• Kid’s Birthday Gift: Painting Kit

    September 30, 2019 by

    One of Quentin’s classmates is having a birthday party this weekend. Since it’s so early in the school year and we don’t know the interests of his new friend, Audrey, I wanted to get her something that wasn’t too specific. I think this Painting Kit is a great gender neutral gift, and works for almost… Read more

  • Rainbow Halloween

    September 20, 2019 by

    Our Halloween decorations are up! One day I hope to own a home with a beautiful fireplace and a mantle I can decorate for every holiday, but while we live in our little East River apartment, the kitchen table works just fine as my decorating home base. For Halloween this year I wanted to do… Read more

  • Kid’s Room Makeover

    September 2, 2019 by

    It’s been a few years since I’ve been out of school, but I haven’t stopped feeling like I’m running on a school schedule. After I graduated, my husband and I moved to a college town in New Jersey, so the years still felt regimented by fall and spring semesters. Now my son is starting kindergarten,… Read more

  • Back To School Teacher Gift: School Survival Kit

    August 20, 2019 by

    Growing up I was the eldest of three. My mother stayed home to raise us, and my parents were resourceful and shrewd enough to make a single-income work. As a stay-at-home mom, she was just the sort of mother for the job. Patient, optimistic, nurturing, creative; arts-n-crafts at the kitchen table, trips to the park,… Read more

  • Popsicle Stick Wreath

    August 12, 2019 by

    It’s back to school season, and this year is special for our family because our five year old is starting Kindergarten! He’s been in daycare since he was two years old and graduated from Pre-K this past June, so I should be used to sending him off into the world. I’m not! Kindergarten feels different.… Read more

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I’m Sam and I’m a serial hobbyist. I like to get completely obsessed with something for a month or two, purchase all the books and supplies, and then tire of it just as quickly. I live in Manhattan with my husband, five-year-old son and cat, Gus.

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