simple matters

  • a simple matters giveaway.

    It’s a cruel irony that in this corner of the world at least, the New Year begins at precisely the moment when some of us most want to hibernate until the daffodils come out. In…

    January 5, 2017 61 Comments
  • simple matters 11: suzie ryu.

    Suzie Ryu | Trollhagen & Co.I’ve been following Suzie on Instagram for years now. Catching glimpses of the progress she and her husband have made on the historic schoolhouse they’re renovating in upstate New…

    December 7, 2016 14 Comments
  • simple matters 10: maureen bleeker paal.

    Maureen Beeker Paal | The Moksi CollectiveI first met Maureen when we bumped into each other on the street here in Brooklyn. She mentioned that she was a reader of my blog and mentioned…

    November 30, 2016 18 Comments
  • simple matters 09: sarah waldman

    Sarah Waldman | Food WriterSarah Waldman is a food writer and recipe developer who lives on the New England island of Martha’s Vineyard with her husband and two children. She shares her thoughts on…

    November 16, 2016 15 Comments
  • simple matters 08: joylynn holder.

    Joylynn Holder | Brooklyn Forest SchoolJoylynn Holder and her husband Charlie Foster are co-founders of the Brooklyn Forest School, a weekly outdoor class for toddlers and their families that we’ve been attending with Faye…

    November 2, 2016 24 Comments
  • simple matters 07: jessica lewis stevens.

    Jessica Lewis Stevens | Sugarhouse WorkshopI don’t remember when I first stumbled upon the magical woodland scenes that fill up the instagram account of Jessica Lewis Stevens, but I remember being immediately captivated. Hers…

    October 26, 2016 41 Comments
  • simple matters series, part two.

    I’m so excited to announce that I’m gearing up to launch a second iteration of the Simple Matters series that I ran last fall in advance of my book release. Next week, I’ll publish…

    October 20, 2016 28 Comments
  • simple matters, out on shelves.

    I’m not really sure what I’m supposed to do today. Reread my book? Sleep late and eat bon-bons and luxuriate in the fact that today is the day that you get to read it? Call…

    January 12, 2016 78 Comments
  • Rachael Ringenberg Simple Matters Reading My Tea Leaves

    simple matters 06: rachael ringenberg

    Rachael Ringenberg | Erstwhile DearThe first time I stumbled upon Rachael’s blog, Erstwhile Dear, I knew I’d found a place to return to. As mother to two with a third little girl on the way (this month!), Rachael…

    December 14, 2015 18 Comments
  • Carmella Rayonne Simple Matters Reading My Tea Leaves

    simple matters 05: carmella rayone.

    Carmella Rayone | AssortmentFrom the countryside of Wyoming, comes the story of interior designer Carmella Rayone. After a series of crushing financial blows, Carmella and her family of five decided to live mortgage-free in…

    December 7, 2015 22 Comments