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This is my friend Kate’s dog, Buddy. He’s a twelve or thirteen-year-old black lab (I hope she forgives me for not knowing his exact age). He’s completely deaf now, but he’s still incredibly loyal and tender with kids. He also hasn’t ever touched any of the chickens. It’s like, if a dog could be Mormon, [...]

My little not helper

I won’t go into the laborious details of why there are huge dry patches in the backyard and whose fault it is because I’m trying very hard to be a good neighbor. I don’t leave Coco out to bark all day, I don’t host loud parties, and I certainly don’t accidentally cut people’s sprinkler lines [...]

Noise ordinance

My alarm goes off at 6:45 AM, and with my eyes still closed I reflexively reach over, fumble around the detritus on my nightstand until I find the monitor. I click the button to turn it on only to hear Marlo in the middle of shouting, “MMMOOOOHHMMM!” And then I can hear it through her [...]

Simple Town

The judges on Project Runway would rip her to shreds over the frayed hemline, but I like the edge it adds to this and not just because I don’t know how to sew and it makes me feel better about myself. Blazer: H&M (similar here) Dress: Thrifted (similar here) Gold glitter heels: Threadsence Clutch: Clare [...]


Believe me, I tried to grab one of those bubbles and stick it right in her dimple. It popped every time. When you’re a parent and can’t do drugs, you have to improvise.

Stuff I found while looking around

- Designtripper: Aside from showcasing indie/boutique/family-owned/design/artist-designed hotels, motels, inns, B&Bs, lodges, ryokans, riads, hostels, treehouses and, yes, even tricked-out tents and campervans, designtripper also focuses on the speedily growing network of for-rent vacation homes, apartment, villas, and haciendas. – Bonkers Russian gymnastics video – 48 Things That Will Make You Feel Old – Fifty Shades of [...]

Crazy Leopard

Before anyone freaks out, the leopard used for that skirt is totally fine. Very closely shaven, but fine. Blouse: F21 Leopard skirt: Thrifted (similar here) Heels: ASOS Sunnies: House of Harlow Leather clutch: Clare Vivier Bracelets: Vintage & Susan Hanover Designs (You can find Cami here. Photos by Billy Concha.)


I’ve been to New York, oh, I’m not sure I can count that high. And this weekend was the first time I have ever seen the Flatiron Building. Worth the wait.

An interstellar burst

A couple of weeks ago my brother and I agreed to meet at a sushi restaurant for lunch. A few hours beforehand he texted me to make sure our plans were still firm: (Putting it “in” my website. HOLY SHIT I SEXTED MY BROTHER.) We ordered a ton of bait, and every five minutes or [...]

The price is right

We’re bidding on three old, ragged collars just as soon as Marlo puts her left hand on her hip and swoops her right hand in the air.