my week in objects (mostly).

March 24, 2017

five little things that made my week.

1. this dress with deep pockets.
{but mostly the kid filling the pockets with every single imaginable toy.}

2. this decaf coffee.

{because keeping it in the house means a second morning cup, minus jitters.}

3. this bag of lavender.

{and a little spring cleaning. more soon.}

4. these sprouts.

{last year’s hard winter wheat, resprouted.}

5. this rose serum.
{smells like summer.}

other things:

call your representatives.

peace by chocolate.

dreamiest bedding for little guys.

linen for lounging (spotted on honey kennedy.)

spring centerpiece.

every day i dream of repainting our cabinets.

seedlip spirits.

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  • Reply Susanne March 24, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    I’ve never posted to social media. Ever. But something about the “Kill This Bill Before It Kills Us” link has prompted me to do so. I’m a Democrat who voted for Obama (twice), yet the Affordable Care Act has been horrible for me. My insurance was cancelled. My premiums skyrocketed. The deductibles were very high. In 2016, I went six months without insurance, as I had to make a choice: pay for health insurance or have doctors visits and tests. This bill will not “Kill” me; the ACA is killing me–both emotionally & financially. Please do not call your representative if you merely think you’re doing good, as you may be doing more harm. Please call only if the ACA is helping you.

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE March 24, 2017 at 1:49 pm

      There will always be stories of individual help or harm when it comes to laws and bill and other government mandates. Still, it’s important to think and act universally and many more people will be harmed by the proposed bill than helped.

    • Reply EM March 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

      My husband is a T1D. His insulin went up 1200% in cost after the ACA was put into place. For a life saving medicine? Yikes! Luckily, we can afford it, but that doesn’t mean we are happy about the jump. I feel both completely screwed over by it yet since people like my retired-but-not-old-enough-for-medicaid parents get their insurance from it, I see that it is also necessary.

      I can’t shoot myself just so someone else doesn’t have to take the bullet in a sense but, I’m not even sure what to think about it all anymore…

      • Reply ERIN BOYLE March 24, 2017 at 2:08 pm

        We can all still demand that our lawmakers put into place a reform that *is* equitable and *is* fair and helps more than it hurts.

        • Reply EM March 24, 2017 at 2:21 pm

          I am not saying that we need to scrap the whole thing and leave people high and dry – but, I do think it needs a bit of reform to make it better, fairer, and good for all. Like any product review, some constructive criticism needs to be taken to heart and used towards positive reform.

          My fear is more that everyone in DC (and our country) on both sides of the party lines hate each other so much that they’d rather “bit off their noses to spite their faces” (as my mother always said). I feel like Republicans are determined to destroy everything the Democrats did, and that the Democrats are determined to watch the Republicans fail. Again, I don’t know what to think anymore other than this power struggle, pissing match going on in Washington is going to screw us all over in the end…

        • Reply Carrie March 27, 2017 at 3:28 pm

          Single payer is the solution.

    • Reply Mary Beth Wile March 25, 2017 at 12:01 pm

      Our government needs to be willing to address the cost of medical care in addition to addressing the insurance issue. Until we insist that our representatives do this, we will continue to have this unfair, expensive, inefficient system. Asking our citizens who are battling serious illness to pay much more than their fair share is unacceptable.

  • Reply Libby March 24, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    Thank you for continuing to remind us to call our representatives. The resistance has to keep resisting. <3

  • Reply Of Ashes & Bones March 24, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    love love love these.
    isn’t lavender scent in your living room the best?

  • Reply Virginia March 24, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    I always look forward to these posts. It’s so great seeing little pieces of your week which remind me also to soak up and enjoy the little things. You’re lifestyle is so beautiful and so inspiring.

  • Reply Meghann March 24, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Thank you for linking this great article on Peace by Chocolates, Erin! I am a regular reader from Nova Scotia, and am so proud of this local small business success story. I hope that readers here will consider ordering a box(es!) of the chocolates –– trust me when I say that they are really quite scrumptious!

  • Reply Jill Palumbo March 24, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    Thank you for that linen link! I’m plus size and haven’t been able to find linen clothes in my size that are affordable. I tried one of the overseas companies and the top was cute and plus size, but the armholes and neck were tiny and totally out of whack with the rest of the top. I am going to try this seller and hopefully their items will work!

  • Reply lilly March 24, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    I’m just heading to the grocery store to pick up some of their chocolate, they’re local to me! SO GOOD. Proud to be Canadian, though there’s _plenty_ more to be done and we have a lot of work to do.

  • Reply Erin March 24, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    I need a linen robe like the one on Honey Kennedy for the summer. I am such a robe-a-holic. I wear one every day. I love them so very much.

  • Reply Alix March 24, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Look forward to more about spring cleaning. Am I a geek for being eager about this task?

  • Reply Erin March 24, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    I, too, am looking forward to your spring cleaning inspiration. Your link “every day i dream of repainting our cabinets” caught my eye. I also live in a small ho-hum apartment that takes a lot of imagination to live in joyfully. The tired lino, the worn out counter tops, the cabinets that I’ve dreamed of repainting. I was hoping your link would take me to an article that would help me make peace with my rented space the way your blog often does. I would love for you to write a piece about simply letting ho-hum be ho-hum. Have you read this piece: ? I love it.

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE March 24, 2017 at 2:21 pm

      Oh dear. I’ve written MANY posts about letting ho-hum be ho-hum. But I think it’s okay to be aspirational too!

      • Reply Jay March 26, 2017 at 5:23 pm

        Erin (not Erin Boyle), I read that momastery post too. If you have seen her more recent photos, you will notice that she did remodel her kitchen since then.

  • Reply Rachel March 24, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Oooh I love dried lavender. I brew some with my Earl Grey leaves for a delightful cup of tea.

  • Reply Rachel March 24, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    Sneaky hint… Saw the Seedlip Spirits on Food52 the other day, in case anybody wants a Stateside stockist!

  • Reply Kirsten March 26, 2017 at 1:20 am

    I love that dress! Do you have any idea where I might find a similar style in adult size? I am so bad with this stuff but I would really love to find something like that for myself and have nowhere to look!

  • Reply Lii March 27, 2017 at 10:30 am

    The smell of lavender is one of my favourite things during the spring and summer!

  • Reply March 27, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    I love lavender. Thank you for sharing, this is a pretty cool post. My name is Brandy, and im new in the blogging community, its nice to meet you. I hope you have a blessed day.

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