• beeswax-dipped leaves.

    We dipped colorful leaves in melted beeswax this weekend. Faye took her Halloween costume for a test-drive, I snapped a few photos, neither one of us upended the pot of liquid wax.  Here’s a…

    October 23, 2017 7 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. this bit of visible mending. {because i’m not sure if i did it “right,” but there was a hole, and now there’s not. and that feels…

    October 20, 2017 11 Comments
  • zero-waste halloween.

    We recycled Faye’s red ladybug in March. Five months post-Halloween and she was ready, so we removed the sparkly ribbon, folded the cardboard shell in two, and popped it into our recycle bin. Over the summer,…

    October 17, 2017 18 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    #157 Give Yourself a Sick Day I spent much of my childhood engaged in long drawn-out games of make-believe. Some of these games featured bucolic scenarios of apple picking or making feasts of mud…

    October 16, 2017 26 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.  1. this umbrella. {and a rare moment of weather-related preparedness.} 2. these moody hydrangeas. {for being even prettier all crisped up.} 3. this relocated diaper pail. {because…

    October 13, 2017 15 Comments
  • make-believe: dreaming.

      We’re in that period of sleep post-baby where I’m starting to feel like I can’t even remember what it’s like to sleep through the night. Close your eyes in the evening and don’t open…

    October 11, 2017 17 Comments
  • zero-waste progress report.

    A few months ago, at a dinner out, Faye popped her head over the top of the restaurant booth and saw the party next to us drinking from cocktails with plastic straws.  “That’s not…

    October 10, 2017 34 Comments
  • my week in objects, mostly.

    five little things that made my week: 1. this apple cider in this mug.  {because for a day there it was cool enough to warm it up and have a snuggle.} 2. this tub…

    October 6, 2017 12 Comments
  • baby proof: baby proofing.

    We’re in it. That mildly mind-wrecking moment when the tiniest human among us is making daily work of investigating every nook and cranny in our apartment and identifying for us yet another potentially hazardous corner…

    October 4, 2017 33 Comments
  • habit shift: natural cleaners.

    I’ll begin by stating the obvious which is that I have neither a degree in chemistry, nor a desire to wax poetic about the joys of house cleaning. I have a house that often…

    October 2, 2017 35 Comments