Have you ever wondered about the people who made your favorite mug, shirt or chair? In Why Do We Have Things?, Rita Mehta of The American Edit and Erin Husted of Hackwith Design House interview the independent designers, artists, small business owners and creatives behind our favorite things.
Today’s guest is author and blogger Erin Boyle. Erin’s first book, Simple Matters, was released on January 12, 2016 and her blog Reading My Tea Leaves is an ode to simplicity and small-space living. Erin speaks with Erin & Rita about starting a blog, her focus on simplifying her life, her approach to shopping, and the process of writing a book as a new mom!
Notes from the show:
– Simple Matters (*Note from Rita – if you have already read Erin’s book, be sure to leave an Amazon review… like our iTunes request below, it’s something Erin would probably never ask for but helps the book out quite a bit!)
– How Madewell Bought & Sold My Family’s History
– Two minutes about my toothbrush by Aziz Ansari
– Erin’s post about Zero-Waste & Reusable Beeswax wrap (*Note from Rita – I also love these Ambatalia linen covers )
– Big Magic
– Courtney Adamo on RMTL and on Instagram
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