Category Archives: holiday

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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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!

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A tasty new read!

I am thrilled that Deb the lovely lady behind the delicious blog, smitten kitchen has published her first cookbook! While I was out shopping last weekend I discovered the beautiful mouthwatering book. This will be going to the top of my wish list for Santa!!

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It’s the most delicious time of year!

I hope you all had a delicious holiday with friends and family this past week! I spent the holiday with my family and made a homemade cornbread stuffing and a pumpkin cream pie to share. (Thank you Martha.) My sister roasted the most succulent turkey with a sage herbed butter rub paired with creamy garlic mashed potatoes, roasted squash, green beans with homemade candied walnuts and the most incredible roasted root vegetable salad on baby greens. My mom made her famous squash rolls, pecan tart and chilled mousse with raspberry drizzle. Mmmm! Let the tasty festivities continue!

I am still savoring the yummy leftovers!

Photo by Con Poulos

Blog Love

Today my lobster band necklace was featured on the lovely blog, Fore Front Fashion along with 2 other talented jewlers from Portland. Thank you Laura for the kind words!

EKLUND GRIFFIN on MINT!

One of my all time favorite blogs, mint posted my denim and chambray zippered pouch today! I am truly honored by Ellie’s post and thrilled to share it with you!