September 16, 2016

cool stuff i like

Happy Friday! My old fading hydrangeas are making me super happy this week. Which is nice because the back to school/after-school activity train is officially kicking my booty. One day I was on the road basically from 2:30 to 6:30. I know, moan me a river. But when I realized that the kiddo's activities have lengthened in time and one was a polar opposite direction from her school, well I might have shed a tear or two or three. But hey, fall time is STILL THE BEST TIME.

Online finds this week:

A back to school menu plan.

I want to see this!

A whole lot of bowl dinners.

Handmade Charlotte now has craft kits for sale!

Some really clever IKEA hacks.

Can't WAIT for Sarah's cookbook.

Hey cozy mystery fans - my dear pal Laura suggested this series to me.

AAAAAGH I'm so worried about all of this 'Great British Baking Show' business! I want all the lineup to stay together, I already heard the hosts might leave - if the judges leave, I'm out.

I try to not poach other links from other lists, but I saw this linked on Design Mom and my jaw dropped. This article on the fashion waste crisis is the most fascinating thing I've read in a loooooooong time. Read the WHOLE thing. Amazing. It makes me want to just own some t-shirts and have 5 Japanese smock apron thingys and just wear those same things forever.

Cool Book of the Week: 'Miss Moon - Wise Words from a Dog Governess' by Janet Hill is a book you might have seen around....or everywhere! If you're into books. Or maybe this is the first time you've seen it, and then I can feel I've done a good job here today because it's so worth seeing! I REALLY want to own this, and I really think I might need to just get it. Even though Julia is past the picture book stage, I think she would love this a ton - SO unusual and unique. First, I seriously want to wallpaper a room in my house with the art. And second, the story idea is so cool - A dog governess, Miss Wilhemina Moon (awesomest name ever!), lives off the coast of France on a small island and cares for sixty-seven dogs of all shapes and sizes. She imparts 20 happy life lessons to help tame the wild dogs, and in so doing, sheds some useful information that we all would do well to remember! This is one of the most interesting book finds I've come across in a few years.

Have a lovely weekend! I'm going to make a treat recipe I really liked again, because the first time I wasn't able to photograph it so that it looked appetizing. I'm going to give it another go.....



  1. You did a good job here today! I've missed seeing this book before, and it's now on my "to get" list. Thank you.

    1. Oh I'm so glad you were inspired by this one! It's so amazing :)

  2. NOOOOOOO.....I love the Great British Baking Show-it is one of my favorite things! I had no idea there were problems with the BBC-ARRGHH!I love the judges, the hosts, how nice the contestants are to each other.

    Can we take comfort that we are several seasons behind the UK? We should have a few more coming up on PBS, right??

    1. I know! I'm so worried! why does $ have to ruin everything??

  3. Bowl dinners are the best, and this book is so pretty.

  4. Love that book. We got it from the library and it's really so pretty.

    Whoa that article on clothing waste just blew my mind.

    I'm still worried about the GBBO. Have there been any updates?

    1. I'm not sure!!! I'm so worried too! I need to go investigate some more.....