advent calendar

  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. black tea. {don’t know. just been on a kick this week.} 2. this idea for a little mouse. {for being the best addition for a v. low-key advent calendar.} 3. these little pots…

    December 10, 2021 7 Comments
  • giving: a canvas wall caddy.

    In today’s handmade gift guide, a few favorite ideas for making canvas wall caddies and offering them as a handmade gift during the holidays, or anytime… A little kit for making: If you’re not up to the…

    November 18, 2021 5 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this nail polish. {for making long hours at my computer this week a little more festive.} 2. these paper chains. {and the kid who asked me to make them with her.} 3. this…

    December 13, 2019 15 Comments
  • a new year now, or later.

    The Christmas tree is still up, minus its decorations. If I tilt my head the wrong way, I can see a thin film of dust that’s taken up residence on my navy blue dresser.…

    January 2, 2019 16 Comments
  • 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 new little stocking. {and the others.} 2. progress. {on two of the bunch anyway!} 3. these little pleats {for being so tiny.} 4. these little shoots. {because things were looking dire there…

    December 17, 2021 5 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