Just a little over one week. Until the little girl goes back to school. We've been clothes collecting and school supply amassing and we've got the backpack and it's all under control. While my heart is getting trampled upon. I don't know why, I feel a little more bereft about the start of this school year than last year when the Big K was being ushered in. Maybe because the Big K was such a BIG DEAL, there was little room for any mama drama angst. In my mind, a kindergartener is still a bit of a tiny person. A first grader might as well be headed off to college, it seems like such a big kid! A first grader is firmly in elementary school. The situation is not helped by Julia informing me every other day how in 6 and a half more years, she'll be thirteen. Gasp inducing right??
Some COOL STUFF I liked this week.....
What a perfect little cottage!
Mini Cherry Pies made in a cupcake tin.
Really supercute animal masks made from boxes. (Future Halloween idea? I know. Too early.)
I made this tomato & goat cheese tart from Bon Appetit years ago and lost the recipe. Thank you Pinterest!
Discovered a new-to-me site devoted to all things charming and darling in children's decor.
+Fiffa is a shop that takes basic Ikea items and makes them divine. (hover over the images to see!)
LOVE this Asian Landscape Wall Sticker set. And this one and this one.
Nutritious Chocolate Pudding. Is there such a thing? This recipe looks great!
I think this is going to be my book to read during Halloween season. (Did I just mention Halloween again??)
Cool Book of the Week: 'Pancakes for Findus' by Sven Nordqvist. Have you all read any 'Pettson & Findus' books? There's a whole slew of them, and they are so much fun! We've had 'Pancakes for Findus' for a year now, and both Julia and I are still really enjoying the adventures of this eccentric older man named Pettson and his precocious kitty, Findus. In this book, Pettson is trying to make a Swedish birthday cake (a stack of pancakes with whipped cream, traditionally) for his cat's birthday and things don't go to plan, let's leave it at that. The art is fun and colorful and the more you look, the more details you see! Great for ages 5-8.
Have a LOVELY weekend! The last one in August, I can't believe it. I really didn't think time could go by any faster and I swear, each week whizzes by more quickly than the previous one. It'll be Christmas in three weeks, I'm convinced. Time will just race and skip forward and boom, hello Christmas! You watch.