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  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. these colors. {and the kid who sleeps with them.} 2. this zoom call. because even virtual elementary school sing-a-longs will jerk tears. 3. this bag. {and sending things merrily on their way.} 4.…

    January 15, 2021 2 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this birthday banner. {and the little guy turning four tomorrow.} 2. this little candle holder. {cause i just needed a little night light.} 3. this new-fangled lighter. {a gift, and a game-changer.} 4.…

    January 8, 2021 13 Comments
  • new year, new tree.

    James gave me an olive tree for Christmas. A peace offering, maybe. Or an assurance that despite the wreck of a year that we’ve had, we can care for something together and watch it…

    January 4, 2021 16 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. these watercolor tags. {easiest, prettiest. just find an abandoned kiddo painting and snip!} 2. these door panes. {because all of my projects are moving at a mostly maddening snail’s pace, but i think…

    December 18, 2020 4 Comments
  • simple gifts around the home.

    Looking around my kitchen this morning, it struck me how many of the simple DIY gift ideas that Rose Pearlman and I have been sharing are in regular use around my own home. In…

    December 14, 2020 4 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this incense. {because it’s perfect.} 2. these little pinecones. {for being still on the branch.} 3. this toothpaste. {because i’m an absolute sucker for fancy toothpaste and also because the pine is truly…

    December 11, 2020 8 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this little hanging bag. {for offering an easy option for tucking sweet treats.} 2. these colored lights. {because they weren’t my choice, but they were my pleasure.} 3. this old cabinet. {because it’s…

    December 4, 2020 6 Comments
  • life in a (less) tiny apartment.

    Tip #201: Box it up. I just finished my morning shift of semi-present first-grade oversight and have since locked myself in the office to finish writing about organizing. When everything feels topsy-turvy, I seek…

    November 23, 2020 10 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this soap. {for smelling so good and for matching the bathroom.} 2. these candle nubs. {and burning them.} 3. this happy accident. {that maybe wasn’t an accident at all.} 4. these reeds. {and…

    November 20, 2020 7 Comments