Cool Stuff I Like

March 1, 2013

HAPPY MARCH!!!! Oh I can't believe it. March is finally here. If you missed our special book for Girl's Day, go see go see! That will get you up to speed on what this treat business up above is all about. Last week, we went and found ourselves some Japanese treats to celebrate Girl's Day. Except we ate them already. We got some coconut-filled buns (AWESOME), some mochi rice treats, and some kind of lotus-paste cookie. That one was...not something I would get again. Aren't the rainbow mochis adorable? Mochi is basically just cooked sticky rice paste that's been sweetened. You should see HERE and HERE for some truly beautiful Girl's Day real deal mochi treats.


Fun COOL STUFF this week:

For SURE this is going to be the model for my Easter stick tree.

This looks fun. I would put pillows at the bottom.

Deluxe Jam. (a Seattle-based company!)

Baked French Toast Sticks.

This is one of happiest and cutest girl's rooms I've seen.

Crinkle Fans! Set of TEN. This would be amazing for a party, as decor or favors.

Love this birthday crown.

Fairy House Kits.

SIGN ME UP FOR THIS SHOW!

This is John Robshaw's site (the source of Julia's floor pillow)


Cool Book of the Week: 'When I Was Small' by Sara O' Leary and Julie Morstad. I've been hankering after this book for AGES. I wants it! I think it's going to be my new gift book to new mamas. When a little boy asks his mom, What were you like when you were small? ~ she answers him by describing life as if she had literally been very very small. So she describes her times skipping rope with a ball of yarn and wearing a flower for a sun hat. And the art is like sweetness made real. Julia LOVES it when I tell her stories of when I was young, it's a great theme to pursue in stories!


Have a lovely weekend! I am so so so happy that there is less than a month of winter left. I had the urge to go pull weeds the other day. It quickly passed.

~Melissa




14 comments:

  1. Ooh, I'm going to have to find that tv show too! I got When I Was Small from the library a few months ago, it was very sweet.

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    1. isn't it the cutest little book? i really want to see that show but with no cable that might prove tricky..

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  2. Now I can't wait to see your Easter stick tree - that other one is awesome!

    Did you see the little deer dress the birthday girl was wearing to the party you linked up? It's soooo cute. I want one for myself. :)

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    1. i'm pretty sure our tree won't be anything as cool as that one ~ but I can ASPIRE...:)

      i didn't even notice the dress! going back to look....:)

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  3. The slide thing would be great! Yet another reason to wish we had a two-story house. Beautiful Easter tree. That's how we started our first branch tree - we blew our own eggs and hung them from the branches using matchsticks and thread. The show looks cool, but I'll probably never get to see it. The fairy house kit and crinkle fans are beautiful, as are the photos of that little girl's birthday. I really need to check When I Was Small out from the library...

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    1. I'm plotting how to be able to see that show... we don't have cable and definitely we don't have HBO :) ~ but my mom does and I might sneak over to watch at her place. or just wait for it to come out on dvd.

      i think i'm most impressed with those fans! so pretty!

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  4. Oh man- that slide HAS GOT TO HAPPEN here. Oh wow, what a fantastic time my kids would have with that!!! Back in my K teaching days I had a couple of boy cousins in my class who also lived next door to one another. They were really cute kids. Well one day 'T' came to school with a black eye... the story is that 'T' & 'P' got this great idea that it would be incredibly fun to ride down the stairs in a big cardboard box. 'T' went first- 'P' pushed him... oh yeah and a cat was in the box too! Needless to say the experiment didn't end well! Funny thing, I remember they said 'P' cried more than 'T' about the whole thing... he felt really bad!

    and that stick tree is so great!!!

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    1. oh wow that is hilarious and very pitiful. somehow J managed to scratch up her back just sliding down the stairs in her sleeping bag so i have some reservations about sliding down the whole lot of stairs on cardboard, but it's still a very fun looking idea!

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  5. Mochis are pure gooey goodness! Love love them!

    That book is so cute. I love the idea too. Gotta get one :)

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    1. Andrew and I LOVED the mochis! Julia not so much, she preferred the coconut bun. She does love mochi filled with ice cream though :)

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  6. yay for the fairy house kits! Can't wait to do something like that with L when she's older...

    And love When I Was Small! If you like Julie Morstad's illustrations, you're going to FREAK when you see her new book, How To. Teaser: There's a mermaid illustration. I met her when I was in Seattle in January and she was lovely.

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  7. I'm quickly becoming a fan of mochi and this mochi is adorable! Almost too cute to eat. Like petit fours.

    That book is so so cute.

    OMG the stair slide looks awesome. Pillows would definitely be a smart addition.

    I love the day bed idea.

    I am SO going to make fairy house kits some day.
    Thank you for the link.



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    1. I'm so glad you liked this week's list Juju! xo

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