kitchen of the day

if a dorinda sighting wasn’t excuse enough to plan a trip to the berkshires then the inn at kenmore hall surely would be.

it’s fair to say that this is THE perfect kitchen to me. the whole place is goals, really.

take a larger peek here. book a stay here. and follow them on insta here.

in other news….

so far high school for fiona is without drama. she’s taking marta (12 stops!) with her friend and walking a few blocks to school. honestly it’s the most exercise she has ever had. she’s in advanced spanish and so far says she may be ahead of folks in math as well, which, if you knew the andersons you’d know we are not “math people”. i’d have to thank her montessori education for that i think. because she certainly didn’t get it from us.

what else…

we’re re-watching mad men and i’m not sure it’s holding up that well. the sets are still amazing and you definitely feel transported. but the acting doesn’t seem that sharp and the characters are somehow more detestable. *shrugs shoulders.

i think my garden has tomato’d its last tomato and okra’d its last okra. i’m hot to pull it all up and plant some beets, broccoli, collards, maybe some mustard greens and lettuce. fall can’t come fast enough.

i’m working on a newsletter and would love for you all to sign up. i need to figure out how to to do that. the newsletter itself is in the works but the sending it out to everyone is not. anyway…it won’t be blog stuff…it will be art stuff and possibly a few anecdotal things. please say you will. :)

friday things

happy friday friends.

the first week of school has gone pretty well. fiona is taking marta to school with a pal. 12 stops. then a brief walk to school. her backpack weighs about 50 lbs. no joke. they don’t have lockers at her school so she can’t leave stuff there. maybe it’s a private school thing but it’s lame. i picked her up yesterday because the heat is just unbearable here and you should’ve seen all the students walking like hunched over giant turtles. bless.

anyway….that kitchen up there. isn’t it great? it’s in france (of course). see the whole cute place (and owner) here.

like these school or work lunch ideas. particularly the salad in a jar thing so it doesn’t get soggy.

and these low carb snack ideas. i struggle with snack ideas, don’t you? usually for me it’s popcorn. really here for the dark chocolate and cashew butter idea.

the midlife unraveling. save this for when you have a few minutes.

i found this tequila guide fascinating. but i love tequila.

well, i hope you have a great weekend!

see ya monday.

fall wants

i find myself year after year thinking about sweaters and boots when it’s the devil’s taint outside. what is wrong with me? am i the halloween aisle in target in august? am i the christmas aisle in october?


i like these highly affordable statement earrings. plus honey is fiona’s middle name. so…

i am notorious for buying “occasion” clothes. i mean, clothes i will wear probably once or twice. and always in need of every day stuff. a capsule wardrobe is not my strong suit. i think this gingham ganni dress fits both categories. great for an occasion but i think you’d get a lot of uses out of it. i’d wear this now and later over pants.

i still don’t own a pair of loafers and i have talked about them every fall for at least 4 years. i think this sam edelman pair is reasonably priced and i’ve always had success with this brand in the comfort department.

this whole get up from madewell is one thousand percent my jam. jeans? of course. sneaks? sure. a cute lil short sleeve sweater? uh huh. if it came in more colors i’d buy all of them.

how are we all feeling about long shorts? i realize they might look weird on a lot of people (myself included). i think they might accentuate the tummy and make my tits look even huge-r. maybe you just have to find the right cut. i like these from the frankie shop.

i saw a MUA use this (cannot remember which one i follow so many) and it looked amazing. creamy and easy to blend, no shimmer. she used the color abyssinian.

i know. i know. shearling miu miu combat boots. as if.

a jersey snake-print turtleneck is just quirky enough. you could go as a snake for halloween too.

this faux leather top might just be my favorite thing ever. lookit that cute lil built in pocket purse. the frankie shop is killing it with their not-too-pricey fashuns.

this whole baggy jeans-tucked-into-boots, blazer, white oxford situation is giving me 80’s princess di vibes and it’s really speaking to me.

high waisted cargo pants. the end.