my year in objects (mostly).

January 2, 2017

twelve little things that made my year.

1.  resolutions and a book release in january.
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2. veggie broth in february. vegetable_broth_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_4498


3. california dreams realized in march.reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_5716


4. contemplating parenthood in april.joshua_tree_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_6068

5. paris with a toddler in may.paris_toddler_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_0172

6. elderflower syrup in june.elderflower_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_0699

7. a zero-waste work bag in july.zero_waste_straw_napkin_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_2217

8. a blackout curtain and waiting on a baby in august.blackout_curtain_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_2882

9. a bubble wand in september.bubbles_reading_my_tea_leaves_img_4124

10. simple matters, part two in october.simple_matters_series_reading_my_tea_leaves_img_5087

11. heartache in november.what_to_tell_my_children_img_5540

12. light-seeking in december.mobile_reading_my_tea_leaves_img_6366

endless thanks to all of you for sharing this space with me again this year. here’s to a brighter, bolder 2017.

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15 Comments

  • Reply Jennifer January 2, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Wishing you the best of luck with baby #2! Curious to see what it’s like on the other side, we will be there in May with 2 under 20 months.

  • Reply Hanna January 2, 2017 at 11:25 am

    That veggie broth looks delicious. Happy new year!! Best wishes for a happy and healthy #2!

  • Reply trisha January 2, 2017 at 11:38 am

    We share november.

  • Reply Aneesa Siddique January 2, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Love your blog, Erin. Thank you for your output!

    Aneesa x

  • Reply Lynn @ The Not Dead Yet Blog January 2, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Happy New Year, Erin! Your blog is always a bright spot in my morning.

  • Reply Tamara January 2, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    Endless thanks to you for writing in this space. I think yours if my very favorite of the blogs I read and also the most transformative. I’ve changed many things in my life based on the perspectives you’ve shared, right down the metal straw in my purse, so please, keep doing what you do because you do it so very well. All the best and Happy New year!

  • Reply Karen January 2, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    So happy I found your blog this fall – you continue to bring light to my day, even (especially) in the darkest of months (Nov).

    Thank you – karen

  • Reply Christie January 2, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    One year ago, in December of 2015, I found myself abroad, on vacation with my family, and feeling disconcerted and dissatisfied with life. During their nap, I grabbed my ipad and started googling minimalism, simple living, and minimalist wardrobes, etc…, and your blog came up. Over the next few naps, i read as many articles as possible, and I have been reading since. Thank you for the lovely content, information, and inspiration. This year, with your inspiration, our family has gone zero waste. We have made so many life changes for the better. I have been particularly loving the political posts, as I also have pre-school-aged/toddler children and I am looking for ways to educate and empower them. Your beautiful blog provides me a second to breathe each day. A calm moment in our hectic days. Happy New Year!

  • Reply Camila January 2, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    A lovely year indeed! A joyful, renewing, refreshing and successful new year to you guys and the blog. <3

  • Reply Vicky January 2, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    I love this list in part as it made me click through all your old posts, re-read some and catch up on the couple I’ve missed, and I have immediately felt more relaxed. Your blog is such a beautiful, calming and inspiring space! Good luck with your new arrival in January, and I look forward to following you through 2017! Happy New Year.

  • Reply Loribeth January 2, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    I’m grateful to have been a reader of your blog for another year 🙂 Thanks for the light you shine in your little corner of the internet!

  • Reply Roxanne January 2, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this space with us, Erin! xoxoxoxo

  • Reply Mefi January 2, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    Happy New Year! Your blog has been a turning point – Thank you. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts in 2017.

  • Reply Rebecca January 3, 2017 at 9:05 am

    Thank you for your inspiration, and best wishes for baby #2!

  • Reply shannon fleming-wood (coon) January 3, 2017 at 11:09 am

    Best wishes to you and your family in 2017! Your blog is my favorite, and I have shared your book with many friends and even my teenage daughters. Thank you for sharing your inspiration, simple aesthetic, and intelligence:)

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