About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.

Fig, Goat Cheese & Pistachio

Photo via Styled. by A Subtle Revelry

Ingredients

  • figs
  • goat cheese
  • pistachios
  • honey + balsamic vinegar for sauce

I recently leafed through the latest issue of Styled by Victoria Hudgins of A Subtle Revelry and like all of the previous issues, it contains a goldmine of clever ideas and projects. I spent a good amount of time transfixed on one of the recipes: fig, goat cheese, and pistachio contributed by Lisa Thiele of With Style & Grace.

I love me some pistachios (they’re my go-to snack mixed with dried fruits) but I seldom eat figs and goat cheese. The last time I ate figs? Maybe a few months ago in a fig newton (hardly counts as eating a fig, I know). And goat cheese? I don’t recall ever eating the stuff. But after peering at these photos, I think I might be eating it soon … and a whole lot of it!

fig, goat cheese, pistachio recipe by Lisa Thiele via Styled / featured on dearestnature.com

For those of you in my boat, this is a recipe that looks delicious and will even have your eyes salivating — tears of joy, perhaps? Pop over A Subtle Revelry to view the latest issue of Styled to jot down the directions to create this beautiful recipe (pp 11 – 18).

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.

Plant Favors

A nice takeaway from a wedding is a favor that — much like the bride and groom’s love for one another — can continue growing. Plants! Rooted in love and sure to sprout smiles and the warmest of thanks from wedding guests, here are a handful of plant-related wedding favor ideas.

plant wedding favors / featured on dearestnature.com

And to make it easy for your guests, there’s the option of air plants that require little to no maintenance.

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.

Keely Finnegan

The hills are alive … with the breathtakingly beautiful artwork of Tennessee-dwelling artist Keely Finnegan. Keely’s landscapes are definitely a sight for sore eyes. Don’t you just love the way she blends lines and colors so splendidly?

artwork by Keely Finnegan

I think the technicolor tree is incredible and almost looks like it’s reaching out behind, beside, above it. Somewhere there is a home with a wall that’s waiting (yearning, possibly) for colorful new art.

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.

Olive Manna

Fabric ribbon by Olive Manna

Former web designer turned curator and shop owner Natalie Jost has arguably one of the loveliest shops in the history of lovely shops. Olive Manna — you’ve probably heard of it — is an online shop named after Natalie’s children that carries a vast array of home decor, gift wrapping, and plenty more. Peruse the shop and you’ll find that Olive Manna epitomizes rustic charm.

A few of my nature-themed favorites:

products by Olive Manna / featured on dearestnature.com

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.

Tierra Sky

Listen by Tierra Sky

I’m completely smitten by Ericka O’Rourke’s style of art. The way the earthy colors blend together and the organic, abstract forms that take shape in her work are breathtaking. Ericka sells a variety of abstract, earth-inspired artwork and ceramics in her shop Tierra Sky.

artwork by Tierra Sky

pottery by Tierra Sky

Hop over to Tierra Sky to see more of Ericka’s intriguing art.

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.