small improvements

  • small improvements: swap the tap handles.

    The kitchen in our apartment is sunny and bright. There’s a window to throw open, a vintage stove to cherish, a dishwasher to be eternally grateful for along with the very good fortune of…

    January 26, 2021 23 Comments
  • small improvements: paint the trim.

    I’ll try my best to manage expectations from the get-go: This is not a post about stripping your trim or unearthing your crown moldings or restoring your fluted door frames to their original glory.…

    January 19, 2021 8 Comments
  • baby proof: newborn essentials, revisited.

    Last week, as I tend to do regularly and especially anytime I’m feeling stressed, I spent some time rearranging our linen closet. This time, instead of only folding pillowcases into neat rectangles, I also…

    January 29, 2020 43 Comments
  • tidying up, together.

    Last week, James finished a box of chocolate-covered salted caramels I’d slipped into his Christmas stocking. I fished the small cardboard box from the recycling basket we keep by the front door and, after…

    January 16, 2019 77 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #178: Look around. I’ve been dragging furniture into new spots around the apartment all morning. Must be January. Or maybe I’ve been inspired by my kids’ new dollhouse and the daily—even thrice daily!—ability…

    January 7, 2019 22 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip # 166: You don’t get what you don’t ask for. Ask and ye shall receive (sort of), but more than that, you don’t get what you don’t ask for. In even the best…

    June 12, 2018 52 Comments