Bath July 4th Parade

Every once and awhile, MP goes through old photos and is reminded of a great event. Such is the case with the colorful, wonderfully quirky July 4th parade in Bath. We visited during the summer of 2013, and even though it was a hot, sweaty morning, our whole family just loved everything about this festive, community-powered parade.

A Toy Expert’s Advice for Gift Giving

    The Cute Potato kids are growing up fast, and with each passing year, MP finds it more challenging to find a toy or game they’ll use again and again. For ideas, MP enlisted the help of toy expert Anita Demetropoulos, the owner of Island Treasure Toys. Her toy store, which began as a home business in 2001, has …

Summer Plans

The second installment of our Maine Insider video is on! The video highlights our visit to Popham Beach and Fort Popham in Phippsburg, and MP talks about some of our favorite festivals throughout the summer and early fall. You can view the video here:

Neighborhood Toy Store Day

What’s not to love about a day devoted to local toy stores? One of our favorite shops, Rainbow Toys in Falmouth, is hosting a daylong event this Saturday to celebrate! The lovely staff promises all kinds of free fun for kids. There will be arts and crafts, face painting, and a giant outdoor game of chess. The store is also …

Dot’s Ice Cream Shop

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.

Love for Lemons Co.

Note: Love for Lemons Co. is now Good Natured Brand. The first thing that drew MP to Love for Lemons Co. cleaning products was the beautiful packaging. Owner Kate Perrin is thoughtful about every aspect of her brand and it shows in the details. Kate creates handmade, chemical free cleaning supplies out of her home in Bath. After checking out …

Giveaway Day #9: A Baby Gift from Pitter Patter

Pitter Patter in Bath is a thoughtful boutique you’ll want to spend some time perusing. Owner Colleen Whitaker has an eye for beautiful children’s items and it shows. Every corner of the shop is a treat. You’ll find dresses from Maine-based designers, like Melissa Sailer of Yarn & Cloth, baby accessories, and whimsical stuffed toys.

Yarn & Cloth Clothiers

While at the SEA Holiday Art Sale in Portland last weekend, MP had the pleasure of shopping Yarn & Cloth Clothiers. Owner Melissa Sailer, a mother of two boys and talented textile designer, creates beautiful children’s clothing using vintage inspired fabrics, fun patterns, and vibrant colors. MP was thrilled to discover Yarn & Cloth clothing and accessories. Melissa’s super cute …

School Vacation Week: Loving Our Libraries

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 …

The Other Maine Christmas Train

Last year, Grandma Cute Potato treated us all to the Candy Cane Train in Bath. And for just $16 per person, it was money well spent. The train was beautifully decorated for Christmas, and we couldn’t say more about the wonderful staff.  Santa and his elves were on board to visit with all of the children. Hot cocoa and cookies …