• roasted_peach_cashew_cream_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_3172

    roasted peaches + cashew cream popsicles.

    The temperatures have dipped a little this week. Not a ton. But enough to make things interesting. James started eyeing his sourdough starter with renewed interest. I made a tomato sauce and actually cooked it. We’ve…

    August 24, 2016 12 Comments
  • stowaway_contour_set_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_3106

    a summertime giveaway with stowaway.

    This post is sponsored by Stowaway, makers of makeup essentials in sizes you can carry and actually finish.I’m not one to wax expert on cosmetics, but you already know that I stand on the side of less…

    August 23, 2016 29 Comments
  • cords_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_2982

    life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip # 142 – Corral Your Cords.I don’t usually go in for overly tech-y solutions to small apartment problems. But if someone were to come to my apartment tomorrow and tell me that every single…

    August 22, 2016 33 Comments
  • tomatoes_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_2925

    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. this rainbow toast.{because it’s nice that something so delicious can be made in two minutes flat.}2. this envelope.{because cousin snail mail.}3. this pretty box from becca.{and it’s…

    August 19, 2016 10 Comments
  • blackout_curtain_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_2882

    baby proof: blackout curtains.

    My philosophy on baby gear mostly follows the simple guideline of “wait and see.” That all babies need all of the things is a fallacy manufactured by the people trying to sell babies (or their…

    August 17, 2016 30 Comments
  • rearranging_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_2861

    life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #141: Hone Your Rearranging SkillsI was not a kid who grew up rearranging my bedroom. When I was little, my sister Cait and I shared a room and we didn’t have much of…

    August 16, 2016 34 Comments
  • plum_shrub_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_2730

    make your own: plum shrub.

    No, we’re not crafting woody plants with very low hanging fruit. We’re making summery drinks. Allow me to explain. First things first: To get down with shrubs, the drink, you need to have a healthy relationship…

    August 15, 2016 29 Comments
  • guitar_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_2577

    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. this guitar.{and lots of tiny finger strums.}2. these paint cards. {well, actually they kind of bummed me out. picking a paint color is hard. yes, i just wrote…

    August 12, 2016 26 Comments
  • habit_shift_morning_walk_IMG_2515

    habit shift: morning walks.

    I’ve talked about my morning walk habit on and off for years. I’ve been on them, I’ve been off them. I’ve been a daily walker and I’ve fallen into a wintry malaise and hardly…

    August 10, 2016 51 Comments
  • tomato_galette_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_2494

    farm stands and tomato galettes.

    A summer tomato fresh from a farm is a thing to eat if you’re feeling like you need a boost of the spirits or a restored faith in magic. That a summer tomato starts as…

    August 9, 2016 17 Comments