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the homesteady
Northampton, MA
Everyday joys & real-life inspiration
Interests: DIY, knitting, crafting, cooking, zombies
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Hi friends! I have a couple new items in my Etsy shop I'm really excited about that I wanted to share with you. I've been cross-stitching my ass off lately on some new patterns, including the feminist one above. Plus a truth about pizza. And the best couple from the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Homesteady
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Who's ready for the perfect summertime treat? Rosé (which was my gateway to becoming the wine-loving human I am today – let's all take a minute to pour one out for Franzia Sunset Blush) has been on my mind lately thanks to drooling over rosé-flavored gummy bears and granitas, so... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Homesteady
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My wife Kristie and I have been working extra hard to save money lately, and one of our favorite things has always been thrift shopping. Of course, the crossover between thrifting and DIY is rife with creativity and inspiration – plus affordability! For a long time, I've been keeping track... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2016 at The Homesteady
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We're deep in the middle of this hot, sticky summer. (See my hair in the next pic? It is that curly all the damn time now. Unstoppable.) A breezy, oversize shift dress is basically my July uniform. I sewed this lightweight denim one in about two hours this past Sunday.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2016 at The Homesteady
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More on Instagram Links for your Friday: Guys, aliens. Natural ways to treat sunburns Things to say to little girls other than, "You're so cute!" How to make an indoor swing (which I want especially after Maine) A Golden Girls cafe is opening in New York City Meet the first... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at The Homesteady
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The most delicious brussels sprouts recipe A photo print that's almost too sweet for words Earrings I ordered yesterday A free sweater pattern that's on my list *Affiliate links are used in this post. Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2016 at The Homesteady
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Things that don't matter in Maine: What time it is Putting on makeup How many times you ate ice cream in three days Doing anything with your hair Rain My parents, along with my aunt and uncle, rented a house on Vinalhaven Island in Maine for the week straddling June... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2016 at The Homesteady
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Do you think people are good? It's a question I've been asking myself lately – and asking other people too. Especially after Orlando, and with all the hatred and vitriol that's being dredged up by the current presidential campaigns (although I'm trying to remember this). I thought I knew. I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2016 at The Homesteady
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Wedding season means rehearsal dinner season, too. I think our approach to what to wear to rehearsal dinners lately has been comfortable clothes that are easy to pack and a little fancy without being too stuffy. So for me...shapeless linen. Comfy flats. A little extra of my usual jewelry. And... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2016 at The Homesteady
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Hi everyone! Guess what. I wrote a Kindle e-book, and it's up on Amazon, and it's $2.99 -or- free if you're a Kindle Unlimited subscriber, which I mean, why not be that. Let me tell you about it. I've been planning what feels like approximately a million bachelor/ette parties this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2016 at The Homesteady
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It feels like we've been on the road so much this summer already for celebrations and weddings! I was feeling the need for a way to pack my jewelry that could keep it safe and organized, AND so that I could see it all at once. Rolling it all up... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2016 at The Homesteady
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More on Instagram Links for your Friday Gin & tonic popsicles How knitting was used as code during WWII Who else is excited for case/lang/veirs?! (H/T m.e.) Secret poems on Boston's sidewalks Find out how far $50 in gas will get you for a summer trip (time to convince our... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2016 at The Homesteady
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I've been doing it a little bit at a time – thinking and processing, letting myself mourn and grieve in waves separated by lulls of distraction, acts of self-preservation and protection. I've never felt my privilege so distinctly – the time before the mass shooting in Orlando, the targeting and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at The Homesteady
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I bought this book in a hurry. "Do you have any paperback versions in stock?" I asked the cashier at Barnes & Noble. She said My Life on the Road wasn't coming out in paperback until summer. I was running out of time, so I bit the bullet and paid... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2016 at The Homesteady
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Kristie and I had been talking about getting married for ages and ages before we actually got engaged. I ordered a matching set of simple sterling silver bands from Etsy – wider for her, more narrow for me – for like maybe $40. And then one Sunday morning while we... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at The Homesteady
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I love the look of giant knitting – the chunky blankets seem so cozy! But the yarn and kits can get expensive really fast, so I decided to try something on a smaller (more affordable) scale. Enter: giant knitted pillow. All the look, just a little bit of the price... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2016 at The Homesteady
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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 May 27, 2016 at The Homesteady
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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 May 26, 2016 at The Homesteady
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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 May 24, 2016 at The Homesteady
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*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
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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 people...my 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
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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
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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: http://www.thehomesteady.com/my-blog/2014/05/diy-dog-bowl-stand.html 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
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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