Cool Stuff I Like

May 18, 2012

Strawberry Breakfast! On cream cheese and an English muffin. Oh, drizzled with honey. Very important little detail. I have to pause and say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Mr. Andrew -- he is celebrating a birthday this week. We're hoping this weekend to be able to get into 'The Avengers', if the hordes have diminished a bit.

The weather was AWESOME this week. Near 80 for several days. I was so happy just to be...warm. Andrew said he's ready for Autumn to return. I gave him a little kick. Our baby peas and beans sprouted and Julia flipped out with excitement. My beets have little sprouts but I think the carrots are not doing anything. I planted them in March, I think something should be happening by now. I wonder what I did wrong??? Maybe I needed to plant them earlier when it was still frosting at night. Pickle.


COOL STUFF, of the mid-May variety (lots of foodie items this week)....


Mini doll houses made from mint tins. BRILLIANT.


LOVE this doll house poster that you can color in. 

I got this 2-pack of tops for Julia. They're listed in the sleepwear section, but she wears them as tanks. 


Lemon Turnovers from my beloved Trader Joe's. (they are awesome.)




Cool Book of the Week: A book for the older kiddos today, good for ages 8+. 'The Penderwicks' is a light, old-fashionedy tale about four sisters (aged 4 thru 12) who spend the summer with their father in a cottage situated on the edge of a huge country manor house estate. They befriend the little boy who lives in the giant house and have loads of fun, while staying out of the way of his fancy-pants mama.


This one is just right for summer! Just in case anyone doubts my love for children's books -- ask me what I'm reading right now. THIS BOOK. I read children's books all the time, for reals. Andrew laughs at me, he's like what are you reading??? To which I say, A KID'S BOOK. What of it? Huh?

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND! Felt like shouting that at you. I feel excited for summer, even though it's a month away...

~Melissa







11 comments:

  1. G'morning, Melissa! :) I love those little dollhouse tins. What a great idea!

    I've been meaning to show you a book. Have you heard of "The Story of the Snow Children" by Sibylle von Olfers? (http://www.amazon.com/Story-Snow-Children-Sibylle-Olfers/dp/0863154999) We found it at the library this week and it's incredibly beautiful.

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    1. Those little tins are just the coolest aren't they??

      Oh my goodness, not only have I heard about that book -- we own it! I did a post on it here: http://www.juliasbookbag.com/2012/01/snow-children.html.

      I ADORE it!!!!

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    2. I can't remember when I started reading your blog... it must have been before January, though. How could I have missed that post? :)

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    3. January 12 baby! I guess I can't expect for people to keep their eyes right here every. single. second. That would be unreasonable. :)

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  2. Ok first of all- that breakfast looked so good I went to the fridge and made my own version before even finishing reading! Yum! (had to use a nutri grain waffle cuz I had no english muffins).
    Now then, I love those dollhouses! I just stumbled upon a pin board called "things to do with altoid tins"-- fantastic stuff!
    Also those popscicles, how yummy do they look? And I am going to have to find that book we need lots of ammunition for our summer reading plan.
    Happy birthday Andrew!!

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    1. Frozen waffles totally work :) Andrew had a great time eating his birthday cookies -- he's anti-cake! (???)

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    2. My hubby is a no cake guy too, well except cheesecake of course-- he gets pie on his birthday. In case you were curious-- I know you were!! ;)

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  3. On a completely different subject - I'm following all of your pinning obsessions and love that you have 3 times more pins on children's lit than anything else! :)

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    1. Oh yay, nothing I love more than seeing what my pals pin! I didn't realize I had that many kid lit books pinned, that's too funny, I swear my breakfast board is hard on its heels...:)

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  4. It's the weekend! Oh I just can't wait for some lazy days of summer... I'm going to love it. So those dollhouses are the best! I am going to make some- seriously I think Bonnie and I are going to get together and make a dozen or so.

    About reading chapter books for kids- I get it. Me too. Have you read Howls Moving Castle? I read it for the first time last month and just devoured it- now I'm patiently waiting for netflix to deliver the movie which I have yet to see.

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    1. I have not read 'Howls Moving Castle' yet Robyn! I would love to thought b/c I am a huge huge Miyazaki fan. HUGE! Have your kids seen 'My Neighbor Totoro' yet? It's pretty much my favorite children's film.

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