My Green Diet on Henry Mack

by Mary on January 26, 2015


Welcome My Green Diet Family!

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes (super dramatic, I know), I am picking up the scraps of my old blog, My Green Diet. was lost from my web host server. grr. I was heartbroken!

The Gold Lining is Henry Mack! I am thrilled to be creating a new company and blog where Kara and I celebrate the home and the the wonderful things about the space under our own roofs.

I will be posting lots of the yummy recipes from the lost archives of My Green Diet. I hope all the fans of My Green Diet will love HenryMackBlog even more!

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Lots of love and happy homes,


Quinoa Minestrone

by Mary on November 20, 2014

It’s never easy to get back into your skinny jeans after baby, but it’s esp hard during the holidays!

As the weather gets colder, I love to curl up with a warm bowl of comforting soup. This quinoa minestrone is the perfect thing to satisfy my comfort cravings and I can feel good about dishing up that second bowl.

You’ve all heard about how wonderful quinoa is for you, but the truth is, I think it is really hard to make it taste yummy. This soup is my hands down favorite way to eat quinoa. The quinoa holds in shape and bite in the soup, unlike noodles that can fall apart over time.


Quinoa Minestrone:

  • 2 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 4 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 zucchini, chopped into chunks
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1 cup quinoa, dry
  • 6 cups low sodium vegetable broth or organic chicken broth
  • 1 (15 oz) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained (or 2 cups cooked beans)
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped into thin slices (can substitute swiss chard)
  • parmesan cheese, grated (optional)

Saute garlic, onion, carrots, and celery in oil until soft, 5-7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add red pepper and zucchini, sauté another 3-5 minutes. Add italian seasoning, salt and pepper, and bay leaves. Add broth, tomatoes, and beans. Bring to a simmer. Add quinoa, cover and simmer 15 minutes until quinoa is cooked. Stir in spinach. Serve with parmesan sprinkled over top, if desired.

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SALE – Good-bye Layering!

by Mary on November 20, 2014




We started Henry Mack with the idea of our classic SlipTee. We will be forever grateful for the dream that got us started on this crazy fun adventure. As sorry as we are to say good-bye to our layering pieces, we are thrilled about our House Dresses and the direction we are taking as we move forward. To help us clean house, we’ve lowered the price as low as we can go. Grab yours before it’s gone for good.

* Crop Tops are featured here. mary




$20 off the house dress today only!

by Mary on September 17, 2014


I love that I get to work with this talented lady. Happy Birthday Kara!

To celebrate her birthday and say thanks to all who supported our giveaways, we are doing a flash sale on the new house dresses. Use coupon code BIRTHDAY20 at checkout on for $20 off the house dresses. TODAY ONLY.



One More Chance to Win!

by Mary on September 9, 2014


We have joined forces with Wee Little Monsters and Little Bow and Arrow for one more fabulous giveaway. This week the lucky winner gets this darling monster print, swaddle blanket, and black house dress. To enter, visit us at facebook or instagram. The giveaway will close on Sunday night. Good luck!

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Hello Apparel and Pink House Dress Giveaway

by Mary on September 2, 2014


Another week of giveaways is here! We love the darling onesies from Hello Apparel so we are giving away one of their “I’m not tired” onesies along with the popular pink house dress. To enter, visit and pin any image of a house dress to your personal Pinterest page. We can source the pins and we’ll track the winner down on Sunday night. GOOD LUCK!




It’s hard to believe my fourth baby is due in only 7 weeks! To celebrate, we are hosting 3 weeks of giveaways. We are pairing one of each of our new house dresses with a fun baby item from a great company. I have loved wearing my house dress throughout this pregnancy. It is so soft and comfortable and cool.

This week’s giveaway is the Roses are Red House Dress and a darling pair of baby moccasins from Freshly Picked. (The winner will get to choose their moccasins). To enter to win, just visit our instagram (@henry_mack) or facebook page.

Giveaway closes on Sunday.





The HOUSE DRESS II is here!

by Mary on August 13, 2014

The House Dress II is finally here and we are so excited to share it with you. We’ve improved the fabric so it’s even more luxurious and soft. Best of all, we’ve added POCKETS! Check it out at Henry Mack!

AND, if you had your eye on one of our original SlipTees, use coupon code SLIPTEE50ME at check out to get %50 off a SlipTee with your purchase of a new house dress. 

Love from Henry Mack.


It’s the sample sale!

by Mary on August 6, 2014


Make sure you are following us over on instagram @henry_mack for the live auction of the last few of the original house dresses and the sneak peek of the new ones.

The House Dress II comes out August 10th!


Perspective and a SALE

by Kara on May 2, 2014


One month ago today my 23 year old, perfect, happy, loving brother passed away in a car accident.  I have been served a healthy dose of perspective (along with a myriad of other emotions) .  As I reflect on our delicate state as people, appreciation for the mundane details of daily life soar to uncharted territory.  I was frustrated with crumbs and spills and now I feel beyond lucky to have them.  I believe that it is a treasure to be here, to love my family and to create the life of my choosing.  Henry Mack has been especially rewarding in that I’ve been able to create clothing that enriches my life.  I’ve never more than now wanted to share it, hopefully this sale makes it easier for all those interested.

Use code: LOVELIFE35 for 35% off your entire order. Sale ends Sunday 5/18.

It is my greatest wish that we rally around each other and find something to really live for.  Because none of us know how long we’ll have the chance.

xoxo, Kara


Image artwork by my sister, Ashley.  Instagram: ThePaintedPalette