Cool Stuff I Like

March 22, 2013

Spring is being a funny friend so far. Actually it's been a frenemy. It really hasn't been acting like a good friend AT ALL. Cold. Sunny. Breezy. Hail. Rainy. How are we supposed to know what to wear in weather like this? Also, the whole world is still sick. Have you ever had what I call A Double Tea Bag Day? I finally kicked a cold that rivaled the epic cold I had last fall. Not quite as bad, but it was a stealthy, long-lived bugger that made my voice hoarse and scratchy for a week. And I realized that I'm out of rosehip tea (which is magical for colds). So I made a concoction of green tea plus lemon/ginger tea, with a squeeze of lemon and honey. At night I left out the green tea and added bourbon. But sadly, the addition of the bourbon didn't do much. My cold got worserer. ('worser' wasn't enough of a word destroyer for me. I thought I'd gild the lily and make it 'worserer'.)


More Springy COOL STUFF ~

Have you seen Kindergallery?

Chocolatey Croissanty Custardy Jammy Pudding. (link via darling Danzel)

Wummelboxes.

Vintage Story Boxes. (the clever amongst you could make these)

This LED Bunny light is super cute.

Next year's Easter Tree. Leaves!

Silk Dyed Easter Egg Kit.

OH MY. Another mac 'n cheese I MUST make. 

You have to see this Children's Book Illustration blog.

Itsy Bitsy Chocolate Chip Cookies.


Cool Book of the Week: One for us bigger people! Who have been sick! And who deserve awesome books too! I think I've mentioned that I have a secret book source in Lainey, from Lainey Gossip. She has never let me down, I've enjoyed all of her book picks. (although she did not feel the love I felt about 'The Night Circus' but nobody's perfect.) ANYWAY, she got a preview read of Kate Atkinson's new book 'Life After Life' which blew her away, along with pretty much everyone else who's been able to read it so far. It'll be released on April 2 and I CANNOT WAIT. Go read about it. It's too complicated for me to describe here. (The 'life after life' aspect is literal, the main character dies and is reborn repeatedly, and has parallel lives going on at the same time.)




Folks have said this is the kind of book that they began to read again, immediately after finishing it.

Have a lovely weekend!! I really would like to plant something, but it keeps raining and I don't know what to plant. Oh I guess I should prepare the ground first. I guess I'll be doing that. Tootle-pip!

~Melissa  






17 comments:

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    1. glad you like Leanne!! Happy weekend :)

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  2. I hope you will feel better very soon! Let's wish the sun shines again very soon in your town!

    The illustration blog is so pretty!!!

    And pssst, the link to the Vintage Story Boxes does not work!

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    1. just tried it, love and it worked for me! did it take a long time to connect?

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    2. OK it works! Those vintage story boxes are crazy cute! I wanna make one!

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  3. Oooo, lots of goodies here! I like the Vintage Story Boxes (Alice!) and the Wummelboxes look awesome (Circus!). The illustration blog has some great stuff on it. I will become lost in Kindergallery until I'm a green, covetous mass, so I'll stay away from there right now. (Gorgeous stuff!!!) Love the LED bunny. I'm planning our Easter tree right now. I'm also trying to decide how I want to do eggs this year. The temp outside has dropped again. It makes me want baked pasta or mac and cheese. My waistline does not need it AT ALL. :o)

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    1. It snowed a bit today!! and is 32 degrees! guess I won't be doing anything in our little garden this wkend....i want mac n cheese too :)

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  4. I took a shot of hubby's bourbon with honey Wednesday night and it didn't help me either. I found myself at my Allergist's office yesterday morning and left with an antibiotic. I am so over Winter and colds and sinus issues and coughing and staying inside...Yuck!! Spring can make it's lovely appearance any time now!!!

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    1. maybe what we both needed was...more bourbon??? xo

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  5. oh, I'm intrigued by this book suggestion---also, I picked up a copy of the teeny witches (is that what it is called?) You wrote about it in october and I found a copy at goodwill! squirreling it away for the fall! :) hooray!

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    1. Oh FUN Vanessa, it's such a cute book!!! So glad you found it! I love happy finds like that.

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  6. Isn't Children's Book Illustration blog amazing? I haven't heard of Kindergalery - so many gorgeous pieces! Maybe some redecorating is in order for the kids rooms??

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    1. man oh man, I just found it last week, and my jaw dropped open ~ some seriously amazing work has been compiled on that site!

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  7. This is the weirdest weather, isnt it? Spring can't make up its mind. I thought march 'went out like a lamb' but we've gone from 80 degrees and sunny to chilly, hail, and thunderstorms. What's up with that?!
    Hope you feel better soon!!

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    1. I just don't understand that! those are some crazy temp changes. I'm all good now, I think the last bits of this cold finally have flown away, just in time for...spring allergies. Hurray! :)

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  8. Whoa. Sounds deep. I love the cover.

    I think I use to follow that blog (the children's book illustration one). She always posts such wonderful things!

    Adventures in Cooking is what awesome blog!

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    1. Yeah the cooking blog and the kid lit art blogs were happy discoveries for me!!

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