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Exploring Historic Grimsby Beach

A couple of weeks ago I took the kids on another little adventure. I stumbled on this blog post from In Search of Sarah about these fabulous colourful houses in a town not too far from where I live.  I packed up the kids and recruited my parents to come with us. We've lived in this area for decades and never knew this little historical area existed. So, I had to share the cuteness with them.  I won't pretend to be a historian and tell you all the amazing things about these houses but suffice to say, they were just as cute in person as they are in the pictures.  You can learn more about these houses here: Grimsby Beach - Visitor Info History and Heritage - Village of Grimsby I LOVED the colour of this home and it was just as fresh looking in person as it is in the photo. This home was stunning in person, the picture doesn't do it justice.  The kids wanted to sit on these stools so bad but I wouldn't let them! I had to remind them we were the too look not touch. But I

#CurrentlyJenBookClub: Jessica Simpson Open Book Review

I have been a Jessica Simpson fan since her first single I Wanna Love You Forever. And to say I was fangirling during her short season of Newlyweds, well, that's an understatement. Last month I read her new biography,  Open Book   and OMG it was so good. There were so many things I never knew about her life, like her claim to fame or details of her marriage to Nick Lachey. Here are my overall thoughts and impressions of what I learned about Ms. Jessica. Overall impression of the book Before I read  Open Book , I read lots of articles and reviews - mostly on gossip sites like  US Magazine  and  People.com . Everything I read was positive, but one review from the  LA Times  made me feel like I couldn't live another day without reading this book. You can read that review  here. But back to my overall impression of the book: it was raw, it was honest, and she is, surprisingly, a beautifully eloquent writer. Just the first few pages alone, describing her fear of s