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the homesteady
Northampton, MA
Everyday joys & real-life inspiration
Interests: DIY, knitting, crafting, cooking, zombies
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One of my best friends in the world recently celebrated her first wedding anniversary, to another one of our dear friends from high school. Their story is a long and beautiful one. In fact, I remember one of Cara's birthdays (12 or 13 years ago!), when Jay (who is now... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at the homesteady
I love this :)
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Wisdom from Beyond at Little Wilcox
See more on Instagram Things to do this weekend: Debate the merits of spray-on nail polish Watch video footage of one of the rarest animals in the world Try coping with winter like Norwegians Listen to Nick Offerman read the list of Oprah's favorite things Borrow a decorating idea from... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at the homesteady
Hi friends! My whole family -- especially my sister -- is so sad about what happened in Paris last week. It was really scary to see such awful things happening on the same sweet, lovely block where we stayed in April. Lots of people on Facebook, myself included, have changed... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2015 at the homesteady
My friend Nina and her sweet and adorable daughter Lily came to visit last May for our college reunion. While they were staying with us, Lily got attached to the wooden dala horses on the bookshelf in our living room, brought over from Sweden decades ago (by my uncle, I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2015 at the homesteady
My family has a long history of this Thanksgiving tradition... Before dinner, everybody anonymously fills out a card listing what they're grateful for. Then, during dinner, my mom reads each one aloud. It's such a sweet way to celebrate everything in our lives! (See last year's and the ones I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at the homesteady
I was feeling bad for a little while last week. Not to be too cagey, but just feeling disappointed and frustrated about something not going my way. I felt kind of like throwing a tantrum haha. Moods like that stick for me sometimes. I can't get out of them, and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2015 at the homesteady
See more on Instagram I would like to officially state my displeasure with Daylight Savings Time. We are fighting. Even though I've been sleeping very well, I'm just feeling so tired while my body adjusts. This morning I folded and got one of those bottled Starbucks frappuccinos, which is definitely... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2015 at the homesteady
This blog has been around for more than three years now! (Want to read see my first post? Yikes haha! But oh tiny Samson...) I posted a survey only once, way back in 2013, a few months after starting the blog. And while I pay attention to every single comment... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2015 at the homesteady
I am a BIG fan of where I live. Western Massachusetts is seriously gorgeous (almost) year-round. (Yeah, that "almost" was for you, March, you jerk.) However, and I think lots of you will agree with me, it is most beautiful and friendly and fun during the fall! Whether you live... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2015 at the homesteady
I love finding new uses for those packages of wood rounds you can find at craft stores. This DIY might be my favorite, though! I've had camping on the brain lately (I just scored a great pair of hiking boots from Craigslist for $20), so I wanted to put together... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2015 at the homesteady
More on Instagram This week just FLEW BY, friends! I'm so happy it's Friday, and that the weekend doesn't hold much more than a visit from my parents (my brother has a show tonight, so they're sleeping over!) and lots of relaxing time. Kristie was flabbergasted to learn I've never... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2015 at the homesteady
Does it happen to you, too? That slowness, the sad quiet feelings that come with winter? Seasonal Affective Disorder, or winter blues, or doldrums, or whatever you’d like to call it, can affect anybody, and to varying degrees. Once Daylight Savings Time has come and gone, and my daily time... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2015 at the homesteady
My brilliant wife came up with this project as a response to a product she'd seen a lot lately. It's a framing kit for posters like this one (you've probably seen them around -- you find them in sheets at stationery stores? I bought this one from Cedar Chest, where... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2015 at the homesteady
Hers: Sweater, H&M // Pants, Monoprix in Paris // Shoes, Payless Mine: Shirt, Old Navy // Jeans, H&M // Boots, Old Navy // Hat, Target // Bracelet, Madewell // Bag, vintage Coach (hand-me-down from my mom) // Scarf, thrifted *Target is an affiliate sponsor of the Homesteady. This is NOT... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2015 at the homesteady
More on Instagram OK, I have a question. What do you think of horoscopes/astrology? I tend to base my beliefs on science, but it's fun to read horoscopes and see if they match up with what's actually going on in your life. (And thinking about this always reminds me of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2015 at the homesteady
A few weekends ago, while Kristie was in Virginia visiting her family, my lifelong friends Kaela and Cara came from Boston and Hartford respectively with their fellas (and a very sweet golden retriever) for a trip to Mike's Maze in Sunderland, among other classic fall activities! (But we missed Liz,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2015 at the homesteady
What a great round-up! I absolutely love that gumball idea :) I just posted a roundup of feminist Halloween costumes on my blog!
Toggle Commented Oct 19, 2015 on 20 Halloween Costume Ideas! at A Beautiful Mess
I'm so excited to share this post with you! I've been brainstorming for weeks, and picked five of my favorite female icons to emulate for Halloween. Each outfit is so easy (and cheap) to put together! I highly recommend heading to your local thrift store to find anything you need... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2015 at the homesteady
More on Instagram Today is just one of those days, friends. I am outtt of it. At least today is Friday! I still have work to do this weekend, but at least it will be fun projects. And when I'm not working, I'll be on the couch re-watching "Parks &... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2015 at the homesteady
LOVE IT!!! Max is such a cutie :)
Toggle Commented Oct 13, 2015 on Love at First Sight at Little Wilcox
Classically, I've always been a dry white wine drinker. Ever since college, I enjoyed how crisp and cool it is. But lately (maybe now that I'm 28?), I've started to get into red wine too -- especially malbecs! I recently had the opportunity to try Crios Malbec. The hints of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2015 at the homesteady
I'm sure I'm not alone in this, but -- the Target OneSpot section is my kryptonite. It's the first place I visit every time I shop there, and my cart quickly becomes littered with little things that I don't need per se, but inexplicably want. The other day, I almost... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2015 at the homesteady
Gahh yes! Having just one space figured out gives me a point to focus on -- to balance. Even when my house is trashed, tidying up just one area makes all the difference. I can say to myself, "Well, at least THAT is under control." #smallwins
I love mittens -- but honestly I've never been able to find a pair I like. That's because they never fit me! I have short thumbs -- like Megan Fox. (So yes, I'm basically Megan Fox.) Standard mittens are just too long in the thumb for me. There's extra space... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2015 at the homesteady