Welcome to Earth with Men in Black International!

Sony Pictures has recently released the hit Men in Black International on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital and you can pick up your own copy today! We here at St. Louis Dad love all things aliens and so when Sony Pictures and Budsies reached out to help with a promotion for the upcoming release we could not pass up this awesome opportunity.

Our task was to create our own alien that would fit right into the Men in Black universe and then Budsies would take our drawing and turn it into a reality. Being the excellent delegate of the family I assigned the task of illustrating this creature to my favorite artist, my daughter! With her materials she went to work crafting an alien that represented her, our family, and of course the Men in Black!

In no time our master doodler had an alien worth bringing home to Earth to send over to the wonderful folks at Sony Pictures and Budsies.

Here is Sillie The Alien! Sillie was created by my 8 year old daughter and she said that Sillie is a small, soft, friendly, green alien that floats around the dark side of the Earth’s Moon! Sillie has a big blue and pink heart that is separated by an EKG line that beats to the rhythm of Sillie’s favorite music! With big adorable black eyes Sillie is sure to steal hearts, and when Sillie is happy, big blue circles and hearts appear!

This drawing was submitted to Sony Pictures and Budsies and they immediately got to work on the alien creature! A few weeks later and there was a box on this dad’s doorstep with a very recognizable creature inside… it was Sillie The Alien!!!

Along with a blu-ray copy of Men in Black International was this amazing plush alien provided by Sony Pictures and Budsies. So now not only can we watch the new Men in Black International movie with Sillie at home, but we can watch it on the go with digital as well!

Grab a copy of MIB anywhere you grab your favorite movies and enjoy another amazing installment to the MIB universe!

And if you want your very own alien creature… just head on over to Budsies and get started today! Act now to take advantage of their early bird discount for the holiday season that is quickly approaching!!!

Sony Pictures and Budsie provided this opportunity in exchange for social media postings to promote the new MIB blu-ray release!

 

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A Canvas Champ Giveaway!!!

Hooray for a Canvas Champ giveaway!

These prints from Canvas Champ are so fantastic and so easy to setup and order it’s a no brainier to get entered into this giveaway. Just check out some of this amazing example!

Quality crafted, and the prints are amazing!!! I love how easy it is to create the perfect print. It’s like very easy that even a dad like me can do it without a problem. The canvas’ are beautifully printed and super easy to hang in your home. They are lightweight and made of quality material and they take those great photos from your phone and turn them into beautiful canvas’ for your wall!

So getting those photos from your phone to your wall has never been easier. Canvas Champ makes the process simple and affordable. There isn’t an easier way, believe me, I have tried! Being able to take a photo from my phone and easily create a beautiful canvas like these below is exactly why Canvas Champ exists in the first place.

WIN YOUR OWN CANVAS CHAMP PRINT FOR YOUR FAMILY!

To win your own canvas print from Canvas Champ you have to like St. Louis Dad on Facebook and comment on this blog post below to tell me what your idea would be for your print at Canvas Champ. I will randomly select a winner on Sunday, September 8th, 2019. So be sure to use a valid email address so I can contact you! If the winner does not contact me in 24 hours I will select a new winner. Giveaway only available to U.S. and Canadian residents. No purchase necessary, like and comment to win!

At CanvasChamp.com, they do much more than just print photos on canvas. they help customers create their own personalized art in the most innovative, simple and fun way possible.

They’re passionate about quality – that’s why they guarantee your canvas prints for life, and use only the highest quality materials.

Canvas Champ’s mission is to surprise and delight their customers in everything they do. From their quality products to their amazing website and their obsessive customer service, they’re here to make you happy.

Visit websitewww.canvaschamp.com

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Men’s Guide To Wearing Braces

Trousers braces for men are becoming more and more popular. This is definitely a trend that is back and here to stay. However, there are many more benefits associated with trouser braces aside from the fact that they look good. With that being said, read on to discover everything you need to know.

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One of the great things about men’s trouser braces is that they are designed to last a lot longer than belts are. We have all been there; after a while, the belt gets tattered, and you find yourself pulling it up when wearing the belt. This defeats the whole purpose of wearing a belt. Another great thing about wearing suspenders is that it doesn’t matter if your waistline grows, your belt won’t dig into your stomach and be uncomfortable. This means that you can have that burger you have had your sights set on! Elastic suspenders in general are especially comfortable. However, all suspenders are adjustable, making them easy to wear no matter the occasion. In fact, the comfort associated with braces is one of the reasons why they are so popular. There is no clinching, nor will you have a buckle digging into your stomach, and thus you can feel much more comfortable and relaxed, no matter whether you are going to work or a special event. And, of course, you can boast a striking and sophisticated style by buying a classic pair of braces. This is a look that is guaranteed to impress.

Tips On Wearing Braces

There is no denying that braces have become very popular again over the past few years. They look great with custom suits for men especially. Not only do they boast a classic style, but they are very practical as well. Nevertheless, you do need to make sure you wear your braces correctly, so read on for some top tips.

Firstly, it is a good idea to choose mid-to-long rise trousers when purchasing a pair to go with your braces. This is because they allow your trousers to hang at, or just above, your natural waistband. Trousers that sit low on your hips do not look great when paired with braces. Another tips for wearing trouser braces is to opt for those that have clips, as opposed to other options, such as buttons. This is because they are a lot easier to wear. You should also avoid teaming braces with a belt. Moreover, most people would agree that braces look better with a plain waistband, i.e. belt trousers that do not have any belt loops. It is also ideal to look for trousers that are a little bit loose around the waist and have some room through the upper leg and hips. This is because braces are the more comfortable choice and they do not bunch fabric together like belts do. You should always team braces with a jacket, sweater, or vest. Of course, if you get warm there is nothing wrong with removing your jacket, but generally speaking they aren’t designed to be an accessory that is on full show. 

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Turn Commute Into Productive Time On Your Phone

The average American employee commute at least 25 minutes to work. However, more and more professionals are forced to commute over an hour to get to the office each day – and, of course, one hour back in the evening. If you’re driving, it’s a lot of full. Additionally, you need to stay focused on the road for long periods. 

However, if you’re commuting on the train, the bus or the tram, you may find yourself quietly dozing off each morning on your way to the office. If you’re lucky, you can get a seat, and you wait until you’ve reached your stop. It’s a lot of idle time in the day! While it’s not a bad thing, idle time can make your commute appear more tiresome than it actually is. Indeed, our addiction to digital technology has turned us into impatient users. We’re so used to click to get what we want that waiting for an hour or more without having anything to do can feel dull and draining in comparison. Can you turn your commute into something a little more exciting without moving out to live closer to the office? The answer is yes, and, believe it or not, all you need is your faithful smartphone device! Indeed, transforming the purposeless wait on the tram into productive time can change your perception of the daily commute. Are you ready to spice up your bus or train journey to work? Charge your phone and explore these different options: 

Relax on the go

Work is stressful. Most of us work in a hectic and fast-paced environment. It makes no doubt that the stress accumulated during your workday doesn’t disappear when you leave the office. One of the most effective stress relief remedies is to exercise regularly. Unfortunately, if you work long hours, hitting the gym after a long day at the office may not be a solution. However, you can use your commute time to de-stress. There are many entertainment options available on your phone. Don’t rush to your favorite social media platforms and instead try some video games. If you haven’t played games on your phone since the Snake games on the old Nokia, it’s time to explore what’s available in the App Store or Google Play Store, depending on whether you’re an iPhone or an Android owner. Games offer the perfect distraction from stress, and, because they demand your attention, they help your mind to move away from work-related thoughts. 

Win, big or little, as long as you win

Day after day, the same routine; it makes no doubt that the office life can be draining. For many employees, each day ends up looking just like the others. There’s no other way to put it; the routine makes everything dull. Your days have lost their excitement, and somehow you wish you could call on sick and forget about work. But you can’t, and every morning you’re heading back to the office for another day of dullness. More often than not, changing jobs isn’t going to help. Indeed, when you struggle with mental fatigue, it’s tricky to get enthusiastic about finding another office to sit in. However, you can bring some excitement to your daily commute with hot spins games. Indeed, you could set a reasonable and safe budget to play every week – for instance, you can save your lunch money by preparing your meals, and repurpose it for a few spins. The prospect of potentially winning can inject some much-needed enthusiasm into the routine. 

Keep in touch with your clients 

With a solid network of contacts, you can do almost anything. Platforms such as LinkedIn are hugely useful to make connections and build a list of professional contacts. Unfortunately, you need to invest a lot of time into the platform to gain any benefit from it. Being on LinkedIn isn’t enough to land you the next best job or to grab a client’s attention. You need to be active on LinkedIn to grow your network. So why not use your commute time to create a memorable and productive profile? Start by personalizing your connection requests. You can’t just hit the ‘connect’ button and hope for the best. Instead, visit the person’s profile and use the ‘connect’ button there as it lets you write a small note. Similarly, following up face-to-face meetings on LinkedIn, such as trade show business card exchanges or even your yoga instructor can make a great deal of difference. 

Take a course 

Who doesn’t want to boost their professional skills? However, when you can’t juggle going back to school with work, you need to find smart alternatives. Thankfully, there are plenty of mobile apps that let you learn new skills every day, directly from your smartphone. Udemy is a favorite as you can find almost any topic online. One word of advice, though, not all course materials are cheap. However, the app runs regular sales, letting you buy expensive courses for as little as $10. 

Build your online expert presence

It’s never too late to start a blog and establish your presence online. You can use a blog to promote your expertise within the industry or even to build your own business that could one day replace your office job. Some bloggers have only created a blog because they enjoy sharing their opinions and ideas. Regardless of your reason for blogging, there is a lot to gain, for your reputation, your income and your mental health. A blogging platform such as WordPress lets you create exciting posts directly from the smartphone app. You can edit your photos with an app such as Pixlr Express that enables you to adjust, correct, crop and filter your images for a consistent look. 

Run a profitable side hustle 

Last but not least, why not start a side hustle that brings a little pocket money to your household? An online selling platform such as eBay allows you to earn supplemental income by decluttering your home. You can also buy things wholesale and sell individual items on eBay. Admittedly, you need to know your market first as you might end up wasting your money on products nobody wants! 

Making the commute to and from work more enjoyable and productive can dramatically impact on your mental health. More importantly, you can use the time to boost your income, your skills and your personal image online.

This post is a collaborative effort by St. Louis Dad.

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