my week in objects (mostly).

October 16, 2020

1. these apples.

{and picking them.}

2. this new kettle.

{for blending right in.}

3. this old candlestick.

{and especially the last few stashed sheets of beeswax.}

4. these stuffies.

{in a new spot.}

5. these october asters.

{on a rainy day.}

other things:

the guardians.

it’s fun AF.

we have a special grammar for personhood.

the shield of white motherhood.

booze-less libations.

“preserving” memories.

states of change.



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  • Reply Elaine Howlin October 16, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    Beautiful post

  • Reply Emily October 16, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    The yarn dyeing…what a beautiful practice. That really struck me.

  • Reply Helen C October 18, 2020 at 4:41 am

    Gorgeous post as always, Erin! Those apples look so fresh, and autumnal. Happy Sunday. 🙂 xx

  • Reply Em October 19, 2020 at 11:33 am

    Hi! Love these posts and wondered if you might share your insight here – you had shared an affiliate link to some Zappos shoes in a very recent Friday post, but wrote this week on Instagram about the strong stand you’d taken quite a while ago to no longer shop or partner with Amazon. My understanding was that Amazon has owned Zappos for some time, and that while it may still operate with some level of independence, Amazon wholly runs its warehouse operations and many other aspects of the company. Would love to know if that’s not the case! Doing our best as a family to avoid Amazon where we can.

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE October 19, 2020 at 11:52 am

      Doing my best over here, too! I’m actually not familiar with the Zappos and Amazon relationship so I don’t have any more insight or information than what you’ve offered here!

  • Reply Joyce October 19, 2020 at 11:53 am

    That Orion article is the most mind-expanding read I’ve had in a long time. Also, my hundredth or so sign to read “Braiding Sweetgrass.” Have you read? Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Reply mado October 20, 2020 at 10:27 pm

      It’s an amazing book in many ways, you should read it!


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