Flash back to nearly 11 years ago when MP was a new mom. Her go-to resources included a few friends who recently had babies, babycenter.com, a collection of parenting books on the bedside table and her obstetrician. If an event existed to expose her to everything her community had to offer new parents, she would have jumped at the chance to go.
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Posted in Events, Giveaways, parenting, Sponsors, tagged babywearing, car seat safety, community resources for Maine parents, cute potato sponsors, cutepotato.com, Darcy Sauers, dover doula, giveaway, islandport press, kid-friendly events portland maine, Kristi Hayes-Devlin, Maine Bureau of Highway Safety and car seats, parenting resources in Maine, Portland Expo, portland public library, postpartum doula, seacoast, southern maine babywearers, ticket giveaway, Wrapsody on April 5, 2017| 3 Comments »
Posted in Shopping, Sponsors, tagged Aventyr Kidswear, bird & bear design boutique, bold print baby blanket, cratefull of maine, cute potato sponsors, cutepotato.com, Dahlov Ipcar's Maine Alphabet, different drummer wooden toys, duck pull toy, Family, gifts, go babe, islandport press, kids, Lauren Watkinson, LiveME, lobstering is an art, maine, Maine made, maine made baby gifts, maine made gifts, Mainely SEO, maple teething ring with crinkle ears, Morris & Essex, nautical booties, old-fashioned wooden pull-toy, Saturn Press, SMA, teething ring, Traps Eyewear, two little beans & co. on February 13, 2016| 1 Comment »
Our family is expecting a baby nephew (and cousin) any day now, so you can imagine our delight when we discovered Baby Crates from CrateFull of Maine – a new gift business started by Chris Avantaggio, Nathan O’Leary and John Turner. The three entrepreneurs, who run their own successful companies, namely LiveME, Mainely SEO and Traps Eyewear, began selling gift boxes filled with a variety of Maine made items in December 2015. This year, they’re offering themed crates full of good things including Maine made sweets and handcrafted baby goods.
Posted in Books, Events, Sponsors, tagged a little brown bat story, apple day, apples, cute potato sponsor, cutepotato.com, Events, fall, fall activities maine, fall family activities, Family, family activities maine, gilsland farm audubon center, islandport press, jada fitch illustration, kids, maine audubon, melissa kim, outdoors, preschool outreach, Sponsors, Wicked Good Food Truck, Wildlife on the Move on October 2, 2015| Leave a Comment »
There are family events we look forward to each fall, and despite how much our children have grown, the Apple Day celebration at Maine Audubon in Falmouth remains a favorite. CP#1 and #2 delight in making their own cider, listening to live music, and exploring the rolling trails along the marsh.
This year promises to be one of the best celebrations yet, as our Audubon friends have added a special event — the launch of a new board book called, “A Little Brown Bat Story” written by Melissa Kim and illustrated by Jada Fitch. The book, which teaches preschoolers about brown bat behavior and habitat, is the second in the Wildlife on the Move series from Islandport Press and Maine Audubon. What we love most: 10% of the proceeds from the book help fund Maine Audubon’s outreach programs for underserved preschools!
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 Charity, tagged barbara bush children's hospital, bella luna toys, cathy davis, cute potato, designer, down east books, gather, islandport press, L.L.Bean, maggie's naturals, minka, peekaboo children's center, pitter patter, rainbow toys, Sheabella Tutus, show your love fundraiser, toots ice cream, Two Fat Cats, vivian page, Wolfe's Neck Farm on February 14, 2013| Leave a Comment »
Our Show Your Love Fundraiser for the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital was a big success! Thank you to all the wonderful people who donated their time and effort to make this event possible. Much gratitude goes to designer Vivian Page for the beautiful poster she created for the event. Many thanks to the businesses who donated to the fundraiser: Rainbow Toys, Down East Books, Maggie’s Naturals, Cathy Davis, L.L.Bean, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Gather, Minka, Peekaboo Children’s Center, Pitter Patter, Islandport Press, Two Fat Cats, Bella Luna Toys, Sheabella Tutus, and Toots Ice Cream.
Also, thank you to all of you fabulous readers, family, and friends who donated to the hospital. MP will get in touch with the winners over the next few days. Until then, Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Cute Potato!
Posted in Books, Giveaways, tagged astrid sheckels, barbara bush children's hospital, cute potato fundraiser, cute potato giveaway, cutepotato.com, dahlov ipcar, donate barbara bush children's hospital, fundraiser for Barbara Bush Children's Hospital, hardscabble harvest, islandport press, maine, maine children's books, maine publisher, one horse farm, Portland, robert f. baldwin, show your love fundraiser, the calico jungle, the fish house door, yarmouth on February 10, 2013| 2 Comments »
Whenever MP drives on Route One in Yarmouth, past the modest office that houses Islandport Press, she feels so proud. How cool is it to live near a company that publishes the works of Dahlov Ipcar and Robert F. Baldwin?
We love Dahlov Ipcar’s books for their vivid, unforgettable illustrations. Her stories capture the beauty and simplicity of everyday life. We meet a farmer who works tirelessly to enjoy the fruits of his labor, a boy who is comforted by a handmade quilt, and a family who honors their hardworking mare by keeping her long after she’s retired.