Tabs I Can't Close 50: A Home Remedy, a Market, Instagram

Friday, August 26, 2016



"The best home remedy is to move to Iceland."

Good Maker's Market!

New favorite Instagram account.

And this. :) :) :)

Speaking of Instagram, if you follow me you know I like taking pictures of manhole covers marked with city names, so I loved this photo essay on NYC manhole covers (via Reading My Tea Leaves).


How to Choose a Book

Monday, June 13, 2016



Choose an author.* Read one of her books. Then read everything else she's written. (Mourn when you've read it all; pray she writes more.)


A few I recommend: 

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 
Kate Atkinson
Zadie Smith 
Anne Morrow Lindbergh


*Choose a prolific and/or still living author. 

Tabs I Can't Close 49: Bike Rides, Trees, Getting Dressed, Insulation

Friday, June 10, 2016



These are the days for bike rides and walks along the river, ice cream in hand. My work takes me on long drives down dusty gravel roads and at the end of the day I am covered in a not-so-fine layer of dust. All I want to do is this.

People like trees.
I...want getting dressed to be a simple affair. I want to wake up in the morning and open my drawer or my closet and be able to select, in a matter of minutes, something to wear for the day.
Erin Boyle
 
 
Erin's blog is one of the few I read these days, and I love Elizabeth Suzann.

I'm expecting one of these perfectly simple dresses in the mail today. (Oh, it's in the mailbox right now. Half of the fun of ordering something new is tracking the package, right?)

Last night I had to rush home from the grocery store as the ice cream melted in the trunk, making me wish I had one or two of these.

Thanks for stopping by, reading, generally being there! 

How to Make a Bad Day Better

Tuesday, May 3, 2016



  1. Listen to good music. 
  2. Do all of the things you've been putting off. 

Tabs I Can't Close 48: Simplicity, Organics, Flea Markets, Bonnie Cashin

Saturday, April 30, 2016



This looks so complicated

Organics Sin Fronteras

Five things to look for at flea markets

Bonnie Cashin

Also, as it stands right now, you have a very good chance of snagging a copy of Bella Grace in the giveaway, which is open to you, yes you, wherever you are in the world.

Here's to the weekend!
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