5f999ceca8b79e1616fac8d7eedc39c4 The Snyder Family: May 2019

Snyder Co. Essentials Favorite Oily Tools

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Here is a little round-up of some of our favorite oil tools. If you grabbed your starter kit already, I highly suggest the trio of spray bottles and rollerballs in the middle. Pair that with the fractionated coconut oil and you're ready to go! An extra diffuser is also great to add to your bedroom for sleep support, I love the one I linked here because it will run all night. Our girls would love that little bunny diffuser and beg to ask Unicorn Rollers with the rainbow top rollerballs. Finally, grab a label maker to add a personalized touch to your oil DIY projects- start off by making our grapefruit lip scrub, it's the best! Ok, and one more thing... go ahead and treat yourself to one of those adorable roller cases, I don't know about you, but I can never say no to Riffle Paper Co. prints!

Friday Favorites May 17

Friday, May 17, 2019

It's everyone's favorite day of the week... FRIDAY! What are your plans for the weekend? We have a super quiet weekend over here, which is perfect, considering we leave for Disney ONE week from Saturday! I can definitely use the weekend to run a million errands and finish up some last minute Disney details and packing. I'm really hoping to share a full blog post next week about packing tips, but that may be a bit too ambitious!

We will be spending the rest of our weekend cheering Avery on at her soccer games and celebrating a sweet Mama to be at her baby shower. Our friends and family are having babies left and right and I am LOVING it- I can't wait to snuggle on all of these precious new babies. I hope the sunshine finds it's way to you this weekend, have a great one friends!

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Mother's Day 2019: Photo Journal

Monday, May 13, 2019

Mother's Day 2019

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Friday Favorites: May 10th

Friday, May 10, 2019

Happy Friday! I am so excited to spend time as a family this weekend, we have two different Mother's Day celebrations and I can't wait to celebrate our favorite ladies. We had such a busy couple weeks, I'm so glad I get to catch-up on some photo sharing this week, the girls had their dance recital last weekend and they did amazing! I love looking back on these pictures, they just make me feel so darn blessed, have a great weekend!

1: This Week on the Blog-

Let's Look: Mom Uniform

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

I was SO sad to not link up with Shay & Erika last month (note to self: start actually USING your planner), but I'm back this month and so excited to give a "look" into some of my wardrobe staples that I use to create my favorite OOTD (outfit of the day)! I love sharing some of my favorite "mom uniform" must-haves on the Like to Know it app, you can follow along with me by searching for @snyderfamilyco. "Let's Look" at some of my favorite pieces in my wardrobe:

Favorite Summer Uniform: I am counting down the days until it's everyday short weather! Here are three different outfits I plan on wearing all summer long.

Favorite Jeans: I currently have three pairs of jeans in my Mom uniform rotation and I LOVE them all! I have a pair of frayed hem skinny jeans in a dark wash, perfect for date night, my favorite $25 Mom jeans from Target and these exposed button cropped jeans from JCrew, which I can finally wear now that the weather has warmed up!

Favorite Shorts: One, please don't pay attention to my pale, pale, legs, it's been a long winter here in Chicago and my poor legs need some sunshine or a spray tan ASAP! I have been on the hunt for new shorts and Target was super successful for me. All three pairs of shorts are from the Universal Thread line, fit true to size, have great stretch and actually cover your booty. I was having the hardest time finding shorts that I could actual bend over in when out and about with my girls, while also not feeling like I was wearing Bermuda shorts and of course, you can't beat the price, all three pairs are under $20!

                Pair 1: Frayed Hem Denim // Pair 2: Cuffed White Denim // Pair 3: Boyfriend Denim 

Favorite Summer Dresses: I scored these three dresses in-stores at Old Navy, they are PERFECT for summer! They can easily be dressed up or down and I know they will be the perfect go-to dress for church, date nights or even to some of our summer events, like baby showers and graduations. I also just picked up this dress from Target and I can't wait to wear it!

Favorite Swimsuits- If you are a regular blog reader, or if you follow me on Instagram, I've only mentioned our Disney trip 1,000 times, can you tell I'm excited!? Here are the swimsuits I'll be bringing with me to Florida!

Favorite Pajamas- I shared the BEST pajama set in my Mother's Day gift guide, both pieces are $7, they come in a ton of different colors and even styles! At under $20 for the entire set, treat yourself to the coziest PJ's ever!

Favorite Shoes- I pretty much wear the same three pairs of shoes lately, a pair of slip-on sneakers, my running shoes, or my go-to flats! I have never been a big shoe girl, so these three pairs serve me well. I have also grabbed a few new pairs of sandals to wear this summer, a gold pair from Old Navy and the Birk dupes from Target, you need this pair!

Let's Look!

Today I'm linking up with: Mix & Match Mama and A Little Bit of Everything

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Essential Oils: My Why

Monday, May 6, 2019

I started using essential oils almost three years ago when I knew I needed some sleep support. At the time, I was working full-time, was completely exhausted and was trying to navigate being a mother, wife, friend, daughter, etc and I was having such a hard time falling asleep at night! I was constantly thinking about events throughout my day, my never ending to-do list and most of all, how much I wished I could be at home full-time with our girls! I found myself SO beyond tired, both mentally and physically, yet when my head finally hit my pillow, I couldn't turn my brain off! I also had a horrible habit of grinding my teeth in my sleep and would wake up with horrible headaches, bottom-line, I knew I needed to try something to help!

At the time, I remember watching a favorite blogger of mine, Jessica Garvin, talk about how she put two drops of lavender on her wrists and diffused a blend of oils right by her bedside to help support good sleep. I figured I had nothing to lose and chatted about oils with a girlfriend of mine at work who I also knew used oils. I bought my first bottle of lavender, a diffuser off on Amazon and the rest is history! In fact, to this day lavender is my very favorite oil, probably because it was the one that made me realize the benefits of good quality essential oils. 

Fast forward three years, my oil routine stayed pretty consistent, like, no more burning candles (I literally threw them ALL away) and resorted to diffusing some of my favorite blends instead. However, after the birth of our third daughter and my transition to becoming a stay at home Mom, I knew I wanted to start taking additional steps in our over-all wellness and was totally inspired by another one of my favorite bloggers, Erica Patten,  to switch out ONE of our "not so clean" products found in our home each month. Suddenly, what felt like an overwhelming task was simplified and a new journey to wellness started in our home!

What started off as a simple task, has launched me into a passionate mission to make our home cleaner and safer, for not only myself and my husband, but for our three beautiful daughters! With this mission, came a renewed obsession with essential oils and a new business venture as well. Each month we continue to replace products in our home and our love of oils have overflowed to our family and friends, as I'm ALWAYS finding ways to gift people some of our favorite Young Living products, roller blends and DIY oil hacks. 

I am so excited to continue our wellness journey as a family, researching and learning more about the chemicals that are in products we were using every. single. day. in our home has been such an eye opening experience and I can't even begin to explain how passionate I am to help other families, just like yours, start on their own journey to wellness too! 

If you have been thinking about how you could start to incorporate oils into your daily routine, I would LOVE to chat about some of the first steps I took in my own journey! If your interested in grabbing a Young Living starter kit, you can read more about that here: Essential Oils

My BIG "why" Avery (5), Emerson (3) and Isla (now 1)

I'm SO excited to bring some new content to the blog around this topic and I hope you start to fall in love with Young Living oils, just as much as our family has! 

If you're curious to see how I've started to share some of our favorite diffuser blends, DIY hacks and just everyday "oily" life, come visit me on Instagram at my NEW oil account @snydercoessentials or @snyderfamilyco and check-out my "essential oil" highlight!

Easy Like Sunday Morning: Photo Journal Series

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Sunday morning- it was just one of those morning, the girls were playing nicely together, the sun was shining, coffee was hot, enough planned for the rest of the day, but not too much... the literal perfect Sunday morning, spent as our little family of five, no TV, no iPad, just a little music from Alexa and some sweet sisters playing. We needed a morning like this one SO badly and I'm so happy I was able to snap a few photos of our sweet girls. 

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