Peabody essex museum

Playing chess in Harvard sq.



New calendar

Over the past month I've been trying something new : I've stopped carrying a bag around. Granted I don't need to carry books to school or bring a lunch to work, but when I do go out I've made it a point to go without anything I don't need. Of course, having a winter coat helps with all the pockets, but I like not having that extra weight on my shoulders. Right now I only bring my keys, a tiny card wallet, and my phone. I suppose I've gotten a bit lazy about bringing my camera around because of the lack of a bag, but my phone has, during these cold months, become a good substitute for this. If you'd like, you can follow me at @renneshandmade on instagram. I promise you there will be a lot of pictures of my bird.

1/ One of my favorite spots in Boston, a courtyard in the Boston Public Library.
2/ Muninseok Figures, 17th century at the Peabody Essex Museum.
3/ Playing Chess at Cafe Algiers in Harvard Sq with Orange Mint Hot Chocolate.
4/ Sewing orders last week.
5/ Cocoa hanging out.
6/ New Calendar in our kitchen.


EvaForeva said...


Anonymous said...

I will follow! I just got started on instagram too. I love going bagless - so freeing - and like you mentioned, wearing a coat really helps in that department.

erica said...

i miss boston/cambridge! i can't wait for the fogg museum courtyard to reopen (whenever that may be!). the gardener museum courtyard is so beautiful, too.

leon will be so happy to see a new picture of cocoa. his memory is amazing when it comes to small animals.

P R I M O E Z A said...

love the photo of cocoa. i think i will always remember the story you told me about him squawking when you leave his sight, it's too cute.

Belinda [simple things] said...

I never tire of seeing pictures of Cocoa.

How can you go around without a bag? I have tried it a few times but I just feel lost without my wallet/phone/lip balm/water bottle/assortment of aromatherapy potions/novel/umbrella/sunglasses/scarf/etc etc. Now that I think about it, it would be quite liberating!

Sherisa D said...

I'm following. :) @sherisad

Isn't it so strange? You make bags but don't want to carry one. I make jewelry, but don't really wear much jewelry. I always find that so funny. When I was living in NY I went bagless as much as possible (mainly because I was the bag lady from an early age) but since moving to Amsterdam, I always need a bag of some sort. What sucks is I didn't bring all of my bags when I moved.