Stuff We Like :: 11.24.17

Our mandatory Thanksgiving mishap: On Wednesday, I accidentally made my shortbread crust for the lemon bars out of the cornbread for Jason’s dressing. Oops. (They actually weren’t bad. I did have to make more cornbread, though.)


around the web

Why, yes, thank you I would like to read about Russia’s version of the Bronte sisters VERY MUCH.

And obviously I would also be VERY INTERESTED in reading about the challenges of writing a biography of the actual Brontes.

This is crazy and interesting in a terrifying way: the zombie diseases of climate change


at home/school/life

on the blog: Native American history reading lists for high school, middle school, and elementary school

also on the blog: We kicked off our Books for People Who Love Books series with ideas for readers who love Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time

one year ago: Gift ideas for people who love Norse mythology (must be that time of year)

two years ago: The truth about having it all

three years ago: Homeschooling isn’t always easy—so why do we do do it?


reading list

Some people bring a bottle of wine to Thanksgiving dinner, but your real friends bring you a copy of The RBG Workout: How She Stays Strong . . . and You Can Too! (Y’all, Justice Ginsberg is hard core!)

We always start a series this time of year to carry us through the holidays, and this year we’re rereading the Moomins, starting with The Moomins and the Great Flood.

I read a couple of comfort-y books while all the Thanksgiving cookery was going on: Winona of the Campfire (Campfire Girls earning badges—well, beads, but same idea), Strawberry Acres (poor relations inherit tumble-down country house!), and The Ivy Tree (imposters! inheritances! scheming!).


at home

We are having so much fun watching Project Runway Junior together. My son has even borrowed my sewing machine for some creations of his own. (No crop tops and skirts, though, he wants everyone to know!)

Thanksgiving break means lots of board games at our house! We played our old favorite (Adventure Time Munchkin—which is more fun if you get the expansion pack and your kids always let you play BMO) and Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle, which we got last year and really enjoy.

I feel like my life might not be complete until I have this paper clip holder for my desk. (I realize this is totally superficial, but isn’t it kind of fabulous?)