, but the movie is humorous and there’s plenty of action. My kids and I enjoyed the film. The movie will appeal to both kids and adults, but I think children will enjoy the animated film more. Home opens in theaters this weekend, March 27th. Continue reading to learn four things about the movie.

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12 Winter Tips for Your Home

home in winter

This winter, which officially started on Sunday, homeowners should be aware of important warning signs and potential heating system hazards to protect their homes from any accidents. According to the National Fire Protection Association, faulty and improperly used heating equipment accounted for nearly 400 deaths nationwide, more than 53,000 fires and $893 million in direct property damage in 2011. Fortunately, I have some tips to help make your home as comfy and safe this season.

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Review: UltraViolet DVDs – it's movie streaming from the clouds

UltraViolet movies from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Have you heard of UltraViolet? It’s a digital service that allows dads, moms, and kids to upload, store and watch their favorite movies whenever and wherever they want. I tried out the service recently with three of Sony Pictures’ UltraViolet movies: Men in Black (I and II), Moneyball, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The movies were great on my Blu-ray player, but I also loved watching the UltraViolet movies on my iPod touch and Nook Color. The playback was very smooth. Best of all, I didn’t have to use software to convert my movies into a format that can be played on my mobile devices. The cloud service took care of that for me, and the process was easy and very quick.

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