my week in objects (mostly).

October 9, 2015

five little things that made my week. 

1. this cozy blanket.
baby blanket
{and the extra few minutes of morning stories.}

2. this “basket.”
recycled baby toy
{because we can’t be the only family making use out of the recycling for sorting games.}

3. this cup of coffee. 
coffee in mug
{reheated three times. because clichés sometimes do come true.}

4. this basketball.
{because it’s just the right size. in other words: huge. }

5. this other blanket.
mcausland blanket
{for staying cozy with.}

other things:
made this, but with raclette. gah!
mistake island
grape pizza. doing it.
i don’t know. this is kind of delightful.
this sweater.
grandma’s hobby.
not sure if i’m sold.

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  • Reply evencleveland October 9, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    I turned up my nose at the Boynton books when we got them as a gift, but I’ve become a fan. Brevity laced with anarchy!

    • Reply Erin Boyle October 9, 2015 at 1:02 pm

      I admit pajama-de-bop has a nice rhythm.

  • Reply Abbie Patterson October 9, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    A newly converted Boynton fan, that article was….interesting?

  • Reply mswhitneybrooks October 9, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    The reheated coffee as cliche…yep. My sister and I both have fallen into our grandmother’s footsteps with this one too. The only thing we’re missing is a hot pink lipstick stain around the edge of the cup.

  • Reply Kari October 9, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    Speaking of the recycling, if you’re looking for ideas for future posts I’d love one on how to attractively deal with garbage and recycling in a small space.

  • Reply Christine October 9, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Hi Erin, your cup of coffee always look so perfect. What’s your method? I’m always looking to up my morning coffee routine.

    Thanks and love your blog!

  • Reply abby October 9, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    couldn’t help but laugh to myself about the recyclables. My little nephew kept himself busy near the recycling cupboard recently with some beer bottles and dog kibble. Fill the bottle with kibble, a piece at a time, dump and repeat… Have a great weekend Erin x

  • Reply Kaolee October 9, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    I recently just bought my son some of Boynton’s books, and he loves them.

    I’m not one to scrutinize children’s books (unless it was blantant) so honestly I haven’t paid too much attention to her writing, but now I will!

  • Reply Laine October 9, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    The sweater link doesn’t work!

    • Reply Erin Boyle October 10, 2015 at 8:14 am

      Thanks for letting me know! All fixed.

      • Reply Laine October 10, 2015 at 5:15 pm

        Thank you!

  • Reply Cussot October 10, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Love that link about the dark place names. Not exactly depressing, but I remember the name of a road in Newfoundland that caught my fancy: River of Sticks.

  • Reply Yelle October 10, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    all of the blankets in this post ring true with me. i often find myself cracking a window at night to let in a cool breeze, then trying to keep warm with a blanket on the couch instead of just closing the window. the air is crisp and the blankets are cozy this way, right?

  • Reply Shena October 11, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    The grandmothers socks are amazing.
    I don’t think that Sandra Boynton books are to be read into that deeply, but, I was impressed with how much someone (the author of the article) could write about nothing, ha. I’m kind of serious though. It takes true talent to pull artistic explanations out of brief board books. I have read the Going to Bed Book a 100 times and I still couldn’t agree with her that there was a deeper meaning to it, even though it would be fun to. I read your newsletter and croutons sound like a brilliant idea, I’m going to make some. Apple crisp sounds like a really nice idea too.

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