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Happy Fourth of July!

American classics 🇺🇸 #fourthofjuly @converse

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What I Did This Summer

It’s September and that means school’s back in session. That means the leaves are changing, the weather’s getting colder (bye, summer tan), and the, “What I did this summer?” questions are coming in.

From what I remember, whenever anyone asked me what I did over my summer vacation, I couldn’t help but say, “nothing, really.”

Everyone else seemed to spend the long, hot months of summer at camp, traveling, or working summer jobs. I, on the other hand, spent three months seeing how many TV shows I could watch and how many hours I could spend at the beach in one week.

I did have a lot of fun in the summer but my favorite part has always been the the slow pace of the summertime.

Here’s my What I Did This Summer essay.

bonfires are always mesmerizing, no?

Bonfires are always mesmerizing, no?

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I don’t think there’s a hard and fast recipe for s’mores. It has three main ingredients but you have room to experiment. I like my marshmallows golden brown. If my marshmallow catches fire, I usually give it to someone who likes those or throw it in the fire and watch it blow up to the size of an apple ( I use jet-puffed marshmallows). I have two must-haves when it comes to making s’mores.

  1. Cinnamon graham crackers are a must. Try them if you’re used to original. You’ll never go back.
  2. Chocolate with nuts for an added crunch.

If good chocolate is on sale, I buy it. It makes my S’more taste even better. I have been known to make them over the stove in the winter time too.

P.S. -Who doesn’t think about this scene when making a s’more?

What’s your take on the traditional s’more? Let me know in the comments section.

In the meantime, here’s a picture of a really good lookin’ s’more.


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