my week in objects (mostly).

April 26, 2019

1. this shell necklace.

shell necklace

{even if after stringing it, and restringing it, and restringing it once more, it was ultimately left behind.}

2. this sprout.

sunflower sprout

{for sprouting.}

3. this candle.


{sent from a favorite candle companyand just what i needed to get through a rainy morning.}

4. this other shell necklace.

shell necklace

{because no way i was leaving it behind.}

5. this watering…jar.

watering jar

{perfect for a tiny apartment and a tree pit that might just become a meadow.}

other things:

the best $16 i ever spent.

wipe your chin, please.*

a precise algorithm that lives in the heart of every woman.

flower butter.

purpose over profit.

america is number one.

knock down the house.

find your path; kiss the ground.

circular t-shirts?

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  • Reply Susan April 26, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    Pf candles are hands down the favorite candles i have ever tried!!!! Very pure and clean and the scents are intoxicating.

  • Reply Heidi April 26, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    Where is your sweet little necklace from alongside the shell necklace?! Looks like maybe initial of your little ones.

  • Reply Heather April 27, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    “The Best $16 I Ever Spent” was not at all what I thought it would be, but so much better…candid, authentic, and beautifully written.

    I want to permanently commit this part to memory: “It’s how I practice “hallelujah anyhow,” a core tenet of the black church that Van Jones describes as ‘the search for a kind of joy — not happiness — and the preservation of dignity and the connection to something sacred no matter how terrible the external circumstances.'”

  • Reply Carina April 27, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    First time coming across your blog and it feels so calming. This kind of post in particular is just made for a quiet Sunday with a cup of tea.

    xx Carina

  • Reply ac May 1, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    How do you put the holes through the shells? Do you have a drill with a tiny bit?

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE May 1, 2019 at 1:15 pm

      I do! But I’ve also used a tiny nail in the past! You break some, you win some!

  • Reply Tara Rasmus May 1, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    I sent the “Best $16 I ever spent” essay to one of my best friends who is going through a brutal divorce. What an incredible example of turning pain into raw, real, beautiful, truthful art. Thanks for sharing, Erin.

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