December 19, 2019

cool stuff i like


This will probably be my last post before the Winter Solstice, Christmas and Hanukkah, so let me take this opportunity to wish you all a big hugs for happy Hygge times! I have a few more bits to wrap, and then I'm all on top of the wrapping. I love wrapping, actually, and I've become more proficient from all of my book box wrapping.

SPEAKING OF.....I'm OFFICIALLY taking orders for 'A Cozy Winter' book box! I'm half full already my friends - if you want one, email me! juliasbookbag (at) gmail (dot) com

All the ordering details are up in the 'Info' tab by my blog header. This box is available as a standalone box, or as part of a 3 or 6 month subscription. I only make small batches of book surprise boxes, so to avoid disappointment, it's never too early to get on my list! The Cozy Winter box will have so many goodies in it to hopefully make for a perfect wintertime reading experience. Last year I actually did two Winter boxes - my Hygge/Fika box, and a Russian Folktale box. This year I'm only doing one batch, and I'm busily prepping materials for it. It's going to be super fun!

Online goodness this week:

Cranberry Orange Rolls.

How to reclaim and savor the holidays. Beautiful post.

I don't know what this is all about BUT I AM HERE FOR IT. Thanks to Heather for putting this on my radar!

A vintage inspired Danish home at Christmas. SO darling!

Apparently giant sized Swedish paper stars are all the rage online right now - I'm going to set my paper snowflake making genius husband on this project asap.

Classic Pineapple Upside Down Cake sounds refreshing right now.

I WANT TO BE A BOOK FAIRY.

I CAN'T WAIT.

Cool Book of the Week: If you're still wandering around in the gift-giving wilderness looking for possible presents, you might want to consider 'First We Eat' by Eva Kosmas Flores. I've been following her blog, Adventures in Cooking, for years, and I don't know which is more stunning - Eva's recipes or her photography. She creates incredible and unique things to eat, and showcases them with some of the most stunning food photography I have EVER seen. So what's nice about this gift worthy cookbook is that she pairs her creations with gasp inducing pictures, making this something to display and flip through, as opposed to stuffing it away in a shelf. Eva has a seasonal take on cooking, which I always appreciate. If you're a foodie and haven't yet stumbled upon her work, oh my are you in for a treat! Eva is an incredible talent.


Have a lovely Solstice weekend - stay cozy on the longest day of the year!

~Melissa

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