HBO recently released season one of Vice Principals on Blu-ray and DVD. The cable TV show is about two school vice principals scheming to get rid of the new principal. Both VP’s think they should be the principal. The story isn’t very realistic (especially the profanity at school), but the series is funny. If you’re looking for a new series to binge watch, you should definitely check out Vice Principals: The Complete First Season.
I went to California Pizza Kitchen for the first time recently. My wife and kids have actually been there before when they were shopping at Bridgeport Village. But shopping isn’t my thing and Bridgeport Village is about 25 miles away. Anyways, I was very impressed with California Pizza. The food was delicious, the service was awesome, and the prices were reasonable. I also learned CPK will work with you on food allergies. And BTW, California Pizza offers more than just pizzas (like pasta, chicken, salads, sandwiches, fish, soup, etc). Oh, one more thing. CPK gift cards are great stocking stuffers. And when you purchase $100 in gift cards, you’ll receive a $20 promotional card for yourself (sweet, right?). This promotion runs through January 2, 2017.
Can you believe it’s almost time for the kids to head back to school? It’s true. I’ve been busy buying school clothes and supplies for the past few weeks. Our school requires a graphing calculator, so I bought one of those. Speaking of gadgets, I’ve also been testing out the Fire Kids Edition Tablet. It’s not really for school, but the device will come in handy during the school year. BTW, don’t let the words “Kids Edition” fool you. This Fire Kids Edition is a real Amazon tablet.
Can you believe it’s almost back to school time already? The summer went by fast. Speaking of back-to-school, I have a giveaway sponsored by Orkin. I’m giving away a back to school prize pack on my dad blog:
- Silver USB Portable Charger
You’re on the go from sun up to sun down and you can’t afford not to be accessible. This emergency charger is small, sleek and can help your phone keep up with your busy lifestyle.
- Double Wall Stainless Steel Travel Mug with Lid
Your car isn’t the only thing that needs fueling up in the morning… this stainless steel travel mug is a great way to ensure your morning coffee is always within arm’s reach.
- Orkin Protect Your Home PDF Checklist
This handy checklist from the experts at Orkin will help you think like a pest in order to help protect your home from pests.
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.
The kids are finally back in school, and fall is just around the corner. I guess now is a good time to share some fall family safety tips. Feel free to share your tips in the comments area.
I have two quick announcements this morning. First, my kids are going back to school next week so I thought I would share some safety tips. The second thing I would like to mention is that a Chuggington back-to-school safety themed Twitter party will take place on Wednesday (August 29th). You can win some fabulous Chuggington prizes. If you’re lucky, you might even win the awesome Wilson’s Wild Ride Deluxe Action Playset I gave away on my dad blog earlier this month.
Dads and moms, have you started your back-to-school shopping yet? Another item you might want to add to your back to school list is Gutzy Gear. The company sent me some products to review and giveaway on my dad blog. So, what is Gutzy Gear? It’s essentially a product for accessorizing you kid’s backpack. My children love them and I have a feeling their friends at school will think Gutzy Gear is neat too. Gutzy Gear isn’t a must have item for school, but it is a fun-have item for kids.
Have you noticed retailers have been running back-to-school promotions for several weeks now? I can’t believe school will start again in another month or so. Speaking of school, I received some new Sharpie Brush Tip markers and Sharpie Metallic markers for review on my dad blog. The problem is I can’t review them because my oldest daughter took them. She loves them. And because my daughter took the pens and loves to draw, I’m going to encourage her to enter the Start with Sharpie contest. Submissions could be featured in the first ever Sharpie music video, which will premier during the MTV Video Music Awards (September 6th at 8 pm). If you or your child is thinking of entering, you better hurry. The contest ends August 6th.
Crocs sent my eight-year old son a pair of their Hover Sneak Slip-On shoes for review on my dad blog. Until Crocs (Facebook | Twitter) contacted me, I didn’t even know the company was launching a new line of kids back to school shoes. Their new line includes several styles for girls and boys (K-8). According to Crocs, the shoes are approved for school gyms and have the same comfort as Crocs summer shoes. And unlike many of their other shoes, the back-to-school shoes line are designed to be worn with or without socks. BTW, feel free to enter their Sneak Summer into School Sweepstakes. Crocs is giving away a 4-day, 3-night vacation for four people to San Diego. The prize includes round-trip airfare, oceanside hotel, local attractions tickets, car rental and $200 for fun.