my week in objects (mostly).

February 26, 2016

five little things that made my week.

1. this new little bread bag.bread_bag_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_5139{for arriving so quickly.}

2. these little blocks.blocks_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_5135{because all numbers are “free”. and it’s the cutest thing.}

3. this washable rug.rug_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_5151{for fitting—just–into the bathroom sink.} 

4. this jar of nuts and seeds and other things.nuts_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_5133{because i’ve been adding them to my morning pot of oatmeal (with plenty of brown sugar) and whee!}

5. this half-full cup of coffee.coffee_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_5147{because it has a secret. more next week.}

these love birds.

freeze yer toast.

patriarchal panic.


willowbrook girls.


let us not unbend our breakfast.

so you’re a feminist. now what?

me in other places:

a collection of pretty things inspired by the (gorgeous) color palette of brooklyn.

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  • Reply L February 26, 2016 at 8:08 am

    One of my favorite weekly Internet moments is when this post shows up!
    Just a small note: I think the link to “let us not unbend our breakfast.” needs to be fixed.

    • Reply Erin Boyle February 26, 2016 at 8:49 am

      Thank you! Fixing!

  • Reply Roopali February 26, 2016 at 9:17 am

    I love the bento bag. I bought a couple a few years ago and they hold up really well. So useful and beautiful at the same time!

    • Reply Amanda K. February 26, 2016 at 10:57 am

      i want a bento bag! i currently store my homemade bread in a ziploc — how well does the bento bag keep things fresh?

      • Reply Erin Boyle February 26, 2016 at 11:48 am

        I love storing in cloth because I feel like the bread doesn’t get as rubbery as it does in plastic. But we tend to gobble our loaves pretty quickly! See also: the link about toast;)

        • Reply Amanda K. February 26, 2016 at 4:14 pm

          thank you! i did read the link about toast 🙂 and it made me nostalgic for the pre-kid days when i had time to make croutons!

  • Reply Lauren February 26, 2016 at 10:22 am

    The seed jar is a brilliant idea!

    • Reply Julie February 26, 2016 at 12:32 pm

      I second that! Can you give us the breakdown of what is in it, and if you change any of the oatmeal cooking at all?
      We desperately need some substance in our oatmeal now that these boys are growing!

      • Reply Erin Boyle February 26, 2016 at 12:35 pm

        oh, gosh! nothing fancy! there are pepitas and walnuts and cashews and sunflowers seeds. raisins and dates. almonds! it’s a mix that our grocery store sells in bulk. i don’t change anything about the cooking…but i’m a very imprecise oatmeal maker. i just add a hearty sprinkle and enjoy!

  • Reply Kate February 26, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    I feel like either I’m missing something obvious or you have a small typeo 🙂 Why are you putting a rug into the bathroom sink?

    • Reply Erin Boyle February 26, 2016 at 12:03 pm

      to wash it!

      • Reply Kate February 26, 2016 at 12:31 pm

        oh, ha, duh. I really couldn’t figure out why you wanted to line your sink with a rug. Must drink more tea 🙂

        • Reply Erin Boyle February 26, 2016 at 12:35 pm

          it’s the latest trend in home design 😉

  • Reply Mary Kate February 26, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    secret-concealing coffee? I have my suspicions…

    • Reply Erin Boyle February 26, 2016 at 1:28 pm

      oh! guesses allowed!

      • Reply Laurie February 26, 2016 at 10:59 pm

        Coconut oil? I tried it for a week but didn’t see enough change for it to stick. I think I changed brands mid week and it was not for the better. I’m glued to my internet to find out the answer!

    • Reply Beth February 27, 2016 at 2:59 pm

      Bailey’s? 😉

  • Reply Orchids February 26, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    My absolute favourite post of the week. I always check in too early on Fridays to see if this is up yet! I am intrigued by the bread bag.

  • Reply Kari February 26, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    Oh my favorite blocks! They soften with time and last forever.

  • Reply annelies February 26, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    Living in france, so for my daughter all the numbers are deux !

    • Reply Gwelene February 27, 2016 at 5:25 pm

      The same here, for my son, all the numbers are deux.

  • Reply Karen February 27, 2016 at 12:37 am

    I think the “secret” to the coffee is chocolate or cocoa

  • Reply emma February 27, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    love those blocks. would/did you actually buy them at amazon though?

    • Reply Erin Boyle February 27, 2016 at 3:27 pm

      They were a gift to us from a dear friend before Faye was born! Admittedly I’m trying to decode this question a bit here: If I found these blocks locally, I would love to support the small business selling them! I use Amazon affiliate links as a way to subsidize the costs of running this blog (and I certainly sometimes purchase things through Amazon myself).


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