While the grandparents were visiting this week, we spent a memorable day at Reid State Park in Georgetown. The quintessential Maine park offers swimming at both a traditional beach (Todd’s Point) and a warmer, saltwater lagoon (Griffith Head). Our crew opted for the road to Todd’s Point, where we spotted deer grazing in a field and gulls flying over salt marshes. And the view of the ocean? Spectacular.
Archive for July, 2010
Posted in Beaches, tagged beaches near bath maine, cute potato, cute potato state park pass givewawy, family friendly beaches in maine, georgetown maine, griffith head at reid state park, guest blogger on cute potato, maine state parks, reid state park, todd's point at reid state park on July 30, 2010| Leave a Comment »
Posted in Celebrations, Shopping, tagged acoustic guitar party, custom made party favors, cute cupcake toppers, cute potato family, Etsy, kids parties, kids party favors, lollipop favors for goodie bags, martha stewart weddings favorite etsy crafters, meg shelton, olio designs, rangeley maine, rock n roll party favors, rock n roll party ideas on July 22, 2010| Leave a Comment »
CP #2 is about to celebrate his 3rd birthday and because he is our resident rocker, MP decided to throw him a rock and roll themed bash. To help, she enlisted the talents of Olio Designs in Rangeley. Shop owner/designer Meg Shelton is a dynamo when it comes to party favors. Even Martha Stewart Weddings noticed Meg’s talents and named her one the magazine’s favorite crafters. Needless to say, MP knew Meg would rock this assignment.
Posted in Crafts, Gardens, tagged artificial gerber daisies, easy kids craft projects, garden hats for kids, goodwill falmouth maine, grosgrain ribbon, make your own garden hats, pom pom crafts, salvation army south portland on July 12, 2010| Leave a Comment »
Sometimes our best craft ideas are inspired by friends. A few weeks ago, CP#1’s classmate arrived at our local Children’s Garden Party in the cutest straw hat. Her mother found the hat in Target’s $1 bin, purchased ribbon, some artificial flowers and let her daughter do the decorating. We love simple craft projects like these, so the team went on a search mission for our own straw hats. We discovered some fun styles at the Salvation Army in South Portland and the Falmouth Goodwill for just $2 apiece…. score!
Posted in Shopping, tagged Colleen Foley printmaker, colleen foley scarborough maine, Colleen Foley t-shirts, ember grove, glass magnets, kids vintage truck tshirt, maine college of art portland, portland maine, printmaking artist Maine, truck tshirt for kids on July 10, 2010| Leave a Comment »
CP#2’s birthday is fast approaching, and the team has been on the lookout for some things he can really use. MP was thrilled when she discovered a super cool, screen-printed truck tee at Ember Grove in Portland. The boy loves farm machinery of any kind—this t-shirt was perfect for him.
Alas, the shop was sold out in his size, so MP contacted the artist, Colleen Foley, to see if she had more available. Colleen saved the day and created a vintage truck tee in CP#2’s favorite shade of orange.
Posted in Gardens, Parks, tagged bibby & harold alfond children's garden, blueberries for sal robert mccloskey, blueberry pond, boothbay, carole hanson whale sculptor, children's garden maine, coastal maine botanical gardens, cutepotato.com, grand opening maine children's garden, Karen Baldacci, kid-friendly activities in maine, maine public gardens, Senator Susan Collins, window boxes on July 8, 2010| 3 Comments »
Today, Team Cute Potato braved the crowds in Boothbay for the much-anticipated opening of the Bibby & Harold Alfond Children’s Garden.
We missed the initial pomp and circumstance, which included opening remarks from Senator Susan Collins, Maine’s First Lady Karen Baldacci, a parade, ribbon cutting ceremony and the quick devouring of 500 cupcakes.