my week in objects (mostly).

April 5, 2019

1. this little boat.

sail boat | reading my tea leaves

{inspired by these beauties. ps. i made a new board to stockpile inspiration for project requests from a certain almost-five-year-old.}

2. this spirea.

spirea | reading my tea leaves

{and its jaunty little contrast against a dark dresser.}

3. this wheat grass.

wheat grass | reading my tea leaves

{but mostly the two kids delighted by its daily development.}

4. these flowers in a vial.

flowers in a glass vial | reading my tea leaves

{because it was time to say goodbye to the dried winter stalks and welcome something green (and purple).}

5. the arrival of this raincoat.

raincoat | reading my tea leaves

{because i could walk home for an hour, hood up, without rushing my small companion.}

other things:

the impossible quest.

dreams bigger than hip-hop.


the future, no matter what it looks like, is what we are leaving to our children.

i’ve spent an exorbitant amount of time on this app.

co-sign on so much of this.

someone make me dinner.

life hacks.

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  • Reply Vanessa Morrow April 5, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    It’s so exciting to see you highlight one of my dear friends blogs (! Her writing is so juicy. I hope she writes a book someday!

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE April 5, 2019 at 4:06 pm

      Oh, me too! Andrea’s was one of the very first blogs I read. I’m so glad she’s still here.

      • Reply andrea April 13, 2019 at 11:50 am

        oh gosh, thank you, both of you! honored! xx

  • Reply Megan April 5, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    Read the pumping/breastfeeding article while breastfeeding, the impossible yet important quest. I always love the links you post at the end of your week, it’s my weekend morning reading list. Sometimes enjoyed alone with coffee, now more recently with a babe in my arms. I truly appreciate your work.

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE April 5, 2019 at 4:14 pm

      Thank you, thank you!!

  • Reply Delphine April 5, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    Ne serait-ce pas plutôt “its jaunty little…” ?
    Love your MY WEEK IN OBJECTS posts too!
    Have a wonderful W.E.!

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE April 5, 2019 at 11:55 pm

      Ben, oui, mais on peut pas être parfait tout le temps 😉

  • Reply Stephanie April 5, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Those life hacks: yes.

  • Reply Cussot April 7, 2019 at 4:53 am

    Oh good, another use for my stockpile of empty capers jars – hang up some flowers!

  • Reply Erin April 8, 2019 at 11:58 am

    I love when your glimpses of life with Silas line up so perfectly with my life with my same-age little one 🙂 I spent much of the weekend trying to slow down and give him the space to take 15 minutes to traverse our small front yard (with sticks! and rocks! and gasp, dandelions!) and get into his carseat (“My climb, my do it!”) We don’t have anywhere so urgent to be, not really, but it can be hard not to rush him nonetheless!

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE April 8, 2019 at 2:03 pm

      Ha! The joy continues! The rainy walk was actually with Faye, stopping to pick up every bit of glittery trash along our route!

  • Reply Shila April 14, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    Those life hacks were wonderful! I need a few canvas dropcloths for messes :/

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