• 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
  • make your own: canvas wall caddy.

    Rose is a genius at taking an idea that could get complicated and simplifying it so that it’s quick and easy to make but still incredibly functional. This wall caddy might be one of…

    September 29, 2021 3 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this old project book. {and cracking it back open for the first time in over a year…two?} 2. this file box. {same old files in a more secure home.} 3. these new stripes.…

    September 24, 2021 7 Comments
  • baby proof: meals my kids have eaten.

    By roughest estimation, the total number of meals I’ve fed my children to date is somewhere around 8,000. It’s a ridiculous number and surely a faulty calculation, not least of all because it fails…

    September 23, 2021 37 Comments
  • make your own: simple cloth coasters.

    As the tail end of summer slips through our fingers, you might decide to use up spare material you have hanging around your house, to make simple cloth coasters. For the cups of tea…

    September 20, 2021 9 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this wonky little checkerboard. {made for checkers-obsessed kids.} 2. this sap bucket. {one man’s trash…for my trash.} 3. this new rain cape for biking. {a gift from cleverhood and so, so much better…

    September 17, 2021 3 Comments
  • polishing and other odd jobs.

    On my first day of work in this apartment without accompaniment from child or spouse or anyone at all, I oiled our wooden cutting boards and wooden spoons. It’s a job I usually leave…

    September 14, 2021 54 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this recycling basket. {emptied.} 2. these fabric scraps. {in a new spot.} 3. this drawer. {decluttered.} 4. this supply storage. {wrangled.} 5. this september light. {for being here again.} other things: they would…

    September 10, 2021 5 Comments
  • temp check.

    I’m having my yearly run-in with September allergies and accordingly have convinced myself no fewer than three times this week that I’ve lost my sense of smell and have been stricken with that-which-shall-not-be-named. It’s…

    September 8, 2021 19 Comments