Silly’s Restaurant

You would think, given the name of this beloved Portland restaurant, the team would have checked out the space years ago. Somehow Silly’s slipped by us. CP#1 and MP had a chance to redeem ourselves recently during a girls’ day out. The Washington Avenue institution is worth visiting based on the eclectic décor alone. Each lamp hanging from the ceiling …

Made in Maine Handknits for Baby

Our first snow today has MP thinking of cozy knits for little ones. Plus, she’ll be visiting her baby nephew in New Jersey soon, and she wants to bring him something special from Maine. MP is a big fan of Three Kittens Knitting in Limington. Shop owner Cathy Bernier knits lovely winter hats, but she also crochets adorable baby booties. …

The Portland Flower Show

Today the team traveled to the Portland Flower Show for a much-needed spring preview. If you’re looking for something to do this weekend with your family, the show is definitely worth the trip. CP#1 and #2 planted Scarlett Runner Beans, pretended to roast marshmallows and met an anonymous, but humorous charcoal artist who quickly sketched their picture. And we loved …

Blanket Giveaway Winner & Heirloom Gifts

Thank you to everyone who entered our latest giveaway. We enjoyed all of your thoughtful responses, but one in particular caught our attention. Congratulations go out to Kathy, who has won a personalized blanket from Maine Girl Creations. Kathy wrote in to tell us about her son’s favorite gift—a rocking chair that has been a part of her family for …

Yo Gabba Gabba Giveaway

DJ Lance and his orange track suit. The Dancey Dance. Cool tricks. What’s not to love about Nickelodeon’s award-winning Yo Gabba Gabba? The team is thrilled the live show is coming to Portland’s Merrill Auditorium this month. There will be music, singing, plenty of dancing and to MP’s delight, Biz Markie will be performing his “Beat of the Day.” And …

Breakfast with the Big Man

No, not Clarence Clemens, famous E. Street Band saxophonist. The other big man… Santa Claus himself. When the Cute Potatoes’ mama was a little girl growing up in N.J., it was a family tradition to have breakfast with Santa. It was a fun, family outing made even better by good food and the appearance of the man behind the beard. …

Tiny Dancer

Cute Potato #1 is a dancing machine. It all started with the PBS Kids’ show, Angelina Ballerina, and now she wears her pink tutu whenever she can. She’s even made up her own move, “The Rose Bush,” which words can do no justice. So it’s no surprise that we scooped up tickets to The Magic Toy Shop at the Maine …

Buck’s Naked BBQ Freeport

On first glance, a barbecue joint with naked in the title might not seem like a wise choice for little ones. But go inside, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Maybe it’s the glittering disco ball in the entry way. Or the friendly-staff who will find you a table while you’re children run screaming in the direction of the two (count …