• tidying up, together.

    Last week, James finished a box of chocolate-covered salted caramels I’d slipped into his Christmas stocking. I fished the small cardboard box from the recycling basket we keep by the front door and, after…

    January 16, 2019 75 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly)

    1. this new spot. {because the table needed a move. also: roses for a birthday boy, and a pile of weeknight napkins. three things, really.} 2. this mid-day sun. {because it’s the best part…

    January 11, 2019 4 Comments
  • simple matters: alyson morgan.

    ALYSON MORGAN | MAIA TERRA Last year Alyson Morgan began her blog Maia Terra as a way to build community in conversations around climate change, environmental stewardship, and spiritual resilience. From the vantage point…

    January 8, 2019 40 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #178: Look around. I’ve been dragging furniture into new spots around the apartment all morning. Must be January. Or maybe I’ve been inspired by my kids’ new dollhouse and the daily—even thrice daily!—ability…

    January 7, 2019 22 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. this little bottle of bitters. {because i’ve been putting them in everything.} 2. this tiny bunting. {because sometimes you just have to stop and play house.}…

    January 4, 2019 18 Comments
  • make-believe: museum afternoon.

    I’ve never shied away from taking my kids on museum adventures, but lately I’ve found myself craving a slightly different museum experience—one that moves a little more slowly and involves a little less placating…

    January 3, 2019 8 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).

    five little things that made my week. 1. these stockings. {hung on the headboard with care.} 2. this ginger family. {made on a quiet morning. ready for frosting on a more raucous one.} 3.…

    December 21, 2018 5 Comments
  • make your own: string bag.

    File this under something I wasn’t sure I’d be able to pull off, but here I am, alive to tell the tale and not having suffered a crafting-induced hissy fit four days before Christmas. (Mostly!) In case you’re looking for something handmade to…

    December 20, 2018 8 Comments
  • waste not: candied orange peel.

    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.…

    December 19, 2018 10 Comments