Mikita Burton AKA Never Home SAHM

Stay at Home Mom? I am NEVER home!

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

Filed under: Give a Way,Review — Mikita Burton AKA Never Home SAHM @ 5:48 PM
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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

Filed under: Review — Mikita Burton AKA Never Home SAHM @ 11:10 PM
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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!*

 

 

Fitness Update & Give Away! March 6, 2013

I was all prepared to just re-blog last months fitness update about the numbers not moving and it sucking, BUT THEN….I saw some pics that were taken last summer.  The pictures weren’t supposed to be of me, because I usually avoid pictures at all cost or only take them from the chest up!  These were taken by my friend Andrea, while we were at Crown Center watching our kids play in the fountains.  I was shocked to see me standing in the back ground and even more shocked at how fat & just plain out of shape I looked!  I have always been “thick” so size and the number on the scale has never been my issue, but I want to look toned and in shape…no matter what size I am or how much I weigh.   I think it’s working, it’s just taking time.  The summer pics were taken in June 2012, I started working out in October 2012.  After seeing those summer pics, I snapped a picture before I went on air to do my Fox 4 segment  (on March 4, 2013) and I CAN see the difference.  It’s not huge, but it’s a noticeable difference.  It’s a little motivation to keep going to the gym, watch my portions and what I’m eating.

Give Away: If you live in the Johnson Country area, this give away is for you! I have been working out at 68 Inside Sports and I love it there.  It’s big enough to have everything I need, lots of equipment and classes; but small enough that I don’t feel lost.  I am giving away a 1 month membership and 3 group training sessions!  Take a look at some of the classes and info about the gym at www.68insidesports.com You can pick which ever group you want, but I strongly recommend my trainer, Kelli! To enter, just leave a comment in the blog comment with your email address (I won’t send you crap emails) and you will be entered to win.  The winner will be chosen through www.random.org and announced on March 30th, 2013.

 

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