Summertime Snack

Oh wow, I guess it has been a while! Well, I am glad to be back! 

Today is Father's Day so I thought I should share a little Father's Day gift idea with all of you! Take the time today to appreciate everything your dad has done for you! I know my dad has a done a lot for me, including being my personal photographer whenever I am home for break! For some laughs, here is a throwback pic of me and my dad. 

 The last time I went to China...was like a long time ago

The last time I went to China...was like a long time ago

Needless to say, both my dad and I are food fanatics. He likes midday snacks as much as I do, so I was pretty overjoyed when I saw beef jerky would be featured in June's Statusphere box! For those of you not familiar with Statusphere, it is a program that hooks up bloggers/influencers to brands in exchange for honest reviews and some cool products to try out! If you are looking for ways to collaborate with brands but have a following under 10k, I highly recommend you apply! Statusphere is super on top of things, and best of all, it is clear about what you need to post for each brand. 

Anyways back to snacks. A long day at the office = a need for midday coffee + some snacks. I often bring crackers or fruit snacks with me, you know what we all would call healthy snacks. Luckily, CHOMPS jerky just happens to fit the bill. I think I will be sharing them with the whole family! 

 A poolside snack never hurt anyone! - edited with the  Summer Villa  pack from Sarah Loven (this is Vineyard) 

A poolside snack never hurt anyone! - edited with the Summer Villa pack from Sarah Loven (this is Vineyard) 

I have personally never been a fan of preservatives. My mom and dad both like all-natural things. CHOMPS jerky takes away all the MSG (long story short, pretty sure MSG is the reason why we all get food comas), leaving you with plain old meat and spices. I have yet to figure out which one I am bringing to work tomorrow, although if I had to choose it would probably be Original Turkey. Packaging is super sleek which means you can have it on display in your kitchen for all to see! (I am half joking). On the serious side, all four do fit quite nicely in a cup so anything is up for grabs! 

 You can't really tell from the picture, but the bowl holding the cup is shaped like a leaf. My parents really do have a strong affinity for leaf-shaped things. This photo was edited with the Blue Sky preset, probably my favorite one from the Sulamita Presets! Removing yellow from a photo is always a challenge, but what you can do is desaturate the yellows, decrease the temperature just a tad, and bring up the exposure. I always try to make my photos look as close to the original as possible. :) 

You can't really tell from the picture, but the bowl holding the cup is shaped like a leaf. My parents really do have a strong affinity for leaf-shaped things. This photo was edited with the Blue Sky preset, probably my favorite one from the Sulamita Presets! Removing yellow from a photo is always a challenge, but what you can do is desaturate the yellows, decrease the temperature just a tad, and bring up the exposure. I always try to make my photos look as close to the original as possible. :) 

You can find CHOMPS jerky at your local Trader Joe's (throwback to Philly?) or you can buy them online! Free shipping + 15% off with SummerChompin :) Also if you are a turkey fan, CHOMPS will be launching a new Turkey flavor this summer! 

Once again, happy Father's Day and to all of you watching the World Cup, may your favorite team win! I know I was inconsolable today when Germany lost to Mexico but hey kudos to Mexico for rallying and beating Germany at its own game! I don't quite have a favorite team (I think they are all great tbh) but if you do please let me know in the comments!