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holidays

  • stocking stuffers.

    James and I will be celebrating Christmas morning in our own apartment for the very first time this year and I’m so excited to have the chance to recreate some of my favorite childhood…

    December 19, 2017 62 Comments
  • eco-friendly efforts at the holidays.

    We’re in the thick of what’s arguably the most indulgent time of year. I’m not here to tell you to lay off the egg nog or the gingerbread cookies, but I thought it might…

    December 11, 2017 17 Comments
  • 25 simple gifts under $25, for kids.

    It sounds obvious, but I feel like it bears repeating at this time of year that there’s no admission price to the holidays. It’s lovely to give a heartfelt gift at this time of…

    November 27, 2017 47 Comments
  • zero-waste halloween.

    We recycled Faye’s red ladybug in March. Five months post-Halloween and she was ready, so we removed the sparkly ribbon, folded the cardboard shell in two, and popped it into our recycle bin. Over the summer,…

    October 17, 2017 27 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
  • cedar wreath

    solstice poem.

    iA tree hulks in the living-room, prickly monster, our hostagefrom the wilderness, preludeto light in this dark space of the yearwhich turns again toward the suntoday, or at least we hope so.Outside, a dead…

    December 22, 2015 1 Comments
  • simple gifts, two ways.

    Gift guides are an inspiring and helpful aspect of blogland this time of year. It’s nice to read a favorite blog and learn about a new something or other that you might never have seen…

    December 10, 2015 10 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #136: Size your traditions to fit your space.I’ve written before about my philosophy on holiday decorating: Simple and spare and requiring only a shoe box’s worth of space in the closet for storage in the…

    December 9, 2015 45 Comments