Summertime Snacks & Summertime Memories

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Summertimes memories are built around campfires, in beach houses, and around the sand. What snacks will you remember most? #ad #SnackStories #SnackSnapShare

When I was a kid, we had a large swimming pool, and that’s where we would spend most of our summer days.

We were all fairly close in age and I know we must have eventually gotten old enough to fix our own snacks, but I fondly recall my mom’s voice calling out the screen door – “Snack time!” The thing is, swimming creates a hunger! For me, summer does in general. I think it’s because I remember being active and hot and getting intense snack cravings after hours at the poolside. When you have five kids, you find something everyone will love to eat. Enter pretzels and potato chips.


Fast forward to now.

One of the most magical places we go to in July is the family’s beach house in Cape Cod. My father-in-law built it decades ago, and has kept up this four bedroom, two bathroom wonder for all this time. It’s only improved in style and design, but the general classic “beachiness” about it stays intact. Truro is probably the quietest part of Cape Cod, but it’s near all the action and delight of Provincetown. When we go, I’m actively aware that we’re creating similar summer memories for our kids to the ones we have had. It’s place of safety and excitement, comfort and wonder, and all of the summer delights of a perfect beach house experience. I love raising the kids to know this as a place they can go to answer the calls of summer.


Cassidy introduced me to the house when we were dating the 2nd time. Before kids we’d go there to get away, or even to fight morning sickness in a remote, beachy place. Now that we have kids, it’s even better. I love the gravel road, the hammock, the wraparound deck, the outdoor shower, the cool breezes, the swimsuits hanging to dry, and the people coming and going all day long. I love that we carve out our spaces of summer happiness – sometimes apart, and mostly together.

snack time

From home to beach to home to market and then back home again, it’s a true vacation. One of my favorite summer vacation rituals, both from when I was a child, and now as a mama, is when we go grocery shopping for the beach house. Why is this such fun? It just is! It’s the food you’re going to use to energize your trip and your many beach days. It’s about satisfying everyone’s snack cravings with great snack products. It’s about finding something that everyone loves.

Summer memories are built around campfires, in beach houses, in the sand, and around yummy crunches of summer snacks.

Summertimes memories are built around campfires, in beach houses, and around the sand. What snacks will you remember most? #ad #SnackStories #SnackSnapShare

For us, it’s Snyder’s of Hanover® Pretzels and Cape Cod® Potato Chips! All of my favorite summer stories feature these snacks. I can remember so clearly that time of day in mid-afternoon when it’s all about snacks to share. Everyone loves pretzels and potato chips, and we all find different dips and hummus flavors to enjoy with them.

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sharing snacks

Summer vacations come and go, but some traditions stay the same every year. And that’s those moments of beach waves and summer snacks with family and friends. Our favorite snacks are great tasting products made from simple, high quality ingredients. You know you can never go wrong, and I love that they offer limitless opportunities for summer snacking. You can enjoy them with family and friends all summer long! Everyone has a favorite summer snack.

Now, enter the best sweepstakes ever! Share your own snack stores and submit photos of yourself, your family, and your friends in your snacking moment using the hashtag #SnackSnapShare. It’s so easy! In fact, this is my happy snacking photo:

(If I were to enter, I’d say: “Here I am in my happy snacking place. #SnackSnapShare”)

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(1) Grand prize- $10,000 cash prize for a family vacation of the winner’s choosing.
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What is your favorite go-to summer snack for all your family’s needs?

Summertimes memories are built around campfires, in beach houses, and around the sand. What snacks will you remember most? #ad #SnackStories #SnackSnapShare


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  1. Aw, I am so happy it is just about summer vacation here. I just got our Disney Magic Express Passes and yellow tags for next month. So, I know we are in the home stretch now. But the weather really has to start complying. It is another gloomy day here and expecting run for another few days ahead this week. Seriously, sunshine is at an all-time low. But I have to have hope that it will find us and stick around for summer vacation now. Because the alternative is just not going to happen!

    1. Funny because we’ve had great weather but now I’m reading these old comments and it’s dark as night outside with storms! Not cool!

  2. Yay for summer vacation!

    When we went to Hawaii, the cabin we stayed at had an outdoor shower and I loved it! So very awesome to be taking a shower outside!

    Beautiful pictures friend… and I could definitely go for either of those snacks. Although I tend to be more of a chip gal than a pretzel gal!

    Wishing you a lovely week!

  3. Whenever I see Snyder’s it always reminds me of my Tia (aunt) she use to work there. 🙂 When my dad was part of Operation Desert Storm they sent my dad and his company tons of pretzels. 🙂

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