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the homesteady
Northampton, MA
Everyday joys + real-life inspiration
Interests: DIY, knitting, crafting, cooking, zombies
Recent Activity
More on Instagram Last weekend, I had a really needed Saturday. It involved sleeping in, playing video games (did you know I'm a secret nerd? No?), making heart-shaped pancakes, and getting dressed by just changing into cleaner pajamas. It felt so good to eschew productivity, freelance work, and even running... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at the homesteady
This recipe for peanut butter cupcakes with maple syrup icing is from the 1975 edition of Joy of Cooking (I like that year better because all the recipes call for real butter!). OMG you guys. These are so delicious. Although the sweet icing can pack a punch right in my... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at the homesteady
I've been eyeing this bag for, no joke, like two years. It's so gorgeous and perfect -- except for the price. I struggle to spend more than $30 on any purse, so $168 was pretty much out of the question. The Madewell bag still called to me though (I'm pretty... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at the homesteady
Hi Bonnie! It was 12x12
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Quick! Make your own envelopes at the homesteady
Aww thanks Carla! It was so much fun :)
More on Instagram After the past two weekends spent in New York (one visiting friends in Tarrytown, and one in NYC after dropping Phoebe off at the airport) I'm so ready to have a few days at home. Especially because I'll be in NYC again in two weeks. Don't get... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at the homesteady
Eeee thank you Kori!!! You are the very best. This comment totally made my day. <3 2015's gonna be a good year for us girl!!
Things I'm Learning from Women in Books (That Double as New Year's Resolutions) Be Fearless: As evidenced by Sophia Amaruso in #GIRLBOSS (esp. pertaining to career goals/plans for the future/taking chances/trying new things); Amy Poehler in Yes Please; Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (re: never giving... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at the homesteady
That's brilliant, Lisa!! :)
Toggle Commented Jan 21, 2015 on Wrapping paper = wall art at the homesteady
When I was at my parents' house for Christmas, I noticed two new prints hanging in the family room... Or at least what I thought were prints. My mom had fallen for a few sheets of wrapping paper at Anthropologie and rather than using them to wrap presents, she framed... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at the homesteady
That's such a great idea, Anna!! :)
More on Instagram I'm off to NYC tomorrow to see my sister off to Paris. I'm going to miss her! But planning to meet up with her there in April is softening the blow a bit ;) I'm riding down with my family, but taking the train all the way... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at the homesteady
Thanks Marilyn!! :)
Oh my gosh Amanda traveling to Ireland sounds absolutely amazing!! The two of you must be so excited :) I'm really glad you found this helpful -- I'm a visual learner, so having everything laid out makes my brain very happy haha. Safe travels!! Xoxo
Oh, Paris. My heart is so heavy for this city -- and for every community around the world that faces acts of terrorism. Since we'll be visiting Phoebe in Paris in April, Kristie and I started this exercise to see which arrondisement it would make the most sense for us... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at the homesteady
Oh these are so lovely and summery I can't stand it!!
Thanks Juliette!! XOXO
Ever since I really got the hang of making French macarons, I've been making them a lot...a lot a lot...and sharing about them on social media or serving them at parties. And whenever I do, someone asks how they can make them too. And you can, really! All it takes... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at the homesteady
Aww thanks Anna!! They are already a pain in the butt haha. Can't wait to see you too!
Toggle Commented Jan 12, 2015 on Here & there at the homesteady
Totally agreed, Carolyne! Thanks for commenting :)
Hi Doneta, Thanks for your comment! It depends on the thickness of your yarn -- try casting on 30 and knitting a few rows, and see how that is for a width. thanks!
Thank you Carla!! :)
Toggle Commented Jan 12, 2015 on DIY musical wine glasses at the homesteady
Toggle Commented Jan 12, 2015 on Here & there at the homesteady
Hope you had a great holiday, Carla!! :)
Toggle Commented Jan 12, 2015 on Until next year... at the homesteady