January 23, 2015

cool stuff i like

Happy Friday, sweet friends. I'm giving up hope that we're going to get snow this year. Oh how I would love to see our puppy play in the snow. Did you see our puppy? I promise she'll be back on the blog very very soon. (She's sleeping through the night! She's not peeing on the floor! Shhhh, let's not jinx anything!) Let's talk about next week. Because if I write it down, it will be far more likely to happen. Chocolate cake. My second-to-last Project 52. Now that I'm facing the end, I feel sad and have to drag it out. And my winter reading stack. That sounds ambitious! But I can do it, because the Project 52 photo is ready and I'll run it on Sunday.


In the meantime, lovely Cool Stuff awaits:

Spiced vanilla granola.

How to feed your kids the news. 

Fairytale landscape photos.

Did you already hear about the Seattle dog who rode the bus?

Homemade dog cookies. Yeah, I can see where this blog is headed.

Best wintery oatmeal toppings.

A tiny house.

My friend's mama wrote this beautiful short story.

12 Valentine's Day art projects for kids.

Yep. Your weekly Posie Post! I LOVE HER SO MUCH.

Leftover chicken noodle soup. 


Cool Book of the Week: 'The Day No One Was Angry' by Toon Tellegen and Marc Boutavant. I'm so sorry to be a tease, but rest easy that I'll be suffering right along with you, waiting for this one to emerge, when it's published this spring! I'm OBSESSED with Toon Tellegen's work - if you haven't seen his other books, you have to go find them RIGHT NOW. Such beauty. This newest work is illustrated by one of my huge favs in children's art, Marc Boutavant; I'm always raving about him. Toon's books are usually made up of interwoven short stories, and this one features 12 funny and whimsical tales of animals in differing states of anger. Each one processes their emotions in a unique style. I cannot, cannot wait!!!

Have a lovely weekend! I think Andrew is going to handle puppy patrol so that Julia and I can sneak out to see 'Paddington', which is supposed to be amazing. Oh - our puppy likes to watch TV. Hurray!

~Melissa

10 comments:

  1. On my goodness, I NEED The Day No One Was Angry!!!! I need it right now! Sounds absolutely perfect for my son right now. :)

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    1. I REALLY want to see this one!!! It looks amazing and I know for a fact both previous works from these creators are fabulous, so the two of them together should be nothing short of spectacular :)

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  2. How is it that even your blurry photos are awesome? :) I want to sneak out and see Paddington too- my father in law just sent his old red wool winter hat from the 70's to my son and it's super Paddington-esque, he's been wearing it to school with pride!

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    1. ha ha ha thank you! I call it "Living Room Still Life" :) - I really hope we can make it to the movie - when I was little I used to carry around a little suitcase, it was my Paddington suitcase :)

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  3. That book looks lovely. I want to see Paddington, too! All the oatmeal and granola stuff sounds very appealing right now. I've thought about deciding on a Valentine craft or two, for decorations. We may make our cards this year. It's been a couple years since we did that. I loved the dog story! As for us, we still don't have a dog. I haven't even heard from my mother this week. Oh, well. Happy Weekend!!!!

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    1. i just watched Jamie Oliver do his foodtube video on making porridge and now I'm even more obsessed with oatmeal than I already was!!!! i'm going to make some this wkend and put on some lingonberry jam :)

      (Andrew would consider your doggy-free status a BIG PLUS, ha ha ha!)

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  4. I love the story about angels. It makes me think that I need to remember more often too look outside of myself, my little world, to those around me who may need my help. Even little things, like shoveling a neighbor's driveway (if we had snow!!!) can make a difference. xoxo

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    1. wasn't that lovely? I need the same reminder! xo right back :)

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  5. Those Grimmish landscapes are gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. aren't those amazing??? I wish I could see things like that in person. oh the power of photos!

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