Solo: A Star Wars Story is out on Digital | Movies Anywhere, 4K Ultra HD, and soon on Blu-ray.
Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in SOLO: A STARWARSSTORY, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo befriends his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and meets the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the StarWars saga’s most unlikely heroes.
The film stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Paul Bettany.
If you didnt catch it in the cinemas then I highly recommend you catch it at home. I really loved the movie, thought it played really well with the history we’ve learned over the years in Star Wars episodes 4,5,6 and now in episodes 7,8.
As a special treat one lucky fan will be receiving the Blu-ray combo pack.
How to win it: Leave a comment with your favorite Star Wars character.
Contest ends 11:59 pm EST on September 24, 2018. Limited to US residents only. Must be over the age of 18 to enter. Winner chosen at random.
Personally I feel like spring time is when you start to do all new and exciting things outside – especially if you’ve been cooped up … so today we’re talking some great gifting ideas for taking outside to play with baby this spring.
Into the Forest Musical Nature Stroll [amazon] This sunny on-the-go flexible arch features 6 different baby-activated toys that encourage the development of fine motor skills and is compatible with baby’s age and preferences.
Meadow Days Thomas Jitter [amazon]
Thomas, an all-smiles inquisitive bunny, is a charming on-the-go clip toy with jittery feedback that stimulates the senses and helps develop fine motor skills.
Meadow Day Dynamic Gymini [amazon] A uniquely versatile baby activity mat with adjustable moving arches that adapt to baby’s age and stage, encouraging the development of fine and gross motor skills from day one.
We’re giving away a prize pack from Tiny Love that includes The Meadow Days Dynamic Gymini and the Thomas Jitter.
How to win it: Leave a comment with which animal you think the cutest is…
Contest ends 11:59 pm EST on May 16, 2018. Limited to US residents only. Must be over the age of 18 to enter. Winner chosen at random.
With Mother’s Day quickly approaching it’s time to think of those last minute gifts to purchase (we have plenty more to say on that) but it’s also time to start thinking about the card. Rather than buying a card, why not make something from the heart. So I’ve partnered with the Paper & Packaging- How Life Unfolds campaign to share some creative ideas on how you can make your own cards and gifts for mom.
As you can see below, my girls are making mom some one-of-a-kind cards using colorful construction paper. Another simple project I love is taking colored sticky notes and having my kids write little personal notes to mom. Then they can stick them around the house and mom will find little surprise notes throughout the day.
This is a really, really beyond simple project, but it teaches the kids to remember all the small things that mom does for them. Like “Thanks for making my lunches”…. “Thanks for reading me my bed time stories”…. “Thanks for picking out my school outfits”…. “I love singing songs in the car with you”… think of it as little notes of appreciation.
Plus we’re giving away 1 – $150 Amazon giftcard to make sure a mom has an extra special day thanks to #HowLifeUnfolds
Have the children take a sheet of paper and you can do a daily note (365 of them – if you go with this option if you write the month and a day in a corner it could become a pull calendar too) a weekly note (52) of them or just keep filling out notes till you feel like that’s enough.
Place notes back into plastic and gift wrap it up.
How to win it: Leave a comment with one saying you’d like to write on a note to mom.
Contest ends 11:59 pm EST on May 12, 2018. Limited to US residents only. Must be over the age of 18 to enter. Winners chosen at random.
As we finally had our first taste of spring this weekend it means that its time to start prepping the BBQ grills for those family cookouts. My wife watches The Chew daily (sometimes even cooks a thing or two from the show) when I heard that Michael Symon (one of The Chew co-hosts) had a new book out called “Playing With Fire” I just had to check this out.
The 72 finger-licking, lip-smacking recipes here draw inspiration from his favorites, including dry ribs from Memphis, wet ribs from Nashville, brisket from Texas, pork steak from St. Louis, and burnt ends from Kansas City–to name just a few–as well as the unique and now signature Cleveland-style barbecue he developed to showcase the flavors of his hometown. Michael offers expert guidance on working with different styles of grills and smokers, choosing aromatic woods for smoking, cooking various cuts of meat, and successfully pairing proteins with rubs, sauces, and sides.
Clarkson Potter sent me a copy of Playing With Fire AND they’re providing a prize pack for one of you! The Grillmaster prize pack includes:
Michael Symon cooks with soul, having grown up in a Greek and Sicilian family. The Cleveland native shares his exuberant, approachable cooking style and infectious laugh with viewers as an Iron Chef on Food Network and as a co-host on ABC’s The Chew. Michael is the chef and owner of more than 18 restaurants, including Lola and Mabel’s BBQ in downtown Cleveland, locals of B-Spot Burgers throughout the Midwest, and Angeline at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. He is also the author of five cookbooks.
How to win it: Leave a comment with your favorite food to grill!
Contest ends 11:59pm EST on April 21st, 2018. Limited to USA residents only. Must be over the age of 18 to enter.
How to win it: Leave a comment with the name of your (or your child’s) favorite Star Wars character.
Contest ends 11:59pm EST on March 21st, 2018. Limited to USA residents only. Must be over the age of 18 to enter.
Have you been watching Star Wars Lego Freemaker Adventures?
“LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures,” the animated television series on Disney XD, is set between Stars Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and stars three siblings who scour the galaxy for useful debris that they use to build new vehicles of their own design. Rowan Freemaker is a spunky Force-sensitive 12-and-a-half-year-old with a thirst for adventure; his quick-witted older sister, Kordi, manages the family business and is the glue that holds the family together; ace pilot and charming rogue, Zander, is the oldest brother and the family’s self-proclaimed starship connoisseur; and R0-GR is their refurbished battle droid from the Clone Wars. When Rowan has visions of an ancient and powerful Jedi starship called The Arrowhead, he and his family set out on an epic quest to rebuild it so they can turn the tide of battle for the Rebellion. Together, they explore new worlds, meet new characters and Star Wars icons, and have unforgettable adventures.
In season two of “LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures,” the three Freemaker siblings—Rowan, Kordi and Zander—have found a new home with the Rebel fleet. But working with the Rebels in their fight to bring down the Empire brings them face to face with brutal Imperial forces, desperate Hutts, conniving Sith Lords and the Emperor’s latest plaything, M-OC.
My son loved – I mean loved construction toys growing up and if we ever pass a construction area – he’ll look for what trucks and equipment is being used… There is a rare moment in life where dreams come true and I think Diggerland USA is just that for any child who wished they could operate the big trucks and heavy machines that are usually found around a construction site.
Diggerland USA is located just a little over an hour outside of New York City in West Berlin New Jersey.
Take a look at the park map there is plenty to do.
Many of the Diggerland attractions require a minimum of 36″ to ride on, some under the assistance of a parent or legal guardian. A few attractions require a 42″ height to participate. If your child is under 36″ they have free admission but attractions they may participate on are extremely limited and would only include the playground and arcade. Non-participating guests over 65 years in age are also free.
But dont worry if you’re looking for Toys for Big Boys type adventure there is also a section of the park called Diggerland XL which is a whole different discussion – they even have an add on of smashing a car!
If you’d like to buy passes to the park – we have a $5 off coupon code: DadaSave5 on checkout.
How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. December 23rd, 2017.
You must comment telling us one ride at the park that a person would be taking would love? please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email)
You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information: @diggerlandusa @dadarocks http://dad.am/2BuKMPf — and you must also leave comment on this blog with the link to your tweet.
Example: I want to win the #giveaway of a 4 passes to @DiggerlandUSA from @dadarocks http://dad.am/2BuKMPf
You get 1 extra entry for following @DadaRocks on twitter –twitter.com/dadarocks you must comment back here that you’re now following
You get 1 extra entry for becoming a Fan on facebook –facebook.com/dadarocks you must comment back here that you’re a fan (and leave a little note on the wall saying hi)
You get 1 extra entry for becoming their Fan on facebook –facebook.com/DiggerlandUSA you must comment back here that you’re a fan (and leave a little note on the wall saying hi)
You get 1 extra entry for following @diggerlandusa on twitter –twitter.com/diggerlandusa you must comment back here that you’re now following
You will have 12 hours to reply before we pick another winner!
Disclosure: Contest limited to USA (travel fees/expenses to Diggerland USA is NOT included – Prize is limited to 4 park passes). Must be 18+ years old to enter to win.