my week in objects (mostly).

May 23, 2014

five little things that made my week.

1. these lily of the valley.
lily of the valley {for being lovingly plucked for the sweetest and most unexpected baby shower.}

2. this soap.
soap {because sometimes a return to a classic is as refreshing as trying something new.}

3. this evening primrose oil.
evening primrose oil {because things are really getting real.}

4. this raspberry leaf tea.
tea8758 {see above.}

5. this bread.
sourdough8771 {and james for making it.}

other things:
naming neighborhoods.
never say never.
everything linen.
for foot propping.
this + this = diaper bag?
or maybe this guy?

things by me in other places:
dresser redux.
a place for napping.

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  • Reply Amy May 23, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Have you seen the diaper bags and inserts by Lily Jade?

  • Reply Niken May 23, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    those lily look like little fairy bells! so pretty

  • Reply andwontonmakesthree May 23, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    We love our Charlie bag! Can't recommend it enough!

  • Reply Becca - Rebecca Atwood Designs May 23, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Those lily of the valleys are so beautiful! Loving all your pre-baby tips…making mental notes for when we decide to have one!

  • Reply laurab May 23, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Seems a little negative and ungrateful to me…PSYCH!
    Love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Team Erin!

  • Reply Sasha May 23, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    I've read over and over that camera bags (the ones that just look like lovely purses/bags) make the best diaper bags, because of the compartments. And it's multi-use(ful). I wish I had known when my babes were still young enough for diaper bags.

  • Reply Daryl Lindsey Schmidt May 23, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Castille Soap….my favorite! And there's nothing better than homemade bread. šŸ™‚

    <3 Daryl
    Current Post: Five Hardy Houseplants You Might Actually Not Kill!

  • Reply Daina Ankrum May 23, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    That is my favorite soap!

  • Reply BostonGemmie May 23, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Love the canvas totes but I like something that zips or closes. Always worried a bug or dirt or something would fall in or out. Beautiful bags!

  • Reply Elizabeth Duvivier May 23, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    OMG that linen etsy is my NEW HOME!!! thank you for the discovery/link!!

  • Reply Grace May 23, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    I'm due in 3 weeks with my second and just got a Forest Bag from etsy in the mail! The nappy bag is the perfect size and has tons of pockets. Expensive shipping as it comes all the way from Wales.

  • Reply Kristina May 23, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    I love the english name for these flowers. Lily of the valley sounds lovely! If the german name was literally translated to english it would come out as "bells of may". But I like them to be called lillies šŸ™‚

  • Reply Lydia DeWolf May 23, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Oh man that raspberry leaf tea is liquid miracle for me! I didn't know evening primrose oil was a supplement? Wild stuff!

  • Reply holtkamp May 23, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Primrose oil and the raspberry tea are familiar to me- good luck!!!

  • Reply Claudia May 23, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    This is one fancy shmancy diaper bag you got there, hihihi! A mini suggestion (feel free to ignore!), wait until you see what your needs are before getting a diaper bag (especially if you are breastfeeding as you won't need much). I only used this with my daughter and it was more than enough

    Vive le framboisier, un classique!

  • Reply Abbe Trent May 24, 2014 at 1:50 am

    I second what Claudia says! You'll be surprised by how a baby sling and few things tucked into your bag/purse will be more than sufficient for many months.

  • Reply cherre henderson May 24, 2014 at 5:30 am

    The Lily of the Valley is so pretty. I planted some and I hope it grows. The bread James made looks delish! I could eat the whole loaf! šŸ˜‰

  • Reply Stacey May 24, 2014 at 11:46 am

    I'm surprised by the raspberry tea leaf. My doctor said to avoid it before 39 weeks because it can cause contractions and early labor. Would you mind sharing what benefits your doctor or CNM said there would be at this time? Not sure how far along you are. Best wishes!

  • Reply Inge May 24, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Thank you for sharing that linen shop, it's absolutely wonderful! That bread looks delicious, by the way!

  • Reply Kristina P May 25, 2014 at 5:31 am

    Hello Erin! Love your blog šŸ™‚ Hope you are feeling well. Curious about the evening primrose oil? What is it recommended for? Thanks for sharing x

  • Reply Steph May 26, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Aw, I love lily of the valley! They have such a Spring feeling about them. And homemade bread? Lucky duck! šŸ™‚

  • Reply Kate May 27, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    We use an LL Bean boat tote for our diaper bag and love it. It is affordable, durable, and once the baby is out of diapers will continue to be practical. Good for you for not falling prey to the baby industrial complex!

  • Reply chopsuey May 27, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    If I was going to do the diaper bag thing again, I'd get a Filson tote with zipper and this insert (it's all I use these days, goes into whatever bag, backpack, etc.)

  • Reply dervla @ The Curator May 28, 2014 at 3:21 am

    eeek just saw your news on instagram, huge congratulations, Erin!!

  • Reply l.artichaut May 28, 2014 at 7:30 am

    Congratulations! Just saw on your Instagram šŸ™‚ I wish you all three the best!

  • Reply Mrs. White May 28, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Saw some sweet news on your Instagram-it's ridiculous how excited I get for the new babies of people I've never met! Congratulations, lady!

  • Reply Gaia May 28, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Ah yes raspberry leaf tea and evening primrose oil. Yup. ooh what a great diaper bag idea! We use an Everlane backpack and a roll up changing pad. Works pretty great.
    ps. I'm a new reader! love it.

  • Reply DontBlameTheKids May 29, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    If you're using the oil and tea to help kickstart labor, pedicures are also effective! And enjoyable.

  • Reply Drew Frohn May 30, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    can't wait to see little Faye in these posts!

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