June 4, 2017

cool stuff i like

Happy Monday! There's a new 5 Hours 'til Bedtime post up, go take a gander. How I love this group! I hadn't picked up my camera very much in the past few weeks -- I'm glad I got a shot of the kiddo hard at work making yet another batch of one of her kitchen concoctions. Sometimes it's slime, sometimes a 'potion', sometimes sparkly goo. Her obsession lately is Bubble Pop Kids. Go on, give it a listen. And then I defy you to get that voice out of your head. I think that lady has a degree in hypnotism because I'll sit down to watch for 20 seconds and then I blink and 20 minutes has gone by.

Things to read, make, and see:

Making THIS asap!

This is the best thing I've ever put on my face. I'm so not joking. I have the most intolerant skin in the world. Someone described this stuff as 'unicorn tears'. NO LIE! Kills me that it doesn't come as a standalone serum, but after you use the mask, there's enough serum left over to last about a week. 

The prettiest cake.

An older article, but whoa.

A little cottage on the prairie.

My summer Pinterest board.

Adore this IKEA outdoor lamp and also this one. And this one.

Summer in the tea shed. (um, LOVE.)

Cool Book of the Week: 'When Mischief Came to Town' by Katrina Nannestad. Supposedly this is somewhat reminiscent of 'Pippi Longstocking' AND 'Anne of Green Gables' - no idea if that's really true, but I'm willing to bite even on the off chance that it's somewhere even in the same distant neighborhood of being true. The tale of a young girl named Inge Marie going to live with her stern grandmother (and then brightening up her life) is set on an island off the coast of Denmark. I'm confused about the age levels for this chapter book - Amazon ranged it all over the map - for grades 3-5, and then another part listed it for grades 5-7, ten to twelve year old kids. I'm going to try and get it from my library and see what's what with it, but the cover grabbed me as I was strolling along Amazon lane, (as I so often do) and I thought that we should all investigate this one together.

Have a great week! I've been reading this, watching this (I started over and began watching it all again from the beginning - it's been GLORIOUS, just as amazing the second time around!!), and I just made this to take to a backyard party - then we ate the leftovers for breakfast. And you?



  1. OMG that cottage. Seriously. Oy. WANT. Harper looked too and said about the loft "can that be my room?" and I said, well, these people live there. And she said, "Well, when they leave, can we live there?" So I guess we are moving to Kansas...

    1. Wasn't that so cute???? I have several blogging pals who live in that area, apparently it's the place to be, ha ha!!

  2. My husband knows where that house is! He's seen it while railroading. Also, look up the Chase County Courthouse, where they got married. It's in Cottonwood Falls, one of the prettiest towns in the Flint Hills, and it's one of my favorite buildings in the world.

    1. Oh that's hilarious! Cottonwood Falls.....that sounds like a made-up name of town on a TV show!

  3. My 8 year old and I loved this book so much. We laughed until we cried! We were actually just saying that we should read it again. Though we've just started Harry Potter, and I'm afraid we won't have time to read anything else. Ever.

    1. Oh my goodness, well then I simply must get it, if you're endorsing it this highly! ha ha ha, yes I'm here to tell you - once you enter the Harry Potter stage, there you'll be for a long long long time! (But it's a good stage to be in ;)