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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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Polenta Squares

I recently have a new found appreciation for polenta. It’s a very diverse grain and can be ready in minutes. Creamy polenta is one of the most simple side dishes that you can make and is perfect for saucy dishes.It’s the perfect side when you’re bored with potatoes or rice! Polenta fries make a great […]

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Warm Weather Mocktails

I love a nice refreshing cocktail while hanging out by the pool. There’s nothing more relaxing than a good book, a frosty beverage and cool pool to take a dip in. Andrew makes some really delicious mojitos and fresh piña coladas but something that tastes so good can sneak up on you. Two or three frosty […]

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Mother’s Day Brunch

Happy May! I honestly can’t believe we’re 5 months into 2021 already, time goes by so quickly! This new month means it’s time to start planning Mother’s Day Brunch. I love brunch, it’s my favorite meal and it’s the perfect way to celebrate your mom. This Sunday holiday calls for a casual brunch with delicious […]

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Tulip Festivals in the U.S.

Did you know that tulips are celebrated across the U.S. at festivals dedicated entirely to them?!?!?! I had no idea! We went to The Netherlands to gawk at the tulips a couple years ago( which was so much fun and the flowers did not disappoint) but there are festivals right here in the U.S. These […]

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Date Night In- Italy

I have never been to Italy but it is on my ever growing list of destinations I must visit. I helped my parents plan a trip a couple of years ago and it definitely sparked an interest in this country full of historic sites and delicious food. So here we go, date night in with […]

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