life in a tiny apartment

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    Survival Tip #158: Get Stubborn/Find Room. This summer, we finally caved and got a window air conditioner. After the third consecutive June night where temperatures in our apartment were just shy of 100 degrees,…

    October 30, 2017 24 Comments
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    #157 Give Yourself a Sick Day I spent much of my childhood engaged in long drawn-out games of make-believe. Some of these games featured bucolic scenarios of apple picking or making feasts of mud…

    October 16, 2017 27 Comments
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    Survival Tip #156: Make it sized to fit. On Saturday night, we ate spaghetti. There were two big white bowls filled with pasta smothered in Marcella Hazan’s famous sauce, a smaller wooden one, filled with…

    September 18, 2017 24 Comments
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    Survival Tip #155: Call yourself whatever you please. Over the weekend, a morning walk to the farmers’ market got us a basket full of fresh vegetables and a dusty wooden crate that a neighbor filling…

    August 2, 2017 69 Comments
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    Tip #154: Spread a little cheer. This morning, the muscles on the underside of my forearms are aching. They’re tender from overuse this weekend, being put to work on tiny apartment improvements that didn’t…

    July 17, 2017 17 Comments
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    Tip #153: Keep your fruit in plain sight. For every week of June there was a bowl of cherries on the table that we call my desk. It might be shocking to know that there are two desks…

    July 10, 2017 32 Comments
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    Tip #152: Love thy neighbor.  Come June, when the sun sets late and long days spent outside result in no nap for Faye and an early bedtime instead (thank goodness for small blessings), James and…

    June 13, 2017 40 Comments
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    Tip #151: You already know what to do. I’m in a Spring cleaning kind of mood and with that comes a bit of Spring mess-making. It’s the time of year when I can’t help…

    March 29, 2017 20 Comments
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    Tip #150: Go with the flow.Growing up, my sisters and I had a plastic Little Tikes playhouse that we kept in our backyard. I adored it. You know the one? With the green roof and red…

    March 13, 2017 32 Comments
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    Tip #149 : Use What’s Useful“Bread with butter. And jam. Yes.” Faye repeats the phrase, smacking her lips in the identical way almost every morning of her life. Jam gets spread onto bread and…

    February 27, 2017 52 Comments