Fans of The Fanny Pack

hiking with fanny packs

Where do you fall – team fanny pack, or not a fan of the fanny? Jodi has been a supporter of fanny pack’s ever since she had her first garage sale years ago. She has never looked back. Jessica just got on the band wagon, and uses it on outdoor adventures, errands and walks. As for Jenna, she wears them to music festivals so she doesn’t have to keep track of her purse, and she can dance, dance, dance! We’re not sure if they are really “in” or not, but we do know they hold just enough without weighing down our shoulders, and they are so convenient. We are in 100%!

You can call them belt bags, fanny packs, a waist pouch, hip bag or belt bag; whatever you call them, they are a worthwhile investment! We gathered some of our favorite fanny’s for you. These are more “sporty,” but you can find leather, and other stylish packs that make great fashion statements here

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fanny packs

1. Athleta Waistbag
2. Patagonia Belt Bag
3. Hip Bum Bag
4. Ripstop Belt Bag
5. Fjallraven Hip Coast Hip Pack
6. Hunter Original Fanny Pack
7. Herschel Seventeen Hip Pack 
8. Patagonia Ultra Light Mini Hip Pack

BTW, if you’re looking for a great deal on buttery soft leggings, try these! Jessica is wearing them in the photo above, and loves them, especially for the price.

 

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Summer Recipe: Fresh Corn Salad

summer corn salad

We daydream about good thymes in the garden every summer. :) Although we haven’t mastered many garden skills yet, we’re trying. Jenna has a strong showing of tomatoes and zucchini’s most summers. Jessica has had moderate success with spinach, herbs and radishes. Oh, and mint has multiplied everywhere. We are happy to report this year’s garden is growing, and fingers crossed we produce some actual food for our families, and the animals don’t grub on it all before we do.

With gardens, come more garden salads, and entertaining in the backyard. We hope to share more recipes with you, and heres’s the first one.

Fresh Summer Corn Salad
Recipe adapted by Cookie and Kate
serves 5-7 people as a side salad

Salad Ingredients:

  • 9 cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 Yellow pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, with seeds removed and finely chopped
  • 5 Green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • 4 cobs fresh corn, either grilled or boiled and then sliced off the cob
  • 1/2 english cucumber, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped

Dressing Ingredients:

  • Red wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons
  • Garlic, 2 cloves pressed
  • Olive oil, 1/4 cup
  • Sea salt, 1/2 teaspoon
  • Black pepper to taste

fresh corn salad from the garden

fresh corn salad for summer entertaining

New Whipped Drink To Try: Whipped Strawberry Milk

whipped strawberry milk-whipped drink trend-pink drink

One good thing leads to another! First, we whipped our way to Dalgona, creamy coffee goodness. Now, we discovered the next whipped drink trend – whipped strawberry milk. This whipped drink is caffeine-free, pink, dreamy and delicious. It tastes like a strawberry milkshake, and it’s made with an old childhood favorite ingredient.

Visit Momtastic to learn how we made it!

 

 

Must-Wear DIY Shoes With Fringe Embellishment


DIY FRINGE SHOES (1)

 

In the winter, we embellish with vintage jewels. In the summer, we embellish with fringe.

Visit Momtastic to see what item we upcycled to make these fabulous DIY shoes with fringe embellishment. It’s a totally doable DIY, and a must-wear shoe! Target wins again with the base of the shoe!

diy shoes with fringe embellishment

 

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How To Make Healthy, Green Cactus-Shaped Ice Cubes

CHLOROPHYLL ICE CUBES

I’m pretty basic when it comes to what I drink. It’s coffee in the morning, water throughout the day and wine in the evening (some evenings). I love to add lemons, cucumber and mint to my water. You know what else I love to add? Chlorophyll. Sounds weird, right? Why am I adding the same pigment that give plants their green color in my water? Because it’s boasts healthy benefits, and I love it’s refreshing taste of mint.

Our mom introduced us to Chlorophyll when we were younger. Now, my own kids love a squeeze of Chlorophyll in their water, too. Water is a lot more fun for kids to drink when it has color, and it’s a lot better for moms when it’s not unhealthy green food coloring that turns it the color green. It’s a win/win for my family.

I recently saw a cute cactus ice cube mold at WalMart, and couldn’t resist. So, we made cactus ice cubes, and sipped water all afternoon. Young kids would love water with green lego or frog shaped ice cubes. Just think of the water they would want to drink, instead of those sugary sodas.

To make the ice cubes, add about 20 drops in 1/4 cup water. You can either use a dropper to put them in the ice cubes, or pour them in. Freeze, and that’s it. When I don’t have any ice cubes made, I follow the directions on the bottle and enjoy a nice green chlorophyll and water cocktail anyways.

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chlorophyll-green-water

chlorophyll-green-water

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*We are not doctors. Ask a doctor or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have before starting a supplement. While this is something that works for us, it may or may not work for you. This post is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It’s just a fun (and healthier) way to make your ice cubes green, and enjoy a glass of water.