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Crockpot Fall off the Bone Whole Chicken

Want an easy and affordable option for dinner? Try cooking a whole chicken in a crockpot/slow cooker! This crockpot #recipe will leave your chicken moist, juicy and bursting with flavor. And did I mention, the chicken will fall right off the bone? You can even add vegetables to the crockpot for a one pot meal! #crockpotrecipe #wholechickenrecipe #easycooking

Chicken is a staple in my house. Any time I see chicken on sale I stock up, even if I have to freeze it. It doesn’t matter if it’s wings, legs, thighs, breasts or in this case, the whole chicken, my family is all over it.

But this also means we eat a lot of the same chicken recipes over and over. A couple of weeks ago I decided to try something different and cook a whole chicken in my crockpot. Let me just say that I have never gotten a bone so clean in my entire life. Not only was the chicken moist and delicious, but it literally fell off the bone! I couldn’t even pick up the whole chicken to get it to the cutting board without it just falling apart.

Want an easy and affordable option for dinner? Try cooking a whole chicken in a crockpot/slow cooker! This crockpot #recipe will leave your chicken moist, juicy and bursting with flavor. And did I mention, the chicken will fall right off the bone? You can even add vegetables to the crockpot for a one pot meal! #crockpotrecipe #wholechickenrecipe #easycooking

Now, I know there are tips and tricks to prevent the whole chicken from falling apart when cooked in a crockpot, but I actually enjoy how moist and flavorful the chicken is when it cooks in it’s own juices. And apparently, so does my family. We ate on this whole chicken for three days (talk about affordable!), preparing the leftovers in different ways.

There’s no doubt I will be cooking whole chickens in the crockpot in the future and will be trying different seasoning variations. This time around I used fresh garlic, thyme and lemon, along with the basic salt and pepper. Delicious!

Want an easy and affordable option for dinner? Try cooking a whole chicken in a crockpot/slow cooker! This crockpot #recipe will leave your chicken moist, juicy and bursting with flavor. And did I mention, the chicken will fall right off the bone? You can even add vegetables to the crockpot for a one pot meal! #crockpotrecipe #wholechickenrecipe #easycookingWant an easy and affordable option for dinner? Try cooking a whole chicken in a crockpot/slow cooker! This crockpot #recipe will leave your chicken moist, juicy and bursting with flavor. And did I mention, the chicken will fall right off the bone? You can even add vegetables to the crockpot for a one pot meal! #crockpotrecipe #wholechickenrecipe #easycookingWant an easy and affordable option for dinner? Try cooking a whole chicken in a crockpot/slow cooker! This crockpot #recipe will leave your chicken moist, juicy and bursting with flavor. And did I mention, the chicken will fall right off the bone? You can even add vegetables to the crockpot for a one pot meal! #crockpotrecipe #wholechickenrecipe #easycookingWant an easy and affordable option for dinner? Try cooking a whole chicken in a crockpot/slow cooker! This crockpot #recipe will leave your chicken moist, juicy and bursting with flavor. And did I mention, the chicken will fall right off the bone? You can even add vegetables to the crockpot for a one pot meal! #crockpotrecipe #wholechickenrecipe #easycooking

 

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Crockpot Fall off the Bone Whole Chicken
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This crockpot recipe for slow cooking a whole chicken will leave your chicken moist, juicy and bursting with flavor. And did I mention, it will literally fall right off the bone?
Ingredients
  • 1 whole chicken (5-6 lbs.)
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 3 lemons
  • 1 bundle of fresh thyme
  • Salt
  • Pepper
Instructions
  1. Rinse and slice the lemons. Set aside.
  2. Peel the entire head of garlic so you have individual cloves and cut each clove in half lengthwise. Set aside.
  3. Remove the chickens innards (usually packaged in a bag you can simply pull out) and rinse the chicken well under cold water. Pat dry.
  4. Season the entire chicken, inside and out, with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Layer the bottom of the crockpot with slices from 1 lemon, the garlic cloves (leave about 4 cloves set aside) and a few sprigs of thyme.
  6. Stuff the inside of the chicken with the slices from 1 lemon, 4 cloves of garlic and a few sprigs of thyme.
  7. Tuck the chicken legs/thighs under and place the chicken in the crockpot.
  8. Top the chicken with the remaining lemon slices and thyme.
  9. Cook on high for 4 hours.
Notes
If you want to make it a one pot meal, try adding chopped vegetables around the chicken. Think potatos, carrots, celery and onions. Oh my yum!

Want an easy and affordable option for dinner? Try cooking a whole chicken in a crockpot/slow cooker! This crockpot #recipe will leave your chicken moist, juicy and bursting with flavor. And did I mention, the chicken will fall right off the bone? You can even add vegetables to the crockpot for a one pot meal! #crockpotrecipe #wholechickenrecipe #easycooking

Have you ever cooked a whole chicken in the crockpot/slow cooker?

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Save on Holiday Treats with Groupon Coupons

#GrouponCoupons has all the savings I need to share holiday treats with my family friends and keep my wallet happy! #ad #CherylsCookies #SharisBerries #giftidea
*This is a sponsored post. Opinions are 100% my own.

The holiday season is my favorite time of year. Decorations, family and friends, gift giving, holiday treats, you name it. This year since we’ve moved so far away from immediate family and friends, we aren’t going to be able to spend a lot of time together. Of course, we’ll do our usual holiday gathering, but I’m not able to share all my baked goodies and sweets with everyone throughout the month like I usually do.

That doesn’t mean I can’t still share holiday sweet treats with my favorite people, though. This year I’m turning to Groupon Coupons for savings on some of the best baked and fresh goodies to be had, and sending them directly to our friends and family.

#GrouponCoupons has all the savings I need to share holiday treats with my family friends and keep my wallet happy! #ad #CherylsCookies #SharisBerries #giftidea

The first person I always like to give holiday treats to is my mom. She absolutely loves chocolate covered cherries and they’re something she doesn’t go a single holiday season without having. I found 17 Groupon Coupons for Shari’s Berries and guess what they have?

#GrouponCoupons has all the savings I need to share holiday treats with my family friends and keep my wallet happy! #ad #CherylsCookies #SharisBerries #giftidea

That’s right – holiday inspired gourmet chocolate dipped cherries! My mom is going to be so excited when they arrive at her doorstep.

#GrouponCoupons has all the savings I need to share holiday treats with my family friends and keep my wallet happy! #ad #CherylsCookies #SharisBerries #giftidea

And it’s definitely not the holidays without cookies. Groupon Coupons has some awesome savings from Cheryl’s Cookies, which are nothing short of festive. I discovered that Cheryl’s Cookies has a one day 50% off sale on holiday cookies and brownies. What a deal!? I can share sweet holiday treats with everyone!

#GrouponCoupons has all the savings I need to share holiday treats with my family friends and keep my wallet happy! #ad #CherylsCookies #SharisBerries #holidaytreats #sweettreats

#GrouponCoupons has all the savings I need to share holiday treats with my family friends and keep my wallet happy! #ad #CherylsCookies #SharisBerries #giftidea

I’m so glad Groupon Coupons has me covered this holiday with gifts everyone will love because who doesn’t like sweet holiday treats. I can still share the tastes of the holiday with friends and family, even though we’re far away AND keep a happy wallet. It’s a holiday win-win!

How will you use Groupon Coupons this holiday season?

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Pampering Is Easy with #Groupon

Health, Beauty & Wellness Groupons are all I need for a full day of pampering at an affordable price. #Groupon #ad
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Now that we’re soon to be in our new home, I have no idea where to go for all of my beauty  and pampering needs. All of my usual places are way too far, so I have to find new spots. And affordable ones at that.

My plan isn’t to just drive around looking for places in the area and I don’t know anyone around here so I can’t really ask around, so I’m turning to Groupon! Not only can I find savings on all of my health, beauty and wellness needs, but it’s a way to easily narrow down locations that are close to me.

Health, Beauty & Wellness Groupons are all I need for a full day of pampering at an affordable price. #Groupon #ad

The first thing on my list is a massage. After loading up all of our belongings in a storage container at our old address, I could barely move the next day and we haven’t even unloaded everything at our new place yet. I’m sure I’ll be sore and stiff the day after we do that, too. So being the proactive person that I am, I’ve already started planning a day of pampering for when we’re all moved. While browsing Groupon I found tons of Health, Beauty & Wellness Groupons that fit the bill.

This isn’t my first time using massage Groupons, either. My boyfriend actually surprised me not too long ago with a Groupon for a local spa near our old home and it was an awesome experience. I got 3 facials, 3 full-body chair massages and 3 water bed massages all for just $29, and the spa itself was very serene and relaxing. I went once a month over a 3 month period, so it was literally 3 days of pampering in one great deal!

And now that I’m planning my own day of pampering, I can’t wait to make time after this move is over to get a massage. I’m already eyeing Groupons for a deep-tissue massage, a foot massage, a facial and everything in between!

Have you ever used a Groupon for a pampering need?

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It’s a Great Week to Buy Furniture

From October 9th-15th, Target is having a HUGE sale on furniture. Every day there's a different deal on a different furniture category, and on top of that an extra 20% savings on every furniture purchase of $150+! That's double savings!
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If I weren’t moving within the next month, I would be making time to be at Target every day this week. Why? Because Target is having a HUGE furniture sale!

Quite frankly I don’t need anything else to move and am currently trying to purge as much as I can, but I sure do love to cycle out pieces of furniture and decor to keep things looking fresh around the home.

Every day at Target this week, there will be a different sale on different furniture categories. And this starts TODAY! In addition to the daily sales, all week Target is offering 20% off all furniture purchases of $150+ (October 9th – 15th). That’s double savings!  I hope you’re ready!

From October 9th-15th, Target is having a HUGE sale on furniture. Every day there's a different deal on a different furniture category, and on top of that an extra 20% savings on every furniture purchase of $150+! That's double savings!

Sunday (10/9): 30% off barstools.

Monday (10/10): Extra 15% off furniture.

Tuesday (10/11): 30% off living room furniture.

Wednesday (10/12): 30% off dining and accent chairs.

Thursday (10/13): 30% off office furniture.

Friday (10/14): 30% off bedroom furniture.

Saturday (10/15): 30% off kids furniture.

From October 9th-15th, Target is having a HUGE sale on furniture. Every day there's a different deal on a different furniture category, and on top of that an extra 20% savings on every furniture purchase of $150+! That's double savings!

Hmmm, on second thought I might just have to get a larger moving truck! Who knows when we’ll see savings like this again.

What day will you be shopping this week?

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Snack Time with Gerber Lil’ Beanies

Gerber Lil' Beanies are a nutritious, yet tasty snack your toddler will love! Learn how to save $0.75 when you buy them at Publix! #GerberWinWin @Gerber

Snack time in my house could very well be my kids’ favorite time of day. They run ragged all day, so when snack time rolls around they’re more than ready to be refueled. My toddler now thinks she can eat everything her older brother does and she certainly wants to.

The problem is that he’s such a picky eater to begin with and only eats certain foods – junk foods (hopefully he’ll grow out of this stage soon). So while my toddler may be able to handle the consistency of some of the foods her older brother eats, they’re not the healthiest foods for her.

One of my son’s favorite snacks is cheese puffs and it’s also a snack my daughter enjoys as well. Definitely tasty (who doesn’t like cheese puffs?), but certainly not very healthy.

Gerber Lil' Beanies are a nutritious, yet tasty snack your toddler will love! Learn how to save $0.75 when you buy them at Publix! #GerberWinWin @Gerber
Beep, beep! My mom’s saving $0.75 on Gerber Lil’ Beanies, my favorite snack!

 

Luckily, Gerber Lil’ Beanies is the perfect substitute for my toddler. They may not have the exact same cheesy taste as cheese puffs, but they have the same consistency and their very own delicious taste.

The best part? They are so much healthier for her and she loves them! It’s a win-win for both of us!

Gerber Lil' Beanies are a nutritious, yet tasty snack your toddler will love! Learn how to save $0.75 when you buy them at Publix! #GerberWinWin @Gerber
Mom, do you think 3 is enough?

 

Made from navy beans, Gerber Lil’ Beanies are a baked bean-based snack (say that 3 times fast, haha) that provide 2 grams of protein, 1 gram of fiber and 10% the daily value of Vitamin E, per serving.

Gerber Lil' Beanies are a nutritious, yet tasty snack your toddler will love! Learn how to save $0.75 when you buy them at Publix! #GerberWinWin @Gerber
Ooooh, here comes another mom and her kids! Tell her how to save on Gerber Lil’ Beanies!

 

And with two available flavors, Original and White Cheddar Broccoli, you’re toddler will surely enjoy one or the other, if not both. My daughter loves the White Cheddar Broccoli Lil’Beanies and when we visited our local Publix last week to pick some up, she couldn’t even wait until we got home to dig in!

Not only do I prefer my daughter to enjoy Gerber Lil’ Beanies as a snack over cheese puffs, I also like that they’re very affordable. Publix has them for just $2.00 each and to make it an even better deal, Ibotta is offering a $0.75 rebate! So if your toddler hasn’t yet tried Gerber Lil’ Beanies, now is the perfect time to head to your local Publix and pick some up.

Gerber Lil' Beanies are a nutritious, yet tasty snack your toddler will love! Learn how to save $0.75 when you buy them at Publix! #GerberWinWin @Gerber

Gerber Lil' Beanies are a nutritious, yet tasty snack your toddler will love! Learn how to save $0.75 when you buy them at Publix! #GerberWinWin @Gerber

Just look at my daughter! The other day I realized she had gotten kind of quiet and when little ones get quiet you know that normally means they’re up to no good. I looked around and found her sitting under the table with one of her Gerber Lil’ Beanies snacks.

Gerber Lil' Beanies are a nutritious, yet tasty snack your toddler will love! Learn how to save $0.75 when you buy them at Publix! #GerberWinWin @Gerber

I guess she was making time for her own snack break. This is definitely the type of quiet I can get used to! Now I just need to work on my picky eater of a son.

Which Gerber Lil’ Beanies flavor do you think your toddler will enjoy?

Connect with Gerber Lil' Beanies are a nutritious, yet tasty snack your toddler will love! Learn how to save $0.75 when you buy them at Publix! #GerberWinWin @Gerber: Ibotta Savings / Website / Facebook

*Thank you to Gerber for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring my toddler to snack healthier. This is a sponsored post in which I will receive compensation.  My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

#SharetheLuv with Double the Savings on Luvs Diapers

There are two upcoming opportunities to save on Luvs diapers. Check your Sunday newspaper on September 25th and October 9th for a $2 Luvs coupon on both days! That's double the savings! #SharetheLuv

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There is no question that buying for baby’s everyday needs can get pretty expensive. Just yesterday I went grocery shopping and purchased almost 60 jars of baby food. 60! Adding diapers into the mix, which I also bought yesterday, the register total just kept climbing.

We are basically a one income household so when I buy everyday essentials for the family, I do anything and everything I can to save money. Where I save the most money is by couponing and I always make time to browse for relevant savings. Whether it’s adding electronic coupons to a store card, printing online coupons, or clipping coupons from the Sunday paper, coupons are a really big help in sticking to my budget.

There are two upcoming opportunities to save on Luvs diapers. Check your Sunday newspaper on September 25th and October 9th for a $2 Luvs coupon on both days! That's double the savings! #SharetheLuv

And if there’s one type of coupon that I love the most, it’s diaper coupons. There’s no getting out of purchasing diapers, no matter how much they cost. And as far as diaper coupons go, I get really excited when they’re for diaper brands I love and trust, like Luvs.

Why I choose Luvs diapers:

  • Contour to my little one’s curves and movements throughout her daily activities.
  • Nice snug fit without compromising softness and comfort.
  • Large, refastenable stretch tabs make for easy, yet secure fastening.
  • Super Absorbent Leakguards and NightLock Plus lock away and absorb more wetness than regular Luvs, ensuring we both get a good night’s sleep.
  • Luvs offers a Money Back Guarantee if at any point I’m dissatisfied with leakage protection.
  • I save up to $150 annually, compared to other leading diaper brands, and this doesn’t include any additional coupon savings.

Now for the exciting news! In the Sunday newspaper on September 25th, you can expect a $2 coupon valid on any one package of Luvs diapers. But that’s not all! Again on October 9th, there’s going to be another $2 coupon for the same thing! Woohoo! Bring on double the savings! The couponer in me is doing a little happy dance in anticipation of these newspapers coming.

There are two upcoming opportunities to save on Luvs diapers. Check your Sunday newspaper on September 25th and October 9th for a $2 Luvs coupon on both days! That's double the savings! #SharetheLuv

Many diaper coupons have restrictions as far as the size you have to purchase, but in this case the only restriction is that they can’t be used on trial/travel size. That means you can use these coupons on a large box of Luvs or even one of the smaller packages. And just a heads up, each coupon is valid for 2 weeks so don’t let them expire! I sure won’t!

Do you have a little one who wears Luvs diapers?

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*Thank you to Luvs for sponsoring today’s post and helping me save on baby essentials. This is a sponsored post in which I will receive compensation.  My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Barbie Dolls Just $3.99 at Target

It's never too early to start gift shopping for the holidays and Target has Barbie Fashionistas for just $3.99! This is definitely a stock up deal for the upcoming holidays! #Barbie #savingmoney

With gift giving holidays right around the corner, I am on the lookout for some good deals. And that’s exactly what I came across on Barbie Dolls today at Target!

I was originally heading into Target for something else, but in true Target fashion I couldn’t leave the store without a cart full of stuff. I noticed earlier today, while browsing Target’s Cartwheel app, that there was an offer for 50% off Barbie Fashionistas Dolls.

It's never too early to start gift shopping for the holidays and Target has Barbie Fashionistas for just $3.99! This is definitely a stock up deal for the upcoming holidays! #Barbie #savingmoney

Usually when Cartwheel has such a large percentage off, the product is pretty expensive, but I thought I’d make time to head to the toy department just to see. I mean, 50% off is a great deal. Expecting them to be around $20 or so, I was surprised to find these Barbie’s to be just $7.99 regular price at my Target store!

It's never too early to start gift shopping for the holidays and Target has Barbie Fashionistas for just $3.99! This is definitely a stock up deal for the upcoming holidays! #Barbie #savingmoney

You probably know that I have a daughter and even though she’s not into Barbie’s quite yet (she just turned 1), it doesn’t hurt to stock up early. They would be great for future birthdays, Christmas gifts or even just a reward for being the amazing person she is.

So after using the 50% off offer, I got 4 of these dolls for just $3.99 each! What a deal?!

If you have any girls in the family who love Barbie’s, I highly suggest getting to your Target store as soon as possible and getting this deal. It’s only Tuesday, but my store had already been picked over and half of these particular Barbie’s were already gone from the shelves. The offer is valid through September 24th, but I wouldn’t take any chances on waiting that long.

How to get the deal:

  • Download the Cartwheel app.
  • Add the Barbie Fashionistas offer to your Cartwheel.
  • Purchase 4 of the Barbie Fashionistas.
    • Limit 4 per Cartwheel offer per transaction. If you want more than 4 you can do a separate transaction. You can also purchase less than 4, but I like to get the savings when they’re available.
    • Must be the single Barbie Fashionistas dolls.
    • Ken Fashionistas dolls are included in the offer.
  • At checkout, have the cashier scan your Cartwheel barcode and the discount will come off.

It's never too early to start gift shopping for the holidays and Target has Barbie Fashionistas for just $3.99! This is definitely a stock up deal for the upcoming holidays! #Barbie #savingmoney

Do you have any Barbie fans in the family?

Groupon Coupons are Instant Savings at My Fingertips

*This is a sponsored post, but opinions are 100% my own.

Groupon Coupons is your one-stop shop for deals and savings for everyday use at your favorite stores. #GrouponCoupons #ad #spon

You probably already know that Groupon is an online hub where you can get amazing deals and savings on various goods, travel destinations, local events and more. But did you know Groupon also has coupons for everyday use at your favorite stores?

With Groupon Coupons I don’t have to worry about leaving home without savings in hand! If you’re like me, you’ve probably planned to head to a certain store with a coupon you’ve printed out, but once in the car or even at the store, you realize you forgot the coupon at home. Well, it’s too late at this point. You’ve already loaded the kids in the car and you’re not turning around to go back for that coupon. This WAS the story of my life.

Groupon Coupons is your one-stop shop for deals and savings for everyday use at your favorite stores. #GrouponCoupons #ad #spon

But now, no matter where I’m shopping, I can simply pull up Groupon on my phone and browse all the available coupons. It’s instant savings right at my fingertips! Leaving that pesky printed coupon at home isn’t an issue anymore because it’s right on Groupon Coupons! And it’s so easy that I don’t really have to make time to do it.

Groupon Coupons is your one-stop shop for deals and savings for everyday use at your favorite stores. #GrouponCoupons #ad #spon

As most parents have been doing lately, back to school shopping has been on my to-do list. Some of my favorite stores I like to shop at for my son’s clothes include Kohl’s and JCPenney. And the reason I like shopping at these stores isn’t just because they have clothes he likes, but because they ALWAYS have sales and coupons running. I love saving money!

Groupon Coupons is your one-stop shop for deals and savings for everyday use at your favorite stores. #GrouponCoupons #ad #spon

Just yesterday we visited JCPenney, but of course I had forgotten to check for any store coupons before we left home. Groupon Coupons saved my butt and I actually scored some nice savings.

Groupon Coupons is your one-stop shop for deals and savings for everyday use at your favorite stores. #GrouponCoupons #ad #spon

While shopping in the store I opened my Groupon app, went to the coupon section and searched for JCPenney. And what did I find? A coupon for $10 off a $50+ purchase of kids’ apparel and accessories. Score! I chose the in-store option and it enlarged the coupon for me. At checkout I just showed the cashier the coupon on my phone and the savings came right off.

There’s no more need to browse individual store websites to see if they have any active coupons. Groupon Coupons is all you need!

Have you ever used Groupon Coupons?

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Making Time for Real Necessities

Making Time for Real Necessities: Could you live without a microwave?

When I sit and think about it, there are so many things in my life that I take for granted.  And not just people or the ability to do certain things, but I’m talking about having clean running water, or having food in my fridge to provide for my family.  Ya know, real necessities of living.

Recently, we had to get rid of an everyday appliance that was no longer working and I immediately thought – well, what the heck am I going to do now?  I use this appliance for so much and NEED it.  At the time we didn’t have the means to just run out and replace the appliance right away, and now I’m actually glad we didn’t.  Why?  Because it’s not really a necessity for us.

You’re probably wondering what the appliance was, right?  It was our microwave.  One night while using it, something sparked in the back and from that point on it would operate, but wouldn’t heat anything.  No need to let it sit and collect dust, so we tossed it.  The counter now looks completely different without the large heating box, but cleaner and less cluttered nonetheless.

Making Time for Real Necessities: Could you live without a microwave?

But, oh my gosh, what was I going to do?  How was I going to heat our morning oatmeal?  How was I going to heat leftovers from the night before?  How was I going to pop popcorn for family movie night?  I didn’t know at the time, but I don’t need a microwave to do any of this.

My whole life I’ve had the privilege of owning a microwave and never had to do these things the “hard way.”  But if you really want something, you’ll find a way to get it done.

For our morning oatmeal, I heat a pot of water on the stove and just add the hot water to our instant oatmeal.  Or if I’m in a hurry I can use our Keurig for hot water (probably another appliance I could live without, but I’m not ready to give up my quick and easy coffee quite yet).  To heat leftovers, I simply toss them in a frying pan with a little non-stick spray or some things I reheat in the oven.  Popcorn?  I can do that in a pot on the stove, too.

So now I’ve thought to myself, do we really need a microwave?  Nope!  Now, if the stove and oven stop working, that’s another story.  I can’t do wood burning anything in our apartment, haha.

I took for granted having the microwave for so long.  There’s no doubt it made certain tasks quicker and easier, but now I realize it’s not a necessity in our lives.  And while it’s nice to have one, we aren’t looking to purchase a new microwave anytime soon.

Could you/do you live without a microwave?

*I am only sharing my own experiences and opinions are 100% my own.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Making Time for Summer Fun: $1 Summer Movie Express

Regal Cinemas is offering $1 family-friendly movies all summer long, with their Summer Movie Express.

Although back to school shopping has already started for some, summer still isn’t over.  There’s still plenty of time to enjoy some summer fun before school actually starts!

Did you know that Regal Cinemas has a Summer Movie Express and is offering $1 family movie days all summer?  If not, you’ve definitely been missing out.  Every Tuesday and Wednesday from 10am-12pm, Regal Cinemas is showing two family-friendly movies, and admission is only $1 per person!

Regal Cinemas is offering $1 family-friendly movies all summer long, with their Summer Movie Express.

There are still three weeks left to enjoy this super fun deal.  This week (July 26th and July 27th), the movie choices are The Book of Life or Hotel Transylvania 2.  Both movies start at 10am on both days, so you can see one movie on Tuesday and the other on Wednesday, if you wanted to.  Or you can visit one of these days and choose which one of the movies you’d like to see.

Regal Cinemas is offering $1 family-friendly movies all summer long, with their Summer Movie Express.

How fun is this?  It’s perfect for getting the kids out of the house and spending a few hours watching cool movies.  Even if they’ve seen the movie before, it’s a whole different experience seeing it in a movie theater.  Plus, a portion of the $1 admission cost goes to help benefit the Will Rogers Institute.

Regal Cinemas is offering $1 family-friendly movies all summer long, with their Summer Movie Express.

Remaining Summer Movie Express Schedule

  • July 26-27: The Book of Life and Hotel Transylvania 2
  • August 2-3:  Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 and Shaun the Sheep
  • August 9-10:  The Croods and Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

Check here for a participating Regal Cinemas near you!

My son absolutely loves Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 and watches it over and over and over.  I’ll definitely be taking him to the movie theater next week to see that one!

Which movie would your child enjoy?

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