October 31, 2014

Cool Stuff I Like

Happy Friday and HAPPY HALLOWEEN, my spookies! I had a request for a bit more of a peek at our Victorian Fortune Teller's Parlor, so I took a few shots during the daytime so you could see more detail. The whole effect is really best at night when all the faux candles and light strands were glowing, but the night shots made it hard to see my awesome raven-with-a-necklace and my Boo boa swag action. I hope you and your kiddos have a fun Halloween! Oh my stars, how I loved Halloween when I was little. All that candy. I remember dumping it into a pile and just feeling immensely happy.

We have, what, maybe 2 more weeks? of fall fun before everything turns into all-Christmas, all the time.........

Do you like calendars? Do you like food? Here you go.

Love this idea so much - home as a haven. 

A beautiful book and a beautiful recipe. Perfect for fall!

A DIY sticker door.

Real candied apples.

Wowza, this Japanese paper ball craft kit is gorgeous!

I need a small size saucepan and I'm getting THIS ONE.

My great friend Danzel just won Halloween!!!

How to shop for clothes the lazy way. (my preferred way of doing most anything)

Are. You. Kidding. ME. The caravan of my dreams! (here's some more.) I want one with all of my being.

Halloween a la Susan Branch. And Fall. 

Cool Book of the Week: I just found out there's brand new Oliver Jeffers action that's just been released! 'Once Upon an Alphabet: Short Stories for All the Letters' is his latest. It's a new take on the alphabet book genre, in that this one is a collection of short stories. Each letter has its own story; some are interwoven, some are witty, and some are more dark in tone. Many reviewers commented that the humor and language are more suited to the elementary school age set, even if they're well acquainted with the alphabet. Jeffers is a genius, in my opinion, and I can't wait to see this one in person!

Have a lovely weekend! November used to be a month I really didn't care for, but as I get older, I appreciate the calm bits before holidays a bit more than I used to. 



  1. OMG those apples. Wow. MUST make these.

    Sweeet saucepan. Now I want it.

    Happy Halloween darling!

    1. See? Ikea is contagious! tee hee. Happy Halloween!!!!

  2. Those are the most gorgeous candied apples I've ever seen! Beautiful. I'd love to have that book and apple cake, too. The Japanese craft kit looks awesome. Love Oliver Jeffers. I want a caravan!!! Pretty saucepan - I love the color! Someday I'll make it to the new Ikea in KC. I'm too lazy to return clothing. That's the one step that's difficult for me. I HATE clothes shopping, by the way. I want to live in Susan Branch's house. Curious about the noodles! And thanks for the link love. I hope you all have a wonderful, wonderful Halloween!!!! xoxoxo

    1. I love the color of that pan so much!!! I hate the return aspect of online ordering but there's a UPS real close by and I'm getting much better at just wrapping it back up and shipping it out in a timely manner, rather than letting it sit there for weeks......:) Happy Halloween to yoooooooo!

  3. thank you so much for the shout out!!

  4. Hi, we went to a Halloween author event here (in scotland ) and my seven year old has now been introduced to a series Julia might like, it's by Debi Gliori, and it's the witch baby series. The author did a reading, and it was so hilarious we ended up buying all four in the series, ad staying up late last night reading the first one. Totally worth checking out!

    1. WOW thank you so much for that, I can't wait to try and find those! Those sound mega fab!