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scenes from my weekend.

It’s been a while since we’ve had a weekend with virtually no concrete plans. I don’t know about you, but I find that summer comes and goes so fast and it seems as if everyone wants to capitalize on it one way or another. There always seems to be some sort of event to attend, somewhere to be, something to do. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining one bit as we’ve had a ton of fun, but I must admit that it was nice to wake up when our bodies told us we were rested and carry on through the rest of the day with the slow leisurely pace that summer is supposed to bring.

We realized that with all of the going-ons lately, we have not had a moment to ourselves to go out alone and just be. So Saturday morning we packed up the car and headed north. Destination: a “secret”* beach outside of the city.  We brought the necessities: a bottle of prosecco, a red and white blanket, some cous cous salad and Stella. The day was spent in and out of the water in attempts to cool off, taking mini naps on the lawn and teaching each other new card games (something I learned: I am terrible at explaining the rules of a game and it often seems as if I’m adding in new rules throughout to benefit myself. I swear I am not! I simply forgot to tell you that part…) As the afternoon lingered into the evening, we packed up our picnic and headed home. But only because we wanted ice cream.

*We did not do a sufficient amount of research and our “secret” beach ended up being loaded down with cottages and the like.  As a result we may have set up shop on a small patch of grass next to a deserted road. Minor details. It was still wonderful.
And adding to my wishing well: find a real secret beach in which to spend our plan-free summer days from here on out. I’ll keep you posted with how this pans out. There may be picnic test runs in the near future. 


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  • Reply
    Barb Andrews
    July 18, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Come up to Collingwood sometime and I will show you my secret beach–I must really love you!!!

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    Lara Matos
    July 18, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Yum, watermelon and champagne. That seems like a nice little combination!

    • Reply
      July 19, 2011 at 1:24 pm

      It was a GREAT combo. The other thing I discovered this weekend: watermelon and beer go exceptionally well together as well

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    July 18, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    I know I’ve told you this before, but I am in LOVE with your photos.

    How are you processing them, or are you using a Lomo? They splendid!

    • Reply
      July 19, 2011 at 1:24 pm

      Thanks Chrissa!
      I just use photoshop. I get this question a lot so I think I may do a tutorial on it soon!

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    July 18, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    What a picture perfect weekend! Hope you have an amazing week! xx

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      July 19, 2011 at 1:24 pm

      It really was great. Thanks Caitlin :)

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    design traveller
    July 18, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Looks like a very nice weekend :)
    Your photos are interesting, well captured moments… and retro cute :)

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    Chelsea Talks Smack
    July 18, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Oh sigh, this looks so lovely.

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    Kayla @ Exquisite Banana
    July 20, 2011 at 12:02 am

    well, my dear,

    first things first. your comment totally made me smile because it was a). witty; b). adorable; and c). genuine.

    but perhaps more importantly, it led me to discovering your amazing space here! For real, where have I been? Instantly transfixed…I have a feeling we’re going to be fast friends :-)

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      July 20, 2011 at 12:07 am

      yesss! I like the sound of all of the above

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    Sarah Klassen
    July 20, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Jacquelyn, these pictures are so fun! I have to ask, what kind of dog do you have? He/she must be a terrier of sort. I have a Jack Russell and the shape of face looks rather familiar :)

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      July 21, 2011 at 10:45 am

      you’re right! She’s a jack russell, bichon mix. A random mix but it works out perfectly. Because of the bichon, she rarely sheds, and it calms her down a lot. Although, I must admit that she still gets random jack russell energy sprees where just just needs to tear around a backyard for a while.

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