5f999ceca8b79e1616fac8d7eedc39c4 The Snyder Family: July 2019

What's Cooking: Ice Cream in a Bag

Monday, July 29, 2019

It's hard to believe we only have THREE more weeks of summer left before our Avery starts Kindergarten, which I am still SO sad about! We are making the most of each summer day that we have left and had the best time making ice cream in a bag last week. I went off of a few different recipes I found on Pinterest and our combo worked like a charm! It's SUPER easy and only takes about 15 minutes or less to complete. This would be extra fun for a birthday party OR if you are a teacher, I'm sure you could work a Science lesson into this! Here are the steps and materials you'll need to make a tasty treat with your kiddos:

Materials (per 1 serving or 1 baggie)

- 1 c. Whole Milk
- 1 c. Half & Half
- 2 tbsp. Sugar
- 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract / Essential Oils (Optional; see steps for instructions)
- 1 c. Kosher Salt (the bigger the grain the better)
- Ice
- Gallon & Quart Sized Baggies

* Bonus: I was able to make this using all organic materials, I spent LESS on all of these materials then I would have on a few pints of organic ice cream, win- win!


1. Pour: Milk, half & half, sugar and vanilla extra into a quart sized baggie. Optional: dip a toothpick in your favorite essential oil to add flavor (lemon or peppermint work great)- swirl toothpick into your wet mixture inside of your baggie.
2. Seal bag and double bag in another quart sized bag.
3. In a gallon zip-loc bag, fill ice 3/4 of the way full, top with kosher salt (ice cream salt also works, just find the largest grain salt possible).
4. Place the quart sized baggie of ingredients onto of the ice, double bag the gallon bag and get ready to shake!
5. Shake, Shake, Shake- we shook for a good 8- 10 min. I even put the bag into the freezer for a couple of minutes and then continued to shake to speed up the process.
6. Divide into ice cream bowls, top with your favorite topping and ENJOY!

The best part is, there is little to no mess- throw the gallon bag of ice/salt in the sink and clean-up is done!

Mom Style: Amazon Fashion

Friday, July 19, 2019

Life with three little ladies means most of my shopping is done online and this summer I have found myself really pushing the easy button with Amazon Prime for last minute summer wardrobe staples. You can't beat Prime shipping and super easy returns, here are some of my favorite summer Amazon finds!
1: Blue Light Blocking Glasses- Such a game changer, do you have a pair yet? 
2: Ray Ban Dupes- I have had my eye on the real Ray-Bans for quite some time, but with my history of losing sunglasses, I figured I would start with the dupes for now. 
3: 18 Pc. Scrunchie Set- Dry Shampoo. Scrunchie. Repeat. My summer hair routine. 
4: Essential Oil Car Diffuser- Road trips, car pool lines, or drives home after a full-day adventure, this little car diffuser is sure to come in handy, my favorite oils to diffuse in the car are Stress Away, Thieves and Peace & Calming.
5: Button Front Tank Top- Under $20, waffle material, henley tank- the perfect go to summer tank.
6: Scalloped High Waisted Two Piece- Such a great swimsuit, super thick quality and washes perfectly!
7: Smocked High Waisted Two Piece- Love the print of this suit and it comes with detachable spaghetti straps.
8: Adidas Leggings- Grabbed these on Prime day and I LOVE them, they run slightly big, so if in-between sizes, size down!

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Mom Style: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Monday, July 15, 2019

I always love grabbing a few new things for Fall/Winter during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. I always try to buy items that I can mix and match, grab a few staples and add a new trend or two into my wardrobe too. Here are EIGHT of my favorite picks from this year's sale: 

1: Gorjana Huggie Hoop Earring- This is one of my favorite moderately prices jewelry brands, the quality and price are amazing. It's also one of my favorite brands to give as gifts! I'm hoping these can become my new everyday earrings. 
2: Treasure & Bond Plaid Wrap Scarf- I love throwing on a scarf when I want to "fancy" up an everyday outfit, I loved the colors in this one and think it will pair perfectly with the grey sweater I bought too. (Would also make a great gift!)
3: Madewell Beadlink Choker Necklace- I have been eyeing a choker style necklace for a little bit and always love the quality of Madewell jewlery, I also thought the color of the beads were so pretty on this one, I'm excited to give this trend a try. 
4: Zella Leggings- I always grab a new pair of plain black Zella leggings during the sale, I love working out in these and they are definitely part of my weekday "Mom uniform." 
5: Caslon Side Snap Tunic Sweater- I like to grab a new sweater or two during the sale and think that this one would look super cute with leggings, faux leather leggings or the denim I grabbed too. I think this is a super versatile sweater I can dress up or down with the two pairs of shoes I bought too!
6: Wit & Wisdom Denim- I have heard great things about this brand from a handful of friends, they have a built in elastic waistband and get great reviews, plus you can't beat the price!
7: Nike Free TR8- I love the faux leather touch on the heel of these, I think it makes them feel like more of an everyday sneaker that will also be added to my daily "Mom uniform." 
8: Treasure & Bond Mules- I kept seeing the snakeskin trend pop-up all over the sale and felt like this was a subtle way to add it in to my wardrobe. They also come in leopard, which is another great way to add a fun touch to your everyday outfits. 

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Let's Celebrate: 4th of July 2019

Thursday, July 11, 2019

I can hardly believe it's been a week since 4th of July, we made the best memories and I'm so happy I finally got around to recapping our day! We had the best 4th of July weekend- we were all worried the weather wasn't going to cooperate and we ended up with beautiful weather all weekend long. For the past four years, we have stuck to our 4th of July traditions- we start with the best parade, followed by a BBQ at our house and typically head to our town for the fireworks. It's a long day packed with all the typical 4th of July traditions: hot dogs, Bomb pops, glow sticks, poppers... it's such a low key, no stress holiday, spent best with friends and family!

Girl's Dresses (H&M) / Sandals (Target) / Hair Clip (Etsy)

Avery's Swimsuit (Target) / Emmy's Dress (Last Year Target)

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Little Lady Style: Shoes

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Getting out of the house with three little ladies can be quite the chore, but one step I took to make things just a tiny bit smoother was limiting the number of shoes at the door! It sounds so silly, but having just a few pairs of shoes per family member in our laundry room has seriously saved SO much time when it comes to getting out of the house.

Each of the girls have three pairs of shoes each season: a pair of athletic shoes, a pair of dress shoes and some sort of seasonal shoe (like rain boots or snow boots). By limiting the number of pairs in our shoe pile, the girls can quickly find which pair they need to wear and we can be off on our next adventure!

I also include the girls in the "shoe buying" process, if they LOVE the shoes, they won't fight about putting them on, which always makes me laugh! Does anyone else's kiddos complain about putting on their shoes, like it's some long, super hard process!? This past Spring, I swear Emmy wore her purple sparkly rain boots every single day and you know what, it made life easier, she could slip them right on and they sure did make her happy! (Bonus Points: Pick shoes your kids can get on and off by themselves, velcro and slip-ons are your friends!)

Here are some of my favorite brands and styles within each category, I'm also hoping to scoop up a few pairs for Fall and Winter during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale!

Pair One: Athletic Shoe

Pair Two: Dress Shoe

Pair Three: Seasonal Shoe

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Photo Journal: Strawberry Picking 2019

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Stade's Farm 
July 2019
Strawberry Picking