Ice Cream Bread

I Ate Me Some Ice Cream Bread

I remember when I was a teenager and I'd do some really crazy, out-of-control things. No, not drinking. Not smoking. Not drugs. Nope, none of any of that. I was way too goody goody for that. But when I got together regularly with my friend Andrew (yeah, the only Andrew I ever knew growing up, so of course we had to be friends), we'd step things up to 11 and spend some time... baking … [Read More...]

#PlayNintendo Nintendo

Nintendo Sent Us a Big ol’ Bucket Full o’ Color

As a blogger, I'm always getting all sorts of neat mystery packages sent to my house. Sure I get loads of boxes packed with movies, games or gadgets that I need for blog post reviews. But there are plenty of days I get boxes that I have no clue what's inside. Yeah, the UPS guy must love me. Take … [More...]


Free Moana Coloring Pages and Activity Sheets

I'm pretty excited for Disney's next animated tale Moana. Despite what some people think, this is not the story of the sassy redheaded grandmother from Who's the Boss? (Yeah, I'm looking at you, Melissa and Amy.) Uh uh. Moana is a colorful tale of a young woman on a sea-fairing journey full of … [More...]


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Obviously

I am so ready to be hooked again. Hooked on a feeling and hooked on Marvel's most entertaining "heroes" to hit the big screen: The Guardians of the Galaxy! I absolutely was blown away (in a really really really good way) by the first Guardians of the Galaxy. Marvel Studios completely hit that one … [More...]


The Impractical Jokers $50 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

Going to work used to be a deadly experience for me. I was in my 20s working for a monthly magazine about comic books, video games and pop culture. The bulk of the staff was guys. All of us big fanboys (a.k.a. geeks) pretty fresh out of college. It was a fantastic time but I lived in fear every … [More...]

health care plans

Health Care Plans Explained PLUS $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Can we talk health insurance for a minute? No I'm not looking to get political at all but instead simply discuss the insanity of the complexities of health care plans. To be fair, I pass the bulk of the craziness on to my wife. She's unbelievably awesome at not letting health insurance slip … [More...]

jigsaw puzzle

I Made Art By Gluing a Jigsaw Puzzle Together

I love a good jigsaw puzzle. Was obsessed with them as a kid and am happy to see my kids are following suit. Next to Family Movie Night, my favorite activity is sitting around a table with Allie and the boys just working on a puzzle. At least it was until I met this bad boy. A jigsaw … [More...]

#GroomingGameStrong Game Strong

NCAA Football Wins Big With the Grooming Crowd

No bones about it. Football is my absolute favorite sport. Whether it's college or pro, any time two teams face off on the Grid Iron, you just can't help but have an awesome time! Now I may have gone to a college that didn't have a football team (Shout out to SUNY Binghamton!), that doesn't mean … [More...]

NFL Teenymates

Win an NFL TeenyMates Quarterback Gift Set

I love, love, love this time of year. Fall is most definitely my favorite season and not just because the leaves change color and the temperatures cool down. Uh uh. It's because everything moves into full-on NFL mode! Sundays are no longer "chore days" or even the most feared day of the week, … [More...]


The X-Men Apocalypse Earth-Shattering Giveaway ($70 value)

Nobody, but nobody does giant belt buckles better than supervillains. King of them all? Yeah, that'd be the X-Men's foe Apocalypse. In the comics and cartoons, this mega-powerful, evolutionary-based baddie always looked mega cool and proudly brandished a ginormous "A" belt buckle everywhere he … [More...]

#StreamTeam Netflix

The Pixie Dust is Flying Over at Netflix

Disney is pretty darn special. Sure there's Mickey, Minnie, Goofy (my mom's favorite!) and the gang, but for me, it's more about the non-core Disney properties. Marvel. Star Wars. The Muppets. In the hands of the House of Mouse, some of my favorite characters have really reached new heights. I … [More...]

Hair FutureYou

Some Real Hair-Raising Advice for 20-Year-Old Me

Time Travel hurts. If you think too much about it, you'll end up pulling your hair out. Regardless, I still love me a good time travel story whether it's the whole Back to the Future trilogy, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure or even X-Men: Days of Future Past. Now while I can't head back in … [More...]


Win $25 in My Just Because Giveaway

I've taken a slight break from giveaways lately not because I don't like them. I definitely do and I know my faithful readers (that's you!) do too. I've just been uber busy of late with my day job, traveling a lot. I have a few big ones planned for the near future but for now, I wanted to run … [More...]

#SnackBrighter Healthy Snack

You’ll Never Guess What I Put in My Iced Tea for a Healthy Snack

I'm a snacks guy for sure. Chips, pretzels, crackers, you get the idea. If it's crunchy and there's salt, I'm all over it. I know, those really aren't what you'd call healthy snack ideas. But I've been making slight changes over the year. Months ago I stopped drinking soda cold turkey. Now it's … [More...]


5 Things I Hate About Flying

I travel a fair amount for work each year. I'm regularly hopping on a plane from Newark, NJ to places like Scottsdale, Arizona. Seattle, Washington.  Orlando, Florida. Chicago, Illinois. Even out of the country to areas like Toronto or England. I enjoy flying. I've never been afraid of it and I … [More...]

#GuysGroomToo Grooming

Grooming 101: My Kids Think I Stink

According to my kids, I stink. No, I didn't send them to bed without any supper. Didn't take away their Nintendo privileges. And certainly didn't make them go outside and get some fresh air. Uh uh. My kids say I stink and they mean it literally. We're talking grooming issues here, … [More...]


The Super Secret Code My Wife’s Kept From Me for Years

Relationships always have their mysteries. That's what keeps things exciting, right? Well, I've been married 18 years now and I still haven't fully cracked the secret numerical code my wife speaks in. She uses it with her sisters, some of her friends and especially her father. For years I've … [More...]

National Dog Day #StreamTeam

7 Canine-irific Netflix Shows to Help Celebrate National Dog Day

Woof! Yes, it's National Dog Day today! Now while that's certainly something to bark about, I'm a little sad that we don't currently own a dog. Not yet at least. But as someone who grew up with a cute li'l Shih-Tzu named Muffin (Shush. I had no say in naming him! I wanted to go with Gowron!), … [More...]

#ClearYourHead Sinex

6 Favorite Fall Activities Jeopardized By a Stupid Stuffy Nose

Fall is probably my favorite time of year. Growing up in the Hudson Valley, we get some of the most beautiful colors around when the leaves start changing. It's also usually a lot cooler in the summer so I can finally enjoy the great outdoors without fear of sweating like crazy. Unfortunately, … [More...]