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  • 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
  • gift guide: father’s day.

    Gift ideas for fathers, or anyone at all you love, in springtime: A porcelain utility crock for essential utensils (or anything). A little something to restore the glow to those cheeks. Some time to…

    June 15, 2021 3 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
  • 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
  • apartment dreams: a black & white kitchen.

    I’m taking a page from my dear friend LaTonya who helped pull me out of a funk by reminding me there’s value just in letting myself daydream. After last week’s ironing board unveiling, I’ve…

    May 18, 2021 9 Comments
  • gift guide: mother’s day.

    Gift ideas for mothers, or anyone at all you love, in springtime: The most special patchworked dress for spinning in (or wood splitting). Yellow calico undies for fun. An indigo tote. The promise of…

    April 27, 2021 4 Comments