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the homesteady
Northampton, MA
Everyday joys & real-life inspiration
Interests: DIY, knitting, crafting, cooking, zombies
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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 yesterday 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 5 days ago 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
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More on Instagram Links for your Friday Everything coming to Netflix this month Amelia?! You okay, girl? Gorgeous: A word I never thought I'd use to describe a toilet paper holder This gave me goosebumps Men quit a male birth control study bc they couldn't handle the mood swings ((insert... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2016 at The Homesteady
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I think if there's one thing this country can agree on, it's that photobooths are the best. We hit them up at every chance and have photo strips all over the house – but mostly pinned up on the fridge. I wanted to make a pseudo-snowglobe (confetti instead of snow)... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at The Homesteady
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Conversation hearts blanket, $44 Female symbol stud earrings, $18 The Future is Female t-shirt, $49 Gemma Correll's Feminist Activity Book, $8 Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace, $12.99 Feminist pin, $10 *This post contains affiliate links Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at The Homesteady
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My wife Kristie and I are filled with joy about our Christmas cards this year!! I was really excited to partner with Tiny Prints and explore their new holiday cards. We chose the Bountiful Branches card with silver foil (they also come in gold, rose gold, and red). They are... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at The Homesteady
I have no words for this. Until I can figure out what to say about how this feels and what could happen, here is a poem that feels true. It's called "what they did yesterday afternoon" by warsan shire. they set my aunts house on fire i cried the way... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2016 at The Homesteady
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Currently, I'm... Knitting myself a sweater (but not the one in this picture. I didn't like how it was turning out, so I started over with this pattern.) Challenging myself to save $3,000 in one year for a really exciting trip we want to pay for in cash. Thinking about... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2016 at The Homesteady
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Detox bath, $36 Rosewater face mist, DIY Cooling eye pads (that look like pandas), $10 A new journal, $14.99 Shaggy pillow, $188 A cozy scarf, $17.99 Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2016 at The Homesteady
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I finally got an engagement ring! Only took 3 1/2 years of marriage, ha. Read about it on Instagram. Links for your Friday 11 pullover sweater knitting patterns (I love the last one) This review of a deli in Kristie's hometown is cracking me up – so accurate! 9 places... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2016 at The Homesteady
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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 Oct 25, 2016 at The Homesteady