winter window but we had to move onto the next theme. I just cut up some wrapping paper and some cards that I already had around and re-used our garland from last year (which came from this fabulous lady) - we didn't achieve the level of greatness that came from Andrew's incredible snowflake land, but it's fun and cheerful. The photo doesn't show how very very PINK the lights are - they are full on PINK. Got them at Target last year. Oh, be sure and pop over to see this week's 5 Hours 'til Bedtime - this group is blowing me away with their creativity - so fun to get peeks into the after school time in photographer homes around the country....
There was a LOT going on online this week:
A roundup of pink cakes, because, you know, PINK.
20 books about science loving girls.
UNICORN LIGHT UP SLIPPERS.
Great ways to incorporate family photos as decor in the home.
Modern Pastoral - a very cool looking book I want to check out.
How did I not know about all of this casting?? Idris Elba as Shere Khan? Bill Murray as Baloo? FANTASTIC. A new trailer for 'The Jungle Book' just dropped - I seriously can't wait to see.
Aran is totally one of my girl crushes.
Flu fighting stuff.
I was asking Andrew if this news about gravitational waves meant that the stuff in 'Interstellar' could happen now, and he was like, "probably not", and now I'm disappointed.
The best thing I read this week. Can't believe I'm just finding out about Michelle Gardella's work. Loved this bit: "...it's OK to show up in the world and not be trying to make a buck. It's
OK to write because you have to write or photograph because you have to
photograph, and let that be that. It's OK to create to save your life."
Cool Book of the Week: So, 'Tumtum & Nutmeg - The Rose Cottage Tales' by Emily Bearn is not a new book. I'm sure many of you have kids who've read these already. But my kiddo is just now getting into them! We were gifted this book a couple of years ago from a sweet relative, and now it's our current read-aloud. And then the other day, Julia came home with this one down below from her school library. You guys, these books are delightfully sweet. So charming! A little mice couple lives in a grand lodging of a cupboard, which is within the not so grand lodging of an old rundown house, belonging to a sweet human family. The mice take pity on the two motherless children of the household, and decide to 'adopt' them and help them in various mouse-like ways. Many Adventures Ensue. Have you read this one? Or any of the others?
this mix. I hope you all have a wonderful day that has some pink and chocolate in it, preferably both.