beautyandbeast

I Was Angela Lansbury’s Guest at the Beauty and the Beast 25th Anniversary Event

One of the first movies I saw with my wife was Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Allie and I had been dating for just about a year at that point and both were real excited to see this new Disney animated film. We both had loved The Little Mermaid and were looking forward to this follow-up. All the talk about this crazy new CGI technology that animated films were starting to use certainly peeked my … [Read 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...]

Flying

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...]

Code

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...]

Jimmy Dean

How Jimmy Dean’s Good Breakfast Saved My Life

Even though I'm a big fan of a good breakfast, I'm just not a morning person. Not by a long shot. Never have been, never will. Unfortunately for me, work starts at 9 am. And despite some great negotiating skills, I still can't convince my boss that work should start at 11 am. So I continue to be … [More...]

Qmee

The Simple Secret to Getting Paid for Using Your Computer

A penny saved is a penny earned. Yeah, we've all heard that before. And you know what? Sure, while it's true, I can't think of a single thing you can buy for a penny. Not one. However, if you say this mantra every day, you're talking about 30 cents a month. No biggie. Say it every hour (even in … [More...]

#PetesDragon

Free Pete’s Dragon Activity Pages

Pete's Dragon was one of the oldest Disney movies I can remember seeing in theaters. I was roughly 5 years old and completely in awe at the live action movie that starred a very animated dragon named Elliot. Now, nearly 40 years later, Disney is bring Pete and his imaginary-not-so-imaginary … [More...]

NES Replica

Nintendo’s Original NES Returns!

I'm an old school gamer. If you know me, you know that the Atari 2600 is still my all-time favorite system. But over the years, I've had dozens of different consoles from the original NES to the Sony PlayStation to the Xbox One and loads in between. I've pretty much loved them all. Now, besides … [More...]

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Mario & Sonic at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games Giveaway

There's been a lot of talk about Rio these days. Lots of controversy with Olympians bowing out of attending the 2016 Olympic Games for a variety of reasons. Who knows what will end up happening and who will be taking home the gold? Whatever the case, I know my family will be glued to the TV … [More...]

PEZ

Sweet! We visited the PEZ Factory in Orange, Connecticut!

While on our way back from a family wedding in New Haven, Connecticut, I convinced Allie to make a stop in the city of Orange. We had seen a billboard on I-95 for a PEZ Visitor Center and I was most definitely curious. Jason LOVES PEZ. With his nut and seed allergies, it's tough finding sweets he … [More...]

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Win Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens for the PS4

There are a number of adages that will ring true forever. There's always room for Jell-o and LEGO makes everything better. I'm a sucker for any LEGO set no matter what I'm building. Give me anything from Marty's DeLorean from Back to the Future to the Ghostbusters Ecto-1 and I'm a happy camper. … [More...]

#TheBFG

Free Coloring Pages and Activity Sheets for Disney’s The BFG

I read a number of Roald Dahl's books when I was a kid. Sure, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory's still my favorite, though I remember loving the sequel, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. Of course there's also James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr. Fox and oodles of short stories. I never … [More...]

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The Happy Birthday Captain America Giveaway

Independence Day. It's not just a great cheesy movie from yesteryear. It also happens to be the day us Americans celebrate our Independence by shooting off fireworks and eating tons of hot dogs. Ya gotta love the Fourth of July. And this year, well, this year also marks a very special … [More...]