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  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week: 1. these keys. {and my sister for having them.} 2. this finished curtain.  {and the one that’s still in progress. (progress takes time.)} 3. two fresh candles.…

    October 19, 2018 8 Comments
  • decorative gourd season, et cetera.

    Just my annual reminder that seasonal decorations need not break the bank, your back, or the precious planet we live on. This year, as in other years, we opted for the edible and the…

    October 16, 2018 17 Comments
  • keeping the fridge tidy (and the food fresh).

    This post is sponsored by Pyrex and features the Pyrex Simply Store glass storage containers. Whither the way to a low-waste kitchen? Is it meal planning? Eating your carrot tops and cooking your corn cobs?…

    October 11, 2018 35 Comments
  • how to know it’s october.

    In oatmeal, cinnamon. On tablecloths, beeswax. In the crisper, apples. On stoops, pumpkins. In doorways, spiders. At bodegas, mums. On minds, costumes. Underfoot, leaves. Against fence posts, cornstalks. Near trash cans, honeybees. In pockets,…

    October 1, 2018 14 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. these chocolate chip cookies. {and feeling well enough to eat them.} 2. these clean sheets. {sometimes you just really need a mid-week sheet change.} 3. this…

    September 28, 2018 8 Comments
  • sharp knives, fresh bread, and (good) timing.

    The notes of the grinding truck bell rang through our open windows just as I’d taken my first bite of peanut-buttery toast. Clang, clang, clang. Clang, Clang. I left my breakfast behind, sloshed my…

    September 24, 2018 13 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. this bowl of grapes.  {for being on our table again, just like clockwork.} 2. these works in progress. {and a good way to put this lunch…

    September 21, 2018 11 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #175: Look to what you have. This weekend I found myself mired in a new project. It’s one I’ve been wanting to work on for ages—putting collected scraps of fabric together into something…

    September 17, 2018 17 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week: 1. this chair cushion. {and one day, hopefully soon, when we can leave our highchair days behind us.} 2. this new dust pan. {found at this new…

    September 14, 2018 7 Comments
  • 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