Adulting With Jam + A Giveaway!

Adulting With Jam + A Giveaway!

Today’s post is sponsored by Woo Garden. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

When I was younger, I probably ate enough Knott’s Berry Farm jam to fill an entire swimming pool. It was practically seeping out of my pores from all of the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and jam slathered toast I consumed.

So you can imagine how depressed I was when I grew up and became aware of the fact that the things I put inside of my body have a direct relationship to how I look and feel on the outside—because those preserves are loaded with high fructose corn syrup, and then more corn syrup, and pectin, etc.

I actually stumbled upon Woo Garden while I was putting together the June box for my company, Mama Love Collective. I loved the idea of doing a jam + tea towel combo to start out the summer, and I was over the moon when I came across Woo Garden and saw all of their unique, delicious sounding flavors.

This is not your mama’s jam, but I guarantee she’ll want some too! They use inventive ingredients such as early grey tea, grand mariner, and balsamic vinegar to craft one of a kind, innovative jams that excite the taste buds. These are the ultimate “I am adulting but I also still love to get down on a PB&J” spreads and I knew they must be mine.

I ordered their pineapple based “Dawn” jam for the boxes, and it was a HUGE hit! And Woo Garden was kind enough to send me two other jams to try out as well, which are both equally delicious.

Dreamy is a peach and earl grey combo, and it tastes just as the name suggests. I feel like I’m sitting on my in-laws back porch in North Carolina in the summertime with this jam. The earl grey tames a little bit of the sugary taste of peaches, and gives it a really great taste that isn’t overly sweet.

Musk is an apricot and cantaloupe jam, and it is absolutely fantastic as well. Again, it is sweet without being overpowering, and it also has a very refreshing taste to it. This one would be delicious on some french toast!

The entire family fell in love with these jams and now I want to buy every single flavor! I love the fact that the flavors are so versatile and I can use these jams on so many different things—from crackers and pancakes, to ice cream and panda cotta.

And because I love you guys and I just so happen to have a little inventory left over from our June box, I’ve decided to do a little Instagram giveaway!

(Image from Woo Garden)

So head on over to my Instagram page to enter for a chance to win a jar of Dawn jam! I will be choosing THREE winners so good luck!



Caramel Cinnamon Toast Crunch Marshmallows

Caramel Cinnamon Toast Crunch Marshmallows

There is something about a gloomy day that throws me into high gear. I think it’s because I know that the kids DO NOT CARE if it is raining, or freezing, or if Dorothy is being flung to our front porch by a tornado— they are going to party anyway. So it’s not like I can just kick back in my pjs and veg out on old movies while I eat tomato soup and drink hot cocoa.

No, the Franklin boys want what they want— and that is 1,000 million options of things to do at all times. So on days like today, where I’m reminded that even the sun gets to take naps, but I don’t— I have to find things to occupy the time at home.

I got super impulsive on our trip to the grocery store today (read: the weather made me do it) and I bought all kinds of things I would never buy, like marshmallows, jello, Fruity Pebbles, etc. So when I got home with these things, I was obviously like:

Hm. What can I do with all of this randomness? And why did I let myself go to the store without a list?!

So I made homemade play doh. Frozen yogurt cereal bark. And then, these bad boys.


I’m calling them Caramel Cinnamon Toast Crunch Marshmallows because that’s literally all that they are and I’m super creative like that.

Seriously— your ingredients list is three things.


Go make these, you won’t be sorry!