Our physical spaces

Life lately

Sarah is trying to invite people over more often and take the advice of this article on not worrying so much about the cleaning.

Abby went from being a no-playdough home to a playdough-loving home. Here’s the recipe Sarah’s family uses for the homemade version:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tsp cream of tarter
  • 1 cup water
  • 2-3 drops of food coloring
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil

Combine dry ingredients in a skillet, add wet ingredients, then cook on medium heat, stirring continuously until playdough begins to pull away from the pan. Remove from the pan and knead dough it’s evenly combined. Store in an airtight container and enjoy!

Reading lately

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Sarah read The Duchess War, which is the first in the Brothers Sinister Series by Courtney Milan. Abby read Elizabeth Gilbert’s latest novel, City of Girls.

Our physical spaces

We describe our current spaces, share our home related dreams (both the realistic and the not), and what makes us love the space we’re in. Here are the links we mentioned in the episode:

Eating lately

Abby’s dad made gumbo on a recent visit and Sarah made tried her hand at aloo gobi.

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2 thoughts on “Our physical spaces

  1. This was a lovely episode! I am so affected my physical space–I have found good light, a cozy/peaceful feeling, and tidiness to be the most important things for me. (I actually have someone clean my house periodically because I was struggling to do it well and it makes SUCH a huge difference for me.)

    This episode of the pod really reminded me of a really delightful book that I think you’d both enjoy. It is called ‘Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness’ and is by Ingrid Fetell Lee. She covers different themes and the way physical objects and our environment can help bring joy in that particular way (energy, abundance, freedom, harmony, play, surprise, transcendence, magic, celebration, renewal.) It is a charming and inspiring read, and left me more appreciative of likely to notice things that bring me joy. Highly recommend! I’m sure y’all’s libraries will have it but here’s the Amazon link in case you want to flip through the available pages:

    I also loved City of Girls–so, so good! And my dream home changes are a screened in porch and a kitchen with more counter space.

    And, I haven’t followed this particular recipe, but there’s a very yummu looking roasted aloo gobi recipe on the Bon Appetit website with Priya (their videos are the best!)


    1. Thanks for all these recommendations! Now that we are spending the next weeks and months in our homes more than ever, that book feels incredibly relevant. Hoping you and yours are staying safe and healthy.


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