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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
  • small improvements: mending throw pillows.

    We’re in the season of patched up scarecrows and stitched together monsters, and, less spooky, patched throw pillows. I added a new ticking stripe throw pillow to our couch a few weeks ago, which…

    October 14, 2021 9 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: a night at the opera.

    A few days ago, on a total whim, a very dear friend and I decided we’d splurge on tickets to the opera. This part of the story is not make believe. Our nose bleed…

    September 30, 2021 8 Comments
  • apartment progress: window dressing.

    I realize I’m maybe pushing my luck on reader investment in my window treatments, but my editor is MIA again, so it’s just me over here calling the shots. I made another roller shade,…

    August 26, 2021 37 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