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the homesteady
Northampton, MA
Everyday joys & real-life inspiration
Interests: DIY, knitting, crafting, cooking, zombies
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The brushed shine of Tiny Anvil Jewelry's table caught my eye during the Parlor Room Maker's Market held on Bag Day last November. It was crowded and shopping with a group of four sometimes means making snap decisions, so I snagged Erin McNally's card on our way out the door.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Homesteady
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More on Instagram Links for your Friday: This tiny device is supposed to zap away period cramps I will never be over Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer 7 ways your body might be telling you to slow down Madewell intimates, get in my drawer(s)(?) Best headline of the week: "Renowned... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at The Homesteady
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Even though I graduated from Mount Holyoke with a degree in English, I've never read much poetry. I thought poetry asked for a lot. I struggled with what felt like having to adjust the speed of my brain to someone else's. There's one poem that I photocopied from a photocopy... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at The Homesteady
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9 a.m. Mornings are rough for everyone who lives in this house. 10 a.m. Shower and shitty music. 11 a.m. Hanging with our favorite baby before brunch at Brittney and Shana's. 12 p.m. 1 p.m. Samson and I ready for a chilly walk. 2 p.m. Bullet journaling and blogging. 4... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at The Homesteady
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More on Instagram Links for your Friday "You do not deserve what is going to happen to you, and I do not deserve what is going to happen to me, because there is absolutely no one in the world who deserves what may be coming." A guide to caring for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at The Homesteady
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To gaslight is to psychologically manipulate a person to the point where they question their own sanity, and that’s precisely what Trump is doing to this country. – Lauren Duca, Teen Vogue Gaslighting as a practice has come to the forefront of the collective American consciousness since Nov. 8 as... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at The Homesteady
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I've written often about the positive effect that making has on me during the dark winter months, post-Christmas-joy, pre-hope-of-spring. This year is no different! I'm employing this list of patterns and projects along with a regular gym habit, plus moments of intentional self care here and there, in the interest... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at The Homesteady
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Chiara and Katy and I wanted to recreate last year's trip to the Berkshires again this January – but with our SO's this time, too. The six of us stayed in a modern, cozy Airbnb cabin Chiara found (use this link for $35 off your first trip). It fit all... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2017 at The Homesteady
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Thank you TaxSlayer for sponsoring this post. Get simple pricing with no surprises when you e-file with TaxSlayer this tax season! Come back in time with me for a minute. I'm in fifth grade, sitting at the kitchen table after dinner, doing my homework. My mom is sitting next to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2017 at The Homesteady
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Inspired by a pretty cowl my friend Moira favored in December, I knit up a few of these for holiday gifts – and then one for myself. The chunky horizontal rib is a quick knit and can be done in an evening. The blocking takes a little bit longer, but... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2017 at The Homesteady
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More on Instagram Links for your Friday A copy of Gone With the Wind was returned to the library...57 years overdue Misty Copeland recreating Degas ballet paintings I want very much to read this book. (As usual, lots are waiting to be read first, but Erin's writing makes me want... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at The Homesteady
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Found on Tumblr. Worth reading over and over and over. Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at The Homesteady
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I'm off for the next few weeks to surround myself with family members, drink egg nog, bake macarons, stay in pajamas all day, sew one thing (maybe two), have staring contests with the dog, play records, make real breakfasts, finish the final season of "Downton Abbey," and make pledges and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2016 at The Homesteady
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This is one of those "adulting" type things I've wondered about in the past, and I'm glad to have a guide in 2016. Holiday tipping is important – it's really about saying thank you to the people who help you throughout the whole year. But remember, these are just guidelines... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2016 at The Homesteady
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More on Instagram Links for your Friday Scientists say cooking and baking can help you feel better if you're feeling down Could watching rom-coms make us more tolerant of stalking? Attn Christmas elves/my wife: The Kindle Paperwhite is on sale Self control as empathy with your future self This Christmas... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2016 at The Homesteady
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My mama is a pretty creative lady, and I get excited when she lets me share some of her projects here (like the domino clock and silk pumpkins). (She's my favorite contributor :) She texted me this picture of an ornament she made she'd made out of a little hot... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2016 at The Homesteady
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Paint chip wall calendar, $29 Geometric kitty print, $4.50 Copper clock, $49 Small candlestick, $4.99 Cubist wall shelf, $38 Serif tote bag, $45 *This post contains affiliate links Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2016 at The Homesteady
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More on Instagram Links for your Friday Well, Kristie's gonna be pumped, cause now I want to buy all new dishes, ha! Read books that are not for you Why daughters keep calling their mothers Everything coming to Netflix in December (The Crucible!) “My advice to girls is just to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2016 at The Homesteady
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Travel bottle set, $14.99 Jewelry organizer, DIY Map print, $21+ Travel alarm clock, $39.99 Cosmetic pouch, $42 Maps desk calendar, $18 *This post contains affiliate links Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2016 at The Homesteady
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If giving or volunteering is part of your family's holiday traditions, consider adding one of these important organizations or ideas to your list, and help support women in your neighborhood and around the world. Support the testing of backlogged rape kits: When tested, DNA evidence contained inside rape kits can... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2016 at The Homesteady
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I think I'm experiencing a slight obsession with transparent holiday ornaments this year! This DIY is quick and easy – all you need is a fillable transparent ornament and a paint pen, plus teeny tiny gifts wrapped in tissue paper. Write "do not open til xmas" on one half of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at The Homesteady
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My wife Kristie and I made some changes to our apartment's living room in October, and I'm really happy with how it all turned out! It feels so fresh and tidy, especially in these pics, which I snapped a few weeks ago. (Of course, it's now basically the North Pole... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2016 at The Homesteady
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I hope your Thanksgiving was full of stuffing and pie and love! Now that November is almost over, though, it's officially socially acceptable to listen to Christmas carols, start decorating, and bake holiday desserts. I made these peppermint hot chocolate French macarons on Sunday after my wife Kristie and I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at The Homesteady
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Bowtie gift tags, $9.99 Field Notes notebook, $9.95 for 3 Pencil set, $14 Tea set, $44 A notebook/pocket square combo, $8.99 Leather magazine rack, $138 *This post contains affiliate links Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at The Homesteady
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Eked out just in time for Thanksgiving, these are the cards I made for my family's celebration later this week. Every year when our big crowd gets together, each person fills out one of these cards anonymously. Then, during dinner, my mom reads them all out loud and everybody cries.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at The Homesteady