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    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. this postcard.{one postcard for a senator, one postcard for a friend. i was one of the friends!}2. this jumpsuit.{one word: buttons. never taking it off.}3. these longies.{couldn’t resist…

    February 24, 2017 2 Comments
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    life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #148: Illusions of sparsity.I have a theory that each of us, depending on our tastes, or habits, or customs, is comfiest with a particular ratio of stuff to space in the place we call home. Whether we…

    February 20, 2017 36 Comments
  • snuggly_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_6905

    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. this book.{for keeping my attention.}2. this chalk.{for offering beauty even in broken bits.}3. this napkin.{borrowed from a friend when i forgot a burp cloth. thank goodness for…

    February 17, 2017 56 Comments
  • print_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_6819

    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. these peaceful bums.{all framed up and on display.}2. this tiny table.{and chairs. for offering a place to play.}3. this little bud. {for opening.}4. this bandana.{for being so good at…

    February 3, 2017 15 Comments
  • flowers_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_6775

    my week in objects, mostly.

    five little things that made my week.1. flowers.{delivered to my door. not once, but twice. an embarrassment of riches.}2. blocks.{and the papa in our house playing with them.}3. old things in new places.{apartment rearranging…

    January 27, 2017 38 Comments
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    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week:1. this cool mist.{for keeping us a little better hydrated around here.}2. these bath salts.{a treat from james and just right for some pre-bed soaks.} 3.  these tiny cozy…

    January 6, 2017 33 Comments
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    a simple matters giveaway.

    It’s a cruel irony that in this corner of the world at least, the New Year begins at precisely the moment when some of us most want to hibernate until the daffodils come out. In…

    January 5, 2017 61 Comments
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    on taking stock and making resolutions.

    I’ve never been someone to journal. (Full disclosure: I’m the particular breed of grumpy that rather balks at the use of journal as a verb.) List-making, however, I can get behind, and resolutions in…

    January 3, 2017 17 Comments
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    my week in objects, mostly.

    five little things that made my week:1. these antlers. {because toddlers in antlers are almost as good as grandpas in antlers.}2. this hamentaschen.{and the others i devoured this week.}3. this sack of presents.{because focusing on…

    December 23, 2016 15 Comments
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    gift guide: calendars for a new year.

     There’s been a lot of talk lately about bidding adieu to 2016. And I get it. There were lots of reasons that it felt like a superlatively crappy year. If we were to mark…

    December 19, 2016 15 Comments