my week in objects (mostly).

May 19, 2017

five little things that made my week.

1. this batch of strawberry almond milk
{worth whirring up in the chaotic minutes before leaving the house on monday morning.}

2. these cozy things

{made right here in brooklyn and comfy as a dream.}

3. these peonies.

{hand-delivered by a sweet kid i know.}

4. this laurel soap.

{the kindest mother’s day gift, handmade in damascus.}

5. this wonky stack of bibs.

{for catching so. much. spit. up.}

other things:

it’s hard to leave a stage you still love.

introducing the core club.

museums are places to forget.

close talkers around the globe.

a year of picnics.

bien, monsieur.

ps. there’s a newsletter coming in three, two, one. ish.

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  • Reply Annie May 19, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Such a lovely group of objects, as usual, Erin. At my current stage in life, the article about leaving where you love spoke to me. Thank you for sharing. To great things!

  • Reply Chlo May 19, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Mmmm, strawberry almond sounds amazing – How have I never heard of it? I need to try it! Such lovely pictures, thank you for sharing 🙂

    Keep up the good work!!


  • Reply Polly May 19, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Oh man, living in Russia for years was a struggle. I like distance and their personal space (particularly in public spaces) always felt super in-your-face to me!

  • Reply Priscilla May 19, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    I’m so glad to hear of companies like PonyBabe and Alabama Chanin who strive for responsible business practices. And I especially liked the beautiful peony picture. They are in bloom here in Virginia, too.

  • Reply Manda May 19, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    So excited to try out that Almond Milk. Looks like you have a cozy week 🙂

  • Reply Greta May 19, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    I LOVE this list…I’m going to try that strawberry almond milk.

    – Greta

  • Reply Lisa May 19, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    Peonies are some of my favorite flowers. Reminds me that I haven’t seen or bought any in a while!

  • Reply Kim B. May 20, 2017 at 5:51 am

    Thanks for the alert about your newsletter. My dumb Yahoo account had put it in spam!!?!!!

  • Reply Dana Leigh Lyons May 21, 2017 at 12:21 am

    Oh, thank you, thank you, for getting me to re-read “ode on a grecian urn.” And, more generally, deep gratitude for your posts, work and inspiration, Erin!

  • Reply Karli May 22, 2017 at 8:23 am

    Strawberry almond milk must be in the air. I personally haven’t made homemade nut milk, but have been freezing and blending the almost-gone-but-still-good strawberries in our fridge with some store bought almond milk, local bee pollen, and half a scoop of grass fed whey protein.

  • Reply Rachael May 23, 2017 at 11:06 am

    Thank you for reading and noting. I’m always thinking of your family as you stretch into four. I often read on my phone and I had missed your “To Do List”! Love. It reminds me of Martha’s list that used to front her magazines. Hers was ultimately discouraging because it was so aspirational, but yours is seasonal and hopeful.

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE May 23, 2017 at 11:32 am

      OF COURSE. Always such a treat to read your musings. I’m just waiting on the day when I get to read them in book form. And just when I was thinking I was the only one to notice that little To Do List… Thank you.

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