my week in objects (mostly).

August 17, 2018

five little things that made my week.

1. this new postcard

{because i’ve never understood my bathroom floor more.}

2. these marigold-colored pjs.

{and the little buddy who wears them.}

3. this peach.

{because august.}

4. this magic mix.

{made from pantry leftovers for early morning mostly quiet time.}

5. this box of goodies.

{for bringing over to my sister’s new place. five minutes away by foot. she arrives on sunday. never been so excited.}

other things:

color factory!

#1: tent hole.

a thread (an essay); required reading.

little bugs.

dream team: buttons, cotton, pants.

toxic white feminism.

favorite pottery, now 15-30% more affordable. (more here.)


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  • Reply Devon August 17, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    Love the tile comparison! I don’t know why, but a bunch of your images aren’t showing up for me: on this post and on previous ones.

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE August 17, 2018 at 1:25 pm

      Ah! Thanks for letting me know.

      • Reply Alix August 17, 2018 at 1:49 pm

        I’m having the same issue!

        • Reply ERIN BOYLE August 17, 2018 at 1:58 pm

          Yikes! Please let me know what photos aren’t showing up, if you’re able!

      • Reply Hannah August 17, 2018 at 1:49 pm

        Yes! I have this issue too.

        • Reply ERIN BOYLE August 17, 2018 at 1:58 pm

          Oh boy. Can you tell me what’s not showing up?

          • Jay August 17, 2018 at 2:11 pm

            No problems here!

          • ERIN BOYLE August 17, 2018 at 2:16 pm

            Well that’s some good news!

          • Melanie August 17, 2018 at 7:21 pm

            Hi Erin, photos 2 &4 aren’t showing up for me.

          • ERIN BOYLE August 17, 2018 at 7:43 pm

            Okay! If you do a hard refresh (command + r) is that still true?

  • Reply Lynn August 17, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    I’m having the same problem with your posts. They either take a long time to show up or never show up! Really enjoy your writing and thoughts…don’t want to miss anything!

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE August 17, 2018 at 1:58 pm

      Okay. So sad. Can you tell me which photos aren’t showing up?

      • Reply Lynn August 17, 2018 at 3:32 pm

        Today it was the marigold pj’s and your leftover pantry mix sometimes all of them

        • Reply ERIN BOYLE August 17, 2018 at 3:42 pm

          Thanks so much.

          • Devon August 18, 2018 at 1:17 am

            All seems to be repaired now. All lovely pictures intact!

          • ERIN BOYLE August 18, 2018 at 6:18 am

            Sweet relief!

  • Reply Marianne August 17, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    Hi Erin, I’m having trouble with #4 specifically–the magic mix link. Thanks for your posts!

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE August 17, 2018 at 2:16 pm

      So sad! Prettiest picture. Thanks for letting me know!

  • Reply Tracy August 17, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    For me it’s the pj’s and the leftovers. I have been having this problem for some time now. I thought it was just on my end.

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE August 17, 2018 at 2:18 pm

      Thanks so much. Looking into it.

    • Reply Erika August 17, 2018 at 2:39 pm

      Same here.

  • Reply Archana August 17, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    The way you weave words together is so beautiful.

  • Reply Alissa Mandala-Kaynak August 17, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    I love the color in your pictures (and life in general)! Such a great way to appreciate life in the moment!

  • Reply Barbara August 17, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    So excited for you about your sister moving nearby! Happy news! Also … wow … that postcard explains so much!

  • Reply Lisa August 17, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    such pretty photos this weak! Always really but this weak looks especially pretty to my eyes. Can you tell us more about that magic mix? What did your kids do with it and how long did it hold interest? An inquiring mind with a young one would like to know. Thank you!

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE August 17, 2018 at 7:23 pm

      Sure! I just put everything small and interesting to look at together last night and they scooped and poured (and Silas eventually threw it handfuls all over the floor this morning)! We’re trying hard to find quiet activities for them to do in the morning! It’s a challenge because Faye can sit quietly and focus on a task for a long time, but Silas is still too little! Still all around good fun and glad to have another trick up our sleeves!

  • Reply Tony W August 18, 2018 at 9:14 am

    In that the color of Gowanus, Brooklyn? I agree the water may be that color? LOL. I love that Magic Mix. Do you eat it, smoke it or use it for potpourri? I hope you eat it and if so what did it taste like?

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE August 18, 2018 at 10:57 am

      Ha! My kids used it to pour and scoop and play with!

  • Reply Annabel August 23, 2018 at 7:45 am

    Congrats on your sister moving over, that must be such a lovely thing to look forward to. Imagine your new shared memories 🙂 I also thought your hand looked very nice holding that peach 🙂 xxx

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