my week in objects (mostly).

November 16, 2012

five little things that made my week.

1. these leaves.
bathroom plant {for catching the morning light, just so}.

2. my neighbor’s crabapple tree.crabapple{for making it look kind of like summer in fall}.

3. this little parchment packet.parchment paper garlic packet for roasting{for roasting up so much delicious garlic. it’s a love affair at this stage}. {update: details here}.

4. this hat.hat{for keeping me warm on morning walks}.

5. these stamps.stamps{because they might be terribly tiny, but they always get it right}.

other things:

this is an excellent idea.
i need more winter goals.
bunny hats!
i want to dress like this pretty lady.
a thanksgiving-erator.
this pine cone.

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  • Reply mav November 16, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    that hat looks SO cozy!

  • Reply lauren November 16, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    i need to know more about that marvelous garlic-roasting packet. peeled garlic? temp/time? parchment paper? nickname?

    • Reply erin November 16, 2012 at 5:21 pm

      parchment paper with a whole head of garlic. how-to: lop of the top of the head. peel off outermost layer of skin, but keep the whole head intact. drizzle with olive oil. wrap up in parchment paper like an old-timey candy. roast in the oven (350 F) for about an hour, or until the garlic cloves are squishy (technical term). the cloves should pop right out of papery shell when you give a little pinch. more details/photo of the result, here: groan, moan, love.

  • Reply Rebecca D. Martin November 16, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Yes, please tell about the garlic parchment! Is it a piece of parchment you've rolled up and reuse? I used to have luck with roasting garlic, but haven't done it in awhile and can't seem to get it right these days.

    • Reply erin November 16, 2012 at 5:21 pm

      hmm..i don't reuse the parchment paper because it tends to get stiff after an hour in the oven. some folks use little terracotta cloches. i've never tried one of those!

  • Reply Elise Martinez November 16, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    I miss the crab apple tree that was right outside my window at my parent's house. It's a happy memory.

  • Reply sweet harvest moon November 16, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Love your hat!

  • Reply Amielle November 17, 2012 at 12:49 am

    I like the idea of winter goals. And that lookbook is stunning.

  • Reply Camilla Salem Dugonjic November 17, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    i just love that first photo of the leaves! so nicely captured.

  • Reply Mary November 18, 2012 at 2:58 am

    Mmmm.. garlic. Soft, flavorful and .. pungent. Perfect for a love affair, and it doesn't mind the garlic breath..

  • Reply Dina Cohen November 18, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    I like this hat. Did you knit it yourself? And what are these tiny black things, I am so intrigued! I Love the 'week in objects' format, it's so simple and evocative.

  • Reply Laura Beach Leva November 19, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    I really love your five things posts and your beautiful pictures. They remind me to look at the world up close.

  • Reply Milynn {Love + Whimsy} November 19, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    I so love that mini stamp set and I'd love to order a set for myself as well. Would you mind sharing where I would be able to get one too? They would be perfect for holiday gift tagging!

    • Reply erin November 19, 2012 at 6:15 pm

      I got my set at a local office supply store! You can usually find them at Staples, too!

  • Reply m.bardeaux November 19, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Thanks for posting the Summerland lookbook, so glad you like it!!

  • Reply dervla @ The Curator November 20, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    winter light on leaves gets me every time too! What is it about that thin sunlight that makes it look so much prettier than summer sun?

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