Cool Stuff I Like
August 22, 2014
Look at my sweet jam! Found it at a local farmer's market. You can find it here.
Oh my goodness, I feel like I've been on a long ocean voyage, that's how it seems when I've been away from my blog for too long. End of summer craziness. Right now we've had swim lessons and soccer league practice....on the same days. This will end next week when swimming ends, THANK THE STARS. I'll have a Project 52 post up on Sunday. Friends, can I share that I really do not enjoy the end of summer. I enjoy every other seasonal change, I do. But not this one, and not because I'm sad about summer's end. I just don't like August for some reason. Maybe it's because I love autumn so much, I can't wait to just get on with it. The end of summer always just feels like a season that's overstayed its welcome. May/June is the promise of summer. July is the festive yay! it's summer! season, but August just seems hot and sticky and irritable-ish. Like a low grade fever. Does anyone catch my vibe here??
Fun cool things this week:
DIY orange soda.
Back to School dressing with Curly Birds and Tea Collection!
Great article about kids and reading.
This is such a cute idea for personalized puzzles.
Awesome post on taking creative pictures of your family.
12 Back-to-school breakfasts.
New Ikea stuff!!
I really want a playhouse. For myself.
Have I already linked to Lamb Loves Fox? Magical photography.
Oh Joy! for Target Fall collection.
Cool Book of the Week: 'Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Biography' by Laura Ingalls Wilder and Pamela Smith Hill (editor). Finally. FINALLY. Omg, this book has been in the works for years and years. Laura Ingalls Wilder saw some craaaaaaazyyyyy $$#@$%^ on the prairie. And the craziest stuff didn't make it into her books ~ she and her daughter (Rose, who co-wrote and edited the books with her) went back and forth on a lot of the material, with Rose deeming a lot of it inappropriate for children's books.) A wife getting pulled around by her hair by her husband and a dude lighting himself on fire? Wowza. 'Pioneer Girl' is Laura's own, never-before-edited or published autobiography that was meant for adult audiences, and features a ton of notes and annotations by Wilder scholar Pamela Smith Hill. I CANNOT WAIT.