Friday, July 31, 2015

Friday Potpourri


Hello lovelies
it's Friday ~ and I am ready for it!

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 it's a long weekend here
so we are packing up and heading to the cottage
I just want to say ahhhhhhhh



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the sandpipers are back and just waiting to put on a show
they truly are a sight to see

we took them for granted for so many years ~ they were always there
Grampy would tell us ~ the peeps are here

the coastline is now protected for them to ensure they come back
year after year
I could sit and watch them for hours

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there will be a bonfire or two
maybe some beverages
thebestneighboursever are coming for a visit on Saturday 
and staying for supper

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a walk on the beach to look for treasures
hammock time
camera in hand
some sweet treats
it's the end of the strawberries ~ makes me sad as they are so good
but since they were later this year I think they were around longer


my beach read ~ love this author



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our anniversary is on Tuesday
14 years
he still makes my heart happy
I love my boy


Wishing you a wonderful weekend
and if you are one of the lucky ones that have Monday off
enjoy every moment

xo


Friday, July 24, 2015

Friday Potpourri


Hello Friday!

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you don't see me for a month
then here I am the 3rd time this week

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it's been an emotional week
and I have learned that sometimes you just have to walk away

distance yourself from the drama

learn that you matter

you cannot help those that won't help themselves

cut people out of your life that don't respect you or your feelings

it's for your own health and well being

I will be ok

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this is true ~ not really ~ really
let's just say we will be better friends if you do....


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I made this cake a couple of weeks ago
it was delish ~ you need to do it
I think I would love it even more with lemon
love the lemon/blueberry combo

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I think we are staying put this weekend
time to get some stuff done around the house
and we will make cottage plans for the long weekend
that is coming up

so read ~ work ~ read ~ putter
is on my to do list

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love these ~ such a cute idea!

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Happy weekend!



Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Summer So Far


So Sunday I posted about Canada Day 
and I thought I would share some more happenings around here



I forgot to share my picture of the "cheese ball" I took out to Sam's party
after trying to make a giant maple leaf ~ I turned to my trusting cookie cutters
and arranged mini ones around the plate
I forgot to get a picture once the crackers were added ~ but it was fun and festive!

Although we have been to the cottage for day trips
we had not been down overnight once so far this summer
until last weekend that it is

can you believe it?
there has been so much going on ~ good things too
that we don't like to miss out on ~ so we stay put

things like ribfest ~ oh my Lord ~ hubby loves them
and I must admit ~ I like the not cooking part
and do enjoy a rib myself


there were 5 vendors and we bought from 4 of the 5 and shared
so we could try them all ~ well almost them all
we went last year for the first time and marked it on our calendars this year
it is a can't miss event

then the following weekend was the Atlantic Nationals
Friday night downtown is always a blast
Trev goes for the cars and I go for the social aspect
we tend to go early as there is usually a good crowd of people come 7 o'clock
and this year was no different

one of the big draws this year was a fav Canadian band was playing
so it brought even more people to the event


I shared a couple of pics on Instagram of the night
but this was when I gave Trev my phone and he held it up at arms length
and took a shot of Main Street ~ it was wild ~ so many people

April Wine still sounds as good as when I was a teen
so glad we went.

Saturday morning we got up ~ packed up and headed to the cottage
the lawn needed mowed ~ I cleaned up a bit and put stuff away
took over and did the rest of the mowing then we sat on our butts
and enjoyed the quiet

I read and napped and took pics
we ate well ~ played crib and slept sound
when we got up on Sunday there was nowhere we had to be

we visited with my uncle and I wandered through the fields
with my camera so I could get some shots of this




a sea Devil's paintbrushes ~ so pretty ~ so much orange
I don't think I have ever seen that many there at one time

we enjoyed the rest of the day ~ had supper then packed up and headed for home.

This past weekend was Mama's birthday
so we scooped her up on Saturday and went down the the camp
Trev's Mom was down so we busted in on her ~ put her gazebo up
and had some quality deck time with family and good friends.

Hope your week is going well!



Sunday, July 19, 2015

Catching Up


It's Sunday afternoon and supper's in the slow cooker
spaghetti sauce simmering on the stove ~ I have been to the grocery store
and since it has been raining off and on all day
I have been puttering around the house getting a few things done

things have been neglected ~ but aren't they always when the weather is nice
and we all just want to be outside?

after my husband called me a picture hoarder yesterday
and since I didn't blog anymore ~ why did I take so many
wait ~ what....

this place has been neglected lately as well
so I here to catch up a bit

and babe ~ I have always loved taking pictures
I don't think that will ever change!


Canada Day celebrations were different for us this year
as I headed to the beach and Trev stayed behind as he was helping out
in a neighboring village with their fireworks display

I picked up my nieces, Sam and Kat, and Kat's bf, Jon as
Sammie's sweet 16 party was at her grandfather's cottage
and it was my first time there




we walked on the beach ~ played frisbee ~ ate too much
it was everything Canada Day is supposed to be

surrounded by friends and loved ones
even though I was missing my boy



Kat & Jon



they had a bonfire and fireworks ~ but I had to head back into the city
so I missed out on that but a good time was had by all.

Good to be back!




Friday, June 26, 2015

Friday Potpourri


Can you believe that it is the end of June already...
where has the time gone!

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and officially summertime
which means so many good things!


and speaking of good ~ we have been enjoying

cherries as snacks
peonies bursting open 
warmish nights = evenings on the deck

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so many blooms and fresh cut grass
planting and weeding ~ enjoying all the green
time with my "big girl" camera  ~ I put it down too long

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 first week of hubby's new job and so far ~ so good

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tomorrow I will be putting out my red & white
as Canada Day is next week
so looking forward to it

it's a birthday weekend as we celebrate my MIL & SIL
with a brunch on Sunday

then my Sweet Pea turns 16 on the 2nd
I can't believe it ~ my Samantha is growing up
way too fast ~ I am a proud Auntie

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and I always have room for a new potato salad recipe

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Hope you had a great week
and that the weekend puts a smile on your face!