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    wildflower beaker.

    nothing new here. just something good. summer’s last scraggly wildflowers from my parents’ yard. this weekend: a trip to the coast to read and watch james surf. a sisterly birthday celebration. dinner on my…

    September 6, 2010 6 Comments
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    wildflowers: the irish edition.

    even when i’m far from home, i can’t resist the pull of a good field of wildflowers. just like back in rhode island, the fields across from where we’re staying are filled with clover and…

    June 7, 2010 19 Comments
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    embracing winter with tradlands.

    This post is sponsored by Tradlands, a Made-in-America shirt company making some of the very best button-ups for women.Write a blog for long enough and it’s admittedly a little hard not to sound like a…

    December 15, 2015 10 Comments
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    my week in places, mostly.

    It’s been an incredibly refreshing two weeks away and today, instead of objects, it’s places, mostly, that made my week. There were objects too, to be sure. Boats and vases of wildflowers and duffel…

    August 14, 2015 3 Comments
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    my year in objects (mostly).

    twelve little things that made my year. 1. a city desert in january. 2. tiny hearts in february. 3. leafy eggs in march. 4. tulips in april. 5. lobster rolls in may. 6. san…

    December 31, 2013 19 Comments
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    out and about: roosevelt island.

    Like anything in dwindling supply, each sunlit hour of an October day is more precious than the one before it. Relatedly, James and I finally made it to Roosevelt Island a few weeks ago.…

    October 22, 2013 6 Comments
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    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. this curlicue pumpkin. {because it’s just enough for getting in the spirit.} 2. this dried echinacea pod. {taken home from a little wildflower adventure last weekend.}…

    October 18, 2013 12 Comments
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    make-believe: care package.

    Giving a care package has to be almost as nice as receiving one–carefully selecting just the right combination of goodies that you know will brighten someone else’s day. It’s a bit Pollyanna-ish, I know,…

    September 27, 2012 14 Comments
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    the best part about a night away from the city? the treats you get to bring back with you. in this case, flowers from my mom’s garden. i’ve more or less abandoned my bouquet…

    July 21, 2011 9 Comments