Maine Gardens to Visit for Mother’s Day

For Mother’s Day this year, MP’s wish is for good weather and a breakfast visit to a local garden with coffee, croissants and a book in hand. If you’re also a mom in search of Sunday morning serenity, here are a few favorite Maine gardens to enjoy plus a few fun events for the weekend:

Slice & Bake Cookies by Elinor Klivans

If there is one dessert that MP can’t pass up, it’s cookies. Decadent chocolate chip cookies are her weakness, followed by crisp butter cookies and just about anything made with dark chocolate. So you can imagine her delight when she discovered Slice & Bake Cookies by Camden-based cookbook author Elinor Klivans. The cookbook features make-ahead cookie dough you can refrigerate …

Giveaway Day #2: Collection of Down East Children’s Books

Down East Books ever-growing catalogue of children’s stories are among our household favorites. We’re thrilled that the Camden-based publisher donated 7 wonderful books to the Show Your Love Fundraiser. What a great way to start a library of New England classics for your child!

The Biggest Little Stocking Stuffer

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