Childhood Favorites

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There are some things that bring me right back to my childhood. The days of running the neighborhood completely carefree. We rode our bikes everywhere. We would count out our change and hit up the local Village Pantry for candy. We were always outside.

I bought the wilds jello and rainbow sherbet last week at the store. Those are two treats that remind me of my childhood. My grandma always had these on hand. There are such happy memories associated with these sweet treats.

There are certain shows and movies that bring me right back. My kids love Scooby Doo. We watched the Smurf movies. I remember loving the Smurfs as a kid. My favorite throwback show is the Magic Schoolbus. I just loved that show and the books when I was young.

What are some of your childhood favorites? Netflix has so many throwback titles to choose from.





What’s your favorite throwback from your childhood?

SoFabUOTR Chicago!

I am writing this post in exchange for a discounted conference ticket; however, all opinions are mine. #SoFabUOTR #cbias

July 11th I will be attending SoFabU On the Road in Chicago! I am super pumped. I stared working with Social Fabric a year and a half ago. They are my favorite. I have loved all the campaigns I have worked on for them. The community is very supportive and just a pleasure to work with everyone.

So what is SoFabU On the Road? It is a conference that allows influencers to take advantage of educational opportunities that will help to set us apart. SoFabU on the Road features hands-on, interactive sessions for influencers like you to implement what you’re learning on the spot. There will be some great sponsors there! Müller, Kraft and iBlog will be helping to make this conference possible.

Chicago is one of my favorite cities. My brother in law lives there so I have visited several times. The timing of this conference is perfect. The wilds are visiting my parents for a couple weeks. They live about 2.4-5 hours from Chicago. So I will be able to pick them up on my way back.

Will you be attending? There’s still time to get your ticket! Register today and come hang out with me.

10 Minute Campfire S’mores

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I don’t know about you but there is just something about a campfire that I really love. It takes me back to my childhood. Growing up my family spent every weekend camping. The smell of the burning logs evokes such happy memories. I personally feel like you cannot have a campfire without s’mores. I’m always up for a good s’more. You can often hear me saying let’s make s’mores tonight (any day can be a S’mores Day). They are super easy and quick to make.

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We have so much fun with our s’mores. The good old fashioned Jet-Puffed Marshmallows, Hershey’s chocolate bar, and Honey Maid Graham Cracker Squares is my favorite. I always make sure to pick up the goodies when I am in Walmart. You can seriously always find s’mores supplies in my pantry. I have been known to sneak a s’more when the wilds are not looking. You don’t always need a campfire to make s’mores (I sometimes pop one in the microwave).
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I wanted to try out some fun new combinations. S’mores are such a fun summertime treat. The sky is the limit when it comes to crafting your own personalized treat. We used bananas, HERSHEY’S Caramel syrup, and Planter’s Peanut Butter. I think my favorite out of these was the banana and peanut butter s’more. It was so tasty!
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The secret to the perfect s’more is the marshmallow. It needs to be roasted just right. John is the best at roasting them to perfection. You have to make sure the heat is evenly distributed around the marshmallow. You want to get a nice golden brown outside and a warm gooey inside. I always end up burning mine. I’ll leave the roasting to my husband!
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10 Minute Campfire S'mores
  1. Jet-Puffed Marshmallows
  2. Honey Maid Grahams
  3. HERSHEY'S Chocolate Bars
Optional Extras
  1. Bananas
  2. HERSHEY'S Caramel Syrup
  3. Planter's Peanut Butter
  1. Start by breaking the grahams in half to get them ready for the toppings. Pick out any extra toppings you would like to use. Put the toppings on one of the grahams. Break off a piece of the chocolate bar and put it on the other half of the graham. Using a skewer or roasting tool roast the marshmallow evenly on all sides. When the marshmallow is ready carefully place it between the two halves of grahams and toppings. Enjoy immediately!
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I have shared with you some of my favorite s’more combinations. What is your favorite way to make and enjoy s’mores?