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SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza- Southlake, TX – Come Join the Free Bike Ride Event for Kids

Don’t be a fool this April 1st – Come to SPIN! Neopolitan Pizza in Southlake, TX! 

When my sister was in town last week we visited SPIN! Pizza and had a blast!  We love to eat out and obviously the boys love Pizza.  

Everything at SPIN! Pizza is baked in ONE place- the wood fire pizza oven.  The dough is hand-spun and topped with fresh ingredients.  It was delicious.  Feast your eyes below…

We enjoyed an appetizer of flatbread served with 3 dips- Lemon Ricotta, Red Pepper, and White Bean Hummus.

The guys loved this stuffed meatball.

Bonnie and I enjoyed the salads too!  They were light and fresh on a hot day 🙂

Then the PIZZA came!!!  Delicious wood fired pizza straight from the oven!

Here is my BBQ Chicken Pizza.

Bonnie ordered the Primavera Pizza.  All of the pizzas were delish!

SPIN! Pizza also has a great happy hour every day from 3-6pm.  Tuesday nights they have $2 craft pints as well.  

Here is my brother in law Vinny (who is a total foodie) enjoying his giant meat ball.

The guys in the kitchen preparing pizza dough.  I would totally drop that…it probably takes practice right? Lol!

My sweet nephew Jarrett who loves anything with cheese.

So many different drink options….

Let’s not forget about dessert shall we?  SPIN! Gelato is made with All Natural Ingredients and comes in so many flavors.

I tried the pumpkin and it was DIVINE!!!

The boys eating their gelato outside on the patio.  Perfect for happy hours after work this summer or messy kiddos.

My HAPPY HOUR beverage of choice is the Sangria.  I probably could have drank a pitcher of this…it was that good!  So light and refreshing!

My hubby, Connor, me, Jarrett, Bonnie, and Vinny.  I miss them all so much already!

It’s moments like these that make memories and we are so thankful to SPIN! Pizza for hosting us and serving us the most delicious food.  I’m even more thankful it’s only 10 minutes from my house! Ha ha!!!

If you haven’t had the chance to visit SPIN! Pizza this Saturday, April 1st would be a great time to try it out.  They are having a free event for kids ages 4-12 and their families to learn about the importance of proper bike safety and to put it into practice with two different bike rides lead by the Blazing Saddles Bike Team.

EVENT INFORMATION:

Participants are asked to bring their own bikes to go through safety stations for helmet fittings, brake and tire checks, and lighting installations.

Then it’s time to ride! The younger kids will follow a course within the parking lot and the older kids will take a course through the square. The festivities also include a helmet decorating station and opportunities to meet their favorite costumed superheroes.

The proceeds from a raffle for the chance to win an adult bike will benefit Spokes 4 Hope, a local non-profit organization with a mission to provide bikes to children going through difficult times.

WHEN:                

Saturday, April 1, 2017

7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.                  

WHERE:              

SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza Parking Lot

1586 E. Southlake Blvd.

Southlake, TX 76092

Capture kids and families enjoying the event in various ways, including:

– Meeting their favorite superheroes.

– Getting a helmet fitting and tuning up their bikes.

– Decorating their helmets.

– Riding the bike courses with the Blazing Saddles Bike Team.

For more information, please go to http://www.spinpizza.com/spin-around-the-square.


Breakfast Made Easy With Vitatops #VitaTops

Holla Everybody!  I’m here today to chat with you about a fantastic and EASY breakfast option called VitaTops™.  If you haven’t already tried them then you are seriously missing out.  A lot of times we are so crazy busy in the morning trying to run out the door I forget to eat breakfast.  By lunch time I am literally starving and I know that isn’t good for me.  Obviously!

Enter VitaTop muffins….they take less than a few minutes and they are a full of fiber and protein to fill my belly.  They are 100-150 calories, low fat, high fiber and only made with clean and simple ingredients. Each muffin top has its own unique health benefits from Organic ingredients, Superfoods like flax & Chia seed, protein-rich and Gluten Free.

I brought my breakfast buddy Connor with me to Target to stock up on some of our favorite Vitatop flavors.

They come in:

Deep Chocolate VitaTops

Wild Blueberry VitaTops

Protein Chocolate Peanut Butter VitaTops

CranBran VitaTops

Protein Banana Chocolate Chip VitaTops

Chocolate Chip VitaTops

Chocolate Mint VitaTops

Apple Crumb VitaTops

Triple Chocolate Chunk VitaTops

Banana Nut VitaTops

Sugar Free Velvety Chocolate VitaTops

Golden Corn VitaTops

Our favorite flavors are the Chocolate Chip, Deep Chocolate, Blueberry, and Chocolate Peanut Butter.

They are so good I not only eat them for breakfast but I have them for dessert too!

A little chocolate if you please???

I found my VitaTops Muffin Tops at Target! You can find yours at your nearest Publix, Kroger, Stop & Shop, or Shop-Rite locations.

SAVE $1.00 ON VITATOP MUFFINS HERE!


Dinner Delivered by #Chefd + Enter to WIN!

This post is sponsored by Chef’d.  All opinions are my own.

This season has been so busy y’all.  I just finished up all my Christmas sessions for the year and praise the Lord I can finally relax.  I’m a Wife & Mom, I blog, I also work part time for a wonderful Dentist, and I do photography on the weekends.  My days are crazy busy and a lot of the time I’m just trying to hold everything together the best I can.

Chef’d invited me to try a couple of menu options from their website and to say I was a little excited was an understatement.  I absolutely abhor the question “What is for dinner???”  It’s something I constantly struggle with.  I’m not the best cook, I like to cook on occasion…but overall I genuinely struggle with meal planning during the week.

Chef’d comes delivered right to your door step!  Like a magical fairy that answers your prayers and delivers fresh food over night…SURPRISE!  Chef’d is the first and only online meal kit marketplace with no membership or subscription fees; you order the recipes you want, when you want them, and all of the fresh, pre-portioned ingredients will arrive at your door within 48 hours.


All items are carefully packed and organized.

I made the Mediterranean Penne with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Parmesan Zucchini.  Your kit comes with a step by step instruction sheet for each recipe as well.

There is still some slicing, dicing, and baking to do, but everything is pre-measured and ready to go.  Just like on those cooking shows I watch on TV.

Me and my little helper 🙂

Yummy…and FRESH!  The zucchini and pasta were so good!

We really enjoyed our menu items from Chef’d and will definitely be trying some more dishes.  You can customize meal plans and even shop based on dietary restrictions.

This is a great gift idea for the foodie in your life!  Why not give the gift of a great meal with a Chef’d gift card?

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Dinner’s Ready with Reynold’s Heat & Heat

This post is sponsored by Reynolds™ but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

When I get home from a long day the LAST thing on my mind is “what’s for dinner?”  I’ve told y’all before I’m not the best cook.  I have a handful of go-to meals up my sleeve for the weeknights, but I would really like to start cooking more at home to save money.

I recently tried these new containers by Reynolds Disposable Heat & Eat.  These can be found at your local Walmart and are priced very reasonably.

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These Reynolds Disposable Heat & Eat containers are a great alternative to plastic and are made with natural plant fibers.  These are good for reheating dinners at home or work in the microwave too!

We had tacos for dinner last night.  I put our meat and beans in the Reynolds Disposable Heat & Eat containers and I had a taco salad for lunch today!  

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No more melting plastic in my microwave!
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Like my Mom always said “Waist not, want not”.  Next time you’re at Walmart check out the Reynolds Disposable Heat & Eat in the food container isle.  

GET YOUR $1.00 OFF COUPON HERE!


It’s Football Time with KING’S HAWAIIAN! #GameTimeGrilling

This blog post was sponsored by KING’S HAWAIIAN® but the opinions are all my own.

It’s FOOTBALL time y’all!  We are big TCU fans in our house.  Of course I am torn between two families…my family in Arkansas are big Razorback fans, and my husband went to TCU.  Arkansas just played TCU and lost…. 🙁

There’s nothing like a fall weekend with friends and family eating good food and watching football.  It’s the obligatory thing to do on the weekends am I right?

So, we love our football…but we also love good FOOD!  Last weekend the boys were watching the game and I headed to HEB to make some yummy ham & cheese sliders.  This is definitely one of my go-to recipes for football and party food!hawaain

KING’S HAWAIIAN® rolls are great for lots of sandwiches, but this is our favorite!

HAM AND CHEESE MELTS:

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You can choose the original or go a little spicy with the Jalapeno rolls
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Layer with ham

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Top with cheese 🙂

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Spread the butter/mustard/poppy seed mixture on top!dsc_5519

And ENJOY like my precious boys here 🙂  They love watching football together…it gets a bit loud in there I must say!  Ha ha!
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KING’S HAWAIIAN® also has a fab new line of grilling sauces & we LOOOOVE to grill while the weather is still nice outside.  Here is my hubby cooking up some yumminess on the grill!  That’s the KING’S HAWAIIAN® Kona Coffee BBQ sauce!07042010-25

We try to cook at home during the week to help save and prepare our meals in advance.  These sauces make preparation easy and simple!

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Also, I was browsing in the Food Network Magazine this weekend and LOOK!!!  These cute little “spooky sliders” using KING’S HAWAIIAN® rolls are so adorable!  See recipes below:

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Happy Football season from our little Horned Frog to yours!

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RECIPE:

HAWAIIAN HAM AND CHEESE SLIDERS

INGREDIENTS

  • 3/4 cup melted Butter
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Poppy Seeds
  • 2 tsp Dried Minced Onion
  • 12 King’s Hawaiian Dinner Rolls
  • 9 oz thin sliced Deli Ham
  • 8 oz thin sliced Swiss Cheese

DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with non-stick spray.
  • Combine butter, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, poppy seeds, and dried onion.
  • Slice the rolls to make sandwiches. Remove tops and set aside.
  • Place the bottom pieces into the prepared baking dish.
  • Layer the ham onto the rolls.
  • Top the ham with the Swiss cheese.
  • Place the tops of the rolls onto the sandwiches.
  • Brush or pour the liquid mixture evenly over the rolls.
  • Bake 20 minutes or until the rolls are lightly browned and cheese has melted.
  • Separate into individual sandwiches to serve.