Father’s Day Gifts for the Hero in your Life…..

**This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Warner Bros.**

For several of the last Father’s Days I’ve usually asked the hubby if there’s something he would like. He’s usually seeking to build up his camping/backpacking gear or looking for a specific book. There’s a long list of random military related items that he’s had over the years, on his list. Some pretty cool stuff that I would never have thought of in a million years. Personally I think dads can be pretty hard to shop for. Other than a tie (total stereotype) what do you get them if they don’t collect something. So I thought I’d create a few posts highlighting some of some cool gadgets and books for the hard to shop for military dad (or any dad that likes super cool stuff). Ladies, this is some pretty awesome and random stuff….major brownie points here!

1. Stormproof Butane lighters.  This is a must have in hubby’s life  Not only is it good for work related deployments and travel, he takes this camping and backpacking with him.  He loves this thing!  Finding a lockable one, and one that can light even when wet are good tips ladies.

2.  Danner Boots – I don’t know about you, but sometimes boots that are issued aren’t all that great.  So hubby actually asked for, and received for his birthday one year, super suped up Danner boots.  Best brand out there in his opinion.

3. Fisher Space Pen –  We love the space pen, and have actually been to the factory outside of Las Vegas.  Grab him the original space pen, get it engraved, and he’ll be able to write upside down and under water!

4. Rite in the Rain – This is all weather writing paper and hubby is obessed with.  I swear he buys it in bulk.  I’m sure there are other brands out there, but this is the real deal brand to go with.  They have tactical kits for the military man, desert color, in loose leaf, bound and spiral notebooks.  This stuff is pretty awesome.

5. Purchase tickets for the pre-screening premier of Man of Steel

Wal-Mart has partnered with Warner Bros for this super cool event. They are providing us with a unique opportunity to purchase tickets to the premier for Man of Steel in your local Wal-Mart electronics Department. My dad is all about seeing movies for his birthday. He loves that kind of stuff, like I’m willing to bet there are a lot of dads out there that are a succor for a good comic book/superhero franchise Wal-Mart is providing a unique opportunity to purchase tickets to see the movie before it is regularly released. When you purchase your tickets you will also receive a special comic book written by the author of Man of Steel, as well as the chance to pre-order an exclusive HD download or Blu-Ray copy of the film.

Man of Steel will be screening at specified theaters on June 13th!

Take a peak at the movie!

Grab the dad in your life, and maybe your own little super hero and check out Man of Steel, coming soon!

Purchase tickets to the exclusive pre-screening of Man of Steel [PG-13] on June 13th, 2013 at 7 PM at your local Walmart! Tickets can be purchased in the Electronics Department and include an exclusive digital comic book written by David S. Goyer, author of “Man of Steel”, as well as an exclusive opportunity to pre-order an HD digital download or Blu-Ray copy of the film.

  • Go to your local Walmart
  • Visit the electronics department
  • Purchase your EXCLUSIVE Man of Steel prescreening tickets (available in 2D or 3D)
  • Take your family to the theater location noted on your ticket and watch the EXCLUSIVE 7 p.m. premiere of Man of Steel on June 13th!

Learn more here!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Warner Bros.

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Escape From Planet Earth, Opens Friday the 15th!

Tuesday my two oldest and I, was able to attend the pre-screening of a new movie, Escape From Planet Earth. Thanks to the ever Amazing Blue Star Families and AMC Leows Georgetown movie theater, we got to experience a movie before anyone else.  I think that is pretty cool.  You may or may not have heard of  Blue Star Families, but they are a wonderful organization whose only goal is to the assist the lives of military-connected families.  With programs like Books on Bases, Mil-Kidz Club, Blue Star Theaters and Museums and Operation Honor Corp they strive to assist and bless so many military families.  Blue Star Families also encourages getting active and volunteering within their community.  That is how I discovered them.  I jumped in with both feet and haven’t looked back.   So, this past Tuesday we were blessed.


Escape From Planet Earth is all about the very maucho, but sometimes a little cocky, Astronaut Scorth Supernova, who finds himself trapped on Planet Earth.  He sends out an SOS and his older, but smaller brother is sent to rescue him – and hilarious mishaps and funniness ensue.

I have to admit I was only slightly hesitant because it was rated PG.  It really annoys me when cartoons so clearly geared towards children are not rated G.  Most of the time it is because of adult humor.  They say they have to keep the parent’s involved, but seriously I think that is ridiculous.  So I was quite pleasantly surprised to find that I wasn’t upset about much of anything in the movie.  There were definitely some intense parts and the bad guys could be a little scary at time (especially for my 4 year old).  There was a little bit of adultish, or rude humor, but it was not completely out there.  The voice talents of Brendan Fraiser, Steve Zahn, George Lopez, Jane Lynch, Chris Parnell and Sophia Vegara creates a stellar cast!  Thumbs up for that makers of Escape From Planet Earth.  My kids loved it and I loved it too!  It is definitely a great family movie if you’re looking for one this weekend.

I think it is especially important to give back as a Military Family, to be involved with others in our community.  How are you involved in your community?

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