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  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this sunflower-to-be. {we’ll be on sprout watch over spring break.} 2. the return of this lightweight blanket*. {and faye’s quiet attempts to make her bed each morning.} 3. this little bundle. {for being…

    April 19, 2019 4 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #184: Hammer a few nails. I realize it’s not always possible. Wall construction and lease clauses and paint that can’t be matched can make hammering nails willy-nilly into your walls less appealing, or…

    April 18, 2019 12 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. these pink carnations. {left in little bottles by everyone’s bedside and still spritely nearly a week later.} 2. this ribbon. {and embracing a very persistent lavender moment.} 3. this borrowed colored pencil. {for…

    April 12, 2019 9 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this little boat. {inspired by these beauties. ps. i made a new board to stockpile inspiration for project requests from a certain almost-five-year-old.} 2. this spirea. {and its jaunty little contrast against a…

    April 5, 2019 12 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this painting {and the kid who painted it.} 2. this net bag {filled with flavors to brighten a march meal.} 3. these blossoms. {i’ll just never get bored of them.} 4. this little…

    March 29, 2019 6 Comments
  • ISO: a better night’s sleep.

    This post is sponsored by Buffy, the comforter that’s softer than a cloud. What’s the secret to a better night’s sleep? Curtains that keep out the yellow glow of the street lamp? Less time…

    March 26, 2019 28 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #183: Choose only the tiniest lights.* It’s no secret that March is not my favorite month. I try to stay good spirited. I look for the crocuses and snowdrops. I spot the tulip…

    March 25, 2019 8 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this paint brush. {and a tiny jar of spackle, because what’s better than a patched nail hole?} 2 .these paper chains. {and whole minutes of before-dinner calm.} 3. this avocado pit. {because i’m…

    March 22, 2019 3 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. these tulips like yellowed pages in an old book. {in the very best kind of way.} 2. these strings. {for kind of staying put.} 3. this little mess. {because sometimes messes are pretty.}…

    March 15, 2019 4 Comments
  • make your own: night light.

    Our kids don’t sleep with a night light, but recently we started feeling like it would be useful to have a small bathroom lamp to light the way during the middle-of-the-night trips that the…

    March 11, 2019 24 Comments