my week in objects (mostly).

December 22, 2017

five little things that made my week.

1. these candles.

{started by me, finished by faye.}

2. these last few books.

{best countdown ever.}

3. these gingerbread women.

{ready for frosting.}

5. this reindeer.

{waiting for an elfin repair job on the antlers. sure to be wonky. sure to be loved anyway.}

5. these monogrammed stockings.

{but especially thankful for the gentle reminder from kind folks that a stocking needn’t spell the *whole* name.}

As I always do, I’ll be taking a little break from this space to spend time with my family for the next week or so. Ever thankful for your kindness and community. May the next week—and the next year—be filled with all of the very best stuff.

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11 Comments

  • Reply MA December 22, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Happy holidays, Erin! Enjoy your time off this next week.
    And I really enjoy reading your posts every week. 🙂

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE December 22, 2017 at 10:38 am

      Thanks so much, Maryann!

  • Reply christina December 22, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Have a merry and bright holiday and may the new year be kind and lovely.

  • Reply Gigi December 22, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Have a luminous and peaceful holidays with friends and family! I really enjoyed your mix of posts this season. Thank you.

  • Reply Cynthia December 22, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Merry Christmas, Erin! Wishing you a restful break with your family. Thank you for all the inspiring content you bring and for making the world a simpler, more peaceful place. Wishing you all the best in the new year!

  • Reply ganching December 22, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Happy Christmas to you and all your family from the west coast of Ireland. I have very much enjoyed your blog this year.

  • Reply Anna December 22, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    Merry Christmas, Erin! I hope you have a lovely time with your family and I wish you safe travels 🙂

    Would you consider doing some food/recipe related posts next year? I’ve always loved your recipes and ideas for cooking, and I also have no idea what to do with tofu, haha. Plus you seem very organized and it would be cool to see how your family handles dinners. Some people make endless variations of the same meal, others work from a schedule, but it’s always nice to see the options. Plus your photography is lovely and a food post is sure to include some 🙂

  • Reply Rose December 22, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    Merry Christmas to you! And Happy New Year & all that. I’ve really been enjoying your blog lately, and the pace. The writing is so good; the tone, just that. I am loving the simplicity & real humility of it all. Okay I’m going to say, I even got to like more than Cup of Jo! I know I know. It’s not a competition, I’m just… sayin’. Xoxo

  • Reply Janean December 22, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    Thank you for filling a difficult year with a lot of soul. I leaned on your weekly offerings when I needed some peace and quiet — it did the trick. *MERRY CHRISTMAS*

  • Reply jenny December 26, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    gorgeous images. i am so glad that i found your blog. perfect timing for some fresh inspiration in the new year.

  • Reply Kelly Libby January 2, 2018 at 11:15 am

    Happy Holidays and Happy ’18.

    You make a huge difference in the world and a huge difference for me. I especially noticed my need for less this Christmas and I’m currently writing and dreaming and planning my goals and steps to get me there.

    Keep being you, Erin. And, I’m so looking forward to reading your words and insights for the next 365. 🙂

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