January 11, 2017

Bringing My Elsa To New Hampshire's Ice Castles!

I feel like Frozen has been around for ever at this point, but it hasn't stopped my kids from being completely in love with it.  I honestly think Tyler is more in love than Emmalee at this point. He spends hours a day running around shouting "Ehh ahh GOOOO!" His language delay prohibits him from the actual words, but oh man, I promise you know what he's saying! Check it out!


We brought him to Disney on Ice last week and now we're planning on visiting the Ice Castles in New Hampshire!


Located in Lincoln, NH, it's an easy day trip for us! It features amazing ice features including archways, tunnels, slot canyons, ice slide, caverns, glacial waterfalls and a frozen throne. It's a little Elsa, a little Narnia and so perfect!

Natural blue, frozen ice tones during the day; colorful LED-lit ice set to music at night. There is over an acre of frozen ice walls, tunnels, towers, archways and more! They've been open since December but haven's announced their final day yet, since it's based on temperature.  We absolutely want to get there asap!

And lucky for you, my readers get to save on admission! Use Code USFamily17 and Save 15% off your admission.

I can't wait to share our pictures and see yours! 

xo, Heather

January 7, 2017

Oh What A Night! New Years Eve at Foxwoods!

Disclaimer: We were invited as guests to the event, however all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

I can not believe it's already the 7th! A full week of 2017 has already gone by!

I posted my goals for the year and I'm already working towards them! One of my big ones is to go out with David, just us,at least once a month.  It doesn't need to be anything fancy or crazy, just the two of us.  Our schedules are so crazy that we literally go months without having time for just us.  We've only spent 2 nights together away from our children and Emma is closer to 6 than 5 now!

Knowing how much we're both going to be trying to make time together a priority, we were thrilled when Foxwoods Resort Casinos invited us to their Red Carpet Hollywood New Years Eve Party! Foxwoods is only about an hour drive from us so it's an easy destination.  Far enough away that we are away, but close enough that we can get home quickly if needed.  I love Foxwoods Resort Casino anyways (check out my Holiday shopping day on Instagram!) so I figured it was the perfect place to kick off the New Year, focusing on time with just David and I.

We walked into the most gorgeous setting-- perfect Old Hollywood Glamour. Pretty much everyone who knows me, knows my obsession with the Great Gatsby, and I even looked at David and said "I think we stepped into one of Gatsby's parties!" Huge chandelier, large white plume feathers, red roses, movie reels... it was breathtaking...


The live band was absolute perfection...



And dinner... oh my gosh...

I honestly expected a very "wedding/function" type of meal, seeing how many people they were serving, but again, Foxwoods Resort Casino blew me away. I mean, check out our gorgeous four course dinner...


The shrimp was delicious and the filet was cooked so well, I used a fork to cut it. Perfectly medium rare... seriously, I could have taken a nap after eating it!

Thankfully, Foxwoods had some amazing dinner entertainment for us, so falling asleep really wasn't an option! A Frank Sinatra impersonator, Marilyn Monroe (again, a perfect impersonator), and a slightly burlesque performance!


They were amazing and just what we needed to get out on the dance floor too!


As always, I was wowed by Foxwoods Resort Casino.  Their event was gorgeous, and over the top, and so much more than I ever could have expected! It was such an amazing way to ring in the new year and really the perfect way to start a year focused on each other.

xo, Heather

January 3, 2017

Goals for 2017



I don't really like resolutions because let's be honest, most people flake out on them.
A couple years back, I started writing goals instead.

So I give you my 10 goals for 2017:

1. Log 250 miles of walking/jogging/running on the treadmill or at events (5Ks, etc).
2. Go out with my husband 1x a month.
3. Read 26 new books.
4. Post to my Blog Facebook at least 2x per week.
5. Participate in a Blog Round Up, once per month.
6. Write a blog post at least twice a week.
7. Create a true crafting area and a gym area in the basement.
8. Keep my car clean and get it detailed at the beginning of the season.
9. Have less stuff.
10. Stop comparing myself to others.

I've been putting together a 40 by 40 after having such an amazing time with my 30 by 30 so that will be popping up next month as well!

What are your goals for 2017?

xo, Heather

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