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  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this cilantro. {and the impromptu big family dinner it helped garnish.} 2. this shea butter. {because sometimes all i need to get out of a winter funk is a little moisture.} 3. this…

    March 8, 2019 5 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this lacy remnant of summer. {for sticking around all winter.} 2. this cord. {same technique, different spot. helpful for keeping surfboards upright, among other things.} 3. this very large bow. {dyed purple with…

    March 1, 2019 4 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #182: There’s not a before or an after, only an in-between. For the most part, when we get peeks into the places that other people live, we’re given at least the impression of…

    February 28, 2019 16 Comments
  • make your own: kraft paper roll holder.

    We’ve been wanting to find a simple easel for our art-loving kiddos, but we needed something that wouldn’t take up much room in our tiny apartment and that wouldn’t require drilling any more holes…

    February 25, 2019 9 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

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

    February 22, 2019 2 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 57 Comments