• old chair, new seat.

    I made a new seat for an old chair this week. In a sweltering cobwebbed corner of my mom and dad’s attic, I found what I’d abandoned there years before: a small chair too…

    July 18, 2019 13 Comments
  • tidy cloth dish cloths from mightynest

    summertime fix.

    This post is sponsored by MightyNest, a company committed to sourcing sustainable products for healthy homes.  It’s summertime and we’re spending the month at my mom and dad’s house, which means two things: more stone…

    July 17, 2019 30 Comments
  • make your own: sand removing powder.

    This summer I’m packing a secret potion in my tote in the form of cornstarch. Not cornstarch and anything, just cornstarch plain and simple for getting sand out from between toes (and other bodily…

    July 15, 2019 9 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this egg. {and the grubby little hand that collected it.} 2. this magic balm. {for this week alone helping dry heels and scraped knees and a blistered toe.} 3. this old fan. {and…

    July 12, 2019 6 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #185: Tackle To-Do Lists. The past forty-eight hours have been a flurry of kid-free activity in this tiny apartment. We’ve scrubbed and scoured, dismantled and reassembled, primed and painted, sorted out old and…

    July 10, 2019 15 Comments
  • my weeks in objects (mostly).

    1. this back porch. {and eating every meal on it.} 2. this necklace addition. {because, summer.} 3. this dresser drawer. {because unpacking things into drawers is the best travel trip there is.} 4. this…

    July 5, 2019 10 Comments
  • borrowed words.

    The truth is, I’ve never cared for the National Anthem. If you think about it, it’s not a good song. Too high for most of us with “the rockets’ red glare” and then there…

    July 4, 2019 18 Comments
  • make your own: nature weaving.

    We’re spending some extended time at my mom and dad’s house this summer and I’ve been cataloguing sweet crafts and activities to keep the kids happily engaged and independent in the backyard and at…

    July 3, 2019 8 Comments