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the homesteady
Northampton, MA
Everyday joys + real-life inspiration
Interests: DIY, knitting, crafting, cooking, zombies
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On Sunday, Kristie and I drove to CT to spend time with my brother and my parents, and celebrate my dad's birthday. We spent the day looking at old family photos, playing with the dogs, FaceTiming with my sister (who is studying abroad in Paris), watching goldfinches at the bird... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at the homesteady
Ahhh she is THE CUTEST!!!! I'm so glad you like the sweater. I can't wait to meet her in real life and see your pretty face for the first time in...what, like five fucking years??!
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on spring is a-springin'. at Life, love, & Lily.
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I'm mildly obsessed with putting photos on pretty much everything, and I knew I wanted to try it on Easter eggs this year. Well, the process turned out to be simple! I picked a few Instagram pictures -- the ones that worked best were cropped to about 1"x1". These were... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at the homesteady
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More on Instagram I'm going to try something a little different with this week's list. Instead of "the best links," I wanted to share actions -- things that we can do, try, practice, talk about, plan for. Are you into that? It feels better to me...kind of like setting our... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at the homesteady
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There was one week this month -- one really great week where I got almost nothing done but sewing. Every day I would get home from work and plant myself in front of my sewing machine at the kitchen table. (We do have a spare bedroom upstairs that's full of... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at the homesteady
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Mint cookie is my very favorite flavor of ice cream. But I didn't have it for two years after cutting gluten out of my diet! Until now. Until my cousin gave me his old ice cream maker. Grab a spoon, let me introduce you to my favorite ice cream! You... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2015 at the homesteady
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Our friend Kristin was visiting this weekend from Virginia (she and Kristie have been best friends since they were tiny!). We all had so much fun together watching "The Office," going out to eat (and drink), and exploring Northampton. I was reminded of how cool it can be to see... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at the homesteady
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I hope high-waisted swimsuits never get old. Actually, it doesn't matter. I'm going to keep wearing them anyway. If you like retro bathing suits too, check out some of my favorites! (And my picks from 2013 and 2014.) All together now, let's dream of summer. Top row: ModCloth (I think... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at the homesteady
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What is it about travel that just wants to make you travel more? Kristie and I have always talked about prioritizing new adventures and time away, and since we've been planning our trip next month to France and the United Kingdom, it's brought up the topic of all the other... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at the homesteady
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Did you notice this sleep mask in my carry-on post last week? Well, it was really easy to make and I hope you give it a try. I'm excited to have this super-soft eye mask for our trip to France next month. To make one, you will need: 1/4 yard... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at the homesteady
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More on Instagram Things making me happy: Tonight's plans, old friends, new friends, lots of work, birds singing this morning, the possibility that I might finally be able to call myself an "advanced beginner" in sewing, Mumford & Son's cover of "The Boxer." Samson has healed beautifully in the one... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at the homesteady
Thank you so much!!
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2015 on a few bedroom upgrades at the homesteady
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I love sewing. Really, I do! It hasn't always been this way (trust me), but I'm starting to sew more and more of my own clothes and accessories. It's a learning process, though, and every once in awhile I'm really happy to take a break and find a fabric DIY... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at the homesteady
Hi Am! I cut through both fabric layers. I have some photos of the process; send an email to thehomesteady@gmail.com if you have any more questions!
PS I love your blog and I'm so so sorry about your cat :(
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2015 on DIY geometric pendant at the homesteady
Thanks so much Meg!! I'd love to see it when it's finished if you share on Instagram :) #thehomesteadydiy
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2015 on DIY geometric pendant at the homesteady
Aww thanks Jessica! :)
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2015 on How to sew a dog bed at the homesteady
Thank you so much Emma!!
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2015 on Stencil a feminist t-shirt at the homesteady
Thank you so much Liz, I'm really glad you're here! You totally made my day :))
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2015 on Stencil a feminist t-shirt at the homesteady
YOU are the best, m.e.!!!
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2015 on Stencil a feminist t-shirt at the homesteady
You are THE NICEST
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2015 on DIY leather foldover clutch at the homesteady
Thank you Lauren!! :)
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2015 on DIY leather foldover clutch at the homesteady
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It may not surprise you to hear that I've been busy working on packing lists for our trip to France next month (in fact, it's only 31 days away!). Planning ahead like this helps me not only to remember to bring everything we'll need, but it also helps reduce some... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at the homesteady
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This is how I wear my hair to work most days, inspired by Brigitte Bardot and, of course, Zooey Deschanel. (She has the hair of an angel.) It's surprisingly easy, holds up pretty well, and I thought I'd post about it here in case you'd like to try it too!... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at the homesteady
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More on Instagram Did you see it this morning, too? The sun was shining just like springtime. So what if it was 10 degrees outside and a layer of frost covered my windshield? That sun was shining. I swear I even heard a bird singing. It's coming!! Best links of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2015 at the homesteady