Saturday, September 19, 2015

Southern Rail & Thomas' Hometown Breakfast Battle

One of my favorite things about my kids being in school is that it's connected us with so many great people we might not have otherwise met.  Luckily for us, the school experience has connected us to several insanely talented and generous people and I thank my lucky stars our kids go to school where they do.

A few years ago, back in our preschool days, we met the Beckett's...who own Beckett's Table here in Phoenix.  If you've never been, you definitely need to check it out.  They have chocolate covered bacon. Chocolate covered BACON.  Order two and thank me later.

More recently, they launched a new restaurant called "Southern Rail" in an old abandoned, yet historic restaurant right in the heart of Central Phoenix.  Having seen "Beefeaters" close down and sit empty for several years, the concept of what's now "The Newton" is so refreshing.  An awesome restaurant, local book store "Changing Hands", local meeting space, and a gardener have all transformed this space into a place where we go often!

Justin, the Chef, was nominated to be in the Thomas' Hometown Breakfast Battle where he created the delicious "Farm to Table Bagel".   Just LOOK at this bagel:

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You can learn more about this delicious bagel and Chef Justin by hopping over to the Thomas' Hometown Breakfast Battle voting page.  If you'd vote for Justin to help him advance in the competition, that would be LOVELY!

If you'd like more information on Beckett's Table or Southern Rail, you can check out their site....or better yet, if you're in Phoenix, just get out to one of their restaurants.  You won't regret it!!

P.S.  This post is not sponsored...I just love the Beckett's and believe so much in their commitment to their community.  I love supporting local businesses and hope you'll join me!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Starbucks Card GIVEAWAY


I've teamed up with some great bloggers to offer a Starbucks Gift know, in honor of all the yummy Pumpkin flavored beverages, and desserts that are hitting the shelves THIS WEEK.

We're just a wee bit excited!  $36 will get you quite a few lovely little treats!

See that rafflecopter? Go on and fill it out!  All you have to do is follow us on Instagram.  Simple and you're sure to be inspired by all of these ladies because their IG's are topnotch!  The giveaway runs through the 16th!

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Simply Tuesday

I am so excited to be a part of Emily Freeman's launch team for her brand new book: "Simply Tuesday".  It's a beautiful book that reflects and teaches us how to embrace our smallness.  It's about slowing down, noticing what's around you and being content. This book spoke to me on every single page and if I could literally jump through my computer to hug Emily's guts, I would.

I encourage you to head over to Emily's blog for the book, Simply Tuesday to learn more and to join in this amazing community.  It's been a privilege being on the launch team and the community there on Facebook.  There is a huge Instagram following using #itssimplytuesday and #simplytuesday to celebrate those small can follow along on my Tuesday moments HERE on IG

To celebrate Emily's launch today, I'm giving away a copy of the book! Good luck! Winner will be announced NEXT Tuesday, August 25th.
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