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Perfect for DIY Mommas or Father’s Day Gifts – $436 Ryobi Tools Giveaway!

I am super excited about this new giveaway… Whether you’re a DIY lady like me who loves having her own tools and gadgets, or maybe you’re just looking for an awesomesauce gift to give the special dudes in your life this Father’s Day – you’ll LOVE this prize package!

RYOBI Father's Day tool gifts

Ryobi Tools is one of the world’s largest tool manufacturers, offering a variety of pro-featured power tools for affordable prices. Ryobi’s tools are the top pick of many home owners, woodworkers, hoobyists, craftspeople, and contractors. All their tools are backed by a 30-day satisfactions guarantee and come with a 3-year limited warranty. That all combines to make them a rockin’ purchase for any tool lover!

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas & Deals

Almost 3 in 5 {58%} dads surveyed feel that they spend more money on their partners for Mother’s Day than their significant others typically spend on them for Father’s Day. {See the full Father’s Day gift giving survey here.} And that might be true – Mother’s Day often includes a date night out, flowers and jewelry, things like that. But traditional Father’s Day gifts like a home-cooked dinner, coffee mug or ties are great gifts, but do usually cost less. But, when it comes to gifts from the kids, dads get luckier – only 23% of consumers surveyed say they spend more than $61 bucks on a gift for mom, but 31% spend more than that on dad’s day presents. But whether you’re shopping for your Mister or your own dad – there are a couple things much more important than how much you spend… First, obviously, we all know it’s the thought that goes into the gift that matters most. And – for us frugal mommas, getting the best deal possible is pretty darn important too! Check out this round-up of a few ways to save on awesome gifts for dad this year… [Read more…]


Tie Tech: The Digitwirl Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day Gift Guide – Need I even say it? Ties are so passé, it’s not even funny. Unless your dad is rooted firmly in the dark ages, chances are he’ll want a little less “tie” and a little more “high tech” this father’s day. A little clueless about what the man wants? No worries— here’s a parade of the latest and greatest dad-friendly gadgets and apps.

father's day gift guide for tech lovers

Father’s Day Gift Guide for tech lovers

You can view the slideshow over on the Digitwirl site to see ALL of the awesome picks – Father’s Day Gift Guide. But here are a few of my total favorites from their list of super cool gadgets and gear that will be perfectly suited for any dad in your life this Father’s Day. I found great gifts for my brother, my dad, Abby’s daddy, and even grandpa! I call that smart shopping – thanks Digitwirl!

  • Is it cold in here? Not anymore, thanks to the Nest Learning Thermostat. It’s easy to program, but it’s so much more— it actually learns your habits, and creates your home’s unique thermal profile that helps you save energy. Plus, it’s beautifully designed so that while dad will love it for it’s utter geekiness, full of knobs and buttons that make it intimidating. Is it cold in here? Not anymore, thanks to this sweet gadget.
  • Grillin’ Guy: If your man has a thing for setting meat on fire, the iGrill Digital Grilling Thermometer will be the way to his heart. This digital probe thermometer tracks the internal temperature of whatever you’ve got cooking and let’s your iPad or iPhone know when it’s cooked to perfection. Now you can mingle with your guests and never worry that you’re dinner’s too raw or charred beyond recognition.
  • You say Nikki Minaj. He says Nikki Sixx: You say Deadmau5, he says Doobie Brothers. Before you call the whole thing off, get a Spotify Premium Membership. Millions of tracks from all decades, available for streaming on any device. The free version is cool, but premium gets you better sound quality, no ads, and the ability to listen offline.
  • Capturing Memories: If dad’s idea of a good time involves extreme weather or extreme sports, he’ll want a camera that can keep up with his adventures without getting in the way. He can mount the ContourROAM Hands-free HD Camcorder to his helmet, handlebars or ski tips and then, with the push of a button, capture beautiful HD video from a unique first-person perspective. When he’s done being a daredevil, he can strap it to the stroller and capture your toddler eating ice cream on the way home from the parlor. Priceless.

Check out all ten great gift ideas in the slideshow on the site. And for more of the coolest Father’s Day ideas, check out my Pinterest board. You’ll find loads of “Manly” recipes featuring bacon, cheese, and beer. Super sweet crafts and gifts that kids can create for dad. And cool gift ideas that you can order online to surprise your special mister.

What are YOU getting the special dads in YOUR life this year? Share some fun ideas in the comments!

carley knoblock bioDigitwirl is the weekly web show that offers simple solutions to modern day problems. In 3 minutes, Digitwirl brings busy women the very best time, money, and sanity-saving technology, and then teaches them how to use it, step-by-step. Digitwirl was created by technology lifestyle expert Carley Knobloch, who uses lots of technology to manage her busy life as mom of two and entrepreneur. Become a subscriber to get weekly show alerts and exclusive deals at, or follow Digitwirl on Twitter at @digitwirl.


Father’s Day: Win a Dad’s Backyard Oasis Tool Prize Package!

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This year, Black & Decker is making Father’s Day extra special for one lucky dad by offering an amazing prize pack full of everything dad will need to create an oasis in his own backyard for summer-long grilling, entertaining and just plain, good ole relaxing. AHH!

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What you can Win:

One winner will get this entire prize package filled with amazing tools and supplies – perfect for a Father’s Day gift – with a value of over $500 bucks!! How amazing is that, right?


This event will run from May 20th at 12:01 am. EST to June 3rd at 11:59 pm. EST. A huge THANK YOU to our sponsor, BLACK & DECKER, for offering these amazing prizes!

Special Offer Just for You 

Cant wait to win these fabulous prizes? Black & Decker is offering all entrants a special 10% discount + FREE shipping on the purchase of items included in the Black & Decker’s Father’s Day Gift Guide. So get your orders in for dad, and be ahead of the game when Father’s Day rolls around. Use code: FATHER10 at checkout.

Have Fun & Good Luck!

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Why 8 Navy Seals Were Cast to Lead this New Film

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment in cooperation with Relativity Media and The Bandito Brothers pledged today to give a portion of the proceeds from the Act of Valor Blu-ray and DVD to Operation Homefront. Operation Homefront is a national non-profit organization that provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors. ACT OF VALOR will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD everywhere June 5th – but you can pre-order Act of Valor now on Amazon for less than $20, and have it shipped free in time for Father’s Day.

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The movie sounds incredible – eight real Navy SEALs have been cast in the lead roles, to ensure that you’re getting a realistic view into what our military faces daily in the fight against terrorism. The plot is centered on a team that is trying to stop a radical jihadist from sending suicide bombers into American stadiums and shopping malls. That really hits home, since that’s the kind of worry that so many of us have had in the back of our minds since 9/11. One of the Amazon reviews was written by a military member who got an advance showing, and says, “It is not a documentary, but it is the most relalitic military movie that I have seen.” I am seriously interested to see this when it comes out, and pre-ordered it today.

Portion of the Proceeds from the ACT OF VALOR Blu-ray and DVD to Benefit Operation Homefront

Operation Homefront provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors. A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more than 4,500 volunteers with a national presence and has met more than 590,000 needs since 2002. A four-star rated charity by watchdog Charity Navigator, nationally, 94 percent of total revenue donated to Operation Homefront goes directly to support service members and their families. For more information about Operation Homefront, please visit

The ACT OF VALOR Blu-ray and DVD arrive June 5th just in time for Father’s Day.