May 15, 2017

cool stuff i like

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a lovely Mother's Day! It was a day of movies for us, which made it a great day in my book. We saw the new 'Guardians of the Galaxy' movie with my mom, and then later in the evening Andrew's mom mentioned that she had never seen 'Frozen' and I couldn't let her go another second in that state of affairs, so right after dinner, we watched it, and that was glorious. I'm an unapologetic 'Frozen' lover. It's one of my top 5 movie favorites I think. I got the new Domino decorating book that I asked for, which made me happy, and ate waffles and rhubarb upside down cake and popcorn. I'll be drinking a lot of green tea today, and I feel kind of sick, but it was all WORTH IT.

Cool Stuff to start off your week, since I didn't get it together last Friday:

My friend sent me the link to this Folklore Coffee Pot and it's the CUTEST.

Great article with some great advice. Should kids go to college? 

7 Big Summer Books.

What a beautiful food blog!

Very cool interview with Erin Morgenstern ('The Night Circus' author, aka my favorite book). She has been working on another book!

While I was looking up the link to 'The Night Circus' I happened across 'The Paper Magician' and I think I'll give it a whirl.

This is turning into a book heavy Cool Stuff list -  I was gonna get a certain book for Andrew for his birthday this year, but I had a feeling he had already read most of the material, so I asked him about it and yes he has. He's a spoiler of birthdays. But some of you might like to know about this Ursula K. Le Guin collection?

Crockpot summer recipes.

Great tips on photographing your kids.

So sweet! Books to prepare your kids for a new baby.

Cool Book of the Week: 'Miss Ellicott's School for the Magically Minded' by Sage Blackwood is one I happened across recently, and thought, um hi there book-for-Melissa. I like when people write books-for-Melissa. This just came out spring 2017, and I LOVE the cover, which is always a big seller for me ha ha ha - and I'm loving the sound of a tale that features a heroine trying to find her way fitting in a school for 'magical maidens'. Boarding school and magic? Sign me up. You already know how I feel about boarding school books! I leave you today - let's make a plan to check back in and have a lengthy conversation about the new 'Anne with an E' series. Many, many thoughts running through my head. Not ALL of them are bad. But....we need to talk. I almost feel like we need to have a live Twitter conversation or on Facebook. If you all want to jump over there on FB, we can chat more!



  1. I am waiting for that book to come into the library! I love that coffeepot. We LOVED the new Guardians of the Galaxy. I have to confess, I didn't care for The Paper Magician books. I didn't like Caravel, either. I hit a disappointing spell there for a few months, getting my hopes up for books that in the end, I didn't enjoy. I did, however, just finish In the Great Green Room!

    I haven't touched Anne with an E. I never did see the PBS movie from last fall, either. Oh, well. Big Sis bought herself a pretty copy of the first book, and I'd rather we read that instead anyway. xoxo

  2. I'm just starting Caravel, and well, it's pretty clear it's no The Night Circus. Oh well. Lightning doesn't strike twice!