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Archive for October, 2012

Over the weekend, the CP family hosted a dinner with friends and neighbors. MP thought it might be fitting to serve a Halloween-themed meal. While brainstorming ideas, she discovered this irresistible Frankenstein pizza on iVillage.

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A fall trip to Wallingford’s Fruit House in Auburn is a Cute Potato family tradition, dating back to when DP was a wee lad. The space has changed over the years—there’s a big, backyard play area, a farm store brimming with toys and food gifts, and more cars in the parking lot. We go to the orchard to buy apples and cider, but our main reason for visiting is to indulge and enjoy Wallingford’s delicious homemade donuts.

Two-year old CP#2 enjoying an apple from Wallingford’s orchards.

CP#2 sporting a new cap in 2012.

The classic bakery reminds MP of a New Jersey farm she visited as a child. No matter how old you are, there’s something magic about pressing your face against the glass to watch the donuts come hot off the conveyor belt. (more…)

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It’s been awhile since Cute Potato featured a frugal find. Since Halloween is less than two weeks away, MP thought she’d share one of her favorite places to shop for inexpensive costumes.

Lots for Tots, with locations in Falmouth and Scarborough, is the place to find a treasure trove of costumes for babies, toddlers, and kids. On the day MP visited, she discovered everything from cozy Winnie the Pooh themed dress ups to a corduroy hobby horse costume.

Cute and cozy Disney costumes.

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Grandma Cookie Potato is one of a kind. One of the things we love most about GCP is her ability to rock accessories like striped Halloween socks and funky pumpkin earrings. She not only buys these accessories for herself, but outfits CP#1 and #2 with Halloween-inspired gear whenever she can.

Something tells us Grandma would love these adorable felted hair accessories from South Portland designer Shannon Hanley.

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No, Lady Gaga isn’t coming to town, but if she were, MP is certain she’d be a fan of these adorable hand knit Monster pants from South Bristol mom, Susan Rice.

These warm and washable pants layer nicely over leggings or long johns.

Susan, who is also a talented artist, says she has always loved making things with her hands, whether it’s painting, decorating cupcakes, carving pumpkins, sewing or knitting.

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