Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Portland Press Herald wrote a great article about her and the smoothie and it appears in todays local paper. Check it out if you like:
Go Jeanette! I'm so proud of you!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
I am happy to announce that my soaps are now in the gift shop at The Eastland Park Hotel in Portland!
Simply Divine Brownies has opened a small gift shop in the 82 year old Eastland Park Hotel located on 157 High St. Simply Divine Brownies is a local gourmet brownie company that has established quite a local following and has many national accolades under their belt. A big thank you goes out to them for selecting my soaps to carry in their new gift shop.
Simply Divine Brownies: http://www.simplydivinebrownies.com/
The Eastland Park Hotel: http://www.eastlandparkhotel.com/
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Heron is a beautiful 65' sailboat, and while she looks old, she is only 6 years young. During summer months Heron sails Penobscot Bay and winters in the Caribbean. The couple that own her, live on board and home school their children. We had a lovely easy sail, delicious Lobster roll lunch (prepared down below in the Galley fresh for us!), viewed many porpoises, and a huge group of seals basking on the rocks.
If your in the area of Rockport/Camden...Heron's website:http://www.woodenboatco.com/
Sunday, September 13, 2009
With a chill in the night time air, a few leaves on the trees have starting to change color and the wind on Casco Bay has picked up...sure signs that we are headed into Fall. But don't get me wrong, us Mainers don't just close up the house and hunker down! There are still some veggies in the garden and Black Eyed Susan's dominate the flower beds., plenty of good sailing in the fall and it's a great time to hike the nearby trails. But I need to start making those Fall and Holiday fragrances that you all love during the cooler seasons.
I am busily stirring the soap kettle and it is filled with the soap fragrances of Fall. Apple and Pumpkin Spice have already been made and are curing on the shelves. Also on the "to do" list is Star Anise, Maine Pine, Lemon~Sage, and a new fragrance called Marrakesh: a mysterious deep spicy fragrance with Vanilla Orchid, Myrrh, Tangerine, Patchouli and Clove Leaf. I will also try to play catch up and make more of your favorites that have been out of stock such as Lavender & Rosemary, Smokey Patchouli, and the very popular and often requested Lilac.
I look forward to bringing these soaps to you soon.
Catch me at the Farmers Market:
Falmouth, Wednesdays 12-4
Gray, Thursday 2:30-6:00
Freeport, Friday 2-6
Cumberland, Saturday 8:30-12
Visit one of the retail establishments that carry my soaps:
Lisa Marie's Made In Maine, Bath
Maine Wreath and Flower, Freeport
True Colors Hair Salon, Freeport
The Harraseeket Inn Gift Shop, Freeport
In Good Hands, Bucksport
Farmers Fare, Rockport
Friday, September 11, 2009
Here is some information from their site....and you can view more about them here: http://farmersfaremaine.com/fare/ They also have a slide show on this page.
The five acres of land from the former Erickson farm at the corner of Cross Street and Route 90 in Rockport, Maine will remain what it has always been: a beautiful, organic pasture and farm land.
About half of the five acres of land is devoted to growing food. In the future, our nursery will offer new and old varieties of Maine fruits and vegetables, such as green gage plums. A wetland in the middle of the property will be used to grow plants that have been cultivated by Native Americans for medicinal aids, such as high bush cranberries and cow parsnip.
In planning our market building, we chose to echo the width and length of a classic New England barn. In addition, we are using materials from Maine, including hemlock, pine, tables, and chairs, even light bulbs. Our builders are local Mainers. The building is wrapped in an L-shaped open porch, which acts as an outdoor year-round market. We will offer varieties of apples in barrels, pumpkins, Native American baskets, flowers and Christmas greens reflecting the personality of the seasons.
Walking into the building, you go through swinging doors into an open space with barn trusses and tall ceilings. Tucked in a corner is the butcher. Displays of vegetables, fruits and products using regional ingredients are placed throughout the open space. The displays are waist-high in the center of the space, so people can spot each other across the room.
Beyond these food displays is the cafe, with long pine tables inviting neighbors and friends to sit and enjoy coffee, pastries, sandwiches, salads, and other local foods. You can access the lower level of the cafe by walking down the broad pine staircase-which will be open so as to keep the sense of space. Downstairs will be a fully equipped kitchen that services the café, and community rooms which are open to the public and used by Farmers Fare for educational purposes and community purposes.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Be sure to stop in for lots of great gifts, or treat yourself (I always buy a little something for myself when delivering the soaps). You can find all sorts of great Made In Maine items, such as sea glass jewelry, Maine photography, local made pottery, SOAP, baskets, gourmet food items, home decor, artwork, woodwork, greeting cards and more. Work from over 100 of Maine's finest Artisans and Craftsmen.
Lisa Marie's Made In Maine