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Nesting - Mariaville goat Farm air bnb

Nesting quite literally on this Saturday in mid July.

Wow what a fun week!

Have you ever stayed overnight in a treehouse or wanted to? Monday night my mom and sister’s took me to Mariaville Goat Farm for my birthday. We stayed in a treehouse under the stars and played with all the goats. It was pure magic. You can see more about it here where I shared some of the highlights on Instagram.

Mariaville Goat Farm Treehouse and Yurt AirBnB

Since most of you were asking what the bathroom situation was like.

Mariaville Goat Farm AirBnB

I just booked the yurt for fall with the boys and can’t wait to go back. If you are local and looking to unplug in nature, it’s a hidden gem you must check out!

The pictures honestly do not do it justice. The animals and the hosts are what makes it such a special experience.

Nesting Mariaville Goat Farm

Can we talk about how you guys SHOWED UP for Prime Day? Holy Moly! If you’re wondering what the most popular item was that you all bought, it was these. What’s one thing you are most excited for that you got?

Earlier this week I teamed up with some friends to share some old fashioned summer ideas. I shared this fun Root Beer Float Bar. You can see the whole post here!

Root beer float bar

You all are slayingggg the Summer Reading Challenge! Seriously, I am so happy you all are enjoying it and finding time to get lost in some good books. If you’re still wanting to participate, click here for all the details!

I also wanted to share with you a special project that my bestie put together for those of you who are local or are looking to give back. Click here to read about it and if you’re local, you’re going to want to check out an upcoming night at Huck Finn’s Playland.

Let’s talk about what’s coming next week!

I’ve got my Greek turkey meatball bowls recipe that I am sharing, a cocktail recipe for Shark Week, and the 4th season of Virgin River comes out! Who’s excited?

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20 In food/ parties

Root Beer Float Bar

Root beer float bar

This root beer float bar is perfect for your summer family fun nights or BBQs.

When I think of some of my favorite childhood summer memories I think of nights at the drive-in, ice cream for dinner, swimming in the pool and catching fireflies. I long to get back to those simple times and give my kids those summers that I had. Scroll down to see my root beer float bar and more vintage summer ideas from some of my friends. Every Friday night we have our Friday night pizza nights followed by a movie. In the summer if it’s a nice night we will set up an outdoor movie on the deck. I made this root beer float bar for a special treat during our movie. It reminded me of being at the drive-ins!

Root Beer Float Bar Fixings

Some other fun and different root beer float variations:

  • Make a boozy peanut butter float peanut butter cup ice cream and with peanut butter flavored whiskey.
  • For the coffee lover use coffee flavored ice cream!
  • For a healthier option if you like bananas, freeze some bananas then blend with a little bit of milk of your choice until an ice cream consistency and use for your float.

  Root Beer Float Bar

I added some decor I had around the house just to make it feel a little more fancy, like my chalkboard and cake stand.

root beer float bar decor

root beer float bar

Root Beer Float Bar

Some tips-

  • If not making and enjoying right away, you may want to have a galvanized bucket of ice and keep the root beer and ice cream on ice.
  • Use small bowls for things like sprinkles, nuts, marshmallows and chocolate chips.
  • For the sauces, whipped cream and cherries, just put out in their original containers or jars.

Root Beer Float Bar 


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How to make a root beer float bar


For more summer inspiration, check out my friends ideas below

More Old Fashioned Summer Inspiration

Grandma's Peach Pie

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For another fun snack click here to check out my Banana Split Apple Nachos!

And click here for my summer bucket list


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0 In family/ travel

Dino Roar Valley

Dino Roar Valley

Today we got to visit the brand new Dino Roar Valley in Lake George, NY. We are huge dino fanatics in our house so we were excited to check it out.

Dino Roar Valley

Dino Roar Valley features 20 life size dinosaurs that move and roar as you walk by. The tour is along a beautiful tree-lined pathway. It’s a nice, easy 1/2 mile walk and very stroller friendly. There’s also a spot for the kids to climb into a dino nest, dig for dinosaur fossils and attend a paleontologist workshop. It was a great experience and we had a blast.

Dino Roar Valley

Dino Roar Valley

On our way home we stopped at the Log Jam for lunch and then hit up some of the outlets for some shopping too.

If you’re looking for a little day trip, head up to Lake George and check out Dino Roar Valley. It opens this Memorial Day Weekend. It’s located right next to the Magic Forest where you can ride the ferris wheel and visit the petting zoo as well.

Click here to get your tickets


Dino Roar Valley