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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 27 Comments
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    mightyfix from mightynest.

    This post is sponsored by MightyNest, a company committed to sourcing sustainable products for healthy homes. In Simple Matters, I write a bit about finding allies. In the search for simplicity and sustainability, it can be helpful…

    April 12, 2016 61 Comments
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    growing a minimalist wardrobe: t-shirts.

    Give me a plain cotton tee and a pair of jeans and I’m happy. Heat waves and cold snaps notwithstanding, I could wear the classic combination nearly every single day and not get sick…

    July 9, 2015 45 Comments
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    growing a minimalist wardrobe: intimates.

    I’ve written a bit about underwear before.  And yes, I’m still blushing. In that post I revealed my interest in everything cotton and comfortable and neutrally colored, along with my penchant for matching my…

    June 30, 2015 39 Comments
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    growing a minimalist wardrobe: activewear.

    When it comes to keeping a wardrobe filled with a modest collection of only the most loved, most useful, and most flattering articles of clothing, activewear is a category that often gets left out…

    June 16, 2015 16 Comments
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    baby proof: crib.

    In parenting and tiny apartments, there’s no magic formula. What works in our wee space might not translate to yours, but here’s a little run-down of the latest in the saga we’re calling two…

    September 30, 2014 23 Comments
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    ‘grown-to-sewn’ in the usa.

    behold, alabama chanin. faythe and merrilee introduced me to natalie ‘alabama’ chanin’s work last week, and i could not be more smitten. alabama chanin is ‘a lifestyle company that focuses on creating an array…

    January 21, 2010 15 Comments