The last time I went to Canada, I think I was 16. My mom and I took a road trip together, for me to learn how to read a map to get to my destination, and also for me to be comfortable driving long distances in places I don't know. This was clearly before mapquest, google maps, and apps! We went to Toronto and Niagra Falls.

This time around, the boo and I took a road trip to Ottowa. It was a much needed reunion, and a great one! I had an amazing time, full of love, laughs, food and family. I also got to peek in on their culture and learn a few fun things.

  • They have pretty colorful money
  • Their single dollar is a coin called a loonie
  • They have a two dollar coin called a toonie
  • “Eh” and how they pronounce about …is really like the movies/tv
  • They don't use pennies
  • There are higher taxes on alcohol, this makes sense because of their universal healthcare system. If you are going to drink, you are going to cost the government more, so they will tax you more!
  • They created hockey
  • Tim Horton was a hockey player… He would.

Tim Horton's is awesome. I love it. They have cookies. They have timbits, and they have XXS. What's up with all these giant smalls in America. This is why we are fat. The first thing we did when we crossed the border was drive through a Tim Horton's for some french vanilla coffee. *sigh. Other than my family, this is what I will miss the most.

The weekend consisted of eating out, bbqing, walks on the beach, catching up and photo ops with Avairy. There was happy news of engagement, and brainstorming bachelorette shenanigans. We've decided to do this every summer, so that our future children can have each other as they grow too! I can't wait to see them again next year…because clearly I can ONLY go to Canada in the summer.


Crawfish Season

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Yaaay crawfish season is in full effect. This makes my heart and tummy happy. I love when my family gets together over a big pot and 40lbs of fresh Louisiana Crawfish!

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And I don’t think that I am biased when I say that my big brother makes the BEST crawfish boils EVER. EVER. I’ve eaten at the places around here, and I am SO glad that he and his family moved closer to me and my little brother.

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He puts a lot of love and good ol’ Louisianan know-how in his boil. I literally cannot be satisfied with any crawfish on this coast if it isn’t made by him.

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What are you looking forward to as the water warms up?!

Father’s Day Crab Boil

I spent Father’s day with my big brother and his wife, my nephew and the dog. Here’s the visual recap.

Great weekend with family. Next up, going to the OBX for the first time!


Bacon Birthday Brunch

image Happy Birthday Brother!

I love my baby brother more than anyone in the world. So to celebrate his birthday, I wanted to give him one of his favorite things in the world… Bacon. So here was my challenge. To make a whole bunch of things with bacon and throw him a brunch. What was on the menu?

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