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the homesteady
Northampton, MA
Everyday joys + real-life inspiration
Interests: DIY, knitting, crafting, cooking, zombies
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We missed Northampton Pride this year, can you believe it? So sad. But maybe we'll be able to catch another one before the summer is over. I don't usually wear a lot of rainbow or very bright colors (I was recently hard-pressed to find a dress in my closet that... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at the homesteady
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After five days in Paris, Kristie and I took the train to Avignon, then rented a car and drove to a village called Goult, where we stayed for another four days. It was paradise! I'll share more from our time there soon, but for now... Hers: Sweater, H&M; Jeans, Old... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at the homesteady
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Kristie and I have found lots of ways to save money over the past few years, and one of my favorites is when it comes to clothing. In all of 2014, I didn't buy any new clothes! Just thrifted, bought consignment, or sewed my own. It started as a New... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at the homesteady
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I love Gemma Correll. This is published here with her permission. To the beach! Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at the homesteady
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I have even more exciting news for you today! I'm partnering with Darby Smart on a second DIY kit based on my velvet sleep mask tutorial. You can buy everything you need to make the sleep mask in this kit! One very nice person left a comment saying that this... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at the homesteady
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While in Paris last month, my sister and Kristie and I took a day trip to Versailles, which started with... Escargot! It was actually pretty good. We had it cooked with garlic and pesto, and that's exactly what it tasted like. After lunch at the cafe right across from the... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at the homesteady
I love the Piers wooden bed -- and it would be so nice to upgrade from the crappy metal bed frame we have now! http://www.dwellstudio.com/DwellStudio-Midcentury-Panel-Bed-MCM3-DWL8418.html
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Third time's a charm, right? Well...it was the fifth time that worked for me with this DIY. Could I have Googled it and gotten it right the first time? Sure. For better or worse (in this case probably worse haha) I like doing things my own way. Even if that... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at the homesteady
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Right before we left for Paris, I got a haircut. It's my favorite haircut in the world, and after having long and short and everything-in-between-hair over the past few years, I feel like this is the best one for me (yes, Mom, you were right). I couldn't believe how long... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at the homesteady
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More on Instagram Kristie made the coolest discovery a few days ago...she found my old CD case, full of mix CDs going back as far as 10 years! Going through them has made my 40-minute commute a lot more enjoyable. It's crazy all the memories the songs bring back...learning to... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at the homesteady
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More on Instagram "We're facing a forgotten generation or even a forgotten century... If there are photos you really care about, print them out." I spotted the above quote on Artifact Uprising's Instagram feed this week and it really stuck with me...especially since I had just finished going through all... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at the homesteady
I loooove the Swaddle Angel blankets!
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In case you haven't seen them on Autostraddle, I wanted to share three recent DIYs I wrote for the site... 3 ways to dress up crappy dollar store gloves! This is now obsolete as today's forecasted high is 87 degrees or something ridiculous like that, but always worth pinning for... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at the homesteady
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If you haven't seen these by now -- even if you have -- let's just take a minute to appreciate Parker Jones' graphic design project The Ice Cream That Understands PMS. My favorite flavor? "I Think I'm Dying." Too bad they're not real (at least not yet). Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at the homesteady
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I'm finally getting around to sharing more photos from our trip to Paris. There will be other posts with pictures from Versailles, the South of France, and England, but for now...here are a few snapshots from a week in the City of Lights. If I tried to write it all... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at the homesteady
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See more on Instagram! This past week has been all about readjusting. To being home, to the time change, to going back to work after two amazing weeks in Europe. Kristie and I missed Samson to pieces while we were traveling, so there's been lots of cuddling going on! I'll... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at the homesteady
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I have a confession for you guys...I brought six pairs of shoes with me to France. Six! But you know what? No regrets. I wore almost all of them at least once. Don't you love these clogs?! They actually are vey comfortable. This was one of my very favorite outfits... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at the homesteady
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I'm beyond excited to let you guys know that a kit based on a brand new DIY (photo transfer leather coasters) is available now at Darby Smart! I used a few of our wedding photos and gold leaf to make durable, one-of-a-kind coasters (don't you think they would make cute... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2015 at the homesteady
I love the Barcelona set from Maison du Soir (I can only ever sleep in pants!) and the girls' robot pajamas!
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Whew! Kristie and I are finally home after two weeks of travel in Europe! It was such an amazing trip and I can't wait to share more about what we did and saw and ate...but first I have to get through the 500 photos we took haha. In the meantime,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2015 at the homesteady
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Samson has a few tricks up his (furry) sleeve. He knows how to sit, lay down, shake, crawl, and... ...he can spin now, too! We're obviously pretty obsessed proud. When Chewy.com asked me if Samson and I would like to try ordering from their website, I knew it would be... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at the homesteady
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While we're working hard preparing for the next few weeks of travel, I wanted to share with you four of my all-time favorite travel DIYs. These are projects I've made myself, and they're all actually pretty easy. Top: Washi tape twist ties for cords; Wash/wear bag for delicates (I sewed... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at the homesteady
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While we're away traveling, I'm happy to introduce you to my friend Nick. He works at D.W. Alexander bar and lounge in Toronto, and he's here to share the recipe for my favorite cocktail in the world, the Aviation! Many cocktails have a long history and tradition. Since the mid-19th... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at the homesteady
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That's right, the United States Postal Service has declared April National Letter-Writing Month! This alone is a beautiful reason to pick up a pen and write a note to someone you love. But personalized gold foil-pressed stationery definitely sweetens the deal... What do you think of these cards? I partnered... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at the homesteady
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More on Instagram Okay friends, we're off tomorrow to put the "gay" into "gay Par-ee"! (That's my brother's joke.) Kristie and I will be traveling around France and England for the next two weeks, so this space will be just a *tiny* bit quieter -- I do have some content... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at the homesteady