Life is: Cool

A collection of people and things I deem cool. Hopefully you’ll enjoy them, too.

Must-Have Cool Items That Are So Not …

Unplug, drop out and do LSD. Wait, what? I don’t know. I do know that I am feeling so burned out by screens and technology in general lately. I’m a child of the 70’s and I miss running barefoot through the…

You Will Explode When You See These …

Oh my god, colors. Am I right? Colors, colors, colors, colors, colors. And more colors. I loathe the question what is your favorite color and anyone who asks me that question gets a swift punch in the forehead. There’s no…

Crows Are Actually Cool Little Buddies

Recently I learned that crows are super smart creatures. They are loud and demonic looking, aggressive, and HUGE, but their intelligence surpasses that of many other birds. I grew up with this story in my mind of crows being “nasty…

I Love Stuff: This is Good Stuff

I’m desperately trying to come with a cutesy acronym for this new series I’m starting that I’ll probably tire of in 3 weeks and move onto something else, but for now, what can I call this? Stuff I Like Friday…

You Need to Start an Online T …

I LOVE dreaming up different random businesses to start that are creative and cool and fun and personal. One of those that has drifted in and out of my mind is a t-shirt business. I’m one of those dorks who…

Ahoy! Learn to Fold a Toilet Paper …

You have absolutely nothing better to do right now than jump up, run to the nearest bathroom and learn how to fold a toilet paper origami boat. Seriously. Bonus points if you’re near a public bathroom and you just hang…

Magnetic Poetry Printables to Delight and Amaze …

I know magnetic poetry is nothing new, it’s been around for years and there are so many different versions of it out there, but I needed to make my own. With words that I found freaking hilarious and silly. For…

Spotlight: 10 Cozy Fall (Free) Knitting Patterns

Knitting is a strange thing. I taught myself to knit maybe 5-6 years ago with Knifty Knitters, and made some atrocious hats. This gave me the nerve to try my hand at using needles, and I made a bunch of semi-okay…

An Untimely Advent Post

Many of you will have noticed that the holiday known as Christmas is coming soon. A special December tradition in my house growing up was to open a tiny cardboard door each morning and ingest a piece of waxy hydrogenated…

Unsung Heroes of Kids’ Books- Part 1

This is part one of a two part scientific exploration into the world of neglected characters in kids’ books. This one shall feature secondary characters that I love dearly. These include characters that just happen to be hanging out on…

Unsung Heroes of Kids’ Books-Part 2

Part 2 of this important study will focus on the really ugly or completely insane looking human characters in children’s books. Why are so many grandmas, aunts and neighbor women portrayed as “wacky”? This is a recurring theme I’ve noticed…

Crafts I hate and Craffs I loves

Let’s imbibe in some craft-bashing. I feel (a little) guilty, because I know all of these things were handmade by somebody, somewhere, so I am just going to assume these folks will never read my blog. Besides, I have tempered…