May at its absolute finest. Mock orange, peonies, and baptisia from MY GARDEN (!) and strawberries we picked this morning from a farm ten minutes from our home. Friendly little PSA: @wegmeyerfarms has peak strawberry picking conditions this week! I’m the WORST with my flower garden, also, because the second I see flowers in bloom, I run outside with garden shears and cut cut cut. No enjoyment for the neighbors. Must bring all the flowers to my kitchen table. Haha. Anyone else???
So, the #ADailyBookClub is officially launching at the end of this month. Come read all the books with me (sign up via the link in my profile)! 📖📓 . . When you sign up I’ll send you a QUICK survey to find out what you wanna read about, and to get your info to send you a snail mail present. It’s a good one, so make sure you take the survey! 🐌 ✉️ . . So far the most requested topics include Contentment, Homemaking, Minimalism, and Hospitality. Let me know what you wanna read about! 🖤🌿 . . Also, this photo has nothing to do with my caption buuuut it’s pretty and I wish it wasn’t raining today. (Photo by @sweetrootvillage)
The only time red enters my IG feed 🇺🇸I can’t believe Memorial Day is almost here! I got my notebook out and I’m planning away for our celebration this weekend. Do you have plans? Memorial Day and Fourth of July are my two favorite holidays (besides Christmas and Thanksgiving, hahaha, can they ALL be my favorite?!). In another lifetime I was very politically inclined and active and I was once on Hannity and Colmes in 2005 🤓 My degree is in political science and I still love America and those who have and still do defend her. #merica #murica (photo by @thealiciabruce)
We’ve had a solid week of wear-your-bathing-suit-and-rain-boots splashing in the backyard (with umbrellas). Cannot wait to see the fruit of alllll this rain (and to weed our garden today)! . . Today is the last day (read: deal day) of #luckettsspringmarket2018 .... will I see you there?! Yes, I DO have a problem, but at least I know it 🤪 I have some pieces to pick up from @gardengatherings that I bought yesterday, and some last day deals to make 🤓 Do you like to try to get a deal at vintage/antique sales, or do you haaaate it? I almost can’t NOT ask for a deal, but my sis CANNOT ASK FOR A DEAL. She likes paying full price 🤪🤣 . . Take a look at my stories for yesterday’s adventures, and more of today’s!!!!
Spring harvest at its finest. Radish and butter on sliced baguette for lyfe. Plus come baby greens fresh from the garden. 🌿🌱Happy Friday, friends! . . Will I see you at #luckettsspringmarket2018 this weekend? We were there half of today, and plan on stopping by again tomorrow and Sunday!
It’s Wednesday night, the kids are watching Beauty and the Beast, and I’m devouring @local_milk’s brand spankin new @rawmilkpodcast! 🖤 For anyone who doesn’t know, Beth just launched a podcast for creative entrepreneurs about the realities of building the life and brand you truly love. Working my way backwards through the podcasts and I’m on @marte_marie_forsberg’s now! I’m in awe of your medieval picnic brilliance!! Just ordered #thecottagekitchencookbook And I’ve got a page of notes going. Beth, your podcast rocks! So excited for you!!! 🖤 . . This photo is from my first #adailygathering retreat #gatheringfromscratch that I cohosted with @local_milk back in 2014. If you listen to her most recent episode all about revenue and money, you’ll learn a ton and hear some funny behind-the-scenes realities from that oh-so-charming retreat! . . Cannot WAIT to gather under this tree next month with 12 awesome people for #sobremesabysundaysuppers! It’s been soooo long since I’ve hosted a dinner and I’m stoked to be back at it! (Photo by @sweetrootvillage)
On the blog: I’m sharing a new (old?) favorite recipe for a one-bowl meal we’ve been defaulting to at least once per week the last several weeks. A bowl of grains or starch, farmer’s market greens, some crunch, a protein, and a simple dressing. . . This version features RAMPS AND ASPARAGUS AND PEA SHOOTS. 🌱🌿 We haven’t done it for breakfast yet, but it’s become a lunch and dinner staple. And to be honest, I think it’d be incredible with an egg tossed on top for brekky. 🍳 . . Head over to the blog for the recipe and for lots of colorful springtime photos! . . I’m feeling so invigorated by our spring markets and produce! What’s your favorite springtime vegetable found at your farmer’s markets? And tag the farmer who’s growing it for you!!!! 👩🏼🌾 👨🏽🌾 Three of my local farmers: @shenandoahseasonal @potomac_vegetable_farms @fruitforyall 🖤
Feeling so inspired by spring market bounty today, I’m shooting my first recipe in a whiiiile. It’s something we’ve been eating on repeat (at least some variation) the last few weeks. Quick, simple, seasonal. Three of my cooking musts. Recipe coming to the blog later this week.
Oh how I love these three little babes who’ve made me a mom! Also, it’s time for new photos as a family of 5. (Photos by @abigailgallopphoto)
New style story up on the blog today, @MADEWELL STYLED BY A 20-SOMETHING COLLEGE STUDENT AND A 30-SOMETHING MOM. You’re gonna wanna see the way we both styled our wide-leg crop jeans and transport tote. I’m so obsessed with the versatility of this brand. Head to the blog for moooore, link in my profile. . . The kids and I spent the morning outside today, basking in the sunshine on a picnic with friends and then hiking in the woods, trying to find the Potomac River (we never found it). We’re expecting rain EVERY DAY NEXT WEEK (rain, rain, go away we have #luckettsspringmarket to shop) so we’ve been spending as much time outdoors as we can. . . Hope your Friday is blessed!!! (Sweet photos by @paulabphoto)