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the homesteady
Northampton, MA
Everyday joys & real-life inspiration
Interests: DIY, knitting, crafting, cooking, zombies
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I've been collecting sewing patterns on Pinterest forever, and seasons changing are always a good kick in the ass that gets me to actually make one or two! These are on my list for fall :) Oh, and if you like knitting too, check out Heather's great list of easy... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at the homesteady
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Flowers from a different stand, the next day It's not hard to find a perfect memory of Paris. Eating macarons on the Champs de Mars while the sun sets and the lights of the Eiffel Tower twinkle on. Rowing a boat on the Grand Canal, Versailles in the background (not... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at the homesteady
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This is one of my favorite kinds of posts because I get to find out so much about you guys! (Read the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth in the series -- and feel free to answer those too!) If you want to play along, settle in with a nice... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at the homesteady
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More on Instagram Exciting news! I'm starting a new day job on September 21 :) I'm really excited to move to the next level in my digital media career (and have a 15-minute commute!!), but I'm going to miss my co-workers and friends at my current job. And we're launching... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at the homesteady
I occasionally shoot wedding videos on the side, and I'm really excited to share this one with you! Keri and Mary are such an awesome, fun-loving couple who balance each other's personalities perfectly. And their little daughter Daniela was the life of the party! Such a happy family :) Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2015 at the homesteady
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Oh my gosh. This paper. I just love this marbled pink and gold paper I found at the Guild. I spent a few weeks thinking about how I could use it in a DIY (i.e., have an excuse to buy it), and I decided to combine it with gemstone clip-art... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2015 at the homesteady
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Have you heard? Coloring is the new meditation. I posted on Facebook hunting for some new stress relief trips (it's been a busy summer, work-wise), and among the really thoughtful, creative suggestions I received was mention of adult coloring books. Have you noticed them in the best-sellers list on Amazon?... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2015 at the homesteady
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More on Instagram Hi friends! It's raining today in western Massachusetts, but I have to say, I don't mind at all. (I do kind of wish I were home in my PJ's, though.) Rain always makes me feel cozy and content. It makes it easier to get work done, and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at the homesteady
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It's been four months since our trip to Paris to visit Phoebe while she was studying abroad! I finally got around to making a keepsake box to hold all of our ticket stubs, spare euros, and postcards, and we laid out all our photos in a beautiful softcover Artifact Uprising... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at the homesteady
These are great tips! I have to admit, I just upgraded my Gmail storage this morning, because I just don't have the time to go through and delete all the junk from my inbox. #ihaveaproblem
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The spare bedroom in our house has long been used as a catch-all for my craft supplies. Lately it's been getting out of control, so I've decided to challenge myself to use the supplies in there for a few new DIYs. Like the wooden beads left over from the cord... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at the homesteady
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See more on Instagram Summer's winding down, and (thankfullyyyyyy) so are mine and Kristie's schedules. This weekend is shaping up to be pretty calm and normal, and it can't come at a better time. I don't think I've ever looked forward to fall so much! Changing leaves, cozy sweaters, hot... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2015 at the homesteady
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I got to try something over the weekend I've wanted to for awhile... Making our own butter! Kristie gave me a Butter Cup a little while ago (because she's the best wife ever) and I whipped it out. (Get it?? Yeah, you definitely do.) It was really easy -- I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at the homesteady
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I have a crush on ModCloth. This probably isn't news to you (or anyone else who knows me). Not everything on the website is my taste, but I always find something I love. And the diversity of the models is really empowering and nice to see! (One of my favorite... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at the homesteady
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Last weekend I hopped in my car after work and drove to New Jersey, singing along to '80s Pop Radio on Pandora all the way! It was time for the annual Mets game with family friends, and I was so excited to see my pals' new place in Summit. What... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at the homesteady
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I have four new DIYs to share with you that I wrote for Autostraddle... DIY wooden collar stays Embroidered engineer prints (two ways) Clay moon phase pendant (two ways) DIY mosquito-repellant candle Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at the homesteady
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A photo leftover from Cape Cod. I sewed the crop top with vintage fabric. A summer of mini trips continues this weekend! I'm headed to New Jersey today to check out a friend's new apartment, and then to New York City with my mom, aunt, and sister next week. The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2015 at the homesteady
Ahhhh that last picture with her little damn cute feet up??! Killin' me. Also, go to Alaska.
The Ainsley looks too comfortable for words! Thanks for the great giveaway, Joy :)
Toggle Commented Jul 28, 2015 on a fab furniture {giveaway}...(NOW CLOSED) at Oh Joy!
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Did you see these cupcake toppers in the photos of my parents' surprise anniversary party? I made them the night before with our new wood-burning kit. Kristie and I had been meaning to get one for ages, and decorating the yummy cupcakes she made seemed like the perfect reason. To... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2015 at the homesteady
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More on Instagram Don't you think this week just flew by? Tomorrow I'm shooting a wedding video all day with Brittney and Shana, so I'm planning to fiercely defend Sunday as my one real day off this week. Things to do this weekend: Pick your favorite empowering Amy Poehler quote... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2015 at the homesteady
I've been trying to say "just" less often too, and in the workplace especially, I feel like I'm already being taken more seriously. Especially in emails...I'm definitely guilty of starting requests with saying "I just wanted to..." Why is that necessary? Now I just say what I want -- the way many of my male colleagues do.
Toggle Commented Jul 23, 2015 on i actually just like exclamation points! at Oh Joy!
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It's hard to believe that just a week ago, I was on a plane headed to Minneapolis! A visit to see our dear friends Amanda and Cayla was overdue. Since last summer they came to us, this time around I was more than excited to head to their neck of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at the homesteady
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See more on Instagram I can't believe it's been seven months since I've written a post like this. But it's kind of telling, don't you think? Summer is usually the busiest time in my life, between regular work commitments, weddings, and travel. All beautiful, wonderful things! Lots of moving parts,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at the homesteady
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My parents marked their 30th wedding anniversary this July -- yesterday, to be more exact! To celebrate, my brother and sister and I put into action a plan that had been in the works for over a year: a big surprise party, held one week before their anniversary. I have... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at the homesteady