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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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Date Night In- Ireland

When I started my side gig working at my local airport the first international trip that I wanted to take was to Ireland. We hadn’t been there and I come from a very Irish family. Our quick trip was everything that I thought it would be and I can’t wait to explore more the beautiful […]

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Greater Portland Area- Cross Country Ski

I’m a native Mainer and it’s no secret that I love where I live, but Maine winters can be long. They are bitter cold and snowy and if you don’t have fun things to do they seem neverending. I didn’t grow up skiing but since meeting Andrew 14 years ago I’ve broadened my winter activity […]

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Date Night In-France

We’re in the 2nd week of February so that means it’s time for another date night in! The first date night in with a French theme was a casual Apéro, which is a great way to spend an afternoon or evening in. But Valentine’s Day is a week away and today’s French date night is […]

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Date Night In-French Apéro

We’re coming up on Valentine’s Day and what country would be more fitting for a romantic date night in than France? I can’t think of one! I’m going to share a couple of date night in options from this favorite country of mine. First up is a more casual date night in, more of a […]

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Dry January-Mocktails!

It’s the second week of January and I wanted to share some mocktails that I’ve been enjoying this month. After the holiday season I always try to cut back on alcohol, sweets and heavy meals. Do a bit of a reset for my body. This year, I especially wanted to cut back on the alcohol […]

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Date Night In- Belgium

We love a theme night! I know this isn’t the first time that I’ve told you this. We’ll pick a recipe, get some tunes going and imagine we’re somewhere else for the evening. We’ve been doing this for years but 2020 gave us the opportunity to do them even more. Travel doesn’t seem to be […]

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French Style Short Ribs-Sunday Supper

The New Year is only days away! Can you believe it?!?!? Usually I’d be finalizing plans with friends, booking a manicure apt and trying to put together a sparkly outfit. Not this year though. This New Years it will just be me, Andrew and the kitties. And that is ok with me. As much as […]

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2020- My Favorite Things

2020 is finally coming to a close. Thank goodness! I must admit though, and I don’t even want to say this out loud but I have a feeling that 2021 may not look that different. So instead of a woe is me attitude I want to prepare for the new year with some new ideas. […]

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12 Beers til Christmas!

When I was a kid I loved those cardboard Advent Calendars where you would open the little numbered doors and there would be a cute Christmasy chocolate in there. Looking back the chocolate was pretty terrible but I loved when it was my turn to open the door. I noticed some “adult” advent calendars pop […]

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Kitchen Favorites

If you know me, it’s no secret that both Andrew and I spend a lot of time in our kitchen. We love to try new recipes, whip up old favorites and challenge ourselves to recreate a meal from our travels. Theme food nights have always been big in our home! The lack of travel for […]

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Favorite Films Set in France

So it’s official. The EU is starting to open its borders to neighboring countries and the USA is not making the cut.It’s a real bummer but I don’t blame them, we have many new cases of Covid-19 daily and sadly it’s not slowing down (wear the damn mask!) So maybe we can’t travel to France […]

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5 Ways to Beat Quarantine Boredom

It’s never easy to be confined to your home, especially if you have a lust for travel. I picked up my 2nd job because of that love of travel and now I’m just stuck home, teaching remotely and trying not to gain 20 pounds from all of the baked goods I’ve been whipping up. The […]

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Vicarious French Travel (Through Books)

So I’m home from work and teaching remotely for the next two weeks, could be even longer if Covid-19 doesn’t get under control . Normally I would relish in the extra time off, possibly even plan a getaway but this is no joke and we all need to slow down. Andrew and I went out […]

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Fall Favorites

Fall is by far my favorite season; I love the cozy sweaters, crisp air and the vibrant colors of the changing trees. I just got home from a wonderful fall weekend, filled with apple picking, leaf peeping and a picturesque wedding up in the mountains. Maine is not lacking in wonderful fall things to do, […]

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