Monday, July 30, 2018

Weekend Shenanigans + $50 Steak 'N Shake Gift Card Giveaway!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Steak 'N Shake. While, Twenty63 received compensation for this posting, as always, opinions are 100% my own.

I've been dreading this weekend for months. Here in Indiana summer has quickly come to an end, which normally hasn't made a big difference in my house because my boys have been babies. The end of summer has not meant the start of a new school year, it's just been business as usual. But, this summer - well this summer is completely different. Why you ask? Because this cute little sweet soul starts Kindergarten on Wednesday {insert ALLLLL the ugly cries}. 



He is so ready for this new chapter, it has been the only thing he has talked about for months. The countdown to Kindergarten started around Christmas. So this weekend was all about Weston! Things on the agenda: school supplies, school clothes, playground and his favorite meal. We let him pick everything.



The first stop on the agenda was a haircut. While I know this post is all about Weston, I have to brag about Lennox for a moment. This was the first time he sat by himself for the entire haircut and took it like a champ! My boys are growing up so quickly.

After haircuts we headed to Target to pick up the rest of Weston's school supplies and some clothes he needed. Weston loves shopping and Target had a great coupon going this weekend, you saved $10 off of a $40 clothing purchase; with Weston picking out his clothes he surpassed the $40 total very quickly. He worked up an appetite in the process too and the Target popcorn wasn't cutting it.

As we were leaving Weston requested Steak 'N Shake. Normally, we don't like to eat out a lot because the kids either have a hard time finding something they want to eat or it's just simply not in the budget. But, Steak 'N Shake on a weekend is a win-win for parents. Not only are they super affordable in general, but on weekends kids eat free. You read that right, every weekend (Saturday and Sunday) you get one free kids plate with every $9.00 spent. They have a great kid's menu with several different options, every kid will be able to find something they like. #winning



One reason Weston loves Steak 'N Shake is because of their kid's menu. It comes with a Steak 'N Shake hat, which he forces his Dad to wear every single time. He makes up these elaborate stories involving taking our order, cooking our food and then dinosaurs coming in and eating it before he is able to bring it to the table.  



Steak 'N Shake also has these awesome paper 3D cars that kids can build and add stickers too. If you've never been to a restaurant with a hungry 5 year old and a 2 year old, who hate to sit still for longer than five minutes,then you won't understand the value in busy activities for children. If you understand this struggle, may the odds ever be in your favor!



Lennox took over the car building after I helped him with the first sticker. He also took over the restaurant, all the waitresses stopped by to talk to him throughout our meal because he kept yelling, "Hi" from across the room randomly. Thankfully, we went for a late lunch right after the normal lunch rush and before the dinner crowd made its way in.


Weston always orders "dinosaur eggs" when we go to Steak 'N Shake, which is why it's his favorite restaurant, not many other places have mini corn dogs available. And the stories he tells while he eats them all is hilarious. Lennox gets mac n cheese and applesauce.


Personally, I can't ever go to Steak 'N Shake and not get their chili. I also can't ever go without sharing said chili with one or two little boys. 


We normally don't get dessert when we go out to eat because they are extremely over priced and honestly I can make something better at home. But, Steak 'N Shake gets us every time with their milkshakes. The boys split a M&M Milkshake, Brian always goes for a Strawberry Milkshake and I switch mine up often but I promise it always has some form of chocolate in it because, well, chocolate is life. 


The staff is always super friendly and the food is fresh and taste like home. We always get suckered into the little games as we are walking out, but when you've just feed two kids for free you can splurge $2.00 on a few games for the little humans to play. 


We did a quick stop at a local park before heading home to let the boys run off their milkshake. Weston told me a million times this weekend I was the "best mom ever" so I will go ahead and call this weekend a win. I'm sure the milkshake and mini corn dogs from Steak 'N Shake had something to do with it. If you want to win the "best mom ever" award you should check out Steak 'N Shake's Kid's Eat Free promotion one weekend - you can thank me later!

When we returned home this little beauty was waiting in the mailbox for Weston from his Kindergarten teacher - yes, queue the waterworks. I'm so excited for this new journey he is about to go on, but this shift in parenting stages is hurting this momma's heart. I'm sure after the first week it will all be normal and no big deal, but change is hard sometimes.

For all you other parents out there getting ready to send your little one off to school for the first time, in-between the ugly cries and all the school supplies, treat yourself to a dinner out. To be even more helpful on one lucky reader's wallet, Steak 'N Shake has offered up one $50.00 Gift Card for a giveaway! I know all of us could use a little break with all these school supplies and textbook fees. Before you leave, make sure you enter the giveaway below for a chance to win! 

In the meantime, if you need me, I'll be taking a long walk down memory lane looking back on the past five years and doing all the last minute prep work to get Weston ready for Kindergarten. 


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30 comments:

  1. Their double steakburgers with cheese are always good.

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    1. You can never go wrong with a double steakburger!

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  2. I cannot wait to try their milkshakes and burgers, I hear their food is very good.

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    1. Their milkshakes are my favorite! I literally can not go to a Steak 'N Shake and not get a milkshake.

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  3. I usually get the bacon and cheese double. I also like to get their cajun fries.

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    1. I haven't tried their cajun fries yet, I almost tried them on this trip but I went with my normal at the end.

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  4. Milkshakes of theirs are my sweet cravings!

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    1. Congratulations!! You were randomly selected as the winner. Please check your social media accounts for a message. :)

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  5. I love the garlic steakburger. It is so good!!

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  6. I really love their A1 steakburger!

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    1. I love their A1 Steakburger! I also love taking their Fresco Melt and replacing the fresco sauce with A1, so delicious.

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  7. I love the avocado burger, and strawberry chocolate shake!

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  8. I love the bacon cheeseburger and milkshakes.

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  9. I love their Burgers and their Chocolate Covered Strawberry Shake

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    1. Ok, you're the second person to mention the chocolate covered strawberry shake - it's obvious I need to try this!

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  10. I like the bacon cheeseburgers and fries

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  11. I love the Frisco Melt it is wonderful.

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  12. Triple Steakburger 'n Fries ! Got to love it I have a Steak and Shake just 10 miles down the road we always go there for special occasions! Who doesn't love their food?

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    1. The one thing I love about them is their food is always the same, you never have to worry about them not having what you want!

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  13. I haven't been to Steak 'N Shake yet, but I really would like to try their Bacon ’N Cheese Double Steakburger™.

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  14. The patty melt and Fries is my favorite thing to eat when I go! I have not had any of their shakes yet, so I'm looking forward to trying some of those!

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