• how to know it’s november.

    tucked in upper cabinets, candy. on sidewalks, leaf tannins. outside windows, orange. in mugs, cider. in the oven, muffins. on the stove, soup. at dinner, darkness. piled on beds, blankets. on the street, murmurs.…

    November 5, 2018 15 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.  1. this ribbon. {and two kids very into wearing it (and others).} 2. this bitty bowl. {just the right size for just about everything.} 3. these pencils.…

    November 2, 2018 8 Comments
  • habit shift: listen to black women.

    I’ve spent a lot of time worrying about how to go about writing this post. But the points that I need to make are really absurdly simple: + White women benefit from, and uphold,…

    October 31, 2018 77 Comments
  • a few of my favorite things.

    This post is sponsored by Leesa. Our kids aren’t allowed to jump on our bed. It’s just that sometimes it’s tempting to run down the straightaway from the kitchen to front window and veer left…

    October 30, 2018 7 Comments
  • waste not: pumpkin seed brittle.

    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.…

    October 29, 2018 6 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.  1. these slippers. {every year, at this same time, they make everything lots of things better.} 2. pumpkin notes! {and tiny pen pals.} 3. this bottle of…

    October 26, 2018 9 Comments
  • four things to do before voting.

    Sitting around with a pit in your stomach doesn’t feel very good. Putting a spare hour or two to good use and making sure you’re informed, ready to vote, and bringing as many friends…

    October 25, 2018 5 Comments
  • habit shift: kitchen detox.

    Bear with me. One more morning habit that needed shifting: I’m not the baker in our house, generally speaking, but on a weekend morning in the fall and winter, mixing a batch of hearty…

    October 22, 2018 41 Comments