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March 20, 2015

Happy Friday! Our daffodils are pretty much the only thing worthwhile in our garden right now. Nomi the puppy is rapidly destroying what small amount of grass we have left in our weed pile of a backyard. I cut a little bouquet the other day and I guess I knew this but I forgot - daffodils have a nice, light fragrance! A dose of yellow to brighten the really grey day we're having. How has your week been? I'm still feeling strange after the time change - and yesterday I went to bed at 7:30pm. Got up at 10:30pm and finished my post. Then went back to bed. I feel like I could sleep for a month straight, if I could.


Online goodies this week:

More tidying ideas.

I can't WAIT to visit this bookstore the next time we're visiting grandpa in Hawaii!

Breakfast quesadillas. 

Things for 2nd and 3rd graders to read. (i realize that i link so much to my pals - because my blog pals are so awesome!)

Tasha Tudor Easter and spring items. 

And....Easter sweets and decor. 

This has been all over the place this week- having a YES day.

How to avoid getting into a dinner rut.

Pretty sure that Nomi the puppy needs THIS.

Has anyone seen this movie? I just read about it via this darling house tour on Cup of Jo and it looks really sweet.


Cool Book of the Week: 'I Want My Hat Back' by Jon Klassen. Yes I know. This book is old news, especially if you're into books, especially if you're a book blogger. But....somewhere someone might not be AWARE. Of the awesome. And also, I just came across a note I had written to myself on my phone. A few weeks ago, we were all out at a bookstore and Andrew was flipping though it. He had never seen it! Or heard of it! And he was laughing laughing laughing. His comments:

"Now that's a good book." And, "That book was funny when that bear ate that rabbit." And he said I should describe the story as "a classic tale of revenge and murder."  

But seriously, this gem has now become a modern classic in the picturebook realm, and what I think it really teaches you is......BEWARE OF HAT STEALING BUNNIES.

Have a lovely weekend!

~Melissa




11 comments:

  1. The Maui Children's Bookstore looks great and I look forward to checking it out when we next visit Grandma...I do take issue with one thing on the CreateIn website. One of the categories is "in Maui". Such a haole thing to say! (Oooh, I'm so local.)

    I think you recommended I Want My Hat Back a couple of years ago and we own it and I make EVERYONE I know read it. Such a brilliant brilliant book!

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    1. HA HA HA HA! so haole!

      i have a vague recollection of mentioning this book before, now that i think of it - i'm officially at the point where most everything is on repeat around here, ha ha ha! That book impressed Andrew more than anything else he's seen in years!

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  2. 'A classic tale of revenge and murder'- yes! Yes yes yes! I love that that describes a children's book. And we've got it, it's wonderful- also This Is Not My Hat. Similar story, a thieving fish has taken a hat away from a much bigger fish and is confident he's gotten away. But in the end, well, he hasn't. Big fish again wears his hat. Brilliant children's book noir.

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    1. First time I read the book, I was like.....did that just happen? YES IT DID. ha ha ha. it's too fabulous! I am still waiting to get my mitts on This Is Not My Hat :)

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  3. I typed a big comment and Google timed out and deleted the whole thing. This is how my day is going, I think. Love the Easter goodies, love Jon Klassen's hat books (both of them), excited to see Moon Man, which is one of my favorite picture books (bought at a children's bookstore), I want a children's bookstore, although Maui would be a better location than Kansas, I want video of Nomi wearing that, and... I think that's it. It all sounded much better the first time I typed it. Boo. xoxo

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    1. i can't tell how many times i've done that very same thing! so irritating! thank you doll, for writing me again :) Sadly, as AWESOME as that light up vest would be - I think Andrew is going to deem it Unneccessary, ha ha ha.....

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    2. totally misspelled unnecessary.....

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  4. Ooooooooooooo I want to see this movie.

    Happy weekend sugar!

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    1. you too!!! give that baby a squeeze and a kissy from me and Julia :)

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  5. FYI, I did do life changing magic of tidying up over my Spring Break. I do feel pretty good, perhaps even changed!

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    1. AWESOME!!!! getting things organized is kind of the best thing ever - i'm still marveling over the transformation of my junk drawer!

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