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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 19 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 19 Comments
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    simple matters 10: maureen bleeker paal.

    Maureen Beeker Paal | The Moksi CollectiveI first met Maureen when we bumped into each other on the street here in Brooklyn. She mentioned that she was a reader of my blog and mentioned…

    November 30, 2016 18 Comments
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    wintry layers with tradlands.

    This post is sponsored by Tradlands, a women’s clothing brand specializing in menswear-inspired staples for women. Just in time for cold weather, a post with Tradlands to showcase what they’re doing to keep folks cozy this…

    November 29, 2016 23 Comments
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    gift guide: a charitable giving primer.

    Many people feel especially motivated to lend a helping hand around the holiday season and for some folks, that might mean taking a look at their coffers (or skill sets) to see who else they might…

    November 28, 2016 44 Comments
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    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. this mini protest sign. {because, truly.}2. the piles we packed.{and the family we saw.}3. these pumpkin oatmeal cookies.{for providing train ride nourishment.}4. these skinny washi tapes.{because ’tis…

    November 25, 2016 14 Comments
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    a peace and justice advent calendar.

    The season of advent begins on Sunday and this week, when I pulled the pieces of the advent calendar that I made last year out of the cardboard box where we stash our holiday decorations,…

    November 23, 2016 32 Comments
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    growing a minimalist wardrobe: socks.

    Sock weather. I always have a hard time admitting that it’s here. I guess I just like my feet to feel free is the reason. But then suddenly it is here and I need something to…

    November 21, 2016 31 Comments
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    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week:1. this flannel and this thread.{to turn into something soft for a soon-to-be-nursing-again mama. (er, me).}2. this bag. { floppy and oversized but light as a feather. and in…

    November 18, 2016 30 Comments