Web coolness – Movies recreated in LEGO, Halloween costumes to avoid, and the Brandy Melville debate

Sound of Music recreated in LEGOs

Here are our favorite links from around the web this week. Hope you like them too!


Stop-motion scenes from 60 movies all recreated in LEGOs. By a 15-year-old! Brilliant.

A great reason to become a Cool Mom Tech subscriber today. As in…today. Right now. Stat.

Mingos, Rapartment, and Extrasize: We never get tired of funny words that kids mispronounce.

A popular brand of tween and teen clothes that only comes in small: Heated debate on our Facebook page.

When does social media start to feel not-so-social?

Tough discussion about racially sensitive Halloween costumes. Would this change how your kids dress this year?



Funny wine tags for hostess gifts

Looking for the perfect wine tag for holiday gifts? Done.

Delicious Pumpkin Spice recipes that have nothing to do with lattes.

Our newest fashion obsession. And it won’t cost you a month’s mortgage.

Wonderful look at the kindie music scene and why we love it so much.  (Plus a quote from our resident kids’ music expert Christina!)

Smart tips for iPhone users to make your life soooo much easier.

A Wonder Woman movie is coming! All the world is waiting for youuuuuu…


Free printable Halloween wrapping paper from Design Is Yay

Cute free printable for Halloween wrapping paper. (Or a big coloring page, as our kids would see it.)

Sea + Asters handmade succulent planters - fun affordable gift

In the Cool Mom Picks indie shop: We’re loving the handmade succulent planters by Sea + Aster for a thoughtful, affordable gift.

Amazing: What famous black and white photos would look like in color.

A good samaritan story to make you smile.

Excited about the Serial Podcast – the first spinoff of This American Life.

Pinterest board of the week: So many creative decorating ideas in Gia Schultz’s Children’s Room board.

Cool Mom Staff

We spend our time looking for cool stuff so you don't have to. Hope this one fits the bill.


  • Reply October 17, 2014


    A lot of times I just RT your spots. I need to stop every once in a while and tell you that what you post here, or share elsewhere, well it’s awesome. Thank you for speaking up, keeping us in the loop, and daring to still embrace whimsy and frivolity without shame.

    It’s all about balance, right?

    You moms’re cool.

    • Liz
      Reply October 26, 2014


      You’re the best Amanda. With or without Sauvignon Blanc-related typos. Thank you so much for taking the time. It really means a lot to us.

  • Reply October 17, 2014


    And by spots, I of course meant posts. Darn Sauvignon Blanc, muddying my online articulation.

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