My jaw hurts, my teeth feel loose, and my jeans are tight.
I think I ate too much taffy at the ocean.
Like, waaaaaaaay too much taffy.
My friend and I became taffy experts during our trip to Ocean Shores. We ended up labeling one store the “Crappy Taffy” store, and the other was “Taffy Heaven”. For what it’s worth, if you’re headed to Ocean Shores, “Taffy Heaven” is in the complex behind McDonald’s (near the Ocean Shores bakery and moped rental place). It is not the place where they advertise “handmade taffy”, but the little gift shop next door. All the taffy is right in front of the register. Follow those directions, and you’ll be in Taffy Heaven. We highly recommend the root beer float, candy corn, and red licorice.
We had a lovely three days with our friends at my in-laws beach house. It’s so nice to go on vacation with fun people, eat good food, and have a free place to stay. The weather was amazing…I’ve never been to the Washington coast when I only had to wear a light jacket; no parkas were needed! (that’s huge). It was so nice, that Troy even went paddle boarding on the canals.
Some of the photos below are repeats if you follow me on Instagram.
I call this one, “Jack Splash”
This one is titled “sexy freak calves”:
Trying to get a family photo (where apparently I have a beehive?), attempt 1:
And the next try…
Vengeance was ours because we then gave Jack sand boobs. Cause we’re 12.
Styling and profiling
Just trying to get ONE nice photo is challenging with a five year old:
And, just because…
After three solid days of excessive taffy consumption, my “cleanse” starts on Monday. Right after I make s’mores cupcakes for family dinner today. Booyah! Someone asked me last week about my “cleanse”, and I’ll do a post on it later this week. The down and dirty of it is just eating really clean to reset my eating habits and give myself a chance to decompress from junkie eating.
Meal plan time! Reminder, I only plan dinners. My breakfast of choice is homemade Greek yogurt with tons of cut up fresh fruit (or fruit I froze in the summer), and a homemade granola bar crumbled on top. It’s delicious and keeps me completely full and satisfied until lunch. Lunches are always leftovers. We rarely eat dessert during the week, and our dinner drink of choice is water kefir soda.