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  • 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
  • apartment progress: window treatments.

    I’m puzzling through window treatments at the moment. Window treatments is such a funny and stuffy term, but useful, too, covering the range of shutters and curtains and blinds and shades and other things…

    April 6, 2021 46 Comments
  • going to sleep in a room of our own.

    This post is sponsored by Brooklinen. Carving out a second bedroom in this new apartment has been one of the most restorative projects of the past year. Before we moved in September, it had…

    March 23, 2021 13 Comments
  • simple stuff: toothbrushes.

    What I’m after here is admittedly niche and of small consequence in the grand scheme of things but then so are lots of things that wiggle under my skin and stay there. I am…

    March 15, 2021 27 Comments
  • make-believe: a warm outdoor afternoon.

    March 1 and I’m fully ready for spring. More than ever, I need the promise of new beginnings and daydreaming about fresh air that’s warm enough to sit in without freezing my—er—toes off. Here’s…

    March 1, 2021 2 Comments