This time of the year there are so many things happening from Father’s Day to Graduations for high schools, colleges and universities and then bang it’s summer and before we know it’s back to school again. Yikes!
Instead of having separate guides for all of these we’ve combined it for a fun guide with gift ideas, activities, recipes and more. We’re going to keep adding to this guide so it will be jam packed. Make sure to keep coming back and check what has been added.
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From Sizzling Summer Fun to Back to School Guide
We've got you covered for fun, gift ideas, activities and more from summer until the start of school! Many of these will also make for great gift ideas for dads and grads. It's quite the list! Let's all have a wonderful summer and don't forget to prepare for back to school.
Do you have a spice grinder for easy meal prep? If not you need one!
I’m officially in love with the the super handy dandy FinaMill Pepper Mill & Spice Grinder. Seriously it may just be the kitchen gadget you never knew you needed or maybe you all are much smarter than me and you did know.
Even my daughter who is not much help in the kitchen most days actually loves using it and has been experimenting with the different spices with it. That’s HUGE, seriously, my daughter in the kitchen making different foods just to try out the FinaMill spice grinder is huge in this family.
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We love bamboo sheets, they are our favorite. They can be expensive at many places but we recently discovered bamboo sheets from Sweet Zzz! They are a lot more affordable than other companies and are well made and feel amazing to sleep on. You can check out our FULL REVIEW.
Their sheets come from the fiber of organically grown bamboo trees and are a 400 Thread count bamboo viscose, these sheets are softer than any 1000-thread count Egyptian cotton sheets.
They offer a lifetime warranty on them. Their bamboo sheets are certified as safe even for babies and toddlers under the age of three.
Sweet Zzz offers a 50 day full money back guarantee trial and free returns on all of its products. Make sure to check them out, they're great sheets not just for summer but all year long! Sweet Zzz Website
If you’re a dog lover like we are, and have a four-legged family member, you know that they are happiest when they can run free and be, well, dogs.
If you don’t have a secure area to let your dogs run free, don’t worry, you have an amazing option.
SpotOn GPS Fence, the world’s first truly wireless fence, is helping dog families nationwide by reinventing dog containment with a flexible and effective system. SpotOn is the easiest and most reliable way to contain your dog, so they can enjoy more time outdoors to run and romp. Simply set the boundary and leave your dog to go about their business while you go about your day.
This innovative GPS dog fence combines information from FOUR satellite systems with patented technology to accurately predict your dog’s True Location™ and reliably contain your dog nearly anywhere on the planet. SpotOn users can create an unlimited number of fences at home, and anywhere they travel, with the SpotOn collar and smartphone app.
With SpotOn, your dog is connected to 25-30 satellites while roaming free. I may not be up on the latest satellite tech, but even I know that 25-30 satellites are amazing. SpotOn pairs this GPS data with inertial sensors in the SpotOn collar to track the dog’s direction, speed and acceleration. When the dog gets close to or tries to cross the boundary of the “fence,” the collar can emit audible tones or vibrating feedback to encourage it to stay in the yard.
SpotOn offers the reliability of traditional systems paired with the convenience expected in today’s wireless world, providing real-time escape notifications, status updates, and easy fence management right on your smartphone. SpotOn has been recognized as a CES 2020 Innovation Award Honoree and has won various other awards.
If you want to create truly wireless, invisible fences for your dogs at home, on the go, or if you move, make sure to check out SpotOn! Use code GPS4PBM for $150 off this amazing system.
Visit SpotOnFence.com to see specs and watch videos for more detailed information on how this wireless GPS fence system works.
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I LOVE these towels. I was changing my face cloths every day which was crazy and other disposable cleansing cloths weren't cutting it for me. I was worried about the waste but these ones are biodegradable which is fantastic.
The Clean Towels are the first single use, ultra soft, and 100% biodegradable face towel. They were created to complete every skincare routine in the cleanest way possible, ensuring the skin is untouched by bacteria, fungus, and build-up that harbors on regular washroom towels.
Always have a 100% clean and bacteria-free towel for drying your face
May alleviate acne and breakouts, especially those triggered by bacteria or fungus
May help reduce symptoms associated with skin conditions (ie. eczema, psoriasis, & dermatitis)
Helps maintain a healthy skin barrier
Multi-functional in your skincare routine and in your home
No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake in a Jar is a simple yet decadent dessert. The jars are layered with cookies and cream flavor of crushed Oreos, cheesecake filling and finished with whipped cream and cookie crumbles. You’ve got to love single serve desserts like these that are yummy, easy to serve and transport!
We LOVE this Grizzly cooler. We received it last summer and have used it several times since. It keeps ice for more than few days and items stay nice and cold. It's one sturdy cooler. It is heavy when filled so you need 2 people to carry it but so worth it.
Get you and the crew into bigger adventures with the Grizzly 40. 40 quart capacity for a longer journey, food, drinks, and ice. Whether you’re off to the lake, the plains, mountains, or anywhere the road takes you, bring along G40 to make your team complete. This member will be the hard-working one who takes on the big jobs of keeping provisions fresh and cold.
This BBQ Chicken Flatbread is an easy and quick meal to put together and it’s packed with scrumptious flavours.It’s perfect for lunch or dinner any day of the week. To give it even more depth of flavour you can marinate the chicken overnight but if you don’t have time that’s okay too, it still makes for a tasty meal.
Have a creative, artistic person in your life? The Artist 13.3 Pro seamlessly combines the glass and screen, to create a distraction-free working environment, virtually no parallax. Newly designed battery-free Stylus comes equipped with finer pen nibs, allowing you to draw and paint naturally and smoothly with more precise positioning and superior line performance.
My daughter is over the moon about this amazing drawing tablet. She's currently in college for a video game art and design program so this tablet is perfect for her. More to come on this fabulous tablet!
This grilled Peruvian chicken recipe with a delicious citrus and spicy green sauce is packed full of flavours. The marinade for the chicken is easy to put together and you’ll love the creamy green sauce not only on the chicken but with rice, other veggies and more.
The tropical flavors of pineapple & coconut paired with the slight tartness of lime zest make this pina colada popsicle a refreshing and tasty treat for the entire family. This easy peasy recipe also only requires FOUR ingredients, if you want to add some shredded coconut then it’s five ingredients. It’s so easy you’ll be making them all of the time!
Kids are all about tech these days, and who can blame them? It’s everywhere around them and it is critical that they learn how to use it and work it. However, there is just as big a problem with kids being less active today because of too much tech and screen time. ROXs 2s by A-Champs is the perfect solution to that. With an easy to use phone application and fun games that #getkidsmoving, kids will spend more time being active and not missing their screens at all.
Pencils are essential back to school supplies and with how incredibly inexpensive it is to pick up a pack of both sharpened and unsharpened you might as well get the best. Some will be ready to go at the start of school and others won't lose their tip by sitting around waiting to be used. I know my kids are not easy on their supplies! You get plenty in a pack, so you shouldn't run out any time soon. READ MORE
Have an absolute blast this summer with Fobbles! A single machine produces fun fog, bubbles, and fog-filled bubbles called "fobbles." Kids learn patience waiting for each blast of the fobbles they can pop, then chase them down trying to release the enclosed mist. It's fun and great for play or decoration year-round. Check it out!
The sun is shining again and thunderstorms are predicted this week so I’m calling that a win in the summer is almost here category. Every summer, our family sits down and creates a little to do list–a family summer bucket list if you will. This year, the kids are a little bit older and have realized how much we can do with just a little planning. I’ll include a short list of must-haves for your summer survival kit to go along with our top 5 things on our family summer bucket list.
I never seem to have enough outlets. Or chargers. The kids constantly move them and lose them. And now that my oldest has his own laptop he needs to be able to protect his computer from power surges. Thankfully we have these compact power protection units to power and charge without taking up a ton of space.
The tiny Cutie surge protector is perfect for my sons' devices, including my oldest's new laptop. There are 3 surge-protected and grounded outlets. There are also 4 USB charging ports that are also surge-protected. This lets them charge their tablets and other devices and I have peace of mind knowing they won't be damaged by a power surge.
The 3-in-1 fast wireless charger is great for busy dads. It takes up less room than a tissue box and charges any phone that can be charged wirelessly with dual charging coils.
And the space-saving power protection cube is great for small workspaces.
How can bedding be light and airy for summer, yet warm and cozy for winter? It might be magic, but PeachSkinSheets has it down to a science. Be sure to check out this bedding to give your room a summer makeover and enter the giveaway for a free sheet or duvet cover set!
Dads and Grads Gift Guide -- CLONED
Celebrate those special men in your life whether they're officially a dad, grand-dad, uncle, brother, mentor or just someone you look up to. Of course we can't forget the grads. Let's celebrate and show the love and give them a gift they'll love.
We've got a little something for all interests for guys and for grads whether they're a high school grad, university grad and for different stages of their next adventures in life.
Everyone loves their Cariloha bamboo clothes in our house from dad to mom to our 2019 grad. You can't go wrong with these super soft clothes that have moisture-wicking properties, are cooling and oh so much more. Seriously we love these clothes so these are great gifts from dad to the grad and hey feel free to grab something for yourself too!
We can thank dad any day of the year, but this Father’s Day get him some new shoes that will last him all year. We all know that special guy (as there are many) who works hard year-round and he needs a shoe that will keep up. These Convoy Boots from Lugz are perfect for our favorite hardworking guys.
Pictures are worth a thousand words… right?! So, the big question is, how many of those priceless pictures do you have hard copies of? In today’s world, more and more photos are being saved digitally only.
I often ask myself, what happens when technology changes years down the road? What will our grandchildren have to look back on? Will they be able to pull out a shoebox full of old pictures to show to their children? Why not print pictures that you would want to be shared for years to come.
This pocket printer is perfect for dads and grads!
It’s exactly what it sounds like, an elliptical machine that you use while you are sitting. This can be great for people who have trouble standing while exercising. Elliptical machines simulate the act of running, biking and climbing. I love it because I have feet and knee issues so standing even while using a standard elliptical machine is challenging as my legs get sore when standing even if they’re moving.
You got it another one great for students sitting at their desks, dad, granddad sitting outside, at their desk anywhere you can think of but gets their legs moving.
Your college bound high school grads may want some fabulous decor for their dorm room and/or apartment and for those college grads if they're moving to a new place to this is one place they can check out for some cool home decor. Better yet give them a housewarming/welcome to your dorm gift!
Betty Bossi has been around since 1956 as the leading Swiss culinary company. In addition to tasty recipes, they have created kitchen tools to make all of our lives easier.
If your dad or grad or anyone you love enjoys making pastries in the kitchen, these tools cannot be beaten. The Rose Roller and Wonderbox all you to create beautiful and perfectly shaped pastries in a variety of designs. Roll out and roll up gorgeous rosettes stuffed with a sweet or savory filling. The Wonderbox makes perfectly shaped pinwheels, parcels, and boats for your treats.
The kitchen of any amateur or professional pastry chef is incomplete without these handy tools. Made to last a lifetime, the treats they help create will be gone in a flash. Mom will absolutely love them.
If your dad is an unofficial chef, or your grad needs some basic cookware for headin out on their own, they deserves the very best tools of the trade in the kitchen. Fissler only uses the best cast aluminum or stainless steel to make some of the best pots, pans, pressure cookers, accessories, and more. We love the huge selection and variety they offer that provides a great selection to choose from for any tool you might need.
Induction cooktop? No problem! Gas? Electric? These handle any cooking surface. Many you can even move from oven to stove as needed and back again. Cleaning them up afterward is no problem as well with tough cooking surfaces that wipe clean in no time. Fry up your favorite dishes gently or nicely crisp with the frying pans, stew up a rich soup in a huge stockpot, or serve up your favorite meals made in a pressure cooker in no time at all.
It is amazing how much more fun cooking can be with quality cookware, and these Fissler pieces fit the bill perfectly. They also make beautiful gifts for anyone who loves and appreciates cooking.
I’m Michelle aka Powered by Mom. I’m married with one daughter, my hubby was my high school sweetheart, our two dogs Nyx and Cleo and our cat Oliver. As you can see we’re a family of animal lovers. We love to travel when we can, try different food and activities all over the world and enjoy being together. My passions are writing, travelling, creating new recipes, encouraging people to adopt not shop and just to enjoy life while we can.