my week in objects (mostly).

September 15, 2017

five little things that made my week:

1. this bag bag | reading my tea leaves 

{the very perfect spot for too many balls of twine.}

2. this little knife.knife | reading my tea leaves

{and wonky, crinkle cut vegetables.}

3mask | reading my tea leaves. this mask. 

{because ’tis the season to change your mind daily about halloween costumes.}

4. these colorful blocks.blocks | reading my tea leaves
{hand-me-down toys from a big cousin.}

5. these pots.pots | reading my tea leaves

{and leftovers burbling on the stove.}

other things:

super marché

a flowchart.

mocktails to love.

for tiny toes.

a reading list.

a dad’s dinner diary.

moon melons.

baby names.

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  • Reply Maria September 15, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    Hi Erin,
    May I ask you where is your blender from? It looks like it has a glass jug, is that the case? And most importantly, do you like it? I’ve been on the search for a glass-jugged blender for years, and haven’t reached any conclusions based on amazon reviews etc. Thanks!!

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE September 15, 2017 at 2:53 pm

      Ours is a ~10 year old Osterizer like this one. Our pitcher is round and newer models are square, but they’re all glass! It’s served us super well over the years, though we have replaced both the blade and the bottom cap (this part twice!).

  • Reply Eva September 15, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    I had no idea they made crinkle knives – how cool! Is it really hard to use? Any slippage?

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE September 17, 2017 at 1:11 pm

      Not really hard to use, but we’re always there to supervise!

  • Reply Jessica September 15, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    The article on baby names *so* resonated with me! I have 3 kids, and only one (Elizabeth, or Libby) had a definite name going into the hospital. Libby’s twin brother was completely nameless for 24 hours (we settled on Jacob, which came to my husband out of nowhere in particular). Their baby sister is Lucy, and while we had some idea that would be her name, we weren’t totally sure. But…”you end up drafting in solitude, even secrecy, one of the most public-facing statements you’ll ever make” is 100000% true! Even when we had an idea on a name, we told exactly no one 😉

  • Reply Katrien September 15, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    The dad’s dinner diary was so funny and refreshing, I love that style of writing… thanks for pointing me in that direction and also opening my eyes to a new-to-me author! My summer (southern hemisphere) reading list is growwwwinnngggg!!

  • Reply Nicole September 16, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    I know you e mentioned where that little knife is from before but would you mind saying it again? My son loves cooking with me and is finally old enough for something along these lines 🙂 Thanks!!

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE September 17, 2017 at 1:08 pm

      Oh it’s just a little crinkle cut knife! My mom gave it to Faye, not positive where she got it, but it’s just like this one!

      • Reply Nicole September 19, 2017 at 12:26 am

        Perfect! Thank you!

  • Reply Sally September 17, 2017 at 9:36 am

    That dinner diary was superb!

  • Reply Coreen September 17, 2017 at 11:09 am

    Love the flowchart! I’ve shared with with some grad school friends; hopefully we can use it in class if/when things get a little dicey during tough conversations (we’re in social work school, so there are quite a few of them). Also the diversity children’s books are great! Always appreciate your link roundups.

  • Reply Camille September 17, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    What a wonderful flowchart. Thank you!

  • Reply Ryan September 18, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Currently living for these lists. Thanks for taking the time find such interesting, diverse articles.

  • Reply Katie September 27, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    Grateful to that epicurious article for reminding me of the term ‘Platonic ideal.’

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