Monday, August 8, 2016

My Chic Week: July 29- August 4

Happy Monday y'all! I know I typically share "My Chic Week" posts with y'all on Fridays but our internet was pretty much turned off at my lake house (we have satellite internet there) and so I didn't have the time to write it for y'all! I didn't want to wait till this Friday to share last week's MCW so I figured I would post it today! This post recaps from when I last caught up with y'all to last Thursday (the 4th) so I'll be sharing the rest of my trip in Friday's post!


One of the things I love about being at the lake is how relaxed and easy it is. I can sleep in and then we spend the rest of the day on the water or at the beach there. So if it seems like a lot of the days are repetitive, that's why ;).

After dinner on Friday night, we had our neighbors who are really close friends of our family over to cook s'mores. S'mores is one of those foods that I only really have on vacation or randomly but it's such a quintessential summer activity (and it was on my summer bucket list!).




Saturday was a pretty typical day up in New York but that night was a bit different as we went to Mass and then out to dinner and ice cream afterwards. Sadly, I accidentally left my phone at home so I wasn't able to take any pictures!

The weather was pretty crummy on Sunday so we went out for a little cruise on the boat in the morning. My uncle left in the afternoon and then my family and I watched old home videos.

I've been going up to New York every summer since I was a baby (my mom and my grandmother both vacationed there as children too) and every year, we try to plan one day trips. There's so many fun places to explore in the Adirondacks and this year, we decided to venture over to Vermont to go tour the Ben & Jerry's Factory.

The bridge that crosses from New York to Vermont

Ben & Jerry's is one of my favorite ice cream brands (it seriously can't be beat) so it was pretty cool to see a bit of a behind-the-scenes look at how they make their ice cream. And of course, we had to indulge in some while we were there ;)

The Flavor Graveyard


My siblings didn't want to get in the picture haha
The table where Ben and Jerry allegedly came up with the idea of Cookie Dough Ice Cream


That night, we had our neighbors over for dinner, which was so fun!

Tuesday morning, my mom, my brother, and I spent some time in town so that way we could go to a little coffee shop and connect to wifi for a bit. The Common App opened up on Monday so I was definitely eager to get some of my information logged in and get organized. I still (obviously) have a ton of work to do before submitting my applications in a few months but it's always good to get a head start. If you're a rising sophomore or junior, I would definitely recommend checking out my tips for beginning the college search process as it will be your turn to apply before you know it!

We headed home for some lunch and then went out on the lake! That night, we went over to our neighbor's for pizza and since I had wifi, I was able to go onto the new Instagram stories, which I have been loving! Be sure you're following me on Instagram so you can see my stories as well!


My aunt, my uncle, and my four cousins came to the lake on Wednesday so we went to the coffee shop again Wednesday morning to kill some time once they arrived. They arrived shortly after lunch and once they ate, we headed straight to the lake for an afternoon of tubing and hanging out at the beach!

Thursday is always the biggest day of our trip as it's Lobster Fest. My uncle who lives in Boston brings a bunch of lobsters up to the house and we have a big dinner with all my family and then family friends. I'm not a fan of lobster as I don't like seafood (fun fact about me) but it's a fun time nevertheless. We always spend the day out on the lake and then come back in for dinner!




If you haven't already, be sure to catch up on last week's posts:

July Favorites Tips for New Bloggers Late Summer Wishlist What's in my Bag (Tory Burch Thea Tote)

Hope y'all have a great start to your week!

42 comments:

  1. Happy Monday! Days spent on the lake really are the best days!

    Ashley // MyWellDressedLife.com

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  2. That ice cream looks AMAZING! Drooling! Thanks for sharing your adventures with us! They look like a ton of fun :) Wishing you a lovely week ahead too. xo, sharon

    www.stylelullaby.com

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    1. It was so yummy! Thanks for reading Sharon!

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  3. Sounds like a fun week. I went to the Ben and Jerry's factory tour last Thursday while I was away in Vermont with my family!

    XOXO
    shorelifeofm.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Michaela! Wasn't it so cool?

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  4. Wow what a fun summer thing to do. I love Ben and jerrys ice cream too and smores and seafood!! I must go visit here soon! Looks like an amazing time!! Xoxo, Christine
    http://www.dailykongfidence.com

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    1. It was such a fun trip! Thanks for reading Christine!

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  5. You are so so cute!! Now I just want ice cream hehe :)

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  6. You really take advantage of your weekends! Love it!

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  7. Looks like a fun time! Ben & Jerry's is my favorite!

    Greta | www.gretahollar.com

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  8. What a fun family trip!! Yummy to visiting the Ben and Jerry's factory!

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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    1. It was so fun and that was such a cool experience!

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  9. Love all of your Lilly as usual, and that lobster looks amazing.

    Sarah || http://www.stylishsassyandclassy.com/

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  10. What a fun family trip! I've always want to go to Ben and Jerry's! Definitely my favorite ice cream!

    xo Ashley

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  11. The photos of the lake are so beautiful! It looks so peaceful!

    La Belle Sirene

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    1. Definitely one of my happy places!

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  12. This is making me want some Ben & Jerry's. Looks like it was a fun week for you!

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    1. Haha #sorrynotsorry! Thanks Michelle!

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  13. Looks like such a fun trip! My friend has a lake house and I've been dying to go experience it!

    Xoxo,
    Amanda
    trulyyoursa.com

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  14. I love your Lilly top and the puppy is too cute.

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  15. The lake sounds so fun! Ben and jerry's is my fave!

    HashtagFabLife

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    1. It was a blast and I love Ben and Jerry's too!

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  16. It sounds like a great week! That tour of the Ben & Jerry's factory sounds awesome!

    Kristin
    The Blush Blonde

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  17. Yum - that Ben and Jerry's is calling my name!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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    1. It was delicious and there was free samples!

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  18. So jelly you visited Ben and Jerry's! It's my fave ice cream brand and it's SO good!!
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    Amy | Pastel N Pink

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  19. That's such a fun week! I miss New York summers so much!
    Shaguna | gold&hearts

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  20. Looks like you had a great time! I love going to the lake as well. So relaxing!

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  21. Your lake house looks like a ton of fun! I remember my college application stress when applications started to open up -- you're so right by just getting as much info in as you can as soon as possible, makes the whole process way less stressful!
    xoxo,
    Danika | http://whatdanikadoes.com/

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    1. I always love to visit there! Haha hopefully it pays off!

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