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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 conger 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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Sunday Supper- Poulet Basquaise

Our Sunday Suppers are still going strong, some have been a bit more casual due to warm temperatures or busy schedules but delicious just the same. This past week I made Poulet Basquaise with Butter Rice, the flavors were fresh and it was the perfect meal for a warm Sunday evening. The main spice that […]

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Free Things To Do In Maine This Summer

No matter the season there are always free or super inexpensive things to do around the state of Maine. Here are some things that you can check out whether you live in Maine or are visiting vacationland this summer. [This will be updated as I discover more activities] Watch a Movie Under the Stars There’s […]

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Favorite Ice Cream Scoops in Maine

I love ice cream! Some people will only eat ice cream during the summer months but not me! I will eat ice cream on a snow day in the middle of January. Living in Maine means that I can’t always get my favorite scoop on those cold days in January but it does give me […]

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Tips From Baggage Claim

I work a couple days of week at my local airport to help support my passion for travel. This year 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 now […]

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Jerk Chicken Burgers- A Sunday Supper

Warm weather screams casual meals to me. As the temperatures rise outside the last thing you want to do is spend hours in a hot kitchen making a fancy meal. So, our Sunday Suppers during the summer months are more low key but that doesn’t mean that the flavors aren’t amazing! One of my favorite […]

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Kennebunkport, Maine

Kennebunkport is a coastal town in southern Maine. It’s known for its beaches, cute shops and friendly people. It’s a quintessential coastal Maine town. Whether you’re spending a day or a weekend in Kennebunkport here are some things that you should check out. [Disclaimer: as with any travel right now be sure to check local […]

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Tastiest Donuts in Maine

My dad LOVES donuts. He likes them so much that instead of cake we’ve had donut towers for his birthday. When I was little, many Sunday mornings would include warm donuts fresh from our local bakery. The simplicity of a warm donut with cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on top is just so damn delicious. As […]

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My Top Five TSA Friendly Toiletries

As I’ve written on here before, I try my best to pack only a carry on bag. I like that we can just hit the ground running when we arrive at our destination and not wait for our bags to maybe come out at baggage claim. So, because we carry on I’ve had to swap […]

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Why Belgium Should Be On Your Travel List

Belgium is a lovely country that’s often overlooked when planning a trip to Europe. It’s overshadowed by other top European destinations and I’m telling you right now that should change. We have visited Belgium multiple times in just a few years, we love it there! When my parents wanted to check out a Christmas Market […]

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Date Night In- Portugal

A new month means a new date night in idea. This time we are “traveling” to Portugal. Andrew and I have tried to make a flight to Portugal twice and we ended up in Belgium and The Netherlands instead. Not complaining at all, it’s the adventure of stand by travel! We’ll make it to Portugal […]

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