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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 11 Comments
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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 16 Comments
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    evening in saint-malo.

    On the evening that we arrived in Saint-Malo, the light made the city glow like a colorized old-timey postcard. You know the ones? Everything cast in a pale yellow or green-blue or washed-out gray.…

    June 27, 2016 15 Comments
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    a little bit of brooklyn?

    We’re taking off for little spell. Maybe you’re just landing?We’re leaving in late May to spend the month of June in the tiny Breton home of my godparents in France. While we’re on our adventure, we’re hoping…

    April 18, 2016 20 Comments
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    potatoes, et cetera.

    I’ve mentioned in passing that we deal with a strange allergy in our house. Of all things to afflict a man with the name James Patrick Casey, a potato allergy would seem the least…

    March 17, 2016 18 Comments
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    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. these tiny shoes. {for being thoughtfully made and perfect for tiny adventurers. more on that desert sand soon.}2. this navy basket.{a sweet gift perfect for wrangling treasures.}3. this…

    March 11, 2016 9 Comments
  • Rachael Ringenberg Simple Matters Reading My Tea Leaves

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    Rachael Ringenberg | Erstwhile DearThe first time I stumbled upon Rachael’s blog, Erstwhile Dear, I knew I’d found a place to return to. As mother to two with a third little girl on the way (this month!), Rachael…

    December 14, 2015 18 Comments
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    holiday gifts, two ways.

    Options are nice. And experimenting with a taste of something prepared one way and a taste of that same thing prepared in an entirely different way can be an exercise in sensory exploration that’s at once…

    December 2, 2015 24 Comments
  • Courtney Adamo Simple Matters Reading My Tea Leaves

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    Courtney Adamo | Somewhere SlowerOne of the founders of the beautiful online children’s marketplace, Babyccino Kids, Courtney Adamo also captivates the imagination daily with a dreamy Instagram presence. But in maybe her most inspiring move to…

    November 30, 2015 11 Comments