12 Beers ’til Christmas

Andrew is not a huge fan of the holiday season. The extra clutter around the house and the gift buying stresses him out. So I thought this year I would do something to get him into the spirit. I’d seen beer advent calendars circulating around social media over the years, but I didn’t want to […]

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Soup’s On

We had a bit of a cold snap this week, like had to find my ice scraper in the morning cold snap. We’ve been lucky lately with our weather so when the cold does start creeping in it’s a bit of a shock. But it is Maine and winter is coming so we need to […]

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Overnight Oats

One of my goals for this school year was to be more organized at both home and work, I thought an easy way to hop on the organized train would be to prep lunches breakfast for the week on Sunday #mealprepsunday!  I was good about cutting veggies and pairing them with small containers of humus, […]

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Up, Up and Away

I just had the BEST weekend! Andrew and I finally went on our hot air balloon ride and it was amazing! I have wanted to go up, up and away for as long as I can remember, and Andrew gave me tickets for a ride last Christmas. So, after many cancelations due to weather we […]

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Friday Night Stromboli

What a week! There was a powerful storm here on Sunday that left most of Southern Maine without power and left Andrew and I without…. the internet. For four whole days we had no Netflix, cable, AmazonPrime, Pinterest…nothing. We managed to survive by playing games and Redbox rentals, thank goodness for Redbox!  In all seriousness […]

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Lovely Lausanne

In April 2016 Andrew and I embarked on an epic road trip through France and into Switzerland. We had an amazing time and you can check out my posts about Paris here and here and Gruyere. Our first stop in Switzerland was Lausanne. I honestly didn’t know much about Lausanne but Andrew had heard that […]

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Bandaloop

This past week was a long one. Between 80 degree weather, meetings, open house and a new student starting I was in need of either a vat of wine or something super fun by the time Friday finally came.  Thankfully I live in a city that loves the arts and often has free events, Friday […]

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Fall Favorites

Happy Fall! As much as I love Maine summers, fall is by far my favorite season. I love the cozy sweaters, crisp air and the vibrant colors of the changing trees. Maine is not lacking in wonderful fall things to do, here are some of my favorite activities.   Take a Walk in the Woods […]

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Ooh la la Crêpes!

Oh my goodness, there is a new  crêperie in town and it is delicious! When we stayed in Brittany last year I was kind of obsessed with the crêpes there and whenever we needed to grab a quick bite…crêpes s’il vous plait! Below are the savory crêpes or galettes that Andrew and I ate in France.  He […]

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Salade Niçoise

I cannot believe that we are halfway through August already! Summers in Maine are the best and I am  thoroughly enjoying my time off. Going back to work in a couple of weeks is going to be a difficult adjustment for sure. In between beach runs and lunches with friends, I’ve been making some really […]

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Berry Picking Time!

Maine winters can seem like they are never going to end. They are cold, snowy, and dark but if you plan well during the summer months you can have a little taste of summer during those bleak winter days. One way to do that is to preserve the fruit that is available during those warmer […]

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The Summer of Jess

I  just discovered the show Seinfeld a couple of years ago, I was 8 when the show first aired and thought Seinfeld was something for “older people”. Well I guess I’m in the “older people” category now because I’ve been watching the reruns on TBS , I now know who the Soup Nazi is and […]

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