• life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #170: Put your phone in a basket. Hello, my name is Erin and I am a very tidy person. (You likely already know this.) I hate clutter. I never let things accumulate on countertops…

    July 25, 2018 27 Comments
  • a more sustainable period with organicup.

    This post is sponsored by OrganiCup, the award-winning menstrual cup that replaces pads and tampons. When: Sophomore year of high school. Where: The small bathroom in the hallway by the senior lockers, Pepto-Bismol pink…

    July 24, 2018 30 Comments
  • waste not: chimichurri.

    Waste Not is a collaboration with my friend, Carrie King. The premise is simple: Carrie, a food writer and editor, shares a recipe highlighting at least one particular way that we can curb food waste.…

    July 23, 2018 8 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. this toast. {because if you haven’t had cinnamon and sugar toast since you were a kid, change that immediately.} 2. this sweet scene. {because i’ve been…

    July 20, 2018 15 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #169: Consider Power Tools. (Just one.) I remember distinctly—or believe I do—the first time I used a power tool. I was in fourth grade, sitting in a patch of sunlight on my kitchen…

    July 18, 2018 18 Comments
  • baby proof: kids’ clothes plain and simple.

    Last week, while eavesdropping for the public good, I overheard two parents of young children lamenting the dearth of simple kids’ clothes available. I came directly home, opened my browser, and pecked out the…

    July 17, 2018 105 Comments
  • a tall dresser in a tiny apartment.

    It’s a chief joy of mine to find something that someone else discarded and to make it mine. One woman’s trash becomes another’s treasure and not much of anything goes to waste. With the…

    July 16, 2018 25 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. these ruby fruits. {just look at them.} 2. this stainless steel. {because toting around individual bottles for everyone on our nightly picnics gets cumbersome. this helps.}…

    July 13, 2018 12 Comments
  • a golden giveaway with bridge & burn.

    This post and giveaway is sponsored by Bridge & Burn, makers of classic apparel for men and women. The light in the evening lately is, in a word, glorious. When James and I steal quiet…

    July 11, 2018 6 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #168: Hang a high shelf. My forever motto is less stuff, not more storage. But there are some things that need having and those things need a place to perch. In those cases,…

    July 10, 2018 25 Comments