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DIY Christmas Tree Wreaths

DIY Christmas Tree Wreaths

November 02, 2020

Does anyone else get sad (read: devastated) when it’s time for the Christmas tree to come down? I don’t know about you, but it’s one of the worst feelings for me! November and December is a time filled with such joy and festivity, and when that all comes to an end, it can feel a little abrupt.

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Christmas Charm in Essex

Christmas Charm in Essex

November 02, 2020

The town even has a Holiday House Tour on the day of their annual Holiday Stroll, where you can visit a handful of beautiful homes – perfect for getting some decorating inspiration.

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Holiday Mountain Magic

Holiday Mountain Magic

November 02, 2020

There is something so beautifully captivating about the mountains of Vermont.  Frequent stops at quaint general stores was our norm, each one offered something unique for us to take home

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Thanksgiving Stuffing

Thanksgiving Stuffing

November 02, 2020

While many of our Thanksgiving day recipes are kept under tight wraps (grandma still won’t share her famous butter noodle recipe with anyone outside the family!), I thought I would share one of my own creations that has become a holiday favorite.

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On The Banks of Perrysburg, Ohio

On The Banks of Perrysburg, Ohio

September 20, 2020

Founded in 1816 and named after Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, Perrysburg is the perfect mix of old and new.  The downtown is a wide two block stretch of 19th century buildings that are as charming as they are historic. 

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Sailing Into The Mystic

Sailing Into The Mystic

September 12, 2020

We chose to head down the Mystic River toward Long Island Sound.  As we pulled away from the docks, Van Morrison’s Into The Mystic played in my head. The water was calm, the sun was shining, and the kids were overcome with excitement. 

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Sailing Through Summer

Sailing Through Summer

August 22, 2020

One of our favorite parts of this particular vacation was the day on the water we spent with Captain Rich and his crew aboard the Schooner Eleanor. Our boys had sailed before, but never in Maine. They were up bright and early that morning eager to see what the ride would be like.

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Marthas Vineyard or Nantucket?

Marthas Vineyard or Nantucket?

August 08, 2020

On our ride home, I thought about the great debate among New Englanders; Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket – pick your island. What I learned is you don’t have to pick, instead you can find magic in both.

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Maine Lobster Fishing Women

Maine Lobster Fishing Women

July 29, 2020

Hey Rebekah, tell us a little about yourself! How did you get into lobster fishing?  You mentioned that you are third generation. Tell us about your family’s history lobstering in Maine. 

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Afternoon at the Cove

Afternoon at the Cove

May 23, 2020

As we parked the stroller, Elle sprinted to the back of the warehouse which faced the water. There I noticed a flood line many feet up showing the extreme water heights reached during a historic flood in the 1930s. 

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Home Along The Shore

Home Along The Shore

May 09, 2020

Typically the Lake Erie beaches are not crowded in spring, fall, and winter (it gets pretty darn chilly and windy) so I was pretty confident we would be one of the few beachgoers.  

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Starting A Family Garden

Starting A Family Garden

May 02, 2020

My two sons, Jack (3.5) and Liam (1.5), who I affectionately call my farmhands, have both been incredibly helpful, but Jack has taken on a significant role and interest in helping with the garden plot and our raised beds.

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A Crisp Copper Morning

A Crisp Copper Morning

November 09, 2019

Docking along the rocky pier for a lunch break, I give my sea legs a rest back on land. Between bites, I breathe in the perfect Fall day. Peering through my binoculars to focus in on nature’s show, my eyes are met with a tiny red tugboat making wake across the calm water.

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A Peek At Peak | Autumn In Vermont

A Peek At Peak | Autumn In Vermont

October 31, 2019

Peak foliage in Vermont is short, but oh so sweet. It seems we spend the majority of September waiting with bated breath for any sign of the season to come, for the leaves to lose their cool and earn the prized warmth that only comes with chillier weather. 

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The Hills Are Alive  |  The Berkshires

The Hills Are Alive | The Berkshires

October 23, 2019

The start of autumn whirls in with the same familiar images of amber and crimson leaves, covered bridges, weathered barns, and pumpkin patches. More often than not, the spotlight is on states like Vermont and New Hampshire, and for good reason; these northern states certainly do shine in the few short months of fall.

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There Were No Witches In Salem

There Were No Witches In Salem

October 14, 2019

Visiting Salem early in October has its perks, we beat the crowds and the weather was perfectly Autumn. Salem Haunted Happenings offers varying events throughout the entire month- so there is something for everyone!

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Basking In Beantown | Staycation

Basking In Beantown | Staycation

September 30, 2019

On our last morning in Boston we drove through the north end. The city was still waking up but beautifully decorated with fresh flowers. Paul Reveres house a must see off the freedom trail tour. Since we had our little ones with us, the walking tour wasn’t in the plans for this trip. 

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Adventures on the Wild Atlantic Way

Adventures on the Wild Atlantic Way

September 12, 2019

As I unpacked my luggage back in the states, I couldn’t help but miss the vast green landscapes, the quaint towns, the rocky coasts, the narrow country roads, the abundance of sheep, and of course the “Dingle Sea Salt” ice cream on a waffle cone.

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Saturday on Sullivan's

Saturday on Sullivan's

September 08, 2019

Sullivan's Island is the perfect escape from the often scorching heat of downtown Charleston. Located only 10 miles from the city itself, this beautiful and quaint island town has a gorgeous natural beach.

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Labor Day Weekend Adventures

Labor Day Weekend Adventures

September 01, 2019

Way out on the easternmost fringes of Biddeford, Maine lies a small seaside community where time seems to stand still. The quiet village houses a post office, a realtor, and a general store complete with in-house lobster pound, household staples, beer, and wine—it’s simple but leaves nothing to be desired.

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Lobster Festival | Rockland Harbor

Lobster Festival | Rockland Harbor

August 22, 2019

As the lobster capital of the world, it is no surprise that Maine is home to a remarkable lobster festival. The Maine Lobster Festival, hosted for 72 years and counting, is a sight to behold as food festivals go.

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Can't Beat Red Meat | Maine Lobster Rolls

Can't Beat Red Meat | Maine Lobster Rolls

August 10, 2019

It’s an age-old debate: hot lobster rolls or cold? Here in Connecticut, we’re a bit biased since we’re home to the original lobster roll (which is hot, not cold), but biases aside, there is still much contention when it comes to this discussion over which is better.

 

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On Island time | Martha's Vineyard

On Island time | Martha's Vineyard

August 03, 2019

We all have that one moment when summer officially begins. That point in time when you stop in your tracks and smile to yourself thinking, “ahh, now THIS is summer.” For some it may be the first car ride, windows down, with your hair tangled in the breeze.

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Nantucket Style  |  Life On Island

Nantucket Style | Life On Island

July 28, 2019

The tracks guided us off the beach and wound around the west side of the light, where we soon discovered we were all alone. With contained excitement we made our way back out to the beach on foot, and it wasn’t long before a seal just offshore caught sight of us.

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