• my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.  1. this new notebook. {because i’m shifting a habit; new stationery supplies help.} 2. this red scarf. {counter air-conditioning tactic 101.} 3. these tapes. {for being at…

    August 18, 2017 6 Comments
  • simple stuff: pouches and bags.

    Simple Stuff: A series devoted to talking about the stuff that might prove useful or helpful or otherwise necessary while making a home in a small apartment or anywhere. Its aim is to provide a…

    August 14, 2017 25 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. this tote of borrowed things. {going back from whence they came.} 2. these red runner bean flowers. {because wonders never cease.} 3. this little loupe. {for…

    August 11, 2017 5 Comments
  • habit shift: habits that stick.

    Shifting habits is hard. Getting them to stick is harder still.  Sometimes you write long well-intentioned blog posts about your renewed energy to go on daily walks and it’s not until a year has…

    August 9, 2017 27 Comments
  • peach cake for breakfast.

    Growing up, on family birthdays we’d make rich chocolate cakes from a mix that came in a box. Open the bag, watch the cocoa powder puff into a cloud, add the eggs and some…

    August 7, 2017 35 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week: 1. this wooden bowl (and spoon). {for a certain little brother who’s starting to eat solids.} 2. these soap samples.  {best kind of research.} 3. these rain drops.…

    August 4, 2017 20 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Survival Tip #155: Call yourself whatever you please. Over the weekend, a morning walk to the farmers’ market got us a basket full of fresh vegetables and a dusty wooden crate that a neighbor filling…

    August 2, 2017 66 Comments
  • make-believe: lazy river.

        A quiet canoe trip down a meandering river? Worth every blister you might get. And a far cry from absent-mindedly taking the wrong subway train during your morning commute. If you can…

    July 31, 2017 7 Comments
  • my week in objects, mostly.

    five little things that made my week.  1. these little buddies. {both of them.} 2. this square chalk. {for getting endless use this week.} 3. this trio of pens. {because i finally remembered to bring…

    July 28, 2017 4 Comments