Archive for November, 2011

Our friend, photographer Cathy Davis, guest posts today about her family’s recent visit to Acadia National Park:

My husband and I have always wanted to visit Acadia National Park. We’ve heard of the area’s beauty and peacefulness, but wondered if it was possible to enjoy the scenery with three children under 5. This fall, we traveled to Bar Harbor for an overnight trip to find out.

To our surprise, the whole family was able to enjoy Acadia’s serene and amazing views on our hike up Gorham Mountain.The parking lot and start to the trail is on the right after Thunder Hole on Park Loop Road. The trail is .9 miles to the summit.


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While shopping at Sugar Tools in Camden last weekend, MP spotted the perfect stocking stuffer:

Each kit includes seeds, gravel, and a peat pellet to get you started.

These super cute, Grow A Tree seed packets are designed by a Bucksport-based company called Riverhouse Products. They guarantee you can grow a Balsam, Elm or Birch tree in your own backyard with a little sunshine, water, and TLC.

Who knows? Your family might even be able to grow your Christmas tree for next year.

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If you live in Maine, a sunny, 60º November day is something to savor. And if you’re like MP, the beautiful weather makes for a perfect excuse to visit a favorite farm stand like Wealden Farm in Freeport.


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There’s something so endearing about a child wearing a fun hat. MP came across this crocheted owl hat on Etsy and she’s thinking it would look great with CP#1’s red winter coat.

But who says kids should get to wear all the fun hats? Lewiston mother and self-described crochet addict Shanna Tice also makes a version for adults. She’ll even customize colors for you.

To learn more about Shanna and her work, visit her Etsy shop.

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