Friday!

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Hi, friends. It’s been an awful week (year?) and we still have so many people in harm’s way with hurricanes, floods, fires, and horrible rightwing politics. I know so many people are feeling scared and emotionally depleted from everything going on and I am with you. Keep holding on to positive thoughts for the future and your compassion for those who are struggling even more. Big hugs to everyone! I hope you find some joy this weekend and find ways to help — it’s really the only cure for the doldrums created by both political and natural storms. You’re all in my thoughts. xo Jen

➔ SOME VERY LOVELY LINKS

♥ Yes. This totally makes my black heart happy.

♥ This good smelling hair potion tames the beast when it gets frizzy.

♥ ALL these new earrings, please.

♥ I’m loving these earrings in both sterling and bronze.

♥ Love these simple circle bobby pins.

♥ A classic simple pin that adds a little visual interest on your lapel or collar.

♥ I love this perfect way to store and display your necklaces.

♥ This sweater coat seems like a good closet staple in both colors.

♥ This moon and stars sweatshirt is super cute.

♥ I feel like some of you out there could really work this floral look.

♥ This simple black dress has pockets and is so versatile.

♥ I hope she never stops making my gateway drug silk shirt — a forever fave.

♥ I’m in love with these cute cognac oxfords.

♥ I’m feeling these grey suede faux fur pompom flats.

♥ I’m still thinking about these pretty velvet shoes.

♥ Oh, hello. This brass bar cart is very lovely.

♥ I’m thinking this box would be good to store the essential oils I use in my diffuser.

♥ I’d like these stools in mint, black, dusty pink, and yellow.

♥ When you find out that the colors you’ve been feeling are a thing.

♥ YAAASSSS QUEEN. This interview with designer Ilse Crawford is awesome.

♥ I’m really looking forward to this film by the Mulleavy sisters.

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PHOTOS: 1. Dolores Guinness in Costa Smerelda in Sardinia by Slim Aarons in 1965. Anouk Aimée, actress, 1967.

Lovely Things #9

Lookie here! It’s another Lovely Things post in less than one month. I almost made my Cool Summer Drink Recipes post a Lovely Things roundup, but decided I’ll keep these posts more varied for things that I feature. I think the common threads in #9 are gold, mint, and dipping a toe into fall with the heat of summer still at your back. Find more LOVELY THINGS.

I love this whole look — especially the sunglasses and the jumpsuit.
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This light quartz pink denim jumpsuit is super cute. (Free US ship: USAFREE)
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Love these pressed flower DIY tips. These are so beautiful hanging on the wall!
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I made this golden beet turmeric hummus and it was SO GOOD.
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Oh, my. Her second book looks so very lovely!
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I’m feeling this 1985 Madonna shot by Andy Schwartz during Desperately Seeking Susan.
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I’m totally obsessed with this new fragrance. It smells like old French church.
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Ummm… cardamom toothpaste? Don’t mind if I do!
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I cannot tell you how much I’d like to try this fancy rose mouthwash!
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I’m so charmed by these dusty mint floral pillowcases.
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I’ll take these linen pillowcases in dirty pink and all the other hues, please.
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I love these handmade metallic moon leather pouches.
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This beautiful linen coat has been on my mind for fall – in navy, natural, and black.
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This whole look with the perfect linen vest and silk jumpsuit is amazing.
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Beautiful gold foil leather GG pumps! And these.
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I’m planting these dreamy washed silk-hued fleurs from seed this year.
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Who can resist stars and champagne? Not moi.
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Cool Summer Drink Recipes

If you’ve been following me @honeykennedy on instagram this summer, you know that I’ve been doing a lot of cooking, baking, pickling, and syrup making this year and really making the most of our amazing farm share from Helsing Junction Farms and all the herbs, roses, berries, and tomatoes I’m growing in our garden. I recently made my own Ginger Vanilla Thyme Simple Syrup to add to soda water, cocktails, and other quick, happy-making recipes. I also made Lavender Rose Mint Simple Syrup that I’ve been enjoying over fruit and yogurt several times a week. I love simple drinks made with fresh and interesting flavor combos, so I put together a little roundup with some cocktails and mocktails that have sparked my interest lately. Have fun and feel free to ask me about making simple syrups!

Rhubarb Mint Mojito
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Watermelon Basil Fizz
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Spiked Strawberry Lemonade
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Cherry Vanilla Maple Shrub
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Rhubarb & Rosewater Syrup
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Ginger Rhubarb Bee’s Knees
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Sparkling Thyme Rosé
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Blood Orange Gin Sparkler
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White Peach Maple Soda
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Palma Rosa Cocktail
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Pink Grapefruit Gin Slush
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Lavender Kumquat Shrub
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Golden Raspberry Lillet Cocktail
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Persimmon Tangerine Vanilla Ginger Turmeric Smoothie
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Lemon Anise Slush
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Pineapple Coconut Water
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Elderflower & Coriander Vodka
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Tarragon Soda
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Matcha Ginger Affogato
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Love Potion #09: Rose Elixir
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Strawberry Almond Milk
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Dragonfruit Vodka Tonic
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Portland Farm Share: Helsing Junction Farms

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It’s May, so that means we’re counting down the days until our Helsing Junction Farms organic farm share starts. The start of our farm share feels like the start of summer and a clean slate for healthy eating. 20 weeks of joy that always starts with sweet strawberries, cherries, pretty pink radishes, turnips, bok choy, and tender lettuces and ends with delicious winter squash, pears, beets, and more yummy greens. It’s such a dream! All our beautiful, organic produce for 4 and a half months comes from Annie and Sue’s amazing 42 acre farm. They are two inspiring, hardworking ladies who have been at it for over 25 years and employ a lot of women in their team. It always feels great to support women in agriculture and, for me, it feels especially so during the current political climate.

A SWEET DEAL: Get $20 off your Helsing Junction Farms order with code: HONEY17

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WHAT WE’RE GETTING FOR 2017:
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 of being very enthusiastic and 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. This year, we are adding the fantastic Flower Share back into our week, and we are giving the Canning Share and the Storage Share a whirl on top. I’m really interested in doing some big batches of pickled veggies and this three part Canning Share even includes the pickling dill and garlic, recipes, and instructions! So nice. The Storage Share is exciting because it comes near the end of the farm share season in week #17 and it will be nice to have a bunch of root veggies, squash, and apples leading into darker fall days and that time before the holidays start to ramp up. READ ABOUT SHARES.

SOME FAVORITE MEALS:
Last year we made a lot of delicious things with our farm shares — we had the Medium Share, the Fruit Share, and the Handcrafted Cheese Share. Aside from making simple yummy daily meals, there were some standouts: the roasted cherry rose ice cream, the roasted lavender peach ice cream, a few watermelon cucumber basil feta salads, the huge green bean radicchio herb and feta salads, many 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.

SHARE OPTIONS: MINI SHARE (1-2 people) • MEDIUM SHARE (2-3 people) • LARGE SHARE (3-4 people) • HEALING SHARE (2-3 people, no nightshades) • CHEF SHARE (for restaurants) • PALEO SHARE (low-glycemic index) • JUICE SHARE (for juicers!) • FLOWER SHARE (so beautiful!) • BULK SHARE (strawbs, basil, potatoes) • STORAGE SHARE (winter squash, root veggies, potatoes, apples) • CANNING SHARE (green beans, beets, cukes, dill, garlic) • FRUIT SHARE (magic) • SAUERKRAUT SHARE (raw w/probiotics) • YOGURT SHARE (from happy cows) • HANDCRAFTED CHEESE SHARE (sheep, goat, cow) • MORE INFO

HOW WE ROLL:
If you have been wanting to sign up for a farm share, I really encourage you to do it. This is the best farm farm we’ve ever supported because of the options, the care to detail, the quality, the communication, the people, and the variety in every box. It takes a combination of meal planning and spontaneity to find your rhythm, but it’s fun and inspires you to look at more recipes (the massive Helsing Junction Farms recipe database will be up on the new site soon!!) and to get creative while eating fresh, organic, healthy food. I definitely feel healthier, have more energy, and lose a few pounds that I need to shed, but feel like 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, and delicious extras from Sue and Annie’s farm buddies. SEE SHARE OPTIONS + SIGN UP. Don’t forget to use the $20 off code (HONEY17)!

Feel free to ask me any questions! I recommend following the ladies at @helsingfarmcsa on Instagram and HelsingFarmCSA on Facebook. It’s really nice to see their planting progress, farm fun, 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.

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Friday!

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HAPPY FRIDAY! I’m running around like crazy trying to get the house ready for our niece’s Spring Break stay while taking care of our new puppy. I’m hoping to get do some baking and treat making with my little helpers. Also, crossing fingers that the weather plays nice for outdoor fun. Have a fantastic weekend! See you next week! xo Jen

➔ SOME VERY LOVELY LINKS…

♥ I’d like to try this lip stain in both cheery colors. (30% OFF: HAPPYSPRING)

♥ Using my favorite face mask a lot this week to wash away my winter lizard skin.

♥ Love this circle barrette in pink lucite and galactica tortoise. (30% OFF: HAPPYSPRING)

♥ A sweet blush peach sunglasses case. (30% OFF: HAPPYSPRING)

♥ I’m such a sucker for little stars. (30% OFF: HAPPYSPRING)

♥ I’m pretty obsessed with this handmade linen double-breasted oversized coat.

♥ This linen sundress in creamy peach, thin blue stripe, and black, please.

♥ This wood rose linen dress looks comfy and romantic. Pockets!

♥ This trench dress is super cute — even the dusty lilac version. (30% OFF: HAPPYSPRING)

♥ A peach linen wrap skirt would be cute over a bodysuit.

♥ This loose linen top is such a good shape! Total closet staple.

♥ I’d love to have this versatile little striped top. ($25 OFF: springlove)

♥ The color and tailoring on this linen utility shirt are beautiful. ($25 OFF: springlove)

♥ These organic cotton squiggly pjs are adorable. (56% OFF)

♥ And all these linen pajamas that I talked about yesterday!

♥ Pretty into these blush coral snakeskin print flats. (30% OFF: HAPPYSPRING)

♥ Blurg. I love these fancy blush sneakers.

♥ These blush suede sneakers and the pewter leather ones are so good.

♥ Is it weird that I’m kind of loving these velcro sneakers?

♥ It’s a no on these rainbow platform sneakers, but I can’t stop staring.

♥ I love this little gold rimmed tray to display current favorite jewelry or makeup.

♥ Debbie’s awesome art prints that benefit our democracy and the ACLU.

♥ I magically have all the ingredients, so this chocolate olive oil cake is happening!

♥ Yessss — this linen apron is so pretty in sea green, pastel blue, and melange grey.

♥ These are some good tips for plant care — I’ve been a bad plant mom lately.

♥ If you want to start growing English roses — this is an amazing selection.

♥ I’m looking forward to this Masterpiece show about the Brontë sisters!

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PHOTOS: Jean Shrimpton by Cecil Beaton for Vogue, 1964.