my week in objects (mostly).

December 15, 2017

five little things that made my week.

1. this juniper (candle) and branches.

{thanks to my parents for supplying the green stuff, and these guys for the candle.}

2. this new place to stash the internet stuff. 

{and passing by the wine store at exactly the right time on wednesday night.}

3. this essential oil.

{’cause sometimes you need a little extra christmas tree magic.}

4. these little boots.

{and silas, the latest in a very long line of cousins to wear them. three cheers for hand-me-downs.}

5. this paper.

{and gathering enough to wrap presents—some of them, already!}

other things:

miniatures are extremely my shit.”

winter woodland jumpsuit.

plants make people happy (on the UWS).

this isn’t about sex. it’s about work

experience gifts.

i came, i saw, i selfied.”

january cure?

wildflowers, etc.

ps. bundles still available. (for women and men.) 

me in other places:

on toys

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  • Reply Jennifer December 15, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    I heard that story on NPR in the car and thought of you!

  • Reply Laura December 15, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Wow, that article on harassment was a great read – thank you for sharing.

  • Reply Lexie December 15, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    That article about social media and art really bothered me. I saw Kusama’s exhibit this summer and it was so much more than what was captured on Instagram, and I think many people realized that once the experienced it. It makes me sad that people may be discouraged to check out an art exhibit just because it was hyped on IG.

  • Reply christina December 15, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    Great score on the crate. I own 2 nice vintage crates and wanted to find some more after seeing yours. I tried every. single. liquor store about wine crates and none of them had any.
    I love that candle, but would have to think about the price:)

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE December 15, 2017 at 2:48 pm

      Oh! Gotta keep asking! Candles are often costly, but this one is actually much larger than average, so a better bang for your buck than typical, just in case you hadn’t noticed the size!

  • Reply Rose December 15, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Where are the boots from?

    I’m currently making a bounty for my first nephew & stuff my imaginary future son can inherit have priority. I love those!

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE December 15, 2017 at 4:41 pm

      Not sure of the brand off the top of my head, but they’re ~17 years old and french, so not sure you can still find them! Will try to remember to check!

      • Reply Rose December 16, 2017 at 2:25 pm

        Ah. I’ll try to find something similar. 17 years! I’ll definitely be splurging on the French brands. Thank you!

  • Reply Julianne December 15, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    I was wondering what kind of paper you use to wrap gifts. I bought a roll of craft paper but it’s much too thick!

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE December 15, 2017 at 4:40 pm

      I’ve just been collecting paper that’s used in shipping, etc. Various forms of brown paper, but yes, much of it thinner than craft! (Though masking tape should be strong enough to hold that if you use it!)

  • Reply Beth Ramos December 15, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    Erin, I’m truly inspired by your ideas on the beauty of simplicity. Reading your blog is one of my favorite pastimes everyday! I’m a huge fan of P. F. Candle Co as well! I’d also like to recommend Cellar Door Candles, which are hand poured in California. A beeswax and coconut wax blend with cotton wicks and fragranced with pure essential oils. They are lovely!

  • Reply Of Ashes & Bones December 16, 2017 at 1:21 am

    Cables, charger, drives – all that kind of stuff really bothers me. But our house is filled with them! I bought a box too to store them up and put them under the bed.

  • Reply Amber December 17, 2017 at 10:27 am

    Oh my gosh, the internet cords/hubs are the bane of my existence! I was wondering if it was okay to jam them all in a basket because I know they need air circulation so they don’t overheat… Can you show a bigger photo of your solution? That crate is such a great idea.

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE December 18, 2017 at 9:07 am

      I keep the box open, so everything has plenty of breathing room, but it’s totally choose your own adventure on what you’re most comfortable with.

  • Reply Hannah December 17, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Thanks for sharing these links, they’re really interesting!

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