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5 Winter Festivals in Maine 2022

The Winter season can feel long in Maine. Snowy days are great, it’s the freezing rain and gray afternoons that make it seem to last a lifetime. Thankfully there is never a shortage of activities to keep your spirits bright! Whether you live in the area or are visiting for a long weekend there is […]

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Friday Finds January 21

It’s been super cold in Maine this week. After teaching remotely last week and being sick I’ve decided that I need to start doing more self care at home. Whether it’s a warm bubble bath, taking the time to do my nails or reading with a cup of tea, I’m going to make myself more […]

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French Food You Should Make At Home Part 1

One of my favorite things to do when I travel is eat. I love to try new foods or indulge in an old favorite. Thankfully even when we’re not sitting in a French café we can still enjoy some favorites at home. Here are some French foods you should try making at home too! Salade […]

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Friday Finds January 14

Well, the second week of January has not been kind to me. I have been sick all week,(not Covid) and it has kicked my bum. So not a lot of fun finds from the couch this week but I do have some things to share from over my winter break. This week’s finds include a […]

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Friday Finds January 7

Starting the new year off with a new idea, Friday Finds. I love to see what people are up to, looking at, loving at the moment so I thought I’d share some finds from my week on here. January can be a little dreary. Most of the holiday cheer is packed away and cold, snow, […]

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Tomato Bisque

We had our first plowable snowfall last night! With all of the twinkle lights and holiday decorations the fresh fallen snow makes everything look magical. With the snow, cold weather and winter around the corner this creamy tomato bisque will be a perfect addition to your winter soup file. Add a side salad or a […]

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Holiday Gnomes

It’s no secret that I love a craft project. Gnomes seem to be everywhere again this holiday season. They’re super cute and bring a bit of whimsy to your home. I made my mother in law a couple of super cute gnomes for her birthday and on Thanksgiving we got to crafting and made some […]

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Holiday Gift Ideas

Tis the season to start making your list and checking it twice! I love to buy or make gifts for people year round but planning a gift during the holiday season seems extra special. Having trouble thinking of a gift? Maybe I can help! As always, check your locally owned shops first. Small businesses really […]

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Christmas Markets in the USA

When someone mentions a Christmas Market I immediately think of Europe. But did you know that those charming stalls, twinkle lights and festive cheer can be found all over the USA as well? I honestly didn’t until started doing a little research during this pandemic. Here is a round up of holiday markets that look […]

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Holiday Pies

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and that means one thing in my world…pie! Most people get really excited about the Thanksgiving meal as a whole but honestly, I’m only here for the pie. Growing up the dessert table would be FULL of different pies to try and I would be eating leftover pie for […]

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Sunday Supper- Austrian Beef Stew

Hello November! I thought I would kick off the new month by sharing a delicious Sunday Supper we had a couple of weeks ago. I made a tasty stew from my new Milk Street cookbook that my brother gave me for my birthday. This is the first dish that I’ve made from Austria and now […]

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Autumn Crafts

I love craft projects! I do them with my students at school, I’ve hosted craft parties in my home and I love to spend a quiet Sunday working on a new project. This blog was created to share my adventures in travel and food, but I’m not doing a whole lot of traveling lately. So…. […]

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Autumn Mocktails

A new season calls for a new batch of festive mocktails. I love the flavors of Fall; spicy cinnamon, earthy pumpkin, tart cranberries and crisp apples. There are so many creative, non-alcoholic beverages that you can conjure up. Maple Apple Bomb Perfect for any fall get together. You can mix it up ahead of time […]

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Spooky Things to Do in Salem, Massachusetts

October is my favorite month and not just because it’s my birthday month (the 17th if you’re wondering) It’s also when you can actually wear sweaters, enjoy cooler days and celebrate all things spooky. I’m not quite sure when “spooky season” became a thing but I’m here for it. I’m grateful for growing up and […]

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Date Night In- Oktoberfest

The air is crisp, the leaves are just starting to change color in New England and the days are getting much shorter. It’s time for a fall themed date night in…Oktoberfest! For those who don’t know, Oktoberfest is an annual two-week festival in Munich that originally started as a wedding celebration. It’s grown since that […]

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My Fall Must Dos

I don’t know about you but the moment the calendar flips to September and I’m back in school teaching 5 year olds, it’s Fall. Summer is over and I want sweater weather, crisp leaves and pumpkin everything. Maine is a beautiful state to visit no matter the season, but fall in Maine is truly stunning. Here […]

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Date Night In- Great Britain

Even though we’re vaccinated and things are opening up we’re still continuing our date night in themes. I loved a theme before the pandemic and I’ll continue to do theme nights long after this whole ordeal is over. Tonight we’re going across the pond with a British theme. What to Eat: The obvious choice would […]

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Sunday Supper- Pork Ragù

We had a chilly, kind of feels like autumn Sunday a couple of weeks ago. I loved it. Summer is nice but I really love fall. I love the cooler temps, the cozy sweaters, late night bonfires and the lack of humidity. This cooler day was my turn for Sunday Supper so I l wanted […]

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Easy Trails to Explore in Southern Maine

Southern Maine is an ideal destination to get out and explore while enjoying wildlife, nature, and breathtaking views. Some of my favorite trails can be found within reasonable driving distance of Portland which is always a bonus for me! These hikes are great to explore during the summer and autumn months. Cape Elizabeth Green Belt Trails […]

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Garden Fresh Mocktails

Our little garden is still going strong! We have so many cucumbers, hot peppers and herbs that we needed to start getting creative before they were no longer fresh. These non-alcoholic sparkling mocktails are the perfect, refreshing drinks for summer, and a great opportunity to use up some of the extra herbs in your garden. […]

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Road Trip Essentials

Going on a road trip can be a great way to make memories. I still remember the road trips that my family would take when I was younger, we drove everywhere. There are still certain songs that come on the radio that bring me back to driving down to Florida in my family’s station wagon. […]

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