Saturday, July 5, 2014

Saturday Snapshots - 4th of July!

Today I am linking up with Run! Miss Nelson's Got the Camera! for her Saturday Snapshot linky party to tell you a little bit about my weekend!

Her first sparkler!  Got the solo cup idea off of Pinterest, of course! #safetyfirst

Her first time actually 'swimming' without anyone holding her! She did an incredible job! I couldn't believe it!

To preface the next pic, I want to share the easy-peasy recipe for my favorite sweet/salty treat, "Patriotic Pretzels"!

**I bought mini M&M's and medium M&M's, white bakers chocolate, pretzels, and red sprinkles!

   1.  Sort bags of M&M's.  Put all the red and blue in a separate dish.  (Time consuming, but
        worth it because the red and blue look soooo cute for the 4th of July!!!)
   2.  Lay out pretzles on wax paper in a single layer.
   2.  Melt bakers chocolate. (Make sure you do it very slowly.  I have never had good luck with  
        bakers chocolate and I over-heated the first batch I made.)
   3.  Drizzle melted chocolate over pretzels.
   4.  Sprinkle the sprinkles all over the pretzels.
   5.  Drop M&M's on the pretzels.
   6.  Let dry and devour the deliciousness!!!!!!

NOM NOM!!!!!!!!

I was feeling lucky when I was at the store and just had to buy some scratch-offs!  My feeling unfortunately didn't pan out...

My ADORABLE 4th of July outfit!  I got it at Target and it was sooo comfy!
My super cute shoes I wore with my dress!  These are seriously the most comfortable wedges I've ever owned!  Love me some Payless sales!
And of course I just had to get Baby O some cute shoes when I got my pair!  The tennis shoes and sandals light up!
And last but note least, my Time Hop for the day!  I cannot believe how much my beautiful little girl has grown the past two years!  She gets more precious (and ornery) every day! I am such a lucky momma!

My family and I had a fantastic 4th of July, with great friends, family, food and fireworks! I hope yours was fantastic as well!

Did you hit up any 4th of July sales?!  Let me know in the comments!



  1. Too bad that scratch off wasn't a winner...a winning scratch off is one of the items on the scavenger hunt! Looks like you had a great holiday, and I love that sparkler idea!

    Thriving in 3rd

  2. Love your dress! Great find and your little girl is a doll. The red solo cup idea looks like it worked out wonderfully. I'm craving one of those pretzels. YUM Thanks for linking up. Great pictures

  3. Such a fun weekend you had!! I love the solo cup idea to keep her hands safe from the sparkler!!! Your outfit was so cute. I saw that dress at Target too, but I didn't end up getting it. I should have. :)
    Mrs. Bentin's Blackboard

  4. Those pretzels need to get in my belly. They sound so good! That dress looks precious on you! Love the shoes too. I haven't been in a Payless in forever. I always forget about it. I need to check that out!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  5. The solo cup is SUCH a great idea! I don't have little ones, but if I ever do I know how to keep sparklers safe. Those pretzels look yummy! I made something similar this past Christmas.
    Fifth Grade Wit and


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