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    adventures in urban gardening.

    Okay, I did ask for permission. But taking over my building’s gardens still feels just a little bit like going rogue. They don’t belong to me, after all.  I’ve been fussing with these two…

    June 11, 2013
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    an island adventure.

    today james and i are headed out on a little adventure. since i’ve started working at the restaurant, weekends aren’t exactly what they used to be, and we thought we both needed a little…

    June 2, 2009
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    a clutter-free advent calendar.

    Growing up, my mom introduced an idea to our family that she called Advent Angels. The idea was a riff on Secret Santa, but it was more about actions than things. We’d draw names…

    November 25, 2015
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    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. this second cup of coffee.{otherwise known as an excuse to use this grown-up take on rock candy.}2. these stacking bowls.{because i’m kind of pumped to be into…

    November 13, 2015
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    simple matters 01: chelsea fuss.

    Chelsea Fuss | Frolic!  Chelsea’s blog, Frolic!, was one of the first that I ever read. Her approachable and beautiful space is unique on the internet and a visual feast where the feast is…

    October 27, 2015
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    the simple matters series.

    A quick note to whet your appetite for a new series that I’ve been working on this fall. While I was writing my book last winter, I spent a lot of time thinking about…

    October 22, 2015
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    points north.

    We’re back at it here in Brooklyn but our hearts are still very much still in balsam-scented Maine. I’m working on a few posts for this week to share some of the favorite spots…

    August 17, 2015
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    traveling tea leaves.

    In the spirit of powering down, refreshing the spirit and the senses, and finding a little breathing room to explore the wide world, things will be a little quiet in this space until we’re…

    August 5, 2015
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    family camping trip: planning.

    We’ve finally settled on a destination. Maine. It’s not a place we’ve never been, but it is a place that we like to return to, and besides, everything’s new with a Junebug along for…

    July 27, 2015
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    out and about: the whitney museum of american art.

    Franz Kline’s Mahoning (and our trusty stroller.) The weekend before last, James and I woke up early (as usual) and made our way to the new Whitney Museum in the Meatpacking District with Faye.…

    June 22, 2015