my week in objects (mostly).

June 11, 2021

1. this watering can.

{a gift, and the best new addition to the window ledge.}

2. this new-to-us dresser.

{we’re figuring out if it works in our space and marveling at the built-in drawer dividers.}

3. these little handles.

{for coming so quickly.}

4. the first pair of cut-offs i’ve made in a long while.

{because i wore them every day this week.}

5. this curtain tie-back.

{plus one more in process.}

other things:

less waste/more beauty.

death of the girlboss.

seeded and cultivated and expanded.

a very favorite neighbor.

bodies are amazing.

and in case you’ve been eyeing something, 18% off at schoolhouse to celebrate 18 years. (use the code 18CANDLES.)

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  • Reply Judith Ross June 11, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    Thanks for posting “bodies are amazing.” Kids aren’t the only ones who need to learn not to be “dicks” about the size of other people’s bodies.

  • Reply M June 14, 2021 at 11:35 am

    Great contribution to the Real Simple article! When I first got married 15 years ago I had a subscription in an attempt to learn to be a real adult. I ended my subscription a long time ago because it was essentially articles on what to buy. I am so happy to see a healthier perspective featured in one of their articles.

  • Reply Sid June 14, 2021 at 12:37 pm

    I second Judith on thanking you for posting the link about talking to kids about body size.

    This is such an important topic. The advice to tell kids that: “It’s not OK to talk about other people’s bodies without their permission.” applies so well in many other contexts too (e.g., body hair, gender presentation, clothing, visible disabilities, etc.).

    As a parent of near-puberty kids, I found it hard to find good books that deal with all these issues well. So far the best I’ve found is “The Every Body Book” by Rachel E. Simon ( I’ve also heard good things about a recent update to an older book: “It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, Gender and Sexual Health” ( but haven’t a chance to read it yet.

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