Friday Fences – Mount Katahdin and Salmon Stream Lake

Mount Katahdin - Baxter State Park, Maine

Maine's Majestic Mount Katahdin Majestic Mount Katahdin and the mountains of Baxter State Park, the "Forever Wild" gift of Governor Percival Baxter to the State of Maine can be viewed from this scenic turnout on I-95 North a few miles north of the Medway, Maine exit.  It's a lovely spot to picnic as the state has set up a number of picnic tables and has a nice paved parking … [Read more...]

It’s Monday in Maine

Poplar, blizzard of 2013, Mount Katahdin

Monday, Monday........... it's Monday in Maine! Starting this week, I'll be doing a Monday feature called "It's Monday in Maine".  Posts will be all about this amazing state, so I look forward to sharing beautiful Maine with you.  When most people think of Maine, they think of lobsters, lighthouses and our rocky coast.  And the Maine coast is both beautiful and rugged but … [Read more...]

Nana’s Christmas Candy Recipes

How to make chocolate truffels, Christmas Candy recipes, truffel recipe

  When I was a kid, one of the things I loved about the Christmas season was Nana’s Christmas candy.  She would make an array of sweets that makes me drool just thinking about it. And I would sit on a kitchen stool and watch her perform her magic at the stove.  I learned a lot watching her cook that has given me a skill set that you can’t get from reading cookbooks or even … [Read more...]

“Maine” Street Christmas Shopping 2!


Well, I’m back with my armchair shopping stroll down MAINE Street with some more wonderful holiday gift ideas from Maine. Once again, my disclaimer is that I have no business relationship with these entities and am in no way being compensated for my mention of their websites.  They are businesses that I love as a consumer and want to share these bits of Maine artistry with you … [Read more...]

My Maine Christmas Shopping Tour – some of the best Maine has to offer!


This time of year we are all scurrying around from store to store trying to find that perfect, unique and special gift for each of the loved ones on our Christmas list. Those of us who live here in Maine are truly fortunate to have a heritage of unique artisans and craftsmen that have made the state of Maine synonymous with the best gifts and artistic creations in the world. … [Read more...]