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 …

Henry Fest: Skyline Farm

We’ll admit it. We’re a little biased about the location of this year’s Henry Fest at Skyline Farm & Carriage Museum in North Yarmouth. It’s also home to Deri Farm, whose hard-working team is responsible for providing our family with fresh veggies and flowers all summer long. But back to the topic at hand: Henry Fest. The live music festival …

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Crabtree’s Blueberries

Not long ago, a friend mentioned making her grandmother’s blueberry buckle. We were curious; what the heck is a buckle, anyway? Like any smart potato, we consulted Sharon Tyler Herbst’s Food Lover’s Companion. Buckle is just another term for a single layer cake. And then coincidentally, while visiting Spring Brook Farm in Cumberland, we discovered a buckle recipe at the register. …

Two Maine Classics

During a recent visit to Kennebunkport, we discovered the fun and equally well-thought gift shop, Daytrip Society. While we were there, Mom and Dad Cute Potato purchased two great books for the family. The first of the two—The Remarkable Riderless Runaway Tricycle—is by Shapleigh author, Bruce McMillan. The story, about a young boy’s tricycle that escapes the village dump to …

Cute Potato Gets a New Look

We love good design at Cute Potato. And while we wish we had artistic know-how of our own (finger painting not included), we knew we needed help. Thanks to the talents of Orono-based Mom and designer, Caroline Moore of Calobee Doodles, our masthead is a whole lot cuter. Of course, we loved Cute Potato #2 in his cowboy hat, but who …

Children’s Discovery Museum: Augusta

Team Cute Potato traveled to the state capital this weekend for the sole purpose of checking out the Children’s Discovery Museum. The museum was surprisingly low key on a Sunday afternoon, and who wouldn’t love the ticket price? Admission is just $4.00 per potato, and $5.00 per adult. Best of all, the kids could visit each play space and stay …

Another Reason to Love Maine’s Prettiest Village

We were fans of Rock, Paper, Scissors in Wiscasset (aka Maine’s prettiest village) before the Cute Potatoes arrived. Now, we love RPS even more for the unique toys, books, games and gift ideas the store offers. On a recent trip, we spotted brightly colored Tubtrugs bins—perfect for playroom storage or in the garage. And we picked up a beautifully illustrated …

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Libby & Sons U-Picks

Libby & Sons U-Picks in Limerick is a Cute Potato favorite for blueberry picking this season. The highbush berries are plentiful and easy for the wee ones to pick (most of the ripe fruit is at the lower branches). We chose traditional Jersey Blues, which are sweet and delicious, and Blue Crop, a larger, tangier variety. The 40-acre farm also …

All Hail Mae’s Café

On yet another rainy day, the Cute Potato gang descended on Mae’s Café in Bath—hungry, cranky and wet. The staff set us up in our very own room (smart!), the waitress promptly took our order and CP #1 and #2 ran around the table while we waited for our food. What could have been a potential disaster became a pleasant …

Folly 101

While searching for birthday candles for Cute Potato #2, we discovered the children’s section at Folly 101 in the Old Port. If you’re searching for a special baby gift and don’t want to break the bank, than Folly 101 is the place for you. You’ll find baby blankets, colorful Trumpette socks, cotton dresses in sizes 12-24 months, classic Maine books like …