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  • make your own: lavender eye pillow.

    At my six-year-old’s behest, I have made a lavender eye pillow. We live a short walk from a lovely little herb shop that Faye has dubbed “the soothing shop.” Like all neighborhood herb shops…

    January 12, 2021 5 Comments
  • make your own: fabric scrap cat toy.

    Fret not, we have not forgotten the feline friends among us. For anyone with a kitten (or an energetic toddler), these dancing teaser wand toys can be made in minutes from simple materials. They’re…

    December 8, 2020 0 Comments
  • make your own: corded dog leash.

    It’s a project-heavy week for a project-heavy season, so buckle up, my friends. Today Rose and I are sharing a project for anyone wanting a new hobby (the winter is long! new hobbies are…

    December 2, 2020 14 Comments
  • giving: things to play with.

    Here’s some inspiration for gift giving for the smaller set: things to play with, things to make with, things to add a bit of wonder and a bit of magic to a long winter…

    November 30, 2020 6 Comments
  • giving: things to live with.

    Here’s some inspiration for gift giving that offers a bit of something special for the everyday backdrop of the place you call home; things to enjoy that make living and working and juggling within…

    November 27, 2020 1 Comments
  • giving: things to feel better with.

    Here’s some inspiration for gift giving that offers a bit in the way of comfort and cozy, and that extends an invitation for getting out of your head and into your body. These gifts…

    November 25, 2020 10 Comments
  • habit shift: safety razors.

    When I was ten I shaved my legs for the first time. In defiance of the arbitrary mandate from my mother that I was not to do so until the eighth grade, I borrowed…

    July 30, 2020 33 Comments
  • make your own: extra large string bag.

    The stone fruits have returned to the farmers’ market, thank goodness. I’m celebrating every scrap of normalcy I’m able to find these days, including sweaty July walks home from the market carrying my weight…

    July 7, 2020 2 Comments
  • make-believe: puzzles etc.

    Our indoor reality right now includes a lot of keeping small humans from mauling each other, making and cleaning up meals at an astonishing rate, and trying to find a quiet corner in 500…

    May 18, 2020 9 Comments