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    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. this gomphrena.{because these fuzz balls always get me this time of year.}2. this gift of tiny saddle shoes.{the stuff of back-to-school dreams. even for a not-in-school two-year-old.}3. these…

    September 23, 2016 7 Comments
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    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. this butter. {this orange blossom butter, to be exact. sent by a friend who knew just what this mama needed.}2. this tiny paint set.{because sometimes i’m not very good…

    September 2, 2016 17 Comments
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    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. this tiny swim cap.{because we joined the local YMCA and we’re loving it.}2. these paint samples. {because you just don’t know ’til you know. and even then…}3. these cast-iron hooks. {because…

    August 26, 2016 21 Comments
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    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. these tiny shoes. {for being thoughtfully made and perfect for tiny adventurers. more on that desert sand soon.}2. this navy basket.{a sweet gift perfect for wrangling treasures.}3. this…

    March 11, 2016 9 Comments
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    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1 .this tiny backpack. {for carrying precious cargo.}2. this not-quite-as-tiny-backpack.{for being just what i needed afterall.}3. this bottle milk.{for being there on our first california morning.}4. this vase of daffodils.{for…

    March 4, 2016 22 Comments
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    my year in objects (mostly).

    twelve little things that made my year.  1. chickadees in january.  2. board butter in february. 3. a new-to-us table brought home in march.  4. a cot for a couch in april. 5. lilacs in may. 6. a…

    December 31, 2015 16 Comments
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    simple gifts, two ways.

    Gift guides are an inspiring and helpful aspect of blogland this time of year. It’s nice to read a favorite blog and learn about a new something or other that you might never have seen…

    December 10, 2015 10 Comments
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    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week:1. this little bird hook. {rescued from the top of the closet. just needs a fresh coat of paint and a few drywall anchors.}2. this book. {because an advance…

    December 4, 2015 15 Comments
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    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. these lilies.{and the others, which arrived out of the blue and just in time.}2. this baby.{because it’s proof there was a very special cousin hanging around this week.}3. these bottles.{because…

    October 23, 2015 11 Comments
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    baby proof: birth story.

    Because last week Faye turned one, here’s her birth story. Or is it my birth story? I guess it’s the story of her birth and my birthing. Like most birth stories, there’s a little…

    June 4, 2015 44 Comments