Monday, November 24, 2008

great book find #2

The boys and I make regular trips to the library each week. Jack is obsessed with reading (or being read to I suppose) and I love to find all these great new artists and stories I have never heard of. So here is another to add to your list to check out.

(see book discovery 1 here)

Oliver Jeffers, The Incredible Book Eating Boy

The story has a great little message about a boy who starts eating books - and gets smarter and smarter with each book he reads. But then he starts eating them too fast and in too great of quantity and all the information begins to get mixed up and make him sick.

So he decides to stop eating one day, and opens the book and reads it. He discovers how great it is to read and that he can still become the smartest boy in the world - it will just take a little bit longer.

The illustrations are amazing, and I love all the use of type as texture - and how he collages pages of dictionaries and such on each page. It is beautiful - you should all check it out.

Friday, November 21, 2008

z pizza just might cure all world ill will

we love z pizza

and when i say love. i mean love. really.

z pizza is owned by our lovely friends zach and miranda barnard, and when we lived in sugarhouse we ate there twice a week ... at least. believe me when i tell you, it is hands down the best pizzeria in the world, dare i say the universe. we stopped in this week, and as always ordered the buffalo chicken pizza, a cheese pizza for jack, and salad's with home made dressings. so delicious. i have never really understood why there is not a line around the block to get in. i assume you have already left to get some of this pizza. it will make you a better man, woman, child, lover, fighter and more compassionate with your fellow humans. 

go there this weekend. do it. call us. we'll go with you ... your treat.

3295 S 2000 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84109

Thursday, November 13, 2008

don't be mad

I hope I do not offend, but as I am waiting for Thanksgiving to arrive, I am getting very excited about Christmas.

Where is the harm in that right?

Now before you start to judge, I haven't started listening to the Christmas mixes yet, hung any lights outside, or even begun to dig out the boxes that contain all our holiday decor, but - while Cash and I were out on a date tonight, I saw this adorable nativity set from Playmobil (which, as a side note, is one of my favorite toy makers) and had to buy it.

I have been on the hunt for a nativity set for many years now. I want something old, vintage - but so far, have not found it. My grandmother Shirley had this beautiful set. She hand painted each piece. The complete scene, when placed out on her mantle during the holidays, was breathtaking. I look every year - around this time - as everyone pulls out their holiday gear, for "the one". But every year come out empty handed.

But as I saw the happy Playmobil scene tonight, I thought it would be a good starter set for the boys until I can find a more adult version for myself. Okay - maybe it is for me too. I just love those happy wisemen!

Monday, November 3, 2008

there's a new sheriff in town

preview from halloween this year ... more to follow.

it's all over now baby blue ...

the auctions ended today. we are really stunned.

the guitar auction finished at 1526.00 and the poster finished at 151 something. almost 1700.00 dollars raised

we have always loved wilco, and we love them even more now. 

we love the nielson's.