Summer Family Time…

white-summer-time-casual-dresssummer-time-smores summer-smores-bar smores-summer-time-fire-pitt pink-peonies at-home-outdoor-fire-pit-1 smores-hershys pp2 at-home-outdoor-fire-pit summer-time-smore-bar at-home-outdoor-fire-pit-2 summer-time-smore-bar-4 at-home-summer-fire-pit-3 outdoor-sofas-around-fire-pit summer-time-smores-4 pp1If you have been following me on Snapchat over the past year you’ve noticed that one of our favorite things to do as a family is make HERSHEY’S S’Mores in our backyard! I grew up on the gooey, yummy treats; we always made them in the summertime sitting around our fire pit. It’s one of the most distinct memories I have with my sisters and dad. We had a trampoline tent and would make S’Mores together before we went to bed (I guess when you’re a dad to all girls you camp in the backyard instead of the woods ;). We would talk and laugh for hours on end! When I’m at my parents house and my dad isn’t home to start the fire (I can never figure out how to start my parents fire pit) my sisters and I will still make a S’More together in the kitchen. We would rather eat a S’More for a treat over ice-cream!

A lot of my fondest family memories relate back to S’Mores, which is why Drew and I decided to build a fire pit in our backyard so we could carve out sweet moments like these to choose happiness with our own family. It was a must-have for me, and we have gotten SO much use out of it! We’ve had so much fun continuing our family tradition of making S’Mores around our own fire pit and spending quality family time cuddled up around the fire.

We decided that with Memorial Day Weekend coming up, the timing couldn’t be more perfect to spend a little extra family time around the fire pit. Isla loves to take bites of mine and Drew’s, and Dash of course tries to steal the marshmallows any chance he gets! We are definitely craving summer over here, and we cannot wait to keep having our ‘Hello Happy Moments’ all summer long making S’Mores!!!!

What are some of your favorite treats for summer?!

Xo, Rach

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Photos by Lindsey Orton.

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  1. That fireplace is to die for!! Wish I’d have this in my backyard, so cozy and perfect to sit around with your loved ones and eat S’Mores (now I really crave them)!

  2. Where’s the jealous alert?? Rachel your life is a dream to many readers and we love to see bits and pieces of your life. I love your sisters, your family, your house, your rooms, your life your everything!!! I really enjoy reading how your celebrate life even more than your fashion posts!!! Show us more!

    1. We LOVE going out back and making S’Mores!!! I’m so glad we decided to put a fire pit in our backyard!

      Xo Rach

  3. This is so charming!! I’m not a huge fan of S’mores… not sure why… I like all of the ingredients separately, but not together. Strange!? Maybe! Anyway… I really love Limoncello Gelato in the summer. There’s a historically tourist spot a town over from me called Geneva (so next time you make it out to IL, you have to visit this town, lots of good restaurants and boutiques!)… and there’s a yum spot called Grahams 318 Coffeehouse. They make homemade artisan gelato and it’s SO delicious!! I know you don’t drink, but I also love a good fresh margarita or mojito in summer, they’re so refreshing… of course they come alcoholic, too! :o)

    All the Cute ?

  4. This makes me so excited for my camping trip this weekend! I don’t think I’ve had s’mores since a country wedding in Tenessee I attended almost 2 years ago now… That’s TOO long and this weekend is going to fix that :)

    I LOVE your home and fire pit setup! Also speaking of snapchat I was dying over Isla yesterday– that snap of her leaning on Dash was the cutest!!

    Xx Maya from Maya Unmarketed

  5. Love your backyard!!! S’mores are a big thing in our family especially over the summer and even in winter. Light up the fire in our backyard and eating s’mores we forget about how cold it is.

  6. I always feel so delighted to see you Rach…your Photos are superb and you are darn cute and Gorgeous… Congratulations once again…..

    xoxo, Neha

  7. Hi Rachel-
    My family’s favorite summer treat is a spin on the traditional Rice Krispie treat. So you make one layer of traditional Rice Krispie treat, once that layer has cooled, sprinkle marshmallows all over to create a marshmallow layer. Then for the caramel layer. Melt a bag of caramels, butter and sweetened condensed milk and pour over marshmallow layer. Put in the fridge to cool completely. Lastly, make another batch of Rice Krispie treats and layer over the caramel. Keep refrigerated until you want to eat. Once you take out if the fridge the caramel will start softening. In my opinion, these are best eaten after they’ve been out of the fridge about 15 minutes. ?

    1. Oh my gosh that sounds amazing!!! Thanks for sharing Emily :) We’re going to have to try those!!

      Xo Rach

  8. Yummy S’mores! That looks like so much fun! I love your dress and it would be so perfect for my newborn pics. Would you mind sharing where you got it? Thanks!!

  9. I began reading your blog because I enjoyed your personal style but over time it’s the lifestyle pots likes these that I really like most, I like hearing about your family’s traditions. I was never really raised with a lot of them, but do have great memories of weekend family getaways and holidays. It makes me want to start more with my own family and s’mores are always a good idea. The problem is they are so addictive which I’m sure you’re taking advantage of while prego!

  10. Hi Rach, would you please share how you protect your outdoor furniture cuhions from the rain? Do you take them in every night? Thanks for the tip.

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