my week in objects (mostly).

May 12, 2017

five little things that made my week.

1. this stack of books.
{because they’re flagrantly breaking my nightstand rule of one. ah well.}

2. this food scrap news. 

{because after six years of bringing compost to the farmers’ market, we have curbside pickup. SO PUMPED.}

3. these lilacs.  

{because double the petals!}

4. this mirror in a new spot.

{because i felt like making a tiny change.}

5. this bowl o’ dinner. 

{because it was still light out when we ate it. not because couscous is toddler- adult-friendly.}

other things:

a helping quilt.

mama’s bail out day.

friendly fliers.

when your size changes, these guys replace it.


sandals on a mission.

seeds for tiny gardeners!

a wooden wedge.

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  • Reply Orchids May 12, 2017 at 10:25 am

    I can’t believe in a western country people need to crowd fund online to pay for healthcare. This is a shocking state of affairs.

  • Reply Celia May 12, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Re: femvertising, has anyone been seeing the DSW ads lately? I walk by this one every day and it drives me crazy: “”

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE May 12, 2017 at 10:47 am


    • Reply Katharine May 13, 2017 at 11:00 am

      Uggh. I mean, I agree with you, DSW. But also stop trying to use sexism and empowerment to sell shoes. You are not actually helping anyone.

  • Reply Elizabeth May 12, 2017 at 10:42 am

    What’s the title of the bottom book of the nightstand stack? Wabi Sabi something?

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE May 12, 2017 at 10:47 am

      Julie Pointer Adams’ new book Wabi Sabi Welcome!

  • Reply Libby May 12, 2017 at 10:54 am

    I love the way you make a point to celebrate the littlest joys. It makes me feel not that weird about being so happy about the way the sunlight hits a stack of books on my dresser.
    That couscous looks delicious.

  • Reply Lourdes May 12, 2017 at 10:57 am

    So jealous of your curbside pickup! We are still figuring out the best greenmarket to take ours to since the move (also, we are lazy) and thus have a freezer full of food scraps.

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE May 12, 2017 at 11:16 am

      So pumped! Plus they accept *all* kinds of food scraps, so even little morsels of cooked food get made into compost! No trash ever! Yip, yip!

    • Reply Katharine May 13, 2017 at 11:02 am

      Second the jealousy. But also grateful to be living somewhere with a drop off at the Farmer’s Market. When we compost the food scraps, we basically produce one small can of trash per week, and it’s amazing!

  • Reply Ashley May 12, 2017 at 11:12 am

    Is the curbside pickup a new thing or did it just become available in your area and your building just started? We’ve had it in our neighborhood for a while but our land lord opts out because I think he enjoys the social interaction of bringing to the market haha.

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE May 12, 2017 at 11:14 am

      Wow! Committed landlord! Our bin just arrived yesterday!

  • Reply Jessica May 12, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    Love the compost pick-up! We have monthly yard waste compost pickup, but not food compost pickup. I have a compost pile in the backyard, but we got ants last year, so we can’t keep our compost caddy any more 🙁 I take out what I can, but it’s definitely less that it should be!

  • Reply Genevieve May 12, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Thanks! I donated to the Bail Out Day. I think that’s a great project. Happy Mother’s Day to all–and p.s. those wedges are cute!

  • Reply Cindy D. May 12, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    Had to laugh about the crossed out toddler friendly cous cous. It’s a favorite in our house. My 6 and 9 yr old boys loved it from the start, but cleaning up after it is an uphill battle still to this day.

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE May 12, 2017 at 1:43 pm

      The glitter of food, really.

  • Reply littleblackdomicile May 13, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Sometimes, really often, its the things we think to be little that really engage us. Thanks for reminding us to look!-Laurel Bledsoe

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