Cool Stuff I Like

October 24, 2014

Happy Friday and Happy Almost Halloween! Do you like our creepy, creepy mask up above? It has a giant nose, it's like one of those weird, Venetian carnival masks. Julia loves it. I'm trying to get a Very Disturbing & Creepy Child photo of her in it. :) I'm going to try really extra super hard to get some Halloween photos of some of our decor up on the blog next week. Is it cold where you are? It just this week turned a bit coldish. Which is fine by me because when we went to the pumpkin patch last week, it was 74 degrees, which I think is a first for this time of year, I think it broke some records! My cold is finally better. I know you were wondering.


InternetZ treats today:

Lovely post, lovely cake.

AWESOME post from my pal Heather and I'm starting that show asap.

Another darling Halloween party!

Super cute apple treats for toddlers.

Pumpkin treats for kids.

This game just became a future Christmas present! Thanks Erica!

DIY skeleton necklaces.

Did you hear about this lost chapter from 'Charlie & the Chocolate Factory'???

Ultra neato temp tattoos. (thank you friend Laura for always sending me cool fun stuff :)

Why every kid should talk back to their parents.


Cool Book of the Week: I had another book planned for today but then I became aware of two things. 1) There's a new Marcel the Shell with Shoes On video. (do you know Marcel the Shell?? basically the cutest little snail in the world issues forth with his existential views on life. my friend got me hooked on them last year and these videos are the darlingest things ever. Here's the first one, which is the BEST.) So anyhoo, 2) There's a Marcel the Shell BOOK! 'Marcel the Shell: The Most Surprised I've Ever Been' by the amazingly clever Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp. In the book, Marcel is tossed into the air and gets a sky-high view of the world below, leading to Many Deep Thought About Life. Um, I'm getting this. FOR EVERYONE I KNOW THIS HOLIDAY.

Have a lovely weekend! Be cozy!

~Melissa




15 comments:

  1. Love your mask photo! That cake sounds divine - I love cardamom. Those hedgie pajamas are fabulous. The book looks hilarious - I hadn't heard of Marcel the Shell! Glad you are feeling better. Have a beautiful weekend!

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    1. you will LOVE Marcel the Shell!!! (we're all obsessed with the line, "It would be my pleasure.") I'm going to make that cake for T-giving! Oh man, it was a rough week. That cold was a doozy! Last week and wkend was the worst of it. Every cold I have, I say, that's the worst one ever, but this one I think really was! :)

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  2. Awesome pajamas for Julia! Is there such a thing as too many pajama sets? (I think not!) Enjoy a restful weekend, Melissa :)

    www.lovecompassionatelee.com/behindthescenes

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    1. these pajamas are seriously impressive - I wish they came in my size! :)

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  3. I just devoured that article about Roald Dahl. Wow! I really enjoyed learning a bit about his process and his family life. I had no idea he'd endured such tragedies.

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    1. i know, such sadness. and how amazing what he went on to do! his grand-daughter, Sophie Dahl, served as the inspiration for the girl in 'The BFG', did you know?

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  4. What a cool Halloween party. I want it for me.

    Great pjs.

    Apple pork meatballs? BRILLIANT. I must try this asap.

    Whoa. Bread + Borrow is a gorgeous site.

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    1. Isn't Bread + Barrow AMAZING? i signed up for them on Facebook so I don't miss a single post!

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  5. Lark Rise! I watched that whole thing! It's good rainy day binge watching. However, I am amazed at how easily it is to walk 8 miles one way between Lark Rise and Candleford... :-)

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    1. as soon as 'scary movie season' is over, I can get back to regular TV show viewing and start on Lark Rise! right now Andrew insists that whatever we see in October has to scary....and we can never agree, so basically we're watching a whole lot of X-Files re-runs....:)

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  6. OH BLOGGER! WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO ME???

    I know what it is! Blogger is against my long ramble comments…so it erases them out of spite!
    Well, in a nutshell, I said applish and pumpkinish baked goods = yummy yum….long john jammies with hedgehogs make my heart sing…AND boy that psychologist would be impressed with my kids because they say no ALL THE TIME--I'm not sure the last time they actually complied. (Very interesting article though….who wants to raise a bunch of pushovers…. so thought provoking.)

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    1. oh Blogger. SO sorry it's giving you issues! I love hearing from you so I'm happy you made the effort!!!! Yeah, that article was awesome. My daughter has no problem saying no to me. So i guess I'm all happy about that now??? :)

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  7. A wonderful post! You got me as soon as you mention Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! By the way, have you seen both movie versions? I must say I like the first version better but the second one has many good points too. I have a Halloween party to attend this Friday. A real party! I need to get dressed and you just gave me an idea with the mask. Have a great week Melissa!

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    1. I HAVE seen both versions and I much prefer the 1st one! I don't even remember the Johnny Depp version at all. Have fun planning your costume!

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  8. yes to that last one. good reminder. thank you.

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