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  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.  1. this cookie. {and all the others.} 2. these empty shelves. {no, pardon me. these empty bunk beds.} 3. these hand-me-downs. {worn more than eighteen months by…

    November 17, 2017 22 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. these slippers. {and the weather to wear them in.} 2. this can of utensils. {silas’s absolute favorite thing right now. dump them out, put them in.…

    November 10, 2017 20 Comments
  • make your own: squash lanterns.

    Today, a brief tutorial on how to make a seasonal craft that gives an autumnal walk or an autumnal dinner just the right bit of whimsy and light to make everything else disappear for…

    November 8, 2017 22 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.   1. vanilla extract.  {i don’t know what possessed me, but i had a sudden urge for a dash in morning coffee and i’ve been repeating the move…

    November 3, 2017 19 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Survival Tip #158: Get Stubborn/Find Room. This summer, we finally caved and got a window air conditioner. After the third consecutive June night where temperatures in our apartment were just shy of 100 degrees,…

    October 30, 2017 24 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. this yellow-colored collection. {an accidental bit of office cheer.} 2. these caramel colored nails. {and the invitation to check out for an hour in this spot.} …

    October 27, 2017 20 Comments
  • dressing a fall bed with parachute.

    This post is sponsored by Parachute, makers of modern bedding and bath essentials for a more comfortable home. In most New York City apartments, the heat is either on, or it’s not. And when it’s…

    October 24, 2017 25 Comments
  • beeswax-dipped leaves.

    We dipped colorful leaves in melted beeswax this weekend. Faye took her Halloween costume for a test-drive, I snapped a few photos, neither one of us upended the pot of liquid wax.  Here’s a…

    October 23, 2017 13 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. this bit of visible mending. {because i’m not sure if i did it “right,” but there was a hole, and now there’s not. and that feels…

    October 20, 2017 11 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    #157 Give Yourself a Sick Day I spent much of my childhood engaged in long drawn-out games of make-believe. Some of these games featured bucolic scenarios of apple picking or making feasts of mud…

    October 16, 2017 27 Comments