kim’s lovely list – January 2015

Here’s a list of wonderful things I wanted to share with you this month:

The Gruffalo & The Gruffalo’s Child on Netflix

The Gruffalo is one of our favorite books in the house (we discovered after David Beckham’s recommendation of “The Spiffiest Giant in Town” on Sesame Street and looked for more books by the same author), so when we saw these pop up on Netflix this week… we all smiled. It’s a magical and lovely book, and these little movies are

2015 Paper Source Wall Art Calendar

Not only does each month have a beautiful piece of art to hang on your wall, but you also can use the outlines on the back to transform each one into file folders, bookmarks, cards, gift tags, etc. (p.s. you can also cheat and buy it in March/April for 75% off like I did last year and only miss out on 4 months of pretty)

Downsize your Starbucks … but upsize your cup

Last year, a friendly Starbucks barrista told me that I should be ordering a “grande coffee in a venti cup” instead of a “venti coffee with room for cream.” And… thus began the trend of saving $0.25 on a cup of coffee. It might not be much, but it definitely makes me feel better than I do when I’m dumping coffee into the waste bin.

Perfect Date Night Rental: Edge of Tomorrow

I’m the last person who wants to see an action movie… so it took quite a bit of convincing to get me to sit still on the couch and wait for it to start. But I’m pretty certain I haven’t stopped talking about it since! I’m not sure if it’s Emily Blunt being super kickass, or Tom Cruise kicking it up a notch and looking like he’s still 30 while destroying aliens, but it’s one heck of a keeper.

Most Used Cookbook of 2014: The Meatball Shop Cookbook

I’ve shared the success of the Gobble Gobble Balls with you here before, but seriously… this is the cookbook that keeps on giving! Miss L loves to make them, all of the recipes are insanely easy, and everything turns out absolutely delicious. The only problem is that it’s getting a little kitchen grimy from all the use, so I’d better start memorizing the recipes quickly!