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gifts

  • 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
  • 25 simple gifts under $25, for anyone.

    In the same spirit as the kid’s guide from earlier this week, here’s a list of ideas for gifts to give grownups. The specifics here aren’t as important as the general notion that gifts don’t…

    November 29, 2017 18 Comments
  • midsummer, two ways.

    First of all, I’d like to mention that I’m on a personal campaign to resurrect the sunflower from its position as pedestrian second fiddle to all of summertime’s more fashionable fleurs. Sure, they bring to…

    July 24, 2017 11 Comments
  • gift guide: father’s day

    For anyone looking ahead to giving the fathers in their lives a little something special on Father’s Day this year, here are a few ideas for the sensitive, kind, caring, compassionate, crafty, all-around brilliant and…

    June 5, 2017 11 Comments
  • gift guide: calendars for a new year.

     There’s been a lot of talk lately about bidding adieu to 2016. And I get it. There were lots of reasons that it felt like a superlatively crappy year. If we were to mark…

    December 19, 2016 15 Comments