September 14, 2012

Cool Stuff I Like

We lost internet, phone and cable for 2 whole days this week! Andrew and I had to go to a Starbucks to get online. Oh my goodness, it was harrowing. And...peaceful. Technology is really a double edged sword isn't it? I really missed Lainey Gossip. Do you know about my love for this site? I love a lot of blogs. But I love Lainey Gossip sooooooo much. It's gossip with a side of intelligence. I adore her book reviews. (except she didn't love 'The Night Circus'. ?????) Oh also speaking of blog love, my sis-in-law just turned me onto this site, and well, what rock have I been under? SO FUNNY!


COOL STUFF I liked this week:

Sparklestories. I'm so trying this out for Julia ~

Roasted Apple Scones with Ginger.

DID YOU KNOW THAT THERE'S A LAURA ASHLEY BLOG?? Back in the day, no one loved Laura Ashley more than I did ~ NO ONE. Their site is really darling and has a kid's section!

And while over at the Laura Ashley site, check out Jeska's cozy reading corner.

The prettiest blocks.

This issue of LMNOP is all about books!

Love this Halloween countdown calendar. (I'm just gonna start talking Halloween now until it's Halloween. I just can't help it anymore.)

If I lived in Ireland, Julia and I would eat this yogurt ALL THE TIME.

What a cool website ~ and take a look at their fabulous maps!

Flora's Forest iPad app looks super darling and fun.


Cool Book of the Week: 'At the Farmers' Market With Kids' by Leslie Jonath & Ethel Brennan. Want to make some Chocolate Beet Cupcakes with your kids? Of course you do! I think that sounds really intriguing and good, actually. This cookbook has such fun and simple recipes that an older kid would be able to handle with some supervision, or for you and your kids to cook together. Simple and wholesome. I sound like an old fashioned cereal ad, but really, that's how I find the recipes in this book! Plus, most farmers' markets are open until the end of October and there is such wonderful produce to be had right now...

At the Farmer's Market with Kids: Recipes and Projects for Little Hands
Have a lovely weekend! I really want to start decorating the house for Halloween. I think instead I might try out my new doughnut pan...

~Melissa

18 comments:

  1. I have been drooling over that book at our local bookstore for a while now. But if I bought it, I would have had to laugh, in that I never made it to any of our 3 or 4 farmers' markets this summer... Terrible, terrible.

    I'm ready for Halloween, too! We went to IHOP last night, as I didn't feel like cooking. Pumpkin pancakes... I love Fall!

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    1. I'm with you, I haven't made it to as many actual farmers' markets as I would have liked, but I've been loving the nice quality produce at my regular grocery store -- they've had awesome peaches and plums/

      Now I want to go to IHOP!

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  2. I've always dreamed of living in Ireland. That yogurt would be awesome!!!

    Hooray for Halloween! Miss C. has been making decorations already and isn't completely convinced that we should wait until October 1 to put them up. ;)

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    1. Is that not the cutest packaging ever??

      Miss C is exceedingly wise beyond her years I see....

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  3. That app is ADORABLE. I buy way too many apps for Keira all the time just based on their adorable-ness.

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    1. How else are we supposed to judge stuff if not by adorableness??

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  4. I just got through reading your yesterday's post + all the comments- I enjoyed every bit of it all! Also GIRL you've practically got a full time job replying to comments lately, very cool! :) Keep the halloween stuff coming, I can't wait! and Please, I want all of those scones to eat right this instant!

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    1. Let's have a scone party!! Ha ha, the kid throwing a hissy about food really touches a chord in people, I see :)

      The folks who really have a full time job with comments is the couple over at Young House Love -- have you ever seen their blog? They are the King and Queen of DIY -- and they get anywhere from 400-900 comments PER DAY and they respond to comments every 4 or 5 comments or so...they are superheroes!

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    2. oh heavens! I haven't been over there but will check it out soon. I'll have to comment and see if they reply :) very cool!

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  5. What? Are we near Halloween already? I am not ready! Time goes by too fast! I still don't know what to do about the costumes this year. That book about Farmer's Market looks really fun. I am so guilty for not being more oriented toward Farmer's markets though :/ Thanks for the week's Cool Stuff! I wish you a nice weekend!

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    1. Miss Bebe, Halloween is ready for you even if you are not ready for it! tee hee. Happy and relaxing wkend to you!!

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  6. Grandma Sue9/14/12, 6:22 PM

    love the twirly dress pic!!!

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    1. Thanks g-ma!!! I thought it came out really cool -- First I had to brighten it up and then I ran a filter over it to make it look retro-y.

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  7. Oh! I'm late to the party again!! The twirling dress!!! Love love love-- anytime Cuteness puts on a dress (which is everyday) the first thing she does is check the twirl-ability of it.

    No cable or Internet?!?! At least it came back before the fall prime time line up began! How sad is it that I'm so eager for my shows to be back?

    You know about every magazine--wait every cool magazine ever made!! Hooray for cool stuff!!

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    1. You are welcome at this party whenever you like! Always!

      Ok how's this for blowing your mind -- we're about to cancel cable and move to Netflix/Amazon Prime/Hulu+ -- all together will still be cheaper than cable -- I am hyperventilating at the thought but I've made sure that all my favorite shows will be available on Hulu and I think I'm gonna be ok! But yes, I am so HAPPY for my shows to come back on!!

      I like magazines. They suit my Very Tiny Attention Span, which law school inflicted upon me. After law school, I could no longer concentrate on Very Long Things, no jokey! :)

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    2. Okay, we are currently in the world of Netflix-- our regular programing has not yet moved to this location. I thought it was like any show available on Netflix was able to be streamed, but I'm not finding that :( I was hoping for a lot of shows that I haven't been able to find...we might have to switch to amazon prime or Hulu--- or maybe I should become less addicted to TV!!! I am hoping since the programing hasn't been switched yet that my DVR is hard at work at my old house recording all the season premieres!!!

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    3. Okay, we are currently in the world of Netflix-- our regular programing has not yet moved to this location. I thought it was like any show available on Netflix was able to be streamed, but I'm not finding that :( I was hoping for a lot of shows that I haven't been able to find...we might have to switch to amazon prime or Hulu--- or maybe I should become less addicted to TV!!! I am hoping since the programing hasn't been switched yet that my DVR is hard at work at my old house recording all the season premieres!!!

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    4. Hulu is the one you need to be able to watch the current season's shows! Has all of my shows: Glee, Once Upon a Time, Fringe, everything on the CW etc etc...:)

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