Cool Stuff I Like
July 25, 2014
Speaking of back to school, after realizing that the backpack J's had since kindergarten wasn't going to cut it anymore, I ordered a new bookpack for her. (she chose the black one with peace signs)
A stuffed animal tea party!
I'd like a wee kitchen nook.
And you MUST SEE this little book nook. (i swear, life is just funny this way, I wasn't looking for nooks. they just found me.)
A magic garden of crystals.
Aw, a baby memory box. Wish I had done this!
An amazing looking version of 'Snow White'.
How to raise kind kids.
This recipe for slow cooker pork carnitas will happening in my kitchen asap.
Amazing dining room transformation! (and those 3 bay windows....oh the light! oh how I would photograph EVERYTHING there if I had that space!)
Hoping you saw my Dancing Princess post yesterday, and here's more princess action + raising strong girls.
Cool Book of the Week: 'The Serial Garden: The Complete Armitage Family Stories' by Joan Aiken is a recent happy library find, that I'm reading....to myself. Written by the author of 'The Wolves of Willoughby Chase', this book is an oh-so-British collection of short tales about a family who live in a house where magical things just happen to happen....a lot. Especially on Tuesdays. Someone on Amazon commented "if you want to find out how to handle two druids fighting in your backyard over a bathmat woven of beard hair, you really should read The Serial Garden." Well, there's your endorsement right there. What's great about the stories is how quintessentially BRITISH they are. They are very droll. Is droll Brit fantasy a thing? I'm utterly delighted with this charming book, and I think the humor would be best for kids 9+. Many feel that J.K. Rowling must have derived a lot of inspiration from these stories.