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the homesteady
Northampton, MA
Everyday joys + real-life inspiration
Interests: DIY, knitting, crafting, cooking, zombies
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Me too!! I related to that article so much…and I couldn't believe it was in Cosmopolitan either. Well done!
Toggle Commented 4 minutes ago on Here & there at the homesteady
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I'm off to Connecticut to hang out with my family for the weekend! Kristie will be joining us on Sunday for Easter dinner and plenty of traditions (she has to work Saturday). I'm really looking forward to trying this shot with my parents and brother and sister -- have you... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at the homesteady
The brown one is my favorite! And I love taking pictures on vacation :)
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It feels hard to believe sometimes, but it's been almost a year since I walked down the aisle in my dream wedding dress made by Whitney Deal. I'm still a big fan of her work, though, and when I saw photos of the new dresses in her 2014 collection, I... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at the homesteady
Thanks Michelle!! :)
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on "Yay Mom" Mother's Day banner at the homesteady
I'm so glad you like it, Arlie! (Just the "YAY" part is totally hanging up in our house right now.)
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on "Yay Mom" Mother's Day banner at the homesteady
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I know it's still technically a month away, but Mother's Day tends to come up on the horizon pretty quickly. (I hate how fast spring seems to go when compared to winter, don't you?) It seemed like now would be a good time to work on something special decor-wise, before... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at the homesteady
I love his face :) Thanks Marilyn!!
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Here & there at the homesteady
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Earth Day is coming up on April 22! I wanted to celebrate with a giveaway of some of my favorite green and sustainable products. You could win a copy of Ecothrifty: Cheaper, Greener Choices for a Happier, Healthier Life by Deborah Niemann (there are some great ideas in here), a... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at the homesteady
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Aww Sammi I'm so glad it resonated with you!! My pup Samson is part pit too, and I loved reading about how those dogs had recovered so amazingly. :)
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Here & there at the homesteady
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I'm home sick today snuggling with this sweet face and binge-watching "30 Rock" on Netflix. I can't wait to feel better and spend more time outside! It's so beautiful! What do you have on deck for this weekend? The best links of the week... So you've got a crush on... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at the homesteady
Haha thanks Jeanine!! I'm glad it's not obvious they're tennis balls :)
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2014 on Hanging faux succulent planters at the homesteady
Haha amen!!
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2014 on Hanging faux succulent planters at the homesteady
Exactly...no more guilt about poor plants wilting! :)
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2014 on Hanging faux succulent planters at the homesteady
Haha it's way too delicious just by itself... :)
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Did you know I have a basement office at work? I don't mind it, but plants don't like it at all. It gets direct sunlight for maybe 45 minutes a day. After going the faux plant route in our bedroom with success, I decided to try it at work, too.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at the homesteady
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Now that it's April, it seems like an appropriate time to get started on one of my New Year's resolutions: composting. When I was growing up, I remember my mom and my brother researching together and buying a huge outdoor composter that still resides next to my parents' house. It... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at the homesteady
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Fourth time's a charm, right? That's how long it took me to get this recipe for lavender macarons with earl grey chocolate ganache right, and there are still even a couple quirks to work out. French macarons are so particular! (Here's my first attempt at this one.) Things I had... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at the homesteady
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I want to talk about day jobs. I'm a full-time social media/web specialist at a prep school in western Massachusetts, and I really really like it. It's a great community filled with creative, supportive people, and the work is interesting and engaging. But every once in awhile it makes me... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at the homesteady
That ring is so beautiful!
Toggle Commented Apr 3, 2014 on Fall For... Perfect Porcelain at Fall For DIY
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I've wanted to try gold-leafing for awhile, and was happy when I found this vase at the local Salvation Army for $1. I headed to the craft store to get the gold leaf supplies...but it was all expensive and complicated. I ended up going with a one-step liquid leaf paint... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at the homesteady
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Arielle is back with another perfectly curated playlist to serve as our soundtrack to spring! About the April edition of The Monthlies, she says... "This playlist is a promise: the worst is behind you. I don't know exactly what is in front of you, or you, or you...but if you... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at the homesteady
Thanks so much Rebekah!! It was so much fun, and a great way to save money on "new" craft supplies while keeping our old tired stuff out of the landfill :)
Toggle Commented Apr 1, 2014 on Host a craft swap! at the homesteady
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Tell me you've been here before: After years of hoarding craft supplies from half-used skeins of yarn to rubber stamps to vintage Playboy magazines (no? just me?) all the while telling yourself, "I'll definitely use it for somoething someday," you encounter The Moment. You can't go on giving all of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at the homesteady
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I can't wait to wear this headband this summer spring whenever the crappy weather stops. It strikes me as perfect for lazy, sunshine-y days...but then, everything does this time of year. Are you cooped up in the cold like we are? Make this and dream about cloudless days and temps... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at the homesteady