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    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. this popcorn. {or, as faye calls each popped piece, “a guy with tiny legs.”}2. this leather lace.{a maybe, maybe-not solution to a little problem.}3. these tools. {because girl’s got work to do.}4.…

    October 21, 2016 19 Comments
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    make your own: beeswax candles redux.

    On these nights where the dark is beginning to creep in sooner and sooner, a candle keeps the funk at bay. And oh the funk, it’s coming on stronger now.My very favorite kind of…

    October 17, 2016 11 Comments
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    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. this aluminum pot for a natural dyeing project.{found and thrifted by my mom. also a good stand-in for a witch’s cauldron should we need one.}2. this snack.{because…

    October 14, 2016 8 Comments
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    checking chores off the list with taskrabbit.

    This post is sponsored by TaskRabbit, an online service matching freelance labor with individual demand.Painting the nursery that we’ve been rearranging to accommodate two kids has been high on my list of things to do this fall.…

    October 11, 2016 27 Comments
  • zero_waste_fall_decorations_reading_my_tea_leaves_img_4429

    zero-waste decorations for fall.

    In any season, filling a house with reminders of the passing time and seasonal celebrations is a festive thing to do. Happily, it doesn’t need to require a special storage bin, lots of landfill-destined waste, or a decorating…

    October 10, 2016 31 Comments
  • quilt_reading_my_tea_leaves_img_4264

    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. this stack of dingy newborn onesies.{saved from donation limbo and getting a second lease.}2. this quilt. {for making its autumnal debut. thank you, cool night breezes.}3. this planner.{but especially the…

    October 7, 2016 22 Comments
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    life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #147: Check your sentimentality.Here’s a short list of the things that I’ve decided to part with in the past month or so:+ A mirror. (Sold).+ A rug. (Sold).+ Three canvas tote bags. (Stooped.*)+…

    October 3, 2016 19 Comments
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    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. these shells.{beachy loot for a possible project.} 2. these pom-poms.{and collecting tiny precious things for a tiny precious someone.}3. this corner.{for being an exercise in laughing at myself…

    September 30, 2016 17 Comments
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    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. this gomphrena.{because these fuzz balls always get me this time of year.}2. this gift of tiny saddle shoes.{the stuff of back-to-school dreams. even for a not-in-school two-year-old.}3. these…

    September 23, 2016 7 Comments
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    fall refresh, two ways.

    Today is the first day of Fall and isn’t that a nice thing to think about?  I’m a sucker for season change. The shift in weather, the memory of past seasons coupled with the…

    September 22, 2016 29 Comments