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.
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.
A screenshot from our Nextbase 622GW In-Cabin View Camera with our dog Nyx in the back. As you can see it’s a very wide angle, my husband couldn’t get out of the view of the camera lol. He asked I blur him out as he was not feeling well. More to come when we share our review later in July after our road trip where we will share some scenic footage from our Dash Cam’s 4K video recordings,, we can’t wait to share!
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Dads and Grads Gift Guide 2023
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.
We are really excited about the Nextbase 622GW Dash Cam! We got it along with an in-cabin view camera and the rear window camera. However, you can only attach one extra camera at a time to the Dash Cam. That's okay as we would rarely need both at the same time.
We loved the idea of the in-cabin view camera for when our dogs are in the vehicle with us in the very back, especially for road trips which they normally go with us. It's hard to see them without twisting our heads at awkward angles. Now with this dash cam and the in-cabine view camera the front seat passenger can take a quick peek to see how our dogs are doing. Parents, this is fabulous to keep an eye on your kiddos too.
As always of course, practice safe driving so it's best if the front passenger can look but for the driver, like looking in your rear view mirror you can safely take a peek and check on the kids the ones with and without fur.
We are going to be going on a 2 week road trip in late June/early July so we will be sharing our full review of this awesome 4K dash cam when we return! In the meantime here's the 411:
Share your precise location in an accident. 4K image quality and image stabilization means you’ll capture every detail. It has image stabilisation, dual band wi-fi, 3” HD IPS Touch screen, Alexa Built-in, Polarising Filter Built-in & What3Words? What's that last one? Precise location sharing enabled by what3words tells the emergency services exactly where you are – even if you aren’t sure. No data, no problem -Embedded precision location technology means emergency services can find you to within 3m, anywhere on Earth. Your location: always known and easy to share.
Emergency SOS response - An ally in an accident. Crash detection feature automatically notifies emergency services if no movement is sensed after impact. The 622GW has got your back – wherever you are.
Everyone should have a Dash Cam like the Nextbase 622GW, dads, grads, moms and anyone who drives. Stay tuned for our review in July!
Our entire family loves Vessi shoes from mom, dad to our female college student. Between us we have almost all of the different styles.
They have a variety of styles for men, women and children. There's something for everyone. They are our go-to shoes and we love all the styles. Made in Canada but they can ship to the United States and all over Canada. My hubby's current favourite of Vessi shoes are the newer Stormburst ones. As you can see they come in 4 colours and are the most "rugged" of their shoes.
Like all of their shoes they are for men and women. The opening to get your foot in the shoe is a bit tight so be prepared for that but we each went with our regular sizing for Vessi shoes.
We have a pair of these exact chairs and love them. They take up so much less space than our old folding chairs we've used for camping etc.. These roll up nice into a bag and we can use them for more than just camping, going to the beach, sitting outside wherever we are. I keep mine in my vehicle at all times and we're taking them our our road trip this summer where they will get lots of use.
I was able to easily put these together and break them down. We've had someone over 6ft tall and over 200lbs sit in it with no issues. For a foldable chair they're great.
Dads and Grads work hard, year round, so help him get the rest he deserves with the best bed sheets around from PeachSkinSheets. With 21st Century Smart Fabric that has an extraordinary 1500 thread count level of softness, it is anti-microbial, light, airy, breathable, and moisture-wicking. This fabric also stands up to any wear and tear you can throw at it. With SO many colors that last, are resistant to pet-hair and stains, there is no shortage of options to find the perfect bedding for Dad this summer.
INTRODUCING ECHO POP – This compact smart speaker with Alexa features full sound that's great for bedrooms and small spaces. Small enough to blend in and mighty enough to stand out.
CONTROL MUSIC WITH YOUR VOICE – Ask Alexa to play music, audiobooks, and podcasts from your favorite providers like Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, Sirius XM and more. Connect via Bluetooth to stream throughout your space.
MAKE ANY SPACE A SMART SPACE – Easily control compatible smart home devices like smart plugs or smart lights with your voice or the Alexa App.
LIFE JUST GOT EASIER – Have Alexa set timers, check the weather, read the news, re-order paper towels, make calls, answer questions, and more.
2023 Congrats Grad Gift Set: it is time to get a fun and practical graduation gift set for the one graduating; You will receive 1 cute graduation dress up bear and 1 clear wine glass with printing, which is an ideal graduation souvenir and gift set to give the graduate an unforgettable memory
Vessi Pride Shoes
We love these limited edition Vessi Pride Boardwalk Shoes. The Boardwalk shoes are a cute and comfy pair of shoes for men and women and come in a variety of colours including the limited edition Pride design. You can get them HERE. See the photo of the Pride design in our post.
Do you love Black forest cake? You’ll love this Black Forest Brownies Recipe which creates unbelievably chocolatey, thick and fudgy brownies with a black forest flavour throughout. Topped with fresh cream, cherries and Kirsch syrup this brownies are a decadent treat!
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!
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.