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I’m not going to lie, driving in the snow causes this Mama a lot of anxiety and well, as we know from this post I already have enough anxiety in my life. 😉 HA! Well, with the literally two and a half feet of snow on the ground you could say I’ve pretty much stayed inside for the last couple of weeks. However, cabin fever is real and it’s starting to hit hardcore over here in the Oakes’ house. Let me tell you, trying to entertain an 18 month old in the house, for several days straight and never leaving is a CHALLENGE. I mean, I can’t blame the girl for wanting to just out for a minute, anywhere. So finally, Saturday evening–we did. We left the house, only for a few minutes, but it was glorious. We drove over to the horses, played in the snow and well, I felt so much safer driving the entire time.
Here’s why, SNOW TIRES. Say it with me, S-N-O-W tires. I kid you not, the difference is incredible. Luckily a couple of weeks ago I got the chance to team up with Discount Tire and get a new set of wheels/tires for winter. I usually just get all season tires on my car, but was really excited to try out winter ones. Well, I’ll tell you what, I’m never going back, winter tires forever! In fact, my Mom, Dad, everyone has us drive everyone here because of how well these tires hold up on the snow/ice. I mean don’t get me wrong, I’m still the lady driving 15 MPH down the road, but hey–I feel better and that’s what matters. 😉 The reason they’re so safe is for two reasons, one, they are made with a special rubber that stays flexible in the cold, icy weather and two, they have a lot more cuts in the tread that bite the slippery surface and help you go, stop and turn!
As a Mom, safety is seriously my number one concern with my sweet babe. I just want to do everything I can to keep my family safe, so I don’t know why I haven’t considered winter tires before. Trust me, they’re worth the money, I mean I hate to say it–but you can’t put a price on safety. Plus, the Discount Tire team was super nice, explained everything and I would recommend them to anyone and everyone!
Enough about my safety rant though–moral of the story, Discount Tire + winter tires, do it. Now, let me just get back to this whole cabin fever thing. The struggle has been real y’all, but our little snow dance and “hors-ee” visit definitely brightened up our day a little bit and brought the biggest smile to my sweet girl. She loves those “hors-ees”, even if we could barely see them through the snow. I mean, y’all it has seriously been coming down like crazy. Just look at those pictures!! It wouldn’t even lighten up enough for pictures without crazy snow everywhere. I love myself snow, it’s beautiful, but I’m secretly counting down the days to spring this year because well, the snow monster has really outdone himself this year.
Wish us luck, snow is in the forecast all week long again and stay tuned, we are going to take these bad boys (tires) on a pretty fun trip to the mountains in a few weeks, so more to come!
A big thanks to Discount Tire for sponsoring this post!
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