my week in objects (mostly).

April 29, 2016

five little things that made my week.

1. this old rag rug.
{for filling up the edges of faye’s room a little bit more. for no longer smelling like wet dog. and for being utterly eco-friendly.}

2. this book.

{because kuplink.}

3. this tiny jar of extremely quick pickled radishes.

{for providing the little punch dinner needed this week.}

4.  these american-grown beauties
{for being a totally unexpected surprise on an otherwise grumpy thursday.}

5. this springtime view.herbs_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_8851

{because even though we’re going away, we decided we needed window ledge herbs for the next month anyway.}

other things:

more great podcast recs.

help a honey out.

the cost of making your own kombucha.

how a blog post gets made.

the woman card.

good riddance to ‘strong women.’

making america great again.

i’m sure i’ve already shared this, but mother’s day marketing has me all hot and bothered.

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  • Reply Nancy April 29, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Glad to see folks are still reading “Blueberries for Sal!”

  • Reply laura April 29, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    Between the rag rug, the McCloskey and the wildflowers, me thinks you better start plotting your next trip to Maine! Clearly your subconscious wants to be there…!

    • Reply Erin Boyle April 29, 2016 at 12:12 pm

      Ha!!! Totally!

  • Reply Mary Katherine April 29, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    Great links, as always, especially the one about strong women. I’ve always loved this quote, by my favorite writer of all time, Tana French in the wonderful novel Faithful Place:

    “I’ve always loved strong women, which is lucky for me because once you’re over about twenty-five there is no other kind. Women blow my mind. The stuff that routinely gets done to them would make most men curl up and die, but women turn to steel and keep on coming. Any man who claims he’s not into strong women is fooling himself mindless; he’s into strong women who know how to pout prettily and put on baby voices, and who will end up keeping his balls in her makeup bags.”

  • Reply Jen April 29, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    As someone who’s not a parent, interesting read on “mom.” Can’t we just say “parent”? I’m thinking that’s what I say, but will definitely pay more attention now.

  • Reply Heidi April 29, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Hi Erin! This isn’t necessarily related to this post (although I do always look forward to fridays here!), but where do you buy your essential oils for cleaning products/beauty products?

    • Reply Erin Boyle April 29, 2016 at 4:29 pm

      I usually buy Aura Cacia oils! They’re pretty affordable and they’re really high quality and organic! Also easy to find at most natural food stores!

  • Reply ladylyn April 29, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    Those flowers are gorgeous! Lucky you. And thanks for letting us enjoy them vicariously. 🙂

    Related to the strong women post…Maybe it has to do with the region I live in, but I’m so tired of “bad-ass” being the default non-beauty-related complimentary term for women. There are SO MANY amazing descriptive words we could use. Why always that one?

    • Reply Erin Boyle April 29, 2016 at 9:14 pm

      Oh boy, guilty of that one for sure.

  • Reply Elisabeth April 29, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    The “mom” issue drives me absolutely insane. When we moved to California, I left the first pediatric practice we found because everyone called me “mom.” It took great self restraint not to tell them that I was most certainly not their mother and there are only three people in this whole world who can call me that, though maybe I did humanity a disservice by not speaking up. Mother is only one part of my identity. I find it quite troubling that the second I had a child society began telling me it’s the dominant part. Meanwhile, my husband walks through the world as a full person. I’m glad he’s fighting this battle with me. And that you’re sharing it with others.

    • Reply Erin Boyle May 1, 2016 at 3:28 pm

      Oh, insufferable. Solidarity.

  • Reply kate April 30, 2016 at 10:51 am

    blueberries for sal! my favorite favorite favorite book when i was a little girl. keep up the good work!

  • Reply Yelle April 30, 2016 at 11:19 am

    I love having plants on my windowsill. Seeing them bloom this time of year reminds me that winter is behind us!

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