Spring has Sprung in Maine

It’s been a while since I have made a blog post. Lots of things are going on in my life these days. In February my stepdad, the man that raised me, passed away. It was so hard to deal with for sure. However, I am feeling some closure from his passing creating beautiful Memorial Flower


The Bangor Symphony Orchestra is hosting its Annual Fundraising Silent Auction. The bidding will begin online, ending in person at the Black-Tie Soiree. The Soiree is being held on March 11, 2023, in Bangor Maine at 6pm at the Collins Center for the Arts. More information about the Soiree and tickets can be found here.

Fogtoberfest 2022

This past Saturday Fogtown had their 4th annual October festival in downtown Ellsworth. It was my first time attending the event. They had 3 bar stations set serving everything, including, seltzers, IPAs, mulled ciders, wines and CBD orange cream soda to name a few. There was literally something for everyone.  Including lederhosen wearing couple, Susan

Apple Butter Family Recipe

Great Grandma Adam’s Vermont Homestyle Apple Butter Recipe Apple Butter Recipe Prep time: 40 minutes – 1 hour cook time:  8 hours canning time:  30 minutes – 1 hour.  yield approximately 4 pints things you need: large pot  slow cooker measuring cups & measuring spoons, spatula wooden spoon. Butter knife cider around 4 1/2 lbs.

Oktoberst & MDI Knits

The last outdoor craft fair of the season with Island Arts Association was this past weekend in Bar Harbor. With it being the Second weekend in October it was a little chilly. My electric hand warmers most definitely came in handy. It was 40 something degrees when we were unloading our cars Saturday morning.  I

ArtWalk Bangor

I ventured to Downtown Bangor this past Saturday for the ArtWalk. It was the first event to kick off The city of Bangor’s celebration of October’s Artober events. I had the pleasure of meeting so many new artists. Bangor really does have a hopping art scene. Betsy Lundy from Downtown Bangor and Artist Amanda Coburn

Steamy Buddha

When I am not making my art or selling it at craft fairs, you can find me at Steamy Buddha. There is something about that place. Every time I go there, I feel better when I leave than when I walked in there. I have created a life in Maine that allows me to go

Downtown mini Charcuterie

This summer twice as I was running errands in Bangor on a Friday, I picked up my lunch in the form of a mini Charcuterie box from Downtown Charcuterie in Bangor. It required some planning ahead as I had to order my lunch earlier in the week to guarantee pick up on Friday. The minibox

Walrus Cutting Board Oil

How do I condition my new charcuterie board? I have a few options for you. If you have mineral oil in the house that’s a handy option without having to purchase something separate. Honestly there are things out there better than wiping mineral oil. You can rub it on your board but over time I

Labor Day in Bar Harbor

In my first blog post, I went through a few tents Memorial Day weekend when the wind was crazy on the Village Green in Bar Harbor. Labor Day weekend we were back at the Village Green. Thankfully it was beautiful weather with only a slight breeze, no big gusts of wind like the beginning of