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  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this self-portrait. {on the occasion of my thirty-seventh birthday.} 2. this tote. {and the perpetual usefulness of standing up straight.} 3. this third little letter. {for being added to the mix.} 4. the…

    July 2, 2021 10 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. these pencils. {because there’s nothing like a fresh start. 2. these bags. {for (also) covering the phone jack.} 3. these many glasses of iced tea. {for helping me push through the afternoon slump.}…

    June 25, 2021 5 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this sun tea. {chilled.} 2. this pot of mint. {for doubling before my eyes.} 3. this dress {and the perfect weather to wear it in.} 4. this rearranged closet. {for being a better…

    June 18, 2021 1 Comments
  • apartment progress: a couch complete.

    When I decided to recover our couch in engineer stripe denim, I did not list among my reasons its ability to withstand human excrement, but here we are. In this little loveseat’s first 12…

    June 16, 2021 24 Comments
  • small improvements: cabinet pulls.

    The majority of our current kitchen cabinets are without pulls or knobs. There’s a small indentation along the bottom edge of the cabinet doors which makes them easy enough to open without handles, but…

    June 9, 2021 14 Comments
  • apartment progress: living in progress.

    There’s a cardboard box in our kitchen filled with sandpaper and paintbrushes, scrapers, screw drivers, putty, primer and paint. It’s topped with a folded up drop cloth and every day for the last week,…

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

    1. this repotted plant. {for having more room to grow.} 2. this rescued sidewalk fan. {less so the cleaning of it.} 3. these tiny sunflowers. {mostly just for being tiny.} 4. this fabric. {and…

    May 28, 2021 3 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. these cosmos {for seemingly surviving.} 2. this embroidery thread. {and getting it ready for 7th birthday party favors.} 3. these notes. {and making some headway on projects.} 4. this last patch. {don’t care…

    May 21, 2021 4 Comments
  • simple stuff: window treatments.

    I’ve often said, “life isn’t always simple, but the curtains can be,” and then I moved into an apartment with six whole windows soaring to heights that aren’t reachable without a ladder and realized…

    May 20, 2021 24 Comments