Shopping & Services

Why I'm breaking up with Whole Foods.

Why I'm breaking up with Whole Foods.

I rarely plan to go to Whole Foods. As a relatively new vegetarian still vainly attempting to recreate meat on her dinner table, sometimes I do find myself needing to get a specific item or two that I can only find contained within their four posh and perfectly manicured walls (have you seen their produce displays?)… but very rarely. Primarily, I find that I end up there accidentally (usually with a wealthier and far more health conscious friend), as a victim of a “Do you mind if we pop into the Whole Foods for a just sec? I just need to grab some tomatillos and a cask of bulgur.” situation.

Yet however I wind up there, the result is ALWAYS THE SAME. I can literally not enter through those sliding doors for more than 1 minute, without spending at least $20 (usually, on a single 10 lb. salad). Like somehow, $20 is the cost of the ferry ride to get to the other side of the pricey health food river Styx.

Adventures in coupon clipping services.

Adventures in coupon clipping services.

Last week when I was writing about coupon contingency plans, I mentioned the possibility of buying coupons from an online clipping service. I’d considered it before, but always got big case of the lazy (with a side of cheap), and decided that it wasn’t worth the risk of buying a bunch of coupons that I might not ever have the occasion to use.

Maine Irish Children’s Program - Fundraising Event - DOG WASH

Maine Irish Children’s Program - Fundraising Event - DOG WASH

Only $15.00 per dog.  FREE TOY for each dog.   All proceeds will go towards sending a group of Young People from Maine to Northern Ireland to participate in a Cultural Educational Program through the Maine Irish Children’s Program.  Sunday, January 30th, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Located at Fetch ‘n Fun, 194 Swamp John Rd. Wells, ME
 “MICP is a non-profit organization that has benefited
student’s in Maine for more than 25 years. We are
proud to host this event.”
Fetch ‘n Fun Owners,
John & Susan Joakim

25th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Fling

25th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Fling

Sunday, April 3, 2011
1:00-4:00pm
Holiday Inn by the Bay • Portland, Maine

We hope you can join us on April 3rd to enjoy the finest chocolate delectables from the best restaurants, candy shops, and chefs in Cumberland and York counties!

You may also purchase raffle tickets for some fabulous prize packages that have been generously donated by area businesses.

All Chocolate Lovers' Fling proceeds benefit Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine.

For more information on volunteering, sponsorship or restaurant participation call 1.800.313.9900

http://www.chocolateloversfling.org/

Green Wedding Giveaway 2011 Open for Entries!

Green Wedding Giveaway 2011 Open for Entries!

Dreaming of a Green Christmas? How about a Green Wedding?
You could WIN an all-inclusive summer wedding on the coast of Maine
by entering Clay Hill Farm's all-new Green Wedding Giveaway 2011!
You don't have to sacrifice your dream to make a difference in the world
What's new in 2011? You!
We've changed the rules, upped the ante and revved up the community involvement to make this year's wedding contest the best one yet!
Want to WIN! the wedding of your dreams at Clay Hill Farm AND make a difference in the world? Clay Hill Farm's Green Wedding Giveaway 2011 is for you!

http://www.clayhillfarm.com/

http://www.greenweddinggiveaway.com/index.html

Delise Decor's Drool-Worthy Home Collection Hits the Web

Summer vacation is well behind us, but if you didn’t make it to Maine you can still "get there from here" by visiting http://www.delisedecor.com/

DeLise Decor, Portland, Maine's newest home decor shop announces the launch of their website, which features a broad selection from their unique and unusual home furnishings collection.

DeLise Decor opened its doors in the Portland’s bustling Old Port district in June, and has been creating a buzz ever since. Apartment Therapy (www.apartmenttherapy.com) has hailed the DeLise Decor collection as "drool-worthy" and locals and visitors alike are finding an enchanting experience at the shop.

Owner Lisa Daggett spent the last 13 years in New York City and has moved back to her native Maine to open the shop. She and her team of pickers comb the New England landscape for vintage and antique paraphernalia.