advent calendar

  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this tote. {for helping me schlep.} 2. this jar of pencils. {in christmas colors for after-school projects.} 3. this cardboard box. {for standing in as a temporary doll house, complete with fireplace.} 4.…

    December 14, 2018 3 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Survival Tip #159: Put your Christmas tree in a crate. Last week, on Thursday, after both kids were fast asleep, James and I poured a festive glass of cider and sat down to scribble…

    December 7, 2017 29 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #136: Size your traditions to fit your space.I’ve written before about my philosophy on holiday decorating: Simple and spare and requiring only a shoe box’s worth of space in the closet for storage in the…

    December 9, 2015 45 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this little hanging bag. {for offering an easy option for tucking sweet treats.} 2. these colored lights. {because they weren’t my choice, but they were my pleasure.} 3. this old cabinet. {because it’s…

    December 4, 2020 6 Comments
  • make your own: lemon(aid) banks.

    It’s the first of December, Giving Tuesday, the start of the the advent countdown, and ten days until the first night of Hanukkah. For many, it’s a season of gift giving and gift making…

    December 1, 2020 7 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. this bunch of dried up stuff.  {for making it back to brooklyn in one piece.} 2. these seasonal socks. {because slipping them on this time of…

    November 30, 2018 10 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. these candles. {started by me, finished by faye.} 2. these last few books. {best countdown ever.} 3. these gingerbread women. {ready for frosting.} 5. this reindeer.…

    December 22, 2017 11 Comments
  • white bean soup.

    It’s the time of year for soup. Not just because it’s chilly and because soup feels cozy and warm, but also because it’s easy to make, nourishing to eat, and, best of all, simple…

    December 4, 2017 28 Comments
  • spring things with tradlands.

    This post is sponsored by Tradlands, a favorite source for ethically made essentials for modern women. Hello! Hi. It’s springtime. (So says the calendar.) I’ve been coaxing things along with a little indoor and outdoor bulb…

    April 4, 2017 19 Comments