Tuesday, August 30, 2011

ladycrush: mfamb

if you've ever wandered over to her corner of the internet, learned the secret handshake and gotten the password to ride the bullet train to awesometown, you've been simultaneously floored by her insane design skills (evidenced by some sick moodboards, gorgeous projects for various clientele, craigslist finds like you've never seen before, and her personal home--trust me, its amazeballs, usa); her raucously hilarious, sharp sense of humor (they don't call her "the velvet buzzsaw" for nuthin'); and her keen eye for living a truly delicious life, everyday. 

oh, and did i mention her amazing recaps of shows like HGTV's design star (aka design turds) and the real housewives series?! 
you must read them. while wearing depends. or in the loo.

her signature--attainable, intentional glamour juxtaposed with 1st dibs-worthy, luxurious rarities--written in her true, unique voice (which means "fuck" is regularly in the rotation), combined with actual, inspirational work, equals not only a daily must-read blog, but also a wonderfully talented and genuinely beautiful woman behind it all. 

she is a crazy-popular design blogger (newell turner is a fan), a talented actressmama to the beautiful fiona honey, wifey to supermike (who is quite awesome in his own right), craigslist whisperer, serious chef in the kitchen (i want sloppy joes in my mouth right now. please.), exercise fiend, and all-around badass...

she is also a dear friend.
(psssst....hi nicole!)

(what's that? 
did my street cred just go up like 100 points? 
thought so.)

darling reader, i give you...
jenny anderson of my favorite and my best.
ladycrush of the week, sisterwife for life!

molly: what is your earliest memory of designing a space?

jenny: that would have to be my "clubhouse" in my closet when i was around 9-ish. 

that motherfucker was cozy.
see? :)
when you first started your blog, what were your early mistakes/accomplishments? how did you find your groove and discover your voice?

i don't think i made any mistakes.  i mean i learned lessons, such as don't call people retarded on a public format unless you want retarded kids' moms emailing you in tears. 
i found my groove when i started writing fewer words.
people don't have time to read a lot of words these days.
(ohhhhhh... i get it. is this one of those lessons pour moi? because i know i have a tendency to be long-winded sometimes, but you know that's just me, i mean i get excited, and yes i probably do need an editor, but... oh. right.)
do you have any hard and fast "will always do" or "will never do" things on the blog?
see above.
what inspires you?
people funnier than me.
dammit man, that's a tough one. i think i may have been funnier than her once. maybe.
what's the coolest project you've ever worked on? 
what pisses you off most?
it's a giant fuck you to the universe.
i can attest to this truth. for someone who has a tendency to be 15 minutes late for everything, i learned early on in our friendship that homegirl don't play when it comes to the clock. and i get it! everyone's time is valuable, and jenny is always good at reminding me of this.
speaking of personal time, what are your favorite things to do with yours?

eating a falafel sandwich and s'mores cupcake from star provisions and watching a parks and recreation marathon in my jammies sounds like the most perfect day ever.  it should be rainy and cold too.

s'mores cupcakes!!! aaaand now tears of sadness bc i am so far away from them. and you. 
ok, moving on. what is your favorite movie/book/music?
far far too many favorite movies..but the one that popped into my head first was stealing beauty.
book- the lovely bones is still the most well written book i have ever read.
music- i listen to music based on my mood.  and i am usually in a bad mood, so anything that makes me cry.
helps me get it out.
fave food to eat? to cook?

i will eat donkey turds if they taste good.
i love to cook stews/soups..but never a fucking stoup!  
most embarrassing moment ever?

getting caught by my dad with my hands down my pants when i was about 15.
oh honey. at least your dad is awesome and has a sense of humor...plus he's a dude so surely he's been jerking his own chain since he was in the womb.
what's the best gift you've ever gotten?

my best friend threw me a surprise birthday party complete with fully decorated christmas tree.
(my birthday is in december)
in your opinion: worst design/fashion trend right now?
ugh. too many to name. subway signs? that heinous hipster all wood with your wood look. hate that. 
describe your dream vaycay.

eating my way through europe.

DUH. yes!!! lets do it.
how do you to attempt balance btw all of your "life roles"? 

i try to do the bare minimum at all times.
what's next for mfamb? (besides world domination, obviously...)

i am working on not being homeless.
goalsetting. i like it.

if you like it, too, go here for jenny.

thank you, darling j, for granting this little interview.
 i love you!



  1. girl....YOU my favorite and my best!

    love you.
    thank you for painting such a larger than life picture of me. i promise all of you i am nowhere NEAR that cool or awesome. take it down about 48 notches and there i am.

  2. Don't think she knows but jenny is my hero!
    True story.

  3. true friendships never end-no matter how far away you are from each other
    i enjoy both your blogs--carry on--for the good of the people-please

  4. shelley--thanks so much! i couldn't agree more. and we will carry on. whether you like it or not. ;) bri--i believe you! we should start a club.
    J. i love you too, boo.