Lobster in Maine


Not only was it my first time in Maine, but it was my first time eating lobster!! Okay, we had some lobster on our honeymoon, but it was already cracked. I seriously didn’t even know it was so much work to get to the meat, so you can see why I was surprised when they brought over a bib and plate of tools. ? It wasn’t my fav food in the world, but I feel like it is part of the Maine experience. Plus, these little suckers are so photogenic. ? 

We saw the most photographed light house in the world in Portland, ME! Then we headed over to the Lobster Shack in Cape Elizabeth. And I’m so glad we got a lobster Christmas ornament before we left, so we will always remember our little Maine trip. 

Today, we explored Vermont! I didn’t get quite as many cool photos, but Vermont is absolutely breathtaking. The leaves are starting to change, we saw a black bear, we ate raspberry chocolate pancakes with legit maple syrup, and we visited Joseph Smith’s birthplace. It has been a beautiful day with family. 

Anyways, hope you’ve loved our photos! We are falling in love with this place.

Xoxo,

Alyse

Wells Beach, Maine 

Today was my first time ever in Maine! And it was everything I ever dreamed of. ? Totally running away here. The homes were not only so quaint and beachy and perfect, but the landscape was breath-taking. The leaves are just starting to change colors. There are beautiful rivers running through it. Aaaand, best of all imho, there is so much coastline! 

I picked out a little beach house for Nick and I that had a window room on the roof, like a lighthouse, but it had a giant old Capitan’s wheel on the ceiling for decoration & it was so cute. I love housing, but I’m not gonna lie, the east coast style homes are at the top of my list.

The water was so cold, but refreshing. There was also a sea breeze, but I would be in heaven if I got to have a little beach house right there on the coast & decorate it with lobsters & sea shells & star fish. Okay, I’ll stop dreaming about my little beach house now, but if you’ve never been (like me before today), go! 

Stay tuned for more east coast fun!

Xoxo, 

Alyse

The Cake

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Happy #WeddingWednesday y’all! Isn’t this cake stunning? If you can believe it, it actually tasted as good as it looks.

When I was thinking of cakes for my wedding, I knew I wanted something simple, yet beautiful. This was seriously what I envisioned in my head, but the real thing was even better!

The coolest part is that my talented friend, Victoria, made this… with the help of her baking fairies, Nicole and Linnea, of course. But who is that talented!? The cake was a fluffy vanilla cake with a whipped vanilla bean frosting. Here is the recipe she used! Thank you, Victoria! I’m totally craving a piece of this right now.

Good thing we froze the top of the cake for our 1-year! Can’t wait. 😉

Xoxo,

Alyse