November 30, 2012

Cool Stuff I Like

Oh my friendsies, this has been one miserable cold that I've been dealing with this week! I seriously didn't know my nose and eyes could run so much. I went through half a box of tissues in a 3 hour period. Andrew made me Jello. And he bought me apple juice and sparkling apple juice and most very importantly, he patiently listened to me complain about how miserable I was, which I did at least every 10 minutes over a 3 day period. Do you like my mug? I hope so because I've taken a million pictures of it. I LOVE IT. Cost Plus! I can't find the mug online so I can't link to it, boo. You must get Cost Plus factored into your holiday shopping plans. Also, Smith teas are very pleasing. It's not Kusmi, mind you, but they come in really cute, compostable boxes. I like cute boxes. I'm very medicated right now.


Holiday COOL STUFF!! We can really get to it!

Speaking of Cost Plus, check out these Russian doll ornaments.

And this pillow!!

Darling, darling paint set.

Christmas Ball Elf game from Haba.

It's not the holidays at our house without Chocolate Cream Pie.

I want to have one of these parties!

Apple Cider Hot Toddy.

Oh Anthro.......

GORGEOUS painted wooden puzzles!

Sad about Twinkies? Me too. Let's try this.

'Brave' Ultimate Sticker Book.

Calafant Toys. You make it, then you play with it! Very cool.

Love this candy-colored sweater. I liked it so much I got it.


Cool Book of the Week: We just saw 'Rise of the Guardians' and Julia loooooooved it. Silly me didn't know it was based on a series of books. Her favorite character was the Sandman, and I am pretty sure Santa is going to get her this glorious looking picture book! Actually, I think both 'The Sandman: The Tale of Sanderson Mansnoozie' and 'The Man in the Moon' look amazing.

The Sandman: The Story of Sanderson Mansnoozie
Have a lovely weekend! Advent begins! We're doing teeny, tiny little treats and notes and fun things for Advent this year, in addition to our usual chocolate calendar. Andrew says now I've committed myself until Julia is 18.....

~Melissa

19 comments:

  1. I bought the green matryoshka ornament. She broke as we tried to hang her. I wanted to cry. That pie looks amazing. The Legends of the Guardians books are pretty cool. They picture books are very odd and dream-like. The chapter books are fun. They're not too long, but they are a bit wordy. I haven't tried reading them with Big Sis yet, but for me personally, the two I read were a bit slow at the beginning, making them hard to get into.

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    1. Oh no!! are you going to make them give you another one?? The Sandman book is coming to us via magical and mysterious Christmas mail, but I'm definitely waiting on the chapter books, I know they will be way above J's reading tolerance right now :)

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  2. Oh, Melissa! That chocolate cream pie looks divine! And the Twinkie bundt cake!!!! It's only 7:30 a.m. and I'm ready for dessert! :)

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    1. Me too me too!! Chocolate cream pie is a bit of work to pull off but it is one of life's truly great desserts...xoxoxo

      Been thinking of you and that new baby!!!!

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  3. I think you should have been drinking those apple cider hot toddies all week and you would have felt much better.

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  4. Melissa - thanks for stopping by my blog toay! Good luck in the Giveaway - I'm so happy you found A.E. too! :)
    To me, the best thing about The Guardians of Childhood books are the illustrations, but let me know what you (and your daughter) think after you get yours. My daughter and her hubby went and saw the movie on their date night - they loved it (still kids at heart!) I'm obsessed with Cost Plus - just got some cozy silhouette Christmas plate there that I'm going to feature soon - they scream Victorian-Dickens-goodness! :)

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    1. Sounds like you got some fabulous holiday loot Miss Wendy! I'll keep you posted on what we think of the book, for sure :)

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    2. Got the book! It is GORGEOUS!!!! I'm so impressed. Like something out of a dream. Totally a gift-worthy book, it's going to be waiting under the tree! I know she's going to love love love it.

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  5. Feel better soon!! And that is one adorable Christmas mug!

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    1. I love it so much Julia! And thank you, today is much better than the past few days have been.

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  6. THAT BOOK COVER! Wow! Love it. And I hope you feel better soon!

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    1. Thanks Michaele! I hope the book is fun, I bought it based on that cover!

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  7. I must resist buying yet another paint set! But it does look so pretty!

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  8. The kids had been coming in asking for the books and I was wondering why they were all a sudden so popular!! No one paid much attention to them until recently. I'm totally clueless sometimes.

    You should check out Man in the Moon-- It's beautiful. The other middle grade fiction books aren't too long if you want to try them as read-alouds. I think they are available in audiobook too!!

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    1. I was really torn between that and the Sandman book. I've read that Man in the Moon is incredible! I chose the Sandman simply b/c Julia was so taken with his character in the movie :)

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  9. And don't forget Joyce's book about Mr. Morris and his flying books. Lovely. I'm literally in love with that story.

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    1. AWESOME! can't wait! I'm convinced everything he does is great.

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