my week in objects (mostly).

April 8, 2016

five little things that made my week.

1. this quilt.

{for being the perfect lightweight blanket for layering on top of our cotton blanket on cold nights and for layering on top of our sheets on hot ones.}

2. this cup of tea. 

{okay, and the roses. and the company.}

3. these sticks.

{because i’ve been hoping to find a bundle of palo santo locally for weeks. and this week, i did. here!}

4. this daffodil stamp.

{because i can’t ever not get the flower stamps.}

5. this wheat grass.

{because a ‘lil cover crop in the window box has to do some good, right?}

other things:

raising men who do housework.

dirt + health= the prescription.

so sad that these don’t come in my size.

nude shoes.

asheville: get your tickets

the sweetest, littlest collection.

having a uniform/taking care of it.



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  • Reply Anna April 8, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Greetings from Santa Cruz! That palo santo bundle looks like one I picked up in Ojai recently. It was a motel check-in gift, paired with a branded matchbook, and new to me. I didn’t burn it. It’s sitting on my mantle as a sweet-smelling souvenir of a lovely southern CA weekend. Your blog is such a happy place to go. Until I read your latest interview on Clementine Daily, I hadn’t realized that Friday’s Week in Objects was born from an appreciation for the stuff you have– so inspiring. Hope you get back to CA soon, your photos and cheer were so inspiring.

    • Reply Erin Boyle April 8, 2016 at 10:55 am

      Thank you! Burning a little palo santo as I type. So good!

    • Reply Erin April 11, 2016 at 9:01 am

      Please elaborate. What exactly is palo santo and what is it used for?

  • Reply Marisa April 8, 2016 at 10:44 am

    I’ve been reading your blog for a couple years now, but never commented (never really got the commenting thing down in 10 years of blog-following…). I love your “My Week in Objects,” and have even considered stealing the concept from you, although that would be wrong. But I, too, take great joy in those objects that I love, and think they are worth celebrating, even if my boyfriend thinks I’m crazy. Minimalist materialist, a confusing place to be.

    I also appreciate that your link round-up is manageable, and always worth reading. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us! I’m glad you’ve had such success with your beautiful book and blog.

    • Reply Erin Boyle April 8, 2016 at 10:55 am

      Ha: totally! Thanks so much for your kind words.

  • Reply Libby April 8, 2016 at 11:11 am

    This article about the differences in the nude shoes? Not only is that important, but the photographs are so, so, so beautiful.

  • Reply Kim April 8, 2016 at 11:35 am

    That quilt might just be the perfect shade of blue. Great find!

    • Reply Erin Boyle April 8, 2016 at 11:36 am

      Naturally dyed indigo!

  • Reply Mary Kate April 8, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    I love palo santo 🙂

  • Reply Abbie April 8, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    Raising men who do houswework: YES YES YES!!!

  • Reply Kari.M April 8, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    Must stop sending my husband to the post office, and go myself. Maybe, that way, I can get flower stamps instead of always being presented with dinosaur stamps, or similar.

  • Reply Kari.M April 8, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Also, how did you manage to get your double-size headboard to fit your new queen-size bed, if you don’t mind my asking?

    • Reply Erin Boyle April 8, 2016 at 8:35 pm

      Ha! We don’t! It’s an antique so it actually doesn’t fit a double or queen bed frame perfectly without an adapter, but we’ve never actually used one! It’s just pushed against the wall!

  • Reply Jacquelyn | lark & linen April 8, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    I love how you can tell so much about your week with so little information. it looks like a lovely time to me! Enjoy your weekend xx

  • Reply Lydia @ lupinelydia April 10, 2016 at 7:40 am

    man, i’m living that cotton-blanket life, but winters up h ere are kicking my tail! our gas bill is so high we have to keep it 58 or 60F at night, and that means so many more layers on the bed. 🙁

  • Reply Molly April 11, 2016 at 1:01 am

    I’ve also consistently seen palo santo and sage too at Annie’s Blue Ribbon in Park Slope. Reminds me I need to pick some up!


  • Reply Jax April 13, 2016 at 6:04 am

    Simple life can be sooooo beautiful! Never heard about palo santo – will definitely check this out!
    Greetings from Poland!

  • Reply Becca - The Weekend Collective April 14, 2016 at 5:08 am

    These are so beautiful. It’s inspired me to try and do the same – capture the simple objects that please me. Thankyou for sharing 🙂

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