• corner_reading_my_tea_leaves_img_4162

    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 9 Comments
  • gomphrena_reading_my_tea_leaves_img_3957

    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
  • space_reading_my_tea_leaves_img_3795

    life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip # 146: Pick and choose your tiny apartment advice.There are lots of schools of thought on decorating tiny apartments. My approach has always been to keep the place spare and spartan to maintain an…

    September 19, 2016 24 Comments
  • grapes_reading_my_tea_leaves_img_3749

    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. these perfect grapes.  {because they look like my grandmother’s plastic ones, but they’re about a million times more delicious.}2. this apple cake (from this book).{made with a semi-interested…

    September 16, 2016 7 Comments
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    life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #145: Don’t be too afraid of pattern.I’m the last person, really, who should be giving advice on introducing patterns into a small space. My typical counsel would fall somewhere along the lines of: Don’t.…

    September 12, 2016 38 Comments
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    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week:1 . these hooks. {because more is great when it comes to hooks around here lately.}2. this peppermint.{ready for drying.}3. these otherwordly photos.{for offering sweet comfort half way…

    September 9, 2016 21 Comments
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    tiny houseplants.

    A houseplant in a tiny apartment doesn’t have to be tiny in and of itself, but you might want it to be.I wrote about houseplants a bit last summer. And I write a bit…

    September 7, 2016 18 Comments
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    life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #144: Your space is mutable.Here’s a watercolor version of our current apartment floor plan. I get a kind of bizarre number of requests for floor plans and I’m not sure why, but the requests…

    September 6, 2016 14 Comments
  • orange_butter_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_3242

    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. this butter. {this orange blossom butter, to be exact. sent by a friend who knew just what this mama needed.}2. this tiny paint set.{because sometimes i’m not very good…

    September 2, 2016 17 Comments