our favorite summertime snacks

This post was sponsored by Kroger. All opinions expressed in the post are my own and not those of Kroger.

Summer is almost here and our family couldn’t be more excited. Sleeping in, pool days, road trips, and lazy days at home are all on the agenda for the next 3 months. Bear got a bike a few weeks ago and has loved riding it around the neighborhood with his friends, but it never fails that after a few laps they’re running in our house for a snack. I like to be prepared for such occasions (that occur daily), so I like to have Cracker Barrel Cheese on hand. It’s a crowd favorite, for sure, as there are so many tasty options to choose from! Sharing more below.


Whether we’re just grabbing a quick snack from the fridge or setting out an easy but classic charcuterie board, Cracker Barrel cheese has become our go-to. I find all of our favorites at Kroger:
Cheese Sticks (10 count)- Bear’s favorite. I put one of these in his lunch box every day.
Cheese Dip & Pretzels- My personal fav and a great on-the-go snack. I’ll throw this in my bag and snack on it while running errands, and Boone loves it, too.
Pairing Boards- You will never find my refrigerator without a few of these! It never fails that we have friends stop by on a whim and I like to be prepared. They’re always impressed with the spread when I set a Cracker Barrel Pairing Board on a charcuterie board. It’s so much easier, and more affordable, than buying each component separately. There are several flavors you can choose from and we love the one with jalapeño cheddar cheese best.
Rich and Bold Cubes- The VERY best cheese cubes you’ll ever eat. Perfect for portable snacking OR elegant entertaining, they come in several flavors and sizes.

We’ve long been fans of Cracker Barrel cheese which is why I couldn’t wait to try these new products when I spotted them at Kroger. I couldn’t believe the price and our whole family was immediately sold on the taste. Cracker Barrel cheese makes snack-time feel just a little more special without breaking the bank, which is ideal for a busy mama of two little boys. And much healthier than the popsicles they’ve been known to request, as well.
What’s your go-to snack in the summertime? Do you crave cold snacks like cheese when it’s hot out? I’d love to hear in the comments! And keep an eye out for Cracker Barrel cheese in your local grocery store!
xo, Britt

River Oaks Shopping Center 2019 Video

I recently had the pleasure of being a small part of the 2019 promotional video for River Oaks Shopping Center and it’s finished! Y’all know by now how much we love River Oaks Shopping Center; from dining to shopping and lots in between, it’s our go-to for fun in Houston. I'll let ya'll watch the video below, but I also want to share a few fun summer happenings at the Center!

If that doesn’t make you want to visit River Oaks Shopping Center, I’m not sure what will. There are countless things to do at River Oaks — from a variety of stores, like my favorite Vikari Boutique, to workout options like The G-Y-M and Pure Barre, to self-care options like TGF Hair Salon, and even delicious dining choices like La Griglia and Perry's Steakhouse. River Oaks Shopping Center has a feeling of home, and a small-town, friendly vibe in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the Space City.

Today is our first full week of summer, and I’m trying to plan all the things to fill our days. If you other mamas can relate, River Oaks Shopping Center has lots of fun going on this summer to keep you and your littles busy (and sane!). Summer movie nights (sign up to be notified about the next one here) are sure to be a hit for the whole family, and did you know that Barnes & Noble in ROSC has story time for kids every Thursday at 11am? View the full summer schedule here, since the location also offers additional story time hours and even baby story time for children 0-2. This is a free activity and a great way to beat the heat while letting your kids participate in something educational AND enjoyable!

Have some spare time without the littles? Modern Acupuncture is offering a free session for first time visitors. Such a great way to relax in their Zen Room and feel refreshed and replenished on these hot summer days. Houstonians, call 713-677-0551 to learn more and book a free session.

Can you tell I’m all about the free entertainment this summer? With 2 little kids at home, days can be long and outings can get expensive in a hurry. I love that River Oaks Shopping Center is offering so many free activities and options for families. What are your plans this summer? Trips, staycations, days at the pool? Would love to hear in the comments!
xo, Britt

*Thank you to ROSC for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.