my week in objects (mostly).

March 25, 2016

1. these dogwood buds.

{because getting a not-yet bloomed branch just means you get to enjoy it that much longer.}

2. this easter-colored laundry.

{for being so cute.}

3. these clippers.
clippers_seat_reading_y_tea_leaves_IMG_6911{for being tough enough to get through those branches.}

4. this book.

{heh. i know. but i realized that in this week last year i was taking all of its photos. some of them with a baby strapped to my back. so glad to be on the other side. so thankful for everyone reading.}

5. this broken chair seat.

{and the other one that bit the dust this week. for finally making me start on the project of replacing them.}

other things:

sneaks (no need for socks)!

smartest potty training advice.

my pretties.

nightgowns (etc.) of dreams.

better butter.


my kind of dinner party.

custom heel stamps!

definitely james’s pet.

breakup showers!

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  • Reply Melanie March 25, 2016 at 11:20 am

    What gorgeous earrings my pretties are!! I just love dogwood blossoms! They are always my favorite!

    I hope you have a lovely weekend!

    • Reply Erin Boyle March 25, 2016 at 12:24 pm

      You too!

  • Reply Camila March 25, 2016 at 11:49 am

    Very cute. Thanks for posting the best potty training ever lol. I’m getting ready! Happy Easter 🙂

    • Reply Erin Boyle March 25, 2016 at 12:24 pm

      Ha! Our brilliant babysitter wrote it! Faye’s headed into week two of undies! Courage!

      • Reply PAS March 25, 2016 at 7:05 pm

        Would love to hear more about how it went with Faye!

        • Reply Erin Boyle March 27, 2016 at 6:05 pm

          Going great!

  • Reply Caitlyn March 25, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    I want some dogwood branches! Wonder if they are available in Florida… I always love these little gratitude posts. Beautiful and gracious. Lovely combo.


    • Reply Erin Boyle March 25, 2016 at 1:06 pm

      Thanks so much!

  • Reply ladylyn March 25, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    I’m curious about the wool sneakers. Do you own some? Could you tell me more about them?

    • Reply Erin Boyle March 25, 2016 at 2:00 pm

      I do own them! They’re super comfortable and have been really thoughtfully designed. You can read more about them here!

  • Reply Kristie March 25, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    We potty trained at the beginning of the year when my son was 27 months old. We would have done it earlier but I had a newborn (now 7 months). It was SO much easier than I expected. Apart from a few days of fearing going #2 on the toilet, he did great. And I can count on one hand the number of accidents he’s had since that first week. We did do the treat route, which I’ll avoid next time. Good luck Faye!

  • Reply KariM March 25, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Love the wool sneakers. Also, the photo from your book made me wonder. How do you clean your market basket, since I see you put unwrapped produce in it? I’ve only ever put unwrapped produce in a washable cotton bag.

    • Reply Erin Boyle March 25, 2016 at 3:23 pm

      oh, gosh. i put just about everything in this basket, but i don’t wash it! no harm done so far.

  • Reply Rachel March 25, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    Erin – I just finished reading Simple Matters and feel so inspired. I’ve already started making some changes around our home. Thank you for writing such a beautiful and thoughtful book!

    • Reply Erin Boyle March 27, 2016 at 6:04 pm

      Thanks so much for your kindness, Rachel! So touched to know that you read it! Happy Spring!

  • Reply Janet March 25, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    You are killing me with all your great recommendations. Now I need those sneaks!

  • Reply Libby March 25, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    Oh I have been searching and searching for the perfect robe and look at these on the Domi shop! They’re gorgeous.

  • Reply Alison Ness March 26, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    Great link to the NYTimes yeast article! My husband and I have been considering starting our own for a while now so this came at the perfect time!

  • Reply Lydia @ lupinelydia March 27, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    man, gotta get me a sourdough starter! we’ve made kombucha for awhile there and we get weirdly attached to the “organ,” we call it. actually I guess it’s called a SCOBY? still, definitely takes a lot of care! haha. and breakup showers should definitely be a thing, ugh!

  • Reply Erin March 28, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Love the break up registry. After I got divorced, I took most of the housewares and moved back in with my parents and daughter. Once I bought my new house, I had all the items I needed but, well – they were all from my previous life. I’ve been doing well with disassociating memories (it’s 5 years and one new marriage later) but, sometimes it’s still weird…

  • Reply Emma Atherton March 29, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    I am so in love with your blog! It is so inspiring for me, not only in the way you live your life but also the way you write about it and document it. I just started a blog myself and am always looking for inspiration and ideas.

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Ole April 1, 2016 at 12:56 am

    Thank you very much for your amazing blog and book!

    I’m curious about the basket. I saw it on many pictures. Could you tell me more about it?

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