Sunday, August 30, 2015

Cape Breton Farmhouse

Some pictures of our sweet old family farmhouse in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia where we spent our summer vacation...

The house is closed up all winter.  It must be happy to have lots of summer activity!

The pantry - my favorite little room in the world!

The old fashioned kitchen is our gathering place.

The living room set up for kids to watch movies.  We don't have television service and I kind of regret buying the DVD player - it kept them inside too much!

Cozy bedrooms and vintage quilts.

Mermaids are a theme in the bathroom.

The porch with a fresh coat of paint.

A fantastic sky!

Looking back down the road - no neighbours in sight!

Missing the little house until next year...

Monday, August 24, 2015

Back to School and Simple Vegetarian Meal Planning

Arriving home from vacation on Friday and having the kids start school on Monday has been a bit hectic to say the least.  I REALLY needed some simple meal plan ideas for the coming week...

I'm so glad I found this meal plan on the Stone Soup blog!  10 ingredient shopping list and 5 ingredient meals...  Yes, please!

We had the lentils on zucchini ribbons tonight and it was simple and delicious - just the thing after vacation and some too-rich restaurant meals.

We have a grandson in pre-K,  a grandson in 1st grade,  two granddaughters starting middle school,  a son in college for Engineering and a daughter back to school at 30+ for pharmacy...

Cheers to education! We couldn't be more proud of all of them!