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  • make-believe: dreaming.

      We’re in that period of sleep post-baby where I’m starting to feel like I can’t even remember what it’s like to sleep through the night. Close your eyes in the evening and don’t open…

    October 11, 2017 17 Comments
  • make-believe: first day of school.

    I loved the first day of school as a kid, but I loved it equally much in college. Incredibly, in the first years of college, we would line up outside the main building on campus…

    September 13, 2017 7 Comments
  • make-believe: lazy river.

        A quiet canoe trip down a meandering river? Worth every blister you might get. And a far cry from absent-mindedly taking the wrong subway train during your morning commute. If you can…

    July 31, 2017 7 Comments
  • growing a minimalist wardrobe: sleepwear.

    I’ve been sleeping in my underwear for the last month because it’s summertime and in summertime I sleep in my undies. But before I actually climb into bed, between the hours of, say, 8pm and…

    July 26, 2017 47 Comments
  • an affordable wardrobe with thredup.

    This post is sponsored by thredUP, a secondhand shopping website selling like-new clothes. I’ve said it before: When it comes to clothes, I’m mostly a terrible secondhand shopper. Despite knowing the relative environmental and financial benefits…

    July 18, 2017 23 Comments
  • growing a minimalist wardrobe: culottes.

    Here’s a helpful thing on the road to a lean closet: clothing that can perform two functions instead of one. Enter, culottes. (Koo-lots.) Not quite a skirt, not just pants. Dress them up or…

    June 28, 2017 47 Comments
  • simple stuff: planters and pots.

    Simple Stuff: A new series devoted to talking about the stuff that might prove useful or helpful or otherwise necessary while making a home in a small apartment or anywhere. Its aim is to provide…

    June 8, 2017 12 Comments
  • growing a minimalist wardrobe: skirts.

    As some of you might recall, I’ve got a four-month old milk monster at home. A benevolent monster, but still. Last week I went through my closet and removed from it all of the pieces…

    May 31, 2017 24 Comments
  • make-believe: commuting.

    Embracing a bit of a commute several times a week for the relative peace of a studio corner has changed my daily work experience a bit. I’m doing my best to enjoy the extra…

    May 24, 2017 21 Comments