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Archive for December, 2008

Do-Ahead Holiday Breakfast that’s Crazy Good

On Christmas morning we had these cinnamon buns from King Arthur Flour. A few years ago we made fancy yeast-raised cinnamon buns on Christmas morning, and they were great, but took a lot of time, and so Christmas morning became more about taking a break to bake something. The buns we made this year were [...]

GIVEAWAY! Savoring Maine calendar!

Hurray! I have not one, but TWO Savoring Maine calendars to give away, thanks to Stacey’s generous donation. I am so in love with the gorgeous photographs in this calendar. I would love it if it only had the photos, but then! there are also recipes! I have three words for you: Blueberry Buttermilk Pie. [...]

There are still little piles of clutter everywhere, still

Let’s appreciate the fact that, as I sat down to read an article about how I, personally, am conquering clutter, my living room looked like the photo at left. “This is a fun house where no one ever sleeps!” the children said. It took me a minute to realize they were talking about the fort-from-chairs [...]

Children’s Book of the Week: In the Town All Year ‘Round

In the Town All Year ‘Round by Rotraut Susanne Berner This book may as well be titled Book that Henry and Eli will Become Obsessed With, though, I suppose, in that regard, maybe any kid will become obsessed with it, since Henry and Eli’s combined literary tastes likely cover all children. My aunt sent this [...]

Merry Christmas!

Happy holidays all, Christmas or whatever you celebrate. World of Julie will take a few days off to sleep off an eggnog coma. There will be a new Children’s Book of the Week on Monday, and then posting will likely be spotty next week while all children are at home. addthis_url = ‘′; addthis_title = [...]

Gingerbread House

Here’s how the gingerbread house making went: First, we went to the Old Port Candy Co. to get candy. I figured this was better than getting giant bags of 12 different candies at the grocery store and then having leftovers. So we were able to get individual gummy lobsters and little licorice allsorts. We still [...]

Asking Santa

Dear Santa, Please don’t let my son ask for something completely random that I’ve never heard of, three days before Christmas. Thank you, Julie I mean, seriously? A dinosaur makeup kit? What is that? I don’t know if this is a combination of his dinosaur love and the fact that his best friends are girls, [...]

The Choconut Banagurt: Eli’s favorite smoothie

This combo has been doing it for Eli lately: one cup milk scoop plain yogurt scoop chunky peanut butter one banana two ice cubes squirt of chocolate syrup I forgive the chocolate syrup because, well, I’m scarfing back the dark chocolate all day long, so I understand him his chocolate needs, but also because it’s [...]

Children’s Book of the Week: Too Much Birthday

The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Birthday by Stan and Jan Berenstain This is a very, very serious book in Kid Land. Henry and Eli both have gone through periods of being obsessed with this one. Let’s face it, all Berenstain Bears books are essentially just Self Help books for preschoolers, and this one more [...]

Paper n Stitch

As if I needed another internet obsession, along comes Paper n Stitch. It’s like Etsy but curated. I don’t know if I have very predictable and ordinary tastes, or fit squarely into a certain demographic (likely), but I love (love!) everything on there. I found it because one of my favorite Etsy shops, Paper Sparrow, [...]

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