my week in objects (mostly).

September 16, 2016

five little things that made my week.

1. these perfect grapes. grapes | reading my tea leaves
{because they look like my grandmother’s plastic ones, but they’re about a million times more delicious.}

2. this apple cake (from this book).apple cake | reading my tea leaves

{made with a semi-interested tiny baking companion.}

3. this eucalyptus.eucalyptus | reading my tea leaves

{because ’tis the season to add a little bit to your house.}

4. this covered bench.slipcover | reading my tea leaves

{for all your kind words. (and especially because i’ve only had to scrub tiny fingerprints out of it twice.)}

5. these broken crayons.crayons | reading my tea leaves

{for turning into something new.}

other things:

really loving this diversity campaign.

dorkily into the new iOS 10 update. digital stickers! (‘specially these.)

tinder for font pairing.

beautiful things for kiddos at this event.

family dinner conversation.


how to dry herbs.

me in other places:

nyc apartments: the original tiny houses?

simple hacks.


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  • Reply Lynn @ The Not Dead Yet Blog September 16, 2016 at 8:45 am

    Yum, apple cake! We are going apple picking this weekend, and I can’t wait to bake all the things.

  • Reply Stacy September 16, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Funny you mentioned the eucalyptus – I just purchased a huge $5 bundle at Whole Foods yesterday and proceeded to fill jars with branches all over my house, and even in the shower. One of my favorite things to have in the house – pretty & smells good!

  • Reply suzanne September 16, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    i always look forward to this series. your links are always awesome. thanks!

  • Reply ladylyn September 16, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    I love the tiny house article! I now live in a big house (almost 2,000 square feet for me, my sweetie, and our four children) with a real yard, but my parents and I used to live in a 24 foot travel trailer when I was a kid–before tiny houses were cool. To be honest, this fact gives me a bit of smug satisfaction whenever the topic comes up. I love knowing that I could do it again if I needed/wanted to.

  • Reply Lilly September 17, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Keep those broken crayons! (If you want =) )
    My kindergartener’s teacher advised me to keep those crayons so my daughter uses them to have a proper grasp for pencil writing. You have to use the tripod style with your hand when you use small crayons. Besides, crayons offer more resistance compared to markers or pencils, and they get to strengthen hand muscles.

    • Reply Erin Boyle September 18, 2016 at 8:19 am

      Melted ’em into new ones!

    • Reply Ingrid September 18, 2016 at 10:50 pm

      Good idea! Thanks!

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