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  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this cheerful pile. {and kids who inspire me brighten my wardrobe.} 2. this branch. {but mostly these petals for being the last to hang on. 3. this pillow. {because the someone who sleeps…

    February 22, 2019 0 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly)

    1. these tulips. {for brightening a(nother) germy week.} 2. two brown paper bags full of cards. {because little ones really get this holiday right.} 3. this pad of watercolor paper. {and small people painting.}…

    February 15, 2019 13 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #181: Daydream a little. Five years ago tomorrow, James and I got our keys from a real estate broker and shared a pizza for Valentine’s Day dinner. We sat on the floor of…

    February 13, 2019 19 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. these keys from my sister. {for being there when i locked myself out of the house.} 2. this unmade bed. {for providing a soft space to land in a week of more wintertime…

    February 8, 2019 4 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #180: Less and good enough. The famous Dieter Rams quote, and title of his 1995 book, “Less, but better,” gets used a lot in minimalist circles. (Full disclosure, I used it myself in…

    February 7, 2019 55 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. these dried herbs. {and conversations with friends that remind you of what you forgot you knew.} 2. these pilly socks. {because they were in the very back of my sock drawer and i…

    February 1, 2019 16 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #179: Hide it in plain sight. What’s a thing in your home that you use regularly but that doesn’t have a home of its own—a special spot to return to? A laptop? Your…

    January 29, 2019 9 Comments
  • simple stuff: water filters.

    I have water on the brain. For one thing, at the time of writing, it’s pouring fat, wintry drops begging to be snow. For another, last week, I got cheeky and shared a glimpse…

    January 28, 2019 20 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this bench in a new spot. {cause it’s been a few weeks and it’s a little wonky, but also perfect? tbd.} 2. this tincture. {for making this week so much more comfortable.} 3.…

    January 25, 2019 8 Comments