my week in objects (mostly).

September 9, 2016

five little things that made my week:

1 . these hooks.hooks


{because more is great when it comes to hooks around here lately.}

2. this peppermint.peppermint

{ready for drying.}

3. these otherwordly photos.ultrasound images

{for offering sweet comfort half way along.}

4. this thrifted dress.tiny flower print dress

{because grammy always finds the best stuff.}

5. this pool schedule.
schedule_reading_my_tea_leaves_img_3417

{printed, taped to the back of something pretty, and hanging from the fridge.}

other things:

archaic, primitive, prehistoric.”

make reading fun again.

now i just need a confetti cake sweater of my own. (!!!)

the internet still thinks i’m pregnant.”

on being walled-off.

a good little washcloth.

a sweet little shop.

perpetually fond of blues and creams and browns.

a special treat for newsletter subscribers coming this pm…

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21 Comments

  • Reply Libby September 9, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    I’m not sure I’ve ever seen the word “otherworldly” used more accurately.
    <3

  • Reply elisa September 9, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    congratulations!
    I’m also due in winter with my third, so exciting!
    I wish you a healthy and relaxed pregnancy!

  • Reply Jessica September 9, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    “Having children isn’t for everyone, but offering up old school sexism isn’t useful to anyone.” AMEN.

    • Reply Erin Boyle September 9, 2016 at 1:42 pm

      So many gems in that piece!

  • Reply Mary Kate September 9, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    Someday I will muster up the patience to go thrift-store shopping

  • Reply Anna September 9, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    Congratulations! I’m due in January, exciting times! Wishing you all the best!

  • Reply Rebecca September 9, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    The HRC post that HONY just posted, “I am not Barack Obama. I am not Bill Clinton…” is SO. GOOD. And I so enjoy your newsletter. Thanks for posting the feature on Nelson Molina- the Times covered his story about 4 years ago and my hubs read it at about 3am and was out the door before 4am to go find the guy. He took a quick (rough) video on Nelson then and what he thought about collecting and the sudden fame: https://youtu.be/xlFUe0eo5qc

    Have a great weekend!

    • Reply Rita Tocta September 10, 2016 at 6:31 am

      I remember that piece is so good to see more! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Reply Kim September 9, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    Hi Erin……The vintage dress…..It’s lovely! I am such a huge sucker for corduroy and floral. Is it a dress with sleeves? Or more like a romper style? So, so cute! 🙂

    • Reply Erin Boyle September 9, 2016 at 5:50 pm

      Little sleeves!

      • Reply Kim September 9, 2016 at 6:08 pm

        Ohhh, I bet it’s SO cute!!

  • Reply Amber September 9, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    I’ve been looking for hooks just like that. Have a source, or thrifted?

    • Reply Erin Boyle September 9, 2016 at 5:56 pm

      Oh, sorry! Here’s a link!

  • Reply Lora September 9, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    Should you have been sending a subtle message with the internet says article, my heart remembers 26 yrs ago, before the Internet, when the Christmas cards had to tell a ” different ” story. First time to post. Regardless of anything. You. Are . Fierce. From the Bourbon Trail, I am a fan. Lora in Louisville.

  • Reply Jessica September 9, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    Taping the pool schedule to the back of something pretty is genius!

  • Reply Elizabeth September 9, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    Congratulations! Recently discovered Reading My Tea Leaves and have been so enjoying it! Wishes for a happy & healthy pregnancy!

  • Reply Kim B. September 10, 2016 at 2:20 am

    I admire Lisa Lucas so much! Thanks for flagging her interview.

  • Reply Stefanie September 10, 2016 at 10:20 am

    Wow, you and I must be kindred spirits. I love your week in objects posts because these are similar to my street find post. Every month when tenants are moving out, I scour the streets for goodies. Because I can’t bring everything I see home, I photography them and then offer up ideas on how they can be reused or upcycled.

  • Reply Nicole September 11, 2016 at 12:58 am

    Hillary’s comments resonate with me so, so much–when I was in graduate school, with a series of misogynistic supervisors and committee members, protecting and editing myself was a tricky (and not entirely successful!) business.

  • Reply Sara September 13, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    How do I sign up for your newsletter? I can’t find the magical button.

    • Reply Erin Boyle September 13, 2016 at 9:31 pm

      Just scroll to the bottom of any page and there’s a gray box that says “subscribe to the newsletter” with an email field!

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