Life is a Highway – with CapitalOne Auto Navigator

It’s been a crazy season in our lives, we bought a new home last fall, Connor is full-swing in school (which is about to be out for summer!), and Terence got a new job a couple of months ago.  It seems like life is always changing and nothing is set in stone these days.  So with all this newness on the horizon, let’s talk about cars shall we- it’s the one thing we haven’t change in a while.

If you happen to live in the DFW area then you know what a bear traffic is around these parts.  My husband has been commuting for years now.  His commute takes almost an hour each way and his car is about to hit the 200K mileage mark.  So, we know that car shopping is in our near future.  I’ve talked with you all about using Capital One® Auto Navigator® before and it’s such a great website.

I had the chance to test it out myself when I visited the DFW Auto Show.

Here’s why:

  • Capital One developed Auto Navigator to simplify car buying and financing. Auto Navigator allows consumers to pre-qualify for auto financing and see their financing terms before visiting a dealer.
  • With Auto Navigator, consumers can find a car and see their financing options, all in one place.
  • Auto Navigator gives consumers the opportunity to see if they pre-qualify for auto financing before they visit a dealer, without impacting their credit score.
  • Consumers can browse more than 3 million cars from over 12,000 participating dealers across the country, including in your area.
  • Consumers can see their personalized APR and monthly payment on each car once they pre-qualify for financing. They can build their offer and see how their financing terms change.
  • Consumers can also get dealer ratings and car reviews – all in one place – and even access car history reports, so they arrive confident and ready to buy when they visit a dealer.

We love traveling and going places as a family, and a reliable car is very important to us.  We want a good value and something that is going to last us years to come.  With Capital One® Auto Navigator® we don’t have to worry about the “what ifs” because we’ll have done our homework before hand & can walk into a dealership feeling knowledgeable and secure.

No matter what we decide a new car should always be a fun and exciting experience…and you can’t beat that new car smell am I right?  So if you’ve wondered what kind of car you can afford and where to find it at the best price Capital One® Auto Navigator® is here to help!

HAPPY ROAD TRIPPING EVERYONE!!!

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An “Eggo-Cellent” Breakfast

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EggoWaffleBar #CollectiveBias

This past weekend we didn’t just have a regular old breakfast of cereal…oh no…I created an Eggo Waffle bar!  A few weeks ago I visited the Eggo Waffle Bar Truck and was inspired to create my own “Waffle bar”.  The Waffle Bar Truck will be in 200 locations from April-September 2017.  Find where the Waffle Bar Truck will be next HERE!

While the boys were out getting haircuts I whipped up some of our favorite breakfast items.  It’s so hard during the week to sit down and have a nice meal together as a family.  The Waffle bar was a lot of fun and Connor LOVED it and he keeps asking when we can do it again!

Our Waffle Bar Items:

– Eggo Homestyle Waffles, Eggo Chocolate Chip Waffles, Banquet® Brown’N Serve™ Original Sausage Links, M&M’S® Minis Milk Chocolate Candies, Smuckers Hot Fudge Spoonable Ice Cream Topping, Reddi-wip® Original Dairy Whipped Topping, Hungry Jack® Original Syrup, and fresh strawberries.

I had 1 Eggo homestyle waffle, 2 dollops of Reddi Wip, 2 Banquet sausage links, 3 sliced fresh strawberries, 1 tablespoon of Hungry Jack syrup, 1 teaspoon of M&Ms minis.  (1 serving- 1263 calories).
No matter how you make your waffles it’s a lot of fun to create your own.  Eggo waffles now have no artificial flavors and colors from natural sources.

All ingredients can be found at Walmart.

All of the products I used to create my waffle bar can also be found on the Eggo Waffle Bar Truck + so much more!

Here’s the Eggo Waffle Bar truck out and about.  It was so much fun creating my own waffle creation, and if you can’t think of what to make just spin the wheel and surprise yourself!


Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar’s Spring/Summer Sneak Peek #ldtable

A few weeks ago my family and I had dinner at the AMAZING Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar.  I’ve talked about this restaurant before and we LOVE it so much.  Everything I’ve ever had at Lazy Dog has been above and beyond delicious.

I wanted to share with you all some of our favorites and they also have a yummy spring/summer menu that you’ll have to go check out too.  Also, don’t forget to bring your fur babies- they are welcome on the patio!  You can also have your picture taken to go inside on the Lazy Dog Hall of Fame Wall!

We started out with the Queso Dip- Jack, cheddar, queso blanco, pickled jalapenos, pimentos, cilantro black beans, hand-cut tortilla chips.  This is not your ordinary cheese dip, it’s so much better and made with real cheese.

We also ordered these corn wheels- they have a sauce made with lime, garlic, queso blanco, tajín, & cilantro.  These are also a MUST try item on my list if you visit!

I had the watermelon margarita and it was super refreshing.  Terence tried the peach moonshine.  They also have a great happy hour menu Mon-Friday 3pm-6pm.  There is also a brunch menu for Sundays and a special menu for your “lazy dog”.

This is the second time I’ve had the Grizzly Fries and I’m sure it won’t be the last. They are Potato wedges with housemade secret sauce, crispy bacon, fried sweety drop peppers, smoked paprika.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Terence had a steak and he said it was one of the best he’s had.  He looks like a happy camper right?  Our server was the sweetest too, they have the friendliest staff.

I ordered the Strawberry field salad with heirloom tomatoes.

I also got a bowl of the corn chowder and it’s probably my favorite soup I’ve ever had.  The flavor is sooooooooo good!

Terence and I got desserts to go because we could barely walk to the car afterwards.  Literally…we were stuffed!  I tried the banana pudding and Terence ordered their famous butter cake.

We had the nicest family dinner we’ve had in a long time and I’m so excited that Lazy Dog is close to where we live so we can enjoy it often!

Go check out the Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar’s new spring/summer menu…I promise you won’t be disappointed!  Lazy Dog is designed like a lodge with cozy fireplaces, ledge stone and a chandelier crafted from Aspen logs. The dog-friendly patio offers a dog menu, featuring grilled meats and brown rice.  Everything from the food to the atmosphere leaves me wanting to come back ASAP!  Thank you Lazy Dog in Euless, TX for hosting us and we will for sure be back during the “Dog Days of Summer” 🙂

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Enter to WIN a LEGO® brick set of Sebastian Gator from #Snapology

This giveaway is a partnership with Nakturnal.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Hey Y’all!  I hope you’re having a great week!  I can’t believe school is almost over….that’s crazy!  This year has flown by.  I’m trying to decide what we are going to do this summer and have been looking at programs to put Connor in to keep him busy during the season.

I’m sure we’ll spend lots of time outdoors in the pool and play videogames…but then I know Connor will get bored and want something else to do.  I’ve been reading about a new place called Snapology where your child can learn about science, technology, engineering, art, math and literacy concepts.  That’s this blogger’s choice for my kiddo!

Connor has always loved playing with Legos and Minecraft.  At Snapology he can be a part of his favorite activities while sharing ideas with others.  As an only child he craves that social interaction.

So, what can you do at Snapology?

This would be a great place for a birthday party or a Scout event.  We are always looking for places to go for both!

If you are looking for something fun for your kiddo check it out!  You can also follow Snapology on Facebook Twitter for the latest.

ENTER TO WIN!

Prize: LEGO® brick set of the Snapology Mascot Sebastian Gator

Prize will be shipped directly to the winner.  Age recommendation is 6+.

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Getting Ready to Party with Balloon Time! #SpringInFullBalloon

This post is sponsored by BSM Media and Balloon Time.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Well, school is almost out and these kiddos are ready for summer and we are ready to celebrate!  Most of you know that I am a photographer and I find myself using balloons a TON as photo props.  I will also say that it’s a hassle to get balloons blown up on short notice…because the last time I went to get some there was over an HOUR wait at the party store!

Ain’t nobody got time for that….

Aren’t these boys cute?  I can’t believe they’ll be in second grade this fall.

I decided to get my own helium tank from Balloon Time because we have a lot of parties coming up this summer.  We have my Grandma’s 80th birthday bash and my sister’s baby shower this summer!  So I know that my Balloon Time helium kit will come in handy.  You can pick one up at your local Target and Walmart stores.

Balloon Time is the first and best-selling portable helium kit in the world! They’ve been bringing color, life and fun to celebrations around the globe for more than 30 years with their DIY floating balloon kits.

I found my Balloon Time helium kit in the party section at Target.

There is also a $2.00 off coupon you can download HERE.

The Balloon Time helium kit comes with:

1- Standard Helium Tank

30 Latex Balloons

Ribbon

Life goes by way too fast not to have a little fun!  I can’t wait to have our parties this summer and get some fun balloons to jazz up the space.  I’m also excited that I don’t have to wait in long lines anymore…so next time I want a balloon for a photo prop I’ve got it covered.

Follow Balloon Time on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Need ideas for your party? Check out the Balloon Time website for some fun ideas!