July 28, 2016 • Classics, Fiction, Gardening
Beatrix Potter’s birthday is definitely a day worth celebrating. She was such a cool lady—a scientific naturalist as well as a children’s book author—and her drawings were both realistic and expressive.
As kids, Peter Rabbit was a favorite for many of us. But there was always something that bothered us: all that food Peter Rabbit turned down in order to risk his life for lettuces, French beans, and radishes. French beans and radishes! Come on, those aren’t even the good vegetables! They’re not worth risking your life for.
Let's go back through the story and see how many easily accessible food opportunities Peter Rabbit missed.
June 22, 2016 • Movies & Film, Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Travel, Curated Book List, Fiction, Humor, Gardening
Samwise Gamgee is a man of many desirable traits. He’s courageous, resourceful, logical, and not to mention a loyal friend. But when he isn’t out helping Frodo save the world, you may find that Sam is a man of simplicity. And we have a feeling that Sam would know how to vacation in style. If you’re looking to kick back on vacation like Sam, rent a little bungalow. Trust us, Sam would totally stay in a quiet little one-story house by the shore, and he’d make sure to take a few essentials with him. Use these tips inspired by our favorite hobbit for your best vacation yet.
April 20, 2016 • Quirk Kids, Television, Gardening
This Earth Day, and we’re reminiscing about the ultimate Earth Day hero, Captain Planet. Technically, he only exists when the planeteers combine their powers, but let’s imagine that when they’re not in need of him, he’s hanging out somewhere, maybe in a bamboo hammock or tiny house, catching up on his reading. Here are some books Captain Planet would love.
April 19, 2016 • Classics, Fiction, Gardening
Georgia O'Keeffe once said that no one takes the time to look at flowers. It's true that, while appreciated for their beauty, flowers aren't regarded as "serious" plants. Maybe that's why so many authors turn flowers into plants that are powerful, dangerous, and magical. In honor of Spring, here are some of our favorite fictional flowers.
April 19, 2016 • Gardening
Since we're book nerds inside and out, it only follows that we also show our booklove at home inside and out. Now that it's Spring (or is it snowing where you are? If so, maybe bookmark this for later...), it's a great time to turn your garden into a magical, bookish wonderland. Check out these cool items you can bring straight out of the pages of some of our favorite classics.