May 13, 2016

cool stuff i like

 Happy Friday! I'm very excited about this weekend. Because we're not doing anything. Although last weekend was so nice because we hauled ourselves out to a local park and had a picnic together, and then on Mother's Day, Andrew and Julia made homemade monkey bread (post on the cookbook from whence the recipe came coming soon), and then we had an amazing lunch at my mom-in-law's house (she made homemade clam chowder and apple crisp, and we brought bread and salad and it was the nicest lunch!) and then we went out for sushi with my mom for dinner. There was a lot of foooooood that day. Oh and we also ate Japanese hot dogs for dinner the night before Mama's Day. (these consist of sausages with things like bonito flakes and teriyaki onions and wasabi mayo and nori fries, it was all extremely awesome.) There was a lot of foooooood that entire weekend. It might not be a coincidence that my Mama's Day gift to myself was the new Gwynnie cookbook, which really seems great, and the new Deliciously Ella cookbook. I'm going make many healthy things from both of them, and not just sit looking at the pictures.

Cool stuff this week:

Korean tacos.

What an amazing kid!

Have you heard of these books??

BEAUTIFUL Instagram account.

Really fun cool read. I wish these people had a reality show, THAT would be one I'd watch.

And even better fun cool read. Have you ever heard this story, found in some unpublished works of Douglas Adams? Andrew clued me into this; I think it's one of the funniest stories I've ever heard IN MY LIFE. Oh the Brits......

Indoor swings. Would you? Could you? At this point, J is too close to the teen years for us to bother, but oh my stars how I love the idea. Except the ones in the bedrooms really look amazing and that would be fun for any age right? I'll never forget the one I saw in an Anthro catalog for point 10 million dollars....

Loved these photos.

CANNOT WAIT for this book.

Cool Book of the Week: 'When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons' by Julie Fogliano and Julie Morstad is the prettiest creation. A poetry book set to the seasons! Loooooove that idea so much! The poems begin and end with the spring equinox, traveling along the changes that occur within a year's time. The poems all start off with a calendar date, so they read like diary entries, and they're written in free form verse, so they don't rhyme. The art looks absolutely magical, and other reviewers said it's the kind of book they purchased and then immediately bought additional copies for friends. 

Have a lovely weekend! Have you seen the newest 'Fantastic Beasts' trailer yet? It looks so AMAZING.



  1. We just officially instituted "Taco Tuesday" at our house. It's nice to have an evening where I don't have to actually think about supper. Although my kids have demanded "Just REGULAR tacos, Mom!" I think that once in a while I will mix it up a bit, and those Korean Tacos look like just the thing! Thanks for finding them.

    That book looks really sweet too - I'll have to see if I can find it in our library system.

    1. We used to have Taco Tuesday and then we got out of the habit - I need to bring it back! It's such a good idea. I even made a Taco Tuesday Pinterest board. I resolve to get back into the swing of it!

  2. Ahhhhhh, my favorite post of the week! Love these lists and all that I learn from them.

    That kid in Quebec! Love the Instagram. I bought Gwyneth's new book too.



    1. Yay we can read Gwynnie together! I really really loved the photos in this newest book. Her kids are fab. Apple is going to be beyond beautiful when she grows up, she's a stunning girl....

  3. I have When Green Becomes Tomatoes on hold at the library RIGHT NOW. I have to pick it up by tomorrow, in fact.

    We saw the Fantastic Beasts trailer when we went to see Legend the other night. It looks fantastic! I'm so excited that the local bookstores are having midnight release parties for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, too. Big Sis started book 7 last night. I'm sure she'll be done before Cursed Child comes out.