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Posted on Jan 22 2013 - 6:52pm by Nicole Smith
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I love logging onto Facebook every day and seeing what new memes the Maine Memes page has posted. Here is one from today. If you haven’t done so yet, and you enjoy Maine humor, please go like their page and “Like” it. You can also find the Maine Memes page on Twitter. ...

As I mentioned in a previous post,  I had a wonderful New Year’s. My boyfriend visited with his two kids and they stayed for almost two days. We had more family time than we’ve ever had with all four kids at the same time and it was lovely. Even though we are only boyfriend and girlfriend, we consider each other’s kids family. I treat his kids like my own and he treats mine as his own. It means the world to both of us that we do that and neither would have it any other way. Since we were all together, it was important...

Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post. I wanted to write an honest review of a service that I tried on my own in an attempt to lower my phone bill. Several months back I switched to Straight Talk from T-Mobile because I was tired of a high monthly payment. I pay $45 a month now for unlimited nationwide text, talk, data and 411. That’s a big difference from the $130-$140 a month I paid T-Mobile. As a divorced mother of two, I needed to find a way to cut costs and switching to Straight Talk allowed me to do that. When I switched...

I meant to post this video a couple weeks ago when I came across it on the Maine Memes page on Facebook. (If you’re a Maine resident, this is one page you want to “like”. The memes are hilarious. I’m sure I’m not the only one that can relate to over half of the pics posted.) Anyway, here the a new must watch video, “Mainah Style”, for you. This is a Maine version of Psy’s “Gangnam Style”. Enjoy! ...

Every month when my electricity bill from Central Maine Power comes in the mail, I suffer a mild heart attack. I remember the days when my grandfather would talk about his $20 a month bill and here I am getting one for $90-$120. I hate it. But what can I do to lower my bill? Turns out there’s quite a bit people can do to save money on electricity. ...

Halloween is just around the corner but you still have plenty of time to check out the haunted houses, hayrides and haunted walks throughout Maine. Last year, my husband, now ex, took my daughter to Scarborough Downs for their haunted hayride. She loved it. We had contemplated taking her to Destination Haunt here in Lebanon where we live but we decided it may be a bit much for our daughter based on reports we’d heard from others who had taken their kids. ...

This past weekend my parents and I took the kids to the Zach’s Corn Maze in York since it was my weekend to keep the kidlets. Every other weekend their father picks them up at about 1pm on Saturdays and keeps them until 5-7pm on Sundays. I try and find something fun to do with the kids when they stay home with me. It’s not always possible but I try. Based on their reactions, I’m pretty sure they had a blast at the corn maze.   When we arrived at the farm, we rode in a wagon bed down to the corn maze. (That’s...

If you’re planning on visiting Maine or would like some ideas of places to take your family that you may not have visited before, this list of the top 10 things to do in Maine is for you. Not all of these places are cheap to visit, so if you’re looking for more frugal ideas, you may want to stay away from the expensive ones. York’s Wild Kingdom – York’s Wild Kingdom is located in York Beach, Maine, just a hop, skip and a jump from the beach. YWK is home to 75 animal exhibits and 18 rides and five food...

I’m a huge fan of Fiddlehead Farms because I get great deals on produce there. The prices are usually always far lower then Walmart, Shaw’s or Hannaford. Also, they have a great selection of speciality cheeses, marinated meats and Boar’s Head luncheon meats and cheeses, which are delicious. (They’re more expensive purchases, though, so those are splurge buys that don’t happen often.) This week, Fiddlehead has the following items on sale. Strawberries 2/$3 Green Grapes $.99lb. Cherries $.99lb. Rhode Island...

If you are looking for a cheap way to fill your children’s closet with spring and summer clothes, or are looking to sell your children’s gently used clothing they have outgrown, then you should stop by the Ready…Set…Grow seasonal consignment sale. ...