• make your own: ginger tea.

    It’s a good day for taking extra special care of yourself. Recovery from a stomach bug notwithstanding, there are lots of reasons to feel more than a bit queasy today. Ginger to the rescue.…

    September 27, 2018 12 Comments
  • sharp knives, fresh bread, and (good) timing.

    The notes of the grinding truck bell rang through our open windows just as I’d taken my first bite of peanut-buttery toast. Clang, clang, clang. Clang, Clang. I left my breakfast behind, sloshed my…

    September 24, 2018 13 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. this bowl of grapes.  {for being on our table again, just like clockwork.} 2. these works in progress. {and a good way to put this lunch…

    September 21, 2018 11 Comments
  • waste not: veggie fried (leftover) rice.

    Waste Not is a collaboration with my friend, Carrie King. The premise is simple: Carrie, a food writer and editor, shares a recipe highlighting at least one particular way that we can curb food waste.…

    September 19, 2018 13 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #175: Look to what you have. This weekend I found myself mired in a new project. It’s one I’ve been wanting to work on for ages—putting collected scraps of fabric together into something…

    September 17, 2018 17 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week: 1. this chair cushion. {and one day, hopefully soon, when we can leave our highchair days behind us.} 2. this new dust pan. {found at this new…

    September 14, 2018 7 Comments
  • to do list.

    I’ve been given myself a breathing week. A take-a-step-back-from-the-desk week. A wander-the-farmers’-market week. A dive-into-the-archive-and-remind-yourself-what-you-love week. (A rest-your-aching-back-for-heaven’s-sake week.) It’s been something like an impromptu Reading My Tea Leaves staff retreat, except of course,…

    September 13, 2018 83 Comments
  • make-believe: rainy day.

    On a very rainy day, a make-believe version of the same with something for outside and something for inside: Outside: A coverall for splashing. A pair of boots for most any kind of weather. A…

    September 10, 2018 16 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. this crate. {carried home from the wine store last week, put to use this week.} 2. this bag. {because i really needed something small and hands-free,…

    September 7, 2018 20 Comments
  • habit shift: morning people.

    I’m a morning person. A slow, leisurely kind of morning person. A morning person who doesn’t want to be rushed out of bed. I’ll pad to the bathroom bright and early, but my goodness,…

    September 5, 2018 19 Comments