my week in objects (mostly).

June 7, 2013

five little things that made my week.

1. this basil.
basil {because i finally stopped overwatering it and now it’s doing just fine}.

2. these corduroy cutoffs.
cutoffs {because i really needed them last weekend. also, because they remind me of my dad, circa 1987}.

3. this bathing suit.
bathing suit {because a year later a bathing suit bought at the end of the season is sort of like a bathing suit bought at the beginning of the season, minus the rigmarole}.

4. this new work computer.
computer bag {for fitting perfectly in my trusty satchel}.

5. this no-longer-there popsicle.
pops {because it’s strawberry season}.

other things:
i’d like to make this.
these are jaw-dropping.
greyhounds are everywhere lately.
this is sweet.

other things by me in other places:
meadow muddling.
french market totes.
my favorite planter.
a bouquet sans fleurs.
balcony lust.
strawberries are here! ceramic berry baskets.

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  • Reply kristin June 7, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    basil and herbs fresh from the garden have been brightening my day as well. loved the market tote round up! happy weekend.

  • Reply sophie June 7, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    PLEASE give your basil tips! i have tried and failed for years. as an apartment dweller, i'm dying for fresh herbs but am having no luck šŸ™

  • Reply Rosie June 7, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Wish I could grow basil. I am the world's worst at keeping plants alive. Jase bought me a beautiful orchid for our first valentine's day together, and even though they don't like too much water and I'm a serial underwaterer, I still managed to kill it by not giving it enough to drink!

  • Reply annette June 7, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    I always look forward to your week in objects. A practice in gratitude is infectious. Erin you are so talented. I really enjoy reading anything you write and your photographs are always so wonderful. Have a lovely weekend!

  • Reply Joan June 7, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Ha Corduroy, love it.
    Gorgeous gorgeous photography, SurfLand.
    Love the berry baskets.

  • Reply Charlotte | Charlotte's Web June 7, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    I have a pepper plant in my kitchen that I have overwatered/underwatered in rotation for the last year or so. I think I'm finally starting to find a good balance… feels good to see it looking so perky for once (we'll see how long it lasts)

  • Reply holtkamp June 7, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    so perfect! i love your friday post!

  • Reply sweet harvest moon June 7, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Yay for strawberry season!

    Have a great weekend!

  • Reply jae June 8, 2013 at 3:59 am

    I'm growing basil too! I'm obsessed with checking up on it after work.

  • Reply Allie June 9, 2013 at 1:26 am

    Love your photos. And I always look forward to the links too! My boyfriend and I are planning on making the rhubarb honey syrup/soda soon! Thanks for the tip. xx

    Allie @

  • Reply dervla @ The Curator June 11, 2013 at 2:40 am

    Basil, man I cannot get that plant right. It starts out okay, but then there are flies. And then it gets all leggy and thin ad searches for the light….i suck at basil.

  • Reply Anonymous June 11, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Try sitting the basil plant on a saucer, and just watering the saucer: basil likes to take up water through its roots….I just found this out last week and my basil plant looks very happy

    x Sally

  • Reply Larisa June 11, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Basil mmm! I plant ti myself and it seems to be the best smell and topping for summer food/salads. Nice! Yummy shot!

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