• cookies_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_7236

    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. this postcard.{one postcard for a senator, one postcard for a friend. i was one of the friends!}2. this jumpsuit.{one word: buttons. never taking it off.}3. these longies.{couldn’t resist…

    February 24, 2017 2 Comments
  • diaper_kind_cloth_diaper_service_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_7073

    cloth diapering with diaperkind.

    This post is sponsored by Diaperkind, an online shop and cloth diaper service for New York City.My name is Erin, and I’m a cloth diaper enthusiast. Promise, I’m not a weirdo. I’m not going to…

    February 22, 2017 71 Comments
  • life_in_a_tiny_apartment_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_7229

    life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #148: Illusions of sparsity.I have a theory that each of us, depending on our tastes, or habits, or customs, is comfiest with a particular ratio of stuff to space in the place we call home. Whether we…

    February 20, 2017 36 Comments
  • snuggly_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_6905

    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. this book.{for keeping my attention.}2. this chalk.{for offering beauty even in broken bits.}3. this napkin.{borrowed from a friend when i forgot a burp cloth. thank goodness for…

    February 17, 2017 56 Comments
  • news_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_6882

    habit shift: pay for real news.

    Growing up, endeavoring to start a neighborhood newspaper was a fairly common pastime for me and my sisters. Struck by an urgent need to report on bunny rabbit sightings or baby squirrel nests, we’d…

    February 14, 2017 68 Comments
  • soup_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_6858

    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. this honey jar.{filled up with soup.}2. these coloring pages.{because people are creative and good.} 3. these swatches.{for helping me narrow choices. none of the above ended up being…

    February 10, 2017 13 Comments
  • self_care_two_ways_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_6838

    self-care, two ways.

    It’s February in the year 2017 and if ever there was a time for acknowledging that we need to be gentle with ourselves, it seems this is it. Self-care is having a moment, you…

    February 6, 2017 21 Comments
  • print_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_6819

    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. these peaceful bums.{all framed up and on display.}2. this tiny table.{and chairs. for offering a place to play.}3. this little bud. {for opening.}4. this bandana.{for being so good at…

    February 3, 2017 15 Comments
  • flowers_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_6775

    my week in objects, mostly.

    five little things that made my week.1. flowers.{delivered to my door. not once, but twice. an embarrassment of riches.}2. blocks.{and the papa in our house playing with them.}3. old things in new places.{apartment rearranging…

    January 27, 2017 38 Comments
  • baby proof: postpartum rest and recovery.

    Suffice to say, I’m not a medical professional. I’m not an OB or a midwife. I’m not a trained doula, or a lactation consultant. The two births I’ve witnessed have been my own. The…

    January 26, 2017 83 Comments