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    out and about: brooklyn botanic garden

    I hope you’ve come to expect it, really. This time of year practically begs for a weekly catalog of the blooming things and I’m nothing if not up for the challenge. First the crocuses,…

    May 4, 2015
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    four summers in brooklyn.

    When I was pregnant with Faye, I didn’t know if she would be a girl or a boy, or when precisely she would arrive, but I knew that when she finally came, there would…

    June 23, 2014
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    brooklyn, a century ago.

    I’ve been poring over these family photos lately. There’s lots to say about them, but for now I couldn’t help but to share them as a little celebration of Brooklyn in the summertime. I…

    April 25, 2013
  • bklovesboston

    brooklyn loves boston.

    Photo by Lucky Tran; Illuminations by @NYClightbrigade and @illuminator99 I’m not a runner. Just a sister to runners. Proud by proxy. In my estimation, there is only one reason to stand at a marathon finish line. It…

    April 16, 2013
  • crayons9869

    my week in objects (mostly).

     five little things that made my week. 1. these crayons.{and the two minutes wherein they were not being chomped like the carrots they aren’t.}2. this pumpkin ready for roasting.{because a seasonal-display-turned-useful sounds about right to me.}3. this…

    November 20, 2015
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    gifts for the host from mouth.

     This post is sponsored by Mouth, a company that’s committed to helping folks find the best indie food products on the market.We’re still firmly in the pack-a-bag, search-for-tickets, and try-not-to-get-underfoot-in-the-kitchen part of our lives when…

    November 19, 2015
  • berry branches in a tiny apartment | reading my tea leaves

    life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #135: Berries make the room.That’s how the expression goes, doesn’t it?The snowflake lights are strung up and turned on over Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn. Too early for Christmas some people might say, but I…

    November 18, 2015
  • portland, or reading my tea leaves

    out and about: portland et cetera.

    If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you might have noticed that we jetted off for a quick trip to visit family in Oregon last weekend. Since my sister Cait moved to Portland this…

    November 5, 2015
  • block tower reading my tea leaves

    baby proof: soundproofing.

    Last weekend we spent Sunday stapling acoustic foam panels onto our floor. Viewed in a certain light, the panels themselves are quite lovely: All of those undulating curves, the soft gray, the touch of texture. Of…

    November 2, 2015
  • mail slots brooklyn ny reading my tea leaves

    save it for a rainy day.

    A year or two ago, my sister Cait gave me some really great advice, as she’s wont to do more regularly than that. On this particular occasion, she suggested that I make a special label…

    October 15, 2015