Santikos Casa Blanca Theater. Be a part of the Legacy.

I recently had the opportunity to visit Santikos Casa Blanca. I have to say, Mr. Santikos would be proud. This theater is unlike any other. As you pull up to the parking lot you can immediately tell this theater was built to cater to its customers. The walkways lead you to the entrance without having to walk through the parking lot when you have little ones. (This was a big plus for me and my Buentello Bunch).

As you walk into the theater you can skip the box office by using the self-service automated ticketing kiosk that allows you to purchase your movie tickets with a debit/credit card. If you’re not too familiar with ticketing kiosks there are several attendants who are ready to assist you.

Casa Blanca has plenty to offer besides movies and the usual concession stand for snacks. They also have a Café/Restaurant with a dinning area where you can grab a bite to eat. You can eat there or take the food with you to enjoy during the movie. From Birthday Parties to Corporate Events, Santikos – Casa Blanca has a great selection of food, beverage and dessert items to choose from so that you can ensure you spend plenty of time with your guest but most importantly have a fun!!

The Expanded Concession stand offers your favorite snack items such as popcorn, nachos, candy but my favorite is FUNNEL CAKE!! They also offer pizza, chicken fingers, hot dogs and so much more. The bonus is the Coca-Cola soda stations that are located in the center of the theater so you can grab your drink and refill it on your own. My kids are totally going to love this as you can create your own drinks and you have over 100 to choose from.

There is a 16 lane bowling alley with plenty of seating that is located next to the Arcade and the bar. You can hangout with your friends after a movie or instead of a movie. Prices vary daily but there is one flat fee per hour instead of per game.

If you’re 21 & over and enjoy a nice cocktail or beer you’ll be amazed at the Bar located outside the bowling area. I’ve been to other theaters that offer food and beer during a movie however, Casa Blanca offers a full assortment of mixed & specialty drinks and several draft beers to choose from. Not a fan of draft beer or mixed drinks? They’ve got you covered. There’s also a great selection of domestic and imported bottled beers and wine by the glass or bottle!!

Craving something sweet? Casa Blanca has a FRESH gelato that is made in-house!! YUM!! Oh and they encourage sampling.

Running late? Didn’t have time to grab a bite at the Café or concession? No worries. They offer in theater dinning so you can relax and enjoy the movie. There are several theater options to choose from and they offer discounts for children ages 3-11, Seniors ages 60 & older and Military w/valid ID. Enjoy a 3D movie, IMAX movie on the 90 foot screen with the first movie theater to offer all laser projectors in the WORLD!! Feel comfortable in your recliner knowing that you do not have to adjust as someone walks by because there is plenty of leg room.

Santikos has plenty to offer for the entire familia. They’re offering FREE Summer Movies at Casa Blanca, Mayan Palace, Palladium, Silverado 16, Embassy 14, Northwest and Rialto. They also have Mommy Matinees every Wednesday at 11am where you can enjoy the latest romantic comedy or action adventure without having to worry about a baby sitter. Mommy Matinees are at Embassy and Silverado 16, sobring your baby and leave your worries at the door.

From the several things Santikos & Casa Blanca has to offer what more can they bring us? With every purchase Santikos is giving back to the community as part of Santikos Legacy. Santikos, as part of the estate of the late John L. Santikos, was gifted to the John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation in 2015 (which is managed by the San Antonio Area Foundation), making it one of the largest single charitable donations in the history of San Antonio and in the United States. Santikos Entertainment now exists for the sole benefit of the communities in which it operates. The dollars spent on movie tickets and amenities put back into the local community in the form of donations, sponsorships, grants and programming that educate, cure, support and otherwise enhance lives of the citizens. Last year about $19 million was given back to community and they project $12 million will be given back in 2016!! Talk about movies with a purpose. Want to find out how you can be a part of the Legacy? Click here for more information.

Next time you’re thinking about making an impression on that special someone or educating your children. Think Santikos and share the story of Mr. Santikos and how he was born and raised in San Antonio, what his legacy is doing for the community and how you are helping make that happen.


Disclaimer – I received compensation in exchange for this post. All opinions are honest and my own.

#Casablanca #MySantikos #SantikosLegacy



My Covergirl Crush

I often quote Napoleon Dynamite “Can you bring me my Chapstick?” because I cannot live without my Chapstick. I really think it’s an addiction for me. I buy the big pack at Sam’s Club so I’m never without one. However, if I “misplace” it when I’m on the go I will stop at the nearest gas station and buy one. I always have to have my lips mosturized. 

My daily routine has been Chapstick and lip gloss. I’ve never been a lipstick kind of gal because I don’t like the way lipstick feels once it’s drying up. So I preferred lip gloss because I felt like my lips were mosturized. 

Yesterday I was at the grocery store getting some things for the house as I was traveling for work again and wanted to make sure my husband didn’t have to go to the grocery store. I’m a sucker for the yellow in store coupons at our grocery store. I came across a BOGO 50% off Covergirl coupon. I needed some concealer so I grabbed that and just HAD to find something else so that I could use the coupon. I looked at the lip glosses and saw a lip stick that was infused with shae butter. I just had to try it! 

My pick from the Covergirl Colorlicious Collection was – 410 Ravishing Rose. It goes on smooth and has long lasting color. My lips didn’t feel dry and the lipstick didn’t flake. I also applied it without Chapstick and my lips felt mosturized. 

Is it possible that I just might become a lipstick fanatic? Have any recommendations for my struggle? Please share. 

#Makeup #Covergirl #Beauty #Lipstick #MustHaves #Provecho_SA #LipGloss #Chapstick 

Gatti’s Pizza – Universal City (San Antonio)

My weekends are hectic right now with Miguel playing basketball and Araceli being on the Cross Country team. I’m always looking for something affordable and fun for everyone after we’re done with all our running around. 

If you’re like me, you have to check out Gatti’s Pizza in Universal City (San Antonio). Great food, fun games and good family times all under one roof! Find an unlimited buffet filled with pizzas, pastas, a full salad bar, desserts and more fill the buffet. So much food! Plus, there’s plenty of space to eat with the family in multiple themed dining rooms. Then it’s on to the game room – which is huge! Video/arcade games, Bumper Cars and more! 

Here’s a great deal to take advantage of!! My readers receive these special offers: 

For $10.99 – Get 1 Kids buffet, drinks & $10 game card (valid anytime)

For $39.99 – Get 2 adult buffets, 2 kids buffets, drinks, 2 $10 game cards (Valid anytime)

To take advantage of this offer simply click HERE and print out your coupon. 


#Family #Provecho_SA #Pizza #Buffet #Food #Coupons

Baked Corn Tortillas (Tostadas or Chips)

It’s been about over a year since I cut back on certain things in my life when it comes to food such as fast food and fried foods. Don’t get me wrong I haven’t completely cut them out of my life. Every once in a while I have my fix but not as often as I use to and I definitely don’t consume too much.

I’ve made a changed to cutback on flour tortillas (I’m guilty of having one this morning) and switching to corn or no tortilla at all. Last night was a left-overs kind of night. We took out what was in the fridge and everyone had a little bit of this and that. I however could not decide what to have for dinner so I become creative. I remember my sister asking me a while back how to bake a corn tortilla in the oven. I had 2 avocados, lettuce and some left over taco meat to work with. So I decided to make me some tostadas aka chalupas.

This is a healthy version of the fried tortilla and can also be used to make some baked tortillas chips for Super Bowl Sunday or any day for that matter. Here’s how I made mine.

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Tidy up!!

The start of the new year always has my husband and I coming up with all these grand things we would like to do. However, there is something we do every year on or around this day. We CLEAN!!

By clean, I don’t mean the usual household maintenance. It’s the cleansing of the house so to speak by which you’re out with the old. It’s making your home feel refreshed by decluttering it.

Here’s how I start in my home:

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Grilling in December? Only in Texas!!

The weather this month has been awesome!! Let me explain this one. Here in Texas we don’t get all Four Seasons. December has brought us temps in the 70s & 80s. So our familia has been taking advantage of it by grilling & Q’ing it up on the weekends.   We received this amazing Kabob Set from Cave Tools and immediately put it to use. These stainless steel skewers were so simple to use and were a perfect size for our BBQ pit. It was easy to place the meats and veggies on the skewers and I loved that they came with a stand so that they wouldn’t touch my counters (I’m a bit of a germaphobe). 

The Kabob Set stand was just the right height to throughly cook the food without it sticking or burning. Each skewer contains a built in food slider that made it easy for myself & my teens to slide the food right off. 

Cleanup was also a breeze as the foods don’t stick to the skewers and the entire Kabob Set is dishwasher safe!! (Win, Win!!) 

Cave Tools has a variety of grilling essentials that can be conveniently purchased online through Amazon or Cave Tools. The Kabob Set is an excellent gift for the grill master in your life. Cave Tools is offering a 15% discount to my readers when you purchase the Cave Tools Kabob Set through Amazon, enter coupon code: LHWJZQMZ, at checkout.


#Grilling #BBQ #Food #Provecho_SA 

Disclaimer: I received Kabob Set for the purpose of this review. However, thoughts are my own.


Santa Frenzy

As Christmas is quickly approaching, my kids are getting all excited about Santa, Elves & Reindeer!! We’re reading stories about Christmas and the kids are having Christmas performances galore! I can hardly keep up with keeping the Christmas spirit alive in our house. It’s becoming overwhelming, but I’ve found an app that’s become a big help in keeping my family in the Christmas Spirit.

Portable North Pole is a personalized Santa experience that helps families deliver Christmas messages to kids, keeping alive the magical world of Santa and his North Pole village.


How It Works– Make Christmas even more magical with a quick visit to Portable North Pole (or download the PNP app) and answer a few simple questions about loved ones and upload favorite pictures. The content that is entered transforms into a charming and well-produced personalized video message from Santa Claus, delivered directly from his North Pole village! Hear from Santa in  English, Spanish & French!Read More »