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    make your own: bubbles (and wand!).

    I know I’ve out-tweed myself with this one and I know we’re edging past bubble season in this hemisphere. BUT HEAR ME OUT. This is very important.Faye had one bottle of bubbles this summer, of…

    September 28, 2016 19 Comments
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    cozying up for fall with tradlands.

    This post is sponsored by Tradlands, a women’s clothing brand specializing in menswear-inspired staples for women.Since their launch in 2012, Tradlands has devoted itself to making the very best button-up shirts for women. In large part,…

    September 27, 2016 28 Comments
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    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. this gomphrena.{because these fuzz balls always get me this time of year.}2. this gift of tiny saddle shoes.{the stuff of back-to-school dreams. even for a not-in-school two-year-old.}3. these…

    September 23, 2016 7 Comments
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    fall refresh, two ways.

    Today is the first day of Fall and isn’t that a nice thing to think about?  I’m a sucker for season change. The shift in weather, the memory of past seasons coupled with the…

    September 22, 2016 28 Comments
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    baby proof: toy storage.

    We’re not big on toys in our family. We hate fun, is the reason. Just kidding! We love fun, we just don’t have a ton of toys! If you’re after a more general toy…

    September 20, 2016 32 Comments
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    life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip # 146: Pick and choose your tiny apartment advice.There are lots of schools of thought on decorating tiny apartments. My approach has always been to keep the place spare and spartan to maintain an…

    September 19, 2016 24 Comments
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    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. these perfect grapes.  {because they look like my grandmother’s plastic ones, but they’re about a million times more delicious.}2. this apple cake (from this book).{made with a semi-interested…

    September 16, 2016 7 Comments
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    make-believe: kite flying.

    September feels like a good month to fly a kite in. Blame it on the preponderance of kites in children’s books, but Faye is very into them lately and I’m sure at any moment I’ll…

    September 14, 2016 16 Comments
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    a back-to-school giveaway with skillshare.

    This post is sponsored by Skillshare, an online learning community for creative skills. In the spirit of heading back to school, I’m partnering with Skillshare to encourage you guys to try out a class or ten this fall.…

    September 13, 2016 12 Comments