August 26, 2014

Yum! Chronic Tacos Review and Giveaway!

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Who doesn't love tacos? Chronic Tacos is known for their delicious made-to-order fresh Mexican food with a fun environment perfect for a fun date night or a family dinner. Keep reading for more details about Chronic Tacos and a giveaway. 
This location in Corona, CA is one of my favorite places for fresh Mexican food. As someone who grew up eating Mexican food and cooks pretty damn good fresh Mexican food (if I do say so myself), it can be hard for me to really enjoy Mexican food from a restaurant.
Here's a bit of Chronic Tacos back story:  It all started with a craving for tacos in 2002 in Newport Beach, CA by friends Randall L. Wyner and Daniel A. Biello. Those must have been some powerful cravings because more than 10 years later, Chronic Tacos has over 30 locations spread throughout California, Nevada and Canada. 
 How about take-out? 
Being a busy Mom out and about, I decided to pick up lunch and bring it home to enjoy. Check out my two chicken taco plate with Spanish rice and frijoles. Mmm, they are so meaty and to top it off with salsa fresca, onions, cilantro and cheese. Perfect portions for lunch!
Please do me a favor, and promise to never leave without an order of fresh chips, quacamole and salsa. There is nothing better than fresh tortilla chips! 
 Chronic Tacos locations have a great atmosphere to hang out and chill, or have an "I'm not cooking dinner tonight night." I mean you know how well beer goes with Tacos right?
Chronic Tacos offers so much more than just their delicious tacos! It's almost wrong to call it a salad, because it's so much more, but their Chronic Salads look delicious. They also offer flautas, burritos, taquitos, Chronic fries and Chimichangas all with your choice of protein from pollo asado, carne asada, al pastor, carnitas,  fish, shrimp and veggie. 
The kids menu at Chronic Tacos offers your choice of a Bean & Cheese burrito, cheese quesadilla, two taquitos, or cheese nachos with chips, salsa, and a drink all for under $5. That's a great deal!
Make sure to like and follow #ChronicTacos on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for deals, updates and fun photos.Go check out Chronic Tacos to find a location near you and now are you ready for the giveaway?
Lucky you! I'm giving away a Chronic Tacos gift basket (valued at $55) to one lucky reader. I'm gonna make it easy for you, here's what you got to do: 


For extra entries, leave me a comment or share this giveaway and then make sure to let me know in the comments. 
Easy right? You have until Sunday 8/31/14 at midnight!

*all photos courtesy of Tricia Russell

August 25, 2014

Weekend fun: Washing the Car with Daddy #Palmolive25Ways #cbias

This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Palmolive25ways
What do you use Palmolive for? There are so many different uses, so in our home, it's always on hand and ready to go. One of our favorite ways to use Palmolive is for weekend car washing. My girls don't get to spend much time with their dad during the week, so they really look forward to their weekends together. Besides the weekend pancakes and strawberry milk, my girls love to help their daddy wash the car. 
While doing my shopping at Walmart the other day I was surprised to notice all of the options that Palmolive offers. I usually buy the Antibacterial soap, but this time I bought one with a new fresh scent. I wish I had known about the Palmolive baby soap during my baby bottle washing days. I know their brand is about being tough on grease soft on hands, but gentle enough for baby bottles and tough on milk and food residue sounds great. I do not miss the bottle washing days, but this would've been great during those many many washes. 
Do you bring a helper with you when you do your shopping? My oldest daughter has been a big helper lately, not only at the store but at home with chores too. Believe me, I can not wait until she can get in the kitchen and help with washing the dishes. 5 is too young right? Yeah, I think, I'll give her a few more years. 
I remember helping to wash the car when I was little and I'm so glad that my girls love to get their hands "dirty." I like to sit and watch as they fill the bucket with bubbles and chase each other with the water hose, wet towels and have bubble fights. This is how we spend family time together making memories. Palmolive is hosting a Sweepstakes where you can enter to win a $2,000 Walmart gift card and weekly prizes, the Sweepstakes begins on August 11 so go enter!
Of course finding a coupon is like hitting the jackpot! I found these coupons while shopping at Walmart, you should go check for them. 
What do you use Palmolive for? Besides washing dishes and our car, we use it to make bubbles, to help with stains on our clothes, and for cleaning our paintbrushes. A little bit of Palmolive goes a long way and I love that. Looking for some more fun ways to use Palmolive? You can check that out here and make sure to check the hashtag #Palmolive25ways to find even more ways to use Palmolive! 

August 21, 2014

We are Back to School with #NoMoreTangles and a fun #Sweepstakes

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Are you back yet? We are about to end Week 2 of this school year and I am proud to say, we are getting back into the swing of things around here. For us, morning time can get a little hectic, but our morning routine, goes something like this:
First, I wake everyone up as gently as possible, hoping for good moods.
Second, we brush our teeth and use the restroom. They are finally old enough to do this on their own.  
Third, it's time to get dressed. This has gotten easier since I started picking out their clothes the night before. 
Fourth, we have a small snack to help get us going. Usually, half a pop tart and some milk, oatmeal, or toast. 
Fifth and last before we leave the house is the brushing and styling of the hair.
A few weeks ago as we prepared for back to school, our family hairdresser Aunty Tricia cut about 10 inches off of this soon to be kindergartner's hair. She agreed to a "big girl" haircut, but for me, I was happy it would be less hair for me to manage. 
We are a #NoMoreTangles family and use the 3 step regimen every day to help their hair stay healthy and manageable. 
The three-step regimen is essential for maintaining healthy-looking and nourished hair.
● Step 1: JOHNSON’S® NO MORE TANGLES® Shampoo & Conditioner leaves hair beautiful and easy to manage.
● Step 2: JOHNSON’S® NO MORE TANGLES® Leave In Conditioner controls wild frizz and tangles for silky, shiny hair.
● Step 3: JOHNSON’S® NO MORE TANGLES® Detangling Spray instantly unlocks stubborn knots in wet or dry hair.
Now let me share with you one of our favorite easy hair styles for back to school. Back to school hair has to be quick and easy but of course, stylish right?
  1. I part her hair from both sides of her temple, back and across the back of her head. I like to tie back the rest of her hair to keep it out of the way.
  2. Part a section from the top of her head and tie with a rubber band. 
  3. Part another section and grab that and the previous little pony tale and tie with another rubber band. 
  4. Grab the last section of hair and the previous pony tale and tie with the last rubber band. Let loose the rest of the hair and that's it! An easy and cute way to style your hair for back to school. 

I love this hairdo and it can be dressed up with rubber bands to match the outfit of the day or add a bow! 
What are your favorite back to school hairdos? I know you took pictures of your little ones on their 1st day of school, everyone does! So why not share their hair back to school hairstyles?

Enter #NoMoreTangles sweepstakes for a chance to win $5,000! Share their hair! Take a picture of your littles back-to-school hair style and share it via Instagram using the hashtags #NoMoreTangles and #Sweepstakes. One lucky winner will win $5,000, you have until September 15th to enter. Fun!