Build A Pizza At THE Family Friendly DFW Hotspot – Skinny Pizza

This post was brought to you by Skinny Pizza.  All opinions are mine.

Sometimes being a family of five can make picking a restaurant and ordering a disaster.  I'm a full time youth worker, so I work with many large families on a regular basis. One thing just about every parent and child can agree on is PIZZA. The only person who may not agree with having another pizza night, is the parent who is on a diet. SKINNY PIZZA offers a great compromise for kids and parents.  For kids, they have the small personal customized pies, in a very fun creative pizza-building process. And for the adult they offer the same fun process, with very healthy options for all diets. For my wife, Gena, she needed the gluten-free crust for her gluten sensitivity. For my grandmother, she wanted a salad, and had 4 awesome choices.  For me, I was able to find my favorite meats and cheeses.  And for my picky middle son, he got his pasta, and loved it.  You can't get a much more family-friendly menu than SKINNY PIZZA's. When looking for the nearest location, I was pleased to find one on Addison Circle. It was a very private circle drive, nestled in the heart of DFW. The modern, urban, neighborhood feel, gave us a unique experience for dining. This location has a very appealing storefront with patio dining that stretches across the whole store front.

Once you walk in the front, you are presented with a organized menu broken down into simple steps, even my 6 year old understood. With a big family, and party of 7, it made ordering pretty pleasant, compared to your traditional sitdown restaurant.

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Awesome Dallas Blogs To Follow

dallas blogsBeing in the DFW area, there are many other great bloggers to follow!  Check out this awesome list and find some new blogs to follow!

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Dad’s Dream Come True – Buy A Car From Home and Have It Delivered

Dad's Dream Come True – Buy A Car From Home and Have It Delivered

My wife and I have not bought a new car for about five years now.  We have been lucky.  We bought my current car in 2008 before the birth of our first son.  We then bought our van in 2011 and it has served us well.  It just hit 100,000 miles today, however, so I am thinking we might need to be buying a new car in the next year or so.

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Ever Heard of Groupon? If You Like Discounts, Read On…

Ever Heard of Groupon? If You Like Discounts, Read On…

This post has been sponsored by Groupon. All opinions are mine.

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My wife and I are constantly looking for ways to cut back on spending.  At the same time, we don't want to quit enjoying life. That's where Groupon has entered the picture.  Groupon marries those two desires. We've been using Groupon since it started back in 2008. I would bet that over the years, we've saved hundreds of dollars just by using Groupon. 

If you haven't used them yet, it's not too late. Just head over to Groupon's website and start searching deals.  Just for joining, you get $25 off your already majorly discounted price. We've used Groupon for anything from auto tint installation, to kids' attractions, electronics, and even resort stays. Groupon has never failed us.

You may be wondering, "how does Groupon work for a resort?" It's a very well respected world-wide entity that is recognized by all the top-retailers, so you never have to question the validity of your voucher. You may be thinking, "I don't want to have to get a voucher when I purchase something expensive." Trust me, it's a simple process, so you shouldn't be worried about losing value. These days, all you get when you purchase tickets to a resort, or something of the like, is a confirmation number, and maybe an email. Groupon works the same way, only it organizes all your purchases into one app. So you don't even need to get the email. You can just open the groupon app and use the barcode/confirmation number saved in there.

I challenge you to think of your favorite thing to do, and head over to Groupon and search for a deal.  

If you have used Groupon, what is the best deal you ever got?

Join ShiftCon in New Orleans!

Join ShiftCon in New Orleans!

 
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disclosure: I am volunteering with ShiftCon, and have received a free ticket in exchange for my promotion and volunteering.


ShiftCon Social Media Conference will be held December 1-3, 2016 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverbank in New Orleans, LA!!  This conference will be the weekend after Thanksgiving and the weather should be perfect!  Come with me to see the city, network with organic and natural brands and other bloggers and social media influencers.  We will dine on nonGMO food, talk and learn more about moving towards a nontoxic environment, and of course…bring home swag!

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A Link Between Millennials and Gen Xers

link-between-millenials-genxers      I'm technically a millennial, (born between 1980 and 1999) although I've been told I'm not like my contemporaries. Most of my friends are at least in their mid-thirties, or older. Most of my co-workers (past and present) are in their 50s and 60s. I grew up with the millennial generation and I have tried to fit in with my age group for most of my life.  For those of us on the older end of the millennial range, we spent most of our teenage years in the 90's and early 2000's. To me, those years were defined by some key elements that shaped the way we lived and made decisions. Here are the top five cultural influences that I believed shaped my generation's teenage years.

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Enjoy Medieval Times as a Family

Medieval Times DallasLast week the family went to Medieval Times in downtown Dallas. We frequent this place as a family so it has become a great way to celebrate victories we share at home.  In this case, we were celebrating our two boys' first 6 weeks of school, and good grades on their report card. This 2 hour experience is a unique, family-friendly experience, for all ages and genders. They have great food, music, drama, and sportsmanship.  Being someone who is very money conscious, I would say that this is not a budget-friendly outing.  However, if you only go on special occasions, and take advantage of their specials, it can be affordable for families living in DFW. They are always running specials that are promoted on their website. One of my favorite perks of this outing, is that it includes free parking.  That is rare in downtown Dallas. 

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Our kids love to dress up as knights, so we bought them costumes years ago. This is a great place to let your kids wear their knight costumes because the atmosphere is very imaginary. The first thing they do after taking your tickets, is send you through a "king/queen" entry. They put a colored crown on your head, and ask you if you want to take a picture with your party, and the MT king (actor). 

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DFW Dad for Life.

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Buen dia! Good day! I am glad you are back. What makes me a DFW dad? As you might have noticed I'm from DFW. I've lived in the Dallas and the Fort Worth areas of Texas, for most of my life.  In my childhood, my family moved throughout Dallas a few times before I graduated, and I've worked in two different areas around DFW since then. I left DFW for about 10 years, during which I completed college and my first 2 ministry positions. It was also during this time, when I also got married and had 2 of my 3 children.  But, I've been back in DFW for 4 years, and we've had another child.  My sisters, and parents still live in north DFW, and I, along with my wife and 3 kids, reside on the south side of DFW. So I'm constantly making treks across the DFW metroplex to see family, meet up with friends, go to family attractions, and do ministry events. 

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