Facts about Football

Posted Sep 14, 2018



American football is a huge sport in the United States, even given its short season among other major sports. Fans gather for tailgating outside stadiums, at their local bars and restaurants, and with friends and family in the comfort of their homes. We did some investigating to find some of the coolest and FUN football facts we could find for you, from the history of the game to the popular celebrated Super Bowl.

1.  American football grew out of English sports like rugby and soccer and became popular on college campuses in the late 1800s.

2. 
The American Professional Football Association was formed in 1920 and just two years later changed their name to the now familiar National Football League (NFL).

3.  There are six teams in the NFL that do not employ cheerleaders – Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Green Bay Packers.

4.  The oldest stadium still in use is Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois.

5.  
The Dallas Cowboys are the wealthiest team in the NFL with a value of $2.1 billion and generate almost $269 million in annual revenue.

6.  The Miami Dolphins are the only team to complete an undefeated season, which took place in 1972.

7.  
The last scoreless game was held in 1943 where the Detroit Lions and New York Giants played.

8.  
The first use of the penalty flag by NFL officials was in 1948.

9.  
The first use of instant replay on a regular basis was in 1986.

10.  
The first Super Bowl was held in 1967 and is the only Super Bowl to not sell out.

11.  Approximately 80% of Super Bowl tickets go to corporate sponsors.

12.  
The Super Bowl is the most watched television event in the United States and there is more pizza sold this day than any other day of the year.

We hope you enjoyed reading our FUN football facts blog! To celebrate football season, we’re giving you 10% off all Gotcha Covered Notebooks with code BLITZ10. Don’t forget to check out all of our football designs right
here. We also created a Totally Awesome Tailgating Tips Pinterest Board you should definitely check out! Thanks for reading and enjoy!

Facts gathered from factretriever.com, profootballhof.com, and facts.net

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Endless Paper Choices

Posted Aug 20, 2018



If you’re wondering “What’s so different about Gotcha Covered Notebooks?” then keep on reading. At Gotcha Covered we try our best to think of your daily needs and want to add organization and ease to your life by providing a variety of paper types to fit all of those needs. Today we are dedicating the blog to highlight all of the different types of paper offered to you when you order a personalized notebook from us.

  1.    Wide Ruled

This type of paper is perfect for kids in elementary school who may still be new to writing out full sentences.

  1.   College Ruled

This type of paper is perfect for older kids in middle school and high school who may be taking notes and writing rough drafts.

  1.   Practice Lined

For kids still practicing writing out single letters or words, this paper is great for letter formation or even great practice for new cursive writers.

  1.   Sketch

For the artists in your family sketch paper provides blank sheets to create your own unique works of art on each page.

  1.   Sketch/Lined or Practice

If anyone you know likes writing stories and drawing pictures to go with them then the half sketch and half lined/practice paper is perfect, no matter what age you are.

  1.   Graph

Math class is made easier with graph paper for all ages in all types of math classes.

  1.   Password

If you’re sick of resetting your password in all of your online accounts because you forgot your password, this is the paper for you. Easily tab the notebook to share with everyone in your family.

  1.   Recipe

Create your own recipes and write down all of your old favorites with the recipe paper.

  1.   Checklist

If you’re constantly creating to-do lists between house chores or groceries to purchase the checklist paper will be a lifesaver for you.

  1.   Fitness Tracker

Whether you’re a health nut or you’re trying to get back into an exercise routine, the fitness tracker paper can help you reach those goals.

  1.   Planner

If you like to stay organized throughout the year, whether you’re a teacher, student, or just need some extra space for daily notes – the weekly planner with weekly and monthly pages is a helpful addition to your life.

  1.   Shark

As an extra bonus to our already awesome shark bite notebooks, each page is lined with a shark fin on your choice of either lined or sketch paper.

As Back to School approaches you’re going to want to check out all of the fun notebooks and planners available from Gotcha Covered.  We’d love to hear from you on what your favorite  paper types are and how you use each one! Feel free to comment with any ideas you may have for new paper types as well; and as always, thank you for choosing Gotcha Covered!

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Tips for Camping

Posted Aug 06, 2018



It’s nearing the end of the summer and you and your kids want to savor it with one last fun in the sun event. What better thing to do than to go camping? Now you may have never done this, as the idea of camping with your kids makes you incredibly nervous. You might be asking yourself; what kind of food are we going to make? What do we need to bring? What kinds of activities will we do? Well, we’ve “gotcha covered!” We’ve made a simple list of tips to the best camping experience for you and your kids to enjoy during your last memories of summer.

  1.        Plan and prepare all of your meals ahead of time.

It may seem obvious to plan your meals ahead of time, but there are so many meals you can prep before you actually leave your house. This makes for less mess and cleanup while camping and more time dedicated to camping activities. Are your kids picky? Prepare a homemade favorite like macaroni and cheese  or pizza (who doesn’t love pizza?!) ahead of time so all you have to do is heat over the grill (or fire) and serve.

  1.        Bring all of the essentials, even if you think you won’t need them.

Again, seems like an obvious thing to do – especially with kids. But these are the things people forget to bring. Making a list ahead of time can help you remember everything. Camping must-haves: sunscreen, bug spray, first aid kid kit, and medications and ointments for illness and injury (in case they happen). Create an easy on the go container for medications so you don’t have pill bottles floating around and taking up space.

  1.        Have plenty of activities and games for the kids to do.

As we all know, kids get bored easily and their attention spans are short. You’ll want to have plenty of day and night activities and games you and your kids will have fun doing. During the day you can go on a nature scavenger hunt and at night you can play a glow in the dark ring toss. Be creative with games that your kids already know and love like a gunny sack race, but try in sleeping bags, or even tic tac toe with rocks and twigs.

  1.        Stay organized. I repeat:  stay ORGANIZED.

There’s nothing that drives me crazier when I’m scrambling to find something I know I have. With limited space when you’re camping, it’s especially important to stay organized in order to save space in your vehicle, tent, and cooler. Organize your cooler in layers to keep certain things dry and away from ice. Skip the hassle of digging through your bag and plan an outfit for each day and place each in a gallon size Ziploc bag.

Check out our Pinterest board Family Camping Hacks & Ideas for more great inspiration for your family’s next camping trip.

P.S. Our checklist paper notebooks are a great option to make sure you have everything you need for a smooth camping trip. Shop now to find your favorite customizable notebooks for planning.

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“Fin” Facts About Sharks

Posted Jul 25, 2018



Sharks are fascinating animals that have played a huge role in our world history and pop culture scene. It’s no wonder that Discovery Channel dedicates an entire week to highlighting this amazing species! We explored Discovery Channel’s Sharkopedia to get the most interesting “fin” facts about sharks.

  1. Sharks first appeared at last 420 million years ago – that’s nearly 200 million years before dinosaurs!
  2. Many prehistoric sharks survived a mass extinction – due to the traits they had and swimming deeper into oceans.
  3. Some of the very first sharks were quite small, despite their sizes now – many were less than a foot long!
  4. Most of what we know about ancient sharks comes from their fossilized teeth, since sharks don’t have bones to be fossilized.
  5. Not all prehistoric sharks are extinct – the Frilled shark and the Goblin shark are still alive today. Traits including 300 teeth have helped maintain their livelihood.
  6. The Megalodon is the largest known shark – now extinct,  estimated to be measuring at 40 feet minimum, up to 59 feet maximum, almost 3 times as long as the longest Great White!
  7. Prehistoric shark species are still being discovered – the most recent being released by an international team of scientists in September 2015.
  8. Not all sharks are carnivores; some are vegetarians just like the dinosaur species had a variety of carnivores and herbivores.
  9. The year 2015 saw a record number of shark attacks at 98 – most likely due to climate change and increased ocean temperatures along coastlines.
  10. Sharks have played an important role in Hawaiian and Greek mythology. In Hawaii they have been worshipped, cared for, protected, and fed by those who believed deceased ancestors took the form of animals – commonly believed to be sharks.

For more “fin” facts on sharks, check out Discovery Channel’s website, or buy the Sharkopedia book for all there is to know about sharks right at your fingertips. Don’t forget to tune into Shark week, all week long July 22 – July 29 on Discovery Channel for its 30th anniversary and celebrate with 50% off all Shark bite notebooks from Gotcha Covered with code SHARK18.

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Back To School Tips

Posted Jul 17, 2018

The first day of school comes up fast and with the buzz of summer we can forget how important it is to start preparing for this time of year well in advance. To avoid more un-needed nerves during the already nerve-filled first day, we’ve created this list of tips to prepare you and your kids for this busy and exciting time of year.

  1.        Plan Ahead

Whether its lunches or transportation for your kids to and from school, these are small things to plan for that make big differences. Is your child going to pack a lunch every day, buy a lunch every day, or a combination of the two depending on the day? Will they get to school by bus, a carpool ride, or walking? Make sure your child is aware of these details to avoid nerves and confusion.

  1.        Stay Organized

It all starts with back to school shopping. During this time it is easy to find an assortment of colors and patterns of notebooks and folders to match for each and every subject. We suggest stocking up to make sure your child has enough for the entire school year, since it can be hard to find these items later and they’re often pricey. Use a label maker and planner for optimized organization.

Visit Gotcha Covered and use code EARLYB2S to save 50% on personalized planners and notebooks with standard writing paper or checklists to create those daily and weekly to-do lists.

  1.        Create A Schedule

Between sleep, homework, play time, and athletics the school year can get to be hectic and we lose track of who’s doing what and when. Having a color coded calendar of everyone’s schedules is helpful so no one misses a practice or game. It can be especially helpful to set up specific times for homework and a set bed time to help keep kids on a routine track to adopt into their adolescence.



We hope this list helps ease you and your kids into the school year comfortably. We know it can be a stressful time and we’d like to help keep you and your kids organized through the school year. Gotcha Covered is offering 50% off for an early back to school sale with code EARLYB2S. Don’t forget to let us know the tips and tricks your family uses during this busy time. We’d love to hear more great ideas!

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A Fun Family Summer Staycation

Posted Jun 25, 2018



Does your family have some time off from work and school? Are you looking for some affordable family fun during your time off, but not wanting to travel? Look no further, because we’ve “Gotcha Covered!” We’ve created a list of fun things to do both at home and close to home that will keep you busy for a week, or spread out the following ideas over a few weekends.

  1.       Create Your Own Mini Backyard Waterpark

Whether it’s simply a mini pool and sprinkler, or a homemade slip ‘n’ slide and obstacle course, you’re sure to stay cool in the summer sun with this one.

  1.       Go Camping in Your Backyard

Pitch a tent, gather some firewood, and buy the s’mores supplies. Even if you’re not going far, you can still get the full camping experience close to home. Set up a sheet and projector for an outdoor movie for even more fun and don’t forget the bug spray!

  1.       Explore Your Neighborhood

Whether walking or biking, you can travel local trails, visit local parks, and even participate in a real life treasure hunt by geocaching. If you’re not familiar with this and want to learn more, visit the geocaching website .

  1.       Do Something New

Check out local tourist spots, go to a dinner theater, or race against time at an escape room. If you’re looking to get out of your comfort zone try something like canoeing or rock climbing – you may just find a new favorite hobby with this one!

  1.       See Something New

Go visit your local museum, zoo, or aquarium to see awesome artifacts and animals. Don’t have any nearby? No problem. Thanks to virtual tours you can visit museums in other cities like the Boston Children’s Museum and the Miami Children’s Museum.

  1.       Host A Family Game Tournament

With a variety of card games, board games and outdoor games that can be played individually or on a team– this could get interesting. For even more fun, come up with a brand new game together as a family.

  1.       Host a Family Film Festival

Pick a theme as a family and have each family member pick a movie that fits the theme. Don’t forget the snacks either- you can let everyone pick one of these too. Use a Gotcha Covered Notebooks to take notes as you watch to discuss and rate with your family afterwards.

We hope you enjoy these fun and affordable staycation ideas with your family this summer. Comment below to let us know how your family enjoys their summer staycation!

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15 Ways to Save I Love You Dad

Posted Jun 06, 2018



Dads are important figures in a person’s life. They can teach you so many important things like how to do your taxes or how to ride a bike. Father’s Day is a time to celebrate your father figure and appreciate him. We gotcha covered with 15 different ways to show him how much you care!

  1.     Wash his car
  2.     Go for a bike ride together
  3.     Ask him if he needs help around the house
  4.     Play catch with him
  5.     Challenge him to a game of 1-on-1 basketball
  6.     Go for a walk with him
  7.     Make him his favorite dessert
  8.     Write him a heartfelt thank you note
  9.     Read a book together
  10.   Play cards together
  11.   Cook a meal together
  12.   Go run some of his errands for him
  13.   Take him to a game/concert of his choosing
  14.   Put a puzzle together
  15.   Go through the family photo album and reminisce all the good times


BONUS: Give your Dad a call on Father’s Day!

Don’t forget that Father’s Day is June 17th! If you do not have a Dad or they are no longer with us, it is important to remember them on Father’s Day and know that there are many other men who deserve some appreciation-- Grandpas, Uncles, Brothers, Cousins and Best Friends.


Looking for the perfect gift for your father figure? Check out these Father’s Day inspired notebooks surely to please any dad on Father’s Day.

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Class of 2018

Posted May 18, 2018



Whether it is a high school, undergrad, or Master’s degree, graduations are a huge milestone in one’s life! There are a lot of changes that happen after graduation, whether it be going off to college, entering into the “real world,” or even getting that big promotion. It’s important to celebrate such an accomplishment. We’ve gotcha covered with some really fun graduation party activity ideas to help celebrate your grad!

High School Graduation Party Activity Ideas:

1.  Backyard BBQ 

-       Inviting the entire graduating class, family and friends for a fun afternoon of food, outside games and laughter may seem like the “traditional” party, but they’re always a hit. Check out our Pinterest board for some great ideas for your backyard BBQ!

2.   Family Vacation

-       This is a really fun way to be together as a family to help celebrate your grad’s big day. It could also be a time to enjoy each other’s company all together one last bittersweet time before your grad goes off to college. (P.S- a trip is a great incentive for your grad to push through those final exams!)

3.   Tickets to Amusement

-       Take an unconventional approach to the graduation party and pack up the family for a road trip to an amusement park. Check out this guide for the top 10 amusement parks according to the Travel Channel.


College Graduation Party Activity Ideas:

1.  Trip to the brewery/winery

-       Once the graduation ceremony is over, travel out to the local winery/brewery for nice gathering with family and close friends in a beautiful setting.

2.   Tickets to Concert Series

-       With summer coming up, there are many concert series happening around the country. Instead of a traditional graduation party, gift your grad with some gas cards and concert tickets for a weekend of fun with friends. 

3.    Take a trip to a foreign land

-       Before your college grad takes that giant step from being in school to the “real world,” head out on an adventure of a lifetime to a place they have never been to before. Whether you stay within the United States or head out to another country, trips are always very fun!

Graduation time can always be very bittersweet. One chapter ends and another begins. Make sure to check out our new graduation themed notebooks as shown above. Hats off to all the Grads from all of us at Gotcha Covered!

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Show Mom You Love Her

Posted May 04, 2018


With Mother’s Day just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start getting ready and to show the many Moms in your life how much they mean to you; whether it be your mom, grandma, wife, sister, aunt, mother-in-law or best friend. All Moms deserve to be shown so much love. Not only on Mother’s Day, but every day!

This Mother’s Day, we gotcha covered with some really simple and easy gift/craft ideas that would make any mother’s heart melt.

  1. Make Mom laugh with these Matching Mugs
  2. Moms love things that are both useful and home made, these oven mitts are perfect
  3. Show your Mother-in-Law some love with a this cute charm
  4. Grandmas are so proud of their grandkids, this wall decor sign will show everyone who walks into her house how proud she really is
  5. Sisters are built-in best friends, make sure she is loved with this bracelet


Mother’s Day is a day dedicated to show all the moms in the world how much they are loved and appreciated. Make sure you find the perfect gift and DON’T forget to give that special woman in your life a call on Mother’s Day.

For all of these ideas and many more, check out our Pinterest board. Already have a gift for your Mom? Let us know what you got her down below, we promise we won’t tell! 

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What We Offer

Posted Apr 18, 2018


Gotcha Covered Notebooks was conceived under the idea of providing people of all ages a notebook custom made just for them. We have well over 450 designs and 13+ paper options that would fit anyone’s style and needs. While we might still just be starting out, here are some reasons why you should choose us over our competitors.

Made in the USA

All of our notebooks are designed and handcrafted right here in the USA. Know you can feel good about a product that is 100% made right here at home!

Free Shipping on orders over $30

High quality business is one of our core values at Gotcha Covered. One way we provide high quality to our customers is that all orders over $30 get free shipping.

CPSIA Certified

Another way we provide high quality products to our customers is the fact we are CPSIA certified. Our notebooks conform to industry standards and are safety tested in accordance with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act.

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

Our team checks every single order to assure quality and to make sure our products look the best for you. If an order isn’t correct, we promise to make it right. We promise to take whatever steps necessary to ensure you are completely happy with your purchase.
 

We stand behind every product we sell unconditionally. We assure your order will be free from damage and correctly personalized. Our goal is to give you, our customers, and more choices than our competitors for a completely custom notebook that is perfect just for you.

Want to learn more about us? Check out this short video about Gotcha Covered Notebooks!

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