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    dried fruit garland.

    A few weeks ago I had the chance to do an indulgent little project for Gardenista. I’d always wanted to try making one of the dried fruit garlands I’d seen hanging anachronistically in historic…

    November 25, 2013
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    summer fruits and veg.

    It never feels like summer has fully arrived until there are field tomatoes and peaches at the market. The tomatoes are gnarled and bulbous and leaking with ripeness; so ugly they’re beautiful. The peaches…

    August 6, 2013
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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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    natural beauty: facial oils

    Face oils. Serums. Secret Potions. Not to get too witchy on you, but it is the season and we could all use a little extra dose of magic.Face oils are all the rage, thank goodness. I…

    October 21, 2015
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    my week in objects, mostly.

    five little things that made my week. 1. stone fruit. {of any and all varieties. three trips to the market already this week.} 2. this teddy gertie. {because faye’s been giving her kisses and feeding her…

    August 21, 2015
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    family camping trip: doing it.

    Once you’re in the woods with mosquitoes, and middle-of-the-night rainstorms, and things that go bump, all of your planning gets put to the test, quickly. Here’s a little rundown of how our first official…

    August 18, 2015
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    make your own: rhubarb syrup + a springtime cocktail.

    Bottling up a bit of springtime to keep in your refrigerator for summertime refreshment seems like a reasonable thing to do. Especially with the summery weather we’ve been having. And so I did. My…

    May 27, 2015
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    make your own: board butter.

    It’s February. Everyonething needs special attention. It’s the time of year for slathering yourself in good smelling things and hoping for the best. Turns out the same goes for cutting boards. And spoons. Enter…

    February 17, 2015
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    shake the wintertime blues: ten tiny things.

    Ten tiny things we did over the weekend that made our apartment feel fresh and bright and the frigid temps more tolerable. 1. Light some candles. The hardest part about coming back to our apartment…

    January 12, 2015
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    windward made: a giveaway.

    I’ve never been to Inge’s workshop in the Netherlands, but if the world headquarters of Windward Made is not the coziest spot on the planet, I’d be surprised. Inge is the “designer, maker, and everything-elser”…

    November 17, 2014