Giveaway: $50 Gift Certificate to Church’s Chicken

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Dinner on the Go with Church’s Chicken

By now, you all know I’m a working mom and sometimes getting dinner on the table, on time, is a struggle. In fact, I have five events planned at work, this month. Earlier this week, I worked late and we still needed to get the kid to practice, AND I still needed to figure out the dinner situation. We would have to eat dinner, on the way to practice. I knew that I didn’t want to do burgers or pizza (too messy in the car), so I decided to go with chicken – Church’s Chicken to be exact. Until Monday, I hadn’t had Church’s since I was in my early 20s (and since I turned 37 yesterday, that was a looooong time ago).

From what I remembered, I really liked their food. I am so glad to say, I remembered correctly – it was delicious. The breading was just as crispy as I remembered and the cole slaw was the perfect level of sweetness.

Since there are only three of us in the Glenn household, I decided to get the 10 piece meal with two sides – mashed potatoes & gravy and cole slaw. In hindsight, I probably should’ve gotten fries and corn, for ease of car eating. (The hubs also asked for some fried okra so he could try it.)

Because I didn’t think the sides through, I ended up stopping for paper plates & plastic ware from the drug store.

[This is where I would've put the photo I took of the kid eating in the backseat, if my SD card hadn't gone missing.]

While the hubs and definitely loved everything (except the fried okra), the kid loved the chicken and thought the sides were only so so – except the fried okra, he didn’t like that either. Most importantly, he wasn’t hungry during practice.

To make up for the lack of photo, here’s a video of his review:

The Giveaway

The good folks at Church’s Chicken have provided $50 Church’s gift certificates to give away to TWO of my readers.  For a chance to win, enter using the rafflecopter below. Good luck!

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Disclaimer: This is a compensated post, however all opinions are mine and the hubs and the kid.

The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Today is my 37th birthday. To honor this momentous occasion, I decided to give myself a gift.

What kind of gift you ask? A swift kick in the butt, with a side of reality check.

For too long, I’ve been crawling through life unhealthy – both physically and mentally. I woke up today with a renewed spirit. You know the phrase, “Sick and tired of being sick and tired?” That’s where I’m at right now.

I’m committing to myself, that I’m going to take better care of me from the inside out.

My #1 goal is to take care of myself so I can be at the top of my game for, well, life. And I believe simplifying my life is the best way to go. That means I’m cutting back on things that take time away from what I value most – these two:

These two. ♡♡

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I’ll still be hanging out here, and in my usual online spots just not as much. I’ll just be out enjoying life more and writing/posting about it less. I don’t want to miss out on something important because I’m trying to figure out a way to capture it all in 140 characters or less.

My Obsession with the Tiny House Movement

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Have you guys heard of The Tiny House Movement?

“Simply put it is a social movement where people are downsizing the space that they live in. The typical American home is around 2600 square feet, while the typical small or tiny house is around 100-400 square feet. Tiny Houses come in all shapes, sizes and forms but they focus on smaller spaces and simplified living.”  – The Tiny House Life

I am totally obsessed.

Not sure if I could ever live in one, with both the hubs and the kid. But, if it was just me? I’d totally go for it.

There’s just something so minimalist and simplistic about it all.

A simplicity I crave.

With all the crap we collect, how awesome would it be to just chuck almost all of it and live small?

Even if it doesn’t interest you, like it does me, you should totally check it out. It’s so fascinating.

A couple of my favorite sites to visit are RowdyKittens and The Tiny House Family.

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The Yummy Goodness that is #Deltaco #FrescaBowls

What’s packed full of yummy goodness and only cost $4? Del Taco’s Fresca Bowls, that’s what!

We love Del Taco. Unfortunately, there aren’t any close by. Fortunately for us, I happened to attend a conference on the other side of metro Detroit – the side where all the Del Tacos hang out. My conference ran late, and I knew I wouldn’t have time to cook dinner. Thank goodness Del Taco has a great menu, with even greater prices.

I decided to get the hubs, kid and I some Fresca Bowls: Southwest Grilled Chicken & Veggie Bowls for me and the kid, and the Fire Roasted Veggie Bowl for the hubs. So. Good.

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The Southwest Grilled Chicken & Veggie Bowl has flavorful chicken and a blend of fire-roasted veggies, including red and green peppers, onions and Poblano peppers. The Fire Roasted Veggie Bowl (a great vegetarian option) has Del Taco’s chile sauce (Yum!), pico de gallo salsa (the hubs fav) and tons of roasted vegetables.Del Taco Fresca Bowl 1

There’s also a Pollo Asado Grilled Chicken Bowl made with marinated, fresh-grilled chicken, pico de gallo salsa, onions and cilantro.

All meals are 530 calories or less and only cost $4. Four dollars, people!

If you’re thinking Del Taco is as awesome as I think it is, be sure to get social with them: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube or Vine.

 

Disclosure: Though this is a sponsored post, all my opinions are my own. 

Cartoons from the 80s I’d Love to Share with #TheKid

Born in the late 70s, I am a true child of the 80s. Everything about the decade defines my childhood in the most wonderful ways: entertainment and fashion especially. I’m always trying to pull the kid into some sort of 80s-related thing. Last week, I was thinking about all the awesome cartoons that were around when I was a kid. If they were on now, I’m sure he and I would never be away from the television. Here are some of my favorites, that I’m sure the kid would love as much as I do (did).

Cartoons from the 80s

Alvin and the Chipmunks – The kid loves the movies. Of course, Alvin is his favorite. I think he’d love the cartoons just as much. Plus, all the singing. And, the kid loves to sing.

Care Bears – I Care! Care Bears, while a bit hokey, always taught good lessons. I’d love to share that with the kid. Also, my sister and I probably had 10 Care Bears between us.

Darkwing Duck – Firstly, the duck puns: the main character’s civilian name was “Drake Mallard” (a type of duck), and the city was “St. Canard” (Duck in French). Secondly, Gizmo Duck & Launchpad.

Dennis the Menace – I loved how much Dennis tortured Mr. Wilson.  I’d love to let him watch this, BUT, I really don’t want to give him anymore ideas on how to create mischief.

Duck Tales – The theme song alone, was enough to make me love this cartoon. And, with the kid’s love of music, I’m sure he’d love it too. Then, there’s Scrooge McDuck’s Scottish accent.

Garfield and Friends – Three words: Nermal, Odie, Lasagna.

G.I. Joe – Come on. Army guys, guns, fighting for what’s right? What’s not for him to love?

Gummie Bears – Another one, where I absolutely love(d) the theme song! I can totally see the kid asking for “Gummie Berry Juice.”

Heathcliff and the Cadillac Cats – Another one where the theme song was awesome. Also, the Cadillac Cats hung out in a car at the top of a pile, in a junk yard. What kid wouldn’t think that was cool?

He-Man – This one is one of the “boy” rights of passage (although I loved it as a kid – along with She-ra). Everyone should know about Castle Grayskull and Eternia.

Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘n’ Wrestling – OK, confession time… I used to watch WWF religiously. Suffice it to say, when there was a cartoon created, I was all over it. With how much the kid loves MMA, I think he’d really enjoy this.

Inspector Gadget – I used to want to be Penny when I was a kid. I really think the kid would like this show, simply based on how goofy Inspector Gadget is.

The Littles – I loved the book, “The Borrowers.” I’m actually planning on reading it to the kid. It’d be nice to be able to show him this cartoon. Guess I’ll just have to settle on the movie, “The Borrowers.”

Muppet Babies – They’re Muppets, and they’re babies. Oh, and Nanny with the green and white stripped socks. Nuff said.

Pound Puppies – The kid loves dogs. He loves to watch anything with dogs in it. He’d love this cartoon.

Real Ghostbusters – First of all, did you know there was a cartoon named “Ghostbusters” where two guys and their gorilla hunted ghosts? Anyway, we watched the movie, and the kid loved Slimer.

Rescue Rangers – Chi-Chi-Chip and Dale, Rescue Rangers! Come on, Zipper, Gadget and Monterey Jack?!

Smurfs – Again, the more recent movies make for a perfect conduit for the kid to love this cartoon. Plus, Gargamel is a riot.

Super Mario Brothers Super Show – The kid loves Mario Kart, so I know he’d enjoy watching this. Also, what kid wouldn’t love the awesomely-horrible, fake-Italian Mario that appeared at the beginning and end of each episode?

Talespin – With characters ripped straight from The Jungle Book, what’s not to love?

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – I feel the need to expose him to this awesome version, because the new one sucks.

Thundercats – I used to love, love, love this cartoon! The kid would too. Cheetara and Lion-O were my favorites.

Transformers – I know they have a modernized version out, but the original cartoon is still awesome.

Honorable Mentions (From the 90s)

Mighty Max – Even thought this was out in the early 90s, when I was a teenager, I watched this religiously. Every morning before school. I mean, come on, his hat let him open magic portals and he had a smart, talking chicken named Virgil as his guide.

Bobby’s World – Also from the early 90s, Bobby’s world came on before or after Mighty Max. Both were must-see cartoons for me. I think what I liked most about it, was how imaginative Bobby was, and his mom’s cool “Minnesotan” accent.

What were your favorite cartoons as a kid? Do you think your kid(s) would like them?