February 3, 2014 | Alex
This time of year, I try to tackle nagging household projects. Funds are depleted from the holidays. I'm spending a disproportionate amount of time at home, huddled under blankets and watching Scrubs on Netflix. (Can you believe we're in the midst of yet another snow storm?) It's a good time to take stock of my environment and focus on cheap, inexpensive fixes: to change the lightbulb that burned out in October; to tighten the hook that's come loose, thanks to the heft of my new turkish towels.
In this "fixer upper" mindset, my covet list skews to hyper-practical housewares (and a pair of earrings that could be a simple, constant reminder to stay on top of repairs):