While shopping the Craft & Art Show at the Yarmouth Clam Festival this summer, the team discovered The Merry Crown Society. Shop owner, Bonnie, who hails from Fryeburg, designs whimsical crowns, wands, swords, and masks using felt made from recycled plastic bottles. CP#2 was completely smitten with Bonnie’s booth. If MP allowed it, he would spent hours trying out cool disguises.
Archive for September, 2013
Posted in Shopping, tagged birthday crowns, Bonnie Merry Crown Society, costume, cute potato, cutepotato.com, felt birthday crown, felt crowns, felt made from recycled plastic, felt superhero mask, felt swords, felt wands, Fryeburg, halloween, halloween costume, halloween ideas, kids costume ideas, kids disguises, kids dress-up, made in maine, maine, Maine made, maine made gifts, Merry Crown Society, safe masks, superhero mask, The Merry Crown Society, yarmouth clam festival on September 27, 2013| Leave a Comment »
Posted in Activities, Food, Parks, tagged arboretum at fort williams, bite into maine, Cape Elizabeth, cat at night, children's garden fort williams, cliffside walk fort williams park, cute potato, cute potato winner, cutepotato.com, dahlov ipcar, dahlov ipcar pillow, dahlov ipcar pillow collection, family travel, food trucks in maine, fort williams park, islandport press, lobster, lobster rolls, maine, maine family picnic, moonrise, portland headlight, sbbphotography, september in maine, shopclassicrug.com, the cat at night, Travel, view portland healight, wasabi lobster roll on September 20, 2013| 2 Comments »
This beautiful stretch of September weather is impossible to ignore. We left our boxes behind last Sunday, and decided to enjoy a family picnic at Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth. MP also wanted to check out the Bite Into Maine food truck, which has received national attention for their lobster rolls, and the progress of The Fort Williams Arboretum.
We brought hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, and fruit skewers along, but MP and DP decided to split a Bite Into Maine lobster roll as an appetizer (we chose a version with wasabi mayonnaise). The lobster roll offered generous pieces of lobster and a hint of spice. The accolades are well-deserved— this roll is the perfect late summer treat.
Posted in Books, Giveaways, tagged cat in the garden pillow, chain-stitched pillow, cute potato, cute potato giveaway, dahlov ipcar, dahlov ipcar pillow, daytrip jr., islandport press, the cat at night on September 13, 2013| 24 Comments »
The Cute Potato family is feeling topsy turvy lately. We’re unpacking boxes every day (nearly 170 to get through, if you can believe). Plus, we’ve been busy with school meetings, soccer practice, dancing lessons, appointments, and adjusting to a new routine. All the team really wants to do is start making this house our own. The kids can’t wait to unpack their library of books, and MP is looking forward to hanging family photos and art on the walls.
With thoughts of books and decorating in mind, we’re giving away a little something for adults and kids. Thanks to our sponsor, Daytrip Jr., we have a gorgeous, chain-stitched pillow (valued at $120) called “Cat in the Garden,” and a copy of the children’s classic, The Cat at Night by author and illustrator Dahlov Ipcar.
Posted in Food, Restaurants, tagged Abominable snow cone, bath, Capt'n Eli soda, cardamom ginger gelato, cute potato, cutepotato.com, dot's, dot's ice cream shop, family activities maine, homemade waffle cones, ice cream, ice cream in Maine, maine, Maple's Organics gelato, places to visit Maine, shain's of maine, shaved ice in maine, soda fountain maine on September 6, 2013| Leave a Comment »
Summer is fleeting. MP wishes the family could have more time to enjoy the season before school, schedules, and big projects, like moving into a new house, became the focus of our days. But a girl can pretend, right? With that idea in mind, we visited Dot’s Ice Cream Shop in Bath.