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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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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 5 days ago 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
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Thank you noosa yoghurt for sponsoring this post. Pick up a tub of noosa mates for yourself at a location near you and get ready to experience yum in action. During our family trip to the Cape, we were extremely excited to have – in the midst of a rainy... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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Here are six reasonably doable (and free) baby projects I'm going to complete in the four-ish months left of this pregnancy. Well...maybe. But I'm going to try! Quilted playmat / Hooded bath towel Mountain pillow / Fleece baby jumpsuit Hooded car seat blanket / Garter ear flap hat And one... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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We spent the last week of July in Cape Cod with my family. Together we stayed in a rented house on an organic farm (suffering from a little bit of neglect that was just this side of charming). It was a beautiful few days' break that – despite wind, rain,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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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 Jul 27, 2017 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