• my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. this sweater.    {i’ve got some colorful plans for you, little bud.} 2. this book. {spotted on the sidewalk by a little friend who insisted upon rescuing it…

    September 29, 2017 22 Comments
  • simple stuff: throw rugs.

    Simple Stuff: A 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 a…

    September 27, 2017 29 Comments
  • make your own: elderberry syrup.

    I’ve been sniffly for the past few weeks. Which has been kind of yucky and kind of uncomfortable but also a marker of the season and a good reminder to take a few proactive…

    September 25, 2017 17 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five things that made my week. 1. this new bottle.    {after two weeks i reconciled that i left my old one on the subway. found it the day after this arrived. and then there…

    September 22, 2017 24 Comments
  • welcome fall, two ways.

    Tomorrow, fall, which seems deserving of celebration in spite of everything. I’ve always been something of a season watcher. It’s worth the moment to marvel, I think, at the way the light changes in…

    September 21, 2017 9 Comments
  • baby proof: bedtime stories lately.

    Well, we finally did it. We outgrew the shelf space we’d allotted in our tiny apartment for picture books. Too many good books, I guess. (Too many people who love us and know that I’d prefer…

    September 20, 2017 22 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    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
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week: 1. this bag.   {the very perfect spot for too many balls of twine.} 2. this little knife. {and wonky, crinkle cut vegetables.} 3. this mask.  {because ’tis…

    September 15, 2017 14 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