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...