my week in objects (mostly).

April 12, 2019

1. these pink carnations.

carnations | reading my tea leaves

{left in little bottles by everyone’s bedside and still spritely nearly a week later.}

2. this ribbon.

lavender ribbon | reading my tea leaves

{and embracing a very persistent lavender moment.}

3. this borrowed colored pencil.

colored pencil | reading my tea leaves

{for making my to do list decidedly more cheery. }

4. this green grass.

wheatgrass | reading my tea leaves

{because it just keeps getting better.}

5. this stain stick.*

 stain stick | reading my tea leaves

{because sometimes i sit on my child’s squished raspberry and sometimes i’m wearing white pants.}

other things:

#disruptingracismwithkids (plus required reading: we put it in terms of not-nice).

wellness is a trap.

taking note.

like a particularly aggressive strain of kudzu…

in good company.

thirty days.

the political power of black motherhood.

not six. not seven.

for a few weeks each spring, a lone guard monitors the moors of northern england…

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  • Reply jenna April 12, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    Great pictures – that colored pencil brought me back to my childhood. I had so many of those growing up!!
    -Jenna ♥

  • Reply Holly April 13, 2019 at 12:26 am

    Plain boiling hot water takes care of berry stains. Just pour straight from the kettle and let pass through the fabric and carry the stain away. How’s that for minimalism!?

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE April 13, 2019 at 7:34 am


  • Reply Isabel April 14, 2019 at 10:02 am

    I love the candid style of these pictures <3. Those pencils use to confuse me so much when I was a kid. Like "what color are you??"

  • Reply Hannah April 14, 2019 at 11:23 am

    I adore this series! Really makes me think about the little things in everyday-life that I appreciate.

  • Reply Lissa Tsu April 14, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Hello, Did you pay for the first article?

  • Reply Megan April 15, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    What will you use the grass for? I’d like to try growing it with my daughter but not sure what to do with it. Thanks!

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE April 15, 2019 at 2:50 pm

      We’ve just been enjoying it grow! You could certainly juice it, or eat it if you’d like. But for our part, we’ve just been using it as a lovely way to teach little kids about how to watch something grow from seed to plant—observing, chatting, and marveling at the process!


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