Six Flags New England Kicks Off a New Season with NEW Wicked Cyclone Roller Coaster

Six Flags New England Kicks Off a New Season with the Wicked Cyclone Hybrid Rollercoaster

I am a HUGE fan of roller coasters so I was beyond thrilled to be invited to try the new coaster at Six Flags New England, the Wicked Cyclone. This coaster is actually a hybrid using much of the frame of the retired wooden Cyclone coaster with the addition of steel tracks and great new design features. If you are a coaster enthusiast, I highly recommend this coaster. I arrived on a chilly New England morning to give the Wicked Cyclone a try. I also had the chance to meet with Reed Timmer, Continue Reading...

5 Easy Ways To Track Your Calories

5 Easy Ways to Track Your Calories

Have you been trying your best to get back in shape, but the results just don’t seem to show. Before you give up hope, think about what you could be doing better to streamline your fitness quest. Keeping a tab on the amount of calories you consume and burn is a good tactic to help you lose weight. Here are five simple ways you can track your calories: Set A Body Goal For Yourself – Before you begin preparations for losing weight, make sure to set specific, measurable and realistic body hea Continue Reading...

5 Fabulous and Frugal Decorating DIYs

fabulous and frugal decorating diys

Let's face it, decorating your home can be an expensive task. Well, it doesn't have to be. We are finishing our basement so I have been looking for decorating ideas around the internet. Here are some inspiring decorating DIYs for your home's decor that won't break the bank. DIY Orb Chandelier Orb chandeliers can be super expensive. The gals at Tatertots and Jello created this project for only $165. Similar chandeliers retail for over $600. You go girls! Personlized Watercolor Art I Continue Reading...

10 Awesome Phone Apps for Busy Moms

10 awesome phone apps for busy moms

Let's face it, moms these days are BUSY! There is a lot on our plate each and every day. We all need a little escape from time to time. For me, I take a bit of "chill out" time while on the school pick up line or waiting for soccer practice to end. There's not much productive work I can get done in that 10-20 minutes. So, what's a busy mom to do during these precious minutes? I say, enjoy some awesome phone apps! This is the one time in my day when I am an app addict. I love the big screen on Continue Reading...

Dress for Your Body Type With Help From Monroe and Main

How to Dress Your Body Type

Our beautiful bodies come in all shapes and sizes. Do you embrace your body type when you dress? Do you even know what your body type is? The folks at Monroe and Main help women confidently dress to fit her style needs, balance her shape, and flatter her figure as her body ages. They are poised to be an  industry leader in clothing that fits various body types covering sizes 6-24 or S-3X. They have something for nearly everyone. Tips to Dress for Your Body Type The first step is figuring ou Continue Reading...

Hate Working Out? 10 Tips To Make Exercise Fun!

10 tips to make exercise fun

Fitness is sometimes one of those words that makes people cringe, and words like workout and exercise can conjure up feelings of dread and anxiety. Fitness  exercise does not have to be dreadful, overwhelming or boring. Fitness is obviously important for your health. It will give you more energy, strength and the ability to live a fuller lifestyle. You know it, but how can you make it fun?. There are many ways to get fit without the usual gym-type routines. Exercise can be a positive and an Continue Reading...

The Next Family Movie On Our List: Disney’s TOMORROWLAND

family movie - tomorrowland

My family is so excited about Disney's TOMORROWLAND. How about yours? Have you seen the previews yet? They are just getting better and better. I'm especially excited that the movie is rated PG so that it's super age appropriate for both of my kids. The official movie "One Liner" is as follows: In Disney’s riveting mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” a jaded scientist and an optimistic teen embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and spa Continue Reading...

How To Live A Balanced Life

tips on how to live a balanced life

We all want to live a long and healthy life, right? That said, there is not much point in working toward a healthy life if you can’t enjoy it. Focusing on fitness and healthy eating is great, but balanced living means focusing on emotional health as well. To me, balanced living means taking care of all aspects of my life. Here are my tips for creating a balanced lifestyle: Focus on healthy eating A huge part of having a healthy body is fueling it with the right foods. It’s so easy to fin Continue Reading...

Great Family Activities in Central Massachusetts

Great Family Activities in Central Massachusetts

If you are not from Massachusetts, you probably think of Boston and Cape Cod as the places to go. Well, I'm writing to tell you that there are tons of fun family activities in central Massachusetts as well. Many are not far from Boston so they are worth a visit too! I had the pleasure of a joining a hosted blogger tour from the Massachussets Office of Travel and Tourism. We had a blast exploring 5 different stops on the tour. Mass Audubon Drumlin Farm - Lincoln, MA Our first stop was the Continue Reading...

Hello Summer Giveaway: Featuring $50 Vanilla Visa Card

Hello Summer Giveaway: Featuring $50 Vanilla Visa Card

Welcome to the {second annual} Hello Summer Giveaway Hop hosted by Lindsey Blogs and Viva Veltoro. The days are getting longer and hotter and we’re saying Hello to Summer in fun giveaway style! Beat the heat and hop around to all the participating bloggers’ giveaways at the bottom of this post. Also, be sure to enter to win the GRAND PRIZE for this event, an ULTIMATE Backyard Prize Package courtesy of Step2! My Giveaway! I'm pleased to announce that my prize is a fantastic Prepai Continue Reading...

What’s Next in Family Movies for us? Marvel’s Ant Man

Family Movie Marvels Ant Man

I must admit that when I first heard about this movie I thought it sounded really silly. I was like, "What? A super hero ant?" I knew nothing about the Marvel character so this opinion was coming from a clueless non-fan. When we recently saw The Avengers: Age of Ultron, we also saw a preview for Ant Man. My entire family decided it was definitely something we all want to see. According to Marvel Studios: Ant Man is the next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Armed with the Continue Reading...