my week in objects (mostly).

March 3, 2017

five little things that made my week:

1. these bags.bags_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_7306

{soon to be filled with sunscreen and sun hats. right?}

2. these sunshiney things.ranunculus_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_7295

{for brightening up the joint.}

3. these little guys.toys_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_7305

{for not yet being used to clonk anyone on the head.}

4. these wipes.wipes_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_7302

{because i convinced myself to make the switch.}

5. these toes.toes_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_7312

{i mean.}

other things:

you do not have to be good.

do what you want.

inbox of forgotten emails.

canvas never looked so good.

god, i love this. (spotted via jessica stanley, who makes the best lists.)

kids at the office.

had a pom-pom mishap this winter. this would have helped

wild chocolate.

why facts don’t change our minds.

muslim in new york.

a day without a woman.

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  • Reply Lii March 3, 2017 at 11:34 am

    I love the toes and the change to the wipes! 🙂

  • Reply Danyelle March 3, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Please tell me where you got the toys from?

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE March 3, 2017 at 2:21 pm

      They were gifts from dear friends! There’s lots of beautiful wooden toys that are similar on the Acorn Toyshop and Diaperkind sites.

  • Reply Kelly March 3, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Cloth wipes are so easy with cloth diapering!! I’d say easier than disposables b/c there’s no accidental dropping the wipe in the diaper laundry bag.

    Cut 5-shirts in a 6″x6″ square work splendidly!

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE March 3, 2017 at 3:31 pm

      Yes! This is definitely what we’ve found!

    • Reply Kelly March 3, 2017 at 3:33 pm

      Ehhh T-shirts, not 5-shirts!!

    • Reply Sophie March 4, 2017 at 1:01 am

      I wondered what the odd square of cloth was in my laundry pile. I must have accidentally dropped a (disposable) wipe in the basket still, it’s good to know I can re-use them!

  • Reply Camila March 3, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Oh those toes !
    Everything so beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend!

  • Reply Katie March 3, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Oh goodness, that essay “You do not have to be good” really has me. It’s so beautiful and so right. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Heidi March 3, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Great idea for storing loose gear! What plain cotton bags are those ?

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE March 3, 2017 at 6:35 pm

      These are from muji!

  • Reply Mackenzie March 4, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    The ranunculus are gorgeous. I’ve been needing to bring some spring-y pieces in my apartment to break up all the winter!!

    xo Mackenzie

  • Reply Lynn March 5, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Thanks for the “you do not have to be good” link (love Mary Oliver, so had to click). I had never read Nora’s blog before, and I enjoyed binging on it.

  • Reply Elizabeth March 5, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    I love those mittens too. Quite cozy! Though I am also looking forward to sunshine filled days.

  • Reply Amanda K. March 5, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    oh man. “you don’t have to be good” was so beautiful. thanks for sharing.
    (and i also agree about cloth wipes! they’re handy after the baby is done with them, too!)

  • Reply Katie March 7, 2017 at 1:16 am

    I am so delighted by my switch to cloth wipes! I use the muslin from osocozy and these great tea tree and lavender cubes from Baby Bits that turns a cup of hot water into a gentle cleanser. It lasts forrrrrrrever and, bonus, it takes off my makeup without drying my skin (does anyone else do this? Test out baby products on their face?)

  • Reply Lily Calfee March 7, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    That Mary Oliver poem is such a good token to carry for moments of despair, thanks for bringing it to the front of my mind.

  • Reply Caitlin March 10, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    It’s pretty easy to make pom poms with cardboard, too:

    Then you can just recycle the cardboard 🙂

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE March 11, 2017 at 6:46 am

      Ah yes. Always have. But the mishap I recently had was accidentally ripping the cardboard before the pom was tied and the whole thing fell apart in my hands!

  • Reply Sasha March 13, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    Cloth diaper wipes are just so much nicer. I wish more parents would hop on board.

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