• packing_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_9994

    packing for a month away.

    Gulp an elderflower cocktail and throw caution to the wind while you fling your favorite things into a bag. There ends my packing advice.Just kidding. A few more cents below for what they’re worth.When…

    May 24, 2016 5 Comments
  • ledger_paper_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_9955

    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. these felt sleeves.{because i felt like i was hunting forever for a super simple way of protecting my gadgets and i finally found it. i bought this…

    May 20, 2016 15 Comments
  • watercolor_skillshare_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_9918

    learning to watercolor with skillshare.

    This post is sponsored by Skillshare, an online learning community for creative skills.If you’d asked me six months ago whether I’d ever take a watercolor class online, I would have said no. Or at least…

    May 17, 2016 12 Comments
  • rhubarb_lilac_spritzer_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_9800

    rhubarb lilac spritzer.

    I won’t forget the first time that I was in France as a young teenager and I witnessed kids my age pouring mint syrup into flat tap water at a sidewalk café. The result was green…

    May 16, 2016 13 Comments
  • lilacs_reading_y_tea_leaves_IMG_9541

    my week in objects (mostly).

    my week in objects, mostly. 1. this bag. {for being just the sturdy buddy i needed. and because one person’s discontinued floor model is another person’s treasure. (psst: if you’re in new york, there are others here!)}2. this…

    May 13, 2016 12 Comments
  • childrens_books_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_9525

    baby proof: bedtime stories lately.

    I’ve gone to the dark side and am now the owner of an e-book reader. (James gave me a Kindle for Mother’s Day. I had no idea that Mother’s Day is the new birthday,…

    May 12, 2016 74 Comments
  • bridge_and_burn_packing_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_9354

    a summery giveaway from bridge & burn.

    This giveaway is sponsored by Bridge & Burn, makers of classic and understated apparel for men and women. I’ve got a running list of things I’m planning to pack for our stay in France.…

    May 11, 2016 29 Comments
  • paris_morning

    make-believe: paris morning.

      We’re checking the days off the calendar and somehow it’s feeling more and more unreal that we’re bound for France in just two weeks. (Ack!) We’ll be staying a few nights in Paris when…

    May 10, 2016 17 Comments
  • chair_seats_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_8682

    doing it yourself.

    I’m an irresponsible DIYer.No.I’m a foolhardy DIYer.No.I’m a happy-go-lucky DIYer.Yes. That’s it. When I notice that something needs fixing, I like to try to tackle it myself. And I’m usually pleased with result by sheer fact…

    May 9, 2016 13 Comments