Ultimate S’more

Nothing says summer like a gooey yummy s'more. It's time to take the s'more up a notch & enjoy it all year long!

8 graham crackers, crushed

1 cup unsalted butter, melted

4 dark chocolate pudding cups

1 cup dark chocolate chips

16 marshmallows

1 cup almond slices, toasted (optional)

strawberries (optional)

 

Preheat oven to 325°

Combine crushed graham crackers and melted butter in a medium mixing bowl. Divide cracker mixture evenly between 4 small ramekins. Press mixture into bottom of each ramekin to form a crust. Spoon 1 pudding cup into each ramekin. Spread evenly over crust. Sprinkle ¼ cup of chocolate chips into each ramekin. Place ramekins in oven. Bake for 10 minutes, until chocolate is melted. Remove ramekins. Heat oven to 500° (broil) (Optional: top with toasted almond slices) In a single layer top each dish with marshmallows. Place ramekins bake in oven, on top rack. Broil for 1 minute or until marshmallows or until golden brown. Serve with fresh strawberries (optional).

Serves 4

 

10 Summer Fundays

Make your summer end with a bang! Enjoy these 10 Summer Fundays.

With a few more weeks of summer left, it’s time to make the most of the warm sunshine. We’ve got some fabulous summer fundays to make these last weeks extraordinarily memorable.

Cape Cod Bike Ride & Picnic

You don’t have to live at the Cape to enjoy the iconic summer vibe. Find yourself the cutest picnic basket and fill it with all of your favorite goodies. Don’t forget a cute vase to add some flare to you picnic with some fresh picked flowers from your picnic extravaganza. When you basket is packed strap it onto your cruiser and head to the park or near by lake.

 

Backyard Camping Trip

Sure, you could have a simple backyard camping night, weekend, whatever… BUT why not take it up a notch. Invite your girlfriends, your lucky fella or enjoy the time alone. Set up your tent, add a movie projector, hotdog and s’mores bar… And you’ve got yourself a night of fancy backyard camping.

 

Polaroid Picture Adventure

There is just something beautifully nostalgic about a polaroid picture. Snag yourself a camera on Amazon and hit the road. Spend the day searching for the perfect summer inspired pictures.

 

Basic Girl Day

We all love the best of the Basic Girl trends. Why not make a silly day out of doing all the “Basic” things of life. Start your day with some avocado toast and a delicious cup of coffee. Get yourself gorgeous and have a Snapchat selfie sesh. Then you absolutely have to spend the afternoon floating in the pool on a fabulously extra large pink swan. Top the night off with some sushi and a rom-com… don’t forget the rosé!

 

Get Your Park On

When was the last time someone went parking on a date? Find a secluded spot with a beautiful view and park your car. Hop in the backseat and enjoy a steamy makeout sesh. Enjoy the romantic throwback!

 

Swing and Read

Grab your summer read and curl up in a hammock. Make sure to grab a light cozy blanket, a crisp glass of wine and a soft pillow. Maybe a few snack too! If you’re looking for the right boo head over to the K Girl Book Klub and grab your copy of our monthly read (don’t forget to signup so you get a new fab book each month).

 

Find the Perfect Home

Even if you aren’t in the market for a new home, spend the day house hunting. Hit up all the open houses you can find. Be sure to bring a camera and pen and paper. You never know what clever ideas you might see.

 

Be a Tourist

Get to know your town. Take the day hitting up all the local hotspots and tourist attractions.

 

Watch a Sunrise

We always catch a beautiful sunset. But how often do we catch a beautiful sunrise? Make yourself some coffee or tea and find a comfy spot to watch the sunrise. Really take in this beautiful moment and let it energize your day.

 

Throw a Birthday Bash

Who cares if your birthday is in December? Throw yourself a ½ birthday party full of summer fun from when you were a kid. Set up a water sprinkler and maybe a slip n’ slide. Top it all off is a full on sundae bar. Let out your inner child and get wild! Feel free to add an adult flare with some Jell-O shots and you fav drinking game. Just be sure everyone has responsible fun!

 

With all these great ideas, you are sure to end summer on with a bang. Life is about having fun; whatever you do make sure you are having fun. Get out and experience this beautiful time of year!

Let us know how you enjoyed your summer fundays. Leave a comment below!

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Summer Shrimp Pappardelle

Healthy has never tasted so good.
Perfect light and healthy meal for warm summer nights.

 

2 tbls. olive oil

3 Shallots, sliced

6 garlic cloves, minced

1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes

3/4 cup semi-sweet white wine

4 fresh basil leaves, chopped

2 fresh oregano sprigs, chopped

2lbs. shrimp, peeled and deveined

4 small kumasi tomatoes, 1 inch cubed

1 8oz. package pappardelle

1 bunch of fresh parsley, chopped (garnish)

Heat large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add olive oil. When oil is hot add shallots and garlic. Cook until translucent. Add red pepper flakes, wine, 1/2 basil and 1/2 oregano. Stir bringing to a boil. Add shrimp, cover until almost cooked, about 3 to 4 minutes. Toss in remaining herbs and tomatoes. Cook pasta according to directions. Pour shrimp and sauce over pasta, sprinkle fresh parsley and serve warm.

Serves 6

K Girl’s Summer Reading

Perfect summer reading for every K Girl!
Perfect summer reading for every K Girl!
It is time to hit the beach! Whether you are a tanning Queen or a sporty surfer type, there will be a time in your beach living that you need a good book to unwind. Here is our summer reading list.

The Carpenter

by Jon Gordon
This is a great little book that packs a powerful life punch. The Carpenter is far beyond your ordinary “business knowhow” book. Mr. Gordon takes his wisdom and transforms it into an easy and lovable story.An absolute must read for every entrepreneur & leader.

Girls In Trucks

by Katie Crouch
This fun easy read is the perfect book to take you back to the South. Ms. Crouch’s style of writing will keep you searching for answers and thoroughly engaged. Girls In Trucks  is full of Southern charm & manners.

The Summer Series (Summer Girls, Summer Wind & Summer’s End)

by Mary Alice Monroe
The Lowcountry series is the ideal beach read. Beautifully written and full of laughs, tears & so much more. Pick up all three & you are set for the summer.

The Glass Kitchen

by Linda Francis Lee
The Glass Kitchen is a vivid story you wont soon forget. You will giggle for hours on the sandy beach. Ms. Lee will captivate you with her pungent details and smooth writing. Just make sure to stock up on lots of delicious treats before you dive into this quirky story.

#GirlBoss

by Sophia Amoruso

Great read for the female entrepreneur. Sophia Amoruso started from nothing and built an empire. #GirlBoss will make you laugh out loud. Even if you know her story you will never except all the twists and turns. Talk about an inspiration!