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Archive for February, 2012

There’s something about this time of year that makes MP crave caffeine and carbohydrates. And what better place to satisfy that desire than South Portland’s Scratch Baking Co.? The artisan bakery in Willard Square is a warm and welcoming place filled with every delight a carbohydrate-craving mama could hope for (in this case it was a Maine Sea Salt bagel).

Beautiful bagels from Scratch – no wonder patrons are limited to one dozen.

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Note: While these events have come and gone, all of the libraries listed here have active kids’ programs. Don’t see your local library on the list? Visit here for a full listing of libraries throughout Maine.

MP has been busy thinking of things to do next week while the kids are on vacation. Many local libraries have great activities planned for children of all ages. And the best part? Most of the events are free! A road trip to a library you’ve never visited before is so much fun. You never know what you’ll discover.

Here’s a list of some of our favorite library events throughout the state:

Saturday, Feb. 18
Drop-in craft
Dyer Library
Saco
All ages
9:30-12:30 p.m.

Annual Teddy Bear Picnic:
BYO picnic & favorite stuffed animal
Dessert & drinks provided
Ellsworth Public Library
11 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 21
Pajamarama:
Story time & crafts in your PJ’s
Scarborough Public Library
6:30- 7:30 p.m.
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Wow! Maine families get really excited about a new restaurant, as evidenced by the tremendous response to our Elevation Burger Giveaway. A big thank you to everyone who entered! Congratulations goes to…

… Lori Watson. Lori and her family have won a meal for 4 people to Elevation Burger in South Portland.

All of this talk about the delicious offerings at Elevation Burger got MP thinking about milkshakes for Valentine’s Day. Here’s a festive and satisfying milkshake recipe from one of MP’s new favorite blogs, Sweet Paul.

A shake made with vanilla ice cream, strawberries, vanilla, and halved marshmallows

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MP doesn’t usually take the kids to fast food restaurants (with the exception of an occasional soft serve or juice box on the road) but she’s not opposed to a good hamburger. That’s why South Portland’s newest restaurant, Elevation Burger, caught her eye. Local dads and business partners Mark Caron and Chris DiMillo decided to open the franchise due in part to the company’s commitment to quality ingredients.

Kids will enjoy watching their food being prepared in the open kitchen.

Chris DiMillo and Mark Caron of Elevation Burger

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Egg cartons and valentines? We know, the two just don’t seem to jive. But if you’re looking to make homemade cards with your family, you’ll love this simple project.

All you need is a styrofoam egg carton, scissors, washable paint, brushes, and blank cards. Cut the lid of your egg carton into small squares or a rectangle. Next have your little one punch holes in the styrofoam to create a design. CP#2 used the end of his paintbrush, but wooden sticks (used for scratch art) work well, too.

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