Friday, September 9, 2016

Frantic Mama's Five Friday Faves: Fall 2016 Edition

Helloooooo everyone!

There's an ever-so-slight crispness in the morning air and a few leaves are beginning to transform into reds and golds. Fall is coming...and although I love summer, fall can be pretty great too.

On that note, school has also started so I am writing a real, actual blog post! Wooo hoooo!!!

I have some new favorites up my sleeve to share with you-- here and on my new YouTube channel.

1. Tin Whiskers Wheat Stone Bridge Ale (tied with New Belgium's Pumpkick):

YUM! Tin Whiskers is a local St. Paul, Minnesota, brewery, so I tried this wheat ale (spiked with honey and chamomile!) out of loyalty, and I love it.

If you are a pumpkin fan, you need to try Pumpkick beer by New Belgium-- it's delicious!

2. Animal field guides:

I grew up poring these little pocket guides growing up, and I recently found a stash for my kids. It's tons of fun to look at these together. We also have Birds of Minnesota and Trees of Minnesota. Obviously, not all of you live in Minnesota, but if you have a nature lover in your house, I recommend seeing if there's one out there for your state or country!

3. Amy Schumer's new book: The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

I love a funny book. This one makes me laugh out loud. Prudes beware: it might be a little too much for you. Sometimes I find myself looking over my shoulder to see if a parent has caught me with this collection of scandalous stories, but then I realize I'm the parent, so it's all good.

4. Toy Cash Register by Learning Resources:

This is a great toy that grows with your kids. Both of mine enjoy playing with it, and I love an educational toy that also encourages pretend play.

5.  TAZO Chai Tea. 

Spicy and warm...perfect served hot with a splash of milk on a fall afternoon!

Want to see me chat about these faves on YouTube? Check it out here!

What are your favorite things this fall?

~Julia @ Frantic Mama


  1. All of them sound so cool! I might be looking for that book, uh just ordered! Thanks , I need a scandalous book( ha ha) to remember I am an adult . We live field books too. We have one ob trees and butterflies. ��

    1. The Amy Schumer book is just too much fun! And her description of all her hard work will inspire you!


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