We are back from our whirlwind tour of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The vacation was amazing but with so much driving I feel like we need a little vacation from our vacation, haha. Do you ever feel that way? We put 5500 km on our van in two weeks. Pretty crazy!
Look how stunning this place is.
All of the little galleries and artsy shops were so fun AND right on the ocean. Can you imagine? I could totally live here. Minus all the tourists of course.
The famous light house that sits atop the rocks, which the girls ran on for hours.
When on vacation the girls are given money to purchase a souvenir. We try to encourage purchasing something useful and not a trinket that will sit on a shelf and gather dust. The girls found Amos Pewter while wondering through the town and insisted on going in. I thought for sure it would be way out of their budget so tried to discourage them but it ended up being the perfect thing.
Gorgeous, beachy, tasteful pewter jewelry and super affordable, SOLD! The guy even offered to show us how they are made just a couple hours away in their shop.
Here is what their moulds look like (an owl Christmas ornament, must order that for the tree, adorable).
They put the moulds in a spinney thing (very technical, I know) then the hot pewter is poured in through a hole in the top.
It hardens in seconds and they then pop them out and sand them down. Pretty cool.
Everything was so pretty I decided to get myself one as well. I got a sand dollar and one of their new feathers to add to it. In hindsight I should have bought three feathers so I could have made earrings as well.
Milah got a gorgeous starfish. I really liked it and almost bought the same one.
The other two weren’t as co-operative with the photos but Ava ended up getting a shell and we bought Amelia a little turtle as she kept hoping to see one on our trip. I was a little concerned she wouldn’t want to wear it as she is only two but she insisted on wearing it every day we were away, so adorable.
Something they can cherish for years and will always remind them of this summer, money very well spent I think.