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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 20 Comments
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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 21 Comments
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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 16 Comments
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    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 23 Comments
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    love the room you’re with.

    A quick post to say thank you, thank you for the incredible support you guys have shown me always, and especially since Simple Matters was released on Tuesday. I’m so happy that you guys are…

    January 14, 2016 27 Comments
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    simple matters, out on shelves.

    I’m not really sure what I’m supposed to do today. Reread my book? Sleep late and eat bon-bons and luxuriate in the fact that today is the day that you get to read it? Call…

    January 12, 2016 75 Comments
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    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. these furry animals. {because here’s to a little makeshift “decorating.”} 2. this tiny harmonica.  {because faye is totally obsessed.} 3.  this rug.{because it came just before the holidays and…

    January 8, 2016 7 Comments
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    my year in objects (mostly).

    twelve little things that made my year.  1. chickadees in january.  2. board butter in february. 3. a new-to-us table brought home in march.  4. a cot for a couch in april. 5. lilacs in may. 6. a…

    December 31, 2015 16 Comments
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    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. this drop-dead gorgeous yarn.{because having a magical general store within walking distance is no small luxury.}2. this book on my nightstand.{because i can’t go to the movie without…

    December 18, 2015 12 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