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  • candles reading my tea leaves

    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. these candles. {because it’d been awhile since we sat around them.}2. this aloe plant. {and the absolute pleasure of getting to stay in a house with windows…

    November 6, 2015 3 Comments
  • portland, or reading my tea leaves

    out and about: portland et cetera.

    If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you might have noticed that we jetted off for a quick trip to visit family in Oregon last weekend. Since my sister Cait moved to Portland this…

    November 5, 2015 16 Comments
  • house guests tiny apartment reading my tea leaves

    life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #133: Preparing for Overnight GuestsA few years ago I wrote a post about giving yourself permission to say no when it comes to hosting overnight guests. Then I wrote about making an exception for…

    October 19, 2015 7 Comments
  • long-distance sisters.

    We went to my parents’ house over the weekend. On Thursday morning, the six of us—me and James and Faye along with my sister Cait and her two guys—took an early train ride. We…

    July 7, 2015 28 Comments
  • worst cover letter ever.

    This morning I woke up at 5 am to nurse Faye. As has become habit for me, I drowsily scanned my phone in the halflight and spotted a note from my not-so-little-anymore little sister,…

    September 11, 2014 28 Comments
  • wilderness gardening.

    For your viewing pleasure, my sister Laura’s wilderness garden. Part magic-maker, part badass gardening guru, I’m bursting with all sorts of big sister pride over this one. Head over to Gardenista to read Laura’s…

    August 29, 2013 10 Comments
  • silver and green: the oregon coast.

    Anyone who tells you that the Oregon coast is always gloomy lacks experience, or at the very least, imagination. When the sun’s not shining golden, the sky glows silver instead, offering the senses a…

    August 19, 2013 39 Comments
  • v-a-c-a-tion.

    Every once in a while it’s good to disappear. To pull on your coziest fleece, to tie on your sneakers, to escape into the woods or underneath the covers or anywhere that gives you…

    August 12, 2013 28 Comments
  • sunday dinners.

    i love a good ritual and sunday dinners at cait and curt’s is about as good as it gets. most weeks, on sunday, james and i cross the river for dinner at my sister,…

    September 10, 2012 23 Comments
  • flower escape.

    on friday, my sister and i ducked out of work early to meet at the greenmarket in union square. we  picked and chose and carried bags full of plants back to cait’s apartment. and…

    April 2, 2012 11 Comments