my week in objects (mostly).

October 21, 2016

five little things that made my week.

1. this popcorn. popcorn_reading_my_tea_leavesimg_5110

{or, as faye calls each popped piece, “a guy with tiny legs.”}

2. this leather lace.leather_reading_my_tea_leavesimg_5114

{a maybe, maybe-not solution to a little problem.}

3. these tools. saw_reading_my_tea_leaves_img_5106

{because girl’s got work to do.}

4. this fabric square.fabric_reading_my_tea_leaves_img_5111

{there was a little leftover from our slipcover, so mama’s heating pad’s getting a homemade cover of its own.}

5. these swatches.leather_reading_my_tea_leaves_img_4649

{too good to choose from.}

other things:

skip the t-shirt, donate instead.

to the first lady.

made by hand in someone else’s tiny apartment.

bottled water or tap?

comfy, cozy.

for women who wrangle and weld.

required (very difficult) reading on the heartbreaking reality of late-term abortion: two accounts.

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  • Reply Camila October 21, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    I also read the Jezebel piece. Heartbreaking! I can’t even begin to fathom what it’s like.
    Love everything about your week (in objects). Hope you and the babies are doing well. <3

    • Reply Erin Boyle October 21, 2016 at 1:14 pm

      Agreed! We’re doing well! xo!

  • Reply Molly October 21, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    New hooks in the entryway? (not to be creepy, they just look different than the previous ones that were directly on the wall). Do you have a source? I’m trying to find the perfect rack of hooks on a wooden backing for my entryway. Thanks!

    • Reply Erin Boyle October 21, 2016 at 1:47 pm

      These are actually in Faye’s room! You can see them here, too. I bought the hooks from Rejuvenation and painted a piece of wood I found on the street to match the woodwork in her room!

      • Reply Molly October 24, 2016 at 9:56 pm

        Oh, that’s great! I’m impressed you found such a solid piece of wood, I always have my eyes out. Thanks!

  • Reply EMac October 21, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    On “for women who wrangle and weld”. I am an environmental scientist who finds herself frequently out in the field. How wonderful it would be to have some of the items mentioned. It IS a hazard when your way too big for you safety vest gets tangled up or your feet hurt after a day in men’s steel toed boots (luckily, I have a pair of women’s Red Wings). Some of us women in my field have started opting for fun hot pink attire (rather than the bright safety green color)!

  • Reply Kelley October 21, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Thank you for posting those articles on late-term abortion. Trump’s description of it during the debate was horrifyingly inaccurate. I’m thankful Hillary Clinton spoke in defense of our rights, but I also left feeling frustrated that she did not clarify the procedure. As an OB nurse, I find the lack of accurate information out there discouraging, so thank you for sharing!

    • Reply Erin Boyle October 21, 2016 at 6:31 pm

      Very much agreed.

  • Reply Rachel October 21, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Are those leather swatches from Bryr clogs? I’m eyeing all.the.pairs.

    • Reply Erin Boyle October 21, 2016 at 4:00 pm

      good eye!

  • Reply Anonymous October 21, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    Thank you for posting the NY Times and Jezebel articles, these painful experiences are more common than you’d think, but rarely shared. Unfortunately, I had a late term procedure around 24 weeks when anomalies incompatible with life were discovered on my 20 week ultrasound. After more ultrasounds and painful decision making, I made a decision that was the right one, but has heavily impacted my life.

    Infuriating that in this modern world, this sort of private business continues to be a public debate on a woman’s health and a judgment of her decision making on what’s best for herself and family.

    • Reply Erin Boyle October 21, 2016 at 6:30 pm

      Absolutely agreed. I’m so sorry to hear your story; thanks so much for sharing.

  • Reply MissEm October 21, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    Those stories about late term abortions are so sad and heart wrenching. We have to be so careful when we discuss the legalities of procedures like this, that we remember that they are painful, personal parts of someone’s story. That said, I don’t think that the painful nature of the experience means that it can’t also dwell in the realm of policy. We have to discuss and make decisions as a society about issues of euthanasia, a parent’s right to decide on euthanasia for their child, whether and when abortion or infanticide can be considered a valid, merciful option. Issues of preserving personhood are what most policies are about, and it does get personal and tricky, but we have to talk about it. Hopefully we can do it with grace and compassion while we communicate our convictions.

  • Reply Hilary October 21, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    I’ve been reading your blog for a bit – I found my way here via Assortment and I love both spaces for different reasons. I do love your weeks in objects and also the recommended links. That Jezebel piece hit me between the eyes and should be required reading for everyone.

  • Reply Anne October 22, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Erin, your blog is a breath of fresh air! Have been reading for months. Years ago when I was in high school I had a heating pad like the one in your picture. My parents sold it or got rid of it at some point. Do you remember where you got it?

    • Reply Erin Boyle October 22, 2016 at 12:30 pm

      Hi Anne! Thanks so much for your note! My mom gave this to me when I was pregnant with Faye! No idea where she found it! But I’d do a search for buckwheat heating pad or rice heating pad and you’ll probably find something wonderful!

  • Reply Danielle October 22, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing those 2 late-term abortion articles. Heart-wrenching, but so, so important to read.

  • Reply Taylor October 23, 2016 at 11:21 am

    What’s the difference between (or different purposes of) blogs and newsletters?

    • Reply Erin Boyle October 24, 2016 at 9:07 am

      The newsletter is a direct note to your inbox with a recap of the week’s post, a little essay from me, and a few other interesting things I’ve stumbled upon during the week!

    • Reply Erin Boyle October 24, 2016 at 9:07 am

      The newsletter is a direct note to your inbox with a recap of the week’s posts, a little essay from me, and a few other interesting things I’ve stumbled upon during the week!

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