February 26, 2016

cool stuff i like

Happy Friday! This is a banner week because I posted not once, not twice, but three times! If you missed my birthday cake post and my 'Tall Book of Nursery Tales' post, you really should go back and take a peek. And be sure to go check out this week's 5 Hours 'til Bedtime - some really gloriously darling photos up this time around. Oh how I adore this project!

Hope you all enjoy the stuff I found this week:

I am so excited to see this cookbook.

This birthday present was a HUGE hit with my daughter. (see above photos)

Great nonfiction books for kids.

I've been hearing glowing things about this.

Mother-daughter activities on Pinterest. Guess who looked this up - my sweet daughter! She was playing with my phone the other day and instead of playing a game, she went onto Pinterest and had typed in this search term and then showed it to me.

Totally amazed by this concept.

And this one - you can learn singing techniques from Christine Aguilera.

I sense an obsession coming on - this book is next on my To Read list - because of this article (it's long, go make tea) and this one.

I got this American Girl card making kit for J last year and it's AWESOME. You can make sooooo many kinds of cards with it!

Navigating adolescence - thank you Allison for putting this on my radar.

Cool Book of the Week: 'Garth Williams, American Illustrator: A Life' by Elizabeth K. Wallace and James D. Wallace is coming out this spring, and I dearly would love to see it. The art of Garth Williams has been such an important facet of my most beloved books, and his work really speaks directly to my soul. He's my favorite favorite favorite children's book illustrator, and I'm so excited to read more about his life. Normally I would not really be into this kind of biography, but this one I can't wait to see. It's the first time a complete biography about him has been written in cooperation with his family. I think there are few others in the world of kid lit who can rival the contribution he's made to the field.....

Have a lovely weekend! Are you watching the Academy Awards? I haven't seen a single movie nominated. Wow, I think that might be a first. I might try to catch at least one this weekend. I really want to see 'The Revenant' just for the cinematography, because it was filmed in only naturally available light. Andrew's favorite movie last year was 'Mad Max: Fury Road'. At some point, I really also want to see 'Brooklyn' and 'The Danish Girl'......



  1. Hi!

    So happy you checked out that article. I'm not actually a superfan of goop, but I do love Dr. Cara Natterson, so, this was a good one.

    The Food with Friends book looks INCREDIBLE. And Aunties is so touching, too.

    Thank goodness this list is back!


    1. And thank you for the shoutout!!!!!

    2. you are so welcome! oh don't worry, i could never stay away from my lists too long - they function as my Pinterest yet-to-be-pinned ha ha!

  2. Oh, and I forgot to say how much I look forward to your Friday posts!

  3. I love the doc on demand thing. I would SO pay for that.

  4. love your links! you have to read this book - you'll love it (beryl markam's memoir) - http://www.amazon.com/West-Night-Beryl-Markham/dp/0865477639/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1456538357&sr=8-1&keywords=west+with+the+night+by+beryl+markham

  5. I want to read the Garth Williams bio! How cool is that? I need to get the girls another Just Dance, because I'm seriously sick of the two they have.

    That is so sweet that she was looking up mother-daughter activities on Pinterest. My mother-daughter activities this week included manning the book fair at school for three days and, of course, Girl Scout cookie stuff. I am ready for OTHER activities.

    Have a beautiful weekend! Congrats on three posts. (I posted ZERO this week. Yep.)

    1. You are a girl scout mama which means you are AWESOME - i was never able to get J into a troop and she reminds me nearly daily that her youth is now a wasteland o' despair because of that fact, ha ha ha!

      i am OBSESSED with this Just Dance thing. Where's the all '80's version, WHERE????