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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    life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip # 142 – Corral Your Cords.I don’t usually go in for overly tech-y solutions to small apartment problems. But if someone were to come to my apartment tomorrow and tell me that every single…

    August 22, 2016 33 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 30 Comments
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    habit shift: morning walks.

    I’ve talked about my morning walk habit on and off for years. I’ve been on them, I’ve been off them. I’ve been a daily walker and I’ve fallen into a wintry malaise and hardly…

    August 10, 2016 51 Comments
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    warm weather shapes with elizabeth suzann.

    This post is sponsored by Elizabeth Suzann, a women’s clothing label based in Nashville, Tennessee.I don’t often think about the shape of my clothes. I guess I do in an abstract sense: I think about how…

    July 26, 2016 48 Comments
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    habit shift: read more.

    New parenthood and reading a lot didn’t go hand-in-hand for me. For much of the first year of Faye’s life, and well into the second, I often felt like I was barely able to keep…

    July 25, 2016 58 Comments