Tuesday, August 26, 2014

It's Taco Tuesday...Have you and your family had your #ChronicTacos Today??





Every Tuesday we try to have a family night full of yummy tacos! Sometimes I make my family some from scratch, other times we enjoy eating out. I love fresh lettuce tomatoes and sour cream! Let's face it, fresh ingredients can really make or break an excellent taco! Plus fresh ingredients make for a healthy happy taco'd faced family! I know my taco's are a hit when the only sound you can hear in a room is the crunch of fresh veggies and hard shells being devoured! 
However when moms tacos are not an option, the obvious choice would be Chronic Taco's! There fresh vegetables and cheese are absolutely delicious! Also while good old mom, here can only do  basic tacos at Chronic Taco the kids can pick Potato Tacos, Veggie Tacos,  Burritos, and Cheese Quesadillas.  My less meat loving child loves the Black Beans and White Lime Rice. What makes Chronic Tacos a favorite place of mine? The fact that my family loves them thus giving us great taco-filled memories! 

Giveaway
Want to win a great gift basket from Chronic Tacos?? Simply Like them on Facebook or Follow them on Twitter and email me here with your facebook name or twitter handle, doing both counts as 2 entries. This giveaway is open to the US and will end 8/29/2014. Good Luck!

Be sure to connect with #ChronicTacos via the following social media outlets
The Chronic Tacos Official Website: www.eatchronictacos.com
Chronic Tacos on Facebook: www.facebook.com/EatChronicTacos
Chronic Tacos on Twitter: @eatchronictacos
Chronic Tacos on Instagram: @eatchronictacos

                                             The Chronic Tacos Story
Randall L. Wyner was tired of having to jump in his car every time he craved a good taco. After a long night out in west Newport Beach, CA left Wyner and friend Daniel A. Biello disgruntled and hungry with no good local Mexican joints to choose from, the idea hit them right in their angry stomachs: Made-to-order Mexican food that was both fast and fresh. It could be something far superior to what the competition was offering. With more than just good food, it could be a place where they would want to hang out too.
Through this idea, along with third-generation recipes they acquired from a close family friend, Chronic Tacos was born.
The doors swung open at the 800-square-foot Newport Beach location just in time for the 2002 annual Newport Beach Fourth of July Celebration, where thousands of locals indulged in generous portions of fresh authentic ingredients for the first time. Music was blasting, food was flowing and the vibe was great, but the demand soon proved too much for that location alone, and it quickly became time for Biello and Wyner to start thinking about bringing their concept to other areas.
Chronic Tacos opened its Huntington Beach location in 2005, and this time it wasn’t just about the tacos and fresh salsa; patrons were also treated to beer, wine, pool tables and a larger seating area for kicking back. Once again, the locals loved it and Biello and Wyner found themselves entering the world of franchising.
The word had already spread about the great taco restaurant with the laid back feel when the first Chronic Tacos franchise opened in San Clemente in April of 2006. People lined up out the door to be a part of opening day; it was a sign of great things to come.
The momentum hasn’t slowed down a bit; Chronic Tacos now has more than 30 locations throughout California and beyond, including locations in Nevada and Canada. Even professional skater and MTV Jackass legend Jason Acuña has gotten in on the action, opening his own Redondo Beach franchise called Wee Man's Chronic Tacos.
Serving generous portions of fresh, delicious food in a unique atmosphere continues to be the culture conveyed at every location. It is clear that Chronic Tacos isn’t going to be slowing down anytime soon, and stomachs everywhere are eternally grateful.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Thunder And The House Of Magic - On Blu-ray 3D 9/30 - Original Music From Selena Gomez‏




Directed by Renowned 3D Filmmakers Ben Stassen and Jeremie Degruson,
With Original Music by Ramin Djawadi
Featuring the Music of Selena Gomez
BRING HOME THIS INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED ANIMATED FEATURE ON DVD
and TWO-DISC BLU-RAY™ 3D COMBO PACK (WITH 2D BLU-RAY + DVD+ Digital Copy)
 AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY AT WALMART STORES EVERYWHERE
 ON SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY
This fall, venture inside an intriguing mansion full of endearing animals and a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos, and spellbound by the exciting animated adventure of THUNDER AND THE HOUSE OF MAGIC. Already a great box-office success in much of the world, this highly entertaining family movie is directed by renowned 3D filmmakers Ben Stassen (Fly Me to the MoonSammy's AdventuresEscape from Paradise) and Jeremie Degruson (A Turtle’s TaleSammy’s Adventure), with original music by Ramin Djawadi (Game of Thrones). The film also features the music by Selena Gomez.
On September 30, 2014, Shout! Factory is proud to present THUNDER AND THE HOUSE OF MAGIC on DVD and on two-disc Blu-ray™ 3D Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D and 2D, DVD and digital)available exclusively at Walmart stores everywhere. The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack allows viewers to enjoy THUNDER AND THE HOUSE OF MAGIC on the platform of their choice and includes spectacular movie presentation on Blu-ray 3D and 2D, DVD and a digital copy of the movie. This highly anticipated movie can also be seen in select U.S theaters and on VOD September 5.
THUNDER AND THE HOUSE OF MAGIC is a whimsical animated family adventure, bringing to life a unique story with a great sense of humor, positive values and universal appeal.  Brimming with spectacular animation and endearing characters, this internationally acclaimed motion picture delivers a fun and captivating movie experience for the entire family.
The film tells the story of Thunder, an abandoned young cat who stumbles into a magical old mansion operated by a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos. Owned by a retired magician, the house is occupied by an assortment of his wacky assistants who don't all welcome the new houseguest. But when the magician lands in the hospital and his scheming nephew puts the mansion up for sale, our young hero and his new friends join forces to save their magical home.
Filled with laughter and adventure, THUNDER AND THE HOUSE OF MAGIC is a wonderful tale that you and your little ones will love.
THUNDER AND THE HOUSE OF MAGIC is written by James Flynn, Domonic Paris and Ben Stassen, based on an original story idea from Ben Stassen. The film is produced by Caroline Van Iseghem and Ben Stassen, executive produced by Olivier Courson and Eric Dillens, and features original music by Ramin Djawadi. The 85-minute film is produced by nWave Pictures in association with Studiocanal and Anton Capital Entertainment. 

Visit The Thunder And The House Of Magic Official Website for more information about the movie.
THUNDER AND THE HOUSE OF MAGIC Two-Disc Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack contains the following special features: Movie presentation on Blu-ray 3D and 2D, DVD and a Digital Copy of the film
·       Origins
·       Character Animation
·       The making of the soundtrack
·       Teaser
·       Trailer
THUNDER AND THE HOUSE OF MAGIC DVD contains the following special features:
·       Origins
·       Character Animation
·       The making of the soundtrack
·       Teaser
·       Trailer
Technical Information – BLU-RAY 3D Combo Pack
Street Date: September 30, 2014
SRP: $24.97
Running Time: 85 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen
Language: English, French
Subtitles: English
Sound: 5.1 DTSMA 
Technical Information – DVD
Street Date: September 30, 2014
SRP: $16.97
Running Time: 85 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 Anamorphic Widescreen
Language: English, French
Subtitles: English
Sound: 5.1 Dolby Digital
About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos,
Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD and Blu-Ray™ offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras.  Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, Broadway cast albums, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations.  In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America.  Shout! Factory also owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention.  Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit The Shout Factory Official Website

Monday, August 18, 2014

Back 2 School Bash: Kids Have 2 Eat!

Back 2 School Bash: Kids Have 2 Eat!

Sponsored by: FreckleBox, YumEarth and Yummi Pouch

Hosted by:  Savory Savings 

Co-hosted by: Joy Makin' Mamas, Swanky POV and Failing Perfect

 Back2School Bash Giveaway August 19 - September 2

Parents of school age children, this giveaway is perfect for you! It is time to head back to school and that also means back to packing lunches (if you were lucky enough to have the summer off from that!)  With the need to pack a lunch, there are many things to consider from being green to style and usability.  Krista over at Savory Savings has two particular little girls when it comes to Back to School stuff - and they love when they can combine being green with fashion-functional, too!  Check out the personalized lunchbox they received from FreckleBox, the delicious, organic fruit snacks from YumEarth and the reusable lunch pouches from Yummi Pouch!
How would you like to win a fantastic school lunch style prize pack featuring a $30 FreckleBox.com gift code, Yummi Pouches and an assortment of organic fruit snacks?  If you would like a chance to win, enter with the Giveaway Tool below.  If you have won a FreckleBox, YumEarth or Yummi Pouch giveaway anytime from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win this giveaway.  The giveaway will run from August 19 through September 2, 2014 at 11 PM CST and is open to US residents, ages 18 and older.  Entries will be verified.  Winners will be notified via email (consider adding gloriouslygreengal@gmail.com to your safe list) – winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected.
Good Luck!