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  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #189: Growing family, growing furniture? Open yourself to possibilities. Last year around Christmas, we hosted family for a festive morning at our place. We pushed furniture around to make space for people (twelve),…

    October 29, 2019 18 Comments
  • tackling a reupholstery project.

    The first thing to know when tackling a reupholstery project is that those time-lapse videos that you see of people rapidly removing staples and easily smoothing fabric before giving a yank here and a…

    August 15, 2019 20 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #119: Ditch the couch. Get a cot. (Do what you wanna.) We recently decided to shake things up a bit around here and go couchless. Not exactly couchless, but one couch less. I’ll explain:…

    April 29, 2015 17 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. this same old couch. {in a new and much better position.} 2. these candles. {and eating dinner by their light.} 3.  this breakfast. {and seven sundays…

    May 16, 2014 5 Comments
  • things happen, serendipitously.

    I’m a big fan of serendipity. The utterly unexpected surprise of stumbling into something useful strikes me as so perfectly cheerful without having any of the ominous connotations of that maddening expression, “everything happens…

    February 19, 2013 27 Comments