Brilliance in Recycling

I love getting new toothbrushes -- it's like the equivalent of new pencils on the first day of school - a chance to start over. ...more

Brilliance in Recycling

I love getting new toothbrushes -- it's like the equivalent of new pencils on the first day of school - a chance to start over. ...more

Easter Goodness Abounds

Easter was a big deal growing up. At least, that's what I remember. ...more

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Spring

I've been so busy trying to force Spring inside my home. That I didn't notice that Spring was already happening outside. ...more

March is Here: Updike's Got It Right

In keeping with tradition at Maine-ly Home, here's John Updike's take on March. Have you gotten your copy of A Child's Calendar?...more

Ten Gift Ideas Teachers Will Really Love

December is well underway--how are you holding up during this holiday crunch? Found the perfect gift for everyone on your list? How about all those teachers and/or caregivers? I personally struggle with this --not because I don't want to give a gift - but because I want to give a gift that they'll really love. So this year I've polled a bunch of teacher friends and family and compiled what I think is a pretty interesting list....more

The Curse of the White Picket Fence

Felt Bowls: A Craft You Can Use

Although I come from a family with generations of knitters, I have somehow missed the knitting bandwagon. Truth is, I've tried to learn, but it has never clicked. Until last month. And from one month to the next, I've gone from a non-knitter to a knitting fanatic. I'm hooked. (Too bad I didn't learn to crochet; that would be a great line!) ...more

Nancy ~ The Wife Of A Dairyman
I love the bowls! I used to knit when I was a kid and have ...more