Round-Up Wednesday (June 24, 2015)
The internet is amazing. Sometimes I’m just blown away about what I come across.
Calling all book geeks. Have you lamented the fact that that it’s hard to find good book nerd material out there? I have. But now I can go all fan girl with my favorite classics thanks to LITOGRAPHS. Each Litographs product (T-shirt, totes, and poster) is created is from the words of the text and they are beautiful. I mean isn’t the shirt for Pride and Prejudice just stunning. There are so many I want (and not all of them are for books I’ve read). Now, if they only had Harry Potter, my life might be complete.
IKEA IS YOUR NEXT CANDY HEAVEN
Ikea just announced that they are selling bulk candy. Now that’s an announcement worth winding through the store maze for! Not that I needed another reason to wander. 39 lucky stores (is your store on the list) will get new Lördagsgodis sections featuring 45 varieties of gummies, sours, marshmallow, chocolate, and licorice over the next coming months. Meaning Saturday Candy (after the day children were typically allowed to wander into candy stores), these Lördagsgodis stations feature traditional Swedish candies that are free from trans fats, high-fructose corn syrup and GMOs at only $7.99 a pound. That makes them practically guilt free, right?
RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS DADDY DAUGHTER DUOThis I love! Lee and Amelie Beck of Oxford England decided to do 39 acts of service to celebrate their birthday (32 for his, 7 for hers). It cam about because Amelie “regularly remarks about kindness, and is generally very loving, so I knew she would be keen to do this challenge. When I mentioned the idea to her she thought it was a great idea, and instantly starting talking about some of the people we could help. Her ideas were fantastic, and she put a lot of thought into those that she felt happiest about.” This sweet daughter duo hopes that their video inspires others to do at least one act of service.
I’m a strong believer that we are squashing all the wonderful things of childhood in the name of safety. The Dai-Ichi Yochien preschool building has a special courtyard that collects rainwater and encourages their young pupils to stomp and splash through. They believe that allowing children to be children, combined with the ability to mix and rearrange classes, leads to creative thought. What child (and adult) wouldn’t love to go to school in a place like that? I know I would.