July 13, 2012

Cool Stuff I Like

~Still time to enter our Mini Box of Teatime Recipes giveaway!~
(contest ends Sunday 10pm PST 7/15/12)

Happy Friday! I had a weird thought the other day. (just one, Melissa?) Only a month and a half left of summer. And then the start of school and the semi-official start of fall. Doesn't that sound crazy? Why am I jumping ahead like this?  I feel like I'm in a time travelling movie lately, with time moving all over the place way too fast. On a totally different note, I made this Shrimp, Leek, and Spinach Pasta and it was so amazing. Perfect summer dinner! The little girl ate it and the leftovers were fabulous, all big plusses in my book.

COOL STUFF this week:

You must see this amazing giveaway.

Starlight art print.

More starry art. (saw this on Little Green Notebook, tons o' great art ideas!)

Speaking of awesome summer pasta, this herb butter and goat cheese pasta is divine. (The fab folks at The Kitchn helped me track down this recipe, which I'd lost.) Try to get the Irish Butter!

The Fall 2012 collection from Land of Nod is out. (Check this cuteness out)

Summertime Traveling Art Kit.

Pirate maps making kit!

Fudge Banana Swirl. Not food, a blog! Full of fun stuff for kids.

Every day is filled with awesome decal. (my mantra!)

Orange Creamsicle Milkshake.

Blackcurrant Iced Tea. (I have summer drinkies on the brain.)

Cool Book of the Week: 'The Bog Baby' by Jean Willis and Gwen Millward. I had been wanting to check this one out for awhile now and so when I spied it at a used book shop, I knew it was meant to be. What's a bog baby? Who knows? Apparently they are squishy little creatures who live in ponds that only children can see. But they don't thrive when they are put in jam jars and they get sick when they're fed too much cake. Julia really wants to find a bog baby now.....

The Bog Baby

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND! Doing weekendy things!



  1. I hadn't seen that book before, but the library has it, so I shall see it soon! Black currant iced tea is awesome, and if I had any reason to make myself a traveling art kit, I would want it to look just like that one.

    But the pirate maps making kit is my favorite cool thing at all. :o)

    Happy Weekend!

    1. great minds think alike Miss D ~ That pirate making map kit is my favorite too!

  2. Ok, I am so intrigued by the bog baby! That bog appears to be so whimsical and colorful, not muddy and stinky like I picture a bog. I really must see the inside of that book!

    Oh, that giveaway almost makes me wish I was pregnant--almost.

    Fudge banana swirl is very cool, but I must know if you went there thinking it was food? I probably would have :)

    1. It's darling! Really really cute. And OF COURSE I went there thinking it was food....:)