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Family Holiday Shopping with Verizon!

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The holidays are fast approaching and if you are anything like me sometimes you may be under pressure to find the perfect gift. Something that maybe is for the whole family? But is also cool enough that you’d want it anyway? I have two great items you can pickup from Verizon that will hit both of those check marks.

pixelWhen you are out and about one of the most important things you can have with you is your phone and if it’s slow it’s not going to help when you’re with your family and really need it. That’s where a new Google Pixel will come in handy. The Pixel is Google’s new phone and it is very fast. I got a chance to play with a Pixel 32GB and it felt so good in my hands. The touch response and overall build of the phone was amazing. I am also impressed with the camera launch time. Camera quality is important and the Pixel doesn’t disappoint but when you need the speed to capture those quick moments, how fast the camera launches is a test I like to perform.

From a quick launch of the camera to blazing fast web browsing speeds. I can really see the Pixel being a family favorite this holiday season. I think the kids might fight over who gets to pick the next game more than anything, and mom likes to control YouTube on the TV using the phone. So I think the Pixel will be a great choice for our family and if you’re like us, yours as well.

CanaryThis next item will be a great way to keep an eye on the house while you are out and about using your new Pixel. The Canary is a smart home security system that is very easy to use! After unboxing a Canary here at home I had no trouble getting it setup and monitoring my house. Getting the Canary app on my phone was just as easy and now I can get all sorts of alerts and notifications about different security events. There’s a video camera, air monitor, 90+ dB siren, motion detector, and other mobile alerts. Hook it up wirelessly or with an ethernet cable and store everything with AES 256-bit encryption. I am probably going to get a couple Canary’s to spread around the house. One is more than enough for an apartment, but I think we would be good with 3 in our home.

Home security is becoming increasingly important as we post our lives on social media. We are always so caught up in the moment that we don’t think about what our social posts are telling others. Maybe your innocent picture from the theme park is an invitation to someone that you’re not home. That’s where the Canary will come in handy and with Pixel, it will be like you never left the house.

So whether you are looking for something to take with you on the go or something that you can leave behind to leave you feeling a little safer, these two items would make any family happy this holiday.

St. Louis Dad was provided items to test and review for this blog post. This opinions are St. Louis Dads and in no way reflect those of Verizon. I want to thank Verizon for partnering with St. Louis Dad on this awesome holiday gift guide. Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter for more great content!

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Cinderella at the Fox this December 2017!

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Coming to The Fabulous Fox December 27 through the 31st is Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Tony Award®- winning Broadway musical Cinderella! Keep reading to find out how you can win tickets to the show from St. Louis Dad!

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony Award®- winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream… or a really great pair of shoes.

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We are very excited to take our daughter to see this show. She is going to be thrilled that we will be going during her Christmas break. So instead of sitting at home she will be getting to see a fantastic show during this holiday season.

Tickets can be purchased as singles or there are also student and group rates available. Just check out the Fabulous Fox’s website for more information. Be sure to order your tickets now as I am sure this will be a great show for families to enjoy this holiday.

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CONTEST!

Now, onto the contest! I like to keep my contests really easy, so all you have to do to win some tickets to the show is…

1) Share this post on Facebook. I will be checking!!!

2) Comment below and tell me what your least favorite chore is to do.

That’s it! Be sure to use a valid email address when you comment so I can contact the winner. The winner will be selected on December 15th so be sure to enter! Once the winner is selected they will be contacted and will have 24 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within the 24 hour period another winner will be selected.

St. Louis Dad was compensated tickets to this show in exchange for promotion of this event. 

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The Polar Express at Union Station 2017

The start of this holiday season has been fantastic so far. Great weather, family, friends, and life! Each year we like to take our kids out to see the holiday lights, shows, and other festivities that are happening in the area, and this year we made our way back to Union Station for a first class ride on The Polar Express.

Our previous ride on The Polar Express can be read here. When we arrived I learned that they completely changed the setup from our previous visit. Upon arrival you will go to the ticket booth where you will be [...] Continue Reading…

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St. Louis Sports Trivia Game

Hey all you St. Louisan holiday and birthday shoppers! I grabbed this great game called You Gotta Know St. Louis Sports Trivia Game. It is perfect for any St. Louis sports fan, or any sports fan in general. It is a great gift that this St. Louis Dad recommends picking up this holiday season.

There are so many great questions to keep everyone entertained for hours. The game is pretty simple, it’s trivia! There are 125 cards with 500 questions. You ask questions and other people answer them. Keep track of the points and whoever gets to 21 or whatever [...] Continue Reading…

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