The Sweetest Sugar Cookies from Maine

While shopping at holiday craft fairs over the weekend, MP met Ann Bayer, the owner of Mama Bayer cookies. The self-taught, Falmouth baker makes decorative sugar cookies from her home kitchen. Not only are Ann’s creations thoughtfully designed, they’re also delicious. Her sugar cookies are soft, buttery and made even better with a sweet layer of frosting. 

Family Ice Center

MP would like to welcome our newest sponsor, the Family Ice Center in Falmouth, to Cute Potato! She recently had the pleasure of chatting with Cumberland-based dad, Josh Brainerd, who manages the ice skating arena. Like most parents, Josh recognizes the importance of an affordable, accessible, and clean recreation center. During his two years as manager, he’s worked hard to make the …

Make Your Own Easter Tree

Last year, MP was flipping through the pages of the Pottery Barn Kids catalog and a sweet Easter tree caught her eye. Inspired, MP decided to try creating a similar tree with the kids.

Our Favorite Parks: Mackworth Island

Poor CP#1 had a tooth pulled and a stomach bug last week, which means the Cute Potato ladies were in the house for 5 days straight. CP#1 didn’t have energy for much activity other than napping and watching marathons of Good Luck Charlie. By week’s end, she still didn’t feel 100%, and MP was getting a bad case of cabin …

Giveaway Day #1: Rainbow Toys Gift Certificate

We have a few go-to places to find great gifts for kids, and Rainbow Toys is one of them. Nestled among the Shops at Falmouth Village, the inviting toyshop is filled with award-winning games, crafts, children’s books and developmental toys for infants (to name a few). CP#2 regularly visits to browse their incredible selection of LEGO and Playmobil toys.

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Mud Season Walk: Gilsland Farm Audubon

There remains a chill in the air, but that hasn’t stopped the team from enjoying the onset of spring. Not long ago, we visited the Gilsland Farm Audubon Center in Falmouth, first to buy honey from the nature store and then to take a family adventure walk. The trails at Gilsland Farm are wonderfully manageable for little ones. CP#1 and #2 …

A Tisket, A Tasket

Looking for a special Easter basket? Team Cute Potato has done some scouting around for the big day, and we hope these ideas will provide inspiration: We love these little baskets from Byrne & Carlson Chocolatier in Kittery. They’re just the right size for baby, and they can be purchased ready made with a small chocolate bunny and solid chocolate …

Frugal Find Contest Winner

Congratulations to Sue Sass, the winner of our Frugal Find contest! Sue will be receiving $10 towards her favorite thrift store in Maine. We were thrilled by the response to our contest, and even more excited by all of the great suggestions. Sue discovered a toddler-sized, L.L.Bean winter coat at Good Will in Falmouth for just $4.99. Winter coats like …

Another Frugal Find

Thanks to all of our readers for sharing their best bargains on kids’ toys and clothing. Our winner will be announced on Wednesday, along with a list of our favorite entries. In the mean time, we spotted this Where the Wild Things Are 36-piece floor puzzle by Mudpuppy for $3.99 at Lots for Tots in Falmouth. The same puzzle retails …