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the homesteady
Northampton, MA
Everyday joys + real-life inspiration
Interests: DIY, knitting, crafting, cooking, zombies
Recent Activity
Hee hee thanks Michelle!! I hope you like it :)
Hahaha I would love to!!!! Soon I hope :)
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Next time I talk to you, it will be September. How can that be real?! Of course this is the traditional late-August lament: Not enough hours wiled away at the beach, not enough time laying in the sun simply for the sake of laying in the sun. Certainly enough late... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at the homesteady
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I had been in the mood for a Cosmopolitan for a few days, and rather than going out and spending $12 on one, Kristie came home last Friday with all the fixings to make them ourselves! Here's her recipe in case you want to try them too... You will need:... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at the homesteady
I love the scallop bedding!
Hi Jenna! You're right, maybe this was a tough winter for everybody. Didn't it feel like it went on forever? Ice cold water in the morning is SUCH a good idea, I can't wait to try it tomorrow! Thanks for commenting :)
Anna - Thank you, thank you, thank you for a message of such pure, distilled support! It's so refreshing and wonderful. And not sappy at all. 100% appreciated. I'm so happy you're in my life, and I can't wait to take you up on that tea soon :)
Amanda, Thank you so so much for commenting. You are so brave! I know exactly what you're going through and you're right...it can be really scary to start the process. I hope it doesn't come across as too pedantic for me to say I'm proud of you, but I'm so proud of you, and me, and us, and everyone who says out loud what it is that they need. You are definitely on the road to getting better, and trust me -- "better" feels so damn good! XOXOXO Hannah
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Every few days, it's part of my morning ritual: Get to work. Unlock my office, unload my bag, turn on my lights. Check under my desk for bats (long story). Hoof it to the break room and make my specialty: Half a cup of regular coffee, a little bit of... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at the homesteady
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My mom and I headed south to New York City two weeks ago for a whirlwind day of family visits, a museum stop, and of course, French macarons. I spent the night at my parents' house, then my mom and I drove to New Haven in the morning. We took... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at the homesteady
Thanks Meghan!! I was wondering about the weaving too, but I like how tight they all are together. Let me know if you end up making them too, I would love to see!! :)
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on DIY cord & bead coasters at the homesteady
Thanks Anna!!!! I literally could not have done it without you :))
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on The best way to stamp a scarf at the homesteady
Thank you so much, Sarah! Darn it, I wish I could remember. I got it from JoAnn's, and…that's all I got. I'm so sorry! A cotton linen blend?
Toggle Commented Aug 21, 2014 on The best way to stamp a scarf at the homesteady
Thank you, Joseph!
Toggle Commented Aug 21, 2014 on diy: hinged trellis for beans at the homesteady
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I made this scarf for my sister Phoebe as a (very) early Christmas present. She's a member of the Delta Gamma chapter at her college, so I chose their symbol -- the anchor -- as the stamp for her scarf, and their colors -- navy and pink -- as the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at the homesteady
Haha yes, that's right!! I grew up in CT calling them tag sales all my life...Kristie (who grew up in Virginia) calls them yard sales. It's so funny how dialect changes like that... :)
Toggle Commented Aug 20, 2014 on Hers & mine: Endless summer at the homesteady
Ahhh Juliette you are the NICEST!!! Thank you :)
Toggle Commented Aug 19, 2014 on Hers & mine: Endless summer at the homesteady
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Summer, please stay just a little while longer. Hers: Top, thrifted // Jeans, Old Navy // Shoes, Vans Mine: Top, c/o Design History // Shorts, thrifted // Necklace, Emerson Fry // Purse, $15 at a tag sale Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at the homesteady
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Do you ever get a DIY idea that won't leave you alone until you make it? I dreamt about these coasters until a quick trip to the craft store helped them come to life. (And by dreamt I mean I had a panicky nightmare about not being able to find... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at the homesteady
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Do you know what's the best part of having a migraine? Not having it anymore. No, seriously. Nothing feels quite so good as the day your migraine is gone. The world holds so much new promise. Unrelated: Have you read this delusional article? I almost didn't share it because I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at the homesteady
That's a great idea Aileen, thank you!!
Toggle Commented Aug 15, 2014 on make your own pumpkin puree at the homesteady
How do you even do that?! I'm so impressed!!! :)
Toggle Commented Aug 15, 2014 on Do you sew your own clothes? at the homesteady
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My mom and I high-tailed it to New York City yesterday for a whirlwind of family visits, art, sooooo much walking, and more! And no visit to the Upper East Side (where my sister Phoebe lived for the summer while working a PR internship) would be complete without a French... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at the homesteady
Oh that's good!! I'm glad you felt inspired, that gives me hope :) I'm going to watch it for sure now! Thanks Dus
Haha I LOVE your recommendations!! Miss Representation looks aaaamazing. I think my hesitation with Food, Inc. was the *guilt* I thought I'd feel after seeing it. We're pretty good at eating local, organic, etc., etc., but nobody's perfect, and I was afraid I'd take it too personally, you know? And I know, I really do want to see Blackfish!!