my week in objects (mostly).

December 20, 2019

1. this crescent moon of a pillow.

mini moon pillow | reading my tea leaves

{for getting here. for smelling so good. for making sleep so much more comfortable.}

2. this glass knob.

milk glass knob | reading my tea leaves

{and the cabinet it’s attached to, rescued from a nearby neighbor moving house. more soon on the details.}

3. these tiny sparkles.

salt dough ornament | reading my tea leaves

{and the light in this apartment between 2:58 pm and 3:07 pm.}

4. this very old drying rack.

drying rack | reading my tea leaves

{for hanging on just a little bit longer.}

5. these old throw pillows.

throw pillows | reading my tea leaves

{side-by-side, instead of stacked. because sometimes all you need is to see things differently.}

other things:

the $100 billion reason not to return gifts.

and follow the feeling wherever it led.

muddling through, but snaps over a growing belly sure do look useful.

it can be beautiful. it can also be really, really hard.

in case you’re needing cookies.

in case you’re needing salad.

this sounds like a good idea.

the feminist guide to escaping diet culture.

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  • Reply Jen December 20, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    The cookie recipes! And the peppermint salt. Mouth currently watering….

  • Reply Carol December 21, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    Seems like it would be a good idea to check the new cabinet for traces of lead paint.

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE December 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm


  • Reply Colleen December 22, 2019 at 11:50 am

    I’m debating ordering the crescent pillow. Did you get the bigger or smaller size?

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE December 22, 2019 at 11:53 am

      i got the one i linked to! mini!

  • Reply Christie December 25, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    This year, my kids and I enjoyed making your handmade gifts. We have little cotton bags full of corded ropes, a potholder, homemade Nutella (from your site), homemade salt dough ornaments and some hand rolled beeswax candles. I was happy to help my kids create their family and friend gifts this year. I think it was more meaningful and If the recipients hate them, at least everything is compostable (or reusable in the case of the Nutella jar). Thanks for the inspiration. It made the holidays more enjoyable for me this year.

  • Reply ChelseaC December 30, 2019 at 12:27 am

    The crescent pillow was the best pregnancy accessory by far, took it everywhere! And then was an essential part of learning to breastfeed for the first time, literally did not leave home without it for the first few months. And now my 1 year old loves to play with it. Never knew I could love a pillow so very much.

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