• make-believe: springtime

     The past week or two has felt like something of a make-believe spring in Brooklyn. We’ve had unseasonably warm days flanked by seasonably chilly ones. Bodegas are filled with daffodil blooms, tree pits are…

    March 1, 2017 16 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    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 51 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. this postcard.{one postcard for a senator, one postcard for a friend. i was one of the friends!}2. this jumpsuit.{one word: buttons. never taking it off.}3. these longies.{couldn’t resist…

    February 24, 2017 11 Comments
  • cloth diapering with diaperkind.

    This post is sponsored by Diaperkind, an online shop and cloth diaper service for New York City.My name is Erin, and I’m a cloth diaper enthusiast. Promise, I’m not a weirdo. I’m not going to…

    February 22, 2017 85 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #148: Illusions of sparsity.I have a theory that each of us, depending on our tastes, or habits, or customs, is comfiest with a particular ratio of stuff to space in the place we call home. Whether we…

    February 20, 2017 36 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. this book.{for keeping my attention.}2. this chalk.{for offering beauty even in broken bits.}3. this napkin.{borrowed from a friend when i forgot a burp cloth. thank goodness for…

    February 17, 2017 57 Comments
  • habit shift: pay for real news.

    Growing up, endeavoring to start a neighborhood newspaper was a fairly common pastime for me and my sisters. Struck by an urgent need to report on bunny rabbit sightings or baby squirrel nests, we’d…

    February 14, 2017 68 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. this honey jar.{filled up with soup.}2. these coloring pages.{because people are creative and good.} 3. these swatches.{for helping me narrow choices. none of the above ended up being…

    February 10, 2017 13 Comments
  • self-care, two ways.

    It’s February in the year 2017 and if ever there was a time for acknowledging that we need to be gentle with ourselves, it seems this is it. Self-care is having a moment, you…

    February 6, 2017 21 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. these peaceful bums.{all framed up and on display.}2. this tiny table.{and chairs. for offering a place to play.}3. this little bud. {for opening.}4. this bandana.{for being so good at…

    February 3, 2017 15 Comments