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the homesteady
Northampton, MA
Everyday joys + real-life inspiration
Interests: DIY, knitting, crafting, cooking, zombies
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Hi Fernanda! Sure that's fine. You can use a couple photos as long as you link back to this post. Thanks so much for checking!! :)
Toggle Commented yesterday on DIY custom drink koozies at the homesteady
A little summer travel update! I saw two sides of Cape Cod last week: the drinking-on-the-beach party vibe of Provincetown with our dear, dear friends visiting from Minnesota, and the rained-in, quiet days spent with family. I'm so grateful to have ties to this place. First, we spent a few... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at the homesteady
As part of our quest to save as much money as possible, I made my own eye makeup remover a few weeks ago. It went...surprisingly well. For the past few years, I've bought those disposable makeup remover sheets, but the guilt of tossing one into the trash every time I... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at the homesteady
I love these s'more-inspired treats. Ten times the fancy -- but just as messy to eat -- I think they'd please crowds around a campfire or just the good ol' Netflix fireplace. You will need: Chocolate macaron shells (I used this recipe and YES I know I need to work... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at the homesteady
The Barcode shift RN for sure :)
Um, Fri-tini?! That is one day of the week I can really get down with. And a pistachio martini sounds AMAZING! Have an extra one for me ;) I love your self-care practice -- alone time AND creative time. It makes so much sense why that works! And hell yes to the antique radio. You're the first one to comment on this post who's actually broken a bone!! PS - Ouch. Did Disney at least get you some kind of Mickey cast? I'm so relieved you don't like rereading your journals either. It can be so uncomfortable for me. But yes...definitely part of growing up :) and thank goodness we did!!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Let's meet for drinks [v.2] at the homesteady
Wow, I don't know what sounds better: ginger peach tea, or lavender lemon gin fizz!! So summery, both of them :) Taking that extra time in the morning for yourself must be so restorative, Carolyne. I can see how that would set the foundation for a productive day. And tea cups! Yes! I have a friend who always buys tea cups at flea markets and yard sales, and makes candles in them. Such a good reuse idea. Thanks for playing along :)
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Let's meet for drinks [v.2] at the homesteady
Hi Anna!! :) I love that point about making something creative rather than just writing down what happened. I like that idea and I can definitely see how it's more cathartic. And PLEASE tell me your secrets re: knitting while standing up in the subway! I'm so jealous! Xoxo
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Let's meet for drinks [v.2] at the homesteady
Oh yum, there's a cup of hot coffee on my desk right now too! Even though it's decaf, something about the ritual still feels so important to my morning :) I totally relate to your need for alone time. That's something that's been clarifying for me -- the difference between being lonely and being alone. It can be so restorative! I'm glad you feel that way too. And I'm SO JEALOUS of your commute!! Thanks for playing along m.e.!! :)
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Let's meet for drinks [v.2] at the homesteady
See more photos from our Cape Cod vacay on Instagram What a busy time. There's too much to say about it, and not enough clarity of thought. So here's a list of some things that have been happening lately: I drank regular coffee for the first time in more than... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at the homesteady
Isn't this picture dreamy? Kristie and I spent last weekend in Provincetown with our dear friends, and I'm back in Cape Cod today to spend time with the fam. I can't wait to share photos from my trip, but in the meantime.... I really enjoyed getting to know some of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at the homesteady
Thanks Juliette!! :)
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2014 on Autostraddle x The Homesteady at the homesteady
If you keep up with the Make A Thing column over at Autostraddle, then you've probably already seen these tutorials. I've been happily crafting away for them for a few months, and wanted to make sure I share the projects with you, too! Head over and take a look if... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at the homesteady
I sure will Nicole!!! Hopefully someday we can all hang out together :) XOXO
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2014 on Here & there at the homesteady
It's getting to be that time of summer where every weekend becomes about traveling, which is fine by me. Last weekend we were in New York City to visit friends and go to a Mets game on the Fourth of July. It felt so American to eat a hot dog... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at the homesteady
Something different happens to my hair in summertime. As soon as humidity hits, it takes on a life of its own and all of a sudden I have...awful, frizzy wings. Anyway, I came up with a solution (for the gym, at least). These yoga headbands are really cheap and stupid-easy... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at the homesteady
Here's the video I made during our surprise camping trip for Father's Day. I hope you like it! Photos here. Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at the homesteady
Hi Brittney! I saved all of the pictures I wanted to use onto my computer, then uploaded them to the AU website instead of using the Instagram tool. That way I could use others' photos too :) Hope this helps!
It feels almost Sisyphean sometimes -- the struggle to spend less, save more, and still live a good life. Kristie and I wrestle with it on a daily basis. The traditional version of the American dream -- you know, the one where hard work = financial security -- is more... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at the homesteady
It's the best time of year!!!
Toggle Commented Jul 2, 2014 on Hers & mine: Strawberry fields at the homesteady
Thanks Nicole!! I'm pretty picky (ha, ha) when it comes to strawberries too...but will always always go for a strawberry banana smoothie :)
Toggle Commented Jul 2, 2014 on Hers & mine: Strawberry fields at the homesteady
Kristie and I went strawberry-picking over the weekend and have been overloading on smoothies ever since. Nothing smells so good to me like a strawberry patch in 90-degree weather. This was a really fun day for us. We got pretty silly out in those fields. Hers: Shirt, J.Crew // Shorts,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at the homesteady
I think it totally would, Jaime!! Awesome idea :)
Toggle Commented Jul 1, 2014 on DIY custom drink koozies at the homesteady
Toggle Commented Jul 1, 2014 on DIY custom drink koozies at the homesteady
If this earworm isn't trapped in your head now, then I don't know you at all. (Just kidding. I still like you.) It's easy to print your own custom drink koozies for a BBQ, bachelorette party, or any given Saturday! You will need: Solid color foam drink koozies (I got... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at the homesteady