Lovely Things #14

HEY HEY! Here’s a new Lovely Things roundup! I think the common thread is probably sunshine, ease, and playfulness. With everything going on right now, my favorite self-care is anything to escape the overwhelm for a little while with my peeps. I’m tending to my roses later today (yes, my roses are also my peeps! hahaha) and going strawberry picking with a good friend tomorrow, so I’m on the right track! How about you? Find more LOVELY THINGS.

This flower dress and the milky citrus sunnies are super cute.

This yellow plastic jacket looks super cute with the rest of the outfit.

I love this new lounge gown and all of Emily’s new loungewear collection!

I really love the vintage glamour vibe of these classic sandals.

Such a sweet shot! Love this linen dolman sleeve top and perfect BB straw hat.

Yes to that striped linen jacket and the pretty eyelet dress!

A striped gauze caftan would be good for summer! It’s a sweet beach coverup, too.

So cute. These Crop de la Crop tops are so good all in a row.

I love all these braided leather totes so much. The pink and striped linings are super smart.

Love these straight white jeans and they’re a great price.

SO GOOD. There’s the perforated hoops and the perforated disc earrings — both beauties.

Such amazing stacks of Rebecca’s rings. All the jeeeeewels… ♥

Uuuuhhh… jasmine flower infused vodka? Yes, please.

I’d like to try all of Kristel’s stunning flowery creations.

Wrap it up! I daydream about all these vintage pieces — especially this and this.

Best NW Farm Share: Helsing Junction Farms

YAY! We’re about 3 weeks out from our Helsing Junction Farms organic farm share and there are still spots available this year for you to nab! The start of our farm share with these ladies always feels like the official start of summer and a clean slate for committing to (mostly) healthy eating. 20 weeks of joy that always starts with sweet berries, cherries, pretty pink radishes, turnips, bok choy, and tender lettuces and ends with delicious winter squash, pears, beets, and more yummy greens. At this point, I can’t imagine summer and fall without all these gorgeous veggies, fruits, lovely jars, and cheese loveliness available from the other farms they partner with. All our beautiful, organic produce for 4 and a half months comes from Annie and Sue’s amazing NW farm. It feels REALLY good to support these hardworking women in agriculture who employ a lot of other ladies to work their 42 acres. Annie and Sue have been at it for over 26 years and they are inspiring, kind-hearted, mindful, inclusive, and I’m so proud to spread the word about what they do. MORE INFO.

A SWEET DEAL:
Get $10 off your share with: Healthy2018 when you sign up for HELSING JUNCTION 2018!

DELIVERY: PORTLANDVANCOUVERSEATTLETACOMAOLYMPIAMORE LOCATIONS
You can get your share delivered to your door for a little extra or just use a pickup location.

WHAT WE’RE GETTING FOR 2018:
We are a household of 2 people who like to eat out at least a couple times a week, so we could probably be very happy with the Mini Share from Helsing Junction Farms. However, we also love to eat piles of veggies, cook big batches of meals to freeze, and I am known around our house for being particularly enthusiastic (read: greedy) about fruit, so we get the Medium Share and the Fruit Share. The Medium Share is substantial for 2 people and is meant for 2 to 3 people. I’m kind of overwhelmed with my own flower garden situation this year, but I am still thinking about adding the lovely Flower Share and the insanely wonderful Mushroom Share — so tempting. I’m also considering adding the Cheese Share because it’s exciting to have these yummy creations in the fridge for quick snacks with fruit. We get home delivery! READ ABOUT SHARES.

SHARE OPTIONS: MINI SHARE (1-2 people) • MEDIUM SHARE (2-3 people) • LARGE SHARE (3-4 people) • HEALING SHARE (2-3 people, no nightshades) • PALEO SHARE (2-3 people low-glycemic index) • SNACK SHARE (1-2 people — berries, peas radishes, heirloom apples, melon, cherry tomatoes, sweet peppers, and more) • CHEF SHAREJUICING SHARE (8 weeks) • FLOWER SHARE (14 weeks — so beautiful!) • FRUIT SHARE (15 weeks of magic) • SAUERKRAUT SHARE (raw w/probiotics) • YOGURT SHARE (9 deliveries — from happy cows) • HANDCRAFTED CHEESE SHARE (8 deliveries) • MUSHROOM SHARE (18 weeks) • BULK SHARE (3 distributions) • STORAGE SHARECANNING SHARE (3 distributions) • MORE INFO

HOW WE ROLL:
If you have been wanting to sign up for a farm share, I highly recommend you do! Helsing Junction Farms is hands down the best CSA we’ve ever supported. The quality, options, integrity, the care, communication, people, and the variety in every box, is unparalleled. With a combination of meal planning and spontaneity — you’ll find your rhythm. It’s fun and inspires you to look at more recipes and to get creative while eating fresh, organic, healthy food (that massive Helsing Junction Farms recipe database helps!). I definitely feel healthier, have more energy, and lose a few pounds that I need to shed, but I’m eating yummy stuff ALL DAY LONG. We’ve had farms in the past that gave us unrealistic quantities of things we liked, but could never finish before they were gone. We eat everything in our farm share from HJF and always have the option of putting our share on hold up to twice a year if we know we are going to be out of town or too busy to get through our box (you get a double share at a later date of your choice). There are also opportunities throughout the summer and fall to purchase bulk shares of fruits (jam!) and veggies (pickling!), and delicious extras from Sue and Annie’s farm buddies. SEE SHARE OPTIONS + SIGN UP.

GIFT A FARM SHARE:
Gifting Helsing Junction Farms CSA shares would be such a sweet wedding gift or way to support a loved one who wants to eat healthier. You can purchase shares for the whole season or by the month or by early summer, mid summer, and late summer. Also, once you have a farm share, you can schedule an order for an extra veggie share box for one week if you want to give someone a really awesome birthday gift or housewarming present! You also have the ability to donate community shares if you want to share the organic veggie love with people in need. More HERE.

➔ FOLLOW THE HELSING JUNCTION FARM CREW + WEEKLY SHARES:
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Feel free to ask me any questions! I recommend following these rad ladies at @helsingfarmcsa on Instagram and HelsingFarmCSA on Facebook. It’s really nice to see and hear about their planting progress, fun at the farm, upcoming music events, and yummy harvests. Also, once you sign up for a share, you get newsletter updates regularly and emails letting you know what will be in your box that week.

And, don’t forget this discount code: Get $10 off your CSA share with code: Healthy2018 when you sign up for 2018! JOIN HERE

SOME FAVORITE MEALS:
We always make a lot of delicious things with our farm shares and add a few special offers throughout the season to use for canning and root veggie storage. You also have the opportunity to add yummy individual items from their partner farms that become available throughout the summer and fall. Aside from making simple, delicious daily meals, there have been standouts: roasted cherry rose ice cream, roasted lavender peach ice cream, watermelon cucumber basil feta salads, the huge green bean radicchio herb and feta salads, snacks of perfect radishes and french butter, ricotta toast with berries or sugar snap peas, whole roasted fava beans, grilled halloumi with berries and herbs, slicing open a bright yellow melon to find sweet blush pink fruit inside, easy and impressive cast iron pan frittatas, veggie pizzas on the grill, roasted maple delicata squash rings, apple and pear crisps, grilled lavender jack cheese sandwiches, pureed cauliflower pear soup, and pear cardamom muffins to name a few. I just found a chocolate beet brownies recipe in the massive Helsing Junction Recipe Index, so that will be happening when we get our beets later this year! MORE RECIPES.

PHOTOS: Mostly from our home and some beautiful farm shots from HJF!

Happy New Year!

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Happiest New Year to you all! I’m so grateful for you joining me here — it means so much to me. Truly. It’s been such a tough year and the next one doesn’t look to be getting any easier with the people in power. I am working on my New Year’s Intentions list to post in the next couple weeks, but my heart is just so thankful for unity and community. Most of us aim to be on the right side of history and knowing that is what keeps hope alive for the triumph of decency and progress. Knowing that there are more good people than bad is a potent energy. Sending you all lots and lots of love. I’m going to keep it light and take some much needed time off in January, but I’ll definitely be popping in for some posts. I hope you make room for some self-care, too! xoxo Jen

SOME VERY LOVELY LINKS…

♥ Make sure to ENTER MY EGG PRESS GIVEAWAY! It ends next week.

♥ Take some time to curl up and peruse The Best of Honey Kennedy 2017!

♥ I put together these NYE HAIR IDEAS for you.

♥ If you’re on the hunt for your pretty NYE RED LIPSTICK!

♥ CHEERS! To CHAMPAGNE COCKTAILS & THE GLASSWARE.

♥ If you want some GOOD BOOZE IDEAS.

♥ And… MORE COCKTAILS & MOCKTAILS!

♥ I should do another soon — here are a bunch of MUSIC MIXES.

♥ If you’d rather stay home, here is my BIG LIST OF LOVELY BOOKS.

A SWEET DEAL:

♥ Fleur lovers! The amazing Floret seeds and dahlias go on sale on January 2nd! Be quick!

♥ Buy 2 of these magic self-care potions and get $20 off your total for a limited time!

♥ Get 20% off all the these jewels at Rebecca Mir Grady with GOODBYE2017 thru 12/31/17.

♥ Get 20% off all the jewels at Upper Metal Class with: HAPPYHOLIDAYS thru 12/31/17.

♥ Get 20% off everything at Wood & Faulk with code: AFTER thru 12/31/17.

♥ Get 20% off everything at Project Object with VERYLASTMINUTE thru 12/31/17.

♥ Get 15% off all those textiles from Flutter that I mentioned! Out of town? Give them a call.

♥ Get 40% off all these cozy styles with code: BIGONE now thru 12/31.

♥ Take an extra 30% off these final sale items with BIGONE thru 12/31/17.

♥ Take an extra 30% off all these sale styles with code: YESPLEASE thru 1/4/18.

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PHOTOS: Lana Turner looking like a badass queen in The Prodigal. Also, #bedgoals.

Egg Press & Friends Giveaway!

YES! I’m so happy to have a giveaway with the kind folks at Egg Press! We are celebrating the season and the transition into a new year with a bunch of wonderful things from Egg Press and some other fantastic Portland businesses in the same building. Get organized, get a stash of cute letterpress cards and pens to up your correspondence game, sip on delicious tea soda, and carry a new bag filled with all your loot. One lucky winner will win this sweet prize to help their year start out on a high note! More Egg Press. GOOD LUCK, FRIENDS! ♥

THE BIG PRIZE: 10 Egg Press Cards1 Egg Press x Kiriko Tray Set1 Schoolhouse Electric x Egg Press Large 2018 Big Picture Calendar1 Pearl Soda Co. Tea Soda Sampler Pack1 July Nine Chambray + Leather Bag8 Sakura Micron .45mm Colored Pens

UPDATE: Congratulations to Jaimé Johnson! She won this prize!

TO ENTER:
1. Leave a comment below telling us one of your new year’s resolutions for 2018!
2. For an extra entry, follow both @eggpress and @honeykennedy on Instagram. Then leave a comment below. If you already follow both of us — just let me know that, too!

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A SWEET DEAL: Get Free U.S. shipping from Egg Press on orders over $100!

SHIPPING, ETC: The winner’s shipping will be covered by Egg Press. International entries are welcome, but the winner may be responsible for international duties and taxes.

DRAWING: This giveaway ends Wednesday, January 3 at 2PM PST. The winner will be chosen at random and I’ll update this post with the name of the winner within a few days.

FOLLOW THE EGG PRESS CREW
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Gift Guide: Beautiful Books

Books can be a gift of a little escape for the mind and inspiration that colors one’s life going forward. I’ve rounded up some lovely books to gift loved ones or yourself. Hopefully most are available to speed your way in time for Christmas if you order online — I’ve linked each of my picks below. Otherwise, run to a book shop and scoop them up. HAPPY HOLIDAYS P.S. See my Books Gift Guide from last year and other Gift Guides for more nice ideas!

What We See in the Stars: An Illustrated Tour of the Night Sky by Kelsey Oseid
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Snow & Rose by Emily Winfield Martin
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Anne of Green Gables Set by Lucy Maud Montgomery
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The Jazz Age American Style In the 1920s by Stephen Harrison,‎ Sarah D. Coffin,‎ Emily M Orr
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The New New Age Series: Crystals by Jessica Hundley
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Rooms by Amelia Handegan
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Vogue Living: Country City Coast by Hamish Bowles and Chloe Malle
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How They Decorated: Inspiration from Great Women of the Twentieth Century by P. Gaye Tapp
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Liberty: British Colour Pattern by Carlton Brooks
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Foraged Flora: A Year of Gathering and Arranging Wild Plants and Flowers by Louesa Roebuck and Sarah Lonsdale
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Handpicked: Simple, Sustainable, and Seasonal Flower Arrangements by Ingrid Carozzi,‎ Eva Nyqvist and Paul Brissman
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Bringing Nature Home: Floral Arrangements Inspired by Ngoc Minh Ng
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Redouté: Selection of the Most Beautiful Flowers by Pierre-Joseph Redouté, Werner Dressendörfer and H. Walter Lack
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Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden: Grow, Harvest, and Arrange Stunning Seasonal Blooms by Erin Benzakein,‎ Julie Chai and Michele M. Waite
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Naturally Nourished Cookbook: Healthy, Delicious Meals Made with Everyday Ingredients by Sarah Britton
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The Middle Eastern Vegetarian Cookbook by Salma Hage
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A Year of Picnics: Recipes for Dining Well in the Great Outdoors by Ashley English
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Sweet: Desserts from London’s Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh
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Classic Cookbook Set of “Cook’s Books”
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Art of the 20th Century by Ingo F. Walther
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Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry by Stephen Brown and Georgiana Uhlyarik
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Francis Picabia: Our Heads Are Round so Our Thoughts Can Change Direction by Francis Picabia, Anne Umland and Cathérine Hug
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Gustav Klimt: Complete Paintings by Tobias G. Natter
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Florence: The Paintings & Frescoes, 1250-1743 by Ross King and‎ Anja Grebe
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Gauguin: Artist as Alchemist by Gloria Groom
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>Robert Rauschenberg: Thirty-Four Illustrations for Dante’s Inferno by Robert Rauschenberg, Kevin Young and Robin Lewis
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Robert Rauschenberg by Robert Rauschenberg, Leah Dickerman and Achim Borchardt-Hume
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Bernard Boutet de Monvel: At the Origins of Art Deco by Stéphane Jacques Addade
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