Friday Finds: What I’ve Loved on Vacation

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We have been on vacation for the past two weeks and have absolutely loved it. As our kids get older, we feel like quality time with them just gets sweeter. Since we are wrapping it up, I want to highlight some of my favorite finds from this vacation. Here we go!

  1. Coconut oil for your sunburn.  As if I needed another reason to love coconut oil! I will say, aloe vera is still my go-to to ease the initial pain, but coconut oil is great for the next day to hydrate and heal the skin.
  2. Fisher’s Popcorn.  If you have had the pleasure of visiting Ocean Ciy, MD, you have probably come across the amazing Fisher’s Popcorn.  They’ve been cookin’ up gooey caramel popcorn on the Ocean City Boardwalk since 1937.  You’re in luck if you get there when they bring out a fresh, hot batch.  Our new discovery this year was getting the caramel and cheddar popcorn mix.  Holy cow, you’ve gotta try it.  Salty and sweet goodness at it’s best! Click here if you want to check out their website, or just mix up a batch of your own caramel/cheddar combo.
  3. Playing Games. My mom brought this adorable game to play with the kids, and it was so fun watching them run around the living room searching for their ants to pick up with their velcro anteater noses.  Melissa & Doug does toys right.
  4. Biking on the Boardwalk.  This was the first year I have done this, and I think it will have to become a tradition.  My husband rented a regular bicycle with the other men in the family, but the kiddos rode with my mom and I in the 5 seat surrey.  It was a blast.  Next time, I plan on getting up extra early when the boardwalk is a ghost town, and enjoying the wind in my hair, cruising down the boardwalk before breakfast.
  5. Family dinners around the table. Seriously, it is one of my favorite things. No one is in a rush. We could literally sit there for hours and reminisce about the past, dream about the future, and laugh through it all. I saw this quote this weekend: “Family is like the branches of a tree growing in different directions yet our roots will always remain as one.” -author unknown. This quote is a good reminder that no matter how far away my family lives, we can still stay connected and close. I’m thankful for that because I know it’s not a given, it’s a blessing.

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I’m so thankful for time to rest, recharge, and bond with my most loved ones.

See you when I’m back in real life!

Steph

 

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