We are squeezing the heck out of these last few blissful weeks of summer. I'm glad that we take it easy in August because my soul just isn't ready to let go of summer yet.
around the web
It’s a rare event, but news of the dystopian television adaptation of Little Women has left me speechless.
Apparently “on fleek” is nothing new: Teenage girls have been key figures in language evolution since at least the 1500s.
on the blog: Egg & Spoon is a delightful fairy tale for middle grades (and language lovers of all ages)
on pinterest: We’ve started our Nerdy Halloween Costumes board. (Apparently, I can't handle the prospect of autumn, but I'm cool with early Halloween planning.)
from the archives: I love this post from Shelli about how we have more time than we think we do in our homeschool lives
If Felicia Day writes a book and I don’t read it, does the world still exist? Luckily, we don’t have to find out because I did, in fact read it. (It was charming, as you’d expect.)
I’m finally reading The Doomsday Book — one of Connie Wilkes’ time-travel historian tales — and I am just loving it. (Have you read these? The premise is that future-day Oxford historians time-travel to their period of specialization, which sounds cool all by itself, but the books are smart and funny to boot.)
in the kitchen
I want to make spiced nectarine jam, but we keep eating all the nectarines. It’s a problem.
On hot nights, I am sometimes just plain not inspired to cook anything, so we have a cheese plate and a big vegetable salad and call it dinner.
These cookies from the Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook are a crazy combination (cornflakes! marshmallow! chocolate chip!) that totally works.
We’re officially old — Jason and I are going to the wedding of one of his students this weekend. (I have this super-adorable hat to wear, but I always chicken out and go hatless at the last minute. Do you do that, too?)
I feel like way too many of our dinner conversations this summer have been about Angry Birds Epic.
Every few years, I'm tempted to try quilting because quilts are so cool. About two squares in, though, I remember how much I hate ironing little squares.
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Shelli tries calligraphy to inspire handwriting, builds with Zoob, brings in a new readaloud, and more stuff we like.