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  • make-believe: parties after dark.

    Someone saw a picture of me yesterday and said it reminded of them of their mom in the 70s, so I’m leaning into the vintage mom look with a make-believe holiday party get-up, complete…

    November 29, 2021 5 Comments
  • make your own: fabric paper.

    This isn’t exactly alchemy, but it feels that way. When Rose’s box-making habit began in earnest this summer, she was making origami masu boxes using paper—any kind of paper of any size. But as…

    October 27, 2021 23 Comments
  • make your own: origami masu box.

    All three of my kids are home sick this week, so a tutorial for something that makes anything at all feel neat and tidy and moderately contained is feeling just right. These origami masu…

    October 26, 2021 25 Comments
  • make your own: canvas tissue box cover.

    I’m not telling you need to make a tissue box cover, just that having one might make your next head cold a little easier to bear. Last week—or was it the week before—the whole…

    October 7, 2021 0 Comments
  • make-believe: summer date.

    All I really want is a not-so-fancy date night with a plateful of delicious food I didn’t cook and the ability to stay out past my bedtime. But while I’m daydreaming, I’ll also take:…

    July 28, 2021 7 Comments
  • summer suits.

    This post is sponsored by Misha & Puff. Their swimwear collection launches on Tuesday, June 29th, at 11 AM EDT. In the summertime my kids tend to be up with the birds and down…

    June 28, 2021 11 Comments
  • sun tea.

    I spend a lot of time thinking about how to harness the incredible solar energy that shimmers off of the old silvery roof outside our kitchen window. If I had my druthers there’d be…

    June 23, 2021 3 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