Summer Lately

August 11, 2014

It’s been a while since I’ve done a weekend recap. With all of the travelling, I thought the rest of the summer would be spent tackling my Summer 2014 Bucket List, but it’s ended up being so much more.

I’ve been fortunate to be able to escape the city quite a bit lately and have been trying to soak in the rays and get in as much activity outside as possible. But now I’m sitting eating take-out with my besties by my side and I’m not eager to be sitting in front of this screen. So instead I’m giving you a major photobomb of what I’ve been up to lately. I do NOT want this summer to end!

Hiking out at the Royal Botanical Gardens with ma main man.

hikingPuppy cuddles with my bestie’s puppy. Meet Rhett. He’s the best.

IMG_8794I just can’t…

IMG_8808All suited up for one serious bike ride in Collingwood….

bikingTo get ice cream 😉

ice creamWeekend dock chills at Benny Mo’s cottage.

IMG_8941Featuring Mr. Jetski. Thanks for driving slowly C!

jetskiAnd a casual 50 chocolate chip pancakes to feed 25. The perfect way to cap off a weekend of fun.

BreakfastIt’s crazy to think how quickly this summer is going by AND that I will be in Martha’s Vineyard a week from now! HOLY BALLS I’m excited! In the meantime, It’s back to the grind! So much to do, so much to share.

What has your summer looked like lately? Do you like being in a city in the summer or do you prefer to escape the hustle bustle?


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    Arman @ thebigmansworld
    August 11, 2014 at 5:15 am

    I’m glad you’re getting all this jazz out of your system before the king arrives.

    I think it is absolutely epic that you dressed like that to get ice cream. Priorities.
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    August 11, 2014 at 5:37 am

    I can not decide which photo I love the most. First the one of you and C on the jetski and second the pancakes. Perfect!!

    I love both. I LOVE Summer in the City, the atmosphere, the beats, the energy. But I also love to escape – preferably somewhere with a lake or a beach. I don’t want the summer to end either!!
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    meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles
    August 11, 2014 at 6:18 am

    Summer is going way too fast. I say it every year but this time I mean it!
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    erin @ The Almond Eater
    August 11, 2014 at 7:24 am

    Jealous of your jet ski adventures! They are so much fun, even though Im quite terrible at driving them. You should have sent Rhett via mail… I swear I would have given him back in a week or two.
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    Pip {Cherries & Chisme}
    August 11, 2014 at 7:40 am

    Haha amazing ice cream cycle! That’s what I like to see 🙂
    This summer’s been a bit weird for me as I’m still adjusting to life after Argentina and looking forward to moving to London in a month or so… I think I’m craving a bit of city time!
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    Tiff @ Love, Sweat, & Beers
    August 11, 2014 at 7:55 am

    “main man?” haha You’re awesome. Dock chillin’ looks fantastic, and it makes me miss having a boat!
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    Heather @fitncookies
    August 11, 2014 at 8:30 am

    What a fun summer weekend. I am with you and summer is flying by! I’ve been trying to tackle some of my summer to do list. Wish weekends would slow down! Jet skis are so fun! Because I don’t live in the city, I actually like going in for the hustle and bustle 🙂
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    Kelly @ Kelly Runs For Food
    August 11, 2014 at 8:52 am

    My summer has been super chill, which I don’t actually mind. I love just relaxing outside when I have free time. Of course, there was also Vegas, which was a whole summer’s worth of party crammed into 4 days.
    For the first time in a while, I actually feel recharged and ready for fall to get here!
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    Jaclyn @ BumpSweat
    August 11, 2014 at 9:00 am

    I love the pic of your friends on the dock. Looks like something out of a J.Crew magazine 🙂
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    cait @pieceofcait
    August 11, 2014 at 9:08 am

    your gonna love MV!!!! I love to escape to the cape. so peaceful calm and just overall relaxing! summer has been great! i graduated, a new nephew, greece and our yearly visit to the cape. I cant believe how fast its going!! 🙁
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    Kim @ BusyBod
    August 11, 2014 at 9:48 am

    All of your pictures look amazing! I really need to invest in an actual camera… and photography lessons. I am all about making up for lost time the past week so I’ve been off to the cape, playing outside with John and the dogs, grilling at a BBQ and generally doing every summery thing I can. Three more weeks to fit it all in before work starts!
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    Samantha @ The Faithful Runner
    August 11, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Awesome! Love the stacks of pancakes. 🙂 What a fun time!
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    August 11, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Yay for summer activity-ing and eating! It is seriously crazy how fast it is going. I can hardly take it.
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    August 11, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Oh my gosh it looks like you are having so much fun!!! I was in Martha’s Vineyard on Friday! What town are you going to? Your photos are great by the way!

    I definitely prefer getting out of the city. Last night when we arrived back in NYC, all I could think was “I didn’t miss this place one bit while I was gone!”
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    August 11, 2014 at 11:39 am

    THAT dog is so cute!
    I have not been on a jet ski for ages, it is so much fun though!
    This Summer has been busy so far and will only get busier in the next 5 weeks. I can’t believe I am leaving the country in 5 weeks… help! Not complaining though, got some amazing friends and family to get in, and that is all good 🙂
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    Sarah @ Sweet Miles
    August 11, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Holy yummy ice cream!!! YUM!
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    Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health
    August 11, 2014 at 11:46 am

    seems like you are had a wonderful summer…and you been traveling quite a bit, im jealous.
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    Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious
    August 11, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Isn’t it crazy how fast the summer has flow by? I haven’t even done anything fun either. 🙁 I feel like my injury, work and Mom’s surgery stole my summer thunder.
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    Melissa @ Mango About Town
    August 11, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    It looks like you’ve been having a fantastic summer. I can’t believe how fast it’s going by, but I’m happy that I’ve had a chance to go camping and experience some of the festivals going on in Winnipeg this summer. Here’s to a great last few weeks of summer!
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    Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves
    August 11, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Y’all are too dang cute. I definitely love getting out of the city for the summer, despite the fact that I’ve been near NYC and Orlando this whole time… I’m craving a hike!
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    August 11, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    So many fun outdoor adventures!
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    Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut
    August 11, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Dude your BF looks like a model in that pic. So does your dog!!

    So I have a bike that has been sitting in our apartment garage for a whole year now…maybe I should get a sweet outfit like you (including a helmet! safety first!!) and convince the BF to ride with me for some icecream!!
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    Amanda @ .running with spoons.
    August 11, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    Get me out of the city! That’s what I’ve been saying (and doing) all summer. Lots of time in the mountains, lots of time at the lake, lots of time hiking trails… which are -technically- still in the city, but as long as I can’t see any buildings or hear any traffic, I’m okay with this 😀
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    Annie @Maebells
    August 11, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    What a precious puppy!! Love this! Looks like you have had a great summer!
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    Sam @ Better With Sprinkles
    August 11, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Aww, it looks like you’ve been having so much fun this summer! I love cities – I want to live in a big city. But I want to be able to get to a mountain or a lake quickly – I have a few ideas in mind for where I want to end up 😉
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    August 11, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    That picture of C with the dog is THE BEST. You should have C make a calendar of him with a different dog every month for you. Or to sell. Whichever. 🙂
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    Alexis @ Hummusapien
    August 11, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Wait. Curt and your doggie. Literally I need that enlarged and hung in my room next to a JT poster or something. Either that or I’m blowing it up for your wedding as a little Mazel Tov board. DYING.
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    August 11, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    I prefer being on the beach all the time but that hasn’t been happening lately so I will just keep going.
    Looks like you had a great weekend!!!
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    August 12, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Sadly, my summer has been pretty much chained to my desk at work. I have tried to make the most of my free time though. Like now for example. Since I didn’t go to the gym today on my lunch hour, I’ve decided to take 10 minutes and eat my salad, while catching up with some of my best bloggers….i.e. you.

    I am so glad you’re having a blast and enjoying your summer. You’ve worked so hard lately, it’s nice to see you relax and let loose, not that I think you have a problem doing either. I guess what I’m trying to say, rather badly I might add, is you earned it. Enjoy. Live it up.

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    Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    August 13, 2014 at 12:31 am

    I’m loving the photobomb… it looks like you have been having a lot of fun woman!!
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    Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen
    August 13, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    Biking to get ice cream is the best reason to bike, in my opinion. 😉 Also I love hiking at the RBG!

    My summer so far has been filled with internship, camping, trips to the Niagara area, and England. I hope to enjoy these last few weeks of summer with some hiking and beach days (and hopefully seeing you!).
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