November 18, 2011

Cool Stuff I Like

How cute is this??? So appropriate for the Cozy Week we’ve been having! The artist who created this fabulous artistic porridge-making tutorial is Monica Ramos, and you can see this picture in larger detail, plus other illustrations and information about her work right here.

I don’t know if anyone really gets excited about oatmeal, but I sure do. Oatmeal has always been one of my favorite foods. Bland? No. I don’t think of it that way. Comforting, like a warm blanky for your insides, that’s how I view oatmeal! I like mine drizzled with extra brown sugar with cream lightly poured on top, with walnuts and bananas. GOOD, I tell you!

Now, some business. JILL DI PIETRO – you won my giveaway! But if I don’t hear from you by this Sunday, I have to pick another winner. So email me your contact deets girl! Also, Julia’s Bookbag made it to the Top 3 in the Red Tricycle Seattle’s Totally Awesome awards and we finished at #3! Hurray for us! I can’t believe we even made it to the finals! Thanks SO MUCH all of you who voted for us!!! XOXOXOXO

As always, the world is chock-full of COOL STUFF:

The Winter/Holiday issue of Sweet Paul is online! It is so so FABULOUS.

Clearly I have some kind of problem.

Dare I attempt these cereal box houses? So darn cute!

Fall French Toast.

Nostalgia Organics Body Products. Cutest packaging ever. (via Poppytalk)

Children’s Illustrator Nicoletta Ceccoli has a line of little suitcases! They are DIVINE.

Pancetta and Sage Stuffing Muffins.

Beautiful white advent calendar house! If you can make this, tip of my hat to you!

Have you all seen ‘The Hunger Games’ trailer yet? SO AWESOME! Andrew says it looks like a combo of ‘Battle Royale’ + ‘The Running Man’, only not as good. Utter rubbish that man speaks!

Cool Book of the Week: I told you I had a problem.

‘The Popcorn Dragon’ by two of my favorites, author Jane Thayer and Illustrator Lisa McCue. A boastful little dragon realizes that showing off does not impress his pals. Using his dragon heating talents to pop popcorn for his pals does! Really cute.

Have a wonderful weekend! I’m going to see ‘Breaking Dawn’. Andrew’s opinion after watching the trailer with me: “That looks terrible.” Oh that guy. . .That won’t stop me from enjoying every minute of it! I heard Jacob takes his top off within 15 seconds of being onscreen. That might beat his record from the last film. . .