On the coffee table…

On the coffee table…

It is officially warm sock weather around here: The leaves are turning, the temperatures are dropping, and my beloved rain has finally returned. All of which means that it’s the perfect time to curl up with a good book. I’ve got a decent stack of current reads, and sharing them with you is as good(…)

Big challenges and small wins

Big challenges and small wins

We’re in the midst of a challenging time. It’s the kind of time, I’ve realized, that can make the whole prospect of working on home feel irrelevant. When we’re grappling with hard things, matters of decor just don’t matter much. There are really only two questions about home that matter to us when we’re struggling with(…)

A cure for homeFOMO

A cure for homeFOMO

I’m pretty sure we’ve all heard of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) by now, right? (If you haven’t? Well, good on you. That probably means you don’t spend too much time on social media.) While FOMO is all about fear of missing out on social opportunities and is fueled largely by Facebook and Instagram, it(…)

Mod Kitchen Furniture DIY

Mod Kitchen Furniture DIY

This kitchen bench post been a long time coming. I started it last fall and have been sitting on it since sometime in early spring. For some reason or other I never got around to finishing it. It’s just as well, though. It’s given us some time to live with the benches and table for a bit(…)

Bag by Bag

Bag by Bag

Sometimes, I feel so overwhelmed by the enormity and complexity of the problems facing our world and my seeming inability to do anything that feels real about them. Kind of like Marion: “At times the problems seem so enormous, and there seems to be so little evidence that anyone else cares, that I’d like to simply give(…)

Wake me up when September ends

Wake me up when September ends

Oh, y’all. I know April is supposed to be the cruellest month, but September has not been kind. And I do not want to write another angsty, we’re-having-a-hard-time-blogging-and-these-are-all-the-reasons-why-post. After watching the meltdown over at Young House Love earlier this month, I don’t want to go there. I just want to say this: Like John and Sherry,(…)

Modular Reclaimed Wood Chair

Modular Reclaimed Wood Chair

Well, I’ve finally decided to finish up this post on a chair I made last spring. I’ve been sitting in it every night for dinner for a few months now and I really like it. It’s light and strong and fairly comfortable. It’s rustic looking for sure, but it’s grown on me. There is something(…)