my week in objects (mostly).

July 7, 2017

five little things that made my week.

1. this shampoo
{giving something new a try. so far so sweet.}

2. this shriveled radish.
{because better to have tried and failed…}

3. this tile grout.
{because sometimes you just can’t wait for the super to fix something.}

4. this hibiscus tea.
{because it’s gonna turn deep pink, but i love this early stage best of all.}

5. this pillow.
{same very old case, new spot.}

other things:

a hundred times the difference.


kids in nature.

call your girlfriend.

barnyard dinners.

almost as good as the beach.

a pouch for organizing dreams.

these words from my sister just about broke my heart.

(and a newsletter with a special treat going out this afternoon!)

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  • Reply Ann July 7, 2017 at 10:35 am

    Ha :))), radishes like a curious mouse.

  • Reply Baltina July 7, 2017 at 11:49 am

    I loved the post by your sister it was so sweet and hopeful.

  • Reply Lauren July 7, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    The Kids in Nature Instagram does NOT help my baby fever. So sweet!

  • Reply E July 7, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Cold Spring Apothecary! That’s my neck of the woods- love that place. 🙂

  • Reply Gigi July 7, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Hi Erin, I am super stoked about your post on girlfriend! They have an awesome mission statement from an environmental and social justice perspective. The company mentions that they source recycled polyester from Taiwan, which is where much of my extended family lives! It definitely is a country that heavily promotes recycling, and I even volunteer locally in the US with the Northern California branch of the nonprofit that the company mentions in its article (Tzu Chi), though I mostly participate in its local food bank and native habitat restoration partnerships. One of its missions is to promote environmentalism through making recycling a lifestyle commitment. What’s cool is that they have also repurposed recycled polyester to make and donate soft blankets during disaster relief efforts around the world) and also view it as a way to bring the community together. There are many elderly folks, including septuagenarians and octogenarians, in Taiwan who help with sorting recycling because it makes them feel less lonely and helps them to pass time with friends and feel meaning in their contributions.

    Anyhow, super cool to see this link and thank you!

    • Reply Leslie July 8, 2017 at 1:46 pm

      I thought the girlfriend collective activewear looked amazing too, but I was sad to see they use recycled water bottles to make their fabric. Apparently, this is an environmental disaster:

      Not sure if there is a perfect option for activewear fabric though…I loved your other link, Erin, on Fibershed! Thanks for alerting me to that.

      • Reply ERIN BOYLE July 8, 2017 at 9:51 pm

        Yes! Fibershed is terrific, isn’t it? Regarding the bottles and the athletic wear, yes. It’s all so very complicated and I’m afraid perfection is something we’ve all still yet to find.

  • Reply stacy July 8, 2017 at 6:52 am

    don’t feel so bad about my tiny radish. first time this year i tried my hand at gardening. lettuce good, spinach good, sugar snap peas HOLY COW, TONS. Carrot’s, cucumbers to be determined. Just like the cubs…always next year. 🙂

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE July 8, 2017 at 10:12 am

      Haha! There’s just not enough light on our little north facing window! And then there’s that week away without watering…

  • Reply Becky July 8, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Fibershed! A personal favourite. So up your ally, I was wondering when I might see them here.

  • Reply Jessica July 9, 2017 at 2:34 am

    I love hibiscus tea! It’s like getting jamaica from a good Mexican restaurant, but not so icky-sweet.

  • Reply Hannah July 9, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    This post actually made my day! Creative, enjoyable, simple. It reminded me of the book “A Thousand Blessings.” What a great reminder to love the little things in life.

  • Reply Laura August 12, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    So… I know it’s been weeks since you posted this, but I have to say, “this shampoo” is great. I read this after a month in China, and so I bought it and some other products. My very fine, very dry hair is slowly being restored. Thanks for the link!

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