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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
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    baby proof: hand-me-downs and swaddling clothes.

    As an addendum to last week’s post about neutral baby clothes and building a layette for bébé, here’s the truth of the matter: just when you finish gathering together your ideal list of petit bébé…

    April 22, 2014
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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
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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
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    travel made cozy with zady.

    This post is sponsored by Zady, standard-bearers for ethical fashion.Tomorrow we pack our bags, shuffle our way to Penn Station, and board a train that’s going to have us choo-choo-chooing all the way across…

    November 24, 2015
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    baby proof: bundling.

    It’s (slowly) getting chilly. I know this partially because I am a human walking around outside and partially because I’ve gotten a flurry of emails related to cold-weather baby gear. It will surprise no one that everyone…

    November 23, 2015
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    bridge & burn: a fall jacket giveaway.

      We’re having something of a Pacific Northwest moment on these tea leaves. If you’ve been around here for awhile, you’re probably familiar with my longtime sponsor, Bridge & Burn. These guys design their…

    November 17, 2015
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    simple matters 03: camille storch.

    Camille Storch | Wayward SparkThe tagline of Camille’s blog is “Genuine, seasonal Americana” and it’s one of my favorite spots on the internet. If you’ve ever wanted to know the ins and outs of…

    November 16, 2015
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    simple matters 02: kate oliver.

    Kate Oliver | Birch & PineOver the past year, Kate Oliver and her wife, Ellen Prasse, have painstakingly taken a 1950s Airstream trailer from mouse-infested and rotting to bright white, clean, and decidedly modern.…

    November 10, 2015
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    growing a minimalist wardrobe: overalls and outliers.

    I wear overalls.You might say that overalls don’t follow the rules. That a minimalist wardrobe needs to be filled with things that are more flexible, more basic, more easily layered and paired with other things. But…

    October 1, 2015