my week in objects (mostly).

February 8, 2013

five little things that made my week.

1. this turmeric and milk.
turmeric {my friend janet reminded me of turmeric’s healing properties this week and i made a delicious combination of warm milk, turmeric, and honey. move over hot chocolate (okay, not too far over)}.

2. this quince blossom.
quince {because i used these branches for an upcoming valentine post and the leftovers lasted all week}.

3. this nearly used up candle.
candle bits {because i’ve been sticking it on the radiator instead of lighting it, and it still smells so. good}.

4. this sleepy finch.
finch {for snoozing on the feeder all morning long}.

5. this chocolate pizzelle. pizzelle {for all these reasons}.

other things:
we just made this again. best blizzard meal.
ground hogs!
old folks + old footage = heart swells.
this is life affirming.
i’d love pore over these.

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  • Reply Ana Cooks February 8, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    you kill me with your suggestions!!!love them all!…happy weekend!

  • Reply Rebecca D. Martin February 8, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    That sweet napping bird: be still my heart.

    Also, I've been meaning to pop in here to tell you that 1. I made your Brussels sprouts pasta – delicious. I still had more sprouts, so I roasted them and (thanks to your mention of the restaurant pizza) put them on a homemade pizza. It's our current family favorite . . . and I think I'm addicted to roasted Brussels sprouts. Thanks for the idea!

    • Reply erin February 11, 2013 at 4:08 pm

      ha! they are definitely addictive. so happy to hear that you tried your hand at the pasta…and the pizza!

  • Reply Tati Reyes February 8, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    This is sooo lovely! I think it is really inspiring to take simple pictures of your life! I think I should start doing that too, if you don't mind being my inspiration.

  • Reply Anonymous February 8, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    that combo (tumeric+milk+honey) is the way to go!

    i'm now inspired and comtimplating making a bird feeder out of a cocount shell (just need to find the right tools, of course) which by the way, random fact: you can mail a cocount. true story, i have sent one to a friend :)

    • Reply erin February 11, 2013 at 4:08 pm

      ha! address right on the outside? i once mailed a bottle to a friend!

  • Reply Shoko February 8, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    turmeric and milk! i'm intrigued… :)

    • Reply erin February 11, 2013 at 4:07 pm

      honestly yummy!

  • Reply Charlotte | Charlotte's Web February 8, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    I love the candle idea, you little genius! Now I can use up all my old favourites x

  • Reply Joyful February 8, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    I just love your grapefruit bird feeder. It is working so well for you too. Love all your photos. xx

  • Reply Mary February 9, 2013 at 12:21 am

    Sweet little sleepy finch! :) Cutie he is. That combination sounds wonderful, warming and very healthy all at once. No wonder you enjoyed it. (And really, what DOES take the place of yummy hot chocolate?) Or any chocolate for that matter…

  • Reply A menos cuarto salimos February 9, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Have a lovely weekend! We dedicated our Saturday post to your blog. Thank you for all the words you write and specially those useful tips

    • Reply erin February 11, 2013 at 4:06 pm

      awesome! thanks so much!

  • Reply teeny February 9, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    your photographs are just breathtaking! every single one. i am in awe!


    • Reply erin February 11, 2013 at 4:06 pm

      you're very kind.

  • Reply JB February 10, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    I love the idea of turmeric, milk, and honey as a wintry drink! How much turmeric do you use?

    • Reply erin February 11, 2013 at 4:06 pm

      i used a few dashes. just enough until i liked the color!

  • Reply Sarah Dee February 10, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    That 6 year old story video was darling! And I'm backing the World Fair video! I just love these posts of yours not only because I get to see your amazing photography but you always link the coolest things!


    • Reply erin February 11, 2013 at 4:05 pm

      isn't it! so glad to hear it–we backed too! amanda is a dear friend, she'll be so pleased!

  • Reply Inge February 10, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Thank you for sharing that video, I love love love it!

    • Reply erin February 11, 2013 at 4:05 pm

      you're welcome. stephanie is a finder of all sorts of magical things.

  • Reply Julia February 11, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Every single one is just fabulous! I especially loved your idea to put the candle on the radiator! BRILLIANT!

    • Reply erin February 11, 2013 at 4:04 pm

      thanks, julia!

  • Reply Allison February 11, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Love the nail polish.

    • Reply erin February 11, 2013 at 4:04 pm


  • Reply dervla @ the curator February 12, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    oooh i love that sleepy bird, how cute is that :)

  • Reply saradowle February 12, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Melting the candle on the radiator is such a great idea. I have a beautifully smelling blood orange candle, and I can see it nearing its end! No longer!

  • Reply Emily February 15, 2013 at 1:37 am

    love the blog! check out this superfood hot chocolate recipe, it seems right up your alley:

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