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Spirit of Christmas in Maine

There is no better time than Christmas time, and no better place to experience it than in Maine. Not only that but it is even better when you have your best girls with you, the people who know you the best, make you laugh, and always make every moment better.


So I’ll keep it short since it is picture heavy. Anything you want more info on let me know. 



I Did

My wonderful friend Lynn drove up to Maine, with a stop at When Pigs Fly in Kittery Maine for lunch. We shared a pizza, some roasted brussel sprouts in a ginger and sesame sauce, and chorizo in a cream sauce. Amazing. 

We stopped at a few places along the way, then got to the hotel to unpack before the parade. 

After the parade we did a little more shopping throughout the town and then went on a horse drawn carriage ride. We have a tradition of going to Applebee’s for dinner. We get a bunch of half priced appetizers and drinks and just laugh all night. 

Saturday lends to a lot of shopping. Between the craft fair at the high school, the town of Rockland, Rockport and Camden we get a lot done. We stopped at the Waterfront restaurant for lunch where we could see Santa coming in on the tugboat. 

Dinner was at a pub called Water Works. It wasn’t as good as last year but still decent. Our hotel is right on the water so we wake to amazing views. Sunday we stopped at the Three Dog Cafe for breakfast. All the decor is dog themed and the food is amazing. So fresh. 

We stopped back at When Pigs Fly for lunch on the way home. We had no idea the desserts were so big!! I had the cheesecake, so good. I was so full though I didn’t even bother having dinner. 

The best part of the trip was just being with my family. They have always been there for me, they know my flaws and love me anyways. We can always make each other laugh and I cherish that so very much. The weekend was way too short but we had a blast!


Seamus Sightings

It was amazing to see Seamus again, i sure did miss that face. 



How was your weekend? 

Do you have holiday traditions? 


Linking up with Biana from B Loved Boston.



  1. awwww, looks like a fab weekend!!! being with family/friends during the holiday season is the best.

  2. Looks like you had a great weekend! Always good to catch up with old friends. Also, all of your food pictures look amazing and cheesecake for dinner is completely acceptable 😉

  3. All the food you had this weekend looked incredible! I love that we have so many cute towns and places that have great traditions so close!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  4. Looks like you had a great weekend and I love the dog decor cafe!! All of the food looks so delicious and I love having dessert first because I’m always too full for dessert.

  5. This post made me so hungry…that’s a lot of good food!

  6. What a fab weekend!! All the food looks so good. Nothing like a girls weekend especially around the holidays.

  7. That parade looks too fun! What a special moment for the seeason!

  8. What a fun, festive weekend! All the lights are so pretty and the food looks amazing, especially that pizza!

    • It was so festive and we got so much Xmas shopping done. I love that Maine is so close and easy to pop up there for a weekend.

  9. Brianne Bracco says:

    Love a fun Christmas spirited weekend! We have our Christmas parade next weekend too that we have a float built for.

  10. Looks like you had a fun relaxing weekend! All the food looks so delicious.

  11. Sign me up for all the desserts!

  12. All of your food looks amazing!!! Sounds like you had a fabulous girls trip!!! I think I need a trip up north where it is pretty and cooler to get in the Christmas spirit!

  13. The When Pigs Fly logo is so cute! Glad you had a successful and fun girl’s weekend! Those are always so good!

  14. Well, we’ve never been to Maine, but I would agree that New England is the best place to be for the holidays. We’ve got pine trees and snow and tons of places for outdoor iceskating and skiing

    • You should try to make it out to Maine, they really do Christmas right. All of the fun activities in New England are just so much fun. We certainly get the best of all the seasons.

  15. I really want to see New England in the winter. It looks so pretty. And I’m glad you got to spend time with friends and family!

    • It really is pretty here in the Winter. It was surprising how nice the weather was though. It was so nice to just spend good quality time with them.

  16. Your food pictures have made me hungry.

    That parade looks like fun! I don’t think they do one around here.

    • I am still full! The parade is such a fun tradition and they were so creative and really brings the community out to support them.

  17. Sounds like an amazing weekend with the girls. Girl time is always good for the soul. The food from When Pigs Fly sound amazing!

    When Pigs Fly looks like it has bomb ass food!

    • Three dog is so cute and I love the idea behind it. When Pigs Fly had amazing food and the store next door lets you sample all their breads. So good!

  19. Linda sheridan says:

    Lovely weekend for you!! I would always opt for dessert over dinner!
    Glad you got to spend time with your people.
    Have a nice week!
    Love. Steph’s. Momma.

    • I almost never have dessert so it was a nice treat. It was so good to spend time with them, it always fill my heart up.

  20. All the food! It all looks so amazing! Looks like a really fun weekend.

  21. What a great weekend! I love holiday events, and when you are able to incorporate a weekend away, it makes it all the better. Looks like you had a wonderful time. Have a good week!

  22. Looks like a fabulous girls weekend, and all that food looks delish! Awesome tradition <3

    Green Fashionista

  23. love it! looks like I will have to head up to Maine next christmas, if only for that when pigs fly place! yum! the desserts look amazing. and you’re right, that big – who needs dinner?!

    • It is such a fun town and it really gets you in the spirit. Love it there. Oh we totally shared a pizza but the dessert sent us over the edge into needing to unbutton our pants.

  24. This looks too fun for words! Love all the eating and enjoying friends/family =]


  25. look at y’all cuties!! you can tell you are all having a good time. that is the best–spending time with loved ones. i’ve never seen maine at christmas time–i can only imagine how pretty.

    • We always laugh so much until we cry. Those are the kind of weekend that makes the best memories. Maine is perfect year round but especially beautiful at Christmas time. I totally recommend going at least once.

  26. That food looks delicious! Looks so festive 🙂 You also look cozy. My co-worker from Maine and I was asking if it was at least cold there and she said no haha it’s been in the 60s here which is ruining the holiday spirit

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