magnolia

  • magnolia and barbed wire.

    In the winter months it’s easy to forget that there are whole lives lived in the interiors of the city blocks, but when the spring comes and the trees bloom, I suddenly remember. The…

    April 18, 2013 10 Comments
  • simple stuff: laundry hampers.

    Simple Stuff: A new series devoted to talking about the stuff that might prove useful or helpful or otherwise necessary while making a home in a small apartment or anywhere. Its aim is to provide…

    June 21, 2017 53 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. these peaceful bums.{all framed up and on display.}2. this tiny table.{and chairs. for offering a place to play.}3. this little bud. {for opening.}4. this bandana.{for being so good at…

    February 3, 2017 15 Comments
  • spring cleaning with stowaway.

    This post is sponsored by Stowaway, a right-sized cosmetics company.The magnolias are going gangbusters. The daffodils have unfurled. It’s not warm out exactly, but I’ve sped up the arrival of spring in my apartment…

    March 30, 2016 33 Comments
  • out and about: brooklyn botanic garden

    I hope you’ve come to expect it, really. This time of year practically begs for a weekly catalog of the blooming things and I’m nothing if not up for the challenge. First the crocuses,…

    May 4, 2015 20 Comments
  • early spring.

    You have to pay attention to see early spring. In the city especially. If you’re not careful you bemoan the fact that it’s still chilly and gray without noticing the pops of purple poking…

    April 14, 2015 8 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week: 1. this onesie. {because it was mine, circa 1984.} 2. this banana bread. {because it’s awfully nice to have a sister who reads my blog. and a…

    June 6, 2014 13 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. baby’s first primary color. {sent from the sweetest sunshine-y friend. note: the expanding layette. thanks, mom.} 2. this hardware store curtain rod contraption. {because closing a…

    April 25, 2014 9 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. this bud. {and the others that finally came.} 2. this tiny sock. {for making its way into our laundry bag.} 3. this stuff. {because i don’t…

    April 18, 2014 16 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. these flower stamps. {because just look at how many letters i have to write}. 2. these neighborly violets. {because they remind me of my momma}. 3.…

    April 19, 2013 17 Comments