my week in objects (mostly)

April 22, 2016

five little things that made my week.

1. these ruffly tulips.
tulips_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_8635 {because, ruffly tulips.}

2. these new chair seats.

{for mostly working the way i thought they might. thank god for helpful friends. more soon.}

3. this little bag of compost.

{because it’s a sweet reminder that our food scraps get turned into something good.}

4. this little tapestry for sitting on.
{and the sweet bag to tote it in. because we brought our dinner to the park four nights this week. working on five. YAS.}

5. this rendition of the moon.moon_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_8662


other things:

getaway: new york edition.


spring at schoolhouse electric.

the dark side of comments.

…nor do I have a Robert Mapplethorpe hanging around to snap me on the fly.”

pretty new bath duds.

every kid in a park.

tiny apartment survival checklist.

not crying is not an option.


busty bralettes.

me in other places:

spring cleaning and chance to win a copy of simple matters.


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  • Reply emma April 22, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Great article on the manologues. I finally read Rebecca Solnits other essays in ‘men explain things to me’ last year – good stuff. Though it was great the mansplaining article went (sort of) viral, those other essays on invisible women etc. really deserve some more attention aswell!

  • Reply Andrea April 22, 2016 at 11:03 am

    I love these lists and look forward to them every week 🙂
    I remember seeing that tapestry (or maybe a similar one) on your Instagram some time ago and always wondered where I could find a similar one. So I thought I would just ask! Would you mind pointing me in the right direction?
    Thank you!

    • Reply Erin Boyle April 22, 2016 at 11:11 am

      Thanks! Mine is one I found in college at a little store in Burlington, VT! Don’t have a great recommendation of where to find a similar one, but keep your eyes peeled and duck into little import shops!

  • Reply Carol April 22, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    I like the moon. What always amazes me is the way all small children start out drawing, very symbolically. People are stick figures with mostly heads and eyes (maybe a mouth). But children KNOW they are representing people. Humans are very oriented to intense symbolism.

    Even Faye’s moon represents the moon to her.

  • Reply Libby April 22, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Love these ruffly tulips!
    And I LOVE a bralette!! People don’t believe that we can wear them if we’re busty or chubby and, girl! It can be done!

  • Reply Molly April 22, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Busty bralettes: nice! thank you!!

  • Reply abby April 22, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    The moon <3
    I love seeing children's drawings and the glimpse at their perception. And that peek of your chairs… they look amazing!

  • Reply Sarah April 24, 2016 at 3:15 am

    Lovely tulips and well done with the chair seats! You have a wonderful eye for detail. xo

  • Reply Ashley April 26, 2016 at 9:37 am

    I love all of these photos, but “the moon” is extra precious. Thanks for this post!

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