Friday, August 17, 2018

Friday Favorites.... A Few Early Fall Favorites

Happy Friday friends! Back to blogging this week after a break for the beach last week! We had some fun family time away....
If you missed my recaps, you can catch up here.

As always, I am linking up with three of my favorite blogging friends, ErikaNarci & Andrea to share a few of my favorite things!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Fun at the Toronto Aquarium

Hey there Wednesday!! So yesterday I shared some of our beach fun from last week. We had a few rainy days and decided to take a day trip to Toronto to check out the aquarium. It has been recently redone and we had heard some great things about it, so off we went! We got our tickets and I thought they were so cute. We each had a different sea creature. I am such sucker for detail like this!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Our Trip to the Beach!

Hey friends!!! We spent most of last week up at the beach with some good friends! It was a low key week with a fun day trip thrown in. Here's a peek at our trip in pictures😉
First we had to drop off Maddie. She spent the week at a farm, living her best life with lots of furry friends!
And then we loaded the car. I think we brought nearly everything we owned. It took me two weeks of collecting, buying and organizing things for a one week trip! 
The kids were in there somewhere!! 
First we had to get through two baseball games with Luke and then we could officially start vacation! 
Canada is just a hop, skip and a jump from where we live. The toughest part of getting there is usually traffic at the border.  
We unloaded a few things and headed to the water. Ella was happy to stretch her legs! 

Our first full day was beautiful and we spent the day with our toes in the sand! 
And eating all the snacks!! 
We had a big clambake for dinner. One that was thrown on the table... no plates or utensils required! 
It was a beautiful sunset! 
The next day brought lots of waves and we made full use of our boogie boards. 
We even had a quick visit from some of our friends! 
Every night we had a fire. 
And our friends introduced us to spider dogs.....
The next couple days brought a lot of rain. So we spent some time in the cottage reading.... 
And played lots of Uno!! 
We took a day trip on one of the rainy days to Toronto and visited the aquarium. I'll share more on our Toronto fun tomorrow!
The sun came back out on Thursday and we took our reading back to the beach! 
Ella and I worked on building a mermaid in the sand. 

And Luke built a fort by the water.
We all played in an awesome cornhole tournament. Luke and his partner made it to the championship! 
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We had a great time. Love doing the beach with this crew!
Don't love coming home to all the laundry!! 
3 more weeks until school starts! Keeping the Summer fun going until then!
See you tomorrow....there is always room for one more at our family table.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Something New for Your Family Table Week #29 Creole Mussels with Rice

Happy Monday friends!!! We are back from a great vacation...lots of sun, sand, friends and relaxing. After a week away I was pumped to be back in my own kitchen cooking a healthy dinner last night!
We all love seafood in this house. I love to try different varieties out and last night we did mussels. I have not made mussels in a while, and gosh they were good! We do clams pretty often in the Summer, and I think the mussels are more tender. They are a great source of protein, pretty inexpensive and they cook up quick!

Monday, August 6, 2018

Crab & Corn with Zoodles.....or Pasta

Hey Monday!!!  Before I get sharing this awesome recipe with you, I want to say this is my only post this week. We are headed to the beach, so I am taking the week off from blogging and will be back next Monday.😉
I have a yummy, Summer-y recipe to share with you today. I saw the recipe for this Crab & Corn Pasta dish from Mix & Match Mama and thought it sounded amazing! I got all the stuff to make it the other day, made a couple tweaks and it was a hit!
Here is the recipe from Shay @ Mix & Match Mama.