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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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It's been five months now of my first pregnancy. Five months of watching our son grow via screen from flickering sea monkey to an utterly human-looking baby who sucks on his fingers and beats his fists in reply to our hands pressing gently on my belly. Who does somersaults at... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Maiden Mag
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Making: It's really all baby projects, all the time over here. I have a fun knitting pattern I'm finishing up to share maybe next week. Also fixed a broken snap on a pair of red newborn jammies my brother and sister and I all wore when we were tiny. And... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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More on Instagram Links for your Friday "It's frustrating that this is now a commercialized ritual, when it can be so alienating." Come over and make yourself this cocktail so I can have a sip. (Kristie doesn't like gin!) 7 DIY cleaning recipes "Pumping and dumping" for breastfeeding parents after... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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Merry Prime Day! If you're not an Amazon Prime member, start a free 30-day trial (or 6-month trial if you're a student) so you can access these sales. Kristie and I waited to become Prime members until their annual Thanksgiving-ish sale when annual membership drops from $99 a year to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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To illustrate all the nesting currently happening We're having a... BABY! Sorry, sorry. I promise I will tell you the sex of our first baby by the end of this blog post. But first... I've been asked by a few people if my wife Kristie and I are planning on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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More on Instagram Links for your Friday 30 books to read before you turn 30 Wine lollipops Make a citronella candle Cursive is making a comeback "Broad City" is treating Trump's name as a curseword in their upcoming season Frida Kahlo prayer candle Armpit tattoos Scott Patterson (a.k.a. Luke Danes... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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Our kitchen updates are finally, finally finished. My wife and I are spending extra time in our new favorite room, slowly finishing dinner, truly looking forward to washing a dish or two, lingering with Creedence Clearwater Revival playing on Pandora. I will share more photos, but for now, a counter... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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DIY salt and pepper shakers A sweet baby book I've added to our registry Collar clips (or make your own) A (bump-friendly) shift dress perfect for summer weddings *Images belong to the websites with which they are associated. This post contains affiliate links. Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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Pretty quickly after finding out I was pregnant, I started to experience some of the early pregnancy symptoms I'd heard and read so much about. Along with the overwhelming fatigue that can accompany the first trimester, one of the most disruptive pregnancy signs I experienced was aversion to a lot... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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My wife's and my shared list of things to accomplish before baby arrives in November is...a little intimidating! Impending birth is a good motivator though :) This past weekend, while she painted the kitchen (which is being renovated by our landlord), I took down the mismatched framed pictures in our... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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More on Instagram Links for your Friday Polly Pocket purse I like this print set and from what I understand about babies (not much so far) they enjoy contrast. I think these would make beautiful nursery room art. The best part of Wonder Woman (I agree!) How to add pockets... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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More on Instagram Links for your Friday A sweet way to embellish a wrapped present I read this book three years ago – very practical advice about what you can and can't do during pregnancy Maybe the reason we like IKEA furniture so much is because we put it together... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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My first trimester was, really, not terrible in retrospect. I felt hungover most of the time and had moments of nausea, but that was it for morning sickness. Combined with the fatigue, breast pain, and moodiness, though, it definitely wasn't easy. Here's what helped! PS: Please please please talk to... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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I've officiated nearly a half dozen weddings over the past couple of years, and each one has been very different! One thing that's always the same is the honor of being so intimately involved in a dear friend's celebration. (Really, there's nothing like it.) Luckily, the general steps and preparation... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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Did you see my post from last year about how to make your own cross stitch pattern? First of all, how was that last year?! Secondly, I want to share an updated way to make your own cross stitch patterns that you might want to try if you have Photoshop.... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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More on Instagram Links for your Friday "It’s not just self-referential. It’s showing that LGBT history is American history." That giant inflatable swan from everywhere is now just $20 An art exhibit celebrating black feminism is at the Brooklyn Museum until Sept. 17 15 indigenous feminists we should know Napping... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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It's been a bit quiet around here lately, hasn't it? It's because I've been spending time working on my biggest project yet. I'm pregnant! Kristie and I are expecting our first baby on Thanksgiving Day. I'm excited to be saying goodbye to the first trimester, and hopefully most of the... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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Don't watch it at night. Because maybe it will feel like a battery charge. You'll get fresh mental energy and feel the same vigor that gripped you at the Women's March. You will feel strong and ready and a little afraid, but the kind of afraid that's designed to improve... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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Oh, spring! I can feel my bones thawing alongside the ground. The trees are straining against their buds; any second now the green will be overwhelming and wonderful. And with it, warm-weather clothes unpacked, replaced, upgraded. I'm excited to share three pieces from Tradlands' spring collection with you. My friend... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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Just stopping in to share a few of my favorite cross stitch patterns available for $2 in my Etsy shop... Female power Pizza slice Uterus Feminist as Fuck *This post contains affiliate links Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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More on Instagram Links for your Friday "It can be both a triumph and a sorrow to unearth the stories of our forebears. Some give us courage, remind us of the work worth doing. Others are chilling to reckon with, something like a lighthouse flashing across a great distance, warning... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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Now that the weather's finally getting a little warmer, I went back into the macaron archives and tweaked my recipe for s'mores French macarons. Give them a try next time you have a campfire or fire pit ready to go! Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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More on Instagram Links for your Friday: Hear Feist's new track Norway is the world's happiest country (How could the U.S. catch up? According to the New York Times, social support, trust, and generosity.) When black people were addicted to crack, it was turned into a crime. Now that white... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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This sweater is one of my favorites to come from a cozy winter spent knitting away on the couch (as well as the first I've made for myself in years). It is boxy and cozy and delicious. I've been wearing it weekly since December. I knitted up a small (and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at Maiden Mag