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A Special Pen for my Superhero

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in Father's Day, Shopping | 0 comments

 Sponsored My love affair with pens started many years ago, when I was 11 years old. My father gave me my first pen set that was not disposable. It was a Cross pen and pencil silver set that he had gotten me for my birthday. I loved that set so much, it took me several months to just take it out of the box.  But I used it on daily basis (at home), as I was too afraid to take it to school. At the time, my father presented the pen set to me, he explained that my grandfather had also given him his first nice pen set when he was 11. Apparently this was some sort of a family tradition. The pen gifts did not stop when I passed the age of 11; they reappeared when I graduated from High...

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Give Dad the Gift of Virtual Reality

Posted by on Jun 5, 2016 in Family, Father's Day, Holiday, Tech | 0 comments

 Sponsored dad /dad/: noun Superhero, Dedicated, Devoted, Role Model Father’s Day is my favorite holiday of the year. It is the day that my children and I can come together to shower their dad with love, and show him how grateful we are for everything he does for our family, but I almost always have trouble finding him the perfect gift until now. Have you also had trouble finding the perfect Father’s Day gift? Having trouble finding the ultimate gift for the dad who seems to have everything? I am so excited to have found the ideal gift for dads of all ages that they’ll enjoy using for years to come. Give them the gift of a Samsung Smartphone that he can use to capture crisp, clear, beautiful pictures of his favorite family memories throughout the year. He can...

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Orange County Father’s Day Dining Guide

Posted by on Jun 3, 2016 in Dining, Events, Father's Day, Holiday | 0 comments

  Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar 455 Newport Center Dr Fashion Island, Newport Beach 949.720.9633 Celebrate Dad at Fleming’s Father’s Day all weekend long with a special three-course Prime Tomahawk steak dinner. Start with roasted king crab with a sesame soy glaze, followed by an impressive 28 oz. Prime Tomahawk Steak with house-made russet potato tots. Dessert includes a chocolate soufflé. $85 per person, exclusive of beverage, tax, tip. In addition to dinner, Fleming’s will also be offering a special Father’s Day Sunday three-course brunch. Appetizer choices include Potato Leek Soup, Modern Caesar or Fresh Seasonal Berries. Next select an entree option from Signature Eggs Benedict, Baked Brioche French Toast, Prime Rib With A Trio Of Sauces, Brentone Omelet or Porcini-Crusted Filet Mignon. End brunch on a sweet note with a choice of White Chocolate Bread Pudding, New...

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Epic Father’s Day San Diego Getaway

Posted by on Jun 17, 2015 in Father's Day, Featured, San Diego, Travel | 0 comments

 Wondering what to do on Father’s Day? Still don’t have plans, and want to take your kids dad on an epic adventure? The Hotel Palomar in San Diego is the perfect place to surprise dad over Father’s Day weekend with their “Take Flight” adventure destination package. The discounted travel package includes deluxe accommodations, a pass for tandem skydive at Skydive San Diego, a 20 percent discount at Nature’s Spa by Jurlique, a flight of beer from San Diego’s microbreweries and a custom skateboard deck, featuring artwork from Grant Pecoff. The fun doesn’t have to stop there! And while in town, guests can take advantage of the warm weather and go out kayaking or snorkeling with Everyday California. In addition to a great workout, the entire family (kids 6+) can get an up-close look at leopard sharks, seals, turtles, bat...

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Boxfli Makes Giving Gifts Fun and Memorable

Posted by on Jun 17, 2015 in Family, Father's Day, Shopping | 0 comments

  What is Boxfli? I admit that I drive by this store off Alicia Parkway in Mission Viejo every day while taking my kids to school, and I had no idea exactly what it was. One day, out of curiosity, I followed the white paw prints on the sidewalk of the shopping center to check out this local business. What I found was one of the best-hidden gems for finding unique and perfect gifts. Boxes…Boxes The store is filled with boxes. Not the boring brown boxes that you’d find at the USPS but super fun and funky shipping boxes. They have every shape, size, color and design imaginable at reasonable prices. Gifts..Gifts Not only do they have boxes but also unique gifts. The store has one of the largest selections of unique gift ideas, and the staff is ready...

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Father’s Day Pampering at Butterfli Me

Posted by on Jun 17, 2015 in Beauty, Family, Father's Day, Featured | 0 comments

  Dads Aren’t too Macho to Admit that They Enjoy Pampering Too. For Father’s Day Give Dad a Men’s Grooming Service at Butterfli Me Makeup Studio. Men want to look their best, with brows and ear hair in place (or removed), moisturized lips and clean, fresh skin. Introducing the Butterfli Me Men’s Grooming Service. In 10 – 15 minutes male clients can be refreshed, styled and ready for whatever their day or evening will bring, solving issues from excessively chapped lips, uni-brows, awkwardly misplaced hairs or dry, dull skin. Ideal for business meetings, speaking engagements, headshots or a special evening out, the men’s service is also convenient for dads who may be waiting while their wife/girlfriend gets glamourous at Butterfli Me. This makes it a fun outing for two! MEN’S BASIC GROOMING SERVICE – 10 minutes $20 • Brow...

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Five Best Father’s Day Golf Gifts

Posted by on Jun 16, 2015 in Father's Day, Shopping | 0 comments

  Looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift for the dad who loves to golf? We have found the five best gifts for dads who enjoy spending their time playing a game of golf. Go shopping online today because Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 21st. TomTom Golfer ($249.99) Dad will hit the perfect shot when wearing this sleek watch. The watch comes preloaded with more than 34,000 courses that can be updated wirelessly through a smartphone. It will help to improve your game by helping to make smarter decisions, showing precise distance and making players aware of hazards on the fairway. Personalization on Titleist Golf Balls (Price Varies, but Personalization is FREE) – If Dad literally has it all, play it safe with personalized golf balls from Titleist. Titleist makes some of the best golf balls on the...

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Six Things a Single Mom Can Teach a Child on Father’s Day

Posted by on Jun 14, 2015 in Family, Father's Day, Featured, Parenting | 0 comments

  I have been a single mom since Chase was in the womb, but rather than ignore Father’s Day when it comes around each year, I encourage Chase to thank the role models that have been there for him throughout his life. Here’s how we celebrate and some other ideas that may help. Celebrate Your Male Role Models Fathers aren’t the only male role models a child can have. Chase is lucky enough to have a really close relationship with my father, his Papa as he calls him. But it could be an uncle, or an elder brother, a godfather or even a teacher – whoever it is, take the time to thank them for their help and support. Don’t Rely On Shop Bought Most shop bought cards and gifts for Father’s Day have the word Dad or Father...

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Burke Williams Father’s Day Facial Giveaway

Posted by on Jun 4, 2015 in Father's Day, Featured, Giveaways | 13 comments

  Wondering what to get Dad for Father’s Day? Finding the perfect gift for Dads can be a challenge for many Moms, and the best gift to give Dad is the gift of relaxation. Burke Williams is offering great Father’s Day specials on gift cards purchased from June 15th through July 15th. Guests that spend $150 on a gift card at Burke Williams Day Spa will receive a complimentary $25 gift card. For each $250 gift card purchase, you will receive a gift card for $50. Whether it’s a gift for your dad, husband, new grad, best friend or bride-to-be, purchase a gift card and receive a little something special for yourself at Burke Williams Day Spa. Giveaway! We are thrilled that Burke Williams has offered us a 50-minute Men’s Facial to giveaway to one of our readers. The...

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2015 Orange County Father’s Day Events

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Events, Father's Day, Featured, Holiday | 0 comments

  It’s that special day when we celebrate the men in our lives, and the important influence that fathers have in our society. I’m referring to Father’s Day, of course! So, take the time to say, “thanks, dad,” and indulge together in one or two of the many events in Orange County that honor and celebrate that special guy in your life. Father’s Day Sunset Live Music and Dinner Cruise June 21, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Dana Wharf Sportfishing Dana Point Harbor 34675 Golden Lantern Dana Point, CA 92629 949-496-5794 www.danawharf.com Come aboard the Dana Pride for a special Father’s Day Dinner Cruise. Enjoy two hours on the water, complete with live music and a delicious barbecue dinner . Tickets are $49 per adult, $29 per child. Pretend City Celebrates Father’s Day June 20, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pretend...

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Celebrate Real Dad Moments on Father’s Day

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014 in Family, Father's Day | 2 comments

 Sponsored My favorite moments as a mother are watching my children spend time with their father. Pushing them on the swing, reading them books, riding bikes together and all the hugs and kisses they share. Every Sunday morning before church, I know that I can walk into the bathroom to see my husband shaving with the kids with shaving cream and popsicle sticks. These are the moments that our children will cherish forever, and remember real moments with their dad. Dove is celebrating Dad’s this Father’s Day by spotlighting dads and the unrecognized ways that fathers care for their children. Dove is committed to showing how real men care, and trying to change the way dads are portrayed in the media. Did you know that three quarters of dads say they are responsible for their child’s emotional well-being, while...

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A Day out with Dad: Orange County Father’s Day Guide

Posted by on Jun 5, 2014 in Events, Father's Day, Featured | 0 comments

  Father’s Day is “the most important holiday of the year” my girls emphatically say thanks to years of endless training by my husband. (Mother’s Day is a close second, they sympathetically tell me.) Regardless of how you rank it, preparing for Dad’s monumental day is essential. A relaxing June 15 brunch may be your speed (check out the Orange County Father’s Day Dining Guide for options), but what to do for the rest of the day or weekend with Dad? Forget the obligatory new tie or golf accessory gift and instead opt for a memorable day of fun with these unique event ideas sure to relax, entertain, or thrill. Sporty Dad The Angels are away, but the Dodgers are here to play! Venture up to LA and watch the Dodgers take on the Arizona Diamondbacks at 1:10pm for...

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