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  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this bread {and second breakfast.} 2. this bag. {and rainy day distractions.} 3. this trim. {even in spots where it’s especially unruly.} 4. this tray. {and your weekly seedling update.} 5. this pizza…

    April 16, 2021 0 Comments
  • small improvements: metal shelf pins.

    Our kitchen has two sets of cabinets. One set is quite a bit older than the others. These cabinets are painted white and sturdily wrought from solid wood. They likely date to when the…

    April 12, 2021 7 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. these morning glories. {and the moonflowers, too, for being a week bigger.} 2. these supplies. {despite the world’s slowest progress.} 3. these walls et cetera. {for looking better today than they did yesterday.}…

    April 9, 2021 2 Comments
  • apartment progress: window treatments.

    I’m puzzling through window treatments at the moment. Window treatments is such a funny and stuffy term, but useful, too, covering the range of shutters and curtains and blinds and shades and other things…

    April 6, 2021 46 Comments
  • my week in objects, mostly.

    1. these napkins. {for their good cheer.} 2. these pansies. {for the many daily hellos.} 3. this hair. {it’s wavier than ever and i’m trying to learn what to do with it and idk…

    March 26, 2021 5 Comments
  • going to sleep in a room of our own.

    This post is sponsored by Brooklinen. Carving out a second bedroom in this new apartment has been one of the most restorative projects of the past year. Before we moved in September, it had…

    March 23, 2021 13 Comments
  • make your own: glow-in-the-dark stars.

    Adding glow-in-the-dark stars to the ceiling above your bed feels like something of a childhood rite of passage. Faye has been begging to take the leap for weeks, but I felt reluctant to buy…

    March 22, 2021 11 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. these pockets. {and filling them.} 2. this oatmeal. {and the extra big bowlful.} 3. these well-loved gardening supplies. {and eager planters very ready for spring.} 4. this card game. {and one late night…

    March 19, 2021 4 Comments
  • small improvements: covering phone jacks.

    There’s an old phone jack for a landline telephone on the wall of our dining room. It’s a few inches from the doorframe that goes into our kitchen and I have every confidence that…

    March 18, 2021 9 Comments