my week in objects (mostly).

July 13, 2012

five little things that made my week.

1. these beans.
{because they were fresh and skinny and still fuzzy from being just-picked}.

2. this article.
{and the others like it. it’s a wild time for life in this tiny apartment}.

3. this queen anne’s lace.
{because it’s my favorite and a favorite of empty lots, which means flowers for me}.

4. this pasta maker.
{because carrie used it to make us white bean stuffed tortellini. so good}.

5. this big screen.
{because when you can watch movies with that view as a backdrop, i say life is pretty grand indeed}.

other things:
these gorgeous bangles.
issue three is out. can’t wait to get my hands on it.
favorite tattly set yet. 50% off through sunday!
these sound wonderful. i’d be tempted to triple the blackberries.

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  • Reply Nina Cutter July 13, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    your photos are gorgeous, as always!

    • Reply Erin July 15, 2012 at 5:11 pm

      thanks, sweet nina.

  • Reply Milynn luong July 13, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Ahh! That outdoor movie looks like such a fun thing to do in the evening, you can't beat that view. My downtown has an outdoor movie too, but I still haven't gotten around to going. I really should.

    But how exciting is that to have a feature in the paper?! Congrats on your success!

    • Reply Erin July 15, 2012 at 5:11 pm

      thanks, milynn!

  • Reply Inge July 13, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    I love the light in your photo's. The flowers are gorgeous. Watching a movie outdoors is on my to-do list! So summery.

    • Reply Erin July 15, 2012 at 5:12 pm

      totally. such a refreshing change. and so fun to see many other people enjoying them, too!

  • Reply J+H @ Beyond The Stoop July 13, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    we get a similar backdrop of midtown all the way to the financial district when we go to movies in the park in hoboken šŸ˜€

    i used to think drive-in movies were cool, but movies in the park with manhattan in the background TOTALLY top it!!


    • Reply Erin July 15, 2012 at 5:11 pm

      sounds awesome! (and i agree!).

  • Reply Andy Paro July 13, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Congratulations on your success by being in the paper! You are quite the inspiring person to be honest. I just read an article about your apartment on yahoo and I personally agree that that is a much finer and eloquent way to live, rather than having a $2 million mansion. As far as your pictures go, they are very tasteful and I enjoy seeing that such simple things, such as flowers found in empty lots, can make your week. This blog is the most inspiring thing I have seen in weeks, if not months, and it definitely put things into perspective for me. I look forwarded to reading through your content weekly to look at the world how you have, in a more simple and easy-going way. The second I saw that you had a blog, while reading the article about your home, i clicked the link and bookmarked it before even finishing the article. Please keep living life the way you are, I hope to do the same one day.
    Sincerely, Andy Paro

    • Reply Erin July 15, 2012 at 5:10 pm

      why, thank you. so many nice words!

  • Reply Kayla Poole July 13, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    So so lovely to meet you last night! You and James are delightful–after parting ways, Tiho said, "They are cool and normal" (ha, a compliment, I promise!). And I agree šŸ™‚

    Hope to see you around again at another Thursday movie night.

    • Reply Erin July 13, 2012 at 6:35 pm

      ha! so nice to meet you guys, too! cheers to happy blogger meetings!

  • Reply Crafternoon July 13, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Love those things – I made pasta for the first time last week! My mother-in-law taught us how to make it and now she is going to give us her spare pasta maker. Yep, the woman has two pasta makers. I'm a lucky daughter-in-law.

    • Reply Erin July 15, 2012 at 5:09 pm

      amazing! and delicious.

  • Reply sweet harvest moon July 13, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Have a lovely weekend!

    • Reply Erin July 15, 2012 at 5:10 pm

      thanks, lady!

  • Reply An admirer July 14, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    I moved into a roughly 300 sqft apartment last week, and as a fellow lover of minimalist living, I was truly lucky to find your blog the other day. It's safe to say it will forever be open in a tab on my laptop (at least until I make it through all of your archived posts!). Thank you for the beautiful inspiration.

    • Reply Erin July 15, 2012 at 5:10 pm

      thanks for such a sweet note! i'm always glad to know another tiny space dweller!

  • Reply Robyn July 15, 2012 at 11:22 am

    a lovely backdrop indeed. and what a lovely blog you have

    • Reply Erin July 15, 2012 at 5:09 pm

      thanks, robyn!

  • Reply Georgie K. Buttons July 16, 2012 at 2:20 am

    Yay for To Kill a Mockingbird!

  • Reply Cara July 16, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    You're so right–those blackberry cakes could withstand another few handfuls of berries! Congrats on all the press, and thanks for the link!

  • Reply Amielle July 19, 2012 at 5:48 am

    I love all these photos. You always come up with such wonderfully simple pictures and I like looking forward to them.

  • Reply claraemily July 19, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    I love Queen Anne's lace (and your blog) I have a rather large tattoo of it! I've just left from visiting New York and I was shovked to see so much of it in Brooklyn!

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