All posts by Emily Russell

Emily Russell

About Emily Russell

Through this blog, I hope to help native Mainers remember what an amazing state they live in by sharing my thoughts and experiences, as well as my own appreciation for where I live. I compare it to the feeling you get when you share a favorite book or movie with someone, and their excitement over it reignites your own. Sometimes we can forget to slow down and appreciate the beauty around us, or we forgot all the little gifts our home can provide. I hope I can help remind you.

Home for the holidays and all the days

I recently saw an article about Thanksgiving hacks. It suggested taking any leftover pie, blending it with ice cream, and making a Thanksgiving pie milkshake. First of all, what leftover pie? Who on earth has leftover pie on Thanksgiving? When I moved to Maine, I knew that I would be a solid distance from my […]

Fall in Maine: unlike any other

Every year, Fall catches me off guard. It’s usually somewhere around the last week of August when I suddenly realize, Summer is almost over. Of course, summers in Maine are no joke. Summer is the season of canoeing the many lakes and rivers, or laying out in the sun, or rolling the windows all the […]

Belfast: a quintessential view of Maine

When most people “from away” think of Maine, they tend to picture widen open spaces of rolling hills and potato farms, or thick forests of evergreens. They may think of lumbering moose with their comical faces, or Bar Harbor, teaming with tourists and cruise boats through the summers. I was one of those people “from […]