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Friday Finds April 15

Happy Friday! And what a wonderful Friday it is! At 2:10 this afternoon I am officially on Spring Break. That means I do not have to think about school or my students for a whole week! I have a book I’ve been wanting to read, some activities to sneak in and maybe some closet cleaning. […]

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Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

When I asked Andrew if he had a hankering for anything when I was planning for my Sunday Supper his only request was something French. So I opened up a cookbook and landed on a random page, Poulet aux Quarante Gousses d’Ail, Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic. This trick doesn’t always work, I’ve opened […]

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Friday Finds April 8

It actually felt a little Springy this week! We’re getting some major April showers today but that’s ok because that means May flowers right? This week’s finds include a trail finder, a “beach read”, a movie recommendation and a vegan Easter recipe. All Trails After going on a hike on Sunday I was inspired to […]

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Bald Pate Mountain

My friend Donna has a goal of completing 50 hikes before a certain birthday and this past Sunday was hike number one. I joined her as she kicked off this outdoorsy adventure at Bald Pate Mountain in Bridgton, Maine. Now, I am not a hiker. I’m a walker. I enjoy a stroll down a lovely, […]

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Friday Finds April 1

Happy April Fools Day! No tricks here, just treats. It’s hard to believe that March is over and we’re already 1/4 way through 2022! This week’s finds include an easy shawarma, a super cute Easter wreath, self care and a some comfy spring pants. Chicken Shawarma This free recipe popped up in my inbox from […]

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Friday Finds March 25

Spring is finally here, the days are getting longer and there is no snow in sight. Yay! It’s the last Friday of March which means it’s time for some Friday Finds! This week’s finds include a tablecloth I can’t afford, a spring cocktail, a Paris apartment tour and some April Fools fun facts. Embroidered Tablecloth My […]

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Signs of Spring in Maine

Spring is a fickle season in Maine. We’ve had plowable snow in April and I remember a May so warm a few years ago that I had a tan by Memorial Day. Even though the weather changes with the drop of a hat there are still some great ways to get out an enjoy Maine’s […]

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Friday Finds- March 18

Happy Friday! Hopefully you didn’t wake up too fuzzy if you celebrated Saint Patrick’s Day yesterday. I am about to embark on day two of parent teacher conferences, so no headache for me this morning but I will definitely be needing ALL of the coffee. This week’s finds include a takeout alternative, decongestant steamer, another […]

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Recipes

Pasta with Roman Broccoli Sauce

If you’re looking for a way to sneak more greens into your meals this is the perfect meal for you. Last week I made Rigatoni with Roman Broccoli Sauce from Milk Street and it was delicious. It doesn’t take long to prepare, so it can easily be made during your busy week. This recipe was […]

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Friday Finds March 4

Happy first Friday of March! I honestly can’t believe that it’s March already, this crazy year is going by quickly and I’m ok with that. If 2022 were a dress I’d return it. This week’s finds include a coffee table book, a yummy recipe, cute sweaters and an immunity boost. Coffee Table Book Paris Dans […]

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Tulip Festivals in the U.S.

Updated February 2022 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 […]

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Date Night In- Mardi Gras

It’s been a minute since I shared a date night in. We’re coming to the end of February which means that Mardi Gras will be here before we know it. Andrew and I haven’t been to New Orleans for the actual celebration (Tuesdays are school nights, you know) so I thought it would be fun […]

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Friday Finds February 11

The sun is starting to rise a little earlier and set later, the Super Bowl is happening on Sunday, Valentine’s Day on Monday… spring will be here before we know it! I don’t know about you but Andrew and I have been hooked on the Olympics this week. Curling is always a must watch in […]

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Comment est votre Blanquette?

Way back in 2018 when dinner parties would happen on a whim and some of our friends hadn’t moved back to France yet Andrew and I were treated to a traditional French favorite, Blanquette de Veau. This dish is pure comfort food, many recipes have been passed down and perfected by French grandmothers for generations. […]

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Friday Finds February 4

Happy first Friday of February! I spent this week trying to stay warm while still enjoying the massive amount of snow we got last weekend. If it’s going to be cold, I want it to be a winter wonderland around me. Looks like we’re getting some more snow today, yay! This week’s finds include a […]

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Creamy Sausage and Potato Soup

It’s been so cold and snowy in Maine lately. I all want to do is sit on the couch wrapped in a blanket. A girl’s still got to eat though! This soup is perfect for warming up to on those cold days. It comes together easily, making it ideal for busy weeknights or a lazy […]

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