SUMMER 2020

8.02.2020


Ahh hello my loves! How are you all? I've been missing posting blog posts so much but life the past few months has been such a rollercoaster. Where do I start lol Work has been really tough for me, as I work in the hospital and although I'm not working directly with patients, the behind the scenes has been extremely exhausting. Things have finally slowed down a bit but I'm nervous that the second wave might be coming. Everyday life has been quite different, weird and challenging. Wearing a mask is the new normal but honestly I cannot wait until the day we no longer have to wear it. 

Summer has flown by so we are just trying to come up with fun things to do within New England since we don't feel safe traveling. Kudos to those who have traveled, ya'll are brave! We went to Maine for the day with my brother and his wife last weekend. We went up to Old Orchard Beach which was so nice! Beach days are my fav! We got their super early and by the time we left was when the beach got crowded. The sun felt so good on the skin but as always I got burnt! Not fun!! After the beach we drove to Portland, ME and walked around. Portland is such a cute little city. We grabbed some lobster rolls because hello its summer and having a lobster roll is a must. Their lobster rolls were so yummy! We went to The Highroller Lobster Co which I highly recommend. Also if you're a donut lover stop by The Holy Donut. Keven was in heaven. He's a huge donut lover and regretted not getting a dozen donuts to go lol

We took off Thursday and Friday this past week and planned a few day trips. It's crazy that during this weird time it has opened our eyes to explore local areas that we never really thought to. We went to Providence, RI on Thursday. We walked around, shopped a little and grabbed some food. We ate these delicious sliders from Harry's Bar & Burger. Probably my 2nd fav sliders I've ever had. Then on Friday we spent the day in Rockport, MA. If your ever in Massachusetts definitely visit Rockport. The view of the harbor with the boats was beautiful and the little town itself was the cutest. After we explored Rockport we went to Woodmans of Essex and had a yummy fried seafood plate and coleslaw. Another great place that I recommend, the seafood tasted so fresh!

Saturday was probably my favorite day trip of them all. We got up super early and hit the road to Newport, RI. It was about an 1 1/2 drive from our house. I've heard Newport was beautiful and that we had to visit and boy were they right. We started the day by doing the cliff walk. Wow the view while walking through the cliff was insanely beautiful. Hearing the sound of the water was so relaxing. The mansions were crazy beautiful and to think that people actually lived there. We walked down Bellevue Avenue, Thames Street and walked around the Waterfront. The weather was perfect for a day in Newport, super sunny and it wasn't humid. With all that walking we were craving some ice cream so we stopped by Kilwin and they didn't disappoint. After all the exploring we did, our tummies were rumbling. Winner Winner was on my list to grab food. We got some good ole fried chicken and biscuits. The 40minute wait was totally worth it. I loved that everything was made as ordered so everything was fresh. Best fried chicken, the flavor was on point and the biscuit was so yummy! So happy we got to spend the day in Newport!

These days trips were fun and all but a week long vaca in a tropical island is much needed, hopefully soon! We're definitely having major wanderlust, anyone else? We are enjoying the summer as much as we can while staying safe. Hope you're all doing well and let me know what you have been up to this summer. xo

P.S. Make sure to follow me on Instagram to see what I am up to as I post on IG stories often. Also I saved our summer adventures under the highlights section :)

90 comments:

  1. I can't imagine how unnerving it must be working in a hospital even without having direct patient contacts. It sounds like you had a lovely vacation while managing to stay in New England. Best wishes for the rest of your August, summer, and beyond.

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  2. AHHHH! SUCH A GREAT POST, I LOVE READING IT. THANKS FOR SHARING IT.

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  3. I'm glad you had a lovely vacation!

    Jennifer
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  4. Your day trips sound very amazing and I'm loving those pictures. The food omg looks so yum!

    xx Simone
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    1. They were so much fun and yes the food was sooo yummy! Have a great day Simone!

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  5. So glad you were able to get away! Love all these pics.

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  6. This looks like all the perfect summery fun! As challenging as this time has been, and how sad I've been that we can't travel far right now - it's been a blessing in disguise to explore more of what is right around us. Growing up in Connecticut, one of my favorite summer day trips was taking the ferry to Block Island.

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    1. You are so right. Ohhh the ferry to block island sounds like so much fun!!

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  7. Thanks for keeping us updated!! Hope you're trying to sane with work!

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  8. Oh wow such a sweet post :)

    have a great day,

    Tiziana
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  9. Working at the hospital must be very stressful now.
    Amazing pictures, day trips sound wonderful!

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  10. Loving your post! such great content and photos . Also thank you for the kind words you left on my last post hun!
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  11. Working at a hospital must be so stressful right now, regardless of the role. I'm with you on the travel, definitely not brave enough for that. It's a shame because it doesn't look like I'm getting a trip this year now. It sounds like you've had some fun days out though x

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  12. We've been traveling around our area and it's nice to explore our own community.
    SO glad you're doing good even though it's stressful.
    XOOX
    Jodie
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    1. Thanks so much Jodie. Glad your enjoying your summer!

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  13. So happy you enjoyed your mini vacation! You deserve it!

    Shauna

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  14. Thank you for working in your hospital and supporting behind the scenes! Everyone appreciates the work that you are doing! <3

    I hope you have a fabulous week!

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    1. Awwww thanks so much Amber for your kind words!!! Have a great week xx

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  15. I have the same experience, I started exploring the surroundings and actually liked them!
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  16. Such a beautiful photos. I hope so that you enjoy in every moment of creating these memories.

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  17. Oh, I can imagine your work is challenging! But thank you for sharing with us all the wonderful pictures!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  18. Lovely post, enjoyed reading xx

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  19. Yes I can imagine working in the healthcare industry is quite challenging during these times. But the upside is that you are discovering some nice places close by. And at least you are doing your best at work and to enjoy the summer.

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  20. We're not comfortable traveling right now either. I'm glad you have gotten to take some fun day trips!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  21. I had no idea you worked in the hospital. That is tough but thank you for all that you do! Hang in there!! I'm glad you also got to getaway for a little bit!

    Tina
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    1. Thanks so much Tina! Hope you're doing well. You're babygirl will be here soon, yay!!

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  22. Such a lovely post, I'm so glad you enjoy to discover the surrondings! Beautiful pics!
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  23. Your photos are so beautiful and it is nice to read that you enjoy exploring new places.

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  24. What a wonderful summer, love your photos!

    xoxo
    Lovely

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  25. Best wishes for the rest of your summer! I hope you and your family stay safe!

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  26. Such a wonderful time
    Thank you so much for sharing with us.
    Happy weekend to you

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  27. Great such wanderful thank for sharing

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  28. Glad you're having a great summer so far!

    Nancy ✨ exquisitely.me

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  29. Thank God y'all safe and making the best out of summer. Very happy for you! I'm doing a bit of travelling around Europe. I just returned from Prague. Next stop will be Slovakia and Budapest if God permits. Don't worry, I'm staying safe and God got me.

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    1. Ahhh so lucky girl! Enjoy the traveling for me. Stay safe xo

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  30. Sounds like a lovely time.
    Gemma x
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  31. I wish I could road trip this summer, it is so fun, especially with a perfect sunny weather ! Your pictures are beautiful.
    Have a great week :)
    Sonia
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  32. Sadly no road trips for me, but I do agree - an island vacation would be wonderful right now. Beautiful images here, Nina! xx

    Naya
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  33. You def deserve those little day trip vacays, sister! Love that you guys are making the most of summer!

    -Ashley
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  34. I'm so pleased to see you've been travelling and making the most of summer! It looks as though you've had an amazing time :)

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  35. Beautiful photos! I think going local is the way to go these days, I'm sure there are always nice places to visit.

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  36. So glad you have been able to have an enjoyable summer locally, we haven't travelled either. Hope work gets easier for you, thank you for everything you do xx

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    1. Awww thank you so much darling! Hope are well and safe!

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  37. Sounds like a good time! I want to try that donut shop!

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  38. So glad you were able to get away for a few day trips! We have been doing the same, but I'm looking forward to travelling further afield again one day
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  39. Glad to know that you managed to have some day-off just to chill and seize the day! Working in hospital must be tough but I hope you stay safe & healthy always!


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  40. Glad you were able to explore a little even if you stayed close to home! We are able to travel around a bit but are choosing to stay close to home for a while too until things get better and safer!

    Hope things aren't too stressful for you at work!

    Hope that you are having a lovely weekend :)

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  41. Glad you guys were able to get a away a bit babe and it must be so hectic to work in a hospital right now, sending hugs xx

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  42. Firstly, thank you for all you do. I am so grateful to everyone in the medical field (Doctors, nurses, admin, pharmacists, custodial staff) for doing what they do during this very stressful and challenging times. I am glad that you got to get away to unwind and relax. Take Care

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    1. Thanks you so much Nikki! You're so sweet! Hope you are well xo

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