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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

Friday Five's: Canadian Thanksgiving Collection

It's Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada and I'm sooo pumped to be hosting a super small gathering (just my family, brother, and parents) on Saturday. The turkey is bought, recipes are pinned, and my daughter helped with the fall/Thanksgiving decorations around the house. All that is left is to get some yummy smelling fall candles, and also, get that bird in the oven (have to wait until tomorrow for that).

What Thanksgiving Means to Me

I never really thought too much about Thanksgiving in my early years, but as I got older, and more  specifically after I had kids, I've really started to have a new appreciation for the holiday. Another defining moment: when my dad survived his heart attack a couple of years ago. It's true what people say, life is precious and not a day goes by that I don't tell everyone I care about how much they mean to me. If I love someone, I tell them. That's just how I roll these days. We practice gratitude every day but what I love most about Thanksgiving, is that it forces us to just stop and spend the time to really dig deep and think about what is important to us, and, it helps enforce the message of gratitude for our kids as well. 

Here's how I plan to show gratitude this year, and how I'm making the day extra special and fun for the family:

Gratitude Game: I've heard of people doing this and I have always wanted to try it. Everyone writes down what they're grateful for, throw it in a jar, and then you go around the table and try to guess who wrote what. Check it out here on Sincerely Saturday.


Getting a little silly and competitive: My family is soooo big on dance parties and games and just having fun! Check out these hilarious minute to win it style games from Play Party Plan....can't wait to try some of these out tomorrow.


Cootie Catcher Turkey Style: My kids looooove a good cootie catcher. No matter how old they get, they seem to always have hours of fun with these things. This Thanksgiving themed cootie catcher from Brendid is so adorable, I can't wait to print them out.


Colouring isn't just for kids: Another awesome activity....colouring. Our fam is huge on colouring, especially after a big meal, while we eat our dessert and chug our coffee to stay awake past 8 pm lol. These colouring pages from Paper Trail Design are adorable and they'll help get that conversation going about what we're most grateful for this year.


What are your Thanksgiving traditions?

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