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gifts

  • giving: a trivet.

    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 12, 2019 4 Comments
  • giving: a corded rope.

    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…

    December 2, 2019 9 Comments
  • giving: guidelines, gatekeeping, and gratitude.

    In today’s New York Times Parenting Newsletter, Ron Lieber, author of The Opposite of Spoiled, says regarding gift giving that “It’s sort of hopeless to try to control the relatives. So forget that.” Control…

    November 27, 2019 41 Comments
  • make-believe: non-toxic masculinity.

    What sounds better than a fall afternoon spent hiking through fallen leaves, baking fresh bread, and sitting by the fire with a hot cup of espresso and a good book. For men—or anyone—here’s a…

    November 18, 2019 7 Comments
  • make your own: trivet.

    We’re notoriously rough on our tables around here. Sometimes-work surface, sometimes-dining table, sometimes-roof for weekend forts, the tables in our apartment see a lot of use. And while I couldn’t be more excited to…

    November 11, 2019 13 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 14 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this tote. {for helping me schlep.} 2. this jar of pencils. {in christmas colors for after-school projects.} 3. this cardboard box. {for standing in as a temporary doll house, complete with fireplace.} 4.…

    December 14, 2018 3 Comments
  • gift guide: gifts to savor (now or always).

    A precious spice jar to fill on repeat +/or something special for seasoning. A bottle opener to last a lifetime +/or something bubbly to open.  Linen terry towels for everyday luxury +/or something to soak up during…

    November 26, 2018 16 Comments
  • gifts to hone skills.

    One perfect cast iron skillet + a shortstack of cookbooks for improving someone’s dinner game. A pom-pom hat to finish before spring. A maple hand loom + some roving for passing a long quiet winter. A mason…

    December 6, 2017 18 Comments