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Tips for Re-Thinking Eating for Better Heart Health

  February is a Heart Health Month, making it the perfect time to find ways to re-think what we eat in order to help lead us to better heart health. It’s an issue that most of us need to pay attention to, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. for both men … [More...]

How to get kids to do chores without nagging

  ** Guest Post ** With kids from 9 to 14 our house can go from pristine tidiness to a tornado aftermath in a couple of hours unless everybody picks things up after themselves, cleans the messes they make and does chores regularly. While we do and provide a lot for our kids, we also want to teach them accountability, teamwork and humility. These … [More...]

10 Foods to Get You In the Mood This Valentine’s Day

  Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching and instead of making reservations to some over-hyped trendy spot, stay in and prepare a “Lover’s Platter” full of indulgent aphrodisiacs. Pop some champagne, get that romantic playlist ready and feast onthese 10 foods to get you in the mood for love this Valentine’s Day. Dr. Christopher Calapai, D.O a New … [More...]

How To Have Your Best Year Ever

  What makes the New Year new isn’t simply a change in the calendar date, because if you do the same thing over and over again, you’ll only get the same fate. A shift in the mindset is what makes the New Year new, and your willingness to think in new ways, take new actions and create new relationships. We sometimes do things repeatedly and … [More...]

Movie Review: The 9th Life of Louis Drax

  Now available from Lionsgate on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD is the thriller The 9th Life of Louis Drax. The film stars Starring Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Sarah Gadon (Indignation), Oliver Platt (Chicago P.D.), Barbara Hershey (Insidious) and Aiden Longworth as Louis Drax.  Louis Drax considers himself … [More...]

Current Giveaways

LEGO Batman Movie – In theaters this Friday (giveaway ends 2-18-17)

  Whenever I think of the film The LEGO® Movie, I can't help but think of the song "Everything is Awesome." The film actually was pretty awesome. I honestly didn't think I was going to like it but after I saw it I was totally into it. It had something for everyone and both young and old alike could enjoy it. A new LEGO film is coming to … [More...]

Awards Season Giveaway From Fandango/FandangoNOW (giveaway ends 1/28/17)

  It's awards season. Actually, the season kicked off back on October (2016) with the announcement of the Critics Choice Documentary Awards nominees (October 10, 2016). Awards season ends on February 26, 2017 with the biggest award of them all - The Academy Awards (Oscars). There is still more than a month away from the Oscars, but there is … [More...]

A Dog’s Purpose – in theaters January 27, 2017 (giveaway ends 1/20/17)

  Coming to theaters across the country on January 27, 2017 is the film A Dog's Purpose. The film stars Britt Robertson, KJ Apa, John Ortiz, with Dennis Quaid and features Josh Gad voice as the dogs featured in the story. I have a copy of the book. It's the next book I'll be reading as soon as I have a chance. If you follow me on … [More...]

Reviews

Movie Review: Train to Busan – an actual GREAT horror movie

  If you read my blog on a regular basis you know that I enjoy horror movies. I am a big fan of the genre. I was into zombies long before most people jumped on the zombie "bandwagon," thanks to shows like The Walking Dead. I've found zombie movies entertaining since the original Dawn of the Dead (1978). As a child I enjoyed Dracula and other … [More...]

Writing a Good Book Review: Tips and Tricks

  Book reviews, when well-written, offer a critical perspective applicable to the assigned text. These reviews will make an argument either for, or against, the topic at hand. They will provide readers with reasons to agree with, or dispute, the author’s position. Most importantly though, a book review is not simply a summary, but a commentary on … [More...]

“Experience” Disney’s Moana at a Dolby Cinema at AMC Theater

  The movie going experience has changed A LOT since I was a young girl. Some things have stayed the same - like popcorn and candy from the concession stand. But seeing the movie it's self has changed so much over the years, including how movies are made. It's common knowledge that movies made these days are high-tech, made with an arsenal of … [More...]

Entertainment

Movie Review: The 9th Life of Louis Drax

  Now available from Lionsgate on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD is the thriller The 9th Life of Louis Drax. The film stars Starring Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Sarah Gadon (Indignation), Oliver Platt (Chicago P.D.), Barbara Hershey (Insidious) and Aiden Longworth as Louis Drax.  Louis Drax considers himself … [More...]

Movie Review: The Eagle Huntress

    Do you like to watch documentary films? I know that they are not for everyone. My husband is not a fan, but I sure am. I truly enjoy watching documentaries. I find them a wonderful, entertaining way to learn about the world outside of our home. Earth is a huge place and there is a lot that goes on around the world - even our own … [More...]

LEGO Batman Movie – In theaters this Friday (giveaway ends 2-18-17)

  Whenever I think of the film The LEGO® Movie, I can't help but think of the song "Everything is Awesome." The film actually was pretty awesome. I honestly didn't think I was going to like it but after I saw it I was totally into it. It had something for everyone and both young and old alike could enjoy it. A new LEGO film is coming to … [More...]

My Ramblings

Finding the “missing piece” to the puzzle

  I have a secret. It's not really a secret to family and close friends, but its something that I don't often talk about. My secret is that I no next to nothing about my biological mother. She abandoned me when I was a toddler and I was raised by my paternal grandparents. All I know is what I have been told by family members. According to … [More...]

Welcome 2015! 15 Fun Facts about Me

  I can't believe it's 2015. What happened to 2014? It's like I blinked and BOOM! It was a new year. That's kind of scary if you ask me. I would like to wish all my readers a happy, healthy and successful New Year. May all your hopes and dreams come true in 2015. To kick off the new year I thought I would share 15 fun facts about yours … [More...]

Farewell to Frosty…

  I had a wonderful childhood. My mom and dad made a wonderful life for me. Because of that I have very fond memories of when I was little. FYI... My mom and dad were my paternal grandparents. I was raised by them. Even though they were not biologically my parents I they raised me from when I was a toddler. They always have been - and always … [More...]