HANDMADE

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Handmade | Gift Wrapping with Nature + Photographs

It may sound silly, but gift wrapping is one of my favorite parts of gift giving. It is the icing on the cake, the thoughtful finishing detail to what I always hope is a thoughtful gift. That said, like many other areas in our life, I have…
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In the Kitchen with Sarah Hart

“In the Kitchen” is a series celebrating the family table––the food we eat, the spaces we inhabit, and the people with whom we share it all. Each edition welcomes a new voice to this conversation on kitchen life and food, and…
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sharing an unexpected gift

Although I love sharing and receiving gifts for special occasions, my favorite gifts are the ones shared for no reason at all. Don't you love receiving random gifts from others? Maybe a stranger in line before you purchases your coffee or…
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CRAFTING YOUR OWN BEESWAX CANDLES

Rolling beeswax candles is perhaps one of my children's favorite activities for the home, a task that needs tending more often in the autumn and winter seasons here. Most days, rolled candles array our mantle or tabletop, ready to light…
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an easy DIY vintage poster frame

Last weekend, Olive and I built a couple of small vintage-styled poster frames together for their room. We've had a few Cavallini posters around our home, tightly rolled up, waiting to be hung for a while, and I finally decided to do…
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saving seeds from the home garden

We didn't plant a spring garden this year, minus a few yukon gold potato plants (which we've already harvested) and a handful of herbs. The spring felt heavy with projects around our home, and I felt the need to let the soil and my management…

handwork: a philosophy + practice in the homeschool

When children are very young, they have natural curiosities about the world and explore them, trying diligently to figure out what is real. As they become "producers " they fall away from exploration and start fishing for the right answers…
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eucalyptus + lavender sachets for the winter closet

I love fresh eucalyptus, and it's quite possible to find a bundle in a vase or drying on a wall somewhere around our home often. My children tease me that I'm trying to allure koalas, but truthfully, they're an inexpensive way to add muted…