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cloth napkins

  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this new-to-us console. {for showing up at just the right time.} 2. this brand-new magazine (that’s seeking supporters). {for being a delight in so many ways. } 3. these sparkling crystals. {because, priorities.}…

    September 11, 2020 6 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this napkin. {and putting the “special” things into regular rotation.} 2. this tape measure. {for being my trusty companion.} 3. these plans. {for being in the works.} 4. this direct-to-metal primer. {because some…

    August 21, 2020 9 Comments
  • removing candle wax from fabric.

    At the time of writing I have three different candles burning because it’s January and this weekend’s brilliant sun and unseasonably warm temperatures have been replaced with the month’s hallmark dreary gray skies and…

    January 13, 2020 12 Comments
  • giving: a braided belt.

    Just about one year ago, Rose Pearlman and I began collaborating on simple, useful craft projects that could be easily made from inexpensive hardware store materials and that can serve a practical purpose in your home.…

    December 13, 2019 1 Comments
  • make-believe: dinner party.

    On my mind lately, hosting a dinner party for my friends in our tiny apartment without needing to also account for snoozing kids on the other side of a closed door (to say nothing…

    April 30, 2019 6 Comments
  • make-believe: commuting.

    Embracing a bit of a commute several times a week for the relative peace of a studio corner has changed my daily work experience a bit. I’m doing my best to enjoy the extra…

    May 24, 2017 21 Comments
  • zero-waste work bag.

    A lot of answers to the question of how to reduce waste in your day-to-day life come down to finding a non-disposable alternative to a commonly disposed-of item. When I’m at home, that’s mostly manageable.…

    July 28, 2016 87 Comments
  • habit shift: cloth napkins.

    I grew up in a house where we used cloth napkins for most meals, so I’ll admit off the bat that embracing cloth napkins wasn’t really a shift for me. Still, I know it’s…

    January 28, 2016 87 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #113: Get cloth napkins you’ll love over more practical ones.My friend Rachel is getting married. She wants to put white napkins on her wedding registry. Practicality and a mother’s loving opinion say get…

    October 15, 2014 20 Comments