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  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. these pencils. {because there’s nothing like a fresh start. 2. these bags. {for (also) covering the phone jack.} 3. these many glasses of iced tea. {for helping me push through the afternoon slump.}…

    June 25, 2021 5 Comments
  • make your own: ice lanterns.

    Growing up, I’d light luminaria with my Uncle Ralph on Christmas Eve. He’d have filled the bottoms of white paper bags with beach sand and lined them up along the edge of his street.…

    December 21, 2017 16 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
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #118: Swap the lights. As you’ve probably grasped, my general approach to living in a rental apartment tends toward making as few drastic changes as possible. (In case you need a reminder about…

    March 4, 2015 37 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. this jalapeno margarita. {because it was spicy and refreshing, and had outside}. 2. these lights. {because this week it was warm enough linger under them, even…

    May 18, 2012 13 Comments
  • lights.

    i walked by this alley on a walk the other day and even in the daylight i could imagine a sweet autumnal dinner party. woolly socks and scarves, twinkling lights, and roasted vegetables gobbled…

    September 29, 2011 9 Comments