my week in objects (mostly).

April 21, 2017

five little things that made my week.

1. these daffodils.
{never enough. thanks, grammy (and faye).}

2. this book.

{for being a non-whackadoodle look at essential oils.}

3. this ice cube tray.
{because for the first time in six years, our ice cubes don’t taste like freezer.}

4. this clear dresser top. 

{and moving the baby changing station back to the kiddo’s space.}

5. this spring growth.

{for being tangly and otherwise perfect.}

other things:

yes, please.

100 woke women.

hand me up.

#vanlife.

light locations.

the heart of whiteness.

i’m easily grossed out by fridges. but i’m into this.

You Might Also Like

21 Comments

  • Reply Granny P April 21, 2017 at 10:46 am

    The freezer taste of icecubes–I know what you mean! When our current refrigerator/freezer finally burns itself out, we’re getting a more simple version with no automatic icecube maker. Besides, I know from my childhood that it’s kind of fun to hold a fresh tray and pull that cold lever and feel the tiny chips fly out and hit your skin.

  • Reply Erin April 21, 2017 at 10:49 am

    You seem to find exactly what I need. I very well may purchase that book about oils. It’s so frustrating to look into pinterest or google for essential oil uses/recipes/whatever you want to call them, only to realize you’re basically reading a Young Living or DoTerra ad. Ugh.

    • Reply Erin April 21, 2017 at 10:53 am

      Also – regarding #vanlife – I discovered this culture last spring and quickly became obsessed. Needless to say – guess who now has a 1974 VW Westfalia in their garage just waiting for the day she and her husband have enough time and money to hit the road for a bit…

  • Reply Abigail April 21, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    I am in diar need of an ice cube tray like this? Where did you ever come across one? Is it vintage..I would love to know. Thank you so much.

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE April 21, 2017 at 12:47 pm

      I bought ours at the Amazon link above! It’s new and made from stainless-steel, not aluminum, like most of the vintage ones!

  • Reply ZH April 21, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    I’m interested to hear your take on the van life story.

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE April 21, 2017 at 12:35 pm

      Ha. Presented without commentary 😉 I thought it was fascinating!

  • Reply Eva April 21, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    The ice cube tray comment made me laugh so much! I’m lucky that we have a pretty good automatic ice dispenser built into our fridge, but I hate when water gets that fridge taste from the ice.

    I’ve just started to get interested in essential oils, but I’d love to know more. My trainer will sometimes roll a few scents on us at the end of a class, and I love it. Please share what you think about the book!

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE April 22, 2017 at 3:08 pm

      It’s terrific! Highly recommend.

  • Reply Alix April 21, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    That book looks so interesting… just requested it from the library!

  • Reply CalifNative April 21, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    Chain of hearts my grandmothers favorite so mine too.

  • Reply Tamara April 21, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    I read that van life story a few days ago. To me it read like a cautionary tale against letting social media take over your life!

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE April 22, 2017 at 3:07 pm

      Totally! An interesting take on how social media both allows for and hinders a lifestyle!

  • Reply Patricia April 23, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    Just when you feel like you may have a small understanding of something, you read an article like ‘The heart of Whiteness’ and you realize you still don’t understand shit. What a wonderful line up this week. Thx for sharing!

  • Reply Sasha April 24, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Thanks for the book rec. I would like to know more about eo, but like another commenter, hate being “sold” to by MLM schemes.
    As a doula I often used lavender for moms in labor, and especially during c-sections to minimize the smell of cauterizing. I used peppermint to, it ready helps energize and wake up. Now both smells bring back strong emotions of being with women in labor.

  • Reply Katie April 25, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    “Non-whackadoodle look at essential oils” might be my new favorite phrase. 🙂

  • Reply Danny April 30, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    I love this Oxo ice cube tray. If you ever saw how Oxo thinks about objects (see the indie film Objectified) – you’ll know they really think about these things. Again, an awesomely designed no-stink no-spill ice cube tray. If it wasn’t for this, I’d never keep ice in my freezer. https://www.amazon.com/OXO-Grips-No-Spill-Silicone-White/dp/B007U256D2/

  • Reply Suzanna November 9, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    Do you have a preference in oil brands? Just finished the book. There’s a lot of junk out there to wade through!

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE November 10, 2017 at 10:55 am

      Hi there! Not sure what kind of oil you’re asking about! Happy to try to help!

      • Reply Suzanna November 13, 2017 at 8:36 pm

        Essential oils

        • Reply ERIN BOYLE November 13, 2017 at 9:00 pm

          Got it! I tend to either buy the store-brand oils sold by my local organic market or Aura Cacia oils, also sold at my local market!

    Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    Comments are moderated to ensure that this space is one that promotes positivity, community, and all-around good vibes.