Bandaloop

This past week was a long one. Between 80 degree weather, meetings, open house and a new student starting I was in need of either a vat of wine or something super fun by the time Friday finally came.  Thankfully I live in a city that loves the arts and often has free events, Friday […]

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Fall Favorites

Happy Fall! As much as I love Maine summers, fall is by far my favorite season. I love the cozy sweaters, crisp air and the vibrant colors of the changing trees. Maine is not lacking in wonderful fall things to do, here are some of my favorite activities.   Take a Walk in the Woods […]

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Ooh la la Crêpes!

Oh my goodness, there is a new  crêperie in town and it is delicious! When we stayed in Brittany last year I was kind of obsessed with the crêpes there and whenever we needed to grab a quick bite…crêpes s’il vous plait! Below are the savory crêpes or galettes that Andrew and I ate in France.  He […]

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Berry Picking Time!

Maine winters can seem like they are never going to end. They are cold, snowy, and dark but if you plan well during the summer months you can have a little taste of summer during those bleak winter days. One way to do that is to preserve the fruit that is available during those warmer […]

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The Summer of Jess

I  just discovered the show Seinfeld a couple of years ago, I was 8 when the show first aired and thought Seinfeld was something for “older people”. Well I guess I’m in the “older people” category now because I’ve been watching the reruns on TBS , I now know who the Soup Nazi is and […]

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Maine Staycation

One of the perks of being a teacher is the time off that we have! The past couple of Aprils, Andrew and I have gone to Europe, but between bachelorette parties, weddings and visits with friends out of state we decided that we didn’t need to go abroad this year *sigh*. I made the best […]

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Yoga and Beer

I went to Foulmouthed Brewing tonight to try something that is popping up all over the Greater Portland area, yoga and beer. It had been a LONG week and when a coworker suggested that we try this I was all in. My friends own Foulmouthed, so if I’m going to make a fool out of myself […]

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A Piece of the World

“Later he told me that he’d been afraid to show me the painting. He thought I wouldn’t like the way he portrayed me: dragging myself across the field, fingers clutching dirt, my legs twisted behind. The arid moonscape of wheatgrass and timothy. That dilapidated house in the distance, looming up like a secret that won’t […]

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