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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
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    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week:1. this hanging tray.{newly hung in a different spot, in preparation for a tiny babe.}2. this organized drawer.{because nothing makes me feel instantly better than a good drawer…

    December 16, 2016 11 Comments
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    make-believe: sledding.

    In a one-bedroom apartment, at the tippy top of the stairs of an old brownstone, smack in the middle of a very large city, a sled is not a very practical thing to keep…

    December 14, 2016 29 Comments
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    celebrating simplicity with stowaway.

    This post is sponsored by Stowaway; makeup essentials in sizes you can carry.My great great Aunt Ruth was a woman with a proper dressing table. You might be familiar with the sort of table she…

    December 13, 2016 14 Comments
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    gift guide: gifts to shift habits.

    It’s no secret that I get excited about the fresh start of a New Year and so it won’t come as a surprise that I like to think of the holiday season as a…

    December 12, 2016 34 Comments
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    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. this little paper tree. {because it was left behind by a visiting grammy.} 2. these bits of color.{destined for tiny presents for tiny people.}3. this popcorn string. {for…

    December 9, 2016 14 Comments
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    simple matters 11: suzie ryu.

    Suzie Ryu | Trollhagen & Co.I’ve been following Suzie on Instagram for years now. Catching glimpses of the progress she and her husband have made on the historic schoolhouse they’re renovating in upstate New…

    December 7, 2016 14 Comments
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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 34 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 32 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