my week in objects (mostly).

October 27, 2017

five little things that made my week.

1. this yellow-colored collection.

{an accidental bit of office cheer.}

2. these caramel colored nails.

{and the invitation to check out for an hour in this spot.} 

3. this jar of tea.

{for being warm and there in the midst of everything.}

4. this cookie.

{but especially the salt on top.}

5. this bag (and the camera inside).

{because i thought i left it on the train. but i only left it in the office. sob both ways.}

other things: 

lady farmer. (last day!)

the reason is that i tried being braless, and i liked it better

let the fine, sour taste linger on your tongue.


leave your pride and your personal life at the door.


big frumpy cloud.

favorite duo in the neighborhood.

candle season.

PS. If you haven’t voted yet—or even if you have—there’s still a few days to cast a vote, or three, for Reading My Tea Leaves in the Domino Design Blog Awards!

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  • Reply Erin October 27, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    1. how do you not burn your hands on warm beverages in mason jars? Mine get HOT!

    2. LOVE beeswax candles. I like to light them all and keep the lights off. Tea lights, pine cones, tapers. It just gives such an amazing feel to the house. 🙂

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE October 29, 2017 at 11:31 am

      Ha…mine too! I guess I just wait until it’s cool enough to hold?

  • Reply Laurie October 27, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    The article about the wharehouse… wow.

  • Reply Jennie October 27, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Erin, if it possible could you please write the source of the articles you are recommending. I only have access to 5 articles a month in the New Yorker and the New York Times and if I know the source I will avoid the article. Does this make sense? Thanks.

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE October 29, 2017 at 11:32 am

      Hey Jennie, I do get it, but I’ve decided to keep my links written in this style and urge folks who are going over the free limit to consider supporting publications they read regularly!

      • Reply JPB October 29, 2017 at 5:03 pm

        I fully understand your reasoning.
        I think it is also important to notice though, that there is an issue with higher prices for newspapers and the affordability for less than average earners. I am not ashamed to say, that I cancelled my newspaper subscription after there was an increase of 34% in the price over the period of just three years (I live in Germany, but from what i have seen prices are rising similarly in the US). Since I actually am a postgrad student in political science, I justified spending e reason for me to justify spending 8% of my income on (one!) daily newspaper subscription for a long time. But it simply is not as important as food, clothes, health care and housing. Considering the inflation of prices (in the US and elsewhere) while income for most people does not increase equivalently, paying for news has become as much a privilege to many working people as going to see a movie or play.
        I do not mean this to sound rude (though sometimes as a non-native speaker it is difficult for me to find the right words) and I personally do not need references to sources in the overview, but I very much understand where Jennie is coming from. I guess what is encouragement to some, feels like more hurdles to others.

        • Reply ERIN BOYLE October 29, 2017 at 9:22 pm

          Yes, understood.

  • Reply Ricarda October 27, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Oh god, the fear of losing that camera! I feel you. I once travelled 1.5 hours back by train to pick up a camera because it just had so many pictures on it that I couldn’t bear to lose. Ever since, I have become a lot better at regularly backing things up, just in case. I know it’s easy to put on the “not today” list, but it’s given me so much peace of mind, it’s totally worth the time and effort.

    PS: love the little yellow collection.

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE October 29, 2017 at 11:30 am

      Oh gosh! I backup photos near daily because of my work here, so the real fear was losing my equipment!

  • Reply Hilary Rose Hudson October 27, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    Heist tights are superb! They are London based (so am I – prefer to support local businesses, especially by smart women) and these tights are MAGICAL. The no seam thing is exquisite. Honestly, one feels immediately silkier and more confident about life, instantly 🙂

  • Reply Kim | Unrefined RD October 27, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    Voted! Love your blog and how you approach parenting and life with such simplicity 🙂 Also, what is that nail color? I love it!

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE October 29, 2017 at 11:29 am

      Thanks! It’s a new color from Ten Over Ten called Catherine!

  • Reply Zsuzsa October 28, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Oh my! Glad you found that camera bag! Thanks for sharing the links too – I loved the “favorite duo”. Happy weekend! 🙂

  • Reply Kirsten October 28, 2017 at 11:57 am

    My god, that Mother Jones article. Currently feeling super ashamed at how much I’ve used my Amazon Prime lately…and doubling down on supporting local shops.

  • Reply Piper October 29, 2017 at 2:43 am

    I love this series so much. So simple, yet says so much (and totally things most of us can relate to!) I’ve never commented before but I love your blog ❤️

  • Reply Rita October 29, 2017 at 8:51 am

    Just voted!:)

  • Reply Erika October 30, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Extreme consumerism comment! Is your ring (looks engagement-y diamond-y) on your ring finger Satomi Kawakita? And your middle finger a Catbird cat ear ring? If so we are almost twinsies! (I am a nerd.)

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE October 31, 2017 at 2:37 pm

      Ha! Yes to Satomi Kawakita—both rings on my ring finger. The triangle-shaped ring is from Another Feather!

  • Reply Amy Treinen November 2, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    Nail polish color?

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