November 26, 2015

    thankful squash | reading my tea leavesDelicata squash with rosemary and thyme. Waiting for olive oil, a roasting pan, and a hot oven.

    In case a bit of quiet-seeking finds you on the internet today, a word of gratitude for finding yourself in this space.

    And a toast in the untraditional sense:

    Geese appear high over us,
    pass, and the sky closes. Abandon,
    as in love or sleep, holds
    them to their way, clear
    in the ancient faith: what we need
    is here. And we pray, not
    for new earth or heaven, but to be
    quiet in heart, and in eye,
    clear. What we need is here.

    – Wendell Berry

    Happy Thanksgiving.


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    a clutter-free advent calendar.

    Growing up, my mom introduced an idea to our family that she called Advent Angels. The idea was a riff on Secret Santa, but it was more about actions than things. We’d draw names…

    November 25, 2015
  • zady chunky knit | reading my tea leaves

    travel made cozy with zady.

    This post is sponsored by Zady, standard-bearers for ethical fashion.Tomorrow we pack our bags, shuffle our way to Penn Station, and board a train that’s going to have us choo-choo-chooing all the way across…

    November 24, 2015
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    baby proof: bundling.

    It’s (slowly) getting chilly. I know this partially because I am a human walking around outside and partially because I’ve gotten a flurry of emails related to cold-weather baby gear. It will surprise no one that everyone…

    November 23, 2015
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    my week in objects (mostly).

     five little things that made my week. 1. these crayons.{and the two minutes wherein they were not being chomped like the carrots they aren’t.}2. this pumpkin ready for roasting.{because a seasonal-display-turned-useful sounds about right to me.}3. this…

    November 20, 2015
  • mouth_foods_reading_my_tea_leaves9405

    gifts for the host from mouth.

     This post is sponsored by Mouth, a company that’s committed to helping folks find the best indie food products on the market.We’re still firmly in the pack-a-bag, search-for-tickets, and try-not-to-get-underfoot-in-the-kitchen part of our lives when…

    November 19, 2015
  • berry branches in a tiny apartment | reading my tea leaves

    life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #135: Berries make the room.That’s how the expression goes, doesn’t it?The snowflake lights are strung up and turned on over Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn. Too early for Christmas some people might say, but I…

    November 18, 2015
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    bridge & burn: a fall jacket giveaway.

      We’re having something of a Pacific Northwest moment on these tea leaves. If you’ve been around here for awhile, you’re probably familiar with my longtime sponsor, Bridge & Burn. These guys design their…

    November 17, 2015
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    simple matters 03: camille storch.

    Camille Storch | Wayward SparkThe tagline of Camille’s blog is “Genuine, seasonal Americana” and it’s one of my favorite spots on the internet. If you’ve ever wanted to know the ins and outs of…

    November 16, 2015
  • sugar_stick_reading_my_tea_leaves9279

    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. this second cup of coffee.{otherwise known as an excuse to use this grown-up take on rock candy.}2. these stacking bowls.{because i’m kind of pumped to be into…

    November 13, 2015
  • cleansing oil | reading my tea leaves

    natural beauty: cleansing oils.

    If you’ve been reading for awhile, you might remember that I don’t wash my face. Or rather, that I do, but with a brush and infrequently and without the help of any suds. In college I first noticed the…

    November 12, 2015