Cool Stuff I Like

March 7, 2014

Happy Friday my friends!! Guess what! Still grey and rainy here in the Pac NW! When it's dreary, make oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, I say. I use this recipe. I'm wondering if spring has decided to sit this year's season out, and we'll just move directly from winter into summer. I'm about to offer spring photography mini sessions, and I keep pushing back the dates in my head, because it's entirely possible that we won't get any decent weather until May. If you're in the Seattle area and want in on the spring mini action, email me! melissa (at) melissaglynnphoto (dot) com.


COOL STUFF for you this week:

I was convulsed with laughter. This is me in every math class I ever took. Check out 'The Proposal' too! Priceless. My awesome husband found these for me.

A new 'Boxtrolls' trailer!!!!!!!!!!!

Love these envelopes. For more fun mail, see here.

And an 'Annie' trailer!!! (i disagree with Lainey's assessment of Cameron Diaz in the role of Miss Hannigan. I'm digging her! I mean, come on, Carol Burnett was hilariously over the top in the first movie version. And not really a bad guy deep deep down. I got a fun vibe like that from Cameron.)

The Oscars BUTCHERED my beloved Idina's rendition of 'Let It Go' ~ this version made me feel all better!! (thanks Danzel for putting this on my radar)

Perfect creamy mac n' cheese.

An adorable birthday cake.

LOVE this black sequin heart pillow!

What madness is this?? (i can't wait.)

I won't assume that this Benedict Cumberbath photobomb bookmark is for everyone, but it certainly would be welcome in my house.

Amelie's favorite board books. She's put together a lovely collection!


Cool Book of the Week: well, you all read my 'OMG a Totoro book' post riiiiiiiighht? Well if you recall, that one was a chapter book for older kids. There's also a PICTURE BOOK, which I'm thinking we ALL should have, along with the chapter book and the film. In this one, the artwork is taken directly from the movie. I don't own this version like I do the chapter book, but all the reviews say that this is a large, glossy, art filled, very detailed picture book that serves as a glorious scene-for-scene companion to the film. Both books were published fall of 2013 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the movie.

Have a lovely weekend!! If it's not pouring like it has been, we might venture out into our backyard to gauge the sorry sorry state of our yard and garden. But probably that won't happen.

~Melissa




16 comments:

  1. I wish we could have some of your rain down here in LA. A) we desperately need it and B) I desperately miss it. I lived in Seattle for a year and LOVED the weather!!!

    Back to your post...the envelopes! I love those! I'm a snail mail/paper/stationery/stamp lover from way way way back. My parents split up when I was five and my dad and I wrote letters back and forth for decades (they lived on a different island so only saw that side of my family twice a year). In college I used to mail coconuts during the summer to my college buddies on the mainland. I loved the post office. Still do.

    I think I've just written a blog post in your comments section! :-) Thanks for bringing up great memories!

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    1. Oh and if we still lived there, I would sign up for your mini-sessions! Even if it were dreary, rubber boots and raincoat? Awesome. xo

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    2. i love it all!!!! i feel quite nervous and worried about California b/c I have weather anxiety. I didn't know you lived in Seattle once upon a time! I love it but the 6 months of grey does wear thin.....

      Thank you for the brilliant idea! I've been stressing about the possible real fact that it may remain cloudy until June. I'm going to tell anyone who signs up to bring a raincoat and an umbrella and if the weather doesn't cooperate, we'll do umbrella pix!

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  2. I love those envelopes - they're AMAZING! When I was in college I used to send lots of letters, and would use old calendar pages to make beautiful envelopes. I should keep saving all of our old calendars... they really made the best envelopes. xoxo

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    1. oooh! Brilliant idea! I have great leftover calendars that I don't want to toss. Thanks for that great tip!

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    2. LOVE that idea Michelle! we have a lot of thank you notes to get started on for J's birthday....:)

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  3. Aw, thanks for linking to my post Melissa! Both my kids love the Let It Go song. When I spent the morning in their class yesterday, I realized they're not the only ones to sing it under their breath constantly. I love the Jimmy Fallon version, love me some Roots!

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    1. i'm wondering if there has ever been a Disney song so constantly sung by kids as that one is being sung right now?? was that even english i just wrote???

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  4. Oh, very cool envelopes! Love Amelie's board book list. The cloud cake is precious. I'm curious about Annie. I grew up with the John Huston movie version (so many great actors!), but then I saw the stage musical as a kid, and preferred it. The girls have the movie, but prefer to watch the 1999 made-for-tv version, directed by the guy who directed Chicago. It has a great cast, too: Victor Garber, Audra MacDonald, Kathy Bates, Alan Cumming, Kristin Chenoweth... Still different from the stage show (which my youngest has now seen!), but closer to it. The new Ben & Jerry's looks lethal... ;) Have a fabulous weekend, dahling!

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    1. when i was young, i saw the stage play (in Honolulu! no big theater productions on Maui, back in the day) first and then the movie. totally with you on preferring the stage production to the movie!! xoxo

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  5. Whoa. Those are great envelopes.

    Ben & Jerry are evil geniuses. You had me at Nutella.

    OMG I love the bookmark. Brilliant!!!

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    1. THE NUTELLA!!!!! crazy right?? i gotta try the salted caramel as well. oh golly. i really didn't need to know this was coming down the pike.....

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  6. SO MUCH GREATNESS!!! And don't worry, Spring is coming. We just won't be able to enjoy it for the rain. ;)

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    1. maybe April will be amazing! one can dream the impossible dream! ;)

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  7. OMG I have so much to say. Are you ready? A new Annie movie? I didn't know! Well I love Cameron too but she does not look mean at all. Not a insie little bitty meanie. But she is fine in whatever role so I'll like her even if she isn't mean enough. The Totoro books are making me flinch. I was going to save. Is swear. But this is way too tempting. I wonder why they didn't come up with this earlier! It's been a few years already since the movie came out! Anyhow, better later than never. I wonder if they'll sell some toys that won't cost too much. The ones I see online are all from Japan and cost so much! Oh well, I'll try to be content with the books first :D Now let's talk stationery! You can post all you want about it. I'll never get bored. Stationery is probably my first addiction. That and notebooks. Before dolls, before miniature, before dollhouses. I was crazy about snail mail (but back then we didn't call it snail mail yet).

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    1. i think the new Totoro books are out to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the movie! cool huh? i KNOW, Totoro stuffed animals are a small fortune!!! what's up with that???

      i love stationary too, the cuter the better. i always try and steal Julia's paper and notepads, she gets SO mad at me!! (bad mommy)

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