The wind outside my house is blowing so hard things are slamming into the walls. This is a sure sign that fall’s blustery weather is upon us. And October? Did you know October arrives tomorrow? I say this all the time, but I’m not ready. Why is it we’re always behind? It’s got to be a symptom of having a little too much on our plates, day in and day out. As a working example, let’s lay out some of my improbable goals for October: several TBD halloween-friendly crafts with Birdie, a return to knitting (I have 3 things in mind that should really be done STAT), a return to tea-drinking, a return to my piano (it always feels more poetic to play it on cold blustery days. How sentimental of me), several broad-sweeping and highly secret goals related to this very blog, and a semi-homemade Halloween costume for the girl. Gee, who wants to take bets against this list? I might achieve half of two things on it! How about you? Does the return of fall shift your to-do lists? We’re about to run into the Holiday season, how do you prepare yourself? And if you’re one of those amazing people who has their Christmas shopping done by Thanksgiving, teach me. Teach me now.
In the meantime, this week’s best links:
- (image above) Last year at the ABC Kids tradeshow, I saw the so-ro cradle and wanted to feature it, but it wasn’t available, just a preview. Luckily this year at the show Buy Modern Baby got the scoop.
- So many great block sets featured in Modern Parents Messy Kids Best in Blocks list that you’ll have to see them all. Then stop by Coos & Aahs for the coolest (and simplest) uneven stacking blocks from MoMA.
- See the beautiful eco-toys from Move-It! and be wowed by the powers of industrial strength cardboard. Found via Kickcan & Conkers.
- DId you see yesterday’s post featuring the innovative Paloma Poster, let’s one up that Baby’s Annual Report with this amazing Family Annual Report found via Mom Inc Daily. I’m in love with this idea.
- Two, count’em two, extra cool DIY Printing/Stamping projects this week: beautifully simple fruit and veggie stamping ideas from Il Cantuccio di Yersinia. (thanks Kickcan & Conkers for the tweet!) and easy-peasy print T-shirt transfers via Lil Blue Boo.
- And, if you’re loving this post, don’t forget to add your vote for Small for Big in Parents Mag Best Blog Awards!