M is for Mandelbrot Fractal Set

M is for Mandelbrot Fractal Set

There is no law that says that A has to be for Apple and B has to be for Banana. Especially if you’re one of those edumacated households with perhaps a mathematician or a chemical engineer at the dinner table. In this case, you’re going to want to check...
Seeing Read

Seeing Read

When a recent trip left me pondering The Complete Works of Shakespeare versus How to Fix The Kitchen Sink as potential beach reads, I realized I had a problem. The shelves in my home library are overflowing with nonfiction and kids’ books, but the fictional...
All Creatures Great On Wall

All Creatures Great On Wall

I have a confession: I’m a complete and total insect-loving mama. I was raised to appreciate the little buggers with wall-to-wall ant farms in my childhood bedroom and fish tanks full of snails in the backyard. Of course this explains why I practically lept from...
Just Don’t Call it Scrapbooking

Just Don’t Call it Scrapbooking

I cannot tell you exactly why I still have my Junior Prom corsage stuffed away in a shoebox between old report cards and notes my best friend passed me in French class, but I do. I mean, I didn’t even like the guy and he cheaped out on the champagne. But...
Reese’s Monkey

Reese’s Monkey

I’ve never been much of a pastel gal myself, so it wouldn’t have crossed my mind to decorate the nursery in baby pinks and soft blues. But now that I’ve discovered the work of illustrator Brandon Reese I might have to rethink my position.His...
Orange You Glad It’s Summer?

Orange You Glad It’s Summer?

There’s something about the sweet, icy, fresh from the freezer goodness of a popsicle that signifies summer. Well that, and mosquitos. But I much prefer to think about popsicles (as my bathing suit size would indicate). These orange popsicle party invitations...
The 45-Watt Cocktail Umbrella

The 45-Watt Cocktail Umbrella

The poor little cocktail umbrella. It begins its life the adored centerpiece of your favorite frozen beverage, only to be brought home from its tiki bar paradise and crammed into a nighttable drawer. Fear not, cocktail umbrella fans. They now have renewed value thanks...
Beyond Goodnight Moon

Beyond Goodnight Moon

If you’ve ever stood slack-jawed in the children’s section of Borders, entirely overwhelmed by the selection, you’re not alone. Board book or hardcover? Pat the Bunny or Hop on Pop? It’s maddening. But a book on books–that’s the...
Real Simple Goes Family

Real Simple Goes Family

We’re not sure if there’s a better mani-pedi read than Real Simple. Admit it, you’re dying to rip out half the pages when the pedicurist turns her head, stuff them in your bag and sneak them home with you. Or maybe you actually have? So of course the...

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