May 24, 2013

Cool Stuff I Like

Hello friendsies. Are you well this Friday? I surely hope so. Are you loving the textile explosion that my kiddo was sporting the other day? Is this fantastic or is this fantastic? I've never in my life worn anything so fantastic, and that makes me a little sad.


COOL STUFF to delight and amaze you! Or to keep boredom away for 2 minutes. Whatevs.

How to Entertain Your Children For Hours. (this is way cool)

I want to have a sandwich party now.

Might this be the next series to replace Julia's beloved Junie B.'s? (she's read them all and is so sad there aren't any more.)

DIY Dreamcatchers.

I want to send out cards like this!

You won't believe these pictures. You just won't believe it.

It's been a long time since I found a blog and just kept scrolling and scrolling, reading the back posts....

Also loving this online mag, The Chalkboard, which is kind of about everything good for you.

Check out the trailer for this movie. I can't wait!

How cute are these tiny little paper bags?

Sundaes on a Spoon.


Cool Book of the Week: My daughter has checked out Jan Brett's 'On Noah's Ark' from her school library for me three weeks in a row. She said, "Mama, I know you like Jan Brett's art, so I got this for you, and maybe you can write about it on your blog." BLESS HER LITTLE HEART. And I just hadn't gotten around to it because I am more scatterbrained than the wind, and now, HERE IT IS.

It's such a great rendition of the story! There is no mention of any religious aspect. Just one day, one of Noah's grandkids hears him say that there is going to be a lot of rain coming and they all need to get on this big boat with a bunch of animals. As usual, Jan Brett's art amazes with its intricacy and vibrant beauty. I had no idea she had even written a version of this story, until my kiddo came home with it! Gorgeous. And it makes the Noah story accessible and fun, without any scary overtones of guess-what-everyone-else-dies-because-they-are-wicked.

Have a lovely weekend! Oh my, it's Memorial Day weekend, isn't it? I forgot! I have a post ready for Monday, so if you're bored, please do stop by!

~Melissa

19 comments:

  1. Thank you so much! I logged in this morning and saw your compliment and it made my day, so thank you! - Darcy (No Monsters in My Bed)

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    1. You're so welcome Darcy :) ~ your blog is delightful and I want to move into your playroom (that won't be a problem right? I won't make hardly any noise :)

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  2. LOVE the crazy pattern mixing. My girl is anti-flowers and anti-ruffles, though she is wearing her zebra print socks today. If I had known how she would turn out, I would have gone all out dressing her when she was a baby. On the other hand, sometimes she comes out looking like a little tailored Audrey Hepburn, which is adorable. These children, they're so INDIVIDUAL.

    We moved from Junie B. to Ivy & Bean, which we enjoyed very much, though there are only about 8 books in the series so far.

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    1. Kids are so much more FREE with their clothing choices....how does that get beaten out of us? At one point does one move to the path of the black, navy and grey uniform so many adults sport? maybe that's just where i live...so much with the dark colors.

      we're about halfway thru the Ivy/Bean books ~ I need to go to the library to pick up the 6-8!

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  3. Beautiful woodsy photos. Sundaes on a spoon, huh? Cute idea, if I tried it there would be 3 people shooting daggers at me. Little Sis has a collection of old computer keyboards. They keep her occupied in her "office" for hours. Love the dreamcatchers and favor bags. That blog looks awesome. I just subscribed. I haven't read Jan Brett's Noah's Ark yet, but I do love her. The Gooneybirds look cool. Have a marvelous weekend!

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    1. ha ha ha. I thought maybe the spoon idea would rein me in with ice cream..turns out I just try to pile as much ice cream as possible onto the one spoon. Doh.

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  4. About Time! I hadn't heard. It looks wonderful.
    She's darling isn't she?
    I love the actor playing his dad.

    Old electronics? BRILLIANT!

    I love love love those pictures.
    I need to take one of a tree lined street like that for my bedroom I think.

    Happy weekend darling.

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    1. LOVE Rachel McAdams and LOVE Bill Nighy (the guy playing the dad) and guess what, the dude is the guy who played Bill Weasley in the Harry Potter movies! I have high hopes for this movie.....

      That is just the usual on Ben Pentreath's blog. He winds up in the most gorgeous places in England I have ever seen. And you should see his HOUSE. I don't know if he owns or rents it, but it's basically this glorious old fashioned English country manor house affair. Oh and you should see his GARDEN. It's just one big incredible fest! Jenny, from My Favorite and My Best turned me on to his blog. :)

      xoxoxoxo!

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  5. Love, love, love the pictures- I hope you scrolled down and saw the others he took for the "Normal Service Resuming" post. The views are stunning! I desperately want to walk on the little dirt path through the bluebell woods- heaven.

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    1. Oh yes I saw that one!!! That one was unbelievable too! I get his blog delivered to my email, so I don't miss a post :) -- nearly every post he does is a stunner.

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  6. It is quite possibly the most fantastic thing I've every seen :) And I love the spy station!

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    1. :) Isn't that fun Michaele? I'm going to be on the lookout for old electronics!

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  7. Fun links, I´ll check them out! :-)

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  8. I finally have the time to sit down in from of my computer! Read your Friday post and loved it as usual. Great photos on that blog. I love nature pics! Now I want to have a sandwich party!!! And OMG those paper bags are just incredibly cute! And best, is the thrift store idea. Not that you had to twist my arm to go shopping or anything but it's a good reasoning that I'll be sure to share with my husband ;-)

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    1. I just adore those tiny paper bags! Jeska always makes the prettiest things, from the simplest materials...:)

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  9. These are such fun favorites! I'm sooo loving The Chalkboard, and pretty much anything by Jan Brett - I just love how the stories are told on the sides of the pages as well as in the main center images. (and thanks for favorite-ing our dreamcatchers - I hope you've had a chance to make one!)

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    1. Ooooh not yet, Andrea ~ with emphasis on the word YET :). For absolutely sure, that is going to be one of the summer activities I do with my daughter. SO beautiful!

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  10. Ahh, that movie trailer looks amazing!

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