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    baby proof: baby clothes.

    There’s nothing cuter than a tiny pair of overalls. Or a pint-sized dress. Even the least consumerist among us might feel a little pang when confronted with a shiny pair of sneakers in miniature.…

    June 23, 2015 30 Comments
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    make-believe: making my own clothes

    Lately, all I can think about is how much I’d like to be able to make my own clothes. I imagine running my hands over bolts of linen and cotton, cutting along patterns, getting…

    March 7, 2013 43 Comments
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    habit shift: fix it.

    Faye is very into building forts lately. There’s a fort under my desk most weekday evenings. The ritual of making them is usually the same: Drag the sheepie from the bedroom to the desk,…

    October 24, 2016 22 Comments
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    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. this gomphrena.{because these fuzz balls always get me this time of year.}2. this gift of tiny saddle shoes.{the stuff of back-to-school dreams. even for a not-in-school two-year-old.}3. these…

    September 23, 2016 7 Comments
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    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. this butter. {this orange blossom butter, to be exact. sent by a friend who knew just what this mama needed.}2. this tiny paint set.{because sometimes i’m not very good…

    September 2, 2016 17 Comments
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    baby proof: blackout curtains.

    My philosophy on baby gear mostly follows the simple guideline of “wait and see.” That all babies need all of the things is a fallacy manufactured by the people trying to sell babies (or their…

    August 17, 2016 33 Comments
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    life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #141: Hone Your Rearranging SkillsI was not a kid who grew up rearranging my bedroom. When I was little, my sister Cait and I shared a room and we didn’t have much of…

    August 16, 2016 43 Comments