• to do list.

    I’ve been given myself a breathing week. A take-a-step-back-from-the-desk week. A wander-the-farmers’-market week. A dive-into-the-archive-and-remind-yourself-what-you-love week. (A rest-your-aching-back-for-heaven’s-sake week.) It’s been something like an impromptu Reading My Tea Leaves staff retreat, except of course,…

    September 13, 2018 83 Comments
  • habit shift: dot journaling.

    I’ve said before that I’m no journaler. But list writer? Yes. Goal writer-downer? Definitely. Resolutions? Not-for-the-New-Year-only. Does the start of a new school year get me hankering to buy a fresh new notebook, just because? Yes…

    September 5, 2017 41 Comments
  • 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
  • i’m with her.

    Spunky is the word that’s used to describe Faye most often. When she’s running down the sidewalk, or loudly (and proudly) introducing her cousin to shopkeepers, or swinging from the highest heights on the playground,…

    August 1, 2016 123 Comments
  • grapes and laundry

    picking grapes, sorting the laundry.

    These are things I like to write about: Joy found in spreading salted butter onto already buttery brioche. Joy in picking roadside flowers and sticking them, in all their messy glory, into a jar in…

    June 16, 2016
  • visit france.

    Here’s a donkey apropos of nothing at all. But isn’t it fuzzy and cute? I think we could all use an extra dose of that today. I’m working with the French national tourism site,…

    June 13, 2016 5 Comments
  • darling.

    Delighted to announced that I’m a guest editor over at Darling Magazine this month. I’ll be sharing three of my favorite posts on their site in the month of June, and today there’s a…

    June 6, 2016 2 Comments
  • simple matters | reading my tea leaves

    clementine daily.

    A quick note to let you know that I’m guest editing over on Clementine Daily for the month of April. I’ll be writing about letting go of things that are bringing you down and…

    April 7, 2016 9 Comments
  • thankful squash | reading my tea leaves


    Delicata squash with rosemary and thyme. Waiting for olive oil, a roasting pan, and a hot oven.In case a bit of quiet-seeking finds you on the internet today, a word of gratitude for finding…

    November 26, 2015 6 Comments
  • newsletters reading my tea leaves


    I recently did a little ritual inbox purge and was reminded of a few letters I’ve been enjoying that you might, too. Here’s an update on the newsletters that I’m allowing to fill up the…

    October 26, 2015 17 Comments