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the homesteady
Northampton, MA
Everyday joys & real-life inspiration
Interests: DIY, knitting, crafting, cooking, zombies
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More on Instagram Links for your Friday: The '90s were actually super feminist Watch the trailer for the new season of "Orange is the New Black" People were asked to illustrate what gender dysphoria feels like Just what I needed! Stores to shop at that aren't Forever 21 31 things... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Homesteady
I hadn't planned a father-daughter dance during our wedding reception. But that didn't matter – it happened anyway. As a person who has struggled with anxiety for more than half my life, I figured I'd be in the spotlight enough on my wedding day without an extra dance. (Plus, even... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Homesteady
This is a story of LOVE, with a little bit of frustration. The "love" part is easy. Chiara and I have been joined at the hip since we started college together 11 years ago. Life by her side is constantly fun, hilarious, and meaningful. I'm so honored to be officiating... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Homesteady
*This is the beginning of a new post series, Feminist Book Club, in which I read and review feminist books or books of interest to feminists – mostly for my own edification, but to share here too in the hopes a few titles might make it onto your reading list.... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2016 at The Homesteady
I keep my jewelry all spread out on top of my dresser – that way, I can see it all at once! But I do realize that this system doesn't make sense to all wife, for example. "Don't you want a way to get it all organized?" she asked... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2016 at The Homesteady
The last one is done. My parents have no more kids in college, and my sister is a graduate, ready to take the world by storm! Her graduation was this past weekend. We got to hang out beforehand, and I snapped a few photos of her, her room (with memories... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at The Homesteady
I'm currently reading My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem. Last night, this passage jumped out at me, and I shared it on my personal Facebook page. I thought you might like to read it, too. It's timely (and a little prescient on her part), don't you think? Despite... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at The Homesteady
So gorgeous!! My wife and I made a dog bowl stand for our pit bull mix Samson. He has much less acid reflux when the food is higher, and it protects our floors! And damn it of course Typepad is having image issues, but here is the post: If you click on the broken links, you can see the real photos.
Toggle Commented May 6, 2016 on Room Tour: Emma's Kitchen at A Beautiful Mess
More on Instagram Links for your Friday: Which '90s fictional feminist are you? (I'm Roberta from Now & Then!) Misty Copeland now has her own Barbie doll Make your own clip-on bowtie The gown Claire Danes wore to the Met Gala is amazing! I finally started a feminism Pinterest board... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2016 at The Homesteady
Here it is, just as much for my benefit as (hopefully) yours – the compendium of my favorite gluten-free foods and products in one place. Even Kristie doesn't seem to mind a few of these! We usually try to avoid processed foods and carbs in favor of vegetables (and risotto),... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2016 at The Homesteady
One of my closest friends in the world, Steve, is getting married in June! As his "best woman," it was my duty (and pleasure, obviously) to throw his bachelor party, which we celebrated over the weekend in Brooklyn. I set up a tour and tasting at Kings County Distillery, and... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2016 at The Homesteady
More on Instagram Links for your Friday: Scented temporary tattoos Y/N The mind-clearing magic of running (reminding me I need to start again) Sylvia Plath's drawings are so beautiful A new discovery sheds more light on female pharaoh Hatshepsut's reign Bae joined Instagram This is one of my favorite blogs... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2016 at The Homesteady
First of all, this is insanely gorgeous. Second, and this is going to totally out me as a Gilmore Girls nerd, but remember Lane's bedroom when she lived with her bandmates? The whole wall behind her bed was covered in a hanging just like this one, but HUGE! It was distractingly cool. You can kind of make it out here:
Toggle Commented Apr 28, 2016 on DIY Fiber Art at A Beautiful Mess
I spent most of this past Sunday in the kitchen, and it was SO NICE!! I made this cake, and then a real dinner – like with sides and everything. It was turkey meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and green beans, and then we had this cake for dessert. It just felt... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at The Homesteady
It's amazing what two cans of spray paint and a few pieces of cardboard can do. I planned a quick makeover for our doormat this weekend to both update the once-beautiful-but-now-faded one we've been using, and to incorporate our house number. Because we live in a duplex, sometimes we get... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at The Homesteady
More on Instagram Links for your Friday: Yay! Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill! Paris is redesigning its major intersections for pedestrians I love this gender-fluid clothing line Watch the trailer for the new Star Wars movie, and for Girl on the Train Try a new position from the Kama... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at The Homesteady
I've never been a counselor at summer camp before. (I watched Wet Hot American Summer, but I don't think that counts.) This past weekend, I think I got the closest I've ever been to that kind of role. I co-chaperoned a four-day trip to Washington, DC for three student clubs... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at The Homesteady
Are you into astrology? Kristie and I have a tattered, taped up copy of an old astrology book on our bookshelf that gets brought out often during parties and dinners. It's so reassuring to be able to open up the book and point to something, with the certainty of that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2016 at The Homesteady
My wife and I have been married for almost three whole years! Our anniversary is May 18, and because the next few months are soooo busy with work trips, graduations, bachelor/ette parties, weddings, and more, we celebrated a little early this year. Since the traditional gift for a third anniversary... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at The Homesteady
More on Instagram Working in higher ed finally paid off this week! (Just kidding, I love my job for a ton of other reasons.) BUT! I finally had a snow day on Monday. Of course, it's April now, and snow and low temps are totally unwelcome, but I did get... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2016 at The Homesteady
The stainless steel cookset! We are in desperate need of new cookware. This would be so perfect :) Thanks for the great giveaway!
So beautiful, I love this!!
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2016 on Sanibel Island: Heaven at Little Wilcox
This was one of those, hmm, I wonder if that will work ideas. I found clip-on earrings at Knack this past weekend though, and had to try! The resulting product is a teetering balance between vintage and modern, and I like the tomboy-ish sensibility it brings. (How do you feel... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2016 at The Homesteady
More on Instagram Links for your Friday: Why we kiss with our eyes closed Turn your smartphone into a 3D printer for $99 My friend Kate is in Nepal! (She and I did some winter hiking earlier this month.) Learn about explorer Isabella Bird, the first female fellow of the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2016 at The Homesteady
Yay, I love this honesty!! Thank you for sharing, Elsie. It definitely makes me feel like future renovations my wife and I might take on will be challenging but ultimately doable :)
Toggle Commented Mar 29, 2016 on My Renovation Mistakes at A Beautiful Mess