my year in objects (mostly).

December 31, 2015

twelve little things that made my year.  

1. chickadees in january. 
chickadees | reading my tea leaves

2. board butter in february.
board butter | reading my tea leaves

3. a new-to-us table brought home in march. 
table | reading my tea leaves

4. a cot for a couch in april.
cot | reading my tea leaves

5. lilacs in may.
lilacs| reading my tea leaves

6. a belated birth-story in june. 
birth | reading my tea leaves

7. blender lemonade in july. 
blender lemonade | reading my tea leaves

8. maine in august. 
maine | reading my tea leaves

9. plum torte in september.
plum torte | reading my tea leaves 

10. rainy day reminders in october.  (and a brand-new site.)
mail slots brooklyn ny reading my tea leaves

11. a visit to portland in november.
candles |  reading my tea leaves

12. a tiny getaway in december.

Wishing each of you a warm and hopeful finish to 2015. Endless thanks for returning to this space.

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  • Reply Anna December 31, 2015 at 7:50 am

    I love the idea of “new to us” rather than “brand new” – that will be my focus for 2016 as well. And I like how you treasure memories by creating photo albums. That used to be something dad and I would do every year and then we stopped. In 2016 I want to start again. I hope you have a fantastic year of 2016!

    • Reply Erin Boyle December 31, 2015 at 8:53 am

      definitely! new to us is nearly always the route we take and its never steered us wrong! cheers to 2016!

  • Reply Connie December 31, 2015 at 8:12 am

    love this. happy new year to you and yours, Erin.

  • Reply Carole December 31, 2015 at 8:54 am

    I enjoy redingote your blog all year long do much …. Happy New year to you, may you fill it with serenity, hopes and smiles.

  • Reply Katharine December 31, 2015 at 9:21 am

    Happy New Year to your family! This continues to be one of my favorite spots on the Internet. Thank you so much for creating it!!

  • Reply Liv December 31, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    This space has been a tiny grace for me as I have been navigating a new home and motherhood. So fortunate that I get to start 2016 with your book- thank you for writing!

  • Reply Rita Tocta December 31, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    Thank you for sharing your inspiration! A bright New Year to you and your family Erin!

  • Reply Janet December 31, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    One of my favorite things I found this year. Your blog!

    • Reply Erin Boyle January 2, 2016 at 10:41 am

      yay! happy 2016!

  • Reply Emilie December 31, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    wishing you and your dear family a healthy and happy 2016! i am relatively new to your blog but am so inspired – inspired enough to have been working on incorporating some of the changes i’ve read about here.
    thank you for your research and hard work, erin! it is making a happy and constructive difference in our family.

    • Reply Erin Boyle January 2, 2016 at 10:41 am

      so very glad to hear that! warmest wishes in the new year!

  • Reply Archana December 31, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Your book comes out this year. I cant wait !

    • Reply Erin Boyle January 2, 2016 at 10:40 am

      eek! me neither!

  • Reply Alice January 1, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Thanks so much Erin for all you write and share in this lovely space, continually inviting me into living for what matters and letting go of the rest. May 2016 be a wonderful year for you and your precious people xo

    • Reply Erin Boyle January 2, 2016 at 10:40 am

      thank you for your sweet support! warmest wishes for 2016!

  • Reply lauren January 1, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Finally made that board butter – love it thanks!

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