Friday!

Have a wonderful weekend, friends! We will be staying home with our sweet pup who can’t handle the fireworks with our annual 4th of July pho bed-in. I’ll also be sprucing up the garden and GETTING THE HOUSE READY FOR MY IN-LAWS. They’re so kind, but I’m a nutter about getting the house looking pretty for visitors. Hopefully, I’ll get to cook up some yummy stuff with our beautiful farm shareaaannd drink all the rosé. See ya next week! xo Jen

➔ SOME VERY LOVELY LINKS…

♥ A total summer bombshell little black dress. (30% off code: summer30)

♥ WHAT. THIS LINEN DRESS IS SO GOOD. (40% off)

♥ I adore gold linen! Really feeling this cute linen dress. (40% off: COOLSTYLES)

♥ An adorable tropical off-the-shoulder dress. (40% off: COOLSTYLES)

♥ Not usually my color, but loving this striped summer dress. (40% off: COOLSTYLES)

♥ A great, breezy linen dress to run around town in.

♥ Love this super casual linen dress for chilling out at home or as a beach coverup.

♥ I love this mandarin collar silk dress in every color. Add tights for fall + winter!

♥ An organic linen ballet neck summer dress? Yes, please.

♥ I LOVE this new jet denim shirt and this indigo linen shirt. ($25 off: FIREWORKS)

♥ An organic striped linen tunic with linen shorty shorts would be real cute.

♥ I want the slouch leather duffels and leather totes, please! ($25 off: HAPPYFOURTH)

♥ Crazy about my new plaid espadrilles! The tropical leaf pattern is amazing, too.

♥ I just bought these cheery neon coral ballet flats. (extra 40% off: COOLSTYLES)

♥ These suede d’Orsay flats (♥ green!) are just lovely. (extra 40% off: COOLSTYLES)

♥ The polka dot d’Orsay flats are beauties as well. (extra 40% off: COOLSTYLES)

♥ I’m obsessed with the beautiful new earrings I got for my birthday. (15% off: HOTDOG)

♥ I really want to get these wonderful earrings next. (15% off: REDWHITEBLUE)

♥ These serpent earrings and the semi oval + curve set are SO GOOD. (20% off: HAPPY 4th)

♥ Love this raw brass cuff and these minimalist circle earrings!

♥ I’m feeling a stack with this swirly wrap ring and this opal babe. (20% off: SPARKLER20)

♥ Sweet little brass moon bookmarks for us bookworm moon lovers! (15% off: JULY4HK)

♥ Still have my eye on this rad brass philodendron plant mobile. (15% off: REDWHITEBLUE)

♥ This recipe for Cauliflower Steaks is so delicious and easy. Works for lots of veggies!

♥ How to make crystallized sugar flowers to put on cakes, sorbet, pies…

➔ A SWEET DEAL

♥ Get an 30% off all clothing at Beklina with code: summer30

♥ Get 40% off the cool summer styles at J.Crew with code: COOLSTYLES thru 7/5.

♥ Get an extra 40% off the sale items at J.Crew with code: COOLSTYLES thru 7/5.

♥ Get $25 towards your purchases at Tradlands with code FIREWORKS now thru 7/5.

♥ Get 15% off all the pretty Tiro Tiro jewels with code HOTDOG thru 7/4.

♥ Get 15% off everything at Seaworthy with code JULY4HK now thru 7/4.

♥ Get 15% jewelry and plant mobiles from Natalie Joy with code REDWHITEBLUE thru 7/4.

♥ Get $25 off purchases of $100+ from Wood & Faulk with code HAPPYFOURTH thru 7/4.

♥ Get 20% off jewels from Rebecca Mir Grady with code SPARKLER20 now thru 7/5.

♥ Get 20% off everything at Upper Metal Class with code HAPPY4TH now thru 7/5.

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PHOTOS: Louise Dahl Wolfe for Harper’s Bazaar, May 1946. Tijuca, Brazil.

Helsing Junction Farm Share Giveaway!

YAY! This big Helsing Junction Farm Share giveaway is for all the organic produce-loving Pacific NW residents out there AND the people elsewhere who love them and want to enter on their behalf! It’s such a joy and a gift each week (for 20 weeks!) to receive the beautiful veggies, fruit, cheese, and more from this amazing women owned and operated 42 acre farm. Annie and Sue are inspiring ladies who have been working hard at it for over 25 years. One lucky winner will get a delicious Helsing Junction Farm Small Share for 8 glorious weeks! Spread the word to your friends from or between Portland and Seattle! Good luck, everyone!! ♥ Jen

DELIVERY: PORTLANDSEATTLEBELLEVUETACOMAOLYMPIAMORE LOCATIONS

UPDATE: Congratulations to Rhiannon Leifheit! She won this prize!

TO ENTER:
1. Tell us what summer veggies and fruit you’re most excited about in a comment below!
2. For an extra entry, follow both @helsingfarmcsa and @HoneyKennedy on Instagram. Then leave a comment below. If you already follow us — just let me know that, too!

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WHAT WE GET:
For our household of two, my husband and I had got the Small Share (for 20 weeks), the Fruit Share (for 15 weeks), and the Cheese Share (for 8 weeks) this year. We’ve had the Flower Share (for 12 weeks) in the past which is AMAZING, but I planted so many more roses and other flowers this year that I pulled back. I’m still not sure that was a great decision as I’m looking at photos of the stunning Helsing Junction bouquets I got last year. It’s so worth it and the flowers looked beautiful for 10 days or more — which is crazy. If you enjoy eating out a few times a week, you might occasionally have times where you need to come up with a recipe game plan for freezing or do some fun trades with neighbors, co-workers and friends. Luckily, HJF has a wonderful recipe index and there are LOTS of share choices available!

SHARE OPTIONS: MINI SHARE • SMALL SHARE • LARGE SHARE • HEALING SHARE • PALEO SHARE • SNACK SHARE • JUICE SHARE • FLOWER SHARE • BULK SHARE • STORAGE SHARE • CANNING SHARE • CHEF SHARE • FRUIT SHARE • CHICKEN SHARE • SAUERKRAUT SHARE • YOGURT SHARE • HANDCRAFTED CHEESE SHARE • MORE INFO

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A SWEET DEAL: Get 5% off your Mini, Small, Large or Paleo farm share at Helsing Junction Farm with code FARMDIRECT16 for a limited time. 2016 SIGN UP + DELIVERY OPTIONS.

DELIVERY AREA: Here is the big Helsing Junction Farm list of Oregon and Washington drop-off sites and delivery locations.

DRAWING: This giveaway ends Wednesday, May 18, at 2PM PST. The winner will be chosen at random and I’ll update this post with the name within a few days.

➔ FOLLOW THE HELSING JUNCTION FARM CREW + WEEKLY SHARES:
INSTAGRAMFACEBOOKTWITTERRECIPESGET A FARM SHARE

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Images from Helsing Junction.

Best of Honey Kennedy 2015: April, May, June

Hi again! Here are more popular Honey Kennedy posts rounded up from 2015 — April, May and June. I also love revisiting these lovelies because I start thinking about what I might find just around the corner — and, frankly, I get pretty excited for spring. Thanks for coming to this space to hang with me! It’s cool to share so many interests with you and it means so much to me to hear from you. HAPPIEST NEW YEAR! ♥ Jen xx

MORE NEW YEAR’S EVE FUN:
NYE HAIR IDEASNYE PARTY DRESSESRED LIPSTICK PICKSTHE GOOD BOOZEPARTY SUPPLIESMUSIC MIXES!

APRIL ♡ A very sweet shop lookbook. View entire post.
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APRIL ♡ I really love this shop. View entire post.
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APRIL ♡ Gorgeous handmade quilts inspired by the ocean. View entire post.
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APRIL ♡ So many wonderful things here. View entire post.
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APRIL ♡ One of my favorite Portland artists. View entire post.
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APRIL ♡ Every season — so many beauties. View entire post.
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APRIL ♡ Just a stunning lookbook. View entire post.
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APRIL ♡ A roundup of some of my favorite hair products. View entire post.
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APRIL ♡ I LOVE this jewelry collection SO MUCH. View entire post.
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APRIL ♡ T’s jewels in paradise. View entire post.
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MAY ♡ These guys always have interesting lookbook stars. View entire post.
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MAY ♡ This beautiful shop is full of dreamy designs. View entire post.
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MAY ♡ Edible flowers in your drink are the best. View entire post.
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MAY ♡ Some of the most beautiful baked goods! View entire post.
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MAY ♡ Oh, Christine’s collection is amazing. View entire post.
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MAY ♡ I love all her artwork. View entire post.
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MAY ♡ I’m so glad this shop is still around. View entire post.
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MAY ♡ So many good dresses to go cuckoo over. View entire post.
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MAY ♡ Have jammies, will lounge. View entire post.
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MAY ♡ This little lookbook was wonderful. View entire post.
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MAY ♡ These 1966 dresses are fantastique. View entire post.
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JUNE ♡ On of my all-time favorite collections. View entire post.
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JUNE ♡ Another wonderful little shop! View entire post.
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JUNE ♡ This beautiful label always has gorgeous prints. View entire post.
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JUNE ♡ Wonderful silk scarves in elegant and interesting prints. View entire post.
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JUNE ♡ These ladies always design so many beautiful pieces. View entire post.
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JUNE ♡ I’m really enamored with all these linen pillows and throws. View entire post.
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JUNE ♡ I love all these paintings. View entire post.
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JUNE ♡ I’m definitely making rose ice cubes in 2016. View entire post.
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JUNE ♡ Gimme all these jewels! View entire post.
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JUNE ♡ I cannot wait for our amazing farm share!! View entire post.
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JUNE ♡ Everything’s so good in Teresa’s shop. View entire post.
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JUNE ♡ Another fantastic lookbook. View entire post.
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Friday!

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HAPPIEST FRIDAY, friends! I’m excited to go antiquing with my friend Sarai this weekend. Fingers crossed — we hope to find those elusive pieces of furniture to pull our homes and offices together. We’re going to have a yummy Vietnamese lunch at a favorite spot as well! I’ll also be doing more cooking and baking. This white bean and kale soup recipe was so good that I look forward to making another double batch (I used Italian seasoned seitan instead of sausage if you’re veg too). And I’m going to wing it and make some apple hand pies with cardamom and orange blossom water and maybe some apple cheddar ones! I think watching some horror movies in a 1920s cobra outfit might be in order, too. Have a wonderful weekend! xo Jen ♥

➔ SOME VERY LOVELY LINKS…

Remember to enter my sweet Wild Poppy Goods Giveaway! So many good things.

I’m wearing my favorite fall fragrance daily now. For winter, always this one.

I love all these velvety lipstick colors. (free US shipping orders $35+)

I love these amazing hoop earrings!

This simple necklace is just perfect.

I love this linen check wrap jacket. (20% off code FALLFUN)

This collarless coat in all three colors, please. (30% off code LAYERUP)

A wonderful woolly cocoon in every shade. (30% off code LAYERUP)

I’m thinking this vest would really look cute layered up for fall. ($20 off $50+: 20OFF50)

I’m feeling this pull-on jumpsuit in all three colors.

I LOVE my linen Harper top — it’s the comfiest thing ever.

This bateau neck sweater is on top of my increasingly long knit want list.

Gimme this sustainable handmade wool alpaca cardigan! (25% off: knowyoursource)

I want to wear this cardigan with a striped bateau tee and jeans. (20% off code FALLFUN)

This rosedust cardigan is such an amazing shape! (20% off code FALLFUN)

This soft cardigan goes with everything. (20% off code FALLFUN)

So does this grey cardigan with dolman sleeves! (20% off code FALLFUN)

I love this chunky knit sweater. (25% off: knowyoursource)

And this charcoal sustainable handmade wool sweater. (25% off: knowyoursource)

These black and grey turtleneck sweater dresses are so cute.

Love this midnight silk dress in the netting print and the charcoal silk dress with dashes.

Ooooh, this batik gingham dress is lovely. ($20 off $50+: 20OFF50)

Wow. This pretty silk dress in large fall colored flowers is amazing. (20% off code FALLFUN)

Eeeep! Those black boots I’ve been wanting are now on sale. (20% off code SQUADGOALS)

My favorite black booties are also on sale. (20% off code SQUADGOALS)

I’d really love a pair of cobra slides. (35% off code EFShoes1015)

And a pair of these tall black boots. (35% off code EFShoes1015)

Aaaannnd… the little black booties too. (35% off code EFShoes1015)

I’m both intrigued and terrified by this black rose face mask.

Excuse me while I go to another dimension where I own this sexy carry-on suitcase.

➔ A SWEET DEAL

Get $20 off orders of $50+ at Rilla with code: 20OFF50 now thru 10/23.

Get 30% off layering pieces from J.Crew with code: LAYERUP now thru 10/18.

Get 40% off final sale items at J.Crew with code: LAYERUP now thru 10/18.

Get 35% off all the shoes from Emerson Fry with code: EFShoes1015 now thru 10/18.

Get 20% off pretty shoes + bags at Loeffler Randall with code: SQUADGOALS thru 10/18.

Get 10% off at Wild Poppy Goods with code HONEYKENNEDY now thru 10/26!

Get 25% off orders of $100+ at Zady with code: knowyoursource.

Get free domestic shipping on Alima Pure natural cosmetic orders over $35! No code.

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PHOTOS ABOVE: 1. Mary Nolan (aka Imogene “Bubbles” Robertson) in a Ziegfeld Follies cobra costume, 1920. 2. Dolores Rose in a Ziegfeld Follies peacock costume, 1919. Photos by Alfred Cheney Johnston.

Rose Petal Ice Cubes

I LOVE roses for their beauty, scent and flavor, so I was excited to see this DIY Rose Petal Ice Cubes tutorial using Cardinal de Richelieu garden roses. I just need to figure out if my garden roses are safe to use. I imagine they’re probably fine because I don’t think the plants were ever grown with pesticides. A rose with smaller blooms than I currently grow would be easier to use to make this work, so I might try it with dried rosebuds and petals first. I also love that the classic sturdy steel ice cube trays are still available and that you can even get an ice cube tray stand to conserve space and hold up to three trays. These trays would be a nice gift for a classic cocktail enthusiast or anyone who loves those little vintage details. This Rose Petal Honey recipe looks great too! Rose everything, please.

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Photos by Michelle Slatalla for Gardenista.