Jul 6, 2015

S'more Weekends Like These

The amount of s'mores I ate this weekend has got to be a record-breaking number. There are times when I can easily show a little restraint, just trying a small piece of a dessert, or drinking bottled water instead of pop. But something took over me this weekend and once I saw those marshmallows and squares of chocolate? I was a goner. I was roasting, making and inhaling faster than even I could keep up with. That's why there's no picture of me with my beloved s'mores and no official record-breaking number- I lost count ;)

Overall this weekend was an absolute blast. We saw family, we saw friends; we played badminton for the first time in years, we laughed at ourselves; I got a much-needed haircut and had lunch with my dad, we party hopped all over southwest Ohio; we watched a little cutie celebrate his first birthday and we set off enough fireworks at my brother-in-law's house to last us a whole year, for sure.
We had a perfect view from my BIL's front porch! We set up our firepit and could see various firework shows in all directions around us. Pretty cool 'accidental' discovery on our part. Plus, this firework photo below? Our own yard with $1.99 "Lady Liberty" fireworks- they were so much fun!

July 4th sortof signifies the last holiday weekend I'll have for a long, long while. Once football season is underway, there are no guaranteed holidays or days off. Everything is always up in the air and depends on how the season/schedule go- it's always an unknown which can make for a very challenging day-to-day schedule. So this 'last' long weekend was welcomed and embraced. I soaked up every minute of it.

Weekends like this past one are just good for my sanity. It's so easy to let the days and weeks fly by, jam-packed to the brim without stopping to really, truly enjoy them. These are the days, I tell ya what. I need s'more weekends like these on my radar because they truly keep me going when work gets tough or life gets hard. I hope you all had as much fun as I did over the weekend. Cheers to a new week, and new opportunities in every day!


24 comments:

  1. Now my question is why we didn't make s'mores Thursday night?!! ;) I'm so glad you guys enjoyed a much needed free weekend!!! Looks like you squeezed in about as much fun as you could!

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  2. Man, why didn't I think of eating s'mores this weekend?! Now that's all I want!

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  3. What a fun weekend you had! I have no restraint when it comes to desserts or sweet treats so I can totally see why you indulged in those smores. So glad you had a good weekend.

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  4. Love the sparklers picture!

    Have you seen the recipe floating around for the smores melted in an waffle ice cream cone? It looks delicious!!

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  5. Seeing fireworks shows from all around is a great bonus. We did that sitting on the beach, you can see all the coastal fireworks shows up and down the coast.

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  6. Mmmmm smores!!!! It looks like you had a fabulous weekend! I haven't played Badminton in forever. What a fun game!

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  7. What a great weekend! I'm so sad that I haven't had a single smore yet! The dumb part is they were bought for the bonfire that I went to on Friday & we also bought some for the 4th... both times they were forgotten on the counter & never brought out. I might just have to light a candle or turn on the stove top ha. Actually... yeah... I'm gonna go make one for lunch...

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  8. I'm pretty sure I remember seeing something on your Instagram about s'mores and telling Jordan that a s'more sounded so good. I seriously cannot resist those things!

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  9. Looks like yall had a great weekend. Glad you were able to sit back and relax :) (and now I'm craving s'mores! Hah)

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  10. This post makes me really, really want a s'more. Glad you had a great holiday! Is it weird that the only thing I think when July rolls around is, "It's almost football season!!" We just got tickets to Seahawks training camp later in the month and I'm so excited!!

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  11. Well I realized I hadn't had a smore in years after reading this post that's all I want now!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  12. It's so nice to party hop and enjoy and eat and do and just be. I'm glad you had one of those weekends!

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  13. Sounds like a great & well-deserved weekend, girlie. Good for you! :)

    Mandie ~ http://badbrewpack.blogspot.com/

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  14. best post title ever. also, now i want a s'more. i honestly can count on one hand the amount of times i've had a s'more in my life!

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  15. I'm glad you were able to kick back and have fun this weekend. Sounds like your BIL has the hookup on firework shows for the 4th! The only fireworks I saw this weekend was the one or two I saw while driving up to my house after being at my aunt and uncle's watching their two kittens. The kitty sitting was so much fun but I'm kind of bummed that I missed fireworks.

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  16. You love smores? You gotta try replacing the milk chocolate with reeses PB! they even make reeses in a candy bar now......

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    1. Yesss! As we were making them someone mentioned that we should have got Reese's! Next time, for sure! :)

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  17. Glad you had such a wonderful weekend! They gave us Friday and Monday off so I totally feel you on making the most of this "last" holiday! And you totally made me want to make s'mores! YUM!!

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  18. Sounds like a great weekend - glad you enjoyed it so much! Now if only we could have more holiday weekends :)

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  19. You look so pretty in all of these pictures! The 4th of July must agree with you! I didn't have a single s'more, but I made up for that with burgers and chips. Oops. I'm so glad you had a nice, relaxing weekend before the craziness starts! Those fireworks are pretty intense for $1.99!

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  20. S'mores. Those are my favorite. I can eat so many, it's absolutely ridiculous. I crave them all the time and have perfected them in the microwave so I can get my fix. So glad you were able to enjoy your long weekend to the fullest!

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  21. um no one can resist s'mores and if they do, they are CRAZY! ;) Sounds like such a fun weekend!

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  22. Ah man I need some s'mores. I don't think we should ever deny ourselves of s'mores - I would have been right there with ya!! Glad you could soak up and truly enjoy this weekend!!

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  23. Looks like you had an awesome weekend! The photos look stunning. The baby looks super cute with the cupcake! Thanks for sharing!

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