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  • 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 12 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 79 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. this crate. {carried home from the wine store last week, put to use this week.} 2. this bag. {because i really needed something small and hands-free,…

    September 7, 2018 18 Comments
  • how to know it’s september.

    In cakes, plums. At night, breezes. Through hair, brushes.  On heads, pigtails. Over shoulders, backpacks. In pouches, pencils. Inside t-shirts, names. On morning sidewalks, footsteps. Under the fence, asters. Among the milkweed, monarchs. In…

    September 4, 2018 21 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. these fan blades. {for being clean.} 2. these undies.  {in a grown-up size.} 3. these dried flowers. {for holding onto all their color, two weeks later.}…

    August 31, 2018 24 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Survival Tip #174: Shoes in a bucket, bin, or basket. There’s not much quite as comforting as returning home from a long day away and kicking off your shoes. (Well, maybe removing your bra,…

    August 27, 2018 35 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. this camisole. {made from cleaner silk and very lovely to wear (on repeat).} 2. this soft landing spot. {for belonging to a baby just five blocks away.} 3.…

    August 24, 2018 11 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #173: Reroute your cables. They’re a ubiquitous feature of these old New York City apartments, cables snaking along baseboards and over doorways and tucked into the space where the ceiling meets the wall.…

    August 20, 2018 12 Comments