Guilty pleasure? Glad you asked! There are so many: strawberry Twizzlers with popcorn and a glass of La Crema chardonnay while watching a Hallmark channel Christmas movie, Duran Duran, Bonne Belle creamsicle lip gloss, Etsy, Christmas shopping for myself at the Boothbay Harbor early bird sale, infomercials, "as seen on T.V." products, buying myself fresh flowers, and letting other people drive-to name just a few. I hate to drive, it's a pleasure to have someone else do it, but I also feel guilty. Those are off the top of my head. Etsy is probably my most time consuming guilty pleasure, and most expensive! I'll tell you about my bizarre antique-altered art plate collection another time.
Join The Rock, Ride and Remembrance Veterans Benefit Concert on August 11th
There's going to be one corker of a ride and rock show all to benefit Maine veterans on August 11th. Join The Crossroads Chapter of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association of Maine for the Rock, Ride and Remembrance Veterans Benefit Concert at the Cumberland Fairgrounds for live rock from Fi…
Maine Farmers Market Safety Tips
Every Wednesday from spring through late fall is a special treat on Monument Square as farmers bring their crops to the masses for a vibrant Portland Farmers Market. I love meeting the hard working people that grow and produce an assortment of delicious fresh foods. I'm a sucker for a sample, a…
Don’t Ignore Maine’s Bike and Rollerblade Helmet Laws This Summer
The Michael T. Goulet Foundation reminds all of us to observe Maine bicycle and rollerblade helmet laws and old fashioned common sense to avoid head injuries that can be debilitating or fatal.
Are Loud Maine Restaurants Ruining Your Appetite? [POLL]
A recent article in the Portland Press Herald really pressed my hot button, it was about noisy restaurants, the bane of my existence! Now that I'm a bit older, I've got a little disposable income to throw at our amazing local restaurants. But they are SO freaking loud inside that I have sw…
Watch Gene Simmons Give Daughter Sophie A Kiss Makeover
I know that Halloween is far away, but when I ran across this video I had to share it with you! Learn Gene Simmons' secrets for his stage makeup as he gives his gorgeous daughter Sophie a demon makeover.
Casco Bay Bridge Night Work Begins This Week
avel over the Casco Bay Bridge a couple times every day and I very rarely get stuck with it up. When I do, I take advantage of the few extra minutes to grab a coffee at Dunkin there in Mill Creek. That said, maintenance can be disruptive.Bridges need sealing against water and salt and according to t…
Can A Water Bottle Left In Your Car Start A Fire?
A friend told me about a video of a water bottle causing the interior of a car to catch fire, could that really happen? I leave water bottles on my passenger seat all the time, so I looked into it and was surprised by what I found.
Maine Senators Push For “National Lobster Day”
According to the Portland Press Herald, Maine Senators Susan Collins and Angus King want to celebrate one of our state's biggest money makers with a national holiday. A resolution was presented by the senators to establish National Lobster Day on September 25th.
Do You Pee In Maine Public Pools, Oceans and Lakes? [POLL]
Be prepare to get grossed out if you are someone who loves a cool, refreshing dip. According to The Guardian and the video below, the average public swimming pool contains up to 20 gallons of urine! If you're staying at a hotel, you are swimming in about 8 gallons of stranger's pee and in …
Should Non-American Citizens Be Voting In Portland Elections? [POLL]
According to the Portland Press Herald, Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling and City Councilor Pious Ali are pushing for immigrants that are not yet U.S. citizens the right to vote in Portland elections. Only adults who are here legally would be able to vote, undocumented immigrants would not.