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Friday Finds February 3

Happy Friday! The groundhog saw his shadow on Wednesday so that means six more weeks of winter and my goodness does that ring true today. It is SO cold this morning and predicted to be -40F with the windchill later today. Yikes! This week’s finds include a self care article, a reading list, a super […]

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5 Winter Festivals in Maine

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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Travel

Day Trip to Leuven

Leuven (or Louvain in French) is the capital of Flemish Brabant in Belgium.  It’s only a 20 minute train ride from Brussels, which makes it perfect for a day trip. If you have a love of learning, history, art, architecture, or food and drink than you will enjoy exploring this lovely city!  Here are my […]

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Friday Finds January 6

Happy Friday! And happy first Friday of the new year. 🙂 Like any week back to work/school after some time off, it has been a tiring one. I have stuck with my resolution though, meal prepping has been going strong week one. This week’s finds include a great weeknight recipe, a fun gift idea and […]

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January Reset- More Mocktails Please

Every January my body is craving a post-holiday reset. All of the holiday treats, heavy meals and cocktails start to take a toll on my body. A few years ago I gave up alcohol for the month of January. Then did it again the following year and now it’s just become something that I do. […]

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Friday Finds December 30

Happy final Friday of the year! This is my 52nd Friday Finds post. When I first started these posts, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to stick to a weekly posting but I did, even when traveling. I don’t know if it will continue into the 2023, we will see. I hope everyone […]

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Friday Finds December 23

Happy Friday! Anyone else feel like this week went by super fast? Between World Cup excitement (hopefully next time France), last minute shopping and all things Christmassy this week flew by! Now, I’m officially on winter break and SO looking forward to not setting an alarm and binging Emily in Paris. 🙂 This week’s finds […]

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Friday Finds December 16

Happy Friday! This week seemed to drag a little but there is a chance of snow today which is always exciting and I won an Instagram giveaway! I never win these things but I entered to win a two night stay in a cute cabin in downeast Maine and I won! So a little getaway […]

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Lifestyle | Recipes

Sweets for the Holidays

I love to bake year round but there is something special about baking during the holiday season. I’ve pulled together some of my favorite holiday sweets to bring to your next gathering or cookie swap. Tis the season! Joulutorttu- Finnish Christmas Tarts Andrew is Finnish and super proud of his heritage. Joulutorttu are traditional Finnish […]

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Friday Finds December 9

Good Morning and Happy Friday! I caught a nasty bug so I missed some work at the beginning of the week, but I’m feeling much better and glad to have gotten this cold out of my system. Hopefully this will be my one winter illness 🙂 On a positive note, we put our tree up […]

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Clutter Free Gift Ideas

As I get older I’m trying to move away from giving stuff. We have stuff everywhere, our homes are overflowing with stuff and we really don’t need more. Food is always nice because it’s consumable but if you are looking for something a little different, here are some ideas for the holiday season that are […]

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Friday Finds December 2

How is there only a month left to 2022? I’m always surprised how quickly the years actually fly by. We had a brief snow shower yesterday and twinkle lights are popping up everywhere, I am ready for the holiday season. I think we’ll put our tree up this weekend. 🙂 This week’s finds include a […]

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Friday Finds November 25

Happy Friday! Eh….Happy Black Friday? Is Black Friday even a thing anymore? I used to go shopping with my mom at midnight on Thanksgiving but as I’ve gotten older I’d rather support small, local shops. The big box stores and sites like Amazon make SO much money (even more so during the pandemic). I’d rather […]

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Favorite Breweries Around Portland, Maine

Maine has become quite the destination for foodies and beer aficionados over the past few years. The state is speckled with top notch breweries but my favorites all happen to be close to where I live. 🙂 Planning a trip to the area or wondering which brewery to check out next? From funky Saisons to […]

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Friday Finds November 18

Happy Friday! I’m wrapping up Parent Teacher Conferences today and as much as I love teaching, these two days of conferences are not my favorite. Yep, I said it. I do not like parent teacher conferences and wish they were only once a year. It’s exhausting talking to adults and I’d rather just teach the […]

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Recipes

Sunday Supper- Cochinita Pibil Tacos

We love to make tacos and tostadas at our house. Mexican food is frequently served during busy weeknights but these Cochinita Pibil tacos are perfect for a Sunday Supper. The flavors of this dish are inspired by the Mexican state of Yucatán on the Gulf of Mexico. Cochinita Pibil, is traditionally suckling pig that has […]

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Friday Finds November 11

Happy Friday! This week has felt super long with the time change, full moon and elections on Tuesday. The weather has also been all over the place, it was in the 70s Monday and I woke up to frost on my car Thursday morning. It’s been a strange week. Thankfully, I have today off from […]

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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? Here is a round up of holiday markets that look like they are worth a visit. No passport required! (unless you’re outside […]

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Friday Finds November 4

How is it already November? I hope everyone had a great end to their October. We’re having unseasonably warm temperatures this week in Maine and I’m hoping it starts to feel cooler soon. It’s hard to get dressed in the morning when the calendar is telling you it’s sweater weather but the temps outside are […]

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