fall

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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 31 Comments
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    tiny library: three fall books.

    It’s a delightful, if sometimes surprising, perk of writing a blog that books sometimes find their way to me. Often, unannounced. I might come home from an ordinary day at my coffee shop office to find…

    October 12, 2015 6 Comments
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    out and about: central park in fall.

    Are you humming yet? Hope so. This past weekend we spent the afternoon of James’s birthday scrambling around Central Park. We took the 4/5 up to 86th Street and stopped by the Dean & Deluca at…

    November 10, 2014 13 Comments
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    fall tomatoes.

    there is a chill in the air but there are still so many tomatoes and you can’t let tomatoes go to waste and so you make sauce. you do not take the skins off,…

    October 2, 2012 14 Comments
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    falling, a story.

    this weekend, james and i had ourselves a much-needed little walk in the woods. we closed our computers, left our books behind, and hopped in the car for a mini adventure.we popped in and…

    October 13, 2009 23 Comments
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    packing for a month away.

    Gulp an elderflower cocktail and throw caution to the wind while you fling your favorite things into a bag. There ends my packing advice.Just kidding. A few more cents below for what they’re worth.When…

    May 24, 2016 5 Comments
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    doing it yourself.

    I’m an irresponsible DIYer.No.I’m a foolhardy DIYer.No.I’m a happy-go-lucky DIYer.Yes. That’s it. When I notice that something needs fixing, I like to try to tackle it myself. And I’m usually pleased with result by sheer fact…

    May 9, 2016 13 Comments
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    chore dates.

    James and I started a new approach to dating. And it’s amazing.Yes: we’re married. But it’s nice to date your husband, if you know what I mean.And in true marital fashion, lately we’ve been going…

    April 4, 2016 40 Comments
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    life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #137: Organize Your Linen Closet/Bag/BoxA few weeks ago I took a photo of my mostly empty closet shelves and posted it to Instagram with the caption that empty shelves and baskets look prettier…

    March 31, 2016 45 Comments
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    springtime perfection, or close enough.

    I’ve always been something of a perfectionist apologist. Why not strive for perfection, I’ve thought. A little aspiration never hurt anyone, I’d say. And I still mostly stand by those words. But the problem with…

    March 14, 2016 31 Comments