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holiday decorations

  • make your own: simple cheesecloth ghosts.

    My children love gory halloween decorations. Give them a tree of decapitated heads, as one neighbor has, and they’ll be squealing in delight. Give them an animatronic ghoul rising from the trash can as…

    October 12, 2021 7 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this crescent moon of a pillow. {for getting here. for smelling so good. for making sleep so much more comfortable.} 2. this glass knob. {and the cabinet it’s attached to, rescued from a…

    December 20, 2019 7 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this plastic-free tape. {and this place for stocking it.} 2. this green stuff. {but i promise i’m done now.} 3. these decorations. {and the little guys *delighted* by them.} 4. this booster seat.…

    December 7, 2018 14 Comments
  • beeswax-dipped leaves.

    We dipped colorful leaves in melted beeswax this weekend. Faye took her Halloween costume for a test-drive, I snapped a few photos, neither one of us upended the pot of liquid wax.  Here’s a…

    October 23, 2017 17 Comments
  • clutter-free holiday decorations.

    We needed to take things up a notch with our holiday decorations this year. I knew we’d put up the usual lights and candles and tree, but I had a hankering for something extra sparkly,…

    December 6, 2016 36 Comments
  • a peace and justice advent calendar.

    The season of advent begins on Sunday and this week, when I pulled the pieces of the advent calendar that I made last year out of the cardboard box where we stash our holiday decorations,…

    November 23, 2016 32 Comments
  • zero-waste decorations for fall.

    In any season, filling a house with reminders of the passing time and seasonal celebrations is a festive thing to do. Happily, it doesn’t need to require a special storage bin, lots of landfill-destined waste, or a decorating…

    October 10, 2016 39 Comments
  • berry branches in a tiny apartment | reading my tea leaves

    life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #135: Berries make the room.That’s how the expression goes, doesn’t it?The snowflake lights are strung up and turned on over Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn. Too early for Christmas some people might say, but I…

    November 18, 2015 17 Comments
  • wintertime additions.

    just a few wintertime additions i’ve added around the house in the past week or so. i’m looking forward to celebrating the end of another semester with a mug of hot wine and some…

    December 8, 2010 10 Comments