I am so excited to announce that the Fig & Cotton Etsy shop is now the home to alphabet tracing pads! I have a 4 year old son, and I know the pressure of getting him to sit down and practice writing his letters...and especially, his name. These tracing pads - one for printing and one for cursive - are the perfect way to get all the little ones in your life prepared for school. These pads are also great ways to pass the time in the doctor's office, in the carpool . . .
Hello! I hope you are all getting excited for the holidays! Fig & Cotton's Minted holiday collection is live! Hop over here for all of the available coupon codes! More fun announcements to come! Erin . . .
Happy Halloween! First off, look at this little nugget. Since he has has multiple Halloween events this week, he has gone between being a fireman and an "inja." Goodness. I could eat him up. This is my favorite Halloween picture so far...the bunny doesn't look nearly as thrilled as I was. . . .
via Well, we all know I love a good dinner party. I love the conversation, the fellowship, and the smiles that delicious food and wine make. Several months ago, I heard about a wonderful concept called the IF: Table. The amazing women behind the IF: Gathering created this concept, and I think it is simply genius. The formula is simple: 6 women + 4 questions + 2 hours. The IF: Gathering provides the conversation cards, and they even set a monthly date. The next one is . . .
Looking for a simple, healthy, and delicious side or appetizer? If so, you came to the right place. Today's recipe is carb-free and dairy-free, and as easy as can be. This would be a great Thanksgiving appetizer or even a fun addition to a classic cheese plate. The options are endless. [yumprint-recipe id='2'] . . .
Today's recipe is one of my favorite ways to prepare sweet potatoes as a side dish. Earlier this week, I shared my favorite sweet potato snack, so I figured I would round out the week with another sweet potato show-stopper. I am telling you, the smoked gouda gives this dish such depth and flavor, no one will believe you made this in under 30 minutes. I know many of you are already thinking about your Thanksgiving dinner...oh wait, is that just me? This is a great . . .
With Halloween is just over a week away, and we are getting excited around the Hodges house. I have tried and tried to sway Rex into being a fireman...but he is not having it. He wants to be a ninja, or "inja," if you ask him. I keep assuming he is going to forget that he wants to be a ninja, but he that is his constant answer if asked the question, "what do you want to be for Halloween?" So, this weekend, Mat and I will be on the hunt for a "inja" costume...for all . . .
Today's Work to Weekend is a special one as it is featuring the gorgeous jewelry of my sweet friend, Mel, the owner and designer behind Rifle + Radford. One of my very favorite birthday gifts this year was a Rifle + Radford horizontal necklace that Mat gave me. Each R+R piece is one of a kind, so you know you are wearing something special. Every time I have worn my new necklace, someone asks me where I got it...it's a winner. I have already worn it several times...to . . .
This is an easy one. So very easy. I am always looking for new ways to make simple, healthy snacks for me and the little man. I had an abundance of sweet potatoes and a healthy appetite for snacks, so I thought I would give these a try. I am so glad I did! A do have a few tips before you start slicing up your sweet potatoes. I used a sharp knife to slice, but if you have a mandolin, use that. This recipe works much better when the sweet potato slices are . . .
Happy Friday, y'all! On Wednesday I was contributing to the fabulous La Dolce Vita blog on how to throw a killer and stress-free dinner party. I used an image from Domaine Home of a carefully...but effortlessly...styled dinner party table in the post, and I can't get it out of my mind. via The creamy white table paired with classic white dishes and napkins, simple glasses, bold flatware...and that "runner" of easy-going florals and succulents. . . .