Let me start by giving a huge thank you to Rachel from Rachel Things, Meghan from Fresh Faced, and Jacqueline from A Vibrant Day for nominating me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! I so enjoy these ladies’ blogs and appreciate their nominations.
Blogger awards like these are so great for finding new blogs and learning some new things about the ones you already follow. Here’s how The Very Inspiring Blogger Award goes:
Thank and link the amazing person who nominated you.
List the rules and display the award.
Share seven facts about yourself.
Nominate other amazing blogs and remember to comment on their blogs to let them know you’ve nominated them (provide a link to your post).
This rule is optional – you can proudly display the award logo anywhere on your blog (e.g. on your sidebar) and also follow the blogger that nominated you.
Facts about me:
I drink coffee (at least one cup) pretty much every morning.
I graduated college with a degree in marketing in May.
I have always wanted to travel a lot. I went to India in high school and it really initiated the travel bug. I set a goal when I graduated high school that I wanted to visit 10 countries in the next 10 years. I am currently at 7.
Since I was a little girl, I’ve always wanted to move to New York and open a boutique.
I kinda sorta love avocado. I eat it plain with salt and pepper at home all the time and if something on a menu has it, there’s a pretty good chance I’ll order that.
I am a type 1 diabetic and was diagnosed at the age of nine.
I have a nose ring. It was my first-week-of-college rebellious act (cliche much?). You can’t see it in every picture, but in this one, you can.
I did something bad. Well, I did something good. Okay, I did something bad for our waistlines, but good for our taste buds. Enter, s’more pops.
I don’t know about you, but the combination of marshmallow, chocolate, and graham cracker shouts summer to me. Does anyone else have a problem with getting this song stuck in their head this summer?
Homemade marshmallow s’more pops are a great way to give the classic flavors a little bit of a gourmet twist (Can we pretend that isn’t really as pretentious of a statement as it sounds? Thanks. Haha.) Really, any food on a stick is just fun, and this way, you don’t have to build a fire or dealing with gooey marshmallow all over.
First, make marshmallows using this recipe (Thanks Martha Stewart!). Don’t be intimidated – homemade marshmallows are surprisingly simple. I guess you could use store-bought marshmallows instead, but it’s just not the same.
While the marshmallows set, melt a cup of dark chocolate (or milk chocolate if that is more your jam), and crunch a sleeve of graham crackers in a food processor or plastic baggie. Once you have cut the marshmallows, insert a wooden skewer into each marshmallow, dipping the skewer in a little bit of white chocolate first (optional) to really make it stick.
Dip each marshmallow into the melted chocolate, and then graham crackers, coating each side, and then place on parchment-covered baking sheet. Refrigerate until the chocolate is set, about 15 minutes. Yep, it is that easy.
What do you think of s’mores? Would you try this twist on a classic?
I plan to be back later today to share photos from Budapest, Hungary (trying to keep myself accountable, ya’ll!) but ran across this quote on Pinterest (of course) and wanted to share. It definitely strikes home and I kinda really love it.
Hope you’re having a fantastic Tuesday!