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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 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 yesterday at The Homesteady
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 2 days ago at The Homesteady
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 4 days ago at The Homesteady
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 5 days ago at The Homesteady
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Could there be a more perfect striped sweater? A necklace I'm surprised I don't own already This DIY is on my list A very important reminder *This post contains affiliate links Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2016 at The Homesteady
Did you hear? 2015 was the "year of the period." So said NPR, Time magazine, Buzzfeed, and others. We've seen an elevated discourse about menstruation, women's health, and the rights of people who have periods to easy access to the necessary (read: not luxury) hygiene items that preserve health, safety,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2016 at The Homesteady
I was wandering the most dangerous aisle of Target (the trendy seasonal one) when I saw a very pretty wreath covered in pinecones and felted acorns. But! Being a miser with a bad attitude, I was immediately offended by the $20 price tag. Yup. That's some budget realness for ya.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2016 at The Homesteady
More on Instagram Links for your Friday My internet friend m.e. is sewing her own wedding dress and it's going to be so lovely Donate here to help support Haiti's post-hurricane recovery I never don't want to go back to Copenhagen Kristie made me this delicious cake for my birthday... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2016 at The Homesteady
So Yarn Day exists, and it's coming up this Saturday. But! Today's post is still relevant. Because every day can be Yarn Day. If you just believe... Of all the silly holidays, I gotta I say I like Yarn Day. It calls to mind the Danish concept of hygge, and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2016 at The Homesteady
This is one of my favorite kinds of posts! I keep a running list all year long of women I'd like to emanate at Halloween. (See last year's feminist Halloween costumes post here.) It's so much fun to put together, and of course I get to play all day with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2016 at The Homesteady
I don't ever post on the weekends, but oh my god. I'm angry. What is left to say that hasn't been said about Donald Trump? How is our country still considering this human trash fire a viable candidate for the presidency? Let's face it, it's (really) easy to joke about... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2016 at The Homesteady
More on Instagram Links for your Friday... Breakfast machines exist and I want all of them The exhibits at the National Museum of African American History & Culture look incredible I feel like I could really make good use out of some Stars Hollow postcards Support Native fashion This book... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2016 at The Homesteady