Father’s Day 2017 #LoveHallmarkCA #ad

Father’s Day will be here before you know it!  It’s time to show your appreciation, show your love, and give your praises.  Let’s celebrate dad; it’s easy!

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Share a few sweet gifts from Hallmark; dad is sure to love them any and all gift(s) as long as you give them with love.Pick from:

  • Hallmark’s NEW barware collection – pilsner glassware, coasters, bar towels, and bottle tags
  • Superhero – bottle opener and metal sign
  • Hallmark’s Star Wars™ Collection – grilling mitt & fork, light saber pizza cutter, and more
  • An assortment of Father’s Day greetings – including Hallmark’s NEW Virtual Reality collection
  • Assorted Gift Bags

… tuck your gift(s) into a beautiful gift bag, and don’t forget to include a Father’s Day Card.

Even though there’s just three or four more days of shopping left, there’s no need to panic. Just find your closest store; you’re certain to find the perfect item!

Visit http://www.hallmark.ca for a store near you.

Top 5 Tools for DIY DAD #Ryobi #ad

There are just a few days left before Father’s Day.  Are you in a panic?  If you have a DIY kind of Dad then there’s no reason to be anxious!  I have a few suggestions.

Check out Ryobi’s Father’s Day Gift Centre at Home Depot between May 25-28

Any man can father a child.  Let’s face it, it’s the easiest part of becoming a father!  Taking on the role of “father” and actually being present in their child’s life, loving them, disciplining them, teaching them, etc. is what is difficult.  Dads are often overlooked, so why not remind Dad of your appreciation?

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If Dad (or the father figure in your life) is handy, or likes to pretend so, then RYOBI has several options!  Let’s look at the top 5:

 1.      18V ONE+ 10″ Sliding Dual Bevel Brushless Mitre Saw

-Brushless motor provides longer runtime and longer life

-Extended miter ranges from 45° left to 50° right to accommodate a wide variety of cuts

-Miter stops located at the most common crown molding angles 0o, 15o, 22.5o, 31.6o, and 45o left and right for quick cut settings

-Miter detent override provides quick action lever by-passes miter detent index points with one simple motion

-Electric brake stops the blade in seconds

 2.        40-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Attachment Capable String Trimmer

-Attachment capable: accepts Ryobi Expand-It attachments and other universal gas attachments to save time, money and space

-40V lithium-ion high capacity battery and 90-minute charger included

-Premium 0.080-inch twisted dual line

-REEL-EASY bump-feed string head for fast and easy reloading

-13 to 15-inch adjustable cutting width for longer run time or wider cutting path

 3.      18V ONE+ Lithium+ Brushless String Trimmer

-Brushless motor for maximum power and run time

-Variable speed & 2-speed trigger

-Reel easy with speed winder bump feed head for fast reloads



 4.      18V ONE+ Brushless Hammer Drill/Driver Kit

-First ONE+ BRUSHLESS tool

-Brushless motor for longer runtime and life

-750+ in-lbs Torque

-2-speed gear box



 5.      18V ONE+™ Brushless Belt Sander

-Brushless motor for corded performance with cordless convenience

-Tool-free, 5-position adjustable pommel handle



Can you imagine how many items off the “To Do List” could get done?  I don’t think there’s a job that Dad won’t be able to do.  It’s time to dust off those “To Do Lists” and possibly even write-up some more.  Boys with their toys indeed.  I know!  I know!  Dad will be beyond overjoyed!  Dad will be thrilled!  Just remember something Mom; while Dad is busy with his tool(s) you can enjoy a peaceful moment to yourself.  Dad can thank you later.

On a side note:  there may be some readers that will think that this post is ‘sexist’.  That’s not the intent; in fact, that’s exactly why I mentioned above “the father figure in your life.”  It’s meant to encompass step-fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, any person of the LGBTQQIP2AA* community … essentially, anyone that fills that father figure role.  Writing all these possibilities in every single sentence would interrupt the flow or how the sentence sounds.  Could you imagine?

“Happy Father’s, Dad’s, LGBTQQIP2AA’s, Father Figure’s, StepFather’s Day!”

It just wouldn’t roll off the tongue.  So that I can simply focus on appreciating that special person in our lives, I’ll stick to mentioning Father’s Day, Dad, and Father Figure.  I hope that’s understandable.

*LGBTQQIP2SAA stands for:
LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender)
Two Q’s to cover both bases (queer and questioning);
I for Intersex, people with two sets of genitalia or various chromosomal differences;
P for Pansexual, people who refuse to be pinned down on the Kinsey scale;
2S for Two-Spirit, a tradition in many First Nations that considers sexual minorities to have both male and female spirits;
A for Asexual, people who do not identify with any orientation; and
A for Allies, recognizing that the community thrives best with loving supporters, although they are not really part of the community itself.

Father’s Day 2016 Must Haves #LoveHallmarkCA

Ties aren’t the ONLY gift available for Dads.  Really.  I’m serious.

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There are so many fun gift ideas to choose from at Hallmark.  Whatever you choose, Dad is sure to love it!  Show Dad how much he is treasured on his day.

Here are a few examples:

Sentiment Signs:  $29.95 each Wood. 18 “x 4″x 1/2”

Assorted BBQ Gear:  Outdoor Chef Apron $19.95, Outdoor Chef Grill Mitt $12.95, Best Chef BBQ Grill Towel $8.95

Beer Flight With 4 Glasses:  $29.95 per set. Wood. Glass. Each glass holds 4 oz.

Bottle Openers:  $9.95 each.  3 1/8″ dia. x 3/4″ (magnets on the back)

Epic Dad Copper Mug:  $16.95 each

Gift Bags for Dad:  $1.99 – $2.49 each

Coordinating Tissue:  $1.99  Dual pack tissue; 6 sheets per retail – 3 solid and 3 designed

Coaster Set:  $9.95 “Kick back, Relax & Drink Good Beer”

I love this selection of gift ideas!  Get out there and make Dad smile!


Since we’re approaching the month of June, we’ll be cheering on our 2016 graduates!  Need some fun gift ideas?  Once again, Hallmark has everything you might need:

Luggage Tag/Key Chain:  $9.95 – $12.95  “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”

My First Graduation Frame:  $16.95  Ceramic. Holds 4×6 photo

Visit http://www.hallmark.ca for a store near you.

Disclaimer: Hallmark Canada has provided me with promotional item(s) for review; I have not been paid for this post. All opinions expressed (if any) are mine alone; positive comments or review is not required. Any information acquired from Hallmark Canada‘s various social media formats has been authorized, and has been done so as to facilitate my post/review. Note: I am a proud member of Hallmark’s 2016 Press Pause Panel.