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All Raw Vegan all the Time!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  I’m back on my raw vegan diet.  I started a six week trial over a year ago and it was the first time in my life I didn’t suffer from stomach aches, fatigue, constipation (TMI?) etc.  There really is something to a plant based diet.  In […]

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Batman and Robin visit The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital

Today Alex and I dressed up as Batman and Robin and visited The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital for their Halloween parade.  The kids go on a parade route through the hospital and collect candy and other treats. We passed out crayons and coloring books. Everyone was excited to see Batman and Robin… even the big […]

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DIY Porch Pumpkins!

This year I’ve seen a whole lotta pumpkin decorating that goes beyond your usual template or freehand carving.  I decided I needed a piece of the action.  I usually have to have a real pumpkin, but I figured if I was going to make a masterpiece- that I would want it to last instead going […]

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New to The Bangor Daily News!

Hi Everyone! I’m excited to be joining your blogging community!  It looks like I’m in good company.  I’ve been working on Happy New Lear for over a year- I started right before Alex and I got married. It’s been my own little outlet to share with my family and friends across the country and also […]

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Second Annual Pumpkin Beer Tasting!

Last year was so much fun that we had to round up the team again and grab a new flight of beers to try. This year’s six contestants were: Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin, Dogfish Head Punkin Ale, Chatoe Rogue Harvest Pumpkin Patch Ale, Southern Tier Imperial Pumking, Waschusett Imperial Pumpkin, and Unita Punk’n. When we did […]

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Random Acts of Kindness Update!

Saturday my mother in law, Cissie, and I finally set out to do our 30 random acts of kindness.  It was so wonderful to see the responses from everyone- there’s nothing like it.  Watching them go from skeptical, to thankful, to overwhelmed is really something. We started at the fire and rescue in North Yarmouth […]

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Meet Walter- Our English/Frenchie Bulldog!

This week we welcome Walter Wrinkleton Lear to our family.  All dogs have to have a crazy middle name, right?  I think it was in the owner’s manual…my first dog was Benjamin Maxamillion Sheffield, so there you go. What a timely arrival, just as Will and Kate introduced George Alexander Louis to the world- we […]

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Free Grilling Ebook Today ’til Monday!

Starting today “No Frills Grillin” will be available for free until midnight on Sunday.  Follow the link here to download from Amazon for your Kindle or Kindle app for ipad. Also take a look at my last post for the recipe I tested from the ebook. Grilled Peaches with Ricotta and Honey Almond Sauce Happy […]

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Grilled Peaches and Ricotta Topped with Almond Honey Sauce

Our new ebook has just hit the digital bookshelves and is available exclusively at Amazon.  The publisher is icook2day and they are the sister agency to the company I work for-  StockFood.  The e-cookbook is called “No Frills Grillin’ “.  I decided to try the Grilled Peaches recipe for you here and you are welcome […]

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Vino, Vida, Vici

I wined, I saw, I conquered!  Alex and I shared a lovely evening at home with friends and family while we hosted a Wine Shop at home event.  Renee Curtis was our wine educator for the evening and walked us through the subtleties and nuances of three sweet whites and three bold/spicy reds.  We paired […]

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