my week in objects (mostly).

October 28, 2016

five little things that made my week:

1. these wonky tea lights.candles_reading_my_tea_leaves_img_5299

{all refilled for a cozy weekend.}

2. this sparkly ladybug.ladybug_reading_my_tea_leaves_img_5288

{because right now it’s been worn for about 20-second stints, but we’ve still got a few days to “practice.”}

3. these leggingslegging_reading_my_tea_leaves_img_5301

{because i’ve reached the point in pregnancy when discomfort is my new normal. leggings aren’t pants? meh.}

4. this salt.salt_reading_my_tea_leaves_img_5285

{because we needed to bulk up our play dough supplies.}

5. these slippers.slippers_reading_my_tea_leaves_img_5296

{only trouble is, i never want to leave the house.}

other things: 

empathy is not always a default setting.

impt. lessons on making your last name plural.

making maternity leave visible.

one thing at a time.

teensy slippers.

playground in a can

very into the idea of a geburtstagstisch

we might need a moose around here.

ps. there’s a newsletter coming later this afternoon with a very cozy treat for readers.

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20 Comments

  • Reply Baltina October 28, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    Erin, seriously those slippers couldn’t look more cozy! I have been hoping to find a pair for home, thank you! Also Faye is going to be the sweetest little lady bug.

    sending good pregnancy vibes… leggings ahhh. loved Ingrid and Isabel Active Leggings, I ran and lounged 😉

    Happy Halloween to your little tribe!

  • Reply Natalie October 28, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    I have those same slippers and they are the absolute best! There have been several times where I’ve almost walked out the door with them still on my feet!

  • Reply EMac October 28, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    As always, the articles on being a working mom resonate. Oh how I wish the current office climate wasn’t so that we have to fight to leave at a decent hour (although, I must admit, my new office is very good about that). I used to work in an office where I was also the only working mom (and a single mom at that) and I once had a male boss question the fact that I would leave (technically) “on time” to make sure I didn’t miss practices or ballet. He is seriously someone I consider mailing glitter to on a daily basis…

    On a happier note, I really need to make some of those candles!

  • Reply Kari.M October 28, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Great article on pluralizing last names. One of my biggest pet peeves!

    • Reply Erin Boyle October 28, 2016 at 2:30 pm

      Ha! Agreed!

    • Reply Mary Kate October 28, 2016 at 3:09 pm

      Came here to say the exact same thing. WHY is using apostrophes to pluralize everything suddenly acceptable? I blame the internet.

  • Reply Stacy October 28, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    My mom has been wearing those slippers my entire life – we just bought her a new pair last year for christmas. My dad, boyfriend and I all have the mocassin style ones. LL Bean makes the best!

    The plural last name article made me laugh out loud! This has always bothered me!

    • Reply Erin Boyle October 28, 2016 at 2:30 pm

      So cozy!

  • Reply nina October 28, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    I really miss my pregnancy leggings! Especially the over the belly ones. =P

    • Reply Rachael October 28, 2016 at 4:21 pm

      If what you miss is the higher rise, I accidentally ordered “tall” sized leggings last year, and the higher rise is so wonderful I might not ever go back to “average”. I did have to hem the legs a little shorter to avoid the saggy baggy elephant ankle, but it’s definitely worth it to me.

  • Reply Lena October 28, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    The Geburtstagstisch and the whole article e made me laugh out loud. Being German I didn’t realize it was typically German. I am definitely going to try the recipe.
    As always a lovely series! Have a good Halloween weekend!

  • Reply Lisa October 29, 2016 at 5:21 am

    Love the idea of a breakfast birthday table, am definately going to put marble cake on the menu for the next birthday in our house. Great article links thanks.

  • Reply Kim B. October 29, 2016 at 6:52 am

    Loved the geburstagtisch piece and the middle school moms piece that she linked to on her about page (although i’m not even a mom — but I have nieces and think of their mother as they head into this age). Also – the apostrophes!!

    Happy weekend Erin!

  • Reply Yelle October 29, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    I’m not pregnant (yet!) but I already only wear leggings on weekends. When I do have the great fortune of one day getting pregnant, I have no shame in wearing leggings every day.

  • Reply Danielle October 30, 2016 at 10:15 am

    You’re probably not a fan of ikea, but they have the cutest woodland animal cookie cutter set with a moose, fox, bear, squirrel, hedgehog, and snail. My son loves them! The set is like $6/$8 too!

    • Reply Erin Boyle October 30, 2016 at 1:17 pm

      Sounds adorable!

  • Reply Roxanne October 30, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Erin, totally random (and you may have already seen this), but I got an email in my inbox the other day saying that LOLA is now offering applicator-free tampons! Enjoy your Sunday. xoxo

    • Reply Erin Boyle October 30, 2016 at 8:48 pm

      Thank you! Hadn’t seen!

  • Reply mila October 31, 2016 at 8:42 am

    Ha, how funny to read about german birthday traditions! I did’nt realize I follow them. Except for the cake: I think everyone has his/her favourites, in my case cherry crumble pie.

  • Reply Elizabeth November 1, 2016 at 7:01 am

    I have had that same pair of slippers since 2003! I had to replace the sheepskin footbed a couple years ago because I had worn it bare, but otherwise they are still going strong. 🙂 So cozy!

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