August 29, 2014

Cool Stuff I Like

Happy Friday! I was just telling a friend that I don't think I've put anything away in over two weeks. I just don't see the point until the kiddo is in school. It was SO HOT the past few days, almost 90, and I'm really ready to be all done with that biz. We got our summer heat this year and I'm ready to say goodbye, even if that means 8 months of grey. I think I've decided that I'd rather be a little chilly than sweating all over the place and heat flushed to the moon. I hate that feeling of sweating behind your knees. And in your undergarments. (sorry for that.) And we don't even get that crazy hot here! I don't know how you folks in truly hot places cope with extreme heat. Even though we have a few more weeks of summer, for all intensive purposes, I'm going to pretend on my blog that it's Fall.

Here's what I thought we should bond over, this week on the internets:

California roll nachos!

Fish nuggets! 


Hyperventilating about this new Downton Abbey book.

I want to be doing what these people are doing.

LOVE this skirt with the little foxes on it.

Homemade chocolate fudge pop tarts. TOTALLY making these! (i think I may have linked to something similar before, but seriously, I am making these asap. Chocolate pop tarts are my favorite.)

Super cute lunchbox idea. 

For all you Anne of Green Gables lovers! Thank you Leanne for letting me know about this!!!!!

I think this is the best smelling soap in the universe. Have I linked this before? I think I'm linking to all the same stuff over and over.

Cool Book of the Week: 'Best Lunch Box Ever' by Kate Sullivan Morford was created by the blogger behind the site Mom's Kitchen Handbook, which is a really fun blog, focused on seasonal, healthy ways to feed your kids and family. (maybe not pop tarts? sigh.) I'm a sucker for any kind of lunch box cookbook and this year in particular I feel like I need to up my game in the lunchbox department. By the end of the school year last spring, I felt utterly defeated by the lunchbox. I really want to check this book out and hopefully gain some new wind in my lunch packing sails.

Have a LOVELY weekend! Guess what. I got a new bike. For the first time in 30 years, I'm going to go bike riding again. I haZ big big excitement over this! Hopefully it will not rain on me (it's supposed to be showery but I really want to go ride the bike, it's been too hot up until now) and hopefully I will not fall over and break all of my bones.



  1. Your sweating description made me laugh because this is what I have to endure here for about 6-8 months a year!!! And I totally agree about liking the cold better LOL (except if it's a terribly long winter like... well "The Long Winter" where you have no food). The Manger blog is OMG I want to be there too and live that life! How wonderful it would be to run in the countryside and be close to both forest and beach! I don't remember you mentioning that soap! I saw it in the store before but never tried it. Everything they make smell so good though. Have fun with your new bike and have a wonderful weekend!!!

    1. see, 6-8 months here are grey and rainy! i would wilt if I lived in xtreme heat. and I used to live in Hawaii! But see, over there there is usually always tradewinds and it doesn't usually get CRAZY hot. At any rate....ready for fall!

  2. Love that skirt! It's in the upper-90s here today, with storm clouds rolling in. They keep teasing us with rain and storms that never seem to come. Oh, the Hello Kitty thing. So silly. The girls rolled their eyes! (Little Sis is wearing one of their many Hello Kitty tops today.) Little Sis has rebelled - we're buying her hot lunches now. I felt a bit defeated, but her mood after school has decidedly improved. I guess she's eating them. Sigh....

  3. Cutie toes!

    I'm SO over this heat.

    Holy cow I need those nachos.

    Presh skirt!