• habit shift: read more (revisited).

    It’s been two years since I last wrote about making a concerted effort to read more books. At the time of my first post, Faye was just a bit more than two and I…

    February 4, 2019 94 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. these dried herbs. {and conversations with friends that remind you of what you forgot you knew.} 2. these pilly socks. {because they were in the very back of my sock drawer and i…

    February 1, 2019 16 Comments
  • make-believe: polar vortex.

    Truth be told, I’m cold even with socks and slippers and the biggest wool sweater I own. Instead of lounging in bed wearing flirty pajamas and reading a good book, I’m hunched over my…

    January 31, 2019 26 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #179: Hide it in plain sight. What’s a thing in your home that you use regularly but that doesn’t have a home of its own—a special spot to return to? A laptop? Your…

    January 29, 2019 9 Comments
  • simple stuff: water filters.

    I have water on the brain. For one thing, at the time of writing, it’s pouring fat, wintry drops begging to be snow. For another, last week, I got cheeky and shared a glimpse…

    January 28, 2019 20 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this bench in a new spot. {cause it’s been a few weeks and it’s a little wonky, but also perfect? tbd.} 2. this tincture. {for making this week so much more comfortable.} 3.…

    January 25, 2019 8 Comments
  • tidying up, with kids.

    I worry that when I write about kids and tidying I’ll come across like a draconian weirdo. Or, more precisely, that I’ll have come to my own defense. No, I’m not constantly haranguing my…

    January 23, 2019 32 Comments
  • things you can do today.

    Four things to do today to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: + Listen to the Seeing White podcast. I suggested this last year at this time and (many times before…

    January 21, 2019 11 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this steam from a borrowed humidifier. {for helping me breathe just a little easier.} 2. these flowers. {for getting to play with them and getting to gift them.} 3. these bobby pins. {and…

    January 18, 2019 12 Comments