As we are ending this week, I wanted to take a moment to say Happy Friday! We made it through another week and we are going to have a great weekend. No matter how tough this week has been, we can take some time to regroup this weekend so that next week will be better. We will also rest and relax this weekend. Your start never determines your finish. A few decisions can make the rest of this year better for you.
So as we wind down this year, I want to take a moment to tell you about things that have enhanced my life. This is just want has worked for me and I am not being paid to endorse any company. I believe in living a great life that is drama and stress free. This article is part one of a two part article. I am honored to have a platform to share about things that have enhanced my life.
Breakfast for Lunch or Dinner: Yes,you read this correctly. You can eat breakfast for lunch or dinner. This is a great way to do something out of the box while having a great time. My perfect breakfast would be pancakes, turkey bacon with egg whites. Some places where this dream can come true are Cracker Barrel, Denny’s, IHOP, Iron Rooster (Maryland based), Tambers Restaurant (Maryland based) and Teavolve Cafe (Maryland based). I had the recent waffle burger for lunch at Iron Rooster and used syrup to eat my waffles separately. I also had this awesome dessert of waffle churros (that was so good I had to eat some at the restaurant and the rest at home) and it was the best start to my weekend.
Hallmark at Dollar Tree: This summer, I walked into Dollar Tree and could not believe my eyes. You can now buy Hallmark cards at Dollar Tree for as low as two for $1. The best thing is no one has to know you paid a small price for the very best. The selection is great. In addition to card, there are now Hallmark balloons. Make this part of your regular routine. This is perfect just in time for the holidays. I love to write obviously and giving cards year round is my jam. Thank you Hallmark and Dollar Tree.
Grocery Delivery or Pickup: Can you imagine someone doing your grocery shopping for you? You can have your groceries ready for pickup or have them delivered at your house. Check out your favorite store for details. Some good places to start would be Instacart, Target, Walmart and Amazon. this cold weather makes it easier to do grocery shopping. A lot of these places will give you free delivery to try them out. I would suggest pick a block of time which saves money. I am telling you that when you are swamped this is a great time saver and also it allows you to rest.
Family Date Night: Many restaurants provide free or discounted food for kids. You can make this family date night a weekly or monthly thing. Some places with free or discounted food include. Ruby Tuesdays (on Tuesdays) , Chick-Fil-A (depends on the location), Applebee’s (Tuesdays), Red Robin (Wednesdays), IHOP (everyday from 4:00-10:00 PM with the purchase of an adult entree), TGIFriday’s (Mondays and Tuesdays). You can plan this weekend so you can be intentional about family time.
Prix Fixe menu: Are you trying to have a great night on the town but worry about pricing? You can eat a delicious meal using a prix fixe menu and attend happy hour prior to your dinner to save on drinks and appetizers. This is very common at a lot of fine dining establishments.