my week in objects (mostly).

September 5, 2014

1. this lisianthus.
lisianthus {because, late-summer.}

2. this cd.
cd {because kids’ songs work on babies. who knew?}

3. these postcards.
postcards {because who doesn’t like a love note from a travellin’ grammy?}

4. this remote control.
remote {because, magic. stay tuned for a very special giveaway next week.}

5. this dou dou from la famille francaise.
doudou {because faye can’t seem to get enough of soft things lately. (also, dimply little hands.)}

other things:
one of my very favorite documentaries about a true legend.
also, her ode to new york.
i’m a sucker for tiny florals.
and shibori swaddles.
the bit about tides. so good.
it’s almost the time of year for eating kale again. also, shredded salad.
these are kind of genius.
nursery dreams. (no, not that kind).

things by me in other places:
dried, not drab.
a neighborhood tour.
partner-coached childbirth. (or, in my case, james-coached.)

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  • Reply Diana September 5, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    aww, at her adorable baby hands. and love the flowers! also, have you heard of rockabye baby music? it's basically a company that turns current music (i.e. rock, pop, reggae, rap – basically songs you wouldn't think would translate well as lullabies) into soothing lullabies. we were actually pretty surprised at how well the albums translated.

  • Reply Kim Johnstone September 5, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    One of my favorite things is receiving postcards in the mail. It makes me feel so special! Especially if it has foreign postage — I love seeing international stamps in my mailbox. Have a lovely weekend!

  • Reply Anonymous September 6, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    I started watching the Joan Rivers documentary on Netflix but turned it off. I found her to be vulgar with terrible language. Is that necessary for comedy? I don't think so.

  • Reply Erin September 6, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Oh, gosh yes! Should have written a warning! Of course vulgarity isn't necessary for comedy, but I still found the Joan Rivers doc to be totally fascinating…extensive use of the word pussy aside 😉

  • Reply Louise Brown September 7, 2014 at 11:06 am

    Lovely post as always x

  • Reply cindyleed September 9, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Regarding kids songs working on babies…I'm not much for playing children's music just for my children, if I feel I'm suffering through it. Many times that is the case with typical children's music. Instead I subject my boys to regular bouts of folk music. I like it and they're suitable songs for them. I thought I'd recommend this cd for you. It's simply wonderful and both my boys have been listening to it since they were born.

    • Reply Erin September 9, 2014 at 3:27 pm

      Yes! Totally agreed (though I do have a soft-spot for Raffi!) We'll no doubt have folk on regular rotation around here—this was definitely my parents' solution when we were growing up! (Thanks for the Folkways suggestion!)


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