Crafts | Lifestyle

Holiday Gnomes

It’s no secret that I love a craft project. Gnomes seem to be everywhere again this holiday season. They’re super cute and bring a bit of whimsy to your home. I made my mother in law a couple of super cute gnomes for her birthday and on Thanksgiving we got to crafting and made some […]

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Lifestyle

Holiday Gift Ideas

Tis the season to start making your list and checking it twice! I love to buy or make gifts for people year round but planning a gift during the holiday season seems extra special. Having trouble thinking of a gift? Maybe I can help! As always, check your locally owned shops first. Small businesses really […]

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Lifestyle | travel

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? I honestly didn’t until started doing a little research during this pandemic. Here is a round up of holiday markets that look […]

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Recipes

Christmas Tourtière

We’ve been hosting Christmas morning breakfast at our place for years. The menu has changed and evolved over time, you learn pretty quickly that made to order eggs are not fun on a holiday morning! We’ve made a delicious holiday hash with root vegetables, a variety of frittatas, brioche cinnamon bread, breakfast strata, the list […]

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travel

Christmas at the Victoria Mansion

Portland, Maine is a lovely little historic city. It’s Old Port area and Downtown have plenty of charm with their cobblestone streets, bricked sidewalks and architectural treasures. One of those treasures is the Victoria Mansion. This stately home, built between 1858 and 1863, was a summer residence for self-made business man, Rugglers Sylvester Morse and […]

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Lifestyle

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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travel

Gluhwein and Christmas Trees

So, we did a thing. A thing that I swore I would never do. We bought an artificial Christmas tree. Even as I’m typing this I still can’t believe that we have a fake tree sitting in a box ready to be assembled this holiday season.  It just doesn’t seem right! Andrew has wanted to […]

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Christmas in July!

I know, I know…. we wait all year for summer in Maine and here I am thinking about Christmas. As much as I enjoy the time off, lazy beach days and cookouts with friends and family, I just LOVE Christmas. The music, the good cheer, the cozy sweaters and how your whole house transforms when […]

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