Hershey Giveaway & My Favorite S’Mores Face

by Cate on August 5, 2011

How to Make S'Mores
When Nick woke up this morning, on his last day of summer camp, he came into my bedroom and asked if his outfit was ok.

He was wearing his s’more shirt (courtesy of Grandma and J. Crew’s Crew Cuts, btw).

To say this kid is in tune with what is going on would be an understatement.  I have long since believed he has had a sixth sense, but that’s a story for another time.

Today was my deadline for posting about s’mores for the gang at Hershey.

And Nick started his day with his s’mores shirt.

I hadn’t said a word previously.

Totally ‘n sync.

And not referring to the hotness that is Justin Timberlake and his old boy band.

My “surprise” topic from Hershey was to show you my “favorite s’mores face.”

I’m sure they expected pictures replete with melted chocolatey goodness.

Sticky marshmallow lips.

Graham crumbs on a cheek.

And believe me when I tell you, my kids totally have the messy eater thing covered.

As if you had any doubt.

But I decided to take it a different direction.

THIS is one of my favorite s’mores faces:
My Favorite S'Mores Face

Laughter.

Family.

Fun.

Sweet.

Tradition.

Love.

Light.

All those things that Hershey stands for.

And more.

To celebrate campfire, s’mores and all things Hershey, those fine folk over there in good ‘ol PA have arranged for one of YOU lucky readers to receive your very own s’mores package.  Bonus!

How to win?

  1. Comment below and share a favorite summer memory or something about your OWN favorite s’mores face.
  2. For a second entry, tweet this post and come back here and tell me you did.

Contest ends at 11:59 pm on Monday August 8, 2011.  One entry per e-mail address.  US entries only.  Winner will be chosen using random.org and will be notified here and by yours truly.

Also, be sure to check out Hershey’s facebook page right here for more fun.  Hershey and The Motherhood asked me to write about my favorite s’mores face but they didn’t tell me what to say.  ‘Cause you know, they’re reputable like that and have no idea who my favorite s’mores face is.

Have an awesome weekend peeps… we’re culminating birthdays, birthday weeks, birthday months … it all ends Sunday night.

xoxo

August 5, 2011 – Bonus Photo
IZOD Center Arena
I am forever grateful that my sister is my partner in crime when it comes to teeny bopper events. You know, places where we have no likely business attending being we are twice the average age of the rest of the audience. Oh wait, that’s just me ’cause she’s younger. When I told her I wanted to see Britney Spears, she didn’t hesitate. The last time we saw Britney together was the day I found out I was pregnant with Nick. December 2, 2001. I am horrible about dates, but that’s a random one that stuck. I had a sleeve of saltines with me that night. And no, I have no baby announcement today for you. Joe Jonas was a surprise special opener. But my sister took several modes of transportation to get to the arena so we missed him. Which was a-ok. Because we didn’t even know he was going to be there. Nicki Minaj was the formal opener. Love her. Awesome in concert. I wholeheartedly believe her current smash hit Super Bass is the perfect Summer Anthem 2011. It’s my ringtone. We sing it at full volume when we hear it. The kids’ babysitter last night knows all the words to the song.  It’s goal to get them down, but man, it ain’t easy.  As far as Brit Brit, she was fine in concert, but I feel like we don’t need to see her again. It was basically the same show it was ten years ago, with her new songs thrown in for good measure. And those were the best parts. Given she’s such a performer, we were a little surprised. But it still made for an awesome summer night nonetheless. Even if most of the audience were still losing their baby teeth with Britney’s first single came out.

Disclaimer: Thank you to Hershey and TheMotherhood.com for selecting me to share My Favorite S’mores Face with you.  Although I received a gift card for my participation, all opinions expressed are my own.  And we all know I’m full of them.  Natch.

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Claire August 6, 2011 at 10:50 am

Hmmm, for me right now, it’s a bunch of tired pediatric residents, forgetting work for a couple of days, remembering how fun it is to roast the marshmallow until it’s almost (or fully) burnt and then trying to figure out how to get it onto the graham cracker without letting it fall on the ground! We make s’mores at our peds retreat every year and it’s one of my favorite parts…the only time I have s’mores…at least right now!

I love Nick’s shirt, that is cool. As for N’sync…Lance is from my hometown and went to my high school. He even came back one day and taught us (8th grade girls at the time!) one of the dances to a music video. Oh, we thought we were SOOOO cool. Ha!

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amy marantino August 6, 2011 at 12:03 pm

i remember making smores at girl scout camp. what a lovely, sticky mess.

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Mellisa W. August 6, 2011 at 2:40 pm

The best is when the kids burn their marshmallows a little to much and don’t want to eat it. Okay, I will (love, love, love very burnt marshmallow). Thanks!

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Stacie August 6, 2011 at 4:45 pm

When I was little we lived in PA and I got to go to Hershey Park for my 1st roller coaster! It was WONDERFUL!! And we went thru the chocolate factory too. It is a great summer memory! I also went to Dorney park a lot. I’d love to see it again as a grown up!

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Lauren O. August 6, 2011 at 5:40 pm

On a camping trip with my (now) husband, I remember him kissing the graham cracker crumbs off my cheek when we were making S’mores. They are still one of my favorite desserts :)

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Lauren O. August 6, 2011 at 5:42 pm

I tweeted your post: http://www.twitter.com/ldrd

Thank you! :)

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The Neighbor Wife August 6, 2011 at 7:56 pm

Best Smore’s memory…… camping with the Girl Scouts at Jockey Hollow. We also love making them over the fire pit at my moms house.

Love the T-Shirt!

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Suzi August 7, 2011 at 12:34 am

best smores memory…alley pond park in NY with my family when I was a kid

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M August 7, 2011 at 4:19 am

bonfires (with s’mores of course!) and hot-tubbing under the stars…

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Joanne August 7, 2011 at 5:50 am

My favorite s’mores memory is when, as one of our senior week trips in college, our class went to a beach outside of Boston, started campfires and roasted smores. It was a pretty fantastic nights and one of the last where my friends were all together in one place.

i’m super kinda jealous that you saw britney in concert.

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Autumn @ Good Eats Girl August 7, 2011 at 5:08 pm

S’mores are a favorite in our house! My little ones love them and I love to see their marshmallowed faces when they are done!

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Staci A August 7, 2011 at 8:41 pm

I love the s’mores tee! One of my favorite memories from this summer has been building a fire when we were on vacation and roasting marshmallows. My son was so excited to get to stay up late (and eat lots of sugar.) The whole trip was so much fun and I loved seeing the excitement on my son’s face!

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Stephanie August 8, 2011 at 10:04 am

Sitting up really late with the kids, roasting hot dogs and making smores over our fire pit. The best memories are the ones that cost so little!

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Stephanie August 8, 2011 at 10:06 am

I tweeted your giveaway! http://twitter.com/#!/step73

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Ramona August 8, 2011 at 10:51 am

I like Brittney’s music.

He’s grinning like he just ate some smores.

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paula August 8, 2011 at 1:45 pm

I’ve never actually eaten a s’more. I was never a Girl Scout – what can I say? If I win this kit I can make my first s’more. I did love the S’more candybar that Hershey sold briefly. I’m a little PO’d at Hershey about that and some other things. Moving to Mexico, changing the formula to cheaper ingredients and the worst – they stopped making Kissables which were peanut-free and not cross-contaminated with peanut and the closest thing to an M&M that Nick could eat. They replaced them with the Drops that Nick can’t have. But Nick loves their plain chocolate bars and their new aerated bars are safe for him too.

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crystal August 8, 2011 at 3:53 pm

My husband and I made smores inside in our new home after we moved in, and we got sticky roasted marshmallow all over the fireplace!!! We stick to making smores outside now!

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Claire August 8, 2011 at 6:33 pm

summer fishing on camping days was teh best as a kid!!

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Christy August 9, 2011 at 4:19 pm

My husband built us a fire pit this summer when we took down our girls swing set and fort because, sniff, sniff, they have officially outgrown it! The fire pit has brought us many hours of pleasure and memory making this summer. The girls roast marshmallows for s’mores and we get to sit and relax with a glass of wine and a beer and watch our lovelies make memories.

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Christy August 9, 2011 at 4:21 pm

wow, i just realized I am too late! Oh well, happy to share anyway!!

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