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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    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. this little yogurt jar. {and those lil’ guys for hanging on.}2. these sandals. {because it’s warmed up again around here. also, twinsies.}3. this butter.{because it’s at room temp and…

    June 17, 2016 12 Comments
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    brittany, 9 pm.

    We’ve been singing rounds of Wheels on the Bus, except instead of rousing odes to wheels and windows and wipers, we’re celebrating a rowdy bus of animals: cows and doggies and fish, if you’d like to know.…

    June 9, 2016 12 Comments
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    paris with a toddler.

    If the flaneurs walked turtles, then parents of toddlers have chosen to walk moody puppies who shift from sleepy and complacent one minute, to bubbly and delightful the next, to wailing and obstinate, and back ’round…

    May 31, 2016 29 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 24 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 14 Comments