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!

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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!

Lovely Things #12

YAY! Lookie! Here’s a new Lovely Things roundup. I don’t see that much of a common thread through it besides muddy rose hues, metallics, shine, and fleurs. I’m so excited about spring. Winter has felt dreadfully long this year for a lot of reasons personal, political, and also with our muddy, somber weather. Here’s to sunshine, birds tweeting, and flowers popping up. Find more LOVELY THINGS.

This lovely art print is how the season feels right now — flowers peeking around the corner.

I’m not usually really into purple, but I’m feelin’ this cute jacket.

Currie always has an amazing selection of ceramics in her shop.

I’ve been thinking about this one time we got all the things at Maurice — need to go back SOON!

I’m glad Elise restocked these lovely Matisse-inspired totes!

Oh, just some sweet pink new school wedge clogs. Love them in black, too!

Oooh la la! I adore this little pink moon wallet and its shiny zipper.

Hello there — you pretty mother of pearl modern signet ring.

This gauze-y top, in its mocha-taupe-lavender-pink hue, looks like a summer staple.

There’s something sweet and very modern Jane Birkin about this top and high-waisted jeans.

A pretty salmon softshine top that gives a big ol’ nod to vintage slips. And it comes in 5 colors!

Yeah. This sculptural dirty blush clutch is a vision with that marble fastener.

Jessica kills it every season and her new spring shoe collection is beautiful.

I’m really into this double-breasted golden metallic jacket. It would be so cute over a dress or with jeans.

A brass snake? A squiggle? Love these lightweight brass earrings!

Two shirts in one! This simple cotton wrap top can tie in back or front.

This whole new collection is beautiful. Shout out to that perfect orange-leaning red shade!

This scarf speaks for itself. Vive La Resistance!

I really want to get my nose on this fancy stromboli candle and my hands on that gorgeous ceramic jar it comes in.

I need a truckload of tulips and daffs, please. Mine are all late to the spring party.

La La La Love You

Hello! Happy Valentine’s Day! My winter break went a bit longer than anticipated and I’ll post more about what has been going on with me next week (it’s a long personal post that I’m not quite finished with), but I wanted to pop in beforehand and send you all some love and post some beautiful new paintings by my fellow rose lover, Seattle-based artist Jenny Vorwaller. I dream of someday hanging a big night rose garden scene by her talented hands in my home. See more of Jenny’s work HERE. xoxo Jen

P.S. Check out the yummy pistachio meringue and rose water cream cookies I made! They are from this wonderful book. I talked about my minor tweaks in my Instagram post. ♥

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PHOTOS: Artwork by Jenny Vorwaller.

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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