my week in objects (mostly).

September 6, 2019

1. these petri dishes.

jewelry in petri dishes | reading my tea leaves

{not for bacteria only.}

2. these mittens.

mittens | reading my tea leaves

{a gift from misha & puff to celebrate their fall launch.}

3. these other-worldly pods.

seed pods | reading my tea leaves

{for inspiring a laugh.}

4. this book.

all the rage | reading my tea leaves

{more soon, but this should be required reading for all parents-to-be.}

5. blanket weather.

blanket | reading my tea leaves


other things:

this isn’t another horror story.


becoming a parent didn’t lessen my ambition, but it did make me more sanguine about work.

why are all the motherhood memoirs so white?

buy this and you are being a sustainable consumer.

restoring the right to vote.

sometimes moving sideways will make you happier than moving forward.

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  • Reply Kate S September 6, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    LOVE those petri dishes! Can you share the source, please?

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE September 6, 2019 at 12:58 pm

      they’re just vintage pyrex petri dishes like you’d use in a lab!

  • Reply Lauren September 6, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    Love that blanket, where is it from?

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE September 6, 2019 at 4:43 pm

      Brahms Mount

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE September 6, 2019 at 4:43 pm

      Brahms Mount!

  • Reply steph September 6, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    i love the ‘buy this and you’ll be sustainable consumer’ link. greenwashing is so maddening and truthfully sustainable shopping labels, etc can be confusing! my summer essentials were mostly salvaged (thrifted, found, hand me down) and it’s the unbelievably amazing result of my only-buy-secondhand experiment. yes it takes longer and requires patience but it has literally changed my life for the better. more here:

  • Reply erica September 6, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    love your posts; always, always, always.

  • Reply Jillian Schweitzer September 7, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    I LOVE your book recs, I finished How to Do Nothing over the summer and freaking loved it.

  • Reply Sara C Emmenecker September 13, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    Thanks for sharing that book. How is it? I’m definitely interested based on the title and the description.

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE September 13, 2019 at 12:56 pm

      It’s so good, Sara! You (and Stephen!) should read it! (xo!)


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