• stocking stuffers.

    James and I will be celebrating Christmas morning in our own apartment for the very first time this year and I’m so excited to have the chance to recreate some of my favorite childhood…

    December 19, 2017 62 Comments
  • make your own: ice ornaments.

    I was planning a final week of gift guides, but I got distracted by freezing temperatures and the exceptionally perfect chalky blue of juniper berries and so instead I decided I’d close out the…

    December 18, 2017 32 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. this juniper (candle) and branches. {thanks to my parents for supplying the green stuff, and these guys for the candle.} 2. this new place to stash…

    December 15, 2017 15 Comments
  • make-believe: holiday hosting.

    My need to be cozy intensifies by about a million times in December. On my walk to work this morning, as I barreled through wind tunnels and along Christmas-tree lined streets, I was already…

    December 13, 2017 14 Comments
  • eco-friendly efforts at the holidays.

    We’re in the thick of what’s arguably the most indulgent time of year. I’m not here to tell you to lay off the egg nog or the gingerbread cookies, but I thought it might…

    December 11, 2017 17 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. this top-of-the-fridge storage spot. {now with cleaner lines and calmed down colors. like breath of fresh air for the darkest corner of the apartment.} 2. this…

    December 8, 2017 11 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Survival Tip #159: Put your Christmas tree in a crate. Last week, on Thursday, after both kids were fast asleep, James and I poured a festive glass of cider and sat down to scribble…

    December 7, 2017 29 Comments
  • gifts to hone skills.

    One perfect cast iron skillet + a shortstack of cookbooks for improving someone’s dinner game. A pom-pom hat to finish before spring. A maple hand loom + some roving for passing a long quiet winter. A mason…

    December 6, 2017 18 Comments
  • knits from elizabeth suzann.

    This post is sponsored by Elizabeth Suzann, a clothing label committed to finding comfort in clothing. “You’re wearing a sweater to bed, Mama?” Faye was equal parts enthralled and scandalized when I slipped into her bed…

    December 5, 2017 34 Comments
  • white bean soup.

    It’s the time of year for soup. Not just because it’s chilly and because soup feels cozy and warm, but also because it’s easy to make, nourishing to eat, and, best of all, simple…

    December 4, 2017 28 Comments