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    make-believe: thanksgiving outfit.

    1. silk blouse 2. scarf 3. necklace 4. apron 5. triangle hoops 6. skinny cords 7. sam sifton’s thanksgiving 8. flats Thanksgiving is such a good holiday. No presents, but hefty portions of good…

    November 15, 2012
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    Delicata squash with rosemary and thyme. Waiting for olive oil, a roasting pan, and a hot oven.In case a bit of quiet-seeking finds you on the internet today, a word of gratitude for finding…

    November 26, 2015
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    gifts for the host from mouth.

     This post is sponsored by Mouth, a company that’s committed to helping folks find the best indie food products on the market.We’re still firmly in the pack-a-bag, search-for-tickets, and try-not-to-get-underfoot-in-the-kitchen part of our lives when…

    November 19, 2015
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    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. this sourdough.{because james is back at it.}2. these fancy nails .{but really the chance to spend a weekday morning out of the coffee shop office. nail tutorial forthcoming thisaway.}3.…

    October 16, 2015
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    life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #115: Downsize holiday decor.December in New York practically begs for more light. When it gets dark by 4:00 in the afternoon and when the sky’s still pitch black when you wake up in…

    December 10, 2014
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    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. this basket. {useful anew now that we’ve got a very wriggly little bug. good for sneaking a shower and other things.} 2. freshly laundered blankets. {because it’d been an…

    November 21, 2014
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    life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #114. When there aren’t enough chairs, put your plate on your lap.  This is a photo of my mom on her wedding day, eating from her lap. Extreme cuteness of my mom aside,…

    November 19, 2014
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    ice wine.

    I’m not positive that these grapes are on the vine to make ice wine, but it’s a nice thing to imagine, isn’t it? All those purply spheres getting sweeter and sweeter the more the…

    December 2, 2013
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    snowy thanks.

    We took a train northward and ended up in a wintry wonderland. Not a bit sad about that. Wishing all of you guys a warm and happy Thanksgiving. I’m thankful for each of you,…

    November 27, 2013
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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