Monday, October 24, 2011

:: you will be my friend ::

If you are looking for a hilarious book to give as a Christmas gift, you have to check out Peter Brown's "YOU WILL BE MY FRIEND!". It had me laughing out loud at the bookstore (have I told you lately how much I love my job? Spending the day at the bookstore....browsing, reading and loading up a shopping cart full of day ever!) last week and I have really enjoyed sharing it with my students. You can watch a book trailer here, featuring the author being interviewed by the enthusiastic main character, Lucy.

If you are looking for the perfect bedtime book for your tractor-obsessed little boy, you must pick up "Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site" by Sherry Duskey Rinker & Tom Lichtenheld. This rhyming book follows all the big equipment as they power down for the night and go to sleep. Hunter is just loving it, and we love the sweet illustrations (blankie on a big tractor- cute!) in this boyish take on the nighttime read.

Sorry for being so sporadic with posting lately. I feel like I am typing that on every post lately.....hopefully you will still be my friend :)

p.s I added a new section to my Amazon store with all of my favourite book picks for Fall 2011. You might find some great new titles for your library borrowing list, or Christmas shopping list by clicking here. There are picture books, novels and a few graphic novels too, and they are kid-tested and approved! I would love to know if you have discovered any great new books lately!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

:: things i love saturday - cozy knits edition::

this lovely yarn wreath by Canadian Etsy shop HeartfeltYarnWreaths

this toque and s'mittens set from blog sponsor TippyToesKnits.

this lovely crochet headband from local etsy shop bummybaby. I bought one of these for my niece, and they are so sweet in person! Great shower gift!

weather that makes me want to wear something like this. circle scarf by mbgdesigns on etsy.

I absolutely love fall, even though my blog suffers every year in September as I get back into the school routine. I'm sorry!

We've been enjoying some beautiful warm weather here in Calgary, but it feels like a beautiful fall day today, which makes me want to cuddle, cook, bake, sip coffee, and cozy up with my sweet little boy....who has really enjoyed the crunchy leaves that autumn brings.

Have you welcomed fall where you live? Or, are you still mourning over the end of summer?