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Maiden Mag
Northampton, MA
Creativity, style, and power for everyone
Interests: DIY, knitting, crafting, baking French macarons, sci-fi thrillers from the '90s
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More on Instagram Links for your Friday "Recently on Instagram I posted an in-process photo of a brightly hued chartreuse dress that I was making, and someone (innocently enough) commented that they had never thought that the super intense yellow color would look good on anyone, and they were surprised... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Maiden Mag
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In case you have some new mamas on your "nice list" this year, here are a few meaningful gift ideas that will hit a few important notes for the mother of a newborn: Help her feel seen, sentimental, relaxed, supported, and put-together. (I wouldn't mind any of these appearing in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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Last year around the holidays I noticed a Restoration Hardware wreath that looked like it was made of gold-dipped laurel leaves. They were actually brass, and I loved how they bristled from the wreath, looking so full and well organized. I can't remember how much it cost last year (it's... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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I've been meaning to write about this time in our lives for a little while. The sweetness, the gentle rhythm, the waiting-for-baby readiness and appreciation for how brief and ephemeral these weeks are, how knowing this time won't last makes it that much more special. And it IS like that...sometimes.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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I was exactly 35 weeks pregnant when my wife Kristie and I met up with Brittney and Shana at Outlook Farm to take a few maternity pictures. Ever since they shot our beautiful wedding photos, the four of us have been close friends. We didn't have to think twice about... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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More on Instagram Is teal the new millenial pink? What three-year-olds think of their bodies I rly like these metallic swaddle blankets Literary Halloween costumes Mary Berry doesn't have a dining room table 5 ways white people can fight white supremacy Two new mini cross-stitch patterns on Etsy: Frida Kahlo... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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Okay baby boy – we're ready for you. At first, the nursery made me nervous. The corners were clogged with overflowing gift bags – tiny clothes that needed to be washed; diapers that needed to be put away. Samson couldn't be trusted not to nose through the boxes and try... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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During our drive from Massachusetts to Virginia in August to visit my wife Kristie's family, we stopped at kind of a lot of Targets. (Don't you think that makes sense as a road trip stop?) We would use the restroom and refresh our stock of snacks, and poke around the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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Dear pre-pregnancy self, I wish I could tell you three things. 1. Don't plan to get pregnant at the same time as someone else. As sweet as it sounds to be expecting at the same time as a friend, it will likely happen for one of you first and not... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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Pumpkin spice latte French macarons Ancient Stitch Mittens knitting pattern Initial necklace Criss-cross pillow *This post contains affiliate links. Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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Like so many rooms in our home, our baby boy's has collected a few repurposed pieces that have floated around for years. I was charmed by this strange, vintage, adjustable footstool (that somehow cannot be made to look clean) during a flea market visit quite awhile ago. I bought it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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More on Instagram Links for your Friday Protest cakes The music played at the Gap in the '90s Blocking hate speech in ads isn't that hard – tech companies just need to care more Caffeine-infused nail polish Meet millenial doulas This box celebrates pregnant parents who've just given birth with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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Sorry, kitchen. This is my new favorite room. It started with closets. There's an oddly shaped closet in the baby's room that we'd been using for winter coats and overflow clothing that didn't fit in our bedroom's one closet (how had we lived like that so long, two women sharing... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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This was such a nice project to work on – something imagined, created, photographed, and edited just for this blog. I hadn't realized how much I missed crafting for the sake of sharing here until I was all wrapped up in it again. So anyway: thank you for reading! Thank... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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The things filling my hours lately (because obviously blogging hasn't been one of them): Sleeping. Right now, sleeping is my favorite friend. I love it and I am good at it, and I'm trying to spend as much time doing it as I can before a baby (who is already... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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For your Thanksgiving table, two ways to make handmade pumpkins: using silk (above – try it with velvet too) and felt (below). Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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More on Instagram Links for your Friday Reading more than one book at a time is good for you More than 350 new species have been discovered in the Amazon rainforest Vintage clothing as wall art I like this post about sewing with mindfulness "Fuck Trump" lip gloss is donating... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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For a lot of pregnant people, and for me too, the second trimester was the reward. The prize to celebrate surviving the first trimester, and to give a bit of a well earned breather before the third comes trundling in. These were the three months when I could say easily,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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It's been a long time – seven years, in fact! Seven years of fire-engine-red countertops and backsplashes; of faux brick linoleum; of dark wood paneling. It's no wonder I've never shared photos of my kitchen here – I didn't even like to be in there. It's all different now, I'm... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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I was thinking about autumn coming soon and looking casually at velvet sneakers for sale online, as you do. These are from Free People and are $65 so not prohibitively expensive. Rather than a velvet upper, the shoe is canvas with velvet laces. An easy way to switch back and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2017 at Maiden Mag
See pictures from our week in Truro and Provincetown here. (PS – We bought Chance's Donald Trump chew toy here, but you can also find it online.) *This post contains affiliate links. Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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Of the things that felt vital to complete around my 24th week of pregnancy, I have to confess I was very excited about this project. My tag-saling mother found this vintage bar cart for $15. It came to live with us, replacing this DIY-ish one, now in my sister's apartment... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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It was because of my privilege I could be a bit quiet this weekend while visiting my grandpa and fam in the South Shore. Stayed off Facebook, mostly. Avoided the news when it all felt too much. I had the time and the space to sit with this hurt from... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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More on Instagram Links for your Friday 10 classic American drive-ins Is knitting in public ever inappropriate? What to say when someone says "I'm so fat" DIY Dunkaroos bar, holy shit OKAY maybe I'll get a letter board That's not Amelia Earhart Why newborns smell so good Tampon nail art... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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I'm excited to introduce the first baby project I made since getting pregnant: a sweet, soft pretzel rattle that makes me think of New York City. And I decided to write a proper pattern for it, too! I usually share my knitting patterns here for free, but with the knowledge... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at Maiden Mag