COOL STUFF this week (lots o' chocolate):
Ha ha ha ha!
A Valentine's Day lunch for kids.
How to photograph the moon.
10 Deconstructed Dinners.
Confetti Birthday Party.
DIY Valentine's Walnut Shell Sailing Boats. (SO darling)
How to make chocolate mochi!
Cocoa toast bread pudding!
This 'Grendel: A Cautionary Tale About Chocolate' book looks charming. (found via this list)
Chocolate rose tea.
There's a Paddington Bear collection from the Gap????
Hello Kitty baby dolls!!!
WOW. Spot on. (i just turned 44.)
Cool Book(s) of the Week: By far, Julia's favorite reading material lately has been the Geronimo Stilton book series, with special emphasis on the Thea Stilton books. She just can't get enough of them! Loads of fun illustrations on every page, interwoven with the text, which are fast paced adventure stories about daring mice from Mouseford Academy, who go on escapades involving thrill and peril, solving mysteries in a funny, light hearted way. That was a very very long sentence. Great for ages 7-10.
Seriously, Julia hasn't been hooked on a series like this since the Junie B. books! There are TONS of books in the series; she's been getting them from the library and from school, and she carts at least one of them wherever she goes.
Have a LOVELY weekend! Are you watching Olympics? We don't have cable for the first time during an Olympics season, so I'm trying to figure out what to do. Order cable for a month? See what I can glean online? Gah. #firstworldproblems.