Get Summer Road Trip Ready With These 5 Things

Are you summer road trip ready? Get in the car but not before making sure you have these 5 things! What are they? Come see the what you need #ad #LKEveryday

Honestly, sometimes the hardest thing about living in New England for me is the extended, eternal winters.

I can’t reason with that! In fact, I’m often disappointed at how late spring is around here, because by March, I’m aching to wear a sundress and feel the sun on my skin. I am yearning to be driving down the road with my family – with the journey sometimes being the destination itself. We’ve had some times together and I can’t wait to see what’s next. Will it be Cape Cod? Will it be NYC? Or will it be Maine, or Canada? Will we go west? Should we go south? Will we go east, and get on a boat?

There’s still so much time to find out.

When we woke up today with a powerful sun shining in by early morning, we talked about summer bucket lists. I have been planning a beach trip or two, and Cassidy is picking up Six Flags season passes. I loved hearing what my family wants to do.

And that got me thinking of 5 things you need to get summer road trip ready!

1 – Water. How much water? Decide on how much you think you need, and then bring more than that!

2 – Cash. You never know where you’ll need it, and it’s nice to keep extra cash on hand for unexpected souvenirs.

3 – Music. Whether you make playlists by CD (like me!) or you’re more advanced with streaming/satellite radio, this counts!

4 – A toolkit. It’s also a good idea to check your spare tire, and clean your car first!

5 – Snacks. Is there anything better than road snacks? I think not.

For me, it doesn’t get much better than Lorissa’s Kitchen meat snacks. I’d take them anywhere – from Maine to Alaska. In fact, I have! You can read all about their awesome products, their company story, and where to buy them.

I could go on and on about their great taste, and the energy that good protein snacks can give you. Lorissa’s Kitchen meat snacks are made with 100% grass-fed beef, and antibiotic-free chicken and pork. There are 11 grams of protein per serving! There’s no added growth hormones and there are no nitrites. There’s also no added MSG, no preservatives, they’re gluten-free, and so no worries! They’re easy to take anywhere, and you’ll also WANT to take them everywhere.

Even into a bed of flowers. ESPECIALLY into a bed of flowers.

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Where will YOU take your Lorissa’s Kitchen?

My OREO Creation Sweepstakes: Rainbow Tutti Frutti

Enter the My OREO Creation Sweepstakes for a chance to win prizes AND to eat your own marvelous flavor of OREO cookie #ad #MyOREOCreation #Contest #MyOREOWM

If there’s one thing you probably know about us already, is that we’re an OREO loving family!

When you go to Walmart, it’s almost overwhelming in its awesomeness. There are so many products and flavors to choose from! In my house, it’s OREO Chocolate Candy Bars and MILKA OREO Choco-Mix Snack Mix, just for starters with our shopping trip. Then we can’t forget the amazingness of the MILKA OREO Big Crunch Chocolate Candy Bar! I was so excited over the display of it, that I convinced three people walking by to buy one (or two) as well. I mean – how could you resist? I couldn’t.

It gets better, though. The OREO cookies. All of them. The many, many flavors are so inspired. Just yesterday, we found OREO Thins Coconut and OREO Thins Salted Caramel in one magical trip! This was flavor town, so consider me a resident.

When you look at all the brilliant OREO flavors out there, don’t you ever think about what you’d make if you could design a flavor? The thing is, you CAN! You can also win $500,000 if you develop the next OREO Creation. You can enter RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW! Head to Walmart to enjoy the array of flavors, and then come up with your own prize-winning idea.

Or maybe you already have an idea in mind?

I would make mine fruity. And since I couldn’t decide on just one fruit, it would be an array of fruits. It would be Tutti Frutti. Think of all the magic that would entail? Cherries, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, oh my!

And since I love rainbow everything, I’d make them rainbow colored! Rainbow crème filling!

My father’s mother, my Grandma Bella, loved rainbows very much. I’m not sure of it’s because of my strong memories of “catching” rainbows with her and my late father, or if it’s because I’m a photographer and I’m sensitive to all colors, but I LOVE rainbows. I pretty much think everything tastes better with rainbow sprinkles, although I never tried them on broccoli! I do love them with cookies and in ice cream. Bella used to have ice cream cone shaped ice cream bowls at home.

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She was really something and I love to follow in her footsteps.

And now I really want to hear from YOU?! Are you going to enter the My OREO Creation contest? And if so, tell me about your inspiration! Or don’t tell me until after you have already entered, but know I can’t wait to hear what you come up with!

So head to Walmart to buy some OREO cookies for inspiration. And then enter the My OREO Creation contest HERE!

*This post is sponsored by OREO, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. No PURCH NEC. 50 US/D.C./PR 18+. Enter by: 7/14/17.

Enjoy, and good luck!