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  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. these petri dishes. {not for bacteria only.} 2. these mittens. {a gift from misha & puff to celebrate their fall launch.} 3. these other-worldly pods. {for inspiring a laugh.} 4. this book. {more…

    September 6, 2019 11 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. these sweet sheets. {a gift for new bunks from genius printmakers, lewis.} 2. these well-loved paints. {and little guy who runs to use them ~5x a day.} 3. this basil. {for being cheapest,…

    August 16, 2019 5 Comments
  • tackling a reupholstery project.

    The first thing to know when tackling a reupholstery project is that those time-lapse videos that you see of people rapidly removing staples and easily smoothing fabric before giving a yank here and a…

    August 15, 2019 19 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this finished project. {because, finally. more just as soon as i’ve recovered.} 2. this pumice stone. {because summertime feet just need a little help.} 3. this little spot of cheer. {because who could…

    August 9, 2019 7 Comments
  • DIY furniture projects: is it worth it?

    My living room, which is to say, the entirety of my apartment, is a mess of loveseat innards. There are rolls of burlap and wool batting on the bed. There are the raggedy remains…

    August 8, 2019 21 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this breakfast table, our own stuff. {it’s so good to be home. as an aside: the rate at which my children can consume stone fruit is truly astounding.} 2. this trio. {all lined…

    August 2, 2019 3 Comments
  • make your own: draft guard.

    Longtime readers might recall that for years James and I went without using air conditioning. We didn’t want to block what little light we had with a bulky window unit. And we didn’t want…

    July 30, 2019 12 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. these rainbow bouquets. {and two little kids selling them out front, just like their mama (me)}. 2. this net bag. {good for groceries and especially for carrying swim vests to the beach.} 3.…

    July 26, 2019 13 Comments
  • make your own: lavender cleaning spray.

    If ever there is a time when a simple, kid-friendly cleaning solution is in order, it’s summertime. We’ve been dribbling peach and watermelon juice all over my parents’ back porch for weeks now. Silas’s…

    July 22, 2019 8 Comments