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Repurposing: Sometimes I Think It’s My Purpose
November 12, 2008, 4:13 pm
Filed under: home | Tags: , ,

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Did you know…that a Twinings tea tin is the absolute perfect height to hold Q-tips?



Prelude
August 12, 2008, 8:17 am
Filed under: home

Going through some life changes that have me at home during the days. I confess I ought to be more worried than I am, and part of the reason I’ve been feeling artificially insulated from the precariousness of unemployment (!) is that I’m enjoying staying at home shamefully well.  My place is beautiful in daylight, and I’m experiencing all sorts of little nuances of light and color and stillness I missed previously.



Upgrade: Dining Room Chairs
May 14, 2008, 7:56 am
Filed under: found goods, home, projects

I’ve been using these $15-back-when-I-bought-’em folding chairs from Target as dining room chairs for a long time. Say, four years now? They’re fine and all, but eventually they break, and now I’m down to three, plus two sets of random chairs that definitely don’t go together (projects. of course. sigh). So when I volunteered to host a foodie meetup dinner at my house for twelve, I took a look at my seven mismatched chairs and decided they would not do.

Off to Craigslist.

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When Everything “Works”
April 20, 2008, 12:44 pm
Filed under: home

I was washing dishes this morning and realized this is the view from the kitchen. It made me happy.



Labeless
April 17, 2008, 3:26 pm
Filed under: home, living mindfully

Took the labels off my toothpaste and face wash.

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Riffing What You See In Blogs
April 3, 2008, 9:02 am
Filed under: found goods, home

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When you consume massive amounts of design/homegood blogs on a daily basis, it’s a little like watching TV and absorbing the advertising. I saw this post on bud vases on Apartment Therapy last week. Over the weekend I was at a BevMo and saw this tiny bottle of vodka near the register. Brain immediately made a connection. Now if I can only get someone over here to drink the stuff, then I too can have a darling tiny blue bud vase. (For the record, the vodka was $5.99 – the same price as the AT vases, but naturally getting the vodka too increases your “score!” factor.)



Tulips
March 24, 2008, 11:29 am
Filed under: home

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It is true: Safeway flowers suck.  These tulips lasted two days, though I had been careful to select a bunch that had not yet opened.  But while their visit was short, I did appreciate them dropping in.  I could write something philosophical and justify this post for the “living mindfully” tab, but I’ll just say this instead: It’s important, on a multitude of levels, to bring living things into the home.

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I am in the process of joining a CSA that will put a bouquet of flowers in my box for an extra $6 a week.  I’m thrilled.