Cool Stuff I Like

January 27, 2012

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Well our snow is pretty much melted away but here’s a reminder shot. Winter can be so beautiful, yes? I just like to admire it from AFAR. I don’t know if the after-holidays, after-birthday blahs have finally set in or what, but all I have wanted to do this week is bury myself under every blanky I can find. I need a big gust of I-can-make-it-through-winter to sail me on through February. By then the days usually begin to get a little less dark and I can see the teensiest possibility that Spring will start to peek its head over the horizon. . .


There’s a decidedly warming bent to the COOL STUFF list this week:

7 Hot Toddies! I want to try them ALL.

A Hot Toddy for your body. (I should start a rhyming biz. ‘Cuz I’m such a rhyme wiz. hahahaha.)

The perfect hot drink for Valentine’s Day. (and kid friendly!)

The perfect treat for a cold winter day.

Little Oven has wonderful macarons; their Café Sampler looks so great for Valentine’s Day.

A Little Box of Valentine Cookies.

I heard this rumor and I am shaking with excitement. You have NO IDEA my love for this mag.

Found a new blog via Facebook. Momestery. Amazing. This post. And this one.

Suffering from Pinterest inadequacy? (Not me. I revel in my laziness. I’m there for the pretty pix.)

We got a new Facebook badge! Come love us! I’ll settle for ‘like’ actually -- I get excited about the little things. . .


Cool Book of the Week: ‘The Adventures of Strawberry Shortcake and Her Friends’ by Alexandra Wallner and Mercedes Llimona, in honor of my Strawberry Shortcake rant the other day.

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This one is my own book from my childhood and THIS is how Strawberry Shortcake should appear – sweet, adorable and oh so darling. Not looking like she’s about to step into a nightclub. It has a fair amount of text, so I’d say for grades K through 4. More cuteness than you can handle about Strawberry and her pals trying to protect their berries from some nasty Berry Birds.

Have a lovely last January weekend! Julia’s off to a birthday party, what oh what will I do with the two hours of free time? Probably hide under my blanky!

~Melissa




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