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 a way to build a community with those who share similar interests.

My husband and I live near Portland with our little French/English bulldog, Walter. I’m a photographer and he is a writer/musician.  We’ve been in our home a little over a year now and love our little oasis.  We’re both kids at heart and we still feel like we are in a house without parents home.  It all seems too good to be true.

I love crafting and trying new recipes so you’ll see a lot of that here as well as book reviews and seasonal events.  I look forward to getting to know you all through your blogs and maybe some convos.   I’d love to hear from you!



The Mr. and Mrs. Happy Handbook

This handbook was a gift from my Maid of Honor, Jenee’s, mom.  She gave it to me the day after the bachelorette party in Mississippi.  I read halfway though it on my flight home to Maine.  I took a hiatus from reading during my whirlwind of planning and have finally had the chance to pick it up again and finish it.

It’s a lighthearted and very jokey account of dating, love, marriage, kids, and all the craziness in between.  It’s a fun read for someone about to embark on all of the above.  While reading, I thought about how Alex and I started in the first stages of dating and imagined us in some of the insane scenarios recounted in the book.  It’s amazing what two people go through together in life.  Others can look in from the outside, but when it comes down to it- it’s a story shared by two.  I look forward to seeing how our story unfolds.

Do you have any favorite reads about wedding prep or new marriage?  If not maybe you have some advice to share?

I’d love to hear your ideas! ~


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