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Father’s Day is one of the most important days of the year for any Dad. Dad deserves the best and in our Father’s Day Gift Guide, you’ll find both practical and unique gift ideas for Dad.

Fieldcrest Luxury Down Alternative Pillow filled with DACRON® Memory Fiber = Better Night’s Sleep

A down pillow is something luxurious to sleep on. Unfortunately, I’ve learned over the years that down pillows can be a bit expensive and some people have allergies to down. DACRON®, and Fieldcrest have come up with the answer. It is a down alternative pillow that is filled with a special DACRON® memory fiber fill. This pillow is affordable for any budget, is as soft as down and has an added do not have to fluff this pillow every night! The memory fiber expands to its original size every time. Pretty great, right?  There are also no pinfeathers to poke through the fabric in the middle of the night.

The Target Fieldcrest Luxury Pillow w/Dacron Memory Fiber down alternative pillow is covered with 300 thread count cotton sateen fabric. That means the fabric has 300 threads to every inch. Most cotton pillowcases will have 150 thread count, which feels like a typical cotton fabric. A 200 thread count sateen feels smooth and luxurious. The 300 thread count cotton sateen will feel like superior luxury without the extravagant price tag. The pillows cost less than half the price of regular down pillows.

Fieldcrest Luxury pillow filled with DACRON® Memory Fiber.
Fieldcrest Luxury pillow filled with DACRON® Memory Fiber

If you suffer from pain in your shoulders, upper back or neck, this new pillow is large and wide enough to offer full support while you sleep. Quality rest does not just come from the mattress alone. The most comfortable mattress cannot help if the pillow is not comfortable.

This hypo-allergenic product has a decided advantage to natural down. While natural down must be taken to a dry cleaners experienced in handling natural products, these pillows are machine-washable. They can be cleaned and hung to dry at home. This saves money for the customer while providing the ultimate in comfort.

Comfortable pillow for children too!
Children love down alternative pillows too!

These pillows will make a wonderful addition to any bed. They will make great gifts for friends or family members who are having trouble getting enough rest every night. Use these in a house, dorm room, RV, boat or anywhere rest and comfort are needed. A good night’s rest is a sound investment.

DACRON memory fiber down alternative pillowThe global business director for INVISTA’S Dacron® Fiberfill business stated, “Compared to other super-soft down alternative fiberfills, DACRON® Memory Fiber fiberfill offers a full hand and resilience.”

My husband and I have really enjoyed resting our heads on our new Fieldcrest Luxury Down Alternative Pillows, available exclusively at Target stores and around June 17th, the last couple of weeks.  They look fabulous on our bed.. so much better than the flimsy, fluff filled pillows we had on our bed before.

This down alternative pillow is available at Target and bears the DACRON® fiber quality seal.

Alicia Hagan, Editor

Disclosure:  I was not compensated for this post.  I received two pillows for review purposes.

Father’s Day Gift: Nokia Lumia 900 Windows AT&T Phone

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I bet you thought just Moms post photos of their kids online, didn’t you?
With the popularity of social networking websites like Facebook on the rise, Dads are posting more photographs of their kids than ever via their smartphones.
A recent study found that 56% of new Dads post family photos online at least two times a week. With built-in social networking features of the Nokia Lumia 900 Windows phone, sharing pictures with friends and family on Facebook and Twitter is a snap.  The Nokia Lumia 900 is like the Swiss Army Knife of work-life-balance – it offers loads of features that make everyday tasks faster.

Nokia Lumia 900 Windows phone for AT&T
Nokia Lumia 900 Windows phone for AT&T

This Father’s Day, give your husband or father the Nokia Lumia 900 jam packed with the features that will help Dad get the most out of his free time:

  • People Hub/Camera – Updating his social networks has never been easier or faster than with built-in Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. With Windows Phone, it takes only four seconds to take a picture and upload it to a social network. It’s simply faster than other phones.
  • Office Hub – With the Office Hub, Dad can edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents right from his phone. He’ll even be able to skip out a few hours early and play hooky at the baseball game by sending email and updating those documents from anywhere.
  • Groups – Put Dad in charge of the family reunion this year. With Groups he can easily group people together – family, friends, or colleagues – and pin them to his start screen. He can then check on all their social media updates in once place and keep everyone updated on the annual family get-together at once.
  • Music + Videos – The Music + Videos Hub in Windows Phone puts all of Dad’s media in one place. It’s his destination for all things media and entertainment, including finding and playing his favorite songs, videos or podcasts; listening to FM radio; and downloading or streaming music from the Web. And, if Dad hears a great new song but doesn’t recognize it, he can use the new Bing Music feature to identify the song and take him to Zune Marketplace to purchase or stream it
CNN News app on Nokia Lumia 900
CNN News app on Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone
  • Apps
    • ESPN ScoreCenter: Bringing him scores, news, and standings from hundreds of sports leagues around the world. ScoreCenter offers the most comprehensive global sports coverage available on the Windows Phone.
    • CNN: The best news on mobile is only the beginning. This Nokia-exclusive app enables you to help take citizen journalism to the next level. Get top stories delivered via Live Tiles and receive “real time” iReporting. Even submit your video stories for the world to see.
    • Flixster: be the first Dad on the block to see all this summer’s blockbuster action flicks. With Flixster, Dad can view the top box office leaders, upcoming movies, and new DVD releases, and watch high quality trailers for over 15,000 blockbuster and indie flick.
    • MSN Onit: Every day, dad will find new photos of beautiful cars, financial tips and fitness tips, style advice and sports updates, DIY from steak grilling to demolition–plus a touch of science, a touch of entertainment, and a laugh or two.

The Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone from AT&T is a premiere device priced at $99.99 with a two-year contract, making it an affordable gift for Dad that doesn’t skimp on quality or user experience.

Alicia Hagan, Editor

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Disclosure: I was not compensated for writing this post. I received a Nokia Lumia 900 for review purposes.

Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone Review

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To say that the Nokia Lumia 900 is an important phone would be an understatement. With Windows Mobile on the rise but no true marquee device on the market, Nokia looks to deliver the flagship phone for Microsoft’s new OS that some might consider to be lacking. On all counts, the finished product is a success in my eyes.

Nokia Lumia 900 Windows phone
Nokia Lumia 900 Windows phone from AT&T


Starting with the design itself, Nokia brings to Windows Mobile the iconic design that it started with the N8 and N9 line of smart phones. Sporting a 4.3-inch OLED display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, the high definition is an easy eye catcher that is great for streaming video, browsing the web, or viewing photos captured with the 8 megapixel rear camera. The design is also nearly flush throughout, except for the display itself which is slightly raised. A 1.3-inch megapixel camera is also located on the front to serve your video chat needs.

Operating System, Speed, Social Networking Apps

With Windows Mobile 7.5, otherwise known as Mango, the abilities of the phone are truly able to shine. The mobile operating system may be the newest to the market, but Microsoft has always been reliable when it comes to quality products and does not disappoint here. With the built in Windows Marketplace, users will have access to a plethora of apps to suit their every mobile need. Social networking has become one of the most popular activities in this smart phone era, and the Lumia 900 has applications for Facebook, Twitter, and many more. In just a swipe of your finger, your social media can be uploaded directly to your favorite networking site. Combine this with AT&T’s super fast LTE network and load times simply become a thing of the past.

Angry Birds game on Nokia Lumia 900 Windows phone
Angry Birds game on Nokia Lumia 900 Windows phone

Games & Entertainment

What better way to help your children pass the time on those long summer road trips than through Microsoft’s XBOX Live service? Exclusive to Windows Mobile phones, access to XBOX Live has never been quicker and easier. Multiplayer gaming, unlocking achievements, and online leaderboards will keep kids (and adults!) entertained for hours on end. The Lumia 900’s 1.4 GHz Qualcomm S2 processor along with 512 MB of RAM ensures that even the most intense games and high end graphics run without a hitch.

Nokia Applications

To round out the package, Nokia even includes custom applications of their own, further distancing it from the remaining Windows 7.5 smart phones. These extra features make the Lumia 900 an even more ideal choice for the perfect Father’s Day gift. If dad is a traveler, the Nokia Drive application provide free turn by turn navigation. Enhancing this as well is Nokia Maps, a full featured map service that will even render maps in 3D if you wish. Or for the sports Dad, ESPN Hub is your one stop for all sporting news, articles, and videos.

So how do you get the perfect Father’s Day gift this year? Nokia makes it simple: start by getting the perfect phone! This Father’s day, the Lumia 900 should not be overlooked.

Learn more about the Nokia Lumia 900 Windows phone.

Alicia Hagan, Editor

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this review. I received a Nokia Lumia 900 for review purposes.

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The Mighty Max Garden Cart is Great for Gardening *and* Beach Gear!

Mighty Max Garden Cart
The cart pictured above is the Mighty Max MM 800B

Before you read any further, you must know that this is one of those rare products that I will recommend to everyone.  Whether young, old, city dwellers, or country fold, the Mighty Max Cart can be used by any type of person or family and is a favorite of mine!  This is definitely a Must Have!

The Mighty Max Cart is the ideal solution for toting around beach gear, gardening supplies, toys and much more. This cart can easily be transformed for everyone in the family to use. After a simple 15 minute assembly that can easily be completed by one person, the Mighty Max Cart is ready for use.  My 6-year-old daughter handed me the tools and parts while I assembled the Mighty Max cart in a total of 15 minutes.  The Might Max MM 800B comes with an expandable flatbed, utility tub and a pair of cargo walls. By snapping the individual pieces on or off, the cart can be turned into a completely different product. Mom, dad, seniors and even kids will have no problem pulling around this light-weight cart through even the toughest terrain.  My daughter loves to pull the cart around.  She said “I finally help carry the heavy plants”!

Moms working in the garden can easily pull around their plants, tools, supplies and loose materials.
Because the cart is so easy to pull, kids can help mom with her gardening work. Instead of loading your sand, gravel and dirt into an old wheelbarrow that can be difficult to maneuver around, the Mighty Max Cart makes loading and dumping in the correct spots simple. A six inch deep tub can hold up to 1/3 cubic yards of loose material at once.  We put the risk of tipping to the test. This sturdy cart will not tip over or spill as you are pulling the cart.  Because the cart and tub are made from an all-weather material, it can be used or left outside in all elements without causing rust or paint damage.
This is a miracle garden cart product from those that do a lot of yard work. Never worry again about leaving the cart outside in the pouring rain.
Beach-goers can make use out of the Mighty Max Cart, too!
Easily tote around all of your sand and ocean gear in this cart. It can even expand to two levels so that you can place items such as a cooler and umbrella for shade underneath while your towels and beach toys will sit in the tub up top. Pulling a cart back and forth across the sand from your shore house, condo or hotel can be a hassle. Because the Mighty Max Cart is so light-weight and easy to pull, it will glide right above the sand, making it one of the best carts on the market.No need to load up a stroller full of toys and sporting goods. The Mighty Max Cart is the perfect option to bring to children’s sports games and to the playground. Soccer balls, basketballs, remote control cars and so much more can all be stored and pulled along in the Mighty Max Cart.

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Alicia Hagan, Editor


Disclosure: I was not paid to write this review.  I received a Mighty Max MM 800B to facilitate the review.

8×10 Kodak Photo Books are Buy One, Get One Free June 6-19 – Great Father’s Day Gift!

Kodak Photo Book

My 11 year old son came home from a one week Boy Scout summer camp Saturday.  Waiting for him on his bed was a Kodak Photo Book that I created from photographs that my father took of the ceremony at camp the night before.  (Side note: my father lives in Florida and drove to the camp the last day my son was there.)
When he saw the photo book on his bed, his jaw dropped and he asked “Mom.. HOW did you do that”!?  He was amazed that I (1) had access to photographs from his summer camp, over 8 hours away and (2) could create a photo book that fast.  Little did he know I didn’t make it by hand and that it took about 20 minutes to create. I created the entire photo book online at the CVS website.  First, I chose a theme, then I chose the photographs I wanted to include in the photo book, the page backgrounds, and typed the captions.  That’s it!

He was so excited to look at the photographs and it was the perfect way for him to tell me all about his week at camp.  Each photograph in the photo book prompted a detailed explanation of what exactly was happening at that moment, who was in the photograph.  Information that I otherwise would never have learned.

Photo Books are a great way to capture and store photograph memories for years to come.  I know my son will keep his Boy Scout Summer Camp photo book forever.  He’s so proud!

Kodak photo book Father's Day special

Father’s Day Special!

From June 6 until June 19, Kodak Picture Kiosks at participating Target and CVS retailers are offering Buy One, Get One FREE 8x10Kodak Photo Books ($19.99 value!) – a perfect gift for Father’s Day!

Take a break from the ties and power tools, and get dad a sentimental gift that he will proudly display on his desk or coffee table. KodakPhoto Books let you pick the perfect pictures, background themes and more and are made right in-store, so it is easy and fast to create a one-of-a kind gift. Once you’ve made one for Dad, make one for Granddad or your uncle too.

Don’t have pictures on you? Kodak’s Socially Connected Kiosks let you pull cherished photos right from your Facebook albums so it is easier than ever before to create a customized photo keepsake.

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Alicia Hagan, Editor