Captain D’s new look and a Friday Family Movie Night Giveaway

IMG_6489IMG_6488IMG_6487IMG_6501IMG_6502 IMG_6506 IMG_6509 Disclosure: I was compensated for this post. All opinions and photographs are my own.


Family movie night is a favorite in our house. Usually on Fridays, we’ll make a pizza or go out to eat and pick a movie that we all can enjoy. Popcorn and a movie related activity are bonuses. Sometimes I go all out, and sometimes I need it to be low-key. I know the kids enjoy it and look forward to it. Plus, a routine is good for everyone. I’ve been slacking off on the routine lately.  So when Captain D’s offered me the chance to check out their new look, while enjoying dinner and a movie, I jumped at it.

Captain D’s has completely remodeled their stores to have a more comfortable, beachy feel. I think they accomplish this quite well.  In fact, it’s probably a little nicer than one of the places we ate at the beach this year. The kids and I were totally comfortable hanging out here and the booth was big enough for all of us and all our stuff- you’d be surprised how often this is an issue.

Also, they’ve “remodeled” the menu, focusing on healthier options. What other fast foodish place offers corn on the cob? Put it on a stick and it’s even better.   My children of course chose chicken fingers, which I’m so glad they have! Kids meals are really reasonably priced, too. $4.99 includes protein, 2 sides and a drink.  That’s a lot of food! I got so much food, I had leftovers to take home to my husband! I did of course have to try two new desserts as well; the apple pie bites and fried banana cheesecake bites. The kids loved the apple pie bites! I thought the cheesecake bites were  super delicious.

So how does this tie into a movie night? Right now Captain D’s is partnered with Spiderman 2: 3D. There was a Spiderman theme to the event, and the kids meals feature 3D glasses and activities. Get it, 3D/ Captain D’s? Yeah, I didn’t the first time either.  It’s amazing the things that go right over my head.  They’re also offering two lucky readers the chance to win a copy of Spiderman 2:3D.  Comment below with a favorite family ritual and I’ll put the comments in a bowl and have kids pick two winners on October 31,2014. One entry per household.

The Return of Thursday Thanks

Let’s do a Thursday Thanks.  The universe is telling me I need to focus on the positive and what I have and what I want more of instead of my sorrow and loss. I’m really trying to listen, Universe.

1. I am thankful for my children. They’re what keep me going.

2. I am thankful for my safe , comfortable home. =

3. I am thankful for my safe, comfortable bed.

4. I am thankful for the ability to buy food.

5. I am thankful for a reliable, paid for, safe vehicle.

6. I am thankful for the internet and it’s ability to connect me to people all over the world.

Um, yeah, so if you’ve got something you’re thankful for, I’d really like to hear it.  Really, really; spread some of your sunshine and sparkles and rainbows and unicorns over this way. Thanks.

I’m back!

Been a little busy the last 5 months or so. Growing a new person and all. Actually it’s been a very difficult pregnancy and I was on bed rest for the majority of the last 5 months, not to mention in a cloud of progesterone, which means very little reading or writing. BUT, I feel better now and we’re nearing the end. Happy to say that baby boy and I are doing well and are now healthy again! So, I fully intend to start blogging again.