September 7, 2012

Cool Stuff I Like


We're now well and truly into the fall season, friends. Never mind that actual autumn is a few weeks way yet. I've already bypassed this month in my mind and I've been fussing over my Halloween books and thinking on which Halloween projects I want to do...But first I'm going to enjoy these lovely, golden days we've been having. We had a great Labor Day neighborhood picnic, and Julia spent the last few days of her summer vacation playing with her friends, and watching movies with me, and making mud pies. Real mud pies and playing with sticks! I don't know why I buy toys ever -- she's truly happiest playing with mud and sticks and empty boxes...although I do, with all of my being, want this toy. Or this one. And then I will play store and bakery for hours on end, forever. I'm obsessed with play stores! I would have loved to have been an old fashioned shop keep...I think.


Happy September COOL STUFF...

Did you all have a chance to check out my guest post at One Perfect Day? So fun, I adore Ness and her blog!

Russell Hoban's last book (a novel) looks intense and AMAZING.

Fall arrivals from one of my favorite online children's shops, Romp.

A whole lotta muffins.

Lovely thoughts about children.

Dark Chocolate Doughnuts. (and I just got my first doughnut pan! yippee!)

2013 Kokeshi Doll Agenda book. adore.

Marc Boutevant notecards! (he's the author of 'Mouk')

I think this would be a nice after school snack ~ Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake.

And the aforementioned cake came from a site called Storybook Home Journal, which I discovered via my Pinterest pal Belinda. I am SO intrigued! Apparently you can order any number of story-themed mini-magazines that feature recipes, gardening and decorating ideas, as well as art projects inspired by classic literary works. I'm going to order several, after checking out their list!


Cool Book of the Week: 'Little Rabbit Goes to School' by Harry Horse. Saw this the other day and had a flood of memories about my now first grade Big Kid going off to preschool for the first time. No other school experience was as wrenching for me to handle as that first preschool morning. I felt like someone had torn off my arm. Flash forward to this past week and my attitude was "Bye sweetie! Catch ya on the flip side!" (tee hee)


Isn't this book just the darlingest?? Love the watercolor drawings! Little Rabbit's toy, Charlie Horse, 'wants' to come to school on Little Rabbit's first day. And then Charlie Horse is a naughty rascal...Or is it Little Rabbit? SO cute for those little preschoolers going off for their first adventures away from home!

Have a lovely weekend! Hope September is being kind and lovey to you thus far...

~Melissa

15 comments:

  1. Hmmm, Storybook Home Journal looks intriguing...

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    1. Doesn't it?? I'm going to order some of the ones slanted for this time of year...

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  2. Have you used your donut pan yet??? I've been secretly wanting one of my own, but fear the caloric repercussions if I buy one! I don't know if I'd be able to stop myself from making them all the time!

    We love 'Little Rabbit Goes to School'. That was one of our library finds this year and my kids looooved it. We've managed to find 'Little Rabbit Lost', which is another great read. :)

    Hope you have fab weekend plans!

    xoxo

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    1. I have not used it yet! But I will oh so soon!! I'm so glad your kiddos enjoyed that book, it's so darling :)

      We're going to take advantage of the lovely weather and take Julia out bike ride training -- she decided she was done with training wheels, so she's practicing without now, eek! This might be a lengthy work in progress....:)

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  3. Those were lovely thoughts about children. I swear I need to step back about every 3 days and reevaluate my parenting. That book is so sweet, I just picked it up two weeks ago at the library. Love charlie horse!

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    1. I'm with you Miss Robyn -- I feel every day that I've gone horribly awry with parenting missteps...but there's always tomorrow! (I keep telling myself this as I've made some joke that Julia REALLY didn't find funny...I do that one A LOT.)

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  4. The little Rabbit book looks lovely and I have a weakness for watercolor drawings :) Oh I couldn't resist the Li'l Woodzeez! I bought them despite not even having a daughter yet! And you know they are in perfect scale with the Lalaloopsy Mini dolls! The general store is very cute http://bebe-cherie.tumblr.com/post/18472949553/lalaloopsy-mini-dolls-crumbs-tea-party-and-alice but the bakery is way more fun to play with! http://bebe-cherie.tumblr.com/post/18297421892/i-have-been-eye-ing-this-lil-woodzeez-bakery-shop

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    1. You bought one?? You are fabulous!! Julia is laughing laughing at me, b/c seriously what I want for Christmas this year are toys...FOR ME! This is what I want, I'm not kidding at all: I want the Woodzeez bakery and/or store, I want a doll that I can also get several outfits for, and I want an Easy Bake Oven. I tell Julia all of this and her eyes get big and she shouts, "GET IT MOM, just get it all!!" It's hilarious!

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    2. Hahaha! Your Julia is right! Just get it! Life is so short, why not enjoy the little things that make us happy! It's not that expensive. Oh you should see the toys I bought for myself :P Now that I will have a daughter, I told hubby: "See, it won't be just for me!" and he had to roll his eyes :)

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  5. Just saw your guest post!! What fun! I also love Harry Horse and have not read this one. We love when the triplets are born. It was a favorite a few years back. :) Happy weekend!

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    1. Happy first fall wkend to you my sweet V! xoxo (also we should do posts on each other's blogs as well :)

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  6. Oh the little obsessions! How happy they make it all seem.

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    1. What a lovely thought! I think if you took all of my little obsessions together, does that make me a really obsessive person? I think probably so. But I like to think that all of my obsessions are centered on fun, cute and cozy things :)

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  7. The illustrations on this book are lovely! I am going to have to look for it at the book store. I just off a child to kindergarten.

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