keeping things super simple | fridays with oscar

  1. Carole says:

    So love your blog. It’s wonderful to see clothes on real women, not teenaged models.

  2. Linda says:

    Pax and Oscar❤️
    I love your skirt too!

  3. JULIA M DOUGLAS says:

    Who is the little pup in the 4th pic down the post? I only recall you having Oscar. Is this a new puppY?

  4. Bekki says:

    Beth, you are a bright light for the world! I so enjoy your blog-inspirations. My comment is a bit behind, but have to tell you that I made Kelly’s popovers last night to go with homemade soup, and they were fabulous! I’ve tried several of your recipes too, and loved them. Brava!

  5. Patricia Apy says:

    I have continued to enjoy your blog, for quite a while, and have enjoyed the mix of fashion and personal style… In June of 2018 I had my Total Knee Replacement… You’re looking great! I can report that I’ve returned to walk/running and all my fitness endeavors and it feels great! Well done you!!!

  6. Sylvia Espinoza says:

    Thank you, Beth. Simply, thank you. Today your OOTD brings memories of dressing similarly long ago, and Oscar’s loving gaze reminds me of Billy Joel’s, “I love you just the way you are”! Of course, in Oscar’s case, he has an absolutely lovely lady on whom to gaze and love. Pax is such a cutie. He also appears to gaze lovingly at you! Happy to see him, too. Inspired to do a chessboard now. You do brighten our days and we thank you~

  7. Eve says:

    Having a Picnic is a lovely idea even if it’s just under one of our own trees. It is warm here, 80 today, so perfect. I have a small patchwork quilt for the ground so I think we’ll go country with a basket of fried chicken and potato salad. I’m not the skirt type but I love the way you look in this outfit. We are rural though so jeans and a chambray shirt is more my style. Thanks for inspiring me. It’s a wonderful idea.

  8. Edith Brown says:


    Hope you are gaining on things after your knee surgery. Once again you knock it out of the park with your OOTD. Thank you!

  9. Priscilla C Herrera says:

    Love the color of lipstick! Can you tell us the brand & color?

  10. Leu2500 says:

    What a cheerful, bright outfit. Especially after all the rain we had this week!

    And while it may be more formal, it’s no more work than throwing on a shirt, shorts, & Dr. Scholls.

    I’m putting this in my idea bank for if/when our outdoor concerts on the mountain resume.

  11. Sharon E Mullis says:

    Love your outfit – I have a couple of dress I call my “house” dresses that I enjoy at home – your cheese board looks wonderful – my kind of meal!

  12. Lisa Hitchcock says:

    Hi Beth,
    Friday’s with Oscar always my favorite. Glad to hear you are healing well. I have been looking for a cheese board similar to yours. I apologize if you have already told us, but where can I find it or one similar? Thanks for continuing to inspire us and I love how it’s become a family affair. 😍

  13. Shaun Smith says:

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery from knee surgery! Darling outfit today. And I can’t wait to try the Elderberry Spritz.

  14. Nancy says:

    After reading your acct of the health problems you have faced plus the loss of your dear, I admire you more than ever. You are so positive.

  15. Kathy Brown says:

    So enjoyed your cheese board post as well as your ootd. Wishing you continued recovery

  16. MaryLynne says:

    Hi Beth,
    Love the skirt so splurged and ordered it. On sale!! I’m in between sizes right now in my weight loss journey so most of my pants don’t fit right. I can’t go shopping and try them on so sticking to skirts which are much more forgiving in fit. Keep up that PT You look great!!

  17. Deanna says:

    Beth – I’m just struck at how well you’re doing with the knee surgery and all! You look fabulous, both dogs look so healthy, and your OOTD along with the colors of the cheeseboard, the cocktail bottles and your gorgeous home are truly inspiring! You are a rockstar!!!! Bless you and your dear family, four legged as well as your sons and Kelly!!

  18. Sangita M says:

    Your cheeseboard is an inspiration. You look fabulous. Hope you are doing better with each passing day. Your posts are wonderful and I look forward to them every day. Best wishes to you, Oscar, Ollie and the family for a happy weekend!

  19. Carolyn says:

    Hello Beth….your cheeseboard looks wonderful and inviting. As with most posts like these, I feel one important thing is missing…how to serve. Not a hint of a serving utensil in sight except two knives I assume to cut cheese. How do you pick up nuts, pluck grapes, grab an olive? Toothpicks? Plates and forks? Fingers? Now, more than ever…what is the etiquette?

  20. jackie says:

    looking fabulous. Have a great weekend Beth and family

  21. Suzanne M Smith says:

    You’re doing very well to look so lovely, walk without assistance, fix a charcuterie board and keep the pups entertained. I’d say you’ve aced this Friday post thing. Pax is adorable, by the way. So cute. And incidentally, you’ve got great bend going on with that knee. Excellent! I hope you have a relaxing weekend where you can elevate that leg and rest. (Nights were the hardest for me–I just could not sleep, and then I was exhausted during the day.) ‘Hope the heel slides are behind you before too long. Thinking of you…what a lovely post, and no one would have been the wiser that you are dealing with all you are. Kudos. You’re a warrior. Take good care…

  22. Bonnie R. says:

    Thank you! I just love Fridays with Oscar!!

  23. Mary Grogan says:

    Another lovely article. Love the skirt and the shoes, as well as the how to make a cheeseboard. Like your longer hair as well.

  24. Janice Lavoie says:

    I just started to follow your blog. I really enjoy all of your topics and the fashion advice. I recently had my right knee replaced in September 2019. All is going well, but I find my tolerance of heels is limited. I have so many pairs of shoes that I’ll be giving away. I hope you’ll address changes in your shoes as well, as your recovery continues. My deepest sympathies on the passing of your beloved husband.
    Kind regards,Janice

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