• simple stuff: laundry hampers.

    Simple Stuff: A new 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…

    June 21, 2017 43 Comments
  • summer vacation, two ways.

    Tomorrow is the first official day of summer. I’m getting my annual itch to play hooky, kick off my shoes, and run around barefoot. Whether or not you’ve got an actual summer vacation in the works,…

    June 20, 2017 12 Comments
  • habit shift: sunscreen.

    I’m just a little less than two weeks from turning thirty-three. Yes, I’m feeling old. And vain.  Enter sunscreen. It’s no newsflash that I should be wearing it. Skin cancer rates are startling. The…

    June 19, 2017 165 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week: 1. this camouflaged bit of equipment. {because we finally bought an air conditioner. and admittedly it’s not *all* bad.} 2. this bubble wand. {a little more smooshed…

    June 16, 2017 18 Comments
  • make-believe: building sandcastles.

    When the truly hot weather hits (and it has), sometimes the only thing to do is brave the long subway ride to the beach. We’re dreaming up a breezy little Father’s Day trip oceanside. The…

    June 15, 2017 8 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #152: Love thy neighbor.  Come June, when the sun sets late and long days spent outside result in no nap for Faye and an early bedtime instead (thank goodness for small blessings), James and…

    June 13, 2017 39 Comments
  • zero-waste produce storage.

    Two weeks ago Faye and I found ourselves on a very early morning farmers’ market run. The intention had merely been to get out of the apartment where we’d been trying our best not…

    June 12, 2017 70 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.  1. this drying chamomile. {for coming right along.} 2. this clothespin. {for keeping the pacifier from falling on the floor every other minute.} 3. this magazine for…

    June 9, 2017 10 Comments
  • simple stuff: planters and pots.

    Simple Stuff: A new 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…

    June 8, 2017 12 Comments
  • make your own: chamomile tea.

    We’ve been reading The Tale of Peter Rabbit on repeat for the past month. At bedtime, at lunchtime, at bath time, during bathroom visits where a bit more time and bit more relaxation is…

    June 6, 2017 13 Comments