New Address!

It has been quite quiet over here. I have been working this past year to create a new joint blog with my talented sister Blair and after much work we launched our new  site today! If you would like to continue to keep up with our design, food, travel and DIY posts please join us over at Sea Salt + Chambray!

 

A Long Holiday Hiatus

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The past month plus I have been quite busy with many different projects and I want to apologize for falling off the boat here. I am really excited for what I will be sharing with you over the next few months.

I hope you are staying cozy on these chilly wintery days!

 

 

Dinner in a Dash

I had my father over for dinner after work Monday and made one of my favorite recipes from a restaurant I used to work at… pan seared prosciutto wrapped scallops served with a nest of fettuccine tossed with arugula, parmesan and olive oil! The scallops were finished with a dollop of French orange marmalade for the perfect balance of sweet and savory. Bon Apetit!

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A Tree Hunt

This past weekend my boyfriend, sister and I went on our annual Christmas tree hunt. We drove through the lightly sprinkling snow to a sweet little tree farm in the country in search of the perfectly imperfect Christmas tree. Upon arrival, I knew I had my work cut out for me; the trees were all meticulously trimmed and far too perfect. After a bit of searching I spotted the tree at the far corner of the farm! Here is a photo summary of our exciting (and snowy!) day.

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House Warming Gift

I have two close friends who have just bought their first house together and are having a party tonight. Since we are in full swing of the holiday season a pair of homemade stockings seemed fitting. I recycled 2 great sweaters and added matching red wool loops. I hope Santa stuffs these full!

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A Seasonal Treat

1 hot brownie from the oven +

1 scoop of french vanilla ice cream +

a sprinkling of crushed candy cane = heaven.

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Holiday Shopping in Rockland

To kick off the holiday season I visited the coastal town of Rockland with my boyfriend and his family. We spent our day shopping at the boutiques and vintage shops on Main Street. Boy, was it chilly! I swear I spotted at least eight snowflakes! To warm up we stopped at Rock City for a round of delicious hot drinks and perused the shelves at Hello Hello Books. A personal highlight, the Farnsworth Museum offered a beautiful array of art accompanied by holiday music. We wrapped up the day by watching the holiday parade, complete with a giant lobster float decorated in red lights, a lit sailboat, and a classic red truck hauling the perfect little Christmas tree. If you should find yourself in the mid coast Maine region this holiday I highly recommend stopping by for a festive visit!

rockland shopping