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the homesteady
Northampton, MA
Everyday joys & real-life inspiration
Interests: DIY, knitting, crafting, cooking, zombies
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My arsenal of cold-fighting weapons includes Kristie's homemade chicken soup, hot toddies, a Neti pot, and now... fire cider. Fire cider is: Apple cider vinegar, oranges, lemons, onions, ginger, horseradish, habanero pepper, garlic, honey and turmeric. And it is terrible. I swear to god though, it is keeping me healthy!... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Homesteady
Could there be a more perfect striped sweater? A necklace I'm surprised I don't own already This DIY is on my list A very important reminder *This post contains affiliate links Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Homesteady
Did you hear? 2015 was the "year of the period." So said NPR, Time magazine, Buzzfeed, and others. We've seen an elevated discourse about menstruation, women's health, and the rights of people who have periods to easy access to the necessary (read: not luxury) hygiene items that preserve health, safety,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2016 at The Homesteady
I was wandering the most dangerous aisle of Target (the trendy seasonal one) when I saw a very pretty wreath covered in pinecones and felted acorns. But! Being a miser with a bad attitude, I was immediately offended by the $20 price tag. Yup. That's some budget realness for ya.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2016 at The Homesteady
More on Instagram Links for your Friday My internet friend m.e. is sewing her own wedding dress and it's going to be so lovely Donate here to help support Haiti's post-hurricane recovery I never don't want to go back to Copenhagen Kristie made me this delicious cake for my birthday... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2016 at The Homesteady
So Yarn Day exists, and it's coming up this Saturday. But! Today's post is still relevant. Because every day can be Yarn Day. If you just believe... Of all the silly holidays, I gotta I say I like Yarn Day. It calls to mind the Danish concept of hygge, and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2016 at The Homesteady
This is one of my favorite kinds of posts! I keep a running list all year long of women I'd like to emanate at Halloween. (See last year's feminist Halloween costumes post here.) It's so much fun to put together, and of course I get to play all day with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2016 at The Homesteady
I don't ever post on the weekends, but oh my god. I'm angry. What is left to say that hasn't been said about Donald Trump? How is our country still considering this human trash fire a viable candidate for the presidency? Let's face it, it's (really) easy to joke about... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2016 at The Homesteady
More on Instagram Links for your Friday... Breakfast machines exist and I want all of them The exhibits at the National Museum of African American History & Culture look incredible I feel like I could really make good use out of some Stars Hollow postcards Support Native fashion This book... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2016 at The Homesteady
I went to H&M over the weekend to exchange a shirt for a different size, and was instantly crestfallen. I saw so many beautiful things I wanted, but budgets, you know? So these are the ones that got away. Basic tee; mock turtleneck; pointed flats; backpack; silk blouse; wool-blend coat... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2016 at The Homesteady
I think we've reached peak fall excitement in this house! The leaves are starting to change, there's a chill in the air, and it's the season for pumpkin-flavored everything. Let's be honest for a sec. Pumpkin is not my fave. But my wife Kristie loves it, so every fall I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2016 at The Homesteady
I read We Should All Be Feminists while eating breakfast by myself at Zaftig's in Brookline. I was in Boston for a conference and relishing the chance to share a quiet meal with a book. Zaftig's is high on the list of things I miss about living in Boston –... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at The Homesteady
This perfume reminds me of Paris A DIY travel jewelry organizer One of my favorite records right now I just had leftovers of this Spanish rice for lunch *This post contains affiliate links Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2016 at The Homesteady
More on Instagram Links for your Friday: Just some really soothing bullet journals Coming soon: an Anne of Green Gables adaptation Brand new retro-inspired typewriters Ever wonder how Mary Bennet turned out? (I do.) Come drool with me over some fall knitting inspiration Let's keep talking about how good "Stranger... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2016 at The Homesteady
"Adulting" is a blog, a book, a zillion different memes. It's a verb that still gets snagged by spellcheck. It can mean doing the dishes, knowing what time the post office closes, waking up on time by yourself as a 20-something young adult. Taking care of yourself for the first... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2016 at The Homesteady
We celebrated my mom's birthday this past weekend with a special hike – with two llamas! My mom had read about this kind of activity in the newspaper last year, and had her heart set on it. My dad arranged everything with Debbie at Country Quilt Llama Farm. We met... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2016 at The Homesteady
Dear Joan Jett, The first time I saw you in concert I think I was 15 (maybe 16). I was really, really excited – your music was a major outlet for me back then. I was in an unsafe, unstable, unhealthy relationship at the time though, and my then-boyfriend somehow... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2016 at The Homesteady
Quick shout-out to the sense of satisfaction and accomplishment I get every time I walk up the stairs and look into this lovely little room. I think our apartment would be considered a three-bedroom if this room had a closet – and a door. Yeah, that whole lacking-a-door thing...don't worry... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2016 at The Homesteady
Hi friends! I hope you had a kick-ass weekend. I wanted to share a quick video tutorial I made on Saturday and Sunday. It shows all the steps necessary to make one of my favorite projects ever: photo transfer Christmas ornaments. (I'm a firm believer that it's never too early... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2016 at The Homesteady
I feel like when seasons change is usually a good time to take a critical look at my closet. Maybe my tastes have changed, or my body has changed, or both. I recently had this moment where I realized my clothes looked nothing like the styles I admire on Pinterest.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2016 at The Homesteady
Every summer for the past few years, my mom, aunt, sister and I head to NYC for a day (or sometimes two). It is typically a spur-of-the-moment decision made once we reach August, and this time was no different. The day before we left, my mom called. "So are we... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2016 at The Homesteady
There's nothing like a big, late-summer thunderstorm. I love the sunny days of course, but the rain can be just as much fun (and more refreshing). Over here in New England, we had a few big storms last week that reminded me of this book from my childhood. (Did you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2016 at The Homesteady
When we were staying in Provincetown way back in January, I noticed something at our hotel that blew my mind. It was a washcloth made just for makeup removal. It had two different sides – one that was black (for mascara and eyeliner), and one that was a neutral brown... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at The Homesteady
More on Instagram (& my bathing suit) Links for your Friday: A printable Frida Kahlo bookmark LOVE this list of 10 disabled women we should know Not cool, Zara Every single movie trailer that premiered at Comic-Con Enamel pins for book lovers Listen to the "Stranger Things" soundtrack (!!) Lavender... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at The Homesteady
A lovely watch The perfect bag for a long weekend How we've been making our own iced coffee this summer A free pattern for a beautiful crocheted blanket (I have to learn!) *This post contains affiliate links Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at The Homesteady