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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
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    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. these peonies. {for smelling so sweet even as they wilted before my very eyes.} 2. this tractor and cart. {because every baby girl needs a farm…

    May 29, 2015 10 Comments
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    pigeons in flight.

    I get an occasional note from readers who are mystified by my choice to live in New York City. All that subway taking. All those stairs to climb. That small apartment at the end of them.…

    April 21, 2015 20 Comments
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    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. this empty-ish space. {excited for a little something new in this spot, fingers-crossed my hare-brained idea works.} 2. these clamps. {for keeping sliding closet doors closed…

    April 17, 2015 9 Comments
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    shake the wintertime blues: museum hop.

    Days boasting wintry or summery extremes are my favorite ones to go museum hopping. Inside the climate-controlled walls of the museum, I can last for hours when I might otherwise succumb to frost-bite or…

    January 19, 2015 13 Comments
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    my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this lisianthus. {because, late-summer.} 2. this cd. {because kids’ songs work on babies. who knew?} 3. these postcards. {because who doesn’t like a love note from a travellin’ grammy?} 4. this remote control.…

    September 5, 2014 7 Comments