Christmas Prelude in Kennebunkport Maine

Kennebunkport, Maine is probably best known as the summer home of the Bush family. It is a fishing village on the southern shore of Maine. In the summer, it is a very busy place with tourists and beachgoers. At Christmastime, it is a busy place again as Kennebunkport hosts Christmas Prelude, a two week long Christmas festival. The festival is widely attended and has been voted the number 2 Christmas town in the the United States by HGTV! I have had this on my Christmas to do list for nearly a decade, but work pressures, kids school events, and general…

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Holiday Lights at Lake Compounce in Connecticut

6 years ago, we decided to spend Christmas at home in Connecticut. Just Jason, me and the kids. If you have followed this blog at all, I’m sure you have gathered that I have a very large family, so the choice to spend Christmas at home was a new one. It terrified me at first, but Jason was really wanting a quieter holiday. (I never want a quiet day ever!) So I made up my mind that we were going to have the best Christmas ever and soak up every morsel of fun to be had. Our first foray into…

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The Traveler’s Christmas Wishlist

Are you looking for a gift for an avid traveler in your life? Not sure what to buy? This is not your average gift list. Every item on this list has been used for more than 2 years on more than 14 different trips. These are real deal value! Here is a list of gifts that any traveler would love. They have been vetted by our family and they are all things we truly enjoy and know that others would enjoy as well! In other words, we use each and everyone one of these items and prefer them over anything…

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Quebec City at Christmas- The Ultimate Planning Guide

  I have put off writing this post, not because I don’t know what is fabulous about Quebec City at Christmas, but because it is near and dear to my heart. I don’t want to mess this post up! But then I realized I just have to show you pictures, and you will all be clamoring to go! My family has spent the last 5 Christmases in Quebec City, Canada. Some of them have been with our extended family and some just our little family. We keep going there because once we realized how fabulous it is, we couldn’t stop…

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