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the homesteady
Northampton, MA
Everyday joys & real-life inspiration
Interests: DIY, knitting, crafting, cooking, zombies
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A photo leftover from Cape Cod. I sewed the crop top with vintage fabric. A summer of mini trips continues this weekend! I'm headed to New Jersey today to check out a friend's new apartment, and then to New York City with my mom, aunt, and sister next week. The... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at the homesteady
Ahhhh that last picture with her little damn cute feet up??! Killin' me. Also, go to Alaska.
The Ainsley looks too comfortable for words! Thanks for the great giveaway, Joy :)
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Did you see these cupcake toppers in the photos of my parents' surprise anniversary party? I made them the night before with our new wood-burning kit. Kristie and I had been meaning to get one for ages, and decorating the yummy cupcakes she made seemed like the perfect reason. To... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at the homesteady
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More on Instagram Don't you think this week just flew by? Tomorrow I'm shooting a wedding video all day with Brittney and Shana, so I'm planning to fiercely defend Sunday as my one real day off this week. Things to do this weekend: Pick your favorite empowering Amy Poehler quote... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2015 at the homesteady
I've been trying to say "just" less often too, and in the workplace especially, I feel like I'm already being taken more seriously. Especially in emails...I'm definitely guilty of starting requests with saying "I just wanted to..." Why is that necessary? Now I just say what I want -- the way many of my male colleagues do.
Toggle Commented Jul 23, 2015 on i actually just like exclamation points! at Oh Joy!
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It's hard to believe that just a week ago, I was on a plane headed to Minneapolis! A visit to see our dear friends Amanda and Cayla was overdue. Since last summer they came to us, this time around I was more than excited to head to their neck of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at the homesteady
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See more on Instagram I can't believe it's been seven months since I've written a post like this. But it's kind of telling, don't you think? Summer is usually the busiest time in my life, between regular work commitments, weddings, and travel. All beautiful, wonderful things! Lots of moving parts,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at the homesteady
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My parents marked their 30th wedding anniversary this July -- yesterday, to be more exact! To celebrate, my brother and sister and I put into action a plan that had been in the works for over a year: a big surprise party, held one week before their anniversary. I have... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at the homesteady
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Kristie, Samson, and I drove out to Cape Cod to spend Fourth of July weekend with my parents. It was totally restful and very much needed. We watched fireworks on the beach, tried a new cocktail, and listened to my brother's band perform on the radio. And Samson shocked all... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at the homesteady
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Two of my very best friends are getting married next June! It's going to be the best month ever, and I can hardly wait. So right now, that means there are two engagements to celebrate. One of these friends has cut back on how much or how often he drinks,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at the homesteady
My mom and I made that #watermelon #cocktail from the @Smirnoffus commercials. We even used frozen watermelon as ice cubes. Spoiler alert...it's amazing! 🍉🍉🍉 #notsponsored #justdelicious A photo posted by Hannah | The Homesteady (@thehomesteady) on Jul 3, 2015 at 5:37pm PDT 💤💤 A photo posted by Hannah | The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2015 at the homesteady
His prints are so amazing, but I'm especially enamored with the Ice Cream one. Thanks for the great giveaway, Joy!
I loooove this story, Liz! So true :) And such a good thing to remember
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2015 on Priorities at Little Wilcox
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We spent the recent Fourth of July weekend with my parents at Cape Cod. I can't wait to share more photos of our perfectly lovely few days there (seriously, Samson was so well behaved, I couldn't believe it), but first...bathing suits! I'd had my eye on this stripey number for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2015 at the homesteady
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You may have already spotted Emily McDowell's line of empathy cards, but I wanted to share them again. Not only is she a talented illustrator, McDowell is also a survivor of Stage 3 Hodgkin's lymphoma. “The most difficult part of my illness wasn’t losing my hair, or being erroneously called... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at the homesteady
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Every morning on my ride to work I listen to NPR -- specifically, New England Public Radio. I like their balanced approach to news stories; especially political news. So of course I listened eagerly after the Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage legal in all 50 US states. Wait, wait. Let... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2015 at the homesteady
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These are not real French macarons, no. But some might say they're even better than the real thing. Perfect for summer, they're made of ice cream sandwiched between two brownie "cookies." You will need: Brownie mix (Betty Crocker's gluten-free version is my personal fave) A cupcake tin and papers Ice... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2015 at the homesteady
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If you're a blogger or designer, I wanted to share some handwritten graphics I made with my pen tablet (similar)... Click here to download the file. Info on how to use it here. *Affiliate links are used in this post Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2015 at the homesteady
I continue to feel endlessly lucky in this whole #blogging adventure and the amazing, creative women it's connected me to. Just split a donut with @juliettelaura...it's crazy how you can meet someone for the first time, but feel like you've been friends for ages, you know? A photo posted by... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at the homesteady
The Peach blanket is so sweet and looks so comfy!
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I've wanted to try metal stamping for awhile. I thought this would be the perfect project -- the latitude/longitude coordinates of my family's favorite Cape Cod spot. (I think I'll probably give it to my sister -- Phoebe, if you read this first, act surprised!) This project was actually pretty... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at the homesteady
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This past weekend my brother and I drove out to the South Shore to visit our grandpa, aunt, uncle, and cousins for a night. We stopped halfway there for a bathroom break, and walking through the parking lot, I spotted the best roadtrip outfit I've ever seen! A young woman... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at the homesteady
Thank you for sharing this, Emma! Not to sound too hokey, but I find you really inspiring. I have a few small business ideas that I would love to start, but sometimes it's hard to see them as a reality. It's very cool to read about your professional evolution and all the exciting opportunities you've created for yourself and brought into real life. It makes me feel like I could do it, too! :)
Toggle Commented Jun 15, 2015 on We're Opening a Bar!!!!! at A Beautiful Mess
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Almost a month ago, our house overflowed for a long weekend with some of the greatest, kindest, and most intelligent women I've ever known! It was reunion at my alma mater (not my class' reunion, but rather the five-year reunion for the class below mine, with which the majority of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at the homesteady