Win Harlem Globe Trotter Tickets!

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We are a Harlem Globe Trotting Family! We haven’t missed a show since 2011. Come out (again) this year!

 Their one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment with incredible ball handling, hilarious comedy, and loads of fan interaction, including a post-game autograph signing.  

This month, they will be returning to Halton Arena at UNC Charlotte on Saturday, March 25 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.  Tickets are on sale at HarlemGlobetrotters.com and TicketReturn.com

Feel free to take a look at previous posts of the Trotters in town. Here’s 2011, 2013 and  2016

The shows are always well populated and the entertainment is great for the entire family!

 

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Want some history and good news? 

I am a stickler for learning the history and operations of “nouns” that I patronize. I did a little research on the company and was pleasantly surprised.

The Harlem Globetrotters are an exhibition basketball team that combines athleticism, theater, and comedy. Over the years they have played more than 26,000 exhibition games in 122 countries and territories. They are owned by Herschend Family Entertainment; develops and operates entertainment, tourism and hospitality properties that currently span 26 locations in ten states and is widely recognized as the premier privately held theme park operator in the U.S. The 50-year-old company is committed to creating wholesome, immersive family entertainment experiences.

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Yes, it’s a family company and their history has no dark blemishes. Yes, they can have some of my money!  Too many times we have no clue what we are supporting. Our dollars have real power. The power to keep a good thing going and the power to end it.  This is something wonderful to attend, support and enjoy!

WIN A FAMILY FOUR PACK!

EASY GIVEAWAY!!        Share something motivating that involves the Harlem Globe Trotters. Here or on our Facebook page. The winner will be a follower of this blog or ‘liker’ of our Facebook page. Increase your chances of winning by liking our other pages as well, Instagram, Twitter!

 .We will pick one random winner on January 25th and post the winner on our Facebook page. Good luck! (Tickets will be for the Spectrum Center)

Buy Your Harlem Globe Trotter Tickets Here: 

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Come out and put a smile on everyone’s face! ( Don’t bother asking me what these two are looking at. LOL!)

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QC Supermom’s 2015 in review

I think we’ve done pretty well. Thank you for coming along! Check out my reach. With YOUR help I made it to China and other amazing places!

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,200 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Friday Four: Hosting a Summer Sit in Movie!

Nothing says “summer” like outdoor entertaining.There’s just something about a classic movie and a warm, summer evening that go together so darn well. With summer breezing in, now’s the perfect time to start planning a movie night party for a few friends. Throwing an outdoor movie night doesn’t have to require a lot of stuff or be expensive, but it does need a little planning ahead to make sure everyone enjoys themselves.
Blog_Movie_Night_HeaderWe’ve got the ideas and tips to make yours go off without a hitch:

1) Pick the right spot You’ll want to find a spot—could be a backyard, patio, porch, garage—where you can control the amount of light at night (in other words, don’t plan one in your backyard if there’s a bright streetlight that could ruin the fun). Not everyone has a backyard, so get creative with your space!

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2) Provide the right equipment Your basic essentials are a movie player (like a DVD player or computer), a screen, side of a house, a projector, and a sound system. Don’t let that sound too complicated; it’s easier to set up than you think. And don’t let the price or technology scare you away; you can easily have an intimate movie night with a television set or computer brought outside, too. Once the projector is secured, make sure to do a dry run to ensure you’ve got all the right cables and connective equipment. There’s nothing more embarrassing or frustrating than an equipment malfunction, am I right? Don’t forget the speakers!

3) Make sure you’ve got a good movie Consider the crowd that will be coming and choose accordingly. It could be a classic, a family-friendly one or a great comedy.  We are showing Cafeteria Man.  It’s based on ———————————————————————cafe

4) Accommodate with comfortable seating You don’t have to go out and buy fancy outdoor seating,blankets on the ground can be the perfect thing for a movie night, but plenty of affordable outdoor seating options can be found.

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5) De-bug the area Consider spraying before guests arrive and have plenty of bug spray for guests. You don’t have to douse yourself in harsh chemicals; they have lots of more natural options to repel bugs.

6) Utilize soft lights like candles You want it dark enough to see the movie, but you also want a little light for function and ambiance.

7) Don’t forget to get your neighbors involved An outdoor movie event could potentially be disturbing to the homes around yours, so let your neighbors know ahead of time your plans and maybe even invite them to the fun!

What will you eat? May I suggest this—> MovieNight_15

Besides the traditional buttered and salted popcorn, try these:

  • Curry popcorn: 1/2 cup popcorn kernels popped in vegetable oil tossed with 1 tablespoon curry powder (4 servings)

  • Bacon popcorn: 1/2 cup popcorn kernels popped in 1 tablespoon bacon fat; drizzle with 1/4 stick of melted butter and 1 tablespoon of maple syrup; toss. Sprinkle two strips of crispy turkey bacon, crumbled, on top of popcorn. (4 servings) –Sheknows

Do all of that, or just drop in to one in your area. If near Charlotte, NC, click —–>HERE! <—–

Eat this*at the movie night!

Healthier snacks and screens info*!

Yay! Pinterest Board* for Movie Night!

Movie Nights for EVERYONE!!!!! EVERY where*!

3 Lies Outdoor Movie Equipment Providers Will Tell You

DON’T FORGET TO CLICK ALL THE PICTURE LINKS!!!!! 🙂

See you at the movies!

Kelle,  QC Supermom

Friday Four: Boundaries 101

“Aww crap, I really don’t want to do that.”
“But If I say no, they won’t think I’m a nice person …”
“But I really don’t feel like doing this …”
“Damn it, I’ll just do it. Grr.”

What’s that? You too!

Your personal boundaries also define who you are as an individual.

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Mothers are over committed in a lot of ways, and tend to feel more of a psychological burden when asked to do someone a favor. When the boundary is clearly and respected, you don’t need walls or electric fence. However, when the boundary is violated in order to do harm or take advantage, then you’ll likely need walls, gates and guards. I’m learning to grab my Home Depot card and just go get the supplies to build it myself.

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I have learned to go deeper with the meaning and understand that boundaries are an important part of self-love and not allowing others to treat you in a way that is not healthy for you and your life.  When boundary setting is not demonstrated for us as we grow up into “adult world”, the struggle to understand how to implement them can be difficult, and sometimes scary. Simply put, a boundary is a limit or space between you and the other person; a clear place where you begin and the other person ends.

I didn’t think I was good enough or lovable enough if I didn’t put the needs of others first.

This is why communicating your boundaries clearly is key. But what does — and doesn’t — this look like? It is our way of communicating to others that we have self-respect, self-worth, and will not allow others to define us.boundaries3

Here are signs you have not set personal boundaries as a mom.

1.Not speaking up when you have something to say.

2.Adopting another person’s beliefs or ideas so you are accepted/Acting against your integrity or values in order to please others.

3.Allowing people to say things to you or in front of you that ruffles you..

4. Allowing yourself to be interrupted or distracted to accommodate another person’s immediate wants or needs.(This works great for teens as well.)set_your_boundaries_tn-453250

Have you ever been around those people who drain you?  Who make you feel like it takes more effort to be around them than others?  Do you have friends who seem to rule your life, run over your thoughts and feelings?  Do you have family who come to visit and just don’t leave?  Well, looks like you might need to start setting some healthy boundaries…

It took me many years through this journey of life to learn how to set boundaries and even what the heck that meant. Think of a boundary as a shield of protection around you and one that will provide health and happiness, and I’m still fine tuning it. In my mom coaching practice, many of the women I work with struggle with one common theme: setting healthy boundaries. I witness this challenge pop up in all relationships. We experience this uncomfortable pattern until we heal the root cause of the behavior.

We’ll talk about protecting your boundaries next Friday! Have a great weekend!

Great images about boundaries!