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  • lavender simple syrup.

    Among other small wonders, there’s an organic lavender field growing on Governors Island. To get to the ice-cream cone shaped island our family takes the ferry from Red Hook/Atlantic Basin. The boat spends more…

    July 12, 2021 4 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. these salad greens. {every single one.} 2. these sweats. {for being sent my way.} 3. these baby vines. {for not getting fried.} 4. this lavender {for hanging out inside for a bit.} 5.…

    May 7, 2021 5 Comments
  • make your own: lavender eye pillow.

    At my six-year-old’s behest, I have made a lavender eye pillow. We live a short walk from a lovely little herb shop that Faye has dubbed “the soothing shop.” Like all neighborhood herb shops…

    January 12, 2021 5 Comments
  • make your own: lavender cleaning spray.

    If ever there is a time when a simple, kid-friendly cleaning solution is in order, it’s summertime. We’ve been dribbling peach and watermelon juice all over my parents’ back porch for weeks now. Silas’s…

    July 22, 2019 10 Comments
  • spring cleaning, two ways.

    Spring is here, even if it hasn’t quite gotten the memo that that might mean bringing warmer temperatures along with it. (I walked to to work with my socks off last week and nearly froze…

    March 27, 2017 31 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. this wonky arnold palmer popsicle. {and finding five last popsicle sticks languishing in the cabinet.} 2. this sunny window ledge. {because long days means it’s getting…

    June 20, 2014 7 Comments