• small improvements: paint the trim.

    I’ll try my best to manage expectations from the get-go: This is not a post about stripping your trim or unearthing your crown moldings or restoring your fluted door frames to their original glory.…

    January 19, 2021 8 Comments
  • things you can do today.

    Things to do today to honor and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Act: Join The Frontline by taking part in one of the actions included in their #MLKDayofAction Toolkit. Actions…

    January 18, 2021 0 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. these colors. {and the kid who sleeps with them.} 2. this zoom call. because even virtual elementary school sing-a-longs will jerk tears. 3. this bag. {and sending things merrily on their way.} 4.…

    January 15, 2021 2 Comments
  • make your own: lavender eye pillow.

    At my six-year-old’s behest, I have made a lavender eye pillow. We live a short walk from a lovely little herb shop that Faye has dubbed “the soothing shop.” Like all neighborhood herb shops…

    January 12, 2021 5 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this birthday banner. {and the little guy turning four tomorrow.} 2. this little candle holder. {cause i just needed a little night light.} 3. this new-fangled lighter. {a gift, and a game-changer.} 4.…

    January 8, 2021 13 Comments
  • new year, new tree.

    James gave me an olive tree for Christmas. A peace offering, maybe. Or an assurance that despite the wreck of a year that we’ve had, we can care for something together and watch it…

    January 4, 2021 16 Comments
  • make your own: fire starters.

    Years ago I wrote a post about making fire starters in an old egg carton, and carefully filling each nest with wax and cedar shavings and other combustible and fragrant wintry bits. This is…

    December 22, 2020 6 Comments
  • make your own: recycled matchbook sketchpads.

    For some of us, it’s a week for filling stockings and offering teacher gifts and generally expressing thanks and gratitude while in the midst of maybe also feeling a bit (or very) stretched. If…

    December 21, 2020 9 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. these watercolor tags. {easiest, prettiest. just find an abandoned kiddo painting and snip!} 2. these door panes. {because all of my projects are moving at a mostly maddening snail’s pace, but i think…

    December 18, 2020 4 Comments