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Family Yearbook. Nowvel Photobook

It’s an idea I’ve had for a while but had a hard time motivating myself to actually do it: Create a yearbook for my family. A photo album book that would encapsulate one year of our lives. Thankfully Nowvel came along and offered me a chance to try out one of their books for free. Now if I could just motivate myself to make it!

Turns out I had gotten myself all worked up for no reason. It was super simple and intuitive to make. Continue reading Family Yearbook. Nowvel Photobook

Batman Unlimited

I don’t know what it is about Batman that stands the test of time. But he has been one of the most beloved super heros since he was first introduced by DC Comics in 1939. It’s also interesting to note that Batman doesn’t have any special powers, he relies on his intellect and great physical shape to help him fight crime. Every generation seems to have their own version of Batman. Continue reading Batman Unlimited

My Kids Were Framed

I have teamed up with CanvasPop.com to bring you one of my best giveaways to date. One of my lucky readers will win a 16×20 framed photo with 2.5 inch mat. You are going to love this! CanvasPop sent me one to review.

The hardest thing was to try and decide which of my hundreds of pictures I wanted to immortalize. I finally decided I would go with a picture that I took of my two oldest boys at one of their very first University of Florida Gator football games. I thought this would be something they could cherish for a long time and could have in their room.

Ordering was super easy, I emailed them my photo and told them the color frame I wanted. I was a little bit concerned that the picture I was sending them was taken with my iPhone. I didn’t want it to look too pixelated when enlarged but it looks great. They even sent me a digital proof to look over before they mailed it out. Everything looked fantastic!

Canvas Pop Preview

When it arrived, the first thing I noticed was the framed picture was significantly larger than I was imagining. The dimensions are of the photo on the inside, so the mat and the frame add to the size. I was pleasantly surprised. Here is a picture of the frame sitting on our coloring table.

The next thing I started to notice was how they seemed to pay attention to every detail. The wire used for hanging in the back is plastic coated. So even though the frame has a little bit of weight to it, it didn’t dig into my hands if I picked it up by the wire.

The mat had a small beveled edge on the inside, it’s not just cut square. That adds a nice touch.

The back had a paper backing glued on to give it a very professional and finished look. I appreciated the detail they put into the back of the frame that no one was ever going to see.

All in all, I couldn’t be more pleased about this wonderful new addition to my boys’ room and I hope they grow up with fond memories of Gator football.  I’m  excited that one of you will get to win one of these fantastic 16×20 framed photos. If you want to enter just click on the image below:

Canvas Pop Giveaway

If you don’t win, don’t lose heart. They are offering my readers 35% off your entire order through November 30, 2015. Just use code SUNSHINEDAD35 and check out all the other options they have here. They specialize in printing from social media including Facebook and Instagram.  I know of at least one big holiday coming up where a framed photo could make the perfect gift. I’m talking about Christmas just in case you didn’t pick up on that.

Well I hope you are all having a wonderful week. A big thank you to CanvasPop for sponsoring this giveaway and good luck to all of you entering. After you enter above please give me a click here to vote for me as a Top Dad Blogger. It’s because of all your votes I’m able to bring you sweet giveaways like this. Thank you.

How do you Stack Up?

When we first got married my wife worked for one year as an elementary school PE teacher. One of their units was all about cup stacking. I grew up playing and excelling in sports. I loved PE; it was my favorite subject every year from Kindergarten to Senior year of High School. (For the record, I did really love Drama too) But I had never heard of stacking cups and it seemed pretty silly to me. Continue reading How do you Stack Up?

Old-School Meets New-School

Bed time routine around here almost always involves a few books. There is nothing quite like a great book to whisk you away on a great adventure. Recently I was sent a copy of Goodnight Lad to check out.

The story was a tale about a boy who wouldn’t go to bed and the lengths his parents went to in order to get him to fall asleep. If that’s all there was to this book it would have been placed on the bookshelf among our 100 other books to get worked into the book rotation.

Turns out this book has one really cool feature that sets it apart from every other book on the planet. Continue reading Old-School Meets New-School

Scooby-Doo & LEGO $200 Giveaway

Scooby-Doo was easily one of my favorite cartoons growing up and I still have tons of LEGOS around my house now. Well, lucky for my 10 year old self, LEGO and Scooby-Doo have teamed up to make a series of stop motion YouTube videos using the new Scooby-Doo LEGO sets.

I can remember taking my family’s old giant VHS video recorder and putting it on a tripod and making my own stop motion movies with LEGOS. I didn’t even know it was called stop motion and every movie was almost exactly the same: two LEGO trucks drove head first into each other and then violently exploded all over the room. I was a very predictable director, in hind sight I should have mixed in some love story plot lines. Oh well.

Fortunately for you, the WB Kids YouTube channel has succeeded where I failed Continue reading Scooby-Doo & LEGO $200 Giveaway