my week in objects (mostly).

February 12, 2016

five little things that made my week.

1.    this dresser drawer. drawer_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_4679 {for being freshly reorganized (on the inside).}

2. this pocket dictionary.dictionary_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_4673
{because it’s faye’s favorite new thing to be read out loud from. and because it’s shockingly satisfying to read the dictionary.}

3. this jar of frozen bay leaves.bay_leaves_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_4666{for staying fresh and freeing up room in the spice cabinet.}

4. this little booklet.bake_it_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_4668{because we’re very into cutting out shapes around here.}

5. this colorful scarf.
{because it’s technically james’s but i’ve adopted it for the week.}

other things:

in defense of gloria steinem.

zika, deli meat, and control over women’s bodies.

responsible flowers

hospital bags around the world
. via joanna.

hot sauce in her bag

nyc–>la and back again. via girl gift gather.

ten reasons to embrace mojo de ajo. she had me at one. 

a guide to valentine’s flowers, from someone who knows what she’s talking about.

such a sucker for public displays (of affection and other things).

things by me in other places: 

nursery in the bedroom.

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  • Reply Anna February 12, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    Erin, I just finished your book this last week and actually said out loud “I finished it—now I’m sad!” to my fiance. Here’s to reading our faves more than once 🙂

    • Reply Erin Boyle February 13, 2016 at 1:22 pm

      Ha! So glad you enjoyed it!

  • Reply Stacy February 12, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    Erin, your Friday “my week in objects” posts, are some of my favorite to read. Your photos always remind me to pay attention to the little things that bring joy, and find beauty in the every day.
    I also appreciate the thoughtful articles you share with your readers. There’s always so much substance to them, something I can’t say for all “link roundup” type posts around the blogosphere. Today’s just seemed particularly wonderful. The article about Gloria Steinem was so important, and I truly learned something from the post about Beyonce’s song. Thank you for sharing, for inspiring and educating your readers.

    • Reply Erin Boyle February 13, 2016 at 1:35 pm

      Thanks so much, Stacy. It means so much to me to read this here.

  • Reply Sally February 12, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    “Halfway between New York and L.A., I imploded. I am so much happier now. ” 🙂

  • Reply Erin S February 12, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    I like the picture of frozen (fresh) bay leaves! I was wondering about that exact thing literally yesterday. Have a happy weekend 🙂

    • Reply Erin Boyle February 13, 2016 at 1:34 pm

      Amazing! So glad!

  • Reply Caitlyn February 12, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Always have such an appreciation for little roundups. Have to say they really inspire my own. Hope you have a lovely weekend and a Happy Valentine’s day! However you choose to spend it 🙂

    xo, Caitlyn

    • Reply Erin Boyle February 12, 2016 at 5:12 pm

      Thanks so much! So sweet to see Simple Matters on your list!

  • Reply Lisa February 14, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    We have 8 children and I’m ALWAYS working to scale back and keep our large farmhouse full of children but not stuff. I’ve SO enjoyed your book…both it’s ideas and it’s lovely cover… which I find just as pretty on the shelf as it is on the couch or end table or bedside stand or on the kitchen table…

  • Reply Anna February 15, 2016 at 3:25 am

    I love that you are freezing leaves. That was a bit of a duh! moment for me. Because I’ve been wondering what to do when I buy a bunch of fresh curry leaves but only need a few of them. I am so going to try this!

    Hope you have a great start to your week!

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