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(Video) Disney Junior Pirates and Princess Summer Sweepstakes

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Disclosure: We received the products mentioned in the post from Disney Consumer Products for review and they are hosting giveaway. The opinions expressed in this post reflect our own experiences with the products. Disney Junior has been celebrating Pirates and Princesses this year and we have been celebrating alongside them as well. Recently we had a Pirates Day at home full of treasure … [Read more...]

(Video) Netgear Nighthawk X6 Router Review

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Disclosure: We received a Nighthawk X6 Router as part of the Netgear ambassador program. This post represent my own experience and opinion on the product. Being connected to the internet gone further and further away from the family desktop, with wireless being the way we most connect to the internet the router has become one of the most important items in the house. You plan for it when you … [Read more...]

(Video) Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Review

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Disclosure: We received a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 for review purposes.  This post represents my own experiences and opinions. The tablet market has become so full of different models from different manufactures that it has become almost impossible to tell a great tablet from junk. Last week I had the opportunity to tryout Amazon’s latest and greatest entrant to the tablet race in the Kindle … [Read more...]

Quick Hit Summer Movie Reviews

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The summer hasn’t even finished and we have already have had some hits and misses in the theaters, but I couldn’t let the summer fly by without mentioning some of the fun summer flicks that I was fortunate to watch so far: 22 Jump Street: To think that 22 Jump Street was made by the same directors as the Lego Movie. While they kept the same meta (wink, wink!) movie feel that the Lego Movie had, … [Read more...]

(Video) Lifeproof Nuud iPad Air Review (Updated)

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Disclosure: We recieved a Lifeproof Nuud for the iPad Air for review purposes.  This post represents my unbiased opinion. UPDATE (7/21/14)-We recieved the Cover + Stand and Hand Strap + Sholder Strap after our intial review.  Each one is sold seperately and retail for $40.  See below for more of our thoughts on these accessories. Life is too short to worry about breaking your iPad or tablet, … [Read more...]

(Video) Jabra Style Headset Review

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Disclosure: We received a Jabra Style headset for review purposes. This posts represents my unbiased opinion. Headsets have evolved so much over the past couple of years.  I can still remember the clunky wired headsets that would be packaged along with my new cellphone.  They were hilariously large and ultimately useless.  They would usually end up being left in my glove compartment (as if I … [Read more...]

(Video) NYC Blue Man Group Review and Ticket Giveaway #BMGfamily

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Update giveaway is closed. Congrats to Rafael and Amy. Disclosure: Blue Man Group invited us as press to show and is sponsoring the ticket giveaway.   As always, my posts are based on my opinions and experiences. Can you believe Eddy and I have never seen Blue Man Group? I know bizarre right? They have performances across the United States, Berlin, Brazil and Norwegian Cruise lines and we have … [Read more...]

(Video) Lubriderm Men’s Lotion Giveaway Sweepstakes #FamiliaLubriderm

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Images Courtesy of Lubriderm Disclosure: D is a Lubriderm ambassador.  The opinions expressed in this post are my own. Like most guys I am not the most diligent when it comes to taking care of my skin. I’ll do some basic stuff like using aftershave or suntan lotion when necessary but I don’t go out of my way to try to preserve my skin on a regular basis.  With that said as I get older, and … [Read more...]

(Video) Disneyland Hotel Review #DisneySMMoms

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Disclosure: The Dancing Hotdogs family was invited to the Disney Social Media Moms Conference.  We paid for our own conference and travel expenses.  As always, my posts are based on my opinions and experiences. You have to give it to good old Walt.  He certainly knew how to create an experience for children and adults alike.  I don’t think we are going to be able to go back without staying … [Read more...]

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Review

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Building upon the growing empire that is Marvel Studio, the latest Captain America movie finally starts to show the promise seen in The Avengers movie.  Similar to the trend started by The Wolverine, The Winter Solider see it’s selfless less like a superhero movie and more like an old fashion spy film.  Taking cues from spy thrillers of the 70’s and 80’s we are treated to conspiracies and double … [Read more...]

Toy Fair 2014 Round Up #TFNY #TF14

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  Starting this past Sunday, New York City was taken over by toys.  I know it seems like Christmas and the holiday craze has only just passed, but with a new year come a whole new set of great toys for kids of all ages.  D and I love to check out the up and coming toys when we are at Toy Fair, it is the perfect place to see the under the radar toy companies as well as the best … [Read more...]

The Lego Movie Review

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Disclosure: We received a preview screening of the Lego Movie.  This post represents my unbiased opinions. We got a first look at The Lego Movie, and the entire Dancing Hotdogs family loved it.  Rock had been already bursting at the seams wanting to watch the movie.  Ever since we saw the previews it had it been at the top of our list. So when we sat down to watch the movie, the excitement … [Read more...]

Unplug from Cable Now! PlayOn Review

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Disclaimer: We recieved review copies of PlayOn and PlayLater.  This post represent my unbiased opinion. Everyone is trying to unplug.  With cable bills rising and the number of useless channels growing it is no wonder that services such as Netflix and Hulu are becoming so popular.  With televisions becoming smarter and the ability to choose what and when you  watch shows unplugging the cable … [Read more...]

The Wavering Werewolf Book Review

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Disclaimer: We recieved a review copy from Tor Books. Ages 9-13 was really when I became a voracious reader, I attribute it to the huge selection of books that were beginning to be marketed to the pre teen market.  I loved read scary stories, there was just something about them that really drew me. I can still remember reading through the famous Goosebumps series.  While they weren’t works of … [Read more...]

The Lone Ranger Blu Ray Review

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Disclosure: We received a copy of The Lone Ranger on Blu Ray.  This post represents my unbiased opinion. The Lone Ranger was released today on Blu Ray.  You probably didn’t watch the movie when it was in the theaters. You would think that by bringing back Director Gore Verbinski and Johnny Depp from the worldwide hit Pirates of the Caribbean series, Disney was hoping for another grand slam … [Read more...]