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 April 23, 2015  Father's Day Comments Off on Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Techie Dads

Father's Day Gift Ideas for Techie Dads | Alldonemonkey.com

Do you have a techie dad on your shopping list this year?  Here are some great Father’s Day gifts for them!

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Techie Dads

DROID Turbo Sapphire Blue - Motorola

DROID Turbo Sapphire Blue - MotorolaAt the top of my list is the stunning DROID Turbo Sapphire Blue from Motorola.  Its display is super sharp, and it has the newest, most powerful processor.  And if you are like me and hate having to stop and recharge, the DROID Turbo Sapphire Blue has a 48-hour battery!

And because there are little hands around, it’s comforting to know that the phone has water-repellent nano-coating plus Corning Gorilla Glass to help protect it from those inevitable spills and scratches.  Oh, and did I mention that underneath the woven materials there is a layer of Kevlar??  Talk about protection!

I love how lightweight it is and that it doesn’t look like all the other smart phones:  The exterior is made of cutting-edge materials in a rich blue color that will set your phone apart from the rest!

So for superior display, speed, and look, go for the DROID Turbo Sapphire Blue from Motorola!

Of course, that amazing phone needs an amazing charger to go with it!  Try the Motorola HD Station with Wall Charger for Motorola Smartphones and Tablets.  It looks great and will keep all your Motorola devices ready to go!  (Of course, keep in mind that the Motorola’s DROID Turbo Sapphire Blue with the largest smart phone battery can go two full days without recharging!)

And while you’re at it, why not get this high quality Cradle Mount Holder  for Motorola Droid Turbo w/ New Turn-Lock Mechanism for your car, designed specifically for the Motorola Droid Turbo?  I love that it has a new turn-lock mechanism.  No more phones bouncing around your car (that has happened to me before!)

Another cool accessory for your phone or camera is this JOBY Gorillapod Flexible Tripod, which comes with a Bonus IVATION Universal Smartphone Tripod Mount Adapter.  We have an earlier version, and it is GREAT.  It holds your camera or smartphone in just the right position to snap exactly the photo you want.  The grip is really strong, so you don’t have to worry about your camera or phone falling out, and the tripod really does attach to any surface!  Plus it is so small and lightweight it is easy to throw into your luggage before your next trip!

Do you want to make your home more environmentally friendly but don’t know where to begin? Try the Philips Connected Home LED Starter Kit.  It’s a great, easy to to save some money (up to 80% energy savings!) and do your part for the planet.  Plus, it lets you control the lighting from your smart phone or tablet – even when you’re not home!

One gadget that everyone’s talking about is the Fitbit Charge Wireless Activity Wristband, Black, Large. It is a lightweight, easy to use device to track all of your fitness activity.  Easy access to real time stats, plus it syncs up wirelessly with your phone and/or computer.  Remember, every step counts!

And finally, for the dad who has never really grown up, here are some super fun high-tech toys!

What dad wouldn’t love to play with this Parrot Mini Drone Jumping Sumo??  Designed to do spins, jumps, and extreme turns, it even comes with a wide angle camera to give a real pilot’s view of the action.  And of course, you can even control it from your computer or smart phone!

If a helicopter is more his thing, try this BLADE Nano QX BNF Quadcopter. It’s even small enough to fly around the office!

This drone is the way to go to really impress his buddies: The UDI U818A 6 Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter is easy to install and repair, plus it is very stable and easy to operate though it looks super serious! 

Happy Father’s Day!  How are you celebrating with the big guy in your life?

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Apr 102014
 

Hand Print Volcano Card - Alldonemonkey.com

As many of you know, we just returned from a wonderful trip to visit family in Costa Rica.  While we were there, we were able to take our little volcano lover to visit two of the active volcanoes in that country, Poás and Irazú.

As a result, I thought this would be a good time to share a fun volcano craft we did a few months ago.  The Monkeys and I actually did it for my husband’s birthday, but it would also work perfectly for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.  It’s easy to do with one child but also makes a great keepsake for siblings, as shown here.

Hand Print Volcano Card - Alldonemonkey.com

We used red and yellow paint for the lava.  Red had the best effect, although yellow turned out okay on the white paper.  If you are doing two or more kids, be aware that the yellow will not show up very well on top of the red, so it is better to either separate the hand prints a bit or do both in red.

Hand Print Volcano Card - Alldonemonkey.com

While Baby was napping, Monkey and I sat down to do step one.  I painted his hand red then made his hand print in the upper half of the paper.  (We did two versions just in case, since this was an experiment!)

Later in the day I painted Baby’s little hand and did my best to do a hand print with them.  He really had fun with the paints!

Hand Print Volcano Card - Alldonemonkey.com

Finally, I added the mountain below so that the hand prints look like lava exploding out of the volcano.  An older child could also do this step.  (Monkey was “too busy working” with his legos at this point so suggested that I do it).

Hand Print Volcano Card - Alldonemonkey.com

Hand Print Volcano Card - Alldonemonkey.com

I was the only one who thought my humor was funny, but since I had the pen it didn’t really matter lol 😉

Have an explosive day and always remember that we lava you!

 

 

 

Jun 142012
 

Finished Father's Day Hand Print CraftFather’s Day is almost here!  If you are looking for a way to celebrate the special man in your life (and your child’s life!), here is a unique and memorable gift that you can easily make in time for the big day!

*Note to my husband: Don’t keep reading unless you want to spoil the surprise!  Of course, by now you’ve already seen the picture … Oh well :)

My husband is a wonderful father to our little Monkey.  He is attentive and thoughtful and will do anything to put a smile on his little boy’s face.  Such an amazing man deserves something special for his big day, even if he is too humble to expect anything.

I knew my husband would love anything made by his little Monkey, and I love the idea of presents that mark the special moments in our child’s life.  He is growing so quickly that I wanted to capture this precious time when he is still our little boy.

So when I ran across this amazing hand print craft, I knew I had found a winner.  (I also love this similar hand print craft, which I will probably do once we have another little monkey running around the house).

The trickiest part, of course, was getting a good hand print from my active toddler.  He loves to have us “draw” his hands, but he is usually so excited that he wiggles a lot, making our drawings at best estimations.  But by a stroke of luck, one day he was in just the right mood and allowed me to do a fairly accurate outline of his precious little hand.Father's Day Hand Print Craft with Monkey

I cut this out and traced it on the back of some wrapping paper.  (Next time I will probably choose a solid color or a small pattern. The wide stripes of this paper made it difficult to get exactly the look I was going for, although I was happy with the final version).

I then glued this wrapping paper hand print onto a piece of poster board I had already trimmed to fit inside a picture frame.  As for the frame, you can go as fancy or simple as you like.  I opted for the simple – let’s call it “classic” – because I didn’t want anything that would detract from what was inside the frame.

I made sure to mark the hand print with the date and later will add my little Monkey’s name.  See how simple?  Now we’re all ready for Father’s Day!

What do you have planned for this Father’s Day?

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