Monday, May 23, 2016

Staying Connected With Family

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. As always all opinions are my own. #DataAndAMovie #FishAndFlicks #CollectiveBias
Every year around this time, I get incredibly home sick and want to fly back to my hometown in California and visit family. It might have something to do with the insane amount of rain that goes on here in Ohio and my longing for sunshine, or maybe it's just my moms cooking:), whatever the reason, I sure am thankful we have a great mobile plan that helps keep us connected while we are thousands of miles apart!

But we all really look forward to our annual California trip, so we are definitely still going back this year. And now that Mallorie gets done with school this week, we will have endless possibilities for fun family time together(can't wait to kick off Summer)!
Some thing I'm always working on improving is balancing my work, life, and family time. I keep hoping that one day everything will just be effortless, but so far that hasn't happened. But we are doing our best to make sure we get plenty of wholesome time together, like our weekly movie nights {more on this later}. 

One thing that does help is that I can work from just about anywhere. Especially with my new Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime {which is currently on Rollback for $129} and my awesome Walmart Family Mobile PLUS Plan that gives me Unlimited Talk, Text, & Data which includes up to 10 GB of 4G LTE {now I can easily download HI-RES images to my hearts content:D} all the while being an arm's length from my kiddos.
All the extra data really helps me to manage my projects at work as well as entertain my kiddos {when we're traveling}  without worrying about using up too much data.
Now that my kids are getting older, family time is becoming more & more precious! We are all movie junkies and a festive, cozy night with a great show is one of our favorite ways to spend time together. A fantastic "flick", superb snacks and a comfy couch are all we need! I love to hear my girls giggle at all the silly scenes, comment on darling animation or see them be touched by caring characters. I have definitely loved getting a free monthly new release rental through VUDU from our Walmart Family Mobile Plan and streaming it on our SmartTV { which is a $7 value}.
Movie nights are pretty low key around here, which in my opinion is how they should be, so we often opt for our favorite easy snacks: kettle popcorn & Swedish Fish and call it good. 
Speaking of easy, How cute are these "fish sticks"? Best part is they only take a minute to throw together.They turned out to be a huge hit with the whole family!
If your family is a big Swedish Fish fan {like ours}, right now you can get the large 1.9 lb bag for only $4.48 at Walmart! And if you haven't noticed, Swedish Fish has all new packaging {Don't worry it's got a New look, but it's still the same ol' Fish!}. 
How do you stay connected with Family?
Don't forget to pick up your Starter Kit, if you're not already using Walmart Family Mobile as your service provider {It's currently on rollback for $19.88}!
If you have any questions about the new Walmart Family Mobile Plus Plan, be sure to swing by Walmart Family Mobile to find out when they'll have an in-store rep available to assist you {Plus they'll be giving out Swedish Fish samples~yum!}. Have a wonderful day!

Disclaimer: All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please refer to this link or your local Walmart for current pricing.