Mikita Burton AKA Never Home SAHM

Stay at Home Mom? I am NEVER home!

This Blog Has Moved!!!!! March 2, 2014

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Greek Pizza & Complete Meal for Less than $25! June 28, 2013

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My family just tried the Greek Pepperoni Delite Pizza.  It has black olives, feta cheese, pepperoni, spinach, a really thin crust and it was great! I was afraid my kids wouldn’t like the black olives or feta cheese, but they ate it and like it, so I feel like I got 3 serving of veggies in!

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We also had a chopped salad, which was only $6.oo and large enough for all 5 of us to have as a side dish.  We also had a S’mores pizza for dessert, which may be our new favorite! Pizza dough, brown sugar, marshmallows and chocolate chips…you just can’t go wrong!

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Family size pizza ($12.oo), Chopped Salad ($6.00) and S’mores Pizza ($3.50) which a complete meal for my family of 5 for under 25.00.  If you have been to any fast food places lately, you just can’t feed a family for less than $25 (and get dessert)!

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If you are planning to go to Papa Murphy’s, plan to go on Tuesday and take advantage of their $10 Tuesday special, Any pizza, any size, just $10!

 

Ball Up in Kansas City June 25, 2013

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Ball Up All-Stars were in Kansas City and put on a high-flying exciting basketball game! The game was family friendly and there were children of all ages in attendance.  The fans were treated to thunder sticks & string backs at the door, shooting contest during the time outs, t-shirts thrown to the crowd and best of all a game full of the best dunks and fast pace ball!

Dennis Rodman & KC Team

Dennis Rodman & KC Team

Dennis Rodman & Ball Up CEO

Dennis Rodman & Ball Up CEO

 

 

Every game has a surprise NBA coach and Dennis Rodman was it! So cool, 5 time NBA Champ and so wonderfully weird! He was quiet, but so nice.  My son got to meet him and since he’s a kids who loves basketball, this was the best experience for him – EVER!  There were a ton of street ball legends in the house too, Bone Collector, AO, Sick Wit It and Skip to My Lou.  They really get the credit for starting the phenom that is street ball!

While in town, they have an open run and invite local street ball players to come out, showcase their skills and have a chance to play against the Ball Up Stars.  Visit www.ballup.com to see when they are coming to your town!

Isreal & Dennis Rodman

Isreal & Dennis Rodman

If Ball Up team is coming to your city, you will want to take them to this game!  Check out one of the high-flying dunks from the game, by clicking the link below!!

Ball Up KC (Highlight)

 

The Legends of CHIMA June 13, 2013

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The newest LEGO Saga – The Legends of CHIMA has arrived at Lego Land in KC!

The 4D Cinema now features the amazing Legends of Chima.  If you haven’t experienced the 4D cinema, it should be on your Summer to do list! Your child will love the movie featuring their favorite Lego friends, the fun surprises of 4D and the movie is just short enough for little ones, so it makes for a great movie experience!

This will be just the beginning of the CHIMA fun, for the weekend of  June 22 from 10:00am – 9:00pm and June 23rd from 10:00am -8:00pm you can take part in some awesome activities and you may even meet a Chima Warrior!

Activities include:

- Appearances by Chima Warrior, Laval

- A CHIMA Speedorz Challenge and receive a special certificate and an awesome CHIMA poster!

- Building challenges and fun contests with a chance to win cool LEGO Chima prizes.

Tickets & Pricing:  General Admission is $19 for ages 13 and older, $15 for ages 3-12 and 2 and under are free. It is recommended to purchase tickets online in advance to receive a discount and priority entry into the attraction.

***Ticket give away is going on at www.facebook.com/neverhomesahm Details are pinned to the top of that page and contest winner will be announced on June 20th****

For more details about the event weekend:

http://www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/kansascity/news-events/event/488/lego-legends-of-chima-weekend.aspx

 

*Disclosure: Tickets for Legoland Discovery Center in Kansas City were provided to me to give away. All words and opinions are my own because no one tells me what to say!*

 

Turtle Shelter at Sealife in Kansas City! June 5, 2013

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SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium is continuing

their love for turtles this year by opening a Turtle Shelter Exhibit .  This attraction opened in may and comes a few months after they received Missouri’s first Green Sea Turtle in February.

The Turtle Shelter Exhibit will house many weird and wondrous species of freshwater

turtles, such as the Snake Neck Turtle, New Guinea Snapping Turtle, Spiny Softshell

Turtle, including many others. Turtle Shelter will teach children about these marvelous

creatures and their 200 million year history.

The Turtle Shelter Exhibit will be housed inside SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium for

the next year. This new exhibit area will provide the opportunity for guests to see a new

exhibit each year.

General Admission is $19 for ages 13 and older, $15 for ages 3-12 and 2 and under are free. It is recommended to purchase tickets online in advance to receive a discount and priority entry into the attraction.

Plan your visit at: http://www.visitsealife.com/Kansas-city/

 

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Papa Murphy’s Primo Pizza ~ Primo Perfect! May 3, 2013

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Papa Murphy’s Take & Bake Pizza is now offering Primo Pizzas.  I had a chance to taste test all 3 and they are Primo Perfect!

The take & bake primo style pizza is ideal for a girls night out.  Since it is so easy to pick them up, put in the fridge and bake them when the girls come over to hang out.  The pizzas are truly comparable to restaurant gourmet type pizza that you would have in a restaurant. I paired my pizza with a bottle wine (I’m almost sure most Moms do)!

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The new flavors you get to try in the primo line are:

Goat Cheese and Fennel Sausage:  Regular crust, creamy garlic sauce, goat cheese, pepperoni, fennel sausage, mushrooms, spinach, herb and cheese blend

Sun-Dried Tomato and Fennel Sausage:  Regular crust, red sauce, pepperoni, fennel sausage, sun-dried tomatoes, green onions, black olives, feta cheese

Prosciutto and Arugula deLITE:  deLITE crust, red sauce, fresh mozzarella, prosciutto and arugula

They were all really good.  Tasted fresh, high quality ingredients (no pink slime meat) and made my life easier.  One of my children has a sports practice almost every night, so I just picked the pizzas up after school, put them in the fridge and baked them when we got home from practice.  Fresh and better than waiting for a delivery.

My family’s favorite was the Prosciutto & Arugula deLite!  The prosciutto was thin and the cheese was creamy and this one is on a thinner crust.  I thought for sure the kids would not like the arugula that you get to sprinkle on top, after the pizza is cooked, so I just put it on 1 half of the pizza.  Of course, I was wrong and they LOVED the arugula and only wanted the half that had arugula on it.

The Goat Cheese & Fennel Sausage was great too, but I will say, my children did not like to large chunks of sausage.  I thought they were really flavorful and all the ingredients went perfect together.  If we order the pizzas with the sausage on a regular basis, we will get the Mini-murphs pizza kits (cheese & pepperoni) for the little ones.

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The Sun-dried Tomato & Fennel Sausage was my second favorite.  The sun-dried tomatoes were sweet and the feta cheese was so good, really all the ingredients tasted just like a premium pizza.  I love the fact that I can get such a high quality pizza that I can make at home, since I don’t get out much.

I will definitely get the Primo pizzas for my next girls night out and the Prosciutto & Arugula deLite will be our new go to pizza.

Side note: my husband (the chef) loved them too and rarely eats pizza!

 

*Disclaimer: I was given the  3 pizzas to review.  All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine own!*

 

 

Taco Tuesdays with a TWIST! April 25, 2013

My family loves tacos and has them at least once a week.  I recently heard that Papa Murphy’s Take and Bake Pizza has a Taco Grande pizza for a limited time.  This past Tuesday, we picked up a beef and chicken Taco Grande pizza and a couple of Mini-Murph kits for my little ones to put a twist on our Taco Tuesdays.  The Mini-murph kits are personal size pizzas, that come with all the supplies that your kids need to make their own pizza…and they are only $3.oo! We also got a bucket of cookie dough for dessert. Dinner and dessert for a family of 5 for under $30 and it was hot and fresh out of the oven.

I was surprised at how much the pizza tasted like a taco, pleasantly surprised!  It really does taste like a taco and so much easier to eat than a traditional taco.  The large size pizza is $10 and I don’t know about you, but it cost me a lot more than $10.oo to make traditional homemade tacos, so at that price, it’s worth a taste test.  The Taco Grande pizza is only around for a limited time, so try it while you have a chance!

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If you are in Lawrence, KS area, there is a new store and you have a chance to celebrate their grand opening!  The store is located on 650 Congressional Drive.  A grand opening celebration is set for May 2-4, featuring family friendly games, activities and giveaways. On Saturday, May 4, the first 100 people through the new Lawrence location will receive coupons for a free large pepperoni pizza (one per family) starting at 10 a.m.

I have always been a fan of Papa Murphy’s and turns out I’m in good company!

  • Papa Murphy’s also ranked #1 pizza chain in the 2013 Consumer Picks survey by Nation’s Restaurant News and WD Partners, a global strategy firm.
  • Papa Murphy’s ranked #3 overall, way ahead of all other pizza franchises, including Papa John’s (ranked 46), Pizza Hut (ranked 65), Domino’s (ranked 76) and Little Caesars (ranked 88).

Now, you can TWIST your Taco Tuesday too!

 

 
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