Friday, 7 August 2015

Friday, it's Friday!

Instagram this week.

Wasaga Beach.  My feet are really white.
Dusk and storm clouds at the lake.
Dessert at our new Coffee Culture.
Quinoa salad from Freshii...another new spot in town.

On our way to the beach we stopped at Walmart, hoping to pick up some shovels and buckets.  Our beach stash is in sad shape, thanks to most of it being tossed at the end of last summer.

Buckets and shovels were nowhere to be found.  It was August 3rd.  Instead we were greeted with shelf after shelf of books, paper, pencils and backpacks.  Seriously, the kids don't go back to school until September 8th, and summer technically doesn't end until September 23rd.

What the ....?  I love (I mean really love) back to school supplies.  I'm a sucker for new notebooks and fresh pens, and I'll get excited about back-to-school shopping in due time, but we're still in the middle of summer here.

Ugh.  Why does the world conspire to move ahead so fast?  We still have four weeks before school starts, and I'm not ready to give up enjoying this summer season.  Not by a long shot.

Because winter is coming.

Ali Edwards is doing A Week in the Life this month.  Have you ever done this?  I tried it last fall, and I tried A Day in the Life in the spring.  I love the idea of the whole project - I just haven't been very good at it.  

But that won't stop me from giving it another go.

Also, I want these Peanut Butter Cookie Bars.

And these Zucchini Blondies.

My to-read list is ridiculous, but that didn't stop me from checking out this collection of 53 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down.

And what is up with everyone picking up and traipsing over to Italy?  Now I want to go to Florence and Positano.  Sigh.

Happy Friday, happy weekend!


  1. Our school starts back next Wednesday, so I'm a bit jealous! Enjoy the last month of summer. Great photo mosaic, and now I want some carrot cake….it is carrot cake, right?!?

  2. Please tell winter not to come! Nooo! This summer needs more stories. Luckily we have a spot of time.
    We go back in September too, although not September 8th. That's the latest I've heard about. Enjoy!

  3. Oh wow, zucchini blondies? I need to try those! #PoCoLo

  4. Oo those blondies sound wicked awesome! Love the sky over the ocean - goes for miles!

  5. I share your love for brand new school and office supplies at back-to-school prices!

    Yes, winter always comes too quickly. Like you, I'm still in the full swing of summer, writing more stories that I can look back to on blustery, snowy days. Thanks so much for linking up with #candidcuddles! x

  6. I hear you - am not ready to give up summer either! I feel for the parents who have their kids already this week back to public school?? Crazy!

  7. Those puppies are so cute. It is winter here, so I am looking forward to the warmer weather coming. Thanks for linking up #mummyandus

  8. I'm not ready for back to school either wwaaaah! As soon as August comes it feels like a downward slope 'til school. We are enjoying our remaining weeks though! Thanks so much for linking up with #candidcuddles x

  9. Thank you for including the link to my Positano post, Jenn! I really appreciate it! Hope you do get to go! And, yeah, let's not rush fall!


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