Saturday is here again and so a peek into the past week.
Only ONE week left until the big yellow bus arrives!!! Bittersweet.
Time for a morning coffee on the front porch.
Have a great weekend!
Yesterday was a fun day for us! After finishing up some chores and doing some errands in town, we packed up some snacks and drinks and headed to Clovermead Adventure Farm. Together with my sister and a whole lot of kids, we left in the early afternoon. We kept an eye on the sky because grey clouds kept hovering over. It was a chilly afternoon for August, so we packed some extra clothes.
We discovered this place a few years ago and we’ve been back several times. It is great place to spend time with family. There is something fun for kids of all ages and every year that we return, there are new activities for the kids to do.
If you enjoy old-fashioned outdoor fun, rather than spending your day in an expensive, commercialized attraction park, this is the place to be. It is well worth your money! There are farm animals, pedal karts, mazes, zip-lining, an enchanted trail, large bouncer pillows, wagon rides, numerous hand-built play structures and much more.
The scenery isvery beautiful. When you arrive, it feels like you’re taking a stroll back in time. There is an old historical village that you walk through as you arrive and there are old antique and vintage buildings, machinery and other items throughout the farm.
Clovermead is a very educational place as it is an apiary. There so much to learn as the beekeeper teaches you about about bees and honey production. It’s amazing how God gave these creatures such an important role in this world!
There are many humorous signs around the farm!
The rain stayed away for the most part. It drizzled for a bit, but that didn’t stop us from having fun.
We ran out of time to visit the gift shop. We will have to try some of their delicious flavoured honey when we come back!
Bedtime will be early tonight. We have another outing planned for tomorrow!
I’m excited to share with you one of my favourite clothing designers for little girls! Last week, I decided to take Ava and Zara out for a little photoshoot. They are both wearing dresses designed by Kiki Fluhr from The Measure.
I bought these dresses a while back and I love them both. The Measure carries beautiful pieces of clothing for girls. Kiki Fluhr uses vintage fabrics as well as upcycled Oxford shirts for her designs.
The dress that Zara is wearing (above), was previously worn by Isabella. It has been washed many times and it has kept it’s bold , bright and full colors. The big, floral blossoms on the skirt are so pretty.
This blue/green-toned dress suits Ava perfectly (above). Blue is her favourite color so wearing it makes her happy. It flows so nicely when she runs and twirls. I love the light, blue border on the dark, green section at the bottom. The fabrics used in this dress have different textures and patterns which makes it very pretty and whimsical!
Check out The Measure if you are looking for a special outfit for your little girl. Whether it be for a special occasion or a hot day at the beach. You’ll find something perfect.
We have already passed the middle of August which means it’s time for another little collection of favourite things.
So here we go…
Stop by again next month to see some more favourite things!
Hello there, I hope you’re having a happy Monday!
Last week was a busy one! It was good, but busy. By the time Saturday afternoon rolled around, we still needed to do our weekly grocery trip and run some other errands. So, we decided to get a sitter for the kids and have a little errand date together! We hadn’t spent much time together the during the past few weeks and so this was a chance for us to catch up a little. Before heading to all the places that we needed to go, Johannes suggested we spend some time in the local antique store here in town. Of course, I agreed. So with coffee in hand, we went in.
Antique shopping can be so much fun. We both enjoy it. Actually, Johannes even more so than I. He likes to collect old vintage items such as clocks and framed pictures for his office. The fun part: you never know what you will run into. As you walk down the aisles, it feels like you’re going back in time. There is so much history in every booth.
We didn’t have anything specific that we were looking for but several pieces caught my eye:
I love the look of old red and white tins and pans. If I had more room in my kitchen, I would definelty use or display them!
Old perfume bottles. Interesting shapes and sizes. Smelling what’s inside them would be a little less pleasant, me thinks!
Interestingly, I came across this cute, little book. The kids just watched this old-time classic movie recently.
I was amazed at how many salt and pepper shakers I saw! There were so many in different shapes, sizes.
So what did we come home with, you wonder?!
I hope you had a good weekend. This summer seems to be flying by so quickly. This week we are hoping to do a fun outing for the kids and maybe we will start school supply shopping too!
Until next time…