• snowe_sheets_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_9156

    luxury bedding from snowe.

    This post is sponsored by Snowe, a home brand committed to making exceptional design attainable. In preparing our humble abode for a month-long sublet in June, I’ll admit that way more fun than drawing up…

    May 3, 2016 4 Comments
  • dresser_drawers_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_8542

    dresser drawers in a tiny apartment.

    This isn’t a post about babies sleeping in dresser drawers, but you wouldn’t be faulted for thinking so. It’s still the first joke people make when talking about welcoming a child into a small…

    May 2, 2016 7 Comments
  • rag_rug_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_8811

    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. this old rag rug.{for filling up the edges of faye’s room a little bit more. for no longer smelling like wet dog. and for being utterly eco-friendly.}2. this…

    April 29, 2016 13 Comments
  • bed_sheets_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_8364

    on bed sheets.

    Getting a new bed in a new size, meant needing to make a whole bunch of decisions at once about new sheets. Oof. Turns out it’s not as simple as saying, “I’ll take the cotton ones,…

    April 28, 2016 34 Comments
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    I was marooned in a café recently, minding my own business, when a couple of bros sat behind me and began to wax expert on some kind of startup that at least one of them was…

    April 27, 2016 53 Comments
  • leesa_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_8415

    a new mattress from leesa.

    This post is sponsored by Leesa, a mattress company with the simple goal: “to help people sleep better”. I try to shy away from hyperbole. So when I say that our recent mattress upgrade…

    April 26, 2016 37 Comments
  • drop_cloth_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_8719

    life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #138: Keep a drop cloth hanging around. There were five times in the past month when I’ve wanted to ball up our canvas drop cloth and leave it curbside in hopes of never seeing it…

    April 25, 2016 20 Comments
  • tulips_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_8635

    my week in objects (mostly)

    five little things that made my week. 1. these ruffly tulips. {because, ruffly tulips.}2. these new chair seats. {for mostly working the way i thought they might. thank god for helpful friends. more soon.}3.…

    April 22, 2016 9 Comments
  • on_trend_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_8354

    growing a minimalist wardrobe: on trend.

    I use the subway as my barometer. Once I’ve officially started a seeing a pattern of women wearing the same confusing thing on the subway, I  know it’s a trend. Inevitably, I’m late to the…

    April 20, 2016 36 Comments
  • spring_tradlands_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_8249

    new for spring from tradlands.

    This post is sponsored by Tradlands, a women’s clothing brand specializing in button-up shirts made in the USA.Just in time for weather that feels like spring, a new lightweight coat and seven organic shirts from Tradlands. Reading My…

    April 19, 2016 15 Comments