• rag_rug_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_8811

    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. this old rag rug.{for filling up the edges of faye’s room a little bit more. for no longer smelling like wet dog. and for being utterly eco-friendly.}2. this…

    April 29, 2016 9 Comments
  • bed_sheets_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_8364

    on bed sheets.

    Getting a new bed in a new size, meant needing to make a whole bunch of decisions at once about new sheets. Oof. Turns out it’s not as simple as saying, “I’ll take the cotton ones,…

    April 28, 2016 32 Comments
  • podcasts_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_8777


    I was marooned in a café recently, minding my own business, when a couple of bros sat behind me and began to wax expert on some kind of startup that at least one of them was…

    April 27, 2016 48 Comments
  • leesa_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_8415

    a new mattress from leesa.

    This post is sponsored by Leesa, a mattress company with the simple goal: “to help people sleep better”. I try to shy away from hyperbole. So when I say that our recent mattress upgrade…

    April 26, 2016 37 Comments
  • drop_cloth_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_8719

    life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #138: Keep a drop cloth hanging around. There were five times in the past month when I’ve wanted to ball up our canvas drop cloth and leave it curbside in hopes of never seeing it…

    April 25, 2016 20 Comments
  • tulips_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_8635

    my week in objects (mostly)

    five little things that made my week. 1. these ruffly tulips. {because, ruffly tulips.}2. these new chair seats. {for mostly working the way i thought they might. thank god for helpful friends. more soon.}3.…

    April 22, 2016 9 Comments
  • sublet_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_8231

    a little bit of brooklyn?

    We’re taking off for little spell. Maybe you’re just landing?We’re leaving in late May to spend the month of June in the tiny Breton home of my godparents in France. While we’re on our adventure, we’re hoping…

    April 18, 2016 20 Comments
  • bandana_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_8161

    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. these stems. {because lopped off and rearranged, they lasted a few days longer.}2. this hoodie.{a gift from me to james that i accidentally wore three times this week.…

    April 15, 2016 29 Comments
  • mighty_nest_mighty_fix_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_8146

    mightyfix from mightynest.

    This post is sponsored by MightyNest, a company committed to sourcing sustainable products for healthy homes. In Simple Matters, I write a bit about finding allies. In the search for simplicity and sustainability, it can be helpful…

    April 12, 2016 54 Comments