It’s like the burger trifecta.

A few bloggers were invited to head over to our local Elevation Burger and try out a few things from their menu.

They call it a “better-for-you burger.”

And it’s true. Their beef comes from 100% organic grass-fed cattle, giving the meat more vitamins and nutrients. One thing I didn’t know about this kind of meat is that it has less fat and fewer calories. BONUS!

Raleigh's Elevation Burger at Brier Creek

I KNOW you’ve been to a place with great, mouth-water burgers only to have it paired with limp, blah fries. Lucky for you, their fries are delicious. They’re hand0cut and cooked in olive oil. Can you name another place that cooks fries in olive oil?

I had a regular burger with cheese, lettuce, pickles, grilled onions, and their signature Elevation Sauce. Quite possibly the BEST burger in town, y’all. It’s juicy, cooked perfectly, and on a great-tasting bun. If you aren’t a carnivore, they also have vegetarian and vegan burger options. I  tried their vegan burger with carrots and corn and it was delish as well!

Not to mention, they list the calorie amounts beside each menu item. No surprises (and no denial “oh I bet that’s only 100 calories” either)!

No need to head elsewhere for dessert either. They serve shakes, malts and plain ole scoops of ice cream. That’s what my little guy opted for. That is, after I made him eat most of his burger and fries. You know what he told me? (look at the boy holding the ice cream cone in my picture above first.)

He said, “I bet the little boy in the picture didn’t have to each his burger and fries first.” What a rascal, that kid.

Elevation Burger has over 30 locations across the U.S. and 10 international locations. One thing I found interesting? Since there meat is also halal, you can find their locations in many Muslim countries like Kuwait and Qatar. They’re projecting to open 100 locations by the end of 2014.

If you wanna see if there’s an Elevation Burger in your area, check out their website. And if you’re local? Get yo’ self down to Brier Creek and try one of these burgers. Seriously good eats.

Disclaimer: No compensation was given for this post. Just food. Nom Nom. 

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And Then They Were 7 and 4

by melissa on March 9, 2014 · 2 comments

I tucked them into bed as 6 and 3 year olds, then they woke up as 7 and 4 year olds.

Well, duh. That’s what happens on birthdays.

But my kids share the same birthday, with a 3 year (and 4 hour) age difference. So all those birthday emotions hit me all at once. Maybe it’s a good thing because I knock out all the emotion all at once. So February 23rd is filled with lots of reminiscing, complete with marking their heights with tick marks in a door frame for proof of how much they really have grown.

The day before their birthday, we threw them a birthday party. Given they’re winter babies (and we’ve had a crappy winter), we thought we’d warm it up with an indoor pool party! This place is awesome, with slides, a lazy river, vortex (like a whirlpool to get the kids spinning around in the water) and some spray equipment in the little kid area.

pool-party

They’ve been really into Planes lately so it only made sense to do Planes theme. I’m sure I could find a connection to swimming in there somewhere (blue icing and water is also blue??). They each blew out their own side of the cake.

On their actual birthday, they opened their birthday presents from us, which consisted of Cars, Planes and some train tracks and 3DS games.Happy Birthday to the Roos!

We spent the first part of the day at his friend’s birthday party funny enough, which was a make-up party that had been postponed because of snow. Since it was family affair, we all went and enjoyed some paddle boating and stuff, before heading to a place called Adventure Landing for some arcade games and go-cart riding.

It was the kids’ first time on a go-cart (other than the go-cartish car at the Tomorrowland Speedway). Can you tell they were excited?
birthday-fun.jpgWe finished the day off with dinner at Cowfish (the awesome burger and sushi place). Yum!

I love that the boys don’t mind that their birthday is on the same day. One day I might laugh hysterically when reading that, but for now, we’re all good.

 

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I Didn’t Need Valentine’s Day to Show Love. I Needed Snow.

February 13, 2014

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My One Word for 2014

January 30, 2014

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Let There Be Chaos

December 31, 2013

The day before Christmas Eve, we were stuck inside all day. After a weekend of over 70 degree weather – in DECEMBER mind you – the rain started pouring and didn’t let up. At all. Big Roo had been up half the night with the fever but by the afternoon was back to his usual [...]

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eMeals Review: Meal Planning Made Easy (Even If You Already Meal Plan)

November 13, 2013

I’ve been a meal planner for many, many years. While we don’t always stick to our plan every single day, I really don’t know how I’d get through the week (or the grocery store) without a solid plan of what we’re cooking on which days. With my meal planning experience, I wasn’t sure how different [...]

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Week In My Life- Sunday

October 27, 2013

Welcome to the final link-up for Week in My Life 2013! The linky is below- just link to your post!    Can you believe it’s the last day? Whoa- what a week! I have some parting words at the end so keep on reading! Today started off nicely. I actually got eight hours of glorious [...]

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Week In My Life- Saturday

October 26, 2013

Welcome to today’s link-up for Week in My Life 2013! The linky is below- just link to your post!  Whew! Just one more post for this year’s Week In My Life. Today I’m going to ke Kids were up earlier than they had been all week at 7:15. This sucked considering I went to bed [...]

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Week In My Life- Friday

October 25, 2013

Welcome to today’s link-up for Week in My Life 2013! The linky is below- just link to your post!   Today isn’t quite our typical Friday, but I got some great pictures and the day was extra fun. This morning Ethan’s preschool field trip. I don’t quite understand field trips for this age since the parents [...]

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Week In My Life- Thursday

October 24, 2013

Welcome to the first link-up for Week in My Life 2013! The linky is below- just link to your post!  Um, I’ll just be honest. This morning was a HOT MESS. One thing I’ve been trying to work on is being more organized for our morning routine. Sometimes it flows pretty nicely. Other times, I [...]

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