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Celebrating the Fourth & Summer Savings

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Celebrating the Fourth & Summer Savings

Last year we stuck close to home with a baby and toddler.  A large BBQ on the Fourth and sprinkler time outside with the munchkins called for an early bedtime last year. Our plans for this year include an awesome array of BBQ food, tried and true treats, and hopefully a couple oohhs and aahhs with fireworks.  Reality with a one year old and three year old that the best laid plans can fall through in the blink of an eye.  #ParentLife


Backyard S’mores

Now that the kids are older we made sure to include S’Mores in our Summer Bucket List and we try not to disappoint.  Seriously, who doesn’t love crafting the PERFECT S’more? The answer to that is NO ONE.  Unfortunately, Raymond is deathly allergic to graham crackers so we substituted with rice krispy treats.

You need to try that. STAT.

Seriously, so much goodness.  The mess is substantial, but like all good things in life, the mess is worth it.

I grabbed a big batch of S’more essentials last week when I picked up my new phone at Walmart.  We are now set with regular, s’more, and campfire sized marshmallows.  Who knew there were so many different options?  The campfire marshmallows are GIGANTIC.  Definitely toddler approved.  One and done.


American Flag Treat

As with most things in life, moderation is key.  That’s why we always outnumber the goodies with healthy fruit and vegetables.

Menu Plan for the Fourth:

Garlic Steak Burgers

Chicken Kabobs- Bell Peppers & Yellow Onions

Dill Plank Salmon

Fruit Flag Platters

Vegetables and Dip


Star Spangled Marshmallows

Patriotic Popcorn

One shopping run at our local Walmart and I am set.  I am beyond thankful with how much money we have saved when we switched over to Walmart Family Mobile in March.  Our savings immediately paid off our Disneyland and California trip.  Now after a few months of research I am beyond happy about being able to upgrade to the LG Leon with the new 4G LTE service.  We will be saving over $2,000 dollars this year as a direct result of making this switch.  I am thrilled that we no longer need to worry about “splurging” on treats for parties and that hosting a get together with friends and family is feasible!  Life is short and we are now able to relish in the moments we hold most dear.  More time with the ones that we love.


Summer Savings with Walmart Family Mobile & LG Leon

What could you do with an extra $2,000?  I know for many of my friends that their plans are A LOT more than ours used to be so their savings would be even MORE substantial.  Take the kids to Disneyland for the first time?  Down payment on a car?  Be debt free? The quality of the LG Leon beats my old phone. Easily.  And now with 4G LTE Service for both my husband and I’s phones we don’t worry about dropped calls or slow social media service.


Perfect Upgrade

Walmart Family Mobile service is $29.88/month (for the first line) Unlimited Talk, Text & Data service plan which includes up to 1G of 4G LTE data.

Disclaimer: All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please refer HERE or your local Walmart for current pricing.


Deliciously Simple

I love the simplicity of these fruit platters and make a large tupperware FULL of them to place out.  Our kids gobble them up!  Almost all of our meal plan can be prepared ahead of time which makes actually enjoying the Fourth with our family and friends possible.


The Aftermath

Can’t wait to celebrate the Fourth of July with some of our favorite people! Holding out hope that this year we will be able to view some early fireworks and that when the kids go to bed that no one wakes them up with a homemade concoction of BOOM.  I guess that’s what white noise machines are made for.

Hope you have a safe and happy Fourth of July!

Last minute treat recipe ideas that are tried and TRUE crowd pleasers:

Patriotic Popcorn

Star Spangled Marshmallows

What are your plans for the upcoming holiday? Leave a comment and let me know!