my week in objects (mostly).

February 12, 2021

1. this paintbrush comb.

{best hardware store purchase in awhile.}

2. this old basket.

{newly “baby proofed” up high.}

3. this lamp.

{back in its home.}

4. this bun.

{only slightly more complicated a request than a giant bow.}

5. this wall.

{because it’s about to be painted.}

other things:

the test kitchen.

shame they didn’t include photos of lagoon hopping with small children.

casual friendships.

love sick.

new york is the best city to cry in.

the words of all-but-forgotten individuals.

longterm relationships.

a new mom.

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  • Reply Coreen February 12, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    Oh my word, that poem about crying in New York really hit me. Beautiful.

  • Reply Leeanne February 13, 2021 at 6:44 am

    Thank you so much! I’m new to your blog. These articles….profound, painful and moving to read.

  • Reply Erin February 13, 2021 at 11:10 am

    Q about painting without disturbing old paint – are you doing any patching of holes/cracks/etc?

  • Reply Jamie February 13, 2021 at 3:20 pm

    Thank you so much for posting the paintbrush comb. I’ve been slowly painting rooms in this old house of mine and I dread cleaning the brushes.
    This made cleaning them not only easy but fun.

  • Reply Tea February 13, 2021 at 5:32 pm

    Thanks for sharing the love sick link! That was a thought provoking read.

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