Inspired by Jellyfish Art

Flying Fish by Rodrigo Porfiro

How about some electrifyingly cool jellyfish art to kickstart your Friday? Any of you ever have a close encounter with a jellyfish? Thankfully, I’ve never, though my oldest (soon to be four — where does the time go?) once nearly stepped on one at the beach.

jellyfish art / featured on Dearest Nature

Aren’t they magical and mystical? They remind me of parachutes, gently darting along in the ocean.

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.

Summer Breeze Gift Guide: Rings

Autumn kiss ring by Victoria Waits

Say hello to the fourth installment of our Summer Breeze gift guide series featuring rings in cool, ocean colors. Be sure to check out the other parts of our Summer Breeze gift guide series to see a slew of summery earrings, necklaces and bracelets.

summer breeze gift guide: rings / 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.

Color Crush: Citrus

I’m currently crushing on the colors produced by citruses. Vibrant in color and tart and refreshing all year long.

citrus color crush / 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.

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.