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Friday Finds May 27

Happy Friday! And Happy Birthday to my mom! I hope her day is filled with warm bread, fresh lilacs and walks on the beach. This week’s finds include a bistro sandwich, a sassy mug, a summer candle and a throwback show. Classics Croque Monsieur I had some leftover Gruyère cheese from making my salmon quiche […]

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Salmon Quiche

Quiche is always a go to in our house, it’s perfect for any meal. I went a little out of my comfort zone this past week and made a salmon quiche. Of course I had to do a little research to find out how exactly to make a salmon quiche. Do you use fresh salmon […]

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Friday Finds May 20

Happy Friday! This week went by so quickly for me. The weather has been perfect and I’m back into my early morning walks which really do energize me for the day. This week’s finds include a French style ice cream, a refreshing mocktail, some skin care and some more French travel inspo. Van Leeuwen Ice […]

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Tips From Baggage Claim

Updated May 2022 I work a couple days of week at my local airport to help support my passion for travel. I’ve been spending a lot of time in the baggage claim office and I have learned so much about luggage. I’m still on team carry-on but even I need to check a bag every […]

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Friday Finds May 13

We have had beautiful weather in Maine this week. The sun has been shining and the sunrises have been magical. Get the garden beds ready because the full moon is next week which means that you can start planting next weekend! I’m not 100% sure if that’s facts or an old wives tale but I’m […]

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Tips for Exploring Your Own City

Springtime has me thinking about summer plans and travel. I definitely want to venture outside of Maine this summer, I haven’t left Maine since 2020! Traveling can be tough though. It’s expensive, takes some planning and you need to be able to take time off from work. That is not always easy. So, I thought […]

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Friday Finds May 6

Raise your hand if you had too many margaritas last night! Just me…oh ok…coolcool. This week was a super busy one for me and I am definitely looking forward to a little relaxation this weekend. This Sunday is also Mother’s Day in the US, so you may see a theme with my finds. This week’s […]

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10 Things To Do Before You Travel

Whether you are leaving your state for a weekend getaway or heading to Europe for a two week trip there are certain things you need to do before you leave the comforts of home. 1. Make A List, Check It Twice I know that not everyone is a list-maker, but creating lists when you are […]

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Friday Finds April 29

Happy Last Friday of April! This year is just flying by, I cannot believe “It’s gonna be May” hahaha…sorry had to. And if you don’t get the joke it’s ok, ridiculous NSYNC/Justin Timberlake humor. Anyways! This week’s finds include an author to check out, a new summer beer, a breakfast recipe and a mansion stay. […]

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A Stay At The Norumbega Inn

The Norumbega Inn has always intrigued me. This is a beautiful stone manor, a “castle” by the sea that I have driven past countless times and have always wanted to stay there. Andrew will tell you that it is not actually a castle because it doesn’t have crenellations, which I needed to look up because […]

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Friday Finds-April 22

I’ve been on April Break this week and although our travel plans didn’t go as expected I enjoyed my time off from school. The week started off quite stormy but ended with sunshine and later sunsets. This week’s finds include a yummy snack, a possible Sunday Supper recipe, a playlist and quirky hotel chain. French […]

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Date Night In- 1950s Theme

If you know me or have been reading my blog for awhile, you know I love a theme night! Usually we pick a country to plan our night around but Andrew had the idea of picking a decade. The 1950s is the first decade we’re going to tackle for a date night in and I’m […]

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Friday Finds April 15

Happy Friday! And what a wonderful Friday it is! At 2:10 this afternoon I am officially on Spring Break. That means I do not have to think about school or my students for a whole week! I have a book I’ve been wanting to read, some activities to sneak in and maybe some closet cleaning. […]

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Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

When I asked Andrew if he had a hankering for anything when I was planning for my Sunday Supper his only request was something French. So I opened up a cookbook and landed on a random page, Poulet aux Quarante Gousses d’Ail, Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic. This trick doesn’t always work, I’ve opened […]

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Friday Finds April 8

It actually felt a little Springy this week! We’re getting some major April showers today but that’s ok because that means May flowers right? This week’s finds include a trail finder, a “beach read”, a movie recommendation and a vegan Easter recipe. All Trails After going on a hike on Sunday I was inspired to […]

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Bald Pate Mountain

My friend Donna has a goal of completing 50 hikes before a certain birthday and this past Sunday was hike number one. I joined her as she kicked off this outdoorsy adventure at Bald Pate Mountain in Bridgton, Maine. Now, I am not a hiker. I’m a walker. I enjoy a stroll down a lovely, […]

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Friday Finds April 1

Happy April Fools Day! No tricks here, just treats. It’s hard to believe that March is over and we’re already 1/4 way through 2022! This week’s finds include an easy shawarma, a super cute Easter wreath, self care and a some comfy spring pants. Chicken Shawarma This free recipe popped up in my inbox from […]

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Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Stroganoff -A Sunday Supper

It was my turn for Sunday Supper last week and I was not in the mood. I’ve been both mentally and physically drained from teaching lately and cooking a fancy dinner was last thing I wanted to do on a Sunday. Thankfully, I have a bunch of go to super easy meals that still seem […]

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Friday Finds March 25

Spring is finally here, the days are getting longer and there is no snow in sight. Yay! It’s the last Friday of March which means it’s time for some Friday Finds! This week’s finds include a tablecloth I can’t afford, a spring cocktail, a Paris apartment tour and some April Fools fun facts. Embroidered Tablecloth My […]

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Signs of Spring in Maine

Spring is a fickle season in Maine. We’ve had plowable snow in April and I remember a May so warm a few years ago that I had a tan by Memorial Day. Even though the weather changes with the drop of a hat there are still some great ways to get out an enjoy Maine’s […]

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Friday Finds- March 18

Happy Friday! Hopefully you didn’t wake up too fuzzy if you celebrated Saint Patrick’s Day yesterday. I am about to embark on day two of parent teacher conferences, so no headache for me this morning but I will definitely be needing ALL of the coffee. This week’s finds include a takeout alternative, decongestant steamer, another […]

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