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Tarte à la Tomate

It’s that time of year when gardens are bursting with colorful, fresh, and flavorful tomatoes. If you are at a loss of what to do with your bounty this is a great recipe to try. This tomato tart is a French classic. Tangy Dijon mustard, tomatoes at the peak of their season, and a buttery […]

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Friday Finds August 12

Happy Friday! I hope your week has been going well. We have finally gotten a break from the heat in Maine(yay!), so being outside is SO much more enjoyable. This week’s finds include a travel app, a salmon recipe, a self care article and a no fail vase. Trecco “A community-driven recommendation platform for inspiration, […]

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Where to Eat and Drink Around Montmartre

With its cobbled streets, majestic Basilica, local artists, and lively bistros Montmartre is bursting with charm. It’s hands down our favorite area to stay in while in Paris. In my mind, it’s one of the dreamiest and loveliest places on Earth. I blame the movie Amélie for my obsession. 🙂 Here are some of our […]

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Friday Finds August 5

Happy first Friday of August! As much as summer is not my favorite it can slow down a little bit. I think I have only 3 more Fridays until teacher PD (professional development) starts back up and we need to start getting classrooms ready for students. Yikes!Slow down summer! This week’s finds include some beautiful […]

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Spicy Pork with Herbs and Rice Noodles

During these hot and humid summer months I try to make meals that use the oven/stovetop as little as possible. This spicy pork dish arrived in my inbox and has become a go to meal on these warmer days. It tastes great served warm or cold and is so easy to throw together. The mint […]

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Friday Finds July 29

I cannot believe that it’s the last weekend of July! It feels like it was just June and now August is upon us and I will be back in the classroom before I know it. I still have a little bit of time though 🙂 This week’s finds include a summer cocktail, a photo collection, […]

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Where to Stay in Camden, Maine

Pulling into Camden for the first time you will immediately be charmed by this small town. In my opinion it is one the most charming towns on the entire coast of Maine. Quaint downtown shops, lobstermen bringing their daily catches to shore, and a beautiful New England landscape make Camden an excellent place to visit. I’ve already shared […]

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Friday Finds July 22

Holy Moly it’s been hot and humid this week. Many days were spent by the pool, at the beach, and reading at home with the AC cranked. Is it October yet? This week’s finds include some hot weather recipes, a throwback beverage, safety tips and movie to look forward to. Healthy Summer Recipes I have […]

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Airport Tips For Summer Travel To Europe

As someone who works for an airline, I know how hectic travel has been lately. Lost bags, canceled flights, long lines, labor strikes…it has not been a good scene. That being said Andrew and I just got back from Paris. Yep, even though I know first hand how crazy airports have been the want to […]

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Friday Finds July 15

Bonjour and Happy Friday! We’ve been in Paris so there may be a little theme today 🙂 This week’s finds include some travel tips, a cute hotel, a Notre Dame update and where to find a refreshing beverage. How to Not Look Like a Tourist in France The French have the reputation for being rude […]

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Persian Style Baked Rice with Chicken – A Sunday Supper

It’s time for another delicious Sunday Supper idea! This was another new to me dish that we will be making again in our house, it was so good. Tahchin is a traditional Persian dish of basmati rice mixed with saffron, yogurt and egg yolk that is then baked into a cake. Yep, it’s a rice […]

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Friday Finds July 8

What a beautiful stretch of weather we’ve been having in Maine. I hope the weather has been just as wonderful where you are. This week’s finds include some walking tips, meatless Monday ideas, ways to stay cool and cat videos for a cause. Level Up Those Daily Walks I have been going on sunrise walks […]

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Good Eats and Drinks in Camden, Maine

Camden, Maine is a quaint seaside town situated on Penobscot Bay. Ocean views, scenic drives, outdoor adventure, and a welcoming community make Camden the quintessential New England small town and one of my favorite places to enjoy a weekend getaway. Stay tuned for a series of posts about this midcoast jewel. First up where to […]

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Friday Finds July 1

What?!?! How is it July already? This weekend is an extended break for many and there will be fireworks, gatherings and yummy cookouts. Fingers crossed for good weather! This week’s finds include some mocktails, a cookout favorite, and some Stranger Things. Festive Mocktails I love a good mocktail! As the temperatures get warmer it’s nice […]

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Where to Stay in Portland, Maine

Portland, Maine has been making the hot lists in recent years and I know how overwhelming it can be to find just the right place to stay when planning your trip. I grew up and currently live and work in the Great Portland area so who better to give suggestions on where to stay? Here […]

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Friday Finds- June 24

Happy first Friday of summer! I have to admit summer is not my favorite season. I’m more of a fall person, I like wearing sweaters more than shorts. Summer in Maine is pretty nice so I’ll try not to complain too much about the humidity. This week’s finds include a strawberry recipe, a refreshing cocktail, […]

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Somali Style Beef- A Sunday Supper

Suqaar is a simple, homey Somali dish of meat and vegetables cooked together in the same pan. Typically, lamb is the meat of choice, but you can also use beef or even chicken. The spices are super fragrant and will make your house smell so good. I love trying to make different foods from different […]

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Friday Finds June 17

Woohoo! I am officially on break for the Summer and this time to rest and recharge is SO needed. This week’s finds include a fruity dessert, some more summer ideas, a cookbook, and Zillow for chateaux. Tarte aux Fruits Frais I love a good summer tart recipe and this fresh fruit tart looks amazing. It […]

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Travel Will Do Your Body Good

There are many reasons to travel. You get to experience new cultures, eat different foods, maybe meet some new people, relax by the pool…everyone’s reason to get out of Dodge is different. But, did you know that traveling can be great for your health too? No matter where you live or what you do for […]

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Friday Finds June 10

Happy Friday! This was a much better week for me. I’m feeling so much better and am starting to get some energy back. Andrew’s birthday was this week as well so even though we’re both recovering from Covid we tried to celebrate his special day. This week’s finds include a hydration boost, a rainbow snack, […]

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Friday Finds June 3

Happy Friday! This has not been a fun week, Covid finally caught up with me and I have to say I am not a fan. I’ve had a super bad headache all week and I all I want to do is sleep. I was totally fine Monday morning, got up at 5:00 and went for […]

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