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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 28 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
  • growing a minimalist wardrobe | silk camisoles

    growing a minimalist wardrobe: silk camisoles.

    If you read enough about so-called capsule wardrobes, you’ll quickly come across mention of the indispensability of the silk camisole (adorable shorthand: cami). Today’s post will demonstrate that among other things, I do not…

    January 27, 2016 45 Comments
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    baby proof: gracious gifts.

    We’ve passed the halfway point of January. The last of the holiday decorations have likely been put away, any lingering pine needles have been swept up. If you’re like me, you’ve moved on to…

    January 19, 2016 58 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 16 Comments
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    simple gifts, two ways.

    Gift guides are an inspiring and helpful aspect of blogland this time of year. It’s nice to read a favorite blog and learn about a new something or other that you might never have seen…

    December 10, 2015 10 Comments
  • Carmella Rayonne Simple Matters Reading My Tea Leaves

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    Carmella Rayone | AssortmentFrom the countryside of Wyoming, comes the story of interior designer Carmella Rayone. After a series of crushing financial blows, Carmella and her family of five decided to live mortgage-free in…

    December 7, 2015 22 Comments
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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 29 Comments