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the homesteady
Northampton, MA
Everyday joys & real-life inspiration
Interests: DIY, knitting, crafting, cooking, zombies
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Here it is, just as much for my benefit as (hopefully) yours – the compendium of my favorite gluten-free foods and products in one place. Even Kristie doesn't seem to mind a few of these! We usually try to avoid processed foods and carbs in favor of vegetables (and risotto),... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at The Homesteady
One of my closest friends in the world, Steve, is getting married in June! As his "best woman," it was my duty (and pleasure, obviously) to throw his bachelor party, which we celebrated over the weekend in Brooklyn. I set up a tour and tasting at Kings County Distillery, and... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Homesteady
More on Instagram Links for your Friday: Scented temporary tattoos Y/N The mind-clearing magic of running (reminding me I need to start again) Sylvia Plath's drawings are so beautiful A new discovery sheds more light on female pharaoh Hatshepsut's reign Bae joined Instagram This is one of my favorite blogs... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Homesteady
First of all, this is insanely gorgeous. Second, and this is going to totally out me as a Gilmore Girls nerd, but remember Lane's bedroom when she lived with her bandmates? The whole wall behind her bed was covered in a hanging just like this one, but HUGE! It was distractingly cool. You can kind of make it out here:
Toggle Commented Apr 28, 2016 on DIY Fiber Art at A Beautiful Mess
I spent most of this past Sunday in the kitchen, and it was SO NICE!! I made this cake, and then a real dinner – like with sides and everything. It was turkey meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and green beans, and then we had this cake for dessert. It just felt... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at The Homesteady
It's amazing what two cans of spray paint and a few pieces of cardboard can do. I planned a quick makeover for our doormat this weekend to both update the once-beautiful-but-now-faded one we've been using, and to incorporate our house number. Because we live in a duplex, sometimes we get... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at The Homesteady
More on Instagram Links for your Friday: Yay! Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill! Paris is redesigning its major intersections for pedestrians I love this gender-fluid clothing line Watch the trailer for the new Star Wars movie, and for Girl on the Train Try a new position from the Kama... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at The Homesteady
I've never been a counselor at summer camp before. (I watched Wet Hot American Summer, but I don't think that counts.) This past weekend, I think I got the closest I've ever been to that kind of role. I co-chaperoned a four-day trip to Washington, DC for three student clubs... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at The Homesteady
Are you into astrology? Kristie and I have a tattered, taped up copy of an old astrology book on our bookshelf that gets brought out often during parties and dinners. It's so reassuring to be able to open up the book and point to something, with the certainty of that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2016 at The Homesteady
My wife and I have been married for almost three whole years! Our anniversary is May 18, and because the next few months are soooo busy with work trips, graduations, bachelor/ette parties, weddings, and more, we celebrated a little early this year. Since the traditional gift for a third anniversary... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at The Homesteady
More on Instagram Working in higher ed finally paid off this week! (Just kidding, I love my job for a ton of other reasons.) BUT! I finally had a snow day on Monday. Of course, it's April now, and snow and low temps are totally unwelcome, but I did get... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2016 at The Homesteady
The stainless steel cookset! We are in desperate need of new cookware. This would be so perfect :) Thanks for the great giveaway!
So beautiful, I love this!!
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2016 on Sanibel Island: Heaven at Little Wilcox
This was one of those, hmm, I wonder if that will work ideas. I found clip-on earrings at Knack this past weekend though, and had to try! The resulting product is a teetering balance between vintage and modern, and I like the tomboy-ish sensibility it brings. (How do you feel... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2016 at The Homesteady
More on Instagram Links for your Friday: Why we kiss with our eyes closed Turn your smartphone into a 3D printer for $99 My friend Kate is in Nepal! (She and I did some winter hiking earlier this month.) Learn about explorer Isabella Bird, the first female fellow of the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2016 at The Homesteady
Yay, I love this honesty!! Thank you for sharing, Elsie. It definitely makes me feel like future renovations my wife and I might take on will be challenging but ultimately doable :)
Toggle Commented Mar 29, 2016 on My Renovation Mistakes at A Beautiful Mess
Lately I've been working on kind of winnowing down my wardrobe and figuring out what pieces and styles really resonate with me (probably a side effect of reading this book). I love the shapeless breeziness of linen clothes, and came back to them time and time again in my searches.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2016 at The Homesteady
This workspace looks gorgeousss! So bright and cheery. I'm crushing on that pegboard pretty hard.
Toggle Commented Mar 28, 2016 on Emma's Home Office Tour at A Beautiful Mess
More on Instagram Links for your Friday: Debate the merits of sexting with your best friends Find out who your famous birthday twin is (Mine is gymnast Dominique Moceanu!) Make a concrete vase Bra-less?!! Yes?? Celebrate four friends who are about to turn 100 together Get 3 months of Skillshare... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2016 at The Homesteady
Remember a few weeks ago when I was talking about renter-friendly updates for our apartment? I'm so excited to report that a big one on our list is done! Over the weekend, Kristie and I installed temporary wallpaper in the built-in bookshelf in our living room. It has completely changed... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2016 at The Homesteady
I met one of my greatest friends online! We were friends over the internet for awhile (thanks to blogging), then met at a conference for our day jobs, and have since visited each other a bunch and even gone on vacation together! I just wish Minneapolis were closerrrrr
New favorite necklace alert!! Make your own clay letter necklace charm... You will need: White oven-bake clay Alphabet cookie cutters Rolling pin Toothpick Roll out your clay to a thickness of 1/4". Use the cookie cutters to make the letters... ...and the toothpick to gently make holes through the letter... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2016 at The Homesteady
I was browsing Facebook the other day when I stumbled across a picture that make me immediately think, That. That is exactly how I've wanted to dress my whole entire life. It was this picture, up above, from Montreal brand Betina Lou! The short pink shirt, the chambray shorts, the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2016 at The Homesteady
More on Instagram Things to do this weekend: Crochet an Easter basket from a plastic bag (!) Take an online class in painting, or playing the ukelele Print a wifi guest card Consider these six things if you're looking for a therapist Follow this weirdly soothing Instagram account Buy your... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2016 at The Homesteady
In case your enamel pin collection can use a little feminist funk: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 *This post contains affiliate links Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2016 at The Homesteady