Friday, November 25, 2011

little loves: skillet pie

Happy holidays, friends! No Black Friday madness happening here. Just late morning coffee, bike rides, and skillet cherry pie.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

d.i.y. anthro: mason jar sewing kit

"Good poets borrow, great poets steal..." -T.S. Eliot

Anthropologie's Mason Jar Sewing Kit: $48

It's no secret that I love Anthropologie. Granted, their pretty wares are often beyond my means, but isn't that part of the Anthro appeal?  Like a hard-won skill or a high-maintenance friend: we love them for what they demand from us. We give and give; they take and take. Everyone's happy. Symbiosis.
It's the hand-picked-ness too, isn't it? We're charmed by the collection of odds and ends Anthro has curated for our perusal. And we pay the price --until one sunny September day, whilst considering a $50 jar of basic craft supplies, when we think: wait, I have hands too! 
Hence this post.
Each Christmas, I attend a crazy gift exchange with about 300 d.i.y. ladies, all offering beautiful handmade crafts. This year, I set my heart on gifting these sweet sewing kits, so a couple of months ago I began curating a collection of my own...

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Last year, all year, M and I collected children's books. We picked them up on the cheap at garage sales, combed through thrift shop selections on discount days. We hoarded classics: Milne, Potter, Dahl, White, L'Engle, Twain...

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