• make-believe: sunny kitchen.

    All week long I’ve been chasing the feeling I had making pesto in my kitchen on Saturday afternoon. My big kids were playing outside with the neighbors and so the apartment was quiet and…

    March 25, 2021 11 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
  • make your own: glow-in-the-dark stars.

    Adding glow-in-the-dark stars to the ceiling above your bed feels like something of a childhood rite of passage. Faye has been begging to take the leap for weeks, but I felt reluctant to buy…

    March 22, 2021 11 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. these pockets. {and filling them.} 2. this oatmeal. {and the extra big bowlful.} 3. these well-loved gardening supplies. {and eager planters very ready for spring.} 4. this card game. {and one late night…

    March 19, 2021 4 Comments
  • small improvements: covering phone jacks.

    There’s an old phone jack for a landline telephone on the wall of our dining room. It’s a few inches from the doorframe that goes into our kitchen and I have every confidence that…

    March 18, 2021 9 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
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. these bodega daffs. {had to be done.} 2. this wonky basket. {because i made it.} 3. these old magnet letters. {and a place to stick them.} 4. this hand-stitched curtain. {hanging on a…

    March 12, 2021 4 Comments
  • temp check.

    I took a serotonin walk this morning—one of those long late winter walks defined by continually criss-crossing streets to stay on the sunny side. The temperature has been climbing, thank goodness. Crocuses are popping…

    March 11, 2021 16 Comments
  • pinwheels.

    Yesterday I made pinwheels to celebrate my mom’s latest children’s book launch. Like other things ostensibly made to delight children, pinwheels are silly and sweet and also a little bit magical. In other words,…

    March 9, 2021 7 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. these shoots. {and urging on spring.} 2. this clean-up. {well, mostly the sweets.} 3. this hook. {for sweaters and other things.} 4. my mom’s old loom. {and a selection of less-bright loops.} 5.…

    March 5, 2021 12 Comments