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  • 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
  • simple stuff: a butter dish.

    Of all the things to send me over the edge, you might not suspect that the greasy waxed paper around a crumb-covered knob of butter would be the thing. Or perhaps you’ve been around…

    February 24, 2021 20 Comments
  • painted canvas floorcloth FAQ.

    We have a wall-to-wall painted canvas floorcloth in our dining slash living room. I painted it myself last fall and while I’d love to take credit for the idea, painted canvas floorcloths predate me…

    February 23, 2021 36 Comments
  • make-believe: nap time.

    I realize it was relatively recently that I was daydreaming about having a do-nothing day, but my need for rest and quiet seem insatiable these days and I am very much ready to nap.…

    January 25, 2021 6 Comments
  • new year, new tree.

    James gave me an olive tree for Christmas. A peace offering, maybe. Or an assurance that despite the wreck of a year that we’ve had, we can care for something together and watch it…

    January 4, 2021 16 Comments
  • make-believe: poll worker.

    In advance of Election Day, a little encouragement to head to the polls: A bright red jumpsuit for feeling peppy over the course of a long day. A reminder to post en route to…

    October 7, 2020 15 Comments