Father’s Day Gifts From Best Buy – Make It A Virtual One!

Written by lyricsmama on June 17, 2016 – 4:00 PM -

Samsung Mobile Gear VR

June seems like it’s flown by, and before we know it, IT’S FATHER’S DAY!! Scrambling to find a gift I tell you, it almost slipped my mind. My hubby is an amazing father to our girls, and works hard to be able to give us what we need and want. I had to find something special for him for his Father’s Day gift, and thankfully I did. Just In Time!

Are you still looking for that perfect gift for your dad or husband? Head over to Best Buy and check out the Samsung phone + Gear VR Bundle, it’s the perfect Father’s Day gift any dad would love, and can enjoy!

Check out my husband playing the game Sisters on the Samsung Gear VR below…

The Samsung Gear VR lets you play some really fun games, watch movies, chat with friends and so much more! My husband is a gadget geek and absolutely loves it, in fact, so does my daughter, check her out playing Sisters are well.

The Samsung Gear VR isn’t just for games though, you can also watch movies and TV Samsung Mobile Juneshows on things like Netflix. No one wants to watch the movie you’re watching? No problem, slap on the Gear VR and watch your movie all to yourself, it’s like your own personal theater!  Still a little confused as to why the Samsung Gear VR is such a fun and great gift for dad?  Check out more information here.

The Samsung Gear VR is compatible with the following devices:
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+.

This is such a great product for Father’s Day and from now until June 18th Best Buy is offering a FREE Samsung Gear VR, PLUS $50 of Virtual Reality content with purchase or lease and activation of select Samsung Smartphones. You can check out the deal on Bestbuy.com.

Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing dad’s out there, and I hope that you get a virtual gift you’ll enjoy!  Just remember, sometimes, to share that awesome gift with your kids and wife, they’ll have a blast with it too!

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.
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Fit & Fun Father’s Day Festivities

Written by lyricsmama on June 11, 2013 – 9:41 AM -

What dad doesn’t love this special holiday dedicated entirely to him? Father’s Day takes a back seat to Mother’s Day and Memorial Day but that doesn’t mean that it’s any less significant. But dad doesn’t want flowers or a cheesy card; he wants to spend the day doing fun activities with the ones he loves most. Whether you want to hit the golf course for a few hours or host a backyard BBQ, personal trainer, certified nutritionist and exercise physiologist Franci Cohen has your perfect Father’s Day activity and recipe guide.

It’s June and the weather is perfect for those outdoor activities you have been looking forward too all year. Franci Cohen suggests the following Father’s Day activities along with the health benefits of each. (Caloric expenditures based on a 160 pound moderately active male):

Hiking

Take an hour or two to enjoy the beautiful outdoors and you could burn up to 440 calories an hour!

Golf

If hitting the golf course is your idea of a perfect Sunday, playing 9 holes in about 2 hours can burn up to 600 calories! (Hint: Ditch the golf cart and you could burn 100 calories more)

Bike Riding

An hour of leisurely bike riding on a flat road can burn up to 290 calories. For a higher caloric burn, take a trail ride and really push it up those hills. You can burn an extra 200 calories by upping the intensity.

Tennis

What better way to spend Father’s Day than a competitive game of singles tennis? Play for 1 hour straight and you can burn up to 590 calories!

BBQ

After you have exhausted your morning with exciting activities, it’s time to enjoy a delicious family barbeque. Franci has put together a couple satisfying recipes that will keep you from feeling too heavy and full.

Chicken Salad Circles

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What you will need:
– 2 long English cucumbers
– 4 chicken breast cutlets
– Low-fat mayo
– Onion powder
– Salt
– Black pepper
– Carrots
– Parsley
– Sricha/hot sauce
– Baked veggie fries

Directions:
1) Sprinkle chicken breast with salt and pepper, and grill on a silpat baking mat in 350 degree oven for approx. 7-10 minutes, or until cooked throughout
2) Finely chop chicken, and then mash with a fork
3) Put the chicken in a bowl and add:
a. 2 grated carrots (grate with the fine end of a cheese grater)
b. 1 1/2 tsp onion powder
c. Salt to taste
d. 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
e. 3-4 T low-fat mayo (just enough to bind and maintain a scoop-able consistency but not too mushy)
4) Slice the English cucumbers into 2″ thick rounds
5) Using a vegetable peeler or a knife, scoop out the middle of each cucumber slice to create rings.
6) Scoop a spoon of chicken salad into each cucumber ring and arrange in single layer on a platter
7) Drizzle filled rings with Sricha/hot sauce
8) Top each ring with a baked veggie fries for a little added salt and crunch

 

Zucchini Pasta and Tomatoes with Basil Pesto

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What you will need:
– 4 green zucchini
– 1 box grape tomatoes
– 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
– 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
– 1/4 cup pine nuts
– 3 cloves garlic
– 2/3 cup extra-virgin light olive oil
– Kosher salt to taste

*you will need an Asian spiral slicer to prepare this recipe

Directions:
1) String zucchini into spaghetti-like strands using an Asian spiral slicer. If you do not have access to one, you can use spaghetti squash instead of stringing green zucchini.
2) Wash tomatoes and cut in half lengthwise
3) Mix remaining ingredients in food processor or blender until they have emulsified and formed a smooth consistency
4) Toss tomatoes in basil pesto, and serve over zucchini pasta

Note: This is an excellent accompaniment to all your grilled meats and other BBQ delicacies. It also offers your body a welcome break from the grease and fat associated with all the grilled food!

About Franci Cohen:
https://www.facebook.com/FranciCohenFitness

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Franci Cohen is a personal trainer, certified nutritionist, exercise physiologist and creator of SPIDERBANDS®, a total-body cardio resistance workout that leverages gravity and your bodyweight with other intense exercise modules such as rebounding, kickboxing and indoor cycling. With over 18 years of experience, Franci has been a mainstay in the fitness and nutrition industries. Franci believes in a tough love approach to fitness and health. “We all have our fitness wake-up call at some point in our lives and it can be a powerful catalyst for change,” says Franci. “Unfortunately, many people overcompensate and try to change everything at once, which is a disaster. Making lasting change involves going through stages that aren’t necessarily linear. People fluctuate and transition between the stages. Knowing how to move through them can get you where you want to be.”

Franci devotes much of her time to Fuel Fitness, a specialty fitness center in Brooklyn, NY and continues to teach group fitness classes, train clients and broaden her perspective in all areas of fitness, nutrition and wellness. She designs unique fitness modules and group exercise programs for her clients utilizing the most effective and popular products, tools and exercise equipment available. “Exercise is one of the most important things you can do for your health, but sometimes it’s hard to just get motivated. My goal is to keep it fun and interesting by creating out-of-the-box programs that wow my clients with both the innovative nature of the classes, as well as with the rapid results they see in their bodies! My classes are the ultimate playground where fitness meets fun, and nothing is off limits!”

Education:
– Triple Bachelors Degree
– Masters in Nutrition
– Masters in Exercise Physiology

Certifications:
– Nutritionist
– Group Exercise Instructor
– Group Fitness Specialist
– Personal Trainer
– Lifeguard/Professional Rescuer
– Indoor Cycling Instructor

Certifying Institutions
– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (A.N.D.)
– American College of Sports Medicine
– National Academy of Sports Medicine
– American Council on Exercise (ACE)
– American Fitness Association of American (AFAA)
– Mad Dog Athletics
– American Red Cross

Franci has been married for 14 years and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and four children.

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Walmart Offers Great Father’s Day Prices for Dad’s Man Cave

Written by lyricsmama on June 16, 2009 – 7:54 PM -

Does the dad in your life have a man cave at home? You know the place you most likely will find him when he wants to relax. Well this Father’s Day, Walmart is offering savings for every dad’s man cave whether it’s the game room, living room, home office, garage and backyard.

Walmart is helping families find savings to add something more to man caves in the gameroom, garage and backyard. New savings include a $128 Magnavox Blue-Ray Disc Player, select Blu-ray movies two for $20, new video game bundles and handy tools to keep him entertained with new projects.

Walmart is also now the first retailer next to Dell to introduce the new smart-looking Dell Studio One 19” touch screen desktop, this is one of the newest additions to a redesigned Walmart electronics department.

If you’re interested in seeing where the most popular ‘man caves’ at home reside today you can visit Walmart.com and add your vote to the latest pole.

Father’s Day savings start June 14 through June 20 be sure to visit walmart.com for the latest gifts for dad!

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Daddy needs a time out!

Written by lyricsmama on June 3, 2009 – 9:09 AM -

Have you bought a Father’s Day gift yet for the special man in your life? Are you like me, stuck on ideas of what to buy ‘dad’ for Father’s Day? What about sending daddy on a Time Out!

Time Out Spots has a super cute shirt just for dad this Father’s day. This Daddy Needs A Time Out T-Shirt is made with very soft 100% cotton (that’s pre-shrunk) and comes sizes M, L, XL and 2X. It also comes in brown, gray, olive, and navy colors. This shirt fits great, looks great, and lets you know when “Daddy Needs A Time Out”.

Time Out Spots not only carries the Daddy Needs A Time Out shirts but also carries really cute shirts for mom’s and toddlers as well as some really great Time out spot rugs and even items for your fur babies as well.

Check out Time Out Spots by visiting their website timeoutspots.com.

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Father’s Day

Written by lyricsmama on May 30, 2009 – 5:45 PM -

We never generally do much for Mother’s Day, so I really don’t push the limits when it comes to Father’s Day either, but this year I really want to change that.

I’ve been wondering and thinking what to do for my hubby for Father’s Day and can’t come up with any real ideas. He’s a computer/cell phone geek and anything I can think of getting him just doesn’t seem like it would be enough or right. I could walk into a wholesale computers store and probably see a ton of things he would love to have, but I never know if it’s the right thing or not, so I keep searching for that perfect gift (besides the homemade ones from the girls).

What are doing for Father’s Day? What sorts of gifts do you plan on giving?

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