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    clutter-free holiday decorations.

    We needed to take things up a notch with our holiday decorations this year. I knew we’d put up the usual lights and candles and tree, but I had a hankering for something extra sparkly,…

    December 6, 2016 32 Comments
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    gift guide: gifts that give back.

    Since we find ourselves in a season of gift giving, I thought it might be nice this year to pull together just a few of the lovely things I’ve come across this season that also…

    December 5, 2016 27 Comments
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    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. these cinnamon sticks. {for being 18 inches long.}2. this cluster of stars.{more on these next week, but for now this toddler installation kind of breaks my heart.}3. these…

    December 2, 2016 20 Comments
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    simple matters 10: maureen bleeker paal.

    Maureen Beeker Paal | The Moksi CollectiveI first met Maureen when we bumped into each other on the street here in Brooklyn. She mentioned that she was a reader of my blog and mentioned…

    November 30, 2016 18 Comments
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    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. this mini protest sign. {because, truly.}2. the piles we packed.{and the family we saw.}3. these pumpkin oatmeal cookies.{for providing train ride nourishment.}4. these skinny washi tapes.{because ’tis…

    November 25, 2016 15 Comments
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    a peace and justice advent calendar.

    The season of advent begins on Sunday and this week, when I pulled the pieces of the advent calendar that I made last year out of the cardboard box where we stash our holiday decorations,…

    November 23, 2016 32 Comments
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    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week:1. this flannel and this thread.{to turn into something soft for a soon-to-be-nursing-again mama. (er, me).}2. this bag. { floppy and oversized but light as a feather. and in…

    November 18, 2016 30 Comments
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    my week in objects, mostly.

    I struggled with this post today. Is going about business as usual to pretend that everything actually is business as usual? Do readers need normalcy and comfort or do they need to see that sometimes…

    November 11, 2016 39 Comments
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    + Find your polling place.+ Know what you need to bring with you (or not!)+ Stay in line! If the polls close, and you’re still in line, you still get to vote. + Make a few…

    November 8, 2016
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    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. leaf etchings.{and getting to do all my favorite childhood stuff all over again.}2. these remains. {i don’t know if it’s the election, or the pregnancy, or the general…

    November 4, 2016 23 Comments