my week in objects (mostly).

March 31, 2017

five little things that made my week.

1. these sachets.sachets | reading my tea leaves

{tucked between all the sheets.}

2. ย this pomegranate-dyed sweater | reading my tea leaves
{yes, pomegranates! made for our tiny guy.}

3. these spring buds.buds | reading my tea leaves

{in a gray week.}

4. daffodilsdaffs | reading my tea leaves

{for catching rain drops.}

5. this little ring.ring | reading my tea leaves


{for baby fingers.}

other things:ย 

intentional sparsity.

the universe in verse.

toast for dinner.

foreign postcards.

dans le sac.

you’re doing it wrong fatigue.

my sister, killing it.

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  • Reply Annie March 31, 2017 at 11:08 am

    Loved the article on Georgia O’Keeffe, thank you for sharing! And your sister’s voice is so sweet.

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE March 31, 2017 at 11:15 am

      So glad! I think so, too!

    • Reply Seska April 1, 2017 at 10:21 am

      Those were the two links I clicked on first and thoroughly enjoyed the peek into Georgia O’Keeffe’s austere space. And what a delight to discover a new voice for my mellow dreamy moods.

  • Reply Erin March 31, 2017 at 11:24 am

    Those sandwiches! OMG. I must make them. Husband not liking mushrooms at all in the slightest – be damned! Seriously, I wanted to lick my screen.

    Love the bags. May need that link for our Township Sustainability committee of which I am a board member.

    Also – doing it wrong. LOL! It’s a gloomy, dreary, WET Friday here in NJ so, it’s much appreciated.

  • Reply Of Ashes & Bones March 31, 2017 at 11:28 am

    Happy spring!

  • Reply Linda Zimmerman March 31, 2017 at 11:39 am


  • Reply Kirsten March 31, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Do you use a macro lens? What kind?

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE March 31, 2017 at 12:10 pm

      Answers to camera questions in my FAQ!

  • Reply Heather March 31, 2017 at 11:58 am

    The Doing it Wrong piece!! Last week I told my therapist that I realized every single day a blog or email newsletter tells me I’m doing something wrong, and I’ve been unconsciously internalizing all of that input and feeling, indeed, like I’m doing everything wrong, and that I’m going to start to unsubscribe from newsletters that have that kind of content. She responded that maybe the articles/blogs are just helpful tips and I’m just interpreting those tips to mean that I’m doing whatever (washing my hair, washing my face, raising my child, etc.) incorrectly. Now I have proof that, actually, it’s not just my head putting a darker spin to this content, they are literally telling us we’re doing it all wrong. Kind of validating. Thank you.

  • Reply Marie Veronique March 31, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    LOVE your sister’s song..perfect (with a fresh mug of coffee and my journal) for this cold, wet and dreary Friday.

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE March 31, 2017 at 3:47 pm


  • Reply Traci March 31, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Putting satchels of scents everywhere is such a nice way to freshen up for spring. Love your simple shots! Also, I’m listening to your sister’s song right now.

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE March 31, 2017 at 3:48 pm


  • Reply Claire March 31, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Love love your sister’s song! Can we listen to more of her anywhere? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Laura March 31, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    I love these photos! Such a nice way to round up the week. Happy weekend x

  • Reply Judith March 31, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    I love your sister’s recording, it feels like a massage after a long week. And, really, don’t we all agree that toast should be its own food group? My name in Arabic …. I have a video of a Moroccan woman showing me how to make cous cous, while in the background we can hear my son’s voice, laughing and speaking that beautiful language or something close (they spoke Berber in the town where he was a Peace Corps volunteer). Sending some rare Portland sun to all of you having a rainy Friday in NYC.

  • Reply stephanie March 31, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    Thanks for the mention ๐Ÿ™‚
    Stephanie from Dans le sac

  • Reply Amy April 2, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    That sweater is so sweet. It makes me miss the days of little clothes and tiny buttons. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Alison April 3, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Can you share the pattern used for the cardigan?

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE April 3, 2017 at 10:09 am

      Not sure the pattern! Will ask the friend who made it!

      • Reply Alison April 5, 2017 at 3:32 am

        That would be very much appreciated, as this appears to be the pattern I have been searching for (i.e. a raglan sleeve cardigan pattern for an infant that is not seamed)!

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