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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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Tips For Setting Up Your Home Bar

It’s that time of year when you start to entertain more at home. I really enjoy staying in for some cocktails at home, you don’t need to worry about parking and dealing with crowds of people. It’s also WAY cheaper! You can buy a bottle of Grey Goose for the equivalent of two fancy cocktails […]

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Friday Finds October 28

Happy Friday! My week has been full of rainy days, cozy clothes, yummy food and crazy cats. Monte is still obsessed with his little mini me stuffy. He’s so stinkin’ cute. Anyway! This week’s finds include a creepy show, a mystery read, a delicious recipe and a perfect for fall cocktail. The Watcher Has anyone […]

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Self Care Tips for Autumn

I really love the Autumn season, maybe it’s because I was born in October. It’s in my bones to enjoy this time of year. Crisp days, colorful backdrops, and everything cozy. As much as I love this time of year it can also be a bit stressful. Work, school, prepping for the upcoming holidays and […]

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Friday Finds – October 21

I.Am.Tired. This has been a super long week filled with both fun celebrations and not so fun meetings. Having a disruption in my routine, whether fun or not always throws me off. I’m looking forward to relaxing this weekend and getting back to normal next week! This week’s finds include some costume ideas, an interesting […]

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Recipes

Apple Pannukakku- Baked Apple Pancake

Dutch baby, Pannukakku, oven pancakes…whatever you call them they are delicious. I went apple picking the other day and decided to add some apples to my Pannukakku recipe. It was a total experiment that went SO well, I think this will become a new fall favorite. I hope you enjoy this festive fall Pannukakku!

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Friday Finds October 14

Happy Friday! Today marks the kickoff to my birthday weekend. I’m not doing anything crazy, probably some yummy food and beverages and maybe a present or two. 🙂 This week’s finds include a thrilling booklist, a self care article, and some spooky stays. Thriller Books For October I love a good thriller and this list […]

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What to Watch This Spooky Season

I love October. I love the cooler weather, the fall decorations, pumpkins everywhere and spooky movies. Scary/spooky movies are my jam year round but this time of year they definitely put me in a festive mood. Here are some of my favorites and don’t worry there are plenty of not-so-scary ones too! Get Into The […]

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Friday Finds October 7

“I’m so glad that I live in a world where there are Octobers”- Anne Shirley. I couldn’t agree more with one of my favorite literary characters, October is such a magical month. This week’s finds include season 3 of a favorite show, an alternative to a food trend, and a podcast to check out. Derry […]

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Date Night In- 1980s

I heart the 80s. The music of the time still has some of my favorite jams. Madonna, Culture Club, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Tears for Fears…I had quite the record collection for a 6 year old. It’s time for an 80s date night in! Whip out those scrunchies for your side pony, put on those […]

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Friday Finds September 30

How is tomorrow already October? This year is flying by! I’m not complaining though. Cooler temps, changing leaves, everything spooky and it’s my birthday month! October is my favorite. This week’s finds include a new Halloween favorite, a super cute sweater, an easy weeknight meal and a book to look forward to. It’s All Just […]

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New England- Where to Visit This Spooky Season

I be a little biased, being a Mainer but New England is the best place to be for “spooky season”. When I think spooky, it conjures up witches and Master of Horror Stephen King. There are so many things to do the whole month of October in the area, whether you want to be scared […]

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Friday Finds September 23

Happy Fall Y’all! This is my absolute favorite season and I cannot wait to put out my autumn decor. Truthfully some items have already made it out of the bins but I couldn’t help it. This week’s finds include a seasonal beverage, a scary movie roundup, a cozy dinner and some fall craft ideas. Mulled […]

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