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 …

Two Brunswick Best Bets

Cute Potato is headed to the great city of Brunswick twice this week for music and books—two of our family’s favorite things. First up: Songs & Stories from Around the World at Frontier Café on Thursday, 11/12 at 10 a.m. If you haven’t been to Frontier, the space alone is a treat. The café, cinema and gallery is housed in Fort …

The Cute Potato Frugal Find

Team Cute Potato strives to be thrifty whenever and wherever we can. With the holidays fast approaching, we thought you might like to know where to find the best kids’ toys and clothing deals in Maine. So without further ado, we’d like to introduce the Cute Potato Frugal Find. Our favorite this week? Check out the just out of the …

The Great Costume Swap

Let’s give credit to the super smart parents of Cumberland and North Yarmouth—they have some great ideas. Right after Cute Potato #2’s arrival, an army of moms from the Cumberland/North Yarmouth Family Network delivered meals to our home for a month. We were so impressed by their organization and generosity. And now, they’re hosting a Halloween costume swap at the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Cheap Thrills: Dollar Store Finds

Here at Cute Potato, we love our local toy and gift shops, but sometimes, the budget takes precedent. So on a rainy Sunday, after hours of being cooped up in the house, we piled the team into the car and drove south to the Family Dollar Store. Yes, you heard us right. You need to pick and choose wisely (just …