Cool Stuff I Like
July 4, 2014
On internet land this week, I saw many things o' awesome:
It's not too late to try out these awesome patriotic luminarias from Aunt Peaches, or make them a different color scheme for parties all summer.
This blueberry tart looks amazing and has fairly healthful ingredients.
Chili, cheese, and chips....IN A BAG.
Ok......who's FREAKING out about how AWESOME 'Once Upon a Time' is gonna be in the fall??? Anna and Kristoff have been cast, oh please oh please find someone amazing for Elsa!
Just got the kiddo some new art supplies, including these darling crayons from eeBoo.
Totally making this version of fairy bread for Julia.
Steampunk books for kids. (this is a FAB list!!)
8 great s'mores recipes.
PicnicZ a la Jenny.
The Tekla towel from Ikea is the best kitchen towel I've ever used in my life.
Cool Book of the Week: Something that fits into the steampunk genre I linked to up above is 'Spring-Heeled Jack' by Philip Pullman, which I came across at Julia's school library and thought, well this is utterly fantastic and I gotta find a copy. (School was closing for the summer, so I couldn't check it out, boo.) Written by the author of 'The Golden Compass', it's a chapter book/comic book hybrid with really cool art, and a story just right for 8-12 year olds. The plot details the exploits of Victorian age 'Spring-Heeled Jack', who's billed as the original superhero (a Batman for the Victorian era!), leaping across the buildings of London with ease, due to the springs in the heels of his shoes. Can he save three young orphans from the dastardly villainy of Mack the Knife??
Have a lovely weekend! Be safe with your firecrackers and s'mores ~ you need to show restraint with both of those thingys, or so I've heard. Sounds suspect to me.