my week in objects (mostly).

April 27, 2018

five little things that made my week.

1. this bag.

{because i generally have pretty strong feelings about totes that wend their way into my house, but this one has provided so much good cheer.}

2. these these wall decorations.
{for bringing a bit of sunshine inside.}

3. this in-progress project.

{because we found a chifferobe on the street last weekend. forever in love with free furniture, no matter how much TLC it needs.}

4. these tulips.

{because i had to buy them for a photo shoot. no complaints.}

5. this brush.

{because i had to upgrade my imaginary painters’ game. couldn’t wrest silas’s out of his hand for the shot.}

other things:

i’m not a warrior.

for before, during, and after.

as if there were magic in our tired used-up bones…” via jessica.

trash tee.

kid art turned kid quilt.

justice for chikesia (also).

a,b,c, etc.

at the top of our summer wishlist.

new york, breadbasket.

car births.

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  • Reply Tamara Bryan April 27, 2018 at 11:51 am

    I totally recommend the cargo bike if you can afford it. We got a lot of miles out of ours when the kids were littler and now that they’re too big to ride it, I still use for grocery runs and hauling other things around the neighborhood. Be prepared for the constant questioning about how much it cost though. People would balk at the price until I pointed out that A) it was less than most cars B) it doesn’t require gas or insurance and C) we used it in place of a car. Funny how no one questions the cost of a car but a bike is seen as an extravagance.

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE April 27, 2018 at 2:12 pm

      Yes, fascinating! We’re also thinking of looking into secondhand options! So glad you’ve loved yours!

  • Reply Rachel April 27, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    Love the washi tape!

    Also, wanted to ask you about baby baths. My husband and I only have standing showers in our space. Any recommendation for bath time with baby? Was looking into the Puj Tub, but wanted to know how you and others felt.

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE April 27, 2018 at 2:11 pm

      Hi Rachel! We never used a baby bath, so I can’t recommend anything from personal experience. The Puj Tub looks appealing, but also like something that might only be usable for a very short while? Good luck in your hunt!

    • Reply Stephanie April 27, 2018 at 4:42 pm

      We have a bathtub, but I’ve often just held my baby in the shower (my partner would pass them in for a couple minutes at the start of my shower and then I’d pass them back out to be diapered, etc. Pretty convenient actually 🙂 Good luck!

      • Reply ERIN BOYLE April 27, 2018 at 4:49 pm

        Yes! This has always been our method, too. …Still is!

      • Reply Jennifer April 30, 2018 at 3:51 pm

        I held mine in the shower with me but as soon as she was sitting up I used this big basin:
        I used it in the bathtub so she could hold onto the sides and it used less water. Now I keep it above the fridge and it’s great for soaking clothes or letting the kids “wash” their toys in water.

    • Reply MissEm April 28, 2018 at 9:16 am

      We had a puj with our first and it was fine, but didn’t blow my mind. Then for our second we got an enamel basin and lined it with a towel and made sure everything we needed was already lined up because we wouldn’t be able to let go of her (you can get a washcloth glove for more security). But the enamel basin worked until she was ready to go into the big tub, instead of being useless after a couple of months, and now we use it for all kinds of things – as a sensory bin, a wash tub for hand wash items, a camping sink, etc. But it’s always a nervous time with your first – maybe you could borrow a baby tub or get one secondhand and see how you like it?

  • Reply Liz April 27, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    Thanks Erin!! I saw our tote on your stories recently in a reflection. Made my day! Glad you’re enjoying it! xo Liz

  • Reply Heidi April 28, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    That blue spotty fabric is so cute! Where’s it from?

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE April 29, 2018 at 10:42 am

      I got it from Brooklyn General Store! Will have to check on the name and report back!

  • Reply Caitlin April 29, 2018 at 12:12 am

    Thank you so much for sharing Doree Shafrir’s piece – I loved it. I’ve lost several pregnancies since we started trying 2.5 years ago – starting our first IVF cycle next week, and we’re hopeful, but of course there’s no guarantee it’ll work. I don’t feel like an infertility warrior either – it’s just hard, and you just keep going. Much appreciation for including this in your round-up, and thanks for writing your beautiful, thoughtful blog – always a joy to read!

  • Reply firstmilk April 29, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    I just like to say chifferobe. CHIFFEROBE. CHIFFFFEROOOOOOBE.

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