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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    natural beauty: cheek color.

    If I was tasked to come up with names for makeup, I’d call my favorite cheek color Snow Day Pink. Forget all those flower names.Maybe this is strange to say, but I feel especially…

    February 2, 2016 39 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
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    decluttering resolutions for a new year.

    In a tiny apartment or otherwise, let’s all agree that the excess of the holiday season followed by the promise of a new year creates perhaps the perfect incentive for paring down, reevaluating our…

    January 5, 2016 44 Comments
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    make-believe: ’twas the night before…

    As a child on Christmas Eve, I’d lie awake, in keeping with the cliché, waiting to see if I’d catch a glimpse of Santa Claus and his reindeer dashing across the night sky. I’d…

    December 23, 2015 3 Comments