• drawer_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_4679

    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1.    this dresser drawer.  {for being freshly reorganized (on the inside).}2. this pocket dictionary.{because it’s faye’s favorite new thing to be read out loud from. and because it’s shockingly…

    February 12, 2016 6 Comments
  • meal_prep_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_4660

    habit shift: meal prep.

    Less waste. Better food. More time (Better time). Three or four reasons why I advocate the totally mundane habit of preparing at least a tiny part of dinner before dinnertime. In our quest to eat more whole foods…

    February 10, 2016 43 Comments
  • Erin and James 1299

    giving: online gift registries.

    ‘Tis the season for wedding registries. I know. Never occurred to me that there was a season for this sort of thing, either. I write about wedding and baby registries a bit in my book…

    February 9, 2016 10 Comments
  • valentines2016_crop

    make-believe: valentine’s day date.

    Announcing your Valentine’s plans to stay in, drink a bottle of red wine, eat pizza, and cozy up with a movie (or lovah) has become nearly as cliché as the bouquet of red roses, the…

    February 8, 2016 10 Comments
  • pillow_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_4607

    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. this little bug.{for being all kinds of brave while her parents were decidedly under the weather.}2. this ginger tea.{and every other gingery thing i managed to keep…

    February 5, 2016 29 Comments
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    natural beauty: cheek color.

    If I was tasked to come up with names for makeup, I’d call my favorite cheek color Snow Day Pink. Forget all those flower names.Maybe this is strange to say, but I feel especially…

    February 2, 2016 40 Comments
  • vegetable_broth_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_4504

    make your own: vegetable broth.

    We had our first real bout of the stomach bug this weekend. And by we, I mean Faye. The parental units of this family are still in good health—fingers crossed—but when a toddler wakes up…

    February 1, 2016 49 Comments
  • mail_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_4453

    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. this beanie. {a little present to myself in celebration of my book being born. treat yourself, etc.}2.  this cream.{and the tiny finger gouges. faye’s extremely into giving her little cheeks…

    January 29, 2016 21 Comments
  • erin_boyle_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_4069

    habit shift: cloth napkins.

    I grew up in a house where we used cloth napkins for most meals, so I’ll admit off the bat that embracing cloth napkins wasn’t really a shift for me. Still, I know it’s…

    January 28, 2016 81 Comments
  • growing a minimalist wardrobe | silk camisoles

    growing a minimalist wardrobe: silk camisoles.

    If you read enough about so-called capsule wardrobes, you’ll quickly come across mention of the indispensability of the silk camisole (adorable shorthand: cami). Today’s post will demonstrate that among other things, I do not…

    January 27, 2016 48 Comments