Archives for June 4, 2017

Wave Your Napkin, Stomp Your Feet, & Let Your Soul Soar @ The Gospel Brunch! Don't miss the fun at The House of Blues in Anaheim!

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This one-of-a-king, electrifying, jump-out-of-your-seat, high- energy, decadent dining and uplifting gospel show is unlike any brunch you have been to before. Get ready to wave your napkin, tap your feet and sing along to contemporary and traditional favorites performed by the region’s best Gospel talent. This live interactive show will keep you energized from start to finish with every seat a part of the scene- you might even end up on stage!

Enjoy your favorite morning drink while you feed your hunger with made-from-scratch comfort food at our plentiful all-you- can-eat southern-style buffet featuring an abundance of breakfast and lunch specialties.

I had the opportunity to check this out this past weekend and had a blast! I highly recommend for the whole family! The food is great and the music is even better! Don’t miss it!

House of Blues Anaheim Gospel Brunch


The new House of Blues Anaheim is pleased to introduce a reimagined Gospel Brunch experience each Sunday of the month. A new Southern inspired soulful menu features signature brunch dishes and live action carving and omelet stations. The electrifying, uplifting and unprecedented gospel show is unlike any other brunch experience available. Gospel Brunch is perfect for families, visitors and special celebrations.


The new House of Blues Anaheim (at GardenWalk)
400 West Disney Way, Suite 337, Anaheim, CA
Free parking available at GardenWalk for first hour



Sundays, 10:30 a.m. Check House of Blues calendar for dates.
Holidays welcome two shows at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Show runs 1.5-2 hours


$45 per person

Available online via and Ticketmaster


Visit and contact (714) 778-2583.

About House of Blues Anaheim:

The new House of Blues Anaheim at GardenWalk, marks the first new House of Blues to be built in the U.S. in a decade. The venue spans 44,000 square feet of space, with live music in four unique entertainment venues all under one roof including the main concert hall, the intimate Parish, the Foundation Room and House of Blues Restaurant and Bar. All four of the entertainment and food spaces offer the most advanced sound system of any House of Blues, and the location will feature live entertainment every night.


About House of Blues:
Founded in 1992, House of Blues are located throughout the United States and form the country’s pre-eminent group of intimate music venues. Each features state-of-the-art sound and lighting technology in one-of-a-kind custom designed environments aimed to bring fans as close as possible to the artists. Every location’s restaurant and bar is adorned with signature original folk-art – part of the world’s largest collection – combined with the House of Blues legendary hospitality and tantalizing cuisine.

Self Disclosure: I received Media passes to attend and feature this fun event! Photo and Video Credit: SoCal City Kids.

Transformers Robots In Disguise Collection: Overloaded & Deception Island – Transformers Fans Will Rejoice At This Duel Film Collection.


This collection features two episodes: Overloaded where the Autobots must split their forces to battle two different, but both dangerous, Decepticons. While Optimus takes his team to the Artic Circle to face off against Polarclaw, Bumblee and his team must battle against Overload, an ancient Decepticon who has a grudge against Optimus. Second episode is Decepticon Island where the Autobot teams are reunited, but all is not well as they discover that Steeljaw is leading a Decepticon guerilla army. Though outnumbered, the Autobots will have to defeat Steeljaw’s army if they want to keep the world safe. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Jolleen comments, ““This movie has great animations! The battle scenes are very detailed and it is pleasing to see that there are diverse types of conflict. In this film, the conflict isn’t always good vs. bad.” Arjun N. adds, “Transformers Robots in Disguise is a great double-feature package. The animation and voice acting are really good. Transformers fans will rejoice at this movie.” See their full reviews below.

Transformers Robots In Disguise Collection: Overloaded & Deception Island
By Jolleen Mejia, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 12


This movie has great animations! The battle scenes are very detailed and it is pleasing to see that there are diverse types of conflict. In this film, the conflict isn’t always good vs. bad. Sometimes it is conflict within the team about who should lead, or even who loves conflicts. The plotline is awesome as well. It really held my interest.

This is a film where the autobots (Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Strongarm, Sideswipe, Fixit) fight against the Decepticons. The goal of the Decepticons is to take over Earth and inhabit the planet for themselves. The autobots protect the humans and try to prevent any damage that the Decepticons might make.

Bumblebee (Will Friedle) is the leader of the autobots. Will Friedle’s voice sounds strong and makes you think that he knows what he’s doing. Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen) is the mentor of Bumblebee and was the leader before Bumblebee. Peter Cullen’s voice sounds old, making Optimus Prime seem wise and experienced. The casting director really found great voice talent for these roles!

The animation is spot on. All the movements are easy to follow, the quality of the movie is great and the backdrops are nicely done as well. Everything is very detailed and looks quite realistic. My favorite part is when the whole autobot team works together and comes up with a strategy to defeat the polar bear Decepticon. It is amazing to see them planning and then actually following through with their plan until it works out in the end. I loved seeing the autobots accomplish something together.

The message of this film is to stay strong, focused and remember that teamwork is important. Bumblebee and Optimus prime fight over something so small, but it almost tears apart their friendship. It almost costs the lives of their comrades. But they stay focused, work together and are successful in their mission. The autobots are very moral characters who fight for the greater good. The film tries to influence people to be like the autobots and teaches people how to react in times of trouble.

This film is well thought out. I give it 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for the ages 5 to 12. It has a positive message that everyone should hear. I recommend that parents watch it with together with their child. This is available on DVD May 30, 2017 so, go check it out.

Transformers Robots In Disguise Collection: Overloaded & Deception Island
By Arjun Nair, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 15


Transformers Robots in Disguise is a great double-feature package. The animation and voice acting are really good. Transformers fans will rejoice at this movie.

The double-feature follows two stories. In the first one, “Overloaded,” Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen) is powered down and splits the team in two with Bumblebee in defense of the junkyard. Bumblebee (Will Friedle) runs into Overload (Dave Fennoy), a Decepticon, while the rest of the team runs into Polarclaw. In the second one, “Decepticon Island,” Bumblebee, in lead of the team, discovers information which leads to Decepticon Island where the Mini-Bots are held captive. The team attempt to free the Mini-Bots. However, the plan fails when Steeljaw (Troy Baker) captures the team.

Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime steals the show with a voice of iron. His portrayal of leadership works well, too and he is my favorite character. Will Friedle as Bumblebee presents an immature attitude to Optimus especially when he disagrees with Optimus. Dave Fennoy as Overload is funny with his finesse of theater. Troy Baker as Steeljaw is deceptive with his use of tricks to climb the power ladder of the Decepticon. Darren Criss as Sideswipe displays a constant, competitive banter with Strongarm, who is another Autobot. Constance Zimmer as Strongarm portrays her banter with Sideswipe quite well.  Khary Payton as Grimlock, a Dinobot transformer, provides excellent comedic relief. Mitchell Whitfield as Fixit,  is a Mini-Bot who expresses his care to his fellow captured Mini-Bots.

From the emotions portrayed in the characters’ faces to the fluid action, the animation by Amrish Sharma is impressive. His handling of the characters’ emotions between Optimus Prime and Bumblebee in the second feature, “Decepticon Island,” is an example. My favorite scene is when Steeljaw corners the Autobots due to his impressive character introduction. My only problem with this double-feature is the lack of introduction of the characters and the lack of history about the different types of robotic characters.

The movie’s message is all about the importance of teamwork. Despite Optimus Prime’s weakness, the team works together to complete the mission with tremendous success. I give this movie 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 6 to 12 because the action scenes between the two robot factions appeal to the younger audiences. This DVD collection releases on May 30th, so check it out if you want to see some impressive animation.




Great Books for New Dads and Dads to be this Father’s Day!


DIAPER DUDE: The Ultimate Dad’s Guide to Surviving the First Two Years

By Chris Pegula with Frank Meyer

On Sale May 9, 2017


Chris is the founder of Diaper Dude, a popular parenting brand that was born from the idea that fatherhood doesn’t have to be complicated or uncool, and a proud father of three. Picking up where his first book From Dude to Dad left off, this new guide is filled with humorous takes on fatherhood from the front lines to help new dads master the art of fatherhood. A new Dad can learn how to wrap his baby like a burrito (the art of swaddling) and learn other great things like how to prep for the big day (for new das-to-be).  The book is completely full of useful advice, info and fun stories! I highly recommend for all new Dads and Dads-to-be!

About the author: Chris Pegula is the creator of the Diaper Dude brand, America’s most high-profile line of hip gear for cool dads. He lives with his wife and three children in Los Angeles. His first book is From Dude to Dad. Learn more at


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By Matteo Bussola

On Sale May 9, 2017


For readers of Anne Lamott, Brian Gresko and Catherine Newman, Matteo Bussola chronicles the growth of his three daughters, Virginia, Ginevra, and Melania, as well as his own transformation through their experiences in candidly poignant stories and the briefest of glimpses. Sleepless Nights and Kisses for Breakfast is an honest and tender exploration of everyday life that will elicit laughter, empathy, and warm, fuzzy happiness.

This was a fun read and I like how it made me laugh out loud! I highly recommend as a gift for Dad this upcoming holiday!


About the author: Matteo Bussola is an architect-turned-cartoonist who lives in Verona, Italy with his wife, Paola, and their three young daughters. He writes about his family’s adventures on Facebook, and his posts have gone viral, as they serve as moving reminders to people all around the world to embrace the present and value every moment they share with their loved ones.



This is such a cute picture book! Daddies Are Awesome by Meredith Costain and Illustrated by Polona Lovsin has really sweet images! I love Bulldogs, as it is! I love how this celebrates all kinds of daddies and if Daddy is a dog lover…he will surely love to read this one with his little guy or girl! I highly recommend for ages 2-6 and their Dads this Father’s Day! This one is published by our friends at Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.


Another great one from our friends at Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group. Daddy Depot by Chana Stiefel and Illustrated by Andy Snair is just a fun book! Ever thought about shopping for a New Dad? (But, you really know you have the best Dad!) This is a charming story and is loads of fun to read out loud. Guaranteed to make you smile! Perfect for ages 2-5 and their Dads too!


My Daddy Rules The World by Hope Anita Smith is also published by Macmillan’s Publishing Group and shows the special relationship between father and child. I love the moving, powerful poems and recommend this one for ages 4-9.


Last, but not least…Saturday with Daddy by Dan Andreasen and also published by Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group. I just love these adorable Father and Son Elephants! This is such a cute book for pre-schoolers. Recommend for ages 2-5.

Check out Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group for even more great books for children!

Self Disclosure: I received free copies of the above books to feature this holiday!




Kiehl’s Unifies Men’s Routine with 6-piece grooming regimen Perfect gift for Father's Day! You can find it at Kiehl’s in South Coast Plaza!

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As male grooming trends have evolved in recent years, so has the need for efficacious products to groom and style beards and hair. Kiehl’s Since 1851 – a longtime leader in men’s skincare – is proud to offer men an essential toolkit to achieve their desired look, whether it’s perfectly polished or deliberately wild.


Grooming Solutions, a line of expertly crafted men’s grooming products, provides the optimal grooming experience, all the way from the preparatory stages to the finishing touches. There is truly something for everyone: The complete six-piece range offers essential innovation to meet a man’s unique grooming needs.


·         multitasking Nourishing Shampoo + Conditioner

·         matte finish Texturizing Clay

·         moldable no-shine Creative Cream Wax

·         firm holding but natural looking Clean Styling Gel

·         softening power of Nourishing Beard Grooming Oil

·         skin buffing efficacy of Exfoliating Body Soap




True to Kiehl’s heritage of sourcing the most efficacious, natural ingredients from around the globe, the Grooming Solutions line incorporates two very special ingredients: Pracaxi oil from the Amazon rainforest and Moroccan Lava Clay, mined from the Atlas Mountains. While thePracaxi oil is found in each of the six products, the Moroccan Lava Clay is unique to the Texturizing Clay, where its mattifying properties truly shine.


Pracaxi oil is used in the products as a smoothing and conditioning agent, and is derived from the seeds of Pentaclethra Macroloba tree found in the Amazon rainforest of Northern Brazil. The oil is rich in unsaturated fatty acids oleic acid and linoleic acid, but what makes it unique is the high concentration of very long chain saturated fatty acids (VLSFA) such as behenic acid,[1] which coats the hair, providing a nourishing effect.[2]


Moroccan Lava Clay is sourced from the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, where it formed during the Jurassic Period in the Mesozoic era, 208 to 144 million years ago. The clay was originally mined by North African civilizations who extracted the brown, chunky soap-like clay and poured it on the ground, where it was dried by the sun and the desert breeze blowing in from the Sahara.[3],[4] The clay’s purifying properties resulted in its long history of use in skincare in order to pull out oil and debris.  People from North African and Middle-Eastern countries have usedMoroccan Lava Clay has for more than 1,400 years as a soap, shampoo and skin conditioner for its ability to absorb excess oil and give a matte look.


The range also offers an aromatic experience, achieved through an infusion of sandalwood, cedarwood and eucalyptus essential oils, which provide a fresh feel upon application and dry down to reveal woodsy notes.




Nourishing Shampoo + Conditioner (cleanses and softens hair and beards): The two-in-one shampoo and conditioner generates a creamy lather to gently clean hair and remove build-up, and is suitable to all hair types. In the formula, Pracaxi oil smoothes and conditions the hair, leaving it with a soft, touchable feel and full, healthy look, while the plant-derived amino acid arginine nourishes the scalp, leaving it feeling hydrated and refreshed. The formula is paraben and sulfate free, with a natural blend of essential oils. SRP: $8 2.5oz; $20 8oz; $30 16.9oz; $50 1L


Texturizing Clay (medium hold with matte finish): The Texturizing Clay defines, shapes and texturizes hair, with a flexible long-lasting hold. This formula uses Moroccan Lava Clay sourced from the Atlas Mountains in Morocco to absorb oil and add body without weighing down hair, leaving a clean, matte finish. SRP: $18


Creative Cream Wax (moldable hold with no-shine finish): This unique cream-wax creates diverse looks with moldable, long-lasting hold, so hair to be re-shaped throughout the day. The non-greasy formula adds definition to hair without buildup and allows for creative control for all hair types and moustaches. SRP: $18


Clean Styling Gel (firm hold with natural-looking shine): A non-greasy, flake-free styling gel that provides a lasting lightweight hold and natural-looking shine. Comb it up or slick it back. SRP: $18

 Exfoliating Body Soap (buffs and cleanses skin): This deep-cleansing body soap, made with jojoba seed powder,pumice, and Pracaxi oil, buffs away dead skin-cells and dirt while invigorating skin.

The rich lathering formula leaves skin smooth, soft and energized throughout the day. Infused with a woodsy blend of cedarwood, sandalwood and eucalyptus, the Exfoliating Body Soap offers a fresh aromatic experience. SRP: $15

I received a sample of the Exfoliating Body Soap and I love how it smells! My husband tried it out and he likes how well it lathers up and how clean he feels! This one would make a great Father’s Day gift this upcoming holiday! 


Nourishing Beard Grooming Oil (softens facial hair while exfoliating skin): From a new to a full-grown beard, Nourishing Beard Grooming Oil smoothes and tames facial hair. The 99.8% naturally derived grooming oil softens hair while soothing skin under the beard, making it more comfortable and touchable. The lightweight formula absorbs quickly and is designed to be applied in the morning and at night. The blend of essential oils infused in the formula also offers a fresh, woodsy, aromatic experience to the application of the oil. SRP: $27.

Look for the collection at Kiehl’s in South Coast Plaza!

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample of the Exfoliating Body Soap for review purposes. No other compensation was provided. Info and images were also provided.



Back Bay Bistro welcomes guests to celebrate Father’s Day with a gourmet brunch buffet, a complimentary draft beer or Bloody Mary for Dad, bottomless champagne and mimosas and an unforgettable waterfront atmosphere on Sunday, June 18 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.





Applewood Smoked Bacon, Country Sausage Links, Eggs Benedict, Muffins, Bagels, Pancakes, and Waffles accompanied by Cream Cheese, Jellies, Blueberry Compote, and Whipped Creamery Butter


Salmon, Baseball Cut Top Sirloin, Flat Iron, New York Strip, Sword Fish Steak, and Chicken served with Back Bay Steak Sauce, Gorgonzola Bacon, Green Peppercorn Sauce, and Assorted Mustards



Ahi Poke, Smoked Salmon, Shrimp, Ceviche, and Chilled Crab Legs with Lemon and Tabasco



Omelet or Whole Eggs Made to Order with: Country Ham and Bacon Bits, Local Aged Cheddar and Monterey Cheeses, Diced Tomatoes, Spring Onions, Mushrooms, Asparagus, and Roasted Red Peppers, Pico De Gallo, Salsa Verde, and Salsa Rojo



Pork Prime Rib with Asian BBQ Plum Glaze served with Grilled Carrots, Zucchini, and Yellow and Sunburst Squash



Baked Potatoes accompanied with Bacon Bits, Chives, Sour Cream, Butter, Shredded Cheddar



Wedge Bar with Bacon Bits, Bleu Cheese Crumbles, Diced Tomato, Red Onion, and Bleu Cheese Dressing, Pasta Salad with Golden Tomato, Hard Boiled Egg, Cucumber, Carrot, and Balsamic Vinaigrette, Alaskan Peanut Potato Salad, Wild Rice, Asparagus, and Mushroom Salad, Caprese Salad



Burger Sliders, Chicken Fingers and Tater Tots



Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie, Assorted French Pasties and Cakes, White and Dark Chocolate Fountains with Fresh Berries, Marshmallows and Cookies



Sunday, June 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.



Back Bay Bistro

1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660



$60 for adults (includes bottomless Champagne and Mimosas)

$28 for children 12 years and under

Dad’s receive one complimentary Bloody Mary or draft beer



Credit: Back Bay Bistro.

Treat Dads, Grads, and Friends to a Day of Relaxation at Burke Williams

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Burke Williams Day Spa invites you to spoil dads, grads, and loved ones with the relaxing gift of a spa treatment. For each generous and luxurious spa gift purchased, receive a gift for yourself in return.

Guests that spend $150 – $249 on a gift card at Burke Williams Day Spa will receive a complimentary $25 gift card. Guests that spend $250 – $399 on a gift card for a loved one will receive a complimentary $50 gift card. Whether you choose to transform the day of your dad, hard-working grad, or a bride to be, give the gift of relaxation and renewal this summer.

Burke Williams offers a full menu of services including the new Ayurvedic Body Treatments and eco-friendly Steam Pedicure. Connect with a Burke Williams Day Spa near you to purchase gift cards for the ones you love and receive a little something special in return.

For over 30 years Burke Williams Day Spa has been committed to creating an environment of refinement that inspires and provides its guest with a luxurious sanctuary to unwind. Family owned and dedicated to rejuvenation and renewal, Burke Williams exists to transform each guest’s day. With ten locations across Northern and Southern California, relaxation awaits with each of our European-inspired treatments including massage therapy, body wraps, facials, manicures, pedicures, baths, and an array of signature spa services.


Credit: Burke William Day Spa.

The SoCal City Kids Father’s Day Gift Guide Updated!

It’s June and Father’s Day will be here soon! It’s time to start thinking about what to get Dad this upcoming holiday!

Natural Soaps with Caffeine for the  Active Lifestyle: DIRTYBIRD ENERGY!


DirtyBird Energy is dedicated to creating products to help productivity for active, busy lifestyles.  Whether it is at the office, during a workout, or raising children, they want to help everyone be at their best and most productive!

Each DirtyBird Energy Bar is infused with ingredients to help achieve this goal.

The Energy Soap bars are infused with caffeine and peppermint oil to energize the body and mind.  Scientific studies show caffeine absorbs through pores and hair follicles, which will energize the body even before your first cup of coffee in the morning.  Caffeine has also been used for years in spas on the skin as an anti-oxidant to reduce the look of aging and cellulite.

The Relax Soap bars are infused with lavender, chamomile, rosemary, and ylang ylang essential oils.  Each of these oils absorbs to relax the body and mind as well as soothe the skin.  An evening shower with Relax helps to promote a restful sleep allowing you to wake up refreshed and ready for the day ahead.

My favorite is actually the Relax Soap! I love how this one smells and I really do love to use it in the shower before bed. I do feel that I am falling asleep easier! 

And the soap isn’t the only thing that’s special! DirtyBird Energy soap comes packaged in their patented reusable container, that snaps shut and allows you to take your soap anywhere; the gym, camping, vacation, anywhere….or use it to keep other goodies in.

And DirtyBird Energy is proudly made in the U.S.A….another plus!

DirtyBird Energy Soaps are available in singles, a 2-pack variety, 6 packs or in a monthly subscription, delivered right to your door ever month!

For more information, please visit:

Here’s another great choice for Dad!

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Jack Black

With over 15 years of experience, Jack Black prides itself on formulating grooming, skincare, haircare, and body products from the finest ingredients.


By combining plant extracts, herbs, and healing botanicals into time tested natural remedies, the Jack Black brand has become the #1 best-selling prestige men’s skincare brand in the U.S. With a wide range of personal care for men and women, skin is treated to natural ingredients and luxury.

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Does Dad love Video games?

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Nintendo Switch ($299.99) is a home gaming console with the mobility of a hand-held system. In addition to providing single- and multiplayer thrills at home, the system can be taken on the go so players can enjoy a full home console experience anytime, anywhere.

ARMS (Nintendo Switch, $59.99) is the newest creation from the team behind the hit game Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Choose a unique fighting champion, equip your own combination of extendable arms and then battle it out with friends and family!* Using a mix of button presses and quick hand motions, ARMS allows you to throw tactical punches or avoid incoming attacks. Unleash your inner fighter in this unbelievable sporting event!

ARMS launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch on June 16. For more information, check out

*Additional accessories required for multiplayer and are sold separately.

This next one is a real must!

Whether you’re a guy or a gal buying for your father, grandfather, brother or life partner, choosing a gift can be a stressful…even painful process! Men are notoriously hard to buy for, no matter what the occasion.
Thankfully, there’s now a real solution designed to make it virtually impossible to mess up your loved one’s gift. The offers the coolest choices of custom baskets that scream masculine… delivered right to his door.
They are really quite unique! TheBroBasket’s gifts include craft beer, fine wines and spirits along with their favorite brand name gear and goodies. All baskets are 100% customizable and come in non-alcoholic versions too!

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I received a great product with Beef Jerky for my hubby! (Shh! He hasn’t seen it yet and hoping he doesn’t see this post!)

I just love that there are so many different options! Maybe, your hubby (or dad) is a coffee lover? BroBasket has you covered!

Check out their website!

This next one is a really cute idea! If Dad has young children…this is a must!

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Celebrate Dad with a Personalized Gift from!


Put Me In The Story is the #1 personalized books platform in the United States. Celebrate Dad this Father’s Day with an incredible personalized book from Put Me In The Story!


Dad, Dada, Daddy, Pappa, Pa, Pops, Papi – what you call your father can differ at different times in your life. The one constant is the story you and he write every day and through the years.


For all his dedication and love, sometimes it’s hard to show just how much you appreciate him. Our personalized books for dads – superheroes all – are truly special keepsakes he’ll treasure and return to often. You can definitely say this is “My Dad, My Story” and many of Put Me In The Story’s personalized books for dad below.


Don’t miss your chance to get a free downloadable coloring sheet for dad! Visit their site HERE to access the downloadable.


Plus, Put Me In The Story is offering all of you a chance to win a personalized gift for Dad or Grandpa in their giveaway. Scroll down to enter! Giveaway ends Monday, June 5th. Open to U.S. and Canada only.

My Dad Loves Me! by Marianne Richmond

$34.99 – personalized book


Create a personalized keepsake for the kids to give to Dad this year! This heartwarming story celebrates all the ways fathers show their children that they care. Featuring adorable illustrations by Marianne Richmond, My Dad Loves Me reminds little ones that dads are special because they protect, teach, and play with their children. This delightful bestselling book is sure to be one that is treasured at nighttime to show all of the wonderful ways that love is shared.


(Ships: to U.S., Canada, U.K., Guam and Puerto Rico)


My Dad, My Hero by Ethan Long

$34.99 – personalized book


A young child starts off this laugh-out-loud picture story by listing all the ways his dad is NOT a superhero: he can’t leap tall buildings, run faster than a speeding bullet, or shoot webs out of his wrists.

But even though Dad may not be “super-hero worthy,” he’s still a hero at heart. The sweet ending depicts all the cool—if not super—activities Dad does do with him like throwing a baseball, playing checkers and going toy shopping.

“And although he may not be a super-hero, He’s my Dad…and he’s definitely my hero.”

My Dad, My Hero is the perfect personalized gift for Father’s Day, Dad’s birthday, or any other time you want Dad to know just how great he is. Personalize this book with a name, photo, and special dedication message that will last for many celebrations to come.


(Ships to: U.S., Canada, U.K., Guam and Puerto Rico)


Why a Son Needs a Dad by Gregory E. Lang

$34.99 – personalized book


With stunning photography and heartwarming sentiments, Why a Son Needs a Dad describes a father and son’s relationship in a powerful way. Dad taught you so much, from simple lessons like tying a tie to profound ones like loving others unconditionally. Add your own photo and dedication to this New York Times bestseller to show your father how proud you are to be his son.


(Ships to: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S. Outlying Islands and U.S. Virgin Islands)


Why a Daughter Needs a Dad by Gregory E. Lang

$34.99 – personalized book


Let your father know that he has played an irreplaceable role in your life with Why a Daughter Needs a Dad. A New York Times bestseller, this book brings back memories of daddy-daughter dances, summer fishing trips, and more. Personalize this gift with a photo and dedication message to create an unforgettable keepsake for Father’s Day, a birthday, or any other celebration.


(Ships to: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S. Outlying Islands and U.S. Virgin Islands)


Grandpa Loves Me! by Marianne Richmond

$34.99 – personalized book


Perfect for a grandchild of any age, Grandpa Loves Me! is as sweet as can be. This book shows your grandson or granddaughter how much you care about him or her every time they read it.

Personalize to include your grandchild’s name and Grandpa’s custom name (e.g. Opa, Granddad) to appear on the front cover of the book and to be incorporated throughout the text. You’ll also create a special dedication message with a personal note from you and your grandchild’s photo.


(Ships to: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Guam and Puerto Rico)


Why I Love Grandpa by Gregory E. Lang

$34.99 – personalized book


No one can take the place of Grandpa in your life. He shares with you a lifetime of wisdom and makes you feel as though you are the most important person in the world. He teaches you the value of hard work and how to have fun. Show Grandpa the type of love he deserves in the most special way—a book personalized with his photo and a dedication message from you.


(Ships to: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S. Outlying Islands and U.S. Virgin Islands)


Superhero Dad Frame

$34.95 – personalized picture frame


Make Dad feel like a Superhero with this personalized frame!

Our exclusive design features the phrase “The Only Superhero I Know Is Dad.” At the bottom you make it extra special by adding any two lines of personalization you choose.

Overall frame dimension is 8″ x 10″
Holds a 4″ x 6″ photo
Sits on a table or wall mounts
Personalize two lines, up to 18 characters on each

Note: This personalized gift takes 5-7 business days to be created and shipped, and will ship separately from other products on your order.


(Ships to: United States)



5 winners will receive one personalized Father’s Day book. Giveaway starts 5/16/2017 and ends 6/7/2017.



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Open to legal residents of USA who are 18 years or older. Giveaway begins on May 16, 2017 at 11:59 CST and ends on June 7, 2017 at 12:00 am (“Promotion Period”). Enter the Giveaway during the Promotion Period online by submitting the entry form. The entry form can be found on the following website at Winner will be selected by and be notified by email. Winner has 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. Five (5) winner(s) will receive one (1) copy of a personalized Father’s Day book of their choice (approximate retail value or “ARV”: $34.99). By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information to Put Me In The Story. Put Me In The Story does not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of this giveaway. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are in no way associated with this giveaway.

This next one is a subscription that all Dads will love! 

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Dollar Shave Club, the subscription-based grooming brand that sends high quality razors and men’s grooming products directly to your door is the affordable solution to overpriced shaving needs. For just a few dollars a month, DSC members can customize their monthly box with grooming, skincare and haircare essentials – like Dr. Carver’s Shave Butter, Post-Shave and Repair Serum, One Wipe Charlie’s, Boogie’s hair styling collection, Wanderer shower line, Big Cloud protective skincare, and more.

A membership to Dollar Shave Club is the solution to the inconvenience and high costs of purchasing grooming products for the men in your household.

I had my husband try out their skincare and haircare products and they were a hit! 

Find out more at

Ties are Out, Beards are In!

US Organic Offers a Unique and Stylish Gift Idea for the Bearded Dad this Father’s Day


 According to, Americans spend more than $1 billion each year buying 100 million ties for dad on Father’s Day. But are ties really cool?  Often seen as cliché and not always in line with dad’s personal taste or style, ties are out this year. Instead, let’s be thoughtful and support dad’s individual style and his preference of facial hair. Whether he sports a Van Dyke, a Goatee, Mutton Chops, a Soul Patch, Hipster Stubble, a Magnum P.I. moustache, or anything in between, 100% natural Beard Oil from US Organic has him covered.  


US Organic’s Beard Oil is made with natural antimicrobial properties created to condition and protect hair follicles, remove knots and prevent ingrown hairs, itching and dandruff.  Available in a 2oz bottle, the oil softens facial hair, adds body and shine and moisturizes skin, plus it keeps facial hair flake-free and smelling fresh all day long.  And US Organic Beard Oil is certified “Cruelty Free” by the Leaping Bunny Program and made in the USA.


To further support dad’s facial hair fad, US Organic recommends a basic, daily, four-step regiment to healthy facial hair hygiene:

1.     Clean it daily

2.     Moisturize both the face and the hair

3.     Keep hair trimmed

4.     Groom it (comb or brush) daily

US Organic Group Corporation, is a leading provider of certified organic 

products, and offers a one-stop-shop for skin care needs this Father’s Day and all year round. 

US Organic Offers Products that are Great for the Skin, 100% Natural, and great for everyone!

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I had the opportunity to try out their Essential Oils and just love them! These can be used in so many different ways from beauty to even household cleaning! My favorite is the Lavender but my husband loves to use the Peppermint, which is great for household cleaning.

US Organic’s Essential Oils can be used in various ways from aromatherapy and personal beauty care to household cleaning products. Available in various sizes from 10ml – 16oz, the scents include: Citronella, Lavender, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Sweet Orange & Tee Tree.  


US Organic uses powerful, healthy and natural ingredients to gently treat and nourish the skin. The company has extended its product line to organic repellents, body oils and baby oils. A certified organic products’ manufacturing company, US Organic appreciates what nature has provided us—powerful yet gentle ingredients.

Does Dad need a New Wallet?

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I received a few wallets from Kinzd to check out and highly recommend for this Father’s Day! Kinzd is a famous brand in Amazon, Ebay, selling slim wallets, card holders, accessories etc. I like that these are all thin and compact so it is easy for Dad to take along with him! There are different styles and they are made out of top quality materials. The leather is soft and I like the different variety of styles. Find them at

You can also find on Amazon:

We have a coupon code that our readers can use for 20% off: KINOFF20



Self Disclosure: SoCal City Kids received free samples of the above items except for Nintendo. Images were also provided.