okay, gang, this week definitely got away from me. so i recycled a father’s day post from last year. hope you don’t mind! it’s actually fun to go back and look at older posts. the blog serves as a diary because i remember each and every photo shoot. sometimes, i cringe when i see old blog posts and the typical “what was i thinking!” springs to mind. but my mindset has always been one of trying something new on for size. if it doesn’t fit it’s not the end of the world. right?! life is too short to live with regrets. especially when it comes to fashion.
this is oscar on most afternoons, lazing on his bed. or he’s checking to see if any deer are lurking close to his yard.
this weekend is Father’s Day. can you believe we are halfway through the year?! all three kiddos will be in town to celebrate so a barbeque is on the menu. i love this time of year when the kitchen moves outside and so does our dining experience. the chicken is spatchcocked (a fancy name for splitting then flattening the bird) for a faster and easier grill time. it’s marinated in rosemary, olive oil, and lemon. it’s all yours, mr. style. i like my skin crispy, not charred…
mr. style has a sweet tooth so i whipped up a gluten-free Raspberry Chocolate Truffle. it’s a great way to incorporate fresh raspberries that are in abundance this time of year. this is a very easy recipe that takes about ten minutes to make.
this t-shirt dress is from Everlane purchased last year. it is one of my favorite summer dresses. ‘cuz this time of year there is nothing like a comfy dress. the good news is there are always new renditions of t-shirt dresses every year. here are a few that caught my eye.
the porch is evolving little by little. new chairs were added this year along with new cushions and pillows. the next step is to paint the inside white, including the floors. and remove the lattice from inside to outside.
these adorable placemats are Kate Spade. napkins are from Pier 1.
similar dress | similar sandals | watch | similar necklace
all right gang cheers to friday! oscar and i wish each of you a lovely weekend! ollie too.
is the Founder and CEO of Style at a Certain Age. She writes Sundays-Fridays on all topics ranging from fashion, health, wellness, home design and more.
She’s 63, 5’8, and size 8.
I always love Fridays with Oscar and your recipes. Your philosophy of trying new things is inspiring, and you’re right: if something doesn’t work out, it’s not the end of the world!! Cheers to Mr. Style on his special weekend!
thanks, marian! mr. style had all three of his boys home for the weekend. father’s day was extra special this year. xo
Happy Father’s Day to Mr Style! Have a relaxed weekend.
thanks so much, sue! i hope you enjoyed your weekend as well. xo
Lucky Mr. Styles, the Raspberry Chocolate Truffle Tart looks amazing!
this truffle tart is so easy to make and so delicious! it’s on summer repeat. xo
Looks like a lovely meal!
thanks my friend! we grilled two spatchcock chickens and i don’t think there were any leftovers. xo
Friday is always my favorite day for your column. I have been making the spatchcock chicken for years, it is the BEST way to cook chicken. I am trying the truffle recipe next Friday. ⚓️⚓️
spatchcock chicken is by far my favorite way to grill a chicken. you will love the truffle tart! xo
I would rethink painting the floor of your porch white. You should consider picking up a color from the brick. Believe me I have used a light paint for a porch floor and regretted it a week later. I repainted with a darker color mid tone and was delighted. Use a light color for the ceiling, blue being a southern tradition you can tint it as light as you desire. Love watching your home decorating. Also good luck on the landscaping that can be overwhelming but so worth it in the end!
thanks for the advice, karen. most likely we will choose an off-white to match the brick. i tend to broadly categorize subjects. but i love the idea of a blue ceiling! xo
Love those tee shirt dresses in summer! Thanks for the recipes, Beth, I will be trying them soon! Oscar looks so handsome- I so enjoy Friday’s with Oscar! Happy Father’s Day to Mr. Style and have a wonderful weekend with your family! 💕
thanks so much, cindy! all three of our kiddos were in town so it was a lovely day for mr. style. xo
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