gifts

  • make-believe: vote.

    There are a lot of reasons to feel disenchanted with the democratic process these days, to say nothing of the folks in office. It’s understandable to feel angry, or to feel like voting won’t…

    October 10, 2018 6 Comments
  • make-believe: rainy day.

    On a very rainy day, a make-believe version of the same with something for outside and something for inside: Outside: A coverall for splashing. A pair of boots for most any kind of weather. A…

    September 10, 2018 16 Comments
  • gift guide: father’s day.

    For anyone looking ahead to giving the fathers in their lives a little something special on Father’s Day this year, here are a few ideas for the sweet, silly, sensitive, caring, compassionate, and crafty fathers in…

    June 7, 2018 9 Comments
  • gift guide: mother’s day.

    For anyone looking to give the mothers in their lives a little something special on Mother’s Day this year, here are a few ideas for the adventurous, thrill-seeking, tech-savvy, gadget-loving, handy, all-around brilliant and…

    May 7, 2018 5 Comments
  • make/do: for earth day.

    Becoming a parent has made me realize just how much of young childhood is centered around the seasons and celebrating them. (Thank goodness.) Of course, celebrating seasonal change was already very much my bag,…

    April 18, 2018 22 Comments
  • MAKE/DO: For Easter

    + Colorful Easter Eggs. Purple cabbage for blue, turmeric for yellow, beets for red, you’ll have the deepest jewel-toned eggs on the block (or, if you time it right, the palest pastels). + Spring bulbs.…

    March 19, 2018 11 Comments
  • collection viii from rebecca mir grady.

    This post was sponsored by Rebecca Mir Grady, contemporary fine jewelry. Rebecca Mir Grady launched her eponymous jewelry line in Chicago, Illinois in 2013. Today, her jewelry is made with care in her studio…

    March 13, 2018 8 Comments
  • make/do: for new parents.

     + Flowers: Pluck them from your own garden, send them from afar via a florist, make it a posey or a spray for the mantle, don’t worry that it seems cliché. It will be…

    January 25, 2018 25 Comments
  • stocking stuffers.

    James and I will be celebrating Christmas morning in our own apartment for the very first time this year and I’m so excited to have the chance to recreate some of my favorite childhood…

    December 19, 2017 62 Comments
  • gifts to hone skills.

    One perfect cast iron skillet + a shortstack of cookbooks for improving someone’s dinner game. A pom-pom hat to finish before spring. A maple hand loom + some roving for passing a long quiet winter. A mason…

    December 6, 2017 18 Comments