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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

Weekend Recap: Mother's Day 2021

My daughter's plate (mine had more eggs and no toast)

Mother's Day in a pandemic is about the same as it was pre-pandemic....and I wouldn't have it any other way. From waking up and enjoying the first cup of coffee from the comfort of my bed, to hearing the kids making me a yummy breakfast, some traditions were just not meant to be broken or altered! 

We had our super amazing breakfast, then hubby went to bed (he had just come off a night shift and had to be back at work later that evening), and I had some quiet time which is always a bonus in my books. 

I can't say I did anything exciting during my time alone, but sometimes making a homemade detox tea and watching some HGTV are all I need to relax and unwind. What's in my detox tea you ask? Well usually it's just some hot water, fresh lemon juice, a chunk of fresh ginger, and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper OR a small dollop honey. But this time I nixed the cayenne and honey, and added a mint leaf. It didn't taste great (too strong with boiled water) so I'll save the mint leaves for cold water instead.

Quiet Time and Detox Tea After a Large Breakfast

In the afternoon I convinced the kids to go on a nature walk with me...I had to bribe them with hot chocolate from Starbucks. It worked, they indulged me in some family time and it felt so nice to get out of the house. I'm finding that now that I work from home, and we're in a lockdown, I never leave my house. I didn't realize how much I needed to get out! Anyone else feel that way?

My kiddos...they're growing way too fast!

We finished off the day with some homemade pan pizza (and wine for me). Sooo good, and now we're obsessed with making pizza! I am sure homemade pizza will now be a staple at our house from now on!

Who knew pizza baked in a cast iron skillet would be so tasty!?


How was your mother's day this year? Did you have to alter your traditions due to COVID-19?

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