Monday, August 14, 2017



I'm a proud owner of a red 2010 Toyota Corolla! I'm so in love and so grateful for all the help from Peter at Shepard Toyota. I couldn't have asked for a better car salesman. Before I get into the details, here's my new baby!
The first car I ever owned was a 1996 Saab when I was about 16 years old. The second car (which you can see behind the Corolla above) was a 2002 Saab 9-3 SE. I guess you could say I love the Saabs. But it was time to put the Sweden cars behind me and move on to the Japanese ones instead!
I've been in the market for a new car for a few months now. I went to Ford... and I hate Fords. I couldn't bring myself to get one. I went to Rockland Motor Company and they had crappy cars and offered little to no help. Finally I came to Shepard Toyota and that's where I met Peter!

Peter Gardiner instantly helped me find a car in my budget and let me take it for a test drive. That's where I feel in love with this red beauty.
Peter was very helpful and guided me every step of the way. If it wasn't for him, I wouldn't be a proud owner of a 2010 Toyota Corolla.
The only downfall would be when I left the car dealership (to give Peter and his team time to contact the banks) they had trouble communicating. I had to keep calling them every few hours to get updates instead of the other way around. That would be the only negative thing I have to say.
Moving on...
I've only had this beauty for about a week now and everything seems to be working wonders! I'll keep this post updated if I find any issues with the vehicle.
Thank you SO much Peter and the team at Shepard Toyota for giving me such a beautiful and reliable car!
I highly recommend choosing Shepard Toyota if you're in the market for a new car!
Peter Gardiner, Sales Associate

Monday, August 7, 2017

Hazel's Take Out

Located in Rockland, Maine is a small food place that serves sausage sandwiches, French fries, lobster rolls, onion rings, cheese fries, burgers, and more.
The first time I went there, I was a little put off by the sausage sandwich. It wasn't the best and I was ready to never go there again. For some reason, I decided to go there once more, and if it wasn't good this time, then I was for sure never returning. I ordered the same thing I did last, a sausage sandwich with green peppers and onions with fries. I am so beyond happy I went back and gave Hazel's Take Out another try. It was like heaven.
I have only tried their sausage sandwiches and fries, but they were by far the best I have ever had. I highly recommend them!
Another reason I am writing a glowing review is for their staff. I've been there a few times now and each time their staff has been so polite and nice. They have never once messed up my order. They always treat me with respect.
Hazel's Take Out deserves five stars. I'm looking forward to trying new food from this hidden gem.
(207) 594-5940
557 Old County Rd
Rockland, ME 04841

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Bachelorette 2017 FINAL THREE MEN!

It's been a long journey for Rachel on her way to find love. She's had her heart broken on live TV in front of millions of people. She opened herself up again to about thirty men in the hopes to find her forever love. Now it's finally time for her to make that tough and heart-rending decision. Rachel needs to pick between three men that she has come to have feelings for. Who do you think will be the last man standing?
Will it be Bryan?
The man Rachel was scared to fall for because it seemed all too easy. At the beginning, she was hesitant to let her guard down with him because he was too charming. But, we all knew he was a front runner for Rachel's heart. He's my #1 pick! My spidey senses are telling me he will be the one in the end to win over the bachelorette.
Will it be Eric?
The 29 year old personal trainer that has a smile to swoon for. Rachel and Eric always seemed to click and have so much in common. Some were jealous enough of him to make Rachel question his intentions. (*cough cough Lee cough cough*) But, will his good looks make him the last man standing?
Will it be Peter?

Oh, Peter. Mr. Sweetheart. Such a beautiful smile he has. Eric has some major competition there. The man who romantically got Ms. Bachelorette Rachel in a hot tub while the other guys sat in another room. That was one of the most intimate and passionate scenes on this season of The Bachelorette. His body is to die for and he has a heart of gold. It's a win win! But, will all that be enough for Rachel?
Who do you think will win the key to Rachel's heart?

Upcoming Event

Maine Lobster Festival 2017
Rockland, Maine
Book Signing in the Marine Tent
August 4th & 5th
11 - 2 PM
Come buy a book and chat! Looking forward to seeing everyone! :)
Pictures from the Maine Lobster Festival 2015 and 2016