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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.


CP#1 outside Silly’s Restaurant.

The Washington Avenue institution is worth visiting based on the eclectic décor alone. Each lamp hanging from the ceiling is covered in buttons, beads, and feathers. There are travel photos on every wall, displaying happy customers holding bumper stickers that read, “Eat at Silly’s.”



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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. MP loves that you can throw these in the wash, too.

We love the adorable wooden buttons on these boots.


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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 exploring the show’s imaginative exhibits, which featured everything from sweet fairy houses to cascading waterfalls.


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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 4 generations:

Our favorite is the little green rocking chair that has been passed down. We have a picture of great-grandfather in it, grandfather, father and now a picture of our son reading a book. Still as sturdy, beautiful and sentimental as ever.

There’s nothing better than a gift passed from one generation to the next. MP still cherishes the child-size table and chairs her grandfather made years ago. Who knows? Maybe the CP kids will pass the set on to their children someday.

We like L.L.Bean’s Keepsake Chair in Natural

If you’re searching for an heirloom chair of your own and don’t mind the investment, try L.L.Bean’s Keepsake Rocker

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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?

Tootie, Foofa, Muno, DJ Lance, Brobee and Plex perform Friday, Sept. 24

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 our friends at Yo Gabba Gabba promise there will be surprise special guests, too. We’d love to see the Aggrolites perform their super silly reggae song, “Banana.” Then again we’d be equally excited to see the Aquabats sing, “Pool Party.” How about you? Tell us which Super Music Friend you’d like to see perform, and you could win four tickets to the 11 a.m. show. One lucky winner will be chosen at random. Contest ends Friday, September 10. Good luck!

Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!
Friday, September 24
Merrill Auditorium

11 a.m., 5 p.m.
Box office:
FMI: https://tickets.porttix.com/

PS: Does your child have a cool trick fit for the show? Enter Yo Gabba Gabba’s Cool Tricks contest by Tuesday, September 14. Simply upload a :30-:60 second video demonstrating your little one’s Cool Trick on the Yo Gabba Gabba Facebook page. You could win the opportunity to receive a VIP Family 4-Pack and have your winning video played during intermission. CP#1 and #2 are particularly good at procrastinating at bedtime. Too bad that doesn’t translate to video!

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Look who's coming to breakfast...

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. Okay, enough of that.

Fortunately, there are several towns in Maine where Santa plans on enjoying breakfast this year. And each location has its own unique spin on the event—kids can write letters to Santa, have their photo taken with him, visit with Mrs. Claus and the elves, create fun holiday crafts, sing, listen to holiday stories or pig out on bake sale food. And what, we ask you, could be better than that?

Saturday, December 5:

Maniax Café
8 Market Place Drive, York
8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Juice, muffins and more
Added info.

Wilhelm Reich Museum
Dodge Pond Road
8 a.m.-11 a.m.
$5.00 per person
Blueberry, M&M and chocolate chip and plain pancakes, sausag
Added info.

Crescent Park Elementary School
Crescent Lane
9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Added info.

Hamden Academy
One Main Road North
8 a.m.-10 a.m.
$3.00 per person
Added info.

Molly Ockett School
25 Molly Ockett Drive
8 a.m.-10 p.m.
$4.00 per person
Pancakes, sausage
Added info.

Sunday, December 6:

Greely Middle School
351 Tuttle Road
7 a.m.-10 a.m.
Kids: $3.00
Adults: $10.00
All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, December 12:
(not quite breakfast, but….)
Farmers Fare
Route 90 and Cross Street
Noon- 3:00 p.m.
Cookies and cider
Bring your own camera

Sunday, December 13:

Nonantum Resort
95 Ocean Avenue
8 a.m.-noon
Kids: $10.00
Adults: 20.00
Holiday brunch

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