my week in objects (mostly).

October 7, 2016

five little things that made my week. 

1. this stack of dingy newborn onesies.onesies | reading my tea leaves

{saved from donation limbo and getting a second lease.}

2. this quilt. quilt | reading my tea leaves
{for making its autumnal debut. thank you, cool night breezes.}

3. this planner.
calendar |reading my tea leaves

{but especially the meal planning pages. shockingly motivating.}

4. this burgundy queen anne’s lace.
queen annes lace |reading my tea leaves

{because it’s the last of the year, no doubt.}

5. this pot of melted beeswax (and scraps).beeswax |reading my tea leaves

{waiting to be reheated and turned into candles again.}

other things:

craft cocktails, minus the booze. (via of a kind.)

each part of my life provided respite from the other and gave me a sense of proportion…”

pantsuit flashmob

elderly women for hillary.

sweatshirt + pockets.

encouraging tiny voters.

the rose room reopens

to read: in the company of women.

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  • Reply Robin October 7, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Ooh… Please share more about the new planner! I love planners, and would be interested to hear any tips.

    • Reply Erin Boyle October 7, 2016 at 11:23 am

      Hey there: I put a little link to the planner up there in case you’re interested. It’s really beautifully designed and customizable! If you’re looking for meal planning tips, I talk about my general approach a bit in the chapter on food in my book!

      • Reply Robin October 7, 2016 at 2:13 pm

        I meant how you use it, and any organizational tips around planning, I suppose. But thanks!

        • Reply Erin Boyle October 7, 2016 at 2:16 pm

          Oh! Just some old-fashioned list making, appointment and meeting noting…that kind of thing!

  • Reply Audrey F October 7, 2016 at 11:44 am

    The pantsuit flashmob made my week! Impossible not to dance around to it.

    • Reply Tobin October 10, 2016 at 9:08 pm

      I’m not sure why, but it made me cry. Thanks for sharing this.

  • Reply Stacy October 7, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Elderly women for Hillary! So inspiring to hear their stories.

  • Reply Emily October 7, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    Will you please share more about candle making? I am always dismayed when i toss another hunk of a quick burning votive in the trash.

    • Reply Erin Boyle October 7, 2016 at 12:20 pm

      Sure! Sounds like the right time of year for an in-depth overview…will get to work.

  • Reply EMac October 7, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    Everything about the Rose Room is so visually stunning. So very, very pretty. I cannot imagine it being comfortable to sit and read in though. Perhaps it is best for quick browsing?

    • Reply Erin Boyle October 7, 2016 at 1:12 pm


  • Reply Camila October 7, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    Love the planner. Will look into getting one. I’m like a meal-planning machine nowadays. And the onesies – *sigh* Miss the newborn smell. Hope you and the baby are doing well. 🙂

  • Reply Jenn October 7, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    I have been using my mug warmer + a small metal pitcher to melt down the extra bits from my candles (I too hate throwing them out!). Much less messy than the double broiler in a pot to melt the wax when I am just doing small amounts.

    • Reply Erin Boyle October 7, 2016 at 3:16 pm

      Mug warmer!?

      • Reply Jenn October 7, 2016 at 5:38 pm

        Yes! Just the normal $5-10 type that everyone in offices uses to keep their coffee warm . Haven’t done it with beeswax yet, but it has worked well (if a bit slow) for other candles. Next up I am going to try melting directly in to the container I want my candle in- I am thinking a small enamel cup I have would work well.

        Got the idea when I read a review where someone used a warmer to melt candles to release the scent since they couldn’t burn them.

        • Reply Erin Boyle October 8, 2016 at 8:24 am


  • Reply Grace October 7, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Where’s the quilt from? It’s LOVELY.

    • Reply Erin Boyle October 8, 2016 at 8:23 am

      It’s from BlockShop! Not currently on their site!

      • Reply Anna October 9, 2016 at 4:51 pm

        Yes! I was drooling over that quilt too – sad face – wish it still available.

  • Reply stacia October 8, 2016 at 6:59 am

    i agree with emily on a tutorial on candle making. somehow you seem to find the easy simple way of doing something that might make someone go “ugh!”. can’t do that.

    a couple weeks ago i bought a block of beeswax from my local bee guy. went online to see how i can make my own beeswax candle. it reads somewhat easy…..just cannot find the clean tin can to put my wax in.

    i see you have your wax in what looks like a small sauce pan. now that looks like something i might have in my kitchen.

    would just love it if you could take a moment and share how you make a candle.

    thank you

  • Reply Angy October 9, 2016 at 1:15 am

    Why do I always cry watching a flash mob?!?!?! (Or alternatively think of Mitch & Cam 🙂

    Thanks for sharing – made my day. Xx

  • Reply Nicole October 10, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    The ‘elderly women for Hillary’ article was an inspiring read, thank you for sharing!

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