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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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10 Cute Stays in Paris,France

You know how some people look at houses they can’t afford on Zillow? Well I go down the rabbit hole of places I want to stay whenever I open my travel apps. I needed a little distraction this week so I’ve been scrolling through airbnb and booking.com making little wishlists to refer back to later. […]

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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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