Cool Stuff I Like

August 1, 2014

Happy Friday! Do you like my tiny tomato? Are you having fun summers? We're having the lowest key summer ever, but of course now that it's August (IT'S AUGUST!!!!!), suddenly we've realized that we've done a whole lotta not a lot, and it's time to get cracking on every summer activity we haven't undertaken as of yet. Backyard camping and waking up to my neighbor's noisy chicken (this neighbor doesn't actually live in our neighborhood, so I can talk about her noisy chicken) totally needs to happen. I think some friends have kids who are starting school really soon! Like, it's school supply shopping time! I just freaked myself out. So let's peek at the internet to calm down.


A whole lot of lavender infused stuff.

S'mores cookies. 

Downton Abbey news.

A whole site devoted to what to have for breakfast. 

Helpful! 

Swedes are awesome.

Trees are also awesome!

My kiddo loves salmon cakes like nothing else, it's become her favorite dinner! (i leave out the Old bay seasoning and the celery because i'm lazy)

I know, I know, I mention this blog, like every day practically. It's embarrassing. But seriously. I just love it so much!

I think Mothermag is doing a great job! It reminds me a bit of Cookie magazine (still in mourning). I like the house tours. Oh and the family in this house tour? I totally considered the name Jemma, only with a 'G'. Gemma. Andrew shot me down faster that you can say cookie. Not sure where I'm going with this here, but fun house tour!


Cool Book of the Week: 'The Ha Ha Bonk Book' by Janet and Allan Ahlberg is an amazing treat that I've had on my Pinterest for quite some time. And then, earlier in the summer, my mother went on a trip to London and lo and behold, she came back with this book! Clever mom! She didn't even know I'd been after it. I'd been wanting it so badly for Julia, as I thought she'd love a book full o' jokes. Well she does. Love this book full o' jokes ~ jokes to tell your siblings, jokes to tell your teachers, jokes to tell your parents, your best pals, it goes on and on, with really funny and cute drawings to boot. SUPER FUN, especially for travel! Try to look interested when your kid wants to tell you a million jokes.

Have a lovely weekend! We're headed to the beach, our first actual bathing suit-and-sand sojourn this summer. I thought I would prepare this lovely picnic with handmade composed salads and a pretty tart.....and was shot down like a lead balloon. Instead, we're bringing ham sandwiches, Pringles (2 flavors), pickles and storebought chocolate chip cookies, oh and grape juice boxes. Question: does anyone ever eat bologna anymore? I ate SO much bologna as a kid. With Miracle Whip.

~Melissa




13 comments:

  1. omg, that Posie Gets Cozy blog is so so so great.

    There is nothing like a good ham sandwich in the sand. Enjoy! xox
    Allison
    bakingalovestory.com

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    1. Posie Gets Cozy is the bestest blog in ALL THE UNIVERSES! if you see pix of the room she created for her little girl, you are going to FAINT. so cute.

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  2. I love that post about traditional Swedish costume. How neat that every town has its own colors and style of dress. I especially love that wedding photo.

    As to bologna... I haven't had it in forever! I don't know if kids eat it anymore. Mine have never had it for some reason (I have no idea why!) but I are a ton of it as a kid. Of course, the proper way to eat it is with Smerican cheese on white bread. And none of that turkey bologna - yuck!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

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    1. like, I don't even see bologna in the store anymore, or is that i just am not looking?? i have myself so trained to only find turkey or ham. I kind of want to find some bologna just to see what my kiddo would think of it.

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    2. Did you see all of that autocorrect nonsense talk in my comment? Holy moley, it's like I can't even type anymore!

      I don't ever see bologna in the store anymore, either, but I think it's because I'm like you... I've just trained my eyes to go straight to the salami or turkey. Poor bologna. Lost and ignored in the deli aisle. I'm thinking I need to get some too... Who knows, maybe my kids will like it!

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    3. what does it say about me that i didn't notice any typos WHATSOEVER???? :)

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  3. I love the DosFamily post, too. And Posie Gets Cozy always. Beautiful tree photos. Poor, poor Edith. Have a lovely weekend, dear!

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    1. happy weekend to yooooooooo toooooooo! i think that if i ever met Alicia Paulson, I would like, be more impressed than if I met 20 celebs standing in a line!

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  4. The Swedish costumes are beautiful! I was obsesses with everything Swedish when I was a teenager because my favorite tennis player was Swedish (ugh of all the reasons LOL). Breakfast is the best meal of the day :D Thanks for that link! The trees pictures are really awesome! I noticed many are located in Oregon! My sister-in-law just visited Portland! Oh I wished I could visit one day too! Gemma? It's a lovely name but why are you considering a name? Are you going to have another cutie? :D Have a great week!

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    1. ha ha ha , no no! that was a conversation when I was pregnant with JULIA!!! :)

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  5. Salmon cakes? Awesomeness.

    Those Swedish costumes ROCK!

    Is Posie Gets Cozy on Instagram?

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    1. that is a very good question to which I do not know the answer! my off the cuff feeling is no? but I could be totally wrong on that :)

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