Julia got this cool thing for her birthday last winter, Giant Paper Flowers in a Vase Craft Kit. That's not hard to say at all, is it?? Well we finally made some flowers. I LOVE THEM. It's the bouquet that never fades, always bright. Fun, fun gift, I think it will be my next go-to birthday present to have handy! Oh and Happy August to you all -- one month until school begins again. I'm aghast at the prospect.
COOL STUFF I thought was pretty, fine & fabulous, or looked super tasty:
Coolest space-themed birthday party I have ever seen. The jet packs! The space rocks!
Happy Faces print.
Creamy Corn, Basil & Bacon spaghetti.
Don't we all need 2-color Hello Kitty pens for back to school?
My friend Danzel made me aware that a NEW OLIVIA book is coming!
Yogurt Rainbow Tartlets. (this is so genius simple, it's ridiculous. Great for the warm weather months.)
Little Teatime Cakes.
Simply gorgeous floral head wreaths. Want more? Check out these floral crowns!
Cool Book of the Week: Did you know that Roald Dahl (of 'James and the Giant Peach' fame) wrote a food memoir/cookbook? I cannot WAIT to check this out and read his witty take on life at his family table. There are recipes for birthday parties, holiday celebrations, chocolate treats...and "Hangman's Suppers", which sounds very much in the dark humor vein of Mr. Dahl. So now I know where his granddaughter Miss Sophie got her leaning toward food writing!
HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND! Our temps are supposed to be nearing 90. August! That means it's finally summer in the Pacific Northwest! We're going to try and catch a viewing of the yearly Blue Angels airshow. Oh and that lemon pie I made was SO great, I'm making it again because we have another batch of family coming into town. Be safe, be well, and don't get any sunburnies.