May 22, 2015

cool stuff i like

Happy Friday!! And a happy long weekend for those of you who have it! I've had a glorious first week on Instagram. So many pictures of people's breakfasts. I can't believe I haven't been on it lo these many years. Guess who I'm following! NIGEL SLATER! It's so great! I can see what he ate in Japan! I told a friend that so far, Instagram is kind of like Facebook, without the annoying.

Online goodies this week:

Imagination Soup has a summer reading list for every age! Here's the one for the 4th grade age.

SO excited about this show. 

EVEN MORE excited about this show!

A new summer cookbook.


Just found Cooking with Amber - what a fun, cool website for kids and families! Just found out this is the sister of a friend of Julia's!

I also found the loveliest blog with lots of pretty, food, and books. I'm in heaven.

Rock cakes. 

What a delightful looking picturebook by Tomie DePaola. I didn't know about this one!

A new take on strawberries and whipped cream.

The Fairy Tale Girl. I can't wait.

Cool Book of the Week: 'The Secret Life of Squirrels' by Nancy Rose is a recent find I spied in the bookstore and it is utterly delightful. The author has photographed real squirrels and put them into a variety of dollhouse-sized settings, which Rose apparently constructed in her backyard. Watch this video to see more! You can see our hero, Mr. Peanuts, as he goes about his day mailing a letter, taking a bath, and having a picnic. It's amazing what she's done here. I gasped out loud at the extreme cuteness of this one - it's one of the most darling things I've seen in the past year or so.

 Have a lovely weekend! I've been patiently waiting for reviews of 'Tomorrowland' to come out, to see if it would be good to take Julia. The weather is looking gloomyish, but I feel like making indoor forts (so hard in our house! nothing to string sheet material over) and eating cookies on the floor and playing with paper dolls. I used to have a set like this one of paper dolls and I loved it with all of my being.



  1. Muppets! Brontes! Happy TV!!!

    And I forgot about that book. Last time I checked the library, they didn't have it. I just checked again. They have it now! Request made!

    I love Tomie dePaola and Instagram and you. Happy, happy weekend!!!

    1. Happy (long) wkend and Happy TV indeed! I would be a sad camper without TV. I love it. Oh we saw Tomorrowland! Julia loved it! There are LARGE plot issues, but it was fun to look at.

  2. You really do find the most beautiful blogs. It's so much fun clicking on all these links each week.



    1. thank you darling A! I'm really stoked on Circle of Pinetrees, that one is right up my alley :)