Thursday April 24th 2014

Tagged: shop local

A surprise at the mall kiosk

A surprise at the mall kiosk
April 18, 2014

I only head to the mall when I absolutely must (and always on a Tuesday night when it’s less packed). On my last trip I discovered a really great surprise at one of the kiosks!

Maine-made bags that will always have your back

Maine-made bags that will always have your back
April 02, 2014

Backpacks are cool again. But wearing them slung across one shoulder is not. Here’s a roundup of some Maine-made packs.

7 styles to get you ready for April showers

7 styles to get you ready for April showers
March 28, 2014

Never in my life have I been more excited for rain. Why? It means it will be over 40 degrees out. Here’s a few styles from local shops to get you ready for mud season!

The ultimate guide to thrifting in Maine: 12 awesome stores plus expert tips

The ultimate guide to thrifting in Maine: 12 awesome stores plus expert tips
March 27, 2014

People often ask me “Where’s that place where you got that thing? That thrift shop?” If you’re a reader of this blog, you can understand why that might be a broad question for me to answer. Here’s an ultimate resource of thrifting posts so you can bookmark it once and for all.

Need vintage specs? I know just where to go

Need vintage specs? I know just where to go
March 21, 2014

When I stopped this Portland resident to inquire about her beautiful vintage glasses, I got a big surprise.

Green tees to wear with your green drinks

Green tees to wear with your green drinks
March 14, 2014

St. Patrick’s Day is on Monday so in order to get you pumped up for a quiet day of mild-mannered amusement, here’s some green t-shirts you should wear.

Rejuvenating skincare, crafted in Maine

Rejuvenating skincare, crafted in Maine
March 13, 2014

Heidi Martin started researching a healthier way to repel bugs after a camping trip with her Dad. Fast forward several years and her desire to stay tick-free has turned into a truly organic skincare venture.

My buy local birthday list

My buy local birthday list
March 10, 2014

Today I turn 30. I’m currently in California because if I turn 30 there, I’ll still be 29 when I return. Right? Here’s my birthday wish list.

All work, no pleather at Maine Leather Co.

All work, no pleather at Maine Leather Co.
March 04, 2014

Belle Hilmer, owner of Maine Leather Co., stitches each of her one-of-a-kind designs by hand in her Portland apartment.

SoPo needs some t-shirt loving too

SoPo needs some t-shirt loving too
February 26, 2014

Do you have a love/hate relationship with the “bridge”? Do you love telling people where you live based on its vicinity to Scratch? Then these t-shirts are definitely for you.