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January 9, 2015

Happy Friday, friends! Look at our winter window! Do you love it? I love it. Ha ha ha. Andrew made all the snowflakes for me. And see the nicely symmetrical trees? He made those. The crazy, oddly shaped trees are the ones I made. Ditto the wacky stars. Our daughter was off playing somewhere, so we surprised her with the window when she came home. I was so in love with this idea I saw on Pinterest, and desperately wanted to recreate this little winter scene, which originally came from a German blog called Meine grune Wiese.  Loooove the little wooden stars in the original! I saw a wood block star at Target online over the holidays, and didn't get it and I feel intensely regretful. I totally need Ron Swanson to carve me a little wood star.


A LOT of great things out there in January internet land this week:

I'm reeeealllly hoping that Andrew is going to give me this book for my birthday.

"It has to be the best coffee cake I've ever had" - sign me up! I have the cookbook!

How to Sleep Better. (I'm all over #9)

A Swedish countryside cottage.

A lot of these GOOP detox recipes actually sound good ~ Thanks to MFAMB for the idea.

But then....."it is January 8th and your diet should be over now." Love Molly's delightful posts.

Oh who am I kidding with any imaginary detox plans. BUTTERSCOTCH PUDDING.

'Tea By the Nursery Fire' is a book I've been wanting to read for ages.

My dear friend at Jane Cherie will doing a Project 52 this year with her amazing dolls!

Winter Science Experiments. 

Adorable and colorful home tour. 


Cool Book of the Week: 'The Girl With Glass Feet' by Ali Shaw is a book I got the barest glimpse of over on Alicia's blog, and I was like, wait up, what is THAT? I was entranced by the name, by the cover, and this grownup fairy tale of a girl actually and slowly turning to glass on a frigidly cold and snowy island just jumped to the top of my must-read list.

Have a lovely weekend! We might be getting our DOG. Or it might be next weekend. But either way, there's a lot of excitement going on around here. (oh please let potty training go well.....)

~Melissa




14 comments:

  1. I'm just over here sighing all over that Swedish country cottage! We're still in the demo phase of a complete renovation, and the look I'm going for is Swedish farmhouse cottage. That's a thing, isn't it? Like red board and batten siding, thick white trim, bright white snow (this house is what will make the Lake Michigan winters tolerable in my brain), and warm and cozy on the inside. With that coffee cake. And the butterscotch pudding. And that window, Oh my God that WINDOW! I'm in love.

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    1. swedish farmhouse cottage is TOTALLY a thing!!!! think of the fun (blackhole timesuck) you'll have gleaning ideas on Pinterest!!! not only is swedish farmhouse a thing, but there's modern swedish farmhouse, rustic swedish farmhouse, IKEA swedish farmhouse, colorful swedish farmhouse......oh man, i'm so excited for you!!! can't wait to see pix!

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  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the window.

    Goop's food is usually pretty good, sometimes the ingredients are hard to find, but I really like Gwnyth's recipes. So to cleanse or not to cleanse, that is the question. Happy weekend!

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    1. i did have a very nice salad yesterday of greens, sliced sweet potato, walnuts and some cubes of cheese and a few raspberries, and it was a very nice salad! i want to try this recipe she has for cauliflower fried 'rice' :)

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  3. This book looks awesome! I need to read that. I have a serious case of house envy right now. Basically, light airy spaces. My house feels so dark right now. And cramped and cluttered and small... I adore your winter window! We have our snowflake ballerinas dangling in the dining area, but I want to add more white paper stuff, because I need more white inside. Xoxo

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    1. my house is neither white, nor very light inside, and I always just kind of gasp when I see these white shelved, amazingly natural light flooded spaces that seem to only exist on Design Sponge or in Scandinavia! next year i'm going to turn Andrew into a snowflake making machine factory worker and hang strings of snowflakes from my frontmost window, like my own home version of an Anthropologie shop window, ha ha ha!

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  4. I Love, Love the winter window!!!

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    1. isn't it fun? a little way to keep some festive cheer going :)

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  5. Dear friend across the seas, your winter window is precious; a labour of love. I'm inspired! And look at that book! You and I are most certainly attracted by the same kind of literature..

    Warmest wishes for a wintery weekend to you, my dear.

    Stephanie

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    1. This book kind of reminds me of that Snow Child book you sent me......what a wonderful gift that was!!! xo

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  6. That organizing book? I think it's the same person who says if it doesn't bring you joy, toss it? That has really been my mantra lately as I unpack these millions of boxes. I tried to do a little while packing too but then time runs out and it's just throw everything on the truck. Let us know how good the book is after you get it. Pretty please

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    1. yes yes! ugh, moving. just the worst thing. it makes a person not want to own things ever! i'll totally do a post on it when I get it! (b/c if Andrew doesn't get it for me, I'll get it for myself ha ha ha)

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  7. We have a sound machine and Cloud B lamb for the baby!

    Awesome cottage.

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